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Weekly RoundUp 6/21/2005

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people.
    –Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman (American Psycho – 2000)
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    Now when it comes to Santa Claus, most mortals don't believe he exists... just like they don't believe in witches.
    – Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens (Bewitched – 1964)
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    –Josephine Baker – Star of Princess Tam Tam, Siren of the Tropics, and Zou Zou

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAmerican Psycho Killer Coll. Ed. NR$13.99$14.99$15.99--**Bewitched (B&W or Color)$27.97$29.99$27.99$29.99-Bigger Than the Sky$18.89$20.99$19.99--Callas Forever$22.49$19.99$19.99--**Coach Carter$20.97$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Collected Shorts of Jan Swankmajer$22.46$24.99$24.99--**Cursed (PG-13 or NR)$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-DeGrassi: Next Generation: S2$41.99$41.99$49.99--Farscape 4 Starburst 2.1$17.49$17.99$17.99--Hostage$20.99$17.99$17.99$19.99$18.99Hustle$11.24$9.99$12.99--I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can$11.24$9.99$12.99--The Jacket$17.49$19.99$17.99$19.99-Lifeguard$11.24$9.99$12.99--Loch Ness$13.45$10.99$10.99--**Miss Congeniality 2$19.56$19.99$14.99$16.99$18.49Outer Limits: Aliens Among Us$10.47$12.99$10.99--Outer Limits: Androids and Roberts$10.47$12.99$10.99--Outer Limits: Mutation & Transformation$10.47$12.99$10.99--Outer Limits: Death and Beyond$10.47$12.99$10.99--Outer Limits: New Series Gift Set$48.97$49.99$69.99--Oz: Season 5$45.49$49.99$47.99-$44.99Princess Tam Tam$20.97$24.99$24.99--Siren of the Tropics$20.97$24.99$24.99--Starchaser: Legend of Orin$11.21$10.99$10.99--Starting Over$11.24$9.99$12.99--Tabitha: Season 1$20.97$20.99$24.99--**Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory$13.97$14.99$15.99--Zou Zou$20.97$24.99$24.99--

    The Disclaimer
    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".


    The Specials

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Coach Carter AND Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous AND Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, Bewitched: Season 1 is available in both Black & White and colorized versions...get the correct one! Also, Cursed is available in both PG-13 and Not-Rated versions...get the one that’s right for you!

    --HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL YOU DADS WHO ARE READERS OF THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP!!!

    --Best Buy is promoting a FREE “Summer Jams” sampler DVD with the purchase of any of the following three CDs: “O” by Omarion, “The One” by Frankie J, and “Lyfe 268-192” by Lyfe Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is advertising a FREE Coach Carter skull cap with its copies of Coach Carter. On-pack with purchase. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also offering a $6 savings if you buy both Hostage ($17.99) AND Cursed ($19.99). $18 + $20 = $38 $38 - $6 = $32 $32/2 = $16 per title. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Copies of Bewitched: Season 1 are being advertised with on-pack movie tickets to Bewitched (with Will Farrell and Nicole Kidman). In theaters Friday, June 24. Up to $7.50 value. Ticket valid 6/24 through 8/5/05. Not sure if ALL copies will have the movie ticket. Circuit City makes it appear so, but Best Buy says minimum 4 per store. YMMV. Target says: quantities limited and no rain checks.

    --Circuit City is offering 2 exclusive FREE Ringtones with the purchase of Coach Carter on DVD. While supplies last. Some restrictions apply. Offer expires 12/31/05.

    --Circuit City has got a FREE exclusive bonus disc with its copies of Hostage.

    --Target is advertising an exclusive FREE bonus disc with its copies of Coach Carter. …with two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    The Appeal

    If you’re a fan of the Weekly RoundUp…or like talking with other HT enthusiasts about your hobby and the latest new releases, PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HOME THEATER FORUM!!!

    Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. And there is a way for you to help…FREE OF CHARGE!

