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#1 of 57 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:10 PM

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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.

21 Days to Baghdad________$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Anastasia (Fox Classics)__$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Babe__________________$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
B. Streisand Gift Set_____$52.44__$_N/A___$69.99__$_N/A___$49.99__$_N/A_
Brighton Beach Memoirs____$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Chaplin Collection Vol. 1_$67.44__$69.99__$99.99__$_N/A___$64.99__$_N/A_
The Crimson Pirate________$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Dr Who: Carnival/Monsters_$18.74__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Dr Who: Resurrectn/Daleks_$18.74__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Dream Team____________$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Farscape 3.3______________$29.99__$24.99__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Flight of the Intruder____$14.99__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Fun With Dick & Jane______$18.71__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Gangs of New York_________$19.49__$14.99__$15.99__$15.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
The Gold Rush_____________$22.46__$22.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Great Dictator________$22.46__$22.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Guilty As Sin_____________$11.24__$_N/A___$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
How/Lose A Guy In 10 Days_$22.49__$17.99__$15.99__$15.99__$18.49__$_N/A_
I Love Lucy: Ssn 1 Vol 7__$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
I Love Lucy: Ssn 1 Vol 8__$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
King of the Hill Season 1_$29.99__$29.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$27.99__$27.63
Knights of the Round Tbl._$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
La Femme Nikita - SE______$18.71__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Main Event____________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Master of Ballantrae__$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Medabots Vol. 10__________$11.24__$12.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Modern Times______________$22.46__$22.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Mr. Baseball (Reissue)____$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Real Cancun___________$20.23__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$18.99__$_N/A_
Renaissance Man___________$11.24__$_N/A___$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Start/Revolution W-out Me_$14.99__$_N/A___$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Tenant________________$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
T.S. (More) About Mary____$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Tuesdays With Morrie______$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Up The Sandbox____________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
What's Up, Doc?___________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_

* Yes, this week's Roundup took a long time for me to post. Thanks for being patient. In addition to 40 titles, and tons of markdowns, there was also the problem of Best Buy re-launching their website right in the middle of my gathering prices from them. After waiting for the new site to come up, it looked great but so far everything moves in slow motion there. So you might want to give them a day or two to work the kinks out.

* BE CAREFUL! How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and There's Something (More) About Mary are both available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

* Non-OAR discs are left off the Roundup, whenever they've been identified in advance. Example: Woody Allen's Don't Drink The Water. This does NOT apply to markdowns, which are simply cut-and-paste from other lists.

* Target has a deal which lets you buy There's Something (More) About Mary and save $5 when purchased with either Office Space or Shallow Hal at the same time.

* K-Mart's ad mentions that you can "Receive a $5 rebate by mail when you buy BOTH How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days on DVD AND on of these four titles on DVD: Grease, Runaway Bride, Save The Last Dance, What Women Want between 7/1/03 and 11/1/03. Since this is a mail-in offer, I suspect that it is not limited to K-Mart purchases. But no other ad mentions it. K-Mart's price on the main title is $19.95, and the other four are $14.95 each.

* Circuit City has a different offer in their ad for How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days: Save $3 with combined purchase of that film's DVD & CD soundtrack. Available In-store only.

* And Best Buy has their own, different offer in their ad for How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days: Buy it and Clueless at the same time for just $20. In a similar vein, but not about any new releases, they will also sell you the already-been-out Special Edition of The Terminator together with Legally Blonde for just $20. What do those two have in common? Well, someone pointed out that these are both MGM films that have sequels hitting the box office...and I must agree that this is the only reason that makes sense.

* I'm not sure what's going on with Sam's Club. Roundup readers from a couple of weeks ago will remember that I left Sam's off the Roundup entirely because there were no releases from that week listed at their website. Now their website, which has always listed DVDs under "Books Movies, & CDs", ONLY shows Books and CDs when you click on that link. King of the Hill (listed in the Roundup grid) and the upcoming release of The Two Towers are still shown in picture ads at the top, and the price is shown in a caption. But if this lack of price-showing at the site continues, I'll just drop them from the Roundup entirely.

