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JohnIan
03-21-12, 10:33 PM
VICTORiOUS: The Complete Second Season
- Exclusive store release $8.99

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $16.99
- Double DVD Pack (with "Island Adventure Sing-Along") $19.99

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close $14.99

Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition $9.99

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Barbie Presents Thumbelina $4.50
Open Season 2 $4.50
Seabiscuit $4.50
The 13th Warrior $4.50
(additional titles in store)

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Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebob's Frozen Face-Off $9.99
Rango $9.99
(additional "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards" nominees on sale in store)

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Alice In Wonderland (2010) $10.00
The Book Of Eli $10.00
Sherlock Holmes (2009) $10.00
The Social Network $10.00
(additional titles in store)

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Hop $16.99

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The Three Stooges: 75th Anniversary $4.75
Nicholas Sparks Romances 4 Film Favorites (Nights In Rodanthe/The Notebook/Message In A Bottle/A Walk To Remember) $8.99
Saturday Night Live: Seasons 3 or 4 $14.99 (each)
Weeds: Season 7 $19.99
Bones: Season 6 $24.99
Game Of Thrones: Season 1 $34.99



I like the idea - nine dollar for DVDs, but I don't see something I want.

(Information from Annie Chu (http://www.examiner.com/dvd-in-new-york/march-25-31-2012-3-25-3-31-target-ad-scan-prices-for-dvd-and-blu-ray-deals-picture))

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There is a store coupon inside next week's ad for 20% off Disney titles (DVD or Blu-Ray). The image shows "Toy Story 3" and "The Princess And The Frog", but I don't see anything that limits the coupon to just those two titles. You need to clip the coupon directly from the ad, no copies allowed.

snausages
03-21-12, 10:56 PM
Target Ad for Movies (http://www.examiner.com/dvd-in-new-york/march-25-31-2012-3-25-3-31-target-ad-scan-prices-for-dvd-and-blu-ray-deals-picture)

MooMooMooMoo
03-22-12, 01:27 AM
Does anyone know if there's going to be content or significant remastering in the $9.99 Casablanca 70th not in the last uber box (Ultimate Collector's Edition)? I already own it 2x: the UCE & as part of Bogart Signature #1.

BobO'Link
03-22-12, 06:10 AM
This one made me laugh:

Saturday Night Live: Seasons 3 or 4 $14.99 (each)

That's the *regular* price at the store here - for all 5 seasons.

kd5
03-22-12, 07:19 AM
Nothing in the ad appeals to me but I'll check out the unadvertised specials anyway. -kd5-

wildman1037
03-22-12, 08:22 AM
Nothing for me either... :(

Manzana
03-22-12, 09:24 AM
There is a store coupon inside next week's ad for 20% off Disney titles (DVD or Blu-Ray). The image shows "Toy Story 3" and "The Princess And The Frog", but I don't see anything that limits the coupon to just those two titles. You need to clip the coupon directly from the ad, no copies allowed.
Hmmmm... knowing that Target will do 14 day price adjustments on past sales, it would seem next week we should be able to retroactively apply the 20% off coupon on The Muppets (provided it's a Target coupon and not a Disney one) if you find a willing customer service employee.

Too bad there's not a single other Disney BD title at Target that I want and don't already have to use the coupon on. Well, I still don't have Mater's Tall Tales but I just can't bring myself to pay over $10 for I think 38 minutes worth of material (or maybe it was 50-something). Disney thinks all their BDs should be sold for a lot when to me the length and quality of the material should be a factor.

TheBang
03-22-12, 08:30 PM
Does anyone know if there's going to be content or significant remastering in the $9.99 Casablanca 70th not in the last uber box (Ultimate Collector's Edition)? I already own it 2x: the UCE & as part of Bogart Signature #1.
Yes, it's been remastered:

www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews56/casablanca_blu-ray.htm

JohnIan
03-23-12, 12:12 AM
Okay, what's on DVD? More extras?

Wazootyman
03-23-12, 04:00 AM
Hmmmm... knowing that Target will do 14 day price adjustments on past sales, it would seem next week we should be able to retroactively apply the 20% off coupon on The Muppets (provided it's a Target coupon and not a Disney one) if you find a willing customer service employee.

Too bad there's not a single other Disney BD title at Target that I want and don't already have to use the coupon on. Well, I still don't have Mater's Tall Tales but I just can't bring myself to pay over $10 for I think 38 minutes worth of material (or maybe it was 50-something). Disney thinks all their BDs should be sold for a lot when to me the length and quality of the material should be a factor.

I highly doubt anyone would do that adjustment. I wouldn't. We only adjust if it's a change to the price, not a change to the price with coupon. Sure, you might be able to get one to do it, but Guest Service people tend to know their stuff and you're less likely to be able to bully them

Manzana
03-23-12, 09:21 AM
I highly doubt anyone would do that adjustment. I wouldn't. We only adjust if it's a change to the price, not a change to the price with coupon. Sure, you might be able to get one to do it, but Guest Service people tend to know their stuff and you're less likely to be able to bully them
There's no bullying involved. I've simply asked for it to be done, and the answer is usually yes. I've done it with both Target and manufacturer's coupons after the fact, and they've told me doing that is their policy within 14 days (and others have told me it might be longer). So if I go it's worth a try depending on what the coupon itself actually says. AFAIK and with what they've said, doing this is not bad or violating their policy but simply a 14 day courtesy they offer on price adjustments. If it's after 14 days then it would be a YMMV.

