99 Cent store DVDs

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Stephen Cooke, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. I've been hearing a bit from different sources about DVDs being offered at
    American 99 Cent stores of public domain material that is actually pretty
    decent quality versions of films and TV shows. Not to mention oddball
    items like the original Van Buren Tom and Jerry cartoons (not the mouse
    and cat).

    Has anyone seen any of these titles, and know of any noteworthy entries in
    this series?

    Stephen Cooke, Sep 22, 2004
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  2. I bought the man who knew too much (peter lorre) and it wont play on a
    dvd player (dvd shrink says it has a incompatible structure) I bought
    the Ozzie and Harriet (v2) and dvd shrink shows no audio file (and, of
    course, no sound in any of our players) I also bought Make room for
    Daddy, and it works just fine.
    I bought these at Deals, btw, but they show up as "dollar" on dvd
    Dyuob Poltice, Sep 23, 2004
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    Mr. Mortis Guest

    I bought "Dementia 13" at one of those stores. It played, which is
    the best that can be said about it.
    Mr. Mortis, Sep 23, 2004
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    Stan Brown Guest

    I saw them a few weeks ago. Some old Jimmy Stewart movies, as I

    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
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    Stan Brown, Sep 23, 2004
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    Nick Guest

    In the UK we have £1 ($1.79) shops that sell 3 films on one dvd for £1.
    Someone of them are really good
    Nick, Sep 23, 2004
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    Jeffy3 Guest

    I didn't buy any but I was surprised to see them at a local dollar
    store the other day. They had tons of them and they come in cardboard
    sleeves. I saw some Dick Van Dyke show episodes, Gunsmoke, a lot of
    public domain type movies
    Jeffy3, Sep 23, 2004
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    P Pron Guest

    Which ones in particular?

    P Pron, Sep 23, 2004
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    karlpov Guest

    Whole lot of PD TV shows, a few movies. I considered the Sherlock
    Holmes, Long John Silver and Robin Hood discs, but wound up only with
    that last. I have all three of the Ronald Howard Sherlock Holmes
    episodes on various other discs from a half-dozen companies (wish
    someone would just put out a comprehensive set), and all three of the
    Long John Silver eps were on a two-disc Platinum Disc Corp.
    compilation I'd just bought at Best Buy. Of the three Robin Hoods, two
    seem to be otherwise unavailable on DVD. Wretched quality, but
    watchable, and I never expect much from TV shows this old.

    The discs sell for $1 at the Wal-mart checkout counter. They're put
    out by Digiview Productions, which has one of the stupidest web pages
    I've ever seen (digiviewus.com). The DVDs are made in Taiwan.

    Of the movies, if you don't have D.O.A. (original Edmond O'Brien), you
    might want to pick it up for a buck. Just don't expect a
    Criterion-level transfer.
    karlpov, Sep 24, 2004
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    Herbert West Guest

    I just bought a replacement DVD burber (liteon 812s) agt Walmart, and
    on a lark, I bought a couple of those, including DOA, to check it out.
    I also bought a couple Dragnet discs.

    Everything played, but the Dragnet disks appeared to have had altered
    soundtracks! Weird silence, and a certain riff of music that didn't
    belong in the show that repeated was inserted at critical moments.
    (The altered soundtrack seemed pretty much what you'd expect in a
    oriental grade "b" production).

    I kept DOA, but recycled the Dragnet DVD's due to the cruddy
    alterations to the soundtrack.
    Herbert West, Sep 27, 2004
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