Weekly Roundup 5/20

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  1. David Lambert

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    You get down there and find the big diamond, or you'll never see the teddy again.

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    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 definate 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. 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. I have a lovely wife and a five-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. 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 I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.



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    __________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_Target__CostCo__SamsClb
    13 Rue Madeleine__________$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A_ __$_N/A___$_N/A_
    20,000 Leagues/Sea - SE___$22.49__$19.99__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$18.42
    25th Hour_________________$22.49__$16.99__$15.99__$15.99__$18.99__$18.47
    633 Squadron______________$11.21__$12.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Adaptation - Superbit_____$20.21__$16.99__$19.99__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A_
    Antwone Fisher - WS_______$20.99__$16.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$17.69__$17.57
    Atlantis 2: Milo's Return_$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Barton Fink_______________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Battle of Britain_________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Blue Max______________$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Cheers - Season 1_________$37.49__$37.99__$34.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Dances With Wolves - SE___$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$15.99__$19.99__$_N/A_
    Dark Angel - Season 1_____$44.99__$45.99__$49.99__$45.99__$42.99__$41.23
    The Desert Fox____________$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Duel at Diablo____________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Family Business (Connery)_$14.96__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Farscape 3.2______________$29.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Five Guns West____________$11.21__$12.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    FH's Children of Dune_____$20.24__$16.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Frasier - Season 1________$37.49__$37.99__$39.99__$_"LP"__$32.99__$33.52
    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison_$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Indian Fighter________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    JC's Expedition: Bismarck_$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Love Bug - SE_________$22.49__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Lupin III: Voyage/Danger__$22.46__$_N/A___$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Miller's Crossing_________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Mosquito Squadron_________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Real World: Las Vegas_$37.49__$47.99__$39.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Rescuers______________$22.49__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Sex and the City - Ssn. 4_$32.38__$34.99__$34.99__$29.99__$32.99__$_N/A_
    Sink the Bismarck!________$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Star Trek: Nemesis________$22.49__$16.99__$15.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$18.44
    Teletubbies: Go!__________$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Teletubbies: Look!________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Terror in a Texas Town____$11.21__$12.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Unforgiven (1960)_____$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    War Hunt__________________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Windtalkers - Dir.'s Ed.__$29.99__$29.99__$22.99__$_N/A___$24.99__$_N/A_
    Yes Minister -Comp. Coll._$59.99__$69.99__$59.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Zulu (1964)_______________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
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    * BE CAREFUL! Antwone Fisher & Star Trek: Nemesis are available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

    * As you can see, The Love Bug - Special Edition is definately streeting this week, but no national brick-and-mortar chains seems to have it listed at their website (including Borders,Tower Records, FYE, Suncoast, and MediaPlay). Fry's Outpost.com site shows it for $22.99. Oh, well...I expect that (at least) Costco, Wal-Mart, and Target are likely to have these in-store in any case.

    * I also am unable to find website listings for Farscape 3.2 at either Best Buy or Circuit City...although they both show Farscape 3.3 for it's 7/1 release ($24.99 and $34.99, respectively). Strange...I doubt they are skipping a volume. Must be a full moon, or something...maybe a lunar eclipse! [​IMG]

    * $10 Upgrade Mail-in Rebate with purchase of Windtalkers: Directors Edition: Available with purchase of Windtalkers: Directors Edition DVD & proof of purchase or original receipt from Windtalkers standard edition DVD. See package for form and details.

    * Target: Save $5 when you buy Antwone Fisher and either Men of Courage or Courage Under Fire on DVD at the same time.

    * Best Buy's got a Sex and the City deal: Season 4 - $34.99; Season 3 - $34.99; Season 2 - $39.99; Season 1 - $29.99. So what's the deal? Buy any 2 seasons and save $15. Buy any 3 seasons and save $30. Buy all 4 seasons and save $50. The last comes to $89.96 (which averages $22.49 a pop!).

    * Also at Best Buy, save $15 when you buy both Dances With Wolves - SE and Windtalkers - Director's Edition at the same time.

    * But really...head to Target and get the new Dances With Wolves - Special Edition release for just $15.99! [​IMG] With an hour of extended scenes integrated back in, plus new commentary recorded JUST for those scenes, plus other new features...why not, for such a frugal price? Thank, Target!


    The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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    • Banger Sisters, The $29.98 $19.98
    • Boys Don't Cry $29.98 $19.98
    • Good Girl, The $26.98 $19.98
    • Joe Somebody $26.98 $19.98
    • Kissing Jessica Stein $29.98 $19.98
    • Life Or Something Like It $26.98 $19.98
    • Longest Day, The $19.98 $14.98
    • National Geographic: Lost Subs $24.98 $19.98
    • National Geographic: The Search for Kennedy's PT 109 $24.98 $19.98
    • Patton $19.98 $14.98
    • Thin Red Line, The (1998) $19.98 $14.98
    • Unfaithful (Fullscreen) $26.98 $19.98
    • Unfaithful (Widescreen) $26.98 $19.98



    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD (there is 100% duplication of the above, but whatever):
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    EFFECTIVE 5.20.03
    20th Century Fox The Longest Day, Patton, The Thin Red Line 14.98
    20th Century Fox Boys Don't Cry, The Banger Sisters, The Good Girl, Joe Somebody, Kissing Jessica Stein, Life or Something Like It, Unfaithful 19.98
     
  2. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
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    I've been checking out your roundup for a little while and have been remiss in thanking you for such a great resource. So thank you for all your hard work, though it makes spending my money a little too easy now!
     
