Weekly RoundUp 12-22-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – District 9 – 2009

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    – Haruka Ayase (Ichi – 2008)

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    –Sandra Bullock & Thomas Haden Church (All About Steve – 2009)

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    The Edge, Jimmy Page, Jack White (It Might Get Loud – 2008)

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    – Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer – 2009)

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    – Vincent D'Onofrio (Staten Island
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    – No Right Turn
    – 2009


    The Prices
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    Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF
    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco(500) Days of Summer$16.99$17.99$16.99$18.99All About Steve$16.99$17.99$16.99American Pie presents The Book of Love$17.99$17.99$16.99 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt$14.99$19.99 Blind Date$21.49$24.99 District 9 (1-disc)$15.99$15.99$16.99$18.99District 9 SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99 Extract$17.99$17.99 Family Guy: Something...Something...Darkside$13.99$14.99$12.99 Ghost Machine$18.99$24.99 Ichi$18.99$19.99 It Might Get Loud$18.99$25.99 KyleXY: Season 3 (Final Season)$24.49$34.99 No Right Turn$24.99$19.99 Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 3$27.99$34.99 Shattered Lives$23.99$24.99 Staten Island$14.99$14.99 Taxi: Final Season$29.49$29.99 Taxi: Complete Series$102.49$159.99 [​IMG]
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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco(500) Days of Summer$24.99$24.99$24.99 All About Steve$25.99$24.99$24.99 American Pie presents The Book of love$24.99$24.99$22.99 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt$19.99$22.99 District 9$17.99$19.99$19.99 Extract$24.49$24.99 Family Guy: Something...Something...Darkside$18.99$18.99$19.99 Family Guy: Something...Something...Darkside Coll. Set $29.99 Ichi$19.99$29.99 It Might Get Loud$22.99$32.99 Staten Island$13.99$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

    --The usual price discrepancies, this week, between the Best Buy flyer and bestbuy.com on a number of new release titles--most in the $2 range. 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 BLU-RAY COLLECTOR'S SET of Family Guy: Something..Something...Something Darkside which includes the Blu-ray disc, t-shirt and Lunch Box. While supplies last. Minimum of 4 per store. No rainchecks. T-shirt on pack.

    --At Best Buy, this week, you can also get an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY COLLECTOR'S SET of District 9. Featuring Replica MNU Vest and Production Notes. Minimum 2 per store. While supplies last. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also having a 50% OFF SALE OF ALL HBO SERIES AND BOX SETS. Shown are The Sopranos Complete Series for $119.99 AND The Wire Complete Series for $89.99. A number of other titles are shown--including John Adams & True Blood: Season 1 for $27.49 and band of Brothers for $32.49. Also shown is Entourage: Season 5 for $16.99, Rome: Complete Series for $42.99, Deadwood: Complete Series & Six Feet Under: Complete Series for $74.99 apiece. Also, Sex and the City: Complete Series for $99.99. Although they don't clearly specify, I'm assuming these are all DVD prices. Sale includes Blu-ray and DVD. More in-store and online. Markdowns taken from regular prices. Excludes Outlet Center items, special order, clearance, demo & open box items. Selection varies by store. Rainchecks on insert items only.

    --At Best Buy you can also get a FREE $5 BB GIFTCARD, instantly when you buy ANY TWO of the following DVDs. You can also get a free $10 BB GIFTCARD when you buy ANY TWO of the following Blu-ray discs:

    DVDs:

    $10.99: Watchmen (Dir. Cut)

    $14.99: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Santa Buddies, Disney's Earth. Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure, Up, Bolt

    $19.99: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover, Terminator Salvation, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, G-Force, Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, Twilight, Angels & Demons, Wolverine, Public Enemies, Inglourious Basterds

    Blu-Ray:

    $16.99: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    $19.99: The Hangover, Terminator Salvation, Watchmen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Santa Buddies, Disney's Earth, TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure.

    $24.99: Up, Bolt.

    $29.99: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, G-Force, Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, Twilight, Angels & Demons, Wolverine, Public Enemies, Inglourious Basterds.


    Gift card good towards future purchase. Products must be purchased on same receipt. Online offer may vary. Not valid with Blu-ray player $50 in free titles offer.

    --Best Buy is also running a 2/$40 sale on the following Blu-ray discs: Star Trek (2009), GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, Monsters vs. Aliens, Transformers, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, I Love You Man.

