Weekly RoundUp 4-1-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – 2007)

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    – Cast (Father Knows Best – 1954)

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    – Bette Davis (The Old Maid – 1939)

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    – Emily Rose and Austin Nichols (John from Cincinnati – 2007)

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    – Tom Snyder (The Tomorrow Show – 1973-82)

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    – Jason Lee & friends (Alvin and the Chipmunks – 2007)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlvin and the Chipmunks$15.99$15.99$13.99$15.99 - Becker: Season 1$24.99$24.99$29.99 - - Bette Davis Collection: Vol. 3$44.99$69.99$59.98 - - Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - The Cook$19.99$16.99$19.99 - - The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream$19.99$19.99$19.99$15.99 - Doctor Who: Time Warrior (Ep. 70)$18.99$21.99$19.99 - - Doctor Who: Timelash (Episode 142)$18.99$21.99$19.99 - - Father Knows Best: Season 1$24.49$24.99$29.99 - - The Good Night$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle SE$12.99$12.99$12.99 - - John from Cincinnati: Season 1$41.99$44.99$59.98$44.99 - Justin Timberlake: Futuresex/Loveshow$14.99$19.99$17.99 - - Law & Order SVU: 6th Year$34.99$34.99$59.98 - - Martin: Season 4$19.99$21.99$21.99$21.99 - Murder, She Wrote: Season 8$34.99$34.99$49.98 - $33.99The Night of the Shooting Stars$24.29$24.99$19.99 - - The Return of the Swamp Thing$13.49$12.99$14.98 - - Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber… (1-disc)$16.99$16.99$15.99$16.99 - Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber… (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$21.69That ‘70s Show: Season 8$34.99$34.99$34.99$36.99 - Tomorrow Show: John, Paul, Tom & Ringo$18.69$24.99$19.99 - - What Love Is$22.49$19.99$19.99 - -

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    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAppleseed Ex Machina$16.49$29.99$34.99 - - August Rush$18.99$29.99$29.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco10.5 Apocalypse: Complete Series$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Alvin and the Chipmunks$27.95$29.99$34.99$29.99 - Artie Lange’s Beer League$9.95$14.99$12.99 - - Blackbeard$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Category 7: End of the World$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Coyote Ugly SE$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Curse of King Tut’s Tomb: Comp. Series$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Hidalgo$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Last Sentinel$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Justin Timberlake: Futuresex/Loveshow$20.95 - $19.99 - - Unbreakable$19.95$24.99$19.99 - -

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Bette Davis Collection – Volume 3: The Old Maid, All This and Heaven Too, The Great Lie, In This Our Life, Watch on the Rhine, Deception.

    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

    **Hooray! ALL of this week’s new releases are available in their Original Aspect Ratio! This is two weeks in a row I’ve been able to report that!

    --Purchase either version of Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street on DVD and get FREE MOVIE MONEY to see The Ruins. Value = $12. Valid 4-4-08 thru 4-30-08. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --More FREE MOVIE MONEY with the purchase of the new SE of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Value = $10.50 for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Valid 4-25-08 thru 5-25-08. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Two Giftsets at Best Buy this week involving Alvin and the Chipmunks. Get a FREE ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS PLUSH TOY SET with the purchase of either the SD film ($22.99) or the BD of the film ($29.99). Minimum 10 SD Giftsets per store. Minimum 5 BD Giftsets per store. No rainchecks.

    --BB has a 2/$30 deal on any two films from this list: 101 Dalmatians, Enchanted, Snow Buddies. (Reg. $19.99)

    --@ BB, pre-order Juno and save $5, instantly, on ANY of the following films: I Heart Huckabees, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Thank You for Smoking. (Reg. $14.99)

    --BB is also running a 50% off sale on a number of Anime Box Sets. Selection will vary by store.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Lists of DVDs for $4.99, $7.50. And a list of DVDs on which you can get DOUBLE Reward Zone Points.

    --At Circuit City this week, an HD-DVD CLEARANCE SALE! Save 50% on HD-DVD titles. Sale EXCLUDES Beowulf and Shrek the Third. Title selection may vary by store. While supplies last.

    --Circuit City has AN EXCLUSIVE “SINGING PEN” in its SD copies of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Minimum 15 per store. While supplies last.

