Weekly RoundUp 3-23-2010

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – Toy Story 2 – 1999

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    – Katherine Hepburn & Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen – 1951)

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    – Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side – 2009)

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    – George Clooney & friend (The Men Who Stare at Goats– 2009)

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    –James Mason & Barbara Rush (Bigger Than Life– 1956)

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    –Toshiro Mifune & friends (Sanjuro – 1962)

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    – The T.A.M.I. Show – 1964


    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco7th Heaven: Season 10[​IMG]
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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoThe African Queen$23.99[​IMG]$29.99 The African Queen (Commemorative Box Set)$38.99[​IMG]$44.99 Bigger Than Life (CC)$34.49[​IMG]$34.99 The Blind Side (3-disc Combo Pack) $24.99[​IMG]$24.99$22.99$25.99Brothers (2009)$24.99[​IMG]$24.99 Days of Heaven (CC)$27.99[​IMG]$34.99 Fantastic Mr. Fox $26.99[​IMG]$26.99$24.99$26.99Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove$26.99[​IMG]$29.99 Mad Men: Season 3$32.99[​IMG]$32.99$34.99 The Men Who Stare at Goats SE$22.99[​IMG]$22.99$24.99 Phantom Punch$23.99[​IMG]$24.99 Red Cliff Parts I & II (Original International Version)$25.49[​IMG]$29.99 Red Cliff Part I (Original International Version) $14.99 Red Cliff Part II (Original International Version) $14.99 Red Cliff (Theatrical Version)$21.49[​IMG]$19.99 Sanjuro (CC)$26.99[​IMG]$26.99 Smokin' Aces: 2 Movie Collection$36.49[​IMG]$44.99 Spring 1941$26.49[​IMG]$24.99 Toy Story SE$24.99[​IMG]$24.99$22.99 Toy Story 2 SE$24.99[​IMG]$24.99$22.99 Yojimbo (CC)$26.99[​IMG]$26.99 Yojimbo & Sanjuro (CC)$48.99[​IMG]$49.99
    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    After Dark Horrorfest: Volume 4 (DVD): Dread, The Final, The Graves, The Hidden, Kill Theory, Lake Mungo, The Reeds, Zombies of Mass Destruction.

    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

    --An observation. I have noticed a propensity on the part of amazon.com to be changing it's price structure to feature prices ending in forty-nine cents (e.g. $20.49). While I suppose some might say that's their way to have prices slightly lower than the competition (Amazon does do a great job matching & beating competitor's pricing), but I'd argue that it's an indication that those prices are a little bit higher than they might have been if those titles were released a few months ago.

    --Best Buy has a Save $10 when you buy BOTH Blu-ray releases of Toy Story & Toy Story 2...OR either TS Combo Pack with ANY OTHER Blu-ray Pixar title. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE FREE GOAT BOBBLEHEAD DOLL included with their copies of The Men Who Stare at Goats on Blu-ray and DVD. Minimum 5 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has the following Blu-ray titles on sale. Buy 2 and get a $10 BB GiftCard, Buy # and get a $15 BB GiftCard (on these titles and more in-store):

    $24.99: Saw V, Taken.

    $29.99: Inglourious Basterds, Public Enemies, Angels & Demons, Gamer, District 9, Gladiator, Surrogates, The Proposal.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a 2/$25 deal on the eight After Dark Horrorfest: Volume 4 individual titles released this week. (See list above).

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: BB is advertising Saturday's Twilight Saga: New Moon release for $19.99 on DVD and $24.99 on Blu-ray plus discounts if you buy it with any of the following titles: Astro Boy, Band Slam ($19.99 apiece) and Twilight in Forks ($14.99). Save $5 with one title, $10 with two titles, and save $16 with all three titles. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Target probably has one of the better deals on the two Toy Story Blu-ray releases. $22.99 apiece...MINUS $10 when you buy both TS & TS2. There are also coupons available on-line from the Disney company for $5 off each release.

