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#1 of 65 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 21 2005 - 04:03 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

Howard Hughes: You're the tallest woman I have ever met.
Katharine Hepburn: And all sharp elbows and knees. Beware.

–Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes & Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn (The Aviator – 2004)
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–Rex Harrison as King Mongkut & Irene Dunne as Anna Owens (Anna and the King of Siam – 1946)

How would you…like to be…queen…for a day?!
– (Queen For A Day – 1951-1969)
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The Prices

Airwolf: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--
Andy Griffith Show: Season 2$27.29$29.99$34.99--
Anna and the King of Siam$11.23$9.99$12.99--
Are We There Yet?$20.26$19.99$14.99-$18.99
**The Aviator$19.47$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.49
Baa Baa Black Sheep: Vol. 1$27.99$27.99$34.99--
Batman: Anim. Series – Vol. 3$31.49$34.99$29.99--
Batman: Training for Power – S1 V1$10.48$10.99$12.99$9.99-
The Best of Everything$11.23$9.99$12.99--
Big Black Comedy: Volume 2$17.98$15.99$15.99--
The Big Town$17.47-$24.97--
The Bravados$13.48$11.99$12.99--
Broken Lance$13.48$11.99$12.99--
The Brooke Ellison Story$18.72$19.99$24.97--
Challenge of the Superfriends: S2$18.89-$19.99--
Chappelle’s Show: S2 Uncensored$25.89$19.99$21.99$24.99$24.99
Combat S4 Conflict 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--
Combat S4 Conflict 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--
Day After Tomorrow (2-D SE)$24.28$19.99$17.99--
The Detective$13.48$11.99$12.99--
Dick Van Dyke Complete Series$174.99$179.99$249.99--
Drums Along the Mohawk$11.23$9.99$12.99--
Earthquake: About Got Damm Time$17.98$14.99$15.99--
Eddie Griffin: VooDoo Child$13.49$10.99$12.99--
Everybody Loves Raymond Finale$9.97$7.99$4.99--
A Farewell to Arms (1957)$13.48$11.99$12.99--
Fat Actress: Season 1$24.49$24.99$19.99$27.99-
Forgotten Films/Fatty Arbuckle$37.46$44.99$39.99--
Forty Guns$13.48$11.99$12.99--
The Frogmen (1951)$13.48$11.99$12.99--
Garfield Fantasies$11.23$10.99$12.99--
Godfather 2$13.99$14.99$12.99$14.99-
Godfather 3$13.99$14.99$12.99$14.99-
In Old Arizona$13.48$11.99$12.99--
I, Robot (2-D SE)$24.28$19.99$17.99--
The Job: Complete Series$34.99$34.99$39.99--
Lady in Cement$11.23$9.99$12.99--
Law & Order: Third Year$41.99$41.99$59.99--
Man on Fire (2-D SE)$24.28$19.99$17.99--
M*A*S*H: Season 8$27.99$29.99$27.99$29.99-
**Nat’l Lampoon’s Lost Reality 2$13.99$14.99$17.99--
NewsRadio: Seasons 1 & 2$27.97$29.99$27.99--
The Phantom of Liberty (CC)$20.96$24.99$22.96--
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-
Queen for a Day$26.98$24.99$24.99--
The Razor’s Edge (1946)$11.23$9.99$12.99--
Richard Pryor: Stand Up$13.96$14.99$15.99--
S21 Khmer Rouge Killing Machine$20.97$24.99$24.99--
Samurai Jack: Season 2$20.99$24.99$24.99--
Speed Racer: Volume 3$16.09$16.99$14.99--
Tony Rome$11.23$9.99$12.99--
Warlock (1959)$13.48$11.99$12.99--

(CC): listed after a title above = new Criterion Collection Release.

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! The Aviatoris available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! National Lampoon’s Lost Reality 2: More of the Worst is available in both R-rated and Un-rated editions…get the one that’s right for you.

--ALSO…note that Circuit City’s flyer this week is valid only until Wednesday, May 25th! I would guess they are going to have a mid-week ad in advance of Memorial Day weekend.

--Another HUGE week for TV-on-DVD releases! Airwolf, Andy Griffith, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Batman: Animated Series, Batman: Training for Power, Superfriends, Combat, Dick Van Dyke, Everybody Loves Raymond Series Finale, Fat Actress, Garfield, The Job, Law & Order, M*A*S*H, NewsRadio, Queen For A Day, Samurai Jack & Speed Racer. Posted Image Phew!

