The Weekly RoundUp The Features – Cast (The Little Rascals) – Tinker Bell – 2008 – Bud Abbott & Lou Costello (The Naughty Nineties – 1945) – Cast (The Donna Reed Show – 1958) – Poultrygeist – 2006 – Roxy Saint & Robert Englund (Zombie Strippers – 2008) The Prices SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco10 Years of Rialto Pictures (CC)$134.99$129.99$109.99 - - The 4400: Complete Series$66.99$69.99$99.98 - - Abbott & Costello: Comp. Universal Coll.$83.99$99.99$109.99 - - Annie Leibowitz: Life Through a Lens$16.99$14.99$17.99 - - Baraka SE$21.99$24.99$19.99 - - Black Magic (ESPN)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Dead Space: Downfall$18.99$14.99$17.99 - - Documentary Awards Collection$74.99$89.99$99.95 - - The Donna Reed Show: Season 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: Comp. Series$206.99$149.99$169.99 - - Eight Miles High$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Flintstones: Complete Series$89.99$109.99$109.99 - - Girlfriends: Season 5$24.99$29.99$29.99 - - Good Times: Complete Series$47.99$59.99$59.95 - - Hank and Mike$22.99$19.99$21.99 - - Hell Ride$12.95$14.99$12.99 - - (Houdini’s Secret) Death Defying Acts$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)$15.99$15.99$14.99$16.99 - Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl$19.99$17.99$19.99$16.99 - The L-Word: Season 5$35.99$37.99$49.99$37.99 - The Little Rascals: Complete Collection$54.99$54.99$79.99 - - MST3K: 20th Anniversary Collection$48.99$49.99$69.99 - - Nat’l Lampoon’s Animal House (30th AE)$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Nat’l Lampoon’s Animal House LE Gift Set$23.99$26.99$29.99 - - NewsRadio: Complete Series$47.99$49.99$59.95 - - The Polar Express (Presented in 3-D)$15.99$14.99$17.99$14.99 - Poultrygeist: Night of Chicken Dead$26.99$19.99$21.99 - - Run For Your Life$21.99$14.99$19.99 - - Sanford & Son: Complete Series$53.95$49.99$59.95 - - Sister, Sister: Season 1$24.99$29.99$29.99 - - Tinker Bell$15.99$15.99$15.99$15.99$18.99War & Remembrance: Comp. Mini-Series$96.99$114.99$109.99 - - Zombie Strippers SE (R & NR)$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBaraka SE$23.95$21.99$29.99 - - Cannibal Tattoo$16.95$16.99$19.99 - - Dead Space: Downfall$19.95$22.99$29.99 - - Elf$19.95$19.99$19.99 - - Essential Holiday Collection$69.95$61.99$99.98 - - The Final Countdown$22.95$20.99 - - - Hell Ride$20.95$19.99$19.99 - - Jewel: Essential Live Songbook$25.95$32.99$34.99 - - Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)$26.95$27.99$29.99$29.99 - Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl$26.95$27.99$27.99 - - The Polar Express (Presented in 3-D)$23.95$25.99$34.99$24.99 - The Prince & Me 2: Royal Wedding$13.95$13.99$17.99 - - The Prince & Me 3: Royal Honeymoon$22.95$22.99$29.99 - - Tinker Bell$23.95$25.99$24.99$24.99$25.99Zombie Strippers SE (NR)$26.95$25.99$34.99 - - (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection. Individual titles included in box sets listed above: 10 Years of Rialto Pictures (CC): Army Of Shadows, Au Hasard Balthazar, Band Of Outsiders, Billy Liar, The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie, Mafioso, Murderous Maids, Rififi, The Third Man, Touchez Pas Au Grisbi. Abbott & Costello: Complete Universal Pictures Collection: One Night in the Tropics (1940), Buck Privates (1941), In the Navy (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), Keep 'Em Flying (1941), Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942), Pardon My Sarong (1942), Who Done It? (1942), It Ain't Hay (1943), Hit the Ice (1943), In Society (1944), Here Come the Co-Eds (1945), The Naughty Nineties (1945), Little Giant (1946), The Time of Their Lives (1946), Buck Privates Come Home (1947), The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Mexican Hayride (1948), Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949), Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), Comin' Round the Mountain (1951), Lost in Alaska (1952), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953), Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955). Bonus Features -The World of Abbott and Costello: This compilation includes classic routines from 18 of Bud and Lou's most popular films, Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld: The popular comic hosts a tribute to Bud and Lou in this insightful retrospective, Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters: A behind-the-scenes look at the duo's popular series of films as they meet up with Frankenstein, Dracula and The Wolf Man, 6 Feature Commentaries by Noted Film Historians. Documentary Awards Collection: Academy Award® Winners: Best Documentary Feature, From Mao to Mozart 1980, Marjoe 1972, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision – 1994, Murder on a Sunday Morning 2001, Academy Award® Nominees: Best Documentary Feature, Paul Taylor: Dancemaker 1998, Genghis Blues – 1999, Sound and Fury – 2000, The Weather Underground 2004, Sister Rose's Passion 2005, Operation Homecoming 2008. