Divine on DVD
Barnes and Noble online booksellers have a well-categorized, easy-to-navigate, reasonably-priced list of great classic films available on DVD. While I do dispute the rankings of most of these movies in AFI's 100 Years, 100 Films, I do appreciate B&N's handy organization of them, making finding and purchasing these classics easier than ever. Check out their 100 Greatest Films page and maybe pick up a little something for yourself. Even better? B&N's outrageously low prices on past Oscar picks prove to make online shopping worthwhile, with beautiful boxsets and gorgeous special editions of your favorite films available.
Dubious of spending $16.98 on a film you're certain you saw at Target for $9.98? That's where DVD Price Search comes in - just enter your film's title, and the online engine will scour all e-merchants who carry that movie, then rank the prices and compare shipping costs. It's no surprise that our friend Deep Discount DVDs is nearly indisputed as the most wallet-friendly place to pick up your favorite movies (be sure to take advantage of the free shipping if you're not in a hurry!).
Finally, don't ever pass up a good bargain hunt on the world's most reliable online auction site, eBay (in the past week alone, I've spent less than $30 total on four of my favorite films on DVD from courteous, efficient eBay sellers). Beyond scrutinizing e-merchants and being aware of payment methods they accept, their return policy, and an accurate description of the item's condition, all you need is a little patience and a few extra minutes a day to keep up with your bidding. I also highly recommend using Paypal as a free, user-friendly, and super-safe way to pay for your purchases online.
My favorite eBay finds? Barefoot in the Park for $3.26, Victor/Victoria for less than $7, and The Godfather Trilogy in perfect condition for $20.00. See what you can come up with!