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Weekly RoundUp 2-26-2008

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Ray Winstone & Angelina Jolie (Beowulf – 2007)

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    – Jason Schwartzman, Luke Wilson & Adrian Brody (The Darjeeling Limited – 2007)

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    – The Last Emperor – 1987

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    – Kiera Knightley & Michael Pitt (Silk – 2007)

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    – Cast (Newhart – 1982)

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    – Melissa George (30 Days of Night – 2007)

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco30 Days of Night$17.99$17.99$17.99$19.99 - B.L. Stryker: Season 1$9.99$9.99$9.99 - - Barbie: Mariposa and her…Friends$9.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - **Beowulf$18.99$14.99$13.99$16.99 - **Beowulf: Director’s Cut (NR)$18.99$19.99$13.99 - $18.99Comanche Moon$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Darjeeling Limited$17.99$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Darkon$14.99$16.99$19.99 - - Day Zero$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Death at a Funeral$17.99$17.99$19.99 - - Eloise in Springtime$9.99$12.99$14.98 - - Extras: Series Finale$13.99$12.99$17.99 - - Family Affair: Season 5$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Fugitive: Season 1 Volume 2$27.69$29.99$29.99 - - Ghost Hunters: Season 3 Volume 2$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Goya’s Ghosts$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Highlander: the Source$17.99$17.99$19.99 - - Hooligans$13.99$17.99$17.99 - - Hotel Babylon: Season 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Invisible Man: Complete Series$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Jesse Stone: Sea Change$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Justice League: New Frontier (1-disc)$12.99$12.99$13.99$14.99 - Justice League: New Frontier (2-disc)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - *The Last Emperor (CC)$41.99$49.99$59.95 - - Led Zeppelin-Song Remains Same CE$15.69$19.99$17.99 - - Led Zeppelin-Song Remains Same LCE$33.69$34.99$34.99 - - Life After Tomorrow$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Newhart: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - NFL Super Bowl XLII – NY Giants$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Pinochet’s Last Stand$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Punky Brewster: Season 4$26.19$29.99$29.99 - - The Rage$9.99$9.99$19.99 - - Silk$19.59$19.99$19.99 - - Slipstream$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Smurfs: Season 1 Volume 1$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - To Kill a King$14.99$14.99$19.99 - -

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    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Assassination of Jesse James…Ford$24.95$29.99$29.99 - - Beowulf$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$27.89The Brave One$24.95$29.99$29.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco30 Days of Night$26.95$26.99$29.99 - - Justice League: The New Frontier$20.95$29.99$19.99$29.99 - Led Zeppelin: Song Remains the Same$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - To Kill a King$19.95$19.99$19.99 - -

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

    *SPECIAL NOTE: There has been a long-standing policy on the RoundUp to exclude any new release that is not in the film’s original aspect ratio. This week’s release of The Last Emperor in the Criterion Collection is not in the film’s OAR of 2.35:1. According to Criterion, the film is being released in a new 2:1 AR at the request of the film’s Director and Director of Photography. It is a long explanation (most of which can be found HERE) but DP Vittorio Storaro feels that films of 2.35: 1 should not be released in their OAR to home audiences because “it doesn’t work.” Even though I disagree with this decision by Criterion, I have decided to include this long-awaited re-release of TLE on DVD in this week’s RoundUp. HERE is the HTF review of the release.

    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! Beowulf is available in both a rated theatrical cut and an unrated director’s cut...get the one that’s right for you !

    --At Best Buy this week, buy ANY version of Beowulf and get EITHER of the following DVDs for just $5 (Regularly $14.99 apiece): Braveheart, Gladiator. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Also @ BB, buy ANY STANDARD VERSION of Beowulf and get FREE TRADING CARDS. Minimum 39 per store. Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks.

    --The Best Buy ad also mentions a 2-disc SE of Beowulf for $22.99. I have seen no indication of a 2-disc SE anywhere else and it does not state that it’s an exclusive.

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE GREEN LANTERN FIGURINE when you purchase Justice League: The New Frontier SE DVD (2-disc). Minimum 10 per store. Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks.

    --Call everyone you know right now…e-mail everyone in your address book…Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE FREE STICKER FOLDER with the purchase of Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Friends. Minimum 7 per store. Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks.

    --Purchase ANY TV series on DVD @ Best Buy this week and get a FREE SAMPLER DISC of the show In-Treatment. Best Buy also shows discounts (ranging from $7 to $39) on a number of TV season sets.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed @ $7.49 (50% savings). Shown are: Kung Fu Hustle SE, Leon the Professional DE, Meatballs SE, Memento LE, Underworld 2-disc NR. More DVDs will be available on an in-store display.

