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Weekly RoundUp 4/5/2005

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    Bill Dolworth: Just wondering. What makes you worth $100,000?
    Maria Grant: Go to hell.

    – Burt Lancaster as Bill Dolworth & Claudia Cardinale as Maria Grant (The Professionals – 1966)
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    Miles Raymond: This weekend is not about me. It is about you. I'm gonna show you a good time. We're gonna drink a lot of good wine. We're gonna play some golf. We're gonna eat some great food and enjoy the scenery and we are going to send you off in style mon frere.
    Jack: And get your bone smooched.

    –Paul Giamatti as Miles Raymond & Thomas Haden Church as Jack (Sideways – 2004)
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    The Weekly RoundUp

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAmityville Horror$10.47$9.99$10.99--Amityville II: The Possession$11.21$9.99$10.99--Amityville 3-D$11.21$9.99$10.99--Amityville Horror Collection$29.97$26.99$24.99--Bill Maher: Be More Cynical$14.98$14.99$15.99$14.99-Bonanza Town$13.45$9.99$14.94--The Corporation (2003)$20.99$24.99$24.99--The Crook (1971)$13.45$9.99$10.99--The Desperadoes (1943)$11.20$9.99$14.94--Dirty War$24.28$20.99$19.99--Dragon’s World/Fantasy Made Real$14.95$16.99$15.99--Ealing Comedy Collection$67.48$70.99$99.99--**Elektra$20.99$19.99$15.99$15.99-Good Day for a Hanging$13.45$9.99$14.94--The Graduate$11.21$9.99$10.99--Greatest American Hero: Season 2$31.49$29.99$34.99$32.99-The Hand of Death$9.98$8.99$9.99--Hey Babu Riba$13.45$9.99$10.99--I Am David$19.59$19.99$22.99$19.99-Jay Z: Fade to Black$20.99$17.99$17.99$15.99-Jubal$11.20$9.99$14.94--Legacy of Rage$9.98$8.99$9.99--LoveLife$10.49$12.99$12.99--Lust for Gold$13.45$9.99$14.94--The Professionals SE$14.95$14.99$15.99$14.99-Queer As Folk: Season 4$76.99$74.99$109.98$79.99-A Reason to Believe$10.49$14.99$15.99--Reform School Girl$20.99$24.99$24.99--Ripe$10.49$12.99$12.99--Runaway Daughters$20.99$24.99$24.99--Sacred Planet$13.99$14.99$17.99-$12.99**Sideways$19.49$15.99$15.99$15.99$18.99Silverado SE Superbit Giftset$13.96$14.99$14.99$14.99-Spanglish$20.26$17.99$15.99$15.99$18.99Spooky Encounters$9.98$8.99$9.99--Steal$20.99$24.99$24.99--Suburban Madness
    $22.46$23.99$24.97--Sweethearts$10.49$12.99$12.99--Texas (1941)$11.20$9.99$14.94--The Texican$13.45$9.99$14.94--The Violent Men$11.20$9.99$14.94--Viva Maria$11.21$9.99$10.99--Warriors 2$9.98$8.99$9.99--West Wing: Season 4$38.99$39.99$39.99$44.99$39.99Winners and Sinners$9.98$8.99$9.99--The Winning Season$13.49$9.99---With or Without You$25.18$14.99$22.99--

    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Elektra AND Sideways are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --The Amityville Horror Collection is being advertised as having a bonus on-pack movie ticket to The Amityville Horror in theaters 4/15/05. Up to $10.50 value. Minimum 6 per Best Buy store. No rainchecks.

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    I was unaware of this until recently and have since changed my desktop shortcuts on the different computers I use to link to the Portal Page. I bet doing that over the past week or so has resulted in several dozen more “hits” from me alone. And, I thought I would pass along my newly-gained knowledge to anyone else who might not know the score.

    So, if you want to help out, its easy…and will help keep the HTF in business.


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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: April 5, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    The Castle, Country Life, David Blaine: Fearless, Farewell My Concubine, Loaded, The Mighty, No Code of Conduct ... $9.99

    The Advocate, Below, Blue in the Face, Break Up, Hawk's Vengeance, High Heels and Low Lifes, Highlander: Final Dimension, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, I Love You I Love You Not, Into the West, Man of the House, Mexico City, The Moon-Spinners, Outside Providence, Return to Snowy River, Rowing With the Wind, The Shipping News, The Snapper, Stiff Upper Lips, Summer of the Monkeys, The Truce, Welcome to Sarajevo ... $14.99

    Calendar Girls, Veronica Guerin ... $19.99


    Sony/Columbia

    Fahrenheit 911 ... $19.95

    Gidget: The Complete Collection ... $24.95


    Warner Brothers

    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman , Detroit Rock City, The Hitcher, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Police Academy 6 ... $9.97
     
  2. Craig S

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    Woo hoo, first!!

    Sideways for me, definitely. The new Silverado set is nicely priced and I may pick that up as well.

    Has anyone heard anything about the new Graduate?? Earlier this year I thought I had read that we were finally getting an anamorphic release of this classic, but haven't heard anything else about it.

    Thanks as always, Mike.
     
