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Weekly RoundUp 3/29/05


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#1 of 56 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:00 PM

I only stole a few coins. A petty thief. But you've killed hundreds and robbed whole domains. Who is wicked, you or I?
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The Weekly RoundUp

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
**After the Sunset: Plat. Edition$19.56$15.99$15.99--
America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 1$27.29$32.99$34.99--
**Apollo 13: Anniversary Edition$16.09$15.99$13.99--
Astro Boy: Complete Series$37.46$44.99$39.99--
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State$26.23$31.99$24.99--
Blind Horizon$24.28$24.99$19.99--
Blue Chips$11.24$9.99$12.99--
Closer (SuperBit)$20.26$16.99$15.99-$18.49
Combat #3: Operation 1$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Combat #3: Operation 2$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Crimson Rulers 2: Angels/Apocalypse$18.72$19.99$24.97--
Hustle$22.49$24.99$24.99--
Islands In The Stream$11.24$9.99$12.99--
Kagemusha (CC)$27.97$34.99$34.99--
Lady In A Cage$11.24$9.99$12.99--
The Lone Gunmen: Complete Series$27.99$32.99---
Murder, She Wrote: Season 1$34.99$34.99$39.99-$33.99
**Nat’l Lampoon’s GoldDiggers (R/NR)$23.38$19.99$19.99--
Nine Innings from Ground Zero$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Orgazmo SE (NR)$13.99$14.99$17.99--
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino$13.98$14.99$15.99--
The Saint: Early Episodes Set #1$44.96$59.99$49.99--
Salon Kitty$20.97$24.99---
A Tale of Two Sisters$18.74$19.99---
Twilight Zone: Season 2 (Definitive Ed.)$69.99$103.99$99.99--
Vera Drake$19.56$19.99$19.99--
Wind in the Willows: Complete Series$20.96$23.99$22.99-$18.49


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! After the Sunset AND Apollo 13 AND National Lampoon’s GoldDiggersare available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! In fact, there will be FOUR DIFFERENT VERSIONS of National Lampoon’s GoldDiggers on store shelves: WS ®, WS (NR), FF ®, & FF (NR)!

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

--My Target sources tell me that Target will NOT have a Sunday flyer this week (which explains why I could not find one through my usual means). So, unfortunately, no Target prices in this week’s RoundUp…although I may be receiving advance notice sometime on Monday.

--Best Buy is offering a FREE SNEAK PEEK DVD of “Frank Miller’s Sin City” Instantly, with any entertainment software purchase. Exclusively at Best Buy! Includes scenes from the movie plus a never-before-seen featurette with Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino. Sin City in theaters 4/1/05 starring Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Benicio Del Toro. In store only. Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

--K-Mart is advertising the lowest price on Apollo 13 this week ($12.99). Also, $19.99 on After the Sunset and "Low Price" on Closer.

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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: March 29, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report this week.

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 56 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:00 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$17.99:
Ray

$7.49 each:
Menace II Society
Coming to America
The Pianist
Rain Man
Last of the Mohicans
Lethal Weapon
The Princess Bride
Lethal Weapon 4
Player's Club
Conspiracy Theory
Speed
Training Day
Platoon
Message in a Bottle
Y Tu Mama Tambien

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99:
Fat Albert

$16.99:
Napoleon Dynamite

2 for $15 (must buy in pairs)
My Cousin Vinny
Edward Scissorhands
Last of the Mohicans
Where the Heart Is
Boondock Saints
Raising Arizona
Night at the Roxbury
My Girl
The Quick and the Dead
Big Chill
Cruel Intentions
Hook
Maid in Mahhattan
Anger Management
Charlie's Angel
Breakin' all the Rules
A.I.
Road to Perdition
Notting Hill
Erin Brochovich
Family Man
Gia
Pelican Brief
Demolition Man
Menace II Society
Blade Runner
Space Cowboys
Training Day
What a Girl Wants
Vegas Vacation
Payback
Days of Thunder
Coming to America
Van Wilder
Glengary GlenRoss
Resevoir Dogs
Belly
Wonderland
Kids
Truman Show
Saint
Barbershop
Barbershop 2
To Live & Die in LA
Summer School
Urban School
Staying Alive
Major League
Orange County
Zoolander
Save the Last Dance
Ladies Man
Time to Kill
Arthur
Excalibur
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
The Cell
Romeo Must Die
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#3 of 56 OFFLINE   Andrew Grall

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:06 PM

Thanks guys! Looks like a light week for me...

