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#1 of 60 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 10 2011 - 03:55 PM


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The Features


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– Star Wars – 1977

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– Orson Welles (Citizen Kane – 1941)

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–George Clooney (O Brother, Where Art Thou – 2000)

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–Chris Hemsworth & Anthony Hopkins (Thor– 2011)

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–Natalie Portman (Hesher– 2010)

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–Guiseppe Fuda & friend (Le Quattro Volte – 2010)


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–Conan O'Brien (Conan O'Brien Can't Stop – 2011)

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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
35 and Ticking $16.99 $24.99  
3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 1 (Uncut) $6.49 $8.99  
3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 2 (Uncut) $8.99 $8.99  
Barbie: Princess Charm School $13.99 $11.99 $12.99
Beverly Lewis' The Shunning $16.99 $19.99  
The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 $27.99 $29.99 $27.99
Bill Cunningham New York $26.99 $24.99  
Blue Bloods: Season 1 $38.99 $44.99  
Blue Mountain State: Season 2 $21.99 $29.99  
Camelot: Season 1 $25.99 $29.99  
Citizen Kane (70th Anniversary UCE) $31.99 $44.99  
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop $11.99 $24.99  
The Dick Cavett Show: Jimi Hendrix $10.99    
Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks SE (Episode 60) $24.99 $29.99  
The FBI: Season 1 Part 2 $44.99 $44.99  
Glee: Season 2 Volume 2 $19.99 $24.99 $24.99
Glee: Season 2 $34.99 $34.99 $36.99
Grey's Anatomy: Season 7 $31.99 $32.99 $34.99
He-Man and Masters of the Universe: Season 2 $27.49 $24.99  
Hesher $25.99 $14.99  
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 6 $25.99 $19.99 $24.99
Just Peck $17.99 $24.99  
Le Quattro Volte $26.99 $24.99  
Love Wedding Marriage $10.99 $19.99  
Meek's Cutoff $18.99 $24.99  
MST3k: Manos Hands of Fate SE $16.99 $16.99  
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown $16.99 $19.99  
Outsourced: Complete Series $25.99 $34.99  
Private Practice: Season 4 $27.99 $34.99  
Rescue Me: Season 6 $19.99 $19.99  
Roseanne: Season 1 (Uncut) $14.98 $12.99  
Roseanne: Season 2 (Uncut) $14.98 $12.99  
Sanctuary: Season 3 $30.99 $29.99  
The Silent House $22.49 $19.99  
Spartacus; Gods of the Arena $19.99 $19.99  
Supernatural: Season 6 $36.99 $36.99 $37.99
That '70s Show; Season 1 (Uncut) $14.98 $12.99  
That '70s Show: Season 2 (Uncut) $11.99 $12.99  
Thor $15.99 $17.99 $17.99
Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers $10.99 $12.99  
True Legend $15.99 $14.99  
Wishful Drinking (Carrie Fisher) $15.99 $14.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
3 Women (CC) $27.99 $34.99  
The 10th Victim $29.98 $24.99  
35 and Ticking $18.99 $24.99  
The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 $37.99 $39.99 $34.99
Camelot: Season 1 $31.99 $34.99  
Citizen Kane (Digibook - Best Buy Exclusive)   $29.99  
Citizen Kane (70th Anniversary UCE) $39.99 $49.99  
Citizen Kane (UCE + DVD of The Magnificent Ambersons - Amaz. Excl.) $49.99    
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop $20.99 $24.99  
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) $18.99 $19.99  
Exterminator $21.99 $24.99  
The Frighteners (15th Anniversary) $18.99 $24.99  
Glee: Season 2 $44.99 $44.99 $42.99
Halloween II (30th Anniversary Edition) $12.99 $14.99  
Hide and Seek $16.99 $19.99  
Hesher $26.99 $29.99  
The Hills Have Eyes (NR) $15.99 $24.99  
Incendies (Combo Pack) $28.99 $29.99  
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 6 $33.99 $24.99 $29.99
Le Quattro Volte $31.49 $29.99  
Love Wedding Marriage $20.99 $24.99  
Manhunter $13.99 $14.99  
Meek's Cutoff $23.99 $34.99  
My Life as a Dog (CC) $27.99    
O Brother, Where Art Thou? $18.99 $19.99  
Poultergeist II: The Other Side $14.99    
Sanctuary: Season 3 $37.99 $57.99  
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena $24.99 $24.99  
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (9-16-11 Release!) $79.99 $89.99 $79.99
Star Wars: Original Trilogy (9-16-11 Release!) $39.99 $39.99 $39.99
Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy (9-16-11 Release!) $39.99 $39.99 $39.99
Supernatural: Season 6 $44.99 $44.99 $42.99
The Tempest (2010) $24.99 $29.99  
Thor (Combo Pack) $22.99 $22.99 $24.99
Thor (3-D) (Combo Pack) $29.99 $29.99 $27.99
Trainspotting $10.99 $12.99  
True Legend $18.99 $24.99  

