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Weekly RoundUp 7-25-2006

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Clint Eastwood (Rawhide – 1959)

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    – Man Bait - 1952

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    – In Old Kentucky - 1935

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    – David James Elliott & Catherine Bell (JAG – 1995)

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    – Animaniacs + Pinky & the Brain - 1993

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films$20.99$22.99$24.99 - - Animaniacs: Volume 1$31.49$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Ask the Dust$17.99$16.99$17.99 - - Asphalt Wars$29.99$19.99$19.99 - - -Awesome: I F**kin’ Shot That!$19.49$16.99$17.99$17.99 - Belle of 14th Street$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Benchwarmers$17.99$16.99$17.99$17.99 - The Benchwarmers (Blu-Ray)$27.25$29.99$27.99 - - The Big Sleep$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Bogie & Bacall: Signature Collectionj$34.99$32.99$34.99 - - Blackballed: Bobby Dukes Story$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Boondocks: Season 1$34.99$41.99$27.99$32.99 - Born in ‘45$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - A Canterbury Tale (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Captain January$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Chappelle’s Show: Lost Episodes$15.87$11.99$13.99$12.99 - Cello (2005)$22.49$16.99$19.99 - - Color Me Barbra$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Dark Passage$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Enemy Within$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Fever$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - **Final Destination 3$13.99$15.99$13.99$16.99 - Final Destination Thrill-ogy$36.09$40.99$34.99$32.99 - Fortress$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Ghost/Shell: SAC Season 2 Vol. 6$15.96$19.99$19.99 - - Ghost/Shell: SAC Season 3 Vol. 6 LE$31.92$36.99$39.99 - - Halloween: 25 Years of Terror$12.47$14.99$15.99 - - Halloween 4: Return of Michael Myers$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Halloween 5: Revenge of Michael Myers$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Hammer Film Noir: Volume 1$10.99$12.99$15.99 - - Hammer Film Noir: Volume 2$10.99$12.99$15.99 - - Hammer Film Noir: Volume 3$10.99$12.99$15.99 - - Hudson Hawk (15th Anniversary Edition)$14.99 - - - - Invisible Man: Season 2$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - Jag: Season 1$34.85$39.99$39.99$39.99 - Jay Jay’s Sensational Mystery$8.99$9.99$9.99 - - Julius Caesar (1949/Heston)$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Just Around the Corner$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Key Largo$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Ladybugs$10.99$9.99$12.99 - - La Femme Nikita: Season 4$69.99$79.99$99.99 - - La Mujer de mi Hermano$19.87$19.99$19.99 - - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (HD-DVD)$19.95$29.99$29.99 - - The Last Waltz (Blu-Ray)$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Mee-Shee: The Water Giant$14.87$12.99$15.99 - - My Name is Barbra$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Pinky & the Brain: Volume 1$31.49$29.99$34.99$29.99 - Playboy After Dark Collection$35.99$34.99 - - - Punky Brester: Season 3$22.34$25.99$29.99 - - Rawhide: Season 1$34.85$39.99$39.99 - - The Rifleman: Collection 6$34.99$34.99$39.99 - - Robt. Ludlum’s Covert One: Hades Factor$18.69$22.99$24.97 - - Sahara (2005) (HD-DVD)$19.95$29.99$29.99 - - Scorpius Gigantus$29.99$19.99$19.99 - - Shirley Temple Collection: Volume 4$19.87$24.99$24.99 - - Sky Captain/World of Tomorrow (HD-DVD)$19.95$29.99$29.99 - - Sleepy Hollow (HD-DVD)$19.95$29.99$29.99 - - Somersault$18.99$22.99$12.99 - - Species (Blu-Ray)$19.95$24.99$24.99 - - Steal the Sky$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Stealth (Blu-Ray)$19.95$24.99$24.99 - - Susannah of the Mounties$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Tales from the Crypt: Season 4$27.99$25.99$27.99 - - Three’s Company: Season 7$19.15$17.99$17.99 - - To Have and Have Not$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Will Roger’s Collection: Volume 1$41.99$50.99$49.99 - - WWE Vengeance 2006$14.99$19.99$14.99 - -

    (Blu-Ray) after a title = New Blu-Ray release.

