Weekly RoundUp 10-11-2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    –Tom, Jerry, Stan, Dora, Albert (Fat)

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    –America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, & Blake Lively (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - 2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
    11:14$17.97$14.99$15.99--Arrested Development: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99$27.99-Bionicle 3: Web of Shadow$22.49$19.99-$19.99-Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)$18.73$22.99$19.99--Dora/Explorer: Dance to the Rescue$14.99$14.99$17.99$12.99-Fat Albert/Cosby Kids: Volume 2$17.49$19.99$19.99$17.99-Fat Albert’s Christmas Special$9.99$9.99$9.99--Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 2$20.99$24.99$22.99$22.99-Happily Ever After (2004)$26.95$24.99$24.99--**High Tension (R & NR)$20.98$19.99$14.99--Hondo CE$10.49$12.99$9.99--Imagining Argentina$22.48$24.99$24.99--Jeffersons: Season 4$20.96$24.99$24.99$19.99-**Kicking and Screaming$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99**Kingdom of Heaven (2005)$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.49McLintock!$10.49$12.99$9.99--Me and You and Everyone We Know$17.47$16.99$24.97--Mutant X: Season 3$37.48$38.99$39.99--NY Yankees: Fall Classic CE 1996-2001$55.97$59.99$69.99--**Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$17.98$19.99$17.99$16.99$18.99Soap: Season 4$20.96$24.99$24.99--South Park: Season 6$34.99$29.99$39.99$29.99-Space Ameoba: Gezora Ganime Kameba$17.95$14.99$15.99--S. King/Kingdom Hospital: Post Mortem$13.96$14.99$15.99--Tom & Jerry: Fast and the Furry$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-Unborn But Forgotten$5.99$19.99$19.99--Undead (2003)$25.18$23.99$19.99--**Unleashed (R & NR)$20.99$16.99$17.99$19.99-Veronica Mars: Season 1$41.98$42.99$49.99$39.99-

    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! Kicking and ScreamingAND Kingdom of Heaven (2005) AND Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! And, High Tension AND Unleashedare being released in both R & NR versions…get the one that’s right for you.

    --Best Buy has a bunch of special prices reserved solely for members of its Reward Zone program:

    [c]Kicking and Screaming -- $14.99
    Me & You & Everyone We Know -- $14.99
    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: S2 -- $19.99
    Arrested Development: S2 -- $24.99
    Veronica Mars: S1 -- $37.99[/c]

    --Best Buy is also giving the following BONUS points to its Reward Zone Members with the purchase of the following DVDs:

    [c]Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ($19.99) – 15,000points
    Bionical 3: Web of Shadow ($19.99) – 15,000 points[/c]

    --Best Buy is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE Preview DVD for the upcoming film Elizabethtown starring Orlando Bloom & Kirsten Dunst and directed by Cameron Crowe. Featuring over 24 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, including a special “first look” at the film. No purchase necessary. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks. In store only. Limit one per person.

    --Best Buy is also offering $10 off with the purchase of South Park: Season 6 ($29.99) and any South Park: Seasons 1 thru 5 on DVD. Instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City is including two new releases in its $9.99 sale this week. Both new John Wayne releases: McLintock! And Hondo will be among the dozens of films listed this week only at $9.99.

    The Appeal

    Any visitor to the Weekly RoundUp should be sure to check out the new Main Portal Page of the Home Theater Forum….FOR TWO VERY GOOD REASONS!

    First: Parker & Ron have re-formatted the Portal Page to include exclusive HT industry news you won’t find in any place on the HTF! Second: You will help support the Home Theater Forum and keep it up and running.

    Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. THIS IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE…AND INFORMATIVE, TOO! [​IMG]

    If you simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone wILL bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please take an extra second of your time and land first on the HTF Portal Page. You’ll see the new Industry News sections AND help out financially. THANKS!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: October 11, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    SONY/Columbia-TriStar

    Dust Factory, Renegade, Super Size Me, Unstoppable ... $14.94

    Kiss the Bride, Lightning in a Bottle, A Love Song For Bobby Long, Lucky 13, Sex is Comedy, The Yes Men ... $19.94
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $19.99 each:
    Monster-in-Law
    Robots
    Cinderella
    Lords of Dogtown
    Stewie Griffin The Untold Story
    Amityville Horror

    $17.99:
    Sin City

    $9.99 each:
    Scarface 2-Disc
    Aviator
    Woman Thou Art Loosed
    Ocean's 12
    Miss Congeniality 2
    Phantom of the Opera
    Racing Stripes
    Passion of the Christ
    Are We There Yet?
    Spider-Man 2
    American Psycho
    Elektra
    Open Water
    Shrek 2
    Shark Tale
    McLintock!
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Kill Bill vol. 2
    Sideways
    Sky Captain
    Closer
    Hondo
    The Terminal
    White Noise
    The Day After Tomrorrow
    Star Wars Clone Wars vol. 1
    The Transporter
    Flight of the Phoenix
    Gladiator (Russell Crowe)

