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Weekly RoundUp 1-23-2007

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher (The Guardian – 2006)

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    – Toshiro Mifuno (Yojimbo – 1961)

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    – Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr (The Sundowners – 1960)

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    – Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell (Saw III – 2006)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAli Baba and Forty Thieves$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Angel Face$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Avatar: Book 2 Earth Vol. 1$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Bounty Hunters: Season 1$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Brokeback Mountain CE (2-disc)$16.99$16.99$19.99$19.99 - Cocaine Cowboys$18.99$22.99$22.99 - - Cowboy del Amor$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Crooks$17.59$17.99$15.99 - - Don’t Knock Rock/Rock Around Clock$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Don’t Knock Twist/Twist Around Clock$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Doodlebops Superstars$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Fiddler on the Roof CE (2-disc)$18.99$24.99$19.99 - - FIFA 2006 World Cup$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - Films of Kenneth Anger Vol. 1$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Good Guys and Bad Guys$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Guardian$16.99$16.99$17.99$17.99$19.49Home from the Hill$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Invincible Iron Man$12.99$12.99$14.99$14.99 - Jackknife$9.98$8.99$8.99 - - Jesus Camp$19.99$19.99$22.99 - - Kounterfeit$9.98$8.99$8.99 - - Last Light$9.98$7.99$8.99 - - Macao$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Marvel Anim. Features Gift Set$44.99$69.99$42.99 - - Monsters and Madmen (CC)$55.99$68.99$69.99 - - NBA Chicago Bulls 1991 Champs$37.49$47.99$39.99 - - Night Skies$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - The Puffy Chair$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Relative Strangers$18.99$19.99$22.99$16.99 - Robert Mitchum Signature Coll.$40.99$59.99$49.99 - - Room$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Rubberface$9.98$8.99$8.99 - - Sanjuro (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - **Saw III$15.99$15.99$14.99$16.99 - Sherrybaby$19.59$14.99$14.99 - - The Sundowners$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - This Film is Not Yet Rated$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Walker, Texas Ranger: S 2$34.99$42.99$34.99 - - The Waltons: Season 4$26.99$33.99$34.99$34.99 - The Yakuza$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Yojimbo (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Yojimbo & Sanjuro (CC)$48.99$59.99$59.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBlack Rain$19.95 - $29.99 - - Brokeback Mountain$23.95$29.99$33.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlien vs. Predator$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Black Rain$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Casanova$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Chicago$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Courage under Fire$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - The Guardian$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Hitchhiker’s Guide to Universe$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Manchurian Candidate (2004)$19.95 - $29.99 - - Men of Honor$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Saw II$27.95$24.99$29.99 - - Saw III$27.95 - $39.99 - - We Were Soldiers$19.95$24.99$29.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Marvel Animated Features Collector’s Gift Set: Invincible Iron Man, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2.

    Monsters and Madmen (CC): The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, The Atomic Submarine, First Man Into Space.

    Robert Mitchum Signature Collection: Angel Face, The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, Home from the Hill, Macao, The Sundowners, The Yakuza.

    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! Saw III is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one !

    --Even though it is shown in this week’s Target flyer, I am pretty sure the release of One Night with the King has been pushed back another week.

    --A 2/$25 deal @ Best Buy! Buy Saw III ($15.99) and ANY of the following THREE DVDs ($19.99 apiece) and get the two DVDs for $25: Crank, The Descent (NR), Employee of the Month. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE COLLECTIBLE FILM CELL on-pack with the purchase of Saw III. Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

    --A second 2/$25 deal @ Best Buy. Buy The Guardian ($16.99) and one of the following three DVDs and get them both for $25: Armageddon ($14.99), Open Range ($14.99), The Rock ($19.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE FREE IRON MAN TRADING CARDS on-pack with the purchase of The Invincible Iron Man on DVD. Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy also has FREE AVATAR TATTOOS ON-PACK WITH THE PURCHASE OF Avatar: The Last Airbender – Book 2 Earth: Volume 1. Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy Odds & Ends: Best Buy has a number of titles on sale for $5.99 and $7.50 this week. Among the $7.50 titles is Goodfellas SE (2-disc)

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUS DVD with the purchase of Saw III on DVD. “Decathlon of Horror” DVD!

