Weekly RoundUp 4-7-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Henry Wilcoxen & Claudette Colbert (Cleopatra – 1934)

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    – Phillip Seymour Hoffman & Amy Adams (Doubt – 2008)

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    – Max Fleischer’s Superman – 1941/42

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    – Morris Chestnut & Taraji P. Henson (Not Easily Broken – 2009)

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    – Zooey Deschanel & Jim Carrey (Yes Man – 2008)

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    – Keanu Reeves (The Day the Earth Stood Still – 2008)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoAmerican High School$24.49$14.99Bedtime Stories$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99Bedtime Stories DE$22.99$22.99$22.99Ben 10 Alien Force: Season 1 Volume 3$10.49$12.99Beverly Hills 90210: Season 7$41.99$41.99The Boys from Brazil$9.98$8.99Cleopatra (1934) (75th Anniv. Edition)$21.99$24.99The Day Earth Stood Still (2-disc) (2008)$17.99$19.99$17.99$18.99The Day Earth Stood Still SE (3-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99Disney Anim. Coll. V1 – Mickey/Beanstalk$13.99$14.99Disney Anim. Coll. V2 – 3 Little Pigs$13.99$14.99Disney Anim. Coll. V3 – Prince & Pauper$13.99$14.99**Donkey Punch (R & NR)$22.99$24.99Doubt$18.99$18.99$16.99$18.99Dynasty: Season 4 Volume 1$25.99$34.99The Goldwyn Follies$10.99$12.99House$18.49$24.99Iditarod$17.99$17.99It’s A Pleasure$9.99$12.99Max Fleischer’s Superman$19.99$24.99No Country For Old Men CE (3-disc)$22.99$22.99Not Easily Broken$21.99$24.99$19.99The Paper Chase: Season 1$39.99$44.99Pre-Code Hollywood Coll. (Universal)$36.99$39.99Scooby-Doo and Samurai Sword$13.99$13.99$14.99A Song is Born$9.99$12.99The Tale of Despereaux$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99TCM Spotlight: The Doris Day Collection$34.49$44.99Tigger & Pooh: A Musical Too$18.99$17.99$17.99Vinyan$22.49$19.99Yes Man (1-disc)$17.99$19.99$17.99Yes Man SE (2-disc)$22.99$23.99

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco2010: The Year We Make Contact$13.99$24.99Above the Law$13.99$24.99American History X$14.99$16.99Bedtime Stories (4-5-09 release)$26.99$26.99$26.99$27.99Collateral Damage$14.99$16.99The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (3-disc)$24.99$24.99$26.99$25.99Doubt$23.99$23.99$26.99$25.99Final Destination$15.49$16.99Fly Away Home$19.99$24.99Iditarod$20.49$24.99John Q$13.99$24.99No Country for Old Men CE (2-disc)$27.99$27.99Not Easily Broken$28.99$29.99Point of No Return$13.99$24.99Taking Lives (Extended Cut)$13.99$24.99The Tale of Despereaux$26.99$27.99$26.99$26.99Tango and Cash$13.99$16.99The Wedding Singer$15.49$16.99Yes Man SE$24.99$24.99$26.99

    (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

    **Caution! Donkey Punch is being released in both RATED and UNRATED editions. Get the one that’s right for you.

    --ALSO, please note that the Blu-ray version of Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories is receiving a release on April 5 (Sunday) two days earlier than most new releases this week—including the SD version of the same film.

    --At Best Buy this week, buy either the 3-disc SD version or the Blu-ray version of The Day the Earth Stood Still and get an EXCLUSIVE FREE FIGURINE OF GORT THE ROBOT. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks. A $19.99 value.

    --Purchase your copy of The Tale of Despereaux at Best Buy this week (the add specifies the “regular version” [​IMG] ) and get a FREE LUNCHBOX. Minimum 4 per store. No rainchecks. Limit 1 per customer.

    --Get a FREE $5 BB GIFTCARD with the purchase, this week, of Doubt (SD or BD) AND No Country For Old Men CE (SD or BD).

    --Buy BOTH Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too AND Bedtime Stories this week @ BB and save $6, instantly.

    --Best Buy is advertising the following Disney titles at the pricepoints of $14.99 (SD) and $24.99 (BD):

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, High School Musical 3, Sleeping Beauty and Wall-E.

    --Best Buy is also advertising 50% off the Season 1 sets of a number of HBO TV Series. Shown in the flyer are Entourage ($16.99), Rome ($29.99), Sex and the City ($13.49), and The Wire and The Sopranos ($27.49 apiece). Find more titles in the HBO section in-store and online.

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

    --Target, this week, has awoken from a deep slumber and is advertising nearly two full pages of DVD sales.

    --To begin, get a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of BOTH Bedtime Stories (any version) AND Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too. Quantities limited. No rainchecks. Terms and conditions apply to GiftCards.

    --And, Target is advertising a number of TV season sets for $12.99 and $18.99. Titles shown plus selected others.

    --Target also has a BOGO sale (Buy one, get one free) on a number of $29.99 Blu-ray discs:

    Bangkok Dangerous, Body of Lies, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Eagle Eye, Indiana Jones IV, Ironman, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Eacape 2 Africa, Punisher: War Zone, Transformers, Transporter 3, Tropic Thunder, Wall-E.