    --Circuit City has EXCLUSIVE FREE FEATURES (bonus disc?) available with its SD copies of Beowulf. Includes behind-the-scenes features such as “Bringing the Dragon to Life.”

    --CC also has a deal in which you can save $5 on the purchase of BOTH The Darjeeling Limited and Death at a Funeral ($19.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --@ CC, buy Justice League: The New Frontier on DVD and get an EXCLUSIVE FREE COLLECTIBLE GREEN LANTERN PATCH. While supplies last. First of three in Circuit City’s EXCLUSIVE SUPER HERO SERIES.

    --CC also has a number of Superman and Justice League titles available for $4.99 apiece this week: Challenge of the Super Friends: Attack of the Legion of Doom, JL: Justice on Trial, JL: The Brave and the Bold, JL Unlimited: Saving the World, Superman: Braniac Attacks, Superman: A Little Piece of Home.

    --And, @ Circuit City, PURCHASE 30 Days of Night and get EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADS of wallpaper, video clips and more.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Long lists of DVDs for $6.99 and $8.99.

    --At Target, there is an EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK with its copies of Beowulf on SD-DVD. ”Beowulf #1” Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER available with its copies of the Justice League: The New Frontier. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --And, while you are e-mailing everyone in your address book about the free sticker folder at BB, you might want to strategize with your friends and relatives because of the EXCLUSIVE FREE HEADBAND that will be available at Target with the purchase of Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Friends. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has selections of DVDs listed at $6.50 and $10 this week.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Bratz Kidz Fairy Tales $14.99
    SAW IV $17.99
    WWE Royal Rumble $14.99
    Beyonce: The Beyonce Experience Live $7.99

    $4.99 each:
    Superman: Brainiac Attacks
    Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World
    Justice League: Justice On Trial
    Justice League: The Brave & The Bold
    Challenge Of The Super Friends: Attack Of The Legion Of Doom
    Superman: A Little Piece Of Home

    $6.99 each: See Store for additional titles. Titles may vary by store.
    Eragon
    Kingdom Of Heaven: Theatrical
    Beowulf & Grendel
    King Arthur: Extended Unrated Edition
    Reign Of Fire
    The 300 Spartans
    Willow
    Labyrinth
    The Dark Crystal
    Excalibur
    Legend
    Alexander: Director’s Cut
    Troy: 2-disc Widescreen Edition
    Forrest Gump
    Shakespeare In Love
    American History X
    Fargo: Special Edition
    A Beautiful Mind
    Platoon: Special Edition
    Saving Private Ryan
    Million Dollar Baby: 2-disc Widescreen Edition
    United 93
    Driving Miss Daisy
    West Side Story
    Rocky
    The Aviator
    Girl, Interrupted
    Almost Famous
    The French Connection
    Hotel Rwanda
    The Pianist
    Crash
    Raging Bull

    $8.99 each: See Store for additional titles. Titles may vary by store.
    Flags Of Our Fathers
    Gladiator
    Boogie Nights
    Walk The Line
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
    Schindler’s List
    Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
    Patton
    Blood Diamond
    Braveheart
    The Last King Of Scotland
    The Good Shepherd
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Unforgiven: 10th Anniversary Edition
    Philadelphia
    The English Patient
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Babel
    Seven

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Bratz Kidz Fairy Tales $14.99
    Family Guy: Blue Harvest $9.99
    Transformers $9.99
    Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World $4.99
    Justice League Unlimited: Joining Forces $4.99
    Super Friends: Attack Of The Legion Of Doom $14.99
    Super Friends: United They Stand $14.99
    Justice League Unlimited: Season 2 $14.99

    $7.49 each: More DVDs available at in-store display:
    Underworld: 2-disc Unrated Extended Cut
    Memento: 2-disc Limited Edition
    Meatballs: Special Edition
    Leon: The Professional – Deluxe Edition
    Kung Fu Hustle: Axe Kicking Edition

    DVD Sets: Free HBO "In Treatment" Sampler Disc when you buy any TV Season on DVD. More Seasons Available In Store & Online
    Star Trek: Season 1 HD DVD & DVD Combo $99.99
    Deadwood: Season 3 $49.99
    The Sopranos: Season 3 $39.99
    Tell Me You Love Me: Season 1 $44.99
    The Wire: Season 3 $37.99
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 3 $27.99
    Little House On The Prairie: Season 4 $24.99
    Seinfeld: Season 8 $19.99
    Dexter: Season 1 $19.99
    The Tudors: Season 1 $19.99
    Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $19.99
    Rescue Me: Season 3 $19.99
    Scrubs: Season 6 $19.99


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Bratz Kidz Fairy Tales $14.99

    $6.50 each: Titles Listed & selected Others
    Employee Of The Month
    Aquamarine
    The Last Unicorn: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Madagascar
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    Family Guy: The Freakin’ Sweet Collection

