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Weekly RoundUp 2/1/05

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#1 of 62 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 29 2005 - 03:59 PM

At this solemn moment, in the presence of this tribunal, which is the representative of human justice, before France, before the whole world, I swear that Dreyfus is innocent! By all that I have won, by all that I have written to spread the spirit of France, I swear that he is innocent. May all that melt away; may my name perish if Dreyfus be not innocent. He is innocent.
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The Weekly RoundUp

3 Steps to Heaven$26.99$24.99$24.99--
Bad Girls: Ext. Ed.$9.98$6.99$9.99--
Balto III: Wings of Change$17.98$14.99$17.99$14.99-
Bodyguard SE$14.97$14.99$12.99--
Brak Show: Volume 1$22.48$22.99$24.99--
Broadway Melody of 1929$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Carolina (2003)$20.99$24.99$24.99$17.99-
Chariots of Fire SE$18.89$19.99$19.99$15.99$18.49
Charmed: Season 1$34.99$29.99$32.99$32.99-
Cheers: Season 4$27.29$34.99$34.99--
China/Panda Adventure (IMAX)$13.47$12.99$12.99--
Class Action$9.98$6.99$9.99--
Degrassi Jr. High: Season 1$27.97$28.99$29.95--
Frasier: Season 4$27.29$31.99$34.99--
The Grudge$20.27$15.00$14.99$15.99-
The Hidden Dimension (IMAX)$13.47$12.99$12.99--
I Love Lucy: Season 3$38.49$46.99$69.99--
Karate Kid Collection$25.87$24.99$24.99$24.99-
La Commare Secca (CC)$20.96$24.99$22.99--
Laughing Policeman$9.98$6.99$9.99--
Life of Emile Zola$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Mark Twain’s America 3D (IMAX)$13.47$12.99$12.99--
**Mr. 3000$20.99$17.99$19.99$19.99-
Mulan II$20.99$19.99$17.99--
New Jersey Drive$11.69$9.99$9.99--
Night and the City (CC)$27.96$34.99$34.99--
Oz: Season 4$45.49$49.99$44.99--
Palm Beach Story$11.69$9.99$9.99--
Penn & Teller/Bullsh*t: S2$24.49$24.99$29.99--
Pompeii: The Last Day$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Ray/1-disc DVS$20.99$24.99$24.99--
Ray/2-disc SE$31.49$36.99$32.99--
School Daze SE$13.96$14.99$12.99--
Sealab 2021: Season 2$22.48$22.99$22.99--
Secrets and Lies$9.98$6.99$9.99--
Shall We Dance? (1995)$20.99$19.99$24.99--
**Shall We Dance? (2004)$20.99$17.99$17.99--
She Hate Me$22.46$19.99$24.97--
Star Chamber$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Taxi: Season 2$27.29$34.99$34.99--
Thieves Highway (CC)$27.96$34.99$34.99--
**Vanity Fair$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-
Where the Buffalo Roam$9.09$9.99$9.99--
Wind in the Willows$10.46$12.99$14.94--
Wonderfalls: Comp. Series$27.99$29.99$34.99--

(CC) listed after a title in the above grid = new Criterion Collection release.

Individual Titles contained in collections listed above:

Karate Kid Collection: The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part II, The Karate Kid Part III, The Next Karate Kid.

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".

**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Mr. 3000 AND Ray AND Vanity Fair are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

And to further add to the confusion, Ray is available in the following forms: 1-disc OAR, 1-disc MAR, 1-disc OAR with DVS/Blind & Low Vision Enhanced, and 2-disc SE OAR only.

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

--Best Buy is offering a deal on a Best Buy Exclusive DVD. Genius: A night for Ray Charles as seen on CBS. A tribute to Ray Charles with performances by today’s top artists, including Usher, Elton John, Norah Jones, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder and more. Buy Genius: A Night for Ray Charles ($15.99) on the same receipt with Ray ($15.99) and get them 2/$25.

--Best Buy is offering another 2/$25 deal if you buy The Grudge ($15.99)and Ju-On ($15.99) on the same receipt.

--For those of you who are planning on getting both Mr. 3000 ($17.99) and Shall We Dance? (2004) ($17.99), Best Buy will let you save $6 if you buy them both on the same receipt.


The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

20th Century Fox

44 Minutes, Bad Girls, Bulworth, Class Action, Laughing PolicemanSecrets and Lies, The Star Chamber ... $9.98
Barton Fink, Bend It Like Beckham, Broadcast News, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Die Hard 2, The Dreamers (R-rated), The Dreamers (unrated), The French Connection, Garage Days, The Good Thief, Hoffa, The Hunting of the President, The Last of the Mohicans, Miller's Crossing, The Order, Phone Booth, Raising Arizona, Speed, There's Something About Mary, To End All Wars ... $14.98

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 62 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 29 2005 - 03:59 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items: $17.99: Troy $14.99: The Village $7.49 each: A League of Their Own Heaven Can Wait Baseketball Bull Durham The Natural The Longest Yard Rudy White Men Can't Jump Varsity Blues Jerry Maguire Necessary Roughness Any Given Sunday Kingpin The Replacements Hoosiers 2 for $15 (Fox titles are 1-disc editions) Die Hard 2 Die Hard 3 Raising Arizona The Last of the Mohicans Speed Bend It Like Beckham Phone Booth The French Connection The Order (Heath Ledger) Miller's Crossing --------- Best Buy on sale DVD items None for catalog titles for now. ---------- Target on sale DVD items: 2 for $20: Miracle Master and Commander Cheaper by the Dozen Under the Tuscan Sun Breakin' the Rules The Sound of Music The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Freaky Friday Secret Window Big Fish Radio 13 Going on 30 50 First Dates A Cinderella Story
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#3 of 62 OFFLINE   Bryan Ri

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Posted January 29 2005 - 04:12 PM

Mike, Patrick, thanks again for all the info! Looks like just The Brak Show for me this week! If anyone can tip me off as to what Target is selling this for, I would be much appreciative.

