Weekly RoundUp 11-11-2014

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The Features

 

– Julie Newmar, Yvonne Craig, Burt Ward, Adam West (Batman – 1966-68)

– How to Train Your Dragon 2 – 2014

– The Picture of Dorian Gray – 1945 

– The Birdman of Alcatraz – 1962
 

– Judgment at Nuremberg – 1961
 

– Jersey Boys – 2014


– Sands of Iwo Jima  – 1949


The Prices
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DVDs  Amazon BestBuy Target
Ardennes Fury   $13.44
Batman: The Complete Television Series   $134.79 $134.99
Batman-The Television Series :  The Complete First Season    $28.79
Beatles, The: Uncut the Long & Winding Road   $34.99
Beauty & The Beast: The Complete Series   $39.98
Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection   $91.99
Charmed: The Complete Series   $89.98
The Compleat Al   $14.99
Dads: The Complete Series   $31.46
Demons   $14.99
Dr. Gillespie Film Collection $35.99
Drive Hard   $13.99
Drum   $17.96
Duck Dynasty: Duck the Halls   $4.99
Family Ties: The Complete Series   $80.98
Gator   $12.99
Getting On: The Complete First Season   $22.49
Happy Christmas   $14.99
Highway to Heaven: Complete Series $29.74
The House at the End of Time   $21.23
How to Train Your Dragon 2   $14.99 $14.99 $15.99
I am Ali   $14.96
Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey   $19.99
Iceman   $12.29
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge [Special Collector's Edition]    $22.49
Jersey Boys   $14.99 $14.99 $14.99
Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story   $22.46
Let's Be Cops   $14.99 $14.99 $16.99
Monty Python Live [Mostly]: One Down Five to Go   $11.99
Mood Indigo   $22.49
More Dead Than Alive   $12.99
Mr. Pip $13.49
Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars $12.99
Portrait of Jason: Project Shirley, Volume Two   $19.99
Quincy, ME: Season 7 $29.99
Rolling Stones-From the Vault: LA Forum 1975 $10.00
Sam Whiskey   $12.99
Sands of Iwo Jima [1949]   $17.89
The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind [Criterion Collection]   $26.96
Sons of Anarchy: The Collector's Set  [Seasons 1-6] $152.98
Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Lost Missions   $24.99 $24.99
Starsky & Hutch: Complete Series $36.29
Tammy   $14.99 $14.99 $14.99
Taxi: The Complete Series   $71.99
True Blood: Season 7 $29.99 $29.99 $34.99
True Blood: The Complete Series   $129.99 $129.99
The Tudors: Complete Series $41.49
Welcome to the Space Show   $17.97
White Lightning   $12.99
Wings: Complete Series $36.29

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Blu-rays  Amazon BestBuy Target
Ardennes Fury   $19.93
The Avengers: Season Five   $20.69
Batman: The Complete Television Series    $174.96 $174.99
Birdman of Alcatraz  [Twilight Time] 
The Bruce Lee Premiere Collection   $53.97
Bunny Lake is Missing  [Twilight Time] 
A Christmas Carol  [1938] $13.89
Christmas in Connecticut   $13.89
Damned, The    $26.98
Demons   $19.99
Demons 2   $19.99
Dolls [Collector's Edition]    $19.99
Drive Hard   $18.99
Drum    $26.96
Flaming Star  [Twilight Time] 
Gamera HD Bundle Collection $23.29
Gator   $18.49
Getting On: The Complete First Season   $35.98
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Combo Pack]   $19.98 $19.99 $18.99
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [3-D Combo Pack]   $27.98 $27.99 $29.99
I Am Ali   $14.99
I Am Santa Claus $17.99
Iceman   $11.99
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D [Combo Pack]   $14.99
Jersey Boys [Combo Pack]   $19.99 $19.99 $22.99
Judgment at Nuremberg  [Twilight Time] 
Labor Day $14.99
Let's Be Cops   $19.99 $19.99 $22.99
Monty Python Live [Mostly]: One Down Five to Go   $14.99
Mood Indigo   $19.99
More Dead Than Alive   $18.49
Ornette-Made in America: Project Shirley Volume Three $35.96
The Picture of Dorian Gray $19.79
Portrait of Jason: Project Shirley, Volume Two   $35.96
Sam Whiskey   $18.49
Sands of Iwo Jima [1949]   $18.99
The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind [Criterion Collection]   $29.99
Sons of Anarchy: The Collector's Set  [Seasons 1--6] $159.99
Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Lost Missions   $32.99
Tammy [Combo Pack]   $19.99 $19.99 $22.99
True Blood: Season 7 $34.99 $34.99 $39.99
True Blood: The Complete Series   $169.99 $159.99
Twilight Samurai, The  [Twilight Time] 
UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition   $20.67
Welcome to the Space Show   $17.99
When the Wind Blows  [Twilight Time] 
White Lightning   $18.49

