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#1 of 22 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted August 09 2014 - 07:50 PM

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The Features

 

– Sam the Eagle and Ty Burrell (Muppets Most Wanted – 2014)

– The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – 1949

– Out of the Past – 1947

– The Blacklist: Season 1 – 2013
 

– Tarzan – 1999
 

– The Buddy Holly Story – 1978


– Man Hunt – 1941


– Mr. Majestyk – 1974


– Hercules – 1997



The Prices
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DVDs  Amazon BestBuy Target
Batman: Assault on Arkham   $14.99 $12.99 $12.99
The Blacklist: The Complete First Season   $37.99 $29.99 $29.99
Boredom   $15.78
Breakheart Pass   $10.99
Careful, He Might Hear You   $10.99
Children's Hour, The   $10.99
The Cold Lands   $35.99
Fanie Fourie’s Lobola   $27.98
Favorites of the Moon: 30th Anniversary Edition   $25.48
Frankie & Alice   $14.99
Gunsmoke: The Tenth Season, Volume One   $42.49
Gunsmoke: The Tenth Season, Volume Two   $42.49
Haunted House 2, A   $17.99 $17.99
Hercules: Special Edition   $16.99
Kilimanjaro   $17.98
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season One   $16.98
Locke   $14.59
Love Streams [Criterion Collection]   $27.98
Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series   $34.98
Marx Brothers TV Collection, The   $25.99
Motel Hell    $24.99
Mr. Majestyk   $10.99
Muppets Most Wanted   x.xx $17.99 $17.99
Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle to the Finish   $9.88
The Railway Man   $14.96
Summer in February   $14.93
Summer Story, A   $13.99
Swelter   $15.97
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   $19.78
Unforgiven, The   $10.99
We Won't Grow Old Together   $27.98
William Shatner's Get a Life!   $16.98

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Blu-rays  Amazon BestBuy Target
Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad [Special Edition Combo Pack]   $33.99 $17.99
The Avengers    $11.48
Batman: Assault on Arkham    $17.99 $16.99 $16.99
Bears [Combo Pack]   $22.99 $22.99
Bedknobs and Broomsticks [Special Edition Combo Pack]   $19.99
The Blacklist: The Complete First Season   $44.99 $39.99 $34.99
Breakheart Pass   $17.49
Buddy Holly Story, The  [Twilight Time] 
The Children’s Hour   $17.49
Elvis: That’s The Way It Is [2-Disc Special Edition]   $23.78
Favorites of the Moon: 30th Anniversary Edition   $25.78
Filth    $17.99
Follow That Dream  [Twilight Time] 
Haunted House 2, A    $24.99 $22.99
Hercules [Special Edition Combo Pack]   $17.99 $17.99
Locke   $21.24
Looney Tunes: The Platinum Collection 3   $34.49
Love Streams [Criterion Collection, Dual Format]   $30.38
Man Hunt  [Twilight Time] 
Motel Hell [Collector's Edition, Combo Pack]   $24.99
Mr. Majestyk   $17.49
Muppets Most Wanted   x.xx $22.99 $22.99
Out of the Past $18.69
The Railway Man   $24.96
Rage $16.48
Riff Raff / Raining Stones [2 by Ken Loach]  [Twilight Time] 
Secret of Santa Vittoria, The  [Twilight Time] 
Swelter   $26.98
Tarzan [Special Edition Combo Pack]   $17.99 $17.99
The Toxic Avenger   $19.99
The Unforgiven   $17.49
Viva Las Vegas: 50th Anniversary Edition   $22.38
We Won't Grow Old Together [Blu-ray]   $32.98
Young Justice: Season 1 $25.49


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

--The Disney Title--Mickey, Donald & Goofy The Three Musketeers--is supposed to be released on Blu this week.  But I can't find a price at any of our regular retailers.


--A bunch of new Twilight Time titles this week.  You know the drill.  Pre-order HERE.  


--At Best Buy, this week, an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of a Blu Combo Pack of Batman: Assault on Arkham.  Different than the standard Blu release included in the grid, this costs $17.99 and includes a collectible Harley Quinn figurine.   


