Weekly RoundUp 4-20-2010

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – Zoe Saldana & Sam Worthington (Avatar – 2009)

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    – Anna Karina (Vivre sa vie – 1962)

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    –Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart – 2009)

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    –Battleship Potemkin– 1925

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    Saoirse Ronan & Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones – 2009)

    –The Beginning of the End– 1957

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    –Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria – 2009)

    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco 44 Inch Chest [​IMG]
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    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco 44 inch Chest $32.49 $24.99 Avatar (Combo Pack -- Released 4-22-2010) $24.99 $22.99 $19.99 $24.99 The Basketball Diaries $20.99 $19.99 Batman (1989) $18.99 $24.99 Batman Forever $18.99 $24.99 Batman & Robin $18.99 $24.99 Batman Returns $18.99 $24.99 Battleship Potemkin $25.99 $29.99 Cheech and Chong's Hey, Watch This! $21.49 $19.99 Crazy Heart $24.99 $24.99 $24.99 $24.99 Drawn Together Movie: The Movie (Best Buy Exclusive) $19.99 Fist of Legend $12.49 $14.99 A Fork in the Road $22.49 $19.99 The Lovely Bones $22.99 $19.99 $25.99 $27.99 Minority Report $19.99 $19.99 Summer Hours (CC) $29.99 $29.99 Vivre sa vie (CC) $29.49 $29.90 The Young Victoria $22.99[​IMG] $24.99 $26.99 $21.99
    (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

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE OF DRAWN TOGETHER MOVIE: THE MOVIE ($19.99).

    --Best Buy has the following Blu-ray titles on sale:

    $9.99: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Speed Racer, The Bucket List, Eyes Wide Shut.

    $12.99: The Terminator, Robo-Cop.

    $14.99: Fighting, Kingdom of Heaven, Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

    $16.99: The Bourne Ultimatum.

    $19.99: Love Happens.

    $22.99: 2012, Toy Story.

    $24.99: District 9, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek.

    $26.99: The Princess and The Frog (Combo Pack)

    --Best buy is advertising a pre-order on Alice in Wonderland. Coming June 1.Pre-order now at bestbuy.com/Alice.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $3.99 apiece.

    --Target this week has a $3 savings on Avatar (either Blu-ray of DVD) if you purchase any of the following titles:

    X-men Origins: Wolverine, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Australia, Kingdom of Heaven, Jumper, Master and Commander, Dances With Wolves.

    All Blu-ray editions of above titles are $14.99 (Dances with Wolves has not been released on Blu-ray). All DVD editions of above titles are $7.99 (with the exception of Wolverine which is $11.99). Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

    --Target has a FREE $5 GIFTCARD when you buy BOTH Crazy Heart (DVD or Blu-ray) AND the Crazy Heart soundtrack CD ($9.98). Quantities limited, no rainchecks. Terms and conditions apply to GiftCards.

    --Target will also have a deal--starting Monday, April 19--to get FREE MOVIE CASH to see Iron Man 2 with the purchase of the Iron Man 2 soundtrack CD ($13.98). Up to a $12 value. In theaters May 7. See package for details.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target is also advertising a number of Bravo TV titles...EXCLUSIVE to Target: Real housewives of NYC: Season 1, Flipping Out: Season 1 or Season 2, Rachel Zoe Project: Season 1 or Season 2, Top Chef: Season 4, The Millionaire Matchmaker: Season 1.
     
  2. TheBat

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    that is jeff bridges,, not jeff daniels that was in crazy heart.

    Jacob
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, Jacob. That's just me having a brain fart.

    Even more stupid, I was reading a newspaper this afternoon and saw a picture of Jeff Daniels. My mind flashed to the RoundUp (which was already "put to bed") and I thought "I think I wrote Jeff Daniels instead of Jeff Bridges, I'll have to check on that before I post it."

    And I forgot.
     
  4. Craig S

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    And that's Saoirse Ronan with Susan Sarandon in that still from The Lovely Bones, not Rachel Weisz.
     
  5. Michael Reuben

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    A missing item:

    44 Inch Chest on both DVD and Blu-ray. It's an Image release starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson.
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $3.99 each:
    Absolute Power
    The Assassination of Jesse James...
    The Bone Collector
    Matrix Revolutions
    Semi-Pro

    Blu-ray:

    $9.99 each:
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Speed Racer
    The Bucket List
    Eyes Wide Shut

    $12.99 each:
    The Terminator
    Robocop

    $14.99 each:
    Fighting
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Hellboy 2

    $16.99:
    The Bourne Ultimatum

    $19.99:
    Love Happens

    $22.99 each:
    2012
    Toy Story

    $24.99 each:
    District 9
    Transformers 2
    Star Trek

    $26.99:
    The Princess and the Frog combo pack


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $11.99:
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    $7.99 each:
    Independence Day
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Australia
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Jumper
    Master and Commander
    Dances with Wolves

    Save $3 on Avatar DVD with purchase of any of the above DVD titles

    TV on DVD:

    $14.99 each:
    Real Housewives of NYC: Season 1
    Flipping Out: Season 1 or Season 2
    Rachel Zoe Project: Season 1 or Season 2
    Top Chef: Season 4
    The Millionaire Matchmaker: Season 1.

    Blu-ray:

    $14.99 each:
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    Independence Day
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Australia
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Jumper
    Master and Commander

    Save $3 on Avatar BD with purchase of any of the above BD titles.

