Weekly RoundUp 7-29-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Keith Richards & Martin Scorsese (Shine a Light – 2008)

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    – Inglorious Bastards – 1978

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    – Keifer Sutherland (Dark City – 1998)

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    – Two Fat Ladies – 1997

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    – Freakazoid – 1995

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Band’s Visit$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Beverly Hills 90210: Season 5$39.99$39.99$59.98$39.99 - Centennial: Complete Series$38.99$44.99$59.98 - $37.99Dark City (Director’s Cut)$11.99$14.99$14.99 - - **Doomsday (NR)$17.99$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Freakazoid: Season 1$18.99$24.99$21.99 - - Girlfriends: Season 4$26.99$29.99$29.99 - - Harold & Kumar Escape/Guantanamo Bay$18.99$15.99$15.99$16.99 - Harold/Kumar/Guantanamo Bay SE (2-disc)$22.95$22.99$29.99$22.99 - The Hills: Season 3$24.99$24.99$26.99$26.99 - Human Body: Pushing the Limits$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Inglorious Bastards$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Inglorious Bastards SE (3-disc)$26.99$19.99$21.99 - - Law & Order SVU: Year Seven$38.99$44.99$59.98 - - Lips of Blood (1972)$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - **Lost Boys: The Tribe (R & NR)$17.99$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Never Back Down$17.99$17.99$15.99$16.99 - Never Back Down: Extended Edition (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Phineas & Ferb: The Fast & the Phineas$13.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - Shine A Light$18.99$19.99$17.99 - - Stargate: Continuum$16.99$17.99$17.99$17.99$16.99Surfwise$23.99$19.99$21.99 - - Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1 Vol. 1$30.99$39.99$34.99 - - Two Fat Ladies$44.99$49.99$59.99 - - Tyrone Power Collection: Volume 2$34.99$44.99$49.98 - - War Games (25th Anniversary Edition)$12.99$9.99$14.98 - - War Games: The Dead Code$19.99$19.99$21.99 - - Vengeance$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Witch Blade: Complete Series$44.99$49.99$69.98 - - Wizards Waverly Place: Wizard School$14.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBeer League/The Big White - $24.99$19.99 - - Bears$16.95 - - - - Beowulf$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - The Big White$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Clear and Present Danger$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Dark City (Director’s Cut)$18.95$24.99$19.99 - - Doomsday (NR)$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Harold & Kumar/Escape Guantanamo Bay$24.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Human Body: Pushing the Limits$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Hunt for Red October$18.95$24.99$19.99 - - Last Sentinel/Final Days of Planet Earth - $24.99$19.99 - - The Lost Boys$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Lost Boys: The Tribe$24.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Mortuary$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Never Back Down$21.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Patriot Games$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Perhaps Love$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - Salvage$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Salvage/Mortuary - $24.99$19.99 - - Shine a Light$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Stargate: Continuum$26.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$27.89Stargaze HD: Universal Beauty$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Sum of All Fears$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Tiger Blade$15.95$19.99$19.99 - - Top Gun$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Vengeance$16.95$14.99$19.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Tyrone Power Collection – Volume 2: Café Metropole, Girls Dormitory, Johnny Apollo, Daytime Wife, Luck of the Irish, I’ll Never Forget You, That Wonderful Urge, Love is News, This Above All, Second Honeymoon.

    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

    --A watershed week in the Weekly RoundUp: For the first time ever, Blu-ray new releases are basically dead-even with SD-DVD releases. It’ll only be a matter of time before they likely pass SD releases in quantity on a regular basis.

    **Be Careful! Lost Boys: The Tribe is being released in both RATED & UNRATED versions! AND, Doomsday is being released in both OAR & MAR versions…be sure to get the correct one!!

    --A good old-fashioned 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy this week when you buy BOTH Phineas & Ferb: The Fast & the Phineas AND Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

    --You can also SAVE $9 when you buy BOTH Shine a Light on SD-DVD AND the Shine a Light CD soundtrack ($13.99) @ BB. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

    --BB is advertising THREE EXCLUSIVE MINI-POSTERS with the purchase of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Packaged separately. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has a “Buy ANY Two and Save $5” sale…AND a “Buy ANY Three and Save $10” Sale on the following list of titles: Stargate: Continuum, any single season of Stargate SG-1 (Seasons 1 thru 10) ($22.99 apiece), War Games (25th Anniversary Edition) and War Games: The Dead Code. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

    --BB has the following Blu-ray titles on sale for $24.99: Eragon, I Robot, Independence Day, Live Free or Die Hard, Master & Commander, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Pathfinder, Rescue Dawn, The Simpsons Movie.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 and $12.99.

