Weekly RoundUp 5-29-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. & Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory – 1932)

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    – Katharine Hepburn (Sylvia Scarlett – 1935)

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    – Undercurrent – 1946

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    – Don Knotts, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show – 1960 thru 1968)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAbove the Law (1986)$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Andy Griffith Show: Comp. Series$152.99$209.99$189.99 - - Baltimore Orioles Legends (MLB)$44.99$44.99$49.99 - - The Call of Cthulhu$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Chicago Cubs Legends (MLB)$59.99$59.99$69.99 - - The Closer: Season 2$25.99$33.99$34.99$29.99$27.49The Corn is Green - $19.99 - - - Dragon Seed - $19.99 - - - The Foursome$22.49$12.99$19.99 - - F Troop: Season 2$27.99$33.99$34.99 - - **Hannibal Rising (NR)$21.99$16.99$17.99$16.99 - Hardcastle & McCormick: Season 2$51.56$44.99$34.99 - - The Hawk is Dying$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Heavy Petting$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Katharine Hepburn: 100th Anniv. Coll.$41.99$59.99$49.99 - - Morning Glory (1933) - $19.99 - - - Rawhide: Season 2 Vol. 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Sylvia Scarlett - $19.99 - - - Undercurrent - $19.99 - - - Without Love - $19.99 - - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoDragonheart$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - The Frighteners$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Lost in Translation$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Midnight Run$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - The River$19.95$24.99$29.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBasic Instinct$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Chris Botti: Live$14.95 - $21.99 - - Curse of the Golden Flower$19.95$29.99$28.96 - - Weeds: Season 1$19.95$24.99$29.99 - -

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

    (MLB) after a title = New release in the Major League Baseball Collection.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Katharine Hepburn: 100th Anniversary Collection: The Corn is Green, Dragon Seed, Morning Glory, Sylvia Scarlett, Undercurrent, Without Love.

    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! Hannibal Rising (NR) is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

    --Save $10, instantly, when you purchase ANY TWO HD-DVDs @ Best Buy. OR….save $20, instantly, when you purchase ANY THREE HD-DVDs @ Best Buy. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy, this week, is advertising a two-pack of Ocean’s 11 & Ocean’s 12 for $12.99…with FREE MOVIE CASH to see Ocean’s 13. Movie cash on-pack. Value = $10.50. Valid at participating theaters only. Minimum 8 per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy has great prices on some Disney/Pixar DVDs this week. $12.99 apiece for A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Toy Story (10th Anniv.), Toy Story 2.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:BB has a list of DVDs on sale for $4.99 apiece and several TV season sets on sale for $19.99.

    --Circuit City will have the following DVDs on sale for $12.99…on Sunday (5-27) and Monday (5-28):

    Borat, Cars, Eragon, Peter Pan, Smokin’ Aces.


    --Circuit City is offering 35% OFF ALL BOX SETS $34.99 and higher!

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a long list of DVDs for sale 2/$20.

    --Target also the following TV season sets on sale:

    The Gilmore Girls: S6 $22.99
    The O.C.: Season 3 $22.99
    Supernatural: Season 1 $22.99
    The Simpsons: Season 9 $19.99

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has its usual assortment of $10.00 DVDs.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: May 29, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM -> Monday: 10 AM – 9 PM

    $12.99 each:
    Eragon
    Borat
    Smokin’ Aces
    CARS
    Peter Pan: 2-disc Platinum Edition

    Tuesday through Saturday:

    Apocalypto $19.99
    Epic Movie: Unrated $19.99
    Stomp The Yard $19.99
    Music & Lyrics $19.99
    Backlash $14.99
    R. Kelly: The Light It Up Tour $12.99

    Bad Boys II UMD $9.99
    Charlie’s Angels UMD $9.99
    Fun With Dick & Jane (Jim Carrey) UMD $9.99
    The Grudge UMD $9.99

    HD-DVDs:
    Complete Matrix Trilogy $79.99
    Ultimate Matrix Collection $99.99

    Toshiba HD-DVD Player HDA2 $299.99
    Get 5 Free HD-DVD Movies with purchase. Free HD-DVDs available by mail in rebate.

