Weekly RoundUp 3/29/05

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,702
    Likes Received:
    5,331
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    I only stole a few coins. A petty thief. But you've killed hundreds and robbed whole domains. Who is wicked, you or I?
    –Tatsuya Nakadai as Kagemusha (Kagemusha – 1980)
    [​IMG]

    You can mourn and you can be very, very sorrowful, and at the same time you can go on with your life.
    –Rudolph Giuliani (Nine Innings from Ground Zero – 2004)
    [​IMG]

    The Weekly RoundUp

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**After the Sunset: Plat. Edition$19.56$15.99$15.99--America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 1$27.29$32.99$34.99--**Apollo 13: Anniversary Edition$16.09$15.99$13.99--Astro Boy: Complete Series$37.46$44.99$39.99--Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State$26.23$31.99$24.99--Blind Horizon$24.28$24.99$19.99--Blue Chips$11.24$9.99$12.99--Closer (SuperBit)$20.26$16.99$15.99-$18.49Combat #3: Operation 1$27.99$34.99$34.99--Combat #3: Operation 2$27.99$34.99$34.99--Crimson Rulers 2: Angels/Apocalypse$18.72$19.99$24.97--Hustle$22.49$24.99$24.99--Islands In The Stream$11.24$9.99$12.99--Kagemusha (CC)$27.97$34.99$34.99--Lady In A Cage$11.24$9.99$12.99--The Lone Gunmen: Complete Series$27.99$32.99---Murder, She Wrote: Season 1$34.99$34.99$39.99-$33.99**Nat’l Lampoon’s GoldDiggers (R/NR)$23.38$19.99$19.99--Nine Innings from Ground Zero$13.98$14.99$15.99--Orgazmo SE (NR)$13.99$14.99$17.99--Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino$13.98$14.99$15.99--The Saint: Early Episodes Set #1$44.96$59.99$49.99--Salon Kitty$20.97$24.99---A Tale of Two Sisters$18.74$19.99---Twilight Zone: Season 2 (Definitive Ed.)$69.99$103.99$99.99--Vera Drake$19.56$19.99$19.99--Wind in the Willows: Complete Series$20.96$23.99$22.99-$18.49

    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! After the Sunset AND Apollo 13 AND National Lampoon’s GoldDiggersare available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! In fact, there will be FOUR DIFFERENT VERSIONS of National Lampoon’s GoldDiggers on store shelves: WS (R), WS (NR), FF (R), & FF (NR)!

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

    --My Target sources tell me that Target will NOT have a Sunday flyer this week (which explains why I could not find one through my usual means). So, unfortunately, no Target prices in this week’s RoundUp…although I may be receiving advance notice sometime on Monday.

    --Best Buy is offering a FREE SNEAK PEEK DVD of “Frank Miller’s Sin City” Instantly, with any entertainment software purchase. Exclusively at Best Buy! Includes scenes from the movie plus a never-before-seen featurette with Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino. Sin City in theaters 4/1/05 starring Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Benicio Del Toro. In store only. Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

    --K-Mart is advertising the lowest price on Apollo 13 this week ($12.99). Also, $19.99 on After the Sunset and "Low Price" on Closer.

    -------------------------

    And now a word from our sponsor….

    If anyone who reads the RoundUp is not aware of this, running the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you folks of all the different reasons we benefit from keeping the USS HTF afloat. But, you might not be aware…THERE IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP!

    According to Ron & Parker, many members enter the HTF through the index page or by clicking their own shortcut directly into a favorite forum. If members would simply link to the Portal Page when they start their visit to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the portal page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    I was unaware of this until recently and have since changed my desktop shortcuts on the different computers I use to link to the Portal Page. I bet doing that over the past week or so has resulted in several dozen more “hits” from me alone. And, I thought I would pass along my newly-gained knowledge to anyone else who might not know the score.

    So, if you want to help out, its easy…and will help keep the HTF in business.


    -------------------------

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 29, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report this week.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,640
    Likes Received:
    416
    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $17.99:
    Ray

    $7.49 each:
    Menace II Society
    Coming to America
    The Pianist
    Rain Man
    Last of the Mohicans
    Lethal Weapon
    The Princess Bride
    Lethal Weapon 4
    Player's Club
    Conspiracy Theory
    Speed
    Training Day
    Platoon
    Message in a Bottle
    Y Tu Mama Tambien

