–Robert Blake as John Wintergreen (Electra Glide in Blue – 1973)
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)
The Weekly RoundUp
|Bad Girls from Valley High||$25.18||$24.99||$22.99||-||-|
|Batman & Robin: Serials (1949)||$20.96||$22.99||$24.99||-||-|
|**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||-||-|
|Doogie Howser, MD: Season 1||$29.98||$24.99||$34.99||$24.99||-|
|Dora Explorer: Big Sister Dora||$15.29||$14.99||$12.99||-||-|
|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||-||-|
|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||$11.99||-||-|
|Thank you to everyone who contributed feedback over the past few weeks with regard to what sources to use in the Weekly RoundUp.|
As you can see, this week I have reverted to the original form.
While I have not ruled out a change to include other (possibly on-line) sources, the various problems with each of the different suggestions coupled with the increased workload for me to retrieve their prices caused me to decide that I’d keep the status quo for now.
Of course, I am more than willing to continue to take any suggestions someone might have…at any time. Thanks again!
Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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! 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.
|And now a word from our sponsor….|
If anyone who reads the RoundUp is not aware of this, running the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you folks of all the reasons we benefit from keeping the USS HTF afloat. But, you might not be aware…THERE IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP!
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.
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
De-Lovely ... $19.95