Weekly RoundUp 7-14-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Sienna Miller & Keira Knightley (The Edge of Love – 2008)

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    – Steve McQueen (The Towering Inferno – 1974)

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    – Virginia Madsen (The Haunting in Connecticut – 2009)

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    – For All Mankind – 1989

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    – Cast (American Gladiators - Original Series – 1989)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco 12 $22.99 $22.99 Amer. Gladiators: Orig. Series - Battle Begins $26.99 $24.99 Beach Kings $24.49 Bewitched: Season 8 (Final Season) $27.99 $29.99 The Color of Magic $11.99 $12.99 The Edge of Love $19.49 $24.99 ER: Season 11 $30.49 $32.99 For All Mankind (CC) $19.99 $24.99 Grey Gardens $16.49 $24.99 $16.99 $17.49 The Guns of Will Sonnett: Seasons 1 & 2 $53.99 The Haunting in Connecticut (1-disc) $16.99 $16.99 $16.99 The Haunting in Connecticut SE (2-disc) $22.99 $22.99 $22.99 The Horsemen $19.99 $19.99 Leverage: Season 1 $22.99 $29.99 $27.99 Mad Men: Season 2 $24.49 $29.99 $32.99 $31.99 Nat'l. Lampoon's Van WIlder Freshman Year $16.99 $14.99 Peyton Place: Part 2 $27.99 $34.99 [Rec] $17.49 $19.99 The State: Complete Series $38.99 $44.99 Tracey Takes On...: Seasons 3 & 4 $24.99 $24.99 Wild Pacific $19.99 Wire in the Blood: Season 6 $49.99 $49.99

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    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco Crouching Tiger/Curse Golden Flower/House Flying Dragon $52.99 $89.99 The Edge of Love $24.49 $34.99 IExplicit Ills $22.99 $29.99 For All Mankind (CC) $19.99 The Haunting in Connecticut $24.99 $24.99 $26.99 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer $19.99 $24.99 Mad Men: Season 2 $30.99 $29.99 $32.99 The Towering Inferno $21.99 $29.99 Wild Pacific $25.99

    (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, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE TIE CLIP on it's DVD copies of Mad Men: Season 2. Minimum of 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also advertising $5 in concession cash on specially-marked packages of Harry Potter 1-5 Blu-ray discs ($19.99 apiece). Redeem it at showings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Valid 7-1-09 thru 8-2-09. Value = $5. In theaters 7-15-09. So even though the concession cash is valid 7-1 @ HP&tH-BP, the movie doesn't open until two weeks later!

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

    $14.99: Dogma, Donnie Brasco, Hollow Man, In the Line of Fire, Into the Blue, A Knight's Tale, Resident Evil, Run Lola Run.

    $19.99 ($14.99 on DVD): The Changeling, The International, Milk, Role Models, The Tale of Despereaux, The Uninvited.

    $23.99: 12 Rounds, Bolt, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Friday the 13th (2009), Gran Torino, Marley & Me, The Pink Panther 2, Pinocchio, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, Taken, The Wrestler.

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

    --Target, this week, is advertising Discovery Channel's Shark Week for $16.99 on DVD and $19.99 on Blu-ray.

    --Target also has some $13 fitness DVDs.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Titles for $10.
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    How odd. Amazon wants the same price for either the regular DVD or the Blu-Ray of For All Mankind. Guess which one I'm going to get.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Yeah. Criterion's got a stated policy (which they don't always follow) that their SD & BD releases are going to be the same price.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each: (More in store & Online)
    The Pineapple Express
    Step Brothers
    SuperBad
    The House Bunny
    X-Men: The Last Stand
    Underworld/Underworld: Evolution 2-Pack

    $14.99 each:
    The International
    The Uninvited
    Role Models (Unrated)
    The Changeling
    Milk
    The Tale of Despereaux

    Blu-ray:


    $14.99 each:
    Donnie Brasco: Extended Cut
    Resident Evil
    Dogma
    Into the Blue
    Run Lola Run
    In the Line of Fire
    Hollow Man
    A Knight's Tale



    $19.99 each:
    The International
    The Uninvited
    Role Models (Unrated)
    The Changeling
    Milk
    The Tale of Despereaux