 


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

--There are a number of excellent Twilight Time titles this week.  They can be pre-ordered HERE.


--This is traditionally one of the biggest release weeks of the year--which is true in 2014.  But there isn't a lot of activity in the flyers this week.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE Fabric Banner available for $4.99 with the purchase of How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Regular price: $7.99.



--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  A list of DVDs for $4.99 apiece.  Gifts for every movie lover.  Up to 125 titles.  See them at bestbuy.com/holidaymovies.


--Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of How to Train Your Dragon 2.  It includes an EXCLUSIVE bonus disc with more than 2 hours of content.  AND...save $5, instantly, when you buy the Blu-ray of HTTYD2 and an action figure--Power Dragons action figure--assorted characters.  $12 apiece.  


--Target is  advertising the following films on sale (all DVD unless otherwise noted):

$6.99:   Shrek

$8.99:  Kung Fu Panda

$9.99:  How to Train Your Dragon

$12.99:  Dragons: Defenders of Berk

$13.00:  The Croods, Turbo.

$14.99:  Rio 2 (Blu)

$19.99:  Frozen (Blu), Maleficent (Blu).


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

$19.99:  The Walking Dead: Season 4, Sons of Anarchy: Season 6.
$24.99:  Fargo: Season 1, NCIS: Season 11, Big Bang Theory: Season 7.
$27.99:  Grimm: Season 3

$29.99:  Supernatural: Season 9.


--Target Odds and Ends: None to report.


--Wal-Mart is pushing media in its flyer again this weekend (as always, we cannot guarantee W-M prices in their regional world, but here goes).


--Wal-Mart has the following titles listed on sale (all DVD unless otherwise noted):


$9.96:  The Croods, Madagascar 3, Turbo, Rise of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon.

$14.96:  How to Train Your Dragon 2, How to Train Your Dragon (Blu), Defenders of Berk: Parts 1 & 2.

$14.99:  How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Digital Copy).

$16.96:  How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Two-Pack with Dragon Racers adventure movie.  W-M EXCLUSIVE)

.$18.96:  How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Blu) (Includes Sheep Toss Game.  W-M EXCLUSIVE).


 

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Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike.

There are many wonderful releases this week including a handful of great classic releases from Twilight Time. It's one of those weeks where a true movie or TV lover could easily spend his entire weekly paycheck just on releases.
 
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Thanks for the Roundup, Mike.

Looks like I'm headed to both Target (for How to Train Your Dragon 2 with the bonus disc) and Best Buy (for Jersey Boys) this week. It would be easier to price match BB at Target for Jersey, but I don't get the newspaper in physical form, so I won't have the BB ad and Target has in the past required the actual ad in order to honor a price match. It's curious to me that BB and Target are both identical for the DVD of Jersey Boys, but the Blu price, which of course is what I want, is more expensive at Target.

I would also like to note that I am glad Target is doing bonus content on a disc this time -- their website indicates that they will have an exclusive with Guardians of the Galaxy which is only accessible via their digital copy redemption service, which I don't use. Store exclusive extra content has never been a favorite of mine, because while I will go out of my way to get it, I think they should just make the best release possible and sell it everywhere. But if they're going to do it, I definitely prefer a disc.

I Am Santa Claus looked fun -- it had one show at my local arthouse but I missed it -- and I would like to see Mood Indigo too, which never played here, but I'm not going to blind purchase them at these prices.
 

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The sale date has now been confirmed, David?
 

