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Weekly RoundUp 11-1-2011


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#1 of 47 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 29 2011 - 04:02 PM

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The Features


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– Toy Story 3 (3-D) – 2010

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– Phantom of the Opera – 1925

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–Jessica Alba and friends (An Invisible Sign – 2010)

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–The Big Country – 1958

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–Reese Witherspoon (Water for Elephants– 2011)

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–Cars 2  – 2010


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–Snow Flower and the Secret Fan  – 2011


The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
The Artists - Best of Kino's Silent Classics: Volume 1 $125.99 $124.99  
Beast Wars - Transformers: Complete Series $35.99 $49.99  
Brideshead Revisited: 30th Anniversary Edition $53.99 $49.99  
Boy Toy $20.49 $24.99  
Bunraku $16.99    
Californication: Season 4 $26.99 $26.99  
Cars 2 $16.99 $16.99 $15.99
A Christmas Carol: 60th Anniversary Edition $13.49 $12.99  
Chicago: Live in Conert $13.49 $12.99  
The Craigslist Killer $17.99 $19.99  
Crazy, Stupid, Love. $16.99 $14.99 $14.99
Ed Sullivan Show - Rolling Stones $27.99 $34.99  
Essential Daffy Duck Collection $21.99 $24.99  
Going Places $22.49 $19.99  
His Way $16.99 $14.99  
An Invisible Sign $15.99 $19.99  
The Last Mountain $21.99 $24.99  
The Liam Neeson Collection (10-disc) $36.99 $44.99  
Machete Maidens Unleashed $20.99 $19.99  
Magic Trip $20.99 $24.99  
Michael Jackson: Life of an Icon $14.99 $14.99  
Michael McDonald: Live & Tribute to Motown Live $13.49 $12.99  
The Nutcracker: The Untold Story $13.99 $14.99  
Placebo: We Come in Pieces $13.49 $11.99  
Rawhide: Season 4 Volume 2 $28.99 $34.99  
Rejoice and Shout $18.99 $24.99  
Roswell: The Aliens Attack $17.99 $14.99  
The Santa Incident $10.99 $12.99  
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan $17.99 $19.99 $16.99
Steve Winwood Live $13.49 $12.99  
Survive! $14.99 $12.99  
Tabloid $18.99 $19.99  
Talihina Sky - Story of Kings of Leon $18.98 $13.99  
TCM Classics: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Volume 2 $17.99 $24.99  
TCM Classics: The Thin Man $17.99 $24.99  
TCM Classics: Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland $17.99 $24.99  
Trespass $20.49    
Water for Elephants $16.99 $17.99 $14.99
Wintervention $15.99 $14.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
The Big Country $10.99    
Brideshead Revisitied: 30th Anniversary Edition $62.99 $59.99  
Bunraku $20.99 $19.99  
Cars 2 (2-disc Combo Pack) $24.99 $22.99 $22.99
Cars 2 (3-D) (5-disc Combo Pack) $26.99 $24.99 $29.99
Cars Trilogy Director's Edition $79.99 $79.99  
Chicago: Live in Concert $17.97 $14.99  
A Christmas Carol: 60th Anniversary Edition $17.99    
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind $10.99 $12.99  
Cop Land $10.99 $12.99  
Crazy, Stupid, Love. $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Combo Pack) $24.99 $22.99 $24.99
Going Places $26.99 $24.99  
The Grateful Dead Movie $22.49 $19.99  
Hook (Combo Pack) $14.99 $19.99  
An Invisible Sign $20.99 $24.99  
It's a Wonderful Life Giftset $27.99 $34.99  
Michael Jackson: Life of an Icon $19.99 $24.99  
Michael McDonald: Live and Tribute to Motown Live $17.97 $14.99  
The Nutcracker: Untold Story $19.99 $24.99  
MoMA - 50 Masterpieces from the Collection $16.95    
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) $23.99 $34.99  
Placebo: We Come in Pieces $17.99 $14.99  
Quigley Down Under $14.99 $19.99  
Scrooged $16.99 $19.99  
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan $25.99 $24.99  
Steve Winwood Live $17.97 $14.99  
Talihina Sky: Story of Kings of Leon   $17.99  
Toy Story (3-D) (Combo Pack) $37.49 $29.99  
Toy Story 2 (3-D) (Combo Pack) $37.49 $29.99  
Toy Story 3 (3-D) (Combo Pack) $37.49 $29.99  
Toy Story Trilogy 3-D Collection $67.99 $114.99  
Trespass $18.99    
Trespass (Combo Pack) $20.99 $29.99  
Water for Elephants $21.99 $24.99 $19.99
Wintervention $17.99 $19.99  

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

The Artists - Best of Kino's Silent Classics: Volume 1  (DVD):  Metropolis, Blood and Sand, Thief of Naghdad, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Broken Blossoms, The General..

