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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 22 2011 - 04:06 PM


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The Features


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– Jurassic Park – 1993

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– Chris Evans & Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger – 2011)

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–John Cazale & Gene Hackman (The Conversation – 1974)

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–Winnie the Pooh – 2011

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–The People vs. George Lucas – 2010

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–Jenna Fischer (A Little Help – 2011)

The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
Attack the Block $19.99 $19.99  
Barney Miller: Complete Series $98.99 $139.99  
Captain America: The First Avenger $17.99 $17.99 $16.99
City of Life and Death SE (2-disc) $19.99 $24.99  
The Countess $22.49    
Dennis the Menace: Season 3 $20.99 $24.99  
Em $14.99 $14.99  
Faces in the Crowd $20.99 $24.99  
Father of Invention $17.49 $14.99  
The Gathering (1976) $9.99 $12.99  
The House By the Cemetery $10.99 $14.99  
Identification of a Woman (CC) $16.99 $14.99  
Island of Lost Souls (CC) $20.99 $24.99  
Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy $29.99 $29.99  
Laurel and Hardy: Essential Collection (10-disc) $64.99    
A Little Help $11.49 $9.99  
Marvel - The Avengers: Eath's Mightiest Heroes: V. 3 $14.99 $12.99  
Marvel - The Avengers: Eath's Mightiest Heroes: V. 4 $14.99 $12.99  
The Men From Shiloh (Final Season of The Virginian) $51.99 $59.99  
Mothman $20.99 $24.99  
My Queen Karo $16.49 $14.99  
The People vs. George Lucas $20.99 $24.99  
Rare Exports: A Christmas tale $17.49 $14.99  
Robot Chicken: Season 5 $21.99 $19.99 $19.99
R. Corman's Cult Classics: Lethal Ladies Collection $18.99 $19.99  
A Serbian Film $17.99 $14.99  
Smiley's People (1982) $35.99 $44.99  
Starlight and Superfish $17.49 $14.99  
Survivor: Season 5 (Thailand) $31.49    
Tales of Wells Fargo: Seasons 1 & 2 $44.99 $44.99  
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1976) $34.49 $44.99  
Tom & Jerry - Golden Collection: Volume 1 $18.99 $24.99  
Uncle Bob $16.99 $19.99  
The Virginian: Season 5 $59.99 $89.99  
Wagon Train: Season 4 $59.99 $89.99  
Winnie the Pooh (2011) $16.99 $17.99 $16.99
Works in Progress $16.49 $14.99  
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings $15.99 $16.99  
Young Justice: Season 1 Volume 2 $10.99 $12.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
Attack the Block $22.99 $24.99  
Captain America: First Avenger (Combo Pack) $21.99 $22.99 $19.99
Captain America: First Avenger (3-D) (Combo Pack) $26.99 $27.99 $27.99
City of Life and Death SE (2-disc) $23.99 $34.99  
The Conversation $17.99 $19.99  
Dazed and Confused (CC) $27.99    
Destroy All Monsters  (1968) $21.99 $14.99  
Faces in the Crowd $20.99 $24.99  
Faces in the Crowd (Combo Pack) $31.49 $29.99  
Father of Invention $19.99 $19.99  
The House By the Cemetery $14.99 $24.99  
Identification of a Woman (CC) $20.99 $24.99  
Island of Lost Souls (CC) $24.99    
Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy $48.99 $49.99 $46.99
Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy LE Gift Set $79.99 $79.99  
Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy (Steelbook - Best Buy Excl.)   $59.99  
A Little Help $22.49 $24.99  
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale $20.99 $22.99  
Robot Chicken: Season 5 $29.99 $29.99 $27.99
A Serbian Film $14.99 $14.99  
Tom & Jerry - Golden Collection: Volume 1 $23.99 $29.99  
Winnie the Pooh (2011) (Combo Pack) (DVD Packaging)

