Weekly RoundUp 3-18-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Amy Adams (Enchanted – 2007)

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    – Abbey & Will Smith (I Am Legend – 2007)

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    – Keira Knightley (Atonement – 2007)

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    – Javier Bardem (Love in the Time of Cholera – 2007)

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    – Michelle Ryan (The Bionic Woman – 2007)

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    – The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show – 1971 thru 1976

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAfter Dark HorrorFest 2007$119.89$139.99$109.99 - - Alpha Male$25.19$19.99$19.99 - - Antonio Gaudi (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Atonement$15.99$19.99$16.99$15.99$18.99Battlestar Galactica: Season 3$38.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$37.99Bionic Woman: Volume 1$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Borderland (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Bull Durham CE$9.99$9.99$14.99 - - Conspiracy (2008)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Crazy Eights (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Deaths of Ian Stone (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Don’t Drink the Water (1969)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Dragon Painter$26.99 - - - - Eight Men Out (20th Anniversary Edition)$9.99$12.99$14.98 - - **Enchanted$15.99$15.99$13.99$15.99$18.99Greek: Chapter 1$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - I Am Legend (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$13.99$15.99$19.49I Am Legend SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$21.99$22.99 - The Ice Storm (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Lake Dead (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Love in the Time of Cholera$19.59$19.99$19.99$19.99$18.99Mafioso (CC)$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Married… With Children: Season 8$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - McHale’s Navy: Season 3$33.69$34.99$34.99 - - Mulberry Street (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Nightmare Man (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show$22.99$19.99$19.99 - - Pride of the Yankees (65th Anniv. Ed.)$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 1$14.99$17.99$17.99 - - Revolver$17.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Seeker: The Dark is Rising$19.99$19.99$17.99$19.99 - Shemp Cocktail$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Sickhouse$17.99$17.99$14.99 - - Southland Tales$15.99$19.99$14.99 - - Steep$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - Tooth and Nail (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Unearthed (ADH07)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Untouchables: Season 2 Volume 1$34.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Wild Wild West: Season 4$34.99$34.99$49.99 - -

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    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAtonement$27.95$29.99$34.99 - - Justice League: The New Frontier$20.95$29.99$19.99 - - Led Zeppelin: Song Remains the Same$19.95$24.99$19.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoEnchanted$23.95$29.99$34.99$29.99$23.89I Am Legend$18.95$27.99$34.99$29.99$26.99

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

    (ADH07) after a title = Title in the After Dark Horrorfest 2007 Release.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    After Dark Horrorfest 2007 Collection: Borderland, Crazy Eights, The Deaths of Ian Stone, Lake Dead, Mulberry Street, Nightmare Man, Tooth and Nail, Unearthed.

    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.

    "LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    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, 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

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Enchanted is available in both OAR & MAR editions...get the correct one !

    --Best Buy has a FREE ENCHANTED BOOK SET with the purchase of ANY Enchanted DVD, CD or DS Video Game. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy also has an EXLUSIVE FREE ATONEMENT PAPERBACK with the purchase of Atonement on DVD. Minimum 17 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has one of its EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGINGS for the 2-disc I Am Legend set. Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Also at Best Buy, BUY either SD-DVD version of I Am Legend and get ANY of the following Will Smith movies for just $7.50 each: Ali, Bad Boys II, I Robot, Independence Day, Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray discs.

    --Buy ANY TWO seasons of Battlestar Galactica @ Best Buy and get them both for $60. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has Seasons 1 thru 7 of Married… With Children on sale for $14.99 apiece.

    --At Best Buy, a 2/$25 deal! Or, an 8/$70 deal! …from the following list of 16 After Dark Horrofest Titles: The Abandoned, Borderline, Crazy Eights, Dark Ride, The Deaths of Ian Stone, The Gravedancers, The Hamiltons, Lake Dead, Mulberry Street, Nightmare Man, Penny Dreadful, Reincarnation, Tooth and Nail, Unearthed, Unrest, Wicked Little Things. $14.99 apiece. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a nice list of recent, popular titles on sale for $14.99 apiece (titles include: 3:10 to Yuma, Bee Movie, Ratatouille, August Rush, Michael Clayton, Nancy Drew, Superbad and many more)

    --Circuit City has a BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE SALE on select $29.99 Blu-ray titles: Casino Royale, Ghost Rider, Gridiron Gang, Open Season, Perfect Stranger, Pursuit of Happyness, Resident Evil: Extinction, Rocky Balboa, Spider-man 3, Surf’s Up, Superbad, Talladega Nights, Ultraviolet, Underworld: Evolution.

