Weekly RoundUp 9-9-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – James Stewart (How the West was Won – 1962)

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    – Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – 2003)

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    – Paul Newman & cast (Cool Hand Luke – 1967)

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    – Jackie Chan & Jet Li (The Forbidden Kingdom – 2008)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco14 Women$18.99$14.99$19.99 - - Baby Mama$17.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Beauty & the Beast (CC) (1946)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - - The Big Lebowski (10th Anniv. Edition)$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Big Lebowski (10th AE) LE$23.99$26.99$29.99 - $22.49Child’s Play (Chucky’s 20th Birthday Ed.)$10.99$9.99$14.98 - - Cool Hand Luke DE$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - CSI Miami: Season 6$48.99$44.99$44.99 - - Essential Art House – Vol. 1 (CC)$89.99$59.99$99.95 - - The Fall$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Forbidden Kingdom (1-disc)$17.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - The Forbidden Kingdom SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Foreign Exchange$21.99$14.99$19.99 - - Fox Horror Classics – Vol. 2$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4$37.49$37.99$36.99$36.99$38.89Grand Illusion (CC)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - - Heckler$17.99$14.99$19.99 - - House of the Dead (Dir. Cut)$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - How the West was Won SE (2-Disc)$15.99$16.99$17.99 - - How the West Was Won Ult. CE (3-disc)$41.99$29.99$59.98 - $28.99It’s Always Sunny/Philadelphia: Season 3$26.49$27.99$34.99$27.99 - Knife in the Water (CC) (1962)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - - Last Days of Left Eye$17.99$15.99$14.99 - - Legion of Super Heroes - Volume 3$10.99$12.99$14.98 - - Lord of the Flies (CC) (1963)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - - Medium: Season 4$41.99$39.99$59.98 - $37.99;The Outlaw Josey Wales$9.99$9.99$9.99 - - Pumpkinhead CE$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Rashomon (CC)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - - Rodan/War of the Gargantuas$14.99$14.49$14.99 - - Sarah Landon & the Paranormal Hour$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - Seed (2008)$14.99$19.99$19.99 - - Smallville: Season 7$37.99$37.99$36.99$39.99$38.49Son of Sam$23.99$24.99$21.99 - - Spectacular Spider-man: Attack of Lizard$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries: Season 1$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Taking 5$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - Ugly Betty: Season 2$37.49$39.99$37.99$36.99$38.89Wild Strawberries (CC)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - - Wings: Season 7$27.99$27.99$34.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Alps (IMAX)$16.95$19.99$19.95 - - Baby Mama$25.95$29.99$27.99$29.99$27.49Barry Manilow LIVE!$16.95$22.99$19.99 - - Cool Hand Luke DE$19.95$24.99$19.99 - $19.49Day Watch (NR)$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - The Fall$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (IMAX)$16.95$17.99$19.99 - - The Forbidden Kingdom$24.95$24.99$27.99$29.99 - Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4$66.95$64.99$79.99$64.99$66.89How the West Was Won SE$23.95$29.99$34.99 - $23.49Jerry Maguire$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Kill Bill – Vol. 1 $23.95$24.99$34.99 - - Kill Bill – Vol. 2$23.95$24.99$34.99 - - Kill Bill – Vol.s 1 & 2 (Amazon Excl.)$39.99 - - - - Night Watch (NR)$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - Rudy$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Smallville: Season 7$55.95$59.99$79.98$54.99$55.49

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Essential Art House – Volume 1 (CC): Beauty and the Beast, Grand Illusion, Knife in the Water, Lord of the Flies, Rashomon, Wild Strawberries.

    Fox Horror Classics: Volume 2: Chandu the Magician, Dr. Renault’s Secret, Dragonwyck.

    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

    **Yay! All of this week’s titles are being released in their OAR!

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE VISIONS COMIC BOOK with their copies of Smallville: Season 7. Minimum 10 per store (on-pack) for SD-DVD. Minimum 3 per store (mail-in) for the Blu-ray version. No rainchecks. No dealers.

