The Weekly RoundUp The Features – Ray Winstone & Angelina Jolie (Beowulf – 2007) – Jason Schwartzman, Luke Wilson & Adrian Brody (The Darjeeling Limited – 2007) – The Last Emperor – 1987 – Kiera Knightley & Michael Pitt (Silk – 2007) – Cast (Newhart – 1982) – Melissa George (30 Days of Night – 2007) The Prices 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 - - 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 - - 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.