-

Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

Weekly RoundUp 4-19-2011


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
41 replies to this topic

#1 of 42 Mike Frezon

Mike Frezon

    Studio Mogul

  • 29,030 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 09 2001
  • Real Name:Mike
  • LocationRensselaer, NY

Posted April 16 2011 - 04:02 PM

Posted Image

The Features


http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
– Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech – 2010)

http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
– Colin Farrell (The Way Back – 2010)

http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
–The Nairobi Trio (The Ernie Kovacs Show)

http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
–Elle Fanning (Somewhere– 2010)

http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
–David Bradley (Kes– 1969)

http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
–Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhardt (Rabbit Hole – 2010)


http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

–Jack Black (Gulliuver's Travels – 2010)


http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

–Sextette – 1978

The Prices
Posted Image
Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
American Dad!: Volume 6 $28.99 $29.99  
Bambi $16.99 $19.99 $13.99
The Bill Collector $19.99    
Born to Raise Hell $16.99 $16.99  
Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Season 1 $18.99 $24.99  
The Ernie Kovacs Collection $50.99 $59.99  
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 6 $21.99    
FUBAR: Balls to the Wall $11.99 $19.99  
Gaumont Treasures: Volume 2 (1908-1916) $71.99 $89.99  
Glee Encore $16.99 $15.99 $12.00
Goemon $22.49 $19.99  
Gulliver's Travels (2010) $16.99 $15.99 $12.00
Hyenas $15.99 $24.99  
If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise $16.99 $19.99  
Ingrid Bergman in Sweden (3 Film Collection) $35.99 $34.99  
IP Man 2 $15.99 $19.99  
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story $21.99 $24.99  
Kes (CC) $21.99 $24.99  
The King's Speech $14.99 $15.99 $16.99
The Last New Yorker $15.99 $14.99  
Love Me or Leave Me $11.99 $12.99  
Lorna Doone $21.99 $24.99  
Monamour $26.99    
Rabbit Hole $14.99 $19.99 $17.99
Sextette $17.99 $14.99  
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure $15.99 $19.99 $16.99
Shaun the Sheep: The Big Chase $10.99 $12.99  
Simon and Laura $19.99 $14.99  
Somewhere $19.99 $19.99  
Square Grouper $24.49 $24.99  
Street Kings 2: Motor City $15.99 $19.99  
Tennessee's Partner $14.99 $12.99  
To Paris With Love $19.99 $14.99  
Upstairs and Downstairs $14.99 $12.99  
The Way Back (April 22 Release Date) $14.99 $19.99  

Posted Image
Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
Born to Raise Hell $17.99 $19.99  
FUBAR: Balls to the Wall $29.98 $24.99  
Glee Encore $19.99 $19.99 $12.00
Goemon $17.49 $24.99  
Gulliver's Travel (2010) $24.99 $22.99 $22.99
Gulliver's Travels (3-D) (2010) $29.99 $29.99  
IP Man 2 $14.99 $24.99  
IP Man 2 Collector's Edition $18.99    
Kes (CC) $27.99 $34.99  
The King's Speech $19.99 $19.99 $22.99
The Last Legion $16.49 $14.99  
Mortal Kombat $12.99 $16.99  
Mortal Kombat: Annhilation $12.99 $19.99  
Monamour $35.99 $16.99  
Rabbit Hole $19.99 $24.99  
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2-disc Combo Pack) $19.99 $29.99 $22.99
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (3-disc Combo Pack) $27.99 $44.99 $26.99
Short Circuit 2 $13.99 $14.99  
Somewhere $27.99 $29.99  
Street Kings 2: Motor City $20.99 $29.99  
Street Kings/Street Kings 2: Motor City $26.99 $34.99  
Sweetie (CC) $27.99 $34.99  
The Way Back (April 22 Release Date) $15.99 $24.99  

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Ingrid Bergman in Sweden (Three Film Collection)  (DVD):  Intermezzo, A Woman's Face, June Night.

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


--Prices this week are all over the place.

--Best Buy is advertising a number of deals this week.  Let's start with a 2/$25 DVD deal (or 2/$35 Blu-ray deal) on the following Disney titles:  Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, Secretariat, TRON: Legacy, The Incredibles.

--I really don't understand this at all...but Best Buy is promoting a FREE EXCLUSIVE UNICORN PLUSH ($19.99 value) with the purchase of Despicable Me ($13.99 DVD/$19.99 Blu-ray) or more qualifying titles in store and online.  Go figure.

