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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 09 2010 - 04:00 PM

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The Features

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– Evangeline Lilly & Ralph Fiennes (The Hurt Locker – 2008)

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– The Simpsons – 2008

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–Taraji Henson (I Can Do Bad All By Myself – 2009)

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–Cast (Post Grad – 2009)

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–Cast (Fame – 2009)

The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
10 Things I Hate About You: Volume 1$19.99$19.99$19.99 
A L'Aventure$22.49$19.99  
The Appeared$14.99$14.99 
Becker: Season 3$27.99$29.99  
Big Fan$19.99$19.99  
Breaking Point$19.99$19.99  
The Brothers Bloom$13.99$14.99  
Bugs Bunny Cupid Capers$10.99   
The Burning Plain$19.99$24.99  
By the People: Election of Barack Obama$17.99$19.99  
ER: Season 12$31.99$34.99  
Fame (2009)$16.99$16.99$16.99 
Fame: Season 2$26.99$34.99  
**Halloween II$19.99$17.99$17.99 
House of Payne: Volume 5$27.49$24.99  
The Hurt Locker$17.99$17.99$19.99 
In Praise of Older Women$14.98$12.99  
In the Loop$14.99$14.99  
Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Season 5$17.99$14.99  
Like Stars on Earth$25.49   
Make It or Break It: Volume 1$19.99$19.99$19.99 
The Moment After$14.94$12.99  
Passing Strange: The Movie$19.99   
Post Grad$19.99$19.99$19.99 
Robin Hood: Season 3$38.99$49.99  
Route 66: Season 3$34.49$44.99  
The Simpsons: Season 20$28.99$28.99$28.99 
Theory of Everything$14.94$12.99  
Top Gear: Season 11$21.99$29.99  
Top Gear: Season 12$25.99$34.99  
Transformers: Season 2 Volume 2$19.99$19.99$19.99 
Tru Loved$16.99$19.99  
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Wrong All By Myself$15.99$15.99$16.99 
Wrong Turn at Tahoe$12.49$9.99  
X-Games: The Movie$21.99   
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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
8 1/2 (CC)$26.99$32.99  
The Brothers Bloom$23.99$19.99  
The Burning Plain$20.99$24.99  
Cliffhanger                                                        $17.49$19.99  
Fame (2009)$24.99$24.99$24.99 
Halloween II (NR Director's Cut)$24.99$24.99$24.99 
The Hurt Locker$24.49$24.99$24.99 
IMAX: Volcanoes of the Deep Sea$15.99$19.99  
In the Loop$19.99$24.99  
Last Action Hero$15.99$19.99  
Post Grad$26.99$26.99  
The Simpsons: Season 20$38.99$38.99$36.99 
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$23.99$24.99$22.99 

(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

--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  EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING AND MINI PHOTO BOOK on its Blu-ray copies of The Hurt Locker. Limited quantities.  Minimum of 2 per store.  No rainchecks.

Also @ BB, ALL SEASONS OF LOST ON SALE.  $19.99 each on DVD.  $34.99 on Blu-ray.  This week only.  Available now.

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

$9.99:  Any Given Sunday, Robin Hood, Gothika, Deliverance, 28 Days Later, Dodgeball, Speed, Traitor, Halloween, heathers, Cast Away, My Bloody Valentine.

$12.99:  Sunshine Cleaning, Last Chance Harvey, Righteous Kill.

$14.99:  Clerks II, Deathproof, Zack & Miri Make a Porno, Lucky # Slevin, King Arthur, Dogma, Ghost Rider.

$19.99:  Wanted, American Gangster, The Kingdom, Drag Me to Hell, Role Models, State of Play, Mamma Mia!

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  A list of DVD titles for $4.99.

--No real new release specials at Target this week.

--Target has the following Blu-ray discs on sale:

$14.99:  Death Race, Wanted, Coraline, mamma mia.

$19.99:  Transformers 2, District 9, Monsters vs. Aliens, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, Star Trek, Inglourious Basterds, G-Force, Julie & Julia, Sleeping Beauty.

--Target has the following DVDs for $14.99:  Star Trek, Inglourious Basterds, G-Force, Julie & Julia.

--Target has the following DVDs for $19.99:  The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, 101 Dalmatians: Patch's London Adventure.

--And, Target has the following sales on TV on DVD sets:

$16.99:  Lost Seasons 1-4

$22.99:  Lost Season 5

$12.99:  Family Guy - Something, Something, Something Darkside

$24.99:  Glee: Season 1 Volume 1

$26.99:  United States of Tara:  Season 1

$34.99:  Big Love: Season 3

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $4.75.

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 37 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 09 2010 - 04:08 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$4.99 each:
The Black Dahlia
Training Day
I Pronounce you Chuck and Larry
The Nutty Professor
Miami Vice
Balls of Fury
In Good Company
Mr. Woodcock
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
Carlito's Way


Lost seasons 1-5 $19.99 each


$9.99 each:
Any Given Sunday
Robin Hood (Costner)
28 Days Later
Cast Away

$12.99 each:
Sunshine Cleaning
Last Chance Harvey
Righteous Kill

$14.99 each:
Clerks II
Death Proof
Zack and Miri make and Porno
King Arthur

$19.99 each:
An American Gangster
The Kingdom
Drag Me to Hell
Role Models
State of Play
Mamma Mia!

