Weekly RoundUp 3/2

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Porky Pig: “First they told me to lose the stutter... then they said I wasn't funny.
    [Sigh] It's a pain in the butt being pu-dia-pu-dia-politically correct these days.”
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    --from Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003)

    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    _________TITLE________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    American Dream__________ _ $16.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Barbie: Fantasy Tales___ _ $31.49 __ $44.99 __ $34.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    A Better Tomorrow 1&2___ _ $17.94 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Big Bounce__________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Book of Love____________ _ $16.97 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: Coll. Vol 2____ _ $69.94 __ $99.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: Circus_________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: City Lights____ _ $20.96 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: The Kid________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: King/Women_____ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: Revue__________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chaplin: Monsieur Verdoux_ $21.23 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cold Creek Manor________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.49 __
    Curdled_________________ _ $16.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Doctor Faustus__________ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dog Park________________ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dr. Who: Seeds of Death_ _ $29.73 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dr. Who: 3 Doctors______ _ $21.23 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dragonheart/Legendary___ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Duplex__________________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $18.79 __
    El Otro Lado de la Cama_ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Gnome-Mobile________ _ $16.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Hustle & Heat___________ _ $17.47 __ $20.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    In This World___________ _ $22.94 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    It (Clara Bow)__________ _ $26.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    King Ralph______________ _ $12.73 __ $9.99_ __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Larceny_________________ _ $22.93 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **LooneyTunes:B. I. A.__ _ $19.56 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __
    Mad Dog & Glory_________ _ $12.73 __ $9.99_ __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Melvin & Howard_________ _ $12.73 __ $9.99_ __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Miracle at Midnight_____ _ $16.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Miracle/White Stallions_ _ $16.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride____ _ $16.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Night Crossing__________ _ $16.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Orphen: S2 Vol. 3_______ _ $25.48 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Peyton Place____________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Prisoner____________ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **School of Rock________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.49 __
    Searching Debra Winger__ _ $21.24 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sightings:Heartland Ghost_ $21.24 __ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Snow Queen______________ _ $11.03 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    SpaceCamp_______________ _ $12.71 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Standing on Fishes______ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Stargate SG-1: S6_______ _ $48.97 __ $49.99 __ $69.96 __ $_N/A_ __ $39.99 __
    Starsky & Hutch: S1_____ _ $34.97 __ $39.99 __ $49.94 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Strong Arm Steady_______ _ $13.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Take This Job/Shove It__ _ $12.71 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Tale of Cinderella______ _ $11.03 __ $9.99_ __ $9.99_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    3 Stooges & the Law_____ _ $13.97 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Walt: Man Behind Myth___ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Some notes on the movies listed in the grid:

    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is also listed in several locations as The Wind In the Willows. It is the 1996 effort which features many members of Monty Python (Idle, Cleese, Palin, etc). It is unclear to me under which name the DVD will be marketed.

    El Otro Lado de la Cama is Spanish for The Other Side of the Bed. It, too, is listed both ways.

    Barbie Fantasy Tales includes: The Nutcracker / Rapunzel / Swan Lake.


    Bernie Mac: Season 1 is NOT listed in the grid even though several web sites (including Best Buy & Circuit City) are showing prices and a release date of March 2. TVShowsonDVD.com is reporting a May 4 release date.

    Also not listed on the grid are “Greatest Hit” compilation DVDs for Abba, the Carpenters, and the Cure. I cannot find any information for them except they are all given a release date of March 2 and are fairly expensive. $40 - $60. They seem to be similar to prior releases which are much less expensive. If anyone wants to check these out, start your search at amazon.com or circuitcity.com.

    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. Look, Dave has a lovely wife and a five-year-old son that he is spending time with. 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 does!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart prices in the standard Roundup: Wal-Mart sets 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 location. When it comes to Wal-Mart prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE CAREFUL! Looney Tunes: Back In Action AND School of Rock are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one. Good Boy! is NOT included in the RoundUp because it is MAR only.


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

    --Amazon.com is also featuring a two-fer deal on School of Rock (WS) ($20.99) and Tenacious-D: The Complete Masterworks DVD (14.99). Buy them both for $32.98 -- $3 off Amazon’s price.

    --There are some great Fox films listed below which are having their prices reduced this week!

    --Best Buy and Circuit City are both selling two-packs of In This World and The Other Side of the Bed for $34.99

    --Best Buy has a deal that if you buy both Cold Creek Manor and Duplex ($19.99 each) on the same receipt you can get them both for $30.

