Weekly RoundUp 2-15-2011

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – Chris Pine & Denzel Washington (Unstoppable – 2010)

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    – Waiting for Superman – 2010

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    –Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles (The Stranger – 1946)



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    –Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise (Rain Man– 1988)

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    –Kansas City Confidential– 1952

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    –Robert Downey, Jr. & friend (Chaplin – 1992)

    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLE

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    BestBuy

    Target



    Around the World in 80 Days (TV 1989)

    $22.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Best of C.O.P.S.

    $9.98[​IMG]

    $8.99





    C.O.P.S.: Volume 1

    $13.49[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

    $9.99[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99

    $12.99



    The Fugitive: Season 4 Volume 2

    $28.99[​IMG]

    $34.99





    Game of Death

    $16.49[​IMG]

    $14.99





    Glorious 39

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $14.99





    He-Man & Masters of the Universe: Season 1

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Johnny Test: Super Smarty Pants

    $9.98[​IMG]

    $8.99





    Johnny Test: Season 1 & Season 2

    $14.98[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Kites

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Love at First Kill

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    National Lampoon's Dirty Movie

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Paddington Bear: Complete Classic Series

    $14.98[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Promised Lands

    $27.49[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Sabrina - The Animated Series: Volume 1

    $13.99[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Soul Train (Best of)

    $107.99[​IMG]

    $114.99





    Spin City: Season 4

    $26.99[​IMG]







    Stag Night

    $15.99[​IMG]

    $14.99





    The Storm Warriors

    $20.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Summer Wars

    $15.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Time for Drunken Horses

    $22.49[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Top Gear 14

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Top Gear 15

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99





    Unstoppable

    $15.99[​IMG]

    $16.99

    $16.99



    Waiting for Superman

    $17.99[​IMG]

    $16.99

    $16.99



    White Lion

    $18.99

    $19.99





    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

    $26.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Women Without Men

    $26.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $24.99







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    BLU-RAY TITLE

    Amazon

    BestBuy

    Target



    All the President's Men

    $24.49[​IMG]

    $29.99





    Big Daddy

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $16.99





    Chaplin (15th Anniversary Edition)

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $17.99





    Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

    $13.99[​IMG]

    $17.99





    Dungeons & Dragons Blu-ray Movie Collection

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99





    Game of Death

    $27.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Glorious 39

    $15.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Hoodwinked

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Kansas City Confidential (1952) (Combo Pack)

    $11.99[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Kites

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Last Tango in Paris

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99





    Moonstruck

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $14.99





    Mr. Deeds (2002)

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $16.99





    Network

    $14.99[​IMG]

    $16.99





    Rain Man

    $13.99[​IMG]

    $14.99





    Stag Night

    $20.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    The Stranger (1946) (Combo Pack)

    $11.99[​IMG]

    $12.99





    Summer Wars

    $19.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Top Gear 14

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    Top Gear 15

    $18.99[​IMG]

    $19.99





    Twilight Zone: Season 3

    $74.99[​IMG]

    $89.99





    Unstoppable

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $21.99

    $22.99



    Waiting for Superman

    $21.99[​IMG]

    $21.99

    $22.99



    White Lion

    $20.99[​IMG]

    $24.99





    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

    $25.99[​IMG]

    $29.99








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

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    Dungeons & Dragons Blu-ray Collection (Blu-ray): Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God.

    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

    --No specials on any new releases this week @ Best Buy.

    --Best Buy is advertising the following EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray titles this week (Choose from 20 titles exclusively at BestBuy.com/MovieExclusives):

    $9.99: The Cove, The Thomas Crown Affair

    $14.99: Almost Famous, Out of Sight.

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    Best Buy is also advertising the following titles:



    $13.99 Blu-ray/$8.99 DVD: Inception, The Other Guys, The Town, Salt, Saw-The Final Chapter, Eat Pray Love, Easy A, Toy Story 3.



    $16.99 Blu-ray/$11.99 DVD: The Social Network, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Knight and Day, Secretariat, Dinner for Schmucks, Prince of Persia, Step Up 3, Shrek: The Final Chapter.



    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: None to report.



    --No specials on new releases at Target this week, either.



    --At Target this week the following Blu-ray titles are $12.99 (titles shown and selected others): Taken, Princess Bride, Fight Club, Boondock Saints II, Wolverine, Kingdom of Heaven, The Day After Tomorrow, Ong Bak 3.



    --Target is also advertising the following TV on DVD (titles shown and selected others):



    $12.99: Bethenny Getting Married: Season 1



    $14.99: Gilmore Girls: Seasons 1 & 2 (two pack)



    $18.99: Modern Family: Season 1, The Big Bang Theory: S3, Vampire Diaries: S1.



