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#1 of 49 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 18 2010 - 03:59 PM

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The Features


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– Audrey Hepburn (Charade – 1963)

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– Cast (Modern Family – 2009)

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–Russell Crow & Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood – 2010)

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–Rene Navarre (Fantomas– 1915)

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–Andy Whitfield (Spartacus - Blood and Sand – 2010)

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–Mark Valley & Emannuelle Vaugier (Human Target – 2010)

 

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–Joseph Campbell (...on the Power of Myth – 1988)


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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                Amazon BestBuy Target Costco
30 Rock: Season 4 $32.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99 $34.99 $31.99
Alien Autopsy $10.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $12.99    
Being Human: Season 2 $33.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $59.99    
Bored to Death: Season 1 $27.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
Calvin Marshall $22.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Castle: Season 2 $31.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
Community: Season 1 $26.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
Desperate Housewives: Season 6 $29.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
Directors: Life Behind the Camera $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Eclipse Series 24:  Actuality Dramas of Allen King (CC) $51.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $59.99    
The Experiment $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Fantômas: Complete Saga $22.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
The Films of Nikita Mikhalkov: Volume 1 $71.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $89.99    
Hell's Kitchen: Season 1 $24.98http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Hell's Kitchen: Season 3 $22.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $16.99    
The Hills: Season 6 $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1      
How I Met Your Mother: Season 5 $25.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99 $24.99  
Human Target: Season 1 $27.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $27.99    
Joseph Campbell on the Power of Myth w/ Bill Moyers $33.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $44.99    
Law & Order SVU: Year Eleven $39.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $44.99    
The Legend of Bruce Lee $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
The Mentalist: Season 2 $38.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $39.99   $37.99
Modern Family: Season 1 $32.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $32.99 $34.99 $31.99
Ondine $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Petty Blue $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $14.99    
Robin Hood (1-disc) $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $17.99 $16.99 $18.99
Robin Hood SE (2-disc) $22.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
SNL: Best of 2009/2010 $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $14.99    
The Secret in Their Eyes $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
The Secret of Moonacre $13.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $12.99    
Spartacus - Blood and Sand: Season 1 $29.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99   $34.99
The Stallion Collection $16.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $17.99    
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Stripped Naked $17.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $14.99    
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $17.99 $16.99 $18.99
Triple Dog $14.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Two and a Half Men: Season 7 $28.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99 $29.99  
(Untitled) $17.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
The Zookeeper $19.95http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1      
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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                              Amazon BestBuy Target Costco
American Beauty $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Being Human: Season 2 $42.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $44.99    
Bored to Death: Season 1 $34.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
Calvin Marshall $20.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Charade (CC) $29.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
The Experiment $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Human Target: Season 1 $34.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
Modern Family: Season 1 $38.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $38.99    
Ondine $17.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
The Peacemaker $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Robin Hood $22.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $25.99 $22.99 $25.99
The Secret in Their Eyes $26.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
The Secret of Moonacre $15.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Spartacus - Blood and Sand: Season 1 $34.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $44.99   $47.99
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Combo Pack) $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $25.99 $22.99 $24.79
Triple Dog $18.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
(Untitled) $20.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Vigilante $15.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Eclipse Series 24: Actuality Dramas of Allen King  (DVD):  Warrendale, A Married Couple, Come On Children, Dying at Grace, Memory for Max, Claire, Ida & Company.



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 a FREE $5 CINEMANOW CARD with the purchase of Robin Hood on Blu-ray.
--Save $5 @ Best Buy on ANY Tinkerbell DVD or Nintendo DS game when you buy Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on DVD.  Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings. 

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

$7.99:  Reservoir Dogs, Wonderland


 

$9.99:  Ghostbusters

 

$14.99:  Brooklyn's Finest, The Crazies, Halloween II, Deep Blue Sea, The Score

$19.99:  Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy

$24.99:  The Killers

$44.99:  Martin Scorsese Collection



--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  A list of DVDs for $3.99 apiece.

--Target this week has EXCLUSIVE CONTENT on its Combo Pack of Robin Hood.  30 Minutes of bonus content.  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

--Target also has an EXCLUSIVE GIFT SET Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue for $26.99.  Only at Target!  Movie gift set with Blu-ray & DVD, jewelry box packaging. 5 rings and 5 hair clips.

 

--Target has the following Blu-ray titles on sale for $14.99:  Princess Bride, The Boondock Saints, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Heat.

 

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $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 49 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 18 2010 - 04:03 PM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

 

$3.99 each:
Deuce Bigalow European Gigalo
Silent Hill
Austin Powers
8 Seconds
Swordfish


Blu-ray:

 

Alice in Wonderland $14.99
Killers $17.99


Ghostbusters $9.99
Reservoir Dogs $7.99
Wonderland $7.99


 

$14.99 each
The Score
Deep Blue Sea
Brooklyn's Finest
The Crazies
Halloween 2


 

Martin Scorsese Collection $44.99
Anchorman $19.99






 

Target on sale DVD items:

 

$10 each:
Monsters vs. Aliens
Mamma Mia!
National Treasure 2
Cloudy and a Chance of Meatballs

 

Blu-ray:

$14.99 each:
Princess Bride
The Boondock Saints
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Heat



 


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#3 of 49 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 18 2010 - 04:37 PM

Thanks guys!  Its going to be an expensive few months....I'm in for Charade, Spartacus Blood & Sand (the $35 Amazon price makes it a no brainer), Human Target, Tinkerbell and when they go on sale American Beauty and Peacemaker.  The Secret of Moonacre looks interesting as well.



