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#1 of 101 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted June 07 2003 - 11:47 PM

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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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 definate 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. 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. I have a lovely wife and a five-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. 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 I do!

Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.



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__________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_Target__CostCo__SamsClb
Angel/Avng. Angel/Angel 3_$29.99__$27.99__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Best of Arli$$ Vol. 1_$29.99__$29.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Biker Boys - WS___________$20.24__$16.99__$17.99__$17.99__$18.29__$_N/A_
The Brady Bunch Movie_____$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
A Very Brady Sequel_______$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Brady Bunch 2-Pack____$24.24__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Buffy/Vampire Slayer - S4_$42.98__$45.99__$45.99__$45.99__$39.99__$41.36
The Desperate Hours_______$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Experiment In Terror______$14.96__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Frida_____________________$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$19.99__$17.49__$18.87
Giant_____________________$19.98__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Grease 2__________________$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Is Paris Burning?_________$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Jungle Book 2_________$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
Montana___________________$14.96__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Murphy's War______________$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Old School - WS Unrated___$20.24__$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$18.29__$_N/A_
Once Upon A Time/America__$19.97__$19.99__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Right Stuff - SE______$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Robin Hood Prince/Thvs-SE_$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Scourge of Worlds (D&D)___$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Sinatra - Classic Duets___$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Tears of the Sun__________$20.96__$17.99__$15.99__$15.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
This is Coronation Street_$29.96__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Wes Craven Presents: They_$22.49__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$18.99__$_N/A_
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* BE CAREFUL! Old School and Biker Boyz are each available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

* Jungle Book 2 comes with a movie ticket good for getting into free threatrical presentations of either Finding Nemo or Pirates of the Carribean.

* Target has a free 2-Liter bottle of 7-Up for you if you buy Jungle Book 2, whose "Low Price" is $17.99.

* Circuit City will take $10 off your purchase of Buffy - Season 4 if you also buy either S1, S2, or S3 on the same transaction.

* Best Buy will have Buffy - Season 4 for $45.99, and S2 and S3 for the same price. S1 will be $29.99. However, they also have some combo deals: buy any 2 of those on the same receipt and save $15; buy any 3 and save $30, and if you buy all 4 you will save $50. The last deal gets you every episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer available to the general public on R1 DVD for just $117.96. That's $1.51 per episode, if you're counting. Posted Image Oh, all Buffy episodes are in their Original Aspect Ratio...so don't even go there.

* The new round of Warner 2-Disc Special Editions are out this week, and they are a great batch. Non-flipper versions of The Right Stuff and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, plus Once Upon A Time In America and - finally - Giant. Best Buy will take $5 off your total if you purchase any two of these on the same transaction.

* Best Buy's not done with the combo deals yet: Buy Tears of the Sun for $17.99, and you may also purchase Stripes for $4.99. Or get Old School (on sale for $14.99 alone) together with Road Trip for $25.

* Are you collecting the Canadian releases of Beast Wars? Volume 4 releases this week, and you can get it from Videoflicks for $16.99 US, or from Amazon.CA for $14.23 US by today's conversion rate.


The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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None...I guess last week was plenty! By-the-way, the source for those Paramount title markdowns listed in last week's Roundup must have been bad, because I didn't see a single markdown taken on those. Posted Image Sorry for steering you wrong...it seemed plausible enough. I guess I'm just too trusting.
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#2 of 101 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted June 08 2003 - 12:59 AM

Once again David, great job on the roundup, always appreciated. This week ill be picking up both of the brady bunch movies, whats the difference between the brady movies sold seperately and the 2 pack, only the box? If thats all i will buy them seperatelly, i dont think its worth the extra money , just for a box.
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#3 of 101 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted June 08 2003 - 01:05 AM

More like a belly band. I'll be getting the separate releases, unless I decide to order from Amazon.
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#4 of 101 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted June 08 2003 - 01:13 AM

Thanks for the clarification,no need to order online, borders should have this on tuesday, simply because theyve never dissapointed me so far with first week releases of paramount catalog titles, why would they stop the tradition with this one ?Posted Image
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#5 of 101 OFFLINE   Nathan*W

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Posted June 08 2003 - 01:37 AM

A headsup for those lucky enough to have a BJ's nearby, Buffy S4 is likely to be $38.99 on tuesday.
 

#6 of 101 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 08 2003 - 01:46 AM

Let me get this straight:

At Best Buy you can buy

The Brady Bunch Movie for $14.99

A Very Brady Sequel for $17.99

Total: $32.98

OR

You can buy the 2-pack for $34.99.

Someone at Best Buy must think we're awful stupid. Posted Image
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#7 of 101 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted June 08 2003 - 02:06 AM

Agreed on that, George!

