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#1 of 42 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 09 2013 - 03:46 PM

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The Features



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– Life of Pi – 2012


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– The Hunchback of Notre Dame – 1996


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–Ray Milland & Marjorie Reynolds (Ministry of Fear – 1944)


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–Helen Mirren & Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock – 2012)


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–Bob Hoskins & Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit? – 1988)


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–The Blob – 1958

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–Mulan – 1998


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–Rise of the Guardians – 2012

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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
Alice in Wonderland (1986 BBC) $12.99 $12.99  
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1973 BBC) $12.99 $12.99  
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns-Part 2 SE $19.99 $19.99  
Ben-Hur/The Ten Commandments (Dbl. Feature) $14.99 $14.99  
Black Eagle $9.99 $9.99  
Cinderella (2013) $13.99 $14.99  
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away $17.99 $19.99 $16.99
Curandero: Dawn of the Demon $24.99 $24.99  
DeathPenalty.com/DeathPenalty.com: A New Beginning $17.99 $12.99  
The Devils in the Details $12.99 $12.99  
Doctor Who: The Ark in Space SE $27.99 $27.99  
Doctor Who: The Aztecs SE $27.99 $27.99  
The First Time $20.86 $29.99  
The Flat $19.99 $19.99  
Hercules - The Legendary Journeys: Season 4 $18.86 $24.99  
Kumare $24.99 $24.99  
Law & Order - Criminal Intent: Final Year $21.99 $24.99  
The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 2 $19.99 $19.99  
Life of Pi $19.96 $17.99 $16.99
Ministry of Fear (CC) $14.99 $14.99  
The Mob Doctor: Season 1 $24.86 $34.99  
Motorway $14.96 $24.99  
Mulan/Mulan 2 $17.99 $19.99 $16.99
Pat Methany Group: We Live Here - Live in Japan $14.98 $14.99  
Petticoat Junction: Return to Hooterville (50th Anniv. Coll.) $12.99 $12.99  
Pressed $9.96 $9.99  
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies $12.99 $12.99  
Ripper Street $17.99 $17.99  
Rise of the Guardians $14.99 $17.99 $15.99
Samson & Delilah (1949) $13.86 $14.99  
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness $26.96 $24.99  
Smashed $16.99 $16.99  
Spiders $12.99 $12.99  
TCM Greatest Classics-Legends: Judy Garland $19.32 $24.99  
TCM Greatest Classics-Legends: Natalie Wood $19.32 $24.99  
TCM Greatest Classics-Legends: Sidney Poitier $19.32 $24.99  
This Must Be the Place $14.99 $14.99  
Tristana $14.99 $14.99  
Xena - Warrior Princess: Season 4 $18.32 $24.99  

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
Alfred Hitchcock: Classic Collection $53.99    
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman $12.73 $12.99  
Ben-Hur/Ten Commandments (Double Feature) $14.99 $14.99  
The Blob (1958) (CC) $26.99 $26.99  
Brother Bear/Brother Bear 2 $24.99 $24.99  
Cinderella (2013) $14.99 $14.99  
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away $24.96 $22.99 $22.99
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (3-D) (3-disc Combo Pack) $34.96 $27.99 $27.99
The Devils in the Details $14.99 $14.99  
Hitchcock (Combo Pack) $21.99 $21.99  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 $24.99 $24.99  
Life of Pi $22.99 $22.99 $22.99
Life of Pi (3-D) $27.99 $27.99 $27.99
Ministry of Fear (CC) $23.99 $24.99  
Mulan/Mulan 2 $24.99 $24.99 $22.99
Ripper Street $19.99 $19.99  
Rise of the Guardians (2-disc Combo Pack) $18.99 $22.99 $18.99
Rise of the Guardians (3-D) (3-disc Combo Pack) $24.99 $27.99 $27.99
Scooby-Doo! and Legend of the Vampire $12.73 $12.99  
Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster $12.73 $12.99  
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico $12.73 $12.99  
Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword $12.73 $12.99  
Smashed $19.99 $19.99  
Spiders (3-D) $16.99 $16.99  
Superman: Braniac Attacks $12.73 $12.99  
This Must Be the Place $26.99 $19.99  
Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers $12.73 $12.99  
Tristana $18.99 $19.99  
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (25th Anniversary Edition) $16.99 $16.99  
Willow $14.99 $16.99  
Zulu Dawn (1979) $24.99 $24.99  

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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

TCM Greatest Classics - Legends: Judy Garland  (DVD):  The Harvey Girls, For Me and My Gal, Summer Stock, In the Good Old Summertime.


