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#1 of 47 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 26 2009 - 04:06 PM


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The Features

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– Cast (The Wizard of Oz –1939

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– Cast (Monsters vs. Aliens – 2009)

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– John Krasinski & Maya Rudolph (Away We Go– 2009)

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Jennifer Aniston & Steve Zahn (Management – 2008)


The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Away We Go$19.99$17.99$16.99 
Cagney & Lacey: The Menopause Years$29.99$34.99  
Cagney & Lacey: The Return$11.99$9.99  
CSI NY: Season 5$46.49$44.99 $42.99
Disney Animated Coll.: Mickey's Christmas Carol$14.99$14.99  
The Girlfriend Experience$21.49$24.99  
The Guild: Seasons 1 & 2$14.99$14.99  
The Hanging Woman (1972)$8.99$9.99  
The Hills Run Red$17.99$17.99  
He-man & Masters/Universe: Complete Series$18.99$19.99  
How I Met Your Mother: Season 4$24.99$27.99$24.99 
Kings: Complete Series$46.49$39.99  
Lies & Illusions$19.99$19.99  
Life on Mars: Complete Series$25.99$34.99  
The Lost and Found Family$17.99$19.99  
Management$19.99$19.99  
Monsters vs. Aliens$15.99$15.99$15.99$18.99
Monsters vs. Aliens/B.O.B.'s Big Break$22.99$19.99$22.99 
A Muppet's Christmas: Letters to Santa$17.49$19.99$17.99 
The New York Ripper$16.99$14.99  
The Patty Duke Show: Season 1$34.99$34.99  
Sense and Sensibility (1971)$10.49$12.99  
Shrink$19.99$19.99  
Superman/Batman (1-disc)$12.99$12.99$12.99 
Superman/Batman SE (2-disc)$16.99$18.99$15.99 
Traffik (20th Anniversary Edition)$35.99$34.99  
Ultraman: Complete Series$10.99$12.99  
The Unit: Season 4$38.99$39.99  
Winnie Pooh: Season of Giving (10th Anniv. Ed.)$19.99$19.99$19.99 
The Wizard of Oz (2-disc)$16.99$16.99$19.99 
The Wizard of Oz (Ultimate Collector's Edition)$44.99$49.99 $44.89
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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Away We Go$27.99$25.99  
Billy Jack$16.99$19.99  
The Dark Crystal$18.99$19.99  
Facing the Giants$19.99$24.99  
Fireproof$19.99$19.99  
The Girlfriend Experience$23.99$29.99  
Gremlins (Target Exclusive)  $22.99 
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer$20.99$19.99  
How I Met Your Mother: Season 4$33.99$34.99$32.99 
Labyrinth$18.99$19.99  
Management$22.99$34.99  
Monsters vs. Aliens$22.99$25.99$24.99$26.99
Snakes on a Plane$14.99$24.99  
Superman/Batman SE$19.99$21.99  
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$9.99$9.99  
The Unit: Season 4$47.99$49.99  
The Universe: Season 3$39.99$49.99  
The Wizard of Oz SE (Target Excl.)  $34.99 
The Wizard of Oz (Ultimate Coll. Ed.)$51.99$54.99 $56.99


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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

None to report this week. 

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

--There are the usual price discrepancies, this week, between the Best Buy flyer and bestbuy.com on a number of new release titles.  So, if you are thinking of picking up a title at your local store, you MAY want to consider doing a purchase on BB.com and an in-store pickup. 

--At Best Buy this week, FOUR EXCLUSIVE LENTICULAR POSTCARDS with their copies of The Wizard of Oz Ultimate Collector's Edition.  Minimum of three per store.  No rainchecks.

--Also @ BB, get an EXCLUSIVE FIGURINE (of Batman) with their copies of Superman/Batman.  Minimum of four per store.  They are not clear if the figurine is attached to the DVD AND/OR Blu-ray versions of the title.

--At BB, get a FREE B.O.B. Plush Monster with the purchase of Monsters vs. Aliens Blu-ray OR the two-pack of MvA on DVD with B.O.B.'s Big Break.  Minimum of 10 per store.  No rainchecks.  Products must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has the following Blu-ray discs on-sale:

$9.99:  The Kingdom, U-571, Halloween.

