Weekly RoundUp 3/30

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    This is the captain. I am speaking to every man aboard this ship. I believe what we stumbled acrossed is not man-made but a phenomena of nature, one that can't be explained. This phenomena is the storm in which the Nimitz went through less than 18 hours ago. The storm has had some effect on time as we know it, it created a portal, a door into another era. Today is December 7, 1941... I'm sure we are all aware of the significance of this date in this place in history. We are going to fight a battle that was lost before most of you were born. This time, with God's help, its going to be different... Good Luck.
    --Kirk Douglas as Captain Matthew Yelland (The Final Countdown - 1980)

    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    ____________TITLE____________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    American Nightmare____________ _ $17.47 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Barbra Streisand: Live MGM____ _ $10.49 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged______ _ $10.49 __ $11.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Brother Bear__________________ _ $20.99 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __
    Camera________________________ _ $16.96 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    CSI: Season 3_________________ _ $62.99 __ $64.99 __ $59.99 __ $59.99 __ $56.99 __
    Cisco Kid: Collection 1_______ _ $42.48 __ $36.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Doobie Bros: Rockin’DownHiway_ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: S3__ _ $83.96 __ $74.99 __ $119.99__ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Fear of the Dark______________ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Final Countdown: Lim. 2D SE___ _ $20.96 __ $16.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Final Countdown_____________ _ $13.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Glenn Gould/On&Off the Record_ _ $13.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Going In Style________________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Hangman’S Curse_______________ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $15.99 __
    Homicide: Life on Streets: S4_ _ $69.96 __ $64.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    House of Sand and Fog_________ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $18.79 __
    Jack Paar Collection__________ _ $25.49 __ $23.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Jersey Girl___________________ _ $21.22 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Jupiter’s Wife________________ _ $17.47 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Late Show_________________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Liliom________________________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Look In My Shorts!____________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    A Man Called Sledge___________ _ $21.22 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Michael Buble: Come Fly (w/CD) _ $22.08 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $13.88 __ $_N/A_ __
    Mr. Bean/Anim. Vols. 3 & 4____ _ $25.46 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Nightwaves____________________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Panic Room: 3Disc SE__________ _ $27.96 __ $31.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $25.99 __
    **Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t: S1_ _ $27.99 __ $34.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Prisoner of 2nd Avenue________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Resurrection Boulevard________ _ $34.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ripley’s Game_________________ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Sam & Janet___________________ _ $21.21 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sanford & Son: Season 4_______ _ $20.96 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Seven Dials Mystery___________ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Shape of Things to Come_______ _ $13.97 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sheryl Crow: Videos,Very Best_ _ $12.28 __ $_9.99 __ $_8.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Something’s Gotta Give________ _ $18.82 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $18.19 __
    Stealing Candy________________ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sunshine Boys_________________ _ $16.98 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Swan Princess_________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Swan Princess+Swan Princess II _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $18.99 __
    Swan Princess III_____________ _ $16.96 __ $16.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre_______ _ $19.57 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.89 __
    TX Chainsaw Massacre: Coll. SE _ $27.97 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $29.99 __ $24.79 __
    Time Without Pity_____________ _ $13.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Touch of Frost: Season 1______ _ $33.98 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Virtual Girl__________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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 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! The Final Countdown is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one. Also, Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t: Season 1 is available is both censored and uncensored versions...be sure to get the one you want.

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

    --Best Buy is offering deals on CSI season sets. Season 3 is available for $64.99. Seasons 1 and 2 are each available for $69.99. However, if you buy two seasons, you can save $15. Buy three seasons and save $40! $65 + $70 + $70 = $205. $205 - $40 = $165 (total cost). $165/3 = $53 each. Good deal! (Math computations brought to you courtesy of Frezon Lousy Math, Inc.)

    --Best Buy is also giving a deal on Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If you buy the new 1-disc copy of the 2003 version of TCM (15.99), you can also buy the original version of TCM ($15.99) and get them both 2/$25. Or, you can buy the new 2-disc SE of the 2003 TCM (29.99) and get the DVD of the original TCM for FREE!

    --Best Buy has also got a deal on Something’s Gotta Give. Buy SGG ($17.99) AND As Good As It Gets ($9.99) and get them both 2/$20.

    --Best Buy is also offering a deal on Brother Bear. Buy it along with “any title in our Disney DVD section” and save $5.

    --Best Buy is also offering a FREE DVD with the purchase of the Panic Room SE. Buy Panic Room SE and get “any of these titles FREE: Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove, Black Hawk Down, Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Lawrence of Arabia. Does not include superbit, deluxe or special edition versions.”

    --bestbuy.com has quite a few price differences this week from the flyer prices – some of those differences in favor of bb.com. For example:
    CSI: Season 3 is $64.99 in the flyer, $59.99 on-line.
    Hangman’S Curse is $19.99 in the flyer, $17.99 on-line.
    Sanford & Son: S4 is $24.99 in the flyer, $17.99 on-line!
    Conversely,
    Michael Buble:Come Fly (w/ CD) is $14.99 in the flyer, $24.99 on-line!
    Ripley’s Game is $19.99 in the flyer, $20.99 on-line.

    --Circuit City’s got a similar deal on Something’s Gotta Give. Buy SGG with As Good As It Gets OR with A Few Good Men and get the two DVDs for 2/$22.

