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In this week’s Amazon’s “Bargains of the Week” there were a few tantalisingly cheap TV shows, including the original Battlestar Galactica on DVD (opens in new tab) for £6.75 and season one of Twin Peaks , also on DVD (opens in new tab) and selling for just £5.75 .(opens in new tab)
If cancelled one-season wonders are your cup of tea then the complete boxed set of the epically convoluted show The Event was on DVD (opens in new tab) for £6.50.
Jack and Gwen were kicking ass and kissing butt in Torchwood: Miracle Day , which was on DVD (opens in new tab) for £10.25 , we also found the slightly better, and far creepier, Children Of Earth on DVD (opens in new tab) for just £5.89 .
Fans of Chuck Bartowski and the Nerd Herd can pick up Chuck season one (opens in new tab) for £5.75 and season two (opens in new tab) for £7.54 . Although Zavvi has a season one to four box-set on DVD (opens in new tab) for £24.95 which probably works out cheaper if you want them all. Season five is available to pre-order (opens in new tab) for £28 and is out in October.(opens in new tab)
Also from Zavvi; fans of classic horror can pick up the Hammer House Of Horror TV box-set, containing all 13 episodes of the show on DVD (opens in new tab) for £9.95 .(opens in new tab)
On the movie front we found David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Stephen King story The Dead Zone on DVD (opens in new tab) for £5.27 .(opens in new tab)
The Zavvi and HMV websites both have offers on this week. Zavvi is running a three DVDs for £10 (opens in new tab) offer, where we spotted Silent Running, Slither and Millennium , but there’s plenty more to choose from. And HMV currently has a five Blu-rays for £30 (opens in new tab) deal including Moon, Minority Report and Time Bandits amongst others. With over eight hundred titles in the offer, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Check it out.(opens in new tab)
Fans of Futurama can get this “Bender Head” box-set containing seasons one to four of the show and all the films in a big robot head-shaped set (opens in new tab) for £49.95 . A shiny metal butt is not included.(opens in new tab)
A quick pop to the shops revealed Morrison’s had Cabin In The Woods for £11 , Despicable Me on Blu-ray for £6 , the [REC] trilogy on DVD for £13.99 , Big Bang Theory season one to five on DVD for £40 and Cloverfield on DVD for £3 . Fans of sword and sandal fantasy can pick up Troy, 300, Prince of Persia and both the 2010 remake of Clash Of The Titans and the classic original all for £5 each.(opens in new tab)
Asda had quite a selection of cheap DVDs this week. We spotted Gremlins for £4 , Vanishing On 7th Street and X-Men: First Class for £5 each, Legend for £3 and the Fright Night remake for £5 . Fans of B movie type horror can pick up Dragon Wasps for £8 , Shark Night for £7 , Creature for £5 or Night Of The Living Dead Re-Animation again for £5 .(opens in new tab)
Asda also had both Hulk and The Incredible Hulk for £3 each on DVD and Real Steel for £5 .(opens in new tab)
From the forum this week Happy Hangman spotted both versions of The House On Haunted Hill, Ghost Ship, The Guru and Gremlins in his local Land of Pound. Wee Little Puppet Man saw Alien 3 and X-Men 3 going for a fiver each on Blu-ray in his local Morrison’s. And staying with Morrison’s, Midnighter spotted Batman Begins (single disc edition) and The Book Of Eli on DVD for just £2 each and series one of the Lego Star Wars planets sets down to £2.98 each in his local branch of the superstore. Thundergod found Batman: Under the Red Hood for £2.99 in That's Entertainment.(opens in new tab)
On the random ideas this week we have a Doctor Who heat-reveal mug . For just £9.99 you can add hot water to this mug and see the amazing picture of the TARDIS turn into a slightly different picture of the TARDIS. Welcome to the 21st century folks!(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
The battle between man and machine takes on a cuddly aspect with these Battlestar Galactica plush toys. You can pick up a Colonial Viper or a Cylon Raider for £14.99 each. Genocide has never looked so cute.(opens in new tab)
Midnighter told us that the DC Character Guide (opens in new tab) book is available from Amazon for £8.99 and the Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopaedia (opens in new tab) is even cheaper at just £6.99 .(opens in new tab)
If you’re planning a party, why don’t you tempt your guests with some unusual nibbles? How about Toasted Scorpions (opens in new tab) ? This box of multi-legged snacks can be yours for £11.99 . You can also pick up Insect Snacks (opens in new tab) on sale for just £2.49 . Beats a bowl of peanuts doesn’t it?(opens in new tab)
Finally for this week we have the perfect item to indoctrinate the next generation in the ways of the geek. This Star Trek baby feeding kit can be yours for £17.99 .
Usual rules: if you spot anything in this week’s round-up for less somewhere else, please mention it in the comments section below. We want as many bargains ideas for our readers as we can get. If anyone out there spots a sci-fi bargain they want to share over the coming week then please head over to our forum and mention it in the relevant thread. This thread is for bargain films and this one is for TV bargains , a thread for comics and graphic novels and finally this thread is for any random bargain you might find. Please keep your eyes peeled for great bargains and share them with the group.