    --Best Buy brings back the “Bonus Interactive DVD” on Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Said to feature Looney Tunes Rabbit Season/Duck Season. Minimum 8 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also featuring DVDs of School Rocks which include a guitar pick and Temporary tattoo inside. Minimum 30 per store. No rainchecks.

    --On Stargate SG-1 season sets, Best Buy is doing one of its usual “save through volume purchase” deals. All six seasons can be purchased individually for $49.99. However, if you buy any two season sets, you will save $15. Two sets = $84.98 (for an average of 42.49 per set). Or, if you buy ALL SIX season sets, you will save $55. Six sets = $244.94 (for an average of $40.82 per set). This note brought to you courtesy of Frezon’s Lousy Math Service, Inc.

    --K-Mart continues its underwhelming approach to new release week by advertising School of Rock, Looney Tunes: Back In Action & Cold Creek Manor ALL at $19.99

    --Circuit City says you can save $5 via mail-in rebate if you buy BOTH Cold Creek Manor ($15.99) AND Duplex ($19.99). That’s $30.98 for both. If you subtract $2.50 from each DVD, Cold Creek Manor costs $13.49 and Duplex $17.49.

    --Circuit City is also offering a FREE DVD “Sampler Disc” called MGM’s Award-Winning Moments with the purchase of any of the following DVDs: Fiddler on the Roof, Leaving Las Vegas, Platoon, Dead Man Walking, The Silence of the Lambs, The Usual Suspects, or Rain Man SE ($12.99 each). Or, West Side Story (single disc), Rocky, Annie Hall, Moonstruck, In the Heat of the Night, or A Fish Called Wanda ($8.99 each).

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    The latest markdowns according to Videotropic.com :
    EFFECTIVE March 2, 2004: (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):


    • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea $29.99 $19.99
    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1960) $14.98 $12.98
    • Adventures of Ichabod And Mr. Toad, The $22.99 $19.99
    • Alaska $14.98 $12.98
    • Amazing Panda Adventure, The $14.98 $12.98
    • Baby Genius: A Trip to the San Diego Zoo $14.98 $12.98
    • Baby Genius: Mozart and Friends $14.98 $12.98
    • Batman Beyond: The Movie $14.98 $12.98
    • Bedknobs And Broomsticks $22.99 $19.99
    • Black Cauldron, The $22.99 $19.99
    • Cats Don't Dance $14.98 $12.98
    • Down And Out In Beverly Hills $19.99 $14.99
    • Follow That Bird $14.98 $12.98
    • Fresh $19.99 $14.99
    • George Of The Jungle $29.99 $19.99
    • Grifters, The (Collector's Edition) $19.99 $14.99
    • Hot Chick, The $29.99 $19.99
    • James & The Giant Peach $22.99 $19.99
    • Little Vampire, The $14.98 $12.98
    • Masters Of The Universe $14.98 $12.98
    • Monkey Trouble $14.98 $12.98
    • Mr. Nanny $14.98 $12.98
    • MVP II $14.98 $12.98
    • MVP: Most Valuable Primate $14.98 $12.98
    • Nightmare Before Christmas, The (Collector's Edition) $22.99 $19.99
    • Rabbit-Proof Fence $29.99 $19.99
    • Saddle Club, The: The First Adventure $14.98 $12.98
    • Saddle Club: Adventures at Pine Hollow $14.98 $12.98
    • Saludos Amigos (Gold Collection) $22.99 $19.99
    • Spencer's Mountain $14.98 $12.98
    • Surf Ninjas $14.98 $12.98
    • Theodore Rex $14.98 $12.98
    • Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead $19.99 $14.99
    • Three Caballeros, The $22.99 $19.99
    • Treasure Island $29.99 $19.99
    • TRON $29.99 $19.99
    • Turner & Hooch $19.99 $14.99
    • Yearling, The $14.98 $12.98

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 2, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    20th Century FoxAn Affair To Remember, Anastasia (1956), All About Eve, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Gentlemen’s Agreement, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, How Green Was My Valley, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, The Mark of Zorro, My Darling Clementine, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Song of Bernadette, Titanic (1953) ... $14.98
    Studio Classic Best Picture Collection ... $34.98
    Buena Vista Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Fresh, Get Over It, The Grifters, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Turner & Hooch ... $14.99
    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, George of the Jungle, The Hot Chick, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Treasure Island, TRON ... $19.99
    Universal/Dreamworks The Land Before Time: The Great Longneck Migration, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas ... $19.98
     
  2. Greg S

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    Thanks for Roundup Mike!

    Looks like School of Rock for me.