     
  7. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the Roundup. Nothing for me this week (waiting for November to get Avatar SE).
     
  8. EricSchulz

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    Didn't realize Perry Mason was already coming out! But those prices pretty much suck.

    Re: the Bravo titles at Target. There is also a season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and Real Housewives of Atlanta. For $14.99 I'll pick up D-List.

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    Beginning of the End
    ? With a YouTube clip? Easily one of the worst "big bug" movies ever commited to celluloid!
     
  9. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up the Minority Report and Avatar Blu-rays.

    The Lovely Bones is probably the most frustrating movie I've seen in years. There was parts that I thought that were great but there were also parts that I thought were terrible. Unfortunately, the terrible parts sunk the great parts.

    Thanks for the prices, guys!
     
  10. Jason_V

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    When I was in BB last week, they had a ton of TV shows on sale. Futurama sets for $19.99, GI Joe and Transformers volumes for $14.99 (those are the ones I noticed). Shelf tags indicated those prices would be good though May 3, IIRC. BB.com has the more thorough, compete list with 480 something titles.

    And...local Wal Mart got a supply of Warner stuff, including Thundercats ($19.99) and Lois and Clark ($14.96). Even saw both seasons of Carnivale there for $15.

    Now then, certainly Avatar, but most likely the SE down the road. Minority Report will certainly drop from the $19.99 price point during the summer; I'll wait on that. Otherwise, I'll probably fill some holes with the TV sale at BB.
     
  11. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

    Just Avatar on BD for me this week, and I'll rent Crazy Heart.

    Amazon is running a promotion on Avatar similar to Target's:

    Pair "Avatar" with an Eligible DVD or Blu-ray and Save $3
    Buy "Avatar" on DVD or Blu-ray with a participating action movie and save $3. See the full list of eligible movies.


    Here's the list of BD titles:

    Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (1999)
    Price: $13.99
    Independence Day [Blu-ray] (1996)
    Price: $13.99
    Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray] (2005)
    Price: $11.99
    The Day After Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (2004)
    Price: $13.99
    Mr & Mrs Smith [Blu-ray] (2005)
    Price: $13.99

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [Blu-ray] (2003)
    Price: $13.99

    I, Robot [Blu-ray] (2004)
    Price: $13.99

    Sunshine [Blu-ray] (2007)
    Price: $13.99

    Live Free or Die Hard [Blu-ray] (2007)
    Price: $13.99

    Hitman (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (2007)
    Price: $13.99

    X2: X-Men United [Blu-ray] (2003)
    Price: $13.99

    Die Hard [Blu-ray] (1988)
    Price: $11.49

    X-Men [Blu-ray] (2000)
    Price: $13.99

    Alien vs. Predator [Blu-ray] (2004)
    Price: $13.99

    Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem (Extreme Unrated Set + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (2007)
    Price: $13.49

    Babylon A.D. [Blu-ray] (2008)
    Price: $13.99

    Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer [Blu-ray] (2007)
    Price: $13.99

    Fantastic Four [Blu-ray] (2005)
    Price: $13.99

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (1951)
    Price: $14.99

    Jumper (Special Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (2008)
    Price: $13.99

    Eragon [Blu-ray] (2006)
    Price: $14.49

    X-Men: The Last Stand [Blu-ray] (2006)
    Price: $13.99

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000494821_grlink_1?ie=UTF8&plgroup=1&docId=1000494821
    Select both titles (Avatar and additional title) on this page for $3 discount.

    Now we just need Amazon to drop their price on Avatar on BD to match Target's price.

    There are also DVD titles that are eligible for the $3 combo discount.
    Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000494821_grlink_2?ie=UTF8&plgroup=2&docId=1000494821
     
  12. TravisR

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    Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal are both great in it. Well worth renting.
     
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    Quote: EricSchulz above:
    Didn't realize Perry Mason was already coming out! But those prices pretty much suck.

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    If the budget allows, Perry Mason for here. Best Buy online shows $36.99; likely the b&m shelf price will be the slated $39.99, so it's price-match time again.

    Thank you as always, Mike, Michael, Patrick & all!
     
  14. Sam Posten

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    Buying Avatar (looks like Target is the way to go here) and renting Lovely Bones and Crazy Heart.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    That's what I hear. Even my wife wants no part of that one.
     
  16. Michael Reuben

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    Originally Posted by Mike Frezon
     
  17. Nelson Au

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    Thanks for the Round Up!

    The way I look at the Avatar situation with the SE coming in November, to get Avatar at Target's price is like buying the standard def DVD and the blu ray disc is like a bonus!
     
  18. Brisby

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    The performances are very good (although Gyllenhaal is about a decade too young for her role), but the movie is totally made-for-TV melodrama all around. Well-worth seeing, but I can't imagine watching it enough to make a purchase worthwhile.

     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    I figured a review must be coming.

    It better be good (the film, that is) at those prices.
     
  20. Marty M

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    Avatar BD for me this week. I wonder if BB will be changing their price to match Target's. I can't believe they are releasing The Beginning of the End as a stand-alone DVD. I purchased this when it was available with the Mystery Science Theater release. You can watch the movie with their commentary or the movie, straight. This is one movie that benefits from the MST commentary. It is the only way I will watch the movie.

    As an east central Illinois resident, where the movie is supposedly taking place, I appreciate The Beginning of the End even more. One of my favorite commentaries from the MST characters is "Those are my favorite mountains of Illinois. It is a campy classic movie.
     

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