Weekly RoundUp 5-3-2011

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    39,206
    Likes Received:
    6,115
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    [​IMG]

    The Features


    [​IMG]
    – Jay Chou & Seth Rogan (The Green Hornet – 2011)

    [​IMG]
    – Ulla Jacobsson & Eva Dahlberg (Smiles of a Summer Night – 1955)

    [​IMG]
    –Gregory Peck & Dean Jagger (Twelve O'Clock High – 1949)

    [​IMG]
    –Tom Cruise, Sean Penn & Timothy Hutton (Taps– 1981)

    [​IMG]
    –Robin Williams & friend (What Dreams May Come– 1998)

    [​IMG]
    –Rachel Bilson (Waiting For Forever – 2010)

    The Prices
    [​IMG]
    Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!

    Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!




    SD-DVD TITLE

    Amazon

    BestBuy

    Target



    According to Jim: Season 3

    $22.99

    $24.99





    Being Human: Season 3

    $21.99

    $44.99





    Boy Meets World: Season 5

    $20.99

    $24.99





    The Dilemma

    $16.99

    $16.99

    $17.99



    Drop Dead Diva: Season 2

    $19.99

    $24.99





    From Prada to Nada

    $14.99

    $14.99





    The Green Hornet

    $15.99

    $16.99

    $16.99



    Julian Assange - A Modern day Hero? Inside World/Wikileaks

    $15.99

    $14.99





    Megan is Missing

    $19.99

    $24.99





    Melrose Place: Season 6 Volume 1

    $29.49

    $34.99





    Murdoch Mysteries: Season 3

    $35.99

    $49.99





    My Own Love Song

    $24.49

    $19.99





    The PJs: Season 1

    $15.99

    $14.99





    Penn & Teller - BullS#*t: Season 8

    $23.99

    $24.99





    A Somewhat Gentle Man

    $18.99

    $24.99





    Waiting For Forever

    $16.99

    $19.99





    Ward No. 6

    $26.99

    $24.99





    Yellow Rose: Complete Series (WBShop.com Exclusive)










    [​IMG]
    Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!

    Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!




    BLU-RAY TITLE

    Amazon

    BestBuy

    Target



    All the Right Moves

    $15.99

    $19.99





    Being Human: Season 3

    $40.99

    $59.99





    The Crow 2: City of Angels

    $11.49

    $9.99





    The Dilemma

    $19.99

    $19.99

    $24.99



    Fat Girl (CC)

    $27.99

    $34.99





    From Dusk Till Dawn

    $9.99

    $9.99





    From Prada to Nada

    $14.99

    $14.99





    The Green Hornet (Combo Pack)

    $19.99

    $19.99

    $19.99



    The Green Hornet (3-D Combo Pack)

    $24.99

    $24.99





    Halloween H2O

    $11.49

    $9.99





    Murdoch Mysteries: Season 3

    $45.99

    $59.99





    My Own Love Song

    $24.49

    $24.99





    Smiles of a Summer Night (CC)

    $27.99

    $34.99





    Taps

    $15.99

    $19.99





    Twelve O'Clock High

    $20.99

    $24.99





    Waiting For Forever

    $18.99

    $24.99





    What Dreams May Come

    $19.99

    $19.99





    The Yards

    $11.49

    $9.99







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

    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

    --This week's release of the 1980s TV series The Yellow Rose is exclusive to the wbshop.com. It is on sale for $39.95.

    --Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING on the Blu-ray and 3-D Blu-ray versions of The Green Hornet. See bestbuy.com/greenhornet.



    --Best Buy has the following titles on sale ($10 DVD/$15 Blu-ray): The Tourist, Life As We Know It, Burlesque, How Do You Know, Love and Other Drugs, Secretariat, Hereafter, Legend of the Guardians, Yogi Bear, Inception, Eat Pray Love, Country Strong.



    --And...Best Buy has these titles on sale ($5 DVD/$10 Blu-ray): The Bounty Hunter, The Ugly Truth, Nine, Slumdog Millionaire, The BackUp Plan, Julie and Julia.



    --BB has Black Swan on sale ($13.99 DVD/$17.99 Blu-ray) and The King's Speech ($16.99 DVD/$22.99 Blu-ray).



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

    $14.99: Glee: Season 1, Big Bang Theory: S3, Weeds: S6.



    $22.99: The Walking Dead ($29.99 Blu-ray)



    $34.99: Tru Blood: S2.

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



    --Target, this week, has the title Mao's Last Dancer as an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE ($10 DVD/$17.99 Blu-ray). Both available now.

    --Target has the following titles on sale for $13.99 DVD/$17.99 Blu-ray: Love and Other Drugs, The Switch, How Do You Know, Country Strong, Burlessque, Morning Glory, All Good Things, Secretariat. Quantities limited, no rainchecks.



    --Target has The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on sale for $13.99 for the 1-disc DVD and $19.99 for the 2-disc Target EXCLUSIVE Deluxe Edition.



    --Target has the following TV Shows on DVD listed on sale:



    $14.99: Glee: Season 2 Volume 1, How I Met Your Mother: S5, Weeds: S6, Army Wives: S4.



    $18.99: Modern Family: S1, Glee: S1, Grey's Anatomy: S6, Mad Men: S4.



    --Target has a list of $10 DVDs: The King's Spech, Black Swan, Glee: Encore.



