Weekly RoundUp 9-1-2009

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams, Russell Crowe (State of Play – 2009)

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    – Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door – 2004)

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    – Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt & Donald Sutherland (M*A*S*H– 1970)

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    Paulina Gaitan & Edgar Flores (Sin Nombre – 2009)

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    The Trust – 1911

    The Prices
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    SD-DVD TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco Ben 10 Alien Force Season 1 Vol. 4 $9.99 $12.99 Bring It On: Fight to Finish $19.99 $16.99 $19.99 Brothers and Sisters: Season 3 $38.99 $38.99 $37.99 $38.99 CSI: Season 9 $62.49 $59.99 $64.99 $59.99 Degrassi - Next Generation: S8 $27.99 $34.99 Desperate Housewives: Season 5 $37.49 $37.99 $37.99 $38.99 Disney Nature: Earth $16.99 $16.99 $16.99 Doctor Who: Deadly Assassin $19.99 $19.99 Doctor Who: Image/Fendahl $19.99 $19.99 Doctor Who: Delta/Bannermen $19.99 $19.99 Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas $22.99 $24.99 The Game: Season 1 $25.99 $29.99 Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913) $71.99 Heroes: Seaason 3 $37.49 $36.99 $37.99 $38.99 Homeboy $12.99 $12.99 Impact $16.99 $19.99 The Meerkats $12.99 $14.99 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: Series. 2 $21.99 $24.99 Rescue Me: Season 5 Vol. 1 $31.99 $31.99 $32.99 Sin Nombre $19.99 $19.99 State of Play $15.99 $15.99 $16.99 $18.99 Sugar $21.49 $19.99 Supernatural: Season 4 $36.99 $35.99 $37.99 Take Out $26.99 $24.99 TMNT: Season 8 $10.99 $12.99 Terry Fator: Live in Las Vegas $10.99 $14.99 $9.99 The Toe Tactic $26.99 $24.99 TCM Classic Films Coll.: Horror $20.99 $19.99 TCM Classic Films Coll.: Murder Mysteries $20.99 $24.99 TCM Classic Films Coll.: Science Fiction $20.99 $24.99 Two and a Half Men: Season 6 $28.99 $28.99 $29.99 [​IMG]
    BLU-RAY TITLE Amazon BestBuy Target Costco Braveheart $22.49 $22.99 $22.99 Bring It On: Fight to Finish $27.99 $27.99 $26.99 CSI: Season 9 $61.99 $59.99 Disney Nature; Earth $26.99 $24.99 $25.99 The Girl Next Door $19.99 $24.99 Gladiator $26.99 $22.99 $22.99 Heroes: Season 3 $52.49 $49.99 $47.99 High Crimes $20.99 $24.99 M*A*S*H $21.99 $29.99 Monster (2003) $12.49 $12.99 State of Play $25.99 $25.99 $25.99 $25.99 Sugar $28.99 $29.99 Supernatural: Season 4 $51.99 $49.99 $49.99 Terry Fator: Live in Las Vegas $13.99 $17.99 $14.99

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

    Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

    Gaumont Treasures (SD-DVD): A total of 75 films from the following three directors of early cinema: Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade, Leonce Perret. Ten hours of content spread over three discs.

    TCM Classic Films Collection: Horror (SD-DVD) - House of Wax (1953), The Haunting (1963), Freaks, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941).

    TCM Classic Films Collection: Murder Mysteries (SD-DVD) - The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Dial M for Murder, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

    TCM Classic Films Collection: Science Fiction (SD-DVD) - 2001 - A Space Odyssey, Soylent Green, Forbidden Planet, The Time Machine (1960).

    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 buy BOTH Braveheart & Gladiator together on Blu-ray. Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings.

    --A 2/$50 deal at BB this week if you buy BOTH (the Blu-ray versions) of State of Play AND either The Last House on the Left OR Duplicity.

    --Best Buy, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE BOOK with its copies of Heroes: Season 3 on DVD: Heroes Revealed. On pack

    --Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE METAL PACKAGING available for pre-order with its copies of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. FREE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK CASE when you pre-order Disney's Snow White Diamond Edition Blu-ray or DVD Combo Pack by October 5, 2009. Available 10-6-09. Offer valid 8-30-09 thru 10-5-09.

    --Save $15 when you buy, at Best Buy, Desperate Housewives: Season 5 AND any previous season. ALSO, BB has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC which includes Wisteria Lane Lystery Club bonus disc with exclusive content.

    --Also at Best Buy, EXCLUSIVE LENTICULAR PACKAGING with its copies of Supernatural: Season 4--on both the DVD and Blu-ray versions.

    --Best Buy has a notice to save $10 on the Blu-ray version of the X-Men Trilogy ($64.99) (or to save $5 on the DVD version of the X-Men Trilogy. Text "X-men" to 75555 for a redeemable cashier code. Standard text messaging rates apply. Code good in-store only. Valid 8-30-09 thru 9-28-09.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Some good prices ($19.99) on older seasons of Rescue Me, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Supernatural, Two and a Half Men, Smallville and One Tree Hill.

