The Weekly RoundUp The Features –Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit - 1956 Waldorf: That seemed like something very different. Statler: Did you like it? Waldorf: No. Statler: Than it wasn't different. –Statler and Waldorf (The Muppet Show – 1976) –James Darren, Heather Locklear & William Shatner in T.J. Hooker – 1982) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBeauty and the Beast (1986)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Because of Winn-Dixie$17.98$14.99$15.99$19.99$18.99Big Black Comedy Show: Vol. 3$17.98$14.99$15.99--Cartoon Network’s Grossest Halloween Ever$10.48$12.99$12.99--Columbo: Season 3$27.99$29.99$34.99--Dallas: Season 3$29.98$29.99$34.99$29.99-David Steinberg Show: Comp. Series$37.48$44.99$39.99--Emperor’s New Clothes (1987)$10.46$12.99$14.94--The Eye 2$20.23$24.99$19.99--Hansel and Gretel (1988)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Huckleberry Finn (1974)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte$10.49$9.99$12.99--In Old Chicago$10.49$9.99$12.99--Kung Fu Hustle$16.98$19.99$19.99LP;-Look At Me$22.46$24.99$24.99--Man in the Gray Flannel Suit$10.49$9.99$12.99--Memories of Murder$22.49$19.99$19.99--McCloud: Seasons 1 & 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--McMillan and Wife: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--The Muppet Show: Season 1$27.99$27.99$34.99$34.99-Muppets’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz$17.49$15.99$19.99--Murder at the Presidio$22.46$22.99$24.97--Off the Map$18.72$22.99$24.97$16.99-Oh Heavenly Dog$11.23$9.99$12.99--Oil on Ice$17.98$14.99$15.99--Profit: Complete Series$20.99$20.99$19.99--Puss In Boots (1988)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Roswell: Season 3$41.99$42.99$49.99$39.99-Rumpelstiltskin (1987)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Snow White (1987)$10.46$12.99$14.94--Thundercats: Season 1 Vol. 1$45.44$45.99$59.99--TJ Hooker: Seasons 1 & 2$34.99$34.99$39.99-- Tom Sawyer (1973)$10.47$14.99$15.99-- The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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! Kung Fu Hustle is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn released this week are also full-frame only. --Gang: as I noted last week. My summer schedule has me away from my computer. This week’s RoundUp was compiled more than a week ahead of time. All prices come from the store’s websites. No Target prices from me this week. And, none of the Sunday flyer deals will be found in this section of the RoundUp. I’ll be back next week with a full Roundup. Thanks for understanding! And, thanks-as-always to Patrick Sun for posting this up for me in my absence! Best Buy specials Save $10 when you buy "The Muppets Wizard of Oz" and "The Muppet Show: Season 1" on the same receipt. Reward Zone specials: Roswell: Season 3 $39.99 TJ Hooker: Seasons 1 and 2 $34.99 Profit: The Complete Series $19.99 Dallas: Season 3 $26.99 Columbo: Season 3 $26.99 McCloud: Seasons 1 and 2 $26.99 McMillan and Wife: Season 1 $26.99 Target "Because of Winn Dixie" comes packaged with a copy of the book as well, while supplies last. $19.99 The Appeal Any visitor to the Weekly RoundUp should be sure to check out the new Main Portal Page of the Home Theater Forum….FOR TWO VERY GOOD REASONS! First: Parker & Ron have re-formatted the Portal Page to include exclusive HT industry news you won’t find in any place on the HTF! Second: You will help support the Home Theater Forum and keep it up and running. 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. THIS IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE…AND INFORMATIVE, TOO! If you simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone wILL 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 take an extra second of your time and land first on the HTF Portal Page. You’ll see the new Industry News sections AND help out financially. THANKS! The Markdowns The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD: EFFECTIVE: August 9, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.