Weekly RoundUp 1-16-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Dax Shephard, Jessica Simpson & Dane Cook (Employee of the Month – 2006)

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    – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson & cast (Gridiron Gang – 2006)

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    – Billie Piper & David Tennant (Doctor Who 2nd Series – 2005/06)

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    – Cast (Space Academy – 1977)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco24: Season 6 Premiere (4 eps.) - - $12.99 - - Animation Show: Vol. 1 & 2$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - Best of Hootenanny$40.49$44.99$34.99 - - Broken Sky$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Border Radio (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Couple$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Doctor Who: Comp. 2nd Series$69.99$69.99$99.99 - - **Employee of the Month$16.59$16.99$17.99$16.99 - Go Diego Go! Jaguar Rescue$12.69$11.99$12.99 - - **Gridiron Gang$16.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Her Minor Thing$17.99$19.99$19.99 - - In Her Line of Fire$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - King of Queens: Season 7$27.99$27.99$27.99 - - Mouchette (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Perth$15.99$19.99$17.99 - - The Protector$20.49$19.99$17.99$16.99 - The Queen’s Sister$17.99$19.99$15.99 - - Read It and Weep$17.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - The Royle Family: Season 1$18.69$24.99$19.99 - - Space Academy: Complete Series$22.49$21.99$24.99 - - The Street: Season 1$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - **TX Chainsaw Mass.: Beginning (R & NR)$16.99$16.99$14.99$17.99 - That’s Black Entertainment$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - Undisputed II: Last Man Standing$14.99$14.99$12.99$14.99 -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoClerks II$20.95$24.99$29.95 - - Lucky Number Slevin$26.99$24.99$29.95 - - The Mummy Returns$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Poseidon$19.95$29.99$28.99 - - Pulse$22.49$24.99$29.95 - - Scooby-Doo: The Movie$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Sting$19.95$24.99$29.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoEmployee of the Month$27.95$34.99$39.99 - - Goodfellas$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Gridiron Gang$27.25$29.99$38.96 - - Resident Evil: Apocalypse$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Scooby-Doo: The Movie$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Winged Migration$19.95 - - - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    That’s Black Entertainment: A three-part documentary consisting of Celebrating Legendary Black Comedians, Celebrating Legendary Black Actors, Celebrating Legendary Black Westerns (each also available separately).

    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.

    "LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    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, 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, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Employee of the Month AND Gridiron Gang AND Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one !

    --Prices are scarce, but it looks like FOX is going to release this week’s two two-hour season premiere episodes of 24: Season 6 on DVD week-of-release! That would certainly be a unique promotion! It has been sighted at Target and there is a price listed at CC. Amazon has a place-holder for this release but no price listed yet. This will be fun to watch develop!

    --BIG Blu-ray SALE @ BEST BUY THIS WEEK! Buy one, get one free! Offer good on the following seven titles:

    $24.99: House of Flying Daggers, Kung Fu Hustle, Black Hawk Down

    $29.99: Monster House, Click, Talladega Nights, Underworld: Evolution

    --A 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy! Buy Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ($16.99) and ANY of the following THREE DVDs ($9.99 apiece) and get the two DVDs for $20: Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE FREE MOVIE CASH on-pack with the purchase of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning to see the movie “Number 23”. Value up to $10.50. While supplies last. Minimum 30 per store. “Number 23” in theaters 2-23-07.

    --A second 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy. Buy Gridiron Gang and either of the following two DVDs ($9.99 apiece) and get them both for $20: Rudy, Jerry Maguire. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --A third 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy! Purchase Read It and Weep AND That’s So Suite Life of Hannah Montana ($14.99 apiece) together and get them both for $20. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --AND…a 2/$25 deal @ Best Buy! Purchase The Protector ($19.99) and “any other Dragon Dynasty title” and get them both for $25. Movies shown for pairing up are Jackie Chan’s Police Story ($16.99) and Seven Swords ($16.99).

    --BB also has a number of TV on DVD titles for sale at $19.99: Addams Family: S1, M*A*S*H: S4, Dead Like Me: S1, The Pretender: S4, Roswell: S2, Stargate SG-1: S1.

    --Best Buy Odds & Ends: Best Buy has a number of titles on sale for $3.99 and $9.99 this week.

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOADABLE RINGTONE with the purchase of Employee of the Month on DVD. Thousands of ringtones to choose from @ www.mymobiletune.com

    --CC also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUS DVD with its copies of Gridiron Gang. …featuring The Rock and Xzibit. While supplies last. Minimum 5 per store.