    --AND, save $10 @ BB when you buy BOTH Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2 on Blu-ray disc. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --AND, save $10 @ BB when you buy BOTH Ugly Betty: Season 2 AND Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4 on SD-DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 and $7.99.

    --AND, @ Circuit City, you can also save $10 when you buy BOTH Ugly Betty: Season 2 AND Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4 on SD-DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --And, CC’s copies of Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4 includes a Sampler Disc with pilot episodes of new ABC-TV programs.

    --Purchase ANY Tyler Perry DVD @ CC and get 20% off AND an EXCLUSIVE FREE MOVIE CERTIFICATE to see Tyler Perry’s the Family that Preys Together. In theaters 9-12-08. $7.50 value. In-store only.

    --At CC, a number of Blu-ray Discs are on sale for $17.99: 16 Blocks, 300, Black Hawk Down, Fifth Element, Firewall, The Invasion, Ocean’s Thirteen, Pan’s Labyrinth, Shoot ‘Em Up, Shooter, Troy, We Are Marshall.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A huge list of titles for $6.99.

    --At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD, instantly, when you purchase Smallville: Season 7. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Get a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of BOTH Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4 AND Ugly Betty: Season 2 @ Target. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: A list of $7.50 DVDs.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Next Avengers: Heroes Of Tomorrow $14.99
    Barbie & The Diamond Castle $14.99
    Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery – The Movie $14.99

    All Tyler Perry DVD Titles on sale 20% discount (price listed reflect discount)
    Get A Circuit City Exclusive Free Movie Certificate with the purchase of these DVDs to see Tyler Perry’s “The Family That Preys Together". Movie Certificate value = $12.50. In store only. Movie in theaters 9/12/08.
    Meet The Browns $7.99
    I Can Do Bad All By Myself $7.99
    Daddy’s Little Girls $7.99
    Madea’s Family Reunion $7.99
    Diary Of A Mad Black Woman – The Movie $7.99
    Meet The Browns – The Movie $17.50
    Why Did I Get Married? $11.99
    What’s Done In The Dark $11.99

    $6.99 each: Titles may vary by store
    Kill Bill: Volume II
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Ong-Bak
    The Bone Collector / Sea Of Love Double Feature
    Bird On A Wire / The Cowboy Way Double Feature
    About A Boy / American Dreamz Double Feature
    Notting Hill / Erin Brockovich Double Feature
    Out Of Sight / Intolerable Cruelty Double Feature
    Meet Joe Black / Captain Corelli’s MandolinDouble Feature
    Portrait In Black / Madame X Double Feature
    The People Under The Stairs / Shocker Double Feature
    End Of Days / Virus Double Feature
    Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie / Born In East L.A. Double Feature
    Patch Adams / What Dreams May Come Double Feature
    Major Payne / Sgt. Bilko Double Feature
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    XXX
    Click: Special Edition
    The Benxchwarmers
    Meatballs: Special Edition
    Rudy
    ALI
    Shottas
    Silent Hill
    First Knight
    Augustus
    Stranger Than Fiction
    ZOOM: Academy For Superheroes
    Tears Of The Sun
    Desperado: Special Edition
    Marie Antoinette
    The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition
    13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition
    Snatch (Red Cover)
    Hitch
    Running With Scissors
    The Wedding Planner
    Spanglish
    RV
    The Dark Crystal: Special Edition
    Labyrinth

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    We Are Marshall $17.99
    300 $17.99
    Troy $17.99
    The Invasion $17.99
    Pan’s Labyrinth $17.99
    Firewall $17.99
    16 Blocks $17.99
    Shooter $17.99
    Black Hawk Down $17.99
    The Fifth Element $17.99
    Shoot ‘Em Up $17.99
    Ocean’s Thirteen $17.99


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Barbie & The Diamond Castle $14.99
    The Fall $19.99
    Heckler $14.99
    The Life & Times Of Mr. Perfect $19.99

    $4.99 each:
    Hero
    Seven Swords
    The Last Legion
    Nanny McPhee
    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    Bring It On: All Or Nothing

