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Weekly RoundUp 11-8-2005

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Johnny Depp & the Cast (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - 2005)

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    – Marcello Mastroianni & Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita – 1960)

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    – Spencer Tracy & Mickey Rooney (Boys Town - 1938)

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    – Reginald Owen (A Christmas Carol - 1938)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco50 Cent: Refuse to Die$13.98$14.99$12.99$14.99-Apres Vous$20.99-$24.99--Beavis & Butt-head: Mike Judge Coll. V1$25.34$24.99$24.99$24.99-Big Fish SE (+ book)$13.96$14.99$15.99--Bill, Jeff, Larry & Ron (4-disc)$27.99$21.99$34.99--Blizzard$17.95$14.99$15.99--Blue Collar TV: Season 1$17.49$16.99$17.99$29.99-Boys Town$13.98$14.99$15.99--Burn! (aka Queimada!)$11.20$12.99$14.94--**Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (1-disc)$15.98$16.99$14.99$14.99-Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2-disc)$19.98$22.99$22.99-$21.99Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers: Vol. 1$24.49$24.99$29.99--A Christmas Carol (1938)$13.98$14.99$15.99--Christmas in Connecticut$13.98$14.99$15.99--The Christmas Wife$13.46$12.99$12.99--Christmas with the Kranks$20.27$16.99$19.99$17.99-Cronicas$18.74-$19.99--**The Devil’s Rejects (NR/WS & R/FS)$17.98$16.99$13.99$14.99-A Different World: Season 1$27.99$22.99$34.99$24.99-A Dry White Season$11.20$12.99$14.94--DuckTales: Volume 1$24.49$24.99$29.99--**Edward Scissorhands (Anniv. Ed./Tin Pkg.)$14.98$12.99$12.99--Five Mile Creek: Season 1$35.99$34.99$34.99--The Fugitive Kind$11.20$12.99$14.94--**Jay & Silent Bob: Degrassi/Next Gen. (R)$13.99$14.99$15.99--**Jay & Silent Bob: Degrassi/Next Gen. (NR)$17.49$19.99$19.99--Jeopardy: An Inside Look at…$13.96$9.99$15.99--Jumanji: Deluxe Edition$13.96$12.99$15.99--La Dolce Vita$55.99$69.99$59.99--Lady Sings the Blues$10.49$11.99$12.99--Live 8$37.79$29.99$27.99$24.98-Margaret Cho: Assassin$14.98$12.99$15.99--The Missouri Breaks$11.20$12.99$14.94--Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 8$41.96$44.99$49.99--Our Town (1977) (1989)$53.95$69.99$49.99--Partridge Family: Season 2$20.96$16.99$24.99$24.99-Pickpocket (CC)$29.96$28.99$34.99--Popstar$14.98-$15.99--Remington Steele: Season 2$27.99$27.99$34.99$29.99-Robotech: Protoculture Coll. (21-disc)$97.48$83.99$129.98--Rock-A-Doodle$11.20$12.99$14.94--Slipstream (2005)$24.28$22.99$19.99--Space Above & Beyond: Complete Series$34.99$37.79$39.99--Tales from Avonlea: Season 1$26.24$29.99$29.99--Ugetsu (CC)$27.97$28.99$34.99--Warner Bros. Holiday Collection$20.99$24.99$24.99--White Shadow: Season 1$27.99$27.99$34.99$29.99-Who: Tommy & Quadraphenia Live (3-disc)$24.49$24.99$22.99--WWE No Mercy 2005$17.47$19.99$19.99--Yes (2004)$17.47$22.99$24.97--

    Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

    Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 8: Monster a-Go Go, Hobgoblins, The Phantom Planet, The Dead Talk Back.
    Warner Bros. Holiday Collection: Boys Town, A Christmas Carol (1938), Christmas in Connecticut.

    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! Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (1-disc) AND The Devil’s Rejects (NR/WS & R/FS) AND Edward Scissorhands (Anniv. Ed./Tin Pkg.) AND Jay & Silent Bob Do Degrassi/Next Generation are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Just to be clear, The Devil’s Rejects is being released in an OAR/Unrated version and an MAR/rated version.

    --Guess with what movie Best Buy is offering a FREE Wonka Bar? Ugetsu? White Shadow: Season 1? Nope. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory? Yup! Either the Standard or Deluxe versions. In store only. While supplies last.

