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Weekly RoundUp 2-3-2009 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

The Features

– Seth Rogan & Elizabeth Banks (Zack & Miri Make a Porno – 2008)

– Sex and the Single Girl – 1964

– Shirley MacLaaine & Peter Sellers (Being There – 1979)

– Dakota Fanning & Queen Latifah (The Secret Life of Bees – 2008)

– Stephen Root (Office Space – 1999)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoAfro Samurai: Resurrection$16.99$16.99 - - Afro Samurai: Resurrection (Dir. Cut)$25.99$19.99 - - Alec Guiness 5 film Collection$35.99$34.99 - - Assault on Precinct 13 SE$14.99$13.99 - - Becker: Season 2$24.99$24.99 - - Being There DE (30th Anniv. Edition)$14.99$14.99 - - Bewitched: Season 7$27.99$29.99 - - Bottle Shock$19.99$19.99 - - Brainstorm$13.99$14.99 - - Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1990$17.99$19.99 - - Dave’s World: Season 2$16.99$26.99 - - Everybody Wants to Be Italian$19.99$24.99 - - Five$12.99$14.99 - - Friday the 13th DE (Uncut)$11.49$14.99 - - Friday the 13th Part II DE$12.99$14.99 - - Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D DE$11.99$14.99 - - Getting Straight$12.99$14.99 - - The Good Student$17.99$19.99 - - Gumshoe$12.99$14.99 - - The Gym Teacher$16.99 - - - His Name Was Jason (30th Years of…)$13.99$14.99 - - Hounddog$14.99$14.99 - - Jason Slasher Collection$21.49$19.99 - - Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Season 3$23.99$23.99$22.99 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Feb. 6)$16.99$14.99 - - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa/Move It… (Feb. 6)$22.99$24.99 - - MST3K: Volume XIV$44.49$44.99 - - Natalie Wood Signature Collection$41.99$59.99 - $39.99Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist$16.99$16.99$16.99$18.99Night Court: Season 2$19.99$22.99 - - Oliver & Company (20th Anniversary Ed.)$24.99$19.99$19.99 - Our Man in Havana$12.99$14.99 - - Partridge Family: Season 4$19.99$24.99 - - Peter Seller’s 5-film Collection$35.99$34.99 - - Private Valentine: Blonde and Dangerous$17.49$19.99 - - Rent (Live on Broadway)$18.99$19.99 - $16.99The Secret Life of Bees$19.99$19.99$16.99 - Sex and the Single Girl$17.99$14.99 - - Space Buddies$14.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Splendor in the Grass$17.99$14.99 - - TCM: Best Picture Winners$19.99$24.99 - $14.99TCM: Romantic Comedies$19.99$24.99 - $14.99TCM: Romantic Dramas$19.99$24.99 - $14.99The Tenth Circle$22.49$19.99 - - Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 6$10.99$12.99 - - Vibes$12.99$14.99 - - Yentl SE (2-disc)$19.99$19.99 - - Zack & Miri Make a Porno$16.99$16.99$16.99 -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyTargetCostcoAfro Samurai: Resurrection$23.99$24.99 - - Being There DE (30th Anniversary Ed.)$19.99$24.99 - - Clerks II$23.95$24.99 - - Friday the 13th DE (Uncut)$19.99$19.99 - - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (February 6)$27.95$29.99 - - Napolean Dynamite$22.99$29.99 - - Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist$26.99$26.99$26.99 - Office Space$22.99$29.99 - - Rent (Live on Broadway)$28.95$29.99 - - The Secret Life of Bees$27.99$29.99$26.99 - Sideways$19.99$24.99 - - Space Buddies$22.99$25.99$24.99$24.99Zack & Miri Make a Porno$23.95$29.99$26.99 -

(CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Alec Guiness 5-film Collection: Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Lady Killers, The Man in the White Suit, The Captain’s Paradise.

Jason Slasher Collection: Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X, Freddy vs. Jason.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XIV: Mad Monster, Manhunt in Space, Soultaker, Final Justice.