(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

--Speculation across the internet is increasing that Best Buy and Target are both cutting back on the amount of media new releases they advertise each week to try and avoid price matches by Amazon.  While it has seemed lately that ads some week have been rather bareboned, there have been other weeks where Best Buy's flyer has been full of media deals which have overflown two full pages (such as this week's flyer).

--The summer doldrums are officially over!  Posted Image


--And...it is T-Shirt week at Best Buy.


--Buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga on blu @ BB and get a FREE EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT.  Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive free t-shirt.  Minimum 10 per store.


--Best Buy is also running a deal in which you can save $$$ when you buy a new SW product this week and this specific Blu-ray player--a Panasonic DMPBD75 ($99.99).  $40 off when you buy the player and the Complete Saga....or $15 off if you buy the player with either of the SW Trilogies on blu.  Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive package savings.


--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE VERSION of this week's release of Citizen Kane on blu.  It is a scaled down version of the larger Ultimate Collector's Edition available elsewhere.  It is being sold for $29.99.


--Buy Thor at Best Buy and get EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING.  Featuring the first image of Thor in comics from 1962.  The flyer isn't clear if this is for blu only, but the ad shows the special image on the 2-D blu package.


--Back to the T-shirts!  Buy The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 on either DVD or blu and get a FREE EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT.  Minimum of two per store.  No rainchecks.


--Also, buy Supernatural: Season 6 on either DVD or blu and get a FREE EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT.  Minimum of two per store.  No rainchecks.


--Best Buy is also still running their promotion to get a FREE $10 GIFTCARD when you spend $50 or more on TV titles.   Offer valid on DVD or Blu-ray titles only.  Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive giftcard.  Excludes children's TV titles.  Online offer may vary.

--Best Buy has the following TV Shows on DVD on sale this week:

$12.99:  Rescue Me:  Seasons 1-5 (apiece)

$14.99:  The Big Bang Theory: S 1-3, Walking Dead: S1.


$18.99:  Supernatural: S 1-5.

$19.99:  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: S 1-5, NCIS: S 1-7, Walking Dead: S1 (Blu-ray), House: S 1-6



$24.99:  Grey's Anatomy: S 5-6,

$36.99:  House: S7



$39.99:  Nikita: S1, NCIS: S8


$49.99:  Nikita: S1 (Blu-ray)

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  $29.99 BB Exclusive 3-D Blu-rays--How to Train Your Dragon, Megamind, Monsters vs. Aliens.

--At Target this week get a FREE eight pack lithograph set when you buy the Complete Star Wars Saga on blu.  Items packaged separately.  Free offer quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--Normally, I wouldn't even include this title in a WRU...but when retailers have promotions attached to them I kinda feel obligated.  Buy Barbie: Princess Charm School @ Target and get a FREE $5 Target Giftcard.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.  Terms and conditions apply to giftcards.


--Target Odds and Ends: None to report.


--And, finally...


--For anyone who might be interested in winning a FREE DVD of Marley & Me: The Puppy Years, the HTF was nice enough to help a couple of pet bloggers secure promotional copies from Fox--earning both the HTF and Fox Home Entertainment the honor of being proud sponsors of the contest.


To find out how to enter and--at the same time--learn a little something about pet health and fitness, click HERE.


Full disclosure:  one of the bloggers is my wife, Peggy, who has just authored a book called Dieting With My Dog (on sale at a retailer near you--including amazon.com and amazon.uk.comPosted 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 September 10 2011 - 04:03 PM

Citizen Kane already pre-ordered and getting Star Wars (all 6) at Target (probably.)