Lost seasons 1-5 $34.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

$4.75 each:
Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins
Stuart Little (Deluxe Edition)
Stuart Little 2
Sleepless In Seatle

Jungle Book (2-Disc Set) $19.99
Sleeping Beauty (2-Disc Set DVD) $19.99
101 Dalmatians 2 $19.99

TV on DVD:

Lost Seasons 1-4 $16.99 each
Lost Season 5 $22.99
Family Guy: Something Something Something Darkside $12.99
Glee Volume 1 $24.99
United States Of Tara $26.99
Big Love Season 3 $34.99


Sleeping Beauty (2-Disc Set Blu-Ray) $19.99
101 Dalmatians 2 $19.99

Death Race $14.99
Wanted $14.99
Transformers 2 $19.99
District 9 $19.99
Coraline 14.99
Mamma Mia! $14.99
Monsters vs. Aliens (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) $19.99
GI Joe $19.99
Star Trek (3-Disc Set) $19.99
Inglourius Basterds $19.99
G-Force (Combo Pack) $19.99
Julie & Julia $19.99

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#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 09 2010 - 04:45 PM

Seems like a good price for Lost S5 on BD.
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#4 of 37 OFFLINE   Alfonso_M


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Posted January 09 2010 - 08:31 PM

Thanks guys...

Looks like all the BLU deals are gone..

I'm only interested in  "the hurt locker" Blu ray but not willing to pay 24.99 for it, even the SD-DVD version is overpriced.. maybe later down the road..../img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif

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Posted January 09 2010 - 10:43 PM

Nothing for me...a possible rental for The Hurt Locker based on alot of good reviews/Oscar talk.

#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Greg Layton

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Posted January 09 2010 - 11:44 PM

As badly as I want Moon, I'm not willing to pay $26 for any Bluray.  That sort of eliminates my planned blind-buy of The Hurt Locker, too.  I don't know what the studios are thinking, it's almost like they don't want me to buy their product.

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#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Jason_V



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Posted January 10 2010 - 12:53 AM

For sure Lost S5 on BD.  That's just a stupid price for The Simpsons when you know it'll be down to $20 in 6-8 weeks, just like all the other seasons.  A lot of other stuff is in the Netflix queue, though.

Oh, and I can recommend The Appeared.  Pretty good little thriller.  Goliath is just alright.  I haven't had a chance to watch Superheroes or Breaking Point yet.  What else?  Fame and Halloween II are two different kinds of terrible.  And I really liked Patton Oswalt in Big Fan.

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Posted January 10 2010 - 01:38 AM

 I have Cast Away, and Death Race  on Blu coming from Amazon. They are right at the same sale price showing above. I just need to pull my disc 2 from my Cast Away DVD, put it in a 2 disc Blu-ray case, and i am good!

I also have to do Cliffhanger.

Finally, id blind buy Moon, but not for $25. A rental will have to do for now. 

Thanks as always guys.

#9 of 37 OFFLINE   Bob Graham

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Posted January 10 2010 - 01:58 AM

 Ah, IN PRAISE OF OLDER WOMEN, the celebrity skin classic...

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Posted January 10 2010 - 03:02 AM

Definitely Lost S5 for $19.99. I can't recall when Lost seasons were that cheap, let alone a very recently released season.

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Posted January 10 2010 - 03:50 AM

Does Best Buy do price matching on their own stuff after the fact?  I paid $56.99 for Lost S5 a couple weeks ago.  Would they credit me the difference?

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#12 of 37 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted January 10 2010 - 03:55 AM

Originally Posted by PatWahlquist 

Does Best Buy do price matching on their own stuff after the fact?  I paid $56.99 for Lost S5 a couple weeks ago.  Would they credit me the difference?

Thanks as always, Mike and Pat!
I'm pretty sure they will.  If it's the same product, then they should have a 30 day price guarantee OR everyone would just buy the new set and return it unopened  with the old receipt for the same result.



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Posted January 10 2010 - 05:22 AM

I'll be picking up The Simpsons: Season Twenty Blu-ray.

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Posted January 10 2010 - 05:26 AM

Originally Posted by Patrick Sun View Post

Best Buy on sale DVD items:


$9.99 each:

That's the 1981 verison of My Bloody Valentine.

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Posted January 10 2010 - 06:51 AM

Originally Posted by TravisR 

I think that may be true for the DVD but the Blu-ray probably won't be under $30 so I'm not waiting in the hopes of saving $7.
I just have a feeling we're gonna see it somewhere-Target, BB, Sam's, Costco, Amazon-for a sub $30 price sooner rather than later.  Besides, I have plenty of other discs to tide me over even if that "sooner rather than later" turns out to be sometime in 2011.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

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Posted January 10 2010 - 08:05 AM

>>  paid $56.99 for Lost S5 a couple weeks ago.
Wow, how'd you miss the first-week sale on it?  Much more reasonable price, and BB had a bonus disc, an extra slip cover, and a Dharma luggage tag with it...

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Posted January 10 2010 - 12:34 PM

Well I picked up the season today at BB and the regular sticker price is $49.99 (on sale for $19.99) - the $56 seems really high

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Posted January 10 2010 - 04:50 PM

I was planning on blind buys for Hurt Locker and Moon, but not at 25 bucks a pop.These pre-holiday prices are a real bummer./img/vbsmilies/htf/frown.gif

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Posted January 11 2010 - 02:20 AM

Some of Amazon's free Video on Demand deals:

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Posted January 11 2010 - 03:41 AM

Man, Moon was my favorite movie of 2009 but I won't pay that for it when I know it will be in bargain levels in mere weeks...

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