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#1 of 55 Mike Frezon

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Posted May 09 2004 - 12:19 AM

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar.
–Charlton Heston as Marc Antony (Julius Caesar - 1950)

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[c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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____________TITLE____________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
300 Spartans________________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
And Starring Pancho Villa/Himself___ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Born to Defence_____________________ _ $25.49 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Code____________________________ _ $21.22 __ $_N/A_ __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Down to Earth (1947)________________ _ $12.71 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Fog of War__________________________ _ $18.87 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $17.99 __
Friends: Series Finale______________ _ $10.48 __ $_9.99 __ $_7.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Godfather___________________________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __
God is Great, I’m Not_______________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Gunsmoke Movie Collection___________ _ $29.51 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Gunsmoke: Last Apache_______________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge___________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man___________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Have Gun Will Travel: S1____________ _ $34.99 __ $37.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $32.99 __
In America SE_______________________ _ $19.59 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __
Independence Day LE_________________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $14.44 __ $_N/A_ __
Japanese Story SE___________________ _ $20.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Jetsons: Season 1___________________ _ $45.44 __ $52.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $40.99 __
Jonny Quest: Season 1_______________ _ $45.44 __ $52.99 __ $49.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Julius Caesar (1950)________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962) _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Man of La Mancha____________________ _ $10.47 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Nighthawks__________________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Night of the Following Day__________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Posse_______________________________ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Prince Valiant______________________ _ $12.28 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Renegades___________________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Rustler’s Rhapsody__________________ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**Scary Movie 3_____________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
**Shrek/Shrek 3-D___________________ _ $18.89 __ $16.99 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __
Survivor: Season 1__________________ _ $34.99 __ $39.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Tin Star____________________________ _ $12.74 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Two’s Company: Season 1_____________ _ $21.24 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Van Helsing London Assignment_______ _ $12.73 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Waltons: Season 1___________-_______ _ $34.89 __ $38.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $32.99 __
X-Files: Season 9___________________ _ $69.99 __ $69.99 __ $79.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $61.99 __
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Some prices for new releases from stores not included in the RoundUp grid:

Sam’s Club: Godfather - $12.24, Gunsmoke Movie Collection - $22.56, Scary Movie #3 - $18.88, Waltons: Season 1 - $29.86, and X-Files: Season 9 - $65.42

K-Mart: Friends: Series Finale - $8.99, Godfather – 14.99, Scary Movie 3 - $19.99, Shrek/Shrek 3-D - $16.99, Van Helsing London Assignment - $9.99, X-Files: Season 9 - $79.99


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! Scary Movie is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!!! Also, Shrek/Shrek 3-D is, apparently, packaged only with the fullscreen version of Shrek, even though Shrek 3-D is widescreen.

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

--Best Buy, this week, offers a deal on the Scary Movie franchise. If you buy Scary Movie 3 ($15.99) with either Scary Movie 1 or 2 ($14.99), get the two movies for $25. $16 + $15 = $31. $31 - $25 = $6 in total savings.

--Circuit City is running a similar deal to Best Buy. You can buy Scary Movie 3 with either of the first two Scary Movie films and get them 2/$25. However, they take it further and say if you want all three Scary Movie films you can get them 3/$35.

--The Best Buy and Circuit City flyers say there is a free movie pass included in Independence Day to see Day After Tomorrow in theaters. (Value up to $6.50. Day After Tomorrow premieres May 28.)
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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: May 11, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)
20th Century Fox The X-Files Seasons 1-8 ... $99.98

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#2 of 55 David Lambert

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Posted May 09 2004 - 12:51 AM

Good job, Mike.

I see Best Buy lowered their price on the Friends Finale at the last minute. It WAS going to be sold at list price of $14.99. Smart last-minute save. Posted Image


Oh, crap, there's a problem. You left off Invader Zim from the Roundup. Go fix that. Posted Image


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EFFECTIVE: May 11, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)
20th Century Fox The X-Files Seasons 1-8 ... $99.98
You might want to say "$99.98 each"! Posted Image
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#3 of 55 TonyD

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Posted May 09 2004 - 01:44 AM

so best buy's friends in store will be 9.99?

my flyer has 14.99.

thats .50 less off for me after i price match.
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#4 of 55 Jeremy Allin

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Posted May 09 2004 - 01:46 AM

Yes! Zim deserves a spot on the RoundUp! Posted Image

Good job, Mike! Posted Image

#5 of 55 David Lambert

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Posted May 09 2004 - 01:54 AM

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so best buy's friends in store will be 9.99?

my flyer has 14.99.


Yeah, BB.com is now saying that it's on sale for $9.99, so my guess is a last-minute adjust.

