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Weekly RoundUp 1-5-2010


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#1 of 51 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 02 2010 - 04:01 PM

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The Features

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– Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – 2009

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– Final Destination 3-D – 2009

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–John Wayne (The Green Berets – 1968)

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–Battlestar Galactica – 2004


The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
10 Things I Hate About You SE (2-disc)$12.99$14.99  
50 Dead Men Walking$12.49$24.99  
Big Love: Season 3$38.99$54.99 
Chuck: Season 2$38.99$36.99$36.99
The Circuit$14.93$12.99  
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (1-disc)$16.99$15.99$15.99 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99  
Doctor Who: Keys of Marinus$18.99$19.99  
Doctor Who: Twin Dilemma$18.99$19.99  
Falling Up$17.49$14.99  
The Final Destination$17.99$16.99$16.99 
Good Witch$12.99$12.99  
Happily N' Ever After 2: Snow White$10.99$12.99  
Iron Man - Armored Adventures: Volume 2$14.49$14.99  
Kendra: Season 1$15.99$19.99  
Laila's Birthday$26.99$24.99  
Loren Cass$22.49$19.99  
Lorna's Silence$22.49$19.99  
Mighty Mouse - New Adventures Complete Series$31.49$34.99  
The Philanthropist: Complete Series$20.49$24.99  
Super Friends: Season 1 Volume 1$18.99$24.99  
Trucker$19.99$24.99  
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You SE$21.99$19.99  
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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
10 Things I Hate About You SE$19.99$24.99  
50 Dead Men Walking$12.99$24.99  
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1$62.99$69.99  
Cheaper By the Dozen 2                                          $19.99   
Chuck: Season 2$47.99$45.99$44.99 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs$27.99$24.99$24.99 
Dogtown and Z-Boys$17.99$19.99  
End of Days$15.99   
The Final Destination 3-D$24.99$19.99$19.99 
The Green Berets$18.99$24.99  
The Last Starfighter$15.99$19.99  
Riding Giants$17.99$19.99  
Solarmax (IMAX)$22.49   

(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

--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.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK with its copies of Chuck: Season 2.  Only on DVD.  Minimum of 2 per store.  No rainchecks.

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

$14.99:  Fight Club, Gladiator, Heat, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Braveheart, The Dark Knight

$19.99:  The Hangover, Public enemies

$24.99:  District 9


--The following DVDs are listed for sale at Best Buy @ $9.99 and BUY TWO and GET A $5 BB GIFTCARD INSTANTLY:

Taaken, Quantum of Solace, Paul Blart Mall Cop, Bedtime Stories, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Space Buddies, Step Brothers, Bride Wars, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Day the earth Stood Still, I Love You Man, Valkyrie, Australia, Pineapple Express, State of Play, Fireproof, Hannah Montana the 3-D movie, Coraline, Seven Pounds, Saw V, Dragonball, Observe & Report, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

More in store and online.  Must be purchased on same receipt.  Gift Card Good toward future purchase.  Online offer may vary.

--The following TV on DVD series are on sale at Best Buy:

$13.99 on DVD:  Family Guy: Volume 7, The Simpsons: Season 12, 24: Season 7, How I Met Your Mother: Season 3

$26.99 on Blu-ray:  Burn Notice: Season 2, Dollhouse: Season 1, Sons of Anachy: Season 1, Bones: Season 4.

The above titles are a sneak peek at our huge selection of savings.


--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  A list of exercise DVD titles for $7.99.

--Target has one of its DELUXE EDITIONS of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for $22.99.  Includes a copy of the book with the same title.  Included with BOTH SE DVD & Blu-ray copies.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.

--Target also has one of its DELUXE EDITIONS of Final Destination 3-D for $22.99.  Includes a comic book.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Lists of DVDs for $5 & $10.

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 51 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 02 2010 - 04:13 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$9.99 each (Buy 2 and get $5 BB gift card)
Taken
Quantum of Solace
Paul Blart Mall Cop
Bedtime Stories
Confessions of a Shop-aholic
Space Buddies
Step Brothers
Wedding Wars
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
I Love You Man
Valkyrie
Australia
Pineapple Express
State of Play
Fireproof
Hannah Montana movie
Coraline
Seven Pounds
Saw V
Dragonball
Observe and Report
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past


$7.99 each:
A bunch of Biggest Loser DVDs
and other fitness DVDs


TV On DVD


$13.99 each:
Family Guy volume 7
The Simpsons season 12
24 season 7
How I Met Your Mother season 2


Blu-ray:

District 9 $24.99
The Hangover $19.99
Public Enemies $19.99



$14.99 each:
Fight Club
Gladiator
Heat
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Braveheart
The Dark Knight


TV on Blu-ray: $26.99 each:
Burn Notice Season 2
Dollhouse Season 1
Sons of Anarchy Season 1
Bones Season 4




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Target on sale DVD items:


$5 each:
Final Destination (1 & 2)
Saw 1
Blair Witch Project
and selected others


$10 each:
Last Chance Harvey
Step Brothers
Baby Einstein DVDs
and selected others


TV on DVD:

None listed

Blu-ray:
None listed



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#3 of 51 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted January 02 2010 - 09:01 PM

hmmmm...not even a rental for me this week.

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Posted January 02 2010 - 10:54 PM

Will have to pick up Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse--someday, when the price drops further.
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#5 of 51 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 03 2010 - 02:14 AM

Nothing new for me this week. I may pick up Sons Of Anarchy or Dollhouse over at Best Buy though.

Thanks for the prices, guys! 

