Weekly RoundUp 3-20-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Sylvester Stallone & Antonio Tarver (Rocky Balboa – 2006)

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    – Edward Speleers & Jeremy Irons (Eragon – 2006)

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    – Charles Boyer & Glenn Ford (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – 1962)

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    – Leonardo Dicaprio & Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond – 2006)

    [​IMG]– William Macy & Bea Arthur (Maude: Season 1 – 1972)

    [​IMG]– Cast (McHale’s Navy: Season 1 – 1962)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBatman Beyond: Season 3$18.99$19.99$22.99$19.99 - **Blood Diamond$15.99$15.99$14.99$15.99$19.49Blood Diamond SE (2-disc)$22.79$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Burning Annie$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Care Bears Movie (25th Anniv. Ed.)$14.99$14.99$15.99$12.99 - Christy: Complete Series$29.99$32.99$34.99 - - Comedy Central Roast: Wm. Shatner$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Come Early Morning$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Eragon$16.99$16.99$14.99$15.99 - Eragon SE (2-disc)$22.79$22.99$22.99$22.99$23.99Everyone’s Hero$19.99$19.99$17.99$15.99 - Four Horsemen of Apocalypse (HK Import)$10.99 - $14.99 - - The Hunt$18.99$24.99$22.99 - - The Hunt for the Killer BTK$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - JAG: S3$41.99$39.99$44.99$39.99 - Justice League Unlimited: Season 2$18.99$19.99$22.99$19.99 - Maude: Season 1$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - MoH: S2: Pro-Life (Carpenter)$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - McHale’s Navy: Season 1$33.69$34.99$34.99 - - Miami Vice: Season 3$36.99$36.99$34.99 - - Miami Vice: Season 4$36.99$36.99$34.99 - - Michael Shayne Mysteries: Vol. 1 (1941)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Mickey’s Great Clubhouse Hunt$14.99$17.99$17.99$17.99 - My Country, My Country$26.99$24.99$19.99 - - Milton the Monster: Complete Series$31.49$29.99$29.99 - - The Naked City (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Nativity Story$17.99$17.99$19.99$17.99 - Newsradio: Season 5$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - The Re-Animator LE$18.69$16.99$19.99 - - Return/Living Dead: Rave…Grave$20.19$19.99$22.99 - - Rocky Balboa$17.99$16.99$17.99$17.99$19.49Run’s House: Seasons 1 & 2$26.99$34.99$34.99$27.99 - Sleeper Cell: Season 2$18.89$19.99$22.99 - - WC Fields Comedy Coll.: Vol. 2$43.99$49.99$49.99 - $39.99Wild Wild West: Season 2$34.99$42.99$39.99$37.99 - Wondrous Oblivion$18.69$19.99$19.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNone this week - - - - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBig Fish$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Chicken Little$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Eragon$27.95$29.99$39.98 - - Finding Neverland$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Rocky Balboa$27.29$29.99$38.96 - -

    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    MoH = Masters of Horror.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Michael Shayne Mysteries: Volume 1: Michael Shayne, Private Detective; The Man Who Wouldn’t Die; Sleepers West; Blue, White and Perfect.

    W.C. Fields Comedy Collection: Volume 2: Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, Poppy, The Man on the Flying Trapeze, The Old Fashioned Way, You’re Telling Me!

    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! Blood Diamond AND Eragon are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

    **SPECIAL NOTE! The release of Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that is included in the grid is an import from Hong Kong. I don’t know anything about those sorts of releases, but included it in case anyone is interested.

    --Anyone starting to see a firm trend in the pricing of these 2-disc SEs when there’s also a single disc release?!

    --Amazon.com is having a BIG SALE!

    --Amazon is also advertising a Blu-ray release of From Hell for March 20 for $27.95. Can’t find it anywhere else.

    --Get a FREE DECK OF ERAGON UNO CARDS @ Best Buy this week with the purchase of Eragon SE on DVD or on Blu-ray. Minimum 20 card packs per store. No rain checks.

    --In connection with the release of new seasons of Justice League Unlimited and Newsradio, BB is also having sales on prior seasons of those titles. Justice League unlimited: Season 1 is on sale @ $24.99 and Newsradio: Seasons 1-4 are on sale for $17.99 apiece.

