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#1 of 72 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted August 03 2003 - 04:28 AM

Where are we going? Anywhere. What are we going to do? Anything. (quote from Valley Girl)

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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.

Agent Cody Banks__________$20.24__$17.99__$16.99__$_"LP"__$16.99__$_N/A_
Bringing Down/House - WS__$22.49__$15.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$19.49__$_N/A_
Casablanca - SE___________$20.24__$17.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$18.23
Cheerleaders Collection___$29.99__$27.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Critters 2: Main Course___$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Critters 3: You Are...____$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Critters 4: Invading...___$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Earth: Final Conflict -S1_$52.49__$53.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Flamingo Kid__________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Foxes_____________________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Halloween - 25th Ann. Ed._$22.49__$15.99__$19.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Haunting (1963)_______$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
House of Wax______________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Inn of the 6th Happiness__$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
John C's Vampires - SBit__$20.21__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Last American Virgin__$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Of Unknown Origin_________$14.99__$_N/A___$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Omega Man_____________$14.99__$_N/A___$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The One - SuperBit________$20.21__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Rachel Papers_________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Rocky & Bullwinkle - S1___$29.99__$29.99__$34.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Soylent Green_____________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
ST: Deep Space Nine - S4__$97.49__$99.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Starship Troopers - SBit__$20.21__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Sure Thing - SE_______$14.99__$14.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Thing (FAW) - 50th Ed_$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Thrashin'_________________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Tower of Terror (1997)____$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Undergrads - S1___________$22.46__$24.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Valley Girl - SE__________$14.98__$14.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Wait Until Dark___________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
What A Girl Wants - WS____$20.96__$19.99__$17.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_

* BE CAREFUL! Bringing Down The House & What A Girl Wants are 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: Breakin', Hot Dog: The Movie, Johnny Be Good, Bright Lights Big City. This does NOT apply to markdowns, which are simply cut-and-paste from other lists.

* Well, okay: I'll relent for once and mention those non-OAR titles this time as part of this promotion: Best Buy will give you for FREE The Last American Virgin, The Flamingo Kid, Thrashin', Breakin', Hot Dog: The Movie, Johnny Be Good, Bright Lights Big City (otherwise $9.99 each) if you purchase on the same transaction both Valley Girl - Special Edition ($14.99) and The Sure Thing - Special Edition (also $14.99). My free item choice is Virgin...great flick! I was gonna buy it anyway, so this makes it sweet.

* Best Buy will give you 9,999 Reward Zone points if you are a member of that program, and purchase Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - Season 4.

* At Target, you can get two free bags (5 to 7oz.) of Sweet Tarts, Spree or Gummy Bugs with purchase of Agent Cody Banks.

* Target's "Low Prices" on Agent Cody Banks and Bringing Down The House both look like $15.99.

* Circuit City will give you a Bringing Down The House 2-track CD sampler free instantly with purchase of the Bringing Down The House DVD.

* Don't forget that there is this coupon good for 20% off your Borders purchase. It expires 8/10, so you can use it on the new releases this week. Unfortunately, there is no reliable way these days to snag Borders in-store prices from the web (they've messed that up wonderfully), so you'll just have to head into a store and figure it out on your own.