    Regularly $29.99 apiece. Products must be purchased on same receipt to recieve savings. Not valid with Blu-ray player $50 in free titles offer.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Nothing else...but don't miss that great price on the HP & the Half-Blood Prince BD above.

    --Target is advertising their Blu-ray copies of Distict 9 include a PlayStation 3 demo game of God of War III. It does NOT say this is an exclusive.

    --Target also has the following titles for sale ($14.99 DVD/$19.99 Blu-ray):

    Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, Santa Buddies, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Taking of Pelham 123, TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure, The Ugly Truth, Up, Year One.

    --Target following TV sets on sale: Lost: S5 - $39.99, Tudors: S3 - $29.99

    --Target also has the following TV Two-Packs on sale: Scrubs: S1&2 - $18.99, Good Eats: S1&2 - $12.99, Everyone Loves Raymond: S3&4 - $14.99, Bones: S1&2 - $26.99

    --Target Odds and Ends: $10 copies of The Dark Knight, NL's Christmas Vacation & Santa Clause 3.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $17.99 each
    Extract
    American Pie presents The Book of Love
    All About Steve
    (500) Days of Summer

    Buy any two of these DVDs get $5 gift card
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince $19.99
    The Hangover $19.99
    Terminator Salvation $19.99
    Watchmen $14.99
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $14.99
    Santa Buddies $14.99
    Disney presents earth $14.99
    Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure $14.99
    UP $14.99
    Bolt $14.99
    Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs $19.99
    G-Force $19.99
    Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian $19.99
    Twilight $19.99
    Angels and Demons $19.99
    X-Men Origins:Wolverine $19.99
    Public Enemies $19.99
    Inglorious Basterds $19.99

    TV On DVD

    Half-off all HBO boxsets:
    Sopranos Complete Series $119.99
    The Wire Complete Series $89.99
    Flight of the Concords Season 2 $12.49
    Eastbound & Down Season 1 $13.49
    Entourage Season 5 $16.99
    True Blood $27.49
    John Adams $27.49
    Band of Brothers $32.49
    Rome Complete Series $42.49
    Deadwood Complete Series $74.99
    Six Feet Under Complete Series $74.99
    Sex and the City Complete Series $99.99

    Blu-ray:

    $24.99 each:
    Extract
    American Pie presents The Book of Love
    All About Steve
    (500) Days of Summer


    Buy any two of these Blu-rays get $10 gift card
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince $16.99
    The Hangover $19.99
    Terminator Salvation $19.99
    Watchmen $19.99
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $19.99
    Santa Buddies $19.99
    Disney presents earth $19.99
    Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure $19.99
    UP $24.99
    Bolt $24.99
    Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs $29.99
    G-Force $29.99
    Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian $29.99
    Twilight $29.99
    Angels and Demons $29.99
    X-Men Origins:Wolverine $29.99
    Public Enemies $29.99
    Inglorious Basterds $29.99

    2 for $40:
    Star Trek
    GI Joe Rise of the Cobra
    Monsters vs Aliens
    Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
    Transformers
    I Love You, Man

    50% off all HBO boxsets on Blu-ray


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $14.99 each:
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    Up
    Year One
    District 9
    Pelham 123
    Family Guy Something Something Something Darkside
    Night at the Museum 2
    The Ugly Truth

    The Matrix 4-film set $8.99
    Batman 4-film set $8.99
    Ice Cube 4-film set $8.99

    TV on DVD:

    The Tudors season 3 $29.99
    Lost season5 $39.99
    Scrubs season 1 and 2 combo: $18.99
    Everybody Loves Raymond season 3 and 4 combo: $14.99
    Good Eats with Alton Brown combo: $12.99
    Bones season 1 and 2 combo: $26.99
    Gossip Girl season 2 $26.99

    Blu-ray:

    $19.99 each:
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    Up
    Year One
    District 9
    Pelham 123
    Family Guy Something Something Something Darkside
    Night at the Museum 2
    The Ugly Truth
     
  3. RickER

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    Not a damn thing. But i will rent District 9, just to see if it is good.

    Thanks as always guys. Have a safe Holiday this week. Mike, looks like you guys on the coast will get a white Christmas!
     
  4. Sam Posten

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    I got It Might Get Loud 2 weeks ago via iTunes and recommend getting it from that source (at $14.99!). This is the first movie I bought from that service at full price and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the iTunes Extras replicate everything the DVD does too.
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=336462914&s=143441

    I'd be interested in seeing someone compare the video quality with the DVD and BluRay.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    We are right on the fringe of this particular Nor'Easter, Rick! My daughter in Virginia was sending us photos of the foot of snow they had already received down there. We may get just an inch or so here...unless things change (which they are prone to do when talking about Nor'Easters)...

