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Weekly RoundUp 7-31-2007

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Gerard Butler (300 – 2006)

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    – The Big Steal – 1949

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    – Karl Urban (Pathfinder - 2007)

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    – 20 Million Miles to Earth– 1957

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    – Faith Domergue, Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains (Where Danger Lives– 1950)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco20 Million Miles to Earth (50th Ann. Ed.)$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - **300$15.99$14.99$13.99$15.99$19.49300 SE (2-disc)$21.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99300 LE (Best Buy only) - $34.99 - - - Act of Violence/Mystery Street$15.69$19.99$19.99 - - Archie Show: Complete Series$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - Babylon 5: The Lost Tales$15.99$17.99$19.99 - - Blue Water, White Death$17.99$16.99$15.99 - - Crime Work/Decoy$18.89$19.99$19.99 - - Dallas: Season 7$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - The Darwin Awards$14.99$16.99$15.99 - - **Everything’s Gone Green (R & NR)$24.29$19.99$19.99 - - Film Noir Classic Collection: Volume 4$41.89$59.99$49.99 - - **Firehouse Dog$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Hawaii 5-0: Season 2$34.99$34.99$39.99 - $33.99**Hot Fuzz$16.99$17.99$19.99$17.99$19.49Illegal/The Big Steal$18.89$19.99$19.99 - - Kung Fu Hustle SE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The List$17.99$17.99$15.99 - - Lonely Hearts$18.69$19.99$19.99$17.99 - Mission of the Shark: USS Indianapolis$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - **Pathfinder (R & NR)$19.99$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Peter Benchley’s Creature$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Popeye the Sailor: V1 (’33-’38)$45.49$44.99$59.99 - - Rap Sheet: Hip Hop & Cops$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - The Rhinemann Exchange$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Rock the Bells$14.99$17.99$15.99 - - Roving Mars$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - Sabrina Teenage Witch: Season 2$29.19$34.99$34.99$27.99 - Starter for 10$19.99$27.99$19.99 - - They Live By Night/Side Street$18.89$19.99$19.99 - - Where Danger Lives/Tension$18.89$19.99$19.99 - - Yellow$18.69$22.99$19.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco300$27.95$34.99$34.99$29.99$32.99Blue Planet$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Darkman$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Hot Fuzz$27.95$29.99$39.98 - - Sea of Love$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Shaun of the Dead$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Shooter$27.95$34.99$39.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco300$23.95$29.99$29.99$24.99$23.89Blue Planet$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Roving Mars$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Shooter$27.95$29.99$39.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Film Noir Classic Collection: Volume 4: Art of Violence, Mystery Street, Crime Wave, Decoy, Illegal, The Big Steal, They Live By Night, Side Street, Where Danger Lives, Tension.

    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! 300 AND Firehouse Dog AND Hot Fuzz are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Also, Everything’s Gone Green AND Pathfinder are available in both RATED and UNRATED versions...get the one that’s right for you! [​IMG]

    --Attention: Best Buy Reward Zone Members!
    Earn a $10 Entertainment Certificate with every $100 spent on Movies, Music & Game Software between 7-1-07 and 8-25-07. There are restrictions. For details…go to www.MyRewardZone.com. You MUST register at the site to receive this bonus deal! Don’t miss out!

    --We start things off this week with an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 300 @ Best Buy! The set includes the same two discs as the SE…but also includes a Spartan Helmet Replica and four collectible art cards. All items on-pack. Minimum 15 sets per store. No rain checks.

    --Buy ANY version of 300 @ Best Buy this week and ANY of the following four DVDs for just $5: Bourne Identity (Explosive Ext. Ed.), Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart, Gladiator. Reg. $9.99 apiece. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE METAL COLLECTOR’S TIN with their copies of Popeye the Sailor: 1933 – 1938 Volume 1.

