Weekly RoundUp 5-14-2013

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    – Halle Berry(Cloud Atlas – 2012)

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    – Tom Hanks& Denzel Washington(Philadelphia – 1993)

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    –3:10 to Yuma– 1957

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    –TheMiracle of the Bells – 1948
     

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    –Jubal – 1956
     

    –Grant Bowler& Lindsay Lohan(Liz & Dick– 2012)


    The Prices
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    SD-DVDTITLE     Amazon BestBuy Target
    3:10 to Yuma(CC) (1957) $19.99 $24.99  
    Back to 1942 $17.48 $12.99  
    The Book of Life/TheGirl from Monday (DF) $24.99 $24.99
    Brave New World (1998) $8.99 $8.99  
    Cloud Atlas $14.99 $14.99 $14.99
    Combat!: Season 2 $27.99 $34.99  
    Dexter: Season 7 $34.99 $24.99  $29.99
    Doctor Who: TheVisitation SE $25.99 $27.99  
    Face 2 Face $19.28 $19.99  
    Frankie Go Boom $13.99 $13.99  
    French Masterworks:Russian Emigres in Paris $53.96
     
    A Glimpse Inside theMind of Charles Swan III $15.78 $14.99  
    If I Were You $22.28 $24.99  
    Jubal (CC) $13.97 $14.99  
    Liz and Dick $12.99 $12.99  
    The Locker $12.99 $12.99  
    The Miracle of the Bells $19.99 $19.99
    Power RangersSamurai: 6th Ranger Vol. 4 $12.58 $9.99  
    Texas Chainsaw 3-D $14.99 $14.99  $16.99
    Three Faces West $14.99 $149.99  
    TomorrowYou're Gone $12.86 $24.99  
    Tinman: Mini-series Event $6.99 $8.99  
    TheUnbelievable Truth $19.99 $19.99  

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    BLU-RAYTITLE           Amazon BestBuy Target
    3:10to Yuma (CC) (1957) $27.86 $34.99  
    The Amazing Spider-Man(4k) $34.99 $34.99  
    Angels& Demons (4k) $14.99 $14.99  
    Back to 1942 $14.99 $14.99  
    Battle: Los Angeles (4k) $14.99 $14.99  
    Brave NewWorld (1998) $9.99 $9.99  
    Colorful $34.99 $34.99
    CloudAtlas $24.99 $22.99 $22.99
    Crime Wave(Combo Pack) $19.99 $24.99  
    Dexter: Season 7 $44.49 $29.99  $34.99
    Frankie Go Boom $17.99 $17.99  
    Ghostbusters (4k) $14.29
     
    A Glimpse Into the Mindof Charles Swan III $19.78 $19.99  
    Glory (4k) $14.99
     
    Jubal(CC) $19.99 $24.99  
    The Karate Kid(4k) $14.99  
    Leave Her to Heaven (TT)

     
    The Miracle of the Bells $24.99 $24.99  
    The Other Guys (4k) $21.68
     
    Philadelphia (TT)

     
    Second Chorus (1940) $14.99 $14.99  
    Spider-Man (4k) $18.96
     
    Taxi Driver (4k) $21.68
    Texas Chainsaw 3-D (3-D)(Combo Pack) $19.99 $19.99  $22.99
    Three Faces West $24.99 $24.99  
    Tinman: Mini-series Event $9.99 $12.99  
    Tomorrow You're Gone $15.83 $24.99  
    Total Recall (4k) $26.38
     
    The Unbelievable Truth $24.99 $24.99  

     

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

    (TT)after a title = New release by Twilight Time.

    (4k)after a title = "Mastered in 4k" re-release

    (DF)after a title = Double Feature (two film release).

     



    The Disclaimer
     

    Standard disclaimer:All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from theirprinted Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by eachchain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the websiteprice.

    I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week inthe RoundUp.The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well asthose 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'tcomplain! If there is a title not includedin the RoundUp that youwant to see, PLEASE just look it up yourself, and be nice enough topost 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, sothere is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR localWal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, Circuit City is still outof business...even in Hawaii (where they NEVER guaranteed their pricesanyway).


    The Specials

    [font=" Arial;"]--We've seen differentthings come and go over the 9 1/2 years I've been doing the RoundUp. This week's new "thing:"  "Mastered in 4k" Blu-rayreleases.  Hoo boy!

    --This week's newTwilight Time releases--Philadelphia and Leaver Her to Heaven--areavailable at Screen Archives Entertainment...HERE!($29.95 apiece.).

    --Upgradeand Save is gone (for now), but Best Buy brings back their offer of aFREE $10 BB GIFT CARD when you spend $50 or more on TV titles on DD orBlu-ray. 

