Weekly RoundUp 1-6-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Seth Rogan & James Franco (Pineapple Express – 2008)

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    – The Last Emperor – 1987

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    – Stairway to Heaven – 1946/Age of Consent - 1969

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    – Nicolas Cage (Bangkok Dangerous – 2008)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Alphabet Killer$19.99$14.99$19.99 - - An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong$16.99$19.99$19.99$15.99 - Babylon A.D. (1-disc)$19.99$19.99$17.99$19.99 - Babylon A.D. SE (2-disc)$23.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Bangkok Dangerous (1-disc)$19.99$19.99$15.99$19.99 - Bangkok Dangerous SE (2-disc)$23.99$24.99$22.99 - - Battlestar Galactica: Season 4$31.99$31.99$34.99$34.99 - Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - **Disaster Movie$21.99$19.99$17.99$19.99 - Doctor Who: Ep. 118 - Four to Doomsday$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Doctor Who: Ep. 27 – War Machines$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Duckman: Seasons 3 & 4$35.99$34.99$49.98 - - Duckman: Complete Series$54.99$89.99$79.99 - - Eden Lake$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Frisky Dingo: Season 2$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - IMAX Ultimate Collection (20-discs)$81.99$114.99$99.99 - - Laredo: Season 2 Volume 2$31.49$29.99$24.99 - - Mannix: Season 2$34.99$44.99$49.99 - - Michael Powell Double Feature$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - **Pineapple Express (1-disc)$16.99$14.99$15.99$16.99 - Pineapple Express SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Ping Pong Playa$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Righteous Kill$20.49$17.99$15.99$16.99 - Transformers: Season 2 (Animated)$17.99$24.99$21.99 - - Tripping the Rift: Season 3$26.99$22.99$19.99 - - The Tudors: Season 2$25.99$24.99$34.99$27.99 - The Wackness$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Waltons: Season 8$29.99$34.99$34.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAbsolute Best of Ghost Hunters$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Babylon A.D.$27.99$26.99$27.99$29.99 - Bangkok Dangerous$25.99$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Dexter: Season 1$37.95$44.99$49.99 - - Disaster Movie$26.99$29.99$29.99 - - Friday Night Lights$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Hard Gun$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Last Emperor$24.99$34.99$34.99 - - Pineapple Express$27.95$27.99$27.99$26.99 - Righteous Kill$24.49$26.99$27.99$26.99 - The Wackness$27.99$29.99$34.99 - -

    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Michael Powell Double Feature: Age of Consent, Stairway to Heaven.

    IMAX Ultimate Collection (20-disc): I couldn’t find the list of titles included in this 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, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    --This week marks the FIFTH(!) anniversary since I’ve been putting together the Weekly RoundUp! I want to thank all you folks who have stuck with me through the years…and, of course, Dave Lambert (RoundUpper Emeritus) who came up with the stinkin’ idea! [​IMG]
    As we start Year #6, here’s to many more RoundUps!

    --And what were the big releases in the Weekly Roundup 1-6-2004? The Collector’s Editions of the four Alien films and, in an odd sense of symmetry: Babylon 5: Season 4. [​IMG]

    --Best Buy has a LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON 4 this week. Minimum 8 per store. Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks. Exclusive packaging includes dog tags and book. .

    --Buy BOTH Righteous Kill and Traitor (on either SD-DVD OR Blu-ray) and SAVE $10, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Buy ANY TWO of the following $9.99 DVDs and get a FREE $5 Best Buy GiftCard: Baby Mama, The Bank Job, Definitely Maybe, Doomsday, The Forbidden Kingdom, Hitman, Leatherheads, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, No Country for Old Men, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Stargate: Ark of Truth, Superbad, There Will Be Blood, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, We Own the Night.

    --The following Blu-ray discs are $13.99 this week at Best Buy: Face/Off, The Italian Job, Madagascar, Sleepy Hollow, Top Gun, We Were Soldiers. The following BDs are $20.99: Shooter, Transformers.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $5.99.

    --Purchase BOTH Babylon A.D. AND Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia and save $5, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --The following Blu-ray discs are $16.99 at CC this week: All James Bond releases, The Bank Job, The Forbidden Kingdom. The following BDs are $19.99: Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume II, Sleeping Beauty, Wall-E.

    --CC is also having a sale of 50% off their HBO titles. And, all seasons of 24 are on sale for $24 apiece. And, all CDs are 30% off this week.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of titles for $6.99.