  3. Dax P

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    Query: Best Buy price matches their competitors, of course. But I'm not sure if they price match AND do their own deal at the same time (sounds a little 'greedy' of us, but hey, I have to ask...).

    Circuit City is the best price on Windtalkers ($23).

    Target is the best price on Dances With Wolves ($16).

    Would a Best Buy give you one (or both) of those prices AND give you the $15-off-for-buying-both deal? $39 minus 15... $24 and tax for both of these sounds great... probably not gonna happen, though, huh?

    Anybody have experience trying to pull something like this one off?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Adrian_S

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    Busy week for me, and just in time to the 3 day weekend!

    20,000 Leagues/Sea
    25th Hour
    Adaptation Superbit
    Antwone Fisher
    Dances With Wolves SE
    The Love Bug SE
    The Rescuers
    Star Trek: Nemesis

    so, no phone calls please.... [​IMG] Just kidding!
     
  5. Jodee

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    FYI...Barton Fink & Miller's Crossing are both $12.99 at Costco. Many stores put these titles out early with a Fox pre-pack of $12.99 titles.

    I bought mine last week. [​IMG]

    (They are reportedly both also the same price and already out at Sam's Club stores.)

    I have a busy buying week:

    25th Hour
    Adaptation
    Antowne Fisher
    Dances with Wolves
    Sex & the City
    Star Trek: Nemesis

    I'll be hitting 3 different stores on Tuesday, unless I can get CC to price-match Target and Best Buy.

    Plus I have the new John Cusack film Max on order from DDD for $17.09. I figured none of the B&M's would have deals on it since it is an indie film about a young Hitler.
     
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  7. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    Thanks for the great roundup David, it is always a great help . [​IMG]
     
  8. Robert McLay

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    Dave,
    I am very angry with you! [​IMG] This would be because you have single handedly made me much poorer, yet again. There are 10 titles this week that I could easily purchase, and probably will [​IMG] .

    As always thanks for the great round-up. I think if my fiancee found out that I check this round-up every week, that she would figure out a way to blow up the internet for all those @#*! DVD's that I buy. [​IMG]

    Thanks,

    Rob
     
  9. Kevin_Lodge

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    Thanks for the great round-up this week. I always go here first before figuring out where to buy new DVD's on Tuesday.

    I do have a question for you Dave. Are you sure the Rescuers is coming out on Tuesday? I was surprised not to find it in any circulars. I went to Disneystore.com website and they do not even have it listed!! I went to Disney's main site and looked at their release schedule and could not find it listed either. Have you heard anything about this title. Since it is the first time appearing on DVD i thought that Disney would be giving the title a little push, but now it seems non-existant.
     
  10. GlennH

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    Very curious is the almost universal silence on THE LOVE BUG and THE RESCUERS. Is this any way to promote two solid catalog titles Disney?

    Thanks for the roundup Dave.
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    Great job on a BIG list this week, Dave! [​IMG]

    I was only gonna get Miller's Crossing [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] but now (at your suggestion) I'll also be heading to Target for that Costner flick.

    As always, the WR is a highlight of my Sunday. Thanks Dave.
     
  12. TonyD

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    has anyone looked at the wrap on the dances with wolves?
    when our copies at the video store came in there was a sticker on the front that said free movie included. maybe not those exact words but very close.
    anyone know anything about what that means?
     
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    This is one of the weeks I've been waiting for ever since I bought my first DVD. I've literally been getting goosebumps just thinking that Miller's Crossing & Barton Fink are only two days away! The fact that the Dances With Wolves SE is also coming out this week, and is only 15.99 at Target (!!!!) makes this probably the most excited I've ever been about a week's releases. I'd love to get Cheers as well, but will probably have to wait on that. Thanks as always, Dave.[​IMG]
     
  14. Bill J

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    Windtalkers, Dances with Wolves, and 25th Hour for me.

    Thanks, Dave.
     
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    A lot for me. Definitely Dances With Wolves, The Love Bug and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Maybe Dark Angel and Kissign Jessica Stein now that's it's cheaper.
     
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    Media Play also has an alright deal on Dances With Wolves SE. Buy that at $19.99 and get the Bull Durham SE for free.
     
  17. Joel Vardy

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    Anyone know if Costco is going to be carrying 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? If so, at what price? As well as the Love Bug? Thanks.

    Joel
     
  18. Adrian_S

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    I just called my local Disney store on the release of the Rescuers and they said they have no information on this release? What's going on?
     
  19. David Lambert

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    Cameron_Y Wow! Awesome deal, in fact. I wish there was a MediaPlay in town. Is Suncoast participating, I wonder? Probably not... the "concepts" are kept too separate to share sales/deals, I'm told by their HQ. [​IMG] But thanks for sharing!


    Finally, before I disappear for the night, I want to thank each and every one of you for the kind words and the support and the extra info. I wouldn't do this without you guys and gals! THANKS!
     
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