Up for a cheapskate's film festival? I rarely post about DVD sales, but this one from Amazon seems right in tune with this blog.
The online retail giant says it has DVDs of 900 indie and foreign films on sale, with prices starting out at $5.99 and discounts of up to 60%. The discs are all new. (For some reason, the rare "King of Hearts" popped up in the group, at $43.)
(Update: The indie/foreign sale is over.)
Meanwhile, Amazon has some indie online rentals on sale for 99 cents, but I didn't see anything worth sharing with you.
Diving into the discount bin, I found 10 gems that haven't been reviewed on the DVD blog. Seven are from foreign directors. The DVDs are $8.99 unless noted.
- Downfall: Gripping film about Hitler in his bunker.
- Gosford Park: Robert Altman's upstairs, downstairs tale.
- The Double Life of Veronique: Kieslowski's commercial breakthrough (not the Criterion DVD). $7.99
- Night Watch: First-rate vampire fantasy from Russia.
- Cache: Underrated French thriller with Juliette Binoche.
- Far From Heaven: Channeling Douglas Sirk in 2002. With Julianne Moore.
- Fellini's Satyricon: They also have Roma. From MGM.
- The Long Good Friday: Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren in a 1982 U.K. underworld classic.
- The Fog of War: Explosive documentary with Robert S. McNamara.
- Y Tu Mama Tambien (unrated): Sexy Mexican road trip movie from young Alfonso Cuaron.
I can't swear these are the best versions out there, but the price is right and the films are outstanding. Check out the indie and foreign DVD sale.