TCM Greatest Classics - Legends: Natalie Wood  (DVD):  Gypsy, Sex and the Single Girl, Splendor in the Grass, Inside Daisy Clover.


TCM Greatest Classics - Legends: Sidney Poitier  (DVD):  Something of Value, Edge of the City, Blackboard Jungle, A Patch of Blue


Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection (Blu-ray):  Notorious, Spellbound, Rebecca.

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

--On Tuesday, March 12th...Best Buy will have SPECIAL DOORBUSTER PRICES on all versions of Rise of the Guardians for just two hours--From 10am to Noon.  Rise of the Guardians DVD: $14.99, Blu Combo Pack $18.99, 3-D Blu Combo Pack $24.99.  After that, the prices revert to those listed in the above grid.

--On what might be the best deal of the week, SAVE $6--INSTANTLY--when you purchase ANY of the following two new Disney Blu Combo Packs ($24.99 apiece) at Best Buy:  Brother Bear/Brother Bear 2, Mulan/Mulan 2, Hunchback of Notre Dame/Hunchback of Notre Dame 2.


--Best Buy also will give you $10 towards the purchase of an eBook of Life of Pi with the purchase of Life of Pi 3-D Blu-ray for $27.99.  Exclusive eBook cash.

--Best Buy us having one of its BIG SALES on 3-D Blu-ray titles--all listed titles are $19.99 apiece:  Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Prometheus, Avatar, Rio, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Immortals, I Robot, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Wrath of the Titans, Journey 2 the Center of the Earth.

--Best Buy has the following TV Shows on DVD on sale this week (All titles listed are DVD unless otherwise noted):

$19.99:  The Closer: Season 7, Doctor Who: Series 7 Part 1 (Blu).

$22.99:  Weeds: Season 8 (Blu), Californication: Season 5.

$24.99:  Archer: Season 3 (Blu), Shameless: Season 2.


$27.99:  Dexter: Season 6, 30 Rock: Season 6, Grimm: Season 1


$32.99:  The Simpsons: Season 15 (Blu), Grimm: Season 1 (Blu), The Walking Dead: Season 2


$37.99:  Game of Thrones: Season 2


$39.99:  The Walking Dead: Season 2 (Blu)


$47.99:  Game of Thrones: Season 2 (Blu Combo Pack)

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Pre-order Django Unchained Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 12 and be able to watch EXCLUSIVE footage in HD via CinemaNow.  Also watch Django Unchained digitally on CinemaNow starting April 2nd.  And get your EXCLIUSIVE Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 16.
--In Target's flyer this week...there are just some new release prices.  No specials and no catalog title prices.

--Target Odds and Ends: Nothing, I tell you!  Nothing!


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#2 of 42 DennisBassi

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Posted March 09 2013 - 03:59 PM

So at means the door buster price for Rise of the Guardians in 3D is the same as the grid price?

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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:01 PM

Oh, I was looking at the Amazon price, sorry.

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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:09 PM

I'm having a real tough time figuring out if I'm going to cancel two of the three Disney double features this week from Amazon.  On one hand, I'm using an Amazon gift card for them so I'm not spending anything.  On the other, the BB price is going to be six bucks less.  I'll prolly give it until Monday morning to see if the price comes down at all.  Otherwise, this is a big week for me: Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Brother Bear, Roger Rabbit, Batwoman and Brainiac Attacks.

Good thing I've been selling a number of DVD's for fairly good prices in the last week or so.



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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:14 PM

Mike I see Dark Knifght returns pt 2 in the DVD grid, should that be Mysterynof the Batwoman?
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#6 of 42 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by TonyD 

Mike I see Dark Knifght returns pt 2 in the DVD grid, should that be Mysterynof the Batwoman?


No.  I know nothing about the animated Batman stuff...but if you click the amazon links, you'll see that they are distinct products.


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 09 2013 - 04:22 PM

Hmm,odd. That was already released a few weeks back and that says it comes out on the 12th.
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#8 of 42 EricSchulz

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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:23 PM

Renting Hitchcock and Life of Pi.  My buying days have pretty much come to a grinding halt, and with a possible move this spring/summer I don't need anything more to pack!



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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:28 PM

Originally Posted by TonyD 

Hmm,odd. That was already released a few weeks back and that says it comes out on the 12th.