    If I can scrape the $$$ together I will look at getting Stargate Season 6 and Starsky & Hutch (really want this one).

    Don't forget my guess is that Costco will have Stargate Season 6 for $39.99 like they have been doing for all the other seasons. BJs will most likely be $41.99 as they have been doing as well.

    Greg
     
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    Thanks for the round-up. Probably only Gnome-Mobile for me this week. I assume that the Chaplin titles have the same PAL speed-up issues as the last batch, so I'll stick with my previous versions of the ones I want.
     
  4. Brian Johnson

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    Can someone explain the release of Space Camp ?
    I have the Anchor Bay release from '85.
    Anything new & exciting? This is a favorite of mine.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City DVD sale items:

    $8.99 each:
    West Side Story
    Rocky
    Annie Hall
    Moonstruck
    In the Heat of the Night
    A Fish Called Wanda

    $12.99 each:
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Leaving Las Vegas
    The Usual Suspects
    Rain Man: SE
    Platoon: SE
    Dead Man Walking
    Silence of the Lambs
    Hollywood Homicide
    Anger Management
    Carlito's Way
    T2: Extreme Edition
    Signs
    Boat Trip
    Animal House
    Unbreakable

    $19.99 each:
    Matchstick Men
    Spy Kids 3D
    Lion King 1.5
    The Missing
    The Fighting Temptations
    Runaway Jury
    American Wedding
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Freddy vs. Jason
    SWAT

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    Best Buy DVD sale items:

    Sopranos Season 4 $83.99
    Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Extended Cut $29.99
    Intolerable Cruelty $19.99
    Spy Kids 3-D $19.99
    Matchstick Men $19.99

    Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson titles (in time for the S&H film):
    Zoolander $9.99
    Swingers $9.99
    Meet the Parents $14.99
    Shanghai Noon $14.99
    Royal Tenenbaums $19.99
    Ben Stiller Show $19.99
    Starsky and Hutch Season 1 $39.99

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    Target DVD sale items:

    Fellowship of the Ring Extended Cut $24.99
    Fellowhsip of the Ring Theatrical Cut $17.99
    The Two Towers Extended Cut $24.99
    the Two Towers Theatrical Cut $17.99

    2 for $15
    Reservoir Dogs
    Moulin Rouge (1-disc)
    Cast Away (1-disc)
    Van Wilder
    Legally Blonde
    Yours, Mine and Ours
    The Wedding Planner
    The Quiet Man
    When Harry Met Sally
    Barbershop
    First Blood
     
  6. ChrisBEA

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    good boy, in the grid, is a full screen only release not available in oar.
     
  8. Sean Frost

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    The K-Mart ad had Star Wars Ep:1 for $5. I might pick it up at that price.
     
  9. Miles Lucasso

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    Thanks Mike-

    Monster sized weeks back to back, and yet, right there waiting for me first thing Sunday morning.

    You da man!

    -miles
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    [​IMG] Sorry, Everybody! It is there no more! [​IMG]

    Thanks, Tony, for the heads up! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Can someone elaborate on this?
     
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    I haven't seen School of Rock, but I like Jack Black. Don't know whether to pull the trigger on this one. Help!

    At least they're cutting us a break here on the price ($15.99 @ BB). Seems like one of the few new release movies in the last couple months selling for less than $19.99!
     
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    Nothing for me, but thanks for job well done, Mike!

    -Christian
     
  14. Derek Miner

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    School of Rock is like all Jack Black all the time... well, not totally, but it's completely built around his persona and his interest in classic rock a la Zeppelin, Doors, Who, etc. Fun movie.
     
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    Stargate SG-1 Season 6 is $39.99 at Costco. (It was out early, though they wouldn't ring it up, at a Costco according to another forum.)
     
  17. Phil Tomaskovic

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    At FYE stores, School of Rock is $9.99 after $10 rebate and looney Tunes back in Action is $14.99 ($5 rebate). Don't see these on their website but they had these and a few others on a poster at the store. I remember also Schindler's List but not sure of the price.
     
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    Don't they only carry FS versions of DVDs? Probably should take the flier into BB and price match so you can a WS copy.
     
  19. Bob Pierce

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    FYI, in my area (southern New Hampshire), Best Buy lists "Runaway Jury" in their ad for $15.99. So, for anyone (like me) who hasn't picked it up yet, this may be a good price.

    Other than that, nothing for me at B&M's this week.

    Thanks for the roundup!

    - Bob P.
     
  20. Paul Chi

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    Mike you are the man!! That is an impressive list. Thanks for your hard work and keep it up.
     

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