The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
• 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The $24.95 $19.95
• Advocate, The $24.99 $19.99
• Angels In The Outfield $19.99 $14.99
• Another Stakeout $19.99 $14.99
• Art of Action, The $24.95 $19.95
• Associate, The $14.99 $ 9.99
• Big Business $19.99 $14.99
• Black Mask 2: City of Masks $24.95 $19.95
• Color of Money, The $19.99 $14.99
• Crazy/Beautiful $19.99 $14.99
• Crew, The $19.99 $14.99
• Cry, The Beloved Country $24.99 $19.99
• Deep End of the Ocean, The $19.95 $14.95
• Eddie $19.99 $ 9.99
• Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The $29.95 $19.95
• Hollywood Knights $24.95 $14.95
• Holy Smoke $22.99 $14.99
• Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco $19.99 $14.99
• Honey, I Blew Up The Kid $19.99 $14.99
• Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves $19.99 $14.99
• Lie Down With Dogs $24.99 $19.99
• Medicine Man $14.99 $ 9.99
• Month By The Lake, A $24.99 $19.99
• Music Of The Heart $19.99 $14.99
• Powder $19.99 $14.99
• Queen Margot $24.99 $19.99
• Quiz Show $14.99 $ 9.99
• Sinbad 3-pack (Golden Voyage/ Eye of the Tiger/ 7th Voyage) DVD $74.95 $59.95
• Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger $29.95 $19.95
• Stakeout $19.99 $14.99
• Telling You $19.99 $14.99
• Three Men And A Baby $19.99 $14.99
• Three Men And A Little Lady $19.99 $14.99
• Total Recall 2070: Machine Dreams $19.99 $ 9.99
• V.I. Warshawski $19.99 $14.99
• What About Bob? $19.99 $ 9.99

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD (there may be some duplication of above, but read through it anyway):
Buena Vista The Associate, Eddie, Medicine Man, Quiz Show, Total Recall 2070: Machine Dreams, What About Bob? 9.99

Buena Vista Another Stakeout, Big Business, The Color of Money, Crazy/Beautiful, Holy Smoke, Music of the Heart, Powder, Stakeout, Telling You, Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady, VI Warshawski 14.99

Columbia The Deep End of the Ocean, Hollywood Knights 14.95

Columbia The Art of Action, Black Mask 2, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 19.95

Other Markdowns Not Listed at the Above:
NewSRP Title
$14.98 Cannonball Run
$14.98 Chris Rock 2, The Best of
$14.98 Chris Rock, The Best of
$14.98 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
$14.98 Exit to Eden
$14.98 Lightning Jack
$14.98 Meatballs
$14.98 Serial Mom
$14.98 Volunteers
$19.98 15 Minutes
$19.98 3-2-1 Penguins: Runaway Pride at Lightstation Kilowatt
$19.98 3-2-1 Penguins: The Amazing Carnival of Complaining
$19.98 3-2-1 Penguins: The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka
$19.98 3-2-1 Penguins: Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn
$19.98 Angel Eyes
$19.98 Devil's Advocate, The
$19.98 Driven
$19.98 Eraser
$19.98 Exit Wounds
$19.98 Fugitive, The
$19.98 Heist
$19.98 Interview with the Vampire
$19.98 Love and Basketball
$19.98 Menace II Society
$19.98 Miss Congeniality
$19.98 Perfect Storm, The
$19.98 Player's Club, The
$19.98 Proof of Life
$19.98 Space Cowboys
$19.98 Swordfish
$19.98 Twister
$19.98 U.S. Marshals
$19.98 Unforgiven
$19.98 When It Was a Game
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#2 of 57 OFFLINE   Eric Alderson

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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:20 PM

I'll be picking up KOTH and Gangs this week.

