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#1 of 45 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 04 2012 - 03:31 PM

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The Features


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– Lady and the Tramp – 1955

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– Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – 2011)

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–A Star Is Born – 1937

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–Ryan O'Neal & Ali McGraw (Love Story– 1970)

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–A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas – 2011

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–Jerry Lewis & Eduord Franz (The Jazz Singer– 1959)

The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
Anonymous $16.99 $16.99  
Ashes $16.99    
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) $14.99 $14.99  
David E. Talbert's What My Husband Doesn't Know $11.99 $12.99  
Downton Abbey: Season 2 $19.99 $19.99 $24.99
Father Dowling Mysteries: Season 1 $19.99  
Fireflies in the Garden $16.99 $16.99  
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred $7.99 $7.99  
Geek Charming $16.99 $16.99  
Hell's Kitchen: Season 6 $19.49 $19.99  
The Jazz Singer (1959 TV/Jerry Lewis) $11.99 $12.99  
Knuckle $14.99 $14.99  
Laramie: Season 2 $19.99    
Last Man Standing $16.99 $19.99  
Lindsey Buckingham Live (with Stevie Nicks) $11.99 $11.99  
Metal Shifters $11.99 $11.99  
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie $14.99 $14.99  
The Phantom of the Opera @ Royal Albert Hall $16.99 $16.99  
Police Woman: Season 2 $31.99    
Project Nim $14.99 $14.99  
The Rebound $11.99 $13.99  
The Reunion $13.99 $14.99  
A Star Is Born (1937) $16.99 $19.99  
Stormhouse $15.99 $24.99  
Story of a Love Affair (1950) $19.99    
The Sunset Limited $13.99 $14.99  
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2-disc SE) (2-11-12 Release) $18.99 $18.99 $17.99
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 (2-disc Gift Set Target Excl.) (2-11-12)     $24.99
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas $14.99 $14.99 $14.99
Yakuza Weapon $14.99 $19.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
Anonymous $19.99 $19.99  
Casino Royale (former Best Buy exclusive) $11.99    
CSI: Grave Danger (Tarantino Episode) $15.99 $19.99  
Dangerous Liaisons $15.99 $16.99  
Day of the Dead 3-D $18.99 $24.99  
Deadly Spawn: Millennium Edition $14.99    
Downton Abbey: Season 2 $24.99 $24.99 $29.99
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat $14.99    
Dreamgirls $11.99 $11.99  
A Fish Called Wanda (former Wal-Mart Exclusive) $14.99 $14.99  
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (former Wal-Mart Exclusive) $13.99 $14.99  
La Jetée/Sans Soleil (CC) $27.99 $34.99  
Lady and the Tramp (2-disc Combo Pack) $24.99 $24.99 $22.99
Lady and the Tramp (3-disc Combo Pack) $27.99 $34.99 $27.99
LEGO Star Wars: Padawan Menace $11.49 $12.99  
Lindsey Buckingham Live (w/ Stevie Nicks) $14.99 $14.99  
Love Story $11.99 $11.99  
Metal Shifters $14.99 $14.99  
The Phantom of the Opera @ Royal Albert Hall $19.99 $19.99  
The Rebound $17.99 $17.99  
The Reunion $20.99 $24.99  
A Star Is Born (1937) $18.99 $24.99  
The Sunset Limited $17.99 $19.99  
Throw Momma From the Train (former Wal-Mart Exclusive) $15.99 $11.99  
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 SE (2-11-2012 release) $22.99 $22.99 $22.99
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas $17.99 $17.99 $19.99
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas (2-disc Combo Pack) $22.99 $22.99  
A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas (3-D) (3-disc Cb. Pk) $27.99 $27.99  
Yakuza Weapon $19.99 $19.99  

(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

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE PLUSH TOY (Lady) with their copies of Lady and the Tramp.   Minimum 2 per store.  No rainchecks.

--Trade in ANY Disney DVD to Best Buy Customer Service this week and get a $5 Disney coupon to use toward a Blu-ray combo pack of Lady and the Tramp (possibly only the 2-disc combo pack). 

Terms & Conditions:  Bring in your original Disney DVD (no burned copies accepted) with the original case to Customer Service and receive a $5-off coupon valid on Lady and the Tramp Blu-ray combo movie (SKU: 4635817). See a Customer Specialist or visit BestBuy.com/disneyoffer for more details. Limit 5 coupons per trip. A recyling receipt must accompany the coupon at the time of redemption. Once you have received your coupon, if you do not purchase the Lady and the Tramp Blu-ray combo movie (SKU: 4635817), you are unable to get your turned-in Disney DVD back. Not valid with any other discount or package. Markdown taken from original price. Your original Disney DVD must have been commercially packed and with the original case. Not valid with any other offer. Valid on in-stock Lady and the Tramp Blu-ray combo movie (SKU: 4635817) only. No cash value. Offer valid 2/712 - 2/11/12.


