Weekly Roundup 6/4

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    [rant]RELEASE THE HOUNDS![/rant]
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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, the week of the 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...but it COULD still be in-stores!
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    __________TITLE___________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo_SamsClub
    Bad Company______________$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Blackbeard's Ghost_______$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR_
    Blue Velvet SE___________$18.74__$17.99__$14.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Caveman__________________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    C&C's The Corsican Bros._$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Five Card Stud___________$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Goin' South!_____________$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Gordy____________________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Great Balls of Fire!_____$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Great Race___________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    High Spirits_____________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Hocus Pocus______________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Hombre___________________$14.99__$12.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Hustler______________$14.99__$12.99__$12.99__$13.99__$_N/A_
    Joy Luck Club____________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Kansas City Confidential_$18.74__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Krippendorf's Tribe______$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR_
    The Manhattan Project____$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    McCabe and Mrs. Miller___$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    A Midnight Clear_________$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR_
    The Mothman Prophecies___$20.97__$17.99__$15.99__$17.49__$18.48
    Mr. Saturday Night_______$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Mr. Show: Comp 1st & 2nd_$27.99__$24.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Muppet Treasure Island___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR_
    NeverEnding Story 3: EFF_$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Protector____________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    S.O.B.___________________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Sarafina!________________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Scarlet Letter ('95)_$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR___$_MAR_
    S-Doo & The Ghoul School_$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    S-Doo Goes Hollywood_____$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    S-Doo's Creepiest Capers_$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon_$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Skin Deep________________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    UHF______________________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Unforgettable____________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    V.I. Warshawski__________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Verdict______________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Victor/Victoria SE_______$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Will Penny_______________$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Women________________$14.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
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    * Wow! Big catalog week, eh? You guys were wondering why I didn't post until so late in the day...I was busy getting all those prices!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm sorry I scared anyone (my wife told me about that thread she responded to!), but when we saw how much time this was gonna take, I had to go take care of the food shopping first! Yep, Mike: this is the price I pay for being so dependable. Lotsa stuff, though...I hope you think it was worth the wait! Mark's wallet can stop quivering now and Malcolm can go hit the mall! [​IMG]
    * There are, as you can see in the Roundup, a number of Modified-for-your-TV ("MAR") releases this week! It is sad that I won't be picking these titles up, no matter how desirable they are, because they are presented in a form that is incompatible with the Original Theatrical Presentation. I am boycotting these releases, and encourage you to do so as well. Let's make sure that everyone at Disney know how upset we are with this (they are responsible for all of the MAR releases listed above except for A Midnight Clear...that's Columbia TriStar's mess). The biggest crime is Muppet Treasure Island, which looks horrible in the aspect format it is being released in. Please complain, per DaViD Boulet:
     
  2. Michael Moulton

    Michael Moulton Stunt Coordinator

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    Great job! Thanks as always!

    Question: the $9.96 Any Given Sunday at Wal-Mart... is this the original release or the 2-disc SE?

    --Mike
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Uhhh...it was in a snapper? Seriously, that's all I know...I didn't look. And the employees were eyeing me suspiciously as I wrote titles down. In fact, I "borrowed" (and returned) a pen from their counter, and it turned out to be their counterfeit-bill-checking-pen! [​IMG]
     
  4. John Berggren

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    Great Job! Thanks for the update.
     
  5. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Wow! That's some research there! This has to set some record as your longest roundup.
    Ironic though that a DVD-addict like myself is not going to be purchasing any of the new titles this week, though. Just as well, having recently bought an XBox my pocketbook could use the rest. [​IMG]
     
  6. David Lambert

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    Good catch there, Carlo. I saw the word "wrap-up" there at first, before the edit! [​IMG] I was about to refer you to this thread! [​IMG]
    And yes, it DOES set a record. I *seriously* have been thinking all day, "man, I ought to get paid to do this".
    Just wishful thinking, though! [​IMG]
     
  7. Scott_J

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    David, according to a review of Krippendorf's Tribe I read at www.currentdvd.com, it too is a MARred release, so you may want to note that in your list. What else should we have expected from a Disney catalog release in 2002? [​IMG]
    The back of the case, BTW, lists it as being in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. Caveat emptor I guess.
    http://www.currentfilm.com/dvdreview...ndorfsdvd.html
    Edited to fix a horrendous grammatical error. :b Grammar isn't this science major's forte.
     
  8. David Lambert

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    Scott_J: the proof is, of course, in the pudding. I appreciate the link, and I will let everyone stand as fairly warned.
    Here is the back of the box that SAYS it is anamorphic widescreen:
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    However, the review that Scott_J links to says this:
     
  9. David Dennison

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    Thanks as always David. I always make sure to check your roundups every Sunday.

    Even with all the movies out this week, I will only be picking up The Joy Luck Club. It is one of the movies my wife has been waiting for.
     
  10. Greg_P

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    As usual Dave, thanks for your usual great job !! Looks like just "The Great Race" for me this week. My wallet definitely could use the break this week [​IMG] !
    Greg
     
  11. Alex Spindler

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    Superior job there David. I can see BestBuy grinning at the thought of how much money I'm going to drop on them.
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    Yeah, I wrote wrap up and then when I got back to the page, I saw round up at the top and thought OH CRAP!!!
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  13. Malcolm R

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    Disney is getting bad with the packaging errors. I just noticed "Hocus Pocus" this weekend, where the specs list anamorphic widescreen, but at the bottom it says "this film has been modified to fit your screen." Didn't know which was right; left it on the shelf.
    Thanks for the round-up, Dave. Unfortunately my car suffered a breakdown, so the mall will have to wait a couple days. [​IMG]
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    Dave--
    Great job -- as always! [​IMG]
    Looks like that BestBuy/Artisan deal is pretty good! $12.99 apiece for First Blood and Basic Instinct. Then, $5 off! Does anyone know if this Basic Instinct is the unrated version?
    I like these BB deals. Took advantage of their Family/Disney DVD deal last week and their Action DVD deal at Memorial Day.
    Sorry I got the date wrong on the RoundUp. I guess that's why "You da man!"
     
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    The ad for Basic Instinct shows it as the Unrated cut, but I have not gone and taken a look in store yet, I will let you know what I find out after I go to BB Tomorrow.
     
  18. David Lambert

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    Dave, this one's got to be a record of sorts [​IMG], is this getting to be a full time job ? I always thought this section should be renamed as the Dave Lambert Memorial [​IMG] .
    It's totally beyond me that Columbia/TriStar would do a MAR of Midnight Clearing. It was a wonderful but niche picture, so I guess the real bad news is the move to MAR is no longer limited to just the big and popular movies.
     
  20. Dave H

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    Great update as usual.

    I am going to pick up American History X. The cheapest I have seen it for is $14.95 at Target. Has anyone seen it cheaper at a B&M since the SRP reduction?

    Dave, did you by chance happen to see Walmart's price?
     

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