Weekly RoundUp 7-7-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Rose Byrne (Knowing – 2009)

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    – Maria Montez (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves – 1944)

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    – Henry Fonda (Trail of the Lonesome Pine – 1936)

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    – Chris Evans & Dakota Fanning (Push– 2009)

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    – Ray Milland & Gary Cooper (Beau Geste – 1939)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves (1944) $17.99 $14.99 Beau Geste (1939) $17.99 $14.99 The Beloved Rogue (1927) $22.49 $19.99 Coco Chanel $14.99 $14.99 A Day in the Life $9.99 $14.99 Dead Wood $18.99 $24.99 Doctor Who (11 & 12): The Rescue/The Romans $22.99 $29.99 Doctor Who (138): Attack of the Cybermen $15.99 $19.99 Five Fingers $18.99 $19.99 The John Barrymore Collection $53.99 $49.99 Kath and Kim: Season 1 $20.99 $20.99 $19.99 Knowing $15.99 $15.99 $15.99 $18.49 Lonely are the Brave $14.99 $14.99 Matlock: Season 3 $34.99 $39.99 Murder, She Wrote: Season 10 $34.99 $44.99 $32.99 MST3K: XV $38.99 $49.99 Near Dark $9.99 $9.99 Night Train $19.99 $19.99 Peanuts 1960s Collection $19.99 $24.99 Petticoat Junction: Season 2 $27.99 $34.99 Power Rangers RPM: Vol. 1-Start Your Engines $12.99 $14.99 Push $17.99 $16.99 $16.99 Reno 911: Season 6 $18.99 $17.99 Sherlock Holmes (1922) $22.49 $19.99 Tempest (1928) $22.49 $19.99 Third Watch: Season 2 $31.49 $39.99 Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) $17.99 $14.99 The Unborn $19.99 $17.99 $19.99

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    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco The Deep $19.99 $24.99 Grumpy Old Men $18.99 $24.99 In Memory of My Father $17.99 $24.99 Knowing $23.99 $24.99 $25.99 $25.99 Night Train $13.99 $19.99 Push $23.99 $25.99 $25.99 The Unborn $27.99 $26.99 $25.99 The Universe: Season 2 $55.99 $89.99

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

    These collections contain the following individual titles:

    The John Barrymore Collection (Silent Films): Sherlock Holmes, The Beloved Rogue, The Tempest, Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde.

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 - XV: The Robot vs. the Aztex Mummy, The Girl in Lover's Lane, Zombie Nightmare, Racket Girls.

    Peanuts 1960s Collection: A Charlie Brown Christmas; Charlie Brown's All-Stars; It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; You're in Love, Charlie Brown; He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown; It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown.

    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


    --At Best Buy this week, buy Knowing and Push (any version) and get a FREE $6 Best Buy GiftCard. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a number of TV seasons on sale this week for $18.99 and less. Titles include Charmed, Chuck, Da Ali G Show, Dexter, Entourage, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, Moonlight, One Tree Hill, Nip/Tuck, Smallville, Supernatural, Two and a Half Men.

    --Best Buy is also spotlighting, this week, some Disney DVDs for $12.99 (Reg. $19.99):

    Bedtime Stories, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Cars, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, High School Musical 3, National Treasure 2, Ratatouille, Space Buddies, Wall-E.

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

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

    $14.99 The Rock, Unbreakable

    $16.99: Deja Vu, Gangs of New York, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2

    $19.99: National Treasure, No Country for Old Men (1-disc)

    --Target Odds and Ends: Titles for $7.50 and $10.
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  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items: $4.99 DVDs (More titles in-store and online):
    Ray
    Van Helsing
    Charlie Wilson's War $12.99 DVDs (Disney):
    Bedtime Stories
    Beverly Hill Chihuahua
    Space Buddies
    High School Musical 3
    Chronicles of Narnia 2: Prince Caspian
    National Treasure 2
    Wall-E
    Cars
    Ratatouille
    TV Season sets: Weeds Seasons 1-4 $14.99 each
    $18.99 each:
    Entourage Seasons 1-5
    Madmen Season 1
    Charmed Seasons 1-8
    Gossip Girl Season 1
    Dexter Seasons 1-2
    Moonlight Season 1
    Chuck Season 1
    Smallville Seasons 1-7
    Nip/Tuck Seasons 1-5
    Two and a Half Men Seasons 1-5
    Da Ali G Show Seasons 1-2
    Veronica Mars Seasons 1-3
    One Tree Hill Seasons 1-5
    Supernatural Seasons 1-3
    Blu-ray:
    None listed.
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    on sale DVD items: $7.50 DVDs:
    Ocean’s 11/Ocean’s 12 Double Feature
    Beaches
    Chicago
    Hairspray $10 DVDs:
    National Treasure
    The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
    Grease
    Shrek 2 Blu-ray: The Rock $14.99
    Unbreakable $14.99
    Kill Bill Vol. 1 $16.99
    Kill Bill Vol. 2 $16.99
    Gangs of New York $16.99
    Deja Vu $16.99
    National Treasure $19.99
    No Country For Old Men (single-disc) $19.99
     
  3. Chris S

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    Thanks for the Roundup!