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (20th Anniversary Collection: First Spaceship on Venus, Laserblast, Werewolf, Future War. Essential Holiday Collection (Blu-ray): Elf, A Christmas Story, The Polar Express (Presented in 3-D), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The Little Rascals: Complete Collection: (from amazon.com) SYNOPSIS: "The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection" spans the years of 1929-1938. This collection contains all 80 of the original sound Hal Roach Our Gang films (later re-issued as The Little Rascals) in their entirety; fully Remastered, Restored and Uncut. This amazing 8-disc set contains a collectible booklet, loads of nostalgic bonus footage, photos and much more! This preeminent collection is a must-have for fans, both old and new. Members of the gang start out with WHEEZER, FARINA, Mary Ann Jackson, Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Harry Spear, & Pete (the Pup). DISC 1 (Introduction by Richard Bann): Small Talk (1929) (only 3-reeler running about 25 minutes) ***(2-reels running 15 to 21 minutes from here to 1936)*** Railroadin' (1929) (CHUBBY joins the gang) Boxing Gloves (1929) (with Jackie Cooper) Lazy Days (1929) Bouncing Babies (1929) Moan and Groan Inc (1929) (with Edgar Kennedy & Max Davidson) Shivering Shakespeare (1930) (with Jackie Cooper & Edgar Kennedy) The First Seven Years (1930) (with Jackie Cooper & Edgar Kennedy) When the Wind Blows (1930) (with Jackie Cooper & Edgar Kennedy) Bear Shooters (1930) (with Charlie Hall) DISC 2 (Introduction by Tom Hatten): A Tough Winter (1930) (with Stepin' Fetchit) Pups is Pups (1930) (with Charlie Hall. 1st appearance of Dorothy "ECHO" DeBorba) Teacher's Pet (1930) - Commentary by Richard Bann (w/Jackie Cooper & MISS CRABTREE. 1st STYMIE appearance) School's Out (1930) (with Jackie Cooper & MISS CRABTREE) Helping Grandma (1931) (with Jackie Cooper. 1st appearance of Shirley Jean Rickert) Love Business (1931) (with Jackie Cooper & MISS CRABTREE) Little Daddy (1931) (with MISS CRABTREE) Bargain Day (1931) (last with Jackie Cooper using a stand-in for the last scene) Fly My Kite (1931) - Commentary by Richard Bann Big Ears (1931) DISC 3 (Introduction by Dickie Moore): Shiver My Timbers (1931) (with MISS CRABTREE) Dog is Dogs (1931) Readin' and Writin' (1932) (with MISS CRABTREE. 1st with BREEZY) Free Eats (1932) (with Billy Gilbert. 1st film to feature SPANKY) Spanky (1932) (with Billy Gilbert) Choo Choo (1932) (1st appearance of Wally Albright) Pooch (1932) Hook and Ladder (1932) (w/ Dinah the Mule. 1st with Dickie Moore) Free Wheeling (1932) (with Dinah The Mule) Birthday Blues (1932) DISC 4 (Introduction by Jerry Tucker): A Lad an' a Lamp (1932) Fish Hooky (1933) (w/ grown up old Our Gangers Mickey, Mary, Joe & Farina) Forgotten Babies (1933) (with Billy Gilbert. 1st appearance of Tommy Bond as a gang member and not BUTCH) Kid from Borneo (1933) Mush and Milk (1933) Bedtime Worries (1933) Wild Poses (1933) - Commentary by Richard Ward (Laurel & Hardy Cameo) Hi, Neighbor (1934) (1st teaming Scotty Beckett with Spanky) For Pete's Sake (1934) The First Round-Up (1934) (with Billy Bletcher) DISC 5 (Introduction by Jerry Tucker): Honkey Donkey (1934) Mike Fright (1934) (with Charlie Hall) Washee Ironee (1934) (with 'Tiny' Sanford) Mama's Little Pirate (1934) (1st time Billie is BUCKWHEAT) Shrimps for a Day (1934) Anniversary Trouble (1935) (with Hattie McDaniel & Johnny Arthur) Beginner's Luck (1935) (with Charlie Hall & THE CABIN KIDS. ALFALFA's debut film) Teacher's Beau (1935) (with THE CABIN KIDS, Charlie Hall, Billy Bletcher) Sprucin' Up (1935) Little Papa (1935) (SPANKY & ALFALFA become more of a team) DISC 6 (Introduction by Richard Lewis Ward): Little Sinner (1935) (1st appearance by PORKY) The Lucky Corner (1936) Our Gang Follies of 1936 (1935) (DARLA HOOD's 1st appearance) Divot Diggers (1936) (with Billy Bletcher) Pinch Singer (1936) (with Charlie Hall) Second Childhood (1936) Arbor Day (1936) (with Hattie McDaniel) ***(1-reel, about 9 to 11 minutes from here on unless noted.)