The Weekly RoundUp The Features Jo Jordan: Can I lend you some money? Rick Martin: Wouldn't know what to do with it. –Doris Day as Jo Jordan and Kirk Douglas as Rick Martin (Young Man With a Horn - 1950) Yeah, I lied to Jerri, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. If “ifs and buts” were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas. – Colby Donaldson as himself (Survivor: Australian Outback – 2001) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAirline: Season 1$20.97$19.99$19.99--Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films (CC)$55.97$99.99$69.99--The Assassination of Richard Nixon$19.56$16.99$19.99$19.99-Beaches$17.99$14.99$17.99$14.99-The Black Gate$20.23$19.99$19.99--Blade: Trinity (Extended/Unrated)$20.96$17.99$14.99$15.99$19.49**Blade: Trinity (R)$20.96$17.99$14.99$15.99$19.49Boccaccio 70 (1962)$22.46$19.99$24.99--Calamity Jane$14.98$14.99$15.99--Cirque du Soleil: Solstrom$37.46$44.99$39.99--Crank Yankers: Season 2 Vol.1$18.89$17.99$19.99$19.99-Darkness (R)/(NR)$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-Divorce Italian Style (CC)$27.96$28.99$34.99--Doris Day Collection$62.24$84.99$88.98--Emile$22.45$22.99$19.99--ER: Season 3$34.99$34.99$32.99$29.99-F for Fake (CC)$27.96$38.99$34.99--The Glass Bottom Boat$14.98$14.99$15.99--Hell’s Gate: 11:11$25.18$16.99$22.99$19.99-Heroic Duo$22.49$19.99$19.99--Highway to Heaven: Season 1$55.96$49.99$69.99$59.99-I Do, But I Don’t$17.98$15.99$15.99--Jumbo$14.98$14.99$15.99--Land of the Lost: Season 3$20.96$24.99$24.99--Lemony Snicket’s A Series/Unfortunate Events CE$21.44$27.99$29.99$29.99-Lemony Snicket’s A Series/Unfortunate Events$16.49$16.99$14.99$15.99$19.49Leonard Part 6$14.95$14.99$15.99--Love Me or Leave Me$14.98$14.99$15.99--Lullaby of Broadway$14.98$14.99$15.99--The Nameless$26.99$25.99$24.99--Pajama Game$14.98$14.99$15.99--Plain Truth$17.98$15.99$15.99--Please Don’t Eat the Daisies$14.98$14.99$15.99--Snow White and the Three Stooges$9.98$7.99$9.99--Soup to Nuts$9.98$7.99$9.99--Survivor: Australian Outback$34.99$39.99$32.99$34.99-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 2$11.23$10.99$12.99--The Three Stooges In Color$9.98$7.99$9.99--Trading Spaces: Creative Home Decor$11.20$10.99$9.99--Trading Spaces: Great Kitchen Designs$10.46$10.99$9.99--Undertow$20.23$20.99$19.99--The Waltons: Season 2$54.99$32.99$34.99$34.99-Wildboyz: Season 2$20.24$21.99$19.99$19.99-Wild Things 3: Diamond in the Rough$18.72$19.99$19.99--The Winning Season$10.49$9.99-$12.99-Young Man With a Horn$14.98$14.99$15.99-- (CC) after a title above means it is a new release in the Criterion Collection. Individual titles included in the collections listed above: The Doris Day Collection: Calamity Jane, The Glass Bottom Boat, (Billy Rose’s) Jumbo, Love Me or Leave Me, Lullaby of Broadway, Pajama Game, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Young Man With a Horn. Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films: A Generation, Kanal, Ashes and Diamonds. The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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". The Specials **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Blade: Trinity (R) AND Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (non CE) are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Blade: Trinity is also being released in R-Rated and Unrated versions…AND Darkness is being released in PG-13-rated and Unrated versions…get the one that’s right for you! ALERT! There is a BIG pricing discrepancy between Circuit City’s Sunday flyer and circuitcity.com on the Snicket CE. The CC flyer lists Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events CE at $29.99 while circuitcity.com has the CE listed for $19.99 – the lowest price available. --I also have a price discrepancy at CC on Survivor: Outback. While cc.com is marking down the set from $49.99 to $29.99, my local CC Sunday flyer has it listed for $32.99. --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply. --Circuit City is advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE 25 minute bonus DVD on its copies of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. …with behind the scenes footage. While supplies last. Minimum 25 per store. --Circuit City and Best Buy are also advertising a FREE Limited Edition Marvel Comic Book “Blade: Nightstalking” on their copies of the Blade: Trinity DVD. At CC: While supplies last. Minimum 20 per store. --Circuit City is offering a 2/$25 deal on the combined purchase of Blade: Trinity ($14.99)and Blade 2 ($14.99) DVDs. In store only. Purchases must be on same receipt. --Best Buy is offering—for Reward Zone Members only—a 2/$20 deal on Blade ($9.99) and Blade: Trinity ($17.99). --Best Buy and Target are also offering Special Editions of the first two volumes of Family Guy DVDs. They apparently contain some light extras not included in the original sets and FREE BONUS T-Shirts. At Best Buy: BB EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC plus T-shirt, instantly, with purchase of Family Guy Volume 1 or 2. Features the Best of Stewie, including commentary from creator Seth McFarlane. Also includes a limited edition on-pack T-shirt. Minimum 6 of each per store. No rainchecks. $34.99 each. At Target: Limited Edition. Bonus T-Shirt and DVD inside. $29.99 each --Target is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE “The Blank Book” on its copies of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks. --Coconuts (a TransWorld owned store, like FYE) is advertising in a Sunday flyer this weekend that they, too, are offering the Family Guy LE sets with T-shirts for $39.99 each. They also have the free comic book on Blade: Trinity. Coconuts is also advertising Wildboyz: S2 for $19.99, and “Low Prices” on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Darkness. The Appeal If you’re a fan of the Weekly RoundUp…or like talking with other HT enthusiasts about your hobby and the latest new releases, PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HOME THEATER FORUM!!! Operating 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. And there is a way for you to help…FREE OF CHARGE! If you would simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits 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. So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please help out by taking an extra second of your time and landing first on the HTF Portal Page. Thank you! The Markdowns The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD: EFFECTIVE: April 26, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report this week.