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#1 of 31 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 18 2009 - 04:09 AM

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The Features

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– Frank Langella & Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon – 2008)

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– Wes Bentley & Winona Ryder (The Last Word – 2008)

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– Magda Apanowicz (Caprica – 2009)

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– David Groh & Valerie Harper (Rhoda – 1974 - 78)

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
The Burrowers$24.49$24.99
Caprica$17.49$18.99$17.99
Dallas: Season 11$25.99$25.99
Dante 01$17.99$14.99
Frost/Nixon$17.99$17.99$16.99$18.99
Hawaii 5-0: Season 6$34.99$34.99$31.99
Hellraiser LE Box Set$42.99$44.99
Into the Blue 2: The Reef$18.99$19.99
K*ke Like Me$26.99
The Last Picture Show/Nickelodeon (DF)$22.49$19.99
The Last Word$18.99$17.99
Life of Ryan: Complete Series$27.99$29.99$24.99
My Own Worst Enemy: Complete Series$19.99$24.99
Notorious (2009) (1-disc)$21.99$16.99$16.99
Notorious CE (3-disc) (NR Dir Cut)$24.49$22.99$22.99
The Poker Club$17.49$19.99
Rhoda: Season 1$29.99$29.99
Science is Fiction: 23 Films…Painleve (CC)$36.99$34.99
Spielberg: Tiny Toon Advs: Season 1 V2$29.99$36.99
Voyage of the Damned$10.49$12.99
Wolverine & X-Men: Heroes Return Trilogy$9.99$9.99
The Wrestler$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99


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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Arctic Tale$19.99$24.99
The Arrival$17.99$24.99
Awake Live – Josh Groban (Amaz. Exclusive)$19.99
Caught in the Act: M. Buble (Amaz. Exclusive)$20.99
Frost/Nixon$26.99$26.99$26.99
Hellraiser$18.49$24.99
The Last Word$24.49$34.99
Notorious$27.99$25.99$26.99
Sin City$24.99$24.99$26.99
The Wages of Fear (CC)$27.99$34.99
The Wrestler$25.99$25.99$26.99$25.99
X-Men$23.99$29.99
X-2: X-Men United$23.99$29.99
X-Men: The Last Stand$23.99$29.99
X-Men Trilogy$55.99$54.99


(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

**Yay! All titles are in their original aspect ratio.

--At Best Buy this week, buy BOTH The Wrestler and Notorious and save $5, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer valid with ANY version.

--Get FREE MOVIE CASH for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (or for Night at the Museum 2 or Ice Age 3) with select SD & BD titles at Best Buy. Titles shown are X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four, Napoleon Dynamite, Night at the Museum. DVDs in this deal are 2/$15 (Reg. $8.99 apiece). Blu-ray discs in this deal are 2/$35 ($19.99 apiece). Movie cash value on BD is $10. Movie cash value on DVD is $5. Movie cash is valid 5-1-09 thru 9-21-09. Wolverine in theaters 5-1, NatM2 in theaters 5-22, IA3 in theaters 7-4.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: BB has several TV titles on sale this week.

--Target, this week, has NO specials on this week’s new releases.

--Target continues to push it’s release from several weeks ago of Twilight with exclusive content.

--And, Target is advertising a number of TV two season value packs on sale this week. Titles shown include: 30 Rock, The Office, House, Monk. Titles shown plus selected others. They list some Food Network show season sets for $12.99.

--Target Odds and Ends: Titles for $5 & $10.

#2 of 31 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 18 2009 - 02:44 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

TV on DVD:
Dexter season 1 $19.99
Supernatural season 3 $19.99
JAG season 2 $19.99
American Dad season 3 $19.99
The Office season 3 $24.99
Heroes season 2 $24.99
Battlestar Galactica season 3 $26.99
John Adams $26.99
Generation Kill $26.99
Band of Brothers $31.99
Planet Earth $49.99
Hawaii 5-0 season 6 $34.99
Dallas season 11 $29.99
Freakazoid season 2 $19.99


Blu-ray:

Sin City $29.99
X-Men Trilogy $54.99
Planet Earth $62.99

2 for $35 or $19.99 each
X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Fantastic Four
Napoleon Dynamite
Night at the Museum



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Target on sale DVD items:

Twilight 3-disc $19.99
Quantum of Solace $16.99
Day the Earth Stood Still $16.99
Dark Knight $19.99 (Target exclusive version)

$5 each:
Stuart Little
Elmo in Grouchland
Die Hard
Master and Commander

$10 each:
Baby Mama
Nim's Island
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
21
Hellboy 2

TV on DVD:
House Season 3 & 4 value pack $34.99
Monk Season 5 & 6 value pack $32.99 (also Season 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 value packs)
30 Rock Season 1 & 2 value pack $29.99
The Office Season 3 & 4 value pack $34.99

4 Food Network DVDs $12.99 each. Can't read the titles.


Blu-ray:

Twilight $26.99
Quantum of Solace $24.99
The Day the Earth Stood Still $24.99
Dark Knight (Mask Packaging) $24.99

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#3 of 31 OFFLINE   Dave Jessup

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Posted April 18 2009 - 08:14 PM

Freakazoid, season 2 (& final): list $26.98
The dot-coms:
Amazon $19.99
Best Buy $19.99
Target $19.99
Costco: n/a
Love the wide variations in price Posted Image but gotta get my ration of freak this week.

