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WeeklyRoundUp 2-7-2006

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Morgan Freeman as Easy Reader (Best of the Electric Company – 1971-1985)

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    – Vanessa Redgrave & Jane Fonda (Julia - 1977)

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    – Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s - 1961)

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    – Rupert Boneham (Survivor: Pearl Islands - 2003)

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    – Merv Griffin with Harry Belafonte (The Merv Griffin Show: 40 of the Most Interesting People of All Time - 1962)

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    – Wallace & Gromit (…Curse of the Were-Rabbit - 2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco13 Going on 30$13.99$14.99$15.99--Andy Colby’s Incredibly Awesome Adv.$6.99$6.99$6.99--Bambi II$20.99$17.99$19.99$16.99-The Batman: Season 1$13.99$14.99$15.99--Best of the Electric Company$34.99$34.99$39.99--Best of Youth$22.49$24.99$24.99--Black Scorpion$6.29$6.99$6.99--Blood and Wine$11.23$9.99$12.99--Blue Collar TV: Season 1 Vol. 2$17.49$16.99$19.99$16.99-Boy in Blue$11.23$9.99$12.99--Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Anniv. Edition$13.99$12.99$14.99$14.99-Cary Grant Box Set$34.99$44.99$39.99--Cleopatra CE$17.98$14.99$15.99--The CrazySitter$6.99$6.99$6.99--Daltry Calhoun$22.49$19.99$24.99--**Doom (NR)$16.98$16.99$14.99$19.99$18.99**Elizabethtown$17.98$16.99$19.99$16.99$18.99Emergency: Season 2$27.99$33.99$34.99--Eros (2004)$19.59$24.99$19.99--Extreme Dating$14.99$14.99$15.99--Family Plot$14.98$14.99$17.99--The French Connection CE$14.98$14.99$15.99--Growing Pains: Season 1$19.49$17.99$22.99$22.99-Hee Haw: 10th Anniv. Celebration$15.99$19.99$19.99--Hope Ranch$6.99$6.99$6.99--Hot Parts$6.99$6.99$6.99--In Country$6.99$6.99$6.99--Jim Brickman: Disney Songbook$12.99$14.99$15.99--Julia$10.49-$12.99--**Just Like Heaven$19.49$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.99Land Before Time: 8 & 9$13.99$14.99$17.99--Last American Hero$11.23$9.99$12.99--Making Love (1982)$10.49$9.99$12.99--The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)$14.98$14.99$17.99--M*A*S*H CE$14.98$14.99$15.99--Marnie$14.98$14.99$17.99--Merv Griffin Show: 40 Interesting People$20.99$29.99$31.99--Moonlighting: Season 3$27.99$29.99$34.99--Nat’l Lampoon’s: Adam & Eve$13.99$14.99$15.99--The Net 2.0$16.99$22.99$24.97--No Dessert Dad…Mow the Lawn$6.99$6.99$6.99--Peter Allen: Boy from Oz$14.99$14.99$17.99--Poltergeist: The Legacy: Season 1$41.99$41.99$49.99--Private Lessons: 25th Anniv. Edition$9.99$12.99$12.99--Rage and Discipline$10.99$12.99$12.99--Revenge of the Red Baron$6.99$6.99$6.99--The Richard Pryor Collection$18.99$22.99$19.99--Ryan’s Daughter SE (2-disc)$18.89$19.99$19.99--Second to Die$6.99$6.99$6.99--Sex & the City: Breakups$9.99$11.99$9.99$10.00-Sex & the City: Lust$9.99$11.99$9.99$10.00-Sex & the City: Mr. Big$9.99$11.99$9.99$10.00-Sex & the City: Romance$9.99$11.99$9.99$10.00-Sex & the City: Fashion---$10.00-Shadow of a Doubt$14.98$14.99$17.99--The Simpsons: Kiss and Tell$11.23$9.99$9.99--Speed CE$14.98$14.99$15.99--Steve Martin Comedy Collection$31.49$28.99$34.99--Story of Seabiscuit$6.99$8.99$9.99--Survivor-Pearl Islands: Season 7$34.99$39.99$39.99--Teen Titans: Season 1$13.99$14.99$15.99--Torn Curtain$14.98$14.99$17.99--Touched By An Angel: Season 3 Vol. 1$26.99$38.99$34.99--Unbearable Lightness of Being SE (2-disc)$17.54$24.99$19.99--Very Unlucky Leprechaun$6.99$6.99$6.99--**Waiting… (NR)$19.99$16.99$19.99$16.99-Wallace/Gromit 2-DVD Cracking Coll. Set$27.99$27.99$34.99-$26.99Wallace/Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit$15.98$17.99$14.99$16.99-When Eagles Strike$6.99$6.99$6.99--Wire in the Blood: Season 3$41.99$41.99$49.99--You Stupid Man$14.99$14.99$15.99--

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Cary Grant Box Set: Holiday, Only Angels have Wings, The Talk of the Town, His Girl Friday, The Awful Truth.