    --Still in the spirit to take a trip on the Wonkavator? If you are a RewardZone member at BB, you can buy Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory for just $5.99! Price for non-RZers is $12.99. RewardZone members only. Offer valid 11/8/05 – 11/12/05.

    --Maybe you’d rather hang out with Rob Zombie. [​IMG] If so, Best Buy has a deal for you! 2/$20 if you buy both The Devil’s Rejects ($16.99) and House of 1000 Corpses ($9.99). $17 + $10 = $27 $27 - $20 = $7 savings! No rainchecks. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --AND, Best Buy is also offering an EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK on-pack with its copies of The Devil’s Rejects. Get the scoop on Captain Spaulding, Otis and Baby in this three story exclusive comic book. Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has another EXCLUSIVE BOOK on its copies of Beavis & Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1. ”Huh Huh Hollywood” Minimum 30 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy’s Sunday flyer also says that its copies of Jumanji SE includes movie cash to see Zathura in theaters. Up to $7.50 value. Best Buy is the only store to put Jumanji SE in its ad this week. I would suspect that all copies of Jumanji SE will include the movie cash.

    --Best Buy is also offering 10% off Fox TV DVDs. 10% off any regularly-priced DVD in our Fox TV DVD section in store or online. Markdowns taken from regular prices. Excludes prior purchases and special order, clearance, demo and open-box items. Selection varies by store. Rainchecks on insert items only. CLICK HERE for more information on the sale. The website says the sale will continue through November 19th.

    --In an attempt to out-do BB, Circuit City is offering with its copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory FREE Wonka Bars OR Donutz Candy! In store only. While supplies last. Minimum 96 per store.

    --Circuit City is offering a FREE sneak peek DVD “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” with the purchase pf any CD, DVD, or game with 20 minutes of content from Get Rich or Die Tryin’ starring 50 Cent in theaters November 9. DVD includes a first look at the film, “Hustla’s Ambition” music video, behind-the-scenes footage, a sneak peek of the 50 Cent video game “Bulletproof” and much more. PLUS, get a $3 DVD cash towards purchase of select Paramount movies. While supplies last. Minimum 50 per store.

    --Target is offering their typical FREE $5 GiftCards with their copies of Beavis & Butt-head: Mike Judge Collection Volume 1 OR A Different World: Season 1. GiftCard automatically given at register; no rainchecks.

    --Target is also advertising a series of seven EXCLUSIVE three-disc DVD sets in conjunction with The Food Network. Each set (which features TFN personalities such as Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Giada de Laurentiis, and Paula Deen) costs $19.99

    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: November 8, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $Low price (possibly $17.99)
    Star Wars Episode III: RotS

    $19.99 each:
    Batman Begins
    Herbie Fully Loaded

    $17.99:
    House of Wax

    $9.99 each:
    Hotel Rwanda
    Scarface
    Hidalgo
    Lemony Snickets...
    Old School
    Mr. 3000
    E.T.
    Braveheart
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Gift Set AC
    Apollo 13
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
    Blow
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    The High & the Mighty
    American History X
    Snatch
    Remember the Titans
    Saving Private Ryan
    Troy 2-disc
    Jackie Brown
    Looney Tunes PC 2-disc
    Good Will Hunting
    Friday Night Lights
    Raising Helen
    Top Gun
    Around the World in 80 Days
    The Green Mile
    Philadelphia
    The Usual Suspects
    The Others

    $7.49 each:
    Spider-Man 2-disc
    Underworld
    Unstoppable
    Single White Female
    8mm
    The Day After
    Boyz in the Hood
    Labyrinth
    Legends of the Fall
    Identity
    Donnie Brasco
    Get Shorty
    The 6th Man
    Dark Crystal
    Men in Black 2
    Gattaca

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $19.99:
    Star Wars: Episode III RotS

    $5.99RZ/$12.99Non-RZ:
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    2 for $15:
    You've Got Mail
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Tin Cup
    The Little Rascals
    House Party
    Serendipity
    High Fidelity
    The Wedding Singer
    The Waterboy
    Zoolander
    Deuce Bigalow
    The Great Outdoors
    Swinger
    Van Wilder
    Chicken Run
    Grumpy Old Men
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    The Secret of Nimh
    Hook
    Mean Girls
    Labyrinth
    Neverending Story

    10% off all Fox TV shows at normal prices. (Excludes sales items, etc)

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10.99 each (comes with free watch):
    Ray
    E.T.
    Apollo 13
    The Bourne Supremacy

    $7.50:
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
     
  3. Scott_J

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    Thanks, Mike & Patrick.