--Best Buy has the following titles on sale this week ($13.99 DVD/$19.99 Blu-ray):  Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Black Swan, Jackass 3, Skyline, Burlesque, Unstoppable, Paranormal Activity 2.


--BB also is advertising the following $9.99 DVDs:  Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($15.99 Blu-ray) and megamind ($19.99 Blu-ray Combo Pack).

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.


--Target's got some really good deals this week...including a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of The King's Speech on Blu-ray.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.  Terms and conditions apply to giftcards.


--Save $8 at Target when you buy BOTH Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure AND Bambi on Blu-ray.


--Target also has some EXCLUSIVE MUSIC DOWNLOADS (6 songs) with it's $26.99 LE combo pack of Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure which also features a clutch purse.


--Target is advertising its Blu-ray of HP and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 for $22.99  The DVD is $14.99.  It also has it's BDs of the earlier Harry Potter films for $14.99 apiece.

--Target has the following Blu-ray titles on sale this week (along with selected others):


$9.99:  Mamma Mia!, It's Complicated, Marley & Me, Serenity, American Gangster.


$12.99 ($6.99 DVDs):  How to Train Your Dragon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Shrek: The Final Chapter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona & Beezus, Coraline, Megamind.


$17.99 ($13.99 DVDs):  Toy Story 3, Bambi, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Despicable Me.


--Target has the following TV on DVD titles on sale (can't always make out which seasons are listed):


$9.99:  Entourage, Archer, Family Guy: V8, The Walking Dead: S1, Weeds: S5, Sex and the City: S6 Part 2.


$14.99:  Glee: S2 V1, Big Bang Theory: S4, How I Met Your Mother: S5, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: S5, The Office: S6, House: S6, Burn Notice: S3, Justified, Castle: S2, MadMen: S3, Dexter: S4.


$19.99:  Glee: S1, The Vampire Diaries, Modern Family: S1, Grey's Anatomy: S6, 24: S8, Lost: S6, True Blood.


--Target also has a list of $5.99 recent DVD releases:  The Last Song, Red, From Paris With Love, Salt, Prince of Persia.


--Target Odds and Ends: Lists of Kids DVD for $3.99 and $7.99.


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!


HTF Rules | HTF Mission Statement | Father of the Bride

Dieting with my Dog & Heart to Heart/Hand in Paw by Peggy Frezon


#2 of 42 Adam Gregorich

Adam Gregorich

    Executive Producer

  • 14,712 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 20 1999
  • LocationThe Other Washington

Posted April 16 2011 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the update Mike.  Bought Sextette years ago on DVD.  That's 90 minutes I'd like back please.  Gulliver on 3D for me this week.  For what its worth I heard the Last Legion was delayed when I tried to track down a review copy.  Amazon still shows it but....

--I really don't understand this at all...but Best Buy is promoting a FREE EXCLUSIVE UNICORN PLUSH ($19.99 value) with the purchase of Despicable Me ($13.99 DVD/$19.99 Blu-ray) or more qualifying titles in store and online.  Go figure.







#3 of 42 Brisby

Brisby

    Second Unit

  • 288 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 11 2010

Posted April 16 2011 - 04:26 PM

If I can find a Target flyer to price-match at Best Buy, I'd love to get the How To Train Your Dragon Blu-Ray for $12.99.



#4 of 42 Adam Gregorich

Adam Gregorich

    Executive Producer

  • 14,712 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 20 1999
  • LocationThe Other Washington

Posted April 16 2011 - 04:30 PM



Originally Posted by Brisby 

If I can find a Target flyer to price-match at Best Buy, I'd love to get the How To Train Your Dragon Blu-Ray for $12.99.


I just re-watched that with my daughter last weekend.  What a great flick, and if you don't have it, a great buy for $12.99.  Its cheaper than the used price on Amazon.




#5 of 42 Jeff Meyers

Jeff Meyers

    Supporting Actor

  • 605 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 21 2003

Posted April 16 2011 - 04:37 PM

Great job as always Mike - thank you. Wow, there are a lot of Specials this week.


My wife and I have been eagerly waiting for The King's Speech so that's a definite on Blu-ray.


