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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 08 2011 - 03:51 PM

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The Features


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– Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network – 2010)

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– Danny Aiello (Once Upon a Time in America – 1984)

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–Robinson Crusoe on Mars – 1964

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–Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves– 1990)

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–Army of Shadows – 1969

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–Piranha 3-D – 2010

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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target Costco
All in the Family: Season 8 $21.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Alpha and Omega $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $14.99 $17.99  
Ben 10 - Ultimate Alien: Volume 1 $14.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $16.99    
Criss Angel Mindfreak: Season 6 $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Dances With Wolves (20th Anniversary Edition) $14.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $14.99    
Doctor Who: Episode 44 (The Dominators) $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Doctor Who: Episode 111 (Meglos) $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
ER: Season 14 $34.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $39.99    
The Freebie $26.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Greek Chapter Five: Season 3 $29.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
The Green Hornet (1940 Movie Edition) $13.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $4.99    
The Green Hornet (75th Anniversary Serials) $26.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
The Green Hornet Strikes Again (75th Anniversary Serials) $9.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $8.99    
Happy Ever Afters $22.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Heartbreaker $23.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
The Hessen Conspiracy $20.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Hot In Cleveland: Season 1 $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
How to Get Ahead in Advertising $13.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $12.99    
Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan $13.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $12.99    
Legion: The Final Exorcism $22.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Long Ride From Hell $15.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Piranha $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $16.99 $19.99  
Rules of Engagement: Season 4 $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
The Social Network CE (2-disc) $12.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $12.99 $16.99  
A Summer in La Goulette $22.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Sordid Lives: The Series $20.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
The Temptations $14.93http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $9.99    
Top Shot: Season 1 $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
The Universe: Season 5 $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season 4 Volume 2 $29.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target Costco
Alpha and Omega $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99 $22.99  
Army of Shadows (CC) $27.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Volume 1 $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Dances With Wolves (20th Anniversary Edition) $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
The Endless Summer $21.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
The Great Debaters $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $16.99    
Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan! $15.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1      
Lennon NYC $25.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
Once Upon a Time in America $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $22.99    
Piranha $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $22.99 $19.99  
Piranha 3-D (3-D) $26.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
Raging Bull (30th Anniversary Edition) $19.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $24.99    
Rob Roy $14.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $14.99    
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (CC) $27.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $34.99    
The Social Network $16.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $16.99 $19.99  
Sordid Lives: The Series $35.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $44.99    
The Universe: Season 5 $20.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    
The Universe: 7 Wonders of Solar System (3-D) $21.49http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99    

(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

--HERE'S my first Weekly RoundUp from seven years ago...1-6-2004.  Happy Seventh Anniversary to me!  http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

Dave may be back from vacation any day now!  Posted Image


--This is the 2nd week in a row that there are no DVDs listed at Costco.com.  If this keeps up, I'll have to consider dropping Costco from the WRU.

--Best Buy has a "Save $10 offer" if you buy BOTH Resident Evil: Afterlife AND Salt on Blu-ray.   Available now.


--The following Blu-ray titles are on sale for $14.99 @ BB this week:  The Other Guys, The Town (1-disc), Inception (1-disc), The Expendables, The A-Team, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story 3.
--Best Buy has the following Blu-ray 2-packs on sale this week:



$14.99:  Air Force One/In the Line of Fire, Hitch/Jerry Maguire, Hancock/Ghost Rider, Gattaca/The Fifth Element, Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men, Dirty Harry/Magnum Force.


$16.99:  Defiance/Enemy at the Gates, Wayne's World/Wayne's World 2, Tommy Boy/Black Sheep.

--Best Buy has the following TV Shows on DVD on sale this week for $19.99:  South Park: S12, Big Bang Theory: S3, Community: S1, Fringe: S2, Smallvill: S9, V: Season 1 (Blu-ray $24.99).

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Lists of DVDs for $4.99, $7.99 & $9.99 apiece.

--At Target this week, a release of something called Chuggington.  It is a $12.99 kids DVD with EXCLUSIVE SOUNDBOOK PACKAGING.  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--The following Disney Combo Packs are on sale for $19.99 @ Target this week:  Beauty and the Beast, Tinker Bell: Great Fairy Rescue, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Monsters Inc., A Bug's Life.


