It was the dawn of the third age of mankind, 12 years after the millennium. The SFX Bargains round-up was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent geeks paying too much for the stuff they want. DVDs, Blu-rays and random ideas wrapped in links and words, all alone on a Friday. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for bargains. This is the story of the Bargains project. The year is 2012. The name of the place is the SFX Friday Bargains round up...
First this week we have a selection of TV boxed sets for you. To start with how about the complete boxed set of The 4400 ; available in Amazon’s deals of the week for £22.97 on DVD .
Next up we have the complete box-set of The Sarah Jane Adventures on DVD for £32.97 .
Superhero hijinks in the short-lived NBC series The Cape next. The complete series can be your on DVD for just £5.97 .
Last week one of our forumers told us about the Deep Space 9 box-set going cheap over on Zavvi. This week it’s back even cheaper in Amazon’s deals of the week. You can get the complete boxed set on DVD for £55.97 , £5 cheaper than last week, but you better be quick, the offer ends on Sunday at midnight.
York has never looked better than in ITV’s recent angels as lawyers TV show Eternal Law . You can pick the first – and only – series up on DVD for £8.97 . Somebody out there must want it, right…?
We have a couple of Star Trek movie box-sets for you next. All four Next Generation films are available on DVD for just £16.97 . You can get the same set on Blu-ray for £36.97 if you really want too. Alternatively you could just pick up First Contact on Blu-ray for £7.77 . It’s the only one that’s any good anyway. Staying with Star Trek on Blu-ray, how about this trilogy set including Wrath of Kahn, Search For Spock and Voyage Home all for £18.47 and conveniently ignoring the crapper movie offerings. Just pick up Undiscovered Country Blu-ray for £7.77 and that’s all the decent original cast Trek movies right there.
If you weren’t freaked out by the faces in the recent Spielberg/Jackson Tintin big screen animated outing, you can pick the film up cheap at Amazon; it’s available on DVD for just £6.97 and on Blu-ray for £9.47 .
A couple of eerie animated films next. First Henry Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline on Blu-ray for £6.97 , followed by Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride also on Blu-ray , but for the slightly cheaper price of £5.97 .
On our regular wander round Asda this week we found Terminator 2 for £3 and a Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief/ Eragon double set for £5 . Asda also have the Reel Hero range in again. That’s Serenity, Kick Ass, Scott Pilgrim, Hot Fuzz, Van Helsing, Hellboy 2, Shaun of the Dead and Wanted all with limited edition covers and all for just £4 each.
Not much on the Blu-ray front; we saw Green Hornet for £9 , a Fantastic Four double set for £8 and Final Fantasy IIV for £8 which we told you about last week with the addition of a Night Watch/Day Watch double set for £10 and 28 Days/Weeks Later set for the same price.
From the forum we have a suggestion from Silver Fox 67 ; James Bond’s second to last outing Casino Royale is on Blu-ray for £8.97 or on DVD for £3.43 . Buffster brought news of the Xena: Warrior Princess complete boxed set for £43.97 from Amazon.
Finally for his week we have a couple of random Darth Vader related products. First up is the perfect thing for any geeky chefs out there; this Darth Vader apron is available from Play for £12.99 . And from Zavvi we have this Lego Darth Vader head lamp for £8.99 . The perfect thing for reading in bed…
That’s all folks. 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 head over to the forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains and finally this thread is for any random bargain you might find. Keep your eyes peeled for great offers for your fellow geek and maybe your find will show up in the bargain list next time.