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[COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]The Features[/COLOR]



– Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 2009)


– Meryl Streep & Amy Adams (Julie and Julia – 2009)


–Marion Cotillard & Johnny Depp (Public Enemies – 2009)


Brigitte Bardot (Plucking the Daisy – 1956)

[COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]The Prices[/COLOR]

The link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon
[COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]SD-DVD TITLE[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]Amazon[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]BestBuy[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]Target[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]Costco[/COLOR] AK 100: 25 films By Akira Kurosawa (CC) $284.99
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$299.99 Brigitte Bardot Classic Collection $27.49
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$24.99 Coraline LE Gift Set $39.99
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$49.99 The Cove $19.99
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$19.99 The Dog Who Saved Christmas $12.99
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$14.99 The Fugitive: Season 3 Volume 2 $29.99
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$29.99 Get Smart: Season 5 $15.99
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$22.99 **Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (1-disc) $9.99
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$15.99 $15.00 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince SE (2-disc) $19.99
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$22.99 $26.99 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition $25.99
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$24.99 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Edition $25.99
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$24.99 **Harry Potter: Years 1-6 $44.99
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$44.99 $44.99 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me $27.49
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$24.99 Julie and Julia $9.99
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$15.99 $16.99 Julie and Julia (Amazon Exclusive w/ Shopping Bag) $17.99
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Julie and Julia DE (Target Exclusive) $22.99 Knut and Friends $14.98
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$14.99 Legendary Gangsters: Five Movie Collection $39.99
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$49.99 Lost: Season 5 $36.99
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$37.99 $37.99 $38.89 Lost: Season 5 (Dharma Initiative Orientation Kit) $74.99
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$77.99 $74.99 Moonlight Serenade (2009) $12.49
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$24.99 Perry Mason: Season 4 Volume 2 $29.99
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$29.99 Public Enemies (1-disc) $15.99
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$15.99 $16.99 $18.99 Public Enemies SE (2-disc) $22.99
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$22.99 $22.99 Rescue Me: Season 5 Volume 2 $29.99
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$29.99 Spongebob Squarepants: Season 6 Volume 1 $19.99
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$22.99 Wagon Train: Season 1 $71.99
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$89.99 World's Greatest Dad $19.99
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$19.99
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[COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]BLU-RAY TITLE[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]Amazon[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]BestBuy[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]Target[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(255, 255, 255)]Costco[/COLOR] Alphabet Killer $9.99
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$14.99 Behind the Mask: Rise of Leslie Vernon $9.99
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$14.99 Coraline LE Gift Set $43.99
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$59.99 Cyclops $14.99
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$14.99 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (3-disc) $15.99
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$17.99 $19.99 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (BB Excl. w/ Mask) $33.99 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition $32.99
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$32.99 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ultimate Edition $32.99
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$32.99 Harry Potter: Years 1-6 $92.99
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$94.99 $89.99 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer $9.99
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$14.99 Julie and Julia $25.99
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$25.99 $25.99 $26.99 Knut and Friends $13.99
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$17.99 Lost: Season 5 $46.99
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$49.99 $47.99 Lost: Season 5 (Dharma Initiative Orientation Kit) $84.99
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$89.99 The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon $14.49
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$14.99 Lower Learning $14.49
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$14.99 Public Enemies $19.99
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$19.99 L/Price Red Mist $13.99
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$14.99 Sands of Oblivion $13.99
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$14.99 Walled In $9.99
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$14.99 While She Was Out $9.99
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$14.99 World's Greatest Dad $23.99
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$29.99
(CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (CC) (DVD): Sanshiro Sugata, The Most Beautiful, Sanshiro Sugata Part Two, The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, No Regrets for Our Youth, One Wonderful Sunday, Drunken Angel, Stray Dog, Scandal, Rashomon, The Idiot, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, I Live in Fear, Throne of Blood, The Lower Depths, The Hidden Fortress, The Bad Sleep Well, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, High and Low, Red Beard, Dodes’ka-den, Kagemusha, Madadayo.

Brigitte Bardot Classic Collection (DVD): The Night Heaven Fell, Plucking the Daisy, Don Juan.