--The following Blu-rays are on sale at Target this week (titles shown and selected others):


$17.99:  The Other Guys


$19.99:  Shrek: The Final Chapter, Eclipse, New Moon, Twilight, Wall Street, Machete, The Expendables

--Target Odds and Ends: Lists of sale DVDs for $4.75 and $10 each.


--Here is this weeks Ultimate Electronics information (maybe they'll end up replacing Costco?).  (Sorted by BD price.  DVD price in parentheses):


$15.95:  Dances With Wolves ($11.95), Once Upon a Time in America ($11.95)


$18.95:  The Social Network ($15.95), Alpha and Omega ($15.95), Piranha ($15.95)


$22.95:  Army of Shadows (CC)


$24.95:  Piranha 3-D


--UE also has a long list of $7.95 Blu-ray titles from which to choose (Over 50 titles to choose from.  See store for details):  Wanted, Casino Royale, Traffic, Hancock, Labyrinth, Layer Cake, Atonement, Burn After Reading, Changeling, Doomsday, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Smokin' Aces, The Jackal, The Scorpion King, Waterworld, Hellboy II, Mamma Mia!, Ghost Rider, The Mummy.


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 34 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted January 08 2011 - 04:07 PM

Social Network for sure.  And I'm gonna drop into Target in the AM to see what other Disney BD's are on sale.  The ad says "selected others."  Hopefully the "selected others" includes things like Wall-E and Bolt in addition to Bug's Life (which is on my list).

Happy Anniversary Mr. Mike.  I shudder to think what would happen if YOU ever decided to go on a seven year vacation.  Posted Image



#3 of 34 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 08 2011 - 04:10 PM

Well congratulations and a big THANK YOU for your 7 years of doing the WRU.  Speaking not only as an owner, but as a consumer who has been reading it long before I was an owner I really appreciate the time and effort you have put into it and the money I have saved over the years.


Chuggington is the Disney Channels answer to Thomas the Tank engine.  A CGI animated show for pre-schoolers about the adventures a group of trains have.


Trying to really cut back.  My wife keeps wondering when we will get the Social Network.  Can't say I am really interested, but I will pretend to be when we watch it Posted Image.  Maybe Piranha 3D, but I will have to see what Ron says about it first.  Dances with Wolves will be an upgrade when the price comes down a bit.



#4 of 34 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 08 2011 - 04:21 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 


Chuggington is the Disney Channels answer to Thomas the Tank engine.  A CGI animated show for pre-schoolers about the adventures a group of trains have.



Spoken like someone who knows about this all too well, Adam.  As someone whose little kids were "of age" during the Barney phenomenon...I feel your pain.  Posted Image


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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#5 of 34 OFFLINE   timmytimmy

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Posted January 08 2011 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for the good work for seven years, Mike.  Remember Circuit City?  How cute...


Nothing for me this week, I can wait for the inevitable Fincher extravaganza for The Social Network, this release was too quick to be all that we'll get, I would think.  Thanks as always!  (And not to be a jerk, but I believe that is  Danny Aiello in that screenshot from Once Upon a Time in America, not Robert DeNiro)



#6 of 34 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 08 2011 - 05:38 PM

A slow start to the year, which is just fine for my wallet! Posted Image


Happy WRU anniversary, Mike!



#7 of 34 OFFLINE   MarkBirds

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Posted January 08 2011 - 05:41 PM

I always look forward to the round-up every weekend. Thanks for all you do! Posted Image


Social Network BD for me this week. Probably do a price match at Meijer or Walmart.


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#8 of 34 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 08 2011 - 07:15 PM

Thanks for all the work Mike!


So I feel kind like a schlub to mention that the photo for Once Upon A Time in America is of Danny Aiello, not Robert DeNiro. :)


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#9 of 34 OFFLINE   Regulus

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Posted January 08 2011 - 11:12 PM

I can personally recommend Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Posted Image Don't let the hokey-sounding Title of this Movie fool you, It was a stroke of Genius to take a Classic Novel and make a few tweaks to turn it into a Science-Fiction Movie. Good Stuff! Posted Image


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#10 of 34 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted January 08 2011 - 11:25 PM

Happy 7th Roundup Anniversary Mike !


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#11 of 34 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 09 2011 - 12:38 AM

Happy Anniversary, Mike, and thanks for all the hard work doing this over the years. I, too, make it a point to come here several times a week not only to see the deals but to get a handle on what other folks are buying or are interested in. It's one of my favorite ongoing features on this site.



