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#1 of 36 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 28 2009 - 03:59 PM


The Features


– Dev Patel & Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire – 2008)

– Owen Wilson & Jennifer Aniston (Marley & Me – 2008)

– Hugo Weaving (The Matrix – 1999)

– Will Smith & Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds – 2008)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
The Broken$16.99$14.99
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations$16.99$14.99
Classic Film Noir: Volume 3$14.99$14.99
Danton (CC)$35.99$35.99
Dying Breed$16.99$14.99
From Within$16.99$14.99
The Fugitive: Season 2 Volume 2$25.99$34.99
Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy$13.49$12.99
Goosebumps: Scarecrow Walks @ Midnight$13.49$12.99
Hannah Montana: Keeping It Real$13.99$14.99$12.99
Hope & Faith: Season 1$29.98$24.99
Il Generale Della Rovere (CC)$26.99$24.99
In Plain Sight: Season 1$41.99$39.99
Marley & Me (1-disc)$16.99$17.99$16.99$18.99
Marley & Me SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.49
The Other End of the Line$19.99$19.99
Perkins’ 14$16.99$14.99
Ricky Gervais: Out of England$14.99$14.99
Schoolhouse Rocks!: Earth$17.99$14.99
Seven Pounds$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99
Slumdog Millionaire$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99
Voyage to Bottom of Sea: Season 4 Vol. 1$25.99$34.99

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
An American in Paris SE (2-disc)$21.49$24.99
Chris Botti: In Boston$18.49$24.99
Chronicles of Riddick$22.49$24.99
Chronicles of Riddick/Pitch Black (2-pack)$35.99$34.99
Ghost of Mars$20.49$24.99
Gigi SE (2-disc)$19.99$24.99
Marley & Me SE (3-disc)$25.99$25.99$26.99$25.99
The Matrix$23.95$23.99$24.99
Nat’l. Geo.: Kingdom of Blue Whale$21.95$24.99
The One (Jet Li)$20.49$24.99
Pitch Black$22.49$24.99
Seven Pounds$25.99$26.99$26.99
Slumdog Millionaire$25.99$26.99‡$26.99$25.99
South Pacific (50th Anniversary Edition)$24.49$29.99
Tell No One$23.99$29.99
Two Evil Eyes$21.99$29.99
Way of War$21.99$29.99

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Classic Film Noir (Double Feature) – Volume 3: Amazing Mr. X (The Spiritualist), Reign of Terror (Black Book).

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

--‡ Best Buy has a “reward” for members of its Reward Zone program on the price of the Blu-ray version of Slumdog Millionaire. Everyone else pays $26.99 this week, RZ members pay $25.99.

--There’s another disagreement between BB’s Sunday flyer and BB.com. This time it’s on the price of the single disc version of the SD Marley & Me. The flyer has it at $17.99. BB.com has it @ $16.99. Also, the flyer has Hannah Montana: keeping It Real @ $14.99 while BB.com has it for $13.99

--An 8/$70 sale on the eight new After Dark Horrorfest titles released this week: Autopsy, The Broken, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, Dying Breed, From Within, Perkins’ 14, Slaughter, Voice. Or, you can buy any of the eight films in a 2/$25 deal. Reg. price $14.99 each. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising FREE MOVIE CASH with their copies of Hannah Montana: Keeping It Real. Includes $7.50 E-movie money for one admission to see the Hannah Montana: Keeping It Real movie in theaters 4-10-09. Valid from 4-10-09 thru 5-1-09. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising a price of $16.99 on SD copies of Changeling and Milk

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a number of titles for $7.50: Bee Movie, Charlotte’s Web, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, The Pink Panther (Steve Martin), Shrek the Third More in store and on-line. .

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT with its SD copies of Slumdog Millionaire this week. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target has the Blu-ray version of Quantum of Solace for $24.99 this week…after an initial release week price of $26.99! [img]http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/c/ca/htf_images_smilies_rolleyes.gif[/img] Hope you can all find those receipts…

--Target also has a listing of $14.99 for a number of new Bond Blu-ray releases: Goldfinger, Moonraker, Never Say Never Again, The World is Not Enough. Crazy.

--Target Odds and Ends: Titles for $4.75 and $10.

