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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 09 2011 - 04:15 PM


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The Features


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– Greta Gerwig & Russell Brand (Arthur – 2011)

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– David Thewlis & Lesley Sharp (Naked – 1993)

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–Rango – 2011

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–Marisa Tomei & Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer– 2011)

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–Buster Keaton & Joe Roberts (Neighbors – 1920)

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–Rose Byrne (Insidious – 2010)

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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Movie Collection Set 6 $44.99 $44.99  
Arthur (2011) (Friday, 7-15-11 Release) $14.99 $14.99 $17.99
B.B. King: Live $13.49    
Buster Keaton - Short Films Collection (1920-23) $25.99 $29.99  
Damages: Season 3 $21.49 $19.99  
Damnation Alley $14.99 $14.99  
Dinocroc Vs. Supergator $17.99 $9.99  
Doctor Who: Awakening (Episode 132) $10.99 $12.99  
Doctor Who: Gunfighters (Episode 25) $18.99 $19.99  
Elvis: Four Movie Collection $15.99 $14.99  
Entourage: Season 7 $22.99 $22.99 $24.99
ER: Season 15 $29.99 $29.99  
George A. Romero Presents Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 $10.99 $9.99  
Insidious $16.99 $17.99 $16.99
The Lincoln Lawyer $14.99 $15.99 $15.99
MI-5: Volume 9 $28.99 $34.99  
Miral $19.99 $19.99  
Rango (Friday, 7-15-11 Release) $15.99 $17.99 $17.00
[Rec] 2 $19.99 $24.99  
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III $11.49 $12.99  
Roger Corman's Cult Classics: Battle Beyond the Stars $14.99 $14.99  
Thundercats: Season 1 Part 1 $15.99 $14.99  
White Irish Drinkers $18.99 $17.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Movie Collection Set 6 $46.49 $49.99  
Arthur (2011) (1-disc Movie Only) (Friday, 7-15-11 Release) $19.99 $19.99  
Arthur (2011) (Combo Pack) (Friday, 7-15-11 Release) $24.99 $22.99 $22.99
B.B. King: Live $12.99    
Brazil $18.99 $19.99  
Buster Keaton: Short Films Collection (1920-23) $36.99 $44.99  
Damnation Alley $19.99 $24.99  
Dinocroc Vs. Supergator $16.99 $14.99  
Entourage: Season 7 $26.99 $26.99 $29.99
Insidious $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
The Lincoln Lawyer $17.99 $17.99 $19.99
Miral $25.99 $34.99  
Naked (CC) $27.99 $34.99  
Rango (Combo Pack) (Friday, 7-15-11 Release) $19.99 $19.99 $22.99
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III $13.99 $16.99  
Roger Corman's Cult Classics:  Battle Beyond the Stars $20.99 $24.99  
White Irish Drinkers $20.99 $24.99  

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Elvis: Four Film Collection  (DVD):  Roustabout, Girls Girls Girls, Fun in Acapulco, G.I. Blues.

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 is advertising a $5 off coupon on Rango.  Go to RangoCoupon.com/BestBuy to print your $5 coupon.  Offer valid in-store only from 7-15 through 7-23-11.  Rango DVD $12.99 with coupon.  Rango Blu-ray $14.99 with coupon. 


--Seasons 1 through 6 of Entourage on DVD are $14.99 this week at Best Buy.


--Best Buy has the following titles on sale this week ($9.99 DVD/$14.99 Blu-ray):  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, The Hurt Locker, Hall Pass, The Fighter, The Rite, Red Riding Hood, No Strings Attached, Drive Angry.  Find more movies at these hot prices in store.

--And, Best Buy has these titles on sale this week ($12.99 DVD/$16.99 Blu-ray):  The Green Hornet, The King's Speech, Black Swan, Just Go With It, The Mechanic.

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

--At Target this week, save $8 when you buy ANY edition of Rango AND the combo pack of Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie ($15.99).  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--And, Target is also advertising a $5 off coupon for Rango on Blu-ray or DVD.  See Target.com/movies for details.  Coupon good through 7-23-11.


--Target Odds and Ends: None to report.


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 22 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted July 09 2011 - 04:55 PM

Wow, this week is even more pitiful than last week.

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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 09 2011 - 05:03 PM

Thanks Mike.  I need the break on my wallet after last weeks Walmart exclusives.  I'd love to et Buster Keaton, but I'll wait for a better sale price.



#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted July 09 2011 - 05:28 PM

Thanks, Mike. Yes, it's another slow week but that's a good thing since the B&N Criterion 50% off sale is supposed to start on Tuesday.