#3 of 57 OFFLINE   Tony_P


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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:46 PM

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#4 of 57 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:44 PM

Thank God! A slow week for me. 'Gangs of New York' has already been pre-ordered. Just getting 'Something About Mary' this week. Good work as always Dave.Posted Image
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#5 of 57 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:45 PM

Someone might want to check that price on "Anastacia" at Best Buy on Tuesday. I was there on Saturday and they'd marked up the last Fox Classics release, "The Song of Bernadette," to $17.99.
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#6 of 57 ONLINE   Craig S

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Posted June 29 2003 - 12:49 PM

[quote] Non-OAR discs are left off the Roundup, whenever they've been identified in advance. Example: Woody Allen's Don't Drink The Water. [quote] Just a note - Don't Drink The Water is a 1994 filmed-for-TV version of Allen's play, so in this case the 1.33:1 aspect ratio is indeed the OAR.

Thanks as always for the hard work you always put in on this, Dave. (especially on weeks like this one).
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#7 of 57 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted June 29 2003 - 01:15 PM

Just Gangs of New York for me. Thanks again.

#8 of 57 OFFLINE   Jorge Montes

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Posted June 29 2003 - 01:52 PM

Just more I Love Lucy. But that doesn't stop the fun of seeing what is coming out anyway. Thanks again, as always, David.

#9 of 57 OFFLINE   Thomas H G

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Posted June 29 2003 - 01:58 PM

So 19.99 is the best there is for Something about Mary except at Target w/ Office Space you get $5 off? I'm tempted to go to Target but wasn't there a SE of Office Space on the way or did that one get cancelled indefinetly?
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#10 of 57 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 29 2003 - 02:46 PM

This is a very heavy week for me, with 5 dvds to buy: The Gold Rush Modern Times The Great Dictator What's Up, Doc? Fun with Dick & Jane Thanks for all the info David. I'm bummed that it looks like Costco will only have the Streisand and Chaplin box sets, since I'm only interested in 1 of hers and 3 of his.
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#11 of 57 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted June 29 2003 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for another excellent roundup David. The movie ill be picking up this week is from the mgm world films label, its the award winning never on sunday. For anyone interested i found out that on tuesday , borders will have it for 14.99. David, dont feel bad about forgetting to put it in the roundup, because honestly i think ill be 1 of the few people buying this.
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Posted June 29 2003 - 02:52 PM

Nothing for me this week...all Netflix rentals. Finally a break...Posted Image
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Posted June 29 2003 - 04:30 PM

Holy Burt Lancaster, I have no idea Crimson Pirate's coming out on DVD, thanks Dave!!Posted Image

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Posted June 29 2003 - 04:30 PM

Nikita and Mary for me! Thanks as always, David - Build me up, buttercup... Posted Image

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#15 of 57 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 29 2003 - 05:02 PM

Don't forget "Wings of Desire" (the only thing for me this week). LA types-- it's $18.74 at Laser Blazer.

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Posted June 29 2003 - 11:27 PM

Big week for me... Both Doctor Who's What's Up Doc Start The Revolution Without Me Gonna have to free up some shelf space...

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Posted June 30 2003 - 01:45 AM

I was all excited to see King of the Hill was out on the shelf at Sam's Club yesterday. Don't worry, they won't get in trouble for breaking the street date. When the girl scanned it it wouldn't ring up. It said something like "Sale not allowed." I pretended I didn't know what was going on, hoping she would be able to override it. No such luck. The manager figured out that it wasn't supposed to be out and pulled them from the floor. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. And like Craig said, Don't Drink the Water is indeed an OAR presentation. It's also very funny, much better than the old version with Jackie Gleason (IMO).

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Posted June 30 2003 - 07:20 AM

I am also interested in Wings of Desire -- never seen it but I love almost everything Wim Wenders has done. Does anyone know if any of the B&Ms will be carrying it and how much it might be? Thanks if you know and thanks (as always) to Dave for The Roundup. Deborah

#19 of 57 OFFLINE   John Stockton

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Posted June 30 2003 - 11:52 AM

There is something about Mary has been released twice before. Am I the only person who thinks that $19.95 is a little steep for a triple dip.

#20 of 57 OFFLINE   Craig Robertson

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Posted June 30 2003 - 02:31 PM

[quote] There is something about Mary has been released twice before. Am I the only person who thinks that $19.95 is a little steep for a triple dip. [quote]

i wasn't aware of another release of TSAM until i read The Roundup, anybody want to chime in with any differences between this release and previous?

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