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#1 of 41 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 10 2012 - 04:05 PM

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The Features


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– George Clooney (The Descendants – 2011)

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– Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn – 2011)

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–The Adventures of Tintin – 2011

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–Anna Magnani (Bellissima – 1951)

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–Charlize Theron (Young Adult– 2011)

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–Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ– 1988)


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–Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia– 2011)

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– Milla Jovovich (The Three Musketeers– 2011)

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–Virgin Witch – 1972

The Prices
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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
The Adventures of Tintin $15.49 $16.99 $17.00
Alfredo Alfredo $14.99 $19.99  
American Pie Presents Unrated 4-Play Pack $19.99 $24.99  
Bag of Bones $15.99 $24.99  
Bellissima $20.99 $24.99  
Black Butterfly $12.49 $12.99  
Conversation Piece (1974) $26.99 $24.99  
Coonskin $13.49 $9.99  
The Descendants $14.99 $14.99 $17.00
Doctor Who: The Face of Evil $18.99 $19.99  
Doctor Who: The Robots of Death SE $18.99 $19.99  
Doctor Who: The Three Doctors SE $25.99 $29.99  
Doctor Who:  The Tomb of the Cybermen SE $25.99 $29.99  
Grimm's Snow White $11.99 $12.99  
God's Mighty Servant $22.49 $19.99  
Happy Feet Two $14.99 $14.99 $14.00
Hercules: Legendary Journeys: Season 3 $21.99 $19.99  
Killer's Moon (Remastered Edition) $14.95 $12.99  
The Killing: Season 1 $35.99 $24.99 $28.00
The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1 Volume 3 $13.49 $12.99  
Loosies $22.49 $12.99  
Melancholia $13.99 $16.99  
My Joy $24.99 $24.99  
My Week With Marilyn $14.99 $17.99 $17.00
Neverland $14.99 $14.99 $14.00
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire $14.99 $14.99  
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story $16.99 $19.99  
Stuck Between Stations $14.99 $19.99  
Superjail!: Season 2 $13.99 $14.99  
The Three Musketeers (2011) $17.99 $15.99 $15.00
La Terra Trema $20.99 $24.99  
Virgin Witch (Remastered Edition) $12.99 $12.99  
La Visita $24.99 $24.99  
Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention: Complete Series $9.99 $12.99  
Xena - Warrior Princess: Season 3 $19.99 $19.99  
Young Adult $15.49 $16.99 $17.00

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
The Adventures of Tintin (Combo pack) $21.99 $22.99 $23.00
The Adventures of Tintin (3-D) (Combo Pack) $27.99 $27.99 $30.00
American Pie $13.99 $14.99  
American Pie 2 $14.99 $14.99  
American Wedding $14.99 $14.99  
The Descendants (Combo Pack) $19.99 $22.99 $23.00
Grimm's Snow White $19.99 $19.99  
Happy Feet Two $19.99 $17.99 $18.00
Happy Feet Two (Combo Pack) $24.99 $22.99 $23.00
Happy Feet Two (3-D) (Combo Pack) $29.99 $29.99  
Killer's Moon (Remastered Edition) $14.99 $14.99  
The Killing: Season 1 $44.99 $34.99 $32.00
The Last Temptation of Christ (CC) $27.99 $29.99  
Melancholia $18.49 $19.99  
My Week With Marilyn (Combo Pack) $19.99 $22.99 $23.00
Neverland $17.99 $19.99  
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire $19.99 $24.99  
The Three Musketeers SE (2011) $19.99 $17.99 $23.00
The Three Musketeers SE (3-D) (2011) $24.99 $19.99  
Triad Trilogy $19.99 $34.99  
Virgin Witch (Remastered Edition) $14.99 $14.99  
Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention:  Complete Series $10.99 $12.99  
Wizards (35th Anniversary Edition) $24.99 $29.99  
Young Adult $19.99 $22.99 $23.00

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

American Pie Presents Unrated 4-Play Pack  (DVD):  Band Camp, Naked Mile, Beta House, The Book of Love.

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 SAVE $3 sticker on the cover of the DVDs and Blu-rays of The Adventures of Tintin...to save more.

--And, BB Reward Zone members get Triple Reward Zone points with the purchase of EITHER the DVD or Blu-ray of The Adventures of Tintin.  Limit one points offer per member.


--At Best Buy, save $10 when you buy BOTH The Killing: Season 1 AND the Breakout Kings ($27.99 DVD).


--BB is advertising The Game of Thrones on blu for $49.99.


--Best Buy is advertising FREE John Carter movie cash when you purchase any of these $14.99 Blu Combo Packs:  National Treasure, National Treasure 2, Remember the Titans.


