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#1 of 36 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 08 2013 - 07:56 PM

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The Features

 

– Bibi Andersson & Victor Sjöström (Wild Strawberries – 1957)

– Gemma Arterton & Jeremy Renner (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – 2013)

–Stitch & Lilo (Lilo & Stitch – 2002 

–James Franco & Michelle Williams (Oz: The Great and Powerful – 2013)
 

–Olivia Munn & Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom  2012)
 

–The Only Game in Town – 1970


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SD-DVD TITLE                                                                    Amazon BestBuy Target
100 Below Zero $12.99 $12.99  
Absolute Deception $16.93 $19.99  
Becker: Season 5 $31.46

Betty and Coretta $14.93 $14.99  
Beverly Lewis' The Confession $16.93

Burn Notice: Season 6 $34.96 $29.99 $27.99
Clip $24.99 $24.99  
Doctor Who: Inferno (Story 54) $27.99 $27.99  
Doctor Who: the Mind of Evil $26.29 $27.99  
Fairly Legal: Season 2 $23.99 $24.99  
Ghost Hunters; Season 8 part 2 $16.93 $19.99  
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters $16.96 $19.99  $13.00
House of Cards: Season 1 $33.96 $29.99  $24.99
In the Heat of the Night: Season 8 $22.46  
Killing Lincoln  $14.96
Li'l Abner (1940) $8.99 $8.99  
Major Crimes: Season 1 $27.86 $32.99  
Masquerade (2013) $12.99 $12.99
Necessary Roughness: Season 2 $23.99 $24.99  
The Newsroom: Season 1 $34.96 $34.99 $34.99
Ninja Masters $14.93 $24.99  
Oz: The Great and Powerful $19.86 $19.99 $17.99
Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow $21.99 $24.99  
Perry Mason: Season 9 Volume 1 $29.96 $44.99  
The Philadelphia Experiment $13.99 $14.99  
Power Rangers Super Samurai: Secret/Red Ranger 4 $11.93 $12.99
Ring of Fire $14.99 $14.99  
Rizzoli & Isles: Season 3 $27.29 $24.99  
Snitch $14.96 $14.99 $14.99
The Unbroken $20.48 $24.99  
Wagon Train: Season 8 $49.99
 
Wedding Band: Season 1 $32.99 $32.99
Wrong $19.58 $24.99

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BLU-RAY TITLE                                                                  Amazon BestBuy Target
100 Below Zero $9.99 $9.99  
Atlantis: 2 Movie Collection (Combo Pack) $19.96 $19.99  
Dick Van Dyke: Season 3 $41.99 $59.99  
Driven $14.99
 
Emperor's New Groove: 2 Movie Collection (CP) $19.96 $19.99  
Enter the Dragon (40th Anniv. Ultimate Coll's Edition) $34.96 $44.99  
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (CP) $14.99 $14.99 $13.00
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (3-D) (CP) $24.96 $29.99 $22.99
Hard Times (TT)  
House of Cards: Season 1 $39.96 $34.99 $29.99
How to Survive a Plague $24.99 $24.99  
Joe Kidd $33.28 $34.99  
Killing Lincoln $16.99 $16.99  
Lilo & Stitch: 2 Movie Collection (Combo Pack) $19.96 $19.99  
The Manson Family $19.99 $19.99  
The Manson Family (Combo Pack) $24.99 $24.99  
Masquerade (2013) (Best Buy Exclusive) $14.99
The Newsroom: Season 1 $39.96 $39.99 $39.99
Ninja III: The Domination $22.94 $24.99  
The Only Game in Town (TT)  
Oz: The Great and Powerful $22.99 $22.99 $22.99
Oz: The Great and Powerful (Combo Pack) $27.99 $27.99 $27.99
Oz: The Great and Powerful (3-D) (Combo Pack) $31.45
 
Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow $24.99 $31.99  
The Philadelphia Experiment $16.93 $19.99  
Rendition $17.99
 
Ring of Fire $20.99 $20.99  
Running Scared $17.99
 
Save the Date $23.48 $24.99  
Snitch $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Two Mules for Sister Sara $33.28 $34.99  
Wild Strawberries (CC) $27.97
Wrong $19.99 $24.99

 

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

(TT) after a title = New Release by Twilight Time.

