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#1 of 49 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 14 2003 - 12:47 PM

Confused? You won't be after this episode of "Soap"! (quote from Soap)

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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_
All Crtrs. G&S - Series 3_$59.98__$69.99__$59.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
All Crtrs. G&S - Specials_$18.73__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
All I Want________________$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A_
Anger Management (WS)_____$19.56__$15.99__$14.99__$_"LP"__$17.89
The Babysitter's Club_____$16.96__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Bionicle: Mask of Light___$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$19.99__$17.29
The Boost_________________$12.71__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Brimstone & Treacle_______$16.98__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Choice Cuts: Pat Benatar__$21.23__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Confidence________________$20.24__$15.99__$16.99__$16.99__$_N/A_
Earth: Final Conflict -S4_$52.48__$_N/A___$69.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Enigma - SE_______________$21.21__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Enough - SE_______________$21.21__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
M. Python & Holy Grail-SE_$37.46__$42.99__$39.99__$39.99__$_N/A_
Mutant X - S1, Disc 4_____$18.73__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Run Ronnie, Run!__________$18.73__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Soap: Complete 1st Season_$20.96__$24.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
Sunday, Bloody Sunday_____$14.98__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Tough Guys Don't Dance____$16.98__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
X-Men Evolution Coll._____$39.69__$49.99__$52.98__$_N/A___$_N/A_
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* Sorry to be so extraordinarily late getting this up today...I've had a foot injury all day.

* BE CAREFUL! Anger Management is available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

* Best Buy: Purchase both Anger Management and EITHER As Good As it Gets OR A Few Good Men at the same time and pay only $20 for both DVDs.

* Sam's Club isn't listing any of the titles released this week at their website, so I left that column off.


The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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• Action Collection (Deep Blue Sea / The Perfect Storm / Sphere) $59.98 $39.92
• Al Pacino Collection (The Devil's Advocate / Dog Day Afternoon / Heat) $59.98 $39.92
• Batman Legacy, The (Batman / Batman and Robin / Batman Forever / Batman Returns) $74.98 $52.92
• Blue Planet, The: Seas of Life Part 1 & Part 2 $39.98 $29.92
• Blue Planet, The: Seas of Life Part 3 & Part 4 $39.98 $29.92
• Chevy Chase Collection (Caddyshack / Funny Farm / Spies Like Us) $59.98 $39.92
• Classic Musicals Collection: Cole Porter (Broadway Melody of 1940 / High Society / Kiss Me Kate / Les Girls / Silk Stockings) $99.98 $68.92
• Classic Westerns (Fullscreen) (Rio Bravo / The Searchers / The Wild Bunch) $59.98 $39.92
• Clint Eastwood Collection (Fullscreen) (Dirty Harry / The Outlaw Josie Wales / Unforgiven) $59.98 $39.92
• Dirty Harry Collection (The Dead Pool / The Enforcer / Dirty Harry / Magnum Force / Sudden Impact) $99.98 $68.92
• Elizabeth R $99.98 $79.98
• Extreme Chan Action Pack (Jackie Chan's First Strike / Mr. Nice Guy / Rumble In The Bronx) $59.98 $39.92
• Gene Kelly Collection (An American In Paris / Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer / On The Town / Singin' In The Rain) $74.98 $52.92
• Gremlins (2-Pack) $39.98 $29.92
• Harrison Ford Collection (Frantic / The Fugitive / Presumed Innocent) $59.98 $39.92
• Humphrey Bogart Collection (The Big Sleep / Casablanca / Key Largo / The Maltese Falcon) $69.98 $52.92
• IMAX Best of Oceans Collection, The (Galapagos / Into The Deep / Survival Island) $59.98 $39.92
• IMAX Best of Space Collection, The (Blue Planet / Destiny In Space / The Dream Is Alive) $59.98 $39.92
• IMAX Space Collection, The (Blue Planet / Destiny In Space / The Dream Is Alive / Hail Columbia! / Mission To Mir) $99.98 $68.92
• Jack Nicholson New Collection (Batm,an / Mars Attacks / The Witches of Eastwick) $59.98 $39.92
• John Wayne Collection, The (The Cowboys / The Searchers / Stagecoach) $59.98 $39.92
• Kevin Costner Collection (3000 Miles To Graceland / Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves / Tin Cup) $59.98 $39.92
• Kubrick Collection (2001 Release) $199.98 $166.92
• Magic School Bus: Space Adventures $19.98 $14.98
• Mel Gibson New Collection (Conspiracy Theory / Maverick / Forever Young) $59.98 $39.92
• Miss Marple Murder Mysteries $59.98 $39.92
• National Geographic's Africa $74.99 $52.92
• NFL Films Archive Collection: Inside the Vault V. 1-3 $59.98 $39.92
• Real Wheels: Travel Adventures $19.98 $14.98
• Real Wheels: Truck Adventures $19.98 $14.98
• Robert DeNiro Collection, The (Analyze This, A Bronx Tale, Goodfellas, Heat, Wag The Dog) $ $68.92
• Sean Connery Collection (Just Cause / The Man Who Would Be King / Outland) $ $39.92
• Superman Collection $ $52.92



