Weekly RoundUp 9/13/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    –Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur – 1959)

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    –Johnny Damon & Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon & Barrymore (Fever Pitch – 2004)

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    –Harold Lloyd (Two Gun Gussie – 1918 and High and Dizzy - 1920)

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    –Nicholas Cage, Matt Dillon, Christopher Penn and Vincent Spano (Rumble Fish – 1983)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAbsolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Special$14.98$14.99$15.99--Alone In The Dark SE (1982)$10.47-$9.99--Art Linkletter’s Kids Say/Darndest Things (Best of)$13.96$14.99$15.98--Ben-Hur 4-disc CE$27.94$24.99$34.99--Billy Jack Ultimate Collection$41.99$49.99$59.99--Brady Bunch: Season 3$27.29$27.99$29.99$29.99-Branded$10.49$12.99$12.99--Bratz: Rock Angelz$13.95$14.99$12.99$14.99-Carlito’s Way: Ultimate Edition$16.09$16.99$15.99--Charley Chase Collection 2$22.45$19.99$19.99--Cheers: Season 6$27.29$27.99$34.99--Coal Miner’s Daughter: 25th Anniversary Edition$13.99$14.99$17.99--Cowboy Bebop: Remix Volume 1$20.99$24.99$24.99--Da Ali G Show: Season 2$20.96$19.99$19.99--Director’s Label Box Set: Volume 2$55.99$99.99$59.99--Doctor Detroit$9.73$9.99$9.99--Empire Falls$20.99$24.99$24.99--Escaflowne: The Movie SE$13.99$14.99$17.99--Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 4$31.49$29.99$29.99--**Fever Pitch$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Fever Pitch: Red Sox Curse Reversed Edition$16.98$16.99$22.99--Frankenstein (2005)$14.98$14.99$15.99--Frasier: Season 6$27.29$27.99$34.99--Halloweentown 1 & 2$13.99$14.99$17.99--Halloweentown High$13.99$14.99$17.99--Harold Lloyd Collection 2$22.46$24.99$24.99--Heartbeeps$9.73$9.99$9.99--**Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy$16.98$16.99$17.99$16.99$18.99It’s All About Love$22.48$24.99$24.99--The Last Time I Committed Suicide$9.73$9.99$9.99--Las Vegas: Season 2$41.99$39.99$59.99--Madison$18.72$22.99$24.97$16.99-Milwaukee, Minnesota$17.99$19.99$19.99--Nina’s Tragedies$22.48$19.99$19.99--Nobody Knows$22.46$24.99$24.99--Oliver Hardy Collection$18.71$19.99$19.99--One Missed Call (R)$22.46$24.99$19.99--One Tree Hill: Season 2$41.99$39.99$39.99$39.99-Palindromes$20.99$19.99$19.99--Peep Show: Season 1$18.73$22.99$19.99--Pooh’s Halloween Heffalump Movie$13.99$16.99$17.99$14.99-Psycho 2$9.73$9.99$9.99--Psycho 3$9.73$9.99$9.99--Rock School$17.47$22.99$24.97--Rumble Fish SE$13.99$14.99$17.99--SCTV-Network 90: Season 4$62.99$65.99$99.99--Sigmund & Sea Monsters: Season 1$24.47$29.99$29.99--Smallville: Season 4$41.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$39.99Taxi: Season 3$27.29$34.99$34.99--Today You Die$18.72$22.99$19.99--Transformers - Cybertron: Robots/Disguise$11.89$14.99$12.99--Twin Sisters$26.99$24.99$24.99--Winter Solstice (2004)$20.99$24.99$24.99--

    Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

    Billy Jack Ultimate Collection: The Born Losers, Billy Jack, The Trial of Billy Jack, Billy Jack Goes to Washington.

    Charley Chase Collection 2: Shine ‘Em Up, His Wooden Wedding, Isn’t Life Terrible, Innocent Husbands, Dog Shy, His Wooden Wedding, Isn't Life Terrible, Innocent Husbands, Dog Shy, Bromo and Juliet.