    --CC also has the following Disney Blu-ray titles on sale for $19.99 apiece: The Game Plan, PotC: At World’s End, Ratatouille.

    --In connection with this week’s release of Enchanted, CC has a Disney Princess Pez Gift Set on sale for $13.99.

    --@ CC, a number of Will Smith titles are listed @ $4.99 in conjunction with the release, this week, of I Am Legend. Among the titles: Ali, Bad Boys, Hitch, I Robot, Men In Black DE.

    --CC has a TV on DVD sale this week with a number of season sets on sale:

    $12.99: American Gangster: S1, Arrested Development: S3, Extras: S1-2, George Lopez Show S1&2, The Girls Next Door: S1-3, Grey’s Anatomy: S1, Without a Trace: S1.

    $16.99: The Closer: S1-2, Everybody Loves Raymond: S1-9, Friday Night Lights: S1, The King of Queens: S9, Martin: S1-2, OZ: S1-6.

    $19.99: Entourage: S1-2, 3.1, 3.2, Family Guy: V5, My Name is Earl: S1-2, Scrubs: S1-6, Supernatural: S1-2, Weeds: S2.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of DVDs for $3.99 and a short list of $9.99 titles: Chronicles of Narnia: Hannah Montana: One in a Million, High School Musical: The Concert, National Treasure.

    --At Target, there is an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its SD-DVD copies of Enchanted. Includes: “Becoming Enchanted – A New Classic Comes True” featurette. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --And, Target is having a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE on select $29.99 Blu-ray titles: 300, 3:10 to Yuma, Casino Royale, The Game Plan, Live Free or Die Hard, Ocean’s Thirteen, PotC: At World’s End, Ratatouille, Saw IV, The Simpson’s Movie, Spider-Man 3.

    --Target has a number of recent, popular titles on sale for $15.99 apiece this week. Among the titles included: American Gangster (2-disc Ext. Ed.), Bee Movie, Beowulf, The Brave One, The Game Plan, HP & Order of the Phoenix, Michael Clayton, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

    --And, Target has a number of Easter titles on sale for $7.99: Dora/Explorer: Egg Hunt. Easter Bunny is Coming to Town, Easter with Max & Ruby, Elmo’s World - Springtime Fun.. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has selections of DVDs listed at $7.50 and $10 this week.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Gone Baby Gone $16.99
    Bee Movie $13.99
    No Country For Old Men $21.99
    August Rush $19.99

    I, Robot $4.99
    ALI $4.99
    Bad Boys $4.99
    Hitch $4.99
    Men In Black: Deluxe Edition $4.99

    The Aristocats: Special Edition $13.99
    The Game Plan $13.99
    Ratatouille $13.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End $13.99
    Snow Buddies $13.99
    Jungle Book: 40th Anniversary Edition $13.99
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition $19.99
    Peter Pan: Platinum Edition $19.99
    Meet The Robinsons $19.99
    The Incredibles $19.99
    Finding Nemo $19.99
    The Little Mermaid: Special Edition $19.99
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $19.99

    The Game Plan Blu-Ray $19.99
    Ratatouille Blu-Ray $19.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End Blu-Ray $19.99