MooMooMooMoo
03-23-12, 02:12 PM
Yes, it's been remastered:

www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews56/casablanca_blu-ray.htm

Funny, on my computer monitor, i prefer the caps from the old version over the new!

spartickes
03-23-12, 03:59 PM
Funny, on my computer monitor, i prefer the caps from the old version over the new!

I thought the same thing! I do think however that the grain would probably be more pleasing in motion. On the other hand there looks to be some loss of detail in the shadows/blacks.

rmw650
03-23-12, 06:39 PM
Okay, what's on DVD? More extras?

Is South Park Season 15 going to be on sale?

JohnIan
03-23-12, 08:28 PM
I'm assuming.

Checked the listing, I don't see an entry for season 15.

The only thing I can add is that it reads "more in-store" for TV box sets and box sets in general.

Sorry.

OldBoy
03-24-12, 11:05 AM
in the ad scan it says Casablanca Blu-ray is $19.99...is this an exclusive non-big packaging that only Target is getting and is also indeed the 70th Anniversary 3-disc set or does the 3-disc set only come in the behemouth packaging for $40+?

JohnIan
03-25-12, 04:11 AM
Update...

Okay. Lets address Scott1598's question. I've done some searching at Amazon and VideoETA for "Casablanca". I do not see a non-box Blu-Ray set. In fact, I don't 2012 DVD release either.

http://thumbnails47.imagebam.com/18149/36bc8d181480129.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/36bc8d181480129)

Above is the web listing off the Target website. There is no formal statement that these are exclusives. But that could be resolved on Tuesday. I think that since I can't find them other than at Target they could be store unique. I'll go on release day and give them a look - and report here.

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Games

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CDs

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seriousmill
03-25-12, 06:01 AM
Anyone know about the victorious season? If its going to be available sunday or tuesday?on the website doesnt say til may release date

honestjohn
03-25-12, 09:10 AM
Update...

Okay. Lets address Scott1598's question. I've done some searching at Amazon and VideoETA for "Casablanca". I do not see a non-box Blu-Ray set. In fact, I don't 2012 DVD release either.

Above is the web listing off the Target website. There is no formal statement that these are exclusives. But that could be resolved on Tuesday. I think that since I can't find them other than at Target they could be store unique. I'll go on release day and give them a look - and report here.


Picture of Target Exclusive posted at Blu-ray.com .... I'll be buying this one. Sticker says exclusive ends 4/24/12 which jives with J&R which has a single disc blu-ray version listed as available on 4/24/12.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1448/imag0185a.jpg

moklerman
03-25-12, 02:30 PM
I'm confused now, which isn't saying much...but, is that Casablanca blu-ray pictured above going to a) be $9.99 and b) be available starting Tuesday?

EDIT:
Also, the Saturday Night Live set is the complete season 3 AND 4 for $14.99.

Also saw the complete Star Wars set for $79.99.

MooMooMooMoo
03-25-12, 03:43 PM
The BR is $19.99, the new dvd is $9.99

MooMooMooMoo
03-25-12, 04:20 PM
BTW, a comment on DVD Beaver's description of "the grain" in Casalanca:

Last October, I went & saw Casablanca in a local theater that was doing a classics series. At the time, I believed i was seeing a digital version, rather than a true film print (see this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/archive/t-595488.html )

I later found out i was correct, that theater is digital only.

The thing i find interesting, is while I have no knowledge of which version they were showing, & at what bit rate; part of what upset me was the grain; & at the time I believed that the grain was a digital artifact, NOT from an accurate reproduction.

Not totally sure how that plays into this new release, but be warned; between DVD Beaver's screen caps & what I saw, this "upgrade" MAY in actuality be a downgrade!

it's a bit frustrating as there are so many "remastered/expanded"versions out there. At least I didn't buy the first Blu edition!

JohnIan
03-26-12, 12:16 AM
I'm curious about the DVD, does it comes with any new extra features?

Living Deadpan
03-26-12, 01:44 AM
FYI I've found, in store, a couple of those Fox/MGM 4 Midnite Movie 2-disc sets for $9.99. The 2 at my local store were:

-Alien From LA/Morons From Outer Space/Angry Red Planet/Man From Planet X
-Land that Time Forgot/People that Time Forgot/Panic in Year Zero/Last Man on Earth

starman9000
03-26-12, 07:20 AM
Futurama V6 was 14.99 at my Target. I didn't grab it, hoping it was the same at Amazon, but I'll probably get it later this week.

berigan
03-26-12, 09:25 AM
BTW, a comment on DVD Beaver's description of "the grain" in Casalanca:

Last October, I went & saw Casablanca in a local theater that was doing a classics series. At the time, I believed i was seeing a digital version, rather than a true film print (see this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/archive/t-595488.html )

I later found out i was correct, that theater is digital only.

