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Weekly RoundUp 5/25/04

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, May 23, 2004.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    Put aside the Ranger, become who you were born to be.
    –Hugo Weaving as Elrond (The Return of the King - 2003)

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    I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee... here, at the end of all things.
    –Elijah Wood as Frodo (The Return of the King - 2003)

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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
    [C]
    _____________TITLE______________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    Battle Hymn_______________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Boy Meets Boy: Season 1___________ _ $27.97 __ $25.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Brady Bunch in the White House____ _ $21.24 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Bubba Ho-Tep SE___________________ _ $19.59 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Buffy Vampire Slayer: Season 6____ _ $38.99 __ $45.99 __ $45.99 __ $45.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Cheers: Season 3__________________ _ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Club Dread________________________ _ $19.59 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Crash Dive________________________ _ $12.28 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cruel Intentions 3________________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Custer of the West________________ _ $21.22 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Duel in the Sun___________________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Enemy Below_______________________ _ $10.49 __ $11.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Frasier: Season 3_________________ _ $34.23 __ $39.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Growing Up Brady__________________ _ $21.24 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Guns of the Magnificent Seven_____ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Hell in the Pacific_______________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Hunters___________________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Junior Bonner_____________________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Larry Cohen Collection____________ _ $27.97 __ $33.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Last Valley_______________________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **LOTR: ROTK______________________ _ $17.97 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $14.99 __ $18.89 __
    **LOTR: Trilogy___________________ _ $58.49 __ $56.99 __ $59.99 __ $59.99 __ $58.49 __
    Lost Treasure Sawtooth Island_____ _ $16.96 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Magnificent Seven Ride____________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Minute to Pray, a Second to Die___ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Morituri__________________________ _ $12.73 __ $11.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    No Man is an Island_______________ _ $12.73 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Nora’s Hair Salon_________________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Northern Exposure: Season 1_______ _ $41.99 __ $39.99 __ $34.99 __ $39.99 __ $36.99 __
    Operation Scorpio_________________ _ $_9.98 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Price For Peace___________________ _ $16.99 __ $13.49 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Prodigal Son______________________ _ $_9.98 __ $_7.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Raiders of the Secret Stone_______ _ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Royal Warriors____________________ _ $_9.98 __ $_7.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Saving Pvt Ryan-60th Anniv. D-Day_ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.49 __
    Shade_____________________________ _ $22.93 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Shalako___________________________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Shooting War______________________ _ $16.99 __ $13.49 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Slaughterhouse-Five_______________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Smiles of a Summer Night (CC)_____ _ $24.56 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Stray Dog (CC)____________________ _ $27.96 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    To Hell and Back__________________ _ $12.73 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Too Late the Hero_________________ _ $12.71 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Underworld- NR Extended Cut_______ _ $24.46 __ $23.99 __ $21.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Wake Island_______________________ _ $12.73 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Weather Underground_______________ _ $17.46 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Welcome to Mooseport____________ _ $19.59 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    What Price Glory?_________________ _ $12.28 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Winds of War______________________ _ $55.99 __ $50.39 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Wizards___________________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    World War II Collection___________ _ $34.99 __ $37.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    You Were Never Lovelier___________ _ $21.22 __ $23.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Young Master______________________ _ $_9.98 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    [/C]

    LOTR Motion Picture TrilogyTrilogy includes: Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King.

    Larry Cohen Collection includes: Q: Winged Serpent, God Told Me To, Bone.

    WWII Collection includes: Price for Peace, Shooting War, Saving Private Ryan (D-Day Edition) and a collectible book.

    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 CAREFUL! LOTR: ROTK AND LOTR: Motion Picture Trilogy AND Welcome to Mooseport are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!!!

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

    --Best Buy is offering a free magazine with the purchase of LOTR: ROTK or LOTR: the Motion Picture Trilogy. It is an Entertainment Weekly Commemorative Book. Minimum 120 per store. No rainchecks. In store only.

    --Best Buy (and many other stores—including Circuit City, Target, and CVS & Eckerd Pharmacies) are also offering a $5 savings if you buy LOTR: ROTK and select packages of Duracell batteries ($4.99 apiece). (8-pack AA, 4-pack C, 4-pack D, 8-pack AAA, 2-pack 9V) There is a coupon on the DVD package.

    --Best Buy is also offering a deal on Buffy the Vampire Slayer season sets. Buy Season 6 and any other season and save $10. Season 1 is available for $29.99. Seasons 2 – 5 are available for $45.99 each.

    --For those of you who think this is a good idea. And, I bet there is someone out there who might. Best Buy says if you buy Welcome to Mooseport AND Club Dread (at $19.99 apiece) you can get a FREE copy of Dude, Where’s My Car ($10.99)! Dude!

    --Target has the LOW PRICE on LOTR: ROTK!!! Target is selling, this week, LOTR:ROTK for $14.99. And it is giving away FREE Act II popcorn (8 pack or smaller) with the purchase of ROTK. Quantity limited. No rain checks. See DVD for coupon.

    --At K-Mart, if you buy LOTR:ROTK for $15.99, you can buy the DVD of Frequency for only $4.99.

    --Attention anyone interested in The Winds of War mini-series!! K-MART seems to have the lowest advertised price! The Winds of War - $49.99

    --Other K-Mart prices: the LOTR Trilogy is $69.99. Saving Pvt. Ryan $19.99, Shade - $19.99, Welcome to Mooseport - $19.99, Buffy/Season 6 - $45.99.