  3. Kenneth Cummings

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    Thanks for the update Mike, but this isn't a single dvd that intrest me this week. That three weeks in a row...something must be wrong if I don't want anything new.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $15.99:
    The Incredibles

    $5.99 each:
    Shaft
    Enemy at the Gates
    The Wood
    Terms of Endearment
    Beverly Hills Cop 2 (I think it's 2, black cover)
    Primal Fear
    The General's Daughter
    Vanilla Sky
    Point of No Return
    Here on Earth
    Jerry Seinfeld: Live on Broadway
    Lionheart (Van Damme)
    Black Mask
    The Four Feathers
    French Kiss
    The Astronaut's Wife
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    The Hours
    Copycat
    Trading Places
    While You Were Sleeping
    Nightmare on Elm Street 2
    Nightmare on Elm Street 3
    The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie

    3 for $30 (must buy in increments of 3 to get pricing)
    Chronicles of Riddick
    Pitch Black
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    Big Fish
    Hellboy
    Top Gun
    Schindler's List
    Van Helsing
    The Punisher
    Miracle
    Jackie Brown
    Gangs of New York
    Fight Club
    Pirates of the Carribean
    Resident Evil
    Johnson Family Vacation
    Pulp Fiction
    Blow
    Chicago
    Enemy of the State
    The Rundown
    Girl Next Door (Unrated shown)
    Eurotrip (Unrated shown)
    Dawn of the Dead
    Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Kill Bill Vol. 2
    Big Daddy
    Black Hawn Down
    Old School (Unrated shown)
    Good Will Hunting

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $29.99:
    Seinfeld s1&s2

    $24.99 each:
    King of Queens season 1
    Dawson's Creek season 1

    $19.99 each:
    Married with Children season 1
    SOAP season 1
    All in the Family season 1
    Grudge
    Saw
    Troy
    Flight of the Phoenix

    $17.99:
    Sky Captain & the WoT

    $16.99:
    Incredibles

    $15.99:
    DragonBall Z Broly 2nd Coming

    $14.99 each:
    Silverado
    The Professionals

    2 for $20:
    Miracle
    Before Sunset
    Big Fish
    Something's Gotta Give
    Looney Tunes Premier Collection
    Johnson Family Vacation
    Mean Girls
    Rundown
    Girl Next Door
    The Royal Tennenbaums
    Gangs of New York
    Resident Evil
    The Thing
    Hellboy
    Predator
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    And, no, Craig. I cannot find any information on this "new release" this week of The Graduate. ALL my sources list it as a "new" release, though. And it does NOT show up on any of the price drop lists. But, conversely, I can find NO information anywhere about a new DVD with a new transfer. A mystery...which I'm sure someone will explain to us both soon.
     
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    Re: The Graduate. It showed up on a list of new MGM SEs due this year, along with Raging Bull & Hoosiers, among others. Given the quality of those two, I had high hopes. But according to the thread in the Software: Films section, not only does it appear that MGM has dropped the extras from the previous release, this new disc may just be the same old non-anamorphic transfer! [​IMG]

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=217554

    I just don't understand MGM. They really have done some nice work, but then they go and pull crap like this. [​IMG]
     
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    I thought someone scanned the back cover of THE GRADUATE and it showed all the same extras, but it is unclear if it is 16x9-it was announced as that, and several websites have it listed as such also.
     
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    Thanks as usual Mike.

    Light week for me - only The Graduate

    and of course, only if it's a new & improved transfer. If not, then nothing this week.
     
  9. TravisR

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    I'll pick up Sideways and maybe The Professionals (depending on what I hear about the new features).

    Patrick in the On Sale items at CC, it's Nightmare On Elm Street 2 (not the original). After the first one, they're all the same anyway[​IMG]
     
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    I will be picking up Sideways and maybe Silverado. I only own the original release of Silverado that was released in the wrong aspect ratio.
     
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    Thankfully, another slow week for me. I'll rent Sideways but nothing else really interests me. And it seems like the forum agrees, as this is only Post #11 at 11am Central time on Sunday! Maybe no one changed their clocks...
     
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    I will be needing:
    Sideways
    the new wave of Fox martial arts flicks
    Elektra
    and possibly Silverado and The Corporation
     
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    I'm getting:
    -Amityville Horror Collection
    -Elektra
    -The Professionals SE
    -Silverado Giftset
    -Spanglish

    Thanks for the hard work Mike and Patrick.
     
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    Thanks for the prices. Nothing this week.
     
  15. Jason_V

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    Queer as Folk S4 is a definate buy.

    Elektra, Sideways and Spanglish are all rentals.
     
  16. Malcolm R

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    $69.42 at Sam's Club.
     
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    Forgive me if I missed it on the list somewhere, but HVE's MORE is supposedly streeting on April 5th as well.
     
  18. Mike Frezon

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    Okay...here's the outcome of the story I started in last week's RoundUp re: CC and Finding Neverland.

    As you may remember, my local CC gave me a rain check for FN after I had made the rounds of my local haunts looking for a copy and came up empty. (Their price was $14.99!) I was amazed that my local Target, Best Buy and CC were all sold out of WS copies of FN...and had just a handful of FF copies!

    I got a phone call Wednesday from CC that they were holding a WS copy of FN for me. I went in Saturday to pick it up...figuring they probably would have dozens of WS copies of FN in stock. I went right to the DVD guy who got me my "held" copy...which customer service then did the price adjustment (from $22.99 to $14.99!!!). Howver, a thorough scan of the DVD section revealed there were still NO WS copies of Finding Neverland to be found at my local CC!

    I swear...either this is the biggest selling DVD of all time or else its got the screwiest distribution of any big title I've seen in a long time.
     
  19. Dave Scarpa

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    Keith Don't worry you're not alone, I'll rent Sideways this week. Just bought an 05' Saturn so my DVD Buying is under a critical eye.
     
  20. Aaron Silverman

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    If anyone can verify the content and transfer of the new Graduate, please do so!

    I'll be posting a review of the new Silverado set in the next day or two. Frankly, I'm shocked at the low price!
     

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