    Richard Pryor Collection: Which Way is Up?, Brewster’s Millions, Car Wash, Bustin’ Loose.

    Steve Martin Comedy Collection: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Out-of-Towners, Leap of Faith.

    Wallace & Gromit 2 DVD Cracking Collection Set: Three Amazing Adventures, Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

    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! Doom (Unrated) AND Elizabethtown AND Just Like Heaven AND Waiting… AND Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, BE AWARE that BOTH Doom AND Waiting… are being released in MAR-only “rated” versions. STAY AWAY! [​IMG]

    --PHEW! Another big week…at least in quantity. We’ll see what you guys think of it in terms of quality. [​IMG]

    --I was without a Circuit City flyer this week as I post the RoundUp. I gathered CC info from various internet sources. It turns out that Just Like Heaven will really clock in at $14.99 at CC. [​IMG]

    --There are some discrepancies over whether Grounded for Life: Season 1 and MirrorMask are due for release this week. BB’s flyer shows Grounded for Life @ $24.99 and Amazon has it listed for $27.99 but many lists put its release at 2-21-06. Mirrormask is in the CC flyer at $19.99 but is listed in most sites as a 2-14-06 release.

    --There is the potential that the Sex and the City collections will be released on Sunday (sted Tuesday). This, if it happens at all, may be a Target-only event.

    --K-Mart has its usually informative flyer this week. Elizabethtown - $19.99. Doom, Bambi II, Wallace/Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Low Price. Does anyone still shop for DVDs at K-Mart?!

    --Best Buy, this week, is offering a 2/$20 deal if you buy BOTH Waiting… ($16.99) and Van Wilder ($9.99). $17 + $10 = $27. $27 - $20 = $7 savings.

    --Best Buy is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE ON-PACK BONUS DISC with its copies of Elizabethtown. The list no information about what the disc contains. Minimum 15 per store.

    --Best Buy will give you $3 off any Disney DVD INSTANTLY with the purchase of Bambi II ($17.99) at their stores.

    --Best Buy is also advertising FREE MOVIE CASH in its flyer with the purchase of the “Thriller Double Feature” 2-pack edition of the Harrison Ford movies Frantic & Presumed Innocent ($6.99). …to see Firewall in theaters 2/10/06 (a $10.50 value). Limit 3 per customer.

    --Circuit City is advertising a $10 savings on Valentine’s Day flowers from ftd.com with the purchase of Just Like Heaven ($14.99) at their store.

    --Circuit City is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE MOUSE PAD with the purchase of Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

    --Circuit City is also offering the opportunity to buy an $8.99 DVD for just $4.99 with the purchase of Bambi II ($19.99). Here is the list of $8.99 DVDs: Funny Factory With Donald, Funny Factory With Mickey, Hocus Pocus, Homeward Bound II, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Spy Kids, Tuck Everlasting.

    --CC is also offering you the chance to pick up one of those Sex & the City collections FOR FREE with the purchase of either Volume 1 OR 2 of Sex & the City Season 6 ($34.99 apiece).

    --Circuit City also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Waiting… ($19.99). The ads say the disc contains bloopers from the film’s production.

    --I want to make note that Circuit City also is listing an impressive amount and variety of titles in its $9.99, $7.49 and 4/$20 sales this week. TAKE A CLOSE LOOK! [​IMG]

    --Target is advertising a FREE BOOK with the purchase of Bambi II this week. Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: February 7, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    Gordy, Heavyweights ... $9.99

    The Absent-Minded Professor, America's Heart & Soul, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Cold Creek Manor, Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen, Escape To Witch Mountain, Flight Of The Navigator, Jersey Girl, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, My Baby's Daddy, No Deposit No Return, Son Of Flubber, Spy Kids 3D, The Strongest Man In The World, The Three Lives Of Thomasina, View From the Top ... $14.99

    A Lot Like Love, Bride & Prejudice, Cursed, Darkness, Hostage, Ladder 49 ... $19.99


    Dreamworks Home Entertainment

    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas ... $12.99

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron ... $14.99
     
  2. Kenneth Cummings

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    Hey, I am the first post in the roundup for a change. Thanks for posting this every week Mike and your goofy Toy Story 2 signature. Anyway, I didn't realish Teen Titans and "The Batman" came out on dvd this week. Probably get Titans, as I want to get Batman with the Dracula DTV they released a while back.
     