    2 FOR $20 (In store Only. Purchases must be made on the same receipt):
    Idlewild
    The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
    Waist Deep
    Miami Vice
    Inside Man
    The Break-Up
    You, Me & Dupree
    Accepted
    Backdraft: 2-disc Anniversary Edition
    King Kong (Peter Jackson)
    Nanny McPhee
    Barbie: 12 Dancing Princesses
    Alexander Revisited
    The Ant Bully
    Blood Diamond
    Superman Returns
    Final Destination 3
    Snakes On A Plane
    Sublime
    Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny
    Star Wars I: Phantom Menace
    Star Wars II: Attack Of The Clones
    Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith
    Star Wars IV: A New Hope
    Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi
    The Mummy: The Franchise Collection
    The Riddick Trilogy

    DVD Sets - 20 % OFF all box sets $34.99 & up
    (Prices Listed Are BEFORE 20% Savings)

    The Shield: Season 5 $49.99 ($39.99)
    ROME: Season 1 $79.99 ($63.99)
    The Office: Season 2 $39.99 ($31.99)
    South Park: Season 9 $39.99 ($31.99)
    The King Of Queens: Season 8 $34.99 ($27.99)
    Entourage: Season 3.1 $34.99 ($27.99)


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Hannibal $16.99 Steelbook Casing
    The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya: Volume I $19.99
    R. Kelly: Live – The Light It Up Tour $11.99

    Ocean’s Eleven / Ocean’s Twelve 2- Pack $12.99
    Free Movie Cash to see Ocean’s Thirteen with purchase. Movie Cash on pack. Movie Cash value = $10.50. Valid at participating theaters only. Minimum 8 per store. No rain checks.

    $4.99 each:
    Good Night & Good Luck
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Syriana
    The Fugitive
    National Geographic: The Battle For Midway
    Sleepers
    Romeo Must Die
    Exit Wounds
    The Wild Bunch: 2-disc Original Director’s Cut
    Swordfish
    Three Kings
    Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
    Enter The Dragon: Special Edition

    $12.99 Each:
    A Bug’s Life 2-disc Set
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo 2-disc Set
    Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition 2-disc Set
    Toy Story 2: 2-disc Special Edition
    Monsters, Inc. 2-disc Set

    DVD Sets – 19.99 each:
    The Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
    One Tree Hill: Season 1 / 2 / 3
    Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    Columbo: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
    Emergency!: Season 1 / 2 / 3
    Babylon 5: Season 1 / 2 / 3 (Available only at BestBuy.com)
    Babylon 5: Season 4 / 5

    DVD Sets:
    Naruto: Uncut Boxed Set – Volume III $44.99

    HD DVDs:
    Save $10 Instantly when you purchase any two HD DVDs together on the same receipt.
    Save $20 Instantly when you purchase any three HD DVDs together on the same receipt.

    Children of Men Combo $34.99
    Letters From Iwo Jima Combo $34.99
    The Departed Combo $34.99
    The Fountain Combo $34.99
    The Hitcher Combo $29.99
    Flags Of Our Fathers $29.99 2-disc
    Smokin’ Aces Combo $29.99
    Dreamgirls $29.99
    M:I: III $29.99

    HD-DVD Box Sets:
    Ultimate Matrix Collection $89.99
    Complete Matrix Trilogy $79.99
    XBOX 360 HD-DVD Player. $199.99 (Comes packaged with King Kong HD DVD & Remote Control)
    (Get 2 Free HD-DVD Movies Instantly when you buy either Matrix HD DVD Box Sets & The XBOX 360 HD DVD Player together on the same receipt. Free HD DVD movies exclude box sets & Television series sets)


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10.00 DVDs: (Each title listed and selected others)

    My Best Friend’s Wedding / The Wedding Planner Double Feature
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
    Bring It On Again
    Monty Python & The Holy Grail – Extraordinarily Deluxe 3-Disc Edition

    DVD Sets:
    The Closer: Season 2 $29.99
    Simpsons: Season 9 $19.99
    The Gilmore Girls: Season 6 $22.99
    The O.C.: Season 3 $22.99
    Supernatural: Season 1 $22.99
     
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    Is "Chicago Cubs Legends" a blank disc?
     
