Weekly RoundUp 3-21-2006

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – William Holden (Stalag 17 - 1953)

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    – Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote - 2005)

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    – Chicken Little (Chicken Little - 2005)

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    – Busby Berkeley & Dancers (The Busby Berkeley Collection)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco21 Jump Street: Season 5$23.99$23.99$29.99$24.99-42nd Street$14.99$14.99$15.99--Adventures of Brer Rabbit$17.19$21.99$19.99$14.99-Batman Beyond: Season 1$18.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-Bewitched: Season 3$27.99$27.99$27.99$27.99-Billy Wilder Collection$24.99$29.99$29.99--Busby Berkeley Collection$41.99$59.99$49.99--Capote$18.78$17.99$19.99$19.99-Chicken Little$14.96$16.99$13.99$15.99$18.99The Confessor$16.99$22.99$24.97-->Dames$13.99----Dear Wendy$16.99$19.99$17.99--**Derailed (R & NR)$17.96$16.99$17.99$17.99-Dimples$9.99$12.99$12.99--**Dreamer: Inspired/True Story$17.96$19.99$17.99$15.99$18.99The Dying Gaul$16.98$19.99$24.97--Ed, Edd & Eddy 2$9.69$12.99$12.99$9.99-Everything is Illuminated$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-The Flying Nun: Season 1$27.99$27.99$29.99--Footlight Parade$13.99----Gidget: Complete Series$27.99$27.99$29.99--Gold Diggers of 1933$13.99----Gold Diggers of 1935$13.99----House of the Dead 2$18.99$22.99$17.99$19.99-Huff: Season 1$27.99$29.99$29.99$29.99-**In the Mix$19.99$17.99$16.99$15.99-JammX Kids: Can’t Dance…$13.49$12.99$12.99--Justice League (Anim.): Season 1$30.99$32.99$34.99--Keane$18.99$22.99$19.99--A League of Ordinary Gentlemen$18.99$22.99$19.99$19.99-The Little Colonel$9.99$12.99$12.99--The Littlest Rebel$9.99$12.99$12.99--Loggerheads$17.99----A Lover’s Revenge$18.99$24.99$19.99--Mind of Mencia: Season 1$16.96$16.99$17.99$17.99-Over There: Season 1$27.99$29.99$27.99$29.99-Paradise Now$18.19$24.99$19.99--Ring Around the Rosie$16.99$22.99$24.97--Roach Approach: Slingshot Slugger$9.99$12.99$12.99--Roseanne: Season 3$25.56$27.99$34.99$24.99-Shirley Temple Coll. Vol. 3$20.99$24.99$24.99--Show Me$22.49$19.99$19.99--South Park: Season 7$34.99$29.99$29.99$29.99-Squid and the Whale SE$18.96$19.99$19.99$19.99-Stalag 17 CE$12.99$14.99$17.99--Tales from the Crypt: Season 3$27.99$29.99$34.99--Ten Commandments: 50th Anniv. Ed.$16.19$16.99$14.99$19.99-Unsolved Mysteries (Best of…)$20.99$24.99$24.99--The White Shadow: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--The Young Riders: Season 1$41.49$39.99$49.99--

    See below for some special Best Buy Reward Zone Program Prices on selected TV titles!

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Billy Wilder Collection: Stalag 17 CE, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina (1953).

    Busby Berkeley Collection: Dames, Footlight Parade, Gold Diggers of 1933, Gold Diggers of 1935, 42nd Street..

    Shirley Temple Collection – Vol. 3: Dimples, The Little Colonel, The Littlest Rebel.

    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! Derailed AND[/i] Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story AND[/i] In The Mix are ALL available in both MAR and OAR versions...get the correct one! Also, the OAR version of Derailed is available in both rated and unrated versions.

    --Amazon has different pricing on the OAR and MAR versions of BOTH Derailed and Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story. They’ve got the WS versions for sale for $17.96 and the FS versions for $20.99. That might change closer to release date.

    --I am also very confused about the status of the individual titles in the Busby Berkeley Collection. Amazon, Best Buy & Circuit City all show prices and a release date of 3-21 for 42nd Street. However, Best Buy and Circuit show nothing for either Gold Diggers titles, Dames or Footlight Parade. Amazon shows all four with 3-21 release dates…but no artwork. I’m sure some RoundUp readers will weigh in with the scoop.

    --Best Buy, this week, has a number of EXCLUSIVES. Let’s start with EXCLUSIVE BONUS MOVIE CASH with their copies of Derailed ($16.99) to see Scary Movie 4. In theaters 4-14-06. Up to $12 value. Minimum 38 per store. No rainchecks. 38?

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE “MotherLoad” disc available with its copies of South Park: Season 7 OR Mind of Mencia: Season 1. Indulge in over 45 minutes of exclusive content straight from MotherLoad, Comedy Central’s online video player.

