Weekly RoundUp 7-10-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – 1955

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    – Chris O'Neil & Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (The Last Mimzy – 2007)

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    – A Bullet for Joey (1955)

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    – Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward (Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! – 1958)

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    – Kansas City Confidential– 1952

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco2006-7 Stanley Cup Champs: Ducks$18.69$24.99$19.99 - - After the Wedding$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Anastasia (FAE)$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - The Astronaut Farmer$17.99$17.99$19.99$16.99$18.99Beauty & the Beast: Season 2$32.89$44.99$39.99$29.99 - Bewitched: Season 5$26.49$34.99$34.99$27.99 - A Bullet for Joey$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Contractor$22.49$19.99$17.99$19.99 - Extras: Season 2$20.99$22.99$21.99 - - Ferngully (FAE)$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Frankie & Annette: MGM Movie Leg. Coll.$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Garfield: the Movie (FAE)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Girl in the Red Velvet Swing$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Good Boy! (FAE)$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Hey Mr. Producer!: Cam. Mackintosh$40.99$59.99$49.99 - - Home Run Derby: Volume 1$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Hustle: Season 3$25.99$29.99$29.99 - - Ice Age (FAE)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Joan Collins Collection$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Kansas City Confidential$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - **The Last Mimzy$16.99$16.99$16.99$16.99$19.99The Last Stand$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Last Time$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - My Super Sweet 16: The Movie$14.99$14.99$16.99$16.99 - My Super Sweet 16: Seasons 1 & 2$16.99$14.99$19.99 - - The Page Turner$15.99$19.99$17.99 - - Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Robots (FAE)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Sandlot (FAE)$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - Sea Wife$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Seven Thieves$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Shark Week: 20th Anniversary Coll.$19.99$16.99$19.99$16.99 - Short Fuse$17.99$17.99$15.99 - - Stellaluna (FAE)$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Stopover Tokyo$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Stranger (1946)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Sweetland$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Three Films: Hiroshi Teshigahara (CC)$54.99$99.99$69.99 - - Thumbelina (1994) (FAE)$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - The Woman in the Window$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - You’re Gonna Miss Me$22.49$22.99$19.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBilly Madison$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Dante’s Peak$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - The War$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - The Wedding Date$19.95$24.99$29.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNone this week! - - - - -

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

    FAE after a title = “Follow Along Edition” series.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Frankie & Annette: MGM Movie Legends Collection: Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Fireball 500, Thundr Alley, Muscle Beach Party, Ski Party.

    The Joan Collins Collection: Stopover Tokyo, Sea Wife, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Seven Thieves, Boys.

    Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (CC): Pitfall, Woman in the Dunes, The Face of Another.

    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! The Last Mimzy is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Retailers are advertising FREE MOVIE CASH to go see HAIRSPRAY in theaters with the purchase of specially-marked DVDs of The Last Mimzy. Value = $10.50. Movie Cash on pack. Hairspray in theaters 7-20-07. Minimum 20 per store @ Best Buy. Movie Cash valid thru 8-19 @ Best Buy. Valid thru 8-28 @ both Circuit City & Target.

    --I have no idea what this line of “FAE” releases is all about. All I do know is FAE stands for “Follow Along Edition.”

    --Attention: Best Buy Reward Zone Members!
    Earn a $10 Entertainment Certificate with every $100 spent on Movies, Music & Game Software between 7-1-07 and 8-25-07. There are restrictions. For details…go to www.MyRewardZone.com. You MUST register at the site to receive this bonus deal! Don’t miss out!

    --Save $3, instantly, on ANY Disney DVD @ Best Buy with the purchase of EITHER Bridge to Terabithia OR The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a FREE BONUS DISC with the purchase of Shark Week: 20th Anniversary Collection. Bonus disc: “Jobs That Bite.” Minimum 6 per store.

    --Best Buy has a FREE COMPACT MIRROR with the purchase of EITHER My Super Sweet 16: The Movie OR My Super Sweet 16: Seasons 1 & 2. Minimum 30 per store.

    --Best Buy has an instant $10 savings on select HD-DVD discs this week: GoodFellas, The Last Samurai, The Phantom of the Opera, Troy, V for Vendetta (all $14.99 apiece!) Plus, Superman Returns ($24.99!). The Toshiba HD-A2 is also advertised @ $299.99.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a good-sized list of select TV on DVD season sets for just $19.99 apiece. The list includes: Alias: Seasons 1 and 2, Battlestar Galactica: Seasons 2.0 and 2.5, The Golden Girls: Seasons 1 and 2, Home Improvement: Seasons 1 and 2, Las Vegas: Seasons 1 and 2, Scrubs: Season 1 and 2. More titles may be available at that pricepoint in-store and @ bestbuy.com.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed for $4.99.

