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Welcome to! You'll find all of your favorite Critics' Choice Video titles right here. We bring the best in video entertainment at the best prices right to your door. At Critics' Choice Video, we hand-pick each item to offer you the top titles in entertainment from blockbusters, to independent releases and television series that we've selected just for our customers - no filler, just the classics you remember and love! It's a Critics' Choice Video tradition.

Contact Us
By Telephone
Monday - Friday, 8a - 7p CT
Saturday 9a - 5p CT
By Fax
By Email
Click Here to send us a message support will respond as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours
By Mail
Reach our customer support via the US Postal Service:
740 Hilltop Dr
Itasca, IL 60143
Returns and Defective Items
Items must be returned in the same condition received. All returns must be postmarked within 30 days of shipment. Merchandise can only be returned in cases of defect, damage or if the item was different than described. When writing to Critics' Choice Video to arrange for its return, please be as descriptive as possible regarding the problem with the merchandise.
Return Postage
Shipping and handling charges for returning orders are borne by the buyer, unless
  • we made an error with your order
  • the item was defective or
  • the product was damaged in shipping
Return of Merchandise
To ensure the safe return of the merchandise, items valued at over $75 must be returned to Critics' Choice Video with a traceable shipping service. If the order is valued at $100 or more, insure the shipment for the value of the merchandise and ship your return with a signature shipping service. For items below $75, we suggest USPS delivery confirmation service.
Sending the return via a trackable shipping method protects you in the event Critics' Choice Video doesn't receive an item.
Note that Delivery Confirmation through the U.S. Postal Service does not offer a signature service.
Return Address
Critics' Choice Video
ATTN: CDF Returns Dept
300 Omicron Court STE A
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-9794
United States
Please include a note containing:
  1. Your Order Number
  2. Your Name/Email Address
  3. Reason For Return
Import Product Notes
Please note that some imported items are shipped without plastic wrap. This is standard packaging process used in many countries outside of the USA. Please be assured that the merchandise you receive are NEW unless otherwise noted. In the event an item is found to be damaged or defective, the item will be replaced with a like title. We do not substitute for another item. If the item is of limited quantity or cannot be replaced, we will credit your account upon receipt of the defective merchandise.
Stock Images, Rare Packaging
Product photographs are stock images and may not necessarily represent the current version of title. We do out best to maintain an accurate image database, but products are often re-released using the same UPC with slightly different packaging. It is unlikely we would be stocking an out of print limited edition CD with a special cover. Chances are that the item has been released with a different packaging.
Shipping Rates
Ship MethodItem #1Each ExtraHeavyweight *Est Delivery Time
USA Orders - Standard Shipping$8.95 - $1.00/lb (over 1 lb)3-10 Business Days
USA Orders - Priority Service$10.95$1.00$2.00/lb (over 1 lb)2-5 Business Days
USA Orders - Overnight Service$18.95$3.00$2.00/lb (over 1 lb)1 Business Day
USA Orders - 2nd Day Service$13.95$2.00$2.00/lb (over 1 lb)2 Business Days
Intl Orders - International Air$9.95$1.00$5.00/lb (over 1 lb)7-15 Business Days
USA Orders - Std Non-48 State Service$8.95 - $1.00/lb (over 1 lb)3-10 Business Days
APO/FPO Orders - Priority Service$10.95$1.00$2.00/lb (over 1 lb)2-5 Business Days
* Heavyweight Items
Heavyweight is a surcharge for items that weigh more than one pound
We reserve the right to cancel any heavyweight order to an international destination, US territory, or APO/FPO.
Shipping Methods
USA Orders
Are generally shipped via the US Postal Service and will be delivered by your local mailcarrier. We use DHL/Globalmail to expedite your package and speed delivery times. This means that your package is flown to the nearest USPS hub and injected into the US Postal Stream as close to your final destination as possible.
Other Shipping Methods are also available during checkout
Overnight and 2nd Day US Delivery
Applies to 1st shipment only. Backorders will ship via regular US Postal Service mail
Non-USA, International Orders
Are generally shipped via Expedited airmail in conjunction with DHL/Globalmail and your local postal service. Your package is delivered by your regular postal worker. DHL/Globalmail helps us expedite delivery by flying your package closer to your destination before injecting the mail into the postal stream.
Other Shipping Methods are also available during checkout
Please be prepared to pay the Customs Duty your country charges. We are not and can not be responsible for what your country charges. We do not declare packages at less than paid value and we do not make special accommodations such as opening your package and only shipping discs.
International Shipping Countries
What Countries?
The following countries are currently available for shipment of goods: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United States of America
My Country is not listed
While this list will grow in the future, we are currently only doing business with the above locations and will no longer ship to other non-listed countries.
Non-Exportable Items
What Is This?
Some of the items we carry have export restrictions placed on them. We cannot ship them to addresses outside of the United States. They are identified on search results, product details, shopping cart and checkout screens.
My Address Is Outside of the United States
Unfortunately, you will not be able to complete your order without removing these items from your shopping cart. We apologize for any difficulty this causes you.
My Shipping Address is in the US
This does not affect you. All products on this site are available for your purchase.
Accepted Forms of Payment
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover Card
Credit Card Charge
Your Credit Card will only be charged for items that have shipped
Mail Orders
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. For inquiries, please call 800-367-7765.
Sales Tax
California, Illinois, Kentucky and Florida Residents
Orders shipped to the states of California, Illinois, Kentucky and Florida will be charged sales tax on the order total (items + shipping & handling)
California orders will have 8% of order total collected
Illinois orders will have 6.25% of order total collected
Kentucky orders will have 6% of order total collected
Florida orders will have 6% of order total collected
Privacy Policy