    Another slow week for me. But looking further down the calendar I'm going to need these mid-summer savings later on in the year.
     
  4. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the great looking Roundup. Nothing for me once again. I think my next dvd purchase will be Coraline July 21st. Slow times indeed.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, Bill. The Huddler team bent over backwards to try and explain how all the formatting/coding that goes into a RoundUp could be done. They really helped me quite a lot.

    For a first try, I was pleased with the way this came out. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out a more streamlined method to do it so it doesn't take quite as much time.

    Although maybe it's just that I had the old way down pat after all those years. I remember the first few I did took me a while to get the hang of that system, too.

    Thanks for the kind words!
     
  6. EricSchulz

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    Nothing to buy, but I am curious to see if Netflix has that 1922 "Sherlock Holmes" for rental...
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    That Night Train must have been a flop at the box office to be out on Blu-Ray so quickly. IMDB lists NO normal reviews, only disc reviews. I wonder what that's all about.

    When I hear "Night Train" I think of cheap rotgut that a hobo would be drinking.
     
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    I don't even know if it got a theatrical release, Dennis. If it did, the IMDb isn't listing on. I did watch it with the BF and his parents a few weeks ago. General consensus was good first half, terrible second half. The BD itself isn't anything spectacular, either.

    Nothing for me this week...and the same for next and the one after. We're heading out on vacation Friday afternoon and I'm going to need the money for that. Plus the DD sale which starts while we're gone.
     
  9. Dave Jessup

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    Somehow, somewhere, Doctor Who 11 & 12, which will replace off-air Beta tapes from the mid 1980s.

    Thanks as always, Mike, Patrick & all, especially this week as you get used to working with... and I get used to looking at... the new format.
     
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    Looks like I'll be holding off until the BSG BD set until the 28th.

    As always, many thanks for the roundup!
     
  11. John Swarce

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    Nothing for me this week, Mike, but thanks as always for the Round-up! Like a lot of us, I am saving for some of the bigger releases coming up later this summer.

    The "new" Round-up looks great and is easy to view. However, my browser (IE8), doesn't load the first 2 or 3 pictures at the top (Knowing, Ali Baba), but I get the "library" picture and everything from Fonda on down. Weird....

    Any idea when the next Stooges set is being released?

    --John
     
  12. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XV at some point and I may pick up Unbreakable on Blu-ray at Target.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! :)
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Originally Posted by Dennis Nicholls
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    Hey, John. Can you tell me more about this? What OS are you using, etc.?

    And, is anyone else having this problem? I'm using Firefox 3.0.11 on XP and all is displaying fine. But Ron Epstein says he is also having problems viewing the first couple of pictures. I know Ron is a Mac guy--probably using Safari on OS 10.

    Thanks!
     
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    I had the same issue. Mac OS X 10.5.7, Safari 4.01

    Thanks for your hard work as always!
     
  16. Ronald Epstein

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    Hate to hijack this thread with problems. Actually there may not be a problem other than Safari.

    This is what shows up in Safari:

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    The blue question marks are usually indicators that images are missing.

    However, bringing this page up in Firefox it's not so. In fact all the images
    were intact under Safari, but for some reason it decided to interject blue question marks.
     
  17. EricSchulz

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    Mike:

    I get the same type of display except the "question mark" boxes contain the red "X" and I'm using IE with Windows XP.
     
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    Thanks for the prices, guys. Some maybes for this week but nothing definite.

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    I'm getting the same thing that Ron posted, except with IE's red Xs instead of the blue ?s. I'm using IE7 on Vista.
     
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    I answered this in the feedback thread, but I wouldn't advise linking to any IMDB-originated image file, and the Rose Byrne image is linked to a website that will make the image viewable if you have actually gone to the webpage that has the image file linked to it, and then the image file gets cached on your PC and becomes viewable.
     
  20. John Swarce

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    Mike:

    I'm getting the same thing that Ron posted, but with the red "x's" that Eric and Scott get. FWIW, I'm using IE8 on Windows 7 Release Candidate. I'm sure it will be sorted out by the next Round-up. At least we aren't missing a picture of, say, someone like Megan Fox!......

    --John
     

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