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#1 of 30 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 07 2011 - 04:00 PM

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The Features


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– Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot – 1959)

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– Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine – 2010)

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–Mae West & W.C. Fields (My Little Chickadee – 1940)

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–Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher (No Strings Attached– 2011)

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–The Illusionist – 2010

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–Alien – 1979


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Claudette Colbert (Sign of the Cross – 1932)

The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
Black Death $15.49 $19.99  
Blood Junkie $10.99 $12.99  
Blood Oath $13.49 $12.99  
Blue Valentine $16.99 $16.99 $17.99
Christmas in July (1940) $16.99 $14.99  
Cougars, Inc. $18.99 $24.99  
Doctor Who #74 (Planet of the Spiders) $25.99 $29.99  
Doctor Who #55 (Terror of the Autons) $18.99 $19.99  
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) $16.99 $14.99  
The Hit List $15.99 $19.99  
Home Improvement: Complete Series (20th Anniversary Ed.) $90.99 $99.99  
I Saw the Devil $15.99 $19.99  
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (May 13 Release) $17.99 $13.99 $15.99
McMillan & Wife: Season 3 $35.99    
My Little Chickadee (1940) $14.99 $14.99  
No Strings Attached $16.99 $14.99 $15.99
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Season 1 Volume 2 $10.99 $9.99  
The Sign of the Cross (1932) $16.99 $14.99  
Something Wild (CC) $20.99 $24.99  
Webster: Season 2 $20.99 $24.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
Alien $22.99 $24.99 $14.99
Aliens $22.99 $24.99 $14.99
Alien 3 $23.99 $24.99 $14.99
Alien: Resurrection $23.99 $24.99 $14.99
Black Death $19.99 $24.99  
Blue Valentine $18.99 $19.99 $22.99
Cougars, Inc. $20.99 $24.99  
The Hit List $19.99 $29.99  
The Horse Soldiers $11.99    
I Saw the Devil $19.99 $24.99  
The Illusionist (Combo Pack) $24.99 $29.99  
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (May 13 Release) $24.99 $19.99 $19.99
The Misfits (1961) $14.99 $14.99  
No Strings Attached (Combo Pack) $24.99 $19.99 $22.99
Some Like It Hot $14.99 $14.99  
Something Wild (CC) $26.99 $34.99  

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Essential Art House: Kurosawa Collection  (DVD):  Hidden Fortress, Ikiru, Throne of Blood.

The Magnificent Seven Collection (Blu-ray):  The Magnificent Seven, Return of the Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, The Magnificent Seven Ride!.

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, this week, is featuring a deal in which you can save $5  on SELECT BLU-RAY MOVIES by trading-in any previously owned DVD at Customer Service.  Choose from over 135 titles.  Visit BestBuy.com/tradeandsave for a complete list of Blu-ray movies and full details.  Offer valid 5-8 thru 6-4.  Trade in your original, commercially packaged DVD (no burned copies) with the original case to customer service and receive a $5 coupon valid on select Blu-ray movies.  See a Customer Service Specialist or BestBuy.coom/tradeandsave for a complete list of applicable titles.  Only valid on select titles.  Limit 5 coupons per trip.  Not valid with any othyer discount or package.  Markdown taken from original price.  Adult content DVDs not accepted.  Not valid with any other offer.  Valid on in-stock Blu-ray movies only.  No cash value. 


--Titles shown in the Trade and Save promotion (details in the item above) are:


$9.99>>$4.99:  Tears of the Sun, The Kingdom, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Robocop.


$14.99>>$9.99:  The Dark Knight, The Departed, Men In Black, Sherlock Holmes.


$19.99>>$14.99:  Bambi, 127 Hours, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Town.

--Best Buy has the following titles on sale this week ($13.99 DVD/$17.99 Blu-ray):  Tangled, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Fighter, The Tourist, Country Strong.

