Weekly RoundUp 1-15-2013

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


    – Liam Neeson (Taken 2 – 2012)

    – The Man Who Knew Too Much – 1934

    – How Green Was My Valley – 1941

    –To Rome With Love – 2012

    –Gentleman's Agreement – 1947

    – Wild River– 1960
    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target 5 Broken Cameras $26.96 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside... $14.99 $14.99 About Cherry $19.99 $19.99 Allegiance $12.96 $19.99 Being Human: Season 4 $44.99 $44.99 The Best Years of Our Lives $12.99 $12.99 The Bishop's Wife (1947) $12.99 $12.99 Branded $22.78 $24.99 Cannon: Season 3 $35.96 Counterpunch $22.78 $24.99 Farewell, My Queen $22.48 Guys and Dolls $13.47 $12.99 Hans Christian Anderson $12.99 $12.99 How to Fall in Love $12.99 $12.99 I Am Bruce Lee $15.99 $15.99 Jasckson 5ive: Complete Animated Series $29.99 $29.99 King: A Filmed Record - Montgomery to Memphis $31.46 Life's Too Short: Season 1 $22.99 $24.99 Love Me $19.99 $19.99 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) (CC) $24.99 $24.99 Men of a Certain Age: Season 2 $22.49 $34.99 Merlin: Season 4 $34.96 $44.99 The Other Dream Team $19.99 $19.99 Perry Mason: Season 8 Volume 2 $49.99 $49.99 The Possession $14.99 $14.99 $16.99 Power Rangers Samurai: Volume 3 $9.99 $9.99 Power Rangers Super Samurai: Volume 3 $9.99 $9.99 The Pride of the Yankees (1942) $12.99 $12.99 Rules for School (Classic Educ. Shorts Vol. 5) $12.71 $14.99 Surviving the Cut: Season 2 $12.99 $12.99 Talhotblond $19.54 $19.99 Taken 2 $16.99 $16.99 $16.99 The Tin Drum (CC) $24.99 $24.99 To Rome With Love (2012) $17.99 $17.99 $16.99 Troubled Teens (Classic Educ. Shorts Vol. 6) $12.71 $14.99 Undercover Bridesmaid $12.99 $12.99 Wake in Fright $24.99 $24.99 Waking the Dead: Season 7 $33.98 $34.99 Wild River $12.99 $12.99 Won't Back Down $14.99 $14.99 Wuthering Heights $12.99 $12.99 [​IMG]
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    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity With the Devil Inside... $19.99 $19.99 About Cherry $24.99 $24.99 Allegiance $14.99 $14.99 Being Human: Season 4 $53.98 $59.99 Branded $24.99 $24.99 Doctor Who: 2011 Christmas Special $27.88 Farewell, My Queen $24.99 $24.99 Gentleman's Agreement (1947) $19.99 $19.99 Hannah and Her Sisters $21.99 $19.99 How Green Was My Valley (1941) $18.99 $19.99 I Am Bruce Lee $22.99 $22.99 Jackie Chan: Crime Story/The Protector $15.99 $15.99 Jackson 5ive: Complete Animated Series $33.99 $34.99 Lightning Bug $16.17 $14.99 Love Me $17.32 $19.99 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) (CC) $24.99 $24.99 Merlin: Season 4 $44.99 $44.99 The Notebook (Ultimate Collector's Edition Gift Set) $34.86 $39.99 $31.99 The Possession $19.99 $19.99 $22.99 Sleeper (1973) $19.99 $19.99 Taken 2 $19.99 $19.99 $22.99 The Tin Drum (CC) $34.99 $34.99 To Rome With Love (2012) $19.99 $19.99 $19.99 Wake in Fright $21.99 $24.99 Wild River (1960) $19.99 $19.99 Won't Back Down $19.99 $19.99
    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.
    The Disclaimer
    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price.
    I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week in the RoundUp. The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well as those which I consider will be of interest to a majority of consumers (and sometimes I’ll miss one!). I don't get paid for this, and I don't have the time to list every DVD. So, please don't complain!
    If there is a title not included in the RoundUp that you
    want to see, PLEASE just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone!
    Note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the RoundUp. They set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, Circuit City is still out of business...even in Hawaii (where they NEVER guaranteed their prices anyway).
    The Specials
    --UPGRADE & SAVE has returned to Best Buy! Bring in a used DVD to BB Customer Service and get a $5 off coupon good toward ANY Blu-ray $9.99 and up.
    --Best Buy will have an EXCLUSIVE FREE THEMED T-SHIRT with its Blu-ray copies of Taken 2.
    --Best Buy has a list of the following $9.99 Blu-rays (eligible for the Upgrade & Save program): Taken, LotR: FotR, LotR: TTT, Lotr: RotK, Inglourious Basterds, The Big Lebowski, Knocked Up, A Beautiful Mind, Animal House, The Italian Job, Les Miserables (1998), Pineapple Express, Fight Club.
    --$17.99 Blu-ray discs at Best Buy: MI: Ghost Protocol, Bridesmaids, J. Edgar, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, The Cabin in the Woods, The Hunger Games, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Snow White and the Huntsman.
    --$24.99 Blus at BB: Big Bang Theory: Season 5, Vampire Diaries: S3, 2 Broke Girls: S1, Supernatural: S7.
    --$29.99 Blus at BB: Archer: S3, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: S7, Girls: S1, Dexter: S6.
    --Best Buy is having a TV on DVD sale this week. Save 30% to 50% on your favorite TV series on DVD (the following titles are listed in the flyer):
    $9.99: Heroes: Seasons 1-4 (apiece)
    $14.99: The Middle: S1, Men of a Certain Age: S1, Parenthood: S1-2 (apiece), SNL: Season 1, The West Wing: S 1-7 (apiece).
    $17.99: Chuck: Seasons 1-5 (apiece), Falling Skies: S1, Rizzoli and Isles: S 1-2 (apiece), The Closer: S 1-7 (apiece).
    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: None to report.
    --Target lists no specials this week on new release or catalog titles.
    --Target Odds and Ends: None to report.
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    Thanks Mike. Taken 2 for me, I loved the first one so this will be a blind buy. I will have to look at the BestBuy.com tomorrow and see if there are any deals on Chuck Season 5 Blu-ray.
     
