Weekly RoundUp 11/9/04

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Don't be a luddy-duddy! Don't be a mooncalf! Don't be a jabbernowl! You're not those, are you?
    –W.C. Fields as Egbert Souse (The Bank Dick – 1940)
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    Hammer: Now here is a little peninsula and here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland.
    Chico: Why a duck?

    –Grouch Marx as Hammer/Chico Marx as Chico (The Cocoanuts – 1929) [​IMG]


    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
    [C]
    _____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    Ace High___________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Arrowhead__________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Barbershop Coll. Set_______ _ $27.99 __ $26.99 __ $27.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Before Sunset______________ _ $19.56 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Blade Exclusive Set________ _ $23.47 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Bridget Jones’ Coll. Ed.___ _ $17.39 __ $14.99 __ $14.99 __ $14.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    The Clearing (2004)________ _ $24.34 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    A Day Without a Mexican____ _ $16.39 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dead End___________________ _ $21.73 __ $21.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Falling From Grace_________ _ $17.35 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Friends: Season 8__________ _ $29.24 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __
    Fritz Lang Epic Collection_ _ $86.96 __ $99.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Gone With the Wind/65th Ann._ $27.94 __ $27.99 __ $34.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Grateful Dead Movie________ _ $26.06 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Hillside Strangler (2004) _ $21.74 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ju-On: The Grudge__________ _ $17.49 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The “L” Word: Season 1_____ _ $48.99 __ $47.99 __ $69.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Last Train from Gun Hill___ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Legally Blonde Platinum Set _ $34.78 __ $26.99 __ $27.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Lost Junction______________ _ $22.60 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Martin_____________________ _ $13.03 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Marx Bros. Silver Screen_ _ _ $41.99 __ $42.99 __ $59.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mickey’s Twice Upon Xmas___ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Naked Jungle_______________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Popeye’s Voyage/Quest/Pappy _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $14.99 __ $11.99 __
    Rick_______________________ _ $23.48 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Spies (1928)_______________ _ $26.06 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    ST: Voyager: Season 5______ _ $90.99 __ $99.99 __$129.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Stepford Wives (2004)____ _ $20.96 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $17.99 __
    W.C. Fields Comedy Coll.___ _ $41.99 __ $42.99 __ $59.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Woman in the Moon__________ _ $26.06 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Zatoichi/Sonatine__________ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Titles in Collections listed in the above RoundUp:

    Fritz Lang Epic Collection: Spies, Metropolis, Woman in the Moon, Die Nibelungen.

    Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection: Animal Crackers, The Cocoanuts, Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, Monkey Business.

    W.C. Fields Comedy Collection: The Bank Dick, International House, It’s a Gift, My Little Chickadee, You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man.

    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! The Stepford Wives is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one. The Hillside Strangler is available in both R and Unrated versions...get the one that’s right for you..

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy is offering its typical deals on buying Friends season sets in volume. Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, & 8 are $29.99. Seasons 5, 6, & 7 are $35.99. Buy any two season sets and save $15. Buy all eight sets and save $120!. (According to Frezon Lousy Math, Inc.: 5 x $30 = $150 and 3 x $36 = $108. $150 + $108 = $258. $258 - $120 = $138. $138/8 = $17.25 per set. Not bad.)

    --The two-packs of Blade/Blade 2 are being advertised to include a preview of Blade Trinity (In theaters 12/10/04).

    --The sets of Barbershop and Legally Blonde are advertised as being “loaded with extras”.

    --Best Buy is offering a $5 Disney CD-ROM Gift Card with the purchase of Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas and any other Disney DVD. CD-ROM Gift Card “includes: wallpaper, screensaver, home video, theatrical trailers, printable coupons and more.” Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is including a bonus disc with its copies of Star Trek: Voyager Season 5…"Ships Of The Delta Quadrant".

    --Best Buy is also advertising Shrek 2 at $16.99 and offering a purchase of Chicken Run ($14.99) for just $4.99 with the purchase of Shrek 2.

