Weekly RoundUp 6/22/04

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story. And this one, is very good. This one is perfect.
    –Johnny Depp as Mort Rainey (Secret Window - 2004)

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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    _____________TITLE________________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    Antony & Cleopatra_________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Bad Santa (R)______________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Bad(der) Santa (NR)________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Clinton & Nadine___________________ _ $10.49 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cold Feet__________________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Deathwatch_________________________ _ $21.23 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Deception (1993)___________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Devil Winds________________________ _ $21.23 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii___________ _ $20.99 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special________ _ $34.99 __ $42.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Joe Schmo Show_________________ _ $42.49 __ $44.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Les Miserables (1978)______________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Line King: Al Hirschfeld___________ _ $21.21 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lonesome Dove: Series______________ _ $43.48 __ $30.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lost Skeleton of Cadavra___________ _ $17.47 __ $15.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lower Depths (Criterion)___________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mamma Roma (Criterion)_____________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Night Patrol (1984)________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Perfect Strangers (2003)___________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Reno 911: Season 1_________________ _ $22.13 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Savages (Merchant/Ivory)___________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Scooby Doo/Loch Ness Monster_______ _ $21.23 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Secret Window______________________ _ $20.27 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.49 __
    Songwriter_________________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter_________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    A Woman is a Woman (Criterion)_____ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    [/C]


    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 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). 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. 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **Amazing! It seems as if all of this week’s releases have been released in their OAR!!!

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy has a highly unusual deal advertised for this week. If you buy the DVD of Bad(der) Santa ($15.99), then you can buy Armageddon (Reg. $14.99) for just $5! Ad says movies “must be purchased on same receipt”, but does NOT say if the deal is also good if you purchase Bad Santa. In fact, Bad Santa is not even shown in the Best Buy flyer.

    --Circuit City’s lone deal of the weak makes a little more sense. Buy the DVD of Secret Window ($15.99) and buy Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Reg. $14.99) for $6.99.

    --K-Mart, this week, lists Secret Window, Bad Santa, & Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster each for $19.99.

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: June 22, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Warner Brothers

    Scooby-Doo and The Monster Of Mexico ... $14.97

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    Happy Father's Day!
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story. And this one, is very good. This one is perfect.
    –Johnny Depp as Mort Rainey (Secret Window - 2004)

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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
    [C]
    _____________TITLE________________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    Antony & Cleopatra_________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Bad Santa (R)______________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Bad(der) Santa (NR)________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Clinton & Nadine___________________ _ $10.49 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cold Feet__________________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Deathwatch_________________________ _ $21.23 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Deception (1993)___________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Devil Winds________________________ _ $21.23 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii___________ _ $20.99 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special________ _ $34.99 __ $42.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Joe Schmo Show_________________ _ $42.49 __ $44.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Les Miserables (1978)______________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Line King: Al Hirschfeld___________ _ $21.21 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lonesome Dove: Series______________ _ $43.48 __ $30.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lost Skeleton of Cadavra___________ _ $17.47 __ $15.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Lower Depths (Criterion)___________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mamma Roma (Criterion)_____________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Night Patrol (1984)________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Perfect Strangers (2003)___________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Reno 911: Season 1_________________ _ $22.13 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Savages (Merchant/Ivory)___________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Scooby Doo/Loch Ness Monster_______ _ $21.23 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Secret Window______________________ _ $20.27 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.49 __
    Songwriter_________________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter_________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    A Woman is a Woman (Criterion)_____ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    [/C]


    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 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). 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. 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **Amazing! It seems as if all of this week’s releases have been released in their OAR!!!

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy has a highly unusual deal advertised for this week. If you buy the DVD of Bad(der) Santa ($15.99), then you can buy Armageddon (Reg. $14.99) for just $5! Ad says movies “must be purchased on same receipt”, but does NOT say if the deal is also good if you purchase Bad Santa. In fact, Bad Santa is not even shown in the Best Buy flyer.

    --Circuit City’s lone deal of the weak makes a little more sense. Buy the DVD of Secret Window ($15.99) and buy Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Reg. $14.99) for $6.99.

    --K-Mart, this week, lists Secret Window, Bad Santa, & Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster each for $19.99.