    The only definite for me this week is C&CF 2-disc set, which I picked up at Amazon for $15 shipped - less than what the B&Ms want for the single disc. [​IMG] I think I can pass on the "free" Wonka bar offers at that price.

    I was on the fence about Live 8, but at Target's price I'm probably going to pull the trigger on it. And I'm also thinking about that Jeopardy! disc @ ~$10.
     
  4. Brenda M

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    Nothing this week, gotta save for Christmas and the heating bills a comin'.

    Thanks Mike and Patrick.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    Scott: How'd ya do that? It's $20 now. Did they have it low and then raise it later? Kinda like Batman Begins 2-disc?
     
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    Yeah, they had it for $16, and I had a $1 credit from that Amazon promotion Burker King had a while ago, bringing it down to $15 for me, and I ordered it with the Office Space SE from last week to get free shipping.
     
  7. Michael Sliger

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    Adding to Mike's excellent database:

    Doctor Who: City of Death: Amazon $24.49 | Best Buy $24.99 | Circuit City $24.99

    Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos: Amazon $17.49 | Best Buy $22.99 | Circuit City $19.99

    Thanks as always guys!
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    Why is The Sweet Life so bloody expensive? [​IMG]

    The original version - with 5.1 sound and 16:9 enhanced - is only $22 at DDD. What does this new super duper pooper scooper version bring to the table?
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth. $70 for La Dolce Vita?? I think not...
     
  10. Bill Thomann

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    I'll be getting Jumanji at CC with a BB pm. I've got Charlie & The Chocolate Factory 2 disc ordered from Amazon with Polar Express (which means a 2 week wait) plus SSS but I've just checked my account & they now say that I live in an area recently affected by Hurricane Katrina & my order could be delayed by up to 10 days OR MORE. I got Looney Gold 3 & Oz 3 disc in 4 days in late October plus Katrina didn't hit anywhere near us in SW Florida but all 3 of my open orders have the same warning. I may get my 2 discers locally which also include War Of The Worlds & Cinderella Man or risk having to wait to receive them until mid December (or for some of them, next year).
     
  11. Dillon*G

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    Getting:
    -Big Fish:SE
    -Blue Collar TV: Volume 1
    -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2-Disc
    -Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers:Volume 1
    -Christmas with the Kranks
    -The Devil's Rejects:UR
    -Edward Scissorhands Tin
    -Jumanji: DE

    Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
     
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    Just Ducktales for me.

    And here are the Frys ads for 11/4 - 11/8


    Chris S.
     
  13. Mike<> C

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    Thinking about:

    -Christmas with the Kranks
    -The Devil's Rejects:UR
    -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2-Disc
    -House of 1000 Corpses
    -Will Wonka
     
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    Here are the items in this week's BEST BUY ad:

    DVD:

    10% off any regularly priced Fox TV DVD

    50 Cent: The Massacre SE (PSP UMD) - $19.99
    A Different World Season 1 - $22.99
    Beavis & Butthead Vol. 1 w/ on-pack book - $24.99
    Bill Jeff Larry & Ron Box Set - $21.99
    Blue Collar TV Season 1 - $16.99
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory DE (2 Disc) w/ Wonka Bar - $22.99
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory w/ Wonka Bar - $16.99*
    Christmas With The Kranks - $16.99*
    Cosby Show Season 1 - $29.99
    Devil's Rejects w/ exclusive on-pack comic - $16.99
    Devil's Rejects w/ exclusive on-pack comic & House Of 1000 Corpses - $20
    Edward Scissorhands - $12.99
    House Of 1000 Corpses - $9.99
    Jeopardy - $9.99
    Jumanji w/ Movie Cash for Zathura ($7.50 value) - $12.99
    Live 8 - $29.99
    Partridge Family Season 2 - $16.99
    Remington Steele Season 2 - $27.99
    Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith - $19.99
    The Who: Tommy & Quadrophenia (LIVE) - $24.99
    Usher (BB-exclusive 3 Disc Set) - $24.99
    White Shadow Season 1 - $27.99
    Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory ($5.99 RZ price) - $12.99
    Zatchbell! - $14.99