    --CC also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE LIMITED EDITION IRON MAN LASER CELL with its copies of The Invincible Iron Man. …with certificate of authenticity.

    --Advertising the premiere episodes of 24: Season 6 at $9.99, Circuit City advertisies that all seasons of 24 are “on sale now”. See in-store for details.

    --CC has a number of TV on DVD sets on sale (ALL season 1s) for $24.99: Family Guy, Scrubs, Charmed, CSI. And, for $29.99 (again, ALL season 1s): Desperate Housewives, Lost, Alias, Beverly Hills 90210.

    --Circuit City Odds & Ends: CC also has a special sale list of DVDs for $7.49 apiece this week. Included in that sale Enemy of the State: Unrated Extended Edition.

    --Target renews it’s trend of having an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of a new release with Saw III Deluxe Edition for $22.99 Includes director and writer interviews, behind-the-scene footage and featurette: “The Evolution of Amanda”. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE CD-ROM COMIC BOOK on-pack with its copies of The Invincible Iron Man on DVD. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has a number of TV Shows on DVD season sets for just $17.99 this week: 24: Season 1, Weeds: S1, Arrested Development: S3, M*A*S*H: S10, Simpsons: S2, Seinfeld: S4, Rescue Me: S2, The Office: S1.

    --Target Odds & Ends: Usual assortment of $7.50 and $10 DVDs..

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: January 23, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Universal

    $12.98 - Out of Africa, The Sting

    $14.98 – The Deer Hunter

     
  2. EricSchulz

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    I feel like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day"...every week I look at the Round-Up to plan what I am going to buy on Tuesday and EVERY week there is STILL nothing to buy! Over and over and over.... (Is a new Perry Mason set coming anytime soon? THAT will get me outta this rut!)
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    That is appropriate, Eric. Groundhog Day is right around the corner. It's one of those few days each year where I take out one of my favorite films to commemorate the day! [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like its just Saw III for me this week,thanks Mike.
     
  5. Don

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    What Happened to the Circuit City and Best Buy others DVDs that are on sale like ones 2 for ten etc. Don,
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Employee Of The Month $19.99
    Gridiron Gang $19.99
    Crank $19.99

    $7.49 each:
    The Godfather
    Crash
    Apollo 13: Anniversary Edition
    Reservoir Dogs: Special Edirion
    Enemy Of The State: Unrated Extended Edition
    Lean On Me
    The Ice Harvest
    Fame
    Chicago
    The Constant Gardner
    American History X
    Coyote Ugly
    Training Day
    Unbreakable: Vista Series
    Bullet (Tupac)
    The Devils Rejects: Unrated
    Remember The Titans: Director’s Cut
    Platoon: Special Edition
    X2: X-MEN United
    Gone In 60 Seconds: Director’s Cut
    Ultimate Avengers: the Movie
    Kicking & Screaming
    House Party
    Prime
    Bad Boys: Special Edition
    X-Men
    Hitch
    Unfaithful
    The Professional
    Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Collection

    DVD Sets:
    Family Guy: Volume I – Season 1 + 2 $24.99
    Scrubs: Season 1 $24.99
    Charmed: Season 1 $24.99
    CSI: Season 1 $24.99
    Desperate Housewives: Season 1 $29.99
    LOST: Season 1 $29.99
    ALIAS: Season 1 $29.99
    Beverly Hills 90210: Season 1 $29.99

    24: Season 6 (first 4 episodes) $9.99
    All Seasons of 24 On Sale Now. See In Store for details.


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $5.99 each:
    More Titles in store and online
    Uncle Buck
    The Sweetest Thing: Unrated
    Wayne’s World
    Adventures In Babysitting
    For Love Of The Game
    What Dreams May Come
    Fear
    Enemy At The Gates
    Scent Of A Woman
    Clue
    Sliding Doors
    Double Jeopardy
    The Score

