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Weekly RoundUp 10-13-2009


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#1 of 27 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 10 2009 - 04:00 PM


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The Features

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– Woody Harrelson & Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers –1984)

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– Dylan McDermott & Stacey Travis (Hardware – 1990)

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– Will Ferrell (Land of the Lostl– 2009)

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Betty White & Sandra Bullock (The Proposal – 2009)

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Alison Lohman (Drag Me to Hell – 2009)

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Francis Huster & Sophie Marceau (L'amour braque – 1985)


The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Adoration$21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$24.99  
American Violet$17.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$24.99  
Drag Me to Hell (NR Director's Cut)$18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$17.99$16.99 
Bob Dylan: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize$16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1   
Eclipse 18: Dusan Makavejev (CC)$33.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$34.99  
Every Little Step$19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$24.99  
Flashpoint: Season 1$29.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$34.99  
Futurama: Complete Collection (1999-2009)$117.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$129.99  
Girlfriends: Season 7$29.99$29.99  
Happy Birthday to Me$9.99$9.99  
Hardware LE (2-disc)$19.99   
The Haunted Airman$16.99$13.99  
The Hunger: Season 2$29.99$34.99  
iMurders$14.99$14.99  
The Killing Room$14.99$14.99  
Kong: Return to the Jungle$9.97$8.99  
Land of the Lost (2009)$18.99$17.99$15.99 
Land of the Lost: Season 1$17.99$24.99$16.99 
Land of the Lost: Season 2$17.99$24.99  
Land of the Lost: Season 3$17.99$24.99  
Legend of the Seeker: Season 1$31.99$36.99  
Limpet Love (L'amour braque)$29.95   
Limpet Love (L'amour braque) LE$40.49   
Looney Tunes Spotlight Coll.: Volume 7$18.99$24.99  
Married...with Children: Season 11$27.99$29.99  
Marvel Animation: 6 Film Collection$36.49  $33.49
Warren Miller: Children of Winter$17.99$14.99  
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year$12.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$12.99  
Natural Born Killers (NR Director's Cut)$15.99   
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving$19.99$19.99  
Playmobil: Secret of Pirate Island$13.99$14.99  
The Proposal (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$15.99$18.99
The Proposal SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99 
Shark City$19.98$14.99  
The Stepfather$14.99$14.99  
The Sunchaser$14.99$14.99  
Tom & Jerry's Greatest Chases: Volume 3$9.99$9.99  
Rick Wakeman: Six Wives of Henry VIII$13.99$13.99  
Where the Day Takes You$9.99$9.99  
Wuthering Heights (1967 BBC)$10.99$12.99  
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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Adoration$27.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$34.99  
American Violet$24.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$34.99  
The Craft$17.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$19.99  
Dr. Seuss' How Grinch Stole Christmas (2009)$18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$19.99  
Drag Me to Hell (NR Director's Cut)$26.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$26.99$24.99 
Eagles Over London$19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$29.99  
Hardware$19.99$24.99  
Killer Movie$13.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$14.99  
Kong: Return to the Jungle$13.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$17.99  
Land of the Lost$26.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$26.99$24.99 
Midnight Movie$12.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$14.99  
Warren Miller: Children of Winter$18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$24.99  
Natural Born Killers (NR Director's Cut)$19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$22.99  
Nickelback: Live @ Sturgis$16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$22.99  
The Proposal$27.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$26.99$25.99 
Screwballs$14.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1   
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut$19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$22.99  
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense$21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$27.99  
Rick Wakeman: The Six Wives of Henry VIII$16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1$21.99  


(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

--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, another FREE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK BLU-RAY CASE.  This one's for Pixar's Up!  Must pre-order Up! on Blu-ray by November 9, 2009.  In-stores November 10.  $5 deposit required for each movie pre-ordered.

--Also @ BB, the following "Disney favorites" are available at the following prices:

$15.99:  Hannah Montana-The Movie, Bolt, Pinocchio.