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Posted September 10 2011 - 04:25 PM

I preordered star wars at best buy. the site reads 79 bucks for star wars at best buy. they are probably going to pricematch. I also plan to get thor. Jacob

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Posted September 10 2011 - 04:33 PM

Thanks for the roundup, Mike. Gonna get Thor 3D combo at Target Tuesday (don't have a 3D setup but got enough $ for the 3D disc on ebay that the blu ray & dvd discs will be practically free). Nephew will have to pick up my Star Wars Complete Trilogy for me in Tampa Friday morning as that's my day & time for chemo. Gonna be several expensive months coming up. Glad for the Roundup help on my credit card.

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Posted September 10 2011 - 04:48 PM

Both Star Wars and Thor are on the radar when they drop.  I'm expecting a good deal on at least one during the holidays.  Nothing else is really jumping out at me right now.


Thanks Mike!



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Posted September 10 2011 - 06:18 PM

Busy, expensive week! I have Citizen Kane (w/Ambersons), Spartacus & Star Wars on order; happy to see the prices on Star Wars and Spartacus have each dropped by $10 since I ordered. :dance: I will wait to pick up season 2 of Glee until the price hits the $25-or-less range and someday, when I'm impulse shopping, I may upgrade Trainspotting to blu, but there's no rush. Thanks for the round-up! :D

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Posted September 10 2011 - 08:11 PM

Nephew will have to pick up my Star Wars Complete Trilogy for me in Tampa Friday morning as that's my day & time for chemo.

Bill--I'm sure all of us fellow readers at HTF join in praying for success in your treatment.
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Posted September 11 2011 - 12:42 AM

Star Wars....NNNoooooooooooooooooooo!!! not buying it.

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Posted September 11 2011 - 12:57 AM

My review of 3 Women went up too late last night for you to link it, Mike. The review can be found here.


Thanks as always for the list. Glad to have you back!



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Posted September 11 2011 - 01:04 AM

I'll be picking up the Halloween II and Star Wars Blu-rays this week. I'll grab Supernatural when it goes on sale. Thanks for the prices, Mike :)

Nephew will have to pick up my Star Wars Complete Trilogy for me in Tampa Friday morning as that's my day & time for chemo.

Best of luck!

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Posted September 11 2011 - 03:19 AM

Just thought I'd mention that Archer :Season One is coming out on Blu-ray, It's an Amazon.com Exclusive available September 13th at $27.99. I'm not sure whether retailer exclusives releases are always posted,

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Posted September 11 2011 - 03:23 AM

Thanks for the well wishes & prayers. I'll also be having a very importan catscan. The first 6 2 drug chemos shrunk the tumors a LOT & this will show if #'s 7 & are maintaining the shrinkage with the single dose. BTW its Mesothelioma which I was diagnosed with in January (although they can't figure how I got it having no knowledge of ever being exposed to asbestos). I'm doing well though & my doctor is very happy which makes me happy.:)

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Posted September 11 2011 - 07:21 AM



Originally Posted by MattH. 

My review of 3 Women went up too late last night for you to link it, Mike. The review can be found here.


Added to the OP, Matt!  Posted Image


Originally Posted by Tom Abbott 

Just thought I'd mention that Archer :Season One is coming out on Blu-ray, It's an Amazon.com Exclusive available September 13th at $27.99.
I'm not sure whether retailer exclusives releases are always posted,


Thanks, Tom!.  Missed that one completely. That is one of the downsides of retailer exclusives....especially when they don't bother to promote them as much as they should...  Posted Image


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Thanks for the well wishes & prayers. I'll also be having a very importan catscan. The first 6 2 drug chemos shrunk the tumors a LOT & this will show if #'s 7 & are maintaining the shrinkage with the single dose. BTW its Mesothelioma which I was diagnosed with in January (although they can't figure how I got it having no knowledge of ever being exposed to asbestos). I'm doing well though & my doctor is very happy which makes me happy.Posted Image

Bill:  You'll be in the Frezon family's prayers.  Keep that doctor happy!  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 September 11 2011 - 12:33 PM

Thanks Mike. All prayers are cheerfully accepted & I'm sure are a good reason things are going as good as they are.