Harry Potter: Years 1-6 (DVD & Blu-ray): Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, HP & the Chamber of Secrets, HP & Prisoner of Azkaban, HP & the Goblet of Fire, HP & the Order of the Phoenix, HP & the Half-Blood Prince.

Legendary Gangsters - Five Movie Collection (DVD): Scarface, Carlito's Way, Casino, American Gangster, Public Enemies.

[COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]The Disclaimer[/COLOR] [COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]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[/COLOR]. 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 [COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]RoundUp[/COLOR] 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 [COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]RoundUp[/COLOR]. 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).

[COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]The Specials[/COLOR]

--**BE CAREFUL!!! Huh?!? It had been months between MAR'd releases! And now two in a row? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (along with the HP: Years 1-6 Set) is being released this week in both MAR & OAR DVD editions. Get the right one! When will this madness ever end?

--WATCH YOUR SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS! Make it a Blu Christmas with $130 in savings on some of the most sought after high-definition titles from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starting Dec. 6, look for coupons inside your major local newspaper and on www.smartsource.com. Coupons are good at most major retailers. Offers include $3.00 off the hottest Blu-ray Discs like action-packed hits Fight Club and Independence Day, family fare including Home Alone and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, classics such as Patton and Miracle on 34th Street and many, many more. Receive $10.00 off Blu-ray box sets including X-Men Trilogy, Rocky: The Undisputed Collection, The Mel Brooks Collection and Die Hard Collection just to name a few.

--Wal-Mart looks like the low price, this week, on the Blu-ray of Harry Potter and the half-Blood Prince:



--Amazon has a unique item you can get along with your DVD copy of Julie & Julia -- a shopping bag! Nowhere does the listing say "EXCLUSIVE", but I haven't seen this item anywhere else.



--Amazon & BestBuy.com have something known as a Lost: Season 5 Dharma Initiative Orientation Kit:




--The usual price discrepancies, this week, between the Best Buy flyer and bestbuy.com on a number of new release titles . So, if you are thinking of picking up a title at your local store, you MAY want to consider doing a purchase on BB.com and an in-store pickup.

--Also, Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING with it's Blu-ray copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Look for the Death Eater Mask Packaging. While supplies last. Minimum of 4 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC, PACKAGING & DHARMA LUGGAGE TAG with it's copies of Lost Season 5. Bonus disc includes additional scenes and content including Lost on Location: This Place is Death -- an inside look at a landmark episode and return of the smoke monster. Minimum 4 Blu-ray discs per store. Minimum of 34 DVDs per store. No rainchecks.

--Also at BB, Buy ANY TWO SEASONS of LOST on Blu-ray and SAVE $20. Or, Save $15 when you buy ANY TWO SEASONS on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings.

--At Best Buy, you can also get an EXCLUSIVE EDITION OF PUBLIC ENEMIES (either 2-disc SE on DVD or Blu-ray). Includes the making of Public Enemies with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and background of the man who became Public Enemy Number One. Minimum of 4 per store (each DVD & Blu-ray).

--The Best Buy exclusives just keep on a-comin'. BB has an EXCLUSIVE FREE BOOK on pack with its Julie and Julia DVDs (DVD only): Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously. Quantities limited. Minimum 4 per store.

--And a-comin'! Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK PACKAGING on Disney Blu-ray Favorites (starting Tuesday, December 8th). $29.99 each for Pinocchio, A Bug's Life, Cars, Wall-E, Monster's inc. and Pirates of the Caribbean. More available in store.

--Also at Best Buy, there are some crappy deals on "Recent Releases" (DVD & Blu-ray).

--BB has a deal of $29.99 Rescue Me: Season 5 Volume 1 to go along with anyone buying Volume 2 this week (Reg. $39.99).

--BB has the following DVDs for $6.99 this week (in conjunction with the Public Enemies release): Scarface, Casino, American Gangster.

--Best Buy is advertising a number of complete TV series sets on DVD in their flyer along with movie sets on Blu-ray.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: There are some so-so deals on TV season sets. Nothing to write home about although I suppose $21.99 for Season 2 of Mad Men isn't all that bad.

