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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 14 2009 - 04:00 PM

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The Features

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– Paul Newman & Ann Blyth (The Helen Morgan Story – 1957)

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– Ben Kingsley (Gandhi – 1982)

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– Charles Laughton & John Mills (Hobson’s Choice – 1954)

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– Russell Crowe & Leonardo DiCaprio (Body of Lies – 2008)

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– Ashley Tisdale & Lucas Grabeel (HSM 3: Senior Year – 2008)

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Alien Raiders$17.49$19.99 -  - 
Beverly Hillbillies: Season 3$30.99$39.99 -  - 
**Body of Lies (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$16.99 - 
Body of Lies SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99 - $21.99
Changeling$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99
Choke$19.49$19.99 -  - 
Dead Like Me: Life After Death$18.99$18.99$19.99 - 
Dead Like Me: Complete Collection$47.99$48.99$49.99 - 
Faces (CC)$35.99$34.99 -  - 
Feast III: Happy FInish$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Flash of Genius$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Helen Morgan Story$13.99$14.99 -  - 
High School Musical 3: Senior Year$16.99$15.99$15.99 - 
High School Musical 3: Sr. Yr. (Ext. Ed.)$19.99$22.99$22.99$23.99
Hobson’s Choice (CC)$29.99$34.99 -  - 
Hounddog$14.99$14.99 -  - 
How to Lose Friends/Alienate People$19.99$19.99 -  - 
I Served the King of England$20.49$19.99 -  - 
Law & Order SVU: Season 8$41.99$44.99 -  - 
The Midnight Meat Train$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Murder, She Wrote: Season 9$33.99$44.99 -  - 
Out at the Wedding$21.99$19.99 -  - 
The Outrage$13.99$14.99 -  - 
Quarantine$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Rachel, Rachel$16.99$14.99 -  - 
Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1$24.49$24.99 -  - 
Religulous$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Sabrina, Teenage Witch: Season 5$26.99$34.99 -  - 
Screamers: The Hunting$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Silver Chalice$13.99$14.99 -  - 
Still Waiting…$13.99$14.99 -  - 
Touch the Top of the World$22.49$19.99 - $15.99
When Time Ran Out$13.99$14.99 -  - 


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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Body of Lies$24.95$26.99$26.99$25.89
Capote/In Cold Blood (Double Feature)$38.99$39.99 -  - 
Changeling$26.99$26.99$26.99$26.99
Gandhi$21.99$19.99 -  - 
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DE$25.99$27.99$26.99$27.99
High School Musical: Remixed$23.95$29.99 -  - 
Kramer vs. Kramer$20.49$24.99 -  - 
The Midnight Meat Train$21.99$24.99 -  - 
The Passion of the Christ$22.99$22.99 -  - 
Quarantine$27.99$27.99$26.99 - 


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

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.


The Specials

**Be Careful! Body of Lies (1-disc) is being released this week in both OAR & MAR versions! Get the right one!

Why—now that almost all televisions being sold are 16:9—are releases still being put out in butchered 4:3 releases? Why? [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/b/b2/htf_images_smilies_confused.gif[/img]

--I know I listed the SD version of Hounddog a week or two ago. It is on all my lists, however, again this week. The Blu-ray version is, apparently, due next week. Craziness.

--A discrepancy on the price of HSM 3: Senior Year on Blu-ray this week. Bestbuy.com is listing $25.99. The Sunday flyer is showing $27.99. The flyer price is listed above.

--A discrepancy on the price of Gandhi on Blu-ray this week. Bestbuy.com is listing $24.99. The Sunday flyer is showing $19.99. The flyer price is listed above.

--A discrepancy on the price of Body of Lies on Blu-ray this week. Bestbuy.com is listing $24.99. The Sunday flyer is showing $26.99. The flyer price is listed above.

