Weekly RoundUp 4/7

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    If there was a law they was workin' with, maybe we could take it. But it ain't the law. They're workin' away our spirits…tryin' to make us cringe and crawl…takin' away our decency.
    –Henry Fonda as Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath - 1940)

    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    ____________TITLE____________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    30 Years to Life_____________ _ $22.93 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Angels in the Endzone________ _ $16.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Angels in the Infield________ _ $16.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Before and After_____________ _ $26.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Blaze________________________ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    BritneySpears:InTheZone(w/CD) _ $13.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Charade (CC)_________________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Charlie’s Angels: S2_________ _ $34.96 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cheaper by the Dozen SE______ _ $20.99 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $_L/P_ __ $18.29 __
    City of Joy__________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Dresser__________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Feast of July________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    For Me and My Gal____________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Freaks & Geeks: Compl. Series _ $48.99 __ $49.99 __ $44.99 __ $49.99 __ $44.99 __
    Friends: Season 7____________ _ $29.24 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $28.99 __
    Gable & Lombard______________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Galerians – Rion_____________ _ $21.24 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Grapes of Wrath______________ _ $10.49 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Greatest Show on Earth_______ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Half A Sixpence______________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Hope Springs_________________ _ $25.49 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ilsa Collection______________ _ $33.98 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    In Living Color: Season 1____ _ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $26.99 __
    In the Good Old Summertime___ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Jack the Giant Killer________ _ $10.47 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Jefferson in Paris___________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Judy Garland Signature Coll._ _ $55.94 __ $99.99 __ $79.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Kristin Lavransdatter________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lightning: White Stallion____ _ $10.47 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Little Prince________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lorenzo’s Oil________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Love Finds Andy Hardy________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lover Come Back______________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Maldonado Miracle____________ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    **Matrix Revolutions_________ _ $19.47 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.79 __
    Meet Me in St. Louis:2-discSE _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    My Family____________________ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Passionada___________________ _ $21.22 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Pillow Talk__________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Pink Panther Film Collection_ _ $48.97 __ $49.99 __ $44.99 __ $44.99 __ $38.99 __
    Police Academy Collection____ _ $41.99 __ $49.99 __ $49.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Police Academy_______________ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Police Academy 2-7___________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Pyromaniac’s Love Story______ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ring of Bright Water_________ _ $10.47 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Rock Hudson/Doris Day Coll.__ _ $25.48 __ $26.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $21.99 __
    Room With A View: 2-disc SE__ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Safe Passage_________________ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Same Time Next Year__________ _ $10.49 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sherman’s March______________ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sword of the Valiant_________ _ $10.47 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Sylvester____________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Umbrellas of Cherbourg_______ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Wim Winder’s Collection______ _ $33.98 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ziegfeld Girl________________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Titles included in some of the collections listed in the grid:

    Ilsa Collection: SheWolf of the SS, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, The Wicked Warden.

    Judy Garland Signature Collection: A Star Is Born, The Wizard of Oz, The Harvey Girls, Love Finds Andy Hardy, In the Good Old Summertime, Ziegfeld Girl, For Me and My Gal.

    Pink Panther Film Collection: The Pink Panther, A Shot In the Dark, Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther.

    Police Academy Collection: Police Academy and its six sequels.

    Rock Hudson/Doris Day Romance Collection: Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers and bonus CD.

    Wim Winders Collection: American Friend, Lightning Over Water, Notebook on Cities and Clothes.


    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! Matrix Revolutions is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

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

    --Best Buy is offering deals on Friends season sets. Season 7 is available for $29.99. Seasons 1 and 2 are each available for $29.99. Seasons 3 – 6 are each available for $36.99. However, if you buy two seasons, you can save $10. Buy all seven seasons and save $100! $90 + $148 + = $238. $238 - $100 = $138 (total cost of the seven sets). $138/7 = $19.71 each. Great deal! (Math computations brought to you courtesy of Frezon Lousy Math, Inc.)

    --Best Buy is offering a special promo with Matrix Revolutions. “Available only at Best Buy: Get the Matrix Revolutions Bonus Promo CD-ROM Card instantly with the purchase of the Matrix Revolutions DVD. Packaged card contains “Making Of” content, actor bios, screensavers and more.”

    --Best Buy is also giving a deal on the Matrix Movies. If you buy the Matrix Revolutions (15.99), you can also buy either Matrix ($14.99) or Matrix Reloaded ($14.99) and get them both 2/$25.