    (HD-DVD) after a title = New High-Definition release.

    (CC) after a title = New Criterion Collection release.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    The Bogie & Bacall Signature Collection: The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo, To Have and Have Not.

    The Final Destination Thrill-ogy: Final Destination, Final Destination 2, Final Destination 3.

    Hammer Film Noir – Volume 1: Bad Blond, Man Bait.

    Hammer Film Noir – Volume 2: Stolen Face, Black Out.

    Hammer Film Noir – Volume 3: The Gambler and the Lady, Heat Wave.

    The Shirley temple Collection – Volume 4: Captain January, Just Around the Corner, Susannah of the Mounties.

    The Will Rogers Collection – Volume 1: Life Begins at Forty, Steamboat Round the Bend, Doubting Thomas, In Old Kentucky.

    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! Final Destination 3 is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --I am still unsure of my efficiencies in finding and pricing the various HD & Blu-Ray release each week. Be forewarned. It seems like in-store prices at Best Buy and Circuit City are coming in cheaper than the prices as reported on-line.

    --WOW! What a week! After a few weeks of lower-than-normal amounts of new releases…things REALLY picked up this week in sheer numbers. Whether your personal “to buy” lists reflect that same increase is up to you! [​IMG]

    --Amazon.com is having a special offer on Blu-Ray & HD-DVD discs: Save an additional 10% on all of your Blu-ray & HD-DVD Disc purchases for the next year. Purchase three Blu-ray or HD-DVD Discs right now, and you'll automatically qualify to receive an additional 10% off all of your high-definition DVD purchases for one year. To receive a 10% discount on your three high-def Discs upon checkout, use this claim code: HDDISC10. Go HERE for details.

    --Baseball fans should note that MLB is releasing this coming week a series of discs containing vintage World Series footage for certain teams in certain time eras. For example, Baltimore Orioles – 1966, 1970 & 1983. They are all priced differently and were too unwieldy for me to include in the RoundUp. But here are the different teams which can be had. Orioles, Twins, NY Giants, Oakland A’s, Phillies & Yankees.

    --Best Buy is also holding one of its 2/$20 promotions when you buy BOTH Benchwarmers ($16.99) and EITHER 50 First Dates OR Big Daddy OR Joe Dirt OR Mr. Deeds OR The Animal ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with the purchase of Awesome: I F**kin Shot That! includes Shazam music video plus all new Beastie Boys BBQ TV pilot. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy also has FREE MOVIE CASH for Snakes On a Plane with the purchase of Final Destination 3 on DVD. A $10.50 value. Minimum 40 per store. In-store only.

    --Best Buy has another of its 2/$20 promotions when you buy BOTH Final Destination 3 ($15.99) and EITHER Final Destination OR Final Destination 2 ($7.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --At Best Buy you can SAVE $5 with the joint purchase of Dave Chappelle’s Lost Episodes DVD and EITHER Minds of Mencia: Season 1 OR any season of Reno 911! OR any season of South Park.

    --Best Buy also has a price of $37.99 (apiece) on seasons 1 thru 3 of La Femme Nikita.

    --Best Buy will also give you $10 off Season 1 sets of Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Grey’s Anatomy if you pre-order Season 2 with them.

    --Circuit City, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE FREE COMIC BOOK with the purchase of final Destination 3 on DVD. While supplies last. Minimum 20 per store.

    --At Circuit City, buy BOTH Benchwarmers ($17.00) AND Joe Dirt ($4.99) for an on-sale price of $22. In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt.

    --At Circuit City, buy ANY two seasons of Three’s Company and get Season 1 FREE! In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt.

    --Circuit City also has a price of $17.99 apiece on Seasons 1 thru 3 of Tales From the Crypt.