    * taken from website; no price shown in flyer

    The following are 2 for $15:
    Chicken Run
    Deuce Bigalow
    Great Outdoors, The
    Grumpy Old Men
    High Fidelity
    Hook
    House Party
    Labyrinth
    Little Rascals
    Mean Girls
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Neverending Story
    Secret Of Nimh
    Serendipity
    Swingers
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Tin Cup
    Van Wilder
    Waterboy
    Wedding Singer
    You've Got Mail
    Zoolander

    Gamecube:
    Gun - $49.99

    Nintendo DS:
    Pro Gamer's Kit w/ $10 GC - $29.99
    Special Edition DS w/ Nintendogs Best Friends game - $149.99

    PC:
    Age Of Empires III - $44.99
    Call Of Duty 2 - $49.99
    Gun w/ free music CD - $34.99
    Sid Meier's Civilization IV - $44.99
    Star Wars Battlefront II - $49.99
    The Matrix: Path Of Neo w/ E Music Card - $49.99
    The Movies Premiere Edition w/ any DVD of your choice priced $9.99 or less for free - $59.99
    The Movies Strategy Guide - $19.99
    The Movies w/ any DVD of your choice priced $9.99 or less for free - $49.99

    PlayStation 2:
    Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - $49.99
    Blitz: The League - $39.99
    Castlevania: Curse Of Darkness - $49.99
    Guitar Hero Bundle - $69.99
    Gun (purchase Logitech Cordless Controller for $25 w/ game) - $49.99
    Logitech Cordless Controller - $39.99
    NBA 2K6 - $29.99
    Ratchet: Deadlocked - $39.99
    Star Wars Battlefront II - $49.99
    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction - $29.99
    The Matrix: Path Of Neo w/ $10 GC & E Music Card - $49.99
    The Warriors - $39.99

    PSP:
    Battery Charger - $34.99
    Frogger Helmet Chaos - $29.99
    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - $49.99
    Gretzky NHL 2006 - $39.99
    Protek 2 Case - $24.99
    SOCOM: FireTeam Bravo - $39.99
    Sound System - $89.99
    System - $249.99

    Xbox:
    Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - $49.99
    Blitz: The League - $39.99
    Castlevania: Curse Of Darkness - $49.99
    Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'd - $39.99
    Gun (purchase Logitech Cordless Controller for $25 w/ game) - $49.99
    NBA 2K6 - $29.99
    Star Wars Battlefront II - $49.99
    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction - $29.99
    The Matrix: Path Of Neo w/ $10 GC & E Music Card - $49.99
    The Warriors - $39.99
     
  15. Cory H.

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    Just an FYI...

    The "Boyz N The Hood" pictured in the CC ad is the 2 Disc SE, gold foil. A real steal at $7.49

    So, "Boyz" and "The Devil's Rejects" UR for me, price matching both at BB.
     
  16. PatWahlquist

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    Nothing for me this week. A nice break after the past few weeks and those to come. Thanks, for the work, Mike and Patrick!

    On a side note, and I'll apologize in advance if this has been covered before, but why is Fry's so specific in where certain titles are on sale? Do they have that much market info to tell them that people in Houston and Illinois will pay $9.99 for House of Flying Daggers but no one else will?
     
  17. TommyJD

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    Looks like
    The Devil's Rejects UR
    Charlie And The Chocalate Factory WS (can't leave my daughter out)
    The Who:Tommy & Quadrophenia Live
    Alice Cooper - Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper: Live 1973 Billion Dollar Babies Tour($10.76 at Overstock or $10.49 at Amazon).My first ever concert was this show at the Nassau Col.

    Thanks again for a great weekly update.
     
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    Doctor Who: City of Death and thats it for me.
     
  19. Nathan A

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    My CompUSA ad lists:

    $5.00
    Panic Room
    sex, lies, and videotape
    Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)
    XXX (standard release)
    + 26 other titles not listed

    $9.99
    Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition pictured)
    50 First Dates
    The Patriot (non-SB)
    White Chicks
    + 8 other titles not listed
     
  20. Dennis Nicholls

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