    --Target is offering a deal on the Friends sets. If you buy the Target Exclusive “Friends Party Pack” ($29.99) which includes a DVD/CD-ROM, music CD, Central Perk Coffee and more, you can get $10 off any Friends DVD complete season DVD set. Seasons 1, 2, & 7 are $29.99. Seasons 3 – 6 are $34.99.

    --Target is also offering a FREE “Stuff by Hilary Duff” Commemorative charm with the purchase of the Cheaper By The Dozen DVD. Items are packaged together.

    --K-Mart is also listing Matrix Revolutions for $15.99, with Matrix & Matrix Reloaded at $9.99 apiece. K-Mart is also showing Cheaper By The Dozen at a "Low Price".

    --CompUSA is showing a "Hot Price" on Matrix Revolutions. When CompUSA gets in the game, you never know what's going to happen!

    --And, as Michael Mathius reports, Toys 'R' Us is running a Buy 2, Get the Third FREE sale "on our entire stock of DVD & VHS movies. "While supplies last". Their ad pictures new releases from the last couple of weeks along with older children's titles--so it looks like they mean it when they say "entire stock".

    --Circuit City is also having a deal on the Friends season sets. Save $10 instantly with the purchase of Friends: Season 7 and any one of Seasons 1 - 6. PLUS, you get a $10 mail-in rebate.

    --Circuit City is also offering $5 off if you buy BOTH Cheaper By The Dozen (2003/$15.99) AND Cheaper By The Dozen (1950/$9.99)

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

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

    20th Century Fox Avril Lavigne: My World ... $14.98

    Anchor Bay The Boys Next Door, CHUD, Death Before Dishonor, Elvira Mistress Of The Dark, H.O.T.S., Nick Knight, Reform School Girls, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, Return To Horror High, Soul Man, Square Dance, Tapeheads, Three Stooges: All Time Favorites, Three Stooges: Greatest Hits And Rarities, Timerider, Transylvania 6-5000, Wrong Guys, Zoltan: Hound Of Dracula ... $9.98

    Buena Vista Senseless ... $9.99

    The Accidental Spy, Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch, Beneath Loch Ness, City on Fire, Heavyweights, Jackie Chan's Project A, Fist of Legend, Jet Li's The Defender, Jet Li's The Enforcer, Jet Li's The Legend, Jet Li's The Legend of the Swordsman, Legend of Drunken Master, Mighty Aphrodite, Mighty Joe Young, Operation Condor, Operation Dumbo Drop, Supercop, Supercop 2, Twin Dragons, Twin Warriors ... $14.99

    Columbia Tri-Star Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams, I Spy, Jo Jo Dancer, The Natural, Riding in Cars With Boys, The Sweetest Thing ... $14.95

    Alien Hunter, Dogtown and Z-Boys, In Hell, No Good Deed, Gigli, Grateful Dawg, Laurel Canyon, Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters ... $19.95

    Image Entertainment Alanis Morrisette (Live in The Navajo Nation), Boyz II Men (Live From Seoul), Brian McKnight (Live From Brazil), Collective Soul (Live From Morroco), Deftones (Live in Hawaii), Joy Enriquez (Live in Puerto Rico), Shawn Colvin (Live in Bora Bora), Sugar Ray (Live From Australia), Wynonna (Live in Venice) ... $9.99

    Behind The Planet Of The Apes (Special Edition), The Fantasy Worlds Of Irwin Allen ... $14.99
     
  2. Jon B NY

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    Oh boy Matrix Revolutions! Thanks Mike for all your awesome work and effort you put into this! We really appreciate it.
     
  3. Tino

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    My Target ad list $44.99 as the price for the Pink Panther collection.

    Good job as always. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Spy Kids 3D $17.99
    The Pirates of the Caribbean $17.99
    The Lion King 1 1/2 $17.99
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 single disc: $19.99
    Something's Gotta Give $19.99
    Gothika $19.99

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $12.99
    Ice Age
    Shrek

    $14.99
    Spy Kids 3D
    the Lion King 1 1/2

    $19.99
    Brother Bear
    Cat In The Hat
    Finding Nemo
    Gothika
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Something's Gotta Give
    The Rundown
    the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    2 for $15 (will probably ring up as $7.50 each, 1-disc/non-SE vrsion where applicable)
    Cruel Intentions
    Moulin Rouge
    Romeo and Juliet
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Shallow Hal
    Time Bandits
    Ever After
    Time Bandits
    Young Frankenstein
    Jerry Maguire
    Little Women
    A Guy Thing
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Life of Brian
    The Wedding Singer

    2 for $20 (will probably ring up as $10 each)
    The Matrix
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Breakfast Club
    Sixteen Candles
    The Ring
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    8 Mile
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Super Troopers
    Legally Blonde 2
    Gladiator
    Down With Love
     
  5. Michael Mathius

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    Toysrus has buy 2 dvds get 1 free. Trying pricematching to make this deal sweeter. YMMV.
     