$24.99:  Disney's Earth, Nightmare Before Christmas, Race to Witch Mountain.

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

$14.99:  American History, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars: Clone Wars, 40-Year-Old Virgin, 2010, Cloverfield, Hellraiser, Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None this week..
--Target, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE TITLE called The Black List: Volume 2 on sale for $9.99.  Don't know anything more.

--Target has the following discs on sale (DVDs $14.99/Blu-ray $22.99):  X-Men Origins - Wolverine, State of Play, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Bolt.

--Target Odds and Ends: Dexter: S 1 & 2 and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: S 1-4 on sale for $18.99.

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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#2 of 27 Todd Stout

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Posted October 10 2009 - 04:37 PM

The Amazon links don't appear to be working for some reason. I'm seeing the following message when I click on them:

Looking for something?
We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site

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#3 of 27 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 10 2009 - 05:13 PM

Thanks, Todd. 

I've alerted the management.  We'll see if they can get 'em fixed up.

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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#4 of 27 JohnRice

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Posted October 10 2009 - 06:25 PM

Hardware...Fun!  I only have a full screen version from Germany.

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#5 of 27 EricSchulz

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Posted October 10 2009 - 08:34 PM

Drag Me To Hell is at the top of my Netflix queue!

#6 of 27 Patrick Sun

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Posted October 11 2009 - 12:01 AM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$15.99 each:
The Hannah Montana Movie
Bolt
Pinocchio

TV On DVD

$24.99 each:
Entourage Season 5
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 4

$29.99 each:
30 Rock season 3
The Office season 5

$34.99 each:
House season 5
The Simpson season 12
Battlestar Galactica season 4.5
Sons of Anarchy season 1

Heroes season 3 $39.99
True Blood season 1 $44.99

Blu-ray:

$14.99 each:
American History X
A Clockwork Orange
Star Wars: Clone Wars
The 40-Year Old Virgin
2010
Cloverfield
Hellraiser
Sleepy Hollow

$24.99 each:
Earth
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Race of Witch Mountain


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Target on sale DVD items:

$14.99 each:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
State of Play
The Hannah Montana Movie
Bolt

TV On DVD

$19.99 each:
Dexter season 1 or 2
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 1-4

30 Rock season 3 $29.99
Grey's Anatomy season 5 $36.99

Blu-ray:

$22.99 each:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
State of Play
The Hannah Montana Movie
Bolt


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#7 of 27 gomezfan69

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Posted October 11 2009 - 03:32 AM

The website has a bunch of blu-ray titles on sale online only. I'm picking up of PINOCCHIO for $9.99.


#8 of 27 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 11 2009 - 04:11 AM

I'm working on the links now.  For some strange reason they work fine in the test area while Mike assembled this weeks update, but when I copy the table over they no longer work. I need about 30 minutes to sort things out.

#9 of 27 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 11 2009 - 04:42 AM

Links are all better now. FWIW HTF reviewer Eric Douglas took a leave of absence from reviewing here to produce iMurders which is available on this weeks update.

#10 of 27 TravisR

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Posted October 11 2009 - 04:48 AM

I'll be picking up The Stepfather (1987) this week and maybe Natural Born Killers or the South Park movie on Blu-ray. And at some point, I'll grab Married... With Children: Season Eleven.

Thanks for the prices, guys! 

#11 of 27 pitchman

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Posted October 11 2009 - 05:28 AM

Thanks guys. Nothing for me this week... 
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#12 of 27 Michael Reuben

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Posted October 11 2009 - 05:29 AM

I'm hoping to have the review for Natural Born Killers dir. cut on Blu posted later today. (Short version: It's spectacular.) After that it's on to Hardware on Blu.

After some uncertainty, all the online dealers now seem to agree that the Blu-ray of Hardware will be released on 10/13, although some still have the DVD listed for 10/20. That's not uncommon with the small specialty publishers.
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#13 of 27 Neil Middlemiss

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Posted October 12 2009 - 04:51 AM

And so is your review, Michael!