    --A 2/$20 deal at Circuit City this week, too…but phrased a little differently! Buy both Read It and Weep ($14.99) AND That’s So Suite Life of Hannah Montana ($14.99) and get $10 off the total price. In store only. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --CC has a number of TV on DVD sets on sale for $29.99: 24: S1, 24: S5, The Unit: S1, How I Met Your Mother: S1, Boston Legal: S1, Boston Legal: S2, Bones: S1, Prison Break: S1, My Name is Earl: S1.

    --CC also has 24: Seasons 2, 3 & 4 on sale for $34.99 apiece.

    --Circuit City Odds & Ends: CC also has a special sale list of DVDs for $9.99 apiece this week and a special 2/$15 list.

    --Another quiet week for specials at Target this week…although they have lots of LOW prices on this week’s new releases!

    --Target Odds & Ends: None to report.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: January 16, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    $9.99 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Duplex, He Got Game

    $14.99 - Air Bud Spikes Back, Around The World In 80 Days, The Cat From Outer Space, Darby O'Gill And The Little People, George Of The Jungle, Get a Clue, The Gnome-Mobile, The Gospel Of John, Johnny Tremain, Return To Oz, Summer Magic, That Darn Cat!, Toby Tyler, Treasure Island, The Ugly Dachshund

    $19.99 - Casanova, Chicago, Chicago: Collector's Edition, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Mindhunters, Proof, Ritual, Shopgirl, An Unfinished Life

    $27.99 - Commander In Chief vol. 1, Commander In Chief vol. 2, Night Stalker: Complete Series
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) $6.99
    Dane Cook: Vicious Circle $17.99
    Snakes On A Plane $19.99
    Crank $19.99
    Radio $6.99
    Rudy $6.99
    Brian's Song $6.99
    Jerry Maguire $6.99

    $9.99 each:
    Inside Man
    The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
    Waist Deep
    The Lake House
    Slither
    United 93
    Poseidon
    King Kong (2005)
    Bring It On: All Or Nothing
    Take The Lead
    Lucky # Slevin
    The Matador
    Scary Movie 4: Unrated
    A Prairie Home Companion

    2 For $15 DVDs - Must Be Purchased On The Same Receipt:
    A History Of Violence
    Goodfellas (1st Pressing)
    The Aviator
    Full Metal Jacket
    Syriana
    Domino
    Blade: Trinity - Unrated
    Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Edition
    The Constant Gardener
    Heat (1st Pressing)
    The Skeleton Key
    Cinderella Man
    Ocean's Twelve
    Just Friends
    Caddyshack
    Monster In Law
    Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers
    Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
    Lord Of The Rings: Return Of THe King
    The Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated
    Beetlejuice
    Alexander: Director's Cut
    Unforgiven
    Gremlins: Special Edition
    The Wedding Singer: Totally Awesome Edition
    The Man
    A Cinderella Story
    Catwoman
    Final Destination 2
    House Of Wax (2005)
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour
    Racing Stripes

    DVD Sets:
    24: Season 1 / 5 $29.99 each
    24: Season 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
    The Unit: Season 1 $29.99
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 $29.99
    Boston Legal: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each
    Bones: Season 1 $29.99
    Prison Break: Season 1 $29.99
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $29.99
    The Animation Show: Volumes I & II $19.99 each


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Blu-ray discs:
    Buy 1, Get 1 Free This Week - Offer Good only on these 7 Titles:

    $24.99 each:
    House of Flying Daggers
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Black Hawk Down

    $29.99 each:
    Monster House
    Click
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Underworld: Evolution

    The Protector: 2-disc Ultimate Edition $19.99
    Police Story $16.99
    Seven Swords: Unrated $16.99
    Purchase The Protector and any other Dragon Dynasty title on the same receipt and get both for $25

    $3.99 each:
    Young Guns II
    Win A Date With Tad Hamilton
    Feeling Minnesota
    The Cannonball Run
    Bed Of Roses
    Island Of Dr. Moreau
    Down To Earth
    Anacnda
    Bad Boys II
    Election
    The Fighting Temptations
    Beverly Hills Cop
    S.W.A.T.
    The First Wives Club
    Runaway Bride
    Black Sheep
    You Got Served
    More Titles In Store or at BestBuy.com