--Best Buy has the following Blu-rays on sale for $9.99 this week:  Kick-Ass, Groundhog Day, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Matrix Reloaded/The Matrix Revolutions 2-pack, Gattaca.

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


--I wonder if Target is going to keep up with this week's apparent conversion to prices without 99-cents attached...  All the prices in this wek's flyer are "dollars only."


--Target this week has two EXCLUSIVE RELEASES:  Fairly Legal: Season 1 and In Plain Sight: Season 4.  Both DVD sets are on sale for $25.  Quantities limited, no rainchecks.


--Target also has a FREE MP3 AUDIO BOOK with their copies of My Week With Marilyn.  A $30 value.


--Target is also advertising the Star Wars Saga on Blu for $80.


--Target Odds and Ends: a short 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 41 Bill Thomann

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Posted March 10 2012 - 04:14 PM

Tintin 3D for me from Best Buy. Wonder if the $3 coupon & the triple points apply to it or just the dvd & blu ray combo pack? Thanks for the roundup, Mike.

#3 of 41 Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 10 2012 - 04:51 PM

Thanks Mike.  TinTin for me, American Pie when they go on sale for $9.99 sometime later this year.  For those of you who still don't have Kick Ass or Scott Pilgrim, they are well worth the $9.99 sale price at Best Buy.  Both have had multiple repeat viewings (and are due for another round) in the Gregorich house.



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Posted March 10 2012 - 05:29 PM

The adult in me held off on three releases I was going to grab from last week...and nothing again this week.  Though I may not be able to hold out through the rest of the week.  I'm weak when it comes to those discs...


Thanks Mike!



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Posted March 10 2012 - 05:37 PM

I had hoped for a better price on the 35th anniversary of Wizards. I may wait for a drop.
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#6 of 41 Matt Hough

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Posted March 11 2012 - 12:46 AM

Thanks as always, Mike, for the RoundUp.


I'll have the review for The Killing up later today. My Week with Marilyn should be up tomorrow. I'm expecting Wizards and The Descendants this week, but they haven't arrived yet.



#7 of 41 Neil Middlemiss

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Posted March 11 2012 - 02:56 AM

Thanks for the roundup, Mike. My Tintin review will be going up this afternoon. Excellent movie and terrific disc!


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#8 of 41 TravisR

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Posted March 11 2012 - 03:10 AM

I'll be picking up The Adventures of Tintin and maybe Young Adult this week. I may get the American Pies when they go on sale (which could be in a few weeks when the new movie opens). The Descendants is well worth a rental. Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)

#9 of 41 EricSchulz

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Posted March 11 2012 - 03:17 AM

Tempted to rent The Killing....but nothing for me this week!



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Posted March 11 2012 - 03:59 AM

Im getting...Tin Tin, My Week with Marylin, Happy Feet 2 3D, Wallace and Grommit and also several not mentioned this week but are coming out: Doctor Who Tomb of the Cyberman. Doctor Who The Three Doctors, Doctor Who Face of Evil, Doctor Who Robots of Death




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#11 of 41 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 11 2012 - 04:09 AM



Originally Posted by Towergrove 

I'm getting...Tin Tin, My Week with Marylin, Happy Feet 2 3D, Wallace and Grommit and also several not mentioned this week but are coming out: Doctor Who Tomb of the Cyberman. Doctor Who The Three Doctors, Doctor Who Face of Evil, Doctor Who Robots of Death




Gee.  I thought they were listed, alphabetically, in the SD price table....     Posted Image


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Doctor Who: The Face of Evil $18.99  http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99    
Doctor Who: The Robots of Death SE $18.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $19.99  
Doctor Who: The Three Doctors SE $25.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99  
Doctor Who:  The Tomb of the Cybermen SE                    $25.99http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 $29.99  





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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#12 of 41 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 11 2012 - 04:28 AM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

Thanks Mike.  TinTin for me, American Pie when they go on sale for $9.99 sometime later this year.  For those of you who still don't have Kick Ass or Scott Pilgrim, they are well worth the $9.99 sale price at Best Buy.  Both have had multiple repeat viewings (and are due for another round) in the Gregorich house.


I can't agree enough about Kick-Ass.  If you haven't seen it (and like action films)...you'll be pleasantly surprised.  It is quite a fun ride.  I'm due for another screening, in fact, and even though I remember a fair amount of violence and obscenity (involving some young people) I remember being overwhelmed with the light tone of the film.


From the HTF's Blu-ray review thread:


Originally Posted by Mike Frezon


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Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich ../..

I'm interested to hear what Mike and Man think.  I for one really enjoyed Kick Ass--and for $12.99 you can't go wrong!