  6. Scott_J

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    As always, thanks Mike. That $140 for Friends 1-7 is tempting. I may finally have to bite on those.

    One thing, though Mike in your second blurb about Matrix:
    I think this is a leftover statement from last week's roundup. After seeing that in this thread, I checked BestBuy.com, and they don't have that deal listed again. Just a head's up.
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    Gee Costco actually has something I want this week. Think pink.

    "Take your filthy hands off my asp."
     
  8. Phil Tomaskovic

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    Does anyone remember how much the Friends sets go up in price after opening week? I got the seasons 1-6 deal at Best Buy last time. So should I buy season 7 now for $30(I'm in no rush) or wait until Season 8 comes out? I assume they'll have a similar sale. And at that time buy 7 & 8 and get the (expected $10 discount). Plus there will be another $10 rebate in the box. I think the rebates are only good if you bought another set around the same time as the new set. Ie, If I bought season 7 now, I couldn't use the rebate because I bought 1-6 before April 6.
     
  9. george kaplan

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    Thanks Mike. Still a big week for me, though not as big as I'd thought it would be.

    The Pink Panther's pathetic packaging means I'll wait for the individual discs to come out.

    So for me, only:

    Charade
    Cheaper by the Dozen
    In the Good Old Summertime
    Lover Come Back
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Pillow Talk
    Police Academy
    Police Academy 2
    Same Time, Next Year
    The Best of the Muppet Show: Diana Ross
    Son of Flubber

    I guess I'll be picking up the Hudson/Day boxset, since it's probably cheaper than buying Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back individually, though it looks like the copy of Send Me No Flowers is the same dvd I already have. I am intrigued by the cd, and am wondering if anyone has a track list for this.
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    I'll actually be buying something this week: Matrix Revolutions at Best Buy (solely to pick up the freebie CD that comes with it).
     
  11. Dome Vongvises

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    Thanks, but nothing for me. Broke. [​IMG]
     
  12. Dillon*G

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    Thanks for the round up.This week I will be getting Matrix Revoloutions,In Living Color Season 1,Friends Season 7,Freeks and Geeks Complete Series,and Cheaper by the Dozen.I might also get The Pink Panther Collection and The Police Academy Collection
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, everybody!

    George: I see why it was such a big week for you! Lots of interesting titles this week.

    Scott_J: Sharp eyes! That's what I get for putting this week's RoundUp together in the wee small hours of the morning (kinda like I was still in college and cramming for goodness' sake! [​IMG] ). Anyway, the offending sentence has been removed, professor! Good luck on your job hunt!

    Phil: I think if you look at the BB pricing, you'll see what happens. The sets start at $30 and then jump to $35 where they hold for a while until the older ones drop back to $30. I think I read in a newspaper somewhere that they plan on releasing Season 8 in May just a week or so after the Finale airs?

    Just added info from K-Mart, TRU, and CompUSA to the RoundUp.
     
  14. Nick T Robot

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    Any other bonus items listed for this DVD? What's on the freebie CD?
     
  15. EricSchulz

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    What you may have seen is that the series finale will be released on DVD the Tuesday following the final episode. It was reported on TVShowsonDVD.com.

    Target has some other titles on sale that are not listed in this thread. I picked up Season One of The Simpsons for a measly $19.99! Now I just gotta find my receipt for Young Frankenstein and Ever After so I can get the adjustment...
     
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    The Grapes of Warth is just being released this week?

    I picked it up weeks ago thinking it had been release awhile ago.
     
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    Matrix Revolutions, Freaks and Geeks, possibly Pink panther.
    THanks again!
     
  18. Patrick Sun

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    Here is a link to what Best Buy has on the freebie CD that comes with the Revolutions DVD.
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    Just added (finally) the Circuit City sales flyer bargains to the RoundUp above.



    I dunno about this title. I picked it up myself last week. But Tuesday is its official release date.

    And, Eric, regarding Friends...that is EXACTLY what I read. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm not a big friend of Friends.
     
  20. Scott Weinberg

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    Thanks Mike & Pat! Just The Matrix Revolutions and Police Academy (Pt. 1) for me this week.
     

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