--Target has jumped the gun by putting Seasons 1 & 2 of Moonlighting in their Sunday flyer this week. Fans of Moonlighting will have to wait another week until May 31.

--Still on the subject of TV-on-DVD…Best Buy has dropped the bottom out of its season sets of the X-Files!!! Calling it Our Lowest Advertised Price, Best Buy has priced each of Seasons 1 thru 9 of the X-files on sale at $49.99. That is $47 off their regular price of $96.99!!! If you’ve been waiting…you may want to
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--Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

--CompUSA is advertising a price this week of $14.99 for The Aviator and Are We There Yet. That’s the lowest advertised price for Are We There Yet (tied with Circuit City).

--K-Mart has a price of $19.99 on Are We There Yet? and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. Also, $27.99 on Dave Chappelle’s Show: Season 2.

--Target is advertising a FREE $5 Target gift card with purchase of Chappelle’s Show: Season 2 DVD set. Gift card automatically given at register. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is advertising another deal exclusive to its Reward Zone members. Buy Seasons 1 ($21.99) AND 2 ($19.99) of Chappelle’s Show for $35. Must be purchased on same receipt. $20 + $22 = $42. $42 - $35 = $7 savings.

--Best Buy is also still offering a Best Buy exclusive DVD called Buddies with Dave Chappelle. On the cover it says, “The Show Dave Chappelle doesn’t want you to see!” Available Now. Includes over two hours of exclusive, never-before-seen Dave Chappelle footage.

--A price discrepancy between Best Buy and bestbuy.com. The Best Buy Sunday flyer has the Everybody Loves Raymond Series Finale listed at $7.99 while bb.com has it for $6.99.

--Circuit City is now running a deal IN-STORE in which if you buy The Aviator ($14.99), you will get a free copy of The Outlaw. While supplies last. Minimum 25 per store.

--AND…those new two-disc SEs of Day After Tomorrow…I, Robot…and Man on Fire all have FREE on-pack movie tickets to The Fantastic Four Up to $7.50 value. In theaters 7/8/05. Valid 7/8/05 thru 7/30/05.

The Appeal

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: May 24, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)


Amistad, Anything Else, Batteries Not Included, The Beguiled, Biloxi Blues, Bird on a Wire, Born in East LA, For Richer or Poorer, Hollywood Ending, The Hurricane, Major Payne, The Time Machine, Two Mules For Sister Sara, Undercover Brother ... $12.98

Along Came Polly, American Wedding, Antz, Born on the Fourth of July, Bring It On Again, Fletch Lives, House of Sand and Fog, The Hulk, Liar Liar, Millennium Actress, Peter Pan, Road to El Dorado, Spin City vol 1, Spin City vol. 2 ... $14.99

Anchorman, The Best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello: Volume 3, The Bourne Supremacy, Collateral, The Door in the Floor, Shaun of the Dead, The Terminal, Thunderbirds, Two Brothers, Vanity Fair, Wimbledon ... $19.99

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 OFFLINE   Jason Goodmanso

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Posted May 21 2005 - 04:12 PM

Awesome news about the X-Files! Thinking I'll only be picking up the new SE of Man on Fire - surprised me just how good that movie was.

#3 of 65 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted May 21 2005 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for posting. I'll be at CC when the doors open for Aviator w/free Outlaw, I, Robot SE, Man On Fire SE, Day After Tomorrow SE (3 tickets to F4 + I've read they have $3 coupons in each for all 3 titles), also getting Star Wars Ep. 1 & 2 for $9.49 each. Busy week.

#4 of 65 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted May 21 2005 - 04:44 PM

Mike and Patrick - Thanks as always for your efforts week-in and week-out in putting the Weekly RoundUp together. Your hard work is truly appreciated.

The Aviator is a definite for me this week and the kids want me to pick-up Are We There Yet?

I was ticked-off when I first heard about the 3 re-releases this week of Day After Tomorrow, I, Robot, and Man on Fire in 2 Disc Special Editions. It seems like I just picked these up. Posted Image Anyway, I was all set to pass on these titles when I saw the note about the included movie tickets for The Fantastic Four. And now a coupon possiblity?
Does anyone have any additional information on the coupons?
These 2 Disc SE's may be on my list after all.

#5 of 65 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted May 21 2005 - 05:03 PM

Just Aviator for me, I will also be there when the doors open at CC for The Outlaw. I refuse to double-dip on the FOX SEs. Good movies tho.