    --Circuit City has a BONUS DISC featuring HAIRSPRAY with the purchae of ANY DVD or CD. Bopnus disc contains more than 30 minutes of content—including behind-the-scenes footage and the “Ladies Choice” music video starring Zac Efron. While supplies last. Minimum 100 per store.

    --Circuit City has a $5 savings, instantly, when you buy BOTH My Super Sweet 16: The Movie (on DVD) AND Aly & AJ: Insomniac (on CD) (9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City is offering a number of $12.99 deals on TV Shows on DVD Season sets this week (these are ALL Season 1 or Volume 1): Arrested Development, Chappelle’s Show, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, Reno 911!, South Park – The Hits, Weeds, Will & Grace.

    --Circuit City also is advertising a LONG list of DVD “Multi-packs” (You know…where you can get two or three different movies at a shot—sometimes themed to a particular actor, actress, or series) for just $9.99 apiece. I’ve never heard what the video quality of some of these sets is…but it seems like an interesting (and cost-effective way) to fill out one’s collection! [​IMG]

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a list of DVDs for sale for 2/$12.

    --Target has returned to the scene of the crime, this week, with the latest in its series of “Deluxe Editions”…with an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of My Super Sweet 16. The DE includes BOTH MSS16: The Movie AND MSS16: Seasons 1 & 2 PLUS a BONUS DISC (which features “Making the Movie” and a never-before-seen episode. The MSS16 DE is priced @ $29.99

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has its usual assortment of $6.50 & $10.00 DVDs.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 10, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Dead Silence $19.99
    Shooter $19.99

    2 For $12: In Store Only. Purchase must be made on same receipt. More titles in store.
    The Matrix (1st Pressing)
    North Country
    Proof Of Life
    Gettsburg
    A Perfect World
    Message In A Bottle
    Enough
    National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation
    Beetlejuice
    Wag The Dog
    Hellraiser
    The Hills Have Eyes (May Be 2 DVD Version)
    SAW II
    The Aviator
    Air Force One
    Collateral
    American Psycho: Uncut Version
    The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
    National Lampoon’s Vacation
    Big Daddy
    Must Love Dogs
    Lord Of War
    A Few Good Men: Special Edition
    Three Kings
    Mr. Deeds
    The American President
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
    What A Girl Wants
    The Running Man
    The Right Stuff (1st Pressing)
    Space Cowboys
    Gods & Generals
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    The Rookie
    Alone In The Dark
    House Of 1000 Corpses

    $9.99 Multi-Packs:
    Denzel Washington Collection: Siege / Man On Fire / Courage Under Fire
    Schwarzenegger Collection: Predator / True Lies / Commando
    Drew Barrymore Collection: Fever Pitch / Never Been Kissed / Ever After
    Colin Farrell Collection: Tigerland / Phone Booth / Daredevil
    Natalie Portman Collection: Garden State / Where The Heart Is / Anywhere But Here
    Michael Douglas Collection: Don’t Say A Word / Wall Street / War Of The Roses
    Lethal Weapon Triple Feature: Lethal Weapon / Lethal Weapon 2 / Lethal Weapon 3
    Steven Seagal Triple Feature: Fire Down Below / Out For Justice / On Deadly Ground
    Out Of Time / Walking Tall (the Rock)
    Mad Max / Rollerball (remake)
    The Wedding Singer / Little Nicky (1st Pressings)
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
    The Transporter / Kiss Of The Dragon Double Feature
    Crash / Monster’s Ball
    Spider-man / Spider-man 2
    Robin Hood: Men In Tights / Spaceballs Double Feature
    The Day After Tomorrow / Volcano Double Feature
    Legally Blonde / Legally Blonde 2
    Barbershop / Barbershop 2 Double Feature
    Ronin / The French Connection
    Hackers / War Games
    Jeepers Creepers / Jeepers Creepers 2; Special Edition
    Runaway Jury / High Crimes Double Feature
    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery / Austin Powers: Goldmember (1st Pressing Shown)
    Get Shorty / Be Cool Double Feature
    Raising Arizona / Fargo Double Feature

