Month: July 2012

Future Shop DVD Trade In Offers

Following its sister chain’s lead, Future Shop is also offering to take your old DVD off of your hands in exchange for discounts on a few selected Blu-Ray titles.

This offer will expire on August 16th. But unlike the Best Buy Canada offer several 3D Blu-Ray titles have also been made available at a $10 discount.

Windows 8 & Microsoft Tablet Due Oct. 26th

The Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet from Microsoft will be released on October 26th, 2012 according to Supersite For Windows.

Jaws & E.T Finally On Blu-Ray

Spielberg classics Jaws and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial will be released on Blu-Ray this fall in Canada and The United States.

Jaws will be released on August 19th in a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Combo package and can be pre-ordered from whilst E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, which will also be in a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Download combo package, is scheduled to be released on October 9th and will be available for pre-order soon from

Peter Benchley’s Jaws will also be released as an e-book on iTunes Canada on July 31st. And by the way,The Music of John Williams – 40 Years of Film Music boxed set is also available at and iTunes Canada, which includes the themes from both of the aforementioned films, and more film soundtrack classics.

Music Download Offer Starting On Friday

Real Canadian Superstore shoppers in Ontario that use iTunes Canadaicon should note that a coupon for $10 off a $50 gift card can be found in next week’s flyer.

It will be valid from July 27th to August 2nd, 2012 at Real Canadian Superstore, Atlantic Superstore and Loblaws Locations in Ontario so the coupon could pop up elsewhere as well.

The coupon is valid on $50 iTunes Canadaicon Music or App Card.

Trade In Your DVDs At Best Buy

Best Buy Canada will be accepting DVDs for $5 towards the purchase of selected titles from July 20th to August 17th, 2012.

I’m hoping to trade in some of my DVDs. But of course I’m only upgrading some of my collection. It’s rather pointless to upgrade DVDs with little to no scenic or special effect content like dramas and mysteries. And I’ve got quite a collection of music video compilations that will probably not be up-converted.

I will probably consider upgrading some of my live concert videos though, like Pink Floyd’s “Pulse” and Queen’s “Live At Wembley ’86”. But I also have a few that I know will require some serious remastering before being released on blu-ray.

BTW, Queen’s Greatest Video Hits, a boxed set that includes both Greatest Video Hits 1 and 2, will be released on DVD on August 28th, 2012.

AMC Theaters In Canada Converted

The AMC Theaters in Kanata and Whitby have been converted to Empire Theaters whilst the AMC Theaters in Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto and Montreal have been converted into Cineplex Odeon Theaters.

Moviewatcher Rewards Cards are no longer valid at these locations.