Weekly RoundUp 8-19-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Amy Adams & Frances McDormand (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – 2008)

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    – Lena Headey (Terminator-The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 2008)

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    – Summer Glau (Terminator-The Sarah Connor Chronicles – 2008)

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    – Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri (The Life Before Her Eyes – 2007)

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    – Keanu Reeves (Street Kings – 2008)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoCamp Rock SE$14.99$14.99$14.99$15.99$18.99Chronicle of an Escape$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - Deal$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Dexter: Season 2$24.99$24.99$27.99$27.99 - The Fletch Collection$12.99$14.99$14.99 - - Freshman Orientation$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - George of the Jungle: Season 1 (2007)$19.99$24.99$21.99 - - Gossip Girl: Season 1$38.99$39.99$36.99$37.99$38.49Hannah Montana: Best Both Worlds Tour$21.99$22.99$21.99 - $24.99Her Best Move$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - House, MD: Season 4$32.99$32.99$34.99$37.99 - John Oliver: Terrifying Times$12.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Life Before Her Eyes$18.99$19.99$21.99 - - Married… With Children: Season 9$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.49My Faraway Bride$17.99$17.99$14.99 - - Nixon SE$21.99$24.99$19.99 - - Perry Mason: Season 3 Volume 1$34.99$39.99$49.99 - - **Prom Night (R & NR)$16.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - The Proposition$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Recount$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - **Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior$16.99$16.99$17.99$19.99 - The Small Back Room (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Street Kings$16.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Street Kings SE (Digi-copy)$24.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Terminator – Sarah Connor Chron.: S1$18.99$19.99$21.99$22.99 - Transformers: Season 1(Animated)$19.99$19.99$21.99 - - Twenty-four Eyes (CC)$21.99 - $21.99 - - Wayside School: Season 1$17.99$14.99$14.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoCamp Rock$22.95$27.99$24.99$24.99$25.49Hannah Montana: Best Both Worlds Tour$23.95$24.99$24.99$22.99$25.49Justice League America: Season 1$41.95$69.99$59.98 - - The Life Before Her Eyes$23.95$29.99$29.99 - - Nixon SE$23.95$29.99$34.99 - - Prom Night (NR)$26.95$29.99$27.99 - - The Proposition$13.95$14.99$17.99 - - Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior$27.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Street Kings SE$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Terminator – Sarah Connors Chron. S1$27.95$28.99$34.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    The Fletch Collection: Fletch, Fletch Lives.

    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 Careful! Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior is being released in both OAR & MAR versions! Get the correct one! Prom Night is being released in both RATED & UNRATED versions! Get the one right for you!

    --Lots of discrepancies this week between the new release prices in the Best Buy flyer (F) and at bestbuy.com (O). House, MD: Season 1 - $34.99 (F) & $32.99 (O), Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 - $22.99(F) & $19.99(O), Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Tour (Blu-ray) - $24.99(F) & $27.99(F) and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 (Blu-ray) - $28.99(O) & $34.99(F).

    --You can SAVE $10 when you buy BOTH Camp Rock AND Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Tour on EITHER SD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc @ BB.

    --Best Buy is advertising EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 SD-DVD.

    --Best Buy is also advertising TWO EXCLUSIVE CONCERT RELEASES on SD-DVD: Norah Jones: Live from Austin, Texas ($11.99) & Three Days Grace: Live at the Palace 2008 ($9.9).

    --Best Buy has a number of Blu-ray Discs on sale for $19.99: Casino Royale, Ghost Rider, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Guardian, Layer Cake, Open Season, The Prestige, Reign of Fire, Resident Evil, Scary Movie, Talladega Nights, Underworld. And, for $24.99: 3:10 to Yuma, Beowulf, Crank, Home of the Brave, Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer, War.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $5.99, $8.99 & $9.99.

    --Circuit City is advertising 35 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from eMusic with their copies of Street Kings EITHER on SD-DVD or Blu-ray.

    --Purchase Gossip Girl: Season 1 @ CC and get a FREE MUSIC SAMPLER. While supplies last. Minimum 5 per store.