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To stop receiving future mailings or emails from Critics' Choice Video or to ask that your mailing or email addresses not be made available to other companies, please contact us using one of the methods above. Please understand that even if you opt-out of future mailings or emails, on your acceptance of third party company offers on our web site, Critics' Choice Video will still share your contact and billing information. This policy is not intended to confer, and does not confer, any rights or remedies.


To protect your personal information uses SSL encryption, which is the Internet-approved standard in security. Any personal information you disclose is sent over our secure server. All Critics' Choice Video customer information is stored on an on-site server protected by a firewall and cannot be accessed via the internet. Critics' Choice Video does utilize "cookies" to aid in recognizing repeat visitors. This information is completely anonymous, Cookies do not reveal your identity. The only personal information collected by Critics' Choice Video is that which you voluntarily provide when making a purchase or requesting a catalog or newsletter.

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Safari 4
Firefox 4
Chrome 7

Why Shop At Critics' Choice Video?

Unlike most other sites, we stock all our product in our own warehouse. We do not rely on anyone else to get your instock order out the door. Single item orders are picked, processed and packaged in a matter of hours, not days. Multiple-item orders are hand-packed and usually out the door in a day or so.

DVD Information

The majority of our DVD's are Region 1 / NTSC DVD's. This means that the DVD's are only able to play on DVD players made within the United States and Canada. We also stock some specialty DVD's that may be another Region than Region 1 and in PAL format, to play these DVDs you will need a compatible DVD player. For more information on DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu Ray, there's a great DVD FAQ compiled by the people at the usenet group It's updated frequently and covers almost everything there is to know about the DVD format. It is found at:

Order Processing/Shipping

Our sophisticated warehouse utilizes the latest technological innovations to help ensure your order is out the door the same day we get it. Near-perfect accuracy is guaranteed by our computerized picking lists, handheld barcode scanners and barcode driven sorting machines. Our team of highly motivated employees watch over the entire process every step of the way.

Other Info
Search Help: I Can't Find What I Am Looking For
Please See Our Search Help Page
30 item limit for individual products
Critics' Choice Video does limit the number of items for an individual product that can be purchased to 30.
Products displaying Item Currently Unavailable
Products displaying Item Currently Unavailable are out of stock at our vendor warehouses and unavailable until further notice.
Concerning images, or product descriptions
We try our best to provide up-to-date images and descriptions but occasionally make errors. In most cases the only information we have available on a given title is what we have listed. If the image we show is different than the description, please let us know before you buy. We don't want you to be disappointed when you receive something other than what you thought you purchased.