Mike loved it!  ../../img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif


I had another couple of hours to spend with my HT this weekend while my wife was involved in other projects and it was Kick-Ass which got pulled off the shelf.


I thought the film was inventive.  The story and characters were fresh as fresh can be.  I enjoyed myself from beginning to end.  I was hooked right at the opening sequence when the guy takes the dive off the skyscraper.  When the film was over, I realized I had a big grin on my face.  The cast was terrific.  There was humor, action, pathos.  It was a coming-of-age, action thriller...I guess.  ../../img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif  I remember when I was a kid...reading my DC comics in the '60s and '70s...hoping upon hope that it would be possible to get the ability to fly.  ../../img/vbsmilies/htf/blush.gif  this movie really spoke to my childhood in that way.  Great premise.


One of the things I found the most fun was the constant realization on the part of the characters about how difficult it would be to be a superhero in the real world...but to then, as a viewer, get caught up in some of the amazing action sequences only to be challenged to suspend your belief that these characters could really be performing these acts.

Hit Girl absolutely stole the film.


Many HTF members said it's one of their favorite films of recent years.  Even RAH loved it!



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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#13 of 41 ManW_TheUncool

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Posted March 11 2012 - 07:12 AM

Yeah, both Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim are highly recommendable for anyone not likely to find them offensive. My wife actually liked Kick-Ass a lot -- more so than Scott Pilgrim. Then again, she does generally prefer action flix a bit more than so-called chick flix. :D Anyhoo, thanks for another WRU, Mike. _Man_
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Posted March 11 2012 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp Mike. Lots of rentals for me this week, but no purchases. How are you feeling Mike? I hope you are doing better.

#15 of 41 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 11 2012 - 08:26 AM



Originally Posted by DavidJ 


How are you feeling Mike? I hope you are doing better.


Well...I wasn't going to make a big deal about it...but since I've been discussing it along the way...


I was actually back in the hospital this past week--again.  After the recent round of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, I was put on a lifetime of blood thinners (not an unusual decision considering it ws my time of throwing a blood clot from my legs into my lungs).


But, weirdly, I threw yet another clot this past week--even though on the blood thinners.  THAT'S not good.  So I had to go in and get a filter installed in my vena cava to catch any errant clots.  The procedure went extremely well...but the appearance of new clots has set back a lot of the progress I had made after the long bout with pneumonia and the first round of clots.

But, I'm just thrilled to still be ticking and churning out RoundUps!  Posted Image 


And, thanks to David (and everyone else) for your best wishes.


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 March 11 2012 - 09:01 AM

Yeah, both Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim are highly recommendable for anyone not likely to find them offensive. My wife actually liked Kick-Ass a lot -- more so than Scott Pilgrim. Then again, she does generally prefer action flix a bit more than so-called chick flix. :D Anyhoo, thanks for another WRU, Mike. _Man_

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#17 of 41 ManW_TheUncool

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Posted March 11 2012 - 12:51 PM

Sorry to hear that it's been that serious -- guess I missed much of the detail posted before. Glad to hear that you're still able to find some joy and peace despite all that though. Will be praying for you then... Peace... _Man_

How are you feeling Mike? I hope you are doing better.

Well...I wasn't going to make a big deal about it...but since I've been discussing it along the way... I was actually back in the hospital this past week--again.  After the recent round of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, I was put on a lifetime of blood thinners (not an unusual decision considering it ws my time of throwing a blood clot from my legs into my lungs). But, weirdly, I threw yet another clot this past week--even though on the blood thinners.  THAT'S not good.  So I had to go in and get a filter installed in my vena cava to catch any errant clots.  The procedure went extremely well...but the appearance of new clots has set back a lot of the progress I had made after the long bout with pneumonia and the first round of clots.  But, I'm just thrilled to still be ticking and churning out RoundUps!  :D   And, thanks to David (and everyone else) for your best wishes.   


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#18 of 41 Neil Middlemiss

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Posted March 11 2012 - 01:35 PM

Mike, my review for The Adventures of Tintin can be found here


Stay well!!


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#19 of 41 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 11 2012 - 02:01 PM

And Matt's review of The Killing can be found HERE.


But, I'm afraid we've had an incident with the pricing grids this week and links are sorta problematic at the moment.  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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#20 of 41 Matt Hough

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Posted March 11 2012 - 02:21 PM



Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

And Matt's review of The Killing can be found HERE.


But, I'm afraid we've had an incident with the pricing grids this week and links are sorta problematic at the moment.  Posted Image


Thanks for finding the review, Mike. Much appreciated even if there are problems with the links this week. No biggie for sure.


P.S. I still plan right now to have My Week with Marilyn up tomorrow night.