    --Best Buy has TWO FREE Chicken Little PEZ DISPENSERS (even though they picture three in their flyer ad), instantly, with the purchase of Chicken Little on DVD. Minimum 24 per store. No rainchecks. In store only.

    --Best Buy also has a poorly worded, confusing deal on Disney titles this week. I think I know what they mean—but I’m not certain. I’ll give you the exact wording and “you make the call”. Save $3 instantly, when you buy Bambi II ($16.99) and Chicken Little ($16.99) or any other Disney title. Must be purchased on same receipt. My guess is that the deal really applies to Bambi II (since it is mentioned first) and ANY other Disney title—including Chicken Little. You would think the deal would be on Chicken Little and any other Disney DVD.

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    --Worth mentioning that Best Buy is advertising special prices on EIGHT TV Shows on DVD for members of its Reward Zone program. They are:

    [c]Batman Beyond: Season 1 -- $17.99
    Huff: Season 1 -- $24.99
    Justice League (Animated Series): Season 1 -- $27.99
    Roseanne: Season 3 -- $22.99
    Over There: Season 1 -- $24.99
    Tales from the Crypt: Season 3 -- $24.99
    The White Shadow: Season 2 -- $24.99
    The Young Riders: Season 1-- $34.99
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    --Best Buy is also advertising that it will have a FREE demo disc of the PS2 video game of The Godfather with its copies of The Godfather Trilogy at its stores ($44.99) Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --I am working without a net again this week as my local papers have failed to supply me with an early Circuit City flyer. My CC information has been culled from various internet sources—including circuitcity.com.

    --Circuit City has a similar deal on Chicken Little and Bambi II as Best Buy. Not quite as confusing however. [​IMG] At CC, save $6 when you buy Chicken Little ($13.99) with either Bambi II ($19.99) OR Lady and the Tramp ($19.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City also has a different deal for Chicken Little, however. Save $5 with the purchase of BOTH the Chicken Little soundtrack CD ($11.99) AND the Chicken Little DVD ($13.99).

    --Target has its usual $5 GiftCard to offer with the purchase of Bewitched: Season 3 or Roseanne: Season 3. Quantity limited; no rainchecks.


    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 21, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbitt $13.99
    House of the Dead II $17.99
    Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire $17.99
    Good Night and Good Luck $19.99
    Walk The Line $19.99
    A History of Violence $17.99
    The Ten Commandments (3-disc Set) $14.99

    DVD Sets:
    The Godfather Collection 44.99
    South Park: Seasons 3 / 4 / 5 $24.99 each

    $5.99 each:
    The Legend of Bagger Vance
    The Cell
    Absolute Power
    A Simple Plan
    Rock Star
    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
    Summer Rental
    Fallen
    Bonnie & Clyde
    The Last Boy Scout
    Analyze This
    Money Talks
    Forever Young
    The Lost Boys (Snapper case version in ad)
    Contact (Snapper case version in ad)
    Enemy At The Gates
    What Dreams May Come
    The Peacemaker
    The Life of David Gale
    Kiss The Girls
    Austin Powers: Goldmember
    Pretty In Pink
    Incredible Mr. Limpet
    European Vacation
    The Last Castle
    Baseketball
    Changing Lanes
    Murder at 1600
    Purple Rain
    Double Jeopardy
    Empire of the Sun
    How To Be A Player
    Empire: Two Worlds Collide
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
    Wayne's World
    Dreamcatcher
    Black Sheep
    A Perfect Murder
    Uncle Buck
    Laws of Attraction

    $9.99 each:
    Million Dollar Baby
    The Transporter: Collector's Edition
    Are We There Yet?
    Coach Carter
    The Longest Yard (2005)
    Team America: World Police
    Constantine
    Sahara
    Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth
    King Arthur: Director's Cut
    Hotel Rwanda
    Kung Fu Hustle
    XXX: State of the Union
    The Jerk: 26th Anniversary
    Office Space: Speial Edition with Flair!
    Richard Pryor Stand Up Comedy Double Feature

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    The Godfather DVD Collection $44.99

    That's it!

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $5.50 each:
    Black Beauty (1994)
    Thomas & The Magic Railroad
    Thumbelina (1994)
    Angelina Ballerina: The Lucky Penny
    Tom & Jerry's Greatest Capers
    Barney's Musical Scrapbook
    Fraggle Rock: Where It All Began
    Scooby Doo & The Witch's Ghost
    What's New Scooby-Doo?: Safari, So Good

    $7.50 each:
    Never Been Kissed
    Last of The Mohicans: Director's Expanded Edition
    Van Wilder
    Super Troopers
    Raising Arizona
    Boondock Saints
    Daredevil: Director's Cut
    Young Guns
    SNL: Best of Will Ferrell Volume II

    $10.00 each:
    A Very Long Engagement
    Troy: 2-disc Edition
    Hide & Seek
    Johnson Family Vacation
    The Upside of Anger
    Barbie's Magic Pegasus

    TV on DVD Sets:
    The Office: Season 1 (US version) $17.99
    House: Season 1 $34.99
    Sopranos: Season 1 $44.99
    South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
    South Park: Season 6 $24.99
     
  3. SteveVM

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    Am I the first one to post?