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    Happy to see the Best Buy upgrade program back in force, because I have a few DVDs sitting here that in Amazon's trade-in program won't even come close to seeing five bucks. Of course, that only works for me if the store has a few BLUs in stock that I actually want. So, we'll see. Thanks, Mike!
     
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    Upgrading the 3 LotR theatrical versions to go alongside the extended cuts. I think that's about it... Thanks Mike!
     
  5. Moe Dickstein

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    cancelled my pre-order for man who knew at amazon and going to get that and Tosh.0 season 2 using upgrade and save
     
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    I'll pick up The Man Who Knew Too Much and Life's Too Short: Season One this week. I HIGHLY recommend Life's Too Short to any Ricky Gervais fans out there. It's just as funny (maybe even funnier in some spots) as his work on The Office or Extras. Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)
     
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    I hope to have the review for Won't Back Down up early this evening. I'm slated to review others on this week's list, but I don't have them yet.
    Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike.
     
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    Perry Mason Se 8 V2 is available from deepdiscount.com for $29.99, substantially less than Amazon. My pre-order was $33 so it's come down even more. Earlier releases are as low as $9.89. I'll also be getting the Man Who Knew Too Much. Originally I was going to wait until the next B&N sale, but the Amazon price is quite competitive. Thanks as always for the Round-Up, Mike!
     
  9. Adam Lenhardt

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    I'll pick up The Man Who Knew Too Much next time Barnes & Noble has a 50 percent off Criterion sale. I'm still working my way through the Universal box set, so I've got plenty of Hitchcock to keep me busy in the mean time. Otherwise, nothing for me this week. Thanks as always, Mike.
     
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    Hey, Adam (Gregorich)!
    This is from your post in the Fox MOD thread:
    Did Titanic get delayed? I'm not seeing it this week along with all the others.
     
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    What a terrible experience at BB today. First, I get there five minutes after they open and proceed to wait in line at Customer "Service" for at least 10 minutes, only to be told the Upgrade program is not in effect this week. After I suggest the associate check the weekly flyer, he does so and disappears to talk to someone about the lack of coupons for the trade in. They apparently find the coupons online but can't print them off. (Um, press print?) Anyway, I'm at Customer "Service" for at least 20 minutes total when a gentleman two customers behind me tries to trade in some movies. Another associate tells him he can exchange for the same titles because they are open. But, since he doesn't have a receipt, there's nothing that can be done. I chime in from farther down the CS counter this is for the Upgrade and Save program. Associate then again says you need a receipt for the program. (WTF?) After this associate and mine have a confab with the person trying to print the coupons, they decide to let us go find some movies and then come back to CS. Here's the problem: almost everything they have listed in the ad I was looking for was not on the shelf. The $9.99 titles on the shelf were almost completely bare. I did find five things I wanted, so all was not lost. Funniest part: I received a survey on the bottom of my receipt. This is going to be fun.
     
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    Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
     
  13. Cameron Yee

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    It's getting more difficult for me to find titles at competitive prices I want from the Upgrade and Save program, even though the $5 value remains attractive. I haven't had customer service issues like the one described fortunately. If I did it might put me off from ever doing it again.
     
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    U&S works on any BD that is 9.99 or over right?
     
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    Correct, but I like to maximize my savings, so I usually try to find the $9.99 titles. Otherwise, I'm paying the same price as on Amazon in most cases, and I wind up losing a DVD copy that I can sell or trade at a local shop. I won't get as much as $5 in trade for it at the local shop, but it's still better than nothing.
     
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    I guess I feel like if something is on a good sale, even if it's not $9.99, it's a great deal. I got: Tosh.0 Deep Vs $13 Mean Girls $5 Harold and Kumar 3D $10 Green Lantern 3D $10 Prometheus 3D $15 Going to get Criterion Man Who Knew for $20 on Tuesday with the U&S, and then if they carry Pina 3D at their usual pricepoint for $50 list titles, it will be $30 with the coupon.
     
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    I'm not saying it has to be $9.99, but if the price works out the same after the discount as Amazon pricing, I don't bother.
     
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    Like Adam, I'm planning on a blind buy of Taken 2 as I liked Taken so much. While normally I would have pre-ordered from Amazon, I figured I'd wait and do the U&S deal at BB and pick it up for $14.99. I can't see a way to do better on Taken 2.
     
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    Thr review for Won't Back Down can be found here.
     
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    BB's clerks do tend to be slow on the up-take w/ these deals near as I can tell. IF you can wait a bit, I'd recommend waiting a few days for them to get up-to-speed before going in for the U&S deal. You are definitely far more likely to run into issues if you go on the first morning/day than if you go a couple days later. _Man_
     

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