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Posted September 11 2011 - 04:12 PM


Thanks for the WRU Mike!  Speaking of exclusives, Best Buy has some of the former Samsung Dreamworks 3D titles as exclusives starting today: How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Megamind.  Bestbuy.com shows a "regular" price of $51.99 but has them on sale for $29.99.  I ordered Megamind for in-store pick up and the price tag showed $34.99, so I'm not sure what the regular price will be.  It was also a 3D Blu-ray/DVD set, so I am assuming the other two will be as well.


In addition to Megamind 3D I'm getting all six Star Wars films.  Would love to get Spartacus, Citizen Kane and a few others, but will wait for sales.


Speaking of Star Wars, I'm looking to set up a viewing party for HTF members in the Seattle area this week.  It can either be at my place, or I am working on getting access to a very nice Theo Kalomirakis designed theater with stadium seating that seats 15.  If you are interested please visit this thread.




Originally Posted by Bill Thomann 

Thanks Mike. All prayers are cheerfully accepted & I'm sure are a good reason things are going as good as they are.


I'll make sure I add you to the list Bill.  Hope the appt goes well.



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Posted September 11 2011 - 05:57 PM

Probably nothing immediate for me from this week's releases.  Will probably pick up some of them as they inevitably drop substantially in prices, especially since my plate is pretty full now.


Thanks for another WRU, Mike -- and welcome back(!) even though it was just one week... Posted Image

Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

Thanks for the WRU Mike!  Speaking of exclusives, Best Buy has some of the former Samsung Dreamworks 3D titles as exclusives starting today: How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Megamind.  Bestbuy.com shows a "regular" price of $51.99 but has them on sale for $29.99.  I ordered Megamind for in-store pick up and the price tag showed $34.99, so I'm not sure what the regular price will be.  It was also a 3D Blu-ray/DVD set, so I am assuming the other two will be as well.


In addition to Megamind 3D I'm getting all six Star Wars films.  Would love to get Spartacus, Citizen Kane and a few others, but will wait for sales.



I guess it's about time some of them started showing up for retail sales although going BB exclusive w/ the high $ tag wouldn't do it for me even if I've finally picked up some 3D glasses -- I'm sorta looking now that the glasses are coming down in pricing and I have a 3D BD player (and can get Avatar 3D w/ the included Panny coupon).



Speaking of Star Wars, I'm looking to set up a viewing party for HTF members in the Seattle area this week.  It can either be at my place, or I am working on getting access to a very nice Theo Kalomirakis designed theater with stadium seating that seats 15.  If you are interested please visit this thread.


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Thanks Mike. All prayers are cheerfully accepted & I'm sure are a good reason things are going as good as they are.


I'll make sure I add you to the list Bill.  Hope the appt goes well.



Ditto that one for me as well.  Hope you're able to get well and stay well long term, Bill...


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Posted September 11 2011 - 06:08 PM

What is the word on these That '70s Shows releases? Are they really uncut, with all songs? The Mill Creek page only makes mention of the cheaper price. I was really into T7S about a year ago, not currently that psyched, but I could probably get back into with an upgraded release. Hope things go very well for you, Bill.

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Posted September 11 2011 - 07:29 PM




Originally Posted by Greg_S_H 

What is the word on these That '70s Shows releases? Are they really uncut, with all songs? The Mill Creek page only makes mention of the cheaper price. I was really into T7S about a year ago, not currently that psyched, but I could probably get back into with an upgraded release.

Hope things go very well for you, Bill.


I think they are the same as the previous release just repacked and price reduced.  It would probably be to expensive to have to re-edit them with new music and still hit that price point.  Mill Creek typically just presses what they are given from the studio they licensed it from.




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Posted September 12 2011 - 01:48 AM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 





I think they are the same as the previous release just repacked and price reduced.  It would probably be to expensive to have to re-edit them with new music and still hit that price point.  Mill Creek typically just presses what they are given from the studio they licensed it from.



Well, if that's true...I'm feeling "used."  The release lists I checked lumped the 3rd Rock, Roseanne and '70s Show releases together making it sound like they were "do-overs."    The issues with the initial releases of those shows, I did not follow closely.


I hate putting re-tread stuff in the WRU (especially edited re-tread material).


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 12 2011 - 06:54 AM

Best of luck to you, Bill! On a related note, rough week to release Spartacus. :(
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