Natalie Wood Signature Collection: Splenddor in the Grass, Sex and the Single Girl, Gypsy, Inside Daisy Clover, Bombers-52, Cash McCall, Brainstorm.

Peter Sellers 5-film Collection: Sorry. I could not find a listing of the titles in this collection.

TCM - Best Picture Winners: Casablanca, Gigi, An American in Paris, Mrs. Miniver.

TCM - Romantic Comedies: Adam’s Rib, Woman of the Year, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby.

TCM - Romantic Dramas: East of Eden, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire, Rebel Without a Cause.

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, as always, Circuit City stores do not exist anymore...even in Hawaii.

The Specials

**Be Careful! Madagascar: Return 2 Africa AND Madagascar: Return 2 Africa/Move It, Move It (2 film collection) are BOTH being released this week in OAR & MAR versions! Get the right one.

--I’m not sure what’s going on with the Blu-ray release of Hounddog. Some sites (including Best Buy @ $19.99) are listing it as a 2-3 release. Amazon.com has it listed as being pushed back a few weeks after the SD release (2-24-09 @ $15.99! Only $1 more than the SD version!).

--At Best Buy, purchase BOTH Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist AND Across the Universe DE ($14.99) and save $5, instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Also, BB has a FREE T-SHIRT with their copies of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Minimum 4 per store. No rainchecks.

--At Best Buy, you can also save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH The Secret Life of Bees and Bottle Shock ($19.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has a 2/$30 deal on the purchase of Oliver & Company (20th Anniv. Edition) AND Space Buddies. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--And if you DO buy either Oliver & Company or Space Buddies at BB this week you can get a FREE PLUSH TOY DOG. Must be purchased on same receipt. Minimum 25 plush per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy has a list of Blu-ray titles on sale 2/$35 (or $19.99 apiece):

28 Days Later, Alien vs. Predator, Die Hard, I Robit, In the Name of the King, Man on Fire, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. Brooks, Predator, Rocky, Silent Hill, Transporter.

Regularly $29.99 apiece. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 & $9.99 (2-disc SEs).

--Target, this week, is advertising a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of BOTH Oliver & Company AND Space Buddies. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Also, Target has an EXCLUSIVE SPACE BUDDIES MUSIC CD on their copies of Space Buddies on DVD.

--Target Odds and Ends: Target has lists of DVDs for $4.75 and $10.00.

Patrick Sun

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1999
Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Max Payne: Unrated $14.99
Pineapple Express: Unrated Edition $19.99

Air Buddies $14.99

SAW V: Unrated Director’s Cut $14.99
The Temptations: Get Ready – Definitive Performances 1965 – 1972 $7.99

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist $16.99
(Free Exclusive T-Shirt with the purchase. Minimum 4 per store. No rain checks.
Across The Universe: 2-Disc Deluxe Edition $14.99
Save $5 when you buy both Across The Universe and Nick & Norah’s Inifinite Playlist together on the same receipt.

$4.99 each: More in store & online
Pride & Prejudice (2006)
Paris, Je T’Aime
Save The Last Dance: Special Collector’s Edition
Rocky Balboa
The Break-Up
Love Actually
Tin Cup

$9.99 2-Disc Special Editions: More In Store & Online
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Dirty Harry
The Shawshank Redemption
Spider-man 3
Fantastic 4
The Shining
Taxi Driver
Ghost Rider
The Boondock Saints: Unrated
Blade Runner

Blu-Ray Discs:
Purchase any 2 Marked titles on the same receipt to receive the savings and get both for $35. $19.99 each after savings. Single disc price is listed as $29.99.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Man On Fire
Alien vs. Predator
I, Robot
The Transporter
In The Name Of The King
Die Hard
Silent Hill
Mr. Brooks
28 Days Later


Target on sale DVD items:

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy: A Little Help From My Friends $12.99 (Comes with an exclusive Bonus CD)