--Save $10 at Best Buy when you buy ANY Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray Combo packs and ANY PotC Lego Video Game.  The movies also include a FREE TICKET to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings.  Free ticket up to $8.50 value at participating theaters.  Movie in theaers 5-20.  Offer expires 6-3-11.  Details on marked packages.  Selection varies by store.  No rainchecks.  While supplies last.

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

--At Target this week purchase ANY Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and get a FREE CAP'N JACK SPARROW ACTION FIGURE.  A $7.99 valueQuantities limited, no rainchecks.

--Target is also advertising FREE MOVIE ADMISSION to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides when you buy ANY PotC Combo Pack.  Up to an $8.50 value.  See package for details.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.


--Save $5 @ Target when you buy Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (DVD or Blu-ray) AND ANY Justin Bieber CD.  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


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


$7.99:  Hancock, Office Space, Ghost Rider, Super Troopers.


$9.99:  Fast and Furious ($9 on DVD), The Fast and the Furious ($9 on DVD).


$12.99:  Princess Bride, Boondock Saints II, Casino Royale, Taken


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


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 30 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted May 07 2011 - 04:13 PM

Something Wild for me on Blu-ray this week.


Also, i have never seen Sign of the Cross. But, i have always thought Claudette Colbert was freakin HOT! So now, thanks to the pic posted above, i might have to check this out.


Way to go Mike!  :)


Thanks, as always.



#3 of 30 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 07 2011 - 04:15 PM



Originally Posted by RickER 



Also, i have never seen Sign of the Cross. But, i have always thought Claudette Colbert was freakin HOT! So now, thanks to the pic posted above, i might have to check this out.


Way to go Mike!  :)


Thanks, as always.


Whatever you do, Rick...don't click on the text just below Claudette's image...   Posted Image


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Blue Valentine is on its way to me from Amazon.  I'm really looking forward to seeing it.



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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#4 of 30 ONLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted May 07 2011 - 04:39 PM

I saw the photo and then the date and Posted Image.


Thanks Mike!  Some Like It Hot and The Misfits for me.



#5 of 30 ONLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted May 07 2011 - 04:43 PM

Just as a refresher here is Matt's review of the Alien boxset.  It is applicable for the movie only versions streeting this week:  http://www.hometheat...alien-anthology 



#6 of 30 OFFLINE   Marc^H

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Posted May 07 2011 - 06:27 PM


Claudette Colbert in THE SIGN OF THE CROSS.  The one woman who could make me straight!


Thanks for the info..have been waiting forever for this movie to break free from the expensive DeMille boxed set.  A definite purchase.



#7 of 30 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted May 07 2011 - 10:40 PM

I'm thinking that renting Blue Valentine will be it this week.  Thanks, Mike!



#8 of 30 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted May 08 2011 - 12:01 AM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 


Whatever you do, Rick...don't click on the text just below Claudette's image...   Posted Image





As was scrolling right back up as soon as i read the words don't click!


Ahhh, the pre-Hayes Code days.



#9 of 30 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted May 08 2011 - 01:47 AM

Another slow week for me. I may give Blue Valentine a rental but that's it. Thanks for the prices! :)

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Posted May 08 2011 - 04:12 AM

I didn't know My Little Chickadee was coming out in a separate release.  Sextette a few weeks ago, and now this one.  If only someone would put out The Heat Is On, we'd have all the Mae West films on disc.


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Posted May 08 2011 - 06:48 AM

Not sure who lives by a Fred Meyer, but they have two advertised specials this week that are pretty good:


$9.99 titles on Blu-ray: RED (Special Edition w/ Lossless audio), Eat Pray Love, Karate Kid (remake), Alvin and the Chipmunks (Squeakquel), Black Swan and Grownups.

Selected Sony Blu-ray and DVD titles B1G1: Over 160 titles.  Pictured titles are Year One, Mall Cop and Step Brothers.


Red and Black Swan for $9.99 are too good to pass up if you don't have them.



