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Weekly RoundUp 1-24-2010


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#1 of 17 Mike Frezon

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Posted January 23 2010 - 03:57 PM

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The Features


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– Anna Magnani (Rome Open City – 1945)

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– Paris, Texas – 1984

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–Michael Jackson (This is It! – 2009)

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–Bruce Willis (Surrogates– 2009)

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–Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig (Whip It– 2009)

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–Thomas Jane (Give 'Em Hell Malone– 2009)

The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
The Boys Are Back$19.99$19.99 
Bright Star$19.49$19.99 
Cowboys and Outlaws$22.49$19.99  
The Escapist$17.49$14.99  
Fireball$19.49   
Frontier of Dawn$22.49   
Fuel$17.99$14.99  
Give 'Em Hell, Malone$13.99$19.99  
I Heart Jonas$14.99$14.99  
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell$14.99$17.99  
IMAX: Wild Ocean$19.98$17.99  
In a Day$24.98$19.99  
InAlienable$14.99   
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America$17.49$14.99  
Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After$17.49$14.99  
Leonard Bernstein: Omnibus$34.49   
Little Ashes$14.99$24.99  
Mermaid$17.99$14.99  
MI-5 Volume 7$41.99$59.99  
Michael Jackson's This Is It$16.99$19.99$15.99$18.99
Mickey Rooney:  The Long and Short of It$37.49$34.99  
Paris, Texas (CC)$29.99$32.99  
Pawn Stars: Season 1$12.49$9.99  
Quiet Chaos$17.49$14.99  
Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (CC)$57.49$89.99  
**Saw VI (FS Theatrical/Widescreen Unrated) $16.99$16.99$16.99 
Soul Power$26.49$24.99  
Southland: Season 1$19.99$19.99  
St. Trinian's$22.49$19.99  
Surrogates$16.99$16.99$16.99 
The Waltons Movie Collection$24.99$34.99  
Whip It$17.99$17.99$17.99 
Whitest Kids U'Know: Season 2$16.99$19.99  
Worlds Apart$17.99$14.99  
Wushu$22.49$19.99  
WW II in HD$21.49$22.99  
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown DE$14.99$17.99  
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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostco
Atonement$17.99$24.99  
Fame (1980)$18.99$24.99  
Fuel (2009)$20.99$24.99  
Give 'Em Hell, Malone                                   $13.99$19.99  
IMAX: Wild Ocean$16.99$19.99  
Michael Jackson's This Is It$23.99$29.99$24.99$26.99
Paris, Texas (CC)$26.49$32.99  
Pride and Prejudice CE$17.99$19.99  
Saw VI$23.99$24.99$22.99 
Soul Power$22.99$29.99  
Surrogates$23.49$24.99$24.99 
The Toolbox Murders$16.99$24.99  
Whip It$23.99$25.99$24.99 
WW II in HD$19.99$19.99  

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Mickey Rooney: The Long and Short of It (DVD):  14 classic films (1932-76); 3 Mickey McGuire film shorts (1929-43) and various TV appearances by Mickey Rooney.

Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (DVD):
  Rome Open City, Paisan, Germany Year Zero.
The Walton's Movie Collection (DVD):  A Wedding on Walton's Mountain, Mother's Day, A Day for Thanks, A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, A Walton Wedding, A Walton Easter.
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

--Best Buy has  an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC AND 3-D CARD included with their copies of Michael Jackson's This Is It on Blu-ray.   Includes unique backstage pass, and two Blu-ray discs including bonus content.

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Also, get $5 off when you purchase Michael Jackson's This Is It (on DVD or Blu-ray) and the 2-CD This Is It soundtrack or 25th Anniversary Thriller CD/DVD combo.

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

$18.99:  Star Trek, Transformers, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, Braveheart, Gladiator, Eagle Eye.

$24.99:  Terminator - Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1, Terminator - Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2, Fringe: Season 1, Smallville: Season 8, Supernatural: Season 4.

--Also, Buy ANY of the following titles for $16.99 and get a FREE PIZZA from Papa Johns:

The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Incredible Hulk, The Fast and the Furious, Land of the Lost.

--The following TV on DVD sets are on sale for $16.99 Best Buy this week:  Terminator - Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1, Terminator - Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2, Fringe: Season 1, Smallville: Season 8, Supernatural: Season 4, The Big Bang Theory: Season 1, Big bang Theory: S2, Gossip Girl: S1, Gossip Girl: S2.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Seasons 1-5 of Entourage are on sale for $14.99 this week.

--Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO of Michael Jackson's This Is It for $24.99.

--Also, buy BOTH the CD soundtrack of This Is It along with This Is It on either DVD or Blu-ray and get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.  Terms and conditions apply to giftcards.

--The following Blu-rays are on sale for $19.99:  Wolverine, Night at the Museum 2: battle of the Smithsonian, Up, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The hangover, Terminator Salvation, Angels & Demons, Public Enemies.

--Target Odds and Ends: Select TV seasons for $16.99 (House, The Office, 30 Rock: S2, SNL: S4 and a list of DVDs for $7.50.

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 17 Patrick Sun

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Posted January 23 2010 - 04:06 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:


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TV On DVD


$14.99 each:
Entourage seasons 1-5

$16.99 each:
Terminator - Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1
Terminator - Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2
Fringe: Season 1
Smallville: Season 8
Supernatural: Season 4
The Big Bang Theory: Season 1 and 2
Gossip Girl: Season 1 and 2


Blu-ray:



$16.99 each (Free Papa Johns pizza with purchase of these titles):
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Supremacy
HULK
Fast & Furious
Land Of The Lost


$18.99 each:
Star Trek
Transformers
Transformers 2
G.I Joe
Braveheart
Gladiator
Eagle Eye



TV On BD



$24.99 each:
Supernatural Season 4
Smallville Season 8
Fringe Season 1
Terminator : The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season 1
Terminator : The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season 2



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Target on sale DVD items:


$7.50 each:
Nim's Island
Juno
Burn after Reading
Saw IV


TV on DVD:


$16.99 each:
House season 2
30 Rock season 2
The Office season 4
SNL season 4


Blu-ray:


$19.99 each:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Night at the Museum: The Battle at the Smithsonian
Up
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hangover
Terminator Salvation
Angels and Demons
Public Enemies



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#3 of 17 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 23 2010 - 06:04 PM

Nothing for me this week. Thanks as always, guys. Looking forward to the Zombieland deals next week.


#4 of 17 EricSchulz

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Posted January 23 2010 - 11:18 PM

Looks like you guys missed the $10 Blu-Rays at Target:  "The Great Save Event" sections shows Pelican Brief, A Time To Kill and Reservoir Dogs (and selected others) for $10.  I belive the selected others are the ones I posted in the WRU a few weeks ago that were priced at $12 in the Seasonal area of the store: 
"Here's a pretty complete list of the $12 BDs at Target:
The Omen (new version)
Phone Booth
Dude, Where's My Car?
Rest Stop
Me Myself and Irene
Batman The Movie
A Time To Kill
Entrapment
Cutthroat Island
Crank
Behind Enemy Lines
Chaos
The Getaway (McQueen)
Basic Instinct
Ninth Gate
Napoleon Dynamite "


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Posted January 24 2010 - 12:54 AM

I'll be picking up Whip It on Blu-ray this week. About 5 people saw it but the movie is lots of fun.

Thanks for the prices, guys! 

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Posted January 24 2010 - 12:57 AM

One of my local stores had a ton on WWII in HD (BD) on the shelf yesterday.  I don't know what would have happened if someone tried to buy one, but they were front and center on the shelf.  And not in the TV on BD section, either.  They were right above Wolverine...

Anyway, nothing for me this week.  Aside from their lack of extras, the two JFK titles are well worth the time and money.  I'm halfway through with Cowboys and Outlaws...another good one.  And then it's onto WWII in HD. 


#7 of 17 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 24 2010 - 06:12 AM

I hadn't given any thought to Whip It until I saw the trailer on my 500 Days of Summer disc.  It looks like fun and I will take the plunge.  I also ordered WWII in HD.  It doesn't look like you can go wrong for $20.  Looking at the pricing every week, its encouraging to see day and date releases priced either the same for both DVD or BD or in some instances the BD is even priced less.  There are still some exceptions, but it is nice to see most of them at parity or better.

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Posted January 24 2010 - 09:33 AM

Also, Disney is offering a $10 off coupon for the Surrogates Blu-Ray. This drops the price at most places to around $14.00.

http://video.movies.go.com/surrogates/couponoffer/

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#9 of 17 Mike Frezon

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Posted January 24 2010 - 10:03 AM

Thanks, Eric & James for adding some nice info on the Target value BDs and the Surrogates coupon.

BTW, I saw, at my local Wal-mart, that Die Hard has been added to their $10 value BDs!  Great deal for anyone who doesn't have one yet. 

