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Weekly RoundUp 3/22/05


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#1 of 65 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 19 2005 - 03:59 PM

There ain't nothin' I hate more in this world than that elephant under my ass.
–Robert Blake as John Wintergreen (Electra Glide in Blue – 1973)
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Hello! Thought you could escape from Captain Swarthy, eh? Off to the ship with you, then.
–Johnny Depp as Sir James Barrie (Finding Neverland – 2004)
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The Weekly RoundUp



TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Art Heist $22.46$22.99$24.97--
Bad Girls from Valley High$25.18$24.99$22.99--
Batman & Robin: Serials (1949)$20.96$22.99$24.99--
Being Julia$18.87$15.99$14.99$19.99$18.49
Blood Angels$19.59$14.99$22.99--
**Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason$20.99$15.99$14.99$15.99$18.99
Bring Me Head of Alfred Garcia$10.46$12.99$10.99--
Clutch Cargo: Comp. Series Vol. 1$13.48$9.99$10.99--
Clutch Cargo: Comp. Series Vol. 2$13.48$9.99$10.99--
CrackHouse$13.45$12.99$10.99--
Crossplot$13.45$12.99$10.99--
Doogie Howser, MD: Season 1$29.98$24.99$34.99$24.99-
Dora Explorer: Big Sister Dora$15.29$14.99$12.99--
Dust Factory$17.98$16.99$15.99--
Electra Glide in Blue$13.45$12.99$10.99--
Eye of the Tiger$13.45$12.99$10.99--
Face of Terror$22.46$22.99$24.97--
Fat Albert$20.99$15.99$17.99$15.99$18.99
Final Cut$19.59$19.99$17.99$16.99-
**Finding Neverland$20.99$19.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Firewalker$13.45$12.99$10.99--
Flintstones: Season 3$31.49$32.99$34.99--
Hardy/Drew Mysteries: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99-$26.99
Hot Wheels: Acceleracers$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-
Kojak: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99-$26.99
Krakatoa, East of Java$13.45$12.99$10.99--
The Man Called Flintstone $13.98$14.99---
Mickey and the Beanstalk-$14.99$17.99--
Mickey’s Around World 80 Days-$14.99$17.99--
M. of O.’s Wild Kingdom: African Wild$13.48$10.99$10.99--
M. of O.’s Wild Kingdom: Wild Cats$13.48$10.99$10.99--
Pimp My Ride: Season 1$27.29$27.99$24.99$27.99-
Pretender: Season 1$27.99$27.99$25.99$27.99-
Remember Me, My Love$17.49$19.99$19.99--
Rosencrantz/Guildenstern are Dead$17.49$22.99$19.99--
Silk Stalkings: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--
Stand By Me: Deluxe Edition$18.72$19.99$19.99$15.99-
Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1$13.99$12.99$11.99$14.99-
**Star Wars: Phantom Menace$13.99$14.99$11.99--
**Star Wars: Attack of the Clones$13.99$14.99$11.99--
Volcano High$17.98$14.99$11.99--


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Thank you to everyone who contributed feedback over the past few weeks with regard to what sources to use in the Weekly RoundUp.

As you can see, this week I have reverted to the original form.

While I have not ruled out a change to include other (possibly on-line) sources, the various problems with each of the different suggestions coupled with the increased workload for me to retrieve their prices caused me to decide that I’d keep the status quo for now.

Of course, I am more than willing to continue to take any suggestions someone might have…at any time. Thanks again!


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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".


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**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason AND Finding Neverland AND Episodes I & II of the Star Wars moviesare available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

--I included Episodes I & II of the Star Wars films in the grid because there have been a number of posts throughout the HTF lately claiming they have been hard-to-find. A price drop this week by 20th Century Fox on these titles seems to have made them ready available again at stores.

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

--The Star Wars: Clone Wars DVD is being advertised as including a sneak peek at Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.

--Best Buy is advertising a BONUS on-pack phone card with its copies of Ghost In the Shell Volume 5 ($17.99).

--Circuit City is offering a free key ring with the purchase of Finding Neverland. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 25 per store.

--Circuit City is also offering a $5 savings with the purchase of BOTH Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason DVD ($14.99) and the Bridge Jones: Edge of Reason soundtrack CD ($12.99). $15 + $13 = $28. $28 - $5 = $23.

--Target is offering a FREE 4 song CD with the purchase of Pimp My Ride: Volume 1. Exclusive to Target! Items are packaged together.