    --CC also has FREE ALVIN STICKERS with the purchase of either the SD OR BD versions of Alvin and the Chipmunks. While supplies last.

    --Circuit City also is advertising the FREE MOVIE MONEY in the SEs of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (see above).

    --Circuit City has a long list of $9.99 titles in a Buy One, Get One Free sale.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $5.99.

    --At Target, an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its SD-DVD copies of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Bonus disc has interactive games, puzzles and more. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: None this week.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium $13.99 Premier Price: 5 Days Only
    Edward Scissorhands $4.99
    Circuit City Premiere Price: A low price that is in effect Tuesday – Saturday (5 Days only)

    Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Remastered Edition $12.99
    Free Movie Money included to see Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. Movie Money value = $12

    $9.99 each: Buy one title from this section and get one other title from this section free:
    School Of Rock
    The Italian Job (2003)
    Anchorman
    Ocean’s Twelve
    Sleepy Hollow
    American History X
    Forrest Gump
    Click: Special Edition
    Legends Of The Fall
    Runaway Jury
    The Thin Red Line
    Die Another Day: Special Edition
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Antoine Fisher
    28 Days Later
    Ronin
    S.W.A.T.
    High Crimes
    Baby Boy
    Not Another Teen Movie
    This Is Spinal Tap
    The Karate Kid: Special Edition
    The Last Dragon
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Phat Girlz
    Taxi

    DVD Sets
    That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $17.99 each

    HD DVD Clearance Titles:
    Save 50% On HD DVD Titles. Title selection may vary by store. While supplies last. 50% off EXCLUDES Shrek The Third & Beowulf.
    Select titles available at CircuitCity.com

    Titles shown but with no prices listed:
    Knocked Up: Unrated
    King Kong
    Shooter
    Transformers


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    No Country For Old Men $19.99
    I Am Legend $19.99
    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium $15.99
    The Who: Amazing Journey – The Story Of The Who $17.99 3 discs)
    Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang $24.99 (4 discs)

    2 For $30 Titles: Products must be purchased on the same receipt. Single titles are $19.99 each:
    Enchanted
    Snow Buddies
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition

    $4.99 each:
    Just My Luck
    Robots
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2
    Aquamarine
    Legally Blonde
    All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
    Bend It Like Beckham
    Because Of Winn-Dixie

    $7.50 each:
    Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition
    Forrest Gump
    Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
    Raging Bull
    The Pursuit Of Happyness
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Platoon: Special Edition
    Rocky Balboa
    Anchorman
    Ghost (Special Collector’s Edition)
    Rounders (Collector’s Edition)
    The Da Vinci Code
    Risky Business
    The Matrix
    American History X
    The Bodyguard
    Dazed & Confused: Flashback Edition
    King Kong (2005)
    Dr. Strangelove: Special Edition
    A River Runs Through It

    $14.99 each before savings:

    Save $5 Instantly on these movies when you pre-Order Juno in store or at BestBuy.com/JunoDVD. $5 Deposit Required. Products must be purchased on the same receipt.
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Thank You For Smoking
    Napoleon Dynamite
    I Heart Huckabees

    Get DOUBLE Reward Zone Points when you buy any of these titles: More titles available in store and online.
    Bratz: Glitz & Glamour $9.99
    My Girl $9.99
    Click: Special Edition $9.99
    The Benchwarmers $9.99
    Stuart Little: Deluxe Edition $9.99
    She’s The Man $9.99
    The Goonies $9.99
    RV $9.99
    National Treasure $14.99
    Bridge To Terabithia $14.99
    Nanny McPhee $14.99
    The Last Mimzy $14.99
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $19.99
    The Game Plan $19.99
    Shrek The Third $19.99

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    I Am Legend $34.99
    No Country For Old Men $29.99
    Alvin & The Chipmunks $29.99
    Alvin & The Chipmunks Giftset $29.99
    Across The Universe $29.99
    30 Days Of Night $29.99
    Hitman: Unrated $34.99

    DVD Sets:
    That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $24.99 each
    Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $16.99
    OZ: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
    Six Feet Under: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
    Nip/Tuck: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99
    The West Wing: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
    Babylon 5: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
    Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
    Triple-Play Collection $22.99 (Bull Durham / Eight Men Out / Pride Of The Yankees)