    --Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE DVD-ROM GAME with their Blu-ray copies of Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

    --The following Blu-rays are on sale @ Target:

    $12.99: Alvin & the Chipmunks, Marley & Me, Night at the Museum, Ice Age: The Meltdown.

    $19.99: Up, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek (2009), Inglourious Basterds, Surrogates, Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Michael Jackson's This Is It, Couples Retreat, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Zombieland.


    $22.99: Planet 51, Up In the Air, 2012.

    --Target also has some TV on DVD season sets and 2-packs on sale.

    --Target is still advertising its EXCLUSIVE EDITIONS of the Twilight Saga: New Moon releases on DVD and Blu-ray. They are also advertising totebags ($9.99) and t-shirts ($12.99).

    --Target Odds and Ends: Select DVDs for $10.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:
    Buy New Moon, get $5 off 1, $10 off 2, or $16 off 3 of the following:
    Astro Boy
    Bandslam
    Twilight: THe Forks

    Horror titles $14.99 each, 2 for $25:
    The Reed
    The Graves
    Lake M
    The Final
    Kill Theory
    Hidden
    Zombies of Mass Destruction
    Dread

    Blu-ray:


    Buy 2, get $10 gift card, buy 3, get $15 gift card


    $24.99 each:
    New Moon
    Saw V
    Taken



    Buy 2, get $10 gift card, buy 3, get $15 gift card


    $29.99 each:
    Inglourious Basterds
    Public Enemies
    Angles & Demons
    Gamer
    District 9
    Gladiator
    Surrogates
    The Proposal





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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Batman Movie Collection (4 Films 1989-1997) $8.99

    $10 each:
    Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
    Gran Torino
    17 Again
    Fast & Furious

    $14.99:
    Surrogates
    This is It
    Couples Retreat
    Zombieland
    The Time Traveler's Wife

    $16.99 each:
    Planet 51
    The Boondock Saints 2
    Up in the Air
    Did You Hear About the Morgans
    The Informant!
    Where the Wild Things Are

    TV on DVD:

    The Mentalist Season 1 $16.99
    Supernatural Season 4 $16.99
    Dexter Season 3 $16.99
    My Name Is Earl Seasons 3& 4 (Double Pack) $14.99
    Psych Seasons 1 & 2 (Double Pack) $24.99

    Blu-ray:


    $12.99 each:
    Alvin and the Chipmunks
    Marley & Me
    A Night at the Museum
    Ice Age: THe Meltdown


    $19.99 each:
    Up
    Transformers 2
    Star Trek
    Inglourious Basterds



    $22.99 each:
    Planet 51
    Up in the Air
    2012



    $19.99:
    Surrogates
    The Boondock Saints 2
    This is It
    Couples Retreat
    Did You Hear About the Morgans
    Zombieland
     
  3. Adam Gregorich

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    Thanks as usual for the round up guys!
    Mike-
    That second picture from the top (the first movie still) looks vaguely familiar....
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich
     
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    Another bizarre sale from Best Buy. You can buy all eight titles separately at 2/$25 and get the whole set for $100. Even at the "regular" sale price of $14 each, to buy all eight separately is only $112. But if you actually buy the box set, it's $140.

    Better be one heck of a box holding those 8 titles for $40 extra.
     
  6. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks again Mike & Patrick - your work is very much appreciated!


    Big week with a bunch of needs (ok, more like wants and desires). I would like to get (all on BD):

    • The Blind Side
    • The African Queen
    • Toy Story 1 & Toy Story 2 (These should be $16 combined at Target this week after discount and coupons, correct? TS1 $23 + TS2 $23 - $10 Purchase Both - $10 TS1 Coupon - $10 TS2 Coupon). Awesome deal on the pair! Also, I've heard that each will contain Movie Cash for one admission to Toy Story 3. Can anyone confirm this?
    I'll rent:
    • The Men Who Stare at Goats
    • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    I didn't pick-up 2012 or Couples Retreat when they were released because the prices were too high, and wouldn't you know it that this is the week that they drop in price. Not good timing, so I'll probably still hold off on these for a while more.
     
