Instant Video BargainAlert: Secret Sale

None of these movies were originally included in this month’s Amazon Instant Video Halloween Sale, but they’ve been mysteriously discounted to prices that almost seem like someone at Amazon made a mistake—especially in cases where the SD version costs the same, or even less than, the HD edition! Grab these quick, we can’t say how long sale prices will last.

The Dark Crystal (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99 to own in SD / $7.99 in HD)

Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began!

The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw.

Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power, and restore the balance of the universe.
– Written by Anthony Pereyra

 

Van Helsing (PG-13, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $7.99 to own in SD or in HD)

During the late 19th century, legendary vampire hunter Gabriel Van Helsing is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he cannot deny. Van Helsing finds a land still mired in the past, where legendary creatures of darkness come to life.

A place ruled over by the evil, seductive and unbeatable vampire, Count Dracula. It is Dracula that Van Helsing has been sent to terminate. Anna Valerious is one of the last of a powerful royal family, now nearly annihilated by Dracula. A fearless hunter in her own right, Anna is bent on avenging her ancestors and ending an ancient curse by killing the vampire.

Joined by a common foe, Van Helsing and Anna set out to destroy Dracula along with his empire of fear. But in challenging an enemy who never dies, Van Helsing uncovers a secret he never imagined and comes face-to-face with the unresolved mysteries of his own enshrouded past.
– Written by Anthony Pereyra

 

I Know What You Did Last Summer (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD or in HD)

When four friends accidentally hit and kill a man on a road at night, they start to panic and decide to dump the body into the sea.

A year later, they all try to settle down again, but one of the friends receives a note in the post, with the words ‘I know what you did last summer’.

As each of the friends gains their own reminder, they finally accept the one thing they feared the most: someone knows what happened that night, and now they’re out for revenge.
– Written by FilmFanUK

 

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (NR, 5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.99 to own in SD, $9.99 in HD)

Charlie Brown is excited to be invited to his first ever party, Violet’s Halloween party. Before the party, the Peanuts gang plan to go trick or treating, with Snoopy, who is dressed as the WWI flying ace, taking his Halloween persona to an extreme.

The one person who won’t be joining them for the trick or treating or the party is Linus, who will be waiting in his local pumpkin patch for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. Linus believes that the Great Pumpkin rises out of the most sincere pumpkin patch – none more sincere than his own local one – flies into the air, and delivers presents to all the boys and girls around the world. Because of his belief, Linus is the laughing stock among his friends.

Sally is torn between going trick or treating for the first time and attending Violet’s sure fire fun Halloween party, or following her love Linus and waiting for the Great Pumpkin’s arrival with him.
– Written by Huggo

 

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