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. includes collectible lenticular case. 2-disc DVD with digital copy and more. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has EXCLUSIVE single-disc versions of the extended Harry Potter films (Sorcer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets) released this week. The EXCLUSIVE extended version DVDs are $15 apiece.

--Target, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of Julie and Julia on DVD. 2-disc DE includes a 90-minute featurette, "Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom." Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITIONS of Public Enemies on both DVD AND Blu-ray. Each includes exclusive production notes. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also lists the following "Pre-wrapped" DVDs for $14.99: Star Trek (2009), Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, Monsters vs. Aliens. Seasonal merchandise. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Lists of $7.50 & $10 titles.
 
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I won't be able to provide this week's catalogue titles on sale at Target and Best Buy, real life interferes with my online life, unfortunately. I'll try to do better next week.
 

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Best Buy

[COLOR= rgb(51, 102, 255)]Blu-Ray titles on sale this week:

$19.99: Star Trek (2009), Terminator Salvation, Crank 2, Aliens vs. Monsters.

$24.99: Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs, Wolverine, Angels & Demons

$29.99: Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.[/COLOR]

DVD titles on sale this week:

$12.99: Crank 2.

$14.99: Star Trek (2009), Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs, Wolverine, Monsters vs. Aliens.

$19.99: Terminator Salvation, 2-pack of Monsters vs. Aliens/Bob's Big Break, Night at the Museum 2: Battle/Smithsonian.

DVD Sets:

$149.99: Sopranos Complete Series

$139.99: Stargate Complete Series

$99.99: The Wire Complete Series, Seinfeld Complete Series, Deadwood Complete Series.

$39.99: The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus.

$32.99: Mummy Trilogy.

$29.99: Fast & Furious Trilogy, BBC Planet Earth.

[COLOR= rgb(51, 102, 255)]Blu-ray Sets:

$69.99: Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection

$49.99: The Mummy Trilogy, Fast & Furious Trilogy, Ultimate Matrix, Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Set.

$46.99: Batman Motion Picture Anthology.

$39.99: BBC Planet Earth.[/COLOR]

TV Sets:

[COLOR= rgb(51, 102, 255)]Blu-ray:

$21.99: Mad Men: S2

$14.99: Weeds: S4[/COLOR]

DVD:

$19.99: Dexter: S3.

$29.99: The Office: S5, 30 Rock: S3, Big Bang Theory: S2.

$24.99: nip/tuck: S5 Part 2.

$27.99: Battlestar Galactica: S4.5, Two and a Half Men: S6.

$32.99: Bones: S4, House: S5, Gossip Girl: S2, One Tree Hill: S6.

$39.99: Heroes: S3.

[COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]Target:[/COLOR]

$10 DVDs: Enchanted, National Treasure 2, New in Town, A Christmas Story. Each title shown and selected others.

$7.50 DVDs: Various Harry Potter films (not sure which), Jingle All the Way. Each title shown and selected others.

TV on DVD:

$9.99: V: Complete Series

$16.99: Flight of the Conchords: Season 1 or 2

$18.99: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: S4

$22.99: Big Bang Theory: S2, Two and a Half Men: S6.

$24.99: 30 Rock: S3.

$26.99: The Office: S5, Fringe: S1.

$29.99: Bones: S4, House: S 1-5 each.

$32.99: True Blood: S1, Heroes: S3.
 

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WOW! I'm the first poster this week! (Couldn't sleep...)
A couple rentals: Julie and Julia, Public Enemies (to watch with dad-he's the "gangster" movie fan and I want to see it because it was filmed in Milwaukee, Chicago and Minoqua WI where we visitied the Little Bohemia Inn this past summer. It was where the famous shoot-out occurred and they actually filmed it there. They even left prop guns to be displayed in the bar!)
and a MUST-BUY!: Perry Mason!
 

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so these extended Potter movies have never been on dvd or blu before?
 

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Originally Posted by TonyD Thanks Mike.
Jason: Bummer about your job. Stay positive and bounce back, my friend!