    50% off these anime box sets. Selection will vary by store: Prices Listed Are With Discount Applied:
    Tokko: The Complete Series (3 discs) $12.49
    Noein: To Your Other Self – The Complete Series (5 discs) $17.49
    Elfen Lied: Complete Collection (Thinpak, 3 discs, no extras) $15.99
    Dragon Ball Z: Season 4 Uncut Boxset (6 discs, 32 episodes) $19.99
    Mars Daybreak: Complete Collection (Anime Legends) (6 discs) $19.99
    FullMetal Alchemist: Season 2, Part 2 (3 discs, Vol.11 - 13 or Episodes 41 - 51) $19.99
    Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum Collection (Thinpak, 5 discs, no extras) $28.99
    Samurai Deeper Kyo: Complete Collection with GBA Game (6 discs) $29.99
    Robotech: Protoculture Collection (21 discs / 7 of which are for extras, 85 episodes, English dub only) $37.49


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalog titles listed on sale.
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the roundup. I liked Sweeney Todd & Alvin but not enough to buy them so nothing for me this week.
     
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    Just Dr. Who for me this week. Might have to look at the anime at 50% off as well, from BB. Thanks guys!
     
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    Is Circuit City really beating Best Buy on the price for the new Bette Davis box? That would be a first given that they usually always charge full list price for box sets.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    hmm, no hd version of Todd.

    i wasn't aware of that.
     
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    HD DVD Clearance Titles:
    50% off EXCLUDES Shrek The Third & Beowulf.
    Select titles available at CircuitCity.com

    So the sale includes Zodiac and Atonement then! [​IMG] I'm gong to head over at 10am and see what happens. I hope the prices are better than Amazon.
     
  9. Phil Tomaskovic

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    Well, I don't see anything's price changed online; I was hoping to catch something there since most CC stores have slim picking.
     
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    DVD Planet currently has the 'Bette Davis Collection - Volume 3' for $41.96 shipped, while Deep Discount has it for $44.24 beating the Amazon price of $44.99.
     
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    If I recall, it was announced, but canceled for obvious reasons, I guess it was still early enough for them to pull it back. Waiting for a BD version [​IMG]
     
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    Any comments on Chipmunks for young kids? My son really enjoyed Underdog, which also starred Jason Lee.
     
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    I'd like to get in on that B5 deal, but since I just forked out a nice chunk of money on taxes AND I'll be forking over more for our first HDTV Friday night...it's going to be a no go. Maybe next quarter when they have the same exact sale. [​IMG]
     
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    I got The Matrix Ultimate Collection HD-DVD for half off, $50.00. The manager-ette wanted me to pay full price, saying sets were not included in the sale. I told her to show me in the ad where they are excluded.

    I won!

    Technically it didn't cost me anything since I used gift cards for the purchase.
     
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    We picked up Eternal Sunshine, Top Gun, and Troy for $12.50 a piece. I also saw Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima for $15-$17.50, but I figured I'd pass on those as I'd probably just end up getting them on Blu-Ray at that price point eventually.
     
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    Apparently, it also excludes "Children of Men"

    My CC had all their HD-DVDs in a couple of bins. Children of Men was unmarked and came up on the register as 34.99... It went back to the bin! All the others were 50% off the marked price. I came away with 4 of them (after originally grabbing 8!).

    Anyway, I think that was probably my last gasp for HD-DVD. Looks like I'll level off at around 60 titles.
     
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    I picked up about 15 discs at CC including children of men and got the discount on al of them.
     
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    I want to pick up the BD of Unbreakable this week, but I've been hearing about sound 'popping' issues on the lossless track from other forums.....I might have to wait on this one for now until I hear more regarding this issue.

    I'd love to pick-up Sweeney Todd, but since it's not on BD, I'll just have to wait on that one too.......so nothing for me this week.
     
  19. TonyD

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    were did you here about the Unbreakale sound popping?
     
  20. TravisR

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    Just John From Cincinnati: Season One for me. Speaking of which, Amazon bumped the price up to $50.99 but I'm hoping that it gets brought back down to $41.99.

    I liked Sweeney Todd but it's almost a lock for an early Paramount Blu Ray release so I'll just wait for that. And eventually, I'll pick up Unbreakable on Blu Ray.
     

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