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Weekly Roundup 9/30


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#1 of 89 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2003 - 10:48 AM

"Why, you speak treason!" "Fluently." (quote from The Adventures of Robin Hood)

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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
2 Fast 2 Furious - WS_____$18.89__$15.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$18.99__$_N/A_
AbFab: Absolutely Special_$17.49__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Adv. Of Robin Hood - 2DSE_$18.89__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Are/Being Served? Coll. 2_$89.98__$99.99_$119.98__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Are/Being Served? (Ind.)__$16.98__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Barbie of Swan Lake_______$13.99__$14.99__$14.99__$13.99__$11.99__$_N/A_
Bend It Like Beckham - WS_$19.59__$17.99__$17.99__$19.99__$17.29__$_N/A_
The Blood of Fu Manchu____$16.96__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Blue's Clues: 1st Holiday_$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Boat Trip (R- or UnRated)_$20.23__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Bottom: Full Bottom_______$44.98__$47.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Castle of Fu Manchu_______$16.96__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Dark Shadows 35th Reunion_$17.49__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Dawson's Creek: Finalé____$17.46__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Dr. Quinn - Season 2______$82.46__$74.99_$109.95__$_N/A___$64.99__$_N/A_
Dreamcatcher - WS_________$19.56__$17.99__$17.99__$15.99__$17.99__$_N/A_
Fargo - Spec. Ed._________$17.49__$19.99__$14.99__$_N/A___$14.99__$_N/A_
Mr. Bean Animated - Comp._$22.46__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Mr. Bean Animated (Ind.)__$16.96__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Nicktoons: Christmas______$16.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Nowhere In Africa - SE____$20.27__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Osbournes - Season 2__$20.99__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$17.49__$_N/A_
Scarface - WS Ann. Ed.____$18.89__$16.99__$15.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$18.97
Scarface Deluxe Gift Set__$41.99__$44.99__$59.99__$_N/A___$41.79__$42.88
Scooby-Doo & Monster/Mex._$18.73__$15.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Spongebob Sq.: Christmas__$13.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
The Tick: Entire Series___$22.46__$22.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Treas./Sierra Madre -2DSE_$18.89__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Victory At Sea____________$59.96__$69.99__$69.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Warner Legends Collection_$48.94__$57.99__$69.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Who: Kids Are Alright -SE_$20.99__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
Yankee Doodle Dandy -2DSE_$18.89__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
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* BE CAREFUL! 2 Fast 2 Furious, Bend It Like Beckham, Dreamcatcher, & Scarface (1983) are available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions...get the correct one.

* Exclusively at Target! 2 Fast 2 Furious includes a bonus DVD featuring the making of 2 Fast 2 Furious plus talent commentary and interviews.

* Best Buy will give you a free Bonus Collectible Film Cell with purchase of 2 Fast 2 Furious.

* Best Buy will sell you both Barbie of Swan Lake and Barbie as Rapunzel together for just $20.

* Best Buy says "For only 20 bucks, you can get both Boat Trip and National Lampoon's Van Wilder on DVD!"

* At Best Buy, purchase The Osbournes Seasons 1 & 2 and and instantly get a free $5 gift card.

* At Circuit City, Save $10 instantly with combined purchase of The Osbournes Season 1 & 2.

* Circuit City will give you a free CD single ("Inner Smile" by Texas) with the purchase of Bend It Like Beckham.

* Wal-Mart has the "Scene It?" DVD-based board game for $34.88! The box is different, and it has the Mattel logo on it. But it's the same game. Look for it in the board game section.


The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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• Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1 $34.98 $24.98
• Absolutely Fabulous: Series 2 $34.98 $24.98
• Absolutely Fabulous: Series 3 $34.98 $24.98
• Absolutely Fabulous: Series 4 $39.98 $29.98
• Absolutely Fabulous: The Complete Collection $99.98 $79.98


The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:
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EFFECTIVE 9.30.03
Columbia Muppet Family Christmas, Call Me Claus, Father Christmas/Snowman 14.95
Fox Antwone Fisher, Drumline, Just Married 19.98
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#2 of 89 OFFLINE   Roberto Carlo

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:01 AM

As always, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Niente for me this week. Next week is a wee bit different.
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#3 of 89 OFFLINE   Troy*H

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:02 AM

Seems like a lot for me this week. Fargo, Scarface, and The Tick(this is the cartoon and not live action right?).

