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


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– Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur – 1959)

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Megan Fox Rosie Huntington-Whitely (Transformers: Dark of the Moon – 2011)

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–The Phantom Carriage – 1921

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–John Candy & Harold Ramis (Stripes– 1981)

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–Buster Keaton & friend (Go West– 1925)

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–Eva Longoria (Without Men – 2011)

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

The price links below will take you directly to the product on Amazon.

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[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]SD-DVD TITLE [/COLOR]

[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]Amazon[/COLOR]

[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]BestBuy[/COLOR]

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



American Loser

$15.99

$24.99





American Mystic

$22.49

$19.99





Angel of Evil

$21.99







Another Take On Catherine

$17.49

$14.99





Army Wives: Season 1

$21.99

$24.99

$24.99



Battling Butler/Go West (Ultimate Edition 2-disc)

$28.99

$24.99





Ben Hur (5oth Anniversary Edition 2-disc)

$13.99







Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Edition UCE)

$34.99

$44.99





The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman

$26.99

$24.99





C.H.U.D.

$8.99

$8.99





Call Me Fitz: Season 1

$21.99

$34.99





Carlos (CC)

$33.99

$44.99





The Cleveland Show: Season 2

$24.99

$29.99





C.S.I.: Season 11

$44.99

$49.99





C.S.I.- Miami: Season 9

$38.99

$44.99





C.S.I. - NY: Season 7

$36.99

$44.99





Dawson's Creek: Complete Series

$39.99

$44.99





Dead Cert

$15.99

$14.99





Dum Maaro Dum

$21.99

$24.99





Fall Classic at Fenway Park

$17.99

$14.99





Footloose (Deluxe Edition)

$11.99

$9.99





Go For It!

$15.99

$14.99





Good Neighbors

$24.49

$24.99





The Hour

$25.99

$29.99





How I Met Your Mother: Season 6

$24.99

$24.99

$24.99



How To Make It in America: Season 1

$23.99

$34.99





Hung: Season 2

$23.99

$24.99





Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Season 1 Volume 1

$14.99

$14.99





The King of Queens: Complete Series

$39.99

$44.99





Kojak: Season 2

$28.99

$34.99





L'Amour Fou

$22.49

$19.99





Law & Order SVU: 12th Year

$34.99

$49.99





The Ledge

$11.99

$19.99





Looney Tunes Show: Season 1 Volume 1

$14.49

$12.99





Ma & Pa Kettle: Complete Collection

$14.99

$14.99





A Man For All Seasons (1988)

$10.99

$12.99





Married...With Children: Complete Series

$39.99

$38.99





The Middle: Season 2

$30.99

$39.99





The Monkees: Season 1

$36.49

$34.99





The Monkees: Season 2

$35.99

$34.99





Nirvana: Live @ Paramount

$16.99

$16.99





The Phantom Carriage (CC)

$20.99

$24.99





Queer as Folk: UK Collection

$36.99

$44.99





Slaughtered

$14.99

$14.99





Some Dogs Bite

$14.99

$14.99





The Stool Pigeon

$17.99

$19.99





Torso (Uncensored)

$12.99

$14.99





Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Friday 9-30 Release!)

$16.99

$16.99

$16.00



Treasures 5: The West (1898-1938)

$53.99

$59.99





Treasure Island (1990)

$9.99







Viva Riva!

$26.99

$24.99





Vampires, Mummies & Monsters Collection (R. Corman)

$17.99

$19.99





Without Men

$9.99

$24.99







The price links below will take you directly to the product on Amazon.


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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]



Airplane! (Best Buy Exclusive)



$14.99





Another Take on Catherine

$19.99

$19.99





Archer: Season 1 (Best Buy Exclusive)



$14.99





Basket Case

$12.99

$14.99





Battling Butler/Go West (Ultimate Edition 2-disc)

$31.49

$29.99





Ben-Hur (Combo Pack)



$29.99





Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Edition UCE)

$44.99

$49.99





Blood Trilogy

$12.99

$14.99





Carlos (CC)

$34.99







Dead Cert

$18.49

$19.99





Fall Classic at Fenway Park

$24.95

$34.99





Footloose (Deluxe Edition)

$17.99

$19.99





Gamera: Triple Feature CE

$12.99

$12.99





Gamera 3 - Revenge of Iris

$10.49

$8.99





Good Neighbors

$15.99

$24.99





Heathers

$12.99







The Hour

$35.99

$34.99





How To Make It in America: Season 1

$28.99

$44.99





Hung: Season 2

$28.99

$29.99





The Ledge

$20.99

$24.99





Mimic (Director's Cut)

$9.99







The Naked Gun (Best Buy Exclusive)



$14.99





A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 & 3

$13.99

$14.99





Nirvana: Live @ Paramount (Best Buy Exclusive)



$16.99





The Phantom Carriage (CC)

$27.99







Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Best Buy Exclusive)



$14.99





Ray Harryhausen Double Feature

$11.99

$9.99





The Stool Pigeon

$15.99

$24.99





Stripes (Best Buy Exclusive)



$14.99





Torso (Uncensored)

$15.99

$24.99





Transformers: Dark/Moon (Cmb. Pack) (Fri. 9-30 Release!)

