Weekly Roundup 11-16-2010

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – Metropolis – 1927

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    – A Christmas Carol – 2009

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    –Charles Laughton (Mutiny on the Bounty – 1935)



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    –Annette Bening & Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right – 2010)



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    –Shelly Winters & Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter– 1955)

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    –Charlie Chaplin & Paulette Goddard (Modern Times– 1936)

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    –Sophie Marceau & Monica Bellucci (Don't Look Back – 2009)

    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLE

    Amazon

    BestBuy

    Target

    Costco



    16 Wishes

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition (3-disc)

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $19.99

    $19.99

    $19.99



    Back From Hell: Tribute to Sam Kinison

    $15.49[​IMG]

    $14.99







    Bee Gees: In Out Own Time

    $13.49[​IMG]

    $13.99







    Beneath the Blue

    $24.49[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Best Worst Movie

    $17.99[​IMG]

    $14.99







    Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $19.99

    $17.99

    $18.99



    A Christmas Carol (2009) (Disney)

    $16.99[​IMG]

    $17.99

    $16.99





    Coopers Christmas

    $20.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Dancing Dreams

    $19.99[​IMG]









    Don't Look Back

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    Exam

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    The Extra Man

    $25.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    Eyes Wide Open

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Fear Me Not

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    The Gunslingers

    $15.99[​IMG]









    Heroes: Complete Series

    $120.99[​IMG]

    $129.99







    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Very Sunny Christmas

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $19.99







    The Kids Are All Right

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $17.99

    $17.99





    The Last Airbender

    $16.99[​IMG]

    $17.99

    $16.99





    LEGO: Hero Factory - Rise of the Rookies

    $10.99[​IMG]

    $12.99







    The Lightkeepers

    $19.49[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Lottery Ticket

    $20.49[​IMG]

    $19.99

    $17.99





    (The Complete) Metropolis

    $20.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup

    $23.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Mister Ed: Season 4 (Shout! Factory Exclusive)













    Modern Times (CC)


    $21.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Monte Walsh

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99







    Mrs. Miracle

    $16.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    The Night of the Hunter (CC)

    $29.99[​IMG]

    $34.99







    The Office: Overtime (Digital Shorts)

    $10.99[​IMG]

    $9.99

    $9.99





    Opposite Day

    $11.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Perry Mason: Season 5 Volume 2

    $36.49[​IMG]

    $39.99







    The Possession of David O'Reilly

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    Sherlock Jr./Three Ages

    $26.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $19.99







    Special Ops

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $19.99







    Spongebob Squarepants: Legends of Bikini Bottoms

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99







    Vengeance

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $14.99









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    BLU-RAY TITLE

    Amazon

    BestBuy

    Target

    Costco



    16 Wishes

    $23.49[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition (3-disc)

    $24.99[​IMG]

    $29.99

    $24.99

    $29.99



    Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

    $15.49[​IMG]

    $16.99







    Beneath the Blue

    $24.49[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

    $25.99[​IMG]

    $26.99

    $25.99

    $25.99



    Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (3-D) (Combo Pk.)

    $30.99[​IMG]

    $34.99







    Clash of the Titans (3-D) (Combo Pack)

    $31.49[​IMG]

    $34.99







    A Christmas Carol (2009) (Disney) (Combo Pack)

    $23.99[​IMG]

    $24.99

    $24.99

    $23.99



    A Christmas Carol (2009) (Disney) (3-D Combo Pack) (3-D)

    $27.99[​IMG]

    $34.99

    $29.99

    $30.99



    Crowley

    $17.49[​IMG]









    Deep Sea (3-D) (IMAX)

    $33.99[​IMG]

    $34.99







    The Extra Man

    $23.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Falling Down

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $19.99







    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Very Sunny Christmas

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    The Kids Are All Right

    $27.99[​IMG]

    $26.99

    $24.99





    The Last Airbender (1-disc)

    $22.99[​IMG]

    $22.99

    $22.99





    The Last Airbender (Combo Pack)

    $26.99[​IMG]

    $26.99

    $26.99

    $27.99



    The Last Airbender (3-D) (Best Buy Exclusive)



    $29.99







    The Lightkeepers

    $26.49[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Lottery Ticket (Combo Pack)

    $25.99[​IMG]

    $27.99

    $25.99





    (The Complete) Metropolis

    $29.49[​IMG]

    $34.99







    Modern Times (CC)

    $29.49[​IMG]

    $34.99







    Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99







    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

    $25.99[​IMG]

    $29.99







    The Night of the Hunter (CC)

    $36.49[​IMG]

    $44.99







    Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film (3-D)

    $27.99[​IMG]

    $29.99







    Open Season (3-D)

    $27.99[​IMG]

    $29.99







    Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection

    $45.99[​IMG]

    $59.99







    Polar Express (3-D)

    $26.99[​IMG]

    $34.99







    Sherlock Jr./Three Ages

    $25.99[​IMG]

    $29.99







    Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Space Station (3-D) (IMAX)

    $40.49[​IMG]

    $34.99







    Special Ops

    $20.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







    Staunton Hill

    $13.49[​IMG]

    $14.99







    The Tournament

    $16.99[​IMG]

    $14.99







    The Twilight Zone: Season 2

    $69.99[​IMG]

    $89.99







    Under the Sea (3-D) (IMAX)

    $33.99[​IMG]

    $34.99







    The World at War

    $112.49[​IMG]

    $99.99










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

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection (Blu-ray): Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas. This set also comes with a Peanuts Snowglobe and Window Clings.