I need to pick-up The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader on BD, but not sure if I'm going to get it yet at Target's $17.99 price (I'll buy at that price from Amazon if they price match). I was hoping for someone to price the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows BD at $20 this week, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Lastly, I never bought Season 8 of 24 and noticed that Target has the DVD on sale this week. I'll need to check their ad, or look in store, to see if they dropped the BD price as well.


Thanks again.


  •  
  •  


#6 of 42 Jason_V

Jason_V

    Producer

  • 4,649 posts
  • Join Date: May 07 2001
  • Real Name:Jason
  • LocationBothell, WA

Posted April 16 2011 - 04:48 PM

Serenity, Megamind and probably Despicable Me...and that'll be it.  I haven't been sticking to my budget lately and that doesn't make me a happy guy.  Time to get refocused on the prize by not buying everything I see!



#7 of 42 Joseph J.D

Joseph J.D

    Screenwriter

  • 2,686 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2001

Posted April 16 2011 - 05:25 PM

Not much for me this week.....the only films I want on Blu-ray are Ip Man 2 and Mortal Kombat.  My wallet can take a break.Posted Image


Recently watched- 300: Rise Of An Empire 3D, Noah, Sin City, Phantom Of The Paradise, 300, The Final Terror, Willow, The Bank Job, One Hour Photo, Gone Baby Gone, Horrible Bosses, Buried, Escape Plan, Sudden Impact, The Enforcer(1976), The Other Guys

Currently watching- Planet Earth, The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Cheers: Season 6, True Blood: Season 2, Gatchaman: The Complete Series, Simon & Simon: Season 3, Tales From The Crypt: Season 1, Lost: Season 1
 

"That there is one damn fine coat you're wearin'."


#8 of 42 Mike Frezon

Mike Frezon

    Studio Mogul

  • 29,030 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 09 2001
  • Real Name:Mike
  • LocationRensselaer, NY

Posted April 16 2011 - 05:54 PM

Adam:  Thanks for the Despicable Me reminder (video clip).


But, do you suppose the unicorn plushes weren't ready on time for THAT film's release date?  Posted Image


Posted Image  Just seems like a funny thing to have available so many week's (months?) later. 


I might blind buy How to Train Your Dragon on blu at Target this week.  Might do the Glee Encore BD for $12, too.  That's right.  I'm not afraid to admit it.  Posted Image


And I will definitely be making a blind buy of The King's Speech.  My wife and I really wanted to see this in the theater but never found the opportunity.  Now we'll get to see what the fuss is all about. 


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!


HTF Rules | HTF Mission Statement | Father of the Bride

Dieting with my Dog & Heart to Heart/Hand in Paw by Peggy Frezon


#9 of 42 Adam Lenhardt

Adam Lenhardt

    Executive Producer

  • 14,087 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 16 2001
  • LocationAlbany, NY

Posted April 16 2011 - 06:27 PM

The King's Speech is a great movie, but not one I anticipate enough repeat viewings for to justify a purchase. Somewhere is a rental for me. Nothing this week, which makes my wallet happy.




#10 of 42 ManW_TheUncool

ManW_TheUncool

    Producer

  • 5,817 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 18 2001
  • Real Name:ManW

Posted April 16 2011 - 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 


I might blind buy How to Train Your Dragon on blu at Target this week.  Might do the Glee Encore BD for $12, too.  That's right.  I'm not afraid to admit it.  Posted Image


And I will definitely be making a blind buy of The King's Speech.  My wife and I really wanted to see this in the theater but never found the opportunity.  Now we'll get to see what the fuss is all about. 


Go fer it on HtTYD.  You won't regret it, especially at that price.


I might pick up The King's Speech at some point as well, but probably not this week.


Thanks as usual for another WRU, Mike!


_Man_



Just another amateur learning to paint w/ "the light of the world".

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things..." (St. Paul)

#11 of 42 Dave S.G.

Dave S.G.

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 64 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 10 2002

Posted April 16 2011 - 11:30 PM

Thanks, Mike! I'm really tempted by Walking Dead. $9.99 for the DVD might be too much to pass up, but I've only been able to find reliable Blu reviews. Can anyone post a quick impression of the SD PQ/AQ?

#12 of 42 EricSchulz

EricSchulz

    Producer

  • 4,462 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 06 2004

Posted April 16 2011 - 11:45 PM

King's Speech on a rental for sure, and I am VERY tempted to blind buy Walking Dead for $9.99.  Thanks for all the prices, Mike!



