Weekly RoundUp 1-27-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem & Scarlett Johansson (Vicky Cristina Barcelona – 2008)

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    – Gerard Butler & Thandie Newton (Rocknrolla – 2008)

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    – Matt Damon (The Bourne Supremacy – 2004)

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    – Peter O’Toole & Petula Clark (Goodbye Mr. Chips – 1969)

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    – Patrick Wilson & Samuel L. Jackson (Lakeview Terrace – 2008)

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    – Far From the Madding Crowd – 1967

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    – Bill Murray (Groundhog Day – 1993)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoAll New Super Friends Hour Season 1 V2$19.99$24.99 - - Blossom: Seasons 1 & 2$36.99$34.99 - - Cannery Row$14.99$14.99 - - Cheers: Season 11 (Final Season)$26.99$26.99 - - Closing the Ring$14.99$14.99 - - College (2008)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Deep Winter$22.49$19.99 - - Far From the Madding Crowd$14.99$14.99 - - Fireproof$16.99$16.99$16.99 - Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)$13.99$14.99 - - Higher Ground$17.99$14.99 - - Holly$24.49$24.99 - - Hulk vs.$14.99$12.99$14.99 - Hulk vs. SE (2-disc)$17.99$17.99$19.99 - The Invaders: Season 2$24.99$29.99 - - John Grisham Courtroom Collection$34.99$34.99 - - Lakeview Terrace$19.99$16.99$17.99$18.99Love Boat: Season 2 Volume 1$25.99$24.99 - - The Lucky Ones$19.99$19.99 - - M.A.N.T.I.S.: Complete Series$34.99$44.99 - - Mary Poppins (45th Anniversary Edition)$21.99$19.99$17.99$18.99Open Season 2$19.99$19.99$16.99 - The Pink Panther Film Collection$51.99$59.99 - - The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection$48.99$59.99 - - Pride and Glory (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$17.99 - Pride and Glory SE (2-disc)$23.99$22.99 - - The Rocker$21.99$19.99$19.99 - RocknRolla$19.49$19.99 - - RocknRolla SE (2-disc)$24.99$22.99 - - Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired$24.99$24.99 - - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! S1 V1$13.49$12.99 - - The Secret of the Magic Gourd$22.99$19.99 - - The Secret Policeman’s Balls$35.99 - - - The Sidney Poitier Collection$25.49$34.99 - - Songs in Ordinary Time$17.99$14.99 - - The Stewardesses 3-D$22.49$19.99 - - Vicky Cristina Barcelona$17.79$19.99$16.99 - WB Romance Classics Collection$27.99$34.99 - - Waterloo Bridge$14.99$14.99 - - The Yellow Rolls Royce$13.99$14.99 - - You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown$14.99$14.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoAny Given Sunday$19.99$19.99 - - The Bourne Collection$64.99$64.99$64.99$74.99Dead and Buried$19.99$29.99 - - Drumline SE$19.99$19.99 - - Groundhog Day$19.99$24.99 - - Hulk vs. SE$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Lakeview Terrace$27.99$26.99$26.99 - Open Season 2$28.99$28.99$26.99 - The Pink Panther (1964)$23.99$29.99 - - Pride and Glory$24.95$24.99$26.99 - The Rocker$27.99$27.99 - - RocknRolla$26.95$26.99 - - Stomp Live$19.99$29.99 - - Vicky Cristina Barcelona$23.99$29.99$29.99 - Zodiac: Director’s Cut (2-disc)$24.99$29.99 - -

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    The Bourne Collection (Blu-ray): The Bourne identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum.

    Hulk vs.: Hulk vs. Thor, Hulk vs. Wolverine.

    The John Grisham Courtroom Collection: Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, Runaway Jury.

    The Pink Panther Film Collection: The Pink Panther (1964), A Shot in the Dark, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, Curse of the Pink Panther, Son of the Pink Panther.

    The Sidney Poitier Collection: Edge of the City, A Warm December, Something of Value, A Patch of Blue.

    Warner Brother’s Romance Classics: Palm Springs Weekend, Parrish, Rome Adventure, Susan Slade.

    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, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    **Yay! All titles are being released this week in their OAR!

    --Amazon.com has an EXCLUSIVE FAITH-BASED THREE-PACK of the films: Fireproof, Flywheel, Facing the Giants. ($30.99)

    --At Best Buy, purchase Hulk vs. (2-disc SE SD-DVD or Blu-ray) and get a FREE PACK OF TRADING CARDS . Minimum of 4 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy also has a FREE BACKPACK with the purchase of Open Season 2 on DVD. Minimum 2 per store. No rainchecks.

