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– Bibi Andersson& Victor Sjöström(Wild Strawberries– 1957)

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– Gemma Arterton& Jeremy Renner(Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – 2013)

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–Stitch &Lilo(Lilo & Stitch– 2002 

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–JamesFranco & Michelle Williams (Oz: The Great and Powerful – 2013)
 

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–Olivia Munn& Jeff Daniels(The Newsroom  2012)
 

–The Only Game inTown– 1970


The Prices
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SD-DVDTITLE     Amazon BestBuy Target
100 Below Zero $12.99 $12.99  
Absolute Deception $16.93 $19.99  
Becker: Season 5 $31.46

Betty and Coretta $14.93 $14.99  
Beverly Lewis' TheConfession $16.93

Burn Notice: Season 6 $34.96 $29.99 $27.99
Clip $24.99 $24.99  
Doctor Who: Inferno(Story 54) $27.99 $27.99  
Doctor Who: the Mind ofEvil $26.29 $27.99  
Fairly Legal: Season 2 $23.99 $24.99  
Ghost Hunters; Season 8part 2 $16.93 $19.99  
Hansel & Gretel:Witch Hunters $16.96 $19.99  $13.00
House of Cards: Season 1 $33.96 $29.99  $24.99
In the Heat of theNight: Season 8 $22.46  
Killing Lincoln  $14.96
Li'l Abner(1940) $8.99 $8.99  
Major Crimes: Season 1 $27.86 $32.99  
Masquerade (2013) $12.99 $12.99
NecessaryRoughness: Season 2 $23.99 $24.99  
The Newsroom: Season 1 $34.96 $34.99 $34.99
Ninja Masters $14.93 $24.99  
Oz: The Greatand Powerful $19.86 $19.99 $17.99
Paul McCartney &Wings: Rockshow $21.99 $24.99  
Perry Mason:Season 9 Volume 1 $29.96 $44.99  
The PhiladelphiaExperiment $13.99 $14.99  
Power Rangers SuperSamurai: Secret/Red Ranger 4 $11.93 $12.99
Ring of Fire $14.99 $14.99  
Rizzoli & Isles:Season 3 $27.29 $24.99  
Snitch $14.96 $14.99 $14.99
The Unbroken $20.48 $24.99  
Wagon Train: Season 8 $49.99
 
Wedding Band: Season 1 $32.99 $32.99
Wrong $19.58 $24.99

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BLU-RAYTITLE           Amazon BestBuy Target
100 Below Zero $9.99 $9.99  
Atlantis:2 MovieCollection (Combo Pack) $19.96 $19.99  
Dick Van Dyke:Season 3 $41.99 $59.99  
Driven $14.99
 
Emperor'sNew Groove: 2Movie Collection (CP) $19.96 $19.99  
Enter theDragon (40th Anniv. Ultimate Coll's Edition) $34.96 $44.99  
Hansel& Gretel:Witch Hunters (CP) $14.99 $14.99 $13.00
Hansel& Gretel: Witch Hunters (3-D) (CP) $24.96 $29.99 $22.99
Hard Times (TT)  
House of Cards: Season 1 $39.96 $34.99 $29.99
How to Survive a Plague $24.99 $24.99  
Joe Kidd $33.28 $34.99  
Killing Lincoln $16.99 $16.99  
Lilo&Stitch: 2 Movie Collection (Combo Pack) $19.96 $19.99  
The Manson Family $19.99 $19.99  
The MansonFamily (Combo Pack) $24.99 $24.99  
Masquerade (2013) (BestBuy Exclusive) $14.99
The Newsroom: Season 1 $39.96 $39.99 $39.99
Ninja III: The Domination $22.94 $24.99  
The Only Game in Town(TT)  
Oz: The Great andPowerful $22.99 $22.99 $22.99
Oz:The Great andPowerful (Combo Pack) $27.99 $27.99 $27.99
Oz:The Great andPowerful (3-D) (Combo Pack) $31.45
 
Paul McCartney &Wings: Rockshow $24.99 $31.99  
The PhiladelphiaExperiment $16.93 $19.99  
Rendition $17.99
 
Ring of Fire $20.99 $20.99  
Running Scared $17.99
 
Save the Date $23.48 $24.99  
Snitch $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Two Mules forSister Sara $33.28 $34.99  
WildStrawberries (CC) $27.97
Wrong $19.99 $24.99

 

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

(TT)after a title = New Release by Twilight Time.

 

IndividualTitles in the CollectionsListed Above:

Atlantis2 Movie Collection  (Blu-ray): Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Atlantis 2: Milo's Return.

TheEmperor's New Groove 2 Movie Collection (Blu-ray): The Emperor's New Groove, TENG2: Kronk's New Groove.

Lilo & Stitch 2 Movie Collection(Blu-ray):  Lilo& Stitch, L&S2: Stitch Has a Glitch.


The Disclaimer
 

Standard disclaimer:All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from theirprinted Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by eachchain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the websiteprice.