 

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Atlantis 2 Movie Collection  (Blu-ray):  Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Atlantis 2: Milo's Return.

The Emperor's New Groove 2 Movie Collection (Blu-ray):  The Emperor's New Groove, TENG2: Kronk's New Groove.

Lilo & Stitch 2 Movie Collection (Blu-ray):  Lilo & Stitch, L&S2: Stitch Has a Glitch.


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


--Two new Twilight Time titles this week--The Only Game in Town and Hard Times.  Each can be ordered for $29.95 at Screen Archives Entertainment.


--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE this week of Masquerade (2013)


--Best Buy, this week, is offering EXCLUSIVE digital content on their Blu-ray Combo Pack of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.  Includes over 15 minutes of behind the scenes look at The World of Hansel & Gretel via CinemaNow.  


--Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT (via CinemaNow) with their copies, this week, of Star Trek Enterprise: Season 1 on Blu.

--The following recent (some VERY recent!) releases are on sale this week at Best Buy (all Blu unless otherwise noted):


$9.99:  The Dark Knight , Batman Begins, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II (all steelbooks).  Also, Zero Dark Thirty (DVD), Skyfall (DVD), Red Dawn (DVD).

$14.99:  Django Unchained, The Hobbit, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, A Good Day to Die Hard, Argo, Gangster Squad, Ted, Bourne Legacy, Zero Dark Thirty, Skyfall, Red Dawn, The Dark Knight Rises. Also Mama (DVD), Lincoln (DVD), This is 40 (DVD).

$19.99:  Mama, Lincoln, This is 40, Jack Reacher.


--Best Buy has a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE on the following Blu titles ($9.99 apiece):  Ghostbusters, Drive, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Zombieland.  More titles to choose from in store and online.  Visit bestbuy.com/savestation.


--Best Buy is advertising the following "Gift Sets for Dad"  Up to a 50% savings (More titles to choose from in store and online.):


$14.99:  Twilight Zone Fan Favorites (DVD)

$29:99:  Mission Impossible Quadrilogy (Blu)

$34.99:  The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu)

$39.99:  Three Stooges Complete Collection (DVD)

$59.99:  LOTR EE Trilogy (Blu)

$69.99:  Star Wars Complete Saga (Blu)

$69.99:  Harry Potter 8-Film Collection (Blu)

$99.99:  M*A*S*H Complete Series (DVD)


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


--Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.  It includes a 12-page booklet.


--Target has the following Blu-ray releases on sale this week (Titles shown and selected others):

$12.00:  Skyfall, Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace (Double Feature), The Package, Taken 2, The Fighter/The Shooter/Four Brothers (Triple Feature)

$13.00:  Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die hard, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

$15.00:  Parker, Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty, The Hobbit, Argo


--And Target has the following 'Dad's Favorites" on sale this week:


$14.99:  Big Bang Theory: S5 (DVD)

$17.99:  Big Bang Theory: S5 (Blu)

$19.99:  Back to the Future Trilogy (Blu), Justified: S3 (DVD)

$22.99:  The Simpsons: S5 (DVD)

$24.99:  Justified: S3 (Blu), Dexter: S7 (DVD), Die Hard Four Film Collection (Blu)

$29.99:  Breaking Bad: S5 (DVD), Dexter: S7 (Blu)Game of Thrones: S2 (DVD)

$34.99:  Breaking Bad: S5 (Blu), Game of Thrones: S2 (Blu)


--Target Odds and Ends: None to report.



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 June 08 2013 - 08:15 PM

--And Target has the following 'Dad's Favorites" on sale this week:

 

I can honestly say none of those are my Dad's favorites.