#12 of 34 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted January 09 2011 - 01:03 AM

Time flies when you are having fun!

Thanks for all your work Mike!


All i am getting this week is Dances with Wolves. I am broke after Christmas anyway.


I see this month is my 8th anniversary posting on this forum! Wow!

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#13 of 34 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted January 09 2011 - 04:22 AM

Those Blu-Ray 2 packs/double features are cheaper on Best Buy's website all are $12.99. Either do an in-store p/u or YMMV have them price match their website. Had been holding out for a sale on Bloodsport/Timecop and at that price ordered Defiance/Enemy At The Gates.



#14 of 34 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 09 2011 - 04:47 AM

I'll be picking up The Social Network on Blu-ray.


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#15 of 34 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted January 09 2011 - 05:05 AM

OK, let's loosen up those pursestrings:


Target MAY have a number of exclusives released this week on Bluray -- some people have already been able to pick them up and it's unclear whether

they were meant to be released on 1/11 or even 1/18.   These will be priced at  $9.99 each ($10 for Fistful of Dollars don;t ask me why).  I gave a list of the
Target stock numbers to one of the Assistant Managers and she sold them to me last night since they were already in the storeroom.    Not all of them are

new, but I think it's the first time the westerns have been released as standalones.    The releases look pretty barebones, but it nice to have the option

of buying Mag7 without the sequels and several of the others are just fun movies.



Magnificent 7 - 058320190
Cutting Edge - 058320195
Overboard - 058320197
Four Weddings and a Funeral - 058340206
Honeymoon in Vegas - 058340207
Fistful of Dollars: 058320189
For a Few Dollars More: 058320191



I think Dances with Wolves will be 19.99 at Target PLUS there is a $5 coupon available from Coupons.com in the entertainment subsection


http://www.coupons.c...zid=iq37&nid=10


 

 


#16 of 34 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted January 09 2011 - 06:15 AM

Is Four Weddings actually Four Weddings & A Funeral? Edit/Update: Yes it is.


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#17 of 34 OFFLINE   DavidJ

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Posted January 09 2011 - 06:45 AM

Thanks for the roundup Mike and happy 7th anniversary. I'll definitely be picking up The Social Network.

#18 of 34 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted January 09 2011 - 07:12 AM



Originally Posted by Will_B 

Is Four Weddings actually Four Weddings & A Funeral? Edit/Update: Yes it is.



Yep and post corrected.   I think that was one of my very early DVD I bought and one of the few is those horrible disc scratching drawer/slide cases (Terminator and a couple others

also came in those atrocities).


 

 


#19 of 34 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 09 2011 - 07:23 AM



Originally Posted by timmytimmy 

Thanks for the good work for seven years, Mike.  Remember Circuit City?  How cute...


Nothing for me this week, I can wait for the inevitable Fincher extravaganza for The Social Network, this release was too quick to be all that we'll get, I would think.  Thanks as always!  (And not to be a jerk, but I believe that is  Danny Aiello in that screenshot from Once Upon a Time in America, not Robert DeNiro)


I'm still trying to forget Circuit City...

Originally Posted by Cameron Yee 

Thanks for all the work Mike!


So I feel kind like a schlub to mention that the photo for Once Upon A Time in America is of Danny Aiello, not Robert DeNiro. :)


Tim & Cameron:  It's not the first time I've been wrong about a picture...and it won't be the last.  No worries.  But the fix has been made.  Thanks!


David:  The Magnificent Seven...on Blu...a Target EXCLUSIVE...for $9.99?!?  Posted Image  I wish I had known that while I was out this morning!  I'll be all over that this week!  Thanks!  I wonder why they wouldn't promote those exclusive titles?  I mean, what's the point of having an exclusive anything...if you aren't going to let people know about it?!?  Posted Image


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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#20 of 34 OFFLINE   David Norman

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Posted January 09 2011 - 07:30 AM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 



David:  The Magnificent Seven...on Blu...a Target EXCLUSIVE...for $9.99?!?  Posted Image  I wish I had known that while I was out this morning!  I'll be all over that this week!  Thanks!  I wonder why they wouldn't promote those exclusive titles?  I mean, what's the point of having an exclusive anything...if you aren't going to let people know about it?!?  Posted Image


A lot of folks have wondered the same thing since people started picking these up leading to a lot of speculation about what the Official Sales date is supposed to be.