Weekly RoundUp 2/22/05

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    A guy told me one time, "Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."
    –Robert DeNiro as Neil McCauley(Heat – 1995)
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    Whew, this movie business is tough. I might just have to go back to loan-sharking for a while to get some vacation.
    –John Travolta as Chili Palmer (Get Shorty – 1995)
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    The Weekly RoundUp

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAgony and the Ecstasy$9.98$8.99$9.99--Around the Bend$25.15$24.99$19.99--Behold a Pale Horse$14.95$16.99$15.99--Bitter Victory$14.95$16.99$15.99--Butch/Sundance: Early Years$13.48$12.99$12.99--The Cat Returns$20.99$17.99$22.99$19.99-The Commish: Season 2$44.98$44.99$49.99--Cube Zero$18.73$18.99$19.99--Double McGuffin$9.95$8.99$9.99--Edison: Invention of the Movies$69.97$99.99$99.99--Ellen: Season 2$34.97$25.99$39.99-$31.99Family Business: Season 2$26.24$29.99$29.99--Funny Girl/Lady Box Set$22.46$19.99$24.97--Get Shorty SE$20.99$15.99$17.99$19.99-Heat SE$20.24$15.99$17.99$17.99-Hello Down There$13.49$12.99$12.99--**I Heart Huckabees (1-disc)$19.59$15.99$14.99--**I Heart Huckabees SE (2-disc)$27.99$29.99$24.99-$26.99It Happened to Jane$13.96$16.99$15.99--King of Queens: Season 3$27.96$29.99$27.99--Leave Her to Heaven$13.48$9.99$12.99--A Letter to 3 Wives$13.48$9.99$12.99--Love’s Enduring Promise$17.98$14.99$15.99--My Sister Eileen$14.95$16.99$15.99--Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind$20.99$17.99$17.99--On A Clear Day, You Can See…$11.24$12.99$12.99--Porco Rosso$20.99$17.99$22.99--Project X$11.23$12.99$12.99--Return to Peyton Place$13.48$9.99$12.99--Satan Never Sleeps$13.48$12.99$12.99--Sex Is Comedy$26.98$21.99$22.99--The Shield: Season 3$41.99$34.99$39.99$39.99$37.99SI Swimsuit 2005$9.99$7.99$9.99--South Park: Season 5$34.99$29.99$32.99$29.99-The Specials$13.99$14.99$15.99--Strangers When We Meet$13.96$16.99$15.99--Stripperella: Season 1 (Uncensored)$18.89$15.99$14.99--Thunderhead: Son of Flicka$13.48$12.99$12.99--Tsunami: Killer Wave (Nat’l Geo.)$13.99$14.99$15.99--Twentieth Century$13.96$16.99$15.99--Venus In Furs$13.97$14.99$15.99--We Were Strangers$14.95$16.99$15.99--

    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! I Heart Huckabees is available in both a 1-disc and 2-disc (SE) version...get the correct one.

    Also, in THIS THREAD, Gord Lacey tells us that even though the Stripperella discs say "uncensored" in the title, they are, indeed, quite censored...and out of order.

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

    --Both Best Buy and Circuit City are offering on their copies of the Get Shorty SE a bonus on-pack movie ticket for the Get Shorty sequel Be Cool in theaters Friday, March 4 (value up to $10.50) At Best Buy, minimum 14 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also offering deals on the season sets of South Park. Buy 2, Save $10. Buy all 5, save $75! Seasons 1, 2 & 5 = $29.99 apiece. Seasons 3 & 4 = $39.99 apiece. If you buy all five sets… $30+$30+$40+$40+$30=$170. $170-$75=$95 for the five South Park season sets. $95/5=$19.00 per set! That’s an excellent deal! [​IMG] Math courtesy of Frezon Lousy Math, Inc.

    --Best Buy is also offering 10% off any regular priced anime DVD with the purchase of any one of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Cat Returns, or Porco Rosso.

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: February 22, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Not available this week.
     
  2. adrian b

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    just HEAT SE this week but thanks for the hard work each week. It's an invaluable resource...
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $17.99 each:
    Saw
    Notebook

    $9.99 each:
    Braveheart
    Chicago
    Saving Private Ryan (2-Disc)
    Last Samurai (2-Disc)
    Gladiator
    Master and Commander

    3 for $20:
    Harlem Nights
    Coming to America
    Up in Smoke
    The Core
    Enemy at the Gates
    A Night at the Roxbury
    Kings of Comedy
    Charlotte's Web
    Tomb Raider
    Runaway Bride
    First Wive's Club
    Sleepy Hollow
    Major League
    Talented Mr Ripley
    Hunted
    Changing Lanes
    Payback
    What Women Want
    Varsity Blues
    The Ghost and the Darkness

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each:
    Schindler's List
    Braveheart
    Gladiator
    Chicago
    Platoon
    Rain Man
    Ben Hur
    The Godfather

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $39.99:
    24 Season 3

    $29.99 each:
    Dawson's Creek Season 4
    That 70's Show Season 1

    $24.99:
    21 Jump Street Season 1

    $22.99 each:
    Arrested Development Season 1
    Wonderfalls Season 1

    $10 each:
    Gangs of New York
    Whale Rider
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Missing
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Club Dread
    EuroTrip
    Simple Life: Road Trip
    Black Hawk Down
    Tears of the Sun
    Rundown
    DareDevil (Director's Cut)

    $7.50 each:
    Titanic
    The Prince and Me
    SNL Chris Farley
    Forrest Gump
    The Princess Bride
    The Italian Job
    West Side Story
    Just Married
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    School of Rock
    Barbershop
    Uptown Girls
    SNL Adam Sandler

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  4. Jonathan

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    This is upgrade week. Gonna pick up Get Shorty and Heat. Now I just have to unload my old editions.
     
