The Weekly RoundUp The Features – Stellan Skaarsgard, Colin Firth & Pierce Brosnan(Mamma Mia! – 2008) – George Clooney, Frances McDormand & Brad Pitt (Burn After Reading – 2008) – Orson Welles (The Third Man – 1949) – Jason Statham & Natalie Martinez (Death Race – 2008) – Bea Benadaret & Edgar Buchanan (Petticoat Junction) – Brendan Fraser & Jet Li (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) – 2008 The Prices SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 6$22.99$22.99$19.99 - - Burn After Reading$17.99$19.99$19.99 - - Cheetah Girls: One World Extended Ed.$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Death Race$26.99$19.99$19.99 - - Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Amaz. Excl.)$9.99 - - - - Generation Kill$34.99$34.99$49.99 - - Hamlet 2$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The House Bunny (12-19-2008)$16.99$16.99$19.99 - - Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Little Mermaid Trilogy$34.99$44.99$34.99 - - **Mamma Mia!$16.99$15.99$15.99 - - Mamma Mia SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99 - $23.99The Mummy: Animated Series: Vol. 1$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - The Mummy: Animated Series: Vol. 2$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - The Mummy: Animated Series: Vol. 3$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - **The Mummy: Tomb/Dragon Emperor (1-disc)$15.99$15.99$14.99 - $18.99The Mummy: Tomb/Dragon Emperor (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99 - - The Mummy Trilogy$38.99$39.99$39.99 - $37.99Petticoat Junction: Season 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Traitor (12-19-2008)$15.99$15.99$15.99 - - Transformers Energon: Ultimate Collection$41.99$44.99$59.98 - - Wild Country$16.99$14.99$14.99 - - Will Shakespeare$26.99$24.99$21.99 - - The Women$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco2008 World Series/Philadelphia Phillies$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Bottle Rocket (CC)$26.99$34.99$34.99 - - Burn After Reading$26.99$26.99$34.99 - - Cheetah Girls: One World$23.49$26.99$34.00 - - Chungking Express (CC)$26.99$27.99$34.99 - - Coach Carter$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Death Proof$18.95$19.99$19.99 - - Death Race$29.99$26.99$34.99 - - Heartbreak Kid$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Hot Rod$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The House Bunny (12-19-2008)$25.99$29.99$29.99 - - In Name of the King: Dungeon Seige Tale$19.99$22.99$19.99 - - Into the Wild$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Mamma Mia!$26.99$26.99$27.99 - - The Man Who Fell to Earth (CC)$26.99$26.99$34.99 - - The Mummy: Tomb of Dragon Emperor$25.99$25.99$26.99 - - The Mummy Trilogy$49.99$49.99$59.99 - - Old School$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Planet Terror$22.95$22.99$24.99 - - The Third Man (CC)$26.99$26.99$34.99 - - Tommy Boy$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Traitor (12-19-2008)$21.99$24.99$27.99 - - The Women$26.99$27.99$29.99 - - (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection. 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! Mamma Mia! (1-disc) AND The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (1-disc) is being released, this week, in BOTH OAR & MAR versions! Get the right one! ALSO…two of this week’s new releases—The House Bunny & Traitor—are both scheduled for December 19th (Friday) releases (as opposed to a standard Tuesday release). --Save $5 @ Best Buy on any soundtrack to the motion picture mamma Mia! When you purchase ANY version of Mamma Mia! The movie on DVD or Blu-ray. Must be purchased on same receipt. --Best Buy will also have an EXCLUSIVE THE MUMMY LITHOGRAPH when you buy ANY VERSION of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks. --And, BB will also have a 2/$30 deal…or a 4/$50 DEAL on the following four SD-DVD movies: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (1-disc), Hellboy II, The Incredible Hulk, Wanted. Items must be purchased on same receipt. --BB will also have a 2/$50 deal when you buy any TWO of the four movies from that same list on Blu-ray. --Purchase BOTH Cheetah Girls: One World Extended Edition AND The Little Mermaid II @ BB this week and get a FREE $10 BB GiftCard. ] Items must be purchased on same receipt. --Also @ BB this week, there is a LONG list of $9.99 movies from which if you buy FIVE, you’ll get a FREE $20 BB GIFTCARD. Items must be purchased on same receipt. --Best Buy will have a 2/$40 deal on the Blu-ray versions of Death Proof & Planet Terror. Must be purchased on same receipt. --Buy ANY TWO of the following four Blu-ray collections and get a FREE $25 BB GIFTCARD…OR buy ANY THREE and get a $50 BB GIFTCARD: James Bond: Volume I, James Bond: Volume II, Jumper/Transporter/Transporter 2, Eragon, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium/A Night at the Museum. More gift sets available in-store. Must be purchased on same receipt. --You can get the same deal on BB GiftCards—Buy ANY TWO of the following sets for a $25 GC…or ANY THREE for a $50 GC: Die Hard Ultimate Collection ($39.99), Nel Brooks Collection ($39.99), Rocky: Complete Saga ($39.99), Rodgers 7 Hammerstein Collection ($49.99), Pink Panther Film Collection ($39.99). --Best Buy Odds and Ends: None. --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE COLLECTIBLE INTERACTIVE CD with the purchase of the 2-disc SE of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor on SD-DVD. While supplies last. --@ Circuit City, the remastered Godfather Collection on SD-DVD is listed @ $29.99! --The following Blu-ray discs are $17.99 @ CC this week: 300, Aeon Flux, American Psycho, Batman Begins, Crank, The Departed, Fifth Element, Flags of Our Fathers, Hairspray, I Am Legend, Ocean’s Thirteen, Predator, Reservoir Dogs, Saw II, TMNT, Troy. --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $4.99, $6.99, $9.99 & $12.99. --Target, this week, is advertising a DELUXE SD-DVD EDITION of Mamma Mia! ($24.99). Quantity limited. No rainchecks. Contains EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE and a CD SOUNDTRACK. --Get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of BOTH Cheetah Girls: One World Extended Edition AND Little Mermaid II. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantities limited. No rainchecks. --Target also has EXCLUSIVE NEW MASK PACKAGING with its copies of Iron Man. This is similar to the previous Gold/Red mask…but silver. Quantity limited. No rainchecks. --Target has the following Blu-ray discs listed @ $14.99 this week: Bullitt, A Clockwork Orange, Enter the Dragon, The Shining, Swordfish, Wyatt Earp. --Target has the following Blu-ray discs listed @ $19.99 this week: 300, Batman Begins, Cars, The Departed, I Am Legend, National Treasure 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, PotC: At World’s End, Ratatouille, Troy. --Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $7.50 & $10.00. ================================================== Hey, Folks! Thanks to everyone for the kind words below. The RoundUp was a few hours late this week. The above pictures reflect my reality right now. As of last night, there were 240,000 people in my immediate area without power. Much of the city of Rensselaer is still without power. We’ve been lucky enough to have power at my house for most of this storm, but my parents have had to move in with us….while my dad has also been admitted to the hospital for a bout with pneumonia. Bottom line: things are a little crazy for me right now.