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And now a word from our sponsor….

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According to Ron & Parker, many members enter the HTF through the index page or by clicking their own shortcut directly into a favorite forum. If members would simply link to the Portal Page when they start their visit to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the portal page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

I was unaware of this until recently and have since changed my desktop shortcuts on the different computers I use to link to the Portal Page. I bet doing that over the past week or so has resulted in several dozen more “hits” from me alone. And, I thought I would pass along my newly-gained knowledge to anyone else who might not know the score.

So, if you want to help out, its easy…and will help keep the HTF in business.


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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: March 22, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

20th Century Fox

Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars: Episode II ... $19.98

M-G-M

De-Lovely ... $19.95

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 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:00 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$29.99 each (Save 10% with purchase of any 2 set below)
SpongeBob season 2
Simpsons season 5
Seinfeld season 1 & season 2
Friends season 9
Family Guy season 1 & 2
Sex & the City season 6 part 2

$17.99:
Shark's Tale

$11.99 each:
Volcano High
Star Wars Episode 1
Star Wars Episode 2

$9.99 each:
13 going on 30
Garfield
LotR RotK
The 10 Commandments
The Bourne Identity
Day After Tomorrow
Man on Fire
LotR TTT
Braveheart
Saving Private Ryan
Mean Girls
Cold Mountain
Gladiator
Ice Age
Master & Commander
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2
50 First Dates
Something's Gotta Give
Shrek
Predator 2
Freaky Friday
Ben-Hur
Johnson Family Vacation
A Cinderella Story
Once Upon a Time In Mexico
Secret Window
Under World
Bridget Jones's Diary

2 for $15:
The Italian Job
Ocean's 11
The Rock
Uptown Girls
School of Rock
Forrest Gump
Love, Actually
The Day After
Reservoir Dogs
Paycheck
Twisted
The Princess Bride
Breakin' All Da Rules
Prince & Me
Die Another Day
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Assault on Precinct 13
The Bible
The Greatest Story Ever Told
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
A Beautiful Mind
Grease

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$49.99:
Scooby Doo (15 short movies)

$36.99:
Friends season 9

$19.99 each:
Ladder 49
The Passion of Christ
SpongeBob the Movie
Bambi

$17.99 each:
Ghost in the Shell v5 SAC w/ free Phone Card
The Incredibles

$15.99:
Shark Tale

$14.99:
Shrek 2

2 for $15:
Starring Goofy
Starring Donald
Starring Chip n Dale
Starring Mickey
Muppet Treasure Island
Mighty Ducks
Eloise
Strawberry Shortcake AoII
Good Boy!
Benji 2pack
Bob the Builder MFA
SpongeGuard on Duty
The Little Rascals
The Secret of Nimh
Spy Kids
Agent Cody Banks
TMNT
TMNT Season 1
Charlotte's Web
Happy Healthy Monsters
Jumanji
Muppets in Manhattan
Chicken Run
Sinbad
Kindergarten Cop
Teen Titans D&C
Veggie Tales Snoodle's Tale
Care Bears the Movie
The Neverending Story
The Last Unicorn

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Target on sale DVD items:

$49.99:
The OC season 1

$39.99:
One Tree Hill season 1
24 season 3

$34.99:
Sex & the City season 6 part 2

$29.99 each:
Seinfeld season 1 & 2
Seinfeld season 3
Family Guy vol. 1
Family Guy vol. 2
Simpsons season 5

$27.99:
Sweet Valley High season 1

$17.99 each:
Chappelle's Show season 1
Newlyweds season 1
Viva La Bam season 1

$10 each:
Van Helsing
Day After Tomorrow
Under the Tuscan Sun
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Pulp Fiction
A Cinderella Story

$7.50 each:
School of Rock
Moulin Rouge
Titanic
Forrest Gump
Out of Time
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
SNL Adam Sandler

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#3 of 65 Christian Behrens

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for your services, Mike and Patrick, week after week Posted Image. Highly appreciated!

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#4 of 65 Scott_J

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:22 PM

A movie with Robert Blake is being released Tuesday? Interesting timing on that one just days after his acquittal (is there a "c" in that?). Too bad no OJ movies are being released Tuesday - that would make for a good "celebrity murderers walking the streets" double feature. Posted Image {insert rimshot here}

Anyway, Doogie and Flintstones for me this week. I've been looking forward to the release of S3 featuring the birth of Pebbles because my 2-year-old niece looks just like Pebbles, red hair and all. And since I'm going home for a few days this week, I'll be able to show her Pebbles. As if anyone here cares. Posted Image

Thanks, as always, Senor Frezon and Senor Sun.