    --Best Buy also has its exclusive Elton John 4-DVD set Dream Ticket for $39.99. They’ll also give you a $5 gift card if you buy both Dream Ticket ($39.99) and Elton’s new CD Peachtree Road ($9.99)

    --Target shows cover art for both The Stepford Wives and Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas in their Sunday flyer without prices listed…although both are located adjacent to The Clearing which is priced at $15.99. I would not be surprised if both those titles would go for $15.99 as well, although I am hesitant to post it because that would be the lowest known price for The Stepford Wives.
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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: November 9, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey Mike, you forgot these specials at Costco.

    www.costco.com/Common/Category.aspx?cat=20595

    As for real-live specials, I'm waiting on GWTW and the Marxists. Sadly my favourite WC Fields isn't in the set (Never Give A Sucker An Even Break).
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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  4. Kenneth Cummings

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    Hmmm...looks like a slow week then. While I might get Gone with the Wind, but half the time my purchase choice in these threads tends to changed greatly. Like last week I said that I would get Shrek 2 and 1, but instead I get Invader Zim volume 2 and Mulan SE.

    Good job on the round up Mike.
     
  5. Scott_J

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    You don't waste any time in posting the Roundup, eh, Mike? I work till midnight, go over my friend's place for a while, come home and it's posted before 2am. [​IMG]

    Anyway, nothing for me this week. A break between last week and the next couple big weeks.
     
  6. Daniel`D

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    Well this week I'm picking up the Britney Spears dvd. I might also get Bridget Jones, Lost Junction, Stepford Wives or Gone With the Wind. It just depends on my amount of funding
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $15.99:
    Shrek 2

    $19.99 each:
    Eric Clapton Crossroads
    Dawn of the Dead
    Day After Tomorrow
    Van Helsing
    White Chicks
    Aladdin
    Garfield
    Fahrenheit 9/11

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    2 for $20 (75 titles total, short list below. Stores to have 2-for-$20 tags for others):
    Super Troopers
    Revenge of the Nerds I/II
    The Rock
    There's Something More About Mary
    Con Air
    Scary Movie 3
    Rounders (new version)
    Enemy of the State
    Spy Kids 3-D
    The Royal Tennenbaums
    Frida
    Mystic River
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    Gone in 60 Seconds (Nic Cage)
    The Recruit
    25th Hour
    Bringing Down the House
    Basic
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    My Best Friend's Wedding
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    The Italian Job (Wahlberg)
    Bring It On
    Sixteen Candles
    American Wedding
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Caddyshack
    Friday
    Duplex
    Sweet Home Alabama

    47.99:
    The O.C. (Season 1)

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $7.50 each:
    Little Women
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Love & Basketball
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    Die Another Day

    $10 each:
    The Last Samurai
    Gothika
    Underworld
    Mystic River
    Welcome to Mooseport

    $17.99:
    Aladdin
     
  8. george kaplan

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    Thanks Mike.

    There's only two films I want on that list, Duck Soup and It's A Gift. At this point I'm going to hold off, hoping I can get them later as individual releases without having to pay for 8 movies I don't want to get 2 that I do want.
     
  9. Judy Y

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    Okay, Dennis, I tried your link and it took me directly to costco.............. caskets.... what a freak out..... is this an honest mistake or an omen??

    I never even knew they HAD caskets!
     
  10. ChrisBEA

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    Great link Dennis!

    As for what I wish for this week: Marx Bros. set, Ju-On, Zatoichi/Sonatine, STepford wives, GWTW
     
  11. John Swarce

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    Dennis:

    Why didn't you include the pricing from Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale? We have to be informed consumers! Think they will have any Black Friday deals on this category? [​IMG]

    Thanks for the prices, Mike. Nothing for me this week. I was leaning towards GWTW at Target (or BB price match with Rewards points), but my brother will probabaly pick it up and I can borrow it. I guess there will be a few in the coming weeks that will spark my interest! [​IMG]

    John
     
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    I never thought I would say this, but thank God it's slow week
     
  13. Ernesto.Morin

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    Thanks Mike!

    This is what I am picking up.

    Barbershop Collectors Set
    Gone With The Wind
    Mickey’s Twice Upon Xmas
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    I probably should have included the Britney DVD in the RoundUp. Here's the rundown:

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    _____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    Britney Spears: My Prerogative_ $13.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    I don't know what people see in her. [​IMG]
     
  15. Stephen L

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    BJ'S has Gone With The Wind for $24.99
     
  16. ChrisBEA

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    I could SOOOO say something, but I will hold my tongue....:b [​IMG]
     
  17. Dillon*G

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    Only Friends:Season 8 for me.I needed a slow week after last week but I have another huge week next week.
     
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    "Gone With the Wind" at Target for me, good price again. Thanks.
     
  19. george kaplan

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    I know what people see in her, I just can't figure out what the hell people hear in her. [​IMG]
     
  20. richardWI

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    toughest week so far:

    Gone with the wind, Fritz Lang collection, Marx Bros, W.C. Fields, and Bridge on the River Kwai
     

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