Posted on Sunday, December 21st, 2008 by David Chen
I was going through my normal Sunday early-morning ritual of cruising through deal sites, when I happened upon this slice of deal goodness (via Slickdeals) and my head almost exploded: The Wire: The Complete Series DVD set is now on sale for $90 at Amazon! This is a ridiculously cheap price (the seasons used to individually cost upwards of $60 each) for the greatest television series of all time. If you have never watched the show before, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. And if you have watched it, you know how awesome it is, so the onus is now on you to buy this set and give it to a friend. You can listen to our 3.5-hour long review of the entire series of The Wire by clicking here.
Buy it from Amazon by clicking here (note that the shipping is free, but that the ship time is 1 to 3 weeks). And if they’re sold out of it, Best Buy has the exact same deal too.
Additionally, Amazon’s MP3 store also has “The Swell Season” for sale for $3 as its deal of the day. “The Swell Season” is the 2006 album by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the duo behind the film Once. While the album is obviously different than the Once soundtrack, it shares four tracks with it (“Falling Slowly,” “When Your Mind’s Made Up,” “Lies,” and “Leave,” although I believe they are different versions) and is probably worth a purchase if you were a fan of that film, especially for $3.
Trivia: The appearance of “Falling Slowly” on “The Swell Season” and another album (“The Cost”) contributed to the the AMPAS’ decision to examine the song’s eligilibity for an Academy Award nomination. “Falling Slowly” ended up winning the award for Best Original Song, beating out three songs from “Enchanted.”
Older (still valid) Deals After the jump.
Amazon is also selling the National Lampoon’s Ultimate Vacation Collection which includes all four films (Vacation, European Vacation, Christmas Vacation and Vegas Vacation) for $18.49.
Amazon has extended their Heroes and Battlestar Galactica sale until the end of the year.
Amazon has extended their Heroes and Battlestar Galactica sale until the end of the year. You can buy the first two seasons of Heroes on DVD for $49.99, 50% off the $100 MSRP or you can buy the first two seasons on Blu-ray for $90.99, 46% off the $170 MSRP. Amazon also has Seasons 1-3 of Battlestar Galactica plus the television movie Razor on DVD for only $121.99, 48% off the normal $235 msrp.
Amazon is also having a Box Set Blow-out with Movie and Television box sets for up to 60% Off. Here are some highlights:
$34.99 – Gilligan’s Island – The Complete Series Collection
$39.99 – Mel Brooks Collection (Blazing Saddles / Young Frankenstein / Silent Movie / Robin Hood: Men in Tights / To Be or Not to Be / History of the World, Part 1 / The Twelve Chairs / High Anxiety)
$43.99 – Band of Brothers Blu-Ray
$46.49 – The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection (Strangers on a Train Two-Disc Edition / North by Northwest / Dial M for Murder / Foreign Correspondent / Suspicion / The Wrong Man / Stage Fright / I Confess / Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
$48.49 – The Woody Allen Collection, Set 1 (Annie Hall/Manhattan/Sleeper/Bananas/Interiors/Stardust Memories/Love and Death/Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask)
$50.49 each – Doctor Who Complete First and Second Series
$52.99 – The Prisoner – Complete Series Megaset (40th Anniversary Edition)
$59.99 – Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection (Lifeboat / Spellbound / Notorious / The Paradine Case / Sabotage / Young and Innocent / Rebecca / The Lodger)
$99.99 – Sex and the City Complete Series
$143.99 – Friends Complete Series
$137.49 – United Artists 30-Film Deluxe Giftset
$433.99 – United Artists 90-Film Prestige Collection