Canadians! Sci-fi fans! Blu-ray collectors! I have three great sci-fi movies that are discounted currently on amazon.ca. Remember, these are “you snooze you lose” limited-supply deals. Do you like your sci-fi? Then, if you get all three, your shipping will be free, as your order will be over CAD$25.

  • Super 8 (2011) on sale for CAD$9.99 – From J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, this one has been said to be a tribute to classic Spielberg movies. A mixture of E.T., Jurassic Park and Cloverfield, this tale of youth, mystery and adventure has a nostalgic feeling like Goonies and Stand By Me. It’s nothing innovative but a fun ride. Rated PG-13 (IMDb rating 7.2/10, watch trailer).
  • Moon(2009) on sale for CAD$9.99 – This critically acclaimed film is about a lonely inhabitant of an automated lunar mining base who longs to see his wife and child so much that it starts to get him mentally unstable. This is a must-see if you are a sci-fi fan. Rated R (IMDb rating 8.0/10, watch trailer).
  • Equilibrium(2002) on sale for CAD$6.99 –  Watch a young Christian Bale and Sean Bean in this sci-fi film in which the action sequences are very well-choreographed. The post-apocalyptic movie has been compared to the Matrix and George Orwell’s 1984. Rated R (IMDb rating 7.6/10, watch trailer).

Are you an X-men fan? A blu-ray collector? Then it’s time to get the X-men Trilogy for $6 per disc  for CDN$17.99 at Best Buy Canada! Remember, you can order online, then ask to pick up instore, so you can save on shipping (or buy something else to get you over $20 so that you get free shipping!).

(Sorry US friends, it’s still $30 at Best Buy USA at time of writing)

As always, limited quantities, so you snooze you lose.

  • X-Men (2000) – I don’t remember another movie where it stars two knighted people in the same movie (Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart), but this popcorn film is fun and entertaining  for non-comic fans as well as comic book fans (IMDb  rating 7.4).
  • X2: X-Men United (2003) – Many say this is the best film of the first three movies, due to the great character development, has a substantial plot, and a great ending (IMDb rating 7.6).
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – The third of the trilogy (done by a different director) has great action and special effects, but that’s about it; watch this movie with low expectations (IMDb rating 6.8)

comic credit: Stephen Frug

These blu-rays have recently been put on sale on Amazon.ca ! I’m also giving you a short review of each movie, so you can make an educated buy, so read on.

Keep in mind that these prices can change without any notice at anytime once they sell off a certain number. If you missed it, I posted more blu-ray deals here.

Remember, if you buy more than a total of $25.00 CAD, then you get free shipping!

  • The Prestige – CDN$10.00 – Christian Bale & Hugh Jackman star in a movie directed by Christopher Nolan nominated for two Oscars about two magicians, revenge, and sabotage. [PG-13]
  • Goodfellas – CDN$10.00 – Nominated for six Oscars, this is a classic mafia movie directed by Martin Scorcese and a must-watch for Joe Pesci’s Oscar-winning role; “How am I funny? I mean, funny like I’m a clown? I make you laugh? I’m here to amuse you?” [R]
  • Drive (BD+DVD) – CDN$15.00 – A film about a mechanic that doubles as a stuntman and getaway driver; some say Ryan Gosling was snubbed an Oscar nom for his role. [R]
  • Easy A – CDN$9.99 – Yes! Emma Stone’s in it! Get it! It’s a high school comedy likened to John Hughes teen movies of the 80s. [PG-13]
  • Pan’s Labyrinth – CDN$9.99 – FYI this is not a kids movie (for some reason I thought it was), it’s a fantasy film for adults. This movie won three Oscars for its beautiful art direction and cinematography.  [R]
  • Michael Jackson: This Is It – CDN$9.99 – A documentary about the concert that was planned right before Jackson tragically passed away. [PG]
  • National Treasure 1 (BD+DVD) – CDN$10.00 – Nicholas Cage stars in this family fun movie for kids, so don’t expect much. It’s not as bad as the critics say. [PG]
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (BD+DVD) – CDN$10.00 – Meh, not as good as the first one. [PG]
  • 13 Assassins – CDN$9.99 – Takeshi Miike films are renowned for their violence and gore, but they all have been generally critically acclaimed. Be warned, the violence is extreme, but this may be his best movie yet. Read a few movie reviews by IMDB users here. [R]

Planet Earth: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) is now on sale in Canada’s Amazon for CDN$ 30.99 and it ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping! This is an amazing deal as the retail price of this award-winning documentary was originally $100.00.

I have this set and I can tell you that the video quality is so amazing that you will want to watch this many times over. This is the first nature documentary that I have in my collection, and the only documentary that I have watched more than once. Many many shots that these BBC cinematographers took are just unbelievably gorgeous, you have to see it yourself in hi-def. This is the reason why you should upgrade to an HDTV and blu-ray player. It is an essential must-buy if you already have an HDTV.

Go buy it now, you won’t be disappointed.

I’m a blu-ray maniac. Are you?? These are some awesome deals at amazon.ca! The best is Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” with Brad Pitt, Chris Nolan’s “Inception” with Leonardo DiCaprio, and the 2010 Academy Award winner for Best Picture & Best Director for “Hurt Locker“. James Cameron’s “Avatar” is a good deal too.

These prices are up to 50% off their regular Amazon price, and if you’ve shopped on Amazon before, you would know that once a certain number of stock is sold, the price will go back to regular price, ie. “you snooze you lose”.

Also, remember, if you buy more than a total of $25.00 CAD, then you get free shipping! YIPPEE!