Weekly RoundUp 8-28-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Cast (Heroes – 2006/7)

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    – Glenn Ford, Robert Emhardt and Van Heflin (3:10 to Yuma – 1957)

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    – John C. Reilly & Molly Shannon (Year of the Dog - 2007)

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    – Robert Taylor & Vivien Leigh (Waterloo Bridge – 1940)

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    – Cast (Friday Night Lights – 2006/7)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3:10 to Yuma (1957)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Air Guitar Nation$18.89$16.99$19.99 - - **Blades of Glory$15.99$16.99$14.99 - $19.49Blood and Tears$25.19$24.99$19.99 - - Carlito’s Way: Crime Saga Coll.$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Crocodile Dundee Triple Feature$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Dane Cook: Lost Pilots$9.49$9.99$9.99 - - Dark Shadows: The Beginning Coll.$29.99$49.99$49.99 - - Dr. T & the Women SE$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Essential Ozzie & Harriet Collection$20.99 - $19.99 - - Friday Night Lights: Season 1$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99Goldberg Variations: Glenn Gould$13.99 - $15.99 - - Guyana Tragedy: Jim Jones Story$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Heroes: Season 1$38.99$36.99$37.99$37.99$38.89Heroes: Season 1 DE (Target only) - - - $44.99 - Kickin’ It Old Skool$19.99$17.99$17.99$16.99 - Land Before Time: Amazing Adv.$15.29$9.99$15.99 - - The Last Day of Summer$18.69$19.99$19.99$14.99 - Legion of Superheroes: Volume 1$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Masters of Horror: Season 1$55.99$49.99$69.99 - - Meet Parents/Fockers: Collection$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - MM Clubhouse: Mickey’s Treat$14.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - A Night at the Roxbury CE$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - The Odd Couple: Season 2$27.29$34.99$27.99 - - Offside$19.99$24.99 - - - Outer Limits: Volume 2$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Red Road$17.19$19.99$17.99 - - Return to Halloweentown$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Samurai Jack: Season 4$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - Shredderman Rules!$18.69$19.99$19.99$14.99 - Waterloo Bridge (HK Import)$12.99 - $15.99 - - Year of the Dog$19.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBlades of Glory$27.95$29.99$39.99 - - Dawn of the Dead$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Heroes: Season 1$69.99$71.99$99.99 - $69.89The Hurricane$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Notting Hill$19.95$24.99$29.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNone this week. - - - - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Carlito’s Way: Crime Saga Collection: Carlito’s Way, Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power.

    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! Blades of Glory is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Best Buy is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUS DISC with its copies of Blades of Glory on DVD. Bonus disc includes deleted & extended scenes and interviews. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy also has a 2/$20 deal this week. Buy Blades of Glory ($16.99) with ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR TITLES and get both titles for $20: Anchorman, Old School, Team America, Zoolander. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also advertising AN EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK with its copies of Heroes: Season 1 on DVD. Minimum 18 per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy has an immediate $10 savings, this week, with the purchase of Ugly Betty: Season 1 ($36.99) and ANY ONE of the following five TV on DVD sets ($49.99 apiece): Lost: Season 1, Lost: Season 2, Desperate Housewives: Season 1, Desperate Housewives: Season 2, Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a FREE T-SHIRT ON-PACK with its copies of Air Guitar Nation. Minimum 6 per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy also has a sale this week on a number of TV shows on DVD. ALL seasons of the following shows are on sale for $14.99: 3rd Rock from the Sun, 21 Jumpstreet, Doogie Howser MD, F-Troop, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Gilligan’s Island, The Greatest American Hero, Grounded for Life, Invasion, Knot’s Landing, Kung Fu, Reba, Roseanne, The Pretender, Three’s Company, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

    --Best Buy also has another 2/$20 deal this week. Buy ANY TWO of the following titles ($14.99 apiece) and get them both for $20: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s treat, Return to Halloweentown, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Sweet Suite Victory, Cory in the House. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed for $3.99, $9.99 and $12.99.

    --Circuit City has AN EXCLUSIVE FREE TRADING CARD SET with its copies of Heroes: Season 1 on DVD. Also, SAVE $5 ON THE PURCHASE OF A Heroes T-shirt at nbcstore.com with the DVD purchase.

    --Circuit City has a FREE BLADES OF GLORY 32-PAGE QUOTE BOOK “THE WISDOM OF CHAZ” with its copies of Blades of Glory on DVD.

    --Circuit City has the following “Will Ferrell” titles listed for $6.99: SNL Best of…#1, SNL Best of…#2, Anchorman, A Night at the Roxbury, Old School, Superstar.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a list of DVDs for sale @ $3.99 apiece. CC is also featuring a number of those “double feature” two packs for $7.49 apiece.

