The Weekly RoundUp The Features Off to see the wizard! – Judy Garland and Singer’s Midgets (The Wizard of Oz – 1939) Male Passenger: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death... Jack: You want to walk a little faster through that valley there? –Titanic (1997) I want that girl in a Cole Porter song. I wanna see Lena Horne at the Cotton Club -- hear Billie Holiday sing fine and mellow -- walk in that kind of rain that never washes perfume away. I wanna be in love with something. Anything. Just the idea. A dog, a cat. Anything. Just something. – Jack Lemmon as Harry Stoner (Save the Tiger – 1973) – George Harrison & Bob Dylan (Concert for Bangladesh – 1971) –The Battle of Britain (1969) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 2$27.99$24.99$34.99$29.99-5x2-$24.99$24.99--Alias: Season 4$38.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$39.99American Gothic: Complete Series$34.99$39.99$39.99--Battle of Britain SE 2-disc$18.72$22.99$24.97--Bev. Hillbillies/Petticoat Junct: Christmas$10.49$12.99$12.99--Bewitched SE (2005)$18.98$16.99$19.99$16.99$18.99**Bewitched: Season 2 (B&W/Color)$27.96$27.99$27.99$29.99-Bird With the Crystal Plumage SE$20.97$24.99$24.99--A Bridge Too Far SE$18.72$22.99$24.97--Broadway’s Lost Treasures: Vol. 3$17.49$19.99$19.99--Capt. John Smith & Pocahontas$11.20$12.99$14.94--Concert for Bangladesh$20.99$19.99$24.99--Concert for Bangladesh LE$34.98$44.99$39.99--Darling Lili$11.24$12.99$12.99--Degrassi Junior High: Complete Series$69.96$69.99$99.99--Detective Story (1951)$11.24$12.99$12.99--Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist$17.49$19.99$19.99--Doris Day: Season 2$27.99$34.99$34.99$29.99-Dragons: Metal Ages$14.98$14.99$17.99--Effects$13.97$14.99$15.99--Escape Artist$13.49$12.99$12.99--Gallagher: Best of…: Vol. 1$9.98$8.99$9.99--Gallagher: Best of…: Vol. 2$9.98$8.99$9.99--Gallagher: Smashing Watermelon Collection$22.48$19.99$19.99$39.99-Geo. Romero’s Zombi: Dawn/Dead$17.98$15.99$15.99--Gus Van Sant’s Last Days$17.98$24.99$19.99--Hart to Hart: Season 1$34.96$44.99$39.99$39.99-Herbie: Fully Loaded$16.98$16.99$19.99$16.99$18.99**House of Wax (2005)$20.29$16.99$14.99$16.99-In Living Color: Season 4$27.98$27.99$27.99$32.99-Jerry Lewis: Legendary Jerry Coll.$49.49$49.99$49.99--Ken Burn’s American Lives$104.99$139.99$139.99--Kids in the Hall: Season 3$41.97$39.99$49.99--Kill! (CC)$20.97$24.99$19.99--Le Samourai (CC)$26.95-$19.99--Left Behind: World at War$17.47$22.99$24.97--Leonard Bernstein Concert Box Set (9-disc)$69.99$99.99$99.99--Little House/Prairie: Season 9$34.98$34.99$39.99--Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3$45.44$42.99$44.99$49.99-Looney Tunes Movie Collection$18.89$24.99$19.99--L Word: Season 2$40.98$44.99$69.99$44.99-MadTV: Best of Seasons 8-10$11.23$9.99$12.99--Melinda & Melinda$19.59$19.99$19.99--Munsters: Season 2$34.99$34.99$39.99$39.99-My Friend Irma/Irma Goes West$13.49$12.99$12.99--Noel$18.73$14.99$19.99--Point Pleasant: Complete Series$27.99$27.99$34.99--Rebel Samurai: 60s Swordplay Classics (CC)$69.97$99.99$99.99--RIZE$20.98$16.99$19.99--Samurai Rebellion (CC)$20.97$24.99$19.99--Samurai Spy (CC)$20.97$24.99$19.99--Save the Tiger$10.49$12.99$12.99--Sex and the Teenage Mind$22.46$22.99$24.97--Single White Female 2: The Psycho$22.46$22.99$24.97--Spider Forest$13.99$19.99$19.99--The Strange Love of Martha Ivers$13.49$12.99$12.99--Street Fighter Alpha: Generations$17.49$14.99$19.99--Sword of the Beast (CC)$26.95$24.99$19.99--Tales from the Crypt: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99$29.99-Tripping the Rift: Season 1$20.99$12.99$19.99--Titanic: Special CE$19.49$19.99$17.99$19.99$18.99Tom & Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 2$18.89$24.99$19.99$19.99-Upstairs, Downstairs: Comp. Series (24-disc)$187.46$219.99$249.95--Wages of Fear (CC)$35.95$34.99$34.99--Wizard of Oz: SE (2-disc)$18.89$16.99$16.99$16.99-Wizard of Oz: CE (3-disc)$34.94$33.99$34.99$39.99-WWII 60th Anniversary Set #1$29.96$34.99$29.99-- WWII 60th Anniversary Set #2$29.96$34.99$29.99--WWE Unforgiven 2005$17.47$19.99$19.99-- Individual Titles included in Collections listed above: Jerry Lewis: Legendary Jerry Collection: The Stooge, The Delicate Delinquent, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, The Errand Boy, The Ladies’ Man, The Nutty Professor, The Disorderly orderly, The Patsy, The Family Jewels. Ken Burn’s American Lives: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, Frank Lloyd Wright, Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain Part 1, Mark Twain part 2, Horatios’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip, Unforgiveable Blackness: The rise & Fall of Jack Johnson. Looney Tunes Movie Collection: The Bugs Bunny/RoadRunner Movie, Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales. Rebel Samurai—Sixties Swordplay Classics (CC): Samurai Rebellion, Sword of the Beast, Samurai Spy, Kill!. World War II 60th Anniversary Set #1: Das Boot, Anzio, The Caine Mutiny, Dead Men’s Secret. World War II 60th Anniversary Set #2: The Guns of Navarone, From Here To Eternity, Bridge on the River Kwai, Weapons at War. 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! House of Wax (2005) is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! --Best Buy is rolling out some incredible prices for members of its RewardZone Program! The Sunday flyer clearly shows that both the 2-disc Wizard of Oz AND RIZE are both going to be offered for just $12.99 for RewardZoners ($16.99 otherwise). That is going to be a very tough price to beat! Now, as is often the case, in the flyer…those two titles have been strategically placed next to three other titles which are also carrying the price this week of $16.99—Herbie: Fully Loaded, Bewitched (2005) and House of Wax (2005). While the yellow price tags which denote the special Reward Zone price do NOT come in direct contact with the cover photos for those other three titles, I would NOT be surprised at all to learn that those titles also qualify for the RZ discount. Time will tell! --A number of EXCLUSIVES from Best Buy this week: The first features 3rd Rock from the Sun. The BB copies have exclusive bonus content including 13 minutes of extended bloopers and Sally’s best outtakes. --Best Buy is also promoting on its copies of Tripping the Rift: Season 1: Exclusive content including an unrated, never-before-aired version of the premiere episode os Season 2. --And, finally, Best Buy is advertising on Street Figher Alpha: Generations: Exclusive music and interview. --Jennifer Garner fans can save $10, instantly, when you buy Alias: Season 4 ($39.99) along with EITHER Alias: Seasons 2 OR 3 ($42.99 each).Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks. --Lindsay Lohan and Dean Jones fans (and you know you’re out there. Don’t be ashamed to admit it! ) can save $5, instantly, with the purchase of Herbie: Fully Loaded ($16.99) and the Love Bug ($14.99). Also, must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks. --Not to be outdone (except maybe on that RZ price for the 2-disc Wizard of Oz!)…Circuit City is rolling out a bunch of deals this week. --To start, Circuit City is including a bonus disc with its copies of Bewitched (2005) which contains three episodes from the Bewitched TV show. --Circuit City also has a deal on Alias season sets. Save $10 with the purchae of Alias: Season 4 ($39.99) and EITHER Alias: Seasons 2 OR 3 OR Lost: Season 1. In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt. --Circuit City also has a FREE CD/DVD Wallet to give away with its copies of Herbie: Fully Loaded. In store only. While supplies last. Minimum 24 per store. Styles vary by store. --Target has a couple of its GiftCard offers this week. A FREE $10 giftcard with the purchase of BOTH Bewitched (2005 AND Bewitched: Season 2. Also, a $5 GiftCard with the purchase of L Word: Season 2. GiftCard automatically given at register. No rainchecks. --I’d like to make special note this week of the assistance of EricSchulz. Eric has been flying under the radar…feeding me Target prices for quite awhile now. His assistance has gone unmentioned until now…but NOT unappreciated by me. Thanks, Eric! 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: October 25, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.