--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE release of the Blu of The Blacklist: Season 1.  Included in the grid, it features an EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT. (See below for pricing deal on TV shows @ BB.)

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


Divergent:  $22.99 (Combo Pack)

The LEGO Movie:  $14.99 (CP)

300 - Rise of an Empire:  $14.99 (CP)


--Best Buy has a deal to save 15% when you purchase two (or 25% when you purchase three!) TV titles $14.99 and up.  Offer valid 8-10-14 thru 9-27-14.  Excludes clearance & More and Marketplace items, special order, clearance, demo or open-box items.  Selections may vary by store.  Online offer may vary.  www.bestbuy.com/falltvshows  Titles shown include:


$14.99:  The Bible - Epic Miniseries DVD, Dexter: Final Season DVD, House of Cards: Season 1 DVD

$19.99:  Big Bang Theory: Season 6 Blu, Scandal: S2 DVD, Supernatural: S8 Blu.

$29.99:  The Blacklist: Season 1 DVD

$39.99:  The Blacklist: Season 1 Blu

$84.99:  Friends: Complete Series DVD


--BB is advertising a chance to get up to $7.50 in Fandango Cash--for FREE-- with the purchase of select titles to see Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  In theaters 8-22-14.  Go to www.bestbuy.com/sincity for full details.  Items shown include the following $11.99 Blu-ray releases:  Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, Killing Them Softly, Erased.  


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


--Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of the Blu of Batman: Assault on Arkham.  Included in the grid above, this includes unique STEELBOOK PACKAGING.  


--Target is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE TARGET RED EDITION release of The Blu-ray of The Blacklist: Season 1.   Includes EXCLUSIVE villains dossier.  

--Target has the following recent releases on sale this week (more in store):

$10.00:  The LEGO Movie DVD, Walking With Dinosaurs DVD
$14.99:  Son of God DVD
$15.00:  300 - Rise of An Empire Blu Combo Pack.

$16.99:  Noah DVD

$17.99:  Rio 2 DVD, Endless Love DVD, Non-Stop DVD.

$18.99:  Frozen DVD

$19.99:  Hunger Games - Catching Fire Blu CP

$22.99:  Divergent Blu CP 


--Target is advertising FREE $8 in Theater Cash to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In theaters 8-8-14.  (You can also pre-order a Target EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray release of this film at www.target.com/TMNT).  Earn the theater cash with the purchase of select titles.  Titles shown include the following $7.99 DVDs:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutagen Mayhem, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Good, the bad and Casey Jones, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles.  


--Target has the following titles on sale for $10 this week:  The heat (Blu CP), Epic (Blu CP), Free Birds DVD, We're the Millers DVD, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty DVD, Man of Steel DVD, The Wolverine DVD, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVD, more in-store.  


--Target also has a list of kids DVDs on sale.  Prices range from $9.99 to $12.99.


--Target Odds and Ends: A really long list of $5 DVDs--Buy Three Get One Free.



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 22 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted August 09 2014 - 08:51 PM

So this Disney stuff is hurting my head this week.

 

It looks like BB wil have the best price on a majority of it. The only two I still have with Amazon are Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Three Musketeers (Mike, here's the link from my preorder.



#3 of 22 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted August 09 2014 - 09:00 PM

So this Disney stuff is hurting my head this week.

 

It looks like BB wil have the best price on a majority of it. The only two I still have with Amazon are Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Three Musketeers (Mike, here's the link from my preorder.

 

Thanks, Jason.  Wow.  Weird.  No image for an Amazon pre-order.  I looked and looked and couldn't find that title listed on Amazon.

 

And, $25.49?!?  Ouch. 


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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#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted August 09 2014 - 09:04 PM

Welcome, Mike! Luckily I got in on this title way back when it was first posted. I did just cancel with Amazon cuz BB's  price is (apparently) going to be lower.



#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted August 10 2014 - 01:04 AM

The Unforgiven sounds like an interesting film - Audrey Hepburn in an action western with Burt Lancaster.  Co-stars Audie Murphy and Lillian Gish. 


