Weekly RoundUp 7/19/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    [speaking to God] I know I'm not one of your favorites, and I'm not welcomed in your house, but I could really use some attention.
    –Keanu Reeves as John Constantine (Constantine – 2005)

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    BBC History of World War II

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    What's wrong with wanting to feel strong and graceful and beautiful?
    –Michelle Trachtenberg as Casey Carlyle (Ice Princess – 2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAndromeda: Season 4$48.99$48.99$69.99--Battle of the Atlantic$13.99$14.99$15.99--BBC History of World War II$112.48$128.99$149.98--Charlie (2004)$13.99$14.99$15.99--Cleopatra 2525: Complete Series$37.48$37.99$39.99--Constantine Deluxe Ed. (2-disc)$21.69$24.99--$21.49**Constantine (1-disc)$20.29$16.99$14.99--The Crow: Wicked Prayer$20.99$21.99$24.99--Dead Like Me: Season 2$34.97$29.99$49.96--D-Day to Berlin$13.99$14.99$15.99--Dora/Explorer: Super Babies$11.89$14.99$12.99--Earth 2: Complete Series$34.99$37.99$39.99--Harry & Max$22.49$19.99---Horror in the East$13.99$14.99$15.99--**Ice Princess$20.99$19.99$19.99”L/P”$18.99Laguna Beach: Season 1$27.29$29.99$27.99$27.99-Lost in Space: Season 3 Vol. 2$20.99$22.99$24.99--Man of the House$21.71$17.99$17.99$19.99-Michael Palin: Himalaya$34.99$44.99$39.99--The Nazis: A Warning from History$26.23$29.99$24.99--A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Vol. 1$10.49$10.99$12.99-- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Vol. 2$10.49$10.99$12.99--Saved By The Bell: Season 5$20.99$22.99$24.99--Sliders: Season 3$41.99$44.99$59.99--Space Station (IMAX)$13.99$19.99$15.99--Tomorrow We Move$20.97$24.99$24.99--Up & Down$22.46$22.99$24.99--Urban Legends: Bloody Mary$18.72$23.99$24.97--War of the Century$13.99$14.99$15.99--Wild C.A.T.S.$27.99$31.99$34.99--

    The Disclaimer
    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".


    The Specials

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Constantine (1-disc) AND Ice Princess are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Thanks again to Patrick Sun for posting this up for me Sunday morning while I’ve got other things going on this weekend. Since I had to put the copy “to bed” earlier than usual, I might not have all the “specials” listed in the Sunday flyers for all the stores. If anyone sees anything I’ve missed, please feel free to post it in the thread for everyone.

    --Best Buy is advertising 15,000 Bonus Points for members of its Reward Zone Program with the purchase of the following DVDs:

    [c]Ice Princess ($19.99)
    Man of the House ($17.99)
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman ($17.99)[/c]

    --Best Buy is also offering a $10 coupon with the purchase of Laguna Beach: Season 1 ($29.99). The coupon is good towards the purchase of other MTV season sets of Newlyweds, Punk’d or Viva la Bam.

    --Circuit City’s deal on Laguna Beach: Season 1 ($27.99) is an EXCLUSIVE FREE keychain!

    --Meanwhile, at Target, if you pick up Laguna Beach: Season 1 there ($27.99)…you get a $5 Gift Card AND a Target EXCLUSIVE FREE bonus disc featuring extended cast interviews.

    The Appeal

    Do you like the Weekly RoundUp? …and you probably like talking with other HT enthusiasts about your hobby and the latest new releases? PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HOME THEATER FORUM!!!

    Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. THERE IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE!

    If you would simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please help out by taking an extra second of your time and landing first on the HTF Portal Page. THANKS!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 19, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to Report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $19.99 each:
    The Pacifier
    3 Ninjas

    $9.99 each:
    Matrix
    Matrix Reloaded 2-disc
    Matrix Revolutions 2-disc
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Kill Bill vol. 2
    Hair Show
    Anchorman
    Usual Suspects
    The Godfather
    The Godfather 2
    The Godfather 3
    Meet the Parents
    Snatch 1-disc
    Man on Fire
    Smokey & the Bandit
    Jackie Brown 2-disc
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Collateral 2-disc

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Stealth Preview Disc (free!)