    -------------------------

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: June 22, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Warner Brothers

    Scooby-Doo and The Monster Of Mexico ... $14.97

    -------------------------

    Happy Father's Day!
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each:
    The Big Chill
    The Wizard of Oz
    High Fidelity
    Titanic
    Purple Rain
    Saturday Night Fever
    Moulin Rouge
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    8 Mile

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $8.99 each:
    The Jackal
    Hunted
    Almost Famous
    Titanic
    Love & Basketball
    Collateral Damage
    Life
    The Abyss
    Empire
    The Player's Club
    High Noon
    The Best Man
    Donnie Darko
    How Stella Got Her Groove Back
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each:
    The Big Chill
    The Wizard of Oz
    High Fidelity
    Titanic
    Purple Rain
    Saturday Night Fever
    Moulin Rouge
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    8 Mile

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $8.99 each:
    The Jackal
    Hunted
    Almost Famous
    Titanic
    Love & Basketball
    Collateral Damage
    Life
    The Abyss
    Empire
    The Player's Club
    High Noon
    The Best Man
    Donnie Darko
    How Stella Got Her Groove Back
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
     
  5. John Swarce

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    Thanks, Mike! Nothing for me this week!

    John
     
  6. John Swarce

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    Thanks, Mike! Nothing for me this week!

    John
     
  7. george kaplan

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    The dvd fan in me is sad, but my wallet is very happy - nothing this week.

    Thanks Mike.
     
  8. george kaplan

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    The dvd fan in me is sad, but my wallet is very happy - nothing this week.

    Thanks Mike.
     
  9. David Lambert

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    Bad(der) Santa, Night Patrol, Scooby & The Loch Ness Monster, and a pair of Transformers: Armada releases for me this week.

    Thanks, Mike!
     
  10. David Lambert

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    Bad(der) Santa, Night Patrol, Scooby & The Loch Ness Monster, and a pair of Transformers: Armada releases for me this week.

    Thanks, Mike!
     
  11. Dillon*G

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    Reno 911: Season 1 for me.Thank you for putting your time and hard work into the roundup each week Mike.I appreciate it.
     
  12. Dillon*G

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    Reno 911: Season 1 for me.Thank you for putting your time and hard work into the roundup each week Mike.I appreciate it.
     
  13. DanielCo

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    Don't forget to check out DeepDiscountDVD.com for their 20% off sale this week. Check the other threads under this very forum for details. With the exception of Bad Santa and Secret Window, every DVD listed above is probably cheaper there.
     
  14. DanielCo

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    Don't forget to check out DeepDiscountDVD.com for their 20% off sale this week. Check the other threads under this very forum for details. With the exception of Bad Santa and Secret Window, every DVD listed above is probably cheaper there.
     
  15. MattGentry

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    Going to get Reno911!

    But, going to do so on DeepDiscountDVD, along with (more than likely) Buffy Season Five, Angel Season Two, Futurama Volume Two, Firefly, and Monk Season One.

    I'm going to be living in the streets, but doing so with many DVD's at my side...
     
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    Going to get Reno911!

    But, going to do so on DeepDiscountDVD, along with (more than likely) Buffy Season Five, Angel Season Two, Futurama Volume Two, Firefly, and Monk Season One.

    I'm going to be living in the streets, but doing so with many DVD's at my side...
     
  17. Kenneth Cummings

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    After managing to get both Simpson season for under fifty last week (blowing away my orignal plan of not buying them), I have really no idea what to do this week. I am already finish with the season sets (when one person is bored, commantary will burn away like fat), so I might have to get some comedies in order to keep myself from going insane when watching Saving Private Ryan, Great Escape, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    Anyway, I might get Secret Window, but I am going to hold off Bad-der Santa until November. Thanks for the roundup once again Mike. Let hope next week doesn't contain any duel release. [​IMG]
     
  18. Kenneth Cummings

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    After managing to get both Simpson season for under fifty last week (blowing away my orignal plan of not buying them), I have really no idea what to do this week. I am already finish with the season sets (when one person is bored, commantary will burn away like fat), so I might have to get some comedies in order to keep myself from going insane when watching Saving Private Ryan, Great Escape, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    Anyway, I might get Secret Window, but I am going to hold off Bad-der Santa until November. Thanks for the roundup once again Mike. Let hope next week doesn't contain any duel release. [​IMG]
     
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