    --A 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy this week with the purchase of Hot Fuzz ($17.99) and Shaun of the Dead (9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has AN EXCLUSIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL on their copies of Babylon 5: Lost Tales. Minimum 6 per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy is advertising MOVIE CASH TO SEE RUSH HOUR 3 with the purchase of ANY of the SIX DVDs listed: Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Friday, Just Friends, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Wedding Crashers (Uncorked). Other titles in store and on-line. Movie Cash = $10.50. Valid 8-10-07 thru 8-24-07. Minimum 20 per store. No rain checks. This is not advertised an exclusive and may be available at other retailers.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a list of three select Blu-ray discs this week with the following offer: Buy 2 and save $10. The discs are: Bridge to Terabithia, PotC: Dead Man’s Chest, Roving Mars. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a price of $12.99 apiece for each of the Extended Editions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

    --As noted last week(but repeated in this week’s ad), Best Buy is selling the new Bourne Files 3-disc collection for $14.99 (OR $9.99 if you make the purchase using a MasterCard.) The third disc features 45 minutes of never-before-seen material. The collection also—EXCLUSIVE TO BEST BUY—includes FREE MOVIE CASH TO THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM. Value = $7.50. Minimum 8 per store. No rainchecks. Valid 8-3-07 thru 8-19-07.

    --New to the Bourne Files deal this week @ Best Buy is an offer to save $15, instantly, with the purchase of the set and Norton Internet Security Software ($59.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed for $9.99 that are on a “Buy Three, Get Two Free” sale. Best Buy also has the 1962 film “The 300 Spartans” on sale for just $5.99 this week!

    --Circuit City has FOUR EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE CARDS with their copies of 300 this week. Minimum 20 per store. While supplies last.

    --Circuit City also has a 2/$20 deal. Buy 300 (single-disc version. $13.99) AND The 300 Spartans ($9.99) and get them both for $20. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a list of some really nice titles for sale @ $6.99. Circuit City also has a list of some REALLY nice titles for sale @ $8.99.

    --Target has it’s own EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of 300 on DVD (2-disc set). It includes a FREE MOVIE DOWNLOAD OF 300 (FULL THEATRICAL VERSION) for PC or mobile device. Includes exclusive “Making of 300” download. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Receive a $5 Target gift card this week with the purchase of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Season 2. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: None this week.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 31, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Number 23: Unrated $19.99
    Zodiac $19.99
    ESPN Presents NASCAR: 100 Defining Moments – Volume IV $9.99

    $6.99 each:
    Alexander: Director’s Cut
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Troy
    Glory
    Saving Private Ryan
    Reign Of Fire
    Willow
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    King Arthur: Extended Unrated Edition
    Jet Li: Hero
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    We Were Soldiers
    Dune: Special Edition / Director’s Cut
    The Warrior
    The Last Samurai
    Platoon: Special Edition
    Gettysburg
    Gangs Of New York
    The Godfather
    The Godfather: Part II
    The Godfather: Part III
    Jurassic Park: Collector’s Edition
    Dances With Wolves
    Windtalkers
    Helen Of Troy
    Augustus
    The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
    Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
    Ong-Bak
    Excalibur
    The 13th Warrior
    The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    $8.99 each:
    The Patriot: Special Edition
    Gladiator
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    Patton
    The Passion Of The Christ
    Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
    The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King – Extended Edition
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – Extended Edition
    The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring – Extended Edition
    Braveheart
    House Of Flying Daggers
    Spartacus
    Schindler’s List
    Von Ryan’s Express
    Titanic: Special Collector’s Edition
    Tristan + Isolde
    King Kong (Peter Jackson)
    Pearl Harbor: 2-disc 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

    High Definition DVDs:

    Blu-Ray Movies:
    GoodFellas $19.99
    House Of Wax $19.99
    The Fugitive $24.99
    Swordfish $24.99
    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut $19.99

    Sony Blu-Ray Disc Player BDPS300 $499.99
    5 Free Blu-Ray movies with purchase. Available by mail in rebate

    HD-DVD Movies:
    The Departed $34.99
    Happy Feet $34.99
    Training Day $19.99
    Superman Returns $34.99
    The Corpse Bride $19.99


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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Bratz: Kidz Sleep Over Adventures $14.99

