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Weekly RoundUp 10-15-2013

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features

     

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    – Pacific Rim – 2013

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    – The Heat – 2013

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    –The Stranger – 1946

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    –Alyssa Milano (Embrace of the Vampire – 1993)

    –Sharon Hillendael (Embrace of the Vampire – 2013)  


    The Prices
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    DVDs  Amazon BestBuy Target
    Abducted $16.98 $14.99  
    Anger Management: Volume Two $31.70 $27.99  
    The Best of Jack Hanna $26.98 $24.99  
    Bewitched: The Complete Series $38.99 $39.99  
    The Colony $9.96 $24.99  
    Come Dance with Me $12.99 $12.99  
    Counting Cars: Season 2 – Volume 1 $14.70 $12.99  
    Defiance: Season One $39.96 $32.99  
    Dracula: The Dark Prince  [Exclusively at Wal-Mart]      
    Embrace of the Vampire [1995] $10.49 $12.99  
    Embrace of the Vampire [2013] $11.93 $14.99  
    Exploding Sun $14.93 $14.99  
    Gentle Ben: Season One $26.98 $24.99  
    Hart of Dixie: Season 2 $41.39 $48.99  
    The Heat $19.96 $19.99 $17.99
    A Hijacking $16.93 $24.99  
    The Hitch-Hiker: Kino Classics Remastered Edition [1953] $21.98 $19.99  
    Hitched for the Holidays $12.99 $12.99  
    Home for Christmas: A Golden Christmas 3 $14.93 $12.99  
    I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series $31.99 $32.99  
    Ingenious $26.98 $19.99  
    Jug Face $17.96 $14.99  
    Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $18.68 $14.99  
    Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness – The Scorpion Sting $11.83 $11.99  
    Last Will & Testament $21.98 $19.99  
    Les Miserables [1978] $9.99 $8.99  
    Lost and Found $9.98 $8.99  
    Love Actually: 10th Anniversary Edition $14.98 $9.99  
    Maniac $11.93 $12.99  
    Merry In-Laws $14.93 $12.99  
    Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around $13.98 $11.99  
    The New Three Stooges: Complete Cartoon Collection $25.48 $24.99  
    Night Tide: Remastered Edition [Kino]  $16.98 $14.99  
    Orson Welles' The Stranger: Kino Classics Remastered Edition $26.98 $24.99  
    Pacific Rim   $19.99 $19.99 $17.99
    The Partridge Family: The Complete Series $31.99 $32.99  
    Plush $16.98 $14.99  
    Popeye Cartoon Collection: Volume 1 [Max Fleischer Era] $9.99    
    Popeye Cartoon Collection: Volume 2 [Famous Studios Era] $9.99    
    Prayers for Bobby $14.70 $12.99  
    Shrek The Musical $12.86 $14.99 $9.99
    Space Rangers: Complete Collection $9.98    
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season Five $29.96 $34.99  
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Seasons 1-5 Collector's Edition $83.99 $109.99  
    Superheroes: Never-Ending Battle $21.98 $19.99  
    Thankskilling 3 $15.26 $14.99  
    Vikings: Season One $24.99 $39.99 $22.99
    Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway [Olive Films]  $21.98 $19.99  