The only thing that may make sense is if the DVD and BD had staggered release dates.



#10 of 42 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 09 2013 - 04:32 PM

Originally Posted by Jason_V 

I'm having a real tough time figuring out if I'm going to cancel two of the three Disney double features this week from Amazon.  On one hand, I'm using an Amazon gift card for them so I'm not spending anything.  On the other, the BB price is going to be six bucks less.  I'll prolly give it until Monday morning to see if the price comes down at all.


+1  I sure wish Amazon could match the special Best Buy deal.  I've got Mulan and Hunchback pre-ordered from Amazon, too (along with Roger Rabbit).

Those two titles from Amazon currently are $49.98.  The Best Buy deal is $43.98.  Nice difference.


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 09 2013 - 08:29 PM

I was hoping BB would have The Blob for around 19.99 like they've had some popular Criterions in the past. Guess I'll wait for B&N in June.
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Posted March 09 2013 - 10:46 PM

Thanks for the roundup. Getting Rise Of The Guardians from BB, Disney prices are horrible. This is one reason why I'm glad I've kept my Disney Movie Club membership (even though I rarely use it). They had 2 of the titles available for the monthly offering for $39.98 & as a VIP I got the other 2 for 1/2 price which is $14.99 each. Getting all 4 for $69.91 with free shipping, no tax & a free VIP Pin + Hunchback 3D collectible card. About $17 a title & they shipped early & should arrive close to release day. It might be another 6 months to a year before I use them again.

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Posted March 09 2013 - 10:50 PM

I'll probably pick up The Blob and rent Hitchcock. Life Of Pi is well worth a rental for those that haven't seen it yet. Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)

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Posted March 10 2013 - 12:39 AM

I'm slated to review Life of Pi, Hitchcock, Willow, and Ripper Street, but none of them have arrived as of yet. I reviewed all three movies in the Hitchcock Collection last year when they were released separately, but if Fox sends the box, I'll collate the reviews and print another concise round-up.


What a big week for Disney fans! Thanks, Mike!



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Posted March 10 2013 - 04:43 AM

Thanks for the roundup. Getting Rise Of The Guardians from BB, Disney prices are horrible. This is one reason why I'm glad I've kept my Disney Movie Club membership (even though I rarely use it). They had 2 of the titles available for the monthly offering for $39.98 & as a VIP I got the other 2 for 1/2 price which is $14.99 each. Getting all 4 for $69.91 with free shipping, no tax & a free VIP Pin + Hunchback 3D collectible card. About $17 a title & they shipped early & should arrive close to release day. It might be another 6 months to a year before I use them again.

It's about time to rejoin. I think I have 7-10 Blurays finally accumulated that would bring my cost down to about $8-9 each.

--Best Buy us having one of its BIG SALES on 3-D Blu-ray titles--all listed titles are $19.99 apiece: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Prometheus, Avatar, Rio, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Immortals, I Robot, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Wrath of the Titans, Journey 2 the Center of the Earth.

Interesting that most of these have been 14.99-19.99 for a while. Several of them I got for either 9.99 or 14.99 at the last Upgrade and Save. I think I'll pass on those or at least the 3 or 4 I don;t already have. So it looks like Willow and Rise of the Guardians and maybe Life of Pi. The Criterions will have to wait until July. For those with a SmartPhone/Target app, apparently there is a $3 coupon for Life of Pi that has been distributed. I'm hoping they'll make that more easily available for the heathens.
 

 


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Posted March 10 2013 - 05:04 AM

So is the BB deal on the Disney titles $6 per title if you purchase more than 1, or so you just get a total of $6 off if you buy 2 or all 3?


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Posted March 10 2013 - 05:28 AM

Originally Posted by Craig S 

So is the BB deal on the Disney titles $6 per title if you purchase more than 1, or so you just get a total of $6 off if you buy 2 or all 3?


The exact wording is: Save $6 instantly when you purchase any two of these titles.


They show the three titles:  Mulan, Hunchback, Brother Bear.


And, Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings.


The only way you could save $12 is to buy four of the titles.

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 10 2013 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for the info RE: BestBuy and Disney combo deal!

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Posted March 10 2013 - 07:42 AM

Target has a $3 off coupon for Life of Pi. I received from their text message notifications but it may also be on thier web site, I didnt check.
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Posted March 10 2013 - 02:21 PM

Has Disney put out any coupons for Roger Rabbit? Not that the Best Buy price isn't a really good deal as is.




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