  3. Daniel_Hall

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    Nothing for me this week...normally I don't say anything, but it seems I have the first reply this time. Never before...probably never again.

    But, it's good there's nothing I want...too many DVDs piled up, now (especially the first 3 seasons of X-files now sitting in my floor.)
     
  4. Don

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    looks like Batman and Speed for me this week. Don,
     
  5. Daniel_Hall

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    Darn....too late...a close second, though [​IMG]

    Oh well...thanks for the info every week, Mike!
     
  6. Jason Hughes

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    Does Target price match?
     
  7. DonRoeber

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    Definiately going to be picking up Wallace & Grommit and the Teen Titans sets. Probably Breakfast at Tiffanys too.

    Are there any more details about the W&G two pack? I've already got two copies of the three older shorts, is this a repackaging of that? No chance of Cracking Contraptions is there?
     
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    This week is looking like Waiting and a stand-up comedy disc that didn't make Mike's cut for the RoundUp:
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    I was watching some of it tonight on Comedy Central, and he has some pretty funny material. And it's cheap, too - $14.99 MSRP. But you can get it for $10.99 at Amazon, $9.98 at DDD, and $12.99 at CC's site (BB.com is charging full MSRP so I won't even bother with a link).

    And rather than paying 30-some dollars for The Best of the Electric Company, I think I'll wait a month and pick up the just-announced Best of the Best of the Electric Company single disc release for $10 on 3/7.

    As always, thanks, Mike.
     
  9. Bill Thomann

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    Were-Rabbit, Just Like Heaven & Nutty Professor 1&2 for me at CC. I hope they've got a good Just Like Heaven price. Nutty Professor 1&2 is supposed to be #12.99 (according to the ad posted at another unnamed site). I wasn't a big NP2 fan but at that price for both I can finally replace my Hurricane lost NP with the sequel for less than I paid for the original alone.
     
  10. DanielCo

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    In my experience, Target is the biggest pain in the neck this side of Walmart. Not only don't they price match (around here anyway), they don't even have flyers in their stores available to take. They only have one posted in customer service. Obviously, this is their way to hinder price-matching at other places.

    Anyway, Wallace and Grommit is the must for me this week. And a big thanks for this thread each week. Its the first thing I read on Sunday morning!
     
  11. Valerie G.

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    If anyone is looking at getting Moonlighting Season 3, I noticed that DeepDiscountDVD has it for $23.99. Seems like a pretty good deal!

    Thanks for the roundup, I always check it out every week!
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  12. Mike Frezon

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    Hey everybody! You're all very welcome!

    I was just thinking about that Just Like Heaven price at CC. Even if they don't have a better price (which I know they will), since they are so good at price-matching...you would do pretty well going in there with your BB or Target flyers! [​IMG]

    It won't be long before we get the real CC price.
     
  13. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $49.99:
    24 season 4

    $34.99
    Sex & the City season 6 part 1 w/ Free Romance, Mr Big, Lust or Break-Ups
    Sex & the City season 6 part 2 w/ Free Romance, Mr Big, Lust or Break-Ups
    Oprah 20th AC
    Lost season 1
    Desperate Housewives season 1
    Simpsons season 7

    $29.99:
    Family Guy vol. 3

    $19.99 each:
    Mirror Mask
    Corpse Bride
    Legend of Zorro, The

    $17.99:
    Sean Connery Collection (Hunt for Red October, The Untouchables & Presidio)

    $12.99 each:
    The Nutty Professor 1 & 2
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo
    A Bug's Life
    Monsters, Inc.