    $19.99: Glee: Season 2 Volume 1



    $22.99: Dexter: Season 4



    $24.99: Glee: Season 1, Castle: S2, Scrubs: S1 & S2 (two pack)



    --Target also has the following recent releases for just $9: How to Train Your Dragon, Ramona & Beezus, Shrek: Final Chapter, Toy Story 3, The Proposal, Eat Pray Love, Inception, Iron Man 2, Sex and the City 2, The Other Guys, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Knight & Day, The Expendables, Legends of the Guardians, The A Team, The Town.



    --Target Odds and Ends: None to report.
     
  2. Jason_V

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    Thanks Mike! I finally get to finish my Saw collection this week for about the same price as a ticket was going for around here. I'm ready to have my overactive imagination screw me over while watching.


    Maybe I'll use How to Train Your Dragon as the second film in the double feature. Ya know...for the warm and fuzzies.
     
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    Oh man, Malcolm, I braved The Road once...don't think I could EVER do it again. Unrelenting gloom and doom, not a ray of sunlight...I'd need a bright, sunny, warm day to counteract the negative vibes from The Road!
     
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    I really want to see Waiting for Superman, but I'm not sure what the repeat viewing potential is. Then again, they will donate $25 to the classroom project of your choice via donorschoose.org so its kind of a wash. I've never seen Chaplin and have only heard good things about it including Michaels review. I would also like to upgrade my ancient Rain Man DVD to Blu-ray.
     
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    Definitely renting "Superman" as I'm a sucker for documentaries...
     
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    I'll pick up The Twilight Zone: Season Three Blu-ray at some point in the future when I see a sale.


    Thanks for the prices!
     
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    My review for Waiting for Superman will be up today. I am having trouble editing it down from the 4 pages I wrote (that's a little long for a review, I think). But suffice to say, its very, very good.


    My review for the last SAW film should be up today also - that one...not so good.
     
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    I'm still kicking myself for not seeing Waiting For Superman in the theater. I will see it now soon. Although I am actually considering a DVD purchase rather than Blu just to save the few bucks. As I agree with Adam's question about the likelihood of repeat viewings, I may also want to share with those non-Blu members of my family. But I will wait to see Neil's review before making that decision.

    I've never seen Chaplin...but have always wanted to. My new found appreciation for Robert Downey, Jr.--combined with Michael Reuben's review--mean that will also be a title viewed sometime soon at my home.

    And, I, too, will be curious to hear about the PQ & SQ of Rain Man on Blu. There are a number of nice catalog releases on Blu this week...but this is one that really stands up for repeated viewings with my family. K-Mart sucks.
     
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    Success at getting Salt for $10 ($13.99 - $5 coupon + tax) at Best Buy using the $5 manufacturer's coupon found in Resident Evil, etc. Didn't work at the register, but the Customer Service people let me, even though the coupon says cannot be combined with other special offers or discounts.


    I went by Ultimate Electronics, and not only are they chapter 11 but they're closing the stores too. Current discount on BluRays is only 20% off, which isn't worth mentioning since they managed to reprice most of their lower priced discs at a higher price to make no actual discount. Maybe later it will be better. Circuit City II.
     
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    If you have any gift cards for Borders, I'd use them in the next day or two. They should be filing for Chapter 11 sometime this week, and no word if they'll honor the gift cards while in restructuring.
     
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    When my local Circuit City closed, the discounts were pretty good. I got a bunch of CDs for $2-$3, plus some BDs. The best deal was that John Mayer concert BD for 1 penny!


    Anyone know if The Karate Kid (the new one) on BD is a "selected other" at Target?
     
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    Unless they're actually liquidating, I wouldn't be too worried. It would be a PR disaster for them not to accept them if they intend to actually remain in business.
     
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    Coupons.com has several coupons for dvd and blu-ray. check entertainment.
     
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    A handful interesting catalog BD releases this week.


    Will probably (finally) pick up Chaplin (as I never bought the old DVD) and upgrade a few others sooner or later.


    Thanks, Mike.



    Yeah, noticed they have $5 coupons for Rain Man and Thelma & Louise. Will probably drop by the local BB after work tomorrow for them...



    BTW, is it just me or are we finally seeing Blu-ray following DVD's footsteps toward becoming more affordable on a regular basis now? Well, at least the catalog releases are coming in at much more reasonable prices and/or come w/ nice coupons, etc. And quite a few new/recent title releases also seem to get heavily discounted much sooner than a year ago -- IIRC, February last year was a pretty dead month for discounts and such on BDs.


    Granted, there's no dot.com craze going on this time around, but otherwise, this is starting to look a bit like DVD during the post-dot.com-craze era...


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    Here's a link to the list of Borders stores that will be closing:


    http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/storeclosures.pdf


    Articles about the bankruptcy filing indicate that they'll continue to accept gift cards as normal during the restructuring.
     
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    Thanks for the list, Malcolm. Looks like the ones around me have been spared, thankfully. I do prefer them to Barnes & Noble and actually do have a few gift cards to use up that I redeemed with some Discover points here recently.
     
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