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Weekly Roundup 9-5-2006

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Godzilla (Gojira – 1954)

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    – Brazil (1985)

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    – Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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    – Tyrone Power & Henry Fonda (Jesse James – 1939)

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    – Cast (Family – 1976-1980)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAbbott & Costello Show: S1$34.99$33.99$34.99 - - Ace Ventura: Deluxe Double Feature$12.87$12.99$15.99 - - Alf: Season 4$27.87$27.99$34.99$29.99 - All the King’s Men$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - -Almost Strangers$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - Amarcord (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Assassination of Trotsky$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Blade Runner (Dir. Cut)$13.99$14.99$12.99 - - Brazil (CC) (1-disc)$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Brazil (CC) (3-disc)$41.99$57.99$49.99 - - Broken Trail$19.87$19.99$28.97$22.99 - Buffy: Curse of the Hellmouth$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Clive Barker’s The Plague$18.69$22.99$24.97 - - Commander in Chief: Part 2$19.87$16.99$24.99 - - Complete Toxic Avenger$44.99 - - - - Dead Man’s Shoes$20.19$22.99$19.99 - - District B13$18.89$19.99$19.99$16.99 - Doctor Who: Inferno$24.49$26.99$24.99 - - Doctor Who: Web Planet$16.19$22.99$19.99 - - Escape/Witch Mtn./Return/Witch Mtn.$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Family: Seasons 1 & 2$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Fantastic Four$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Flintstones: Season 6$29.87$44.99$34.99 - - Forensic Investigators: Season 1$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Fraggle Rock: Season 2$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Frankenstein Unbound$14.99$14.99$12.99 - - Gang Wars$16.99$22.99$19.99 - - Gojira (Godzilla) (2-disc)$16.49$19.99$17.99 - - Guys and Balls$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Heart of Darkness: Viet. War Chron.$35.99$33.99$39.99 - - High Anxiety$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - History of the World Part 1$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - History of the WWE Championship$23.99$19.99$24.99 - - House of the Damned$10.49$12.99$12.99 - - Hustle: Season 1$24.49$29.99$24.99 - - Jackass: The Movie SE (NR)$11.87$12.99$14.99 - - Jesse James (1939)$11.19$14.99 - - - Jim Henson’s Fantasy Film Coll.$35.89$44.99$39.99 - - Kinky Boots$29.99$19.99$19.99 - - Legend of Lucy Keyes$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Lost: Season 2$38.87$35.99$37.99$37.99$38.99**Nat’l Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2 (R & NR)$19.87$22.99$19.99 - - Night Train to Paris$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Oz: Season 6$41.87$44.99$42.99 - $44.99Playtime (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Population 436$18.69$22.99$24.97 - - Pretty Poison$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Red Dwarf: Complete Collection$174.89$212.48$249.98 - - Return of Frank James (1940)$11.19$14.99 - - - Robin Hood: Men in Tights$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Rocky Horror/Shock Treatment$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Seven Samurai (CC)$34.99$42.99$39.99 - - Shock-O-Rama$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Silent Movie$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Shock Treatment SE$14.99$12.99$12.99 - - Shooting the Past$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - Silk Stalkings: Season 5$24.47$34.99$34.99 - - Summer Storm$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Supernatural: Season 1$37.27$39.99$39.99$37.99$39.99Three Musketeers (BBC)$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - To Be or Not to Be (1983)$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - True Story of Jesse James (1957)$11.19$14.99 - - - Twelve Chairs$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - United 93 (2-disc) - $24.99$19.99 - - **United 93 (1-disc)$16.87$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.49Unknown White Male$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Young Frankenstein SE$11.19$12.99$12.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNone this week. - - - - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBlazing Saddles$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Firewall$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Full Metal Jacket$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Lethal Weapon$19.95$24.99$28.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Ace Ventura Double Feature: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura:When Nature Calls.

    Jim Henson’s Fantasy Film Collection: Labyrinth, Mirrormask, The Dark Crystal.