    People seem to be raving about the audio (and video, too, I think) of the District 9 Blu-ray.
     
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    I just wanted to jump in here and wish all of my fellow RoundUppers a very Happy Holidays! I am now residing in Abu Dhabi (for two years) and have been going through Internet hell the past couple of months. It looks like we finally have semi-regular service, so I wanted to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. Since most of what is discussed in this forum is no longer available to me, I can only purchase vicariously through all of you. Blu-ray is very much a nonexistent format in the UAE (and we don't even have a TV yet - - talk about sensory depravation!) In any event, I just wanted you all to know I am here in spirit (if nothing else) and I try to lurk when possible...and will even post whenever the Internet gods deem it possible.

    Cheers!
     
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    Here in NJ, we are getting so much snow that I might not make it to BB and Target tomorrow, which is very unusual for me when thare are sales to be had!! Hopefully, we can still make it to AVATAR in the afternoon. In any case, thanks to you, Mike, for another year of service to all of us HTF'ers. You are indispensible! You, too, Patrick! Merry Christmas.
     
  8. Cameron Yee

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    I was hoping for $19.99 on (500) Days...oh well.
     
  9. David Norman

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    Would have been nice if someone advertised it, but it looks like Target coupons get another run until it expires 12/24 -- hopefully 500 Days for $20 and District 9 for $15.

    I'm not sure if I'm unhappy to finally be rid of these things since it has been a very expensive month saving so much money (insert whatever smiley fits that statement).
     
  10. Cameron Yee

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    I was hoping for $19.99 so I could get it for $14.99 at Target. :)
     
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    I feel your pain, but it;s still $5 better than the next best (or I guess $3.50 after tax).
     
  12. EricSchulz

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    Several rentals for me: (500) Days, District 9 and Family Guy.
    Checking out Avatar in 3D on Monday!
    Calling a friend in Philly today to see how he's surviving the weather....

    And does Target win the "Best Coupon" award for 2009?
     
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    It's hard to argue that "Best Coupon" award just for its depth and the fact it was good for a whole month.

    The B&N Criterion 25% off was fun, but limited in scope and only really useful in conjunction with the already 50% off sale, but my Criterion shelf is very pretty -- I'm almost recovered from watching "In the Realm of the Senses" There are just some things that can't be forgotten easily -- you could see it coming and still was utterly shocking when it happens.

    The WB multiple stacking codes (similar enough to a coupon for me) from last summer was awfully fun while it lasted-- B4G5F and such.
     
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    I'll be picking up Family Guy this week. I'm not a fan of the show at all but their first Star Wars parody was very funny so I'm sold on this one. I may grab 500 Days Of Summer at some point when it's on sale.

    Thanks for the prices, guys!
     
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    But that's not the coupons fault, it's just a poor pawn in that battle. Your Target gets an award for the least consumer friendly place to shop exacerbated by the fact they won;t acknowledge the runaway winner .
     
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    My closest Target was sold out of District 9 on BD. I may try another Target in the area, but frankly I wasn't THAT big a fan of the movie.

    Still undecided about (500) Days as it's a blind buy. My friends would be shocked at my hesitation as they know how much I like Zooey D, but I guess my "no blind buys" and "no BDs more than $15" policies are squashing it. :) Plus we all know that there are rarely "once in a lifetime" prices on new releases anymore.
     
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    My Target only had 2 copies of District 9 left yesterday afternoon, and both of those had the "Digital Copy" stickers mostly scratched off. Weird. They sold out of something new last week, too (I forget which one though). This is not a common occurrence there.
     
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    I went to Target Tuesday night to get District 9 on BD. There were none to be had on the rack, so I started looking around. I stumbled upon a cart full of returns next to the electronics counter, and there was one copy in it. It also had the remnants of a sticker on the front sleeve, so I asked the girl behind the counter if they had anymore in stock. She scanned it with the inventory gun and told me that was the only copy they had.

    I find it somewhat strange they would sell out so fast, and that sticker thing left me scratching my head. Of course, the clerk could have been mistaken. Who knows? Seems like it pays to be an early bird.
     
  20. Cameron Yee

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    Wound up back at the Target and there were a dozen copies of District 9 in the rack. So...you can guess what happened next. :)
     

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