    $7.50 each:
    Donnie Brasco: Special Edition
    Underworld
    Freedomland
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    Snatch
    Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth – Live At The Filmore
    Event Horizon: Special Collector’s Edition
    The Aviator
    A History Of Violence
    Syriana
    Blade: Trinity – Unrated
    GoodFellas: 2-disc Special Edition
    Heather Polk The Ice Harvest
    Domino
    Ocean’s Twelve
    Elizabethtown
    Longest Yard: Widescreen Collector’s Edition
    Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated
    Monster In Law
    Just Friends
    Prime
    The Island
    The Skelton Key
    Kicking & Screaming
    George Lopez: Why You Crying?
    Beavis & Butt-head Do America: Special Collector’s Edition
    Caddyshack
    Bad News Bears: Special Collector’s Edition (Billy Bob Thornton)
    Peter Pan (2003)

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    One Night With The King $17.99
    Thomas The Tank Engine: A Big Day For Thomas $9.99 Wooden train bonus pack

    $7.50 each:
    Remember The Titans
    Chicago
    Guess Who
    Action Double Feature: The Fugitive / U.S. Marshalls
    Romance Double Feature: The American President / Dave
    Comedy Double Feature: Grumpy Old Men / Grumpier Old Men

    $10.00 each:
    Rumor Has It
    Failure To Launch: The Story Of Viagra
    American Dreamz
    She's The Man
    A Prairie Home Companion
    The Greatest Game Of Marbles Ever Played

    DVD Sets:
    The Waltons: Season 4 $34.99

    24: Season 1 $17.99
    Weeds: Season 1 $17.99
    Arrested Development: Season 3 $17.99
    M*A*S*H*: Season 10 $17.99
    The Simpsons: Season 2 $17.99
    Seinfeld: Season 4 $17.99
    Rescue Me: Season 2 $17.99
    The Office (US): Season 1 $17.99

    Each title shown and selected others. It's possible that other seasons are on sale for the same listed price.
     
  7. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    What a disappointing week! I keep track of what's supposed to be coming up that I want, and something must have happened, cause this week was supposed to include new versions of The Burbs, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, The Money Pit and the Jerk, which appear not to have materialized. [​IMG]

    Oh well, just Sanjuro for me.
     
  8. TravisR

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    Slow week for me too. I'll be picking up Saw III.

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    Saw III at CC for the better price and bonus disc for me.
     
  10. Derek Miner

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    I hadn't see any of those on a release list. Maybe they are just price reductions? Or maybe two-packs (one Tom Hanks and one Steve Martin)?
     
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    I don't keep track of where I find the info, I just enter it into a list if I'm interested. However, just backtracking a little, I think I got this from The Digital Bits (usually reliable - it wasn't a rumor mill, it was an official announcement) from Nov. 2 of last year:



    I assume this was true, that Universal did make that announcement, yet something happened and it got cancelled or postponed.

    Edit: Checking Amazon, it appears to now be coming on Feb. 13. Of course whether they will actually be new & improved versions remains to be seen.
     
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    Goodfellas at Best Buy: The one-disc edition is 7.49, the two-disc set is 9.99
     
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    Another quiet week for me -- and I'm grateful! I bought so many DVDs in November and December, my credit card needs a good long holiday! It'll be back to work soon enough, I'm sure.
     
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    It does seem like we're in a long period with very little of interest. Only must-buy for me on standard DVD this week is the Kurosawa set from Criterion. I'll also pick up the 2 HD-DVD releases.
     
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    Personally, I could use the break. Both for money and my tremendous backlog
     
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    I picked up Cars last night because it was the last night of the "buy Taxcut state/federal and get a $20 DVD free" at Best Buy for $30 total. I figure I was going to buy the Taxcut software, why not get a DVD out of it. Other than some HD DVDs, I also haven't found much to buy at the time, but I am grateful for the "break", my credit cards could use the break as well.
     
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    Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    Another snoozer of a week, so my wallet continues to take a much needed rest...
     
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    I just got into an argument at Best Buy over GoodFellas. The picture in the ad is the 2-disc Special Edition. When I got to the store, it was only the one disc from 1999. They told me it was a misprint in the paper and there is nothing they can do about it. Surprisingly, no 2-discers were anywhere to be found..I'll bet they will next week. This is bull. I wish I could report this to someone.
     
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    Scott, you could try price matching it at another store or go back to BB on another day and see if you can get a raincheck on the two discer. [​IMG]
     

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