$21.99   $19.99
Winnie the Pooh (2011) (Combo Pack + Digital) $24.99 $24.99 $24.99
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings $20.99 $24.99  
(CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Laurel and hardy Essential Collection (10-disc)  (DVD):   From an Amazon Review:  DISC 1: UNACCUSTOMED AS WE ARE 1929, BERTH MARKS 1929, MEN O' WAR 1929, PERFECT DAY 1929, THEY GO BOOM 1929, THE HOOSE-GOW 1929, NIGHT OWLS 1930, LADRONES (Night Owls, Spanish) 1930, BLOTTO 1930, DISC 2: LA VIDA NOCTURNA (Blotto, Spanish) 1930, BRATS 1937 [reissue, new LeRoy Shield musical score], BRATS 1930 [original score of stock jazz-band records], BELOW ZERO 1930, TIEMBLA Y TITUBEA (Below Zero, Spanish) 1930, HOG WILD 1930, THE LAUREL-HARDY MURDER CASE 1930, NOCHE DE DUENDES (The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case & Berth Marks, Spanish) 1930, ANOTHER FINE MESS 1930, DISC 3: BE BIG! 1931, CHICKENS COME HOME 1931, POLITIQUERIAS (Chickens Come Home, Spanish) 1931, LAUGHING GRAVY 1931, LES CAROTTIERS (Feature: Be Big! & Laughing Gravy, French) 1931, DISC 4: LOS CALAVERAS (Feature: Be Big! & Laughing Gravy, Spanish) 1931, OUR WIFE 1931, PARDON US (Feature, extended version) 1931, COME CLEAN 1931, ONE GOOD TURN 1931, BEAU HUNKS 1931, DISC 5: HELPMATES 1932, ANY OLD PORT 1932, THE MUSIC BOX 1932, THE CHIMP 1932, COUNTY HOSPITAL 1932, SCRAM! 1932, PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES (Feature) 1932, THEIR FIRST MISTAKE 1932, DISC 6: TOWED IN A HOLE 1933, TWICE TWO 1933, ME AND MY PAL 1933, THE MIDNIGHT PATROL 1933, BUSY BODIES 1933, DIRTY WORK 1933, SONS OF THE DESERT (Feature) 1933, OLIVER THE EIGHTH 1934, GOING BYE-BYE! 1934, DISC 7: THEM THAR HILLS 1934, THE LIVE GHOST 1934, TIT FOR TAT 1935, THE FIXER UPPERS 1935, THICKER THAN WATER 1935, THE BOHEMIAN GIRL (Feature) 1936, DISC 8: OUR RELATIONS (Feature) 1936, WAY OUT WEST (Feature) 1937, SWISS MISS (Feature) 1938, DISC 9: BLOCK-HEADS (Feature) 1938, A CHUMP AT OXFORD (42 min.) 1940, A CHUMP AT OXFORD (Feature, 63 min.) 1940, SAPS AT SEA (Feature) 1940, DISC 10: SPECIAL FEATURES A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy, On Location with the Boys: tour of set locations and interactive map, Laurel & Hardy Guest Appearances, Laurel & Hardy Trailers.

Roger Corman Cult Classics; Lethal Ladies Collection (DVD:  Firecracker, TNT Jackson, Too Hot to Handle

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

--This week's Winnie the Pooh release appears to be a confusing issue.  It looks like Disney has released a DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack (in DVD packaging) and has also released a Blu/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack (in Blu-ray packaging).


--Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING AVAILABLE on copies of Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy ($59.99).


--Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING with its Blu-ray Combo Pack copies of Captain America: The First Avenger.  The back cover features an old Captain America comic book cover on which our hero punches Hitler!  Posted Image  
--And if you buy any version of Captain America: The First Avenger...you can purchase the Blu-ray Combo Pack of Thor for just $19.99 (Reg. $29.99).

--Best Buy is promoting a $5 Disney Movie Rewards coupon for the Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray.


--Buy ANY TWO Marvel - Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes volumes @ BB and save $6.  Must be purcahsed on same receipt to receive savings.


--Buy Sons of Anarchy: S3 and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at Best Buy this week and save $$$:  on DVD save $20.  On blu-ray save $25.


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

$24.99:  Walking Dead: Season 1 SE, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Parks & Recreation: S3.

$29.99:  Parks & Recreation: S3 (Blu).

$34.99:  Supernatural: S6



$39.99:  Sons of Anarchy: S3


$49.99:  Sons of Anarchy: S3 (Blu), Walking Dead: S1 SE (Blu) (with EXCLUSIVE ZOMBIE MASK).