Thanks for the roundup!

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#4 of 89 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:09 AM

Tick is the Live-Action version.


I plan to get the Scarface gift box so I can also get the old B&W Paul Muni version of the film, which I equally love. I think I could easily spend $400 this week, but will limit myself to the $200 range. Posted Image

Of course, the Warner Legends Collection, AYBS and possibly Bottom and Victory At Sea will take a large chunk of that right there! Posted Image
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#5 of 89 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for another excellent roundup David. This week ill be getting the deluxe giftset for scarface. In fact i reserved a copy for 39.99 plus tax at my local suncoast.They said that i was 1 of the last people to get in on the preorders , because they were stopping to take orders because they dont know if they can fill the big demand for the gift set. If i wouldve waited another day last week when i ordered i wouldve not got in. Cant wait till tuesday ! Posted Image
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#6 of 89 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:23 AM

Thanks Dave for the newest weekend update. I going to buy Scarface (too expensive to get the box, so I just get the single) and Fargo. Also probably save either money or preorder Lion King this week too.
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#7 of 89 OFFLINE   EricCr

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:25 AM

Amazon lists that the Dawson's Finale includes:

$5 mail-in rebate with purchase of Dawson's Creek: The Series Finale and Dawson's Creek: The Complete Second Season (available holiday season 2003)

Don't know if this is only for purchases at Amazon or not. I figure it must be in the case so it shouldn't matter what store you buy it from.

#8 of 89 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:31 AM

The Dawson's Creek S2 rebate coupon is in every copy of the Season Finale DVD.

Watch for a S2 announcement at TVShowsOnDVD a week from tomorrow.
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#9 of 89 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:31 AM

I'll be picking up Adventures of Robin Hood and the Kids are Alright. Question about the latter. Various websites seem to be listing two different versions, a deluxe version and a special edition, but with no indication of the difference. Anyone know?
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#10 of 89 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:37 AM

Anybody aware of any deals on Dr. Quinn if I'm willing to buy both season 1 & 2 together?

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#11 of 89 OFFLINE   Paul Drake

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Posted September 28 2003 - 11:40 AM

Thanks Dave.

I'll be picking up Warner Legends. I was hoping Sam's Club would carry it, but it doesn't look like it. Interestingly enough, their website was listing "Robin Hood" until recently, but it's gone now.

Walmart is showing this at $52 so I may swing by there to get it (assuming they get it in).

My local BB can't confirm if they'll get the box set it even though the individual titles are prominent in this week's ad.

#12 of 89 OFFLINE   Tony-B

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Posted September 28 2003 - 12:08 PM

Good job Dave!
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#13 of 89 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted September 28 2003 - 12:12 PM

Scarface Giftset for me. Thanks!

#14 of 89 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted September 28 2003 - 12:26 PM

Thanks Dave. Just Scarface for me.

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Posted September 28 2003 - 12:26 PM

I'm glad I preordered Victory At Sea from DDD at $42. Much better deal for THE great TV documentary.
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#16 of 89 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted September 28 2003 - 01:07 PM

Thanks, Dave. I'll be buying Fargo and renting Nowhere in Africa.

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Posted September 28 2003 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the hard work Dave...


2 Fast 2 Furious
Adv. Of Robin Hood - 2DSE
Dreamcatcher - WS
Scarface - WS Ann. Ed.
Spongebob Sq.: Christmas
Warner Legends Collection

for me this week......
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#18 of 89 OFFLINE   Chris Clark

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Posted September 28 2003 - 01:50 PM

Dang, I was hoping that some of the stores would flash their price for Better Luck Tomorrow. It's probably for the better (for my wallet, at least).
Scarface will be it for this week, thanks mang.

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Posted September 28 2003 - 01:57 PM

Is Rudy Deluxe edition still coming out this week? Didnt see it listed, just wondering. Very expesive week.

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Posted September 28 2003 - 02:00 PM

Thanks, Dave!

Maybe just Fargo for me this week. And for those who missed it, in Software this week, Robert Harris gave his one word review of Yankee Doodle Dandy -- "magnificent". Think I'll have to pick that one up, too! Posted Image

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