    --Target is offering another if its FREE LENTICULAR COVERS with its DVDs of Final Destination 3. Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

    --And Target’s got a FREE $5 Target GiftCard with it’s copies of JAG: Season 1 AND Boondocks: Season 1 Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 25, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    ATL $17.99
    She's The Man Low Price ($17.99)
    Napoleon Dynamite: Like The Best Special Edition Ever $12.99
    Syriana $19.99
    Annapolis $19.99
    Eight Below $19.99

    $7.49 each:
    Robocop
    You Got Served: Special Edition
    Hotel Rwanda
    Be Cool
    White Chicks
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Birdcage
    Baby Boy
    In The Line Of Fire
    Kalifornia
    Jet Li: The One
    Close Encounters f the Third Kind: Collector's Edition
    Stigmata
    Trois: The Escort
    Radio
    Out Of Time
    Original Sin: Unrated
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    A Few Good Men
    Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
    Donnie Brasco: Special Edition
    Jerry Maguire
    Rain Man: Special Edition
    National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
    The Terminator
    Bad Boys: Special Edition
    Bad Boys II
    Basic
    Leaving Las Vegas
    S.W.A.T.

    Blu-Ray DVDs:
    Benchwarmers $27.99
    Species $24.99
    Stealth $24.99
    The Fifth Element $24.99
    Underworld: Evolution $27.99
    The Terminator $24.99

    DVD Sets:
    Chappelle's Show: Season 1 $17.99
    Chappelle's Show: Season 2 $24.99
    Animaniacs: Volume I $29.99
    Miami Vice Twice The Vice Is Nice Pack (Season 1 and Season 2) $34.99
    Tales From The Crypt: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $17.99 each
    Three's Company: Season 7 $17.99
    (Buy any 2 seasons of Three's Company and get season 1 FREE! Must be purchased on the same receipt)

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Final Destination 3 $15.99
    Free Movie Certificate to see Snakes On A Plane worth up to $10.50 with purchase of Final Destination 3. Offer valid in store only. Minimum 40 per store. No rainchecks

    Final Destination $7.99
    Final Destination 2 $7.99

    Buy Final Destination 3 with Final Destination or Final Destination 2 on the same receipt and get BOTH for $20.

    Benchwarmers $16.99
    50 First Dates $9.99
    Big Daddy $9.99
    The Animal: Special Edition $9.99
    Mr. Deeds: Special Editiion $9.99
    Joe Dirt $9.99
    (Buy Benchwarmers and other Marked title Above on the same receipt and get BOTH for $20)

    $5.99 each:
    Snatch
    A Few Good Men
    Legally Blonde
    Underworld: Special Edition
    The Naked Gun
    White Chicks
    Closer
    Indecent Proposal
    Double Jeopardy
    The Karate Kid: Special Edition
    Spanglish
    CLUE
    Matilda: Special Edition
    Overboard
    The Princess Bride: Special Edition
    Something's Gotta Give
    HOOK
    Jerry Maguire
    Rudy: Special Edition
    Black Sheep
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Sliding Doors
    Summer School
    Flashdance
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Sliding Doors
    Kiss The Girls
    Enemy At The Gates
    The Virgin Suicides
    The Saint (Kilmer)

    DVD Sets:
    Tales From The Crypt: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $17.99 each
    La Femme Nikita: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $37.99 each

    Reno 911!: Season 3 $19.99
    Mind of Mencia: Season 1 $19.99
    South Park: Season 7 $34.99
    (Save $5 Instantly on ANY Season of Reno 911, South Park or Mind of Mencia: Season 1 when you buy Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes on the same receipt

    Buy 1 Season , Get 1 Season Free:
    Miami Vice: Season 1 $39.99
    Miami Vice: Season 2 $39.99

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    Pre-Order and Save $10: Pre-order Season 2 of Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy or LOST and save $10 Instantly on purchase of Season 1
    Lost: Season 1 $44.99
    Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 $19.99
    Desperate Housewives: Season 1 $44.99

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Baby Einstein: Baby's Favorite Places - First Words- Around Town $14.99

    $6.50 each:
    How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
    Wall Street
    Almost Famous (theatrical version)
    Me, Myself & Irene
    New York Minute