    $7.99 each: See More In Store & Online
    Eight Below
    The Great Raid
    Invincible
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    The Messengers
    Stomp The Yard
    Because I Said So
    Georgia Rule
    The Last Mimzy
    Ghost Rider
    The Condemned
    CRANK
    CHAOS
    The Greatest Game Ever Played
    Mr. Bean’s Holiday
    Eastern Promises
    Battlestar Galactica: Razor
    BORAT
    Number 23
    Bridge To Terabithia
    Fracture
    Hot Fuzz
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Saturday Night Live: Lost & Found – SNL In The 80’s
    Flags Of Our Father
    Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis Of Evil
    Legend: Ultimate Edition

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    The Scorpion King 2 $19.99

    DVD Sets:
    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 1+2 $19.99
    American Dad: Volume I / II $19.99 each
    Arrested Development: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    The Riches: Season 1 $19.99
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $29.99 each
    Medium: Season 1 $39.99
    CSI: Miami : Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $29.99 each


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Baby Einstein: Baby Mozart $14.99
    Barbie in The Diamond Castle $14.99
    Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery $14.99

    $7.50 each:
    The Princess Bride: Special Edition
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    Remember The Titans
    We Are Marshall
     
  3. Cameron Yee

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    Mike, I'm seeing the Kill Bill 1 and 2 at Amazon as being 39.99, not 30.99.
     
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    Thanks as always, Mike!

    I notice that you have Amazon's Kill Bill Blu-ray double-pack listed as $30.99. I think you mean $39.99.
     
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    WHAT- no full-screen "How The West Was Won"??? [​IMG]
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    You are both 100% correct. A slip of the finger, to be sure. Thanks!
     
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    Mike, Thanks for the roundup as always, but I think you still have a typo, you have Kill Bill V2 for 30.99 at Amazon.

    Anyway, just Child's Play (would be nice to have on BD, but you can't go wrong for the ten bucks at Best Buy) and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Season 3 (Which BTW, if you're looking for a hilarious blind buy, pick up the first release)

    Won't buy any more Kill Bill releases until "The Whole Bloody Affair" comes out. Same goes for Grindhouse.
     
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    Thanks, Will. Fixed.

    However, that one was NOT a typo. It was posted at $30.95 for Vol. 2 just a couple days ago. I double-checked it...seeing as how Vol. 1 was $23.95. Guess they changed it.
     
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    I wonder if Fred Meyer will have one of their specials for Cool Hand Luke and include a coupon for a dozen eggs with a purchase of CHL.
     
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    Wow, is Best Buy's price for Essential Art House – Vol. 1 (CC) really $59.95? It's really tempting at that price point.

    Despite already owning three copies (two DVD, one HD DVD) of The Big Lebowski, I'm still contemplating picking up the new 10th Anniversay Edition as well.
     
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    I just wanted to let you know I think there was a mix up with Medium Season 4
    Amazon has $41.99
    Best Buy $39.99
    Circuit City $59.98 (according to website)
     
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    I've got Smallville S7 (BD) coming from the Warner store. Should be here tomorrow, actually. Otherwise, I'm taking the week off. My Visa card sighs in relief.

    EDIT: Alright, I lied. Totally forgot Jerry Maguire and Rudy were coming, too, this week. Prolly pick them up after payday on Thursday...
     
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    Rashomon (CC)$17.99$11.99$17.99 - -

    Is this Best Buy price ($11.99) a typo? If not...
     
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    I'll be picking up the Kill Bill Volume One and Two Blu-rays this week.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]
     
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    Just Wings: Season 7 this week. Thanks!
     
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    I think I'll try to snag the Blu-ray of How the West was Won. Thanks, guys!
     
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    Barry Manilow LIVE! on Blu-Ray? That's it! I'm finally taking the plunge!


    Just kidding.
     
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    I WAS going to post that you missed listing The Best Of Barney, but SD_Brian's is a MUCH funnier post!
     
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    Thanks, this is even more helpful since Best Buy seems to be cutting back on listing DVDs in the their Sunday print ads.
     
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    Costco.com lists HTWWW Blu-Ray as $23.49. In general the in-store prices track the on-line prices at Costco.
     

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