    DVD Sets
    Extras: Season 2 $21.99
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $12.99
    The Office: Season 1 $12.99
    Chappelle’s Show: Season 1 Uncensored $12.99
    Reno 911!: Season 1 $12.99
    Arrested Development: Season 1 $12.99
    WEEDS: Season 1 $12.99
    Will & Grace: Season 1 $12.99
    South Park: The Hits – Volume I $12.99


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    UFC Presents The Ultimate Fighter 3 $22.99
    The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang $29.99

    $4.99 each: More titles in store and at BestBuy.com
    48 Hours
    Primal Fear
    Along Came A Spider
    Enemy At The Gates
    Minority Report
    Breakdown
    Changing Lanes
    A Night At The Roxbury
    Dickie Roberts: Child Star
    Urban Cowboy
    William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet: Special Edition
    Terms Of Endearment
    The Presidio
    The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition
    Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

    HD-DVDs: Save $10 Instantly On These HD-DVDs: Prices Listed Are After Discount Is Applied
    V For Vendetta $14.99
    GoodFellas $14.99
    The Last Samurai $14.99
    Troy $14.99
    The Phantom Of The Opera $14.99
    Superman Returns $24.99

    Toshiba 1080i HD-DVD Player: Model HD-A2 $299.99

    DVD Sets:

    $19.99 each:
    Scrubs: Season 1 / 2
    Alias: Season 1 / 2
    Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 / 2.5
    Las Vegas – Uncut & Uncensored: Season 1 / 2
    Home Improvement: Season 1 / 2
    The Golden Girls: Season 1 / 2

    Save $10 on any previous Season of these shows & LOST when you pre-order the newest season. Requires $10 Deposit. Must be purchased on the same receipt.
    Ugly Betty: Season 1 (Available 8/21/07)
    Grey’s Anatomy: Seriously Extended Season 3 (Available 9/11/07)
    Desperate Housewives: Season 3 – Dirty Laundry Edition (Available 9/4/07)


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $6.50 each:
    Moulin Rouge
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
    Must Love Dogs
    The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring

    $10.00 each:
    Barnyard
    Glory Road
    Fantasic 4 (1st Pressing)
    Clerks II
     
  3. TonyD

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    thats just wrong.
     
  4. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the Roundup. Nothing for me once again.
     
  5. Joseph J.D

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    Just Beauty & The Beast: Season 2 for me.
     
  6. EricSchulz

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    I'm glad that you and Patrick list alot of the catalog stuff on here because I can't pass up Arrested Development Season 1 for $12.99!!!!! But STILL no new releases that inspire me...

    (And wouldn't it have been ironic if that Shark Week bonus disc had been included with copies sold at Circuit City?)
     
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    Mike,

    Spotted a typo...

    Bikini Beach not Bikini Bech (and hopefully not Bikini Blech!)

    Oh, and nothing for me.
     
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    Nothing for me to get off on this week.[​IMG]

    (Next Week is a whole Differant Story!)[​IMG]
     
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    I think Target should just find a landfill somewhere, dump all those copies of 'Must Love Dogs' in it and call it a day. Apparently, whatever price they put it on sale at is not working. [​IMG]
     
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    I might blind buy Alias for $20, but thats it, nothing for me.
     
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick!

    Just the Frankie & Annette: MGM Movie Legends Collection for me. I hope I can find a better price locally than $34.99 though... [​IMG]
     
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    Do it Rick! I did it with seasons 1 and 2 and it turned out to be one of my best blind buys.
     
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    Thanks Mike & Patrick as usual for the Weekly Round-Up.

    I'll be picking-up The Astronaut Farmer and The Last Mimzy.

     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    Best Buy has an online-only offer on "noir" titles including the new BULLET FOR JOEY, KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL and WOMAN IN THE WINDOW. Buy two, save $10 which will bring them down to $9.99 each. I put "noir" in quotation marks because it also includes BALL OF FIRE (?) and THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO (???).

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....&type=category
     
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    I'll be picking up:

    Extras: Season Two

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    Will purchase Beauty and the Beast S2.

    Will check out The Astronaut Farmer from my local library.
     
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick. Better week for releases than the last couple, but still not much for me.

    For new releases, just Home Run Derby Vol. 1 for me this week. I'm seriously considering South Park the Hits at CC for $12.99. I have all the season sets, but that is the only way to get the original Spirit of Christmas short on DVD. Is that worth $13? That's the question.

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    Am I the only one that is, apparently, missing something in this reference? I fail to see the irony. Help, please?
     
  19. TonyD

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    I scored Breakdown for $2 at BB. Non-anamorphic, though.
     

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