Thriller, the biggest selling record of all time by one of the most successful artists ever to grace this planet, Michael Jackson, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $2.99.
Thriller hit the number one spot 30 years ago today, back on February 26, 1983, and then dominated the charts at that spot for months and months afterwards, in fact, all told, it logged 37 weeks there ultimately. An immeasurable musical cultural artifact from the 1980s, a smooth R&B follow up, a peak for the artist who had already reached so many mountaintops and summits, a record which blew everybody out of the water, created an absolute revolution in styles, fashion, sounds, music videos, production, reshaping genres, crossing them, had luminaries like Paul McCartney and Eddie Van Halen make key contributions to it, one can go on and on with endless platitudes and details about what a powerhouse, heavyweight and seminal record Michael Jackson’s Thriller became and remains.
The MP3 album deal of the day over at Amazon today is Michael Jackson’s Thriller for only $3.99.
This album contains 9 songs from the late singer and spawned many hits like “Beat It,” “Billy Jean,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” and “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” not to mention the awesome horror-themed title track complete with voiceover by horror icon Vincent Price.
If you’d like a physical copy of Thriller, there’s the original recording on CD and the remastered CD with bonus tracks, as well as the 25th Anniversary CD+DVD.
Now that the Harry Potter movies are over and done with, it’s time to see if Daniel Radcliffe has the chops to carry a movie without the help of Emma Watson and that creepy ginger kid. The industrious Hogwarts grad will be seen early next year in the atmospheric supernatural thriller The Woman in Black and today we have a sneak peek at the new film you can watch here below.
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Thriller: The Complete Series DVD box set for only $53.99 (that’s 64% off the list price of $149.98).
Note, this sale is only for today, Sunday, April 3, 2011, until midnight PST, while supplies last.
This 14-disc DVD box set contains all all 67 episodes of this horror series hosted by horror legend Boris Karloff, which aired on NBC from 1960 to 1962. The episodes are all uncut and remastered, and this set contains lots of bonus features, including new audio commentaries.
The series, which told tales of the macabre, had such guest stars as William Shatner, Leslie Nielson, Rip Torn, and Richard Chamberlain.
For those of you who love horror and suspense, Thriller is known as “as one of the most frightening programs ever broadcast on television” even today. Plus, Karloff — who is well known for his roles as iconic monsters Frankenstein and The Mummy, appears in five episodes of the series.
Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.
Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but as part of their Holiday event, Amazon has released this week’s Lightning Deal schedule for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.
There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the TOP HOLIDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection.
Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Glee: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Edition for only $34.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $69.99). The TV Deal of the Week is Married…with Children: The Complete SeriesDVD box set for only $116.99 (that’s 53% off the list price of $250.95). Both deals are valid only for this week through December 18, 2010.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PST
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition) DVD – $9.99
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition) DVD – $9.99