Weekly Roundup 12-15-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds – 2009)

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    – The Twelve Chairs – 1970

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    –Ed Helms & friend (The Hangover – 2009)

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    Antonio Bandieras & Liam Neeson (The Other Man – 2008)

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    – Herb and Dorothy – 2008

    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco 2009 World Series Telecast: Yankees vs. Phillies $49.99[​IMG] $49.99 Cake Boss $15.99[​IMG] $14.99 G-Force (1-disc) $8.49[​IMG] $15.99 $15.99 G-Force DE (2-disc) $22.99[​IMG] $22.99 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard $14.99[​IMG] $14.99 $16.99 The Hangover (1-disc) $14.99[​IMG] $14.99 $15.99 $18.99 The Hangover SE (1-disc) $22.99[​IMG] $20.99 Herb and Dorothy $25.99[​IMG] $24.99 Inglourious Basterds (1-disc) $15.99[​IMG] $15.99 $16.99 $18.99 Inglourious Basterds SE (2-disc) $21.49[​IMG] $21.99 $24.99 Murder by Decree $8.99[​IMG] $12.99 The Other Man $19.99[​IMG] $24.99 The Paper Chase: Season 2 $36.99[​IMG] $44.99 Psycho Ward $20.49[​IMG] $24.99 Robot Chicken: Season 4 $21.99[​IMG] $21.99 Taking Woodstock $18.99[​IMG] $19.99 The Tudors: Season 3 $22.99[​IMG] $24.99 $26.99 The Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie $15.99[​IMG] $15.99 $16.99 [​IMG]
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    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco 2009 World Series Film: Phillies vs. Yankees (MLB) $18.99[​IMG] $19.99 Basilisk: Complete Series $38.99[​IMG] $59.99 G-Force $19.99[​IMG] $25.99 Lo/Price $27.99 The Hangover $15.99[​IMG] $15.99 $19.99 Inglourious Basterds $17.99[​IMG] $17.99 $19.99 $26.99 Inglourious Basterds DE (Target Exclusive) $26.99 The Mel Brooks Collection $92.99[​IMG] $93.99 The Other Man $24.99[​IMG] $34.99 Samurai Champloo: Complete Series $44.99[​IMG] $69.99 Star Trek - The Original Series: Season 3 $52.99[​IMG] $65.99 Star Trek - The Original Series: Seasons 1 - 3 $178.99[​IMG] $279.99 Taking Woodstock $27.99[​IMG] $29.99
    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    The Mel Brooks Collection (Blu-ray): Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Young Frankentstein, High Anxiety, History of the World Part 1, Robin Hood man in Tights, Silent Movie, To Be or Not to Be, The Twelve Chairs.

    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

    --WATCH YOUR SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS! Make it a Blu Christmas with $130 in savings on some of the most sought after high-definition titles from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starting Dec. 6, look for coupons inside your major local newspaper and on www.smartsource.com. Coupons are good at most major retailers. Offers include $3.00 off the hottest Blu-ray Discs like action-packed hits Fight Club and Independence Day, family fare including Home Alone and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, classics such as Patton and Miracle on 34th Street and many, many more. Receive $10.00 off Blu-ray box sets including X-Men Trilogy, Rocky: The Undisputed Collection, The Mel Brooks Collection and Die Hard Collection just to name a few.

    --The usual price discrepancies, this week, between the Best Buy flyer and bestbuy.com on a number of new release titles . So, if you are thinking of picking up a title at your local store, you MAY want to consider doing a purchase on BB.com and an in-store pickup.

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT with specially-priced ($29.99) SE DVD copies of The Hangover. While supplies last. Minimum of 4 per store. No rainchecks. T-shirt on pack.

    --At Best Buy, this week, you might also be eligible to receive the Blu-ray of The Hangover FREE (if you purchase select Blu-ray players).

    --At Best Buy, you can also get an EXCLUSIVE EDITION OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (either 2-disc SE on DVD or Blu-ray). Includes exclusive behind-the-scenes interview about the making of Inglourious Basterds with Quentin Tarantino. Minimum of 4 per store (each DVD & Blu-ray).

    --At Best Buy you can also save $6, instantly, when you buy ANY VERSION of G-Force and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --The Best Buy exclusives just keep on a-comin'. BB has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE OF BOOGIE NIGHTS. ($24.99)

    --And...pre-order Michael Jackson's This Is It on Blu-ray or DVD @ BB and get a FREE EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK METAL CASE. Pre-order in store or go to bestbuy.com/michaeljackson. Blu-ray and DVD avalailable January 26.