I wonder how many stores will screw up and charge the higher price? Posted Image


No worries here, though...my Wal-Mart will have it for $7.59!
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#6 of 55 george kaplan

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Posted May 09 2004 - 02:07 AM

The proverbial calm before the storm. Posted Image

Nothing this week...The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Enter the Dragon and 4 Disney Treasures next week.
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#7 of 55 Sean Frost

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Posted May 09 2004 - 02:22 AM

The ad for Circuit City says that Survivor season 1 is only $34.99
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#8 of 55 Arnie G

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Posted May 09 2004 - 02:30 AM

I was in Sam's Club yesterday and they had X-Files Season 9 for $62 and change Posted Image
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#9 of 55 Phil Tomaskovic

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Posted May 09 2004 - 02:45 AM

Scary Movie 3 is $9.99 after rebate at FYE.

#10 of 55 Dillon*G

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Posted May 09 2004 - 03:15 AM

Thank you very much for the Roundup.Dave is right you do need Zim on their.
This week purchases:
Friends:Finale
Jetsons:Season 1
Invader Zim:Volume 1
Scary Movie 3
Van Helsing:London Assignment

#11 of 55 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted May 09 2004 - 03:34 AM

Hmmmm....John Charles Carter in Shakespeare. Maybe.

There are TWO versions of Shakespeare's Caesar that star Heston as Anthony: from 1950 and from 1970. Of the 1950 version:
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Due to budget restraints, only one horse could be hired per day, hence a different colored horse was filmed each day, with footage cleverly montaged and edited to create the battle scenes.

The orchestra which performed the score consisted of nine brass instruments plus timpani, and was recorded in an abandoned indoor swimming pool to create echo and a large sound.

I checked with dvdpricesearch and the DVD appears to be from the 1970 version, with Jason Robards, John Gielgud, and other worthies. Amazon calls it "Julius Caesar (1950)" but the cover art and cast list are clearly from the 1970 version.

http://www.amazon.co....v=glance&s=dvd

Actually DDD has it for $7.19, so it's cheap enough....
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#12 of 55 Patrick Sun

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Posted May 09 2004 - 03:49 AM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$9.99:
Gladiator (1-disc)
Reign of Fire
Paid in Full
The Recruit
Jeepers Creepers 2
Braveheart

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Invader Zim $15.99
Pancho Villa $14.99
Street Ball season 2 $14.99

2 for $15;
War Games
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Porky's
Coming to America
Beverly Hills Cop
Say Anything
Better Off Dead
Major League
Wall Street
Less Than Zero
Spaceballs
Uncle Buck
Purple Rain
Risky Business
The Outsiders
Lethal Weapon
Nightmare on Elm Street
Poltergeist
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#13 of 55 Scott_J

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Posted May 09 2004 - 04:00 AM

Thanks for the Roundup, Mike.

I'll be at CC Tuesday morning to pick up Jetsons at that great price. Posted Image

#14 of 55 ChrisBEA

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Posted May 09 2004 - 04:26 AM

I'll probably be getting:
Invader Zim
Jetsons - at BB price matching CC
Friends finale - same as Jetsons
Godfather
A few other non major titles:
Lady Snowblood
Lone Wolf and Cub

#15 of 55 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted May 09 2004 - 04:50 AM

Since I sold off my Godfather box after the false news about a redone transfer, I will have to get the first movie again (no problems, as I don't want to see Godfather 3 Posted Image). As for the rest, I will get Invander Zim and either Johnny Quest or the Jetsons. Thanks for the update Mike and Dave.
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#16 of 55 Dane Marvin

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Posted May 09 2004 - 04:53 AM

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Good call, Chris. Instead of purchasing The Jetsons at CC, you can purchase it at BB with the price match. Since there is an $18 difference in price between the two and BB does a price match plus 10% of the difference, you can knock off another $1.80 off CC's already incredible price. A no-brainer for Reward Zone members.

$33.19 for a set retailing at $69.99. If only I had a CC in my town. Posted Image

#17 of 55 John Berggren

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Posted May 09 2004 - 05:01 AM

Annoying that Shrek 3D only comes in a two pack with Shrek (which I already have). More annoying that it only comes with the MAR version. What was Dreamworks thinking?
I'd have bought this disc solo if given the chance.
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#18 of 55 Cameron Yee

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Posted May 09 2004 - 05:03 AM

Thanks again. Now that X-Files 1-8 has dropped in price, I'm hoping CostCo will be carrying them along with one of its occasionally insane deals.
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#19 of 55 Tim Hoover

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Posted May 09 2004 - 06:29 AM

Rustler's Rhapsody? This is a nice surprise, and one that I will definitely be picking up Posted Image
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#20 of 55 David Lawson

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Posted May 09 2004 - 08:01 AM

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$33.19 for a set retailing at $69.99. If only I had a CC in my town. Posted Image

Dane, you can order it on Circuit City's site for $34.99 with free shipping. You won't get your $1.80 price adjustment or instant gratification, but...
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