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Weekly RoundUp 4/27/04


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#1 of 70 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 25 2004 - 01:29 AM

For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you're a wise man, Van Helsing.
–Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula (Dracula - 1931)

[c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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____________TITLE____________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
Adventures Sherlock Holmes____ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
All Things Fair_______________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Best Boy______________________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Big Fish______________________ _ $20.26 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_L/P_ __ $_N/A_ __
Book of Love__________________ _ $16.97 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Boys of St. Vincent___________ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Cooler____________________ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Dick Van Dyke: Season 4_______ _ $48.99 __ $49.99 __ $69.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Dracula: Legacy Collection____ _ $22.93 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Dracula Risen from the Grave__ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
ER: Season 2__________________ _ $41.99 __ $47.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Fast Company__________________ _ $25.49 __ $24.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Fat Man & Little Boy__________ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Frankenstein: Legacy Coll.____ _ $22.93 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Ghosts of the Abyss___________ _ $25.49 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Hammer Horror Collection______ _ $58.58 __ $69.99 __ $68.98 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Helen of Troy (1956)__________ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Hound of the Baskervilles_____ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Ingmar Bergman SE Collection__ _ $79.07 __ $114.99__ $112.98__ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Jericho Mansions______________ _ $21.21 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Kids In the Hall: Season 1____ _ $41.96 __ $35.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $36.99 __
The Last King_________________ _ $21.21 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Like Father, Like Son_________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**Love Actually_______________ _ $18.89 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_L/P_ __ $18.49 __
**Love Don’t Cost A Thing_____ _ $23.76 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Medicine Show_________________ _ $22.94 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Molly Maguires________________ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Monster: Legacy Coll. Set_____ _ $55.99 __ $59.99 __ $59.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $54.99 __
My Little Eye_________________ _ $22.93 __ $21.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
My Side of the Mountain_______ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Natl.Geo:Beyond the Movie:Troy _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Osama_________________________ _ $20.99 __ $21.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Pixies____________________ _ $13.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Popeye: 75th Anniversary Coll. _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Profiler: Season 3____________ _ $69.96 __ $64.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Saved By The Bell:Seasons 3&4_ _ $31.49 __ $35.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $31.29 __
The Statement_________________ _ $22.92 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**Stuck On You________________ _ $19.59 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.49 __
Taking Sides__________________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Taste the Blood of Dracula____ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Thomas and Sarah______________ _ $67.96 __ $89.99 __ $69.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Twist & Shout: Zappa__________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Vice Versa____________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Wolf Man: Legacy Collection___ _ $22.93 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Wrestlemania XX_______________ _ $24.46 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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Titles included in some of the collections listed in the grid:

Dracula: Legacy Collection: Dracula, Dracula (1931 Spanish), Dracula’s Daughter, Son of Dracula, House of Dracula.

Frankenstein: Legacy Collection: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein.

Wolf Man: Legacy Collection: Wolf Man, Werewolf of London, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, She-Wolf of London.

Monster: Legacy Collection Set: All the films in the Dracula/Frankenstein/Wolf Man Legacy Collections. Plus three hand-cast, hand-painted busts of the three principals.

Hammer Horror Collection: Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, Taste the Blood of Dracula.

Ingmar Bergman Collection: Persona, Shame, Hour of the Wolf, Passion of Anna, Serpent’s Egg.

Popeye: 75th Anniversary Collection: Just a note to say there are no Max Fleischer cartoons in this collection—just TV animation from the 1960s.


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 definite 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 (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). 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. So, 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 Dave & I do!

Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart prices in the standard Roundup: Wal-Mart sets prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart location. When it comes to Wal-Mart prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


**BE CAREFUL! Love Actually AND Love Don’t Cost A Thing AND Stuck On You are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

--Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

--Target is offering a FREE limited-edition Van Helsing plate with the purchase of either the Dracula, Frankenstein, or Wolf Man Legacy Collection sets.

--Best Buy is offering deals on the Saved By The Bell season sets. Save $15 when you buy both SBTB Seasons 1 & 2 ($35.99) AND Seasons 3 & 4 ($35.99). $36 + $36 = $72. $72 - $15 = $57. $57/2 = $28.50. Math computations brought to you courtesy Frezon Lousy Math, Inc.

--Surprisingly, no good deals from Best Buy on the ER Season sets. This week’s Season 2 AND Season 1 are each simply available for $47.99 each.

--Circuit City is offering an immediate $5 savings on the joint purchase of both Ghosts of the Abyss and The Haunted Mansion.

--Circuit City is also offering $3 off the combined purchase of the Love Actually DVD ($17.99) and the Love Actually Soundtrack CD ($11.99).

--K-Mart is advertising the following DVDs for $19.99 this week: Big Fish, Love Actually, Stuck On You, Love Don’t Mean A Thing, Ghosts of the Abyss and each of the Legacy Collections (Dracula, Frankenstein, & Wolf Man).

