A Beginner’s Guide to Disney Movie Club

Disney Movie Club is Disney’s solution to offering deep discounts on Disney movies when bought in bulk. This year marks its 20th anniversary and now is just as good a time as ever to join the club!

What is this Physical Media You Speak of?

In the distant past, a world existed without Disney+. A world in which, nearly, the entire contents of the Disney Vault where not easily accessible within a moment’s notice. Back then we relied on physical media such as Blu-rays, DVDs, VHS, Laser Disc, smoke signals etc. While to many of you buying discs may seem rather antiquated as a way to watch movies. I argue there are still many benefits to owning physical copies of your favorite films:

  1. 4K UHD Blu-rays offer the best picture and sound quality, While services like Disney+ offer 4K HDR content, bandwidth limitations, bitrates, and many other factors mean that 4K streamed movies generally are significantly lower quality than watching off a disc
  2. While Disney+ may boost a large library of streaming media, many movies/shows are still only on disc, The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh Anyone?
  3. Pretty much every disc release includes special features, which are generally not on Disney+, and a digital code which can be redeemed via Movies Anywhere.
  4. Disney Movie Club also boats a large selection of Disney-owned movies including Star Wars and Marvel titles, along with some Fox titles as well.

 

So How Can I Save Money with Disney Movie Club?

DIsney Movie Club offers you a signup discount — four movies for $1. However by signing up for DMC you are commiting to purchasing five additional titles at full price, ranging from $20 for DVDs to $35 for 4k UHDs. Once or twice a month you are offered a featured title. You can choose to accept and this will count towards your commitment status.

Here is the important part: IF you do no respond to either email or mailing sent to you you are automatically charged for the movie, which is subsequently shipped. These offers continue until you close your account, but a DMC account cannot be closed until you have fulfilled your five title commitment. If you choose to stay a member after your commitment you receive special perks as a VIP member.

VIP status gives you access to exclusive pins (which are free with full price disc purchases) and site wide discounts. The discounts change from time to time but generally give you somewhere between 40-60% off all titles with purchase of one full price title. With those heavy discounts, if you purchase lots of movies, specifically in bulk orders, DIsney Movie Cub is a steal.


So is Disney Movie Club right for you? That’s a decision only you can make. If you are like me and value physical media its a great way to fill you your Disney collection. If you do choose to sign up I recommend checking out Blu-ray.com’s Message board for Disney Movie Club here. You can find promo codes offering everything from free shipping for the duration of your account, to extra sign up bonuses.

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