I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week inthe RoundUp.The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well asthose 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'tcomplain! If there is a title not includedin the RoundUp that youwant to see, PLEASE just look it up yourself, and be nice enough topost 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, sothere is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR localWal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, Circuit City is still outof business...even in Hawaii (where they NEVER guaranteed their pricesanyway).


The Specials

--Two new Twilight Timetitles this week--The Only Game in Town and Hard Times.  Eachcan be ordered for $29.95 at Screen Archives Entertainment.

--[font=" Arial;"]Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVEBLU-RAY RELEASE this week of Masquerade (2013)

--BestBuy, this week, is offering EXCLUSIVE digital content on their Blu-rayCombo Pack of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.  Includes over 15 minutesof behind the scenes look at The World of Hansel & Gretel viaCinemaNow.  [/font]

--BestBuy also has EXCLUSIVEDIGITAL CONTENT (via CinemaNow) with their copies, this week, of StarTrek Enterprise: Season 1 on Blu.

--The following recent(some VERY recent!) releases are on sale this week at Best Buy (all Bluunless otherwisenoted):

$9.99: TheDark Knight , Batman Begins, The Hangover, The Hangover PartII (all steelbooks).  Also, Zero Dark Thirty (DVD), Skyfall(DVD), Red Dawn (DVD).

$14.99: DjangoUnchained, The Hobbit, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, A GoodDay to Die Hard, Argo, Gangster Squad, Ted, Bourne Legacy, Zero DarkThirty, Skyfall, Red Dawn, The Dark Knight Rises. Also Mama (DVD),Lincoln (DVD), This is 40 (DVD).

$19.99: Mama, Lincoln, This is 40, Jack Reacher.

--BestBuy has a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE on the following Blu titles ($9.99apiece):  Ghostbusters, Drive, Monty Python & the HolyGrail, Zombieland.  More titlesto choosefrom in store and online.  Visit bestbuy.com/savestation.

--BestBuy is advertising the following "Gift Sets for Dad"  Up to a50% savings (More titles to choosefrom in store and online.):

$14.99: Twilight Zone Fan Favorites (DVD)

$29:99: Mission Impossible Quadrilogy (Blu)

$34.99: The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu)

$39.99: Three Stooges Complete Collection (DVD)

$59.99: LOTR EE Trilogy (Blu)

$69.99: Star Wars Complete Saga (Blu)

$69.99: Harry Potter 8-Film Collection (Blu)

$99.99: M*A*S*H Complete Series (DVD)

--BestBuy Odds and Ends: None to report.

--Targetthis week has anEXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. It includes a 12-page booklet.

--Target has the following Blu-ray releases on sale this week (Titlesshown and selected others):

$12.00:  Skyfall, Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace (DoubleFeature), The Package, Taken 2, The Fighter/The Shooter/Four Brothers(Triple Feature)

$13.00:  Jack Reacher, A GoodDayto Die hard, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

$15.00:  Parker, Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty, The Hobbit,Argo

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--And Target has the following 'Dad's Favorites" on sale this week:

$14.99: BigBang Theory: S5 (DVD)

[/color]$17.99: Big Bang Theory: S5 (Blu)

$19.99: Back to the Future Trilogy (Blu), Justified: S3 (DVD)

$22.99: The Simpsons: S5 (DVD)

$24.99: Justified: S3 (Blu), Dexter: S7 (DVD), Die Hard Four FilmCollection (Blu)

$29.99: Breaking Bad: S5 (DVD), Dexter:S7 (Blu)Game of Thrones: S2 (DVD)

$34.99: Breaking Bad: S5 (Blu), Game of Thrones: S2 (Blu)

--TargetOdds and Ends: None to report.

 

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Nuttin' for me this week. Those are three of my least favorite Disney franchises (although I should probably revisit the original Emperor's New Groove). I don't think I hated that one. But my DVD hasn't been viewed except when I first got it.

Man...when are Tarzan and Hercules getting their turns?!?
 

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I may hit Target for House of Cards. I have a Walmart gift card to use, so I will see what their price is on The Newsroom. Doctor Who I will compare at Fry's.Thanks for another great Roundup!
 

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Mike Frezon said:
Nuttin' for me this week. Those are three of my least favorite Disney franchises (although I should probably revisit the original Emperor's New Groove). I don't think I hated that one. But my DVD hasn't been viewed except when I first got it.

Man...when are Tarzan and Hercules getting their turns?!?
LILO and Stitch was very good and the background handdrawings are beautiful.
 

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Also the RU is still futzed when looking with the HTF app.
 

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Doctor Who - The Mind Of Evil for me. (Plus Oliver from Germany).

Oh, and I picked up Tarzan from UK (as well as Aladdin).

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Just a warning to those that want to purchase Joe Kidd and Two Mules for Sister Sara. Both of them are the UK releases and you can purchase them much cheaper by buying direct from Amazon's UK site. Almost half the price that Amazon's USA site has them listed for. I bought both of them several weeks ago from Amazon UK.
 