    $3.99 each:
    The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition
    The Patriot: Special Edition
    Black Hawk Down
    XXX
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    X-Men
    Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
    Crash
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2: Die Harder
    Tyler Perry Collection: Meet The Brown
    Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia
    The Silence Of The Lambs
    SAW
    Breakdown
    The Descent
    The Devil’s Rejects
    House Of 1000 Corpses
    The Punisher
    Behind Enemy Lines
    The Wicker Man
    Hotel Rwanda
    Eddie Murphy: Delirious
    What Women Want
    Rain Man: Special Edition
    Maid In Manhattan
    Maverick
    X2: X-Men United
    Robots
    Stripes: Extended Cut
    In Her Shoes
    Unfaithful
    Bloodsport
    Stand By Me
    Blade
    Sideways
    The Hunt For Red October
    The Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan)
    Paycheck
    Capote
    Secret Window
    Contract Killer
    Layer Cake
    Zoolander
    Tyler Perry Collection: Why Did I Get Married?
    Stepmom
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    Ultimate Avengers 2
    Jim Henson’s Labyrinth
    Big Momma’s House: Special Edition
    Blue Streak
    Iron Man
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Live And Let Die
    Fools Rush In
    National Lampoon’s European Vacation

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    National Treasure
    The Chronicles Of Narnia
    Hannah Montana: One In A Million
    High School Musical: The Concert

    Blu-ray Discs: Buy any 2 Blu-ray DVDs from this section and receive 1 Blu-ray DVD free. In store only. Purchases Must Be On Same Receipt.
    Titles are $29.99 Each:
    Spider-man 3
    Reseident Evil: Extinction
    Casino Royale
    Ghost Rider
    Underworld: Evolution
    UltraViolet
    Perfect Stranger
    Open Season
    Surf’s Up
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition
    Rocky Balboa
    The Pursuit Of Happyness
    Gridiron Gang

    DVD Sets
    The Girls Next Door: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $12.99 each
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $12.99
    Arrested Development: Season 3 $12.99
    Extras: Season 1 / 2 $12.99 each
    George Lopez Show: Season 1 + 2 $12.99
    American Gangster: Season 1 $12.99
    Without A Trace: Season 1 $12.99

    Friday Night Lights: Season 1 $16.99
    Martin: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
    The King Of Queens: Season 9 $16.99
    Everybody Loves Raymond : Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $16.99 each
    OZ: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
    The Closer: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each

    Weeds: Season 2 $19.99
    Family Guy: Volume V $19.99
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Supernatural: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 $19.99 each
    Scrubs: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    No Reservations $16.99
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition $14.99

    $14.99 each:
    Bee Movie
    Snow Buddies
    SAW IV: Unrated Director’s Cut
    Good Luck Chuck
    WAR
    3:10 To Yuma
    In The Valley Of Elah
    The Game Plan
    Jungle Book: 40th Anniversary Edition
    The Aristocats: Special Edition
    Spider-man 3
    Surf’s Up
    Reign Over Me
    Dragon Wars
    Hot Rod
    The Heartbreak Kid
    Ratatouille
    August Rush
    Michael Clayton
    Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
    Nancy Drew
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
    Superbad
    Resident Evil: Extinction

    DVD Sets:
    Married With Children: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $14.99 each
    Planet Earth Blu-Ray $79.99 also available on HD-DVD online for $49.99
    Buy any 2 Seasons of Battlestar Galactica together on the same receipt and get both for $60.


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Johnny & The Sprites: Meet The Sprites $14.99
    Bee Movie $15.99
    The Game Plan $15.99
    The Aristocats: Special Edition $15.99
    Snow Buddies $15.99
    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Low Price ($15.99)
    Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix $15.99
    Jungle Book: 40th Anniversary Edition $15.99
    Ratatouille $15.99
    Shrek The Third $15.99
    Dr. Doolittle: Tail To The Chief $12.99
    Hannah Montana: One In A Million $12.99
    High School Musical: Encore Edition $15.99
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $15.99
    American Gangster: 2 DVD Unrated Extended Edition $15.99
    Beowulf $15.99
    Michael Clayton $15.99
    The Brave One $15.99
    The Heartbreak Kid $15.99
    Good Luck Chuck: Unrated $15.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End $15.99
    Across The Universe $15.99
    Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? $15.99
    Waitress $12.99
    Live Free Or Die Hard $12.99
    3:10 To Yuma $12.99
    The Ten Commandments: 50th Anniversary Edition $14.99
    It’s The Easter Beagle Charlie Brown $12.99
    Barbie: Mariposa & Her Butterfly Friends $12.99
    Bratz Kidz: Fairy Tales $12.99
    Ice Age: The Meltdown $12.99

    $7.50 each: Titles listed & selected others
    The Goonies
    Robots
    Annie: Special Anniversary Edition
    Five People You Meet In Heaven

    $7.99 each: Rain checks not available on Easter themed titles
    Elmo’s World: Springtime Fun!
    The Easter Bunny Is Coming To Town
    Easter With Max & Ruby
    Dora The Explorer: Egg Hunt
    Springtime Fun!

