Weekly RoundUp 8-14-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – David Janssen (The Fugitive – 1963/64)

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    – Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet – 1996)

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    – Mickey Rooney & Olivia De Havilland (A Midsummer Night’s Dream - 1935)

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    – Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver – 1976)

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    – I Shot Jesse James– 1949

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    – Wild Hogs – 2007

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAnd Then Came Love$17.99$16.99$15.99 - - Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie$20.99$19.99$21.99$19.99 - Avatar: Book 2 Volume IV$11.89$9.99$15.99$9.99 - Baby Looney Tunes: Volume 4$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Back to School SE$14.99$12.99$15.99 - - Charlie Chan Collection: Volume 3$37.49$44.99$39.99 - $34.99Cria Cuervos… (CC)$25.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Dark Crystal: 25th Anniv. Edition$18.69$19.99$15.99 - - Dave Matthews: Live @ Radio City$19.79$11.99$12.99$11.98 - David Lynch’s Inland Empire$20.99$17.99$19.99 - - Doctor Strange$14.99$12.99$12.99$14.99 - Doctor Who: Episode 75$18.69$24.99$19.99 - - Doctor Who: Episode 159$25.99$34.99$29.99 - - Dynasty: Season 2$27.29$27.99$34.99 - - Elvis: The Mini-Series$19.99$16.99$17.99$12.99 - Essential Directors: Martin Scorsese$23.19$24.99$24.99 - - **Fracture$19.99$17.99$16.99$17.99 - The Fugitive: Season 1 Volume 1$27.29$27.99$34.99 - - God Grew Tired of Us$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Halloween: Restored$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Hamlet SE (2-disc) (1996)$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - Home Run Derby: Volume 2$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Kissology Vol. II (1978-1991)$27.99$24.99$24.99$21.98 - Labyrinth SE$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - The Lookout$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Loonatics Unleashed: Season 2$14.99$17.99$15.99$12.99 - MoH: Valerie on the Stairs$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - MoH: We All Scream for Ice Cream$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - The Method (El Metodo)$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Othello (1965)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Vol. 7$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Romeo & Juliet (1936)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Samuel Fuller, First Films of… (CC)$34.99$44.99$34.99 - - The Shakespeare Collection$41.89$59.99$49.99 - - Taxi Driver CE$18.69$19.99$19.99$16.99 - Vacancy$19.99$17.99$16.99$19.99 - Wild Hogs$17.99$15.99$13.99$16.99$19.49

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoErin Brockovich$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Meet the Fockers$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Mercury Rising$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - What Dreams May Come$19.95$24.99$29.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoDoctor Strange$14.99$19.99$29.99 - - The Lookout$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Vacancy$26.95$29.99$38.96 - - Wild Hogs$23.95$29.99$34.00$24.99$23.89

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

    (Moh) before a title = New release in the Masters of Horror Collection.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Charlie Chan Collection – Volume 3: Behind That Curtain, Charlie Chan’s Secret, Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo, Charlie Chan on Broadway, The Black Camel.

    Essential Directors: Martin Scorsese: The Departed, The Aviator, Goodfellas.

    Samuel Fuller, First Films of… (CC): The Baron of Arizona, I Shot Jesse James, The Steel Helmet.

    The Shakespeare Collection: Hamlet (1996), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (1935), Othello (1965), Romeo & Juliet (1936).

    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! Fracture is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --A couple of those unusual circumstances this week in which two on-line prices at circuitcity.com came in lower than their flyer price. cc.com is listing $19.99 for Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie and $22.99 for Kissology II. I have posted the flyer prices for both titles in the table.

    --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!

    --At Best Buy, you can purchase a DIE CAST TOY MOTORCYCLE for just $4.99 with the purchase of Wild Hogs on DVD AND ONE of the following SIX DVDs: Air Buddies, Eight Below, Invinvible, The Guardian, The Prestige, Step Up ($6.99). Motorcycle is 1/18 Die Cast replica. Must be purchased on same receipt. Minimum 12 motorcycles per store.