The thing i find interesting, is while I have no knowledge of which version they were showing, & at what bit rate; part of what upset me was the grain; & at the time I believed that the grain was a digital artifact, NOT from an accurate reproduction.

Not totally sure how that plays into this new release, but be warned; between DVD Beaver's screen caps & what I saw, this "upgrade" MAY in actuality be a downgrade!

it's a bit frustrating as there are so many "remastered/expanded"versions out there. At least I didn't buy the first Blu edition!

M4, I saw the film last week as part of a one day showing celebrating it's 70th Anniversary (put on in part by TCM) And I was not real happy with the "grain" I was seeing on Ingrid's face. Just looked like, I don't know, tiny dots in movement? Just odd... during the nighttime scenes and when her face wasn't flooded with light, it didn't bother me all that much. But, I didn't feel like it was some amazing improvement. Heck, the interminable ads for broadway shows before the film looked TERRIBLE! Very blurry, full of artifacts when the cameras moved.(the 30 people that bothered to see Casablanca that night I am sure felt as compelled as I was to fly from Atlanta to see those plays, they sure know what people that see Casablanca love! ;) )

berigan
03-26-12, 09:27 AM
I'm curious about the DVD, does it comes with any new extra features?

John, just click on the link in Post #8, and scoll down the page a bit...they mention all the extras.

honestjohn
03-26-12, 08:23 PM
Not totally sure how that plays into this new release, but be warned; between DVD Beaver's screen caps & what I saw, this "upgrade" MAY in actuality be a downgrade!

FYI - and not the only great review .... picking up Target 1-disc version tomorrow as I never got around to picking up the previous release. Glad to see DNR has been reduced since the last version was released.


http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/54244/casablanca/

Many of you will be ecstatic to hear that Warner have left well enough alone this time around in regards to digital noise reduction, and all the detail and grain that are inherent to the source have been flawlessly preserved. Owning the original 2008 release myself, I was able to A/B it with the 70th Anniversary transfer, and the difference is remarkable - Skin texturing used to look waxy, but now? There's a fair abundance of skin texturing, while hair and clothing get a noticeable boost as well during close-up shots. Edges are most definitely sharper all around, and there's not a single trace of edge enhancement to be seen. Not only that, but the wafts of smoke that are often seen in Rick's cafe do not reveal any sort of digital noise or banding. The encode here is truly pristine.

JohnIan
03-26-12, 09:46 PM
John, just click on the link in Post #8, and scoll down the page a bit...they mention all the extras.

Yes, the Blu-Ray extras. Sorry, not interested.

I'm looking for the extras (if any) for 2012 DVD re-release which appears to be a Target exclusive.

JohnIan
03-27-12, 05:19 PM
Back.

Yes, the DVD is in fact an exclusive and has the two new documentaries from the box set.

JohnIan
03-28-12, 01:04 AM
I have it.

Well, when I made the above post I didn't - long stupid story. I was in a crunch for time.

If you have either the 2008 box set or the 2003 two disc, special edition - keep it. This exclusive is an addition.

Extras that carried over:
Introduction By Lauren Bacall
Commentary by Roger Ebert
Commentary by Rudy Behlmer
Trailers

New items:
"Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of" (37:17 minutes)
"Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic" (34:54 minutes)

If you want all of the bonuses, you must keep the older release or releases (should you want). I have both.

The '08 box has the complete extras (and more) from the '03 DVD, but with all the physical bonuses and laser cut slipcover it can become damaged with repeated openings. So I kept my two disc version for easy access. I'm now thinking about getting rid of that and replacing it with this store exclusive; single disc, remastered with new extras.

Not bad, I'm satisfied. I was bummed when I found out that this was getting re-released with new content for Blu-Ray - what about DVD? This fills in that gap. Very sway.

http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/18193/f77b55181921449.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f77b55181921449) http://thumbnails31.imagebam.com/18193/e90d28181921574.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e90d28181921574) http://thumbnails75.imagebam.com/18193/c62d91181921671.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c62d91181921671)

menu and sub-menus

MooMooMooMoo
03-28-12, 02:22 AM
Sounds like i need to decide whether to get the Target DVD, Target 1 disc blu, or haunt Ross until I see the old blu-ray again there. I want the new extras, but I personally do not like the grain.

of course Ross had a ton of the the last BR edition when I didn't have a BR player!

MooMooMooMoo
03-30-12, 12:40 AM
Does anyone own both the new Target Casablanca DVD & the last gen dvd (not Blu)? If so, any chance of a picture quality mini review?

Living Deadpan
03-30-12, 03:19 AM
I was in Target last night. The 4-movie sets were on sale. The $9.99 MGM/WB ones were $8.99, and Universal's "Dark Comedy" 4 Movie Marathon was $4.50.

MooMooMooMoo
04-05-12, 01:00 AM
HUGE WARNING on the Casablanca Blu-ray: If like me you have an old 4:3 CRT, for unknown reason the movie on the BR only fills up about 80% of the screen. The aspect ratio is correct; it's shrunk on all 4 sides.

The extras do NOT have this issue.

I am NOT pleased.