$12.99:  Reservoir Dogs, Street Fighter, 40 Year Old Virgin. 

--BB also has a FREE VINTAGE SNOW WHITE POSTER when you buy ANY of the following titles on DVD for $5.99:

The Princess Diaries 2, Bridge to Terebithia, Hocus Pocus.  More titles in store and on-line.  Minimum of 10 per store.  Products must be purchased on same receipt to achieve savings.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Select Dreamworks animated titles for $8.99.  Titles shown include:  Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Madagascar 2, Over the Hedge.

--Target has a couple of BIG SURPRISES this week!

--Let's start with an EXCLUSIVE SE version of The Wizard of Oz on Blu-ray--that does not include all the trinkets of the Ultimate Collector's Edition that is being released everywhere else.  This version will sell for $34.99 this week. 

--Also @ Target, an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Gremlins for $22.99

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--It is also rather noteworthy that Target has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO PACK (similar to how Disney releases its animated films on BD) of Monsters vs. Aliens for $24.99.

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Superman/Batman on DVD.   Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.  (There is NO WORD as to what is included on the exclusive disc nor if the disc is available on BOTH the 1 and 2-disc versions--both of which are shown in the ad.)

--Targtet is advertising FREE MOVIE VOUCHERS to go see the upcoming theatrical re-release of Toy Story & Toy Story 2 (in 3-D) with the purchase of selected Disney/Pixar DVDs.  One voucher per select DVD.  Shown are Wall*E, Finding Nemo and Cars.  Each title shown and selected others.  See sticker for details.

--Target has a list of $10 Dreamwork animated titles:  Madagascar 2, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda & Over the Hedge.  Each title shown and selected others.

--Target Odds and Ends: a list of $10 budget titles

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 September 26 2009 - 04:13 PM

The Wizard of Oz UCE Blu-Ray from Best Buy for me, and maybe Hocus Pocus for $5.99 with Snow White poster.

#3 of 47 Nick Graham

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Posted September 26 2009 - 04:14 PM

Mike, I haven't heard any news of The Deer Hunter or The Elephant Man hitting BD this week, or this fall for that matter.  Nothing would make me happier (especially The Deer Hunter), but so far as I know neither have been announced.


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Posted September 26 2009 - 04:27 PM



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Mike, I haven't heard any news of The Deer Hunter or The Elephant Man hitting BD this week, or this fall for that matter.  Nothing would make me happier (especially The Deer Hunter), but so far as I know neither have been announced.
Wow.  Color me frustrated.

Amazon must've pulled their listings for both of these titles.  They were there just a day or two ago.

Best Buy still has them up for purchase (at the prices listed above).

And there's even a member of the HTF who seems to have a copy of the new Deer Hunter on Blu.  (It's weird, but I cannot seem to figure out a way to contact that member about where he got his copy of the disc.  There seems to be no PM function attached to his user name.)

I'll go pull the pictures from the Features section but leave the prices in the grid until this all gets sorted out. 


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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#5 of 47 Michael Reuben

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Posted September 26 2009 - 05:30 PM



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And there's even a member of the HTF who seems to have a copy of the new Deer Hunter on Blu.  (It's weird, but I cannot seem to figure out a way to contact that member about where he got his copy of the disc.  There seems to be no PM function attached to his user name.)


 
Mike, it's a German release, not a U.S. release -- part of the Studio Canal Collection.

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Posted September 26 2009 - 05:45 PM



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Mike, it's a German release, not a U.S. release -- part of the Studio Canal Collection.
Thanks, Michael.  Then I guess I'll remove them from the price grid.  Wonder why Amazon & Best Buy both had them listed for sale Tuesday? 

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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#7 of 47 EricSchulz

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Posted September 27 2009 - 12:42 AM

SO tempted to get the UCE of Wizard...again!  Maybe if I actually hold one in my hands it will push me over the edge!

#8 of 47 Scott Merryfield

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Posted September 27 2009 - 12:58 AM

The Deer Hunter is also available at amazon.co.uk this week. www.amazon.co.uk/Deer-Hunter-Blu-ray-Robert-Niro/dp/B002BC9Z06/ref=sr_1_1


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Posted September 27 2009 - 01:37 AM

I'll pick up Away We Go, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer and The New York Ripper Blu-rays at some point. Judging by those movies, I have rather eclectic tastes.