    --Best Buy also has a 2/$20 deal this week. Buy Vacancy with EITHER The Cave OR Secret Window ($9.99 apiece) and get both titles for $20. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a BONUS PACK OF EXCLUSIVE MARVEL COMICS TRADING CARDS with Doctor Strange on DVD. Minimum 30 packs of card per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE EPISODES 1 & 2 OF FLASH GORDON this week for $14.99. Watch Flash Gordon Fridays on the Sci-Fi channel.

    --Best Buy is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURE WITH ITS COPIES OF Kissology: Volume II. “Concert at the Ritz.”

    --Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE FREE MOVIE CASH TO SEE SUPERBAD and A BONUS PREVIEW DISC with copies of select Sony comedies including Not Another Teen Movie (Uncensored). Minimum 6 per store. Movie Cash value = $12. Valid 8-17-07 thru 10-22-07. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed for $4.99 and a number of TV season sets for $19.99.

    -- Circuit City has a 2/$20 deal available this week. Purchase Wild Hogs on DVD and any ONE of the following titles on DVD and get them both for $20: Bad Boys SE, Blue Streak, Easy Rider, Fargo SE, Lord of War, Mad Max SE, Swordfish, The Terminator. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a list of DVDs for sale @ $4.99, $7.99 and $9.99 apiece.

    --Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE MARVEL COMICS CD-ROM with its copies of Doctor Strange. Includes digital comic book. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has a number of TV season sets on sale for $19.99 apiece.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has a selection of DVDs listed at $10.00 this week.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: August 14, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    300 $19.99

    $4.99 each:
    48 Hours
    Natural Born Killers
    Shaft
    Double Jeopardy
    40 Days and 40 Nights
    Car Wash
    Hot Shots part deux (I think)
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Universal Soldier
    Head of State
    The Hot Chick
    What About Bob?
    Son-in-Law

    $7.99 each:
    Miracle
    Paid in Full
    Six Days Seven Nights
    Hidalgo
    The Village
    Cold Mountain
    Finding Neverland
    Ladder 49
    Hostage
    The Recruit
    Flight Plan
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Scary Movie 3
    Herbie
    The Pacifier
    Sky High
    Don't Be A Menace
    Beaches

    $9.99 each:
    The Prestige
    The Guardian
    Invincible
    Pulp Fiction
    National Treasure
    Sin City
    Step Up
    Stick It
    The Brothers Grimm
    Tron
    Eight Below
    AirBuddy
    The Shaggy Dog (Tim Allen)


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $4.99 each
    3000 Miles to Graceland
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood
    King's Ransom
    City of Angels
    Empire of the Sun
    Kangaroo Jack
    Funny Farm
    Strange Brew
    House of Wax
    Fear Dot Com
    It's Alive
    Lean on Me
    Queen of the Damned
    Risky Business
    The Upside of Anger
    i am sam
    Return of the Thundering Herd
    After the Sunset
    Summer Catch
    Forever Young

    $19.99 each:
    Smallville seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    Nip/Tuck season 1 / 2 / 3
    ER seasons 4 / 5 (seasons 1 / 2 / 3 available on bestbuy.com)
    One Tree Hill season 1 / 2 / 3
    Babylon 5 seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    Supernatural season 1

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10.00 each:
    Curious George
    Material Girls
    Legally Blonde / Legally Blonde 2 Double Feature
    The Riddick Trilogy

    DVD Sets: Each title Listed and selected others:
    Smallville: Season 4 / 5 $19.99 each
    Nip/Tuck: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    One Tree Hill: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Supernatural: Season 1 $19.99
    Sex And The City: Season 6.2 $19.99
    Loonatics: Season 2 $12.99
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    Somehow I never got around to seeing the KB Hamlet. "As of 2006, this was the last studio film to be shot in the 70mm process."

    Somehow Charleton Heston, Julie Christie, Jack Lemmon, and dozens of other stars have bit parts in it. [​IMG]
     
  4. TonyD

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    hmm guess i'll swing on over to best buy to show my receipt fot saviour of the universe from last week to get the 2 eps of the flash tv show.

    also have hd dvd of what dreams may come o the way from amazon.
     