    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



    --This is one of the first major release weeks since the advent of the new high-definition video formats in which the Blu-ray list is longer than the standard definition DVD list.



    --That being said--this is also the first big week of 3-D releases. This brings the advent of the "3-D Combo Pack". This consists of a 3-D Blu-ray disc, a 2-D Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a digital copy.



    --Shout! Factory has an exclusive release this week of Mr. Ed: Season 4 at their own website ($39.99 + S&H).



    --Best Buy has
     
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    Grrr I have the $10 coupon for Christmas Carol and BB.com is $27.99. I'd like to use the coupon. I wonder if BB will match their web price or if I can use in store pick up and then try to apply the coupon?
     
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    The 3D BB Last airbender looks interesting too, but I heard it was a rush conversion, so I'm not sure if it will be worth it. Did anyone see it in 3D in the theater?
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    I tried once a while back, at my local BB, Adam, to get them to match their web price with no luck. Some members here say their BB will do it every time. So its a definite YMMV situation. Same with the in-store pickup. I bet others will chime in with advice.
     
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    I forgot to say thanks Mike and to add that when Metropolis goes on sale I am there!
     
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    Thanks for the Round-Up! I got in on Twilight Zone Season 2 back when Amazon had it for $56.99. Season 3 is up for preorder for $74.99...I hope the price drops between now and February.


    I received Disney's A Christmas Carol 3D today, and it had a nice lenticular 3D cover. And thanks to the Round-Up, the Sondheim Birthday Concert will be on my doorstep on street date.


    Thanks again!
     
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    I don't exactly keep up on releases and I have a couple questions. I already have Falling Down on BR. Is this new release a more basic version than the "book" already available? And what is "Complete" about Metropolis? Has there been yet more lost footage found?
     
  8. Guest

    Great job, Mike. I have one request...is there any way that you can change the banner color for sd releases? I know from looking at your roundup every week that the sd titles are listed first, but every once in a while I get confused as to which list I am looking at, and the blue banner confuses me a tad (I keep thinking it is for blu-ray.) Anyway, great job as usual!
     
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    Price Matching and using the coupon at Best Buy is a crap shoot. For that matter even using the coupon at BB is an ordeal for some folks.


    Toys R Us by reports will have the 4 Disc Disney Christmas Carol for 28.99 and I think if you buy $40 in Disney movies you get a $10 gift card.



    A warning for those who are looking at purchasing the large World at War series -- this by reports this is a 16:9 cropped version of the original series from the early 70's.

    It appears to be the same as the UK box released earlier which has garnered almost as many 1 star reviews on Amazon as the Oprah narrated Life series. Apparently if

    you can live with seeing less than the original video what is left looks rather spectacular.
     
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    I'm working on a review which should be up sometime on Sunday. I am less disturbed by the cropping than by the fact that the Blu-ray has weak contrasts and less vividness than the DVD set.
     
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    Yikes, so double trouble for $100+ set is not a good thing.
     
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    I saw the 3d version in the theater. The movie had a number of 360 pans (think Bad Boys), and low light action sceens. They did not convert well to 3D. There was not a lot of depth for a lot of the 3d to take advantage of so the effects were often pointless.

    I am planning on picking this up in 2D myself. Maybe I would reconsider if it dropped sub $20
     
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    I'll be picking up the Avatar Blu-ray and maybe The Office shorts disc since it's pretty cheap.


    For those interested, The Kids Are All Right is a pretty good movie and worth a rental.


    Thanks for the prices!
     
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    Amazon is showing a new release date of 11-23-10.






    Crawdaddy
     
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    Hi Adam,


    In my own experience, I've had no problem in getting Best Buy to match their online price and use the coupon, or match a competitor's ad and use the coupon. I would not advise doing the in-store pick-up though and then trying to use the coupon as it would involve them then having to do a return and repurchase of the item; much easier to just have them match their online price in the store. If that fails for you, I once printed their online price off and used it to pricematch at Walmart where I've also had no issue in using the coupon.
     
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    Stellar work as always Mike. That frame from Night of the Hunter is so, so perfectly creepy. I am still debating on that BD release: so I want to take advantage of B&N's 50% off Criterion sale, or add it to the Christmas list? Decisions, decisions!


    Avatar has already been shipped from Amazon, so I might be getting it on Monday. Have a great week, everyone!
     
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    If that doesn't work, Target is selling it for $30, which is only $2 more. Will BB's online price (they are calling it a sale) still be in effect when it's no longer a pre-order?
     
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    An almost complete print of the original premiere cut was found in Brazil a couple of years ago. It was shown in a few theaters earlier this year and on TCM last week. The extra footage is of noticeably lower quality, but it does fill in a couple of gaps in the story and is certainly worth seeing for fans of the film.


    http://www.kino.com/metropolis/restoration.html#rest
     
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    Thanks for the info Bryan. I guess I'm seriously out of touch.


    For anyone who has Ultimate Electronics in their area, they are having some insane BR TV prices, though I think they are only through Monday. $7 for seasons 1-5 of Weeds and $10 for seasons 1-3 of Mad Men.
     
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