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The Departed on Blu-ray
Martin Scorcese's gripping crime thriller won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The current sale offers this title at 49% off the $34.99 list price!

Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is known for offering Blu-ray discs for some really good prices (certainly better than you'll find in your local Big Box retail stores), and right now, they have some promotions going on that will save you even more money!

Blu-ray Sale: Over 300 Blu-ray Discs as Low as $13.99

Amazon is currently offering 379 Blu-ray titles as low as $9.99 (their naming conventions for these promotions still throw me).

The sale lasts until March 22, 2009 and includes such stalwarts as Stargate for $9.99 and Terminator 2 for $11.49, but also include more recent releases, such as Iron Man, Transformers, WALL-E, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Tropic Thunder, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The list is long, and I'm sure that you'll find something that appeals to you no matter what kind of movies you like.

Blu-ray Sale: Buy 2, Get 1 Free

Buy two Blu-ray discs from a list of 25 Blu-ray catalog titles and get one free. The promotion is being offered through March 9th. Titles include Donnie Brasco, La Femme Nikita, and Broken Trail.

The Big DVD Sale: Blu-ray

Save up to 57% off list prices on 69 titles. No end date is given, and the selection may vary. Titles include the excellent Planet Earth documentary series, The Departed, A Clockwork Orange, Hairspray, and The Searchers. This sale is part of the larger "The Big DVD Sale" sale going on right now.

Blu-ray Hits for Only $15.99

In an oddly named promotion, where some of the 10 Blu-ray titles are actually $14.99, you can get a good deal on some hits from the past, including the best Tom Clancy movie made, The Hunt for Red October. Give me a ping, Vasili! This promotion ends on March 29th, 2009.

Pre-order Quantum of Solace [Blu-ray] and Save on Select James Bond Blu-ray Titles

For a limited time only, pre-order Quantum of Solace on Blu-ray and save on additional James Bond Blu-ray titles when you enter a promotional code found on the above page. For example, if you buy Quantum of Solace (the latest Bond movie) and Dr. No (the first Bond movie), you can take $7 off the total order. If you buy Quantum of Solace and the other nine movies on the list, you save a total of $60!

It's too bad they don't have the excellent Casino Royale (Daniel Craig's debut as Bond) in the list, but this is a great way to stock up on Bond movies that you don't already have. Offer ends March 23, 2009.

Amazon Beats the Big Box

Like I said, Amazon consistently beats the big box retailers on prices. Occasionally, I'll see a decent deal on the week of the release, but even discs being released next Tuesday are cheaper at Amazon. They are a dollar cheaper on Quantum of Solace, and $1.50 cheaper on the Pinocchio Platinum Edition. Toss in free shipping and it just doesn't make much sense to hassle with going to a store and hoping they still have stock. Amazon even guarantees price reductions if you pre-order something and it goes down in price before it is released.

Updated on 3/9/2009 to include the $13.99 sale.

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