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Weekly RoundUp 1-13-2009


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#1 of 21 Mike Frezon

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Posted January 10 2009 - 04:27 PM

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The Features

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– Ed Harris & Viggo Mortensen (Appaloosa – 2008)

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– Kate Hudson (My Best Friend’s Girl – 2009)


– Drew Carey & Seth Adkins (Geppetto – 2000)

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– Cartesius – 1974

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– My Bloody Valentine – 1981

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
’Til Death: Season 2$29.95$24.99$21.99 -  - 
Appaloosa$17.99$17.99$17.99$19.99 - 
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach$22.49$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Ben 10 Alien Force: Season 1 Volume 2$9.99$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Breakfast at Tiffany’s SE$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Brick Lane$25.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Brideshead Revisited$19.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Bustin’ Down the Door$22.49$14.99$19.99 -  - 
Dallas: Season 10$29.99$29.99$34.99 -  - 
Funny Face SE$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Geppetto$13.49$9.99$14.99 -  - 
Ghost in Shell 2: Innocence$21.99$21.99$19.99 -  - 
The Henry James Collection (BBC)$31.99$44.99$49.98 -  - 
Hit & Run$24.49$19.99$21.99 -  - 
House of Payne: Volume 3$21.99$24.99$19.99$22.99 - 
A Knight in Camelot$13.49$9.99$14.99 -  - 
Little Britain USA$19.99$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Mail to the Chief$13.49$9.99$14.99 -  - 
Make ‘Em Laugh$31.49$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Man vs. Wild: Season 2$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Matlock: Season 2$33.99$34.99$49.99 -  - 
Mirrors$16.99$16.99$17.99$19.99 - 
**My Best Friend’s Girl (R & NR)$21.99$17.99$15.99$16.99 - 
My Bloody Valentine SE (1981)$13.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Reba: Season 5$19.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Rossellini’s History Films: Renaissance… (CC)$41.99$59.99$59.95 -  - 
Smart House$12.99$9.99$14.99 -  - 
Super Cop$16.99$17.99$19.99 -  - 
Swing Vote$21.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (CC)$19.99$24.99$21.99 -  - 
**Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys$21.99$16.99$15.99$16.99 - 
Tyler Payne’s Marriage Counselor$13.99$14.99$11.99$14.99 - 
Underworld & Underworld: Evolution$14.99$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Walker, Texas Ranger: Season 6$33.99$34.99$49.99 -  - 
Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling$19.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 


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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Appaloosa$24.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence$23.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Mirrors$27.99$27.99$34.99$26.99 - 
My Best Friend’s Girl$26.99$29.99$27.99$29.99 - 
Stargate: The Ark of Truth$23.95$24.99$29.99 -  - 
Superhero Movie: Extended Edition$19.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Swing Vote$25.99$29.99$34.00 -  - 
Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling$25.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 


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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

The Henry James Collection: The Golden Bowl, The Spoils of Poynton, The Portrait of a lady, The Wings of a Dove, The American.

Rossellini’s History Films – Renaissance & Enlightenment: The Age of the Medici, Cartesius, Blaise Pascal.

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, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


The Specials

--Best Buy has a long list of SD & HD titles (many new this week) which, if purchased together, will save you $5, instantly:

SD-DVD: ($16.99) Mirrors, Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys

($17.99) Appaloosa

($19.99) Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Hit & Run, Indiana Jones IV, My Best Friend’s Girl, Righteous Kill, Swing Vote, Tropic Thunder, Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling, The Women, The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Blu-ray: ($24.99) Stargate: The Ark of Truth

($27.99) Mirrors

($29.99) Appaloosa, Swing Vote, Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling

Must be purchased on same receipt. .

--Best Buy ALSO has a deal where you cab BUY TWO $14.99 Blu-ray discs and get a FREE $5 BB GiftCard:

28 Days Later, Behind Enemy Lines, The Devil Wears Prada, Edward Scissorhands, Entrapment, From Hell, Hoosiers, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Predator, Rocky, The Terminator, The Transporter, The Transporter 2, The Usual Suspects

--Best Buy is also having a fair number of TV Shows on DVD on sale this week. A number of their exclusive Music DVD sets are also on sale for $14.99.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $7.50.

--Circuit City is advertising eMovie Cash to see Underworld: Rise of the Lycans with it’s copies of the 2-pack released this week of Underworld & Underworld: Evolution. The same is probably true of this 2-pack at any retailer. In theaters 2-23-09. A $10.50 value. In-store only.

--The following Blu-ray discs are $15.99 at CC this week: Crank, Good Luck Chuck, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Two lists of titles for $7.99 apiece.

--Target, this week, is advertising a number of “value DVDs” at a price of 2/$9. Titles shown are: 8 Mile, 13 Going on 30, Adventures in Babysitting, Stand by Me. Selected other titles included.