    --Target is back with another of its EXLUSIVE DELUXE EDITIONS OF HEROES: SEASON 1. Includes 45 minutes of bonus content AND 4 miniature replicas of Isaac’s painting. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has a selection of DVDs listed at $4.88 and $10.00 this week.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: I’m unable to put together next week’s RoundUp in usual fashion…so I have put together the basic shell of the post but will be unable to post the week’s flyer ads. I will be back in full force the following week.

    So, next week’s RoundUp may be posted up a little late (holiday weekend and all). As always, thanks to Patrick Sun for his help with all this.

    Also, next week’s prices will be kinda rough as I am compiling prices now and don’t have access to flyer ads quite yet. But at least you’ll have an idea of upcoming releases.

    Thanks for understanding.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $22.99:
    National Lampoon's triple play (unrated): Van Wilder, Gold Diggers, Dorm Dazed

    $19.99 each:
    Year of the Dog
    Wild Hogs
    Fracture
    300
    Perfect Stranger
    Disturbia

    $19.99:
    Patriot 4-Pack: Tears of the Sun, The Patriot, Glory, Black Hawk Down

    $14.99:
    John Singleton 3-pack: Higher Learning, Poetic Justice, Boyz in the Hood
    Mob Box: Donnie Brasco, Bugsy, American Gangster, Snatch

    $11.99:
    Football collection: Radio, Jerry Maguire, Rudy
    Bill Murray collection: Stripes (extended cut, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day

    $3.99 each:
    ...and Justice for All
    Last Action Hero
    The...Ban?
    Cliffhanger
    Johnny Neumonic
    Starman
    The Butcher's Wife
    Against the Ropes
    Dogville
    28 Days
    Hanging Up
    Panic Room
    Friday the 13th: Part ?
    Rosemary's Baby
    Used Cars
    Amistad
    Friday the 13th Part VIII?
    Money Train
    No Mercy
    Good Burger
    Eye of the Beholder
    Troop Beverly Hills
    Patch Adams
    Runaway Bride
    Booty Call
    The Hours
    Hope Floats
    Indecent Proposal
    Charlie's Angels 2 Unrated
    The Hunted
    The Saint
    Internal Affairs
    Submerged
    Once Upon a Time in China
    Once Upon a Time in China II
    Universal SOldier
    Hard Rain
    Sugar Hill
    Silver Bullet
    Friday the 13th
    Gia
    Red Dragon
    Monster
    Bringing out the Dead

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    2 for $20 Disney titles ($14.99 each):
    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat
    Return to Halloweentown
    The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Sweet Suite Victory
    Cory in the House: All-Star Edition

    $12.99 each (more titles available in store and online)
    The Fountain
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Hot Fuzz
    Breach
    Daddy's Little Girls
    Norbit
    Ghost Rider
    Stomp The Yard

    $9.99 each
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Stranger Than Fiction
    X-Men: The Last Stand
    Invincible

    $3.99 each
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    The Doors: 15th Anniversary Edition
    Crash
    Lord of War
    Reservoir Dogs: Ten Years Special Edition
    The Devil's Rejects
    Saw
    Saw II
    American Psycho: Killer Collector's Edition
    The Invincible Iron Man (Marvel Animated)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Volume 2
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles: Volume 3?
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail
    The Punisher
    The Quiet Man: Collector's Edition
    Requiem for a Dream
    The Running Man
    King of New York: Special Edition
    L.A. Story: 15th Anniversary Edition
    Terminator 2/Total Recall Double Feature
    Black Mask/New Police Story Double Feature
    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion
    Van Wilder
    Ultimate Avengers
    Ultimate Avengers 2
    Category 6: Day of Destruction
    House of 1,000 Corpses
    Young Guns
    Monster's Ball
    Pi
    Belly
    In The Mix
    Glengary GlenRoss
    Kids
    National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2
    Hard Candy
    Bound
    Audition
    Cujo

    TV on DVD
    $19.99 each:
    Justice League Unlimited: Season 2
    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?: Season 3

    $14.99 each: (every season for each show listed)
    Grounded For Life
    Three's Company
    Gilligan's Island
    Doogie Howser, M.D.
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    3rd Rock From The Sun
    Reba
    Roseanne
    21 Jumpstreet
    Kung Fu
    F-Troop
    The Pretender
    Knot's Landing
    The Greatest American Hero
    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    Invasion

    Blu-ray titles:
    $34.99 each:
    Night at the Museum
    Eragon

    $29.99 each:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Wild Hogs
    The Fountain
    The Guardian
    Happy Feet
    Apocalypto

    $24.99 each:
    March of the Penguins
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    HD DVD titles:
    $99.99:
    Heroes: Season 1

    $34.99:
    Shooter

    $29.99 each:
    Hot Fuzz
    Smokin' Aces
    Happy Feet
    The Fountain

    $24.99 each:
    Shaun of the Dead
    March of the Penguins
    The Bourne Identity
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated)


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $4.88 each:
    Sense and Sensibility
    La Bomba
    Big Daddy
    about a boy

    $10 each:
    Shrek 2
    Marie Antoinette
    Madea's Family Reunion
    Stranger than Fiction
     
  3. Steve Lockwood

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    Just Heroes. Thanks for the prices.
     
