Amazon.com is prepping in a big way for the holiday season, and if you’re in the need for some DVDs, it has an entire week of DVD deals as part of its Countdown to Black Friday 2011. It’s called “Movies & TV Lightning Deals Week,” and it includes Gold Box deals, as well.
Follow me on Twitter and on Facebook and on Google+The week starts on Monday, Nov. 21, and runs through Nov. 28, and entire week compassing both Black Friday 2011 (Nov. 25) and Cyber Monday 2011 (Nov. 28). It also includes Small Business Saturday 2011, but since Amazon.com is hardly a local small business, it’s obviously not participating in the Amex-sponsored day.
Although the week officially starts on Nov. 21, Amazon.com’s TV and Blu-ray Deal of the Week runs from Nov. 20, Sunday, to November 26, Saturday. It includes Ken Burns: Prohibition and Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection [Blu-ray].
Monday’s deals begin at 8:30 a.m. PST, but later in the week, you will find some deals beginning at 4:30 a.m. PST. On Black Friday 2011, the deals will begin at 12:30 a.m. PST. Lightning Deals work by having set windows for which the deal is valid.
A smattering of the deals are listed below. Amazon.com’s Movies & TV Lightning Deals Calendar page detailing the deals is here, and the site says it will add more deals during the week.
Its Countdown to Black Friday 2011 Deals page is here.
Monday, Nov. 21
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST: The Cider House Rules [Blu-ray]- $4.99 (Academy Award winner)
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST: Pulp Fiction [Blu-ray] – $3.99
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Gold Box Deal of the Day (all day): The Lion King Trilogy (Eight-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) and Cars Director’s Edition (Cars / Cars 2 / Mater’s Tall Tales) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST: The Men Who Stare At Goats [Blu-ray]
Wednesday, Nov. 23
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST: 300 [Blu-ray] – $4.99
Thursday, Nov. 24
4:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. PST: Friends: The Complete Tenth Season- $7.99 (All the Friends’ seasons are $7.99 apiece during this window)
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST: Glee: The Complete First Season
Friday, Nov. 25 (Black Friday 2011)
12:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. PST: Hot Tub Time Machine [Blu-ray]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Movie-Only Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Saturday, Nov. 26 (Small Business Saturday, oh well)
8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST: Nip/Tuck: The Complete First Season – $7.99
Sunday, Nov. 27
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST: Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Monday, Nov. 28 (Cyber Monday 2011)
4:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. PST: Evangelion: 1.11 You Are Not Alone [Blu-ray]
Trigun: The Complete Series Box Set
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST: Hurt Locker [Blu-ray]
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST: Tron: Legacy / Tron: The Original Classic (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)