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Weekly RoundUp 6-23-2009

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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 20 2009 - 03:56 PM


The Features


– Giorgio Albertazzi & Delphine Seyrig (Last Year at Marienbad – 1961)

– Waltz with Bashir – 2008

– Morgan Freeman & Antonio Banderas (The Code – 2009)

– My Dinner with André – 1981

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Bob Funk$17.99$24.99
The Code$14.99$14.99$14.99
Confessions of a Shopaholic (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$15.99$18.99
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99
Dragon Hunters$13.49$12.99
The Girls Next Door: Season 5$24.99$24.99
Last Year at Marienbad (CC)$29.99$34.99
Legend of the Bog$18.99$24.99
Mr. Troop Mom$18.99$19.99$16.99
My Dinner with André (CC)$29.99$34.99
My Dinner with Jimi$13.49$12.99
Phoebe in Wonderland$19.99$24.99
The Pink Panther 2$17.99$17.99$16.99$18.99
Reba: Season 6$15.99$19.99
Table for Three$14.99$19.99$16.99
Tom & Jerry: Chuck Jones Collection$18.99$24.99$19.99
Waltz with Bashir$18.99$19.99

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
The Code$17.99$19.99$19.99
Confessions of a Shopaholic$27.99$27.99$25.99$28.99
Dragon Hunters$15.49$19.99
Last Year at Marienbad (CC)$28.49$34.99
Mr. Troop Mom$27.99$34.99
The Pianist$28.99
The Pink Panther 2$27.99$26.99$25.99
Waltz with Bashir$27.99$29.99

(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

--More discrepancies between Best Buy’s Sunday flyer and bestbuy.com. Listed above are the flyer prices. Meanwhile, bb.com lists: Inkheart DVD $17.99, Waltz with Bashir DVD $18.99, The Code BD $17.99, Inkheart BD $24.99 and Waltz with Bashir BD $27.99.

--At Best Buy—ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21 ONLY—ALL SEASONS OF SELECT TV SERIES ARE 50% OFF. Shown in the ad are Seinfeld: Complete Series for $9.9, Lost: Season 4 for $24.99 and Smallville: Season 7 for $21.49. More in store and online @ bestbuy.com/movies. Standard DVD ONLY. Does NOT include Blu-ray disc.

--At Best Buy, get a FREE EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK when you buy select DVD and Blu-ray discs. Shown in flyer are Transformers DVD ($13.99) and BD ($19.99). Comic book contains codes to unlock special Transformers content @ bestbuy.com/transformers. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in theaters 6-24-09.

--BB has the following BDs on sale:

$9.99: Enter the Dragon, Gothika, Ocean’s Twelve, A Scanner Darkly, Basic Instinct, Reservoir Dogs, Dirty Dancing.

$14.99: Amadeus, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Bob Ford, Beetlejuice, The Brave One, Dirty Harry, How the West Was Won, The Matrix, Natural Born Killers.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: None to list.

--And, Target continues to advertise their EXCLUSIVE UCEs of Woodstock. DVD (with EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING) for $39.99. BD $49.99. With exclusive never-before-seen performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Canned Heat.

--Target Odds and Ends: Titles for $10.00 (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Transformers. Selected other titles.

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   EricSchulz



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Posted June 21 2009 - 12:07 AM

Dang! It's 7am and I'm the first one responding! Another REALLY weak week, and a great time to catch up on stuff I've bought but haven't watched yet.

BTW, Happy Father's Day Mike (and all the other dads out there)!

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted June 21 2009 - 01:27 AM

Looks like I'm catching a break this week... Thanks Mike!

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   pitchman



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Posted June 21 2009 - 01:51 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike and Patrick!

I was hoping to pick up a TV on DVD set or two for 50% off today during the Best Buy one day sale, but if the online list is all there is to choose from, then that won't be happening. Unless you are in the market for Smallville, Lost, Gossip Girl and the Seinfeld refrigerator case, it does not appear to be much of a sale. And, as Mike pointed out, no Blu-ray. Bah... I should have known better.

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted June 21 2009 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for the roundup. Nothing for me. I won't blind buy Inkheart or Pink Panther 2 since I haven't heard anything good about either. Saving a lot of money these last few weeks.

#6 of 17 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted June 21 2009 - 05:19 AM

Nothing for me either (which isn't a bad thing since I spent a good chunk of money last week) but thanks for the prices, guys! Posted Image

#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 21 2009 - 05:37 AM

It has been a fairly quiet summer so far.

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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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 21 2009 - 06:40 AM

Fred Meyer is offering another oddball special.

With purchase of Confessions of a Shopaholic, they throw in a free Patty Reed Totebag and some Jolly Time popcorn.
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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   pitchman



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Posted June 21 2009 - 08:11 AM

I checked out the TV on DVD sale at Best Buy, but it looked like they had the same titles on sale as online (or, maybe even a few less.) Total bust IMO. On the plus side, I snagged the Blu-ray versions of How The West Was Won and The Matrix for $14.99 each, so the trip wasn't a waste after all. I looked for the Beetlejuice Blu too, but they didn't have any on the shelves. I may check back later in the week.

#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Jason Adams

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Posted June 21 2009 - 08:27 AM

Matrix on BD for 14.99? SOLD!

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Posted June 21 2009 - 02:34 PM

Amadeus and/or The Brave One are possibilities, but probably not. A good slow week...the wallet likes that. Thanks Mike!

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Posted June 21 2009 - 04:08 PM

Originally Posted by Jason_V
A good slow week...the wallet likes that. Thanks Mike!

And my wallet needed it too after last week. Thanks as always Mike.

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Alex Morrow

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Posted June 21 2009 - 04:50 PM

Just Last Year at Marienbad on Blu for me. Seeing how I made $155 on the DVD I sold this time last I'm more than happy to get a Criterion.
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Posted June 21 2009 - 05:54 PM

Originally Posted by DavidJ
And my wallet needed it too after last week. Thanks as always Mike.

Mine needs the same treatment.

#15 of 17 OFFLINE   FranklinC


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Posted June 22 2009 - 06:46 AM

HTWWW on Blu for $14.99. Sold. Finally.

Unfortunately I won't be able to watch it right away because the blu ray lens in my PS3 died over the weekend.


#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted June 23 2009 - 02:52 AM

I'm very psyched to see Waltz With Bashir -- as soon as the price of the BD drops to about half what it is now!
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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted June 24 2009 - 04:53 AM

Nothing new for me, but made out on catalog titles Amadeus, Lethal Weapon 2 and Enter the Dragon at Best Buy. Just a note, your local stores may have unadvertised $9.99 specials, as the LW2 BD wasn't advertised in the flyer, but was marked down in the store.

Going back today to see if they have HTWWW for $15 and also to buy an iPhone holster.

Thanks as always to Mike and Patrick!

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