Weekly RoundUp 9-17-2013

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

     

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    – Liza Minnelli (Liza With a World War Z – 1972/2013)



     

    Sorry.  Couldn't resist...  :biggrin:  Bob Fosse's influence continues to be felt...more than 40 years later!

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    – Brad Pitt (World War Z – 2013)

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    –Liv Ullman & Ingrid Bergman  (Autumn Sonata – 1978)

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    –The Devil Bat – 1940
     

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    –Behind the Candleabra – 2013
     

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    –Escape From Zahrain – 1962


    The Prices
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    DVDs  Amazon BestBuy Target
    Arrow: The Complete First Season $41.99 $36.99  
    Augustine $24.99 $24.99  
    Autumn Sonata [Criterion]  $24.99 $24.99  
    Bates Motel: Season One $30.99 $27.99 $24.99
    Behind the Candelabra [HBO]  $13.49 $14.99  
    Bless Me, Ultima $29.85 $29.99  
    The Bling Ring $12.99 $12.99 $11.99
    Breakout $24.29 $19.99  
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The 13th Season $45.69 $39.99  
    Day of the Dead  CE (1985) $16.78 $14.99  
    The Devil Bat: Kino Classics Remastered Edition [1940] $19.99 $19.99  
    Disconnect $12.99 $14.99  
    Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors $27.99 $27.99  
    Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka  (animated) $19.99 $19.99  
    Drift $16.93 $14.99  
    The East $14.98 $19.99  
    Easy Rider: The Ride Back $24.99 $24.99  
    Gimme the Loot $9.93 $19.99  
    Green Acres [Season 3] $24.99 $24.99  
    Grimm: Season Two $38.99 $39.99 $29.99
    The Haunting of Helena $13.44 $12.99  
    Hidden in the Woods $24.99 $24.99  
    The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series $29.96 $32.99  
    Java Heat $11.93 $12.99  
    The Last Tycoon $11.93 $12.99  
    Leverage: The Fifth Season $29.96 $29.99  
    The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season $39.96 $37.99  
    Nashville: The Complete First Season $31.86 $34.99 $29.99
    Scenic Route $18.89 $14.99  
    Shanghai Calling $13.99 $14.99  
    Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven $13.46 $12.99  
    Simon Killer $20.58 $19.99  
    Somebody Up There Likes Me $24.99 $24.99  
    Suddenly $12.68 $12.99  
    Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway the Movie $11.96 $14.99  
    Two Men in Manhattan $19.99    
    Vegas: The DVD Edition $44.99 $44.99  
    War of the Buttons $19.99 $19.99  
    World War Z $14.96 $16.99 $15.99
    You Don't Need Feet to Dance $22.46 $19.99  

     

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    Blu-rays  Amazon BestBuy Target
    Arrow: The Complete First Season $46.86 $42.99  
    Atomic City, The  [Olive Films]  $19.99 $19.99  
    Augustine $29.99 $29.99  
    Autumn Sonata  [Criterion]  $34.99 $34.99  
    Bates Motel: Season One $34.99 $32.99 $29.99
    Behind the Candelabra  [HBO]  $17.79 $19.99  
    The Bling Ring $16.97 $17.99 $14.99
    The Bride of Frankenstein [1935] $18.99 $24.99  
    Day of the Dead   $19.59 $24.99  
    The Devil Bat: Kino Classics Remastered Edition [1940] $22.28 $24.99  
    Dracula [1931] $18.99 $19.99  
    Dracula: Prince of Darkness   $16.49 $14.99  
    Drift $20.93 $19.99  
    The East $19.99 $22.99  
    Escape from Zahrain  [Olive Films]  $22.46 $19.99  
    Frankenstein [1931] $18.99 $14.99  
    Grimm: Season Two $45.69 $34.99 $34.99
    Java Heat $12.93 $14.99  
    The Last Tycoon $26.98 $14.99  
    A Letter to Three Wives: 65th Anniversary $19.68 $19.99  
    Riot  [Olive Films]  $22.46 $19.99  
    Scenic Route $14.99 $14.99  
    Slacker  [Criterion]  $34.99 $34.99  
    Space Junk 3D $22.48 $19.99  
    Suddenly $17.97 $14.99  
    Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway the Movie $18.99 $19.99  
    Tremors Attack Pack $30.99 $29.99  
    Two Men in Manhattan $31.99 $34.99  
    The Wolf Man   $18.99 $24.99  
    World War Z   $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
    World War Z (3-D) $24.96 $27.99 $24.99

     

    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, EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING and CONTENT with this week's release of World War Z.  Includes 30 minutes of bonus content.

    --Not since the big Target DVD/Market Pantry Water promotion of several years ago have we had something as exciting as this!  At Best Buy this week...save $10 instantly when you buy World War Z with any two 20 ounce Coca-Cola products and one 6.3 ounce bag of Combos.  Honestly, what more does one need?!?

     

    --Some stores might figure they've done enough if they've rolled soda and snack foods into a big discount on a popular release-but NOT Best Buy!  They also have  EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT on their copies, this week, of Arrow: Season 1.  Featuring the 2013 Comic-Con Q&A via CinemaNow.  

     

    --You can also save $10 at Best Buy this week by buying BOTH Grimm: Season 2 AND Bates Motel: Season 1 on DVD or Blu..

     

    --Best Buy is also advertising a $10 coupon on Nashville: Season 1 at www.abctvondvdcoupon.com.

     

    --BB is continuing its deal to get a FREE $10 GIFT CARD when you  spend $50 or more on DVD or Blu TV titles.  Or, get a FREE $25 GIFT CARD when you spend $100 or more.  Must be purchased on same receipt.  

