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Weekly RoundUp 3-10-2009


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#1 of 41 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 07 2009 - 04:00 PM

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The Features

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– Sean Penn (Milk – 2008)

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– The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – 2008

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– Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married – 2008)

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– Beyonce Knowles (Cadillac Records – 2008)

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– Howard T. Duck & Lea Thompson (Howard the Duck – 1986)

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)$14.99$17.99
Batman: Motion Picture Anthology (1989-97)$55.99
Battle in Seattle$10.99$9.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas$19.99$19.99$19.99
Cadillac Records$19.99$19.99$19.99$18.99
Caroline in the City: Season 2$27.99$34.99
Escape to Witch Mountain$14.99$14.99
The Exile (1947) (March 15 release)$19.99
Family Ties: Season 5$27.99$34.99
Get Smart: Season 2$18.99$19.99$16.99
The Girls Next Door: Season 4$24.99$24.99
Happy-Go-Lucky$19.99$19.99
Howard the Duck SE$9.99$9.99
Let the Right One In$18.99$19.99
Marie and Bruce$22.49$19.99
Milk$17.99$19.99$16.99$18.99
The Miracle Worker$12.99$12.99
Pinocchio (70th Anniversary Platinum Edition)$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99
Primal Fear SE$13.49$9.99
Rachel Getting Married$19.99$19.99$18.99
Return from Witch Mountain$14.99$14.99
Role Models (NR)$16.99$16.99$16.99
South Park: Season 12$30.99$30.99$32.99
The Starter Wife: Season 1$23.99$27.99
Synecdoche, New York$19.99$19.99
Transporter 3 (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$16.99
Transporter 3 SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99
Woody Woodpecker Favorites$13.49$12.99


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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Batman: Motion Picture Anthology (1989-97)$88.99$89.99
Battle in Seattle$21.95$24.99
Brokeback Mountain$19.99$24.99
Cadillac Records$26.99$29.99$26.99
Let the Right One In$19.99$29.99
Milk$27.99$29.99$26.99
Pinocchio (70th Anniversary Platinum Edition)$24.49$25.99$26.99$25.99
Primal Fear$19.99$24.99
Rachel Getting Married$26.99$29.99$26.99
Role Models (NR)$25.49$26.99$26.99
South Park: Season 12$46.99$54.99$44.99
Synecdoche, New York$27.99$29.99
Transporter 3 (2-disc)$26.99$26.99$25.99


(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...even in Hawaii (where they NEVER guaranteed their prices anyway).


The Specials

**Caution! Koch is releasing this week (on DVD and Blu-ray Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels (1939). In an extraordinary case of “the stupids” they have taken this academy ratio film and turned it into a 16:9 presentation. I just left it completely off this week’s RoundUp.

--Purchase your copy of Pinocchio at Best Buy this week (on either DVD or Blu-ray) and get a FREE 3-D COLLECTIBLE CUP. [i[ Minimum 2 per store. No rainchecks. Limit 1 per customer. [/i]

--Also at BB this week, get a FREE “GUIDE TO LIFE” book of quotes with the purchase of South Park: Season 12 (Not sure if that is also true with the Blu-ray version. It’s not shown in the flyer.).

--Get a FREE $5 BB GIFTCARD with the purchase, this week, of Role Models (SD or BD) AND EITHER Forgetting Sarah Marshall OR In Bruges. GiftCard good for future purchase. Online offer may vary. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Buy BOTH The Boy in the Striped Pajamas AND Happy-Go-Lucky this week @ BB and save $8, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising that their copies of Escape to Witch Mountain and Return to Witch Mountain will contain FREE MOVIE MONEY to see Race to Witch Mountain in theaters. Includes $12 Movie Cash for one admission. In theaters 3-13-09. Valid 3-13-09 thru 4-4-09. No rainchecks.

--At Best Buy, there are some great deals on season sets of TV shows on DVD. Check out the whole list…but highlights include: CSI: Season 8 for $29.99 and Boston Legal: Season 4 $19.99.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $6.99.

--Target, this week, has a Pinocchio music CD on their copies of Pinocchio. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--And, Target is offering a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with their copies of South Park: Season 12 (on both DVD & Blu-ray). Quantities limited. No rainchecks. Giftcard restrictions apply.

--Target Odds and Ends: None listed this week.

#2 of 41 OFFLINE   MarkBirds

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Posted March 07 2009 - 04:07 PM

Howard the Duck SE? Are they kidding?

Lots of good stuff this week otherwise. I've been looking forward to seeing "Let the Right One In." Never played in my neck of the woods.
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#3 of 41 OFFLINE   Phil Tomaskovic

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Posted March 07 2009 - 04:27 PM

Is there any kind of upgrade rebate with Pinocchio if you have the old dvd?

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Posted March 07 2009 - 04:48 PM

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Brokebank Mountain
While that seems to be an appropriate title given the state of the country's banks, I believe that's a typo. Posted Image

Already have the Pinocchio BD pre-ordered. The rest of this week's releases, I'll probably wait on until sales pop up - Milk, Primal Fear, South Park 12, Role Model BDs and, of course,
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#5 of 41 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted March 07 2009 - 04:58 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Role Models $16.99
In Bruges $14.99
Forgetting Sarah Marshall $14.99
(Free $5 gift card when you buy any version of Role Models with In Bruges or Forgetting Sarah Marshall)

Pineapple Express $16.99

101 Dalmatians - Platinum Edition $16.99
The Jungle Book - Platinum Edition $19.99
Sleeping Beauty - Platinum Edition $19.99

$14.99 each: (Free Movie Money for Race To Witch Mountain)
Escape To Witch Mountain
Return From Witch Mountain

