Sci-Fi Bargains Of The Week
Before time began, there was the Bargain. We know not where it came from, only that it holds the power to save money and fill wallets with life. That is how our race was born. For a time, we lived in harmony. But like all great savings, some wanted it for good, others for evil. And so began the shopping. A shopping trip that ravaged our wallets until they were consumed by debt, and the Bargain was lost to the far reaches of space. We scattered across the galaxy, hoping to find it and rebuild our savings. Searching every shop, every supermarket. And just when all hope seemed lost, message of a new discovery drew us to an unknown place… The SFX weekly bargains round-up…
As usual this week, Amazon had more cheap stuff than anyone else, so we’ll start with the site’s “Deals of the Week” selections.
In the land of sci-fi TV we found crazy goings on in the Deep South with True Blood season four on DVD for £17.50 or on Blu-ray for £23.99. Sam and Dean were hunting the beasties in season one of Supernatural, which was available on Blu-ray for just £6.99. Season six of the Winchester Brother’s show can be yours for £10.75 on Blu-ray.
Future robot killer action is available in the form of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; seasons one and two are in a box-set on DVD for £12.50. The collection is also on Blu-ray for just £15.50.
Amazon also had plenty of science-gone-wrong shenanigans with the first season of A Town Called Eureka on DVD for £6.75 and the first season of the crazy New Zealand Norse Gods mash-up show The Almighty Johnsons was spotted on DVD, going for just £8.25.
Over on Play we spotted the complete Earth 2 on DVD for £14.99 and the complete The Invaders box-set on DVD for £21.89.
On the film front we saw American Werewolf In London on Blu-ray for £6.75 and the Kevin Costner’s Waterworld, again on Blu-ray, for the same £6.75 price tag.
There was a big selection of cheap Doctor Who on Amazon this week. We found Sylvester McCoy adventure ”Ghost Light” on DVD for £6, Tom Baker stories ”The Sontaran Experiment”, ”Pyramids Of Mars” and ”The Leisure Hive” all for £6 each on DVD. If Peter Davison is your Doctor then ”Black Orchid” and ”Four To Doomsday” are £6 too.
From the forum this week Silverfox67 brought news of the James Bond box-set on Blu-ray for £88.99. The collection includes all 22 Bond films from Dr No to Quantum Of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features. The same set is available on DVD for £50.
Hammard found the Doctor Who “Key To Time” DVD set online from Sainsbury’s. The box-set, which features 26 episodes, can be yours for £20.99. Hammard also found ”The E-Space Trilogy” for £11.99 and recommended people take a look at Sainsbury’s ”Deals Of The Week” page too.
QuantumOfSoLFCe told us about a Ultimate Hammer box-set from HMV. The set features 21 classic Hammer horror movies and can be yours for £30.
In Asda this week we found Alien Vs Predator, Fantastic Four and Darkest Hour on Blu-ray for £7 each, Independence Day for £8, and the RoboCop trilogy for £9. On the £5 DVD shelf we spotted The Crazies, Monsters, American Werewolf in London, The Exorcist, The Shining, Poltergeist, Insidious and Resident Evil: Degeneration.
For new releases this week we have Men In Black 3 which is available on DVD for £10 or on Blu-ray for £15.
Asda also had the first three films of the Twilight film series on DVD for £3 each, with Breaking Dawn Part 1 going for £5. The first three films are £7 each on Blu-ray. HMV, on the other hand, had the Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn Part 1 all together on DVD for £12.
Over the road in Morrison’s we found Drive Angry, I Robot, Adjustment Bureau, Zombieland, I Am Legend and the increasingly out-of-date 2012 all on DVD for £3 each.
Morrison’s also had a selection of box-sets. We spotted the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray for £50, the Harry Potter movie box-set on Blu-ray for £30, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy on DVD for £15, the Alien Anthology on Blu-ray for £15 and the X-Men Ultimate Collection on DVD for £15.
We have a blue police box theme this week for our random suggestions. We have enough TARDIS replica novelty items here to deck out any self respecting geek’s kitchen shelf. First up we have a TARDIS-shaped money box going for £11.29. Then we have a TARDIS-shaped mug which is available for £12.18.
Next we have a TARDIS-shaped teapot which can be yours for £17.79. And if you’ve got the mug and teapot then you’ll need some biscuits. And what better vessel to keep your biscuits in than this TARDIS-shaped cookie jar? Play is selling the item for £19.95.
Our final suggestion for this is week is also TARDIS related, but it’s a bit more expensive than the other items. We still reckon there’s a few of you out there who’ll want it. This officially licensed TARDIS blue bath robe is available to order from Play for £47.25.
Usual rules – If you find anything we’ve brought you this week cheaper somewhere else please mention it in the comments section below. We want as many bargains ideas for our readers as we can get. If anyone out there spots a sci-fi bargain they want to share over the coming week then please head over to our forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains, a thread for comics and graphic novels and finally this thread is for any random bargain you might find. Keep your eyes peeled for great offers for your fellow geek and maybe your find will be in the bargain list next time.