    Harold Lloyd Collection 2: Two Gun Gussie, The City Slicker, The Non-Stop Kid, Ring Up the Curtain, Captain Kidd's Kids, From Hand to Mouth, High and Dizzy, Never Weaken, Among Those Present, Now or Never.

    Oliver Hardy Collection: The Show, Stick Around, Along Came Auntie, 45 Minutes from Hollywood, Crazy to Act, The Sawmill, Should Sailors Marry?, Hop to It!.

    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! Fever PitchAND Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Well, things have calmed down since last week’s blockbuster release week!

    However, some notes: The 3-disc SE of Chicago seems to have been pulled from this week’s expected release. Also, all Red Sox fans should take note of the alternate release of the movie Fever Pitch. It is called the Boston Red Sox Reversed Curse Edition and features a longer cut of the film and some different extras. Also there are some new combo deals which are being made available this week. I have not included them in the RoundUp table itself because they do not appear to be new releases, but some of you may still be interested. They include: I Know What You Did Last Summer/I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, La Bamba/The Buddy Holly Story and Soccer Dog/Soccer Dog: European Cup. And, I also included in this week’s RoundUp two films which seem to have conflicting release dates: Branded (9/27) and Carlito’s Way: Ultimate Edition (9/27). There is a chance they may show up in stores this week…or maybe not for another week or two.

    --For anyone who did NOT get their copy of Lost: Season 1 last week, Circuit City is offering a deal in which you buy Lost: Season 1 and get $5 off any CD. Purchases must be on same receipt. In-store only.

    --Also, for those who bought Lost: Series 1 at Best Buy to get the bonus disc and the $10 coupon to use on Desperate Housewives: Season 1 should know that it looks like that deal is about to get even better! Gord Lacey of TVShowsonDVD.com has reported in another thread over in the HT Software Forum:


    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! [​IMG]

    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: September 13, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    SONY/Columbia-TriStar

    976-Evil, Bingo, Double Vision, First Men in the Moon, For Keeps, Heaven is a Playground, Jackie Chan Adventures: The Search For The Talismans, Jersey Girl, Jury Duty, Lucky Seven, man and Boy, Micki & Maude, Red Water, Side Out, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation ... $9.95

    Baby Boy, Bear In The Big Blue House Live!, Blind Fury, Bunny lake is Missing, Cruel Intentions 3, Gang of Roses, Hustle and Heat, In the Cut, In the Cut: Director's Edition, Krull, Laurel Canyon, Masked and Anonymous, Monster, Motives, Places in the Heart, Real Genius, She's Out of Control, Tears of the Sun, The Last Dragon, The Wild One, Weekend at Bernie's II ... $14.94
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $39.99:
    Lost Season 1 (Get $5 off any CD with purchase)

    $17.99:
    Crash

    $14.99
    Monster-In-Law

    Low Price:
    Sahara

    $7.49 each:

    A Thin Line Between Love & Hate
    Almost Famous
    Animal House (Double Secret Probation Edition)
    Con Air
    Cop Land
    Dead Presidents
    Dracula
    Dracula 2000
    Duplex
    Dusk Til Dawn
    Easy Rider
    End of Days
    Erin Brockovich
    Fields of Dreams
    Higher Learning
    Hook
    My Boss's Daughter
    Notting Hill
    Poetic Justic
    Rain Man
    Shakespeare in Love
    Something's Gotta Give
    Spy Game
    SPY Kids
    St. Elmo's Fire
    The Game
    The Lost World (JP 2)
    The Mummy
    The Natural
    What Lies Beneath

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $16.99
    DragonBall Z Bio Broly Uncut Movie

    $12.99
    George Lopez: Why You Crying?

    TV on DVD Boxsets

    $69.99
    Six Feet Under Season 3

    $45.99 each:
    Alias Season 3
    24 Season 3

    $39.99 each:
    Las Vegas Season 2 Uncut & Uncensored
    Lost Season 1
    The Shield Season 3
    The West Wing Season 4

    $29.99:
    Everybody Loves Raymond Season 4
    Entourage Season 1
    Will & Grace Season 4
    Arrested Development Season 1
    Scrubs Season 1
    Malcolm in the Middle Season 1

    $19.99:
    Da Ali G Show Season 2

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalog titles listed on sale
     
  3. Cory H.

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    Light week:

    Ben Hur ($24.99, great price)
    HHGTTG
    Carlito's Way (..should it surface)
     
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick! I am still recovering from last week but I have to pick up Smallville: Season 4. Everything else, I can wait on.
     