--At Best Buy, purchase ALL THREE HIGH SCHOOL MOVIES ON BLU-RAY for $60. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Also at Best Buy, buy ANY version of HSM 3: Senior Year AND any HSM movie, CD, or game and save $6, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Also at Best Buy, purchase BOTH Changeling and Flash of Genius and save $5, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has quite a list of Blu-ray titles at $14.99 apiece:

Amadeus(last week’s release!), Babel, Black Hawk Down, The Departed, The Untouchables.

--Best Buy also has a notice in their flyer that they are having a 30% off sale on “select movies.” [i] See over 1700 DVD and Blu-ray titles online only at bestbuy.com/dvdsale. Markdowns taken from regular prices. Excludes outlet center items, special order, clearance, demo and open-box items. Rainchecks on insert items only.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $3.99, $6.99 & $9.99.

--Target, this week, will give you a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of ANY HSM 3 DVD/Blu-ray AND ANY HSM 3 doll.

--Also, Target shows Lost: Season 4 @ $29.99 (Actually Seasons 1 thru 4, apiece).

--Target Odds and Ends: Target has lists of DVDs for $7.50 and $10.00.

#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted February 14 2009 - 04:03 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

High School Musical 2 $19.99
High School Musical Encore $14.99

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (includes Penguins of Madagascar) $19.99

$6.99 each:
Green Street Hooligans
A History of Violence
Harsh Times
Fracture
Point Break
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Blow
Blood Diamond
Beowulf: Director's Cut
The Godfather
The Graduate
West Side Story
Titanic
Dances With Wolves
Ben Hur
Shakespeare In Love
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

$9.99 each:
Wall Street
The English Patient
Pulp Fiction
Braveheart
Gandhi
Casablanca
The Sound of Music
Chariots of Fire

$3.99 each:
The Last Unicorn
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail
American Psycho
Crash
Crank
Kids
Saw IV

30% off select movies over 1700 to choose from only at www.bestbuy.com/dvdsale

DVD Set:
Dead Like Me: The Complete Series $49.99


Blu-ray discs
High School Musical 2 $29.99
High School Musical Remix $29.99
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $22.99
Little Miss Sunshine $24.99
Juno $24.99

Gandhi $19.99
Sideways $19.99
There Will Be Blood $19.99

$14.99 each:
The Departed
The Untouchables
Babel
Amadeus
Black Hawk Down



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Target on sale DVD items:

$10 each:
The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration
Cloverfield
We Own The Night
Hercules - Gold Collection

$7.50 each:
Saturday Night Fever / Staying Alive - Double Feature
Tommy Boy / Black Sheep - Double Feature
Footloose / Flashdance - Double Feature
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

DVD Sets:
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Season 1 & 2 Double Pack $19.99
M*A*S*H* - Season 1 & 2 Double Pack $19.99
Lost - Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $29.99 each
Ugly Betty - Season 2 $29.99
Private Practice - Season 1 $19.99
Samantha Who? - Season 1 $14.99
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#3 of 24 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted February 14 2009 - 04:39 PM

Nothing for me this week. Thank God since I spent $145 today stocking up on games at Circuit City (at 40% off this weekend)
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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   pitchman

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Posted February 15 2009 - 03:07 AM

Amadeus Blu-ray for $14.99? I'm down with that!

Thanks Mike and Patrick!
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#5 of 24 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted February 15 2009 - 03:43 AM

I'll probably rent Changeling but that's it. It's a nice respite for my wallet.

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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted February 15 2009 - 05:16 AM

Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for all of your efforts on the Weekly RoundUp!

I'll pick-up Changeling this week, and am considering a blind-buy on Body of Lies. I'll probably rent Flash of Genius.

