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Weekly RoundUp 3-25-2008

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Cast (Bonnie and Clyde – 1967)

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    – Bob Barker & Barker’s Beauties (The Price is Right – 1973-2007)

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    – Yul Brynner (Taras Bulba – 1962)

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    – Edward G. Robinson & Humphrey Bogart (Black Orchid – 1940)

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    – The Mysterious Mr. Wong – 1934

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    – Ruth Roman (Jungle Queen – 1945)

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    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoApril Fool’s Day$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Black Legion$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Bonnie and Clyde SE (2-disc)$15.69$14.99$17.99 - - Bonnie and Clyde UCE (3-disc)$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Brother Orchid$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Day Break: Complete Series$19.99$19.99$29.99(!) - - Frisky Dingo: Season 1$14.99$12.99$14.99 - - Gangster’s Collection: Volume 3$44.99$59.99$59.98 - - The Invisible Man: Season 1$29.99$29.99$59.98(!) - - Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains$17.49$19.99$19.99 - - Jungle Queen$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Kings of the Sun$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - The Kite Runner$16.99$16.99$15.99$16.99$18.99LA Dodgers: 1988 World Series$48.99$69.99$59.99 - - Lady Killer$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Laredo, Best of…: Season 1 Vol. 2$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Lost Highway$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Mayor of Hell$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Mist (1-disc)$22.99$16.99$15.99$16.99 - The Mist CE (2-disc)$25.99$22.99$19.99$24.99 - Mr. Wong, Detective: Complete Collection$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Noble House$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Painkiller Jane: Complete Series$24.99$24.99$39.99(!) - - Party of Five: Season 3$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Picture Snatcher$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Price is Right, Best of…$29.99$29.99$29.99 - - PU-239$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Shrooms$24.29$19.99$19.99 - - Sliders: Season 4$29.99$29.99$59.98(!) - - Smart Money$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Solomon and Sheba$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Taras Bulba$16.99$14.99$17.99 - - Tripping the Rift: The Movie$16.99$16.99$19.99 - - The Unknown Soldier$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Walk the Line (Ext. Cut)$18.89$19.99$19.99 - - Wings: Season 6$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Wristcutters: A Love Story$19.99$19.99$19.99 - -

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    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBob Hope Collection (2-films)$13.95$14.99$14.99 - - Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics$18.95 - $19.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBonnie and Clyde$23.95$29.99$34.99 - - Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics$18.95 - $19.99 - - Steep$26.95$29.99$34.99 - -

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Bob Hope Collection (HD-DVD): My Favorite Brunette, Son of Paleface.

    Gangsters Collection: Volume 3: Picture Snatcher, Lady Killer, Smart Money, Black Legion, Mayor of Hell, Brother Orchid.

    Mr. Wong, Detective: Complete Collection: Mr. Wong, Detective, The Mysterious Mr. Wong, Mr. Wong in Chinatown, The Fatal Hour, Doomed to Die, Phantom of Chinatown.

    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

    **Hooray! ALL of this week’s new releases are available in their Original Aspect Ratio! It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to report that!

    From last week’s Best Buy flyer:

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    Click here: http://www.bestbuy.com/weeklyad

    I don’t know when the ad will go live.

    --Circuit City has some deals on recent releases:

    $17.99: Bee Movie, Enchanted, I Am Legend.

    $9.99: Dragon Wars: D-War, Live Free or Die Hard, The Simpsons Movie, Spider-Man 3, Superbad, Surf’s Up.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $5.99.

    --At Target, Easter is one of the few weeks of the year they don’t price a weekly sales flyer.
    IF they put one on-line, click HERE: http://weeklyad.target.com
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Triple H: The King Of All Kings $17.99
    I Am Legend (Maybe $17.99)
    Bee Movie (Maybe $17.99)
    Enchanted (maybe $17.99)

    $5.99 each:
    Inside Man
    Underworld: Evolution Special Edition
    The Transporter 2
    The Sentinel (2006)
    House Of Flying Daggers
    Silent Hill
    Hitch
    Snatch
    Accepted
    Muninch
    A Knight’s Tale
    Starship Troopers
    Sniper
    Enough
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    Big Daddy
    Hook
    A League Of Their Own
    The Wedding Planner
    Kicking & Screaming
    Bad Boys
    Bad Boys II
    Once Upon A Time In Mexico
    Alpha Dog
    The Fifth Element
    RV
    A River Runs Through It