    If so, wow

    The first time ever.

    I will be getting at BB with RZ
    Justice League & Tales from the Crypt
     
  4. EricSchulz

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    I am ALL OVER that Reward Zone deal for Tales from the Crypt! Rentals for Capote and Squid and the Whale.
     
  5. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    Stalag 17 (assuming picture improvement)
    Chicken Little

    I assume there's no chance that Adventures of Brer Rabbit is the animated portions of Song of the South. [​IMG]
     
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    Batman Beyond at Best Buy.
     
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    No chance at all. I saw an ad for this - it's all new, non-Disney animation. Avoid.
     
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    So much I want.... So little I'll get.

    Thanks, as always!
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    I actually thought of adding a line about this NOT being connected with Song of the South...as a joke. But I guess maybe it would have been a useful thing after all.

    I suppose the only thing that might be interesting about this release is how they approach the material that now scares the Disney Company so.

    Stalag 17 for me.

    Not sure about Chicken Little. Looks awful, but people I know seem to like it. I cannot remember the most recent Disney animated film (non-Pixar) I've purchased. I'd have to look at the shelf.

    BTW, there are two best actor winning performances in this week's releases: Bill Holden for Stalag 17 (1953) and Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005).
     
  11. JackKay

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    Capote seems a dollar or two higher than I thought being an Oscar winner and all.

    As allways, Many Thanks Mike!
     
  12. Julio Diaz

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    Well, I'm keeping my preorders on Justice League (Amazon gold box deal will get me it for just about $1 cheaper than the BB RZ price when sales tax is taken into consideration) and Batman Beyond (Columbia House club as part of a two-for-one deal, meaning each item came out to about $13, my "free" item was Doctor Who: The Five Doctors).

    Need to also pick up Chicken Little, for which I'll PM CC's price at Best Buy and snag the Pez dispensers -- the daughter's been bugging me for this DVD for weeks, she loved the movie when we saw it theatrically (I was less enamored -- I think the voice cast makes it thoroughly watchable, but by no means a classic).

    Would like to see Capote, Derailed and The Squid & the Whale, but not enough to blind buy -- I'll rent or wait for price drops.

    Thanks as always for the hard work, guys! It's always appreciated!
     
  13. Julio Diaz

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    Wow, just noticed that Target price on the first five seasons of South Park! Might be time to start getting those, especially as a middle finger to Tom Cruise, who's doing his best to crush the show.
     
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    Thanks to Mike and Patrick for the Roundup. It'll just be CC for Chicken Little for me.
     
  15. Craig S

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    Thanks for the Roundup guys. "South Park" S7 & "Over There" S1 (RZ deal) at BB for me.
     
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    whats that now?

    chicken little was funny.
    worth price matching at best buy from CC 13.99 price for me.

    justice league and BM Beyond rewardzone prices work for me too.
     
  17. Julio Diaz

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    Well, it's more that Cruise is trying to crush one specific episode. He got a rerun of a recent episode spoofing Scientology (which included a parody of him) pulled from reairing by threatening to boycott publicity for "Mission Impossible 3."
     
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    Cruise put pressure on Paramount/Comedy Central and caused them to pull this week's scheduled rerun of the recent SP episode that savaged Scientology. He threatened to withdraw from all publicity for MI:3 if the episode was shown again. Supposedly he also kept the ep from being shown in the UK.
     
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    oh right, thats the reason the other guyu quit the show, i forgot hos name, chef's voice.
     
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    I think I'll be going with Target for the "Roseanne Season 3" set, since it's sort of $19.99 with the gift card (which, I know, isn't applicable toward the purchase, but I'm sure I'll be buying something else at Target before too long).

    I have a Reward Zone membership (only because it saved me money on a big purchase, I'm usually not one to sign up for such things), but I've given up trying to figure out how many points I would get towards reward zone money by going to Best Buy and saving a few bucks versus another retailer. The points would amount to cents, not dollars, in most cases.

    I'm sure this has been discussed all over the place, but is it just my imagination, or are first-week sale prices for new DVD's in general not as generous as they were a year or two ago, particularly at stores like Best Buy? I don't buy that many new release films on DVD, but it sure seemed like there were a lot more $9.99 or $12.99 new release movies on DVD a year or two ago, whereas now they seem to rarely get cheaper than $16.99 for the most barebones release, and even that disc ususally ends up back at $19.99 on the second week.

    It kind of seems as though many of these retailers have stopped making the new stuff so cheap, and have but larger selections of old catalog titles on sale at staggeringly cheap prices, like $5.99.
     

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