Thanks as always, gentlemen!

#4 of 31 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted April 19 2009 - 12:14 AM

Thanks for the round-up, Mike.

If you have a Papa Johns nearby they have a coupon for $10 off the Blu-Ray X-Men Trilogy with any pizza purchase.

Also at Bestbuy.com all the individual X-Men Blu-Ray titles are in the 2 for $35 deal. So for those who already have X3 and don't want to double dip, or don't want X3 period this looks like a good way to go.

#5 of 31 ONLINE   Jason_V

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Posted April 19 2009 - 12:35 AM

X-Men Trilogy and Caprica. Yeah, I know, Caprica will be on TV shortly and will be included in the S1 and Complete Series releases at some point. But I wanna see it noooooowwwwwwww. Posted Image Thanks guys!

#6 of 31 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted April 19 2009 - 02:05 AM

I'll be buying Sin City on Blu-ray. I'm going to rent Caprica now and buy it when it comes out in the season set.

And I thought Frost/Nixon and The Wrestler were both excellent and worth checking out.

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#7 of 31 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted April 19 2009 - 04:10 AM

I wonder how many seasons of Rhoda will be offered. Is this series also controlled by Fox?
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#8 of 31 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted April 19 2009 - 06:34 AM

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I wonder how many seasons of Rhoda will be offered. Is this series also controlled by Fox?

Based on the reviews, this will be the only season.

Check out the discussion of this title on the forum:

Link to HTF discussion of Rhoda Travesty
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#9 of 31 OFFLINE   celica

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Posted April 19 2009 - 06:53 AM

like always.. i could only say thanks.. Posted Image

wonderful... Posted Image
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#10 of 31 OFFLINE   SD_Brian

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Posted April 19 2009 - 07:01 AM

I was excited for that 3-disc CE of "Notorious"...then I realized it wasn't the Hitchcock movie.

#11 of 31 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted April 19 2009 - 11:27 AM

I was wondering if you were going to get this up last night, Mike, considering the Fenway trip you took. But I see that you "cheated" to get it up in time. Posted Image

Just the X-Men Blu trilogy this week. I'll wait for lower prices on the Blus of Frost/Nixon, Wrestler and Sin City.

Mike, you may want to add the Hellraiser LE box to the Blu-ray grid, as well, since it includes the Blu-ray of the first film plus DVDs of the first and second films - as weird as that configuration is.

#12 of 31 OFFLINE   Andrea W

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Posted April 20 2009 - 01:19 AM

When will Caprica air on Sci-Fi?

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Posted April 20 2009 - 02:40 AM

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When will Caprica air on Sci-Fi?
I think they've said that the series starts airing in 2010 so I'd imagine (but could be wrong) that this won't hit the airwaves until then.

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Posted April 20 2009 - 02:47 AM

This may be a dumb question: Think the BB movie cash will come with the BD X-Men Trilogy? I didn't see this stated on the flyer or website, just for the single titles. Guess I'll see tomorrow...

EDIT - To answer my own question: No, movie cash only seems to be with individual titles.
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#15 of 31 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 20 2009 - 05:22 AM

Man, I love these roundups but they are sooooo depressing. BluRay media should be getting cheaper and it seems prices are still going up. Who the hell is buying $35 new release RomComs? The Criterion ones for $35 I can ALMOST see, but cmon.... Sorry to whine, but my personal limit is $20 outside a VERY select few disks but this is just ridiculous...

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#16 of 31 OFFLINE   Mick Wright

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Posted April 20 2009 - 07:28 AM

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Man, I love these roundups but they are sooooo depressing. BluRay media should be getting cheaper and it seems prices are still going up. Who the hell is buying $35 new release RomComs? The Criterion ones for $35 I can ALMOST see, but cmon.... Sorry to whine, but my personal limit is $20 outside a VERY select few disks but this is just ridiculous...
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#17 of 31 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 20 2009 - 08:49 AM

I tell ya...most everything I've been buying lately is used...and on sale on top of that!

For example, if I decide to go for The Wrestler sometime down the road...

It will be (soon enough) at my local FYE in their used bin (probably for $19.99). Sometimes FYE runs a coupon for 40% off a used item. Right now they are running a "Buy any two or more used items (DVD/BD/CD) and get all the used items for 20% off."

I can wait.

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#18 of 31 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted April 20 2009 - 09:58 AM

I'll give another + to the Blu comments. The pricing is becoming a joke even for a cheap-o like me who refuses to pay over $15. THE WRESTLER, DOUBT, FROST/NIXON, THE READER and several others are must buys turned into forcing myself to wait. I refused to pay Criterion prices on SD and I refuse to pay this much on Blu.

Usually these "newer" titles drop pretty quickly at Amazon's Marketplace so I'll eventually pick them up there. I've been looking at used discs at Blockbuster but they seem to be charging $17-$22, which also seems somewhat crazy.

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Posted April 20 2009 - 10:20 AM

I have had to seriously curtail my DVD purchases. I used to average a 2 or 3 DVDs a month, now I am only averaging less than one a month. I have so many DVDs in my collection that I will probably never watch again, or sadly have never watch at all. A Netflix subscription has changed my DVD viewing habit completely.
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Posted April 20 2009 - 06:48 PM

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like always.. i could only say thanks.. Posted Image

wonderful... Posted Image

Same here, thanks for another round up.





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