The Rango Blu will be my only non-Criterion pickup of the week, speaking of which... Amazon is matching the Best Buy/Target coupon deals on Rango. Enter the coupon code RANGO5GO at checkout to get the $5 off.

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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Michael Mathius

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Posted July 09 2011 - 11:24 PM

Picked up Rango from Amazon. Thanks!
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#6 of 22 ONLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted July 10 2011 - 12:10 AM

Heard a lot of great things about Insidious.  Can't wait to see it!



#7 of 22 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted July 10 2011 - 01:07 AM

I'll pick up Robot Chicken: Star Wars this week. I'll wait about 2 months until Entourage hits $15 so I don't have to pay that much for 10 (mostly lackluster) episodes. Insidious was pretty cool and well worth a rental for those interested. Thanks for the prices! :)

#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted July 10 2011 - 01:17 AM

Yep, my money goes to B&N and Criterion this week.




#9 of 22 OFFLINE   SD_Brian

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Posted July 10 2011 - 03:32 AM

Since my pre-order of the Buster Keaton Shorts arrived almost a full week early from Deep Discount, who was selling the Blu for about $25 during their summer sale, this week's looking pretty quiet. Except for the Criterion sale, of course. If I'm feeling impulsive, for $14.99, I may blind-buy Rango, but I think I'll rent first.

#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 10 2011 - 03:52 AM



Originally Posted by Chas in CT 

Yep, my money goes to B&N and Criterion this week.




When does the Criterion sale start?




#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 10 2011 - 03:57 AM

Doh!  No sooner do I post than I find this thread: http://www.hometheat...12#post_3830754



#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted July 10 2011 - 04:47 AM

Thanks for the Roundup. Probably Lincoln Lawyer for me from Best Buy.

#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted July 10 2011 - 06:58 AM

Doh!  No sooner do I post than I find this thread: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/312855/let-the-buying-begin-2011-b-n-criterion-sale-50-off-begins-tuesday-july-12#post_3830754

Or post #4, above. Definitely "Insidious" this week.
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#14 of 22 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted July 10 2011 - 11:00 AM

I'll be glomming onto "Rango" ... but not until Friday apparently .... :rolleyes:
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Posted July 10 2011 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Mike!!
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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 10 2011 - 02:14 PM

Richard's HTF review of Damages: Season 3 has been linked-to in the OP.  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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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 10 2011 - 02:22 PM

BTW, I happened by my local Target today and happened to notice the Blu-ray of 61* (Billy Crystal's HBO tale of the Maris/Mantle home run tear in 1961) for just $9.99.


I've never seen it but figured that was probably a safe investment.


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 July 10 2011 - 02:25 PM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

BTW, I happened by my local Target today and happened to notice the Blu-ray of 61* (Billy Crystal's HBO tale of the Maris/Mantle home run tear in 1961) for just $9.99.


I've never seen it but figured that was probably a safe investment.


It's an excellent made-for-HBO movie and well worth that. Thomas Jane and Barry Pepper ARE eeriely Mantle and Maris.




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Posted July 10 2011 - 02:53 PM

Thanks, Mike.


I'll probably go for the Rango BD deal particularly since the kids are out of school (and will be done w/ their string camp this coming weekend).


Probably wait for a later/better sale on the Brazil BD (assuming this version from Universal is actually good).


Looking forward to the B&N Criterion sale...

Originally Posted by SD_Brian 

Since my pre-order of the Buster Keaton Shorts arrived almost a full week early from Deep Discount, who was selling the Blu for about $25 during their summer sale, this week's looking pretty quiet. Except for the Criterion sale, of course.
 


Yeah, my set also arrived (surprisingly) about a week early despite using free shipping from DD -- I was wondering if the sale might mean a significant delay, especially since there was a day or so when they (and DVD Planet) had what seemed to be a pricing mistake (due to the sale extension) that dropped it all the way down to ~$20 or so.


Watched a few shorts from disc 1, and most of them look quite good and fairly comparable to other Kino BD releases of his feature films so far -- yeah, they didn't try to remove all the scratches and such, but that didn't really bother me at all.  Of the first few shorts I saw, only Convict 13 is clearly very subpar and probably came from some very poor film element although there wasn't as much (noticeable?) scratches and such as some others.


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Posted July 10 2011 - 04:28 PM

I've been waiting for this for a while.  Broadcast News and Times of Harvey Milk for sure.  I need to figure out how to walk from our new office to B/N downtown, but that should be easy enough.