I'll be picking up HP on blu at W-M. Can't beat that $15. Wonder if Amazon'll be matching that price for it's pre-orders?!?
 

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So then I suppose that these Potters will certainly be released again on blu with the longer cuts included, since the long cuts are NOT on blu, right?
 

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Is the $15 BluRay of Half-Blood Prince at Walmart a combo pack with DVD and digital copy, or is it just the Bluray disc? At that price, I'm feeling suspicious.
 

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Originally Posted by TonyD

So then I suppose that these Potters will certainly be released again on blu with the longer cuts included, since the long cuts are NOT on blu, right?
No. The Ultimate Editions are available this week on the first two chapters (SS & CoS) on both DVD and Blu.

Originally Posted by Adam Lenhardt

Is the $15 BluRay of Half-Blood Prince at Walmart a combo pack with DVD and digital copy, or is it just the Bluray disc? At that price, I'm feeling suspicious.
Don't know for sure, Adam. I understand your suspicions...but it's only a buck or so cheaper than most other places. I think it's just a loss-leader for them this week. It's pretty prominent in their flyer.
 

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YMMV but it may be possible to get HPatHBP for $10 (before tax) at Target by PM to Walmart's ad price, THEN redeeming the $5-off Blu-ray purchase of $5 or more Target Web Coupon (which expires 12/24/09) that's available. It is crucial that the steps just outlined be performed in the order given since if you redeem the coupon first, the resulting transaction price will pretty much be equal to Walmart's ad price (well, it'll be a penny less for you nitpickers--LOL), thus negating the need to PM and as such, any additional savings you would have achieved had you stacked the PM and coupon in the order given.
 

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Am I mistaken or is the 3 disc Blu-ray of Half Blood Prince cheaper than the 2 discer DVD at both Amazon and Best Buy? Looks like the age of Blu is here!
 

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Originally Posted by Ric Easton

Am I mistaken or is the 3 disc Blu-ray of Half Blood Prince cheaper than the 2 discer DVD at both Amazon and Best Buy? Looks like the age of Blu is here!
Also, Public Enemies is $20 on Blu-ray at Amazon and Best Buy and $23 for the two-disc DVD. That being said, I'm sure those prices will end immediately after the holidays and Blu-rays will go back to $25 or $30 a piece at brick and mortar stores.
 

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No mistake at all. I've noticed a few releases recently where this has happened with or without a coupon.

The WM vs Amazon price diff gets a bit strange when you include sales tax, possibly free shipping with Amazon, and counter that with
Bing Cash Back of 20% if you do such things. WM as low as 12.26 (+tax of 8% for me) if you don't mind waiting.

I'm still hoping to get Target to make a deal and very nice this week since WM actually has a print ad to carry into the store.

If I could figure out a way around the 60 days to get the money issue with Bing I'd be more likely to use it regularly, but so far I'm at a loss.
 

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Originally Posted by Mike Frezon

No. The Ultimate Editions are available this week on the first two chapters (SS & CoS) on both DVD and Blu.
Anyone know if there is actually new footage/FX inserted (like with the LOTR films), or are these just insertions of the same deleted scenes included on the prior releases?
 

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Originally Posted by Malcolm R

Anyone know if there is actually new footage/FX inserted (like with the LOTR films), or are these just insertions of the same deleted scenes included on the prior releases?
Maybe Cameron will check in, but in his review HERE of HPa tSS UE he says it's just the 7 minutes of deleted scenes we've had access to before inserted into the film iself.

I think he's going to have a review up of Chamber of Secrets, too.
 

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Thanks for the round-up

Perry Mason is a must buy for me. Too bad CBS/P won't go full seasons on these or pick up the pace of releases though...it will take another 5 years to finish out the series assuming it ever makes it that far.
 

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Originally Posted by Mike Frezon

Maybe Cameron will check in, but in his review HERE of HPa tSS UE he says it's just the 7 minutes of deleted scenes we've had access to before inserted into the film iself.

I think he's going to have a review up of Chamber of Secrets, too.
That's what I suspected. No reason to pick those up, I guess, at least until I decide to upgrade to Blu.
 

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