    --Best Buy is offering a pretty good 2/$50 deal this week on ANY TWO seasons of Miami Vice. Must be purchased on same receipt. Miami Vice: Seasons 1 & 2 are listed @ $39.99 apiece. Miami Vice: Seasons 3 & 4 are on sale for $36.99 apiece.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: BB has a long list of titles on sale for $9.99.

    --Circuit City is offering a FREE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of Eragon SE on DVD. Minimum 20 per store. While supplies last.

    --Circuit City has an ultra-low price on Syriana with the purchae of Blood Diamond on DVD. Buy Blood Diamond and you are eligible to purchase Syriana for just$2.99. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --At Circuit City, get 5 FREE HD-DVD movies (mail-in coupon) when you purchase the Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player for $499.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a long list of titles on sale for 2/$12. Must be purchased on same receipt. There’s also a $9.99 list.

    --Target has whipped out its promotion of a FREE $5 GIFTCARD with the purchase of ANY of the following three titles: JAG: Season 3, Wild, Wild West: Season 2, Run’s House: Seasons 1 & 2. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: And, finally, Target has it’s usual assortment of $7.50 and $10 titles.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 20, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Chronicles Of Narnia 14.99
    BORAT $19.99
    Casino Royale $19.99
    R. Kelly: Live! Light It Up Tour $12.99


    Go Diego Go: Underwater Mystery $9.99
    All Nickelodeon "Go Diego Go" DVD titles on sale this week for $9.99

    2 For $12 DVDS: (In Store Only. Purchases must be made on same receipt)
    Seed Of Chucky
    The Italian Job (2003)
    Cry Wolf: Unrated
    Apollo 13: 2-disc Anniversary Edition
    The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition
    Face/Off
    Entrapment: Special Edition
    Cinderella Man
    Alien
    We Were Soldiers
    Collateral
    Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
    The Hunt For Red October: Special Collector’s Edition
    Minority Report (1-disc)
    Fried Green Tomatoes: Widescreen Collector’s Edition
    Two For The Money
    The Ref
    Hotel Rwanda
    Saturday Night Fever
    Dazed & Confused: Flashback Edition
    This Is Spinal Tap: Special Edition
    Shaun Of The Dead
    Coming To America
    School Of Rock: Special Collector’s Edition
    Eurotrip: Unrated
    Smokey & The Bandit: Special Edition
    Edward Scissorhands
    Like Mike
    Charlotte’s Web (Animated)
    Antwone Fisher
    Redemption
    Love Jones

    $9.99 each:
    When A Stranger Calls (2006)
    Benchwarmers
    Four Brothers
    Silent Hill
    RV
    Underworld Evolution
    The Legend Of Zorro: Widescreen Special Edition
    Shadow Man
    Edison Force
    The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Dirty
    United 93
    My Best Friend’s Wedding / The Wedding Planner Double Feature
    Hustle & Flow
    The Warrior
    XXX
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    Monty Python & The Holy Grail: Special Edition
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
    American Dreamz
    Office Space: Special Edition With Flair!
    Grease: T-Bird Jacket Edition
    Richard Pryor: Stand Up Comedy Double Feature
    Shark Tale
    Robots
    Ice Age
    Madagascar
    Shrek II
    Bring It On: All Or Nothing

    HD-DVDS: (more in store)
    Constantine $34.99
    Four Brothers $34.99
    Apollo 13
    Chronicles Of Riddick
    Seabiscuit
    Casablanca
    Dukes Of Hazzard
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
    Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow
    The Rundown


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Rocky: 2-disc Collector’s Edition $16.99
    Go Diego Go: Underwater Mystery $9.99

    R. Kelly: Live! The Light It Up Tour $11.99 ****
    (Best Buy Exclusive: Includes Bonus 30 Minute Behind The Scenes DVD)