    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! United 93 (1-disc) is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2 is available in both a rated and unrated edition...get the one that’s right for you.

    --Wow! What a huge week! Truly something for everyone. New Criterions. Anamorphic releases of old Criterions. New TV shows released for the first time. Later seasons of old favorite TV shows. Classic movies. Cult movies. Monster movies. Recent movies. The individual releases of the Mel Brooks films. Lots of stuff of high interest. And then there’s next week…

    --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.

    --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.

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Lost: Season 2. Features “The Reckoning”: the Season 2 recap episode and “Lost: On Location” featurette. Minimum 30 per store.)

    --Best Buy is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Supernatureal: Season 1. Minimum 10 per store.

    --Best Buy also has a price of $21.99 on Seasons 1-3 of Alf.

    --Best Buy also has two big lists of DVDs for $3.99 and $5.99 this week!

    --For Sunday & Monday only…Circuit City is advertising a price of $12.99 apiece on the following DVDs: Annapolis, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Final Destination 3, Inside Man, King Kong (2005), Syriana, V for Vendetta.

    --Circuit City has FREE MOVIE CASH with its copies of Jackass: The Movie (NR). For Jackass: The Movie 2. Ticket value = $12.00. Ticket valid 9-22-06 thru 10-1-06. While supplies last.

    --Circuit City, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE FREE $10 iTunes MUSIC CARD with the purchase of Lost: Season 2 on DVD. While supplies last.

    --Circuit City is also offering a price of $27.99 on Seasons 1-3 of Oz. Seasons 4 & 5 are $42.99.

    --Target is offering FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the following titles: Alf: Season 4, Broken Trail, Lost: Season 2, Supernatural: Season 1. GiftCard will be given automatically at checkout.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: September 5, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista Home Video

    $9.99 - The Hole, The Hot Chick, Jersey Girl, My Baby's Daddy

    $14.99 - Bride & Prejudice, The Country Bears, Don't Be a Menace...: Special Edition, Ella Enchanted, Frida, George of the Jungle 2, Good Morning Vietnam: Special Edition, Hidalgo, Inspector Gadget 2, King Arthur, King Arthur: Extended Edition, Rushmore, A Saintly Switch, Sling Blade: Special Edition, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Yards: Director's Cut

    $19.99 - The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl, Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui, Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows, City of God, Flightplan, Frank Miller's Sin City, The Great Raid, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Ice Princess, National Treasure, The Pacifier, Sky High, Trainspotting: Collector's Edition
     
  2. Steve Lockwood

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    -Brazil
    -Blade Runner

    For me this week
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    3 Mel Brooks titles for me. Robin Hood: Men In Tights, History Of The World Part One & Young Frankenstein.

    Is Best Buy really charging $3 more for Young Frankenstein (& a couple other Brooks) than all of the other titles or is that a misprint? I'll be pricematching them at CC.
     
  4. Greg_S_H

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    Supernatural at Best Buy. I wonder what the Fantastic Four release is.
     
  5. Chris S

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    Thanks for the roundup! This is the start of the expensive DVD buying season for me.

    Seven Samurai
    Brazil (3-disc ver)
    and maybe Young Frankenstein SE or High Anxiety
     
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    The Blade Runner thread became unbearable well over a year ago, so I bailed and haven't been back.

    It sounds to me as though, for a real fan, it is worthwhile to get the edition being released this week to replace the awful existing one, then wait for the ultimate edition, which I suppose probably won't be out for the better part of a year.

    Would this be a solid plan?
     
  7. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    I'll be holding off on Blade Runner til the even better release coming next year. In the meantime, the best dvd to come out of Criterion in a long time makes this a fantastic week.

    Just two dvds:

    Flintstones season 6
    Playtime [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    I think the Jesse James-related films have been postponed by Fox, so it will be interesting to see if any made it to retailers.