$6.99 each:
Family Guy: Blue Harvest
Clerks 2
10 Things I Hate About You
Spaceballs (single-disc version)

DVD Sets
The Starter Wife - Season 1 $24.99
The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 $16.99
Pushing Daisies - Season 1 $16.99
Birds of Prey - The Complete Series $19.99
Entourage - Season 4 $19.99
Veronica Mars - Season 3 $19.99
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 3 $19.99
Arrested Development - Season 2 $19.99
Boston Legal - Season 4 $19.99
NCIS - Season 2 $24.99
C.S.I. - Season 8 $29.99
C.S.I. Miami - Season 6 $29.99
Grey’s Anatomy - Season 4 $29.99


Transporter $19.99
Transporter 2 $19.99


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Target on sale DVD items:

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#6 of 41 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted March 07 2009 - 07:19 PM

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Howard the Duck SE? Are they kidding?
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#7 of 41 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted March 08 2009 - 01:44 AM

I'll be picking up Pinocchio on Blu-ray and South Park: Season Twelve on DVD (nothing against SP but since I have the first 11 sets on DVD and it doesn't seem like something that demands an HD viewing, I'm sticking to the DVDs). And eventually, I'll buy Milk on Blu-ray.

Toys R Us has the Pinocchio Blu-ray for $21.99.

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#8 of 41 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted March 08 2009 - 02:02 AM

Immediately Pinocchio. Later on Milk and Brokeback Mountain. And I completely recommend everyone go and pick up Primal Fear for $10. Excellent movie with some honest-to-goodness extras.

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Posted March 08 2009 - 02:36 AM

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Toys R Us has the Pinocchio Blu-ray for $21.99.
I thought I read this elsewhere a day or two ago, Travis. Is there a Toys-R-Us Sunday circular today? I didn't pick up a newspaper yet, but I don't see this price on their website. It is $29.99.
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#10 of 41 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 08 2009 - 03:53 AM

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Is there any kind of upgrade rebate with Pinocchio if you have the old dvd?

No.

#11 of 41 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted March 08 2009 - 04:46 AM

Wow! I am actually buying a DVD this week: Pinocchio (which, along with Snow White, pretty much completes my Disney classics library).
Can't wait to see Let the Right One In, and also renting Milk and Rachel Getting Married.

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Posted March 08 2009 - 04:56 AM

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Is there a Toys-R-Us Sunday circular today?
Yeah, I saw it in an ad in the Sunday newspaper.

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Posted March 08 2009 - 05:15 AM

Lots of great titles this week, but like a lot of folks I'll be picking up Pinocchio BD, and waiting for sales on the other stuff I want (Milk, Rachel Getting Married, Let The Right One In, Synecdoche, New York).

I had decided to stick with SD for "South Park" S12, but Robert Harris' rave has me considering the Blu...

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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Brokebank Mountain$19.99$24.99

Brokebank Mountain?? Economy on your mind there, Mike?? Posted Image

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#14 of 41 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted March 08 2009 - 05:34 AM

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Is there any kind of upgrade rebate with Pinocchio if you have the old dvd?

The last Pinocchio SD-DVD release was in October of 1999 ... so I wouldn't think so!

You may as well purchase the BD version since a DVD version of the movie will be packed in with it. This is what I intend to do even though I still don't own a BD player ...
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#15 of 41 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted March 08 2009 - 06:33 AM

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The last Pinocchio SD-DVD release was in October of 1999 ... so I wouldn't think so!

You may as well purchase the BD version since a DVD version of the movie will be packed in with it. This is what I intend to do even though I still don't own a BD player ...

Are all of the bonus features playable on a dvd player? I don't own a blu ray player yet either & if the ONLY thing I can play is the movie I'd rather get the 2 disc dvd. On the other hand if the features will play on a dvd player I'd probably buy the blu ray combo pack so I'd be ready for the day I go blu.

#16 of 41 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 08 2009 - 06:57 AM

I posted this yesterday in last week's RoundUp:

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Was in my local BJs Wholesale Club (Friday) and saw the following discounts:

Fireproof DVD $19.29 minus $10 = $9.29.

Pineapple Express DVD $19.29 - $10 = $9.29.

Wanted BD $25.99 - $10 = $15.99.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa BD $27.99 - $7.50 = $20.49.


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Posted March 08 2009 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for the Roundup!

I'm going to give this Pinocchio movie a shot. Heard it was pretty good for a blind buy. Posted Image

I'll also be giving the Witch Mountain movies a rental. I loved them when I was a kid but I haven't seen them since and I'm not sure if they'll stand the test of time.
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#18 of 41 OFFLINE   Steve Lockwood

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Posted March 08 2009 - 08:33 AM

Pinocchio BD is $21.99 at Toys R Us with a free water bottle.
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#19 of 41 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted March 08 2009 - 08:46 AM

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Are all of the bonus features playable on a dvd player? I don't own a blu ray player yet either & if the ONLY thing I can play is the movie I'd rather get the 2 disc dvd. On the other hand if the features will play on a dvd player I'd probably buy the blu ray combo pack so I'd be ready for the day I go blu.

Bill,

The second disc included with the BD package is a Blu-ray disc. I would assume that the included DVD is actually the first disc in the two disc DVD package. If that's the case then there would be an audio commentary and a music video of "When You Wish Upon a Star" included with the feature. But you'd have to wait until you acquire your Blu-ray deck before you'll be able to experience the rest of the supplements.
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Posted March 08 2009 - 01:16 PM

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Yeah, I saw it in an ad in the Sunday newspaper.
Great! Thank you. I will price match at BB on Tuesday.
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