    $9.99 Each: (More titles available in store & online)
    Clerks; Miramax Collector’s Series
    Click: Special Edition
    Revenge Of The Nerds: Panty Raid Edition
    The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated
    Kill Bill: Volume I
    Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
    Robots
    E.T.
    Lord Of War
    X-Men 3: Last Man Standing
    Failure To Launch
    Layer Cake
    The Transporter
    Braveheart
    The Doors
    The Riddick Trilogy
    The Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Gladiator
    The Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison Collection
    Transporter 2
    Sixteen Candles
    Firewall
    The Legend Of Zorro: Special Edition
    The Usual Suspects (1st Pressing)
    Inside Man
    Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties
    The Full Monty (1st Pressing)
    Point Break

    DVD Sets:
    Scrubs: Season 4 $19.99
    Weeds: Season 1 $19.99
    La Femme Nikita: The Complete 5th Season $19.99
    Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 3 $19.99
    Friends: Season 1 / 10 $19.99 each


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Borat Low Price ($17.99)
    The Holiday Low Price ($17.99)
    Casino Royale Low Price ($17.99)
    The Departed $17.99
    Stranger Than Fiction $17.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $17.99
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $14.99
    Babel $14.99
    Flags Of Our Fathers $14.99
    R. Kelly: Live! Light It Up Tour $9.98
    Go Diego Go: Underwater Mystery $12.99

    $7.50 each:
    Mean Girls
    Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Collection
    Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated
    Just Friends
    War Of The Worlds (2005)

    $10.00 each:
    Walk The Line
    Click: Special Edition
    Nacho Libre
    Material Girls
    Dazed & Confused / Fast Times At Ridgemont High Double Feature

    DVD Sets:
    South Park: Season 8 $19.99
    Charmed: Season 7 $27.99
    Golden Girls: Season 7 $29.99
    Seinfeld: Season 7 $27.99
    Prison Break: Season 1 $29.99
    House: Season 2 $39.99
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $19.99
    LOST: Season 2 $39.99
    Saturday Night Live: Season 1 $44.99
     
  3. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual. I thought I'd be getting The Caine Mutiny special edition, but apparently it's been pushed back to May 8. So nothing this week.
     
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    As always, thanks for the round-up.

    Nothing for me this week. I'm surprised at the lack of Rocky promotions, though.
     
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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for all your efforts each and every week.
    Whoo-hoo! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The only other definite is Rocky Balboa.
    I'm considering Blood Diamond and I'll pick-up The Nativity Story down the road when the price drops.
     
  7. Chris S

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    Thanks as always!

    A few animated releases plus a BD upgrade for me this week
    JLU Season 2
    Batman Beyond Season 3
    Finding Neverland (Blu-ray)
     
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    Batman Beyond S3
    Justice League Unlimited S3
    Sleeper Cell S2
     
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    the Doors and Garfield for me!
     
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    Big Fish and Finding Neverland on Blu-Ray are tempting. I'm a bit surprised that Warner didn't get 'Blood Diamond' out on the HD formats at the same time as the regular editions. Oh well.
     
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    Justice League Unlimted: Season 2 for me...
     
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    Masters Of Horror: Pro Life
    The Naked City
    Rocky Balboa

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you, gents.

    Justice League Unlimited S2
    Blood Diamond 2-Disc

    Special thanks to BB for providing $15 in reward certs for my use this week. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the round-up.

    I've already ordered the Michael Shayne Mysteries Vol 1 collection (classic mystery fans have long watited for this title) and will consider the WC Fields Vol 2 although the pricing on that is a bit steep.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks again, Mike and Patrick for your great work.

    Maude and McHale's Navy for me this week. Good month!
     
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    As always, thanks Mike and Patrick. Just NewsRadio S5 for this week. And another series completed. [​IMG]
     
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    The 2 for $50 deal for Miami Vice is good for [​IMG] ALL FOUR SEASONS[​IMG]

    I just picked off Seasons 1 & 2, you can BET THE HOUSE I'll be at BB at 10:00 AM Sharp on Tuesday for the other two!

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  19. Mike Frezon

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    Bad wording on my part. I know we've been discussing this for awhile. It just seems like the policy has been locked-in and that stores are not breaking from that $22.99 price point on the damn things! [​IMG]
     
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    yeah it stinks.

    btw CC has bloood diamond in their ad for br and hd dvd or at least one of the 2 formats i forget.
     

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