--Target Odds and Ends: None this week.

#2 of 21 Patrick Sun

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Posted January 10 2009 - 04:28 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Bangkok Dangerous (Nicolas Cage) $21.99
Hancock: 1- Disc Unrated Edition $14.99

$7.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
Ghost Rider
The Rock
The Lost Boys (1998)
P2
The Sentinel (2006)
Lord Of War
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls
You, Me & Dupree
Good Luck Chuck: Unrated

Blu-ray Discs:
Crank. $15.99
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns $15.99
Good Luck Chuck: Unrated $15.99


DVD Sets:
Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne: Volume III $19.99

Underworld / Underworld : Evolution Double Feature $12.99
(Includes eMovie Cash to see Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans in theaters 1/23/09. eMovie ticket value = $10.50. Offer available in store only)


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Buy any two of the movies below together on the same receipt and Save $5
Mirrors: Unrated $16.99
My Best Friend’s Girl: Unrated $19.99
Hit & Run: Unrated $19.99
Swing Vote $19.99
Appaloosa $17.99
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys $16.99
Righteous Kill $19.99
The Women $19.99
The X- Files: I Want To Believe $19.99
Tropic Thunder $19.99
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $19.99
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! $19.99
Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling $19.99

$7.50 each: Regular Price $9.99 each
Awake
Eastern Promises
Déjà Vu
The Guardian (2007)
Hot Rod
The Mist
Blades Of Glory
Hot Fuzz

Blu-ray Discs:
Buy any two of the marked movies together on the same receipt and Save $5.
Swing Vote $29.99
Appaloosa $29.99
Mirrors: Unrated $27.99
Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling $29.99
Stargate: The Ark Of Truth $24.99

Smallville: Season 7 $34.99
Chuck: Season 1 $24.99
Pushing Daisies: Season 1 $24.99

Buy any two of the marked movies together on the same receipt and get a Free $5 Gift Card.
The Usual Suspects $14.99
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen $14.99
From Hell $14.99
Entrapment $14.99
The Transporter $14.99
The Transporter 2 $14.99
Predator $14.99
The Terminator $14.99
Hoosiers $14.99
Edward Scissorhands $14.99
The Devil Wears Prada $14.99
Rocky $14.99
Behind Enemy Lines $14.99
28 Days Later $14.99


DVD Sets:
Family Guy: Volume I / II / III / IV / V / VI $16.99 each
The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $16.99 each
The Simpsons: Season 11 $24.99 Krusty Head Shown
Gossip Girl: Season 1 $19.99
Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4 $19.99 each
Seinfeld: Season 1 + 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $19.99 each
Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Las Vegas: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
The Big Bang Theory: Season 1 $16.99
Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $16.99
Chuck: Season 1 $19.99
Birds Of Prey: The Complete Series $19.99
Eli Stone: Season 1 $19.99
Pushing Daisies: Season 1 $16.99
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $16.99 each
Elton John: Dream Ticket $14.99
Mariah Carey: The Adventures Of Mimi $14.99
The Rolling Stones: Four Flicks $14.99
The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang $14.99
Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow – Live From Madison Square Garden $14.99
Usher: Behind The Truth – Live From Atlanta $14.99
More Music DVD Sets available in store.


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Target on sale DVD items:

Dora The Explorer: Dora & The 3 Little Pigs $12.99

2 for $9: Titles listed and selected others:
Adventures In Babysitting
Stand By Me: Special Edition
8 Mile
13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition

DVD Sets:
Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne: Volume III $22.99
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Posted January 10 2009 - 04:41 PM

Smallville: Season 7 $34.99 blu-ray.

nice price on that one.

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#4 of 21 Chris S

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Posted January 10 2009 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the Roundup!

I was thinking I would pick up Breakfast at Tiffany’s SE but it since the PQ appears to be identical to the previous release I think I'm going to pass. Will likely pick up Blu-rays of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Stargate: The Ark of Truth.
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Posted January 10 2009 - 05:23 PM

Thanx Mike and Pat.
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#6 of 21 Joseph J.D

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Posted January 10 2009 - 05:29 PM

Thanks guys.....I'll definitely be picking up the Blu-rays of Appaloosa and Stargate: The Ark Of Truth.

As for DVD, I'll pickup this one that is not on the RoundUp, but still worth a mention: Lovejoy: Season 4. It's a wonderful British Mystery series starring the always excellent Ian McShane......It's $51.99 at Amazon for those interested in the show.

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Posted January 10 2009 - 08:15 PM

I'll be using the Best Buy Gift Cards I got from my Cousins last month as CHRISTmas Presants to get:

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Posted January 10 2009 - 11:43 PM

Nothing to buy this week, but I am renting My Bloody Valentine after reading so much about how the theatrical version was "butchered" by the MPAA cuts.

