Buy.com Discounts Oscar Nominees17 Mar, 2003 By: Hive News
Buy.com Inchas launched an “Oscar-nominated film store” online and is offering all this year's Academy Award-nominated films that are available on DVD on sale at prices up to 40 percent off manufacturer's list price.
"Last year was an outstanding year for movie lovers," said Doug Marrs, director of Buy.com's entertainment division. "A variety of great Oscar-nominated films -- something for every age and preference -- have been released on DVD, and we are offering all of them in Buy.com's Oscar film store. Even more of this year's biggest titles will soon be available for pre-order, so keep checking the site."
Getting a curtain call is the online specialty retailer's annual "Oscar Wizard" to help customers zip through searches of past Academy Award winners dating back to the very first awards show in 1928. Using pull-down menus, customers can select a particular year and have access to information ranging from Best Picture nominees to Best Actors, Best Supporting Actors and Best Directors for that year.
Buy.com's Oscar sale features such hot box office hits as Catch Me If You Can, Far From Heaven, Road to Perdition, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Ice Age, About A Boy, Minority Report, 8 Mile, Spider-Man and Lilo & Stitch.
The offer runs until the 75th Annual Academy Awards show March 23, 2003.