    Crawdaddy
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each:
    Pirates Of The Caribbean
    Clerks: Collector's Series
    Crash (Theatrical)
    Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    Tyler Perry Collection: Madea Goes To Jail
    Tyler Perry Collection: Why Did I Get Married?
    The Brothers Grimm
    Ladder 49
    Predator: Collector's Edition
    Blow
    Preaching To The Choir
    Cheaper By The Dozen 2005
    Febver Pitch
    Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition
    Tombstone
    ID4: Independence Day (5 Star Collection version Shown)
    The Day After Tomorrow (Theatrical)
    Kill Bill: Vol. I
    Kill Bill: Vol. II
    Dark Water: Unrated
    Hidalgo
    Hostage
    Scary Movie
    Scary Movie 2
    Scary Movie 3.5
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    Pretty Woman: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Chronicles Of Narnia UMD Movie for PSP
    Underworld: Evolution UMD Movie for PSP

    3 FOR $15.00:
    Troy
    Ocean's Twelve
    The Avaitor
    Million Dollar Baby
    Cradle 2 The Grave
    Exit Wounds
    Angel Eyes
    The Cell
    Bonnie & Clyde
    Poltergeist
    Stephen King's IT
    Absolute Power
    City Of Angels
    Empire Of The Sun
    Torque
    Fallen
    Clash Of The Titans
    Queen Of The Damned
    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
    Forever Young
    Starsky & Hutch (2005)
    Pleasantville
    Mystic River
    Disclosure

    DVD Sets:
    Boondocks: Season 1 $27.99
    OZ: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $27.99
    OZ: Season 4 / 5 $42.99

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:


    Charlie & Lola 2 Pack: Volumes I & II $16.99
    (Free Book with purchase of Charlie & Lola 2-Pack. Minimum 6 per store. No rain checks.

    DVD Sets:
    Alf: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $21.99 each

    $3.99 each:
    Along Came A Spider
    Starsky & Hutch (2005)
    Harlem Nights
    Superstar
    The General's Daughter
    Cradle 2 The Grave
    Mystic River
    Juice
    Trading Places
    Galaxy Quest
    Last Castle
    200 Cigarettes
    Friday The 13th
    Exit Wounds

    $5.99 each:
    In The Line Of Fire
    Vertical Limit
    Urban Legend
    Beverly Hills Ninja
    Jumanji: Collector's Edition
    Real Genius
    St. Elmo's Fire
    28 Days
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
    It Could Happen To You
    Bad Boys II
    To Die For
    Formula 51
    Awakenings
    Single White Female
    The Big Chill: 15th Anniversary Edition
    Anaconda
    Random Hearts
    Daddy Day Care
    America's Sweethearts
    The Devil's Own
    The Net
    Under Suspicion
    Shampoo
    I-Spy (Eddie Murphy / Owen Wilson)
    Flatliners
    The Big Hit
    Trapped
    Fools Rush In

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    DVD Sets:
    Desperate Housewives: Season 2 $39.99
     
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    Oz Season 6
    Lost Season 2

    Finally Oz Season 6 is out!!!
     
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    Blade Runner, Godzilla, Frankenstein Unbound, Young Frankenstein, and if i can find it for $20 Brazil 1 disc, as i bought the box years ago.
     
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    YMMV, but the Houston-area Fry's will have "Lost" S2 for $32.99 on Tuesday.
     
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    Lost S2 and FINALLY "Gojira" for me.
    Will probably pick up "High Anxiety" at some point, but it's not a "must-have" right now.
    Renting "Supernatural" (missed several of the later eps) and "United 93".

    Thanks for all the work on this week's roundup, Mike...it's a biggie!
     
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    Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike and Patrick!

    Wow! Huge week with lots of interesting titles arriving. I will pick pick up Lost for sure and a handful more over the next several weeks.
     
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    fantastic four?
     
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    I'll be getting

    Lost: Season Two (can't wait) and
    Oz: Season Six

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
  17. Mike Frezon

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    Fantastic Four.
     
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    Might be. But I think it's also got a different cover.
     
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    Ugh. Spent entirely too much this weekend at BB already...but I am committed to Lost S2. Possibly Blade Runner, Robin Hood and Young Frankenstein...possibly.
     

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