  7. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the Roundup. Getting Blind Side & both Toy Story blu's. I'll be getting TS 1&2 at Toys R Us. They have them for $21.99 & if you buy both $16.99 apiece. Plus if you preorder them both by Monday you get an instant $15 off of any Disney dvd or blu ray. Then go back the next day & pay the remainder on TS 1&2 using 2 $10 Disney coupons. Comes to $6.99 apiece (no matter what) + the $15 credit if you preorder. Not sure what I'll use the $15 dollars credit on Monday for but there are a number of titles I haven't upgraded to blu yet being a recent bd convert.
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    Yes I can.

    Well...here's the wording in the Target ad:


    The Best Buy ad doesn't mention it.
     
  9. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks Mike! After the combined discount and the coupons and the Toy Story 3 movie tickets and the Exclusive DVD-ROM game, it's like Target is giving the BD's to you!
     
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    Is anyone aware of any coupons available for The Blind Side? Based on reviews this is a must have (want/desire) for our family.
     
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    Mike, I believe the Disney coupons for Toy Story 1 & 2 are $5 apiece, not $10.

    Thanks for the roundup as always :)
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    Great family film...although there's a quick reference or two that might get the attention of young ones. Bullock really was quite good in this one. Kind of a boilerplate, feel-good sports film...but her performance raises it above standard fare.

    Sorry. Haven't heard about any coupons. Wish I had.
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    That they are! [Mike scurries off to change the OP.]

    Thanks, Bleddyn!
     
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    Not so fast oh jumpy Moderator person.

    There are $10 off coupons available for TS and TS2 from Disney Movie Rewards site.



    disney.go.com/disneymovierewards/

    Log In (or register for Free Account)

    Enter UPC of TS and/or TS2 in the "Enter Code" box on the right of the screen, this should take you to a page to print the $10 off coupons (can print 2 coupons for each movie)

    Examples:
    UPC for TS 786936294507
    UPC for TS2 786936294521


    Toys R Us still seems to have the best National price -- 21.99 each with a $10 discount if you buy both. So $6.99 each after coupon (plus tax if required). Apparently Fry's has a 19.99 price for each with the $10 Both Discount, but apparently Fry's doesn't always accept coupons even if you can get to the B&M stores.
     
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    Somebody doesn't wanna sell any new disks this week....

    Morons.
     
  16. EricSchulz

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    Can anybody tell me...is this Toy Story worth a blind buy?
     
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    Abso-freakin'-lutely And Toy Story 2 may be even better. I can't afford the upgrades right now, but I'll definitely be picking up The African Queen this week!
     
  18. TravisR

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    What a surprise that Mike used that picture from Toy Story for the Round Up.

    I'm definitely picking up Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray. I'll probably grab The African Queen and Mad Men: Season Three on Blu-ray at some point. I assume when the new season starts in the summer, there will probably be a pretty decent sale.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [/url]

    Can anybody tell me...is this Toy Story worth a blind buy?
    Toy Story is one of the few movies ever made that I would recommend to anyone.
     
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    Did you just sandbag the whole forum and more than one took the bait? 6years and 2700 posts surely make this a bit suspicious do
     
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    Okay, so if I have this straight:

    Toy Story 1/2 at TRU...$21.99 x 2 = $43.98 - $10 discount for buying 2 = $33.98 - $10 x 2 Disney upgrade combo = $13.98 for both. Plus $15 to put toward something else.

    Consider the Amazon "pretty good" deal cancelled and I'm hopping down to TRU in the morning.

    Mad Men and African Queen can both wait until the prices come down. MM prolly before S4 starts in the summer.
     

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