The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
• Alien Visitor $19.99 $14.99
• American Werewolf In Paris, An $14.99 $ 9.99
• Beautiful Girls $19.99 $14.99
• Blackbeard's Ghost $19.99 $14.99
• Boys And Girls $19.99 $14.99
• Bubble Boy $19.99 $14.99
• Camilla $19.99 $14.99
• Children Of The Corn 666: Isaac's Return $19.99 $14.99
• Children Of The Corn III: Urban Harvest $19.99 $14.99
• Children Of The Corn IV: The Gathering $19.99 $14.99
• Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror $19.99 $14.99
• Children Of The Corn: Revelation $19.99 $14.99
• Clerks (Uncensored) $19.99 $14.99
• Committed $19.99 $14.99
• Crow, The: City of Angels $19.99 $14.99
• Crow, The: Salvation $19.99 $14.99
• Dangerous Minds $19.99 $14.99
• Dead Tired (Grosse Fatigue) $29.99 $19.99
• French Twist $29.99 $19.99
• Halloween: H20 $19.99 $14.99
• Halloween: Resurrection $29.99 $19.99
• Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers $19.99 $14.99
• Hellraiser: Bloodline $19.99 $14.99
• Hellraiser: Inferno $19.99 $14.99
• Hidden Assassin $19.99 $14.99
• Hocus Pocus $19.99 $14.99
• New Port South $19.99 $14.99
• Nightwatch $14.99 $ 9.99
• On The Line $19.99 $14.99
• Others, The $29.99 $19.99
• Prophecy 3, The: The Ascent $29.99 $19.99
• Prophecy II, The $29.99 $19.99
• Prophecy, The $29.99 $19.99
• Rowing With The Wind $29.99 $19.99
• Royal Deceit $29.99 $19.99
• Russell Mulcahy's Tale Of The Mummy $14.99 $ 9.99
• Ruthless People $19.99 $14.99
• Tie That Binds, The $14.99 $ 9.99
• Wedding Gift, The $29.99 $19.99

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD (there may be some duplication of above, but read through it anyway):
Buena Vista An American Werewolf In Paris, Nightwatch, Russell Mulcahy's Tale Of The Mummy, The Tie That Binds 9.99
Buena Vista Alien Visitor, Beautiful Girls, Blackbeard's Ghost, Boys and Girls, Bubble Boy, Camilla, Children Of The Corn 666: Isaac's Return, CotC III: Urban Harvest, CotC IV: The Gathering, CotC V: Fields Of Terror, CotC: Revelation, Clerks (Uncensored), Committed, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, Dangerous Minds, Halloween: H20, Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Hellraiser: Inferno, Hidden Assassin, Hocus Pocus, New Port South, On The Line, Ruthless People 14.99
Buena Vista Halloween: Resurrection, The Others, The Prophecy, The Prophecy II, The Prophecy 3: The Ascent 19.99
Columbia Formula 51, Hard Eight, MIB II, Stuart Little 2, The Master of Disguise 19.95
Columbia Spider-Man 24.95

Whew, that's it for this week. After all that, I need a vacation. In fact, I'm taking one! I will NOT be responding to this thread (or any others) from mid-Tuesday to early Sunday, as I will be out-of-town. Away from computers and such (though I'm bringing the portable DVD player with me). I intend to post a Roundup for 8/12 releases, but you might get it Monday instead of the usual Sunday. See ya when I get back!
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#2 of 72 OFFLINE   James_A


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Posted August 03 2003 - 04:52 AM

Have a great vacation! Thanks again! Jim
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#3 of 72 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted August 03 2003 - 04:53 AM

Thanks as usual, Dave! Phew! Only Casablance this week for me. Bought a lot of DVD-A recently so I could use the break financially. Damn I hate it when I'm visiting near Huntington Beach (like I was yesterday). I always swing by DVDPlanet - imagine me running around a store like those kids in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of chocolate melting, it's my plastic... Posted Image

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Posted August 03 2003 - 05:01 AM

As always thanks Dave. I'm going for a blind buy in Casablanca. My Best Buy tends to be iffy with releases like Omega Man and Soylent Green (meaning they only get one copy of each) but for that cheap of a price I'm going to try to get there first.
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#5 of 72 OFFLINE   JohnRice


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Posted August 03 2003 - 05:43 AM

Does anyone have the full list of Buy one, Get One Free MGM titles at Circuit City?

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#6 of 72 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 03 2003 - 05:56 AM

Thanks Dave. Casablanca, Soylent Green and Rocky & Bullwinkle make for a damned nice week.
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#7 of 72 OFFLINE   ace peterson

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Posted August 03 2003 - 05:58 AM

Thanks again, Dave. Enjoy your time!