    --BestBuy highlightsthat deal with a spotlight on the following TV titles (all DVD unlessotherwise noted):

    TheBig Bang Theory:  Seasons 1-5 $16.99 apiece 

    How I Met Your Mother: Seasons 1-6 $16.99 apiece, Season 7 $22.99

    Supernatural:  Seasons 1-7 $16.99 apiece

    Revenge: Season 1 $29.99

    Dexter: Seasons 1-5 $16.99 apiece, Season 6 $19.99, Season 7 $24.99 andSeason 7 (Blu-ray) $29.99

    --BestBuy also has a deal to watch AGood Day to Die Hard early if youpre-order at their store.  Pre-order your Blu combo pack(starting 5-14-13) online or in-store.  Watch early in digitalHD on CinemaNow and pick-up your movie WITH the EXCLUSIVE Best Buybeverage opener starting 6-4-13.

    --The following recentreleases are on sale this week at Best Buy:[/font]

    $9.99: Playingfor Keeps (DVD)

    $14.99: HydePark on Hudson (DVD), Rise of the Guardians (DVD), Playing for Keeps(Blu)

    $19.99: Rise of the Guardians (Blu CP), Safe Haven (DVD), Hyde Park on Hudson(Blu CP)

    $24.99: Rise of the Guardians (3-D Blu CP)., Safe Haven (Blu CP)

    --BestBuy Odds and Ends: None to report.

    --Targetthis week has some $8 titles.  They include (on Blu): The Blind Side, Princess Bride and The Expendables. And, (on DVD) Friends With Benefits, Hangover Part II andStar Trek Wrath of Khan.  Titlesshownand select others.  

    --Target Odds and Ends: Some kids titles on DVD ranging from $6.99 to$14.99.

     
  2. Malcolm R

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    Check receipts carefully if you try and use this promotion. Last time I I tried this, some TV sets (Supernatural S2) were not recognized as TV sets at the register. It took about 15 minutes at the service desk to get them to fix things.

    Only Dexter S7 this week. Though I may wait as I still have S5-S6 to watch.
     
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    Second Chorus?? On Blu-Ray??

    This is a surprise. I mean, I know I want more Fred Astaire, but this was very unexpected (I realize its probably because it is PD, but still …)

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  4. Mike Frezon

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    Just for you, David!

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    Being a Zooey Deschanel fan I may have to pick up Tinman for that price, even though the movie may not be very good. Plus, it has Alan Cumming! I'm surprised Philadelphia isn't getting a studio release, but Twilight Time will do a good job.
     
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    I somehow totally missed Philadelphia coming out this week. It's a movie that always gets to me, but I don't know if I can justify that price tag right now. I haven't watched the 2 disc DVD is years. Maybe when the next pay day rolls around...
     
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    I haven't seen it in many years also, but it may be time to watch it again, even if on DVD.
     
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    Once again, Sony shows that its left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing as they continue to license movies out in limited-editions like this instead of putting them out themselves to help the format THEY created!
     
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    Not sure I'd enjoy Second Chorus until I see the first one...
     
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    It just goes to show that you should preorder early at Amazon...I have Cloud Atlas at $21.86, not $24.99.Thanks for the round-up!
     
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    I'll pick up Crimewave this week but that's about it.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)
     
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    Just waiting around for the review copy of Leave Her to Heaven to arrive. Pretty spare week for me otherwise.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike.
     
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    Crimewave is the one to grab. Bruce Campbell breaks down how things went really wrong which pretty much made a Sam Raimi - Coen Brothers production go nearly straight to HBO. The film is good knucklehead entertainment. Shout! Factory does a fine job giving it a proper release after all these decades.
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    I had the strangest experience putting together this week's RoundUp.

    About mid-week, I'll get the Amazon prices researched...and then closer to the posting of the WRU online, I add all the links to the amazon prices. At that time I usually find the Amazon prices have been lowered to match the advertised prices at places like Best Buy, Target and Fry's. So, I update the prices and add the links.

    However, this week...a large number of Amazon prices went UP--just before the Sunday ads went "live"...making them actually higher than their competitor's prices. It was pretty strange.
     
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    I still expect Amazon to price match on Cloud Atlas, but not fall back to the price I got back in December. Yes, I've had this preordered for over 5 months!
     
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    So ... All these new "Mastered in 4K" Blu-rays ... Are they being released to (somehow) support the new 4K TV's?? If so, then I don't get it as Blu-ray players can only provide 1080p tops.I suppose what this *really* amounts to is the DVD "Superbit" concept exported to BD. (Which, admittedly, scaled-up better on many HD sets due to the decrease in compression artifacts.)It will be interesting to see if the reviewers can spot any real increase in quality between these new 4K releases vs the original release of the titles in question.
     
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    I think the original Battlestar Galactica (TV movie, edited for the big screen) is out Tuesday as well, but, it is a Best Buy Blu ray exclusive.

    That would be the only thing i want. It would also be my first trip into Best Buy in months.
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    Hmmmm. How'd I miss that one?!? An exclusive they didn't even bother to include in their flyer?!?

    It will be $14.99

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    Have a good trip to Best Buy, Rick. Say hi to all my friends! :D
     
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    Joe, see this thread:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/322921-sony-mastered-in-4k-blu-rays-available-for-preorder/
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    Doug: Thanks for that link.

    VERY interesting discussion.
     

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