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 17 mike caronia

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Posted January 24 2010 - 01:25 PM

Thanks all!
Picked up Season 1 of Fringe on Blu for $25.
Not bad!!


#11 of 17 Neil Middlemiss

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Posted January 24 2010 - 02:59 PM

Adam - I am just getting over the worst cold I've experienced in years, but I am finishing up my review of WWII in HD on Blu, and you will not be disappointed. One of the very best WWII documentaries I have ever seen (and I have seen many)!

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I also ordered WWII in HD. 

 

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#12 of 17 Mike Frezon

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Posted January 24 2010 - 04:08 PM

Awesome, Neil.  I was telling Adam elsewhere that I am also intrigued by the release.  I also look forward to your review. 

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 25 2010 - 09:10 AM

I bit the bullet today and went ahead with a pre-order of The Music Man (Feb. 2) on amazon.  They've had a $19.99 price on this title since it went up a few weeks ago. 

I have wondered if there would be a price drop, maybe, before release day...but am most concerned if that price will be dropping within a few weeks after release date.

But it's a title I am interested-in enough that I will take that risk to have it day-and-date (or as close as amazon's free shipping will get it to me).  I also would wonder if other retailers will be stocking this catalog title on release day.  They should...but will they?  I'd say that's a fair question on my part the way these things have gone in recent history.  BTW, bestbuy.com is currently listing it at $24.99--not uncommon for their catalog BDs. 

So...for piece of mind..I closed the deal.

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 25 2010 - 10:28 AM

^ You'd know better than me but I think $20 will be the best price you'll find right now. Last week, I found Magnolia (a similar title in that it's a Warners catalog release and it's got the same MSRP) at Best Buy but they only had three copies and I doubt they'll have huge numbers of The Music Man either. Overall, I think Amazon is your best bet for price and availability.

#15 of 17 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 25 2010 - 12:16 PM

Mike-
I followed your lead on that one.  I doubt the Best Buy in my neighborhood will stock it.  Its not the kind of title we will see a price war over. 

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Posted January 25 2010 - 01:24 PM

If you're a Barnes & Noble club member, you may be better off waiting for a better deal on the Music Man BD, especially if you also use Bing.com for (>=10%) cashback.

I did a quick google, and here is one place that lists a bunch of useful coupons for B&N (both in-store and online, and for non-members also):

http://www.dealigg.c...ble-Coupon-Code

It's too bad though that the Music Man BD just happens to fall outside of B&N's current Buy-2-Get-1-Free sale (w/ a pretty large selection unlike most other non-B&N B2G1 sales), which apparently expires just before release day.

With membership discount and a frequently recurring 15%-off-one-item coupon on top of the sale, I ordered Galaxy Quest, Gremlins and the original Fame on BD for a total of $39.22+tax (w/ free shipping).  And that's before counting the 10% cashback from Bing.com -- and using gift cards (from my Amex rewards points) to pay for the order.

They also apparently have another new $5-off-one-BD/DVD coupon for in-store purchase that would qualify -- and that can be combined w/ the $5-off-one-CD and $5-off-$50 coupons as well.

Currently, they have the Music Man BD preorder listed at $23.19 for non-members and $20.87 w/ normal member's discount -- basically the same price as a bunch of other Warner catalog titles like Gremlins and the original Fame (and also Magnolia, which is available in the B2G1 sale too).

Again, probably not great for non-members, but should be pretty good for B&N members, even if you don't wait for another sale that includes Music Man.

Personally, I'm also hoping B&N will run another Criterion 50%-off sale sometime in the next few months -- they've done it a couple times in the last ~6 months where the member's price came down to ~$17 each before applying any coupons, etc., and I managed to pick up a few titles for <=$14 each (before tax).  In that case, even if you don't have B&N membership, you can benefit from the sale because Amazon and maybe Walmart(?) seemed to pricematch B&N (more or less) in those cases -- and was probably why we saw some $17-20 prices from Amazon not long ago...

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Posted January 25 2010 - 01:58 PM

FWIW, with the B&N deal, I may also see about picking up North By Northwest (finally), Magnolia and Atonement on BD for ~$42+tax (before 10% Bing cashback and use of Amex rewards-funded GCs).

I think I wanna rewatch Magnolia (on DVD) first though before deciding -- been too busy watching that big Lost BD set (from Amazon) lately w/ a tad less than 2 seasons left to go...

BTW, just noticed that B&N strangely lists this Pride & Prejudice w/ an R(???) rating -- must be a typo I guess.

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