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#1 of 39 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 30 2013 - 08:45 PM

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The Features

 

– Hugh Jackman & Svetlana Khodchenkova (The Wolverine – 2013)

– Nashville – 1975

– Desk Set – 1957

–Serpico– 1973
 

– The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – 2013
 

– Jesse James – 1939

– Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir – 1947)


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DVDs (Date) Amazon BestBuy Target
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane  $21.23
Angry Birds Toons: Season One, Volume 1 $14.98
Dead Like me: Complete Series $39.96
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor 50th Anniv. (Best Buy Exclusive) $17.99
Doctor Who:  The Doctors Revisited: 9-11 $33.98
Drinking Buddies  $14.96
Duck Dynasty: Seasons 1-3 $34.49 $31.99
Good Ol’ Freda $22.93
Hawaii Five-O: The Complete Series  $244.86
Heart Of The Country, The $19.53
Hot in Cleveland:  Season 4  $18.99
Inch'Allah  $22.98
Jack Ryan Collection, The $24.28
The Little Mermaid $19.99
Marvel Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United  $22.98 $18.99
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series  $224.94
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones $19.99 $19.99 $17.99
The Perfect Wedding   $22.98
The Simpsons: Season 16 $35.19 $31.99 $27.99
The Simpsons: Season 16 (molded head case) $42.48
The Smurfs 2  $17.96 $19.99 $17.99
Things Never Said  $14.96
Trail of Blood $26.98
Transformers: Prime Season Three $14.96
Wings of a Warrior: The Jimmy Doolittle Story  $14.98
The Wolverine  $19.99 $18.99 $15.99
Year in Burgundy, A  $27.98

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Blu-rays (Date) Amazon BestBuy Target
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane  $19.98
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – The Rich Mahogany Edition $19.19
Angry Birds Toons: Season One, Volume One $26.99
Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition $36.49
Batman - The Brave & Bold: Season 1 (December 5 Release Date) $27.98
Black Swan (1942) $22.98
Call of the Wild (1935) $22.49
Carmen Jones (1954)  $22.98
Desk Set (1957) $22.98
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor 50th Anniv. (3-D Combo) (Best Buy Exclusive) $21.99
Drinking Buddies $22.98
Duck Dynasty (Seasons 1-3: Collector's Set)  $44.99 $34.99
Eurotrip $14.99
Family Plot  $16.99
Frenzy  $16.99
Galactic Adventures Double Feature (3D Sun / Mars 3D) $22.48
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) $22.98
Good Ol’ Freda $25.48
The Hangover Trilogy $52.18 $39.99
Heaven's Gate (Region B/2 Import) $44.99
Il General Della Rovere $31.46
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Criterion Collection Combo Pack)  $34.99
The Jack Ryan Collection $53.99 $34.99
Jeff Wayne's Musical War of the Worlds (Region B/2 Import) $59.99
Jesse James (1939) $14.98
Marvel Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United (Combo Pack)  $29.96 $24.99
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2 Disc Combo Pack) $24.99 $24.99 $22.99
Nashville (Criterion Collection Combo Pack) $34.99
North to Alaska (1960) $22.98
Pain & Gain: Special Collector’s Edition $35.99
The Rutles Anthology $19.88
Saturn 3 (Combo Pack) $22.94
Serpico $14.99
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season $44.98 $36.99 $32.99
The Smurfs 2 (3D Combo Pack) $34.99 $29.99
The Smurfs 2 (Combo Pack) $22.96 $24.99 $22.99
Terms of Endearment $16.98
Transformers: Prime Season 3 $22.47
Undefeated (1969)  $22.98
The Wolverine (Collector's Edition 3D Combo Pack)  $26.96 $26.99 $24.99
The Wolverine (Combo Pack) $19.96 $22.99 $22.99
X-Men: The Adamantium Collection (Limited Collector's Edition) $129.99

 

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

The Jack Ryan Collection (Blu-ray):  Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Sum of All Fears.

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, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE 4-disc 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack Extended Edition Fan Giftset of Wolverine.  Art Cards and Packaging only at Best Buy


--Best Buy also has an offer to pre-order the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack for $19.99.  Watch the movie early in digital HD on CinemaNow...AND get the Blu combo pack with a FREE INSULATED LUNCH BOX starting 12-10-13.  

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


$19.99:  Paranoia

$22.99:  Paranoia (Blu CP).

$39.99:  Downton Abbey: Seasons 1-3.

$44.99:  Downton Abbey: Seasons 1-3 (Blu).


--Save $5 at Best Buy with the purchase of select Dreamworks Holiday DVD Gift sets and two 20 ounce Coca-Cola beverages.  Pictured in the ad are two $17.99 sets:  1.) Rudolph, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Little Drummer Boy, Cricket on the Hearth, Mr. Magoo's Christmas; and 2.)  Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Merry Madagascar, Shrek the Halls, Dragon's Holiday Gift of the Night Fury.  Offer expires 12-31-13.  Must be purchased on same receipt.


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


--LOTS of EXCLUSIVES @ Target this week.  Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Wolverine. 24 minutes of bonus content by way of a FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of The Legendary Wolverine documentary.


--Target is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE with its Blu copies of The Smurfs 2.  An EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD that contains a 30-minute behind the scenes featurette called Inside the Magic.. 


--Target also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  Contains a 45-minute exclusive round table discussion with the cast and all-access interview with author Cassandra Clare.