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Mike Frezon said:
... Man...when are Tarzan and Hercules getting their turns?!?
Frustratingly, Netflix is currently carrying a HD stream of "Hercules" that looks much better than the DVD (but certainly not as good as a 1080p Blu-ray would look). Hopefully, this new HD 1.85:1 presentation is a sign that it is on the way.
 

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I'm with you, Mike! I am more than ready for a Hercules release (and to a lesser extent Tarzan). Disney can bring those around any time they want.

I got a note from Fox saying to expect the Burn Notice DVDs, so that review will be up later in the week. I'm also expecting Killing Lincoln from them. No sign yet of Twilight Time's The Only Game in Town either, but I know to expect it soon.

I'll be putting up the review for Snitch later today.

Thanks for the prices!
 

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Robert Crawford said:
Just a warning to those that want to purchase Joe Kidd and Two Mules for Sister Sara. Both of them are the UK releases and you can purchase them much cheaper by buying direct from Amazon's UK site. Almost half the price that Amazon's USA site has them listed for. I bought both of them several weeks ago from Amazon UK.
It is interesting that Amazon is starting to sell imports themselves rather than just through marketplace sellers. Obviously they see the demand for import titles and use that opportunity to sell the titles at an inflated price!
 

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Oz 2D Combo pack is 19.96 at Walmart so should be a pretty easy pricematch at Target or BBy if you prefer plusDisney $7 Oz coupon via ScottBrand just like the Wreck It Ralph last time.Scott Brand/Disney $7 Off Coupon for Oz I already have Lilo and Emporers on their way from Disney Movie Club. I would prefer Tarzan, but I overall really like Lilo and the sequels are pretty good. Emporers is pretty decent and definitely a step below those 2 with Hercules on pretty similar level.Little Mermaid is coming soon and that's probably my favorite New Era/Non-Pixar Disney movie period.Almost surely House of Cards and Newsroom, but I'm not sure about now or wait until the Holidays. BBY has a Preorder special on House of Cards for 500 RZ points if you order by the end of Monday, but the $5 extra sort of defeats a bit of that deal -- with Amazon and Target at 29.99 maybe BBY will drop its price by Monday night though that's a long shot.Wild Strawberries is an absolute, but I not sure if I'dd try that with the BN B2G1 or wait until the expected 50% off next month.
 

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TonyD said:
LILO and Stitch was very good and the background handdrawings are beautiful.
I disagree. I thought it was horrible. The artwork might be all right...but the story was a complete non-starter for me.

I know a lot of people enjoyed it. But I hated it. Ha-ted it.

The Disney features from 1989 through 2000 (Little Mermaid thru Fantasia 2000) were magical for our household. I was lucky to have two young children during that time period.

Then, for me, the wheels all fell right off. I haven't liked a Disney animated film since Tarzan/Fantasia 2000. Not a single one.

Thank God for Pixar. Their track record has been nothing short of phenomenal/amazing... There really isn't a superlative to describe a studio which has released 13 films and, for me, has a record of, I'd say, 11-1-1. (Probably, actually, 12-0-1. I waver back-and-forth about Brave.) And I haven't ever seen Cars 2.

And...only a week-and-a-half until Monsters University debuts! :biggrin: :rock:
 

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Wow, Mike!!We *loved* the original "Lilo and Stitch" movie with the Elvis Presley songs and the "Men in Black" connotations. Now, I will say that we’ve *hated* all of the sequels (they were all way too juvenile). Are you sure you're not thinking of one of the "L&S" sequels??At any event, I'm getting "Oz" and the "L&S" Blu's this week -- even though I’ll probably never view the included sequel.I agree with everybody else that the Disney "Tarzan" and "Hercules" BD's are way overdue. At least the "Tarzan" DVD -- released in 2000 -- contains an anamorphic transfer. "Hercules" was released in Fall 1999 at a time when Disney wasn’t providing anamorphic DVD transfers.
 

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Yeah. :biggrin: I always catch a bit of heat for my dislike of Lilo & Stitch.

But I can't even come close to giving it a pass. It did NOTHING for me. The Elvis songs were part of the problem as far as I was concerned.

It has been a long while since I saw it in the theater...but I remember it as a disjointed mess with bad character development, lousy animation, below-average music and an annoying creature with no redeeming qualities. I remember thinking how odd it was that I never felt sympathetic to Stitch and his plight.

The potential of setting the action in Hawaii was great but, for me, completely unrealized.

I just re-read the plot description on Wiki and much of the film came back to me. What a convoluted mess.
 

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Mike Frezon said:
(Probably, actually, 12-0-1. I waver back-and-forth about Brave.) And I haven't ever seen Cars 2.
Please see it, Mike, and then report back. I'd be interested to see if the 12-0-1 gets revised. :D

We are on vacation this week, but Lilo/Emperor/Atlantis should all be waiting for us when we get home. I was very tempted on Hobbit 3D for $19.99 at Best Buy...couldn't justify it, though. This is the beginning of a very expensive period for movies on my calendar. We're driving from Detroit to Seattle...that costs a little bit of coin. :blink:
 

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