    $23.99 each:
    Gran Torino
    Taken: 2-Disc Extended Cut
    Friday the 13th 2009: Killer Cut
    Slumdog Millionaire
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
    12 Rounds: Extreme Cut
    The Wrestler
    Revolutionary Road
    Pinocchio
    Marley & Me
    The Pink Panther 2
    Bolt

    $19.99 each:
    Harry Potter 1-5 (comes with $5 movie cash for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, valid from 7/1/09-8/2/09)


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    Target on sale DVD items:
    $10 each:
    Mamma Mia
    I Am Legend
    The Notebook
    Tropic Thunder
    $13 each (Select fitness DVDs):
    Jillian Michaels: 30-Day Shred
    Leslie Sansone: Walk Away the Pounds

    Edited by Patrick Sun - 7/12/2009 at 05:20 am GMT
     
  5. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up Mad Men: Season Two on Blu-ray this week.

    Thanks for the prices, guys!
     
  6. pitchman

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    Thanks guys!

    Mad Men: Season 2 on Blu-ray for me too.
     
  7. Tommy G

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    Quick question about the viewing here.....in the table I can only see Amazon and Best B and then it ends because of all the white space to the right. Any way to get rid of that white space and see what is actually posted in the table? This new format is frustrating.
     
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    Target has G.I. Joe Season 1.1 in their ad for $16.99
     
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    Mad Men: Season 2 on Blu-ray!
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    Tommy:

    Here's what my tables are looking like. Can you access the rest of the table by scrolling?

    What's your resolution set at and what OS are you using (and browser)? We'll see what we can do about getting you fixed up.

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  11. ManW_TheUncool

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    Are you using IE7 w/ browser width that's much less than 1280px (like 1024px)? I noticed your problem for IE7 last week:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/289962/weekly-roundup-7-7-2009/30#post_3581509

    If you're using IE7 (or even most other similarly recent browsers), try making your browser wider, preferably to ~1280px wide.

    If you cannot go that wide, then for a temp workaround, maybe you can scroll the post display sideways by dragging the cursor across the post body (like the way you'd highlight it) to see if that forces it to scroll for you.

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    Amazon has now changed their price, for gi joe season 1.1 to 16.99 !!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Bill Thomann

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    Looks very good for our old Circuit City building being purchased & turned into a Best Buy. Until now I've always had to go through bb.com to get any of the good deals (with BB exclusives) & since CC closed I've only had Wal Mart, Target & K Mart locally to shop at. This'll make the Roundup especially important to me once again if & when BB comes to town. I hope they get the permits at the end of the month and open up in time for the '09 Holiday shopping season (with all those Summer movie dvds).
     
  14. Mark Zimmer

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    Even setting my monitor for 1680x1050 I still have the scrollbar problems. I hate this new platform.
     
  15. ManW_TheUncool

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    Well, I just tried for myself that last suggestion I made for a possible workaround for IE7 w/ less than ~1280px width, and it doesn't work. So it looks like if you're using IE7, you'll need to make sure your browser is set at least close to ~1280px wide to ensure everything is visible inside the post display.

    _Man_
     
  16. EricSchulz

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    Surprisingly, Best Buy is also interested in going into the old Circuit City in Racine...except that the old Best Buy is right next door to CC! The current location is a pretty big store built 12 years ago and the old CC is about 10-15% smaller. However, the city is reluctant to have BB rework the facade of the old CC building with the same blue/yellow "tag" signing, thus having two of them on the adjacent buildings!
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    Eric, They couldn't possibly want to have two stores that close to each other, would they? I'd figure they shut down the old store and go newer and smaller.

    I know it seems like it would be a lot of effort...but I recently had a big FYE store in a local mall move into a much smaller space right next door to the original location.
     
  18. EricSchulz

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    Yeah, that's the plan...I guess my original post didn't really make that clear!
     
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    I am using IE7 and I can't see to the right of Best B. Funny thing is that when I tried to copy and paste what i am seeing, the whole table comes up. I guess in order to read it, I'll have to do that. I don't know how to change resolution and it seems like 7 is so much more of a pain than 6.
     
  20. EricSchulz

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    Yeah, did something change this week? I noticed the same thing in the new WRU---I can't see the Target column at all, and the left-right scroll bar is now gone.
     

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