--Best Buy has some special "Be My Vampire" sleeves which can be had with their copies of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.


--BB also has some EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOKS of the ol' Breaking Dawn Part 1 of the Twilight Saga:  $22.99 for the 2-disc DVD version and $24.99 for the Blu-ray steelbook.


--And, BB has the older Twilight Saga discs on sale:  $9.99 DVD/ $14.99 Blu.


--A list of $7.99 Blus at BB this week:  No Country for Old Men, Spaceballs, Speed Racer, Clerks, Miani Vice, Wyatt Earp, Ronin, Point Break, Wild Things, XxX.


--And there's a list of 2/$30 ($19.99 apiece) Blu-ray Combo Packs:  Battle: Los Angeles, Cars 2, X-Men: First Class, Rio, Fast Five, Bridesmaids.  More in-store and on-line.


--And, BB even has a list of $19.99 3-D Blu-ray Combo Packs!:  HP and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Clash of the Titans, The Final Destination, Yogi Bear.


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

$19.99:  How I Met Your Mother: Season 6, Friday Night Lights: S5, Californication: S4.

$24.99:  Burn Notice: S4, Modern Family: S2.

$29.99:  Glee: Season 2, Bones: S6.

$34.99:  Sons of Anarchy: Season 3


--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  A list of DVDs for $4.99 and $7.99 apiece.

--At Target this week, SAVE $8 if you buy BOTH Lady and the Tramp AND one selected Disney Blu-ray.  Titles include (all priced at $19.99):  Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Dumbo, The Lion King, Winnie the Pooh.  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--And, Target has an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION 2-disc GIFT SET of Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1.  The set includes an authentic prop flower keepsake (from the film's wedding scene) and special features.  Includes certificate of authenticity.  Keepsake is packaged with gift set.  Limit two per guest except in ID and NM.  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--Target has their deluxe Twilight Saga DVDs for $12.99 apiece and their standard Twilight Saga DVDs for $7 to $9.99 apiece.  Twilight Saga Blu-rays will be $15.99.


--Target Odds and Ends: A bunch of other Twilight Saga stuff:  t-shirts, CDs, books, iPad cases, etc.


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 45 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 04 2012 - 03:42 PM

I'd like to thank everyone for all their "get well" wishes this past week.


It has meant a lot to me to her from so many different corners of the HTF community.


Thanks to one and all.


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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#3 of 45 Charles Smith

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Posted February 04 2012 - 03:42 PM

Just take it easy at home and keep getting better.


Lady and the Tramp, no question, this will be a first day in-store purchase for me, as with most good Disney releases.  Jerry Lewis's The Jazz Singer and the 1937 A Star is Born make this a pretty lucrative week.  (That groaning sound you just heard came from my wallet.  Please, pay it no mind.  I don't.)



#4 of 45 Adam Gregorich

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Posted February 04 2012 - 06:44 PM

Welcome back Mike!  Lady and the Tramp fo me!  For any Star Wars fans the Padawan Menace is pretty funny.  My kids really enjoyed it and there was enough humor in it for me too.



#5 of 45 RickER

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Posted February 04 2012 - 11:54 PM

Nothing for me. Glad you are feeling better, Mike!

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Posted February 05 2012 - 12:28 AM

I'll be picking up Lady And The Tramp and the Tarantino CSI episode this week. Glad you're back and thanks for the prices, Mike! :)

#7 of 45 Matt Hough

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Posted February 05 2012 - 12:33 AM

So nice to have you back, Mike, and thanks for subbing last week, Adam.


It'll likely be Tuesday before I have the review for La Jetée/Sans Soleil up, but it's coming. Still handling some discs from last week.



#8 of 45 Ric Easton

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Posted February 05 2012 - 01:56 AM

Well, this is what I get for not checking in here every week. Mike, I'm so glad you're feeling better and I hope they get you all figured out and fully recovered. And you know... there is no way I should've missed last week since it was the release of Star Trek TNG on Blu-ray!

#9 of 45 Bill Thomann

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Posted February 05 2012 - 06:28 AM

Thanks for the roundup & glad to have you back Mike. Hope you're better very soon. I'll be getting the 3 disc Lady & The Tramp at Toys R Us. They have the 2 disc combo pack for $22.99 & the 3 disc combo pack for $24.99 + you get a $5 Gift Card. Also, if you want a $5 coupon for the 2 disc OR an $8 coupon for the 3 disc (which makes it $1 cheaper at TRU) just enter at your Disney Movie Rewards account (if you have one) the Upgrade code 786936284058 & it lets you pick the coupon to print. $16.99 for the 3 Disc with a $5 gift card after coupon is not too shabby.

#10 of 45 Bleddyn Williams

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Posted February 05 2012 - 06:32 AM

Thanks as always, Mike! Hope you get all sorted out soon!