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    lmao
     
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    Thanks as usual.

    A week of rest for my wallet.
     
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    time to play catch up on last week's HD DVD/Blu-Ray tsunami, plus Lost In Translation. :)
     
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    Same Here! After this past weeks purchases of Roots from CC and Buck Rogers from DDD I'm as poor as a Church Mouse! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Mike. I didn't know that this set was coming out and would be happy to upgrade the quality of my copies of the 1998 NLCS Game 2 game, the Wood 20K game, and Sosa's 61 and 62 HR game while getting the legendary 1984 games as a bonus. I just wish that they would have presented the whole Ken Holtzman no-hitter instead of just two batters.
     
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    Thanks for the roundup! My wallet, and my wife, are thankful for a slow week after last week.
     
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    The disc that is labeled Memorable World Series Wins, is a blank disc.
     
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    I am jumping on the Babylon 5 sets at BB for the seasons I don't have. I've been waiting for them to come down in price since Amazon had them for $25 at Christmas time! $19.99 is awesome.
     
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    Nothing for me. Next week is sorta big for me though.

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    Just as a heads up to everyone: my mother was kind enough to drop by Target for me this afternoon to pick up Holy Grail for me on her way home from work, and didn't have as much luck as the ad led me to hope. Though the 3-disc version is clearly (and distinctively) pictured in the ad, the version Target has on sale is the older 2-disc special edition.

    While the 3-disc would have been nice, I just settled for the 2-disc one and am satisfied enough for $10 -- it's not worth fighting them on this (and indeed I'm not sure they even stock the 3-disc version.) If they did, they would probably honor it, but I'm sure the 3-disc being in the ad is a mistake and it was intended to advertise the 2-disc version. If you want the 3-disc, your best bet might be to take the Target ad to another store and attempt to pricematch it. FYI. Good luck.

    Oh, and all of the Pixar films with the exception of Cars are recieving temporary price drops for the summer issued by Disney. This means that you'll probably be able to find them for less than $15 at *ALL* retailers and that the Best Buy sale is not specific to them (nor will it end at the end of the week.) The pricedrop thing is being done to promote the upcoming theatrical release of Ratatoulle; they have done this the last two or three times Pixar has had a new theatrical release, and will probably do it again next summer to promote Wall-E. In any case, I have heard newly stocked copies of the sets also contain a free movie ticket to see Ratatoulle. The drops will probably last at least through July, and probably up until Labor Day-ish.
     
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    Okay, so who's going to be the first person to buy the Matrix trilogy on hd dvd at Best Buy and try to swing the extra $20 off? It *does* contain three separate movies/titles.... [​IMG]
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    I forgot to include a "thank you" to Patrick this week for posting-up the RoundUp for me. I am knee deep in personal stuff and was nowhere near a computer Saturday night. Thanks, Patrick! [​IMG]

    Um...I might need you again this weekend. My long personal nightmare of craziness continues! [​IMG]
     
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    thats not fair.
    i'm not from chicago but sanderg and ernie banks could fill a couple of discs themselves.
     
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    Wow! [​IMG] That's harsh! Better not let Brian Perry see that comment! [​IMG]
     
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    Ya know, every time I post those MLB releases in a Roundup I get quite a few remarks-of-interest.

    I wonder if they translate into good sales for these sets? Maybe so. And that's why they keep coming!
     

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