    --Target, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with its copies of Supernatural: Season 4 (not very clear if this includes Blu-ray copies). With 45-minute panel discussion at Comic Con and more. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with three episodes of Heroes Unmasked with its copies of Heroes: Season 3 (again, not clear if this is available on the Blu-ray disc). Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target has a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of CSI: Season 9 (for the third time, it is NOT clear if this includes the Blu0-ray version).

    --Target is also advertising EXCLUSIVE CONTENT on its copies of the Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas release. (Would you believe they don't make it clear if this is available on the Blu-ray version?!?)

    --Target Odds and Ends: None this week.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each
    Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
    The Dark KNight
    Kung-Fu Panda
    Iron Man
    Hancock
    Tropic Thunder

    TV on DVD

    $19.99 each:
    Supernatural seasons 1-3
    Two and a Half Men seasons 1-5
    Rescue Me seasons 1-4
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia seasons 1-3
    Smallville seasons 1-7
    One Tree Hill seasons 1-5

    True Blood season 1 $39.99

    Blu-ray:

    None listed for catalogue titles



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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalogue listed on sale
     
  3. EricSchulz

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    Those TCM Collections would be no-brainers if I didn't already own most of the titles! Otherwise, nothing for me...
     
  4. Randy_M

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    Just the three Doctor Who's for me
     
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    Guess I'm gonna have to start paying for my Heroes Fix =)
     
  6. Bob Graham

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    Or just wait. I'm sure the price will drop on HEROES 3 sometime this year.
     
  7. Johnny Angell

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    There's a $10 of coupon that can be printed here: disney.go.com/disneymovierewards/snowwhite/. I'm wondering if it can be used for this pre-order when picking up the disc. I found the coupon on the AVS forum.
     
  8. TravisR

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    I'll either pick up Heroes: Season Three or Supernatural: Season Four on Blu-ray this week and grab the other at some point down the road. And I'm sticking with DVDs for CSI but I'll definitely wait for a sale on the new set.

    I don't feel the need to own it but I saw State Of Play in the theaters and it's pretty good.

    Thanks for the prices, guys!
     
  9. Craig S

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    Just Braveheart on Blu for me this week. Would have loved to take advantage of the $10 off deal when buying it with Gladiator, but it's become clear that there are serious problems with that transfer.
     
  10. Colin Davidson

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    Anyone tried the $10 off code via text message?

    This type of stuff always makes me extra twitchy. Like getting signed up for some $9.99 per month service
    that I neither need or want.

    Why can't BB just use a regular old coupon?

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    So...it appears that this is in fact a scam to sign you up for a "billed automatically to your cell phone account of $9.99 per month" for some download ring tones, graphics and who knows what else. After getting 3 text message responses that NEVER contained a coupon code I texted the word STOP to 75555 and received a cancellation of my $9.99 a month account. Guess we will see now if it is really canceled or not.

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    Sent an email to Best Buy about this situation. Will see if I get a response AND a coupon code. People are really gonna be PO'd when they get their cell phone bill and see a $9.99 charge for a $10 coupon code or worse yet a $5 coupon code.

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    And a response from Best Buy:

    I just received your email and I wanted to apologize for any trouble that you were having with the X-Men texting promotion that was being offered. I could imagine that it would be rather upsetting to not receive the code for the X-Men Trilogy.

    I did look into the issue and found out that there was an error in the advertisement and it is supposed to be "xmen" without the dash.

    - So there you have it, it should be "xmen" with the quotes. I have not tried the "correct" way yet, so if anyone else does and it works please let me know.
     
  11. Malcolm R

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    Definitely "Supernatural" S4 this week. If anyone hits Costco, can you let us know the price? Thx!
     
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    You probably saw it above but Target has an exclusive Comic Con panel bonus disc.
     
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    I also saw it in the theaters and will pick it up (I really liked it), but maybe not this week. $26 just seems too high.

    Ditto on the thanks.
     
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    At the risk of sounding completely unintelligent, I *might* snag Braveheart and Gladiator at the end of the week. I'm on the fence because I don't particularly care for either film, but it's been a LONG time since I gave either a decent shot. It'll all depend on what I find-or rather, don't find-at the Buy 3 Get the 4th free used BD bin at FYE. (Made out good two weeks ago...)

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Gladiator is being criticized for a sub-par transfer.
     
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    One of the other reasons I'm on the fence about it. Prolly should have mentioned that... :)
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    Just thought I'd add a note that the summer doldrums are about to end. There are a number of high-profile titles which start to make their way into the pipeline in the next few weeks as we start to close in on the final quarter of 2009!

    About time. It's been kind of quiet lately!
     
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    Supernatural: Season 4, Heroes: Season 3 and Braveheart on Blu-ray this week for me.

    CSI: Season 9 is not available in Canada for a couple of weeks since Alliance owns it here.....
     
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    If you didn't grab the Target exclusive edition of Heroes S3 first thing yesterday morning, you may be out of luck. Doesn't seem like there are that many out there.
     

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