    $10.00 each: Titles Listed & selected Others
    Transformers
    Night At The Museum
    The Simpsons Movie
    Shrek The Third
    TMNT
    Spider-Man 3
    Ratatouille

    DVD Sets:
    Gilmore Girls: Season 7 $22.99
    Nip/Tuck: Season 4 $22.99
    Supernatural: Season 2 $22.99
    Veronica Mars: Season 3 $22.99
    Smallville: Season 6 $22.99
    South Park: Season 8/9/10 $29.99 each
     
  3. Joseph J.D

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    Thanks for this week's roundup......30 Days Of Night on Blu-ray is the must buy for me this week. As a Highlander fan, I will get Highlander: The Source when it one day goes for cheap since I heard such bad word of mouth on it. I will also get the BD version of Justice League: New Frontier eventually.
     
  4. TonyD

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    is JL new frontier blu ray really 19.99 at CC?
    thats a steal if it is.

    also too bad about that last emperor thing i would have bought that.

    also was the first season of that Newhart show really 1982?
    i cant believe it.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    Yup. 1982 thru 1990.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    For some reason, it seems as if CC has been all about lowering its prices on Blu-ray the past couple of weeks. Lots of $19.99 prices while BB is still up around $25-$27.
     
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    i already zipped over to CC.com and did see that price.
    again, a steal.
     
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    tell me aout it.
    i see it almost every day in there now.
    even with a discount it is still cheaper at amazon for nearly all
    blu ray or hd dvds
     
  9. Regulus

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    Just season 5 of Family Affair for me this week from DD! [​IMG]
     
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    --Call everyone you know right now…e-mail everyone in your address book…Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE FREE STICKER FOLDER with the purchase of Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Friends. Minimum 7 per store. Limit 1 per customer. No rainchecks.

    --And, while you are e-mailing everyone in your address book about the free sticker folder at BB, you might want to strategize with your friends and relatives because of the EXCLUSIVE FREE HEADBAND that will be available at Target with the purchase of Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Friends. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.


    DECISIONS, DECISIONS!!!! Guess I'm gonna have to double-dip.

    Nothing---again---for me except I think a rental of 30 Days of Night.
     
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    Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    Like like 2 or 3 rentals for me this week and one purchase, Justice League: New Frontier (2-disc).
     
  12. Ric Easton

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    Wow, looks like a good week!

    I'll be getting Beowulf and possibly The Assassination of Jesse James… in HD-DVD

    30 Days of Night in Blu-ray

    Justice League: The New Frontier (Maybe in Blu, but not sure if an HD format will matter much with this title. Although, at that price, does the Blu version have everything that the 2 disc DVD version has?

    And United 93 from CC Great price!

    Thanks a bunch, guys!
     
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    Thanks as usual.

    I didn't really like Newhart all that much until the later seasons, but may pick it up in a vain hope of seeing those later seasons. Aside from that, nothing this week.
     
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    I'll be picking up:

    The Darjeeling Limited
    Extras: Series Finale
    and I'll rent Beowulf and wait to buy a Blu Ray release

    Mike, I think you added an extra digit into your price for The Fugitive at Circuit City. At least, I hope so. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the prices!
     
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    The DVD that I have been waiting forever for...

    NEW YORK GIANTS SUPER BOWL XLII!!!!!!

    Suck it, Patriots!!!
     
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    Darjeeling Limited (one of the best movies of 2007) and Justice League on Blu. That $19.99 price is freaking awesome...

    Oh yeah, would have done Death at a Funeral, too, but it's a damn flipper disc. Flippers Equal NO SALE!
     
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    Fry's Electronics has Beowulf HD DVD advertised for $24.99 available Tuesday. That might be a one-day only sale so get 'em while they are hot!

    Mark
     
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    Anyone know if the Target price of $10 for Night at the Museum is just for the Fullscreen version, or is good for the Widescreen version as well?

    Everytime I go into Target to buy the movie, the widescreen version is always $3 to $7 more than the Fullscreen. [​IMG] I want the movie, but I can't support this Fullscreen/Widescreen price game they've got going....

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  19. Mike Frezon

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    Fixed...along with a misspelling of Comanche (in Comanche Moon). Thanks for the sharp eyes! [​IMG]

    Eric: Once you've made up your mind between the headband and the sticker folder, please post a picture of yourself with the item upon which you eventually decided! [​IMG]

    Valerie: Keep up the fight. Whenever I've had that situation arise (which has been at least two or three times) I seek out a store manager and point it out to him/her and see if they'll allow the adjustment to the advertised price. If not, I figure at least I've let them know they lost the sale...and why.
     
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    Is that the right CC price for Beowulf: Director’s Cut (NR), same as the regular version?

    Man, oh man! Stickers or headband? ;-)
     

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