Weekly RoundUp 12-23-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    The Features

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    – Shia LaBeouf & Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye – 2008)

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    – Kiera Knightley (The Duchess – 2008)

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    – Julianne Moore (Savage Grace – 2007)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBeethoven’s Big Break (12-26)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Duchess (12-27)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Eagle Eye (12-27)$17.99$19.99$19.99 - - Eagle Eye SE (2-discs) (12-27)$26.99$24.99$29.99 - - Ghost Town (12-27)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Pulse 3 (12-23)$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Resident Evil: Degeneration (12-27)$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Savage Grace (12-23)$15.99$19.99$19.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Duchess (12-27)$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - Eagle Eye (12-27)$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - Ghost Town (12-27)$27.95$27.99$34.99 - - Resident Evil: Degeneration (12-27)$19.99$27.99$34.99 - -

    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

    --Trying to figure out release dates at the end of a calendar year (around the holidays) is tricky at best. The dates (listed in parentheses above) are the best I can ascertain. And, they might be changed at the lat minute by the distributor.

    --As part of that confusion, it seems many retailers are listing certain titles such as Burn After Reading, The House Bunny & Death Race as titles making their debut this week. I had listed them all in last week’s RoundUp if you want to look there (or look below) for prices.

    --Best Buy has the following prices on the following titles this week: Burn After Reading: $16.99 (BD $25.99), Death Race: $16.99 (BD $26.99), The House Bunny: $16.99 (BD $27.99).

    --Buy Lost: Season 4 (on SD-DVD OR Blu-ray) AND any other season of Lost and SAVE $20. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy will have the Blu-ray version of Band of Brothers on sale, this week, for $37.49. Also, BB will have the John Adams mini-series SD-DVD set for just $27.49 SAVE 50% on ALL HBO SERIES. In store and on-line.

    --And, BB will also be selling the following Blu-ray discs for $24.99 apiece: 21, 27 Dresses, 3:10 to Yuma, Alvin & the Chipmunks, The Bank Job, The Dark Knight, Drillbit Taylor, Fred Claus, The Forbidden Kingdom, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Smart, Hancock, The Happening, Hellboy II, The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones 4, Iron Man, Juno, Kung Fu Panda, Made of Honor, No Country for Old Men, Prom Night, Rambo 4, Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 2, Speed Racer, Step Up 2, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Traitor, Tropic Thunder, Wall-E, What Happens in Vegas, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 & $6.99 (Double Feature DVDs) & $14.99 (these include some recent releases such as: Wall-E & Hancock).

    --Circuit City has the following prices this week: Burn After Reading: $19.99, Death Race: $14.99 (BD $26.99), The House Bunny $17.99 (BD $29.99).

    --The following Blu-ray discs are $12.99 @ Circuit City this week: The Devil’s Rejects, First Blood, The Punisher, Stargate, Terminator 2, Total Recall. Can you think of a more Christmassy list than that?!? [​IMG]

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $3.99, $6.99 & $14.99.

    --Target is listing a price of $16.99 apiece, this week, for Burn After Reading, Death Race & The House Bunny. All three Blu-ray versions of these titles are listed at $29.99.

    --Target, this week, is advertising a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of TWO of any of the following titles: Camp Rock ($19.99), Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Concert ($24.99), Hannah Montana: One in a Million $14.99), High School Musical: Encore Edition $17.99, High School Musical 2: Extended Edition ($19.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Target, this week, is also advertising a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of TWO of any of the following ($19.99 Disney) titles: 101 Dalmatians (animated), Enchanted, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Snow Buddies, The Sword in the Stone. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE TITLE this week: American Teen (for $16.99).

    --Target also has some nice prices on SD-DVD sets. Such as John Adams for $24.99, Band of Brothers ($29.99), The Godfather Set ($34.99) Complete Rocky ($19.99), Bourne Trilogy ($19.99) and Casablanca Ult. Coll. Ed. ($29.99).

    --Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $7.50 & $10.00.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $3.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
    Antwone Fisher
    High Crimes
    Men Of Honor
    True Lies
    Die Hard With A Vengeance
    Point Break: Full Adrenaline Edition
    Aliens: Special Edition
    Speed
    I Think I Love My Wife
    The Ringer
    Dude, Where’s My Car?
    The Sandlot
    Sideways
    The Comebacks: Unrated
    The Family Stone

    $6.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store

    Chaos
    Crank
    War

    $14.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
    The Bank Job
    Sex & The City: The Movie
    What Happens In Vegas
    The Incredible Hulk
    Shrek The Halls
    The Day The Earth Stood Still: 2-Disc Special Edition
    Firgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated
    Garfield’s Fun Fest
    Nim’s Island
    Space Chimps
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008)
    Speed Racer
    Meet Dave
    The Happening

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    In The Name Of The King $19.99
    The Punisher $12.99
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day $12.99
    Total Recall $12.99
    The Devil’s Rejects $12.99
    First Blood $12.99
    Stargate: Extended Cut $12.99


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Tropic Thunder $16.99
    Pulse 3 $14.99
    24: Redemption $14.99
    24: Redemption - 3 Disc Special Edition $19.99
    WWE Edge: A Decade Of Decadence $19.99
    WWE Edge: A Decade Of Decadence Ultimate Fan Edition $39.99
    Includes 3-Disc Edition, trading card, skull cap & more. Minimum 3 per store. No rain checks. Limit 1 per customer.