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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:06 AM

Here's 28 of the MGM DVD titles at Circuit City (2 for $10) (Note - Be forewarned that some might be full screen, or non-16x9-enhanced, so make sure you read the back cover for all the details before just buying them blindly due to their low price) Hoodlum Bandits Rage of Honor Get Shorty Remo Williams Robocop What's The Worst That Could Happen Zulu Dirty Rotten Scondrels Ronin Battle of Brittain Road House Rocky 2 Rocky 3 When Harry Met Sally Showgirls Kingpin Ronin Battle of Brittain Body of Evidence (unrated) Breakin Breakin 2 White Lightning The Fog Killing me Softly Y Tu, Mama Tambien Gator Original Sin Other Circuit City DVD Sale Items: Daredevil: Low Price (probably $17.99) Tears of the Sun: $19.99 The Matrix: $12.99 Final Destination 2: $17.99 $8.99 each The Sandlot St. Elmo's Fire The Cable Guy Jerry McGuire $12.99 each Father of the Bride Set It Off Men In Black II (2 discs) Formula 51 Training Day Friday
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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:08 AM

Best Buy DVD Sale Items: 2 for $20 titles: The Princess Diaries Snow Dogs Cocktail It Came From Beneath The Sea Unfaithful Snatch Miller's Crossing Children of Dune The Matrix American History X Best in Show The Shawshank Redemption Jason X The Shining Swordfish Friday The Green Mile Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Pee-wee's Big Adventure The Good Girl Any Given Sunday
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#10 of 72 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:12 AM

Nothing for me, although I might get Casablanca eventually. Thanks, Dave.

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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:32 AM

Thanks for the list Dave. I'm glad I waited to get Rocky III, now I can get Rocky II with it for $10. Is the Rocky II disk anamorphic? Can someone explain the Best Buy reward zone program? I know you're entered into a daily drawing but what can you do with the points? Also, does DS9 come with a bonus disk? I'm interested in Casablanca but probably won't bother upgrading. I'll pick up Soylent Green instead if they have it around here.

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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:40 AM

...80's flicks for me this week and DS9 at Costco
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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:46 AM

This week is a total killer for me: Casablanca DS9 Season 4 Rocky & Bullwinkle (I thought that was 8/12) The Haunting The Thing House of Wax Have to work some overtime.....

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Posted August 03 2003 - 06:48 AM

Yikes its a big week for me. The Sure Thing >wife Valley Girl>wife The Omega Man> me Rocky & Bullwinkle> me Agent Cody Banks>kids Still undecided about upgrading Casablanca

#15 of 72 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted August 03 2003 - 07:07 AM

Have a great vacation David ! This week,ill be getting sure thing, 1963 haunting, valley girl i have already ! Also last american virgin , rocky and bullwinkle will have to wait as im gearing up for september, not to mention august 19 as well .
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#16 of 72 OFFLINE   Ed Faver

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Posted August 03 2003 - 07:33 AM

If the past is a true indicator, CostCo will have DS 9 for $84.99.

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Posted August 03 2003 - 07:49 AM

Starship troopers sb is listed but how bout the quick and the dead super bit???

#18 of 72 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted August 03 2003 - 08:22 AM

[quote] * Best Buy will give you 9,999 Reward Zone points if you are a member of that program, and purchase Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - Season 4. [quote]

Does anyone know what the limitations on the card are? There are implied restrictions, but I've yet to see what "most items" means.
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Posted August 03 2003 - 09:42 AM

[quote] Does anyone know what the limitations on the card are? There are implied restrictions, but I've yet to see what "most items" means. [quote] I think I didn't get points for Solaris and Daredevil last week, when I used the "buy both, get $5 off", just based on the way things were printed on the receipt.
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#20 of 72 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted August 03 2003 - 10:12 AM

David, im here to give you some early help on the september 2 roundup , lol !Posted Image I noticed on that day universal is releasing over 15 movies! So when you do the roundup next month,you can get those out of the way first. Hope that helps you !Posted Image
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