    $9.99 each:
    Spider-man 3
    Dragon Wars: D-War
    The Simpsons Movie
    Live Free Or Die Hard
    Surf’s Up
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition



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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each:
    Black Hawk Down 3-disc edition
    Casino Royale 2-disc edition
    Das Boot - Director's Cut
    Goodfellas 2-disc edition
    Heat 2-disc edition
    Snatch SE
    Taxi Driver- CE
    The Departed 2-disc edition

    Blu-ray Disc titles:

    $19.99 each
    Apocalypto
    Cars
    Gone Baby Gone
    Happy Feet
    Justice League: The New Frontier
    Pearl Harbor
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    TMNT


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Easter casualty
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Happy Easter Mike & Patrick. Nothing for me this week.
     
  4. RickER

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    Thanks guys. The Mist 2 disc for me. Its a blind buy...and thats it.
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    I believe the name of the Robinson-Bogart film is really "Brother Orchid."

    The pic at the top is captioned "Black Orchid" and in the grid and list of the Gangsters 3 box it's listed as "Brother Orchard."

    The Gangsters box and possibly "The Mist" for me.
     
  6. Steve...O

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    Thanks for the Round-up and Happy Easter!

    Warner's Gangsters 3 for me. Early reports on this set are very positive. Hopefully Costco gets this in; the big box retail prices you quoted are not discounted at all.

    I might get the Mr. Wong Collection if reviews indicate good A/V quality and if they have English subtitles/captions. The films aren't that great, but Monogram rules. [​IMG]
     
  7. TonyD

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    how about some of those CC prices i the grid.

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  8. Malcolm R

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    They are laughable. Though they've never been competitive on box sets, always charging list price while other competitors offer discounts. CC management must be totally clueless if they still can't figure out why their sales are way down.
     
  9. Joseph J.D

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    Just Wings: Season 6 this week. Bonnie & Clyde Blu-ray I'll get at a later date. Happy Easter!
     
  10. EricSchulz

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    Target's online ad only has three DVDs listed:
    Kite Runner: $16.99
    The Mist: $16.99
    The Mist (2 disc): $24.99

    ...and Market Pantry water 24-packs for $3.79! [​IMG]
     
  11. Xenia Stathakopoulou

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    Just the price is right set this week, because Im also purchasing stuff from the past 3 weeks that I need to get caught up.
     
  12. JackKay

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    Bonnie and Clyde for me. Thanks Mike.
     
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    Definitely BONNIE AND CLYDE for me. This is one of a handful of films that I can point to and say "It made me change the way I look at movies.".
     
  14. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up Lost Highway. That's the last movie that I own on laserdisc that didn't have a DVD release. And for $20, I'll definitely grab the Blu Ray of Cars too.

    At some point down the line, I'll pick up Bonnie & Clyde too.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]
     
  15. JackKay

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    Mike, correct me if I am wrong, but you have the UCE of Bonnie and Clyde as a 3 disk set. I believe that both sets have the same 2 disks, the UCE has a book, repo of the press release and a couple of other extras.
     
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    I LOVE CC's ad today! It reads: "Save 10% Sunday Only", then down below it reads:

    "All stores closed Easter Sunday!"[​IMG]
     
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    As always, thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick - especially on the holiday weekend.

    For this week, I've already received (and watched) the Bonnie and Clyde Blu-ray. It was a blind-buy, and a good one. I'm debating whether or not to get the 2-disc Mist or wait for a Blu-ray release eventually. And I may eventually get the Price Is Right set on sale.

    Then it's a good thing their Web site is always open, to get the discount there.
     
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    Thanks for the link the weekly Best Buy Ad. For some reason our local newspaper didn't have the ad in today's paper.
     
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  20. Mike Frezon

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    So I guess I don't get your copy, eh, Scott?! [​IMG]

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    Thanks, everybody! Happy Easter!
     

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