--Best Buy also has the following Halloween-themed titles on sale this week (DVD unless otherwise noted):


$7.99:  Sixth Sense, Se7en, The Exorcist, The Shining (Blu).


$9.99:  Paranormal Activity 2, Blair Witch Project (Blu).


$13.99:  Scream 4


$19.99: Scream 4 (Blu)


--Best Buy continues it's "Upgrade and Save" promotion in which you can return a DVD to BB and get a $5 coupon off a select list of Blu-ray titles.


Bring in your original DVD (no burned copies accepted) with the original case to customer service and receive a $5 coupon valid on a select blu-ray movie.  See a customer specialist or visit BestBuy.com/upgradeandsave for more details about the Uopgrade and Save promotion.  Limit five coupons per trip.  A recycling receipt must accompany the coupon at time of redemption.  Once you have received your coupon, if you do not find a Blu-ray you are unable to get back your turned-in DVD.  Not valid with any other discount or package.  Markdown taken from current price.  Your original DVD must have been commercially packed and with the original case.  Adult content DVDs not accepted.  Not valid with any other offer.  Valid on in-stock Blu-ray movies only.  No cash value.  offer valid 10-9-11 thru 10-29-11.


Eligible Blu-rays (shown):


$9.99:  Twister, Life As We Know It, Napolean Dynamite, Donnie Darko, Straw Dogs, Speed, Planet of the Apes (2001), Rob Roy.


$14.99:  Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Expendables, Dances With Wolves, Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard 3, Live Free or Die Hard, Platoon, jackie Brown, Mr & Mrs. Smith, Quantum of Solace.


$19.99:  Bad Teacher, Zookeeper, Avatar CE, X-Men: First Class.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Pre-order HP & the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2 @ BB on 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack for 11-11-11 ($5 Deposit required).


--Target has a bunch of Halloween-themed titles on sale this week (All titles listed are DVD unless noted otherwise):


$4.75:  Coraline, The Others (Blu)


$7.99:  Hocus Pocus


$9.99:  Insidious, Paranormal Activity 2, Scared Shrekless


$14.99:  Nightmare Before Christmas


$16.99:  Scream 4, Priest


$19.99:  Nightmare Before Christmas (Blu), Priest (Blu)


$20.99:  Insidious (Blu)


$22.99:  Paranormal Activity 2 (Blu)


$24.99:  Scream 4 (Blu)


--And get a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD when you buy BOTH Spooky Buddies on Blu ($19.99) AND an RCA Blu-ray player ($79.99 regularly $89.99).  Blu-ray styles vary by store.  Quantities limited.  No rainchecks.  Terms and conditions apply to giftcards.

--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 38 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 22 2011 - 04:38 PM

Mike- Thanks as always for putting in the hours to post the roundup.  I appreciate it not just in my official HTF role, but in my role as a consumer too.  I know it my seem like a thankless job sometimes, so I just wanted to take a few moments to say THANK YOU.


I managed to get an early copy of Jurassic Park and I watched a few scenes yesterday and am looking forward to watching the whole thing tomorrow.  So far so good.  I just got notification that Tom and Jerry shipped from Amazon and I'm waiting for Neil's Captain America review to post to decide if I want to pick that up and if it will be the 2D or 3D version.



#3 of 38 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted October 22 2011 - 04:51 PM

Frys had the Jurassic park set up online-only for 34.99 but it came off the sitE the next day so just as a heads up keep an eye on it in case it comes back again. Also the steel case at Bestbuy reportedly has flipper discs inside so buyer be-aware. I'd love to get that Barney Miller set but just can't right now so on the wish list it goes.
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#4 of 38 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted October 22 2011 - 10:33 PM

Thanks for the roundup. Getting everything at BB. Winnie The Pooh in blu ray packaging with the DMR coupon, JP Trilogy w/Target $46.99 PM & Captain America 3D combo pack. I love this time of the year.

#5 of 38 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted October 23 2011 - 12:42 AM

Echoing Adam's thanks, Mike. These roundups are always appreciated. Always enjoy the posters and stills you find to illustrate some of each week's offerings.


I'll have the review for Dazed and Confused up later today and likely Wrong Turn 4 up tomorrow niight.