    $10.00 each: Titles listed & selected others
    Happy Feet
    The Holiday
    Charlotte’s Web (2007)
    Night At The Museum

    Blu-ray Discs: Buy 1 Blu-ray title From this Section, Get 1 Blu-ray title free:
    All Blu-ray titles listed below are $29.99 each:
    Casino Royale
    Spider-man 3
    Live Free Of Die Hard
    Ocean’s Thirteen
    300
    SAW IV
    3:10 To Yuma
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
    The Simpson’s Movie
    The Game Plan
    Ratatouille

    DVD Sets:
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $17.99
    24: Season 6 $24.99
    That 70’s Show: Season 6 $17.99
    The Simpsons: Season 10 $19.99
    Family Guy: Volume V $19.99
    The Office: Season 3 $29.99
    Scrubs: Season 6 $24.99
    Friday Night Lights: Season 1 $17.99
    Two and 1/2 Men : Season 1 $29.99
    The Boondocks: Uncut & Uncensored Season 1 $17.99
    I Love Lucy: The Complete Series $129.99
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the roundup. I've got Enchanted coming from bestbuy.com & I'm getting the I Am Legend 2 disc from CC. I'm happy with my Bull Durham SE so I won't double dip.
     
  4. TonyD

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    I Am Legend br is currently $18.95 but hurry it may not stay that way long.

    that and Don't Drink the Water for me this week.

    i'd like to get the CC Ice storm but too much now.

    Bull durham, is this the 4th time for this?

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    I am Legend on Blu-ray, Amazon has it for $18.95! for i dont know how long.
    Gonna do Battlestar Galactica Season 3 as well.

    2 great minds aye Tony?
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    I have changed the grid to reflect the amazon price on I Am Legend BD.

    I have also jumped on that price! Thanks to the "two great minds!" [​IMG]
     
  7. Joseph J.D

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    Buying this week: I Am Legend Blu ray, Battlestar Galactica: Season 3.....in Canada, Future Shop has both of these as Steelbook sets:

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    I'll pick up The Enchanted Blu ray and Bionic Woman sometime in the future.
     
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    BSG Season 3 for me, and I'm gonna pick up 101 Dalmatians for $15 at BB since I missed out on release week.
     
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    That Target B1G1 is awfully tempting, but I don't know if I can afford it. Probably end up getting 101 Dalmatians from BB if they sent me a $5 coupon.
     
  10. Qui-Gon John

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    Another Weekly Roundup suggestion.

    Let me start off by saying, I realize this idea may be too much work. If so, I ask you all not to slam me over this.

    But it would be cool if the titles in the grids were links to IMDB or some other source that gives a little synopsis of the movie, a pic of the DVD or Poster, etc. I see many titles that I don't recognize, but later find out that was a movie I was interested in, just didn't know the title. You know, you see a trailer at the movies, think, "hey I wanna see that", then you don't remember the title name.

    Anyway, it'd be great if you could do that Mike. But totally understandable if that was too much for you.

    Everyone still appreciates all your work putting the round up together! [​IMG]
     
  11. Ric Easton

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    Dang! I just bought 3:10 to Yuma at BJ's for 24.99 yesterday! Thankfully its not opened yet. I need to find something to pair it with at Target's B1G1 sale! Trouble is... the rest of the pickin's are pretty slim!
     
  12. Rhoq

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    Quick correction heads-up, Enchanted on Blu-ray is advertised in this weeks ad as $24.99 at Circuit City, not $34.99.
     
