But that's a rant for another time. Right now, I'm more interested in sharing the news that they're selling off most of their stock. Yay DVD sale! Or semi-sale, I should say. Aside from the fact that a lot of the good stuff, like the Criterion Collection discs and the TV series sets, aren't for sale at all, the prices are a little high for an "everything must go by March 15" situation. DVDs are between $6 and $10, which individually isn't bad but does tend to add up quickly if you're trying to take advantage of a going out of business sale.
So that's why I only walked out of there with three DVDs: Hitchcock's The Birds, the Pang brothers' The Eye and Mel Brooks' High Anxiety. There were others I wanted -- The Terminator, Kung Fu Hustle, Adaptation, Superbad -- but the other three alone already came to nearly $30.
Maybe prices will drop as they get closer to the March 15 deadline, but by then a lot of the good stuff will probably be gone and all that will be left to choose from are Wrong Turn 2, Pumpkinhead 5 and Flight of the Living Dead.
Still, big yay for DVD sale, even if the reason it's happening sucks.