$19.99

$17.99

$20.00



Without Men

$10.99

$24.99







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

Individual Titles in the Collections Listed Above:

Vampires, Mummies and Monsters Collection -- Roger Corman Cult Classics (DVD): Lady Frankenstein, Time Walker, The Velvet Vampire, Grotesque.

Blood Trilogy (Blu-ray): Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, Color Me Blood Red.



Ray Harryhausen Double Feature (Blu-ray): She, things To Come.



Gamera Triple Feature (Blu-ray): Guardian of the Universe, Attack of Legion, Revenge of Iris.

[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]

--Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING with its Blu-ray combo pack copies of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. It looks like the front & back of a slipcover each features some big robot thingie.



--The first two Transformer movies are on sale for $6.99 on DVD and $9.99 on Blu-ray.



--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE ROMAN SOLDIER FIGURINE with its copies of Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition ($59.99). Minimum two per store. No rainchecks.

[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 255)]--Best Buy is advertising the following EXCLUSIVE 3-D BLU-RAYS ($29.99 apiece): How to Train Your Dragon, Megamind Monsters vs. Aliens.[/COLOR]



--As you'll see in the pricing grid above, FOUR BIG EXCLUSIVE BLU RELEASES of 1980s comedies for Best Buy this week ($14.99 apiece): Stripes, Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Planes Trains and Automobiles.

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

$19.99: Community: Season 2, Rescue Me: Season 6.

$29.99: Modern Family: Season 2[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)].

$34.99: The Vampire Diaries: Season 2

$36.99: Castle: Season 3[/COLOR]



[COLOR= rgb(0, 0, 0)]--And, Best Buy has a big MIX AND MATCH SALE on various DVDs and Blu-ray titles. Buy any THREE for the price of TWO. Mix and Match from over 60 select blu or DD titles: 127 Hours, Unstoppable, Limitless, The Next Three Days, New Moon, Black Swan, Twilight, Inglourious Basterds, Eclipse, The King's Speech, The Expendables, The Lincoln Lawyer. Save 33%. Any three for $29.98 after savings. $14.99 each.[/COLOR] Products must be purchased on same receiptto receive savings. Some exclusions may apply. Online offer may vary. Titles shown are representative of titles available and may vary by store. Not all titles shown are available on Blu-ray at this special advertised price. See our complete selection of specially-marked titles in store or online at BestBuy.com/3for2movies.



--HERE is the complete list of titles (only 52 instead of 60 as mentioned in the flyer) available at the link above @ BestBuy.com:



Blu-ray: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Fifth Element, The DaVinci Code, Stand By Me, Snatch, Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, A Beautiful Mind, The Road, Superbad, The Kingdom, District 9, Underworld: Rise of Lycans, The Incredible Hulk, It's Complicated, Inglourious Basterds, Moon, Ghostbusters, Final Fantasy VII, Spider-Man, Casino,



DVD: Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, The Fifth Element, Moon, District 9, Alice in Wonderland (Depp), Winter's Bone, Saw, For Colored Girls, The Expendables, Take Me Home Tonight, The Last Exorcism, Remember the Titans, The Next Three Days, The Kingdom, The Incredible Hulk, Miracle, Mummy Trilogy, Casino, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Road, Kill the Irishman, District 9, Proposal, The Switch, Inglourious Basterds, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Spider-Man, Superbad, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Final Fantasy VII.



--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BLU_RAY RELEASE OF Nirvana: Live at the Paramount ($19.99). Minimum two per store. No rainchecks.



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

--At Target this week a list of $15 DVDs: The Princes and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Gnomeo & Juliet.



--$20 Blu-ray Combo packs at Target this week: Beauty and the Beast, Bambi.

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of $7 DVDs.
 
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Thanks for the roundup. Nothing for me this week. Waiting for the later Transformers release (with features). Next week is a big one: African Cats, Lion King, Fast Five, Scream 4. Saving my credit card this week.
 

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Just posted a link to MattCR's review of Mimic on blu in the OP.


I think I'll be checking out the Best Buy Combo Pack of Ben Hur ($29.99). I just don't know when. Maybe this week. Or, maybe I'll wait for the price to drop...some day.
 

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I just posted the review for "The Stool Pigeon."


And in the Frezon tradition of including a still image from the fiim that highlights an attractive female character, even though she may not be the main character, here is a photo of Lunmei Kwai: [/url]
 

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Originally Posted by TravisR

Slow week for me. I'll be getting the A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 & 3 Blu-ray.

Two pretty decent movies for $15 at BB? Absolutely. Maybe Paramount can learn something from Warner by releasing the remaining Jason movies in high def like this...
 

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For those who might be interested, amazon has just dropped its price on the blu of The Man Who Would Be King from $28.99 to $20.99.
 

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Definitely the "Mimic" release. One of my favorite horror/sci-fi flicks, just in time for Halloween.
 

