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#1 of 43 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 16 2005 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

Godfrey: Do you think you could follow an intelligent conversation for a minute?
Irene: I'll try.

– William Powell as Godfrey Smith & Carole Lombard as Irene Bullock (My Man Godfrey – 1936)
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We ride to hell...or to glory. It depends on your point of view.
–Errol Flynn as General George Armstrong Custer (They Died With Their Boots On – 1941)
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The Prices


TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Ambush Bay$13.45$9.99$10.99--
Attack on the Iron Coast$13.45$9.99$10.99--
Beachhead$13.45$9.99$10.99--
Beach Red$13.45$9.99$10.99--
Birth$19.56$19.99$19.99$15.99-
Captain Blood$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Dodge City$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Dynasty: Season 1$27.99$27.99$25.99$27.99$26.99
Errol Flynn: Signature Collection$41.94$41.99$49.99--
The Four Feathers (1939)$11.21$12.99$10.99--
Garfield & Friends: Volume 3$27.99$34.99$34.99--
House of Flying Daggers$20.26$17.99$17.99$19.99$18.69
Jackie Robinson Story$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Jacques Cousteau Odyssey/Comp. Series$41.19$56.99$54.99--
Li’l Abner$10.49$11.99$12.99--
A Love Song for Bobby Long$18.87$16.99$19.99$19.99-
Malevolence (2004)$14.98$14.99$15.99$14.99-
**Meet the Fockers$19.49$16.99$14.99$15.99$19.49
Miracles: Complete Series$34.99$43.99$39.99--
My Man Godfrey (1936)$9.98$8.99$9.99--
MST3K: Volume 7$41.96$59.99$49.99--
Paris$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Pope John Paul II: 1920 - 2005$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Primer$19.57$19.99$19.99--
Private Lives of Essex and Elizabeth$14.98$14.99$15.99--
The Purple Plain$13.45$9.99$10.99--
The Quiet American (1958)$11.21$12.99$10.99--
Sea Hawk$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Sherlock Holmes & the Secret Weapon$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Sherlock Holmes: Woman in Green$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Shirley Temple: Little Darling Pack$13.99$14.99$17.99--
Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet$20.23$24.99$19.99$19.99-
Submarine X-1$13.45$9.99$10.99--
Teacher’s Pet$10.49$11.99$10.99--
That ‘70s Show: Season 2$34.99$32.99$35.99$35.99$32.99
They Died With Their Boots On$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Three Violent People$13.49$11.99$12.99--
xXx: Uncensored Director’s Cut (NR)$18.72$17.99$17.99$19.99-


Individual titles included in the collections listed above:

Errol Flynn - Signature Collection: Captain Blood, The Private Lives of Essex and Elizabeth, Sea Hawk, They Died With Their Boots On, Dodge City, The Adventures of Errol Flynn.

Shirley Temple – Little Darling Pack: Little Miss Marker, Now and Forever, The Runt Page.

The Disclaimer
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".


The Specials

**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! [i]Meet The Fockers is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

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

--The new release of xXx: Uncensored/Unrated/Director’s Cut features an on-pack movie ticket to see xXx: State of the Union. In theaters 4/29/05. (At Best Buy: Up to $10.50 value. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.) (At Circuit City: Up to $7.50 value. Ticket valid 4/29/05 – 6/10/05.)

--Best Buy is offering 12,000 bonus Reward Zone points with the purchase of Meet The Fockers ($16.99) and Meet the Parents ($14.99) on the same receipt.

--Best Buy is also offering $10 off with the purchase of Seasons 1 & 2 of That 70’s Show on the same receipt. Both seasons are $32.99 apiece.

--At Best Buy, House of the Flying Daggers ($17.99) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (9.99) are being offered together in one of their 2/$20 deals. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Not sure if this is a good deal or not, but it seems like it is…and I’ve never seen it advertised in their Sunday flyer before. Best Buy is offering six weeks of Netflix for just $17.99. Offer good for new Netflix subscribers only. Credit card required for activation.

--Target is offering a FREE 14 to 16 ounce bag of StarBurst candy with the purchase of Meet the Fockers ($15.99). Coupon located on movie. Quantity limited. No rain checks.

--And, Target is offering a FREE $5 gift card with the purchase of Malevolence on DVD. Gift card automatically given at register. No rain checks. This means you could buy malevolence at Target…take the DVD out to your car…go back in the store…and spend your new-found $5 gift card on some Market Pantry sparkling water! Posted Image Conveniently, there is a 3/$5 sale on four-packs of 16.9 ounce bottles this week! Posted Image Accept no substitutes! Posted Image

The Appeal

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 different 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 Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: April 19, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Sony/Columbia

SWAT, You Got Served ... $14.95

White Chicks (rated or unrated) ... $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 43 ONLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 16 2005 - 04:05 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$17.99:
Ocean's 12

$14.99:
DodgeBall

$9.99 each:
Star Wars Episode 1
Star Wars Episode 2
LotR: Rotk
Day After Tomorrow
Man on Fire
Half-Baked
Garfield
Starsky & Hutch
Friday After Next
Seven
Taking Lives
Walking Tall
Soul Plane
Full Metal Jacket
Eternal Sunshine
Smokey & the Bandit
Paid in Full
Shaolin Soccer
Spider-Man
American History X
The Color Purple
DrumLine
Tombstone
Pearl Harbor

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Sideways
Ocean's 12
Finding Neverland
Closer
After the Sunset
Bridge Jones 2
Elektra
Fat Albert

$14.99:
Meet the Parents Bonus Edition

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Target on sale DVD items:

$39.99 each:
Alias season 3
West Wing season 4

$32.99:
Charmed season 1

$24.99:
Pretender season 1
Sex & the City season 1

$22.99:
In Living Color season 1

$19.99 each:
Simpsons season 1

$17.99 each:
Last Samurai / Troy 2-pack
Cinderella Story / Miss Congeniality 2-pack

$10 each:
Meet the Parents Bonus Edition
Garfield
Freaky Friday
Scooby Doo 2
Chicago
Secondhand Lions
Whole 10 Yards
Under the Tuscan Sun
Man on Fire
Open Range
Day After Tomorrow
Pirates of the Caribbean

$7.50 each:
Princess Bride
Just Married
Uptown Girls
Get Shorty
Prince & Me
SNL: Farley
The Italian Job
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#3 of 43 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted April 16 2005 - 04:13 PM

netflix normally for 3 out is already 17.99. so i dont know if that is an offer or just an advert.

edit: ok so this is just get 2 weeks free then, as it is 17.99 for a month.
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#4 of 43 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted April 16 2005 - 04:13 PM

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--Target is offering a FREE 14 to 16 ounce bag of StarBurst candy with the purchase of Meet the Fockers.
Whoo-Hoo - Now I can get candy to go with my Market Pantry Sparkling water. Posted Image

Thanks as always Mike and Patrick.

Meet the Fockers and House of Flying Daggers (blind buy) for me this week. Disappointing pricing on HoFD - was hoping for the $14.xx range - maybe Wal-Mart will come through.

#5 of 43 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted April 16 2005 - 04:21 PM

Thanks, as always, Mike & Patrick. Looks like just Meet the Fockers this week.

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Posted April 16 2005 - 04:34 PM

Soooooooo Thirsssssssty!

Nothing else this week. Just water. Oh look, my tap still works!

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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:16 PM

Well I normally would probably pick up the seven volume of MST3K (even so the price for it at Circuit City is twenty dollars more then they normally charge for the new release Posted Image ), but I need to get parts for my new laptop instead. Thanks for the round up Mike.
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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:23 PM

Hmm...I was considering waiting on House of Flying Daggers until it hits pre-viewed racks, but the Best Buy deal is making me reconsider. I already have Crouching Tiger though, otherwise it'd be a done deal.

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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:25 PM

I'm getting:
-Garfield & Friends:Volume 3
-Meet the Fockers
-Meet the Parents:Bonus Edition
-That 70's Show S2 (Preorded at Overstock for $25.31 months ago)
-xXx:Unrated

Thanks very much Mike and Patrick.

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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:32 PM

Don't overlook Primer people!

#11 of 43 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted April 16 2005 - 05:35 PM

Thanks as usual Mike.

I'm still uncertain how I'm going to approach the Errol Flynn titles. I don't like Dodge City, and haven't seen Essex or They Died with Their Boots on, though both are on my TIVO, and I'll check them out before Tuesday.

I'll definitely be buying:

Captain Blood
The Sea Hawk
Meet the Fockers

I had Good Neighbors seasons 1-3 marked down for this date as well, but see that it's been pushed back to June 14. Posted Image

I noticed My Man Godfrey in the roundup, but considering I already have the Criterion, and that this new release is so cheap, it doesn't seem likely to be an improvement, though it's a great film.
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Posted April 16 2005 - 08:53 PM

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I noticed My Man Godfrey in the roundup, but considering I already have the Criterion, and that this new release is so cheap, it doesn't seem likely to be an improvement, though it's a great film.

DVD Beaver did a comparison, and although the new version is mostly for the colorized print, they fiind that the provided black and white version is almost as good as the Criterion. Not any reason for an upgrade, but for $10, if you aren't interested in the extras (and don't mind buying a set with a colorized version) it's a pretty good deal.


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Posted April 16 2005 - 11:17 PM

Oh, this Market Pantry water offer is NEVER going to go away, is it?!?!?
But still, nothing for me this week except catching up on rentals (Haute Tension, WOOHOO!!!)

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Posted April 17 2005 - 01:40 AM

Just Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Seven for me this week!

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Posted April 17 2005 - 02:47 AM

I want Captain Blood & The Sea Hawk , havent seen the rest in the Flynn collection but might just pick the set up for the extra $12.

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Posted April 17 2005 - 03:03 AM

I would have picked up Miracles this week, but Shout Factory wasn't able to acquire the widescreen masters from Touchstone/ABC. Not completely a "No OAR, No Sale" situation, but close enough for me to pass. My wallet is happy though.

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Posted April 17 2005 - 03:19 AM

Thanks Mike.

I'll be supporting Warners by picking up the Errol Flynn collection. Nothing else is remotely interesting to me.

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#18 of 43 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 17 2005 - 05:28 AM

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I want Captain Blood & The Sea Hawk , havent seen the rest in the Flynn collection but might just pick the set up for the extra $12.


I just finally decided to do that very thing with WB's Classic Musicals set. I already had Easter Parade (fortunately still sealed!) sitting on my shelf and was going to pull the trigger on Band Wagon...so, I decided instead to spend the exra few dollars to get the entire set and enjoy some other musicals with which I was not that familiar.

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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#19 of 43 OFFLINE   Scott Pierson

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Posted April 17 2005 - 07:47 AM

Some Deep Discount DVD prices:

MST3K Vol. 7: $35.88
Four Feathers: $9.12
My Man Godfrey: $4.99


For $5, I think I have to try the Godfrey disc, even though I hate to "support" colorized versions. The B&W comparisons posted at the link above do indeed seem quite close to Criterion. Certainly miles ahead of Madacy.

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Posted April 17 2005 - 07:56 AM

I think I will pick up Kill Bill on UMD for my PSP. Didnt see it on the ads though...but retailers told me it was coming out this week...





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