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    Blu-rays  Amazon BestBuy Target
    Anger Management: Volume Two $31.47 $27.99  
    The Colony $14.96 $14.99  
    Defiance: Season One $48.93 $39.99  
    The Eagle Has Landed [Combo Pack] $18.99 $19.99  
    Embrace of the Vampire [1995]   $12.99 $14.99  
    Embrace of the Vampire [2013]   $16.96 $16.99  
    Exploding Sun $17.97 $14.99  
    Eyes Without a Face [Criterion Collection] $27.99 $34.99  
    The Haunting [1963] $14.49 $14.99  
    The Heat $21.99 $22.99 $22.99
    High Plains Drifter [1973] $13.99 $14.99  
    A Hijacking $21.93 $17.99  
    The Hitch-Hiker: Kino Classics Remastered Edition [1953] $26.98 $24.99  
    In the Mouth of Madness $14.49 $14.99  
    Jug Face $22.46 $19.99  
    Jumper 3D $21.83    
    Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain [Combo Pack] $25.48 $19.99  
    Love Actually: 10th Anniversary Edition [Combo Pack] $18.95 $14.99 $9.99
    Maniac $10.96 $14.99  
    Night Tide: Remastered Edition $21.98 $19.99  
    Notting Hill $16.98 $14.99  
    Orson Welles' The Stranger: Kino Classics Remastered Edition $29.99 $29.99  
    Pacific Rim [Combo Pack] $22.99 $24.99 $22.99
    Pacific Rim 3D [Combo Pack] $29.99 $29.99 $27.99
    Pacific Rim 3D Collector's Edition [Combo Pack] $44.96    
    Shrek The Musical $19.96 $19.99 $14.99
    Slap Shot   $13.99 $14.99  
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season Five $39.96 $39.99  
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Seasons 1-5 Collector's Edition $104.99 $124.99  
    Superheroes: Never-Ending Battle $24.99 $24.99  
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning $15.99 $14.99  
    The Untold History of the United States $34.99 $44.99  
    Vikings: Season One $29.99 $21.99 $27.99
    Weird Science $13.99 $14.99  
    Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway  [Olive Films]  $26.98 $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
     

    --There are reports this week of some Wal-Mart flyers showing up in certain parts of the country with the Blu Combo Packs of both The Heat and Pacific Rim  for $19.96 apiece.

    --At Best Buy, this week, purchase the Blu of Pacific Rim and get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURE "The Anteverse" via CinemaNow. 

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVECOLLECTIBLE COMIC BOOK with their copies, this week, of The Vikings: Season 1.

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

    $9.99:  Fright Night 2, The Great Gatsby.

    $12.99:  Olympus Has Fallen.

    $14.99:  Fright Night 2 (Blu CP), The Great Gatsby (Blu CP), Now You See Me.

    $17.99:  Now You See Me (Blu CP), Olympus Has Fallen (Blu CP).

    $19.99:  The Hangover Part III.

    $22.99:  The Hangover Part III (Blu CP).

    --Best Buy continues it's deal to get TRIPLE "My Best Buy" POINTS on ANY movie purchase.  Exclusdes ALL Games of Thrones purchases.

    --35% off ALL HBO shows at Best Buy this week.  Markdowns taken from regular prices.  Selections vary by store.  Rainchecks on flyer items only:  Girls, Game of Thrones, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Banshee.

    --FREE Hollywoode Movie Money to see Carrie (in theaters 10-18-13) when you buy select Blu-ray titles (up to a $7.50 value).  Offer expires 11-30-13.  Select Blu titles include:

     

    $7.99:  Carrie (1976), Amityville Horror, Jeepers Creepers.

    --Some Halloween titles on sale at Best Buy this week (all DVD unless otherwise noted):

    $7.99:  Hocus Pocus, Spooky Buddies

    $12.99:  The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus (Blu CP).

     

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

    --Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURE with their copies of The Heat.  Includes featurette "Meet Gina and Beth" via Target Ticket.

    --Target has the following recent releases on sale this week (all DVD unless otherwise noted):

    $13.00:  GI Joe: Retaliation, Jack the Giant Slayer.

    $14.99:  The Croods, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Django Unchained.
    $19.99:  The Croods (Blu CP), Star Trek Into Darkness (Blu CP), World War Z (Blu CP), Olympus Has Fallen (Blu CP).

    $27.99:  Sons of Anarchy: Season 5
    $29.99:  Arrow: Season 1


    --Target Odds and Ends: A sale on some kids' DVDs.

     
  2. Peter McM

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    Nothing this week--thanks, Mike.

    Any idea when Best Buy might have their next DVD trade in program?
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

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    I went to Best Buy a few days ago and their stock has shrunk so much that it's hardly worth going in there anymore.
     
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    Those are pretty impressive prices for the complete runs of Bewitched and Jeannie.