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    INLAND EMPIRE -- Finally!

    And I'll have to try showing my Flash Gordon receipt for the two episodes, as well. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick.

    Somehow, I knew Amazing Johnathan: Wrong on Every Level wouldnt make the RoundUp cut. This week, it's that and Home Run Derby Vol. 2 for me (both already on their way). I'll probably get the Back to School and Taxi Driver double dips eventually, but not this week.
     
  7. TonyD

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    "--Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE EPISODES 1 & 2 OF FLASH GORDON this week with the purchase of Flash Gordon: Saviour of the Universe Edition on DVD. Watch Flash Gordon Fridays on the Sci-Fi channel."

    looking at the ad just now, there isnt any
    indication that this is a freebie with purchase.
    it is just a bb only for sale for 14.99.
     
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    Just Doctor Who Ep. 75 Robot for me.
     
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    I heard the pilot for the flash gordon was terrible.. its airing on tv this weekend on the scifi channel.. I suggest you check it out before buying the video.

    not many people liked the pilot for the series.

    Jacob
     
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    Thanks as usual.

    Just Back to School, assuming it's a significant improvment in pq
     
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    Thanks for the Round-Up.

    Charlie Chan Vol 3 and Fugitive Season 1 for me. Costco's in store price for Chan will be $31.99 at my local store. It seems like they often beat the online price by a few bucks.
     
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    I thought Hamlet was also coming out in HD this week?
     
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    THe Hamlet HD releases have been delayed. Release date is TBA.
     
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    Big week for me:

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters
    The Fugitive: Season One- Volume One
    Inland Empire
    Masters Of Horror: Valerie On The Stairs
    Masters Of Horror: We All Scream For Ice Cream
    Psycho II/Psycho III/Psycho IV
    Taxi Driver

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    A couple overlooked gems - The Lookout and Vacancy on Blu-ray for me. Waiting for Hamlet in HD.
     
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    I haven't posed here in some time, though I usually check this thread each week. So a well deserved thank you Mike for taking the time to do the roundup each week!

    I may have to grab the Kissology II just for nostalgia's sake, & have some info on the bonus DVDs.

    Btw K-Mart has it for $21.99


    From metalexpressradio:

    KISSology 2 Bonus Disc´s Details Revealed

    FYE and other retail outlets + Canada bonus disc:

    Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan (April 21, 1988): ‘Love Gun’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’, ‘Heaven's On Fire’, ‘War Machine’, ‘I Love It Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘I Was Made For Lovin' You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’.


    WAL MART bonus disc:

    Capital Center - Largo, MD (July 8, 1979): ‘Radioactive’, ‘Move On’, ‘Calling Dr. Love’, ‘Firehouse’, ‘New York Groove’, ‘I Was Made For Lovin' You’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Tossin' And Turnin'’, ‘God Of Thunder’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Detroit Rock’, City’, ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’.

    (‘King Of The Nightime World’ and ‘2000 Man’ were performed that night but left off this disc for unknown reasons)


    BEST BUY bonus disc:

    The Ritz - New York, NY (August 13, 1988): ‘Deuce’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Fits Like A Glove’, ‘Heavens on Fire’, ‘Cold Gin’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Firehouse’, ‘Crazy, Crazy Nights’, ‘Calling Dr. Love’, ‘War Machine’, ‘Tears Are Falling’.

    Todd
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    Sorry, gang. Looking more closely at it, Tony's right. I've changed the OP to reflect this.

    It doesn't quite compute selling two episodes of a TV series for $14.99?!?!

    Kind of out of whack, isn't it?! I remember the last season of 24, Fox released the first four episodes of that season after they aired...but it wasn't anywhere near that expensive.

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    I may get Season 5 of Smallville later this week. (If I can stretch my Budget)
     
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    Yeah, that 24 disc was $10 (after the normal discount) and it came with a coupon for $10 off a season set which doesn't expire until 2008 so you can use it on the upcoming S6 set.
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    Yeah...that's it. Thanks, Travis! Two episodes for $15? Who is gonna do THAT?!?!
     

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