The big release in my house (with 3 teen girls) this week is HSM3! I just looked at the different versions: SD-DVD, SD-DVD Ext Ed, and BD, trying to decide which one to pick-up. The BD version is a 3-disc set, and includes the SD-DVD Ext Ed disc as well (at least according to Amazon). Here's Amazon's description:

Disc 1:

  • Includes extended version of the movie and all of the bonus features from the 2-Disc DVD
  • Plus, Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features including:
    Senior Awards, New Cast Profiles, BD Live (includes BD Live Photo Feature)
Disc 2:
  • DisneyFile Digital Download Copy Disc: Watch your DVD disc in the living room and your DisneyFile digital copy on the go
Disc 3:
  • DVD copy of the Extended Movie
Special Features:
*Extended Version of the Movie
*Cast Goodbyes
*Bloopers
*Deleted Scenese
*Night of Nights
*It's All in a Dress
*Sing-Along Mode
*Senior Awards
*New Cast Profiles

It looks like I'm going with the BD version of HSM3 - plenty in this set to keep my 3 daughters occupied until Feb 27th (the release date for Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience).

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted February 15 2009 - 11:37 AM

Gandhi, Amadeus and Sideways are definitely intriguing. I'd do Body of Lies, but I refuse to pay for Digital Copy as a "bonus." It's bunk, pure and simple.

#8 of 24 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted February 15 2009 - 02:44 PM

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I'd do Body of Lies, but I refuse to pay for Digital Copy as a "bonus." It's bunk, pure and simple.
The price doesn't appear to cost any more than the usual new release. In fact, it's cheaper than Changeling and Quarantine.

#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted February 15 2009 - 04:26 PM

I'll probably pick up Body Of Lies and Quarantine this week on Blu-ray. That's pretty much it.
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#10 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 15 2009 - 04:44 PM

FWIW...amazon is now matching Best Buy's prices on the BDs of Amadeus ($14.99) and Gandhi ($19.99) for this week.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#11 of 24 OFFLINE   Monev77

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Posted February 15 2009 - 08:58 PM

Yeah Amazon price is finally good Posted Image

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Posted February 16 2009 - 07:25 AM

I'll probably blind buy Changeling. Thanks, Mike.

#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 17 2009 - 02:22 AM

FWIW, I was in my local BJs for a quick visit last night and noted they had a HUGE sale running on their copies of The Dark Knight. The 1-disc version was marked @ $8.99 and the SE (2-disc) was marked at $10.99. Both copies were $10 off the shelf price.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted February 17 2009 - 03:42 AM

Of course the 8 year old boy and 7 year old girl want's HSM 3, other than than nothing els.
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Posted February 17 2009 - 08:58 AM

I don't know if this is true nationwide, but my local BB store sometimes has other non-ad specials on BluRays. Like today, I saw probably a half-dozen $14.99 titles that weren't in the ad, and picked one up (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). Of course, since I wasn't interested I can't remember the other ~5 titles, but I do know they weren't any of the ones listed above.

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Posted February 17 2009 - 09:35 AM

Like others w/ grade school aged kids (plus a 2-yo toddler who also loves it in my case Posted Image), I went ahead and picked up HSM3 on BD earlier today from J&R nearby for the release day premium price of ~$26. Figured this one's worth it, especially since the kids are home all this week on their mid-winter break.

Also plan on picking up the Amadeus BD for the nice $15 price (probably along w/ something else from Amazon). I'll probably save Gandhi and maybe a couple others for another time...

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#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted February 17 2009 - 11:17 AM

Thanks for the prices, as always.

Couldn't resist the Amadeus Blu-ray for $15. And after selling my season 1 and 2 sets on Amazon for a nice price, I'm upgrading to the Dead Like Me complete set.

Also still pondering Gandhi for $20. But that seems to be the normal pricing for Sony catalog titles so I'll probably wait on that.

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Posted February 17 2009 - 12:40 PM

Just saw the DNR+EE mess being discussed elsewhere for the Amadeus BD. Gonna have to rethink this purchase, especially since it also doesn't come w/ the theatrical cut. Posted Image

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#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 17 2009 - 03:11 PM

Turns out amazon has dropped the prices on a number of Oscar-nominated Blu-ray discs this week.

Most are in the 413.99 to $16.99 range. There are some pretty good deals in here. Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted February 18 2009 - 01:31 AM

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Most are in the 413.99 to $16.99 range. There are some pretty good deals in here. Posted Image
I don't know. $413 seems kinda high for a disc. Posted Image