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

$4.99:  Duck Dynasty: Redneck Christmas.

$19.99:  How I Met Your Mother: S 8, Glee: Season 4, New Girl: Season 2.

$24.99:  Grimm: S2, Psych: Season 7.


--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $4.50


--Some Wal-Mart prices this week (please, remember from my disclaimer that Wal-Mart prices CAN be regional in nature...although these are probably good):


$19.96:  The Smurfs 2 Blu-ray Plush Gift Set, Wolverine Blu Combo Set with Vudu Discount Offer.

$24.96:  The Smurfs 2 (3-D Blu Combo Pack), Wolverine (3-D Blu Combo Pack).



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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 39 Mike Frezon

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Posted November 30 2013 - 08:46 PM

Happy RoundUp!

 

I hope everyone survived Black Friday!  :thumbs-up-smiley:


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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 39 Steve Tannehill

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Posted November 30 2013 - 08:58 PM

That War of the Worlds blu-ray is terribly overpriced.  You can order it direct from Amazon.co.uk for around US$27.



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Posted November 30 2013 - 09:07 PM

Very interested to see the BB Doctor Who exclusive!  Is the content the same as what's beng released everywhere else next week?


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Posted November 30 2013 - 09:15 PM

Very interested to see the BB Doctor Who exclusive!  Is the content the same as what's beng released everywhere else next week?

I believe it's the same release, Best Buy just gets a one week jump on all of the other retailers.



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Posted November 30 2013 - 10:41 PM

Desk Set and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir showed up on my doorstep tonight.  I'll pick up The Wolverine at some point when it's lower in price...by, like, half.  Same goes for The Simpsons...I enjoy the show and will collect every season, but when they hit $15 or $20.  Maybe at Half Price Books or the used bin at FYE.  I don't need them right now.  Ditto for the Iron Man/Hulk movie.

 

Thankfully, I'm taking this week off from buying anything.  After a desk, desk chair, Christmas plane ticket and an upcoming laptop purchase, I need to put all my cards on ice for a while. 

 

Thanks Mike!!



#7 of 39 David Weicker

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Posted November 30 2013 - 10:45 PM

I believe it's the same release, Best Buy just gets a one week jump on all of the other retailers.

But will they actually have any stock in the stores???


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#8 of 39 Peter McM

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Posted December 01 2013 - 02:52 AM

No price for Nashville at Best Buy?  I had hoped they would do what they did with The Royal Tenenbaums and offer at $19.99.


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#9 of 39 Scott Merryfield

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Posted December 01 2013 - 04:10 AM

Why would anyone buy the Heaven's Gate region B import from Amazon.com for $44 when you can buy the Criterion version for $26?



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Posted December 01 2013 - 05:09 AM

I'll be picking up The Simpsons: Season Sixteen this week. I'll get Anchorman either on sale closer to the release of the sequel or I'll ask Santy Claus for it. And like the cheapskate that I am, I'll wait for the next Barnes And Noble sale to get Nashville.

 

Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)



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Posted December 01 2013 - 07:50 AM

Sheriff Bart:  You'd do it for Randolph Scott.

 

Crowd: Randolph Scott!

 

Speaking of Randolph Scott, the Jesse James disc is now lowered to $11.78 at Amazon.


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Posted December 01 2013 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike, and for the links to the reviews. I'm busy trying to finish up the Fox Vote Your Choice selections before tackling my other assignments for the week: The Wolverine and The Simpsons, neither of which have arrived yet.



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Posted December 01 2013 - 12:02 PM

But will they actually have any stock in the stores???

I can't imagine that they will, sadly......


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Posted December 01 2013 - 01:04 PM

I can't imagine that they will, sadly......

I'll be checking my local store before cancelling my Amazon pre-order


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Posted December 01 2013 - 02:17 PM

Scott: The Region B Heaven's Gate has features the Criterion lacks, mainly the important documentary "Final Cut"

For those looking for Nashville and Investigation of a Citizen, Barnes and Noble is going to run (on the 10th I believe) a Buy One Get One Free sale, mainly to promote those two titles that just missed the big sale. Hold off if you want both or really any two Criterions.
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Posted December 01 2013 - 03:39 PM

Depending on coupons available and whether everything will be back to full MRSP, and if they will let you use a coupon on a B1G1 deal -- sometimes they have, sometimes not -- it may be more advantageous to wait until 12/17 when there is supposed to be a 40% off everything. Generally there are some pretty heavy % off coupons the week before Christmas. Throwing out options to consider.

Plus Grey Gardens and the big Scorsese Rescued Films boxset (Touki Bouki, Redes, A River Called Titas, Dry Summer, Trances, and The Housemaid) are due on 12/10
 

 


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Posted December 01 2013 - 06:02 PM

Rite-Aid, of all places, is advertising The Wolverine and Smurfs 2 on DVD this week for $16.99 each. You probably need their savings card.


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Posted December 02 2013 - 09:42 AM

Pre-ordered The Wolverine from Amazon.  Nothing else for me this week.


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Posted December 02 2013 - 11:36 AM

I would love to see that War of the Worlds in Region A, but I'm not hopeful. :(


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Posted December 02 2013 - 12:14 PM

Best you can do for the War of the Worlds with Liam Neeson as the narrator is the audio CD.  (It will play anywhere.)

 

One of the reviews for the blu-ray said that it played in a U.S. PS3.  I'll check for region A compatibility and let you know.


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