#5 of 65 george kaplan

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:23 PM

Thanks again Mike, and as far as the layout, to quote a certain knight in The Last Crusade, "you chose wisely". Posted Image

A couple of things this week:

Flintstones Season 3

and a guilty pleasure from my youth - Hardy Boys Season 1
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#6 of 65 Bryan Ri

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:40 PM

Thanks again Mike and Patrick!

Just Clone Wars for me this week.

#7 of 65 Dillon*G

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Posted March 19 2005 - 05:36 PM

Big week this week:
-Fat Albert
-Finding Neverland
-Flintstones:Season 3
-The Man Called Flintstone
-Star Wars:Clone Wars

I might pick Best of the New Scooby Doo Movies later.I just wish it had all the episodes.

Thanks for saving me a lot of time each week by putting all this in one place Mike and Patrick.

#8 of 65 Will_B

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Posted March 19 2005 - 06:00 PM

Rosencrantz? Sweet! Been forever.

And maybe, just maybe, stores will start to actually get in their stock of last tuesday's Farscape Starburst Edition 3. That would be nice. Darn brick n mortar stores! That will be the last time I ever fail to order from online, on a title I really want.
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#9 of 65 Scott Weinberg

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Posted March 19 2005 - 07:43 PM

Doesn't The Pirate Movie come out this Tuesday? Posted Image

#10 of 65 Justin_S

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Posted March 19 2005 - 08:59 PM

Finally a week with something to buy. I'll be getting:

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Panic in Year Zero/Last Man on Earth
Finding Neverland

I'll rent Electra Glide in Blue, as it sounds most interesting.

#11 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted March 20 2005 - 01:10 AM

I'll probably pick up Clone Wars Vol. 1 this week. I went back to get Farscape Starburst Season 1 vol. 3 yesterday, but Best Buy still only had vol 1 and vol 2, so hopefully the price will stay the same when they finally get it.
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#12 of 65 Tino

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Posted March 20 2005 - 01:15 AM

Just Finding Neverland, the best film of 2004 imo.

Btw, if you are in New Jersey, Electronics Expo has it as the deal of the week for just $12.99.. Look for an ad in your Sunday paper.

Best Buy will price match it. And with a 20% off coupon I have, it will cost me $10.39! Posted Image
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#13 of 65 Jeremy Allin

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:18 AM

Firewalker!!

I can't believe it's finally out! Posted Image

Oh yeah, Star Wars: Clone Wars for me as well.

#14 of 65 Ernesto.Morin

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:20 AM

Star Wars Clone Wars
Star Wars EP1 and EP2

#15 of 65 TravisR

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:24 AM

I'll be picking up

Star Wars: Clone Wars

and

24: Season One Starter Set for the sick completist in me. And it's less than $10.Posted Image

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:35 AM

I was planning on Doogie Howser and, perhaps, Electra Glide in Blue. But, with two volumes of Clutch Cargo going for $9.99 ea at Best Buy, I may be FORCED to pick that up, too.:b Without a doubt, this is just about the goofiest, loopiest kid's cartoon of all time! For those unfamiliar, the 2D-looking Incredibles cartoon on disc 2 of the new DVD is an homage to the style of animation "pioneered" by Clutch's creators...
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#17 of 65 Steve...O

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:43 AM

Thanks Mike!

For those interested in the Scooby Doo Movies collection, certain Sam's Clubs (depending on location) will be selling it for $40 and change.

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#18 of 65 David Galindo

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Posted March 20 2005 - 03:24 AM

Ill be picking up a PSP with games.

No money for DVDs this week. Posted Image

#19 of 65 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted March 20 2005 - 03:33 AM

Thanks Mike for the round up, even so I probably not getting anything on the list. Don't get me wrong, I want to get Clone Wars, but I decided to use the money to pick up another box set I hold off on, which is good since there few to get this week.

By the way, is Woody and gang threaten by the Incrediables to take their spot on your siganture? Posted Image
I need a new signature.

#20 of 65 ChrisBEA

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Posted March 20 2005 - 03:37 AM

I wish for
Clone Wars
Finding Neverland
Final Cut
Flinststones S3
Volcano High (to accompany my true version)