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Posted January 03 2010 - 02:16 AM

Super Friends when it goes on sale.  Same with BSG.  But I may be forced to pick up Fight Club on the cheap...only problem is I've only watched the DVD once since it came out....


#7 of 51 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted January 03 2010 - 03:22 AM



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Originally Posted by EricSchulz 

hmmmm...not even a rental for me this week.
Well, as a new Blu Ray owner I just had to pre-order The Last Starfighter.   With the economy the way it is I'm renting far more than buying, and I'm only buying BD versions of movies I know will really benefit from the higher resolution on my set-up and that I'll watch a lot.  (Hence my current total of three titles, 2001, Star Trek: First Contact and the BBC's Planet Earth.)   But for $16.00 how could I not buy TLS?  

Now if someone would only revisit Streets of Fire and The Rocketeer I can die happy.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif

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Posted January 03 2010 - 03:26 AM

I got a blu-ray player for Christmas so I will have to start checking out this weekly thread again.  As always thanks to Mike, Patrick, et. al. for putting this together every week.

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#9 of 51 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 03 2010 - 03:53 AM



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Originally Posted by Joseph DeMartino 

With the economy the way it is I'm renting far more than buying, and I'm only buying BD versions of movies I know will really benefit from the higher resolution on my set-up and that I'll watch a lot.  (Hence my current total of three titles, 2001, Star Trek: First Contact and the BBC's Planet Earth.)   But for $16.00 how could I not buy The Last Starfighter
Careful, Joe.  That's how it all starts.  I also was following the "I'll only buy new releases on blu" rule.  Then, you make the first "exception"--for good reasons, of course.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/wink.gif  Then another...and another.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


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Originally Posted by Marty M 

I got a blu-ray player for Christmas so I will have to start checking out this weekly thread again.  As always thanks to Mike, Patrick, et. al. for putting this together every week.
Welcome home, Marty!  Glad to have you back!

That reminds me.  This week marks my sixth year of putting this puppy together.  Just think, it was six years ago this week that the four Alien films were releases in their two disc SEs for $19.99 apiece at most retailers!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


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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#10 of 51 OFFLINE   PatWahlquist

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Posted January 03 2010 - 04:47 AM

I was hoping there would be some Chuck deals such as $10 off if you bought both seasons.
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Posted January 03 2010 - 04:54 AM

If anyone's interested (looking at you, Mike, if memory serves), BestBuy.com has Julie and Julia (BD) for $19.99.  The store will price match, obviously.  They also have their standard array of $9.99 BD's on sale in store: Phantom of the Opera, John Q, Traitor, etc.  


#12 of 51 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 03 2010 - 05:15 AM



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If anyone's interested (looking at you, Mike, if memory serves), BestBuy.com has Julie and Julia (BD) for $19.99.  The store will price match, obviously. 
Jason:  Thanks!  I was happy to see J&J for $19.99 a couple of days ago...except I was just as disappointed to see that it was the DVD not the BD.  I have yet to see a copy show up in a used bin in any of my local stores or at my local rental shops. 

Maybe I'll take you up on your suggestion...or I suppose I could order it on-line and do an in-store pickup, eh?  I've never done that before...although I've seen them discussed here many times.

It has amazed me how this title hasn't yet budged off its high price point.  I know as soon as I pick it up, it will probably be a regular in the $9.99 or $14.99 sales... 


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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#13 of 51 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted January 03 2010 - 05:24 AM


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Maybe I'll take you up on your suggestion...or I suppose I could order it on-line and do an in-store pickup, eh?  I've never done that before...although I've seen them discussed here many times.

It has amazed me how this title hasn't yet budged off its high price point.  I know as soon as I pick it up, it will probably be a regular in the $9.99 or $14.99 sales... 
 
That's why I picked it up today.  Yeah, it is $20, still on the high-ish side, but it Universal BD's aren't included in a ton of sales (just like Fox) are good prices on a regular basis.  Plus, I really enjoyed J&J over the summer and $20 is more than fair, in my mind. 

Both the in store price match and online order should be no hassle for you.  I did mine right at the register and didn't have a single problem.



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Posted January 03 2010 - 05:28 AM


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That reminds me.  This week marks my sixth year of putting this puppy together.  Just think, it was six years ago this week that the four Alien films were releases in their two disc SEs for $19.99 apiece at most retailers!  Posted Image
Thanks for the six years of doing this Mike.  I know its a pain and there are weeks you would probably rather skip, but I can't tell you how often I use it!

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Posted January 03 2010 - 06:18 AM

The Steam sale tapped me out so no HT stuff for me this week, but wanted to thank Mike BIG TIME for doing this all these years!

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Posted January 03 2010 - 06:59 AM

 I wouldnt know what to do without The Round-Up. Thanks as always Mike, and Patrick.

Galactica season 1 on Blu for me, and thats it. Kind of a slow period for movies, it seems. I have 11 items in my Amazon wish list, going all the way to the end of March. Not much, if you ask me.


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Posted January 03 2010 - 07:16 AM

Damn, six years, thanks for doing this great service for all of us!

I guess you are officially no longer "Dave's replacement" /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

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Posted January 03 2010 - 07:16 AM



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Will have to pick up Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse--someday, when the price drops further.
It's 28.99 right now and since it was put up for order it has been jumping from that price to 31.99 and back just about twice a week.

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#19 of 51 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 03 2010 - 08:01 AM



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Damn, six years, thanks for doing this great service for all of us!

I guess you are officially no longer "Dave's replacement" /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif">
You like me, you really, really like me! 

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 January 03 2010 - 12:15 PM

Amazon's $30 price for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 (BluRay) for me.

This is what it should have cost from day one. Bought.

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