    $9.99 each:
    Imagine Me & You
    Date Movie: Unrated
    Chicago: Razzle Dazzle Edition
    An Unfinished Life
    Proof
    The Greatest Game Ever Played
    Casanova
    Shopgirl
    Phat Girlz
    Tristan & solde
    The Lake house
    Poseidon
    Take The Lead
    A Prairie Home Companion
    Winnie The Pooh: Springtime With Roo
    Mickey & Minnie’s Sweetheart Stories

    DVD Sets – 19.99 each:
    The Addams Family: Season 1
    M*A*S*H*: Season 4
    Dead Like Me: Season 1
    The Pretender: Season 4
    Roswell: Season 2
    Stargate: SG-1: Season 1

    DVD Sets:
    Doctor Who: The Complete First Series $59.99
    Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series $69.99
    The King Of Queens: Season 7 $27.99
    The King Of Queens: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each

    SNL: Season 1 (1975 – 1976) $49.99

    Get 1 Free Best Of Saturday Night Live DVD free with purchase of Saturday Night Live: Season 1 DVD set. Offer valid only on titles listed. Must be purchased on the same receipt.

    SNL Titles available:
    Will Ferrell – Volume I
    Will Ferrell – Volume II
    Chris Farley
    Cheri Oteri
    Dan Aykroyd
    David Spade
    John Belushi
    Christopher Walken
    Alec Baldwin

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalog titles listed.
     
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    Doctor Who, and Space Academy. Yes, i will hold my head high.
     
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    Looks like Doctor Who season 2 for me,thanks again for the great job!
     
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    Thanks for the RoundUp, guys!

    Ugh.

    Nothing for me this week. But, I have to admit you had me going there for a minute, Mike, when I saw that Night Stalker price reduction. Then, I quickly realized it is not the classic McGavin version. Instead, it is that awful, short-lived series from last season.

    Double ugh! [​IMG]
     
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    Mike:

    You weren't kidding about this week's releases! I'm interested in the "24" season premiere disc, but $12.99?!?!?! I'll post the pricing at Target on Tuesday.
     
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    Not much of a week, but at least something - King of Queens.
     
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    Maybe Prairie Home Companion...but that's it for yet another week. [​IMG] At least the wallet is getting a breather.
     
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    Doctor Who for me!

    I had to head over to CC's web site to make sure those LOTR discs were not the newest releases with those new docs... Might have sprung for them at that price!

    Thanks guys!
     
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    That would be true due to regional differences, but they show up as #3.99 titles in my circular. Also, that link goes to a different set of $9.99 titles.
     
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    A Prairie Home Companion at Best Buy for me, I knew there was a reason I'd held off on buying it this long.

    Thanks, as always!
     
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    Another week of nothing, but thanks guys.

    Mike, I see you've grown as a film fan. IIRC, a few weeks ago you barely knew who Dane Cook was and now he's in your featured pic of the week (although I think Miss Simpson may have more to do with that). [​IMG]
     
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    I saw a copy of 24 (that, unfortunately, was cut open and the disc was taken out of) at a Best Buy last week and the ticket said $9.99 so I'd assume that'll be their price on Tuesday as well.

    I'll be picking up:
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
    24: Season Six Premiere. Call me a sucker but I want to see the first act of episode 5 that's included. [​IMG]
     
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    Ding! I almost went with a solo pic of Miss Simpson but thought that would be considred gratuitous! [​IMG] Then, when I saw that one of the two fellas in this picture was Dane Cook (who I went on about a coupla weeks ago--not knowing who he was) I figured it ws a no-brainer. Whether or not that particular act makes me more of a "film fan", I'm not so sure!

    The Doctor Who photo is also unique. It is the second time I've used it in the RoundUp. I used it when the 1st Series premiered on DVD and was quickly corrected by fans that I had chosen a photo featuring the 2nd Series Doctor Who.

    I learn a lot on this job! [​IMG]
     
  16. Carlo Medina

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    Nothing new for me, but thanks for the hard work.

    I did take advantage of the 2 for 1 BD sale (Underworld, Monster House, Click, Black Hawk down, Talladega Nights and House of Flying Daggers), so double thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Another week (4 out of the last 5) with no new standard DVD releases I'm interested in. Will pick up Clerks II & The Sting on HD-DVD , however, and maybe some of the $9.99 titles at BB.
     
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    isnt crouching tiger on blu ray this week?

    anyone?
     
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    It was delayed. No new date was set, IIRC.
     
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    Was'nt the First Season of Dr. Who Coming out on Seperate Disks?
     

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