    If you would simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please help out by taking an extra second of your time and landing first on the HTF Portal Page. Thank you!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: June 21, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Universal/Dreamworks:

    2 Brothers and a Bride, 24th Day, Baseketball, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, The Courage to Love, The Emperor's Club, Flipper, The Gatekeeper, Half-Caste, Junior, K-Pax, Latin Dragon, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Musketeer, My Best Friend's Wife, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Sugarland Express, Tempo ... $9.99
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $14.99:
    Hitch

    $19.99 each:
    Be Cool
    Seed of Chucky

    $17.99:
    The Aviator

    $6.99 each:
    Batman
    Batman Returns
    Batman Forever
    Batman & Robin
    Get Carter
    US Marshalls
    The Rookie
    Blood Work
    Any Which Way You Can
    The Dead Pool
    Pink Cadillac
    Tightrope
    Disappearing Acts
    The Art of War
    Demolition Man

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $19.99 each:
    Boogeyman
    Hitch
    Be Cool

    $19.99, or $14.99 with RZ Membership
    Scarface

    $17.99:
    Assault on Precinct 13

    $16.99:
    Team America

    $14.99 each, or $9.99 with RZ Membership:
    Caddyshack
    T2
    The Wizard of Oz
    Dead Poet's Society
    Dirty Harry

    Jerry MaGuire: $9.99, or $4.99 w/ RZ Membership

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalog DVDs listed for sale
     
  3. george kaplan

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    Thankfully nothing this week. There's been more the past few weeks than I could buy, so this will be a nice chance to catch up on a few dvds I wanted to buy in the past few weeks.

    Thanks as usual for the roundup.
     
  4. TonyD

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    nothing for me this week.
     
  5. DanielCo

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    Just have to add that there is the Deepdiscountdvd.com 20% off sale going on. So it would be very wise to check prices there before buying elsewhere. See the thread in this section for more info.
     
  6. Kenneth Cummings

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    Nothing this week even so I probably get the keep case of Wonka sooner or later (sold the snapper widescreen copy a while back). Thanks anyway Mike.
     
  7. Craig S

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    Other than "Farscape" (which is on its way from DDD), nothing for me. Gotta be the least interesting release day in quite some time. Next week doesn't look any better.

    Good - my wallet needs a rest.

    Thanks, Mike!!
     
  8. Dillon*G

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    I'm getting:
    -American Psycho:Killer CE
    -Bewitched:Season 1 B&W
    -Coach Carter
    -Hostage
    -The Jacket
    -Tabitha:CS

    Getting them Tuesday at DDD w/ 20%off.

    Thanks Mike and Patrick for the prices.
     
  9. Joel Vardy

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    Nothing for me this week. It's been a long time since I've been able to say that. My wish list is dwindling and I'm not so sure it will ever be in the 10-20 range again (looking forward over a 3-month horizon).

    Joel
     
  10. Qui-Gon John

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    What's different about this Wonka other than the case?
     
  11. Steve...O

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    Thanks for the great job as usual Mike.

    Nothing new for me this week. This is a good week to catch up on delayed purchases via the ddd.com sale.

    Steve
     
  12. Jeff Meyers

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    Fry's Electronics on sale DVD's:

    Hostage - $13.99
    Coach Carter - Low Price Guarantee (in same ad box with Hostage)

    Price Good One Day Only!
    Limit 1 Per Customer
     
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    Cursed- I can't let my Wes Craven collection go unfulfilled even if the movie isn't good and maybe the unrated version is better. Stop laughing, it could happen[​IMG]

    Oz: Season Five
     
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    Does anyone know if there is actually anyting new about the American Psycho release? I already have the UR version Lions Gate previously released.
     
  15. Ernesto.Morin

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    Thanks for the prices! Nothing this week.
     
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    Nothing. Same disc. Different case.
     
  17. Greg S

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    Thanks for the roundup Mike, just Farscape for me.

    (good thing too)

    Greg
     
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    Hate to advertise for other sites but if you check that other major dvd site for "talking" about dvd stuff they have a really good review for the disc that breaks down the differences nicely.
     
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    I'm interested in Hostage, Jacket, and American Psycho.

    THanks!
     

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