    --Circuit City is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE of 50 FREE SONGS & 1 FREE AUDIOBOOK with their copies of The Hills: Season 3.

    --At CC, a number of catalog title Blu-ray Discs are on sale for $19.99: Fantastic Four, Flyboys, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Planet of the Apes (2001), Speed, The Transporter, The Transporter 2.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of titles for $3.99 and $7.99.

    -Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE 3-DISC DELUXE EDITION of Never Back Down for sale for $22.99. With exclusive bonus disc.

    -Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of The Hills: Season 3 for sale for $29.99. With exclusive bonus disc and photo book.

    --At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase BOTH Phineas & Ferb: the Fast and the Phineas AND Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Nothing this week.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad $9.99

    Go Diego Go!: The Great Dinosaur Rescue $12.99
    Free Go Diego Go! Animal Rescuers activity & sticker booklet with purchase. While supplies last.

    $3.99 each:
    Friday
    Harold & Kumar Go White Castle: Extreme Unrated
    Next Friday
    All About The Benjamins
    Caddyshack
    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
    National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    The Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated
    The Mask
    National Lampoon’s Vacation
    The Player: special Edition
    Along Came Polly
    American Wedding: Unrated
    The Invincible Iron Man
    The Cat In The Hat (2003)
    You, Me & Dupree
    The Break-Up
    Jarhead
    The Punisher: Extended Cut
    Big Momma’s House
    Lord Of War
    Kicking & Screaming
    See No Evil
    Brokeback Mountain
    Friday Night Lights
    Weekend At Bernie’s
    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile – Unrated
    Akeelah & The Bee
    Honey
    Valley Girl
    Wonderland
    Bend It Like Beckham
    Mad Max: Special Edition
    Notting Hill: Collector’s Edition
    Bulletproof Monk: Special Edition
    Runaway Jury
    Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Employee Of The Month
    The Interpreter
    BUG
    Waiting
    National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Unrated
    Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition
    American Pie Presents: Bandcamp – Unrated
    Cinderella Man
    Original Sin: Unrated
    Accepted
    Hoosiers
    Dawn Of The Dead: Unrated Director’s Cut
    DOOM
    Unleashed: Unrated
    Bruce Almighty
    Date Movie: Unrated
    Robots
    Assault On Precinct 13 (2007)
    The Fast & The Furious: Tricked Out Edition

    $7.99 each:
    The Kingdom
    Balls Of Fury
    The Condemned
    Death Proof : Extended & Unrated (Grindhouse)
    Planet Terror: Extended & Unrated (Grindhouse)
    Flags Of Our Fathers
    Pathfinder: Unrated
    Hot Fuzz
    Live Free Or Die Hard
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    28 Weeks Later
    Stardust
    NEXT
    Shooter
    Lions For Lambs
    WAR
    Knocked Up: Unrated
    CHAOS
    Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
    Zodiac
    Disturbia
    Night At The Museum
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Evan Almighty
    Dreamgirls
    The Last King Of Scotland
    Speed Racer: The Next Generation

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen $19.99
    Speed $19.99
    Fantastic 4 $19.99
    Planet Of The Apes (2003) $19.99
    The Transporter $19.99
    The Transporter 2 $19.99
    Flyboys $19.99

    DVD Sets:
    Stargate SG1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $17.99 each


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:
    Avatar: The Last Airbender – Book 3: Fire – Volume IV $12.99
    Naruto The Movie: Legend Of The Stone Of Gelel $19.99

    Buy any Two and Save $5:
    Buy any Three and Save $10
    Products must be purchased on the same receipt to receive package savings. Offer excludes Blu-Ray.

    War Games: 25th Anniversary Edition $9.99
    War Games: The Dead Code $19.99
    Stargate Continuum $17.99
    Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $22.99 each

    $4.99 each:
    Super Troopers
    National Lampoon’s Van Wider: The Rise Of Taj
    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Edition
    Friday
    Austin Powers: Goldmember
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
    The Wedding Singer
    Rush Hour
    Next Friday
    Slackers
    Saving Silverman
    GO
    Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams
    Booty Call
    Bottle Rocket
    Scary Movie 4: Unrated
    Clerks II
    School For Scoundrels

    $12.99 each:
    The Game Plan
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition
    Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Finding Nemo: 2 DVD Collector’s Edition
    Monsters INC: 2 DVD Collector’s Edition
    The Incredibles
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Live Free Or Die Hard $24.99
    I, Robot $24.99
    ID4: Independence Day $24.99
    Rescue Dawn $24.99
    Mr. Brooks $24.99
    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium $24.99
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith $24.99
    Eragon $24.99
    The Simpsons Movie $24.99
    Pathfinder: Unrated $24.99
    Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World $24.99
    Vantage Point $29.99
    21 $29.99
    The Bank Job $29.99

    DVD Sets:
    Witchblade: The Complete Series $49.99
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
    The Hills: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
    Masters Of Horror: Season 2 $54.99

    Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $22.99 each
    Buy any Two and Save $5. Buy any Three and Save $10. Products must be purchased on the same receipt to receive package savings. Offer excludes Blu-Ray.


