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July 3rd, 2007

About Nothing over 6 bucks each!

Port Hope, Ontario - The Bargain! Shop roundup 09:55 pm
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Quality/Direct Source Special Products had two displays of $5 "bargain" discs.  The titles were mostly culled from FremantleMedia made-for-TV movies and the usual suspects that budget labels tend to rely on - Our Gang, Sherlock Holmes, The Jack Benny Program, Petticoat Junction, Laurel & Hardy shorts and The Beverly Hillbillies.  There was also something called TV's Greatest Toons and Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave(?!)  As for the films, they are as follows:

The Glass House (1972)
It Happened at Lakewood Manor [DVD title: Ants] (1977)
Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979)
Frank Nitti: The Enforcer [DVD title: Nitti: The Enforcer] (1988)
How to Murder a Millionaire (1990)
The Entertainers (1991)
The Nightman (1992)
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story [DVD title: Seeds of Deception] (1994)
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Death in Small Doses (1995)
Derby (1995)
The Perfect Getaway (1998)
Blood on Her Hands (1998)
My Last Love (1999)
In Love and War (2001)
Mothers and Daughters (2002)


There were some other $5 titles and multipacks.  They were mostly titles from Lionsgate/Maple Pictures, Madacy, Platinum Disc and a few leftovers from the dollar DVD craze.  The notable titles:

- From Platinum Disc: a 2-disc set of Zorro serials; The Adventures of Robin Hood and Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (both 2-disc sets); a Ronald Reagan-themed 2-fer and a TV Cartoon Classics 2-fer, as if that's going to make "You Can't Shoe a Horse-Fly" any better
- A five-disc Red Skelton set from Madacy
- VSC put out a release of Till Murder Do Us Part and its sequel (really A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story and Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter; both 1992)
- A Catcom (!) double feature - Blood on the Sun (1945)/'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)
- Genius Entertainment makes an appearance with dollar discs of "The Betty White Show" (really Life With Elizabeth; this one I bought for $1), One Step Beyond and The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Gold (1974; from Direct Source Special Products but the DVD is from 1999 and not in the special displays)
Terrahawks (1983; Volume 3 - I see this title a lot; it's the TV equivalent of Keys to Tulsa)
Little Buddha (1993)
The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999)
Rhinoceros Eyes (2003)

There were also some $3 VHS tapes.  Among them was a copy of Quayle Season (1992) featuring Lewis Black long before he hit big in stand-up - well, that and the real reason I bought it was for a Harry Shearer appearance.  It's a bit of a rip at $3 for thirty minutes of material but since the video is a compilation of Dan Quayle clips the humour tends to write itself.
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