    Supposed to be getting Jumper 3D, The Heat, Shrek the Musical, and Vikings: Season One for review this week, but nothing has yet arrived.
     
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    The "week 1" pricing on new release Blu-rays has gotten worse and worse. If it wasn't for the sporadic (YMMV) Walmart flyer, hardly any major new release gets an advertised sale price below $20 these days. It appears some brick & mortar retailers (Best Buy in particular) have given up on volume sales and gone to a margin-based formula. Even Best Buy's store exclusives don't resonate with me these days, since most of the bonus content they provide is tied to their cloud-based, CinemaNow service. In general, Target stills offers decent "store exclusive" editions, but it's always a challenge to get there early enough on release day to nab one of the 3-4 copies they usually get in stock. Personally, IMO, below $20 is the sweet spot for a Blu-ray combo-pack, new release, blind buy. I find that rarely happens for me anymore. I have close to 700 Blu-ray's, but these days, nearly all of my purchases now come from Amazon Prime.
     
  6. EricSchulz

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    Definitely renting Pacific Rim.

    Can't believe that Gentle Ben is getting released! LOVED it as a kid....
     
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    I don't think that HBO sale at BB is all that good, honestly. I'll wait for Black Friday and the end of the year for a better sale to get all the back seasons I don't have. Otherwise, nothing for me.
     
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    I'm definitely getting In The Mouth Of Madness and Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Season Five this week and maybe The Haunting. Weird Science I may grab on sale at some point.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)

    EDIT: Pacific Rim is well worth a rental for those looking for a quality big budget movie.
     
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    Pacific Rim 3D for me this week. Time to use those Reward Zone certs... ;)
     
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    Will pick up Pacific Rim 3D at some point but I learned my lesson from The Great Gatsby and will wait a couple weeks until it goes on sale for under $20. Otherwise, will get The Untold History of the United States and that $9.99 price for Love, Actually sounds tempting.
     
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    Weird Science is John Hughes favorite. Will pick it up if the BD reviews are good.
     
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    It does seem that release-week deals are getting lamer, but titles are moving into the cheap catalog category faster. The under-$10 racks at Target include a lot of fairly recent stuff.
     
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    Amazon's price on the Pacific Rim 3D Combo Pack Blu has dropped from $29.99 to $27.99.
     
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    I had been waiting until the end of the Clone Wars to see if they were going to do a complete set. I was excited about this set until I heard over the weekend that now they are going to release some new episodes. They haven't said how many but I'm now wondering if there would be a more complete set down the road. Unless these new ones will be owned by Disney and wouldn't be able to be included in future sets?
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    The brick-and-mortar video rental business continues to dwindle away in my neck of the woods.

    I was greeted with this sight the other day.

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    Now I haven't rented anything in a very long time. But, I still would stop by this last Blockbuster store on a regular basis to check out the "previously viewed" stuff. No more.

    AND--to rub salt in the wound--even at those prices there was nothing I wanted when I stopped in! [​IMG]

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    I found the same thing when our local Blockbuster closed back in April. I think I stopped in once after the sale began, saw the ridiculous prices they wanted for "used" product, and didn't bother to stop again.
     
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    Warners is just the distributor of the show and Disney owns it so I think they will release their own set some day. That being said, I'd have to imagine that the S6/unseen episodes will get a release outside of a box set but I also never imagined that they'd be stupid enough to not run all the episodes on TV so what do I know? :)
     
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    Yeah, our Blockbusters closed a while back. I had a mail order plan with in-store exchanges and it was good. After the stores closed, keeping it just for the mail order was pointless.

    On another note, has anyone gotten or seen the collector's edition of Pacific Rim? If so, is it any good or is it a piece of junk?
     
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    Route 9 in Latham (near Latham Farms).

    I believe there is still a Blockbuster in Wynantskill...but I rarely get out that way.

    All the Mom & Pop video stores are gone. All the Movie Gallery stores are gone. All the Hollywood Video stores are gone. All the Blockbusters are gone. Just the Red Box machines are left.

    Are you a Capital District guy, David?
     

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