    $4.99 each:
    Spider-man
    Spider-man 2
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    The Program
    The Fugitive
    Tin Cup
    The Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated
    Proof Of Life
    Swordfish
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fun With Dick & Jane (2006)
    Crash
    40 Days & 40 Nights
    The Color Of Money
    Laws Of Attraction
    Austin Powers: Goldmember

    $6.99 Double Feature titles:
    Assassins / The Specialist
    Must Love Dogs / You’ve Got Mail
    Above The Law / Hard To Kill
    City Of Angels / Michael
    The Fugitive / U.S. Marshals
    Rumble In The Bronx / The Corruptor

    $14.99 each:
    Wall*E
    Alvin & The Chipmunks
    27 Dresses
    3:10 To Yuma
    No Country For Old Men
    Iron Man
    Batman: The Dark Knight
    Fred Claus
    Speed Racer
    Made Of Honor
    Juno
    The X-Files: I Want To Believe
    The Happening
    The Incredible Hulk
    Hancock: 1 Disc Unrated Edition
    Kung Fu Panda
    Get Smart
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated
    What Happens In Vegas
    The Bank Job
    The Forbidden Kingdom
    Indiana Jones IV: The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2
    Step Up 2: The Streets – Dance-Off Edition
    Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition
    You Don’t Mess With The Zohan: 1 Disc Extended Edition – Unrated
    Prom Night: Unrated
    21
    Rambo: The Fight Continues
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Lost: Season 4 $59.99 (Save $20 when you buy Lost: Season 4 AND any previous season of Lost on DVD or Blu-Ray. Items must be purchased on the same receipt)
    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Season 1 $19.99
    Band Of Brothers $37.49
    Tropic Thunder $24.99
    Wall*E $24.99
    Alvin & The Chipmunks $24.99
    27 Dresses $24.99
    3:10 To Yuma $24.99
    No Country For Old Men $24.99
    Iron Man $24.99
    Batman: The Dark Knight $24.99
    Fred Claus $24.99
    Speed Racer $24.99
    Made Of Honor $24.99
    Juno $24.99
    The X-Files: I Want To Believe $24.99
    The Happening $24.99
    The Incredible Hulk $24.99
    Hancock: 1 Disc Unrated Edition $24.99
    Kung Fu Panda $24.99
    Get Smart $24.99
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated $24.99
    What Happens In Vegas $24.99
    The Bank Job $24.99
    The Forbidden Kingdom $24.99
    Indiana Jones IV: The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $24.99
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army $24.99
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 $24.99
    Step Up 2: The Streets – Dance-Off Edition $24.99
    Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition $24.99
    You Don’t Mess With The Zohan: 1 Disc Extended Edition – Unrated $24.99
    Prom Night: Unrated $24.99
    21 $24.99
    Rambo: The Fight Continues $24.99
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars $24.99


    DVD Sets:
    Lost: Season 4 $49.99 (Save $20 when you buy Lost: Season 4 AND any previous season of Lost on DVD or Blu-Ray. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.)
    Back To You: Season 1 $19.99
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Season 1 $12.99
    Babylon 5: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
    Futurama: Volume I / II / III / IV $19.99 each
    The Boondocks: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Angel: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
    Martin: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each
    King Of The Hill: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
    Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $16.99 each
    Seinfeld: Season 1 + 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $19.99 each
    One Tree Hill: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
    Supernatural: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    The West Wing: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each

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    DVD Sets – HBO Series: Save 50% on all sets. Selection will vary by store. No rain checks. Markdowns taken from regular prices & excludes Outlet Center items, special order, clearance, demo & open-box items.
    Prices listed with discount:
    Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
    Band Of Brothers $32.49
    John Adams $27.49
    Sex & The City: The Complete Series $99.99
    The Sopranos; The Complete Series $174.99
    Flight OF The Conchords: Season 1 $13.49
    Six Feet Under: The Complete Series $124.99
    The Wire: The Complete Series $89.99
    Deadwood: The Complete Series $74.99
    ROME: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each
    Generation Kill $27.49
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $17.49 each


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Free $5 Target Gift Card with purchase of any 2 titles listed directly below and selected others
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $19.99
    High School Musical: Encore Edition $17.99
    Camp Rock $19.99
    Hannah Montana: One In A Million $14.99
    Hannah Montana: Best Of Both Worlds Concert – The 3-D Movie Extended Edition $24.99

    American Teen $16.99 Target Exclusive

    $7.50 each: Titles listed and selected others
    Beaches: Special Edition
    Swingers: Miramax Collector’s Series
    Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
    GoodFellas

