Weekly RoundUp 5-15-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton (Becket – 1964)

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    – Rachel Weisz & Hugh Jackman (The Fountain – 2006)

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    – Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth – 2006)

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    – Tex Avery’s Droopy (1950s)

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    – Henry Fonda & Robert Ryan (Battle of the Bulge – 1965)

    [​IMG] – George Peppard (Banacek – 1972)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAmerican Dad: Volume 2$27.99$27.99$24.99$24.99 - Army of Shadows (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Arthur and the Invisibles$21.99$19.99$17.99$17.99 - Banacek: Season 1$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Becket$15.99$19.99$19.99 - - Coach: Season 2$20.19$24.99$19.99 - - Creepshow 3$13.99$17.99$15.99 - - Duplicity$17.99$17.99$15.99 - - ER: Season 7$34.99$34.99$34.99$29.99 - The Fountain$18.99$19.99$19.99$17.99$18.99Frasier: Season 9$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Half Past Dead 2$21.99$22.99$19.99 - - Home Improvement: Season 6$17.49$16.99$19.99 - - The Last Sin Eater$20.19$19.99$19.99 - - M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell & Amen$19.99$19.99$21.99$19.99 - Martin: Season 2$20.99$21.99$21.99$22.99 - MoH: Right to Die$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Monarch of the Glen: Series 6$34.49$44.99$39.99 - - Pan’s Labyrinth$16.99$16.99$16.99$16.99 - Pan’s Labyrinth SE (2-disc)$21.99$22.99$29.99$22.99$23.99Rockford Files: Season 4$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Seraphim Falls$18.89$19.99$19.99 - $18.99The Siege SE$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Stomp the Yard$16.99$16.99$19.99 - - Tex Avery’s Droopy: Complete Coll.$19.99$23.99$19.99 - - Vengeance is Mine (CC)$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - The War at Home: Season 1$29.99$29.99$27.99$27.99 - Wings: Season 4$27.99$34.99$34.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBattle of the Bulge$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Fountain$27.95$34.99$39.99 - $27.89The Road Warrior$19.95$24.99$28.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBattle of the Bulge$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Fountain$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - The Road Warrior$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Stomp the Yard$26.95$29.99$38.96 - -

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

    MoH = Masters of Horror.

    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! Stomp the Yard is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

    --Some discrepancies between the Circuit City flyer and circuitcity.com this week. I have posted the flyer prices in the table. The on-line price for M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell & Amen is $21.99 ($2 higher) while the on-line price for Martin: Season 2 is $21.99 ($2 lower). Go figure.

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

    --Another 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy. Purchase Stomp the Yard AND EITHER You Got Served SE OR Baby Boy SE ($9.99 each). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH Pan’s Labyrinth AND The Fountain on DVD @ Best Buy. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has AN EXCLUSIVE CD AUDIO BOOK with its copies of Arthur and the Invisibles. On package. Minimum 6 per store. No rain checks.

    --@ Best Buy, save $10 when you purchase BOTH Home Improvement: Season 6 AND any other season of Home Improvement. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a section of DVDs priced at $14.99 which include a FREE MOVIE CERTIFICATE for PotC: At World’s End Ticket value = $7. Promotion runs from 5-13-07 thru 6-9-07. Movie certificates are valid from 5-25-07 thru 6-18-07. Minimum 50 per store. No rain checks. Valid at participating theaters only.

    --Best Buy has Seasons 1 thru 6 of ER on sale for $19.99 apiece.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:BB has a short list of DVDs on sale for $7.50 and $9.99 apiece.
    --Circuit City is offering a 2/$25 deal on Dirty Dancing (20th Anniversary) AND the Dirty Dancing (20th Anniversary) CD Soundtrack.

    --@ Circuit City, a 2/$22 deal. Buy Stomp the Yard AND ANY ONE of the following titles You Got Served SE, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice and get both titles for $22. In store only. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE LITHOGRAPH with its copies of Arthur and the Invisibles. While supplies last. Minimum 20 per store.

    --Circuit City has a FREE ACTIVISION GAME SAMPLER with the purchase of ANY Shrek DVD or CD. Shown are Shrek and Shrek 2 on DVD for $9.99. Shrek soundtrack CD for $9.99. And, a box set “Shrek: The Story So Far” for $19.99 includes Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek 3-D and a bonus DVD.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has lists of titles on sale 2/$15.

    --Target has its usual assortment of $10 DVDs.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: May 15, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    --$9.99: 40 Days & 40 Nights, Shanghai Knights, Shanghai Noon

    --$14.99: Bad Santa: Director's Cut, Badder Santa: The Unrated Version, Cursed, Dark Water, Dead Poets Society, Freaky Friday (2003), Hero, Hostage, Ladder 49, Old Yeller 2-Movie Collection, The Pacifier, The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Splash 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    --$19.99: Annapolis, Daltry Calhoun, Glory Road, Keeping Up With The Steins, Kinky Boots, The Miracle Match, Momentum, Stay Alive
     
  2. Dave Scarpa

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    First. Hmm well I think I'm gonna Blind Buy Pan's Labrynth I've heard So Much, don't think the Extras are worth Seven bucks thou so probably single disk. Rockford Files at some point will be mine also.
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Step Up $15.99
    Night At The Museum $19.99
    Dreamgirls $19.99
    Rick James: Super Freak 1982 $9.99

    Shrek $9.99
    Shrek 2 $9.99
    Shrek : The Story So Far Box set $19.99
    (Box set includes Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek 3D & a bonus DVD. Contents listed as Fullframe)
    Shrek CD $9.99
    ***Circuit City Exclusive: Free Activision game sampler with purchase of any Shrek DVD or CD. While supplies last. Minimum 8 per store.