  5. Dillon*G

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    The following for me:
    Get Shorty: Collector's Edition
    Heat: Special Edition
    King of Queens:Season 3 (Preordered at Amazon)
    South Park:Season 5

    Mike,the ticket to Be Cool should be on all copies of Get Shorty everywhere.

    Thanks for the roundup Mike.You help me in all my savings.
     
  6. Joseph J.D

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    Light week for me... [​IMG]

    Importing Get Shorty: SE through Amazon and picking up Heat: SE locally.
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    [rant]The Agony and The Ecstasy [/rant] for me. As if you wouldn't have guessed it already.

    Looks like the B&M will sell it at list price. At least the list price is cheap. Would you bargain with your pontiff? [​IMG]
     
  8. george kaplan

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    Decent week:

    It Happened to Jane
    King of Queens Season 3
    Twentieth Century (the jewel of this week's releases [​IMG] )
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    All right, Dennis & George:

    Lets see how much interest there is on the ol' Weekly RoundUp this week for The Agony and the Ecstasy and Twentieth Century.

    There's actually quite a few interesting catalog titles seeing a release this week. But, I hope those two are appreciated by the gang here.

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  10. Scott_J

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    Thanks, as always, Mike. I had not heard of that Nat. Geo. Tsunami disc. After seeing it in your post I searched for info on it, and found out DDD has it for just $9.58 shipped - more than 50% off MSRP! I'll have to pick that one up. Other than that, it's Heat SE and South Park S5 for me this week.
     
  11. Bryan Ri

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    Just Heat this week for me. I'm a bit disappointed that there are no deals with the other Michael Mann films like The Insider and Collateral (for instance, buy Heat and Collateral togther for $30 [​IMG] )
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    Bryan: If you haven't picked up Collateral yet, I got my 2-discer in the Previously-Viewed deal at my local Hollywood Video as part of their 3/$30 promotion. I was quite impressed with Jamie Foxx' performance. [​IMG]

    But I like your idea of the 2/$30 deal. Maybe BB & CC will consider it in future weeks! [​IMG]
     
  13. Craig S

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    Big, HUGE week for me. Got Agony And The Ecstasy coming from DVD Empire for about 6 fitty shipped. Best Buy will be getting all the rest of my money this week, as they have the best prices on everything else I want: Heat SE, Get Shorty SE, the 3 Miyazakis, "South Park" S5 & "Shield" S3.

    Thanks again for the Roundup, Mike!
     
  14. Daryl Stovall

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    Thanks Mike. Heres my list:
    - The Cat Returns
    - Get Shorty SE
    - Heat SE
    - I Heart Huckabees Single Disc
    - King of Queens Season Three
    - Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
    - Porco Rosso
    - The Shield Season Three
    - South Park Season Five
     
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    Well after picking up some television dvds last week, I will return to getting a new release this week. I never seen Get Shorty or Heat, but I might pick them up (of course half the time I say this, I end up getting something else). Thanks for the roundup Mike, who I bet would rather buy a new dvd then pay the water bill. [​IMG]
     
  16. MattGentry

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    Thanks for the RoundUp Mike. As always, good stuff.

    Nothing for me this week. Maybe Heat, but seeing as how I've never seen it, I'll probably skip it this time around.

    This will be the first week nothing came out that I wanted to buy. I quite like the feeling...
     
  17. Justin_S

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    Just Venus in Furs and the Heat SE for me. Cube Zero will be a rental though.
     
  18. TonyD

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    west side story special edition (red box)is pictured in this weeks target add for 7.50.
     
  19. george kaplan

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    Oh, I fully expect to be the only one buying Twentieth Century. No matter how great this film is, you can't expect that hardly anyone here as seen it, which is a shame, so it won't surprise me at all to see it underappreciated. But my excitement at having this finally be released on dvd and into my grubby little hands should be equal to the cumulative excitement of the group about big titles in other weeks. [​IMG] This is the best thing to be released on dvd since the Palm Beach Story, another underappreciated classic.
     
  20. John Swarce

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    Never picked up 24: Season Three, so I will jump on the Target bandwagon this week!

    If the Tsunami DVD is the same as what was on the Nat Geo channel a few week back, it is an excellent documentary! Too often you hear of natural disasters and can't quite comprehend what it was like.

    The last few weeks have been really slow for me. My wallet is breathing a sigh of relief....[​IMG]

    John
     

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