Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/manolo/public_html/basement/wordpress/wp-content/themes/StandardTheme_20/admin/functions.php on line 229
Movie/TV Tie-Ins | Manolo's Basement of the Bargains
Archive - Movie/TV Tie-Ins RSS Feed

Don’t Get Burned! Notice This Sale!

Now that the holidays are over, chances are you’re eager to see what’s going to happen on your favorite television shows that have been on hiatus. Of course, you may also want to remind yourself of what happened on those same shows in seasons past, just to make sure you completely get how the plot got to this point.

Well, the good folks at Amazon.com want to help. That’s why they’ve got over 160 boxed sets of shows on DVD on sale right now. Twistie’s choice?

Burn Notice Boxed Set Season One I discovered Burn Notice halfway through the first season and wondered how I had missed it for that long. Come on, it’s got spies, it’s got Sharon Gless, it’s got Bruce Campbell blowing things up! Also, Jeffrey Donovan is currently rocking my world. If you saw his brilliant performance in Changeling (and if you missed it, why the hell did you miss it?) you’ll understand why. The scripts are tight, the performances strong, and the production values high.

If you’re ready to catch up with the show, this is definitely the time to do it. The regular price for Season One is $49.98, which is pretty typical for a season of a reasonably popular dramatic series. Oh, but this is where the bargains live. Go to Amazon right now and you can get it for a mere $29.99 or 60% off!

Not wild about spy dramas or Bruce Campbell blowing things up? No problem! Amazon has deals for you, too. Whether your taste runs to comedy, reality, animation, or sci-fi, there’s something in the sale to make you happy.

Oh, and while you’re there, be sure to check out their sale on independent and foreign films on DVD, too.

Don’t Miss It By That Much

Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway may have introduced a new generation to the delightfully skewed world of Maxwell Smart, but some of us know in our hearts that there is only one Max, and he was played by the late, great, and utterly irreplacable Don Adams. For years we have waited impatiently to have our favorite Cold War comedy released on DVD.

Today, that long wait is over. The complete set has been released today by HBO Home Video. That’s right, all 138 original episodes are now available to the discerning viewer, lovingly restored and remastered, on a 25 disc collection.

Get Smart DVD Gift Set Of course, you can’t expect to get all that for nothing. The set will retail for $199.95. Right now, though, Amazon has it available to order for just $139.99 for a savings of nearly sixty dollars! Oh, and don’t forget, this item ships free with Super Saver Shipping!

As Visions of Ebi Dance Through Your Head

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like a really great pair of pajamas to give me sweet dreams. When I feel comfortable and know I look great, even lying there curled up in whatever way the cat allows, I sleep better. Knowing they’ve been worn on television by gorgeous actresses? Wouldn’t hurt either.

Yummy Sushi Pajamas These delightful sushi-patterned pajamas by The Cat’s Pajamas look good enough to eat. They also happen to have been featured on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Will and Grace.

But better than having been worn on television, they also happen to be on sale at The Pajama Store! Regularly priced at $84.00, they’ve been marked down to just $55.00! That’s a price that won’t keep me awake at night.

Hmmm…that kappa maki looks delicious….

Just What The Doctor Ordered

I’m a longtime fan of Dr. Who. From the earliest incarnation starring William Hartnell to the revived series with David Tennant, I’ve always longed to travel the stars with the Time Lord from Gallifrey.

Dr. Who S1&S2 Boxed DVD Set The one thing that’s held me back from buying the sets of the reconstituted series is how darned expensive the DVD sets are. Two twenty-five episode seasons of another show, or one season of some ten or twelve episodes? Dr. Who is expensive compared to other television box sets.

Luckily, Amazon has a lot of great science fiction DVDs on sale right now, including the complete set of Seasons 1 and 2 of the New Who. Two Doctors for the price of one and a half, really. Every episode with Christopher Eccleston and the first David Tennant season all for one…well…much lower price, anyway.

This set normally sells for $177.98, but Amazon.com has it on sale right now for just $139.99. That’s a savings of nearly forty dollars.

What’s 20% of Superfantastic?

Bluefly is having a 20% off sale on all their dresses right now. Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Sweet Pea, Betsey Johnson…and the list goes on for a long time. So what design caught my eye? That would bethis one by Nicole Miller:

Nicole Miller Silk Feather Dress The feather print in shades of blue and black is embossed on pique silk, and the dress is fully lined in chiffon. It sounds as light and soft as the feathers printed on it. The back is low-cut and shaped with a bit of smocking while the front is held in place by slender halter straps on a ruched U neckline. Just slip it over your head, accessorize to taste, and have a great time!

Originally this dress would have cost you $275.00. Bluefly normally sells it for just $165.00. But if you take advantage of the dress sale going on now, you can get this fabulous, filmy designer party dress for a mere $132.00, or 52% off the retail price.

Also at Bluefly, fans of Bravo’s hit series Project Runway (and I know I’m not the only one who wants to take Tim Gunn home with me) may be interested to know that Season 4 winner Christian Siriano’s new line is currently available at Bluefly for ‘up to 40% off’…though the only sales I saw were all 20% off. My verdict? Fierce, of course!

Indy? Is That You?

He’s rugged. He’s smart. He’s pragmatic yet romantic. He tries and tries to be a rebel without a conscience, but beneath that rumpled shirt and well-worn leather jacket beats the heart of a noble hero. He’s Indiana Jones.

Women want him. Men want to be like him. What’s more, he’s got a signature look many would die for.

Indy Hat Luckily, thanks to The Village Hat Shop, you don’t even have to go broke to do it. This is the official, licensed Indiana Jones Safari Hat in 100% fur felt complete with the Indiana Jones side pin and sweatband embossment. Available in Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large in your choice of brown or black. The usual price is $125.00, but right now it can be yours for just $105.00.

Now all you need is a plane ticket and a bullwhip.