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Posted February 05 2012 - 06:56 AM

Best wishes for a continued, and hopefully speedy, recovery! Definitely Downton Abbey: Season 2, and the blu-ray of Dangerous Liaisons for me this week.
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#12 of 45 Mark-P

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Posted February 05 2012 - 08:02 AM

Waiting with baited breath for my pre-order of Lady and the Tramp to be delivered. One question: Why was Jennifer Hudson's name omitted from the cover of the new edition of Dreamgirls? She won a freakin' Oscar for the performance, so you'd think they'd want to put that on the cover (which they did on the original release.)

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Posted February 05 2012 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for the Roundup. I've got Lady and the Tramp and Phantom of the Opera on order from Amazon and looking forward to both. I must say, though, that I'm surprised Lady and the Tramp (which will definately sell more copies than Phantom) is the more expensive of the two. I'm using Amazon for the convience of having it shipped here, but even if Amazon lowers to match the $22.99 price from Target, it's a bit overpriced; at the store I could have used Disney's $5 off coupon to lower that to $17.99. It feels like Disney should find a way to allow online customers to use the same coupons, perhaps with a code that could be applied during Amazon checkout or something.
 

 


#14 of 45 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted February 05 2012 - 03:58 PM

Man, even a major illness only knocks Mike out of rotation for one RoundUp! Now that's resilience. The third Harold & Kumar will be a rental for me; nothing to buy this week.

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Posted February 05 2012 - 04:35 PM

One question: Why was Jennifer Hudson's name omitted from the cover of the new edition of Dreamgirls? She won a freakin' Oscar for the performance, so you'd think they'd want to put that on the cover (which they did on the original release.)

Good question. An even better one: why even bother re-releasing this film? From the looks of the Amazon listing, it is the same as the previous Blu-ray except that it has dropped the second disc of supppliments, which were all exellent. That release now appears to be out-of-print in favor of this one. Anyone wanting the movie should track down that version, which wasn't even all that expensive (I got it for $10 on sale at Amazon once.) It should never have been discontinued in the first place. I wish this was the director's cut which had been discussed previously, but at this point I doubt we will ever actually get that.
 

 


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Posted February 05 2012 - 06:48 PM

Welcome back, Mike! Weekly RoundUp is synonymous with you. Hawaii Five-O: Season 1 will be released wide on Blu-ray this week. I hope it's not another title that is abandoned on Blu-ray (due to poor sales).

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Posted February 05 2012 - 07:19 PM

The earlier Blu-ray has been out-of-print for a while. I know that because I've been wanting to buy it but could only find used copies at inflated prices. So the re-issue is certainly a good thing in that is makes the Blu-ray available again.

Good question. An even better one: why even bother re-releasing this film? From the looks of the Amazon listing, it is the same as the previous Blu-ray except that it has dropped the second disc of supppliments, which were all exellent. That release now appears to be out-of-print in favor of this one. Anyone wanting the movie should track down that version, which wasn't even all that expensive (I got it for $10 on sale at Amazon once.) It should never have been discontinued in the first place. I wish this was the director's cut which had been discussed previously, but at this point I doubt we will ever actually get that.



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Posted February 06 2012 - 12:20 AM



Originally Posted by Mark-P 

The earlier Blu-ray has been out-of-print for a while. I know that because I've been wanting to buy it but could only find used copies at inflated prices. So the re-issue is certainly a good thing in that is makes the Blu-ray available again.


I have the original release, and I may be misremembering the facts, but didn't the original release just have a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track? Is this new release the same audio encode?




#19 of 45 Aaron Silverman

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Posted February 06 2012 - 05:36 AM

Nice to see you back and active, Mike! Looks like the Disney Store has brought back their nice pre-order deal; today would be the last day to get it though!

* Pre-Order Diamond Edition 2-Disc Lady and the Tramp Blu-ray Combo Pack by February 6, 2012 and receive exclusive set of four lithographs, while supplies last. ** Pre-Order Diamond Edition 2-Disc Lady and the Tramp Blu-ray Combo Pack by February 6, 2012 and get $20 off a future online purchase of $40.00 or more; or $10 off a future online purchase of up to $39.99. An e-mail will be sent at the conclusion of the pre-sale with a unique promotion code valid for a future online purchase made between 2/7/2012 - 2/19/2012.

The lithos they gave out with Beauty and the Beast and Toy Story 3 (the latter was holographic 3D) were really nice. Unfortunately, they're still only carrying the DVD-sized case, but I can live with that. I think this might be the first time they've done this for online orders, but of course you wouldn't be able to use the DMR coupon online. Then again, I might hit Target and take the opportunity to get $8 off Dumbo, which I never got around to buying.
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Posted February 06 2012 - 07:01 AM

According to the back-cover scan at DVD Empire, the new edition is still the lossy DD 5.1,

I have the original release, and I may be misremembering the facts, but didn't the original release just have a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track? Is this new release the same audio encode?