    $29.99:
    The Oblongs (complete series/Best Buy exclusive)

    $19.99 each:
    Team America
    Coach Carter
    Hitch
    Million Dollar Baby

    $17.99:
    Bad News Bears 3-pack

    $11.99:
    Ludacris Red Light District

    $7.49 each:
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Starship Troopers 2
    Manchurian Candidate
    Missing
    Forrest Gump
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Natural Born Killers
    Radio
    Secret Window
    The Italian Job (2003)
    American Wedding
    Days of Thunder
    Mission Impossible 1
    Mission Impossible 2
    Enter the Dragon

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $14.99 each:
    Baby Einstein Baby Wordsworth
    The Wiggles Sailing Around the World

    $10 each:
    The Princess Diaries
    Big Fish
    Little Black Book
    Open Water

    $8.98:
    Ludacris The Red Light District

    $7.50 each:
    Little Women
    Manchurian Candidate
    School of Rock
    The Italian Job (2003)
     
  3. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

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    Just Man of the House for me & I hope Target has a better price than $17.99 at CC & BB. I guess I've been spoiled recently with $14.99 for so many dvds.
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Thanks as usual.

    Absolutely nothing this week, which I badly need considering next week is exceedingly heavy.
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    Mike,

    Are those selected single-disk WWII titles taken from the BBC set?

    DVD Planet has the set for $105 shipped.
     
  6. Scott_J

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    Just SBTB S5 for me this week. Thanks, as always, Mike and Patrick.
     
  7. Nick Graham

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    The surprisingly good Constantine (2 disc) for me this week....
     
  8. Dillon*G

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    I received Constantine: DE, Man of the House, and Saved by the Bell:S5 in the mail yesterday and have Dead Like Me:S2 on the way.

    Anyone who watches Constantine should check out a scene that comes after the credits.

    Thnaks for the round up Mike and Patrick.
     
  9. Steve...O

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    Thanks for the continued great work you do Mike.

    Nothing for me this week. Definitely a good thing since Warners will be bleeding me dry starting the week of 7/26 and continuing through the rest of the year.

    Steve
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    FYI, Mike is away for this weekend, but he'll return on Monday.
     
  11. Kyle McKnight

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    WooHoo Season 5 of SBTB! Finally.
     
  12. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    Nothing for me which is good because there's so big weeks coming soon[​IMG]
     
  13. Jason_V

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    Earth 2 was on the list for this week, but absolutely positively not for $37.99. AFAIK, there are no extras to speak of and I have yet to see a review of the set.
     
  14. pitchman

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    Finally, I can take a week off! Thanks for the list, guys!
     
  15. Ernesto.Morin

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    Nothing this week.
     
  16. EricSchulz

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    Anyone seen reviews of that BBC WW2 set? My dad would be on Cloud Nine if I got that for his birthday!
     
  17. John Carr

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    Thanks for all your great work Patrick. Mike, too!

    Just Dead Like Me, Season Two. Great show!
     
  18. Jay_B!

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    out of curiosity, what is the difference between SBTB season 5 (considering that "The Collge Years" was already released, so it's not that set) and the first season of "The New Class"? I've never been a big fan, but I'm only familiar with the original cast, and I thought that the Saturday morning version of the show immediately became "The New Class" as soon as Zach and co. graduated and went to prime-time.
     
  19. Eric_R.

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    Wondering if its worth buying sliders season 3. Any opinions?
     
  20. EricTB

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    Just Ice Princess and Constantine 2-disc for me this week. Did anyone notice in the Circuit City ad that on page 19 (the very last page) it shows Constantine 2-disc for 22.99 and on the back page it shows it being 24.99?
     

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