    $10.00 each:
    Bewitched 2005 (Kidman / Farrell)
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    Big Fish
    Fever Pitch
    Legends Of The Fall: Special Edition

    DVD Sets:
    Chappelle's Show: Season 1 $16.99
    Chappelle's Show: Season 2 $19.99
    Weeds: Season 1 $24.99
    Venture Brothers: Season 1 $19.99
    Reno 911: Season 3 $16.99
    Mind of Mencia: Season 1 $14.99
    Robot Chicken: Season 1 $19.99
    Beavis & Butt-head: Mike Judge Collection - Volume II $24.99
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    I'm sure some RoundUpper can help out with this one.

    I could only find a listing for the Hudson Hawk SE at amazon.com. Did it get pushed back?
     
  4. Carlos V III

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    Well after closing out the last 2 Weekly Roundup threads with my posting, let's see what happens this week.

    BTW, nothing for me this week. Blew the wad last week on the Brisco County/Jack of all Trades combo.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    [​IMG] Hope that doesn't happen this time Carlos. Not just a few posts into the thread!
     
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    It is interesting that the some of the big-name retailers / e-tailers (i.e. BestBuy.com & CircuitCity.com) don't have it listed.

    It doesn't appear to have been pushed back - SonyPictures.com has the release scheduled / listed for this week:
    http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/upcoming.html

    WalMart.com is showing it available as of 07/25/2006 ($17.94) (click on the `See Estimated Arrival Date` link):
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...38023107769726

    CDUniverse.com / VideoUniverse.com also has it listed with a release date of 07/25/2006 ($13.96):
    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinf...4&frm=lk_dvdps
     
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    Just punky season3 for me this week, and eventually by the end of summer ill get threes company season 7.
     
  9. Dennis Nicholls

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    IMDB says this about the Heston JC:

     
  10. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    The Bogie/Bacall films are all fantastic, but unless I'm mistaken, they're the same as what's already released. Unless they do turn out to be new transfers, nothing this week.
     
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    A Few Good Men & Rain Man for me. Thanks for posting this stuff. It's helpful.
     
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick!

    Lots of releases this week, but not much appeals to me. The Hammer Film Noir series looks interesting, but despite the fact that I am a big fan of Hammer horror, this is a section of their film library I know little about. Judging by the header on the covers, these films all feature the same lead character? A detective-type?

    I may pick up a $5.99 or $7.99 title to fill in a hole or two in my library, but otherwise, nothing for me.

    It amazes me that with all of the wonderful films that still have never made it to DVD, the majors continue to flood the market with repackaged/reconfigured goods. I guess it is pretty easy to turn a buck with this stuff, so... What do I know?

    Also, I read elsewhere that a major retailer will be advertising $3.99 DVDs next week. And, from the "rumored" list I saw, some of the titles are surprising to say the least. Is this the beginning of an orchestrated effort by the studios sell off existing inventory and force the market to higher-priced, hi-rez discs? Or, are we just looking at yet another price-point for DVD retail?
     
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    Unlike most people, it's a big week for me.

    Chappelle's Show: Season Three
    Final Destination 3
    Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers
    Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers
    Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror
    Tales From The Crypt: Season Four
     
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    I don't have a player, but those Amazon HD DVD prices are damn good.

    Hope they don't go up later when the format takes off.
     
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    Yes, yes yes! July 25th is here! (well, almost....[​IMG] )

    I've been waiting for this week for months! JAG, Animaniacs, and Pinky & The Brain for me! Yay!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Definitely Animaniacs for me. Thanks Mike and Patrick.
     
  18. Greg Layton

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    Nothing for me this week. Thanks, as always.
     
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    Thanks for the prices. I'll be getting the following:

    Final Destination 3
    The Beast Must Die
    The Benchwarmers
    Tales from the Crypt - The Complete 4th Season


    I already picked up both Halloween: 25 Years of Terror and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers when I found them out early. The fifth film was out too, but I don't give a damn about that one.
     
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    Anyone have a picture of the Target Exclusive Lenticular Cover for Final Destination 3?
     

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