#12 of 30 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 08 2011 - 08:34 AM



Originally Posted by RickER 

As was scrolling right back up as soon as i read the words don't click!


Ahhh, the pre-Hayes Code days.


Originally Posted by Marc^H 

Claudette Colbert in THE SIGN OF THE CROSS.  The one woman who could make me straight!


Thanks for the info..have been waiting forever for this movie to break free from the expensive DeMille boxed set.  A definite purchase.


Posted Image   She was sumpthin'!



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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#13 of 30 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted May 08 2011 - 12:06 PM

Nothing again this week. No Strings Attached and Some Like It Hot are somewhere in my Netflix queue, I'm sure. Thanks Mike!

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Posted May 08 2011 - 04:15 PM

Aw shit, I'd love to get Black Swan for $9.99, but I've never even heard of a Fred Meyer store. Posted Image I mean, it'll be selling for ten bucks by the end of the year somewhere else, but I'd love to have that movie right now.



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Posted May 08 2011 - 04:54 PM

Thanks Mike for the Colbert You Tube link.  Two kitties drinking from the bath at the end of the clip.  Subtle. Posted Image


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Posted May 09 2011 - 02:29 PM

Mike, thanks for the heads-up on the BB Trade & Save program. Amazingly enough, everything went completely smoothly at the store!


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#17 of 30 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 09 2011 - 02:32 PM



Originally Posted by Tim Hoover 

Mike, thanks for the heads-up on the BB Trade & Save program. Amazingly enough, everything went completely smoothly at the store!


Give up some details Tim.  Posted Image


How many titles did you trade in and what did you pick up?  Any good deals listed?  I haven't checked out the list on the website.

I've got a lot of stinker titles that I think I'd be doing well to get $5 for...  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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Posted May 09 2011 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for another WRU, Mike.


Not much of interest to me this week other than that BB trade-in deal and maybe The Illusionist and Something Wild on rental and/or if/when their prices come down a lot -- well, guess I might be interested in upgrading Something Like It Hot if/when its price gets slashed deeper as well.


I'm a little confused by the wording of that BB trade-in deal though:


Not valid with any other discount or package.  Markdown taken from original price.  . . .  Not valid with any other offer.


That whole thing (including the sentence I emphasized) reads to me like you wouldn't get whatever current sale pricing (vs BB's regular non-sale pricing) when using the coupons, but then the actual listed sample cases would seem to have the coupons applied to current sale prices.


So would the coupons be applied on top of whatever current sale prices?  Perhaps, "original price" just meant the current sale price for each of those select titles?


Anyway, the BB site seems to have a full list of those qualifying titles at this link, but no prices are listed for them:


http://www.bestbuy.c...800050006&h=387


There are some interesting titles there.  Anyone know the details of that 1-disc Hereafter?  Didn't know there was a 1-disc version (and not sure I see it listed on BB's site).  Is it just exactly the same as the BD in the combo pack minus the DVD and digital copy?  For instance, does it still include all the extras, including the relatively lengthy doc on Eastwood?  I rented it from Blockbuster, but only got the movie-only rental exclusive version.


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Posted May 09 2011 - 08:33 PM

I love Home Improvement but I never bought any of the DVDs. Now with this Limited Edition Toolbox set AND Amazon's promotional $20 off the current $89.99 price (code: HOMEIMPR), you can get this entire set for $69.99:  $8.75 per season plus the extra stuff!  It's still expensive overall, but this deal is too good (unless the price goes down even more after ordering it).



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Posted May 10 2011 - 03:05 AM

Bieber Fever Time!

(not for me . . . for my daughters)


Amazon has matched BB's and Target's $19.99 price on Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Blu-ray + Combo +Digital Copy). I just pre-ordered my copy using the HTF link above.


Thanks as always for the WRU Mike!


And, based on the above discussion (and the YouTube clip), I have added Sign of the Cross to my Netflix queue.