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    UK - Best place to buy AOTC and LOTR DVDs?

    Hi all,
    Where will everyone be getting their AOTC and LOTR DVDs this week?
    Report back with your findings.
    Kadamontaga
    My collections

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    Try going to play.com if you have a credit card. They work out a lot cheaper than MVC and have free shipping on all orders. They're based in Jersey. I checked out the prices of the LOTR and AOTC DVDs yesterday and they were just 16.99 for AOTC and roughly 26 I think for the LOTR 4 disk set. They also do music and I was hard pushed to find a CD for more than 10. I did a search for older CDs and some of the really hard to find stuff that usually goes for like 20 at HMV was just 9.99. I haven't actually bought from them yet since my credit card is pretty much maxed out but with prices like that I'll definately be giving them a go.

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    thanks EJ.
    I think I heard that Sainsbury's will be doing a good offer. Has anyone heard anything about that?
    Kadamontaga
    My collections

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    I was planning on trying Sainsbury's. Their CDs are all 9:99 each so I figured DVDs would be similarly reasonable.
    Just checked Sainsburys website and it's 12.50 which seems pretty good to me.

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    I preordered my copy of AOTC from Play.com a while ago.

    I was hoping it would have arrived today, as TPM arrived a day earlier than its release date last year.

    Sadly no sign of it yet, hopefully tomorrow.
    TK6540 of the UK Garrison

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    Amazon.co.uk are also selling AOTC for 16.99 and LOTR (4 Disc) for 22.49 - plus if you get both for 39.48 it is free p & p (any order above 39).
    However, does the UK version of AOTC include the Jango/Obi Wan headbutt?
    I think because it is U rated, this extra will only appear on the US version
    Wipe them out. All of them.

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    AOTC High Street Prices

    Just wandered through Piccadilly Circus to compare the prices in Tower Records, Virgin & HMV. Here are the results:


    DVD & VHS
    Tower - 19.99 & 15.99
    HMV - 19.99 (incl. voucher) & 13.99
    Virgin Megastore - 18.99 & 13.99

    Disappointed not to see any sign of a widescreen VHS version, though, as that would match the original TPM tape I bought a few years back.
    "Afterlife, aftershave - don't hold with any of it!" - Sir Henry Rawlinson.

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    Had a look all around Derby today. The cheapest I could get it was 16.99 using my NUS discount at Virgin Megastores.
    I feel a bit ripped-off.
    Kadamontaga
    My collections

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    I spoke to a guy in my local MVC today as I bought the VHS and asked if there was a widescreen VHS, he said "Um, whatever's on the shelf is what we've got...." not very helpful at all but he seemed more concerned with how his hair looked in the reflection of the vhs packaging than anything else. I have a feeling that the VHS version is more of a grudging release since the official site blared about how good the DVD was and how we should all go widescreen over fullscreen to see the movie THE WAY IT WAS INTENDED TO BE SEEN! which is great but for those of us not fortunate enough to have a DVD player it means the agony of having only half a movie.
    I'm all for new technologies and better viewing experiences but sometimes we can't all jump on the bandwagon straight away and to be mean and force us to take on technology is pretty crappy of the entertainment industry. I foresee the VHS experience being pretty sad from now on as they make them poorer and poorer quality and the DVD's better and better. I'll buy both versions until I can afford a DVD player and suffer the fullscreen gloomily, but I'm not happy about this decision to only do a fullscreen version of the VHS. Maybe if they reduced the price of DVD technology more people would be embracing it.
    But that's just my rant for the day. I'm sitting down to watch the VHS later, looking forward to seeing some of the deleted scenes.

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    Well said, Jargo!

    Just watched the opening crawl and (as I'm about to post on another thread) 'tis indeed fullscreen.

    I plan to get DVD at some point in the next year or so as part of an upgrade to my PC, but not before.
    I suspect that your term 'grudging' sums the situation up quite accurately.

    At the moment the VHS format seems to be a ridiculously cheap medium for buying anything. I suspect that by the time the DVD of Episode THREE is available, it may have become very much a minority medium, with prices increased accordingly.
    "Afterlife, aftershave - don't hold with any of it!" - Sir Henry Rawlinson.

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