    --Also at CC, SAVE $10, instantly, when you buy BOTH Camp Rock AND Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Tour. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --At CC, a number of Blu-ray Discs are on sale for $24.99: 30 Days of Night, Casino Royale, Ghost Rider, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Pursuit of Happyness, Untraceable, We Own the Night.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $6.99, $9.99 and 3/$18 (Reg. $9.99).

    --At Target, get a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase BOTH Camp Rock AND Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Tour on EITHER SD or BD formats. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --And, get a FREE $5 GIFTCARD @ Target with the purchase of House, MD: Season 4. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target has an EXCLUSIVE 90-minute Question/Answer session with the cast and crew of Gossip Girl at the Museum of Television & radio in NYC with their copies of Gossip Girl: Season 1. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Camp Rock. Includes 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes extras.

    --Target’s got an EXCLUSIVE BOOK with its copies of Dexter: Season 2. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Lists of DVDs for $7.50 and $10.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad LIVE $9.99
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $21.99
    High School Musical: Encore Edition $14.99
    Hannah Montana: One In A Million $12.99
    That’s So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana: Mixed Up Mashed-Up Edition $12.99
    Never Back Down $14.99

    $6.99 each: Most movies available online, by phone & in select stores
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Hustle & Flow
    Jackass Number Two: Unrated
    Jackass The Movie: Special Edition – Unrated
    Aeon Flux
    Invincible
    Mean Girls
    The Longest Yard (Adam Sandler)
    Coming To America: Special Collector’s Edition
    Forrest Gump
    Eight Below
    The Greatest Game Ever Played
    Bridge To Terabithia
    Beowulf & Grendel
    Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
    Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider / Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life Double Feature

    $9.99 each:
    The Game Plan
    Underdog (Live Action)
    Gone Baby Gone: Extended Ending
    10,000 B.C.
    Fool’s Gold
    Wild Hogs
    Pirates Of he Caribbean: At World’s End
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

    3 DVDs for $18: Regularly $9.99 each. Titles may vary by store. Titles must be purchased on the same receipt in order to receive special price:
    Click: Special Edition
    18 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition
    Stand By Me
    Brian’s Song
    Cruel Intentions: Collector’s Edition
    Fools Rush In
    Labyrinth
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Pink Panther: Special Edition (Steve Martin)
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    Desperado: Special Edition
    Snatch
    Sense & Sensibility
    The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Casino Royale $24.99
    30 Days Of Night $24.99
    Untraceable $24.99
    The Pursuit Of Happyness $24.99
    Ghost Rider $24.99
    We Own The Night $24.99
    The Other Boleyn Girl $24.99

    DVD Sets (Additional Seasons on sale in store and at CircuitCity.com. Titles may vary by store):
    The Shield: Season 5 $19.99
    Seinfeld: Season 9 $19.99
    Rescue Me: Season 3 $19.99
    The King Of Queens: Season 8 $15.99
    Damages: Season 1 $19.99
    Married With Children: Season 7 $15.99
    The Boondocks: Season 1 – Uncut & Uncensored $19.99


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    6 Films to keep you awake $19.99

    DVD Sets:
    Hannah Montana Vol. 1-4 $14.99 each or 2 for $20
    House: Seasons 1-3 $26.99 each
    Married with Children: Seasons 1-8 $17.99 each
    Dexter: Season 1 $19.99
    One Tree Hills: Seasons 1-3 $19.99 each
    Supernatural: Season 1-2 $19.99 each
    Veronica Mars: Season 1-3 $19.99 each

    $5.99 each:
    Invincible
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Eight Below
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    $8.99 each:
    Flags of Our Fathers
    Stardust
    Zodiac
    NEXT
    Braveheart
    Shooter
    Dreamgirls

    $9.99 each:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World End
    National Treasure
    Gong Baby Gone
    The Chornicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $15.99
    Penelope $15.99
    Step Up To The Streets 2 $15.99
    College Road Trip $15.99

    $7.50 each: Each title listed and selected others
    Shark Tale
    Old School: Unrated
    The Princess Bride: Special Edition
    Shanghai Noon / Shanghai Express Double Feature

    $10.00 each: Each title listed and selected others
    Schoolhouse Rock!: Special 30th Anniversary Edition
    Transformers (Live Action Movie)
    Curious George
    The Simpsons Movie
     
  3. Steve...O

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    Thanks for the Round-Up! Although the pricing is an abomination, I'll be picking up S3V1 of Perry Mason this week.
     
