Weekly RoundUp 5-1-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Eddie Murphy & friends (Dreamgirls – 2006)

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    – Clint Eastwood (High Plains Drifter – 1973)

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    – Kate Winslet and cast (Little Children – 2006)

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    – Sofia Bush (The Hitcher – 2007)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco2006 Acad. Award Nom. Short Films$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - **Alpha Dog$19.99$17.99$16.99$19.99 - Angels in the Outfield (1951)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Beverly Hills 90210: Season 2$39.89$36.99$36.99$36.99 - The Black Rose$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Camelot (1982 HBO)$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Captain from Castile$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Clint Eastwood: Western Icon Coll.$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Delivery$13.99$17.99$15.99 - - Diggers$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Dinosaurs: Seasons 3 & 4$27.99$29.99$29.99 - - **Dreamgirls$15.99$15.99$14.99$17.99 - Dreamgirls SE (2-disc)$22.74$22.99$24.99$22.99$22.49Eleanor & Franklin – Double Feature$11.29$12.99$12.99 - - El Topo$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky$37.49$44.99$39.99 - - Fletch SE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Gangs of the Dead$22.49$12.99$19.99 - - The Girls Next Door: Season 2$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - **Happily N’Ever After$21.69$19.99$19.99$15.99 - **The Hitcher$19.99$17.99$16.99$17.99 - The Holy Mountain$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - The King of Queens: Season 8$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Little Children$18.99$17.99$16.99$19.99 - Mahogany$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - Matthew Barney: No Restraint$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Melrose Place: Season 2$39.89$36.99$49.99 - - Michael Palin: Around World 80 Days$34.49$44.99$39.99 - - Motives 2: Retribution$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - An Officer and a Gentleman SE$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Prince of Foxes$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Sandlot 3: Heading Home$24.29$15.99$17.99$17.99 - Shirley Valentine$9.99$12.99$12.99 - - Son of Fury$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Suicide Killers$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Tyrone Power Collection$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - What I Like About You: Season 1$27.99$33.99$34.99 - - Who the $#%& is Jackson Pollack?$20.99$19.99$19.99 - $18.99Will and Grace: Season 6$29.19$32.99$29.99$29.99 -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlpha Dog$27.95$29.99$39.98 - - Dreamgirls$27.95$29.99$39.99 - $27.89Digital Video Essentials (HD-DVD)$23.95$29.99$33.96 - - The Hitcher$27.95$29.99$39.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoDreamgirls$27.95$29.99$39.99 - - Happily N’Ever After$27.95$34.99$39.99 - -

    (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Clint Eastwood – Western Icon Collection: High Plains Drifter, Joe Kidd, Two Mules for Sister Sara.

    Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky: Fando y Lis, El Topo, The Holy Mountain.

    The Tyrone Power Collection: Blood and Sand, Son of Fury, The Black Rose, Prince of Foxes, The Captain from Castile.

    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

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Alpha Dogs AND Dreamgirls (1-disc) AND Happily N’Ever After AND The Hitcher are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

    --Angels in the Outfield (1951) is a title that has been an Amazon.com exclusive. This, it seems, is the week it ceases to be so.

    --Amazon.com is still having a BIG SALE!

    --At Best Buy…purchase ANY Blu-ray disc and get a FREE BLU-RAY SAMPLER DVD. Sampler includes: Three Spider-Man 3 trailers, making-of Spider-Man 3 featurette, Blu-ray demo…and more. Minimum 10 per store. No rain checks. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Buy the Dreamgirls (1-disc) DVD @ Best Buy and get a FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD CARD. Download card value = $29.98! Also includes a free trial subscription to the Best Buy digital Music Store. Minimum 35 per store. No rain checks.

    --Save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH The Hitcher and Alpha Dog on DVD @ Best Buy. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --@ Best Buy, purchase Happily N’Ever After on DVD and get a FREE FIVE SONG BONUS SOUNDTRACK CD. Minimum 22 per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: BB has a short list of DVDs on sale for $8.99 and $12.99 apiece.

    --Circuit City is offering an EXCLUSIVE DREAMGIRLS GIFT SET for $39.99. Includes the 2-disc SE and an “official” 192-page companion book.

    --Circuit City also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE SIX SONG MUSIC SAMPLER with the purchase of Dreamgirls on DVD. Features tracks by Beyonce, Amerie, and Kelly Rowland. Minimum 20 per store. While supplies last.

    --Save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH The Hitcher and Alpha Dog on DVD @ Circuit City. Must be purchased on same receipt. In store only.

    --@ Circuit City, save $10, instantly, when you buy BOTH Dinosaurs: Seasons 3 & 4 AND Dinosaurs: Seasons 1 & 2. Must be purchased on same receipt. In store only.

    --Circuit City also has Will and Grace: Seasons 1 through 4 on sale for $14.99 apiece.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has lists of titles on sale for $7.49 and $9.99. Included in the $9.99 list: Spider-Man 2.1, Superman Returns, the four Burton Batman SEs, V for Vendetta & Constantine SEs, Monty Python & Holy Grail SE and Black Hawk Down (Extended Cut).

    --Target is advertising another of its “Deluxe editions” of Dreamgirls…but the description makes it sound like the “Showstoppers Edition” which will be available at any store.

