Weekly RoundUp 6-28-2011

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Features


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    – The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy – 2001/2002/2003

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    – Emily Browning & Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch – 2011)

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    –Kate Bosworth (The Warrior's Way – 2010)

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    –Julia Roberts & Patrick Bergin (Sleeping With the Enemy– 1991)

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    –Paul Giamatti & Dustin Hoffman (Barney's Version– 2010)

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    --Nicolas Cage (Season of the Witch – 2010)

    The Prices
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    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

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    BestBuy

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    3 Backyards

    $22.49

    $19.99





    Beastly

    $16.99

    $16.99





    Beneath Hill 60

    $13.99

    $19.99





    Black Moon (CC)

    $21.99

    $24.99





    Bloodworth

    $17.99

    $19.99





    Camille 2000

    $26.99







    Camille 2000 (Extended Version)

    $26.99







    Guilty Hearts

    $26.99

    $24.99





    Immigration Tango

    $24.99

    $24.99





    Law and Order - Criminal Intent: Season 6

    $40.99

    $49.99





    Lord of the Dance

    $22.49

    $14.99





    Max Manus: Man of War

    $26.99

    $24.99





    The Nesting

    $10.99







    People on Sunday (CC)

    $21.99

    $24.99





    Rizzoli and Isles: Season 1

    $26.99

    $26.99





    Season of the Witch

    $16.99

    $16.99





    Sucker Punch

    $14.99

    $14.99





    Warehouse 13: Season 2

    $41.49

    $39.99





    The Warrior's Way

    $18.99

    $16.99

    $15.99



    White Lightnin'

    $18.99

    $19.99





    Wild Cherry

    $14.99

    $24.99





    Zazie dans le metro (CC)

    $21.99

    $24.99






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    BLU-RAY TITLE

    Amazon

    BestBuy

    Target



    Barney's Version (Combo Pack)

    $28.99

    $29.99





    Beastly

    $19.99

    $19.99





    Black Moon (CC)

    $29.99

    $34.99





    Camille 2000

    $31.49

    $19.99





    Camille 2000 (Extended Version)

    $31.49

    $19.99





    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    $12.99

    $14.99





    Jumanji (Combo Pack)

    $15.99

    $14.99





    Lord of the Dance

    $15.99

    $17.99





    Lord of the Rings - Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions)

    $69.99

    $69.99





    Max Manus: Man of War

    $28.49

    $34.99





    The Nesting

    $15.99







    People on Sunday (CC)

    $29.99

    $34.99





    Season of the Witch (Combo Pack)

    $24.99

    $22.99

    $22.99



    Sleeping With the Enemy

    $23.49

    $19.99





    Stuart Little

    $14.99

    $14.99





    Stuart Little 2

    $14.99

    $14.99





    Sucker Punch (1-disc)

    $18.99

    $17.99





    Sucker Punch (Extended Cut) (Combo Pack)

    $22.99

    $22.99





    The Warrior's Way

    $25.99

    $22.99

    $22.99



    Wild Cherry

    $15.99

    $24.99





    Zathura (Combo Pack)

    $14.99

    $14.99





    Zazie dans le metro (CC)

    $29.99

    $34.99





    Zombie Holocaust (Combo Pack)

    $15.99









    (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

    --At Best Buy, get the Best Buy EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE 6-CHARACTER TRILOGY FIGURINE SET with the blu-ray set for the purchase price of $99.99. Minimum of 2 per store. Available while supplies last. (A $54 value.).

    --Save $15 @ Best Buy when you buy BOTH Toy Story AND Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray...or either of the Toy Story Combo Packs with any OTHER Blu-ray Pixar title (Other titles shown include Cars, Wall-E and A Bug's Life. $29.99 each.).

    --Best Buy has the following 2-pack Blu-ray discs on sale this week for $14.99: American History X/History of Violence, Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men, Dirty Harry/Magnum Force, Hitch/Jerry Maguire, Air Force One/In the Line of Fire, Gattaca/The Fifth Element.

    --BB has the following recent releases for $14.99 DVD/$19.99 Blu-ray: No Strings Attached, Cedar Rapids, Green Hornet. They also have True Blood: Season 3 for $32.99 DVD/$37.99 Blu-ray.



    --BB has the following Blu-ray titles for $7.99: Bad Boys, Primal Fear, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hancpock, Talladega Nights, Underworld, From Dusk Till Dawn.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Two recent DVDs for $9.99 apiece: The Rite and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.