    --@ Target, buy An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong and get a FREE $5 Target GiftCard. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Same $5 Target GiftCard deal if you buy The Tudors: Season 2 @ Target this week. AND, Target has AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC on this title. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target, this week, is also advertising a number of Disney “About to Return to the Vault” titles for $19.99: The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II, The Little Mermaid III, Peter Pan, Peter Pan: Return to Neverland.

    --Target has the following Blu-ray discs on sale for $14: American Gangster, Bullitt, The Hulk (Ang Lee), The Shining. The following BDs are $19.99: 300, Casino Royale, I Am Legend, Troy.

    --Target, this week, is also advertising seasons 1 thru 6 of 24 @ $17.99 apiece. Seasons 1 thru 10 of Friends are on sale for $15.99 apiece and seasons 8 & 9 of Seinfeld are $14.99 apiece.

    --Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $7.50 & $10 AND a separate list of Fitness & Exercise DVDs for $13.00.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Babylon A.D. $17.99
    Babylon A.D: 2-Disc Unrated w/Digital Copy $22.99
    Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia $17.99
    Purchase Babylon A.D. and Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia together on the same receipt and Save $5

    $6.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
    Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition
    Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Edition
    Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie / Born In East L.A. Double Feature


    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Kill Bill: Volume I $19.99
    Kill Bill: Volume II $19.99
    Wall*E: 2-Disc $19.99
    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian $19.99
    Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary Edition $19.99
    The Forbidden Kingdom $16.99
    The Bank Job $16.99
    Dr. No $16.99 (ALL James Bond Blu-Ray Discs on sale this week)
    Band Of Brothers $45.00


    DVD Sets:
    24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $24 each

    DVD Sets – 50 % Off HBO Title. See In Store For More. Titles May Vary By Store:
    Entourage: Season 4 $17.50
    The Sopranos: Season 6.2 $30
    John Adams $30
    Generation Kill $30
    Band Of Brothers $35


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Eagle Eye $14.99

    Righteous Kill $17.99
    Traitor $19.99
    Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia $19.99
    Buy any two and Save $10 instantly. This also applies to Blu-Ray versions and appears that you can mix & match 1 DVD and 1 Blu-Ray disc to get the $10 savings. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.

    $5.99 each: Regular Price = $9.99 - $14.99 each
    Eurotrip: Unrated
    Clerks II
    Super Troopers
    Van Wilder: The Rise Of Taj
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    Stripes: Extended Cut
    Dude, Where’s My Car?
    Cocaine Cowboys

    $9.99 each: Buy 2 from this section and get a Free $5 Gift Card. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.
    The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep
    Leatherheads
    The Bank Job
    No Country For Old Men
    There Will Be Blood
    We Own The Night
    The Spiderwick Chronicles
    Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
    Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns
    Baby Mama
    Stargate: The Ark Of Truth
    Doomsday: Unrated
    The Forbidden Kingdom
    Hitman: Unrated
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition
    Definitely, Maybe


    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Eagle Eye $26.99
    Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition $24.99
    Sleepy Hollow $13.99
    Madagascar $13.99
    We Were Soldiers $13.99
    The Italian Job $13.99
    Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition $13.99
    Face/Off $13.99
    Shooter $20.99
    Transformers $20.99


    DVD Sets:
    The Tudors: Season 1 $19.99
    Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 / 3 $34.99
    Battlestar Galactica: Season 2 / 2.5 $29.99


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Iron Man $9.99
    Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom OF The Crystal Skull $9.99
    Mamma Mia! The Movie Low Price ($15.99?)
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 $15.99
    Tropic Thunder $15.99
    Eagle Eye $15.99
    Get Smart $15.99
    The Incredible Hulk $15.99

    An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong $15.99
    Free $5 Target Gift Card with purchase. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

    $7.50 each: Titles listed and selected others
    Annie
    Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
    Hellboy
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    The Punisher

    $10.50 each: Titles listed and selected others
    Madagascar
    27 Dresses
    Juno
    American Gangster: 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition
    P.S. I Love You

    $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
    Quick Start Yoga For Weight Loss
    Taebo
    Gaiam Yoga For Beginners
    and others

    Disney About To Return To The Vault Classics: $19.99 each
    The Little Mermaid: 2-Disc Platinum Edition
    The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea
    The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning
    Peter Pan: 2-Disc Platinum Edition
    Peter Pan: Return To Neverland


    Blu-Ray Discs:
    I Am Legend $19.99
    The Shining $14.99
    Bullitt $14.99
    Troy $19.99
    300 $19.99
    American Gangster $14.99
    The Hulk $14.99 (2003)
    Casino Royale $19.99


    DVD Sets:
    The Tudors: Season 1 $19.99
    Greek: Chapter 2 $19.99
    24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $17.99 each
    Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $15.99 each
    My Name Is Earl: Season 3 $19.99
    CSI: Season 8 $44.99
    Seinfeld: Season 8 / 9 $14.99 each
    Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Season 1 + 2 $9.99
     
  3. pitchman

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    My gosh, Mike! Is that a picture of your home video library?? [​IMG]

    My wife complains about all of the movies I have, but it is a drop in the bucket compared to that photo! I am clearly not worthy... [​IMG]
     
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    Congrats & thanks for 5 years of providing a great resource for us.
    You've helped me save (and encouraged me to spend) many dollars!
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    I was in Best Buy today and saw a number of Blu-ray discs on sale for $12.99.