    -------

    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $19.99:
    Fat Albert

    $16.99:
    Napoleon Dynamite

    2 for $15 (must buy in pairs)
    My Cousin Vinny
    Edward Scissorhands
    Last of the Mohicans
    Where the Heart Is
    Boondock Saints
    Raising Arizona
    Night at the Roxbury
    My Girl
    The Quick and the Dead
    Big Chill
    Cruel Intentions
    Hook
    Maid in Mahhattan
    Anger Management
    Charlie's Angel
    Breakin' all the Rules
    A.I.
    Road to Perdition
    Notting Hill
    Erin Brochovich
    Family Man
    Gia
    Pelican Brief
    Demolition Man
    Menace II Society
    Blade Runner
    Space Cowboys
    Training Day
    What a Girl Wants
    Vegas Vacation
    Payback
    Days of Thunder
    Coming to America
    Van Wilder
    Glengary GlenRoss
    Resevoir Dogs
    Belly
    Wonderland
    Kids
    Truman Show
    Saint
    Barbershop
    Barbershop 2
    To Live & Die in LA
    Summer School
    Urban School
    Staying Alive
    Major League
    Orange County
    Zoolander
    Save the Last Dance
    Ladies Man
    Time to Kill
    Arthur
    Excalibur
    Lethal Weapon
    Lethal Weapon 2
    Lethal Weapon 3
    The Cell
    Romeo Must Die
     
  3. Andrew Grall

    Andrew Grall Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 17, 1999
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys! Looks like a light week for me...
     
  4. MattGentry

    MattGentry Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you, as usual.

    Lone Gunmen
    Apollo 13

    I will more than likely pick up Hook and The Truman Show at Best Buy, not only to bask in the glow of the 2 for $15 deal, but to also get my hands on a copy of the Sin City DVD...
     
  5. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    26,248
    Likes Received:
    3,547
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    Huge week for me this week,

    Combat: Season Three- Operations One and Two
    Lady In A Cage
    The Lone Gunmen: Season One
    The Twilight Zone: Season Two

    And depending if I can sell some plasma, I may pick up Closer and Orgazmo. [​IMG]
     
  6. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, as always, guys. Twilight Zone S2, Orgazmo, and Lone Gunmen are the definites for me this week.

    I've never heard of Nine Innings From Ground Zero, but the short description of it at Amazon is a bit intriguing. I may have to research that one a bit more and consider it. Anyone see it and wanna offer an opinion? [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,702
    Likes Received:
    5,331
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Happy birthday a day late, Scott_J!

    BTW, gang....I made two trips to Target, one to Circuit City and one to Best Buy this week for Finding Neverland. Came up enpty all four times!

    Is FN the best-selling DVD of all time? The empty display at Best Buy was huge! All I found at Target and Circuit City were a handful of full-frame copies!

    I actually had to get a rain check at CC to secure the release week price of $14.99. I have never done that before!
     
  8. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, Mike. Just 16 minutes late (by the time on your post). Appreciate it.

    I actually some some copies of FN at Wal-Mart today (both FS and WS IIRC but I wasn't paying much attention since I wasn't interested in that one) while searching for a couple other things.
     
  9. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just Apollo 13 for me.
     
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2001
    Messages:
    13,064
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks Mike.

    So-so week for me:

    Apollo 13 (pending verification of improved picture)
    Twilight Zone season 2

    It's too bad that High Anxiety got postponed, as it was supposed to be out this week. [​IMG]
     
  11. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    1,490
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, great price on Twilight Zone Season 2 at Best Buy -- charging several dollars more than MSRP for it. [​IMG] I sure hope that gets corrected; I can't wait the extra day or two to get this from an e-tailer, and BB (along with usually high-priced Borders) is the only B&M I can think of that actually stocks this in my area.

    Only other title I'll be picking up this week is Apollo 13.
     
  12. Craig Beam

    Craig Beam Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    200
    Location:
    Gresham, OR
    Real Name:
    Craig Beam
    I'm with you, Dane... But man, if it's gonna cost that much at retail, I'm gonna have to order it online... which means I'll get it late... which means I won't sleep at night...
     
  13. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,527
    Likes Received:
    569
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    Nothing for me this week, and it seems like the whole month of April will be this way. But in May that will change. It will also give me a chance to save up for the Freaks and Geeks yearbook.
     
  14. Dave Mack

    Dave Mack Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,670
    Likes Received:
    4
    Interesting.... CC refused me a rain check on Clone Wars last week....
     
  15. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,026
    Likes Received:
    356
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    circuit city normally hasnt done rain checks in the recent past.
     
  16. Don

    Don Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    0
  17. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2001
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Slow week this week, with only Apollo 13 being the only title I might get, unless I see something else I need. Thanks anyway for the round up Mike.
     
  18. Reagan

    Reagan Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    4
    Real Name:
    Reagan
    Coconuts.com has a good price on Twilight Zone season 2: $65. And there's a $10 mail in rebate to knock it down to $55.

    -Reagan
     
  19. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,702
    Likes Received:
    5,331
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Don beat me to it. Am adding to the RoundUp that K-Mart is advertising:

    Apollo 13: $12.99
    After the Sunset: $19.99
    Closer: Low Price
     
  20. Don_Limey

    Don_Limey Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    0
    This week for me only 2 movies which I have been waiting for years to come out on DVD & they are both finally here.

    Blue Chips & Orgazmo SE (NR)

    Thanks again Mike.
     

Share This Page