#13 of 42 Len Berkoski

Len Berkoski

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 59 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 14 2001

Posted April 16 2011 - 11:52 PM

I missed on using the DMR coupon for the incredibles blu last week, but it expires today.  I did some online checking, and it looks like it is $34.99 (Target) and $29.99 (Best Buy) online.  Any decent prices out there so I can still use the coupon?  I guess I could try a 2/$35 at Best Buy and try to use the coupon there.



#14 of 42 Brisby

Brisby

    Second Unit

  • 288 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 11 2010

Posted April 17 2011 - 12:37 AM

Is there a way to use an online flyer for Target to price-match at Best Buy?



#15 of 42 Bill Thomann

Bill Thomann

    Supporting Actor

  • 581 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2003

Posted April 17 2011 - 01:49 AM

Getting Snow White & Pinocchio for $17.99 each (Pinocchio is one of the "& others" listed in the flyer.  Just called & confirmed it).   I bought both day before yesterday & will take them in for a price adjustment today.   Haven't opened either yet & am hoping Pinocchio will be new enough that it doesn't have the missing dialogue.


#16 of 42 TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul

  • 21,678 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted April 17 2011 - 02:56 AM

I may rent Somewhere and Rabbit Hole but there's nothing I want to purchase this week.


I picked up The Walking Dead DVD as a gift for someone this morning. And a big thumbs up to the Target employee who actually went in the back room and pulled a copy out for me rather than just telling me that they didn't have it.


Thanks for the prices! Posted Image



#17 of 42 Dave Corder

Dave Corder

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 123 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 28 2002

Posted April 17 2011 - 06:13 AM

Just got back from the Seattle (Northgate) Best Buy...they had about 6-8 of the Despicable Me unicorns...I didn't yet own that movie, so I was there to grab the Blu-ray for me and the unicorn for my sister.


I grabbed the first Despicable Me BR I saw, not noticing it was the "Best Buy Exclusive Edition" (in a space for the non-exclusive edition BR that's advertised at $19.99 this week). It rang up at $17.99 and the unicorn rang up at $19.99 (as expected), but the package discount to make it free didn't kick in. The cashier consulted with a manager to see if the BB exclusive edition was included in the promo and they decided to just override the computer to discount the unicorn to $0, instead of making me get the slightly-more-expensive regular BR. Anyone else who is going in for the Despicable Me Blu-ray and unicorn might want to give that a try to save a couple bucks.


Also, the unicorn is smaller than I expected.


Also picked up the Bambi and Alice in Wonderland Blu-rays in the 2/$35 promo, and Tangled BR at Target ($12.99 after the $5 coupon for it). Between those, Cars & The Incredibles at TRU yesterday, and my girlfriend surprising me with the Fantasia BR yesterday as well, I think I'm finally caught up on all the Disney and Pixar Blu-rays. Phew.


Thanks for the RoundUp!





#18 of 42 Dave Corder

Dave Corder

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 123 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 28 2002

Posted April 17 2011 - 06:29 AM



Originally Posted by Bill Thomann 

Getting Snow White & Pinocchio for $17.99 each (Pinocchio is one of the "& others" listed in the flyer.  Just called & confirmed it).   I bought both day before yesterday & will take them in for a price adjustment today.   Haven't opened either yet & am hoping Pinocchio will be new enough that it doesn't have the missing dialogue.



I had no idea that Pinocchio had a missing dialogue issue. Just wanted to say thanks for alerting me to that (got mine on release day)...I'm getting in touch with Disney now about their replacement program.



#19 of 42 Bill Thomann

Bill Thomann

    Supporting Actor

  • 581 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2003

Posted April 17 2011 - 08:50 AM



Originally Posted by Dave Corder 





I had no idea that Pinocchio had a missing dialogue issue. Just wanted to say thanks for alerting me to that (got mine on release day)...I'm getting in touch with Disney now about their replacement program.

I got the price adjustments today & checked out my Pinocchio.  NO missing dialogue.  Also NO slipcover but I'll live without it.  I was surprised to get one on Snow White with Target's record for destroying them with their anti theft cases.    Glad you've got the corrected Pinocchio disc coming.




#20 of 42 Dave Corder

Dave Corder

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 123 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 28 2002

Posted April 17 2011 - 03:05 PM

BestBuy.com has Bambi Blu-ray for $12.99 now. Ordering mine for store pickup now...will return the Bambi & Alice in Wonderland I got today at BB and wait for a better deal on Alice by itself, I think.