Borders is likely to have both for $14.99 each, so I'm thinking I'll check there. There's an active coupon, too: 10% off at Borders through 6/15.
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#8 of 101 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted June 08 2003 - 02:34 AM

Best Buy has deals on older titles/sets:

Clint Eastwood Man with No Name Trilogy: $24.99
3-DVD set: The Patriot, A Knight's Tale and Das Boot: $34.99
3-DVD set: Snatch, Memento and Dogma: $44.99
Rocky 5-DVD set: $49.99
Die Hard collection: $59.99
The Godfather collection: $79.99
Lord of the Rings: FotR Extended Edition: $24.99
South Park Season 2: $36.99
NFL Films: Inside the Vault 1960-70: $37.99
5-DVD Dirty Harry series: $57.99
The Sopranos Season 3: $69.99
Band of Brothers: $69.99
Six Feet Under: $79.99
Ken Burns' The Civil War 5-DVD set: $79.99
The Beatles 5-DVD set: $49.99

5 DVDs for $30 (reg. $9.99 each)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Hang 'em High
A Bridge Too Far
Bandits
The Vikings
Road House
For a Few Dollars More
A Fistful of Dollars
Battle of Britain
The Great Escape
Ronin
Zulu
Show Girls
Space Balls

2 DVDs for $20 (reg. $14.99 each)
The Matrix
Swordfish
Rush Hour 2
Eyes Wide Shut
Full Metal Jacket
Clockwork Orange
Collateral Damage
Dumb and Dumber
Training Day
Empire of the Sun
Ocean's Eleven (Clooney, Pitt)
A Walk to Remember
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Shining

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Circuit City's offering of older titles is so-so:

Led Zeppelin DVD: $17.99
The Transporter: Special Edition: $19.99
Analyze That: $19.99
About Schmidt: $17.99
Catch Me If You Can: $19.99
Two Weeks Notice: $19.99
Antwone Fisher: $19.99
Star Trek: Nemesis: $19.99
National Security: $19.99

$8.99:
A Few Good Men: Special Edition
The Thin Red Line
Stripes
Three Kings

$12.99
Full Metal Jacket
Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
Happy Gilmore
Caddyshack

The Beatles Anthology: $54.99
The Godfather: $74.99
Band of Brothers: $79.99
The Sopranos Season 3: $79.99
Rocky Collection: $45.99
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#9 of 101 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 08 2003 - 02:40 AM

Humor for you all:
My friend noticed that they were selling The Best of Arli$$ Vol. 1 and commented, "That's a mighty expensive price for a blank DVD". Posted Image

Thanks David. Great roundup and much appreciated.

#10 of 101 OFFLINE   Charlie B. Ch.

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Posted June 08 2003 - 02:41 AM

Man, an expensive week.

All 4 Buffy,
Once Upon A Time in America,
The Right Stuff,
Robin Hood,
Old School, and
Radiohead CD

for me this week. Will get all of these at my local Circuit City and PM with BB/Target. There goes my HDTV fund.
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#11 of 101 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted June 08 2003 - 02:44 AM

Re: Best Buy's 5 for $30 deal. The following three titles are also part of this promotion (listed in the fine print below the ad):

Force 10 From Navarone
Posse
Quigley Down Under

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Posted June 08 2003 - 02:50 AM

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My friend noticed that they were selling The Best of Arli$$ Vol. 1 and commented, "That's a mighty expensive price for a blank DVD".
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Thanks for another early Roundup, Dave.

Man, what a week! All four Warner SEs, Buffy 4, Frida, PLUS new Steely Dan & Radiohead SE CDs (and a DVD-A for the Steely Dan as well)... WHEW! In addition some of Best Buy's combo deals on older DVDs & games are tempting.

I'm eatin' Ramen this week!! Posted Image

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* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#13 of 101 OFFLINE   David Glenn

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Posted June 08 2003 - 03:05 AM

As always, thanks Dave.

I think I'll preorder most of my wants online this week.

There are many highly anticipated releases, but I can wait to receive them. I've got many unopened in the que as it is.

The B&M pricing for the Warner titles this week is close enough to the online pricing when you account for no tax, free shipping and one less trip to the store. Besides, it's a good week to use some Amazon GCs I've accumulated from taking surveys.

I'll be picking up the following this week (* = Maybe B&M):

Giant - Special Edition
Manhunter (Restored Director's Edition)*
Once Upon a Time in America (Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Right Stuff (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (Two-Disc Special Extended Edition)
Tears of the Sun*
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#14 of 101 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

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Posted June 08 2003 - 03:49 AM

Thanks for the roundup, as always, Dave! And Patrick, that information is of incredible value!!

#15 of 101 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:22 AM

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My friend noticed that they were selling The Best of Arli$$ Vol. 1 and commented, "That's a mighty expensive price for a blank DVD".
I was thinking something similar!

Though I have to say Robert Wuhl is a good sport about it. There was a benefit comedy show in LA last year where Triumph the Insult Comic Dog just ripped on ARLI$$ (among other things) and then Robert Wuhl actually came out on stage and took it in stride. Very funny stuff.
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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:39 AM

Thanks Dave:

just Tears of the Sun$15.99 and Old School $14.99 for me.
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#17 of 101 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:56 AM

Coconuts, if you have them near you has Buffy for $39.99

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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:59 AM

Like always David, you are a true force to be reckoned with. I've been relying on these Roundups for a while now AND sending others to them every Sunday.

That's a nice deal on all the Buffy seasons. Too bad they couldn't go out of their way to knock of 5 bucks for people who already own Seasons 1 - 3. Oh well, I guess I shall hit Costco or Sams Club or BJs. Now I just need to find someone with a card for them. Still, it the deal converts more to Buffy, I'm all for it. Posted Image

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Posted June 08 2003 - 04:59 AM

Looks to be a very expensive week for me. I was going to post about Coconuts price on Buffy but looks like I got beat to it.

#20 of 101 OFFLINE   Steve Lockwood

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Posted June 08 2003 - 05:07 AM

Does anyone know if Buffy season 3 has been fixed? I had to return my season 3 to Best Buy a while ago. They pulled them off the shelves and said they have been recalled. Is it safe to get season 3? Thanks.
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