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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: April 27, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None listed.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#2 of 70 OFFLINE   Dah-Dee

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Posted April 25 2004 - 01:31 AM

Never been the first post responding to the Roundup...I'm so happy... *sniff*....um, er, I mean, thanks for the prices!
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#3 of 70 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 25 2004 - 01:34 AM

A big thanks and tip of the hat to Dave Lambert who came out of semi-retirement to help me out the past couple of weeks.

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Just further proof of the adage that when you need a job done right, get the best.

Thanks, Dave!

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#4 of 70 OFFLINE   Dah-Dee

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Posted April 25 2004 - 01:42 AM

So, uh, Mike, is "Fast Man and Little Boy" some kind of spoof flick about The Bomb, or are you listing "adult" titles now? Posted Image
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#5 of 70 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 25 2004 - 01:50 AM

:b Ooops!

John gets the proofreader's job! The rest of you can all go back to your homes now.

Thanks, John!

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#6 of 70 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 25 2004 - 02:00 AM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Kill Bill Vol. 1 - $19.99
Master and Commander - $19.99
Matrix Revolutions - $15.99
Haunted Mansion - $15.99

2 for $20:
Blue Collar Comedy Tour
American History X
Blow
Ghost Ship
Seven (1 disc)
Blade 2 (1 disc)
All About the Benjamins
Friday
Final Destination
Knockaround Guys
Austin Powers 3: Goldmember
Training Day

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

2 for $20 (1-disc editions where applicable, probably):
The Usual Suspects
Identity
Bad Boys
2 Fast 2 Furious
Blade 2
All About the Benjamins
Armageddon
Full Metal Jacket
Shawshank Redemption
Gladiator
American Pie 2 Unrated
Animal House
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#7 of 70 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted April 25 2004 - 02:09 AM

[c]FREEDOM!![/c]

Uh...glad to see you're back, Mike. :wink:


Just further proof of the adage that when you need a job done right, get the best.
I think we've got that right now. Thanks for the prices, Mike.
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#8 of 70 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted April 25 2004 - 02:53 AM

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My Side of the Mountain_______ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __

I saw this one on the shelf at BB yesterday for $9.99. I would guess Fat Man & Little Boy might be there for the same price, both being Paramount catalog releases.

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#9 of 70 OFFLINE   Phil Tomaskovic

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Posted April 25 2004 - 02:58 AM

FYE has Big Fish for $12.99 after $10 rebate.

#10 of 70 OFFLINE   Dillon*G

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Posted April 25 2004 - 03:48 AM

Thanks Mike,Its a busy week for me.Monster Legacy Collection,Kids in the Hall Season 1,Saved by the Bell Seasons 1&2 and 3&4,and Stuck on You.

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Posted April 25 2004 - 03:48 AM

Mike thanks for the roundup. Wrestlemania XX, and the Monster Legacy Collection for me this week, with Dick Van Dyke and Saved by the Bell to come later.

#12 of 70 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted April 25 2004 - 04:10 AM

I'd be all about Ghosts of the Abyss if they had included the 3D version as well. Since there is a release in Japan that includes it, I have no idea why they wouldn't.
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#13 of 70 OFFLINE   MattGentry

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Posted April 25 2004 - 04:13 AM

Mike, welcome back. Thank goodness we don't have to deal with that Dave anymore, that idio...

What? He still looks at the these and posts sometimes? Err, umm... *reads from cue-cards* Dave did a good job and will be sorely missed.

Just kidding...

Anyways, I was getting worried last night. I checked Best Buys online ad and was disappointed when I saw Saved By The Bell for $35.99, E.R. for $47.99 and The Cooler for $19.99. Good to see Circuit City stepping up with their pricing this week.

For me, it's

-Big Fish
-Love Actually
-The Cooler
-E.R. Season Two
-Saved By The Bell Seasons 3/4

#14 of 70 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted April 25 2004 - 04:42 AM

Big week!
Monster Legacy
Love Actually
The Cooler
Big Fish
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
Taste the Blood of Dracula

I've heard good things about My Little Eye as well....

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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:07 AM

Nothing this week, but thanks for the round-up.
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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:20 AM

For those of us on a budget, it really comes down to that age old question, Universal or Hammer? I gotta get my hands on those busts! And I'm not talking about Mary Shelley in Bride of Frankenstein!

#17 of 70 OFFLINE   Jay*W

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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:33 AM

Mike,

Bestbuy.com is presently showing Dick Van Dyke Show: Season Four as $49.99 rather than $59.99. I'm not sure if they've updated it or there was just a typo in the Roundup. Many thanks to you (and to Dave) for all your efforts! It's a Sunday staple.

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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:42 AM

Nothing for me this week, but thanks anyway guys.

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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:55 AM

For those of us on a budget, it really comes down to that age old question, Universal or Hammer?


I think it's Universal AND Hammer for me!
And the two Sherlock Holmes DVDs.
I have been waiting for this week for MONTHS now!

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Posted April 25 2004 - 06:31 AM

Welcome back Mike to the Fold. Sadly I have nothing to purchase this week, but that isn't a bad thing, as I need all the money I can for Disney World in three weeks. Posted Image
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