Continuing their week of HBO deals, today’s Gold Box spotlight deal at Amazon is Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seasons 1-6 for $82.99 (down 65% from $238.98).
If you do the math (which I typically do), you’ll that that works out to less than $14 per season as opposed to the nearly $40 list price — even with Amazon’s usual discount, each season averages around $30. Therefore, this is a huge savings and definitely worth getting if you’re a fan of the series.
For those of you not familiar with this half-hour HBO series, it stars Larry David, who co-created Seinfeld and was the basis for the George Costanza character. In Curb, David plays himself, which if you thought Costanza was outrageous, you should see the “real” Larry David. Most episodes are packed with famous actors, also playing themselves, and typically, Larry David will always put his foot in his mouth and do something extremely inappropriate. It’s funny as hell, but also so cringe-inducing, as you can’t believe some of the things he does. What makes this show really stand out is the fact that the episodes are not scripted. Each episode has a storyline, but then the actors improvise their dialogue, which is what makes the situations they’re in seem all the more real.
Comedians Cheryl Hines and Jeff Garlin (Wall-E) are in character as David’s wife and best friend, respectively, while frequent reoccurring guest stars are Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, and Wanda Sykes (all as themselves).
Here are some other DVD deals that are still valid:
— In conjunction with the recent announcement of the Academy Awards nominations, there’s the Oscar-Winning DVD Sale: Get 50% off past Oscar winners and nominees like No Country for Old Men ($11.99), Juno ($11.99), The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ($11.99), Pulp Fiction ($11.99), Jaws ($8.99), and much much more (scroll through 11 pages of DVDs available for this offer). Sale ends February 23, 2009.
— 50% Off Boxed Set Sale: Get 50% off select DVD Box Sets like X-Men trilogy ($18.99), Planet of the Apes – The Legacy Collection ($29.99), Home Alone: The Complete Collection ($21.99), Revenge of the Nerds: The Atomic Wedgie Collection$14.99 (I need this one!), The Complete Omen Collection ($21.99). Sale ends February 2, 2009.
— 50% Off DVDs: Get 50% off on select DVDs like The Terminator ($8.99), I, Robot ($8.99), Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer ($10.99), Edward Scissorhands ($8.99), Enemy Mine ($5.99), Robocop ($11.49), and many more (five pages’ worth). Sales ends January 26, 2009.