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#1 of 39 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 01 2014 - 05:03 PM

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The Features

 

– Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 2013)

– 12 Years a Slave – 2013

–Charlton Heston & Rex Harrison (The Agony and the Ecstasy – 1965) 

–Sonewhere in Time– 1980
 

–Fried Green Tomatoes – 1991



The Prices
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DVDs  Amazon BestBuy Target
12 Years a Slave   $14.99 $14.99 $14.99
Big Bad Wolf   $26.95
Bloodlust [Film Chest Restored Version - 1961]   $10.78
Bob Dylan:  30th Anniversary Concert $19.88
Cold Comes the Night   $26.99
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor   $9.49
Girl Rising   $18.96
The Grandmaster   $14.98 $12.99
Hours   $12.99
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire  [Friday, March 7 release] $17.99 $17.99 $15.99
The Iran Job   $22.46
Je'Caryous Johnson's for Love Or Money   $13.48
The Last Days on Mars   $12.96
Oldboy   $18.96
Rawhide: The Seventh Season Volume 1   $44.99
Rawhide: The Seventh Season Volume 2   $44.99
Reportero   $22.98
Teen Titans Go: Mission to Misbehave Season 1 Pt 1   $12.96
The Venture Bros: The Fantastic Fifth Season   $18.96 $16.99
The Visitor    $27.95
Wicked Blood   $9.96

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Blu-rays  Amazon BestBuy Target
12 Years a Slave   $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
The Agony and the Ecstasy   $22.98
An American Tail   $14.99
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert $19.88
Cold Comes the Night   $22.98
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor   $11.99
Far and Away    $16.99
Fried Green Tomatoes    $14.96
Garden State    $16.18
The Grandmaster   $14.99 $14.99
Hairspray     $9.96
Harry and the Hendersons    $17.98
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Combo Pack] [Friday, March 7 Release] $19.99 $22.99 $19.99
Intolerable Cruelty    $17.98
Johnson Family Vacation $12.96
The Last Days on Mars   $14.96
Oldboy   $22.99
Simple Wish, A    $17.98
Somewhere in Time    $14.96
The Venture Bros: The Fantastic Fifth Season   $24.96 $21.99
The Visitor    $24.99
Wicked Blood   $22.48

 

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 two different COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK CASES for its one-disc ($17.99) release of The Hunger Games and combo pack ($22.99) of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  For collectors, BB will be glad to sell you one of each for a total of just $27.99.  Must be purchased on same receipt and offer good only on 3-7-14 and 3-8-14.  


--You can algo get, at Best Buy, this week, $8 in Fandango cash to see Divergent in theaters 3-21-14 with the purchase of either collectible steelbook.  Offer expires 5-14-14.  Valid for up to $8 Fandango cash on Certificate--valid one ticket on Fandango.com.  Internet access and printer 3-7-14 thru 3-23-14 required to redeem.  See specially marked packages for details.  While supplies last.  Offer valid in US only.


--The following recent Blu-ray releases are on sale this week at Best Buy:


$22.99:  Gravity (CP).

$27.99:  Gravity (3-D CP)..


--Get up to $8 off an admission ticket to see 300: Rise of an Empire (in theaters 3-7-14) when you purchase these or other select titles:


300:  $9.99 Blu/$4.99 DVD.
Clash of the Titans:  $9.99 Blu/$6.99 DVD.

--BB has the following Blu titles on sale this week for $9.99 and BUY ONE, GET ONE, too!


$9.99:  The Amazing Spider-Man, 21 Jump Street, Looper, Total Recall, Evil Dead, Dead Man Down, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.


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


--Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  For $22.99, you can get a Blu Combo Pack three-disc release.  Includes an extra disc with 45 minutes of exclusive bonus content and a booklet.


--Target is also advertising The Hunger Games this week for $11.00 DVD/$13.00 Blu. 


--Target is also advertising EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISCS in Blu-ray releases of both Cars and Cars 2 (from Pixar)  for $22.99 apiece.  And...buy a Neon Racer (toy car) for $4.99 and one of the Blu-ray releases and save $5 on the movie.

--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 March 01 2014 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Mike!  Just an FYI I fixed some issues with the links to the WRU on the top of the side bar and on the front page. 

 

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Hunger Games is all for me this week, looks like Target is the place to go, cheapest and the extra disc!



#3 of 39 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 01 2014 - 05:26 PM


Hunger Games is all for me this week, looks like Target is the place to go, cheapest and the extra disc!

 

Don't get confused, Adam.  The regular combo pack is $19.99 at Target.  But if you want the bonus disc, you are back up to $22.99.

 

Thanks for the fixes!


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 01 2014 - 05:52 PM

Mike,

 

I think that 300 Spartans is an import as the domestic release of the same title came out last Tuesday.  

 

By the way, I hope you're feeling better.


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#5 of 39 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 01 2014 - 05:56 PM

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Thanks, Robert.  I thought I had remembered that...but I'm still a bit foggy.

 

I'll pull 'em.

 

And I'm getting better every day, thanks....but have a long way to go.


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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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#6 of 39 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted March 01 2014 - 07:23 PM

Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike. Something so many of us look forward to each week.