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    Brady Bunch and Smallville. I wish Smallville's seasons came in a little cheaper.
     
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    Ben Hur, Fever Pitch (Red Sox Version) & Hitchiker's Guide for me. I'll be getting all 3 at Circuit City with a Best Buy 110% guarantee pm. We don't have a Best Buy here but the one north & south of us are close enough that Circuit City has always pricematched them (although I haven't done it in quite a while since Best Buys' prices of late have pretty much always been higher).
     
  7. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    Another busy week:

    Ben-Hur (despite my concerns about the yellow stallions)
    Brady Bunch season 3
    Cheers season 6
    Everybody Loves Raymond season 4
    Frasier season 6
    Taxi season 3
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    That's really a horse of a different color! [​IMG] It will be interesting to see what those discs really look like. I have a feeling a lot of people will be keeping their original discs to hve alongside the new set and all its features.

    BTW, I hope its not going to be difficult for all us members of Red Sox nation to find the Red Sox version of Fever Pitch at our local stores. If I don't find one on Tuesday, I'm going right to an e-tailer...something I never do. I've just got a feeling that stores outside of Massachusetts may not get too many copies of the Red Sox version...if any.

    For example, Circuit City (which is charging a LOT more for the Red Sox version!) states in its Sunday flyer that the Red Sox Edition will be in select stores only. However, Best Buy is featuring both versions prominently in its Sunday flyer and prompts shoppers to choose your favorite Fever Pitch version. It then gives a brief description of both versions...along with equal size photos of the covers.
     
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    I will get Hitchiker Guide to the Galaxy soon...but not yet. I waiting on getting this new computer first, so I saving up my money. Oh well, I can get that and Toy Story 1 SE together that day.
     
  10. Dillon*G

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    Asking for my birthday:
    -Carlito's Way:UE (if it comes out Tues.)
    -Cheers:Season 6
    -Everybody Loves Raymond:Season 4
    -Fever Pitch: CR Edition
    -Frasier:Season 6
    -HHGTTG
    -One Tree Hill:Season 2
    -Rumble Fish:SE
    -Smallville:Season 4

    Thanks for the round up Mike and Patrick.
     
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    Mike,
    That unnamed person next to Matt Dillon in that Rumble Fish screenshot is Christopher Penn and that's not Mickey O'Rourke but Vincent Spano with the light colored hair.
     
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    Fry's will have HHGTTG for $13.99 on Tuesday.
    What the... ? Looks like I'd better go find a Ben-Hur thread to see what THAT'S all about...
     
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    Come Tuesday, I will have the daunting task of finding a copy of the Red Sox version of FEVER PITCH in St Louis. I may even say "I love movies with happy endings!"[​IMG]
     
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    Carlito’s Way: Ultimate Edition (if it comes out)
    George Lopez: Why You Crying? (not on the list above but BB has it for $12.99)
     
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    Another Fry's Tuesday special: "Smallville" S4 for $33.99.

    Just checked up on the Ben-Hur controversy. There's obviously been a change in color balance on the new release as opposed to the older one, but calling the horses "yellow" is greatly overstating it. The screen cap Mike put at the top of this thread is from the new edition; if those horses look yellow to anyone, then I would say they need to calibrate their computer monitor.
     
  17. george kaplan

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    Craig,

    The question of yellow is a comparative one. Compared to the older dvd, it certainly looks yellowish.
     
  18. Dillon*G

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    I have a question about Cheers and Frasiers prices at Best Buy.In the round up it say $27.99 but on their website it say $31.49. What is the real price?
     
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    I'll be getting:

    Director's Label boxset
    Psycho II
    Psycho III

    Thanks for the list!
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    Gee, Dillon. Good question. When I surveyed for prices a couple of days ago...it was $27.99 at the website. Don't know why they would have had that kind of last minute change.
     

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