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Big week for me with "Batman '66" -- which I was beginning to think would *never* make it to optical disc -- and Clone Wars: The Lost Missions.Quite a few of those "Twilight Time" titles are intriguing as well, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to "roll the dice" for a few weeks on them. I know that's stupid as they have limited availability while "Batman" and "Clone Wars" will not only continue to be available but will most probably come down in price -- but I just can't help myself!! (I've been waiting for Batman for as long as optical disc has existed; and I need "The Lost Missions" to complete my collection.)
 

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And don't forget that the Barnes & Noble Criterion 50% sale starts on Tuesday.
It does? Haven't seen confirmation on that.

I expected to see the weekly ads have Batman season 1 listed, but none do. Odd....
 

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albert_m2 said:
It does? Haven't seen confirmation on that.

I expected to see the weekly ads have Batman season 1 listed, but none do. Odd....
Multiple reports directly from employees (and confirmed from several other forums) that the sale is planned to start Tuesday.
I guess they could call it off at the last minute, but I'm 99.44% convinced the dates are correct.
 

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Well if that's the case this already expensive week just got even more expensive. :blink:
 

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Definitely renting Jersey Boys and, if I can find it, Monty Python. VERY surprised Target does not have Batman listed...I work early Tuesday and will check out my local store after work.
 

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Multiple reports directly from employees (and confirmed from several other forums) that the sale is planned to start Tuesday.
I guess they could call it off at the last minute, but I'm 99.44% convinced the dates are correct.
Oh I'm not doubting you. I'm just surprised that it hasn't been a bigger deal.
 

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Carlo Medina said:
So I'm betting the Target bonus disc for HTTYD2 is for the non 3d blu ray?
I got my copy of the 2D version at Target this afternoon. I was expecting it to include the bonus disc in a plastic sleeve shrinkwrapped to the back, as is usually the case, which I hate. Surprisingly and kindly, this time the Target edition is actually a 3-disc case which might be slightly thicker than the 2-disc standard edition (they have them in those hard plastic covers that the cashier opens when you check out, though, so it might be hard to tell.) The only indicator of it being the Target edition vs. the regular edition is a sticker on the slipcover.

I did not see any copies of the 3D edition marked in a similar manner at my Target. This is not to say there aren't any, because i wasn't looking for it in huge detail. I saw your post before I left, so I glanced casually for it, but did not see it next to the 2D edition offhand and didn't have time to do an exhaustive search for something I wasn't going to buy. (t cannot see 3D and therefore the format is useless to me, however nice it might be for the rest of you.) But it seems to me that the 3D edition would be upgraded to a 4-disc case if there is an edition which also contains the bonus disc. Just guesswork. Of course, your guess that they simply didn't include the bonus disc with 3D copies is also likely.

It is also worth noting that the bonus disc is a DVD, even though it is included only with the Blu-ray edition.

I also stopped into my local Wal-Mart for other things and saw their shelf prices for Dragon 2 are much higher than what Mike mentioned at the bottom of the first post, although perhaps they would have scanned to recognize a sale. The Blu-ray with sheep toss game was marked as $27something.
 

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My local Target had the Batman First Season set for $29.99, but not the complete series.
 

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JakeLip said:
I also stopped into my local Wal-Mart for other things and saw their shelf prices for Dragon 2 are much higher than what Mike mentioned at the bottom of the first post, although perhaps they would have scanned to recognize a sale.
That's usually the case, as my store seldom posts the weekly advertised price. Not sure why they don't want the average Joe walking down the aisle to know that it's on sale, but they will usually scan for the lower price at the register.
 

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From what I was able to ascertain at Target today, both from observation and upon inquiry (which is most times unreliable), the 3D version of HTTYD2 did not include the bonus disk. This is becoming increasingly common and is very disheartening, as I like 3D and also want the bonuses offered on release week. At any rate, I bought the 3D version and got 10% off through Cartwheel and an additional 5% off with my Target card. A poor consolation.
 

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I just popped the Target bonus disc in my player and there was no sound. The Main Blu-Ray was fine. Has anyone else had this happen?

edit: Heh... Power cycled the player and that took care of it. Two years old and this is the first time that happened. :)
 

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