    --The following Blu-ray discs are on sale for $16.99 at Best Buy this week: 21, Eagle Eye, Vantage Point.

    --A 2/$35 deal on the following list of Blu-ray discs @ BB this week: 300, The Departed, I Am Legend, Troy. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy will also have The Godfather Trilogy on Blu-ray for just $49.99 this week!

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $9.99.

    --Target, this week, is advertising an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with it’s copies of Open Season 2 on SD-DVD. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Also, Target has the following Blu-ray discs for $19.99: Eagle Eye, Tropic Thunder.

    --Target has the following Blu-ray discs for $24.99: Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Dark Knight, Hancock, Hellboy II, Mamma Mia!, Max Payne, The Mummy: Tomb of Dragon Emperor, Righteous kill, Wall-E.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has a list of DVDs for $10.00.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Peter Pan: 2-Disc Platinum Edition $19.99
    The Little Mermaid: 2-Disc Platinum Edition $19.99
    Toy Story: 2-Disc 10th Anniversary Edition $19.99
    Toy Story 2 $19.99

    $9.99 each:
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    The Strangers: Unrated
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated
    Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay: Unrated

    Buy 2, Save $10: Offer Available on Select DVDs, CDs & Games
    Only Available at Best Buy:
    Legends Of Wrestling: Volume I / II / III / IV / V / VI DVDs $12.99 each


    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Vantage Point $16.99
    Eagle Eye $16.99
    21 $16.99
    The Godfather Trilogy: Coppola Remastered $49.99
    Bruce Springsteen: Live In Dublin $19.99
    Band Of Brothers $59.99
    Planet Earth $59.99
    LOST: Season 3 $54.99
    Prison Break: Season 3 $44.99
    Supernatural: Season 3 $39.99
    Smallville: Season 7 $39.99
    Dexter: Season 1 $34.99
    Mad Men: Season 1 $29.99
    Chuck: Season 1 $27.99
    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Season 1 $24.99
    Pushing Daises: Season 1 $24.99
    Weeds: Season 3 $24.99

    Blu-Ray discs below are 2 for $35 if purchased on the same receipt. $19.99 Each AFTER Savings.
    I Am Legend ($34.99 )
    Troy ($24.99)
    300 ($29.99)
    The Departed ($29.99)



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    Target on sale DVD items:


    $10 each: Titles listed and selected others
    High School Musical: Encore Edition
    Enchanted
    21
    No Country For Old Men

    $13 Fitness DVDs: Titles listed and selected others. Titles found in Sporting Goods Department.
    The Firm: Ultimate Fat Burning Workout
    The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max
    10 Minute Solution: Hot Body Boot Camp
    Gaiam Yoga For Beginners
    Gaiam Yoga Conditioning


    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Batman: The Dark Knight $24.99
    The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor $24.99
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army $24.99
    Max Payne Low Price
    Eagle Eye $19.99
    Righteous Kill $24.99
    Hancock $24.99
    Tropic Thunder: Director’s Cut Unrated $19.99
    Mamma Mia! The Movie $24.99
    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian $24.99
    Wall*E (2-Disc edition) $24.99
     
  3. Chris S

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    Thanks for the Roundup!

    The Blu-ray release of the Bourne Trilogy is very tempting at $64.99 but I've been saving up enough money for only one title this week so it's going to have to be Zodiac: Director’s Cut.
     
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    Thanks guys. Bourne on Blu for me. Much nicer price than was first announced.
     
  5. TonyD

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    Wow, some good Blu deals to be had this week. Too bad I don't have an unlimited budget!
     
  7. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up Zodiac on Blu-ray and eventually I'll get Any Given Sunday. I'll rent Lakeview Terrace at some point for the fun of seeing Sam Jackson terrorizing his neighbors.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, gents! I agree with Derek. There are some really nice Blu deals out there this week. But, since I FINALLY took the plunge and bought a Samsung LN46A850, I'm going to have to lay low for a while. Fortunately, I've been buying Blu-ray discs for the past several months, so I already have a BIG stack of titles to keep me busy! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    I had that title in last week's RoundUp, Tony. It was released on 1-22-09.