  4. Page

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    Mike,

    Thanks for putting it all together week after week and enjoy a relaxing Labor Day weekend.
     
  5. Steve Meskell

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    Odd Couple.....
     
  6. pitchman

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    Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    This is always as expensive time of year for me as many of last season's TV on DVD sets begin trickling out.

    This week I will pick up Heroes: Season 1, Friday Night Lights: Season 1, The Odd Couple: Season 2, and for $14.99 at Best Buy, I will get season 4 of Doogie Howser, M.D. and complete my set.
     
  7. JackKay

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    Again, Thanks Mike and Patrick! The first place I go every Sunday morning. Have a nice upcoming Holiday Weekend!
     
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    Only Heroes for me. Trying to decide if the Target DE is worth it.
     
  9. Ric Easton

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    Probably Heroes for me and possibly The Greatest American Hero (Guilty pleasure!).

    Thanks guys!
     
  10. Greg Layton

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    Speaking of guilty pleasures... I'm going to double dip on A Night at the Roxbury!

    So anyways, I was standing there waiting to use the pay phone.
    And this guy who was on the phone, turns around and tips his hat like this.
    And who do you think that guy was?
    Emilio Estevez.
    The Mighty Duck man, I swear to God, I was there.
    I was like, Emilioooooooo!!

    One of the classic scenes in cinematic history... [​IMG]

    Thanks Mike & Patrick!
     
  11. Ed Faver

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    Mike-

    Don't worry about next week you do a great job! Enjoy your long weekend.
     
  12. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    Just the Ozzie & Harriet (if it's the one I'm thinking of).
     
  13. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up:

    Heroes: Season One
    Samurai Jack: Season Four

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
  14. Jason Seaver

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    Heroes in HD. Maybe 3:10 to Yuma, since the trailer for the remake reminded me how good the original was.
     
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    Thanks, as always, Mike and Patrick.

    Picking up a couple of NBC shows this week - Heroes (essentially, a blind buy as I've only seen the first 3 episodes) and Friday Night Lights (best new show of last season, IMO).

    Enjoy the holiday weekend, guys.
     
  16. John Swarce

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    Just a heads up that the Hereos HD DVD is advertised as $99.99 in their sales flyer, but the website says $71.99. I'll be taking a printout of the webpage with me on Tuesday to BB to make sure I get the lower price.

    --John
     
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    Best Buy's website is now listing Heroes HD DVD as 79.99 now. [​IMG]
     
  18. Phil Iturralde

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    Thanks Mike & Patrick, ... just a couple of HD DVD's from this group ...

    1) HEROES: Season 1 ($59.45 via Amazon 10% OFF and 5% OFF TVGuide coupon)
    2) Notting Hill ($17.95)

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    FYI NOTE: There's a buy 3 HD DVDs (& Blu-Ray) and get 1 FREE @ Amazon.

    Only certain HD DVD titles will work (can't comment on Blu-Ray) although which HD DVD Titles that qualify is not obvious. So, it requires some trial and error combinations to see the lowest price discount (usually $19.95). If you get the right combination, ... some @ AVS also got buy 2 HD DVDs and get 1 FREE to work.

    Anyway, This HD DVD combination worked:

    1) Sneakers
    2) Superman - The Movie
    3) Blue Planet [IMAX]
    4) The Mummy
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    Total: $51.87 / 4 = $12.97 each [​IMG]

    Since I renewed my Amazon PRIME last year - all the above SH = FREE 2-day!!!

    Phil
     
  19. Rambina57

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    Just a note: YMMV on getting ALL the tv seasons from the $14.99 Best Buy offer. F Troop Season 2 is not on sale at the Best Buy website, nor does it ring up as on sale at the store. You might be able to get it with the ad and an inattentive person at the register but Season 1 is what's pictured in the ad and the ad copy says "Includes all previous seasons" not all seasons. Not sure if this applies to any of the other series listed since I wasn't trying to get those.
     
  20. Jeff Meyers

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    Thanks as always for the Weekly RoundUp Mike & Patrick.

    Just Heroes: Season 1 for me this week (as a blind buy).


    I had hoped to find it for around $35 at my local Wal-Mart today which almost always prices new releases lower than Best Buy or Circuit City. However it was at their regular price of $44.96. I asked a couple of associates in the department why it wasn't on sale - and they didn't have a clue. I'm guessing that it was not discounted because it contains exclusive Wal-Mart content (according to the sticker on the package):
    Another Wal-Mart Exclusive that I noticed was for Friday Night Lights: Season 1. It was in 2 separate packages marked:
    Both packages were stickered "Wal-Mart Exclusive" and each "Half" was priced at $10.96.
     

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