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Weekly RoundUp 6/22/04


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#1 of 77 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 20 2004 - 12:57 AM

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story. And this one, is very good. This one is perfect.
–Johnny Depp as Mort Rainey (Secret Window - 2004)

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[c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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_____________TITLE________________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
Antony & Cleopatra_________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Bad Santa ®______________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Bad(der) Santa (NR)________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Clinton & Nadine___________________ _ $10.49 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Cold Feet__________________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Deathwatch_________________________ _ $21.23 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Deception (1993)___________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Devil Winds________________________ _ $21.23 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii___________ _ $20.99 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special________ _ $34.99 __ $42.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Joe Schmo Show_________________ _ $42.49 __ $44.99 __ $39.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Les Miserables (1978)______________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Line King: Al Hirschfeld___________ _ $21.21 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Lonesome Dove: Series______________ _ $43.48 __ $30.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Lost Skeleton of Cadavra___________ _ $17.47 __ $15.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Lower Depths (Criterion)___________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Mamma Roma (Criterion)_____________ _ $27.97 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Night Patrol (1984)________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Perfect Strangers (2003)___________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Reno 911: Season 1_________________ _ $22.13 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Savages (Merchant/Ivory)___________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Scooby Doo/Loch Ness Monster_______ _ $21.23 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Secret Window______________________ _ $20.27 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.49 __
Songwriter_________________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter_________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
A Woman is a Woman (Criterion)_____ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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 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/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set 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/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


**Amazing! It seems as if all of this week’s releases have been released in their OAR!!!

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

--Best Buy has a highly unusual deal advertised for this week. If you buy the DVD of Bad(der) Santa ($15.99), then you can buy Armageddon (Reg. $14.99) for just $5! Ad says movies “must be purchased on same receipt”, but does NOT say if the deal is also good if you purchase Bad Santa. In fact, Bad Santa is not even shown in the Best Buy flyer.

--Circuit City’s lone deal of the weak makes a little more sense. Buy the DVD of Secret Window ($15.99) and buy Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Reg. $14.99) for $6.99.

--K-Mart, this week, lists Secret Window, Bad Santa, & Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster each for $19.99.

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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: June 22, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Warner Brothers

Scooby-Doo and The Monster Of Mexico ... $14.97

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#2 of 77 Patrick Sun

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Posted June 20 2004 - 01:47 AM

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$9.99 each:
The Big Chill
The Wizard of Oz
High Fidelity
Titanic
Purple Rain
Saturday Night Fever
Moulin Rouge
O Brother Where Art Thou?
8 Mile

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$8.99 each:
The Jackal
Hunted
Almost Famous
Titanic
Love & Basketball
Collateral Damage
Life
The Abyss
Empire
The Player's Club
High Noon
The Best Man
Donnie Darko
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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#3 of 77 John Swarce

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Posted June 20 2004 - 02:13 AM

Thanks, Mike! Nothing for me this week!

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#4 of 77 george kaplan

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Posted June 20 2004 - 02:14 AM

The dvd fan in me is sad, but my wallet is very happy - nothing this week.

Thanks Mike.
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#5 of 77 David Lambert

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Posted June 20 2004 - 02:36 AM

Bad(der) Santa, Night Patrol, Scooby & The Loch Ness Monster, and a pair of Transformers: Armada releases for me this week.

Thanks, Mike!
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#6 of 77 Dillon*G

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Posted June 20 2004 - 02:58 AM

Reno 911: Season 1 for me.Thank you for putting your time and hard work into the roundup each week Mike.I appreciate it.

#7 of 77 DanielCo

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Posted June 20 2004 - 03:11 AM

Don't forget to check out DeepDiscountDVD.com for their 20% off sale this week. Check the other threads under this very forum for details. With the exception of Bad Santa and Secret Window, every DVD listed above is probably cheaper there.

#8 of 77 MattGentry

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Posted June 20 2004 - 04:50 AM

Going to get Reno911!

But, going to do so on DeepDiscountDVD, along with (more than likely) Buffy Season Five, Angel Season Two, Futurama Volume Two, Firefly, and Monk Season One.

I'm going to be living in the streets, but doing so with many DVD's at my side...

#9 of 77 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted June 20 2004 - 04:59 AM

After managing to get both Simpson season for under fifty last week (blowing away my orignal plan of not buying them), I have really no idea what to do this week. I am already finish with the season sets (when one person is bored, commantary will burn away like fat), so I might have to get some comedies in order to keep myself from going insane when watching Saving Private Ryan, Great Escape, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Anyway, I might get Secret Window, but I am going to hold off Bad-der Santa until November. Thanks for the roundup once again Mike. Let hope next week doesn't contain any duel release. Posted Image
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#10 of 77 ChrisBEA

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Posted June 20 2004 - 05:34 AM

Small week!
Bad Santa and Secret Window for me!

#11 of 77 Craig S

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Posted June 20 2004 - 05:46 AM

Thanks as always, Mike.

Nothing new this week for me (feels good to say that). I want Badder Santa & Secret Window, but I can wait for prices reductions down the line.

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#12 of 77 ace peterson

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Posted June 20 2004 - 06:07 AM

Thanks for the roundup. Nothing this week.

#13 of 77 EricSchulz

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Posted June 20 2004 - 06:13 AM

Good...nothing AT ALL interests me this week...it will help when I get inundated in Sept/Oct.!!!

(Unless I hit FYE for another box set deal...)

#14 of 77 Jim Spencer

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Posted June 20 2004 - 07:04 AM

It's all about ELVIS this week. These are going to be amazing discs.
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#15 of 77 Jon B NY

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Posted June 20 2004 - 07:36 AM

Reno 911 and Bad(der) Santa for me this week. Also, my favorite band, KMFDM, puts out a new DVD this week that documents their last US tour (I WAS THERE!!). So I will need to be getting that.

#16 of 77 Scott_J

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Posted June 20 2004 - 08:16 AM

As always, thanks for the roundup Mike. Only thing I'm considering for this week is Badder Santa.

#17 of 77 Bob Pierce

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Posted June 20 2004 - 08:18 AM

Quick follow-up to what DanielCo said: The DDD sale will still be good on Tuesday, when they generally drop their prices on new releases to match or do better than the Best Buys of the world. So, save one of those coupon codes, and use it on Tuesday to get an even better price on Bad(der) Santa and Secret Window! Posted Image

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#18 of 77 Rob FM

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Posted June 20 2004 - 09:21 AM

Mike, I appreciate all the work you put into this!
It's nice to log on every Sunday and know this will be here.

Thanks,
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#19 of 77 ScottR

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Posted June 20 2004 - 10:26 AM

I'm saving up for Wonder Woman next week!

#20 of 77 David Galindo

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Posted June 20 2004 - 11:05 AM

Reno 911! After this week, no purchases for 2 months or so- slow summer for DVDs, sigh. Posted Image