    --Circuit City is also offering $3 off with the combined purchase of the Brother Bear DVD ($7.99) and the Brother Bear CD soundtrack ($11.99).

    --K-Mart is offering $5 off when you buy Brother Bear AND the Lion King 1 1/2. "Offer expires April 17."

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 30, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Universal/DreamWorks Schindler's List (Collector's Gift Set) ... $34.98

    (Admin note - added some Costco prices)
     
  2. dpippel

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    As always Mike, thanks a million for your efforts on the Weekly Roundup!
     
  3. Dillon*G

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    Thanks for the round up[​IMG]. Somethings Gotta Give,Brother Bear,and Texas Chainsaw Massacre CE for me.Good work
     
  4. aaron campbell

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    Look for the Kmart ads, they have the 2disc Texas Chainsaw Masacre for $19.99.

    Aaron
     
  5. Scott_J

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    Just the TCM (2003 CE)/TCM (1974) 2-pack for me @ BB. Just ordered it online. I was going to pass on the remake because of the high price, but when I saw BB's flyer last night, I knew I'd have to jump on that deal since I still don't have the original. In case anyone's interested, the deal is available online (I just ordered it), in case you don't want to have to deal with the BB employees.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, Aaron! Didn't realize they used the picture of the 2-disc set. Wonder if its a mistake? Let the games begin!

    In case you folks didn't get all the way to the bottom of the RoundUp, THIS is the week of the price drop on the Schindler's List Collectors Set.
     
  7. aaron campbell

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    My pleasure Mike. Thanks for all your hard work!

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  8. george kaplan

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    Thanks Mike.

    I'll be getting Brother Bear, Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Final Countdown, and probably be taking a chance on the Jack Paar Collection.
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $8.99 each
    Barbershop
    Bull Durham
    Dark Blue
    Hoosiers
    Legally Blonde
    West Side Story

    $9.99 each
    A Few Good Men
    As Good As It Gets
    Jeepers Creepers
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
    The Return of the Living Dead
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
    Dawn Of The Dead

    $19.99
    Gothika
    School of Rock: SE
    The Cat In The Hat
    LOTR: The Two Towers
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Rundown

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items

    $5.99 each
    Celtic Pride
    Bedazzled
    G.I. Jane
    Harvard Man
    Pump Up The Volume
    Drive Me Crazy

    Transformers Armada: Best Battles $10.99

    Freddy Vs. Jason $17.99

    $19.99 each
    The Cat In The Hat
    The Rundown

    3 for $20
    Jerry Maguire
    A League of Their Own
    Philadelphia
    U Turn
    Air Force One
    Poetic Justice
    First Knight
    A Knight's Tale
    Sniper
    Sniper 2
    Stripes
    A Few Good Men
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Legends of the Fall
    The Great Muppet Caper
    The Muppets Take Manhattan
    The Muppets Movie
    The Dark Crystal
    Labyrinth
    Muliplicity
    Easy Rider
    A River Runs Through It
    Saving Silverman
    The Wedding Planner
    My Girl
    Resident Evil
    Half Past Dead
    Cruel Intentions
    Joe Dirt
    Mr. Deeds

    $9.99 each
    Hoffa
    Daredevil
    28 Days Later
    Office Space
    Phone Booth
    Drumline
    Bend It Like Beckham
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Fight Club (1 disc)

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    Target on sale DVD items

    2 for $20
    XXX
    Bend It Like Beckham
    Dirty Dancing
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Signs
    Hot Chick
    Anger Management
    Maid In Manhattan
     
  10. Andrea W

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    Thanks, Mike! I'll be getting The Final Countdown (2-disc edition) and House of Sand and Fog. Pen & Teller goes on the wishlist for me and Brother Bear on the wishlist for the kiddos.
     
  11. Robert Wainwright

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    The Final Countdown 2D! Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    Great, now I've got that stupid song by Europe in my head....
     
  12. Kenneth Cummings

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    Probably end up getting Panic Room and some older dvd I haven't purchased yet. Neverless, it will be a while before I run out of dvds to watch. [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like a porno. Is the Round-Up expanding its reach? [​IMG]
     
  14. ChrisBEA

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    TCM CE for me.
    Possibly FInal Countdown/Panic Room
     
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    House of Sand and Fog and Panic Room for me. Thanks, Mike.
     
  16. Bob Pierce

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    Going to try to "price match" TCM SE at BestBuy with the K-Mart ad early on Tuesday. Wish me luck! [​IMG] Lots of other good deals this week.....

    - Bob
     
  17. Casey Trowbridg

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    Mike thanks as always for the roundup.

    Brother Bear, and Sanford and Son for me. Possibly Final Countdown later.
     
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    Thanks Mike!

    I was looking at -
    Texas Chainsaw Platinum
    Panic Room
    Ripley's Game.

    As I don't care about Best Buy's freebie discs, its a very disappointing week for prices on these titles![​IMG]
     
  19. Joe Fisher

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    Also according to the Rewardzone website they are also giving double points on the purchase of "Panic Room SE".

    Nothing for me this week as I have "Brother Bear" already and will p/u "The Final Countdown" sometime in the future.

    Thanks Mike as always.
     
  20. Bob Pierce

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    What's the scoop on "The Shape of Things to Come"? I thought this disc was already out (by Blue Underground). Is this a new version/re-issue/? I didn't see anything about this on DVDPriceSearch.com. Does anyone here have some more info?

    Thanks,

    - Bob
     

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