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Free DVDs in newspapers/magazines

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4th May 2006 17:02  #1

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Free DVDs in newspapers/magazines
I was wondering...

Do newspapers or magazines in any other countries give away free DVDs as liberally as the papers in the UK do?  I've accumulated a pretty big stack of movies from weekend newspapers over the last year.  Most of them I haven't watched but there's always the odd gem now and again, like Don't Look Now and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Personally, I see no other reason to buy the Daily Mail...

4th May 2006 19:26  #2

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
yep..there are tons of free DVDs added to magazines and newspapers here in Poland...i used to buy some, but not any more-since they are with no extras att all, with one Audio Track, One subtitles...they suck.
U can buy any "Free Newspapers DVDs" on strets in Poland..many stands sell them for like 1,5 $.

7th May 2006 3:28  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,716 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Usually down under it won't be a movie but maybe a pilot of a new series. It only rarely happens here.

7th May 2006 5:43  #4

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
I don't think they do this in the U.S. If they do, they don't do it for my paper.

7th May 2006 13:51  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I don't know about DVDs. I know some video game magazines usually have a demo for a game.

Usually down here, the most you can get for a free DVD in anything will be in a cereal box, and that's usually a cartoon episode of Scooby Doo or sometime like that.

8th May 2006 22:55  #6

SLASHerMan Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 37
It happens in Sweden, sometimes a drama or comedy comes with a Sunday magazine. And I recently recieved Hostage with a DVD-related magazine.
I actually enjoyed the film to an extent, and considering the extras and the DTS-track, I don't regret having it for such a low price.

9th May 2006 0:24  #7

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I got a free dvd from The Hollywood Reporter but that was a long time ago

13th May 2006 22:27  #8

OCD Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 8
In Saturday the 13th May's Times, there was a free DVD of Metropolis.

How cool was that?

Very Cool!

14th May 2006 0:04  #9

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
I already have the 2-disc version but it is very cool

14th May 2006 19:56  #10

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
There's a magazine called "Paste" that has a CD in every magazine, and every so often includes a DVD with short films, trailers, and stuff.

14th May 2006 20:12  #11

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
I got a free DVD (Weekend at Bernie's) once from Pizza Hut.  I use it as a coaster for my nightly beverage.

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