#6 of 38 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted October 23 2011 - 01:37 AM

I'll pick up the Jurassic Park set on sale when it goes on sale around the holidays. And like the cheapskate I am, I'll get Dazed And Confused during that upcoming Barnes And Noble Criterion sale. Captain America is a fun movie and well worth a rental. Thanks for the prices! :)

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Posted October 23 2011 - 03:17 AM

Fry's has the $34.99 + $1.99 shipping deal for the Jurassic Park Blu-ray set back up:


http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


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#8 of 38 ONLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted October 23 2011 - 03:18 AM

I am SO all over the Laurel and Hardy set...despite the website malfunction that prevents me from seeing a pic of them in the opening post!


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Posted October 23 2011 - 03:23 AM

Captain America is certainly on the radar, though I'm not sure now or a little later in the year when it drops to $15.  And, thanks to Doug, I may be ordering Jurassic Park at Fry's.  That's a hard deal for me to pass up.  Thanks Mike (oh, and Doug for pointing out JP at Fry's)!



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Posted October 23 2011 - 04:06 AM

I saw captain america in both 2d/3d in the theatre. the 3d was much better then thor in the theatre. I plan to get the 3d set this tuesday. Jacob

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Posted October 23 2011 - 04:35 AM

TINKER, TAILOR is something I seriously want to get into one of these days, but that will have to wait a little bit.  Likewise the LAUREL & HARDY.  More critical for me would be THE CONVERSATION, providing the reviews of the Blu-ray pass muster, and ISLAND OF LOST SOULS -- which will wait till B&N's sale next month, at which time there are several Criterions I absolutely must have.  While I enjoy the JURASSIC PARK films, I've never been a fanatic so I'll pass on that while enjoying the controversy over the transfers from a safe distance.




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Posted October 23 2011 - 04:49 AM

Mike- Thanks as always for putting in the hours to post the roundup.  I appreciate it not just in my official HTF role, but in my role as a consumer too.  I know it my seem like a thankless job sometimes, so I just wanted to take a few moments to say THANK YOU.


I managed to get an early copy of Jurassic Park and I watched a few scenes yesterday and am looking forward to watching the whole thing tomorrow.  So far so good.  I just got notification that Tom and Jerry shipped from Amazon and I'm waiting for Neil's Captain America review to post to decide if I want to pick that up and if it will be the 2D or 3D version.

Working on it now. You won't be disappointed in the film and the 3D is superior to that of Thor. I need to finish up writing my full thoughts on it all but should be up in a few hours...
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Posted October 23 2011 - 04:58 AM

Yes thanks Doug for letting us know about the Frys deal on the Park. *cough*
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Posted October 23 2011 - 05:40 AM

Yes thanks Doug for letting us know about the Frys deal on the Park. *cough*

Just be careful. They are also advertising the DVD set for about the same price.

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Posted October 23 2011 - 06:51 AM

I'm also all over the Laurel and Hardy set.    My Costco says they will be carrying this for $62.99 (little cheaper than Amazon, but sales tax will make the two a wash).


It was a bit disheartening though that two of the Costco employees that I spoke with never heard of L&H and thought I was referencing a TV show.  The person at Sam's Club (who couldn't tell me if they were carrying or not) at least thought that they were comedians from the 50s. Wrong decade but the right idea.


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Posted October 23 2011 - 11:05 AM

My review of Captain America: The First Avenger on 3D Blu-ray is now posted...


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#17 of 38 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 23 2011 - 12:04 PM

Links to reviews of...


Captain America: The First Avenger (3-D Blu Combo Pack)


Dazed and Confused (CC) Blu-ray


City of Life and Death SE Blu-ray


...have all been added as links to the OP.  Posted Image  Thanks fellas!


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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#18 of 38 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted October 23 2011 - 02:52 PM

Thank you, Mike!



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Posted October 24 2011 - 04:52 AM

The "Shaolin" Blu-ray also comes out on October 25th. Amazon currently has it for $20.49.


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#20 of 38 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted October 24 2011 - 01:38 PM

BestBuy.com has lowered the Captain America 3D price to $24.99. You could order tomorrow with instore pickup or just have them pm bb.com. Never had a problem with Best Buy pricematching bb.com