*** Bored of Education (1936) (with Rosina Lawrence as MISS LAWRENCE) Acadamy Award Winner! Two Too Young (1936) (with Rosina Lawrence as MISS LAWRENCE) Pay as You Exit (1936) (Joe Cobb returns outside of the gang) Spooky Hooky (1936) (with Rosina Lawrence as MISS JONES) Reunion in Rhythm (1937) (with Rosina Lawrence as MISS JONES and old Our Gangers Mickey, Mary, Joe, & Stymie) Glove Taps (1937) (1st to feature the "BUTCH" and "WALDO" characters) DISC 7 (Introduction by Annie Ross): Hearts are Thumps (1937) (with Rosina Lawrence as MISS JONES)(He-Man Woman haters Club) Three Smart Boys (1937) (with Rosina Lawrence as MISS JONES) Rushin' Ballet (1937) (2nd to feature "BUTCH") Roamin' Holiday (1937) Night 'n' Gales (1937) (with Johnny Arthur) Fishy Tales (1937) (3rd to feature "BUTCH") Framing Youth (1937) (4th to feature "BUTCH") The Pigskin Palooka (1937) Mail and Female (1937) (featuring the He-Man Woman Haters Club) Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937) (2-reel special, 18 minutes) Canned Fishing (1938) Bear Facts (1938) Three Men in a Tub (1938) Came the Brawn (1938) (Last appearance of "SPANKY" & "BUTCH") Feed 'em and Weep (1938) (w/ Johnny Arthur. Philip Hurlic replaces "Buckwheat" only in this film) The Awful Tooth (1938) Hide and Shriek (1938) (Note: Spanky & Butch would return to the series after Hal Roach sold it to MGM.) DISC 8 (Introduction by Jean Darling): Three Silents: Dog Heaven (1927) - Commentary by Richard Ward Spook Spoofing (1928) - Commentary by Richard Ward Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (1928) The Story of Hal Roach and Our Gang Rascals and Racial Issues Catching Up With The Rascals - this feature contains the following: Catching Up with the Rascals: Dickie Moore Catching Up with the Rascals: Jean Darling Catching Up with the Rascals: Jerry Tucker Catching Up with the Rascals: Annie Ross Memories of Spanky (with Rick Sapphire) 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 Careful! Zombie Strippers is being released, this week, in both rated & unrated versions! Get the one that's right for you! --The holidays must be coming! We’re seeing more and more “complete series sets” of TV shows each week! --Amazon deals: Another EXCLUSIVE, this week, for amazon.com. With the Abbott & Costello Universal Pictures Collection, amazon has a 44-page book “detailing the legacy of Bud & Lou plus an overview of their films at Universal including rare photos, trivia and exclusive introductions from their families.” --Best Buy is advertising that copies of High School Musical 2: 2-disc Deluxe Dance Edition will carry FREE E-MOVIE MONEY to see High School Musical 3. In theaters 10-24-08. Valid through 10-24-2008 thru 11-21-08. Value = one admission for $7.50 or less. Valid only at participating theaters. Minimum 4 per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer. --Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE TINKER BELL PIXIE PAIRS CARD GAME on their copies of Tinker Bell this week (SD-DVD or Blu-ray). Value = $3.99. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer. --Best Buy also has a 2/$30 deal with the purchase of Tinker Bell this week. Buy TB and ANY ONE of the following $19.99 titles and get BOTH for $30: The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, Mulan, Mulan II, Pocahontas, Pocahontas II. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks. Offer excludes Blu-ray. --With the purchase @ Best Buy, this week, of Kitt Kittredge (SD-DVD or Blu-ray), get any of the following An American Girl SD-DVD titles for $4.99: Felicity, Molly, Samantha. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks. --BB has a couple of EXCLUSIVE TITLES in their flyer this week: Goosebumps: Horrorland Collection ($19.99) and New Line Crime Collection: Running Scared, A History of Violence, Knockaround Guys ($14.99). --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE Elton John title: The Red Piano ($24.99 on SD, $29.99 on Blu-ray, and $39.99 for the 3 LP(!) set). This 2-DVD, 2-CD set features the live concert from Las Vegas, a documentary, over 3 hours of video and all the music from the show. --And, one last EXCLUSIVE TITLE for BB this week is Queen + Paul Rogers “The Cosmos Rocks” ($12.99 CD/DVD, $79.99 on CD/DVD and 5 vinyl albums(!) Ultimate Fan Pack). --Lots of TV Shows on DVD on sale @ BB this week. --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $6.99 (horror). --Circuit City is advertising a FREE EXCLUSIVE INTERACTIVE GIFT CARD with their copies of Tinker Bell on SD-DVD or Blu-ray. --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of titles for $4.99. --Target, this week, is advertising another of EXCLUSIVE GIFT SETS on SD-DVD of Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl ($32.99). Includes DVD, mini Kitt Kittredge American Girl doll and mini book. Quantity limited. No rainchecks. --And Target’s got AN EXCLUSIVE GIFT SET of Tinker Bell (SD-DVD) ($22.99). Includes DVD, jewelry box package and bracelet. --Save $5 @ Target with the purchase of ANY TWO of the following $19.99 titles: The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, Mulan, Pocahontas (and select other titles). --Target Odds and Ends: A list of recent-release DVDs for $6.50 & $10.00.