I encourage everyone to click on the link and read Michaels flawless review...and then do what I did, click on the Amazon link right there in the review and order the film right away :)

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#14 of 27 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 12 2009 - 09:05 AM

It's no $5 bin...but my local Wal-Mart has the following Blu-ray titles on special sale (on an endcap display):

$10.00:  Chaos (Statham), Cutthroat Island, Evil Dead II, Halloween, Midnight Movie, The Ninth Gate (Depp), See No Evil (Kane), Terminator 2 (Schwarzennegger).

$14.96:  Water Horse, Across the Universe, The Big Hit, Striking Distance, Untraceable, Starship Troopers, Hancock, xXx-State of the Union, Into the Blue, Dogma, 21, The Holiday, Talledega Nights, Superbad, A Knight's Tale.

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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#15 of 27 Jason_V

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Posted October 13 2009 - 01:52 AM

I'm in this really odd place where I'm finding I'm buying movies just for the sake of buying them.  I enjoyed Drag Me to Hell in the theater, but it something I need to own?  I don't know.  And if I find I do want it, then it will be cheaper at some point in the future. 


#16 of 27 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 13 2009 - 02:31 AM



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Originally Posted by Jason_V 

I'm in this really odd place where I'm finding I'm buying movies just for the sake of buying them.  I enjoyed Drag Me to Hell in the theater, but it something I need to own?  I don't know.  And if I find I do want it, then it will be cheaper at some point in the future. 
I gave up on that a long time ago, Jason.  I think you are asking yourself from really good questions there.

Very careful consideration is going into all my purchases now.  Of all the people that read the RoundUp, I am probably the one that makes the least purchases each week.  I don't rent either. 

But I've certainly got enough backlog from those days when I was buying rather indiscriminately. 


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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#17 of 27 Jason_V

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Posted October 13 2009 - 02:37 AM

Lemme tell ya how bad it is, Mike.  I picked up the 2 disc set of Munich when it came out in 2006.  Still haven't thought about playing it. 

Between real work, a stack of 8-10 review discs and the stuff I haven't gotten to watch yet, it's amazing I actually get sleep.  And I just got rid of 50+ discs! 

(Things like Trek, Friday the 13th and Pixar/Disney are all automatic purchases, by the way.  I know I want them and will enjoy them forever and ever.)


#18 of 27 Sam Posten

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Posted October 13 2009 - 04:38 AM

Anything over $20 is a dealbreaker for me.  I love BluRay but even a huge collector like me has to say this is BS, 4 years in to this format.

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#19 of 27 Aaron Silverman

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Posted October 13 2009 - 04:39 AM

When I'm thinking about buying something I look at the shelves and shelves and shelves of DVDs that I bought between approximately 1999 and 2006 and still haven't watched.  Most of my purchases these days are concerts (hey now, Rick Wakeman!), which I view fairly regularly.

Couldn't resist that $10 Snow White Blu upgrade, though.  First  Second movie I ever saw in a theater!  (EDIT: Checked the re-release dates -- Bambi came first.)


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#20 of 27 Malcolm R

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Posted October 13 2009 - 05:56 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron Silverman 

When I'm thinking about buying something I look at the shelves and shelves and shelves of DVDs that I bought between approximately 1999 and 2006 and still haven't watched.

Couldn't resist that $10 Snow White Blu upgrade, though.  First movie I ever saw in a theater!
 
This is why I no longer buy anything on release day anymore.  I have dozens of discs to fill my time until the price falls. I'm still a sucker for cheap discs at Big Lots or Walmart, though.

I also couldn't resist the SW release at $10, even though I still have factory sealed copies on Laserdisc and DVD. I also owned the VHS so I guess this is, what, quadruple dipping on this title?  Apparently I keep purchasing it more for the nostalgia/Disney mystique and the collection completist in me than any desire to watch the actual film.


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