  13. Joseph Bolus

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    Well ... This is the first week that I'm going to have to purchase the same title on both DVD and Blu-ray.

    I still don't own a Blu-ray deck (waiting on the new Sony models); but I *know* I'm going to need "Enchanted" on Blu-ray when I do acquire the player. So I'm purchasing the title on both formats on Tuesday, and will pass the DVD down to my daughter for her portable DVD player after I go Blu.


    Also getting BSG: S3 on DVD and Bionic Woman this week. (I liked the production values on the latter.)
     
  14. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    Nothing this week.
     
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    Already ordered Enchanted from Amazon. I'm also spying 3:10 to Yuma/Saw IV from the Target sale. And I'm hemming and hawing over I am Legend.

    Ugh!

    Thanks guys!
     
  16. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for the Weekly RoundUp.

    I pre-ordered Enchanted from Best Buy a few weeks ago when they had a Disney $10 off promotion on another title.

    I also missed 101 Dalmatians a couple of weeks ago, so it's nice to see the $15 price at Best Buy, and I'll pick that up as well.

    I'll probably rent Atonement.

    I was going to get I Am Legend on SD-DVD at Best Buy with a PM to Circuit City, until I saw the posts by TonyD and RickER for the Blu-ray pricing at Amazon. I just pre-ordered mine. Thanks guys!
     
  17. TravisR

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    I think there's more people buying Enchanted than I Am Legend.

    I'll just be using Target's buy one, get one Blu Ray sale to get Ratatouille and The Simpsons Movie. And I'll pick up Married... With Children: Season Eight when it goes on sale for $20 in a few months.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm all over "No Country..." at CC for the incredible sale price of $21.99. [​IMG]
     
  19. Scott_J

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    Thanks for the prices, guys.

    Getting I Am Legend Blu and Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show this week.
    And I may double-dip on the SE of Pride of the Yankees. I'll wait for a sale for MWC S8.

    I'd also like to get Simpsons Movie BD in Target's BOGO, but nothing else in the sale interests me (that I don't already own).

    The DVD of Enchanted reportedly has a $10 coupon for the Blu-ray. So don't buy them at the same time and you'll get $10 off the Blu, assuming you buy at a B&M.
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    So there you have it. I've been giving it a fair amount of thought lately wondering if this is a foolish exercise. On the one hand, I really like putting the thing together each week. Dave Lambert used to say that he started putting it together because he was doing it for himself each week anyway. He felt he might as well share his work with others. If anyone looks back at those early RoundUps, you'll see that Dave pretty much did the research for a much smaller number of titles--the ones he was interested in and maybe a few other high-profile titles. I thought it would be cool to expand the list to titles that had a wide-range of interest among the HTF membership...but at the same time trying to keep it manageable. I still wrestle with children's titles and find myself making conflicting decisions about which ones to include on a week-by-week basis.

    But, on the other hand, I realize that the posting of this RoundUp takes a few hours out of my schedule each week. Even though I've got forms and templates and can do it with my eyes closed...there is still a fair amount of research time and typing which cannot be shortened. Like anyone else, my free time is precious to me. In fact, I find myself constantly complaining while on the HTF about how long my queue of unwatched movies has become. If I dedicated myself to watching films in the time it takes to put the RoundUp together, I might be able to start putting a sizeable dent into my list!

    While I love being "in the know" about DVD titles and prices (boy, I sure can wow the friends and family sometimes with my "insider's knowledge!"), it is a rare week that I purchase more than one or two new releases, if any. [​IMG]

    Please understand that I am not unloading right now to complain. It is simply something that I have been mulling over internally and John's rather innocent question (which he is probably now regretting asking! [​IMG] ) has prompted me to "put pen to paper" and try to sort some of it out--in a cathartic sort of way.

    I suppose some of you readers may feel like Beaver Cleaver as he used to wonder why his dad always gave such long answers to such short questions. [​IMG]

    Bottom line: I have been thinking over ways to cut back my Roundup workload without eliminating the thing altogether--maybe less titles? Maybe a re-working of the format? I dunno.

    But I have always welcomed feedback from you guys. If any of you think you've got some ideas, I'd love to hear them.
     

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