Thanks for the prices, guys!

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Posted September 27 2009 - 01:45 AM



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Thanks, Michael.  Then I guess I'll remove them from the price grid.  Wonder why Amazon & Best Buy both had them listed for sale Tuesday? 
 
Amazon randomly seems to include European releases in their listings. I've given up trying to figure out why certain ones get picked and others ignored. And the Tuesday date is a complete mystery -- maybe that's when they expected to get stock?

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Posted September 27 2009 - 01:50 AM

Yeah! Nothing for me for a change.

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Posted September 27 2009 - 01:58 AM

Thanks for the prices! The Patty Duke Show is a definite for me this week. And I may pick up Superman/Batman PE on Blu, too. I really want Wizard Of Oz, but I'm in no hurry. If the Target exclusive was even $5 less, I'd probably bite. For now, I am content to sit it out and either wait for a better price around the holidays or for the non box-of-stuff version that Warners will most likely eventually release.
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Posted September 27 2009 - 03:31 AM

AWESOME!!!  Billy Jack is on Blu-Ray!!!  I'll be picking this up right away (it will replace the Walmart bargain bin copy I purchased last year) /img/vbsmilies/htf/rock.gif


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Posted September 27 2009 - 04:42 AM

Thanks for the Roundup.  I have a question.  I don't have a Best Buy (but there's one coming soon in an old Circuit City building).  I ordered Monsters Vs. Aliens 2 pack dvd with the free Bob Plush.  The price on the website is still $22.99 (not the $19.99 in the ad).   Does BB still adjust the price down when an item goes on sale when they ship it or will they charge the extra $3?    In the past when I preordered and a dvd had a lower price on release date they lowered it to the advertised price.  I cannot wait for our b&m BB to open so I won't have to order from BB.com any more.


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Posted September 27 2009 - 04:54 AM

What's this exclusivity shit with Gremlins? Will it hit other stores at some point? I kind of like Gremlins 2 better anyway, but anything that eliminates a snapcase SD-DVD from my shelf is ok with me.

Also, if anyone else liked the theatrical cut of Payback as much as I did, you might be interested to know there's a UK release scheduled for this week.




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Posted September 27 2009 - 05:24 AM

Not sure why Target is, um, targeting so many exclusives, but Gremlins isn't the first they've had (as far as entertainment media). Prince's new album was a Target exclusive. And Pearl Jam's new one is available only at small, indie stores, iTunes (not Amazon unless it's an import) and, you guessed it..Target. No other big-box retailer is carrying it.

Wonder what the angle on exclusives are (both in terms of the store and the artist)...

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Posted September 27 2009 - 05:45 AM

Thanks again for the roundup Mike!  I add links to Amazon prices this week.  If you are planning on buying any of this weeks releases there please use the links as that will help support HTF--Thanks!



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Posted September 27 2009 - 06:27 AM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$8.99 each:
Kung-Fu Panda
Madagascar
Madagascar 2
Over the Hedge

$5.99 each (free Snow White poster with purchase):
The Princess Diaries
Bridge to Terabithia
Can't read the title yet...

Blu-ray:

$9.99 each:
The Kingdom
U-571
Halloween

$12.99 each:
Reservoir Dogs
Street Fighter
The 40 Year Old Virgin

$19.99 each:
Fireproof
The Dark Crystal
Labryrinth

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Target on sale DVD items:

$10 each:
Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Bucket List
Eagle Eye
Death Race (unrated)
Madagascar 2
Bee Movie
Kung-Fu Panda
Over the Hedge

$14.99 each:
Wall-E
Finding Nemo
Cars

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Posted September 27 2009 - 07:42 AM

As much as I'd like to pick up Oz, Superman/Batman and a few others, I decided I needed to get my windshield finally replaced.  It's been cracked badly for about four or five years now and it's going to set me back rather substantially.

I may break down over the weekend and put what I want (plus a Wii...) on one of the CC's, but I hope someone can talk me out of it...


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Posted September 27 2009 - 08:10 AM

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$5.99 each (free Snow White poster with purchase):
Can't read the title yet...

 

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