How to find bargain DVDs and CDs

CDs and DVDs are harder to find these days. Photo: Edward Wong

Streaming sites and Apple's iTunes store might slowly be killing off physical media, but there is still something about the real thing that cannot be beaten.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 2:28am

hot picks

Jillian Lau, 15

cd: Trespassing. Adam Lambert's second album is even better than the first.

dvd: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Robert Downey Jnr returns as the world's greatest detective.

movie: MIB 3. Turn back the clock with Agent J to see a young, cheerful Agent K in the 60s.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

hot picks

Jeanette Choi, 15

cd: Up All Night. The One Direction boys are excellent singers - and they don't look bad either.

dvd: Hugo. A beautifully shot film about the master filmmaker Georges Melies.

movie: MIB 3. The good guys dress in black - and they're still really funny.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

hot picks

Zabrina Gould-Wilson, 12 South Island School

cd: Justin Bieber's My World 2.0. The tunes are just ridiculously catchy.

dvd: Ace Ventura. An oldie, but this DVD will keep you laughing all night.

movie: Despicable Me. Full of wacky creatures, gadgets and events - a must-see.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

hot picks

Ruby Leung, 13, Maryknoll Convent School

cd: For Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert. Every track is worth listening to.

dvd: Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp means utter perfection.

movie: Knight and Day. Tom Cruise! Back on track!

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

hot picks

Madeline Bavis, 10, Kennedy School

cd: Glee - Season 1 soundtrack. Well-known songs given a unique twist by the talented cast members.

dvd: Invictus. The real-life story of South Africa's triumph at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

movie: The A-Team. The big-screen adaptation of the 1980s show about four soldiers on the run.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Iron Man 2: The Video Game

Suit up, it's time to shoot some bad guys in the latest movie tie-in game, Iron Man 2: The Video Game, The game is designed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation Portable.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Pirates use fake Blu-ray labels to inflate price of DVDs

Copyright pirates have been putting fake Blu-ray labels on pirated DVDs of western movies to attract buyers, and selling them for double the usual price, according to a customs officer.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Shining aura Unfazed by the weak economy, Motorola has drenched its high-end phone, the Aura, in bling. It has the same rotating-cover-and-circular-display design first used on the V70 handset but the Aura's small display has an impressive scratch-resistant 62-carat sapphire crystal lens. The back reveals a window into its mechanical heart.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Evangelion: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone (DVD)

Modern classic Neon Genesis Evangelion started out as a 26-episode television show. It has been reincarnated as a movie tetralogy, with the first theatrical movie Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone released a few months ago at cinemas.

Last week saw the DVD release of the Hong Kong version of Evangelion: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone: Limited Design Edition.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Hiromi sets the Sonicbloom standard

Beyond Standard, the latest release on Telarc from Hiromi's Sonicbloom, was already completed when Hiromi Uehara and her band played the Arts Festival this year, but I don't recall much of the music on it featuring in the concert.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Hi-res: Arcam Solo Movie 5.1

A growing problem facing Hong Kong households is component clutter. Where once a TV and VCR were all you needed, now many people have an amplifier, DVD recorder, PS3, broadband TV box, cable TV box, centre channel speaker, and a bulky subwoofer.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Hot Picks

Dominique Wong, 12, Canadian International School


Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight. The long awaited album is finally out with the hit single What I've Done.


High School Musical: The Concert. The HSM stars perform hit songs from the movie in a live concert.


24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

presents of mind

No modern-day dad wants a tie for Father's Day. He wants gadgets that plug in, light up and make noise.

Defining moment

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Hi-Res: Box of flicks

When the portable DVD player became popular three or four years ago, it cost about HK$4,000-HK$5,000 for a cheap branded model. Since then it has come down in price, mainly because of cheap mainland portable players. They could do all the tricks - and in some cases were better than - their expensive counterparts.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am