    --Even better than Target’s recent price, Circuit City is selling, this week, Finding Nemo, Monster’s Inc., Lion King 1 ½, and Pirates of the Caribbean for just $12.99! If you need one of these titles, this looks like a great deal!

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: May 25, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    20th Century Fox The Order, Le Divorce, X-Men 1.5, X2: X-Men United, Thirteen ... $14.98
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    Big RoundUp this week everybody. Lots more titles than usual--one, in particular, large in itself.

    If any title you are interested in is missing, please check around and post your results here to help out (rather than complain about it missing). Read the fine print! [​IMG]

    Some great releases this week, along with some great prices!
     
  3. george kaplan

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    As usual, Thanks Mike.

    I'll be waiting on ROTK until the extended version comes along. So this week I'll be getting

    Frasier season 3
    Cheers season 3
    Winds of War (I bought War & Remebrance God knows how long ago, but haven't watched it since I've been waiting for this)

    Normally this would seem like a pretty big week, but sandwiched between last week and next, it's pretty minor. [​IMG]
     
  4. george kaplan

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    Mike,

    I have a question about a possible typo.

    You've got both Cheers and Frasier $34.99 at CC, but for Best Buy Cheers is $34.99 and Frasier is $39.99. It seems odd that they'd price those differently, but maybe so.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    It does seem odd, George. But (as our old friend Walter Cronkite used to say), that's the way it is.....


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    P.S. Don't miss my note on The Winds of War at K-Mart!
     
  6. Brian Johnson

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    Wow. The first time in months I am buying a new release.
    I'll end up doing what I've done with the entire LOTR trilogy. Buy the 2 disc, when the EE comes out give the 2 disc to my friend.
    At 15.99 it just makes sense to buy it instead of renting.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    $14.99 if you've got a Target nearby, Brian! [​IMG]
     
  8. Patrick Sun

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    Pretty weak non-new release offerings this week:

    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $12.99 Each (highlighting this again in case people miss it in the original roundup at the bottom)
    Finding Nemo
    Monsters Inc
    Lion King 1 1/2
    Pirates of the Caribbean

    $19.99 Each
    You Got Served
    Last Samurai
    Scary Movie 3
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Master and Commander
    Love Don't Cost a Thing
     
  9. george kaplan

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    I saw that, but K-Mart has gone out of business around here, so it'll either be Best Buy (or Wal-Mar or Costco if they carry it and have a better price).
     
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    LOTR is $12.99 after rebate at fye.
     
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    Fox must have changed the release date for The Enemy Below about a dozen times, and this has caused lots of confusion among the various retailers. DVDPriceSearch lists it as "out" already. I got mine in a 2-DVD package with Sink The Bismark for $13.99 - last week. Is there really a definative release date for this title? [​IMG]
     
  12. Dillon*G

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    Mike,I think your second qoute at the top is wrong,I think it was Frodo who said that.[​IMG] Big week for me:
    -Buffy Season 2,4,6
    -Cheers Season 3
    -Frasier Season 3
    -LOTR:ROTK
     
  13. Mark Richter

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    Only one this week............

    LOTR

    Finishes off my trilogy


    Thanks for the input
     
  14. David_Rivshin

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    Does anyone else find it strange that the LOTR:BoxSet costs more than the buying the individual disks everywhere (or at least everywhere I've checked)? OK, so some places the difference is only a few cents, but some places it's around $5 more. So you're paying $5 to get an ugly box.... I thought the whole idea behind box sets was to entice people to buy more than they might otherwise by making the combined cost attractive. Otherwise, what's the point?
    OK, that's the end of my question/rant [​IMG]

    BTW, anyone have any idea what on earth this is: FOTR & TTT? It looks like just a packaged LOTR:FOTR TE and LOTR:TTT TE, but is priced at $70! That's more like the price I'd pay for the 3 EE's together. Oh, and it's in the General Horror section, but I'll chalk that up to it being directed by PJ.
     
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    Thanks Mike and Patrick. ROTK for me and some of the Fox HK discs once my Wal-Mart stocks them in the $5.50 bin. Knowing Wal-Mart, they will not have them out on release day.



    Chris
     
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    I'm glad this is the last week of May. It's been a killer month for me - perhaps my most expensive DVD month ever.

    This week it's "Buffy", "Cheers", "Northern Exposure", "The Winds Of War", the SPR WWII box, Wizards, the 2 Criterions... oh yeah, and that little flick that picked up a few Oscars back in February.

    Gotta love the Target deal. Buy some batteries (I always need batteries) and walk out with RotK & popcorn for 10 bucks. Hell, that's cheaper than seeing it in the theater a few months ago. Somebody's gotta be losing money on that deal.

    I also want Bubba Ho-Tep, but I'll wait for the inevitable MGM price reduction in about 6 months or so.

    Thanks for all your hard work, Mike. [​IMG]
     
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    Big week!
    ROTK
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    Buffy S6
    Fox HK Wave 3
    Slaughterhouse 5
    Stray Dog
    Underworld DC.
    What I end up with may vary wildly, but that's what I want.

    Is there much difference with the new SPR release?
     
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    I would get the sixth season of Buffy this week, but I am saving up money for a television in my new room, so I going to hold off on it. Once that task is done, I will get that, Invander Zim, the rest of the Treasure sets, and anything else that comes out during this time.
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    I'm with you, Craig! But, I ain't complainin' none neither!
     
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    Dam why is Underworld so expensive?? Is it a fancy case or something??
     

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