    Here are some of the titles:

    Terminator 2
    Reservoir Dogs
    Weeds: Season 1
    Weeds: Season 2
    The Punisher
    Total Recall
    Stargate
    Crank
    Dirty Dancing
    Monster's Ball
    American Psycho
    Basic Instinct
    The Invincible Iron Man (animated)
    Young Guns
    Step Into Liquid
    The Black Mask

    The shelf tags say the sale will continue until January 31.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Uh......no! [​IMG]

    Obviously, that's what it looks like at Dave Lambert's house. He was the big buyer each week!









    j/k It's some random store somewhere...

    Although I did make a few PhotoShop alterations. [​IMG]

    I wonder if any sharp eyes can spot my awful PhotoShop work.
     
  7. Dustin James

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    According to DVDActive the titles included are:

    Space Station
    Mission to Mir
    Blue Planet
    Destiny in Space
    Cosmic Voyage
    L5: First City in Space
    The Dream is Alive
    Hail Columbia!
    Deep Sea
    Into the Deep
    Galapagos
    Survival Island
    Hidden Dimension
    Secret of Life on Earth
    China: The Panda Adventure
    Mountain Gorilla
    Nascar: The IMAX Experience
    Mark Twain's America
    Fires of Kuwait
    T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous

    IMAX Ultimate Collection (US - DVD R1) in News > Releases at DVDActive
     
  8. Chris S

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    Thanks for the Roundup! Has it really been 5 years?! (hopefully it doesn't feel like more [​IMG] ) Congrats!

    Just Frisky Dingo: Season 2 for me this week.
     
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    When I saw Woody's RoundUP above the doorway there, I thought for sure it had to be your own personal library! [​IMG] [​IMG] Great Photoshop job, BTW! [​IMG]

    Congrats on five years of RoundUpping!
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    Dustin: Thanks for the IMAX info! I knew it wouldn't take long for someone to grab it. RoundUppers are the best-informed DVD shoppers on the 'net. And that's no thanks to me, it's just the smart company we keep! [​IMG]


    That's one of the additions to the pic. There are a few more...probably not as recognizable to people.
     
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    Five Years...Zowie...

    Probably S4 of Galactica, would wait for the Blu but it's too Expensive anyhow and Have we even gotten S1 yet? And Mannix if I can find a good price.
     
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    Mike, congratulations and thanks for the past five years. The Roundup has gone from strength to strength on your watch!

    Cheers!
     
  13. Ric Easton

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    Congrats on 5 years Mike! You and Patrick are both doing a great job!

    I'll be picking up Battlestar Galactica!
     
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    Mike thanks for the round-up. The orange cat is an add to the picture. The only reason I know is because He's now a dark lord of the Sith ever since the "Trolling" thread from a few months back. Uh-Oh, I bet you didn't ask for permission from him before displaying his image all over the place. He's probably gonna "force choke" you now. Been nice knowing ya Mike.........[​IMG]
     
  15. EricSchulz

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    My guess would be that you have two dogs and a cat...

    Great job, I LOVE the Round-Up and still miss working with you from the Target end of it!
     
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    Dang it! Someone beat me to the crack about the new pic being Mike's HTF room! [​IMG]

    I'm not seeing anything which is shouting "buy me!" this week, so I think I'm passing. Good old wallet needs a break, anyway.
     
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    I'll be picking up Pineapple Express on Blu-ray this week. And I may get CSI: Season Eight since it's on sale.

    Thumbs up for five years of great work! [​IMG]
     
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    Found Last Emp a week or so ago at a local shop, so that is off the list. Might pick up Face/Off though. $14 makes it kind of hard to pass up.

    And congrats on the anniversary! Hehehehe...kitty picture. [​IMG]
     
  19. JackKay

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    Mike and Pat, thanks for a great FIVE YEARS! Not only do you guys make our purchasing decisions so easy, but give us a chance to discuss them as well.

    jack

    Looks like Michael Powell for me.
     
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    Five years? It's all downhill from here.
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