The Black List $9.99 Target Exclusive

4.75 each: Titles listed and selected others
Love Story (McGraw/O’Neal)
The Legend Of Bagger Vance

$10.00 each: Titles listed and selected others
Surf’s Up
The Game Plan
Monty Python & The Holy Grail: Extraordinarily Deluxe 3-Disc Edition
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Jeff Newcomb

Second Unit
Jul 11, 2003
Peter Sellers Collection includes:

The Smallest Show On Earth (1957)
Carlton-Browne Of The F.O. (1959)
I'm All Right Jack (1959)
Two-Way Stretch (1960)
Heavens Above! (1963)

Aaron Silverman

Senior HTF Member
Jan 22, 1999
Real Name
Aaron Silverman
So is Dreamworks Animation going to make a habit of offering bonus discs with SD-DVDs but not with BDs? 'Cause I thought they were our friends. :frowning:

Qui-Gon John

Senior HTF Member
Oct 2, 2000
Real Name
John Co
VIBES - Finally!!!

Glad to have The Roundup, as I had forgotten there was a thread abck in September announcing this release.

Thanks Mike for always bringing us The Roundup!

Timothy J Wolfe

Stunt Coordinator
Jun 3, 2006
Real Name
TimothyJackson Wolfe

No kidding are they trying to get us to purchase the SD over the BD, you would think they would have it the other way around or atleast offer it with both.


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May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
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I could be very wrong, but looking at the Paramount press site, there's a fullscreen and widescreen single disc, a 2 pack of each AR with a new Penguin movie and the BD, which has the Penguin movie on the same disc as the movie itself.

I also swear Little Miss Sunshine is on BD this week, making it a big week for Fox catalogue titles. If I can find it, that's mine, along with Office Space, Rent and the first Friday the 13th. Seems like a big haul for one week...


Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
Really big week for me. I'll be picking up Clerks II, Friday The 13th and Zack And Miri Make A Porno on Blu-ray, Friday The 13th Part III in 3-D and His Name Was Jason on DVD and maybe even Friday The 13th Part 2. Eventually I'll pick up Mystery Science Theater 3000: XIV.

Heads up for folks buying Zack And Miri Make A Porno, Wal Mart and Target are apparently only carrying copies with the censored cover (it just says "Zack And Miri" on the cover and no "Make A Porno"). As Mike says above, "Get the right one."

Thanks for the prices, guys!


Second Unit
Mar 27, 2004
I was just checking the Alec Guiness 5 film Collection on Amazon and it appears to be the identical Starz / Anchor Bay 2002 release with a different picture and Lions Gate as the studio. The 2002 release is still available for $17.09 new.

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Oliver & Company & Madagascar 2 two pack for me. Not having a BB I hope Target has it for less than $24.99. I miss CC (even if just for PMing).


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Deceased Member
Jan 4, 2003
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I wish Brainstorm was on Blu. I thought Warner was going to release DVD and Blu together on catalog titles? Anyway, i am skipping the DVD for now. I will see what happens!
I have Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Friday the 13th both on Blu, coming to me this week. Thanks as always guys!


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
I just put the Broadway version of Rent in my Netflix queue (or, renting Rent). I saw that Target is carrying the Columbo set but I never like the TV movies as much as the original series.

Chris S

Senior HTF Member
Apr 9, 2000
Real Name
Chris S
Thanks for the Roundup!

Nothing for me this week although, being the Dinosaur nut that I am, I'll be giving NOVA: Arctic Dinosaurs a Netflix rental.

John Swarce

Second Unit
Jan 27, 2003
Another dull week for me, so my wallet smiles a bit (although the Get Smart collection is coming from Amazon this week! $67.99! woo-hoo!)!

Mike, you need to edit this line in your weekly post format:



Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
Oh...and two weeks after it's release...my local Target finally got in some copies of King Kong on Blu-ray and I snagged one! :angry:



Supporting Actor
Feb 6, 2001
I'm picking up Friday the 13th blu, but what makes this release 'Uncut'? What extra footage is in this version? Will it also include the original release?


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