    --Target Odds and Ends: Lists of DVDs for $4.75 and $10.
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

    Owner

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 1999
    Messages:
    15,711
    Likes Received:
    688
    Location:
    The Other Washington
    Real Name:
    Adam
    Thanks Mike. Based on Matt's review I'm really interested in Smiles of a Summer Night, but I'll wait for the annual CC sale. Twelve O'Clock High is another one I'm interested in when it gets a bit cheaper.
     
  3. RickER

    RickER Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,130
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Real Name:
    Rick
    Twelve O'Clock High on Blu for me, and that is it.


    I bought the Canadian From Dusk til Dawn years ago, and see no need to replace it.


    Slow week, and that is just fine. Lots of classics coming down the pike on Blu-ray.


    Thanks Mike.
     
  4. Guest

    Finally picking up Black Swan on blu-ray.
     
  5. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    27,131
    Likes Received:
    4,133
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    I may pick up From Dusk Till Dawn and Halloween: H20 at some point but that's about it.


    Thanks for the prices!
     
  6. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    17,320
    Likes Received:
    1,921
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    I might pick up The Switch at Target's price, but that'd be it.
     
  7. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    4,619
    Likes Received:
    87
    Wow...that's a slow week! Nothing even that I'd think about renting!
     
  8. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    679
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    Nothing for me again this week. I was expecting a B/M sale on the all existing Marvel movies and related stuff, but apparently not. BB.com has the first three Scream flicks for $7.99 if anyone is so inclined.
     
  9. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 1999
    Messages:
    12,672
    Likes Received:
    1,320
    Wow! Didn't see Twelve O'Clock High coming to blu ray. That is unexpected. I only have this on laserdisc!
     
  10. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    5,987
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    The BK
    Real Name:
    ManW
     
  11. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,882
    Likes Received:
    619
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    Tempting price on Fiddler. I wonder if Amazon will match that some time this week (still $20.99 over there).
     
  12. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    39,206
    Likes Received:
    6,115
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    These prices on Fiddler are killing me.


    Don't get me wrong. I was thrilled to have it from amazon on release day for $19.99...


    But, first I heard about Wal-Mart's $15 price (which I confirmed at my local store!


    Anyone who's interested should jump on that. The film looks/sounds great!
     
  13. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    5,987
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    The BK
    Real Name:
    ManW
    Seems like just about all catalog releases (other than certain deluxe box sets) are bound to get their prices slashed quickly these days, so I've been holding out on them more confidently than in the past. Certainly, seems like most any wait won't be beyond the BF holiday shopping season anyway, if one can wait that long, but the BD price slashing trend certainly seems to have reached a new level and be following the pre-HiDef DVD business model now.


    FWIW, it might also pay to check studio-operated online stores like FoxConnect.com for decent deals on new/recent releases as well, if your usual sources don't offer good deals on certain titles. For instance, FoxConnect seems to discount various new/recent Fox/MGM catalog BD releases a bit more than the usual places though I held out on Fiddler anyway -- they've had it for $18.99 (plus readily available coupon for 10%-off and free shipping) for a while now, and still have some others like Benny & Joon (at $9.99 before coupon) for less than everywhere else.


    Anyway, I wonder how the What Dreams May Come BD looks w/ all the old tech CGI/SFX work done for that film. The fact that it's a Universal title certainly doesn't bold well me thinks...


    _Man_
     
  14. Brisby

    Brisby Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    1
    To put it bluntly, anyone who buys a Blu-Ray on it's first week of release is a chump. Everything gets heavilly discounted as little as a few months later. I just got the U.K. version of the Alien Anthology in the mail today for a grand total of $34.75 shipped. [/url]

    Seems like just about all catalog releases (other than certain deluxe box sets) are bound to get their prices slashed quickly these days, so I've been holding out on them more confidently than in the past. Certainly, seems like most any wait won't be beyond the BF holiday shopping season anyway, if one can wait that long, but the BD price slashing trend certainly seems to have reached a new level and be following the pre-HiDef DVD business model now.

    [/quote]
     
  15. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    5,987
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    The BK
    Real Name:
    ManW

    That wasn't really the case until more recently (pretty much since the last BF shopping season). I usually wait as well -- although the Disney/Pixar stuff tend to get excellent deals during release week or so (and doesn't usually get better later) -- but the waiting has been getting shorter and shorter in the past year or so. Still, there have been plenty of titles that don't get quite that low anyway, certainly not to the
     
  16. Brisby

    Brisby Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    1


    Disney/Pixar animated titles are one of the few "first-week" exceptions I make, because the DMR coupons usually bring them down to under $15 (less if there's a good in-store deal, like BB's excellent Incredibles/Cars twofer $10 discount) and, as you said, they rarely get discounted at a later date. And I can usually get Criterion titles down to just over $20 using a 33% or 40% Borders coupon which arrive in my e-mail once a week. Dreamworks animated titles are a tougher nut to crack, as they sometimes do get discounted at some point, but rarely down to the $10 level I prefer. I ordered How To Train Your Dragon from Amazon recently because it got down to $12.99, which seems like the best deal I'm probably gonna find on it. Hopefully the impending release of Kung Fu Panda 2 will get the Blu-Ray of the original down to a managable level.
     
  17. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    1
    Made a blind buy of the Green Hornet 3D combo pack at Wal Mart for $24.96. Was going to get the 1 disc blu ray but saw what the 3D discs are going for on eBay. With what I sold the 3D for I got the blu ray + dvd in the cool packaging for about $10 out of pocket.
     
  18. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    39,206
    Likes Received:
    6,115
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
     

Share This Page