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Posted January 11 2009 - 02:08 AM

Quiet week for me. I will, however, rent Appaloosa on Blu-ray. Looks really good and I regret missing it at the theaters this past fall.

Thanks for the round up, guys!

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Posted January 11 2009 - 02:48 AM

Ghost in the Shell 2 on Blu for me. Slow week, even with the sales.
But my wallet needs a rest, and i have plenty to watch anyway.

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Posted January 11 2009 - 03:16 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike and Patrick!

This is a slow week for me, too. For some reason, I never bought Smallville season 7, so I may snag the Blu-ray set due to the good price at BB. But, since I already have the other six seasons in SD, I don't know if I want to switch formats now. That $19.99 sounds pretty tempting too! Decisions, decisions... Posted Image
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Posted January 11 2009 - 04:43 AM

Gary, I'm with you on the Smallville dilemma. Have all the SD versions, and I don't want to really switch to Blu on this. Plus, while the $20 price sounds great, I've seen so many sets at $15 after a few months, I might just wait on this.

Apart from that, a quiet week! My wallet exhales....

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Posted January 11 2009 - 05:17 AM

I'll be picking up My Bloody Valentine this week.

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Posted January 11 2009 - 05:37 AM

So you won't buy Smallville on blu because you already have the other seasons on sd?

or because the price is less?

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Posted January 11 2009 - 08:05 AM

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So you won't buy Smallville on blu because you already have the other seasons on sd?

or because the price is less?
No doubt about it, that is a good price on the BD. The dilemma (albeit a small one) is that I store my Blu-ray discs separately from my SD library due to the size difference in packaging. If I buy the BD, I'll have six seasons on one shelf and the seventh on another. I know, I know... I'm OCD! Posted Image

The other variable, and this goes back to why I still haven't purchased season 7 yet, is that IMO 7 is the second worst season of the series. It ended strongly, but there were some pretty weak episodes along the way. IMO the only season that's worse is season 3 or 4 (I forget which one) where Lana is a witch and lots of other dopey episodes. To be honest, I don't know if it's worth shelling out extra $$ for a BD version when I may end up only watching this once all the way through. At this point, I'm not sure I'd rather spend the $15 difference on something else. That said, I will DEFINITELY buy season 8 on Blu-ray. So far, this season really rocks!
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Posted January 11 2009 - 09:08 AM

I enjoyed Appaloosa in theaters, but I think I'll pass on it this weekend. Maybe I'll be able to get a deal on it this summer.
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Posted January 11 2009 - 03:15 PM

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No doubt about it, that is a good price on the BD. The dilemma (albeit a small one) is that I store my Blu-ray discs separately from my SD library due to the size difference in packaging. If I buy the BD, I'll have six seasons on one shelf and the seventh on another. I know, I know... I'm OCD! Posted Image

The other variable, and this goes back to why I still haven't purchased season 7 yet, is that IMO 7 is the second worst season of the series. It ended strongly, but there were some pretty weak episodes along the way. IMO the only season that's worse is season 3 or 4 (I forget which one) where Lana is a witch and lots of other dopey episodes. To be honest, I don't know if it's worth shelling out extra $$ for a BD version when I may end up only watching this once all the way through. At this point, I'm not sure I'd rather spend the $15 difference on something else. That said, I will DEFINITELY buy season 8 on Blu-ray. So far, this season really rocks!

I actually thought Season 7 was a pretty Decent year, althou S8 has been better. I'm in the Same Boat been getting Smallville in SD, My Wife got me S5 in HD-DVD, a few years back so there is that Stragler, I Picked up S5 and S6 when they were $14.95. Been waiting on S7 now that it's on sale what to do? Add in I like to encode all my Eps to my Apple TV and for my Phone it adds another layer to the decision.

I'll Rent Apploosa and Mirrors on my Newly Arrived Vudu.
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Posted January 12 2009 - 05:12 AM

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IMO the only season that's worse is season 3 or 4 (I forget which one) where Lana is a witch and lots of other dopey episodes.

That was S4. S3 had a lot of good stuff going for it, IIRC, like Lex on the island and Clark in Metropolis. All S4 had going for it were occasional appearances by Jane Seymour and Jensen Ackles. But yep...S7 was incredibly weak until the final half dozen episodes or so. Even the usually reliable Erica Durance and Michael Rosenbaum couldn't save it.

ANYWAY, nothing this week...again! It's gonna be the same until the 27th, according to my handy dandy release calendar. Thanks gents!

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Posted January 12 2009 - 05:27 AM

Ben 10 for my Ben fanatic. Thanks Mike!

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Posted January 13 2009 - 03:25 PM

I'm also in the Smallville Blu Vs DVD camp. I'm thinking the DVD though as it allows me to watch it throughout the house and not just in the HT. For TV shows, I like the flexibility to be able to view them at other locations... especially if there are a lot of commentaries and such, I don't want to be limited to the HT.




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