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Thanks as always for the WRU Mike. Pre-ordered Transformers: DotM from Amazon for $19.99, but I believe that will drop to $17.99 by release date. Amazon has a promotion with purchase of Transformers: DotM:
Receive a $5 Credit Toward Amazon Instant Video For a limited time, receive a $5 credit toward Amazon Instant Video when you purchase Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy).​
Details:
Amazon Instant Video Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray Offer Here's how to qualify for this offer: 1. Add at least one qualifying Blu-ray disc sold by Amazon.com to your Shopping Cart and complete the purchase by 11:59 p.m. Pacific standard time on October 1, 2011. Customers that pre-order (or have pre-ordered) a qualifying Blu-ray disc will automatically qualify for this offer. The Blu-ray disc that qualifies for this offer is sold by Amazon.com and displays the offer message on its product information page. Items not displaying the offer message do not qualify for this promotional offer. 2. After shipment of your purchase, you will receive a credit in your Amazon.com account worth $5 towards the purchase of eligible movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video. If you have not received your credit within 72 hours of your qualifying purchase, please contact us. Here's how to use your credit: 1. After you receive the Amazon Instant Video credit, the credit will be stored in your Amazon.com account and will be automatically applied to the cost of your eligible Amazon Instant Video orders and reflected on your e-mail order confirmation. If your purchase exceeds the amount of the credit, your credit card will be charged for the balance. If you do not use the full dollar amount of the credit for your purchase, the balance will be applied to your Amazon Instant Video purchases until November 30, 2011 or until you have used the full value of the credit (whichever comes first). Terms and Conditions
  • To take advantage of this promotional offer (“offer”), you must purchase an Transformers: Dark of the Moon(+Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] disc (ASIN B005G4TJI4) between September 22, 2011 and October 1, 2011 from Amazon.com. Customers that pre-ordered the qualifying Blu-ray disc prior to September 22, 2011 will automatically receive the $5 credit.
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Thanks, Mike.


Probably nothing for me from this week's release slate (until some inevitable price drops later) although the Mimic BD looks a bit enticing at that price from Amazon.



FYI, apparently, folks over in blu-ray.com are reporting that Walmart is selling a (exclusive) movie-only 2-disc version of Ben-Hur on BD for ~$20. I'll probably just wait for the 3-disc UK version to drop some in price before eventually importing that (w/ my next batch of imports) instead.



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Wracked with guilt (not to overstate it or anything) over neglecting to pre-order "Ben-Hur", I caved yesterday and paid the extra five bucks at Best Buy to have it in my hot little hands.


I really haven't wanted to acquire more Big Box Full o' Junk sets, but in my world, discs and books and good reproductions of film-related material don't count as junk and I had to have the stuff in this one.


Couldn't believe the size of the BB exclusive with the Roman soldier statuette -- it's twice the depth of the "regular" Big Box and the sucker felt solid, too. For about five seconds -- actually, less -- I was tempted to drop an extra sawbuck. But reason won out. If anyone does buy that, please report!
 

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Ben Hur blu-ray + extras ... $26. I'm not interested in the bulky box set, but wanted the documentary and extras, which aren't on the Best Buy movie-only exclusive Blu-ray for $29. But if you order the same thing from Amazon.UK, you get all the documentary extras and movie Region Free, shipped for a total of $26 USD. A no brainer. (If you're like me and don't want the huge box).
 

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Hollywoodaholic said:
Ben Hur blu-ray + extras ... $26. I'm not interested in the bulky box set, but wanted the documentary and extras, which aren't on the Best Buy movie-only exclusive Blu-ray for $29. But if you order the same thing from Amazon.UK, you get all the documentary extras and movie Region Free, shipped for a total of $26 USD. A no brainer. (If you're like me and don't want the huge box).
I've heard sometimes not all the extras can be played when buying from UK. Do you know that 100% of this movie is playable here in the good ol' USofA? Does this have all the extras, just not the big box o' stuff? And why the hell do we get crap prices here while the same movie sells for so much less over there? BTW, is the version you're referring to this one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Hur-Ultimate-Collectors-Blu-ray-Region/dp/B003BNY6XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317240612&sr=8-1 BTW, I got this link by navigating directly to Amazon UK and searching. I'm seeing that ref equals thingy. I hope that's not some sort of referral code. It didn't intend to that, if it is.
 

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Here's what's on the UK version ... I wanted the making of doc, the Heston doc and the silent film -- all on there. Disc One & Two: The Movie • Newly remastered and restored from original 65mm film elements • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio • Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with scene specific comments from Charlton Heston • Music-only track showcasing Miklos Rozsa's score Disc Three: Special Features • Charlton Heston: A Personal Journey (78 min) [HD] • Ben-Hur: 1925 silent version, from the Thames Television restoration with stereophonic orchestral score by composer Carl Davis (143 min) • 2005 Documentary: Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema--Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott reflect on the importance and influence of the film on modern epics (58 min) • 1994 Documentary: Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic, hosted by Christopher Plummer (58 min) • Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures--Audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue • Screen tests (30 min) • Vintage newsreels gallery • Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards ® ceremony • Theatrical trailer gallery As far as playability of extras, I can't confirm totally, but it's very clearly marked Region Free and I think those issues were with earlier releases. I've ordered several UK blue-rays and only had the issue with a BBC TV series "Life On Mars."
 

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