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Alice Upside Down $14.99

    DVD Sets:
    Heroes: Season 1 $18.99
    Northern Exposure: Season 1 $9.99 Parka Packaging Shown
    Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $18.99
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Just Dark City Blu-ray for me this week. I'd like to get Two Fat Ladies, but not at these advertised prices. I'll wait and hopefully catch a better deal somewhere down the road...
     
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    Thanks for the prices. Definitely getting Dark City Blu, Shine a Light Blu and War Games. Considering upgrading to Blu on Top Gun, Harold & Kumar 1 and Lost Boys. But I think I'll wait for sales on those.
     
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    Are these prices for real??? 18.99 for Season 1 Heroes??? is that the Heroes listed below???
    Target on sale DVD items:

    Alice Upside Down $14.99

    DVD Sets:
    Heroes: Season 1 $18.99
    Northern Exposure: Season 1 $9.99 Parka Packaging Shown
    Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $18.99
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    Wow what a week! Just look at that Blu-ray list! Too much stuff this week for me to list it all (don't want to scare away the wallet) but the highlights have to be Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1 Vol. 1, Stargate: Continuum, and Dark City (Blu-ray).
     
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    Probably just Dark City (BD) for me, maybe the first three Ryan flicks on a BOGO at some point.

    Shine A Light is definitely worth a rental. I'm just not sure if I would watch it more than once, which is what is stopping me from picking it up on BD.
     
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    I'll be picking up Dark City and Shine A Light Blu Rays at some point.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]

    MikeC, that's the Heroes that is on sale. Very good deal.
     
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    Thanks for the roundup. Dark City DC & WarGames 25AE for me.
     
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    I just checked the Target print ad on their website and YES, the price is correct and it is the full Heroes Season 1 box.
     
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    Mike:

    Best Buy now lists the preorder for Dark City Blu-Ray at $18.99! [​IMG]

    --John
     
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    PM Heroes at BB. Wow really good deals lately on season sets, Ive recently picked up The X files Complete set, Bones 1&2, Dexter 1&2, All six seasons of 24, and now Heroes all for pennys practically. I got on the BB deal for the 24, Costco 60.00 off coupon on The X Files and Heroes for a savings of 31.00.
     
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    Also, Best Buy is supposedly releasing the following three sci-fi double features this week:

    WORLD WITHOUT END / SATELLITE IN THE SKY
    MOON ZERO TWO / WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH
    BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH / THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR.
     
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    I was going to wait on War Games for a BD release but the $9.99 B.B. price is tempting. Other than that, I'm getting Tiny Toons and Netflixing Harold and Kumar E.f.G.B
     
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    Highway to the Danger Zone, baby! Top Gun is an absolute no brainer for me.

    I'm curious about other titles, too, like the Clancy stuff and Dark City. We'll see...
     
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    Possibly Dark City and Heroes. I'd also get the Two Fat Ladies, but as noted above, that's pretty steep for a handful of cooking shows.

    For Costco members, I believe this week is the $10 off coupon for a bunch of Universal TV-on-DVD sets including "Heroes" (and "Monk," "The Office," "House," "and "30 Rock" among others). Not sure what regular retail is, but it may be competitive.

    EDIT: Looks like "Heroes" S1 at Costco will be $29.99 ($39.99-$10). Target is the better deal (if there's one near you).
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    That $24.99 BB price on Master & Commander BD is the best price I've seen on that title since it's release.

    Figures it would show up just a week or two after I finally found a used copy for $21! [​IMG]

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    Has anyone found Dark City Blu-ray in any stores today? I checked Best Buy and it is nowhere to be found in MA, and the website says it's on backorder! What gives?

    --John
     
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    Purchased the (only/last?) copy at a local Borders today at lunch.

    - Walter.
     
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    I bought the one and only copy my Best Buy received earlier today. In fact, when I couldn't find it on the shelf, a staffer went to see if they had any in the back room. While he was gone, I found a solitary copy on a rolling cart. When he returned he said they only received one and I replied, "Yeah, And I got it!"

    edit-- BTW, it rang up $24.99, but I had a printout of the bestbuy.com listing for $18.99 and they matched it no problem.
     

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