The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD (there may be some duplication of above, but read through it anyway):
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EFFECTIVE 9.16.03
MGM NEW! 24 Hour Party People, Evelyn, Happy Accidents 14.98
MGM NEW! Barbershop, Die Another Day 19.98
WB NEW! Blue Planet: Seas of Life Part 1 & Part 2, Blue Planet: Seas of Life Part 3 & Part 4, Gremlins 2-Pack 29.92
WB NEW! The Action Collection (Deep Blue Sea/The Perfect Storm/Sphere), Al Pacino Collection, Chevy Chase Collection, Clint Eastwood Collection, Extreme Chan Action Pack, Harrison Ford Collection, IMAX Best of Oceans Collection, IMAX Best of Space Collection, Jack Nicholson Collection, John Wayne Collection, Kevin Costner Collection, Mel Gibson Collection, Miss Marple Murder Mysteries, NFL Films Archive Collection: Inside the Vault V. 1-3, Sean Connery Collection 39.92
WB NEW! The Batman Legacy, Gene Kelly Collection, Humphrey Bogart Collection, National Geographic's Africa, Superman Collection 52.92
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#2 of 49 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted September 14 2003 - 12:56 PM

Thanks, Dave but nothing this week.
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#3 of 49 OFFLINE   Mark Richter

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Posted September 14 2003 - 12:57 PM

FYI,
BestBuy has Poltergeist and Poltergeist II & III ( combo dvd ) for 2/$15 for those of us who missed it before.

Grumpy Old Men
The Wedding Singer
PCU
Don't Say A Word
Sleeping With The Enemy
River's Edge
S.F.W.
The Doors : Special Edition
Rocky : WS and 25th Anniv
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adv
Breakin
Johnny Be Good
Once Bitten and
The Whole Nine Yards

all are 2/$15

BTW, nada for me on Dave's lists Posted Image
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#4 of 49 OFFLINE   Jodee

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:09 PM

Just Soap for me this week, which I pre-ordered through Amazon's Share the Love, at the sweet deal of $18.86. Posted Image

#5 of 49 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Dave, but nothing this week. Besides, I have no idea what that X-Men Evoluation thing is.
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#6 of 49 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:15 PM

Not a damn thing for me this week, but thanks nonetheless.

#7 of 49 OFFLINE   Galen_V

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:18 PM

Does anyone know what the difference is between the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Special Edition and the "new" Monty Python and the Holy Grail 2-Disc Collector's Edition? From Amazon's description it only looks like the packaging is different.

#8 of 49 OFFLINE   Derek P

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:21 PM

Just Soap this week. I'm surpised not many people in the roundup seem to have caught onto this great show.

Thanks Dave

#9 of 49 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:21 PM

Pretty dull week for DVD releases in my opinion. I'll probably rent Confidence though.

Thanks, Dave.

#10 of 49 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted September 14 2003 - 01:37 PM

A fairly slow week for myself with only Confidence from the list, also - unlisted but available online:

Chattahoochee
MGM's rerelease of Prizzi's Honor


- Walter.

Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#11 of 49 OFFLINE   Chris_Morris

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Posted September 14 2003 - 02:04 PM

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Besides, I have no idea what that X-Men Evoluation thing is.


It's a cartoon series.

Nothing for me either, waiting on Robin Hood next week Posted Image


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#12 of 49 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted September 14 2003 - 02:11 PM

Thanks David, this week just the Pat Benetar music video collection dvd. Hopefully it wont take weeks to track down, lol !Posted Image
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#13 of 49 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted September 14 2003 - 02:23 PM

Last week off before my DVD buying season starts and man is it going to hurt this year... Thanks as always Dave!

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#14 of 49 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted September 14 2003 - 02:34 PM

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* BE CAREFUL! Anger Management is available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.


And even if you do get the correct one, you may regret buying it afterwards.

I'll pass on this turd of a week thank you very much.

Peace

#15 of 49 OFFLINE   Duncan Reno

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Posted September 14 2003 - 02:46 PM

I'm curious about "The Holy Grail" as well. Is it remastered (I'll pick it up if it is)or the same disc with the subtitle problems and missing opening swedish title card (I believe).

I'll be picking up Anger Management, Confidence, and Soap.
Also if I can find them: Brother From Another Planet and The Hospital.

Still have not seen any of the Don Knotts films or Once Were Warriors (great film BTW) anywhere at all.

Thanks again David your efforts are invaluable!!!
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#16 of 49 OFFLINE   DeanWG

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Posted September 14 2003 - 02:58 PM

From all indications, Holy Grail is only the same 2-Disc Special Edition packaged up with a script, cell, and a nice box.

#17 of 49 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted September 14 2003 - 03:12 PM

Unfortunately, all signs point to Monty Python as a simple repackaging with no new transfer, and without even so much as fixing the missing title card. Posted Image It was the only thing I was interested in this week, so nothing for me.
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#18 of 49 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted September 14 2003 - 03:14 PM

It's kind of nice to have a dull week after the last two release-packed Tuesdays. Only "All Creatures Great & Small" S3 for me.

Thanks, Dave. Hope your foot gets better soon.

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#19 of 49 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 14 2003 - 03:38 PM

Circuit City DVD sale listings:

Old School Unrated: $14.99
Prizzi's Honor: $8.99
And1 Mixtape, Volume 6: $12.99

$19.99 each:
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Chicago
Bulletproof Monk SE
A Man Apart

$12.99 each:
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
American Pie 2 Unrated CE
Sixteen Candles: High School Reunion Collection
My Best Friend's Wedding SE
The Great Outdoors
This Is Spinal Tap SE
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible 2
Top Gun
K-19: The Widowmaker
Days of Thunder
Changing Lanes

$8.99 each
The Waterboy
A Few Good Men SE
As Good As It Gets
The Wedding Singer
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#20 of 49 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 14 2003 - 04:15 PM

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Sorry to be so extraordinarily late getting this up today...I've had a foot injury all day.


Dave, I hear they make these new keyboards now on which you use your fingers to do the typing! Posted Image


Really, though, hope its nothing serious.


Nothing for me this week. Thanks, as always!

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