    --BB has the following Blu-ray titles on sale for $14.99:

    Transformers, The Dark Knight, Sex and the City: the Movie, Wedding Crashers, There Will Be Blood, Heat, Get Smart, The International, Paul Blart Mall Cop, Cloverfield, Enter the Dragon, 3:10 to Yuma, My Bloody Valentine, The Spirit, Twister, Jumper, Max payne, Street Kings, Weeds: Season 3, Weeds: Season 4 (Weeds: Seasons 1 & 2 just $9.99 apiece).

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: A list of $4.99 DVDs.

    --Target has EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITIONS of Inglourious Basterds this week (on BOTH DVD DVD & Blu-ray). Includes Original Soundtrack CD. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of The Hangover on DVD. Includes Las Vegas Zagat Guide.

    --Target also has the following Blu-ray discs for sale:

    $19.99: Angels & Demons, A Bug's Life, Casino Royale, The DaVinci Code, The Dark Knight, Fight Club, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Quantum of Solace, Terminator Salvation, Transformers, Wall-E, Watchmen, Wolverine.

    $14.99: Apocalypto, Constantine, Donnie Darko, Independence Day, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kingdom of Heaven, Office Space, Pearl Harbor.

    $9.99: Bullitt, Predator, Punisher (2005), Reservoir Dogs, Speed, Swordfish, Terminator, The Wedding Singer.

    --Target has the following Gift boxes advertised:

    $159.99: The Sopranos Complete Series.

    $109.99: Ally McBeal Complete Series, I Love Lucy: Complete Series.

    $99.99: Friends; Complete Series, Sex and the City: Complete Series.

    $44.99: Harry Potter: Years 1-6.

    $29.99: Nicholas Sparks: Collection, Band of Brothers, The Godfather Trilogy, Planet Earth.

    $24.99: Star Wars Original Trilogy.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Lists of $4.75 & $10 titles.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $4.99 each:
    The Break-up
    Big Fish
    Les Miserables
    The Illusionist
    The Princess Bride
    Meet Joe Black
    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
    The Shawshank Redemption
    T2
    THe Scent of a Woman
    Rudy
    The Last Castle
    Runaway Bride
    Borat


    TV On DVD
    The Tudors season 1 or 2 $19.99 each

    Blu-ray:

    Reservoir Dogs $9.99
    Kill Bill, Vol. 2 $19.99

    $14.99 each:
    Transformers
    The Dark Knight
    Heat
    Enter the Dragon
    Sex and the City: The Movie
    Get Smart
    There Will Be Blood
    Wedding Crashers
    The International
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    Cloverfield
    3:10 to Yuma
    The Spirit
    My Bloody Valentine 3-D
    Twister
    Jumper
    Max Payne
    Street Kings

    Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 3 $69.99
    Weeds: Season 1 or 2 $9.99 each
    Weeds: Season 3 or 4 $14.99 each



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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Christmas-related Holiday DVDs:
    Spoogebob Squarepants Christmas $7.99
    Christmas Courage? $12.99
    It's a Wonderful Life $14.99
    Rudolph/Frosty combo $24.99
    Home Alone $24.99
    It's a Charlie Brown Christms $24.99

    $4.75 each:
    Love Story
    Catch Me If You Can
    The Wedding Date
    Animal House
    Michael Clayton

    $10 each:
    Yes Man
    Baby Mama
    Ice Age
    The Secret Life of Bees
    Eagle Eye

    My One and Only $16.99 ($5 gift card with purchase)

    $19.99 each:
    Four Christmases
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation Deluxe $22.99
    Transformers 2 Deluxe $24.99
    Tinker Bell Deluxe $19.99

    TV on DVD:
    All McBeal complete series $109.99
    I Love Lucy complete series $109.99
    Friends complete series $99.99
    Sex and the City complete series $99.99
    The Sopranos complete series $159.99

    The Nicolas Sparks gift set $29.99
    Harry Potter Gift Set $44.99
    Star Wars Trilogy $24.99

    $29.99 each:
    Band of Brothers
    The Godfather (Restored)
    Planet Earth complete series

    Blu-ray:

    $9.99 each:
    Terminator
    Predator
    Speed
    Bullitt
    Reservoir Dogs
    Punisher
    The Wedding Singer
    Swordfish

    $14.99 each:
    Independence Day
    Donnie Darko
    Constantine
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Pearl Harbor
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Office Space SE
    Apocalypto

    $19.99 each:
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Terminator Salvation
    Angels and Demons
    Fight Club
    Watchmen
    Transformers
    Wall-E
    A Bug's Life
    The Davinci Code
    The Dark Knight
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    Casino Royale
    Quantum of Solace
     
  3. Adam Gregorich

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    Thanks Mike and Pat! I just love that G-Force, Inglorious Bastards and Hungover Blu-rays are all cheaper than their 2 disc DVD versions! Would be nice if that trend continues.
     
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    Nothing for me...still haven't had time to watch my Perry Mason set for last week!


    And Mike, remember the "good old days" when all the retailers sold all the same versions of the same movie? It's getting out of hand!
     
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    Well, for the first time in years, a movie is going on my Christmas list. That Friends complete series box looks great on sale and I eye it every single time I'm in the store. Now no one can ever accuse me of buying everything I want.
     
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    I'll be picking up Inglourious Basterds (so far, the best movie I've seen this year) on Blu-ray. I don't want to wait but I guess I'll ask for the Boogie Nights Blu-ray for Christmas.

    Thanks for the prices, guys!
     
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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick!

     
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    The Hangover seems to be getting an odd pricing from the looks of pre-order vs in store.
    15.99 Preorder prices, but all the ad's have it at 19.99 -- with tax even with the $5 off Target coupon it's cheaper to order off Amazon.


    G-Force is listed at 19.96 in this week's Walmart circular so with a price match at Target plus the 2 coupons, it's possible to get it for 4.96. This depends on whether you Target forces the coupons prior to the PM or allows it tacked on afterwards. It's looks like it will sell for 22.99 in store so $7.99 seems to be easily obtainable as long as the online price is the B&M (with Target that isn't always a guarantee.

    Ingl Basterds looks to be the bargain at Target this wieek with the $8 off.


    Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure is at Best Buy at 16.99 this week so with the $10 coupon from Disney Rewards I think 6.99 is the going best price if you ,missed the TRU Target Price match from Fri/Sat.


    I still can't find a decent deal on "Julie and Julia" and "Funny People"
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    Do we know what the BB price for Boogie Nights is?
     
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    Just Star Trek Season 3 on Blu for me. Guess i will spring for the Amazon set. Best Buy's price just isnt good enough for me to fight the holiday crowd this week.
     
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    $24.99 in the Sunday Circular
     
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    Hey Rick, yeah the BB price on Trek is kinda high. But I'll still get it there so I can have it on release day! I figure the slightly higher price is for the inclusion of Where No Man has Gone Before.
     
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    Man, I could really go to town with those Target $5 BD coupons. Hangover, Inglorious Bastards, ID4, Predator, A Bug's Life ....

    I feel like Robin Williams shopping for coffee in "Moscow on the Hudson."
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the Inglourious Basterds BD deal at Target. Just went ahead and cancelled my Amazon preorder (for $17.99-$0.90 Gold Box offer).

    And thanks as usual to Mike (and Pat) for the Weekly Roundup.

    _Man_
     
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    Here's the description of the Inglourious Basterds bonus disc from Best Buy's site:

    "Go behind the scenes with legendary director Quentin Tarantino with this Best Buy exclusive bonus disc. It features a wide-ranging, more-than-60-minute interview with the celebrated filmmaker."

    I was thinking that the bonus disc would be more like a featurette or two but for an hour long interview, I'll probably spend the extra couple of bucks and pick it up.
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    Originally Posted by WillG Ya always wanna read the fine print!
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    And, Travis...thanks for that info on the Tarantino interview on the BB bonus disc. I wasn't giving that a thought...but any interview I've ever seen with QT has been really interesting. I might pay the extra $3 over the Target deal for that, too.

    Decisions, decisions. I have been hearing such good things about this film!
     
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    I loved it but I think it might help to know up front that there's lots of talking (it is a Tarantino movie afterall) and that there's chunks of the movie where Brad Pitt and crew aren't the primary focus. Neither of those things bothered me but they were two common criticisms that I saw of the movie.
     
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    I've watched a lot of movies that didn't have Brad Pitt in every scene. Amazingly, I've enjoyed many of them.
     

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