The Liam Neeson Collection (DVD):  The Bounty, A Prayer for the Dying, High Spirits, Shining Through, Nell, Rob Roy, Kinsey, Kingdom of Heaven, Taken.


TCM Classic Films: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Volume 2  (DVD):  Roberta, Follow the Fleet, Flying Down to Rio, The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle.

TCM Classic Films: The Thin Man (DVD):  The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man.


TCM Classic Legends: Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland  (DVD):  Babes on Broadway, Strike Up the Band, Babes in Arms, Girl Crazy.

Cars Trilogy (Blu-ray):  Cars, Cars 2, Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales.


Toy Story 3-D Trilogy  (Blu-ray):  Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3.

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 is "the week that wasn't" for fans of The Fugitive.  November 1st was supposed to be the release date for the release of a complete series set of the 1960s classic.  But, at the last minute, the set was held (for reasons currently unknown)...except for some that made their way out Amazon's door.  Read all about it HERE.


--Best Buy also has two titles in their flyer which, I believe, have been pushed back a week or two on their release date:  Beginners (November 15th) and the Devil's Double (November 22nd).  They are advertising Beginners at $16.99 DVD/$19.99 Blu and Devil's Double at $16.99 DVD/$22.99 Blu.


--Best Buy and Target are both promoting the typical $5 Disney Movie Reward coupon on the purchase of the Cars 2 Blu-ray 3-D Combo Pack.

--Save $7 @ BB when you buy BOTH a Cars 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack AND one of the following items:


$16.99:  Best Buy EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Blue Lightning McQueen Remote Control Car


$29.99:  Toy Story (3-D Blu), Toy Story 2 (3-D Blu), Toy Story 3 (3-D Blu), Cars 2 NDS Video Game.


$39.99:  Cars 2 Wii, XBox 360, PS3 Video Game.


--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray release this week ($17.99) of Talihini Sky -Story of Kings of Leon.  Also, save $2 on any Kings of leon CD when you buy either the DVD or Blu @ BB.


--Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE 3-D Blu-ray releases of the Shrek movies for $29.99 apiece:  Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek: Final Chapter.  These titles also contain $7.50 Movie Cash to see Puss in Boots.  Offer expires 11-29-11.

--Best BUy has the following Blu-ray titles on sale this week:


$6.99:  Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, From Paris With Love, Gangs of New York, Good Will Hunting, Rounders, Trainspotting, Cider House Rules.


$11.99:  Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, The Expendables, The Next Three Days, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Crow, Kick-Ass, Everything Must Go.


2/$40 (Regularly $19.99 - $29.99):  Captain America, Dumbo, PotC: On Stranger Tides, Thor, The Lion King, Horrible Bosses, Scarface, Green Lantern, Fast Five.


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


$29.99:  Entourage: Season 7, Dexter: S3, Dexter: S4, Dexter: S5, Breaking Bad: S3, Camelot: S1


$39.99:  John Adams


$49.99:  True Blood: S3

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

$14.99:  Friday Night Lights: S5, Cleveland Show: S2.


$19.99:  Family Guy: Volume 8

$24.99:  Parenthood: S2


$29.99:  Big Bang Theory: S4, Two and a Half Men: S8, Psych: S5, Mike & Molly: S1


--And, Best Buy continues to advertise their EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray release of Taylor Swift's Journey to Fearless ($16.99).

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  BB continues to promote the pre-orders of their EXCLUSIVE 3-D Blu releases of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2.

--Target, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE "Light Up" case with its copies of the 5-disc 3-D Combo Pack of Cars 2..  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

--target has an EXCLUSIVE Blu/DVD/Digital Copy release this week of Water for Elephants ($19.99)  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--Also, save $7 at Target, instantly, when you buy BOTH Snow Flower and the Secret Fan AND Water For Elephants.

--Target hs the following TV on DVD for sale this week:


$19.99:  Hung: Season 2


$24.99:  Mike & Molly: Season 1, How I Met Your Mother: S6, Gossip Girl: S4, Fringe: S3.


--Target Odds and Ends: A list of $7 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 47 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 29 2011 - 04:32 PM

Thanks Mike!  Copland, Cars 2 and Crazy, Stupid Love.  Speaking of crazy, I picked up Quigley Down Under and Big Country a few months ago when they were Walmart exclusives for $10 each.  Makes me wonder what the point of having an exclusive is when you are selling it cheaper.....not that I'm complaining Posted Image



#3 of 47 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted October 29 2011 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for the roundup. Best Buy for Cars 2 (5 disc w/DMR coupon). That's it for this week.

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Posted October 29 2011 - 06:12 PM

I really need to start curbing my movie spending.  This week will be Cars 2 and one or two more of The X Files sets BB has on sale for $14.99.*


*Unless something else catches my eye, in which case I'm in trouble...