#4 of 56 OFFLINE   MattGentry

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:07 PM

Thank you, as usual.

Lone Gunmen
Apollo 13

I will more than likely pick up Hook and The Truman Show at Best Buy, not only to bask in the glow of the 2 for $15 deal, but to also get my hands on a copy of the Sin City DVD...

#5 of 56 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:10 PM

Huge week for me this week,

Combat: Season Three- Operations One and Two
Lady In A Cage
The Lone Gunmen: Season One
The Twilight Zone: Season Two

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:11 PM

Thanks, as always, guys. Twilight Zone S2, Orgazmo, and Lone Gunmen are the definites for me this week.

I've never heard of Nine Innings From Ground Zero, but the short description of it at Amazon is a bit intriguing. I may have to research that one a bit more and consider it. Anyone see it and wanna offer an opinion? Posted Image

#7 of 56 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:16 PM

Happy birthday a day late, Scott_J!

BTW, gang....I made two trips to Target, one to Circuit City and one to Best Buy this week for Finding Neverland. Came up enpty all four times!

Is FN the best-selling DVD of all time? The empty display at Best Buy was huge! All I found at Target and Circuit City were a handful of full-frame copies!

I actually had to get a rain check at CC to secure the release week price of $14.99. I have never done that before!

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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#8 of 56 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:25 PM

Thanks, Mike. Just 16 minutes late (by the time on your post). Appreciate it.

I actually some some copies of FN at Wal-Mart today (both FS and WS IIRC but I wasn't paying much attention since I wasn't interested in that one) while searching for a couple other things.

#9 of 56 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted March 26 2005 - 04:25 PM

Just Apollo 13 for me.

#10 of 56 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 26 2005 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Mike.

So-so week for me:

Apollo 13 (pending verification of improved picture)
Twilight Zone season 2

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Posted March 26 2005 - 05:27 PM

Wow, great price on Twilight Zone Season 2 at Best Buy -- charging several dollars more than MSRP for it. Posted Image I sure hope that gets corrected; I can't wait the extra day or two to get this from an e-tailer, and BB (along with usually high-priced Borders) is the only B&M I can think of that actually stocks this in my area.

Only other title I'll be picking up this week is Apollo 13.

#12 of 56 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted March 26 2005 - 05:30 PM

I'm with you, Dane... But man, if it's gonna cost that much at retail, I'm gonna have to order it online... which means I'll get it late... which means I won't sleep at night...

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Posted March 26 2005 - 05:48 PM

Nothing for me this week, and it seems like the whole month of April will be this way. But in May that will change. It will also give me a chance to save up for the Freaks and Geeks yearbook.
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#14 of 56 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted March 26 2005 - 06:21 PM

Interesting.... CC refused me a rain check on Clone Wars last week....

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Posted March 26 2005 - 07:21 PM

circuit city normally hasnt done rain checks in the recent past.
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Posted March 26 2005 - 09:37 PM

K-Mart has Apollo 13 for $12.99 a Dollar Cheaper then CC see link please. http://kmart.crossme....8&pagenumber=7

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Posted March 26 2005 - 10:58 PM

Slow week this week, with only Apollo 13 being the only title I might get, unless I see something else I need. Thanks anyway for the round up Mike.
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Posted March 26 2005 - 11:32 PM

Coconuts.com has a good price on Twilight Zone season 2: $65. And there's a $10 mail in rebate to knock it down to $55.

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#19 of 56 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 27 2005 - 12:03 AM

Don beat me to it. Am adding to the RoundUp that K-Mart is advertising:

Apollo 13: $12.99
After the Sunset: $19.99
Closer: Low Price

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 March 27 2005 - 01:52 AM

This week for me only 2 movies which I have been waiting for years to come out on DVD & they are both finally here.

Blue Chips & Orgazmo SE (NR)

Thanks again Mike.