#2 of 36 Patrick Sun

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Posted March 28 2009 - 03:59 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

School House Rock! Earth $14.99

Hannah Montana Keeping It Real $14.99
Free Movie Cash to see the Hannah Montana: Keeping It Real movie

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa $8.99

Milk $16.99
Changeling $16.99

$7.50 each (more in-store and online)
Charlotte's Web
Bee Movie
Shrek the Third
Over the Hedge
Pink Panther

The Matrix 10th Anniversary Edition $24.99
Riddick 2-Pack $34.99 (Includes Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick)
Madagascar Escape 2 Africa $19.99


Target on sale DVD items:

$10 each:
Alvin and the Chipmuncks
Tropic Thunder
Eagle Eye
Made of Honor
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (unrated)

$4.79 each
Spider-man 3
There's Something about Mary
Scooby Doo Hollywood


Sex in the City: Season 1 $9.99
Entourage: Season 1 $12.99
The Hills: Season 3 or 4 $19.99 each
Gray Anatomy: Season 2 or 3 $19.99 each
Friends (Season 1-10) --- $16.99 each
24: Season 1-6 $16.99 each
Big Bang Theory: Season 1 $15.99
South Park: Season 11 or 12 $29.99 each
Reba: Season 1 & 2 $14.99
The 70s Show: Season 1 & 2 $19.99

Twilight (2-disc) $26.99
Australia $24.99
Changeling $24.99
Milk $24.99
Casino Royale $24.99
Quantum of Solace $24.99

James Bond Blu-ray titles: $14.99
The World is Not Enough
Never Say Never Again

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#3 of 36 Chris S

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Posted March 28 2009 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for the Roundup!

Not much for me this week but I will be asking for a price adjustment from Target on Goldfinger.
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Posted March 28 2009 - 05:29 PM

Man, that Goldfinger price is tempting.

anybody see Seven Pounds? good?
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#5 of 36 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted March 28 2009 - 05:41 PM

Well it's time to see what actually happened with the Gigi BRD, and why it took about 5 months delay over the SD-DVD SE. http://www.hometheat....-2008-dvd.html

But Gary Tooze's review doesn't show the brown sky complained about above. http://www.dvdbeaver....gi_blu-ray.htm
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Posted March 28 2009 - 06:28 PM

WoooHooo, finally, The Matrix! Plus I'll pick up the two pack of CoR and Pitch Black.
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Posted March 28 2009 - 06:35 PM

Well, I'm getting alot this week. All 8 After Dark Horrorfest III titles on dvd. Then, Pitch Black, Riddick, Two Evil Eyes and Never Say Never Again on Blu. Damn! Thanks, as always, for the round-up Mike and Patrick.
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#8 of 36 Joseph J.D

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Posted March 28 2009 - 07:47 PM

Definitely getting the Riddick Blu-Ray 2-pack.....really looking forward to watching Pitch Black in Hi-def. Posted Image I may also pick up Seven Pounds.
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Posted March 28 2009 - 10:27 PM

The Matrix is 10 years old already??? Please stop time, it's moving too fast.
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#10 of 36 Robert Crawford

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Posted March 28 2009 - 10:49 PM

Amazon now has "An American in Paris" for 19.99 just like "Gigi".



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Posted March 28 2009 - 11:41 PM

As much as I'd love to stimulate the economy more this week with South Pacific and Milk (Target), I blew way too much coin last week with a whole bunch of Bond's from BB and Amazon. I'll sit this one out, I think. (Thanks guys!)

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Posted March 29 2009 - 01:16 AM

Goldfinger and World Is Not Enough (Target), Slumdog and the Matrix for me. American In Paris is tempting.

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Posted March 29 2009 - 01:49 AM

I was at Target this morning and there were six Bond Blu-rays on sale. Don't quote me but I think the other two were Thunderball and Die Another Day.

I'll be picking up The Fugitive: Season Two- Volume Two on DVD and Ghosts Of Mars and Two Evil Eyes on Blu-ray.

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Posted March 29 2009 - 02:26 AM

Reba seasons 1&2-pack at Target looks very tempting.
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Posted March 29 2009 - 03:44 AM

And for you puppy types, Fred Meyer's special this week is an additional $5 off the sale price of $16.99 for Marley & Me DVD when purchased with a specially marked bag of Purina Dog Chow/Puppy Chow. Posted Image
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Posted March 29 2009 - 04:00 AM

The Target price for the 007s is great, but mine never has many BDs in stock. I'm scheduled to go today but I doubt I'll have much luck...

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#17 of 36 Michael Reuben

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Posted March 29 2009 - 06:41 AM

Originally Posted by Mike Frezon
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– Mary Martin (South Pacific – 1958)
I could swear that's Mitzi Gaynor. Posted Image
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Posted March 29 2009 - 07:04 AM

VTTBOTS V4.1 and Season 8 of JAG, but I'll have to wait until Easter Week before I place my order. I spent too much this month! Posted Image

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Posted March 29 2009 - 09:21 AM

Originally Posted by Michael Reuben
I could swear that's Mitzi Gaynor. Posted Image

Posted Image No excuses. Fixed.

But, at least Mary Martin was also known to have weighed about "101 pounds of fun..."

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Posted March 29 2009 - 10:33 AM

How did she ever get that name out of "Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber"? Posted Image
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