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Posted August 10 2014 - 01:24 AM

I don't remember that much action, but the cast is definitely star packed.

#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 10 2014 - 01:44 AM

I don't remember that much action, but the cast is definitely star packed.

Does it have action all the way through the film?  No, but it has enough action at the end to call it a fine western.


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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted August 10 2014 - 03:52 AM

I'll pick up Motel Hell this week and I'll eventually get Out Of The Past.

 

Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)



#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted August 10 2014 - 04:39 AM

Thanks for linking the reviews to all those Disney releases, Mike. It took me all week to get them done. I'm waiting for the Twilight Time releases, and I asked for the Kinos, too, but it doesn't like we're going to get them for review.

 

Looking forward to Out of the Past.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 05:24 AM

So is Amazon starting to get in the don't list prices on Disney titles? Odd that the Muppets is not available to prebuy. Hope this doesn't turn into a situation like the other studios and some book publishers.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 05:26 AM

Yes, Amazon has been doing that with Disney titles.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 05:41 AM

Thanks for the Roundup.  This week makes me wonder why Disney releases so many things at the same time instead of releasing fewer titles on a more frequent basis; do they honestly expect people who would be interested in all of the titles to buy them all at the same time?  I don't have money for that.  That being said, I'll end up with Hercules and Tarzan now and the rest at some point down the line.

 

Also, isn't it interesting that the Amazon/Disney dispute is affecting some titles but not others?  We can't preorder Muppets (or Captain America), but the catalog titles are fine?  I'm not complaining, but it's odd.

 

As usual, I'll just go elsewhere for the titles Amazon does not offer.

 

I would also like to add that LOCKE is one of the most unique and exciting films I have seen in the last few years, and it is definitely worth a rental for anyone who hasn't already seen it.  Tom Hardy deserves an Oscar nomination for it (which he won't get), but he's never been better.  It sounds insane to watch a single person driving in their car for 80 minutes answering phone call after phone call, but it is absolutely riveting because the writing is so sharp and Hardy is so exceptional delivering it.  I can't wait to get this one on Tuesday.


 

 


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Posted August 10 2014 - 06:22 AM

So is Amazon starting to get in the don't list prices on Disney titles? Odd that the Muppets is not available to prebuy. Hope this doesn't turn into a situation like the other studios and some book publishers.

If your patient, then these titles will be available from Amazon on Tuesday and usually with the lowest price matched from BB or Target.


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Posted August 10 2014 - 07:16 AM

If your patient, then these titles will be available from Amazon on Tuesday and usually with the lowest price matched from BB or Target.

That's what makes me laugh about the whole thing. I imagine people at Disney sitting there saying "Ohhh, Amazon is waiting to sell our movies until the day they come out. I'm soooo scared." If Amazon wants to really do something, they shouldn't sell them at all and then Disney will get worried.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 08:04 AM

Yes, Amazon has been doing that with Disney titles.

 

It seems selective, though. The animated titles are there.

 

Might finally pick up The Lego Movie at BB for $14.99.


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Posted August 10 2014 - 10:52 AM

I guess I haven't been shopping for too many Disney releases lately. But, no worries here. Sometimes I have scorred a better deal on amazon in the past. But, many purchase over last year on DVD/Blu-Ray I have gotten and Target and occasionally Best Buy. Target redcard helps with 5% off. At least it takes care of about 2/3rd of the sales tax.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 10:56 AM

Amazon has price matched The Blacklist at $34.99.  


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Posted August 10 2014 - 01:23 PM

Egads, didn't realize there was so much Disney animation this week.

 

One thing I noticed on the Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad pricing:

 

The review and Amazon $33.99 price are for the Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad / Fun & Fancy Free combo. Best Buy's price for that is $22.99.

 

The $17.99 Best Buy price is for the standalone Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad; Amazon's price for that is currently $25.49.

 

Thanks for the RoundUp!



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Posted August 11 2014 - 11:13 AM

The Avengers on blu? Wait - hasnt that been out for quite a while?

 

*clicks link*

 

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Posted August 11 2014 - 11:26 AM

I tell you no lies, sir.  :biggrin:

 

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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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