    $9.99 each:
    The Breakfast Club
    Top Gun
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Because of Winn-Dixie
    Gone from the Wind
    Good Will Hunting
    13 Going on 30
    Sixteen Candles
    Chicago
    Spanglish
    50 First Dates
    In Good Company
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    There's Something About Mary
    The English Patient
    Miss Congeniality
    Miss Congeniality 2
    Beaches
    Fever Pitch
    The Wedding Date
    Finding Neverland
    Pretty Woman
    Legally Blonde 1&2 Double Feature
    My Best Friend's Wedding & The Wedding Planner 2-Pack
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Monster-in-Law
    The Notebook
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    Chocolat
    The Upside of Anger
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Sex & the City Essentials: Break-Ups
    Sex & the City Essentials: Lust
    Sex & the City Essentials: Mr Big
    Sex & the City Essentials: Romance
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    Stripes Extended Cut
    Aviator
    Anchorman
    L4yer Cake
    Hide & Seek
    Taxi Driver
    Donnie Darko
    The Silence of the Lambs
    SNL: John Belushi
    True Romance
    Darkness UV
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man 2
    Pulp Fiction
    Troy
    Braveheart
    Saw
    Hitch
    Ocean's 12
    Fight Club
    Saving Private Ryan
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Hero
    Kill Bill vol. 2
    Onk Bak - Thai Warrior
    Ladder 49
    Dodgeball
    Alexander Director's Cut
    Walking Tall
    Office Space
    Blade Trinity

    $8.99 each:
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    Funny Factory w/ Donald
    Funny Factory w/ Mickey
    Hocus Pocus
    Spy Kids
    Homeward Bound II
    Tuck Everlasting

    $7.49 each:
    An Affair to Remember
    A Walk in the Clouds
    The Princess Bride
    Hope Floats
    Moulin Rouge
    Romeo & Juliet SE
    American Wedding
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    Serendipity
    Love Actually
    West Side Story
    The Bodyguard
    City of Angels
    Shakespeare in Love
    Ghost
    Grease
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    4 for $20 (must buy 4 titles on same receipt)
    Love Jones
    Love Story
    Quills
    Sliding Doors
    Terms of Endearment
    Fatal Attraction
    Indecent Proposal
    Pretty in Pink
    Dance with Me
    For Love of the Game
    Like Water for Chocolate
    The War of the Roses
    What a Girl Wants
    Happily Ever After
    Doc Hollywood
    Danger Liaisons
    Addicted to Love
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    Tin Cup
    The Goodbye Girl
    Angel Eyes
    Before Sunrise
    Before Sunset
    Don Juan De Marco
    You've Got Mail
    While You Were Sleeping
    The Wood
    What Dreams May Come
    9 1/2 Weeks
    Bridges of Madison County
    Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $24.99
    Grounded For Life, Season 1

    $19.99 each:
    Corpse Bride
    The Legend of Zorro

    $14.99 each:
    13 Going On 30, Fun & Flirty Edition
    UFC 54, Boiling Point

    $9.99 each:
    Van Wilder
    Loving & Cheating

    $6.99:
    Frantic/Presumed Innocent Double Pack Includes FREE Movie Cash to see Firewall in theaters 2/10 a $10.50 value

    $14.99 FREE $10 Gift Card instantly when you buy any 2 movies listed below
    Titanic, Collector's Edition
    Crash
    Pretty Woman, 15th Anniversary Edition
    Chocolat
    A Lot Like Love
    The Upside of Anger
    The Notebook
    Robots
    Cursed
    Hostage
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    Garden State
    Sixteen Candles, High School Reunion Collection
    Top Gun, Special Collector's Edition
    Miss Congeniality 2
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Bueller Bueller Edition
    Good Will Hunting
    Ladder 49
    Monster-In-Law
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Fever Pitch, Curse Reversed Edition
    Sideways
    Clueless, Whatever Edition
    Airplane, Don't Call Me Shirley Edition
    High Tension
    Office Space, Special Edition with Flair

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $12.99:
    My Little Pony: Princess Promenade

    $10 each:
    The Notebook
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    Shall We Dance?
    The Wedding Date
    Princess Diaries 2
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    Batman Begins
    Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
     
  14. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual.

    Even though I'm not planning on getting into HD discs for quite a while, it's already got me seriously considering cutting back on my double dipping.

    Nevertheless, I may consider the following if reviews indicate significant picture quality improvement:

    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    The French Connection
    MASH

    I'll definitely be getting Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

    Finally, in the unlikely event that either The Awful Truth or Talk of the Town turn out to be fixed versions, I'll pick up the Cary Grant box, otherwise, I'll just wait for Holiday to make it out as an individual release.
     
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    Don: As far as I know, this is all the two-disc pack includes (from the RoundUp):

    Wallace & Gromit 2 DVD Cracking Collection Set: Three Amazing Adventures, Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.[/b]
     
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    Any idea if this is a single disc or the original release Legally Blonde 1&2 Double Feature?
     
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    Warning, the W&G 2 disc pack may continue the full screen version of Were-Rabbit according to amazon's picture.
     
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    This one definitely is a big improvement. Just look at the comparison at DVDBeaver.com.
     
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's for me.
     

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