 

I'm slated to review several more of this week's releases that haven't gotten here yet. We'll see what actually comes.



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Posted March 01 2014 - 07:35 PM

I'll pick up Hairspray and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this week.

 

12 Years A Slave is a very depressing but excellent movie and well worth a rental.

 

Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)



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Posted March 01 2014 - 08:51 PM

Only one for me this week.

My number one favorite movie.
Somewhere In Time.
Probably not remastered and no new extras though.

Now I just need......
Heaven Can Wait.
On Borrowed Time.
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Posted March 01 2014 - 09:23 PM

Just Catching Fire (I can't believe it's coming out already!).  I'm waiting for the Amazon preorder to drop to the Target pice.

 

Thanks Mike!!



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Posted March 02 2014 - 12:35 AM

Just Catching Fire (I can't believe it's coming out already!).  I'm waiting for the Amazon preorder to drop to the Target pice.
 
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Posted March 02 2014 - 06:08 AM

Excellent report, Tino!  Thanks!

 

I have updated the grid with this news.


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 02 2014 - 08:15 AM

It's great to see you back on the weekly update, Mike. Glad your recovery is going well.

 

Just Somewhere in Time for me this week. I will borrow the new Hunger Games release from a co-worker. I do not have the need to own the HG films.



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Posted March 02 2014 - 08:38 AM

Thanks as always, Mike.

 

Anybody know if the special features (that aren't exclusive to Target's release) for Catching Fire are limited to the combo packs? I really don't need a DVD or digital copy, so I'd be up for the $17.99 steelbook at Best Buy, but I don't want to miss out on the “Surviving the Game" making-of documentary.


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Posted March 02 2014 - 08:42 AM

Somewhere in Time was a favorite of mine when it first showed up on HBO (Along with Time After Time... loved those time travel flicks).  Have to wonder how the movie holds up after all these years.   

 

I want to see 12 Years a Slave, but that will probably be a rental since most folks I have talked to said seeing it once was enough!  

 

And Catching Fire for the little lady!

 

Great to see you back in action, Mike!



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Posted March 02 2014 - 09:38 AM

Thanks for the Round-up, Mike!    When the next Scarlet movie comes out on BD I know your recovery will be complete.


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Posted March 02 2014 - 09:49 AM

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To all of you kind enough to send best wishes:

 

Thanks so much for your many notes and posts about my health.  Each and every one is sooooo appreciated and humbling.

 

Just a quick few words to say that now that I am at home (in the comfort of my own WiFi network!) I think I am ready to be back at the helm of the weekly WRU.  So far, so good I guess.   :biggrin:   But I have got a very long way to go--for example, before I am back to work or even ready to drive again. 

 

Don't take your health for granted.  Embrace it and think about all the things it makes possible for you to do.  I am missing so many of those those things now.  Don't get me wrong.  I am blessed to be alive and with my family.  But it is taking some creativity on my part to be wondering what kind of service I can provide in my current state.  Fortunately, the HTF seems to be one outlet for my energies!  :thumbs-up-smiley:

 

Thanks all. 

 

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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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Posted March 02 2014 - 01:16 PM

--Best Buy, this week, has two different COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK CASES for its one-disc ($17.99) and combo packs ($22.99) of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  For collectors, BB will be glad to sell you one of each for a total of just $27.99.  Must be purchased on same receipt and offer good only on 3-7-14 and 3-8-14.

 

Thanks for the Roundup, Mike!  Glad you're back.

 

That being said, the way I'm reading the ad, the non-combo pack $17.99 steelbook seems to be for the original Hunger Games film from 2012, not Catching Fire (which also explains why it is not a combo pack, since the original film was never released that way).  I don't thinnk there is a non-combo pack release of Catching Fire.  If in fact the $17.99 steelbook is for the first one, this makes the combined purchase offer make way more sense, because buying two copies of the same film wouldn't make a lot of sense.  (I guess you could do it, but it's not like they have different content on the discs themselves if they're the same movie ) Even though Best Buy's website labels this as "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the artwork only says "The Hunger Games" so I'm thinking it is a misprint on their part.

http://www.bestbuy.c...2015&id=2988433

 

Since I never picked up the first one when it came out originally, I'm in for this deal.


 

 


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Posted March 02 2014 - 02:19 PM

It just did.

 

Thanks for the heads up, Tino.  The preorder stays.  :)



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Posted March 02 2014 - 05:07 PM

Amazon's price on The Agony & The Ecstasy is falling....just pre-ordered it at $16.19. 


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Posted March 02 2014 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the Roundup, Mike!  Glad you're back.

 

That being said, the way I'm reading the ad, the non-combo pack $17.99 steelbook seems to be for the original Hunger Games film from 2012, not Catching Fire (which also explains why it is not a combo pack, since the original film was never released that way).  I don't thinnk there is a non-combo pack release of Catching Fire.

GOOD catch! Your post saved me from a potentially erroneous purchase. That being said, if it IS the case, whoever labeled the $17.99 release "Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray Disc)" on the Best Buy website is going to be in trouble, because the mislabeling is going to confuse a lot of people.

 

Looks like I'm going to Target on Friday.






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