    --Target is offering an EXCLUSIVE BONUS CD WITH ITS COPIES OF Happily N’Ever After. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: May 1, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Night At The Museum $19.99
    Turistas: Unrated $16.99

    HD-DVDs:
    Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow $24.99
    We Were Soldiers $24.99
    Four Brothers $24.99
    Constantine $24.99
    U-571 $24.99

    $7.49 each:
    Lady Sings The Blues
    Saturday Night Fever
    Collateral
    Hustle & Flow
    The Godfather
    Footloose
    Save The Last Dance 2
    Four Brothers
    A Night At The Roxbury
    Mean Girls
    Eddie Murphy: RAW
    Sahara
    Coach Carter
    Minority Report
    The Longest Yard (2005)
    School Of Rock
    How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
    Coming To America
    George Lopez: Why You Crying?
    The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut

    $9.99 each:
    Spider-Man 2.1
    Superman Returns (w/Exclusive Bonus Disc)
    Superman II
    Batman: 2-disc Special Edition
    Batman Returns: 2-disc Special Edition
    Batman Forever: 2-disc Special Edition
    Batman & Robin: 2-disc Special Edition
    Fantastic 4
    Hellboy: 2-disc Special Edition
    V For Vendetta: 2-disc Special Edition
    UltraViolet
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
    Constantine: 2-disc Special Edition
    The Benchwarmers
    The Covenant
    The Professional
    Black Hawk Down: Unrated Extended Cut
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Monty Python & The Holy Grail: Special Edition
    Layer Cake
    Jet Li’s Fearless: Unrated Edition
    Miami Vice
    Little Man
    All The King’s Men: Special Edition
    The Black Dahlia
    Idlewild
    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile - Unrated
    The Break-up
    You, Me & Dupree

    DVD Sets
    Will & Grace: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.99 each

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Night At The Museum $19.99
    In The Pursuit Of Happyness $15.99
    Spider-Man: Special Edition $5.99
    Underworld: Special Edition $5.99
    Stealth: Special Edition $8.99
    Into The Blue $8.99
    Black Hawk Down: Extended Cut $8.99
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $12.99
    Open Season: Special Edition $12.99
    The DaVinci Code $12.99


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalog titles listed on sale.
     
  3. TonyD

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    hmm dinosaurs.
    is that it now for that.
     
  4. Scott_J

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    Yep, the final two seasons (which are on their way to me from my e-tailer). I remember I was shocked when I saw the announcement for seasons 1 & 2 last year and after a year and just two releases (for four seasons), it's complete. Nice work by Disney on that series (which I hadn't seen since the original run when I was ~10, until the first set was released).

    And to get back on topic, just Dinosaurs 3 & 4 for me this week.
     
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    Dreamgirls HD DVD for me.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    We'll be there Tuesday for Will & Grace: S6. Gotta do it.

    I don't know why...but DeepDiscount has this listed for $40.19 (MSRP of $49.95).
     
  7. Phil Tomaskovic

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    Will the HD Dreamgirls have the same extras as the 2 disc regular dvd or be more like the single disc?
     
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    Looks like the HD (and Blu-ray) versions will have the same features as the two-disc SD-DVD release.
     
  9. FranklinC

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    Does anybody know if the Clint Eastwood Western Icon Collection is just a repackaging of those titles? If I could finally get "High Plains Drifter" in anamorphic widescreen it's a definite buy... especially at that price.

    That price, though, makes me doubt it's anything but a repackaging.

    EDIT: Amazon is sort of unclear on this [surprisingly].
     
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    You crack me up, Mike! I love how that link takes you to a blank page! (Yeah, I know there are links on the side, but what an odd way to promote a sale...)

    Thanks for the RoundUp, guys!

    DreamGirls 2-disc for me this week.
     
  11. EricSchulz

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    Possibly a blind buy on Dreamgirls if I don't decide to just rent it...

    Mike:
    My Target ad shows a "Low Price" for Dreamgirls but my impression is that it is priced at $15.99 (like Happily N'Ever After, pictured next to it).
     
  12. TravisR

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    Nothing for me again this week

    Thanks for the prices though! [​IMG]
     
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    Nuttin to git off on this week![​IMG] I'm waiting till July 17. Be Afraid, Be VERY AFRAID![​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, Scott!

    Sounds like good info for anyone interested in "doing up Dreamgirls right" this week.
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    I've been scratchin' my head at that, too.
     
  17. FranklinC

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    RE: Clint Eastwood: The Western Icon Collection

    Universal's Home video site:

    http://homevideo.universalstudios.co...?childId=36746

    Says this is a two-disc set with HPD and Joe Kidd on one disc and TMFSS on the other, all three films in ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN!!!!!!!!!! I'm there.
     
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    anyone have any luck with the snapper edition of Superman 2 saying 2disc?


    my bad , went to CC today after this post and relized they had the correct version for sale.
     
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    Hmm must be a flipper.
     
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    Only one item that really interests me this week: Michael Palin: Around The World In 80 Days. Loved that travel series when I first saw it on A&E back in the early 90's when they actually showed some quality shows. Hope they sell it for a reasonable price north of the border.
     

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