#3 of 36 Adam Gregorich

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Posted June 08 2013 - 08:31 PM

I may need Season 5 on BBT on Blu-ray for $17.00.  Will be picking up the three Disney 2 packs.

 

Thanks Mike!



#4 of 36 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 08 2013 - 08:40 PM

Nuttin' for me this week.  Those are three of my least favorite Disney franchises (although I should probably revisit the original Emperor's New Groove).  I don't think I hated that one.  But my DVD hasn't been viewed except when I first got it. 

 

Man...when are Tarzan and Hercules getting their turns?!?


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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#5 of 36 Joe Isham

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Posted June 08 2013 - 10:02 PM

I may hit Target for House of Cards. I have a Walmart gift card to use, so I will see what their price is on The Newsroom. Doctor Who I will compare at Fry's.

Thanks for another great Roundup!



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Posted June 08 2013 - 10:40 PM

Nuttin' for me this week. Those are three of my least favorite Disney franchises (although I should probably revisit the original Emperor's New Groove). I don't think I hated that one. But my DVD hasn't been viewed except when I first got it.

Man...when are Tarzan and Hercules getting their turns?!?


LILO and Stitch was very good and the background handdrawings are beautiful.
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Posted June 08 2013 - 10:41 PM

Also the RU is still futzed when looking with the HTF app.
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#8 of 36 David Weicker

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Posted June 08 2013 - 10:49 PM

Doctor Who - The Mind Of Evil for me.   (Plus Oliver from Germany).

 

Oh, and I picked up Tarzan from UK (as well as Aladdin).

 

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Posted June 08 2013 - 11:38 PM

Just a warning to those that want to purchase Joe Kidd and Two Mules for Sister Sara.  Both of them are the UK releases and you can purchase them much cheaper by buying direct from Amazon's UK site.  Almost half the price that Amazon's USA site has them listed for.  I bought both of them several weeks ago from Amazon UK.


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#10 of 36 Ken_McAlinden

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Posted June 09 2013 - 03:56 AM

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Man...when are Tarzan and Hercules getting their turns?!?

Frustratingly, Netflix is currently carrying a HD stream of "Hercules" that looks much better than the DVD (but certainly not as good as a 1080p Blu-ray would look). Hopefully, this new HD 1.85:1 presentation is a sign that it is on the way.
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Posted June 09 2013 - 04:35 AM

I'm with you, Mike! I am more than ready for a Hercules release (and to a lesser extent Tarzan). Disney can bring those around any time they want.

 

I got a note from Fox saying to expect the Burn Notice DVDs, so that review will be up later in the week. I'm also expecting Killing Lincoln from them. No sign yet of Twilight Time's The Only Game in Town either, but I know to expect it soon.

 

I'll be putting up the review for Snitch later today.

 

Thanks for the prices!



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Posted June 09 2013 - 05:40 AM

I'll pick up The Newsroom: Season One at some point. If you're a fan of The Rock's movies, I thought Snitch was a decent enough action movie.

 

Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)



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Posted June 09 2013 - 09:52 AM

Ninja III: The Domination is the title of the week.


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Posted June 09 2013 - 10:10 AM

Who's title of the week?


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Posted June 09 2013 - 10:27 AM

Just a warning to those that want to purchase Joe Kidd and Two Mules for Sister Sara.  Both of them are the UK releases and you can purchase them much cheaper by buying direct from Amazon's UK site.  Almost half the price that Amazon's USA site has them listed for.  I bought both of them several weeks ago from Amazon UK.

It is interesting that Amazon is starting to sell imports themselves rather than just through marketplace sellers. Obviously they see the demand for import titles and use that opportunity to sell the titles at an inflated price!



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Posted June 09 2013 - 10:57 AM

Oz 2D Combo pack is 19.96 at Walmart so should be a pretty easy pricematch at Target or BBy if you prefer plus

Disney $7 Oz coupon via ScottBrand just like the Wreck It Ralph last time.