     

    --The following TV releases are on sale at Best Buy this week (all titles are DVD unless otherwise noted):

     

    $12.99:  CSI:  Seasons 8-10

    $16.99:  The Mentalist: Seasons 1-4, Big Bang Theory: Seasons 1-5.

    $22.99:  Grimm: Season 1 (Blu).

    $29.99:  Big Bang Theory: Season 6, Mike & Molly; S3

    $32.99:  Homeland: Season 2

    $34.99:  Big Bang Theory: Season 6 (Blu)

    $37.99:  Walking Dead: S3

    $39.99:  Homeland: Season 2 (Blu).

    $44.99:  Walking Dead: S3 (Blu)

     

    --The following recent releases are on sale this week at Best Buy:

    $9.99:  The Great Gatsby (DVD)

    $14.99:  The Great Gatsby  (Blu)

    $19.99:  The Great Gatsby (3-D)

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.

    --Target has its own EXCLUSIVE with its copies of World War Z this week.  An EXCLUSIVE 48-page Art Book.  Select artwork from World War Z:  The Art of the Film

     

    --Target also has three EXCLUSIVE SONGS with its copies of something called Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess ($14.99 DVD).  I have no idea what this is.  And that's okay.

     

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE DVD included with its copies of the Nicholas Sparks book The Longest Ride ($18.90).  Featuring "A Look Inside The Longest Ride."  You can also get a FREE $5 GIFT CARD when you buy any two Nicholas Sparks books $10 or more.  


    --Target Odds and Ends: A list of $4 DVDs.

     
  2. Mark-P

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    You dog! You actually had me fooled into thinking Liza with a Z had come out on Blu-ray!
     
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    I have a question about two of the DVD releases - Leverage Season 5 and Doctor Who Ice Warriors.

    You have them listed as $19.99 at BestBuy, but BB.com has them at $29.99 and $27.99. Can you confirm the grid price is accurate? Because I have them pre-ordered from Amazon, but that BB grid price is tempting (if accurate).

    David
     
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    Slacker for $20 at Best Buy?? Sounds too good to be true! Their website lists it at $34.99.
     
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    I'm sure prices don't go into effect until midnight when the sale begins.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Sorry guys. I had a problem with the Best Buy prices. I can't remember the last week I haven't had some sort of problem with a RoundUp.

    Somehow, the prices taken from the Sunday flyer stuck...but all the $19.99 prices you currently see are incorrect and just what sits in my weekly template.

    I'm gonna go in and fix things quick as I can.

    Sorry.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    FIXED!

    Sorry again, everyone. What's the point of a pricing grid if the prices are wrong??? :rolleyes:

    Not sure why I am having these glitches...but am trying to work through them and figure out my new "system."
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    I was sure to pick up the DVD when it was released a few years ago, Mark! That LP was a big part of my youth. I know every utterance on that album by heart I played it so many times!

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    So when I saw the cover art for World War Z...it was the only thing I could think of.

    The two images are so close it really makes me wonder if there was ANY intention (maybe subliminal?) to fashion the WWZ image in the other's likeness?

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    I could certainly see some zombies doing "jazz hands." :laugh:
     
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    Thinking about Z. Wonder if Target will match the combos, combo. Dont forget your target cartwheel discount. There is also a $2 coupon for Z in the recent Star Trek release. In other discount news Great Gatsby 3D is $20 at BB this weekso I'll be using RZ points to get it for even less.
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    Think they'll be stackable? Should be, right?

    And then there's the further 5% off with a Target card!
     
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    There is a Showgirls 2? How did I not know about this?????

    Glad I kept my Best Buy receipt from when I bought Gatsby for $29.99 less than 30 days ago! Except, according to their website they only price match within 15 days. :( Oh well.

    LOL at World War LiZa!
     
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    This may be totally wrong, but I'd buy it at the new price. Don't open it. And return it with your original receipt. Price matched! That is dumb that they are dropping it that soon in my opinion.
     
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    Thanks for the good laugh with LiZa, Mike. Made my morning.

    I hope to have the review for Slacker up this evening. Late arrivals from last week (Homeland, Drums Along the Mohawk) kept me from getting to it until today.

    I'm also slated to review The East and A Letter to Three Wives, but those review copies haven't arrived yet.
     
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    I'll be picking up Day Of The Dead this week. I'm glad that it's a slower week because next week is a biggie for horror catalog titles.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)
     
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    Heck I think of this when mentioning "Z".

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    Liza with a World War Z is classic, Mike! What a hoot!

    I'm in for the 3D version of the aforementioned at Target, plus Nashville season 1 for $20 (with the $10 off Disney coupon). What a strange re-release Green Acres (season 3) is. This came out ages ago (2005?), yet, seasons 4, 5, & 6 have never seen the light of day. If MGM/Fox is testing the waters to measure interest in Green Acres, this is certainly an odd way to go about it...
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion but the receipt states their return policy is only 15-Days also. They must have changed this because I could have sworn it used to be 30. In any event, that seems like an awful lot of effort to go through for $10. I knew full well when I bought it during release week that there would be a lower price if only I waited but I chose to buy it anyway. Can't be mad at anybody but myself!
     
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    Yeah, it changed recently. Something tells me that it was cut down so they can have sales more quickly on newer items and not have to price match themselves either.
     
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    Only works if you are RZ Silver which has a return length of 60 days (I think they upped it from 45 days). The standard return window was lowered to 15 days last March.
     

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