#4 of 62 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 29 2005 - 04:12 PM

Thanks Mike.

A pretty heavy week.

Cheers, Frasier, Taxi and I Love Lucy. Plus The Palm Beach Story (finally).

Since I'll be spending all that money, it almost makes me happy that I'll be passing on the Karate Kid, since the first film isn't available by itself. Posted Image
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#5 of 62 OFFLINE   MikeEckman



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Posted January 29 2005 - 04:14 PM

Karate Kid collection for me, and thats it. Between the new releases and the sales Best Buy and Circuit City had last week, I ended up with 13 purchases last week. I am glad this is a slow week.
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#6 of 62 OFFLINE   Kevin_Lodge


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Posted January 29 2005 - 04:48 PM

Some TV box set prices from Sams Club's website (hopefully will be in stock in stores) Cheers Season 4 - $27.83 Frasier Season 4 - $27.83 I Love Lucy - Season 3 $37.86 OZ Season 4 - $43.86 Taxi Season 2 - $26.84

#7 of 62 OFFLINE   Daryl Stovall

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Posted January 29 2005 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Mike! Luckily I cashed in my unused sick and vacation from last year, so a shoppin' I be a goin' - Bodyguard - Chariots of Fire - Cheers Season Four - Frasier Season Four - The Grudge - The Karate Kid Collection - The Laughing Policeman - Mr. 3000 - Mulan II - Oz Season Four - Ray - School Daze - Shall We Dance - She Hate Me - Taxi Season Two - Wonder Falls The Complete Season

#8 of 62 OFFLINE   Joseph S

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Posted January 29 2005 - 04:51 PM

Vanity Fair, Karate Kid, Wonderfalls, and possibly The Grudge this week. Thanks.

#9 of 62 OFFLINE   PatWahlquist


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Posted January 29 2005 - 05:26 PM

All I gotta say this week is...Wonderfalls! Hot damn, one of my most anticipated releases. This is one show everyone should at least try out, if not a blind buy, rent it or borrow it from a friend. Probably Ray and Oz for me as well. Thanks Mike and Patrick!
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Posted January 29 2005 - 05:35 PM

Big week for me: -Brak Show:Volume 1 (Preordered at BB.com w/ $5 coupon) -Cheers:Season 4 -Frasier:Season 4 (preordered at Amazon w/ STL0 -Karate Kid Collection -Look Who's Talking Collection (Prices?) -Mr. 3000 -Ray LE (Preordered at Amazon w/ STL) -Sealab 2021:Season 2 Thanks a lot Mike and Patrick.

#11 of 62 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 29 2005 - 05:42 PM

Good work Mike. Only Chariots of Fire for me. One of my alltime favorites. Posted Image Can't wait to finally own this in widescreen. This will be the first time since I saw this in theaters back in '81.

#12 of 62 OFFLINE   Al (alweho)

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Posted January 29 2005 - 05:45 PM

Here's a deal...
I Love Lucy: 3rd Season at Outpost.com - $29.35

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Posted January 29 2005 - 06:20 PM

Hmm, so do we have to remove Mike and Patrick's posts because they were posted 1 minute early? Seriously though, thanks guys. Karate Kid collection, Penn & Teller, and I think I might swing by Target and pick up Miracle and Big Fish.

#14 of 62 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted January 29 2005 - 07:05 PM

Ray LE & Chariots of Fire SE for me. I'd get some of the new Criterions, but I'm just now getting around to getting some of the must-owns (Rebecca, Spartacus, etc.)

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Posted January 29 2005 - 07:50 PM

Probably Karate Kid and definitely Wonderfalls. Here's hoping CostCo will pull through!

#16 of 62 OFFLINE   MikeDE


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Posted January 29 2005 - 11:09 PM

Does anyone know if Mark Twain's America comes with 3-d glasses or if it's made for field sequential goggles? Mike

#17 of 62 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 30 2005 - 01:25 AM

You bet! Posted Image

That now leaves The Sting as the only Best Picture from the last fifty years to not-be-released in its OAR! Posted Image

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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Posted January 30 2005 - 01:52 AM

I am SO tempted to get I Love Lucy S3, but I have read that S1 is being re-issued in slimcases and at a lower price. Can anyone confirm this or give me a date as to when it will occur?

#19 of 62 OFFLINE   Mark Richter

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Posted January 30 2005 - 02:16 AM

Bonsai Daniel-san Only Karate Kid Collection for me this week. Thank you for the heads up on pricing OP
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Posted January 30 2005 - 03:46 AM

Thanks again, as usual. Great post, and one that I always rely on... Anyways, a lighter-than-average week for me (thankfully). After last week (Predator 2, Sky Captain, Mean Creek, Superman: S1, Batman: V2, MacGyver: S1 - plus various other discs), I'm glad to have a slow one. This week: Sealab: Season Two Wonderfalls: Complete Series Ray: 2-disc SE Maybe The Karate Kid Collection. Maybe The Grudge, 'though I may hold off and wait for the "unrated" verson.

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