The Weekly RoundUp The Features – Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - 1958) – Marlon Brando (Streetcar Named Desire - 1951) – Paul Newman & Shirley Knight (Sweet Bird of Youth - 1962) – Warren Beatty & Vivien Leigh (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone - 1961) – Wally & Beaver (1958), Kate & Allie (1984) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 4$27.99$17.99$34.99$24.99 - Andromeda: Season 5 Coll. 5$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - Baby Doll$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Broadway’s Lost Treasures Coll. (4-disc)$44.99$59.99$59.99 - - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof SE$14.99$12.99$15.99 - - Delicatessen$29.99$19.99$24.99 - - Dinosaurs: Seasons 1 & 2$39.99$29.99$27.99 - - Eight Days A Week$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - End Game$18.69$19.99$17.99 - - **Family Stone$16.98$16.99$17.99$16.99$18.99Flight 93$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Forever, Darling$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Steve Harvey: Don’t Trip….$13.99 - $17.99 - - **Hoodwinked$16.98$17.99$14.99$16.99 - Human Trafficking$26.09$15.99$19.99 - - I Love Lucy: Season 6$26.99$31.99$34.99$29.99$26.49Kate & Allie: Season 1$20.99$16.99$24.99 - - King of the Hill: Season 6$27.99$29.99$27.99 - - **Last Holiday (2006)$18.96$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Leave It To Beaver: Season 2$34.99$34.99$39.99 - - The Long, Long Trailer$9.69$12.99$12.99 - - The Lucy & Desi Collection$19.49$24.99$24.99 - - Modern Romance$9.99$11.99$14.94 - - The Nanny: Season 2$28.86$29.99$29.99 - - Nathalie$22.49$24.99 - - - Nat’l Geographic: In The Womb$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Night of the Iguana$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Nymph$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Omega Factor: Complete Series$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Plan B$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Red Dwarf VIII (w/ on-pack Scutter Toy)$34.96$44.99$39.99 - - Red Dwarf VIII $30.99$30.99$34.99 - - Red Sox vs. Yankees: Ultimate Rivalry$13.99$17.99$15.99 - - Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Second in Command$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - A Streetcar named Desire SE$17.49$16.99$19.99 - - Summer Night$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Tales from Crypt present…Ritual$29.99$19.99$24.99 - - Tennessee Williams Film Collection$48.29$69.99$68.98 - - Ultimate Film Noir Collection$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Warrior$29.99$19.99$24.99 - - Whirlygirl$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Wyatt Earp (1-disc)$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Individual titles included in box sets listed above: The Lucy & Desi Collection: The Long, Long Trailer, Forever Friends, Too Many Girls. Tennessee Williams Film Collection: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of youth, Baby Doll, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams’ South. Ultimate Film Noir Collection (Passport International Video): Scarlet Street, Detour, Whistle Stop, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, He Walked By Night, Trapped, Impact, D.O.A., Quicksand, The Hitchhiker, The Best of Film Noir. 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! Family Stone AND Hoodwinked AND Last Holiday are ALL available in both MAR and OAR versions...get the correct one! --Another week where prices are all over the place. --More funky pricing from Amazon this week. More discrepancies between WS and FS (WS Last Holiday (2006) $18.96/FS Last Holiday (2006) $19.49). Think they might really be trying to send a small message in favor of OAR?!?! And, there is also the matter that Amazon’s pricing on some titles such as Human Trafficking, The Warrior, Tales from the Crypt Present…Ritual, and Dinosaurs: Seasons 1 & 2 are a full $10 OR MORE higher than our other stores. Odd. But, with other titles, Amazon is its usual dollar-or-two below the B&M stores. --Interestingly, 2nd week in a row, no mention of HD-DVD titles or players in this week’s Best Buy or Circuit City flyers. --Best Buy is also advertising a BONUS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW DISC of See No Evil with the purchase of The Devil’s Rejects or other select titles in store. See a Customer Specialist for details. (That makes me laugh every time I see it!) Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks. --Best Buy has brought back special pricing for members of its RewardZone Program…for just one title only. Buy Hoodwinked for $15.99 if you are a RZ member. ($17.99 for non-members). Not a RewardZone member? Sign up in store. --It is worth noting that Kate & Allie: Season 1 contains only SIX EPISODES! It is also believed that some or all of the episodes have been cut in some manner. Buyer beware. Click here for more info! --Best Buy is also helping promote the premiere this week of M: I: III (in theaters May 5) with the sale of three Tom Cruise movies: Days of Thunder, The Firm, and M: I 2 for just $5.99 each! Regular $9.99 apiece. -- Circuit City is taking a page out of the Target playbook and is offering a $5 CC GiftCard with the purchase of Dinosaurs: Seasons 1 & 2 for $27.99. In store only. --Circuit City is also offering FREE CANDY with the purchase of Hoodwinked ($14.99). Get your choice of Raisinets, Whoppers or Skittles. In store only. --Howzabout an EXCLUSIVE FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD CARD with the purchase of Last Holiday at Circuit City?! While supplies last. Minimum 48 per store. --Target is advertising a FREE AND EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK included with their copies of Hoodwinked on DVD. Quantity limited, no rainchecks. --Although not quite as mouth-watering as their promotional tie-ins with Market Pantry flavored water, Target has again gotten creative and is offering a FREE 5 by 7” photo enlargement with its copies of The Family Stone on DVD. Quantity limited, no rainchecks. --Target is also offering its old standby of a $5 Target GiftCard with the purchase of either 3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 4 or I Love Lucy: Season 6 on DVD (or the new novel Beach Road available Monday, May 1 !). The Markdowns The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD: EFFECTIVE: May 2, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.