Weekly RoundUp 4-14-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Scarlett Johansson (The Spirit – 2008)

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    – Kate Winslet (The Reader – 2008)

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    – Rebecca Neuenswander (Fight Night/Rigged – 2008)

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    – Jill Wagner (Splinter – 2008)

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    – Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert & Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls – 2004)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoAnna Karenina (1961)$10.99Dark Matter$17.49$19.99Exosquad: Season 1$14.99$14.99First Night$25.49$24.99House of Saddam$21.99$24.99Knots Landing: Season 2$25.99$25.99Lost in Austen$14.99$14.99Malcolm and Eddie: Season 1$29.99$27.99Pillow Talk (50th Anniversary Edition)$16.99$14.99The Reader$16.99$18.99The Spirit (1-disc)$20.99$16.99The Spirit SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99Splinter$18.99$24.99Wings: Final Season$27.99$27.99Wings: Complete Series$134.99$159.99

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco8 Mile$20.99$24.99Cranford$28.99$34.99The Last Kiss$19.99$24.99Mean Girls$19.99$24.99Pride and Prejudice (1996)$27.95$34.99The Spirit$25.99$25.99Splinter$20.49$24.99The Story of India$24.99$34.99Strange Wilderness$19.99$24.99The Thirteenth Floor$19.99$24.99Universal Soldier: The Return$19.99$24.99

    (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

    --Easter Week is usually a quiet week in the world of new movie releases. Things are no different in 2009.

    --At Best Buy this week, buy The Reader and purchase Miss Potter for $5 (Reg. $14.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is highlighting Slumdog Millionaire this week: $16.99 (SD) and $24.99 (BD).

    --Best Buy is also spotlighting, this week, some Blu-ray Double Features on sale:

    $22.99:Mission: Impossible/M:I 2, Clear and Present Danger/The Hunt for Red October, Top Gun/Days of Thunder.

    $26.99:Sweeney Todd/Sleepy Hollow.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Title for $4.99 and $9.99.

    --Target, this week, takes its usual “week off” and doesn’t print a Sunday flyer. It will eventually post on-line @ Target.com.

    --Target Odds and Ends: None available.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $4.99 each (more in store and online):
    40 Year Old Virgin
    The Departed
    Gremlins SE
    American History X

    $9.99 each (more in store and online):
    Scarface (Platinum Edition)
    The Godfather
    THe Bank Job
    Semi-Pro
    Mamma Mia!

    $16.99:
    Slumdog Millionaire

    $19.99:
    Bedtime Stories


    Blu-ray:

    $22.99 double features:
    Mission Impossible 1 / Mission Impossible 2
    Clear and Present Danger / The Hunt for Red Octorber
    Top Gun / Days of Thunder

    $26.99 double feature:
    Sweeney Todd / Sleepy Hollow

    $24.99:
    Slumdog Millionaire




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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No ad (Easter?)
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    No much to write home about this week.

    But any week that I can post pix of Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Winslet and a couple of newcomers like Jill Wagner and Rebecca Neuenswander...it ain't all bad! [​IMG]

    Wonder why there's no BD of The Reader this week?!? [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael Elliott

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    I was wondering the same thing. This was my #2 movie of the year so if it's not coming out my opinion of the format just dropped some more.

    EDIT TO ADD: Appears the Blu isn't coming out until 4/28.
     
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    The Thirteenth Floor and The Spirit on Blu for me this week.
     
  6. EricSchulz

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    Target's Prices:
    The Reader: $16.99
    The Spirit: $19.99/$22.99 (2-disc SE)/$26.99 (BD)
    Dark Matter: $14.99
    Splinter: $19.99
    House of Saddam: $15.99

    Also, a selection of Blu Ray titles are buy 2, get one free (prices are $14.99 and $19.99, selection varies by store)
     
  7. John Swarce

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    $25 for Splinter at Best Buy? What are they smoking?? Circuit City would have had this at $17.99. It's just great to have no competition, I guess. I will have to wait until this drops in price in six months.

    Otherwise, I will certainly look at picking up The Reader. Nothing else grabs my attention.

    --John
     
  8. TravisR

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    Nothing for me this week.

    It's not really a movie that I want to watch over and over since it's very dark but I thought The Reader was quite good and definitely worth a rental for those interested.

    And out of morbid curiosity, I may rent The Spirit.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]

    EDIT: To add to the prices that Eric listed, here's the DVD and Blu-ray prices from their online ad:

    DVDs
    The Reader $16.99
    The Spirit $19.99
    The Spirit (two disc SE + digital copy) $22.99
    Dark Matter $14.99
    Splinter $19.99
    House Of Saddam $15.99

    Blu-rays
    The Spirit $26.99

    Buy 2, get 1 free Blu-rays
    300 $19.99
    Troy $19.99
    The Departed $19.99
    I Am Legend $19.99

    DVDs $10 each
    Happy Feet
    10,000 B.C.
    No Reservations
    Kit Kittridge: An American Girl
    Dinosaur

    DVDs $7.50 each
    In The Name Of The King- A Dungeon Siege Tale
    The Da Vinci Code
    Live Free Or Die Hard (unrated one disc)
    Shark Tale
    Anchorman
     
  9. Bill Thomann

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    Nothing for me this week. Thanks for the roundup and Happy Easter to Mike & Patrick.
     
  10. SuzanneB

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    That's what I thought too until I saw that Pride & Prejudice has come to blu-ray. I've been waiting for this for years! Already told home and everyone else I could think of, haha. I know what I'm getting for mother's day... [​IMG]
     
  11. Mike Frezon

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    Somebody's likin' her some Colin Firth! [​IMG]
     
  12. Jason_V

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    Ditto for me. [​IMG] I cruised through all four hours of House of Saddam today and I can whole heartedly recommend it.

    I guess this being an off week is good, considering we're taking a little weekend jaunt down to Indianapolis this weekend and I do like to have some spending money. [​IMG]
     
  13. Joseph J.D

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    Take out Lindsay Lohan from that list and add Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert.....then it will be all good. [​IMG]

    The Spirit on Blu for me this week. Wings: Season 8 I will have to wait on as I still have to get Season 7 first.
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    Well...I didn't mean to leave Misses McAdams and Chabert off my list. But I am disheartened by the negative vibes across the HTF for La Lohan tonight. I feel empowered to defend her honor. And it's my thread...so I will! [​IMG]
     
  15. sestamuch

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    Nothing for me this week either, thanks for posting.
     
  16. David Deeb

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    Are there not any other movies besides 300 that ever go on sale? [​IMG]

    I swear, this movie has been prominently promoted on Blu-ray for at least a year. Its always on these lists, it clogs up the aisle at Target and Best Buy, its in the used BD sections. Sheesh. Is it really selling that well, or did they just make a gazillion too many?
     
  17. SuzanneB

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    You bet! [​IMG] (but only as Mr. Darcy, haha)
     
  18. Bry_DD

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    no one for 8Mile? [​IMG]
     
  19. TravisR

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    I know most people probably assume that that movie is lousy (because they hate rap or think Eminem is ruining the youth or whatever) but it's surprisingly good.
     
  20. Jason_V

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    ^ I've heard it's good, but being 25ish miles from 8 Mile, I am completely sick of hearing the homophobic, racist, sexist and misogynistic crap coming from his mouth. I was tired of his childish antics 7 years ago and I'm totally over him now. Good music doesn't forgive being a douchebag.
     

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