Amazon's third Lightning Deal for today, starting 12:40 p.m. PST, includes two Blu-ray titles: Shutter Island for $12.99 (67% off MSRP); and The Hannibal Lecter Collection (comprised of Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal) for $17.99 (74% off MSRP). This deal expires at 4:40 p.m. PST, or when stock runs out.
Bah, I picked it up. I'm DEFINITELY done my shopping now. I thought I was done on the weekend but I ended up buying Dollhouse, BTTF and Hannibal today (among others). My girlfriend's gonna kill me. LOL.
Wow. No play for Shutter? That's a fine DiCaprio performance. He should be nominated. Even if you know the end, watching his charatcer's decent into madness is beautiful. I hope he gets nominated...and INCEPTION next week! To complete my 2010 Leo DiCaprio collection.
(Sign). Got down off the fence for Hannibal. I already have Silence, so I guess I'm going to keep waiting for a stand-alone Hannibal to be released some day. Hopefully a new pressing with the missing special features will be included. When you only want one of the three, and it is a bare-bones release of apparent 'blah' quality (and you have the HDNet Movies version on your DVR) ... too hard to justify. But Hannibal is one of my favorite movies, so I guess I'll get it eventually.
I added Hannibal but didn't claim it -- I already own Silence of the Lambs, thought Hannibal was terrible, and never saw Manhunter. I picked up Shutter Island instead, and my Black Friday/Cyber Monday is done.
LOL, apparently I wasn't the only one on the fence. I hemmed and hawed, waited till it sold out, then clicked on the waitlist. Then I hemmed and hawed some more, and checked back to find I'd been offered a chance to buy it but missed my window. So I hemmed and hawed, and got back on the waitlist a second time. Then I hemmed and hawed, came here to post about getting down off the fence, and checked back to see I missed a SECOND opportunity to buy it.
I was sitting on the fence as well, having Silence of the Lambs on BD already, BUT...the rate at which MGM/Fox are reissuing the back catalog (only slightly faster than the glacial Paramount) the wait for individual releases of Hannibal and Manhunter could be years away. Plus the price of $17.99 is pretty tough to beat special features or not. So I jumped in. The tough decision will be down the road a-piece when (if) the stand-alone BDs of Hannibal on Manhunter eventually do come.
Lordy, some good points. I was looking down the road, and was hoping that, by abstaining, I'd save myself the need to double-dip should a better version actually DO get released. As a favorite, I certainly would. And I just purchased my first blu-ray double-dip already this morning with Stargate. (Check that, I double dipped T2 also. Grrr.)
I really need Manhunter on blu. I own every other Michael Mann film they've released but I don't feel the need to own another copy of The Silence Of The Lambs (own the Criterion and MGM Special Edition) or that trash called Hannibal.