Weekly RoundUp 8-4-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

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    – Jamie Foxx & Robert Downey, Jr. (The Soloist – 2009)

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    – Ali Larter (Obsessed – 2009)

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    – Cast (Race to Witch Mountain – 2009)

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    Kirk Douglas & Silvano Mangano (Ulysses – 1954)

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    Joe Pesci (My Cousin Vinny - 1992)

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    – The Tigger Movie – 2000

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco Actors & Sin (1952) $13.49 $12.99 Big Iron Collection $26.99 $24.99 The Chaos Experiment $17.99 $14.99 Cravings $23.99 $19.99 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters $8.99 $12.99 Delgo $14.99 $14.99 Flight of the Conchords: S2 $17.49 $19.99 $19.99 Fragments $18.99 $18.99 Hot Blood Sundae $17.99 $14.99 Labor Pains $14.99 $14.99 The Last of the Mohicans (Serial) $19.99 $14.99 The Love Boat: Season 2 Vol. 2 $29.99 $29.99 Mutant Chronicles (1-disc) $18.99 $17.99 Mutant Chronicles CE (2-disc) $19.99 $24.99 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh $24.99 $19.99 Nature's Grave $22.49 Obsessed (2009) $17.99 $15.99 $15.99 Project Runway: Season 5 $19.99 $19.99 Race to Witch Mountain (1-disc) $15.99 $15.99 $15.99 Race/Witch Mountain DE (2-disc) $22.99 $22.99 $22.99 Shadowheart $24.49 $14.99 The Soloist $16.99 $16.99 $16.99 $18.99 The Tigger Movie (10th Anniv. Ed.) $19.99 $19.99 $17.99 Ulysses (1954) $12.99 $12.99 Veggie Tales: Minnesota Cuke... $13.49 $12.99 You Must Remember This: WB Story $21.99

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    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco The Beast $14.99 $19.99 Big Trouble in Little China $19.99 $19.99 Labor Pains $18.99 $18.99 Mutant Chronicles CE $24.99 $21.99 My Cousin Vinny $22.99 $29.99 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh $22.99 $29.99 Obsessed (2009) $26.99 $25.99 $25.99 Race to Witch Mountain $27.99 $25.99 $25.99 Sling Blade $23.99 $23.99 The Soloist $26.99 $26.99 $26.99 Stargate Atlantis: Fan's Choice $19.99 $19.99 The Waterboy $25.99 $25.99

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

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    Big Iron Collection: Crooked River, Colorado Ranger, Fast on the Draw, Hostile Country, Marshal of Heldorado, West of the Brazos.


    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, save $10 when you both BOTH Race to Witch Mountain AND The Tigger Movie.

    --Also at Best Buy this week, save $5 when you buy BOTH Obsessed and the CD I Am...Sasha Fierce (Beyonce) ($13.99).

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: A number of DVD titles for $3.99 & $8.99.

    --Target, this week, is advertising the following Blu-ray discs for $14.99: American Gangster, Casino, Hulk, Kingdom of Heaven, Mission: Impossible 3, Old School, Shooter, Top Gun.

    --Target Odds and Ends: DVD titles for $4.75 and $10.
     
  2. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    "The Tigger Movie" is worthy of commemoration in a 10th Anniversary Edition?
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Watchmen $9.99
    Fast and the Furious $19.99
    $3.99 each:
    Van Wilder: Rise of Taj
    Troy
    Big Fish
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    Black Dahlia
    Rock Star
    Over the Top
    Terminator 2 Judgment Day
    Master and Commander
    Over the Hedge
    Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Memento
    The Covenant
    Les Miserables
    Balls of Fury
    Green Street Hooligans
    Hitch
    The Pink Panther
    Premonition
    You, Me and Dupree
    The Pursuit of Happyness
    The Interpreter
    Madagascar
    Talladega Nights
    Shrek 2

    $8.99 each:
    Across the Universe
    Pineapple Express
    Death Race (2008)
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    3:10 to Yuma
    Tropic Thunder
    You Don't Mess with the Zohan
    Lakeview Terrace
    Underworld & Underworld Evolution
    Killshot
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    Superbad
    Eagle Eye
    Step Brothers
    Kung Fu Panda
    Casino Royale
    Iron Man
    Mirrors
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
    Hancock
    Babylon A.D.
    Max Payne
    Wanted
    Burn After Reading

    Blu-ray:

    Watchmen $24.99
    Fast and the Furious $26.99



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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $4.75 each: (selected others)
    Minority Report
    Dodgeball
    50 First Dates
    Sense and Sensibility
    $10 each: (selected others)
    Mamma Mia!
    P.S. I Love You
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
    Disaster Movie

    Blu-ray:

    $14.99 each:
    Top Gun
    Shooter
    Mission Imposible 3
    Old School
    American Gangster
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    Hulk



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  4. EricSchulz

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  5. pitchman

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    Thanks, guys! It looks like nothing for me this week. The BD of Big Trouble In Little China is calling my name, but not for twenty bucks. I will Netflix it for now and then buy it at some point down the road if it surfaces at a considerably lower price. If I am going to double-dip on this flick, I want to make sure that all of the "special feature" content from my old 2-disc collector's edition got ported over. Otherwise, I'll probably pass.
     
  6. Shawn.F

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    Nothing for me this week, which is good since I just picked up the BSG set.
     
  7. TravisR

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    I'm not a huge fan of Big Trouble In Little China but my love of John Carpenter means that I'll probably grab it.

    Thanks for the prices, guys!
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    Have you paid you dues, Jack?

    Yes sir, the check is in the mail...

    Big Trouble in Little China for me. And probably The Waterboy. You can do it!
     
  9. Dennis Nicholls

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    Fred Meyer has a special where you get a free galon of milk with the purchase of Race to Witch Mountain.

    I haven't seen that film....is there a joke in there about milk someplace?
     
  10. Joseph J.D

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    Nice slow week after last week's BSG purchase.....I will definitely pick up The Waterboy and probably Race To Witch Mountain.
     
  11. Ken_McAlinden

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    Probably just "Flight of the Conchords S2" this week, but contrary to what you may have heard, it is not because I want to check out their sugalumps.

    Regards,
     
  12. Chris S

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    Thanks for the Roundup!

    Will be picking up Stargate Atlantis: Fan's Choice and Big Trouble In Little China a little ways down the road.
     
  13. Jay*W

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    There are reports elsewhere that Costco will have both of the new Sony/Columbia Icons of Screwball Comedy for $13.99 each, which would be splendid if true.

    Thanks as always, Mike!

    Jay
     
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    I'm in for:

    Green Street Hooligans
    The Pink Panther
    You, Me and Dupree
    The Interpreter

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  15. Jason_V

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    The wallet is getting a rest this week. The last month has been crazy stupid with good BD deals.
     
  16. TravisR

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    I got the disc and checked it out, here's the differences:

    -Oddly, the Blu-ray uses a shortened version of Trailer B. On the Blu-ray it runs approximately 1:00 and on the DVD it runs approximately 1:30.

    -The TV commercials and most of the text based stuff (the production notes, the American Cinematographer and Cinefex articles, the cast and crew filmographies and the DVD production credits) are dropped for the Blu-ray. What's weird is that the TV spots are listed as special features on the back of the case so I wonder if they're hidden as an easter egg (although the listing could just as easily be a misprint).

    -On the plus side, the Blu-ray has two NEW features: an isolated score in DTS 5.1 and a still gallery with more than 250 pictures.
     
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    Thanks, Travis! So, if I double-dip, I still have to hold on to the DVD. In other words, at least for me, it won't be happening any time soon unless the price drops to $10 or less. I can no longer cost-justify these $20+ Blu-ray catalog title upgrades unless I can unload the comparable DVD without losing any content. With all of the additional storage capacity of a Blu-ray disc (one of the format's selling points, BTW) it seems to me that ALL earlier DVD content should be able to be ported over. As always, YMMV, but that's my opinion and I'm sticking by it.
     
  18. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

    I'm to check-out The Soloist from Redbox and pick-up Race To Witch Mountain on BD.

    Disney has printable coupons for Race To Witch Mountain: $5 off the DVD or $10 off the BD.

    Link: http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/liveaction/racetowitchmountain/couponoffer/?cmp=dmov_dvd_rtwm_url_coupon_a

    To print the coupon(s) you need to install the Bricks Coupon Printer app (or have it already installed).
    Note: Each coupon is generated with an unique authentication code, so a PDF version of the coupon cannot be posted as it would not be valid.

    Time for a return and re-buy if you've already picked it up.
     
  19. Aaron Silverman

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    Dang. . .I saw "The Beast" and thought maybe we'd finally see an OAR release of that great '80s movie about the Soviet tank crew lost in Afghanistan. But no, it's some trashy monster flick. :(
     
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    Dupe post. Oops.
     

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