    $10.00 each: Titles listed and selected others
    Transformers
    ELF
    Casino Royale (2006)
    $19.99 each: Free $5 Target Gift Card with purchase of any 2 titles listed below and selected others)
    Enchanted
    Snow Buddies
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition
    The Sword In The Stone
    The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition


    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Planet Earth $64.99
    Band Of Brothers $54.99
    The Godfather: Coppola Remastered Edition $59.99
    Firefly: The Complete Series $49.99
    Lost: Season 4 $49.99


    DVD Sets:
    Planet Earth $44.99
    John Adams $24.99
    Band Of Brothers $29.99
    The Godfather: Coppola Remastered Edition $34.99
    Lost: Season 4 $39.99
    Firefly: The Complete Series $17.99
    Smallville: Season 6 / 7 $29.99
    Pushing Daisies: Season 1 $19.99
    The Sopranos: The Complete Series $249.99
    Rocky: The Complete Saga $19.99
    The Bourne Trilogy $19.99
    Casablanca: Ultimate Collector’s Edition $29.99
     
  3. pitchman

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    Happy Holidays Mike and Patrick!

    I hope to score a copy of Flight of the Chonchords at BB tomorrow for 50% off. Other than that, I'll just have to wait and see what Santa brings! [​IMG]
     
  4. TonyD

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    Burn After Reading, The House Bunny & Death Race are all available
    right now at blockbuster and i'm sure every were else too.
    American teen is also at blockbuster so i'm not sure what the exclusive is for Target.
     
  5. EricSchulz

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    American Teen sounded interesting enough for a rental, but other than that, I'm hoping to get a few things off my Christmas wish list later this week!

    And, following last weekend's other topic, WTF is up with this weather? We got 13 inches of snow late Thursday night, another 3-5 expected today and temps in the single digits with 25-35 mph winds (so REALLY cold wind chills)!!! Unfortunately, it's hard to get a cool pic of a wind chill to post....
     
  6. Jason_V

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    I can easily be tempted to go for Sarah Connor, Clone Wars and I Want to Believe on BD today. I am going to try to hold out, though, for Eagle Eye on Tuesday.

    The Detroit area got what I'm told was about 10 inches of snow Thursday night and all day Friday (I don't estimate very well). I'll tell ya...it didn't stop people from going to the mall yesterday. Yeesh!
     
  7. JackKay

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    Mike and Pat Happy Holidays!!! And thank you for giving me a reason to jump out of bed every Sunday morning. CC's sale on Blu-rays looks good.
     
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    I'll pick up Burn After Reading at some point but other than that, it's a slow week for me.

    Thanks for the prices and merry Christmas!
     
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    I'll most likely get Wall-E and Star Wars: The Clone Wars with the Money I'll get from my Relatives this Thursday![​IMG]

    [​IMG] MERRY CHRISTmas [​IMG] Everybody!
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    That was my point, Tony. Release dates are all over the place. Retailers thought these three titles were apparently getting a release this coming week...but, in reality, they all hit the stores last week (which is why I had them in last week's RoundUp!). But, they probably have better prices this coming week because they are in this coming week's flyers (which is why I decided to list this week's prices in the RoundUp as well). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. TonyD

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    I think the retailers had the dates right.
    We recieved notice from studios that we should put several titles on shelf
    at the time of the notice.

    I think that might have been due to walmart deciding on their own to put something out a week early couple of weeks ago.

    I'm guessing the studio just went with it and then everyone else put it out.
    It may have been Traitor.
    after that it seems to have been do whatever you want.

    Burn and Death Race had a date of today.
    BBV put them out saturday.

    I don't remember last year being like this.
    Maybe this will start a change in the way movies are released
    for sale and rent.
     
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    These non-Tuesday release dates coupled with shifting release dates are nice for consumers but they are HELL on those of us trying to get correct information to readers.
     
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    Only new release for this week will be Eagle Eye BD (eventually). Otherwise, I'm be taking advantage of the 50% sale on The Wire and probably Sopranos series sets. Just waiting to see if DeepDiscount matches Amazon's matching of BB's price so I can save on tax. [​IMG]

    Happy holidays to all!
     
  14. Tim-H.

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    Amazon currently has BAND OF BROTHERS on Blu-ray for $37.49 as well.
     
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    Very nice thanks some of these will be in my collection soon
    [​IMG] hehe
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    Nice! Thanks, Tim! HERE'S the link (for anyone who might be interested...)

    I think I've got to bite at that price!

    Question now is....where?!?
     
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    According to what I saw at Target today, they apparently have an exclusive retail window on the title. (It said something like "available exclusively at Target for a limited time", IIRC) I seem to think that they did the same thing with some 1940's action/adventure title earlier this year (something close to "Jumanji", but that was NOT the title!)
     
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    OK, I guess that's not REALLY even close to "Jumanji", but that WAS the title I was thinking about!
     
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    Circuit City was having 20% off all regular-priced DVD's and CD's storewide when I was in there yesterday. I assume it's still running today, as well.
     

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