  4. Craig S

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    Mike & Patrick, thanks as always for the Round-Up. Nixon & Sarah Connor Chronicles BDs for me this week.

    Nit-pick department: That's not Lena Headey in the SCC graphic, it's hot robot Summer Glau. [​IMG]
     
  5. Joseph J.D

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    Actually Mike, that's Summer Glau in the Terminator photo.......looks like Craig beat me to it. [​IMG]

    Anyway, looks like I'll be getting Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Street Kings on Blu-ray this week...Oh yeah, Nixon too. Justice League: Season 1 I'll probably get sometime - not an immediate purchase for me.
     
  6. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

    With three teen girls in the house (who are totally in love with the Jonas Brothers) there are 2 MUST BUYS this week:
    • Camp Rock
    • Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds Tour
    Decisions, decisions, decisions with all of the combo offers. I like the instant $10 off at BB and CC, but I might be forced to go to Target and end up with the $10 GC because of the exclusive Bonus Disc. I'm curious to find out what Target's price will be on HM: BoBWT - anyone with any pricing scoop on that before Tuesday?

    Also, do both the SD-DVD and BD formats of HM: BoBWT have the 3-D version along with the included 3-D glasses? I've read the BD reviews, and it definitley has the 3-D version and 4 pairs of the 3-D glasses, but I have not read anything definitive on the SD-DVD release. Does anyone have the details?

    Thanks!
     
  7. JohnRice

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    Mike, you know how I hate it when you suffer from hottie confusion. Don't make me come out there.
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    [​IMG] Fixed, already! And I thought I was doing good by having TWO pix from The Life Before Her Eyes... [​IMG]

    So, just to make amends, instead of just changing the name to Summer Glau, I ADDED a picture of Lena Headey. Just doin' what i can to keep everyone happy!
     
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    I see Mike has ended the "hottie confusion" in the best possible way - not only has he properly labeled Summer Glau's hot robot pic, he's added a Lena Headey hot freedom-fighter shot. This attention to hottie detail is one reason why the Weekly Roundup remains an HTF must-read after all these years!
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    Just doin' my job. That's all. ...doin' my job.

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    Amazon's price for The Proposition on BD will make me bite. And it's a double dip. Hear that Fox?

    I want Nixon on BD but I refuse to pay over $20.00 for a catalog title, even on release day. That's just me, I can wait til it drops.

    Street Kings = Rental
     
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    FranklinC, keep an eye on Amazon for one of their BD sales in regards to Nixon. It's well worth the purchase.
     
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    I'll be picking up Nixon on Blu-Ray and Married... With Children: Season Nine when it goes on sale in the next 3 or 4 months.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]
     
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    Disney Movie Rewards has a $10 coupon when you purchase both Camp Rock and Best of Both Worlds Concert on SD-DVD or BD.

    Go to: Disney Movie Rewards

    Log-in to your account (or create an account and then log-in)

    Click on "Member Benefits"

    Click on "Special Offers"

    Click on one of 2 links: one for a U.S. Coupon and one for a Canadian Coupon in this offer:
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    Coupon will print via Coupons.com directly to your printer.

    Save $20 off both titles using the BB, CC, or Target $10 promos along with this coupon:
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  15. EricSchulz

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    I am ALL OVER Perry Mason as I just finished watching S2V2!
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    Eric? Any chance you can help?
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    [ponder]I wonder why the SD:BD prices are so close together on the Hannah Montana release but so far apart on the Camp Rock release this week?[/ponder]
     
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    I was looking forward to Justice League Season One on Blu Ray.

    But then I see it is 4x3 again [​IMG]

    I had high hopes for a 16x9 release this time [​IMG]
     
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    FYI Toys R Us has a bunch of BDs on sale for $19.99 this week (plus some DVDs on sale). I forget which ones, but you can read the flyer on ToysRUs.com.
     
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    I was hoping to hit Target after work today but didn't get the chance. I am off Tuesday so I will try to call at store opening to get a price (I'm also hoping they carry Perry again and will post that price if they have it.
     

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