    --I think it is absolutely stunning that Target did NOT include the LotR Trilogy on Blu in their weekly flyer. I don't know how they can explain that one in terms of meeting what is going to be huge public demand. It's a real head-scratcher.

    --Target this week is having the "sale of the summer." The following titles are all DVDs (except where noted). Quantities limited, no rainchecks:



    $1.99: My One and Only, Crazy on the Outside, D-Day the Invasion, Princess Collection, Hitchcock: Master of Suspense, John Wayne: The Duke, Abraham Lincoln: Father of Freedom.



    $5.99: Scream 2 (Blu-ray), The Kids Are All Right, Couple Retreat, Letters To Juliet, Get Him to the Greek, Hurt Locker, Shutter Island, It's Complicated.



    $9.99: Despicable Me, Sex and the City (Season 6?), Weeds (Season ?), Parenthood: Season 1, MegaMind, Transformers 2, The Office: Season 2.

    --Target Odds and Ends: None to report.
     
  2. TonyD

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    I wonder if Target has started to leave prices of some thin gs out so that Amazon can't price match before the release date
     
  3. Adam Gregorich

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    Thanks Mike! A very quiet week for me. I will eventually take the plunge on the LotR, but considering I haven't watched the theatrical cuts on BD yet, I'll wait until the price goes down.

     
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    OK I spoke too soon. I didn't realize it had dropped to $69. I'll have some thinking to do on this....
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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  6. Cameron Yee

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    I believe the price dropped briefly to $65. I had to change my review to adjust for the $5 differential. :)
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    Hmmmmm. If that's true, Cameron...shouldn't all of us pre-orderers get the $64.99 price?

    Isn't that how Amazon's pre-order pricing guarantee works?
     
  8. Cameron Yee

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    Ah, it's actually that some are hoping a $5 BB coupon for any DVD or BD $14.99 and up can be used with the purchase. But fine print on the coupon has the usual "not valid with other offers."
     
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    I've got a couple catalogue things I'm interested in, but we'll see how I feel when I head out tomorrow. Serenity, Revenge of the Fallen, Sex and the City and Scream 2, to be specific. Do I need any of them? Not really.


    So maybe that answers my dilemma...
     
  10. Brisby

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    I'm still holding out for a better price on the LOTR set. I got the Alien Anthology for $35 and the BTTF trilogy for $15 within six months of their respective releases, so I'm betting we'll see the LOTR box for under $50 by Christmas.
     
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    I hope to have the reviews of this week's two remaining Criterion discs up today and tomorrow.
     
  12. Ric Easton

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    Thanks for the Round-up! Looks like I will be making a trip to Best but on Tuesday for the LotR. I didn't pre-order from Amazon (my usual source for blu-rays lately) and now I don't want to wait for the shipping! Besides, I may have to check out how cheesy that 6 figure set is.
     
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    What? Anything over $25 on Amazon ships free.
     
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    Yeah, but that shipping takes a little longer (if I order now, anyway) and since they have to charge us New York Staters sales tax, there wouldn't be any savings. Besides, I haven't bought a disc in Best Buy for so long, I think they must miss me...and I need my precious on Tuesday!
     
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    Oh, and I guess those pewter things are just pieces from a missing LotR Chess set. I'll pass!
     
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    Thanks for the prices Mike. Pretty quiet week for me. Season of the Witch and Sucker Punch with be netflixed, just to see how bad they really are. I am not getting my hopes up for Snyder's Superman, that is certain. I think I will be taking Brisby's tactic regarding the LOTR trilogy:


    Is it just me being naive, or did anyone else expect the movies to be fit onto a single disc? I don't claim to know much, but I figured that a dual layer BD would be able to handle the 4+ hours of these movies. I don't think that switching discs in the middle of a movie is THAT big of a deal, but I just expected more from the upgrade in technology.

    I feel like I am about to get lectured...
     
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    By splitting the movie over two discs, they're able to keep the video and audio bitrates higher than they would if it was on one disc. Also, I didn't like Sucker Punch but I have seen people that love it. Nothing for me this week but thanks for the prices, Mike! :)
     
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    I'm waiting as well. I still haven't watched the theatrical versions I got on Blu-Ray last Christmas, so I can definitely wait for a better deal on these in the future.


    I was also surprised to see these again spread across two discs given the HUGE STORAGE CAPACITY claim I've always heard about Blu-Ray. I would think the films would easily fit on a single BR.
     
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    I don't mind the 2 discs...everyone needs a bathroom break every now and then!
     

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