    It didn't make sense to me that the two titles were being released on blu a week apart...but, then, there is a lot about the 2006 version of The Pink Panther that I don't get. [​IMG]
     
  10. Shawn.F

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    Bourne Trilogy, King Kong (forgot to nab this last week), Groundhog Day and Zodiac for me.
     
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    Thanks for the prices, guys. A lot of Blu this week with Bourne Trilogy, Zodiac DC and Groundhog Day. I'll also eventually get Any Given Sunday on Blu, I'm sure.

    I may also pick up the Stewardesses 3D SD. It seems like it could be interesting from what I've read about it. And $16.91 at DeepDiscount seems like a decent price for it.
     
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    can not agree more.
     
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    Bourne, Super Friends, Hulk Vs., Any Given Sunday...not all this week, of course. [​IMG] We'll see what the bank account looks like on Tuesday.
     
  14. Derek Miner

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    Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    Picked up the Godfather trilogy at Best Buy today and had them adjust my receipt on Pushing Daisies Season 1 which I previously bought (with a gift card) at $34.99(!). I had no idea the price would drop at BB and Wal-Mart within a week of that purchase.

    Would love to add Groundhog Day, Zodiac and the Bourne set to my Blu collection at some point. Anyone have a thought on how long it will take to see a price as good or better on the Bourne set if I wait?
     
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    I'll probably pickup Zodiac and Groundhog Day on Blu-ray......I'll consider Bourne and RocknRolla at another time. As for DVD.....Cheers and M.A.N.T.I.S. are my choices for the week.
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    I'm still looking to nab one of these myself, Shawn. Held two copies in my hand at two different stores up in northern Vermont while on a family outing. Unfortunately, at a mall FYE they were asking $24.99 and at a Barnes & Noble they wanted $29.99! [​IMG]

    I'll wait until I see the expected $19.99 somewhere. And once I buy it at that pricepoint, something tells me it will be a title that ends up in sales and bargain bins pretty quickly.

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    And, Groundhog Day in Blu will be mine. this will be a triple dip. But, then again, this is one of my all-time favorite films. Very special for me.
     
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    Will have to be Groundhog Day on BD & Cheers Volume 11 on DVD.
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    Went to yet a different Target tonight...along with an FYE.

    Still no King Kong at Target. The same empty slot exists on the interior end cap in the DVD section at all three Targets I have checked.

    At FYE, in Albany (as opposed to the one in Burlington, VT. I checked Sunday) the same $24.99 price which I refuse to pay since $19.99 seems to be the prevailing low price at Target and Best Buy. If only they would have some in stock. [​IMG]

    I just hope I don't go through this same nonsense with Groundhog Day. I am going to want to watch that immediately!
     
  19. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for the Weekly RoundUp.

    Just ordered Bourne Trilogy on Blu from Amazon (used a $25 gift cert to get it for $40).

    Also picked-up Fireproof locally.

    My rentals for the week:
    - Lakeview Terrace
    - Open Season 2
    - Pride and Glory

    Coupon Info

    Select Eagle Eye SD-DVD's have sticker coupons on the packaging good for $5 off select SD-DVD's and $10 off select Blu-ray's valid through 4/30/09. Select titles for both (SD-DVD's & Blu-ray's) are as follows:
    - Transformers
    - Godfather Trilogy (Get it on Blu at BB for $39.99 with coupon!)
    - Sweeny Todd
    - Cloverfield
    - Spideriwck Chronicles
    - Drillbit Taylor
    - Love Guru
    - Tropic Thunder (Get it on Blu at Target for $9.99 with coupon!)

    Sony has a sheet of 15 coupons available on-line for select Blu-rays: 14 of them are for $3 off certain titles, and 1 for $10 off the Spiderman 1,2,3 Set, and they are valid through 2/25/09. I've read that this same sheet of coupons was included in select coupon sections in Sunday's paper:
    Link: http://www.sonypictures.com/homevide...BD_Coupons.pdf

    Sony has another coupon available on-line: $3 off the purchase of Open Season 2.
    Link:
    http://www.sonypictures.com/homevide...cialOffers.pdf

    (Note: This PDF link keeps giving me an I/O time out error. I'm posting it in case it starts working again).
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    Just made a couple of phone calls.

    My local Target tells me they have no copies of either King Kong or Groundhog Day on Blu-ray. Although the Electronics clerk assured me that Blu-ray was expanding and that stores will be stocking more titles in the future. [​IMG]

    My local Best Buy HAS Groundhog Day...but still no King Kong.

    Jeff: Nice work!

    Is Fireproof a title you'd recommend?
     

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