#5 of 47 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted October 30 2011 - 12:32 AM

Thanks as always for the Roundup, Mike.


I reviewed Quigley and Big Country back in the spring when they were Wal-Mart exclusives, so those reviews can be added to the chart.


The Big Country can be found here.


Quigley Down Under can be found here.


I'll have Snow Flower and the Secret Fan review up tomorrow evening.



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Posted October 30 2011 - 12:53 AM

Trainspotting for $6.99 is a pretty sick price. And I have a $5 BB Reward Zone coupon burning a hole in my pocket. :)

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Posted October 30 2011 - 01:16 AM

I'll be picking up Cars 2 this week. Thanks for the prices! :)

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Posted October 30 2011 - 06:36 AM

Looks like: Cars 2 And the 2 /$40 deal on: Captain America and Fast Five OR maybe The Lion King instead of one of the others. As always, a BIG thanks Mike for the latest "Roundup"

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Posted October 30 2011 - 08:19 AM

I had Cars 2 3-D on amazon that was $27, but I see that BB has it for $25 - the Disney $5 - a $5 reward zone coupon down to $15. So that works.
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Posted October 30 2011 - 11:55 AM

Some nice deals this week. I guess that signals the beginning of the holiday season when I wind up spending more than I planned...


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Posted October 30 2011 - 02:10 PM

I didn't see it in the round up but the Tom Cruise Blu-Ray Collection comes out Nov 1 and my review for it can be found here.


5 good to great film's of his for just $35 and change from Amazon is a terrific deal. Note that not all of the special features are included, but on most films they are all there.

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Posted October 30 2011 - 02:19 PM

I had Cars 2 3-D on amazon that was $27, but I see that BB has it for $25 - the Disney $5 - a $5 reward zone coupon down to $15. So that works.

I forgot that I paid $7.50 for the steel book as a preorder so that's another $7.50 off.
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Posted October 30 2011 - 03:16 PM

BN Criterion 50% off sale going to take most of my $$$ for the next couple weeks, but Cars 2 almost certainly soon and Water for Elephants sometime before Christmas Chuck Barris is already on it's way from Deep Discount though that could be tomorrow or next month sometime since the package apparently has already made a couple detours. It must be trying to shake the tail MI6 has placed on all the shipments.

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Posted October 30 2011 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for another WRU, Mike.



Looks like things may be picking up from here on out thru the end of the year -- and our wallets will be taking some big hits.


I too will probably be giving priority to the B&N Criterion sale -- and I won't have nearly enough CC rewards funded GCs to pay for them this time around.  Will probably pick up the Cars 2 BD in some release week deal, perhaps from TRU if their pre-deals price is competitive.


FWIW, the Hook BD came out in the UK about a month ago -- and I already imported it (for a shipped cost of ~$10-11) along w/ a batch others.


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Posted October 31 2011 - 01:36 PM

The review for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan can be found here.



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Posted October 31 2011 - 02:19 PM



Originally Posted by MattH. 


I reviewed Quigley and Big Country back in the spring when they were Wal-Mart exclusives, so those reviews can be added to the chart.


The Big Country can be found here.


Quigley Down Under can be found here.



Originally Posted by MattH. 

The review for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan can be found here.


All now added to the OP.  Thanks, Matt.



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 October 31 2011 - 02:23 PM



Originally Posted by Neil Middlemiss 

I didn't see it in the round up but the Tom Cruise Blu-Ray Collection comes out Nov 1 and my review for it can be found here.


5 good to great film's of his for just $35 and change from Amazon is a terrific deal. Note that not all of the special features are included, but on most films they are all there.


Neil:  You really through me for a loop with this one.

Between my own new release lists that I use....along with combing through amazon & Best Buy's new release listing for each week's RoundUp, I can't remember the last time a new release has gotten completely by me.


Amazon is showing the Tom Cruise set for a November 15th release.  Does some other retailer maybe have an exclusive to November 1?!?  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 October 31 2011 - 06:25 PM

B&N / Criterion sale is on:  NOW.


Oh lordy, my poor wallet this month.



#19 of 47 OFFLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted November 01 2011 - 02:11 AM

Hmmm, Amazon was listing the release date as 11/1 as of Sunday in line with the press release info...odd.


Well, this way your record remains firmly intact :)





Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 


Neil:  You really through me for a loop with this one.

Between my own new release lists that I use....along with combing through amazon & Best Buy's new release listing for each week's RoundUp, I can't remember the last time a new release has gotten completely by me.


Amazon is showing the Tom Cruise set for a November 15th release.  Does some other retailer maybe have an exclusive to November 1?!?  Posted Image






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Posted November 01 2011 - 02:36 AM

Amazon has dropped the price of A Christmas Carol (BD) to $10.99! (SD is $9.99.) However, they say the BD edition "usually ships in 1 to 3 months." Very strange.