Sunday, October 17, 2010

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

Following up on yesterday's post, Disney produced a DuckTales theatrical movie release called DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.  The story, animation, and voice acting are all top-notch. Definitely a decent movie. Unfortunately, it's a bit tricky to track down a copy of the DVD release. Disney, in it's infinite wisdom, only released it through their Disney Movie Club and Disney Movie Rewards Programs. So your choices are:

A: Get it from the Disney Movie Club. Go here to read the terms and conditions. At a bare minimum, You'll need to order 4 movies for $1.99 each (free shipping) + 1 movie at $14.95 (Free Shipping) + you'll need to make a second order with 4 regular priced movies for at least $19.95 each plus $8.42 in shipping. for a grand total of $111.13. Now this makes the assumption that you only pick movies that are $19.95 for the 4 regular priced movies. The thing is, you don't know what the prices for the movies you want are before you sign up. The terms and conditions only say the movies start at $19.95. This also assumes you order the four regular priced movies all at the same time to get reduced shipping. Otherwise if you order them separately you'll get dinged $3.95 for shipping for each movie. Now, if you get all the movies you want and they are all at the minimum price, it's not such a bad deal as $111.13 divided by 9 = $12.34 per dvd. But since Disney won't tell you what the prices for each dvd are beforehand, I would just assume that any movies you want are MORE than $19.95 each.All in all, you might want to just avoid this option unless you really want some of the other exclusive Disney DVDs available through the club.

B: You can get it for free from Disney Movie Rewards. For every Disney DVD you buy, there should be a Disney Movie Reward code inside the package. Go to the website, create an account, punch in the codes and you'll get points. Each DVD is usually 75 to 125 points each depending on the particular title. When you get 1200 points, you can order DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp on DVD in a two-pack with Donald in Mathmagic Land.

C: You can just pony up the $25-$30 plus shipping that sellers on ebay or Amazon are selling it for.

I wish Disney would just release this DVD into general release, these types of exclusives are just an annoyance. I've almost got enough reward points to order it myself so that's the route I'm going to take, but hopefully I've given you enough information so you can make an informed choice on the route you want to go.

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