    2 for $15:
    Jet Li: Hero
    Jet Li: Unleashed – Unrated
    DOOM
    Above The Rim
    Shark Tale
    Jarhead
    G
    Munich
    Hostage
    Ladder 49
    Slither
    The Goonies
    Into The Blue
    Troy
    United 93
    Blow
    Freedom Land
    Red Eye
    The Game
    Splash
    Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
    The Fugitive / U.S. Marshals Double Feature

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $7.50 each: (More titles in store and online)
    16 Blocks
    Running Scared
    Lord Of War
    Firewall
    Jet Li: HERO
    Batman Begins
    Road House: Deluxe Edition
    The Omen (2006)
    The Doors: Special Edition
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Splash: 20th Anniversary Edition
    The Corpse Bride
    Old Yeller / Savage Sam 2 Movie Collection
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    Air Bud
    The Princess Diaries: Royal Engagement 2

    $9.99 each: (More titles in store and online)
    Blood Diamond
    Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny
    Superman Returns
    Beerfest: Unrated
    The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning – Unrated

    $14.99 DVDs: (Buy any of the DVDs in this list and get a Free Movie Certificate for Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End. Ticket value = $7. Valid at participating movie theaters only. Promotion runs from 5/13/07 – 6/9/07. Movie certificate is valid from 5/25/07 – 6/18/07. Minimum 50 per store. No rain checks.)
    National Treasure
    Remember The Titans: Director’s Cut
    Glory Road
    Swiss Family Robinson
    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Special Edition
    Armageddon
    Coyote Ugly
    The Rock
    Crimson Tide
    King Arthur
    Gone In 60 Seconds: Unrated Director’s Cut
    Enemy Of The State: Special Edition
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    Treasure Island
    Pearl Harbor: 2-disc Collector’s Edition
    Peter Pan: 2-disc Platinum Edition
    Blackbeard’s Ghost
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

    HD-DVDs:
    Dreamgirls: 2-Disc Showstopper Edition $29.99
    The Good Shepherd Combo $29.99
    Children Of Men Combo $29.99
    The Hitcher Combo $29.99
    Smokin’ Aces Combo $29.99
    The Fountain Combo $34.99

    Toshiba 1080p Player - Model HD-A20 $499.99
    ***4 Free HD-DVD Movies instantly when you purchase the Toshiba HD-A20 player // Over 200 titles to choose from both in store and at BestBuy.com // Excludes box sets and TV series

    DVD Sets:
    Martin: Season 1 $19.99
    The Rockford Files: Season 4 $29.99
    The Denzel Washington Spotlight Collection $17.99
    ER: Season 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    The Queen $19.99
    Music & Lyrics $19.99
    Night At The Museum Low Price ($17.99)
    Dreamgirls Low Price ($17.99)
    Rocky Balboa $17.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $14.99

    $10.00 each: (selected others also on sale)
    The Lake House
    Just My Luck
    Shrek
    Shrek 2
     
  4. Bill Thomann

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    Just a blind buy of Pan's Labyrinth 2 disc for me.
     
  5. Joseph J.D

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    Might order Pan's Labyrinth 2 disc on Amazon this week.

    TV on DVD dominates my purchases this week with Frasier: Season 9, Rockford Files: Season 4 and Wings Season 4
     
  6. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    An expensive week:

    Frasier
    Droopy
    Wings
    Rockford Files
    Home Improvement
     
  7. pitchman

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    Thanks guys!

    I have to get Tex Avery's Droopy, for sure. I will NetFlix Pan's Labyrinth and The Fountain to decide whether to make either a permanent addition to my library.
     
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    Looks like I'll be at Best Buy this week to get Season 6 of ER (I picked off seasons 1-5 this past Xmas) Then on Tuesday it's over to Circuit City for BANACEK![​IMG]

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  9. Johnny Angell

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    Is the free movie ticket only good on the Pirates standard edition? Also, how can I find out which theaters are participating?
     
  10. Joseph Bolus

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    Same here, except I also need the M*A*S*H set which includes all of the extras that had heretofore only been available via the full series box.

    For those of us that collected this series as it was released, this is our chance to get the supplements that were not included with the individual season boxes.
     
  11. Steve...O

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    Thanks for the Round-Up.

    Rockford Season 4 is a definite. Banacek is a possible depending on what the reviews say. It's coming from TV Guide so perhaps Gord will have something on his site about it.

    Steve
     
  12. TravisR

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    Slow week for me.

    Masters Of Horror: Right To Die

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  13. TonyD

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    thanks for the list-up again this week.

    easier then subscribing to a threadhuh, why is that bigger then the non sized portion of the post.

    i tought the #1 size button should be smaller.
     
  14. Marty M

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    I see a picture of Battle of the Bulge, but I don't see any listing of this movie. Is this a new version that is being released?
     
  15. Dougieha

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    Does anyone know about re-release of Full Metal Jacket? I see a listing on Amazon here:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...l/-/B000P0J09C

    I'm interested because it claims to be in Widescreen, like the new HD-DVD and Blu-Ray releases, as opposed to the 4:3 framing of all of the previous DVD releases.

    Anyone know anything? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nada this week...again. Mike, do something about these releases. I'm tired of saving money every week in May! [​IMG]
     
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    It's being released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray this week.
     
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    Thanks for the round-up!

    Finally a big week for me. Droopy, The Fountain (in HD of course!), Pan's Labyrinth 2-disc, and one blind buy (heard good things) Seraphim Falls.
     
  19. John Carr

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    Thanks for the great Roundup!

    This week it's Frasier #9, Rockford #3 and Droopy, which I hope is the first of many Tex Avery releases.
     
  20. Marty M

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    I figured that out after I posted my reply. I promise to read more carefully the next time.
     

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