#6 of 65 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 21 2005 - 05:10 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

The Day After Tomorow CE w/ FREE ticket to see Fantastic 4
Man of Fire CE w/ FREE ticket to see Fantastic 4
I, Robot CE w/ FREE ticket to see Fantastic 4

$9.49 each:
Wrong Turn
Man on Fire
Garden State
Star Wars: Episode 1
Star Wars: Episode 2
The Big Black Comedy Show vol. 1
Garfield the Movie
Star Wars Clone Wars vol. 1
The Clearing
First Daughter
Never Die Alone
Office Space
Super Troopers
Fight Club
There's Something About Mary
The Girl Next Door

Everybody Loves Raymond Series Finale


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
The Day After Tomorow CE w/ FREE ticket to see Fantastic 4
Man of Fire CE w/ FREE ticket to see Fantastic 4
I, Robot CE w/ FREE ticket to see Fantastic 4

Dave Chappelle's Buddies (Best Buy exclusive)

Everybody Loves Raymond Series Finale


Target on sale DVD items:

No catalogue titles listed on sale.
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#7 of 65 OFFLINE   Bryan Ri

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Posted May 21 2005 - 05:12 PM

Thanks again guys! Batman and Godfather 2 for me!

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Posted May 21 2005 - 05:33 PM

I'm getting: -Batman TAS:Volume 3 -Challenge of the Superfriends:Season 2 -Chappelle's Show:Season 2 -Newsradio:Season 1&2 -Samurai Jack:Season 2 Undecided: -TDAT,I,Robot,and Man on Fire SE's Mike in the grid you list Chapelle's Show:S2 as $19.99 at BB but then you state at the bottom it is $21.99.What's the correct price? Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.

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Posted May 21 2005 - 06:32 PM

Thanks, Mike. I'll be getting: MASH Season 8 Andy Griffith Season 2 Pooh's Heffalump Movie (my son wants this for his upcoming birthday) I'm assuming there's nothing new, transfer-wise on the Godfather releases, so I'll be skipping those, and I can't imagine the finale won't be on the final season dvd when it gets released, so I'll be passing on the Everybody Loves Raymond finale dvd as well.
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Posted May 21 2005 - 11:57 PM

Finally, NewsRadio!!!!! One of the best shows of the 90s is coming to DVD Tuesday. Mine already shipped last week, so hopefully I'll have it by mid-week. Other than that, I'm probably wait for a price drop on Day After Tomorrow CE, unless Wal-Mart has it in the $15-16 range.

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Posted May 22 2005 - 12:06 AM

Airwolf and possibly the Aviator for me. Thanks for the Roundup!

#12 of 65 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 22 2005 - 12:40 AM

I reversed 'em. Savings the same, though.

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 May 22 2005 - 01:26 AM

It's a big TV week for me! Batman: The Animated Series- Volume Three Chappelle's Show: Season Two Combat: Season Four(s) Samurai Jack- Volume Two

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Posted May 22 2005 - 01:43 AM


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Posted May 22 2005 - 02:44 AM

Thanks for the price! To buy: The Day After Tomorow CE Man of Fire CE I, Robot CE Avaitor Going to rent: Are We There Yet

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Posted May 22 2005 - 03:01 AM

Thanks, Guys! Looks like it may be Batman and The Aviator for me. Sure wish I waited on THE X-FILES! Ric

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Posted May 22 2005 - 03:20 AM

Thanks as always to Mike & Pat for the RoundUp.

For those who live near a Fry's - today's ad says they will have The Aviator for $13.99 on Tuesday only!! Posted Image
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Posted May 22 2005 - 04:36 AM

Big animation week for me.

Samurai Jack Vol 2
Batman TAS Vol 3
Samurai Champloo (older release but I love it on Cartoon Network)

Also for those looking to get Samurai Jack vol 1 & 2, I saw that Best Buy has Samurai Jack - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 for $69.99 this week. Thats $10 OVER MSRP. Amazon is selling it ~$41.

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Posted May 22 2005 - 04:51 AM

Thanks again Mike for all the hard work on this week after week. I'm going with just Godfather 2 this week. I'm so glad I held off on the Godfather collection originally. Now I don't have to have a movie I don't want.
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Posted May 22 2005 - 05:06 AM

Does the "Queen For A Day" collection really only have 7 episodes that have survived? I guess the show wasn't high profile enough to try to save. Dana

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