What SF and fantasy bargains has Steven Ellis spotted in the January sales?
Welcome to the first SFX bargains round-up of 2012. Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas or was your present haul distinctly lacking in sci-fi goodies? We can help with that… Now that all the crazy spending-your-money-on-other-people madness has abated you can get back to spending that spare cash on yourself. And your ever-loving SFX is here to give you some low-priced ideas…
First off this week, we found an excellent sale over at the 2000AD website, where they have tons of graphic novels at low, low prices. Everything from The ABC Warriors to The VCs , and all available from as little as £4 each. They also have a selection of T-shirts from just £7.20 , and back progs for just a pound each.
Aliens are down and out in South Africa in the brilliant District 9 on DVD for just £3.67 , although Blu-ray owners can get more for their money with this triple film Blu-ray set. That’s District 9, Battle: Los Angeles and 2012 all for just £13.37 . We’d pay that for just the first two films, and if you haven’t seen 2012 yet then you better get it now; you’ve only got 12 months till it all comes true…
If gory vampire road movie fun is more your cup of tea how about Rodriguez and Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn ? Amazon have it on Blu-Ray for £7.97 .
On the TV front you can relive the beginnings of The X-Files . Amazon has season one on DVD for £8.99 .
From Play this week we have fledgling mutants in the ’60s romp X-Men: First Class on DVD for a bargaintastic £6.99 .
If you’re wishing the year would go faster so the Hobbit film will hurry up and arrive, then you could pass the time a little faster with The Lord Of The Rings DVD boxed set, which includes all three extended version of Peter Jackson’s films for an amazing £15.99 .
The toys come to life spoiling for a fight in Small Soldiers on DVD for £2.99 .
Aliens are amongst us and having really, really long fist fights in ’80s classic They Live , available on DVD for just £2.99 .
More classic ’80s sci-fi with this Critters boxed set containing all four of the scary furball’s movies for £4.49 .
From Zavvi this week we have a Hellraiser three-film boxed set going for £4.95 .
If TV boxed sets are more your thing then how about Irwin Allen’s ’60s classic Land of the Giants . The season one boxed set can be yours on DVD for just £13.95 .
Also from TV land we found a complete Star Trek: The Next Generation boxed set. That’s all seven season for £69.95 . That’s just ten quid a season, not bad at all.
We also spotted the complete series boxed set of ’70s kids’ sci-fi The Tomorrow People on DVD for £13.95 .
And if you still haven’t bought yourself a copy of Joss Whedon’s brilliant Firefly , you can pick it up on DVD for £8.95 . Best get it now, before we have to take your Geek Card off you.
While doing our big shop in Asda this week we spotted Sucker Punch, Hanna, Monsters and Green Hornet on DVD for £5 each, Wolverine and Scott Pilgrim for £3 each and the BBC’s Merlin series one for a tenner . We also spotted a DVD triple pack including Hot Fuzz, Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim for just £7 .
On the Blu-ray front Asda had M Night Shyamalan’s Devil , Brendan Fraser in The Mummy , Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block and Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk all for just £5 each.
And when we nipped to Tesco for coffee and biscuits for the office we spotted John Carpenter’s The Thing, Jennifer’s Body, Jonah Hex and Mad Max all on DVD for £5 each. We also spotted the excellent Tucker And Dale Versus Evil on DVD for £7 . Blu-rays were pretty thin on the ground under £10, but Tesco does still have the Lord Of The Rings trilogy Extended Editions Blu-ray for £40 which we still reckon is a good buy.
Another Blu-ray we spotted was the Trilogy Edition of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible film series for £23 . They’re definitely sci-fi; bloke thinks he can fly… Also Simon Pegg’s in the third film – we like him.
Random suggestion of the week this week is this selection of sci-fi movie fridge magnets , with a huge range of movie posters, both classic and modern, in magnet form, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to ET and all from as little as £1.38 . You can turn any boring fridge into a magnificent monument to all things geek.
As ever if you find anything we’ve brought you this week cheaper somewhere else please mention it in the comments section below. We want as many bargains ideas for our readers as we can get. And remember; if anyone out there spots a sci-fi bargain they want to share then please pop over to the forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains . Keep your eyes peeled for great offers for your fellow geek and maybe your find will be in the bargain list next time.