Scott Brand/Disney $7 Off Coupon for Oz


I already have Lilo and Emporers on their way from Disney Movie Club. I would prefer Tarzan, but I overall really like Lilo and the sequels are pretty good. Emporers is pretty decent and definitely a step below those 2 with Hercules on pretty similar level.

Little Mermaid is coming soon and that's probably my favorite New Era/Non-Pixar Disney movie period.


Almost surely House of Cards and Newsroom, but I'm not sure about now or wait until the Holidays. BBY has a Preorder special on House of Cards for 500 RZ points if you order by the end of Monday, but the $5 extra sort of defeats a bit of that deal -- with Amazon and Target at 29.99 maybe BBY will drop its price by Monday night though that's a long shot.

Wild Strawberries is an absolute, but I not sure if I'dd try that with the BN B2G1 or wait until the expected 50% off next month.

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#17 of 36 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 09 2013 - 12:18 PM

LILO and Stitch was very good and the background handdrawings are beautiful.

 

I disagree.  I thought it was horrible.  The artwork might be all right...but the story was a complete non-starter for me. 

 

I know a lot of people enjoyed it.  But I hated it.  Ha-ted it.

 

The Disney features from 1989 through 2000 (Little Mermaid thru Fantasia 2000) were magical for our household.  I was lucky to have two young children during that time period. 

 

Then, for me, the wheels all fell right off.  I haven't liked a Disney animated film since Tarzan/Fantasia 2000.  Not a single one.

 

Thank God for Pixar.  Their track record has been nothing short of phenomenal/amazing...  There really isn't a superlative to describe a studio which has released 13 films and, for me, has a record of, I'd say, 11-1-1.  (Probably, actually, 12-0-1.  I waver back-and-forth about Brave.)  And I haven't ever seen Cars 2. 

 

And...only a week-and-a-half until Monsters University debuts!  :biggrin:   :rock: 


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 June 09 2013 - 02:06 PM

Wow, Mike!!
We *loved* the original "Lilo and Stitch" movie with the Elvis Presley songs and the "Men in Black" connotations. Now, I will say that we’ve *hated* all of the sequels (they were all way too juvenile). Are you sure you're not thinking of one of the "L&S" sequels??

At any event, I'm getting "Oz" and the "L&S" Blu's this week -- even though I’ll probably never view the included sequel.

I agree with everybody else that the Disney "Tarzan" and "Hercules" BD's are way overdue. At least the "Tarzan" DVD -- released in 2000 -- contains an anamorphic transfer. "Hercules" was released in Fall 1999 at a time when Disney wasn’t providing anamorphic DVD transfers.
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Posted June 09 2013 - 07:27 PM

Yeah.  :biggrin:   I always catch a bit of heat for my dislike of Lilo & Stitch.

 

But I can't even come close to giving it a pass.  It did NOTHING for me.  The Elvis songs were part of the problem as far as I was concerned. 

 

It has been a long while since I saw it in the theater...but I remember it as a disjointed mess with bad character development, lousy animation, below-average music and an annoying creature with no redeeming qualities.  I remember thinking how odd it was that I never felt sympathetic to Stitch and his plight. 

 

The potential of setting the action in Hawaii was great but, for me, completely unrealized. 

 

I just re-read the plot description on Wiki and much of the film came back to me.  What a convoluted mess. 


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 June 10 2013 - 07:47 AM

(Probably, actually, 12-0-1.  I waver back-and-forth about Brave.)  And I haven't ever seen Cars 2. 

 

Please see it, Mike, and then report back.  I'd be interested to see if the 12-0-1 gets revised.  :D

 

We are on vacation this week, but Lilo/Emperor/Atlantis should all be waiting for us when we get home.  I was very tempted on Hobbit 3D for $19.99 at Best Buy...couldn't justify it, though.  This is the beginning of a very expensive period for movies on my calendar.  We're driving from Detroit to Seattle...that costs a little bit of coin.  :blink:






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