    --Target Odds and Ends: A number of titles for $6.99 (Dreamworks animation and some Easter titles). And a list of $13 titles and a list of some Disney titles for $13.99.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $14.99 each:
    Wall-E
    Sleeping Beauty
    Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    High School Musical 3

    HBO TV sets (50% off):
    Entourage season 1 $16.99
    Sex and the City season 1 $13.99
    Rome season 1 $29.99
    The Wire season 1 $27.99
    The Sopranos season 1 $27.99


    $24.99 each:
    Wall-E
    Sleeping Beauty
    Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    High School Musical 3



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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Tigger & Pooh and the Musical Too $17.99

    TV on DVD:
    $12.99 each:
    Family Guy Seasons 1-6
    The Simpsons Season 10
    It's Always Sunny on Philadelphia Season 1 & 2
    How I Met Your Mother Season 1 - 3
    Arrested Development Season 1 - 3
    Jon, Kate and Eight Season 1 & 2
    Seinfeld Season 1-9

    $18.99 each:
    Gossip Girl Season 1
    The Office (US) Season 1-4
    Supernatural Season 1 or 3
    Heroes Season 1 or 2
    The Tudors Season 1 or 2
    Dexter Season 1 or 2

    Disney DVD Sale:
    $13.99 each:
    High School Musical 3
    Pinocchio
    Space Buddies
    Chronicles of Narnia: Price Caspian
    Wall-E
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua
    Bolt

    Dreamworks DVD Sale:
    $6.99 each:
    Kung Fu Panda
    Secrets of the Furious Five
    Bee Movie
    Madagascar
    Madagascar 2
    Shrek the Third

    $13.99 - Buy one get one free:
    Ice Age
    Jumper
    The Happenings
    Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium
    What Happens in Vegas

    Easter DVDS
    $6.99 each:
    Dora: Egg Hunt
    Easter with Max & Ruby
    Elmo's World: Springtime Fun
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Easter Chipmunks
    The Easter Bunny


    Buy one get one free $29.99 each ($15 each after promo pricing)
    Iron Man
    Madagascar 2
    Kung Fu Panda
    Wall-E
    Chronicles of Narnia: Price Caspian
    Eagle Eye
    Transformers
    Tropic Thunder - Unrated
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Body of Lies
    Transporter 3
    Punisher: War Zone
    Bangkok Dangerous - this movie is horrible.
     
  3. MarkBirds

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    As always, thanks for the Roundup, guys.

    Does anybody know if "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008) BD comes with a DVD or BD copy of the original? I've spent 10 minues on Google and haven't been able to come up with an answer.

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    OK, I can answer my own question. This is from the official FOX store:

    Disc 3: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) PS Blu-ray
    English: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Mono
    Spanish & French: 5.1 Dolby Digital

    PS? Hmmm....
     
  4. EricSchulz

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    Just renting Doubt this week...
     
  5. Doug Wallen

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    Possibly Tango and Cash
    The Paper Chase Season 1
     
  6. Chad R

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    FYI, Deep Discount DVD has The Paper Chase: Season 1 for $31.96.
     
  8. Chris S

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    Thanks for the Roundup!

    Picking up a very special release for me this week. The Mysterious Cities of Gold!!

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  9. TravisR

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    Nothing for me this week. For those that haven't seen it, Doubt is definitely worth a rental (if only for the performances).

    Thanks for the prices!

    I haven't seen the movie but I laughed at the critique in the middle of the list. [​IMG]
     
  10. Dave Jessup

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    Pre-Code Hollywood Collection when the budget allows; ditto "A Song Is Born" - feeding my Benny Goodman habit.

    Thank you as always, Mike, Patrick and all.
     
  11. Scott Shanks

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    Amazon has the BD of No Country For Old Men for $24.49.
     
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    Thanks for the prices, guys. Getting Yes Man, Final Destination and Wedding Singer Blu-rays this week. Eventually, I'll pick up some of the other new catalog Blu-rays, and Bedtime Stories and Day the Earth Stood Still when the prices drop. And the new No Country Blu if I can sell my still-unopened original BD release.

    Surprised Bedtime Stories didn't earn a picture at the top of the RoundUp. It's one of this week's bigger releases. Not a Sandler fan, Mike?
     
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    I kid. I've seen it too. It's not Sandler'sKane, but it is not as bad as some might have you believe.

    I think I'll just rent a few of the new releases this week and pick up Prince Caspian and Indiana Jones from Target. Assuming I can find the Blu-rays in stock.
     
  14. WillG

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    Seems not to be much rhyme or reason to the BD pricing. There seems to be a slew of WB/New Line catalog releases this week and it seems like half of them are at a 16.99 price at BB and the other half at a 24.99 price. Also the difference between Amazon and BB is out of whack as well. For example a minor interest title like 2010 sells for a cheap $13.99 and it's $11 more at BB.

    Also it sadly seems like the weekly DVD bargains at BB have been weak since Circuit City closed down
     
  15. EricSchulz

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    I didn't notice the $13.99 price on Pinocchio at Target earlier today. I missed out picking it up during the first week, but I'm glad I waited!
     
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    Cool, sounds like an alright movie. Last night I watched "Fast and Furious" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'll wait for reviews and screencaps of Point of No Return. It's the American rip-off of La Femme Nikita.
     
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    I may also be seeing it this week.
     
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    Thanks for the RoundUp Mike and Patrick! The Pre-Code Hollywood Collection looks interesting but I doubt it will be available at BB or any other B&M this week (especially now that Borders B&M appears to be getting out of the media business.) I will most likely NetFlix it and if it is worth adding to the library, I will buy it online at some point down the road.
     

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