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Posted September 18 2010 - 05:05 PM

The onslaught of TV on DVD releases is upon us! Wow! So many season sets are coming out this week. I know studios try to tie these releases to fall season premieres, but I think they might be better served by staggering their release dates. Why not issue some titles two-three weeks earlier and give viewers a better chance to get caught up with last season's shows? Case in point, I picked up The Big Bang Theory last week and easily viewed the entire season over a few nights. Now I am ready to go for the season four premiere on Thursday. There is no way I can sit through all of How I Met Your Mother: Season 5, The Mentalist: Season 2, Modern Family: Season 1, Desperate Housewives: Season 6, and all the others coming out this week before their respective season premieres.


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#5 of 49 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted September 18 2010 - 05:09 PM

Nothing for me...rewatching Glee for now. Can't wait for TS3!!!!

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Posted September 18 2010 - 05:28 PM

Mike, I may be the only one, but I...um...appreciate that screen cap of Andy Whitfield.  Haven't seen Spartacus, but knowing he's not coming back to the show isn't exactly making me want to run out and catch up on the show.

 

American Beauty is a definite get when the price comes down a bit.  I'm actually kind of shocked some retailer doesn't have a good tie-in sale on the other Paramount Sapphire Series discs.

 

I'm really torn on what I'm going to get this week.  We'll see when I get out tomorrow.



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Posted September 18 2010 - 06:13 PM

Don't fprget the Tinkerbell Blu Ray $10 off coupons from Disney Movie Rewards -- free to anyone who wants to sign up (free) and print the coupons - 2 per account.

 

 

Should be also $8 off Prince Of Persia and better yet $10 off Beauty and the Beast Combo in a couple of weeks.   You have to input a UPC code of a prior edition

of BATB but the instructions should actually show the UPC code to add (or a simple Google will bring it up in seconds).    Everybody pretty much expects a

similar coupon to be available when TS3 is released since the last 8 or 9 Disney Bly Ray have all had 8 or 10 coupons..



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Posted September 19 2010 - 12:52 AM

I'll pick up Community: Season One, 30 Rock: Season Four and American Beauty when they drop a little bit.

 

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Posted September 19 2010 - 09:19 AM

Thanks for the Roundup!!

 

Lots of TV on DVD/Blu-ray this week.  Will give Robin Hood a rental at some point and will pick up Charade whenever I see another good CC sale.


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Posted September 19 2010 - 01:40 PM

My review of The Peacemaker on Blu is now posted..

 

http://www.hometheat...-the-peacemaker


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Posted September 19 2010 - 02:41 PM

Thanks as usual Mike.

 

Just Charade for us. The original non-anamorphic DVD needs replacing badly.



#12 of 49 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted September 19 2010 - 03:14 PM

Just Robin Hood (Future Shop Steelbook) and Modern Family: Season One on Blu-ray for me this week.  Thanks guys!


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#13 of 49 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 19 2010 - 03:22 PM



Originally Posted by Neil Middlemiss 

My review of The Peacemaker on Blu is now posted..

 

http://www.hometheat...-the-peacemaker


Thanks, Neil.  OP updated.

 

I've also added links to the reviews of Robin Hood and Tinker Bell in Blu.


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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#14 of 49 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 19 2010 - 04:22 PM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

Thanks, Neil.  OP updated.

 

I've also added links to the reviews of Robin Hood and Tinker Bell in Blu.



Thanks Mike and Neil!



#15 of 49 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted September 19 2010 - 06:27 PM

I want Charade on BD, but not for $30. I'm going to wait in vain for a rare Criterion sale, or at least until a decent online Borders coupon comes along. This would have been a no brainer with a 40 percent off in store coupon back before Borders decimated their media section.



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Posted September 20 2010 - 12:49 AM

I Ordered Spartacus from Walmart for $35 on Blu which I thought was a great deal, there are alot of other TV Titles, Human Target, Bored to Death, and Castle, that I want, but I'll wait for price drops. Same on Charade. I don't buy TV On DVD right away anymore , they drop real fast and I can wait.


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Posted September 20 2010 - 03:17 PM



Originally Posted by Dave Scarpa 

I Ordered Spartacus from Walmart for $35 on Blu which I thought was a great deal, there are alot of other TV Titles, Human Target, Bored to Death, and Castle, that I want, but I'll wait for price drops. Same on Charade. I don't buy TV On DVD right away anymore , they drop real fast and I can wait.


I got it from Amazon via the HTF link for $34.99. Given the critical praise, it was worth a blind buy at that price. Though I'm not sure I want to completely love it, if we're not going to get a Season 2. Hopefully Whitfield beats his disease, and S2 is just delayed.


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Posted September 20 2010 - 03:25 PM

Originally Posted by Malcolm R 




I got it from Amazon via the HTF link for $34.99. Given the critical praise, it was worth a blind buy at that price. Though I'm not sure I want to completely love it, if we're not going to get a Season 2. Hopefully Whitfield beats his disease, and S2 is just delayed.


The impression I got from the press release was that he was off the show period.  It would be silly for Starz to issue the release and say he wasn't returning if there was a snowball's chance in h-e-double hockey sticks of Whitfield actually coming back.  Just my impression, of course.



#19 of 49 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 20 2010 - 05:11 PM

Rich's review of the Blu of The Secret in Their Eyes has been linked-to in the OP.


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 21 2010 - 12:44 AM



Originally Posted by Jason_V 


The impression I got from the press release was that he was off the show period.  It would be silly for Starz to issue the release and say he wasn't returning if there was a snowball's chance in h-e-double hockey sticks of Whitfield actually coming back.  Just my impression, of course.


The whole story is that when the cancer was first discovered, season two of the show was postponed while he underwent treatment, and the producers put into production a prequel season of six episodes dealing with the period before Spartacus arrived. Whitfield then announced his cancer had gone into remission, so season two was rescheduled, but Whitfield's cancer has now returned, so the season had to be canceled.