    $7.44 each:
    Tom & Jerry the Movie
    Black Sheep
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    The Client
    Days of Thunder
    Clear & Present Danger
    Grumpy Old Men
    Hunted
    Ghost
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Along Came a Spider
    Super Fly
    Ocean's 11
    Menace 2 Society


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $19.99 each:
    Robots
    Cinderella
    The Interpreter

    $16.99 each:
    Guess Who
    Me and You and Everyone We Know
    Kung Fu Hustle

    $14.99 each (Reward Zone Price):
    Guess Who
    Me and You and Everyone We Know
    Kung Fu Hustle

    $6.99 each:
    Vanilla Sky
    Jerry Maguire
    Say Anything
    Almost Famous

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $14.99:
    Best of the Chris Rock Show 1&2

    $10 each:
    Hotel Rwanda
    Racing Stripes
    Aviator
    Phantom of the Opera
    Saw
    House of Flying Daggers
    Shark Tale
    Troy

    $7.50 each:
    SNL Will Ferrell
    Princess Bride
    Uptown Girls
    Reservoir Dogs
    Van Wilder
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Ocean's 11
    Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
     
  3. Harold Wazzu

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    Thanks fellas, Kingdom of Heaven for me.
     
  4. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks Mike & Pat for the roundup. Absolutely nothing for me to buy this Tuesday (on my birthday). I'll be watching like a hawk next week though as Batman Begins, Batman SE's 1 & 2, Ferngully SE, Mask Of Zorro DE & Tarzan SE (whether it's 1 or 2 disc) all are on my list. Between the 18th & 25th my Visa will be taking a severe beating.
     
  5. RyanAn

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    Definately:

    Arrested Development: Season 2
    High Tension (NR)
    Kicking and Screaming
    Kingdom of Heaven - Director's Cut
    South Park: Season 6
    Unleashed (NR)

    Maybe:

    Jeffersons: Season 4
    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


    Someday:

    11:14
    Fat Albert/Cosby Kids: Volume 2
    Fat Albert’s Christmas Special
    NY Yankees: Fall Classic CE 1996-2001
    Veronica Mars: Season 1

    Ryan
     
  6. pitchman

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    As always, thanks guys! Looks like I can take a breather after this past week. Just Arrested Development this time around. But, next week, I am right back in the thick of it with Superman, Batman and The Twilight Zone, oh my!
     
  7. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    Thank God a breather this week with nothing to buy after many heavy weeks in a row and many to come (it looks like there won't be another break for me until late November [​IMG] for me [​IMG] for my wallet)
     
  8. ChrisBEA

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    I just want too much!
    I think I'll start with
    Unleashed
    High Tension
    Arrested Development 2
    Veronica Mars 1
     
  9. Scott_J

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    Thanks Mike & Patrick. A few TV releases for me this week:
    Fat Albert vol. 2 (which I already received in the mail from my pre-order)
    South Park S6
    Fresh Prince S2
     
  10. ChristopherBlig

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    Doesn't the Z Channel documentary come out this week???
     
  11. Dillon*G

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    Getting:
    -Arrested Development:Season 2
    -Fat Albert:Volume 2
    -Fresh Prince of Bel Air:Season 2
    -High Tension:UR
    -Kicking and Screaming
    -Mr. Show Gift Set
    -Sisterhood of Traveling Pants
    -South Park:Season 6
    -Unleashed:UR
    -Veronica Mars:Season 1

    Thanks for all the prices Mike and Patrick.
     
  12. Jesse Skeen

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    Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession is supposed to also be out on the 11th- just too much stuff coming out lately!
     
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    Arrested Development season 2, target, 28 bucks, natch!
     
  14. Casey Trowbridg

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    So I come in here thinking that there's nothing coming out this week I want.

    I leave wanting:
    Fresh Prince season 2
    South Park season 6
    Arrested Development season 2.

    Thanks for the roundup.
     
  15. Kenneth Cummings

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    How exactly is Best Buy a "best buy" if you have to buy a crudely card for a year to get their "best" prices? Meh, i might get Arrested Development this week, but not sure. Thanks for the roundup Mike.
     
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    The Best Buy prices contradict themselves in the original post, then the newspaper advertisement follow up, i.e. "Kicking and Screaming" isn't a part of any Reward Zone discount.

    BTW, the Reward Zone membership discount on "Me and You and Everyone We Know" is $12.99, not $14.99

    For moi:

    High Tension Unrated
    Unleashed Unrated
    Undead
    Me and You and Everyone We Know
     
  17. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy has slightly different pricing regionally every now and then, so my local ad (Atlanta) says $14.99 is the RZ price for "Me and You and Everyone We Know", so if your area (MN, home state of Best Buy) is cheaper, great!
     
  18. ElijahS

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    I'm going with Arrested Development S2.

    If you haven't purchased Season 1 yet, you can buy the first two seasons and get an additional $10 off the order.
     
  19. TonyD

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    "me and you" is 14.99 in phiily.

    btw, the blond in traveling pants... cant wait to see her next movie.
     
  20. TravisR

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    Arrested Development: Season Two
    South Park: Season Six

    Next week is very big for me!
     

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