    Free Rush Hour 3 Movie Money With Purchase of Any of the DVDs Listed Below:
    Movie Money value = $10.50. Valid at participating theaters only. Movie money valid 8/10/07 – 8/24/07. Minimum 20 per store. No rain checks.
    Choose from these & more DVDs in store and at BestBuy.com

    Rush Hour $9.99
    Rush Hour 2 $9.99
    Just Friends $9.99
    Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Edition $9.99
    Friday $9.99
    Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition $14.99

    $9.99 each: Buy 3 of the listed titles and Get 2 more titles Free
    Choose from these & more DVDs in store and at BestBuy.com

    Black Hawk Down
    The Devil’s Own
    In The Line Of Fire
    Big Daddy
    Hitch
    Donnie Brasco
    Legends Of The Fall
    Can’t Hardly Wait
    A Few Good Men
    White Chicks
    Wild Things
    The Cable Guy
    A River Runs Through It
    Closer
    My Girl
    Girl, Interrupted
    Lords Of Dogtown: Unrated Extended Cut
    Easy Rider
    Not Another Teen Movie: Unrated Extended Director’s Cut
    Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
    U-Turn
    Beverly Hills Ninja
    Cruel Intentions
    The Professional

    High Definition Discs:

    Blu-Ray DVDs:
    Roving Mars $29.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $29.99
    Bridge To Terabithia $29.99
    Save $10 Instantly when you purchase any 2 of the Blu-Ray DVDs listed above. Must be per purchased on the same receipt in order to qualify for $10 discount.

    DVD Sets:
    The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring – Extended Edition $12.99
    The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers – Extended Edition $12.99
    The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King – Extended Edition $12.99


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Bratz: Sleep-Over Adventure $14.99
    Includes bonus disc which features a Bratz movie sneak peek. Quantity limited. no rain checks.
     
  3. Ric Easton

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    Wow, amazing prices CC has on the Extended Lord of the Rings. Too bad I have 'em all!

    I'll be picking up Babylon 5: The Lost Tales and probably 300!

    Thanks, guys!
     
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    300 on Blu, and Hawaii Five-0 season 2. This may be the slowest week i will have for the rest of the year after all the titles announced this week!
     
  5. Bill Thomann

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    300 2 disc for me. Is the Target bonus disc strictly for computers or is any playable on a dvd player?
     
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    is that a colorized shot of 20 million miles up there.[​IMG]

    well i guess i'll buy the best biuy 300for the helmet. and sell the discs.

    want the hd dvd version to keep.
     
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    I heard that hot fuzz will have an additional bonus disc exclusive to walmart.
     
  8. daddymention

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    It's FILM NOIR Week for me!!!

    Amazon sent me an e-mail yesterday that it's on its way[​IMG]
     
  9. Dave Jessup

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    From the high seas to outer space --
    Popeye and Babylon 5 here.

    Thanks, gents, as always, for the good price comparisons week in & week out.
     
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    Fun HD DVD week for me - Darkman, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz.
     
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    Mike,
    I don't think that's Maureen O'Sullivan, but Faith Domergue in that snapshot with Mitchum and Rains.
     
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    I think that's Karl Urban, not Russell Means, in the Pathfinder pic.

    300 single-disc for me this week.
     
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    HD DVD for Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead for me! [​IMG]
     
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    Is all of the content on the 2 disc set of 300 on the HD DVD of 300?

    --John
     
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    I'm all over the Blu Ray edition of 300. Just can't wait for the Blu Ray editions of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz [​IMG]
     
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    Just Film Noir Collection Volume Four for me.

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up on the Popeye #1 collectors tin -- didn't see that in my local paper.

    Great work, Mike and Patrick, as always! Kudos.

    John
     
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    Here's where it gets funny (at least for me). As I selected that picture for posting, I said, well, if I'm wrong about the identity of the actress, Robert will stop by to let me know! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks, everybody!
     
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    But there is a colorized version of the movie (20 Million Miles...) on the disc (apparently supervised by Harryhausen), in addition to the B&W.

    Nothing for me this week.
     

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