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Weekly RoundUp 5/31/2005

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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 27 2005 - 08:20 AM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

I don't know what to do anymore. Except maybe die.
–James Dean as Jim Stark pictured with Natalie Wood as Judy (Rebel Without A Cause – 1955)
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Look, you work your side of the street, and I'll work mine.
– Steve McQueen as Lt. Frank Bullitt (Bullitt – 1968)
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–Ronald Reagan as Professor Peter Boyd and Bonzo (Bedtime for Bonzo – 1951)

The Prices

Banjo Hackett – Roamin’ Free$17.95$16.99$15.99--
Bedtime for Bonzo$9.09$9.99$9.99--
Boogeyman SE$21.71$16.99$15.99--
Bratz: Starrin’ & Stylin’$9.98$6.99$9.99--
Bullitt 2-Disc SE$18.89$19.99$19.99--
Cincinnati Kid$13.97$14.99$15.99--
Complete James Dean Collection$48.24$54.99$68.98$49.99-
Danger Mouse: Seasons 1 & 2$20.97$19.99$19.99--
Diamond Head$14.95$16.99$15.97--
Dukes of Hazzard: Season 3$27.99$34.99$27.99$29.99-
East of Eden: 2-disc SE$18.89$19.99$19.99--
Essential Steve McQueen Collection$48.24$49.99$68.98--
Forced Vengeance$11.23$10.99$12.99--
The Four Seasons$9.73$9.99$9.99--
The Front Page$9.73$9.99$9.99--
The Gary Cooper Collection$18.89$25.99$19.99--
The Getaway (Deluxe Edition)$13.97$14.99$15.99--
Get A Clue$13.99$14.99$17.99--
Gun Fury$13.96$16.99$15.99--
Harper Valley P.T.A.$7.48$9.99$9.99--
House Calls$9.09$9.99$9.99--
Jules and Jim (CC)$27.97$28.99$34.99--
Kansas City Bomber$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Marlon Brando Collection$18.89$25.99$19.99$19.99-
Milagro Beanfield War$9.09$9.99$9.99--
Moonlighting: Seasons 1 & 2$34.99$39.99$32.99$34.99-
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Best of)$9.09$11.99$9.99--
Never So Few$13.98$16.99$15.99--
Over the Top$10.48$9.99$12.99--
The Parent Trap SE (1998)$13.99$14.99$14.99--
Rebel Without A Cause 2-disc SE$18.89$19.99$19.99$16.99-
The Rifleman: Collection 4$37.48$37.99$39.99--
Saints & Soldiers$20.99$24.99$24.99--
St. Ives$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Swimming Upstream$18.89$20.99$19.99--
This Is Your Life – Ultimate Coll. Vol. 1-$59.99$58.98--
Tom Horn$13.98$16.99$15.99--
Texas Cyclone$13.98$16.99$15.99--
Viva Knievel$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Walt Disney Cartoons Vol. 5/Sports$10.49$9.99$12.99$9.99-
Walt Disney Cartoons Vol. 6/Music$10.49$9.99$12.99$9.99-
Walt Disney Cartoons Vol. 7/Adventure$10.49$9.99$12.99$9.99-
Year of the Dragon$11.23$9.99$12.99--

(CC) listed after a title = new Criterion Collection release.

Individual titles listed in the above collections:

Complete James Dean Collection: East of Eden, Giant, Rebel Without A Cause.

Gary Cooper Collection: Design For Living, Peter Ibbetson, The General Died at Dawn, Beau Geste, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer.

Marlon Brando Collection: The Night of the Following Day, The Ugly American, A Countess from Hong Kong, The Appaloosa.

Essential Steve McQueen Collection: Bullitt, Papillon, The Getaway, The Cincinnati Kid, Tom Horn, Never So Few.

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

Wow! Posted Image It seems as if all films released this week are in their OAR.

--Hey gang! I had to put this RoundUp “to bed” a few days early this week in order to get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to Patrick Sun for posting it for me on Sunday. I have not—at press time—gotten my hands on the Sunday flyers, so there are a few more internet sources used in this RoundUp than usual.

--The Dukes of Hazzard: Season 3 sets are being advertised as containing a free ticket to see the upcoming release of The Dukes of Hazzard movie.

--Best Buy is promoting a FREE exclusive on-pack bonus disc with its copies of Boogeyman.

--CompUSA is advertising a price this week of $14.99 for Boogeyman.

--I am a bit confused over the Price Drops this week. Each of those titles listed by DavisDVD.com is listed as a new release in most of my sources. I have left them included in the Price grid and in the Markdowns until I get a chance to sort it all out. Help anyone?

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: May 31, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)


Bedtime For Bonzo, Dad, The Four Seasons, The Front Page, House Calls, The Milagro Beanfield War ... $12.98

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 46 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 28 2005 - 04:10 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Chappelle's Show s2

$19.99 each:
Team America
Are We There Yet?

The Aviator


$12.99 each (Sunday and Monday only):
Napoleon Dynamite
Lemony Snicket
Ocean's 12
The Incredibles

$9.99 each:
Jamie Foxx
Bourne Identity
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Pirates of the Caribbean
Chronicles of Riddick
Bourne Supremacy
The Terminal
Pitch Black
Eternal Sunshine
Van Helsing
The Rundown
Along Came Polly
Meet the Parents
The Punisher
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill vol. 1
Kill Bill vol. 2
The Color Purple
Ice Age
Bridget Jones's Diary
Blazing Saddles
13 Going on 30
Johnson Family Vacation
50 First Dates


Hollow Man


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Blade 3

10% off ALL Regularly Priced TV on DVD (Sunday and Monday only)

(I think these 6 TV boxsets are $5 less with use of Reward Zone card):

$39.99 each:
Magnum PI season 2
The A Team season 2
Miami Vice season 1

The Dukes of Hazzard season 2

21 JumpStreet season 1

The Greatest American Hero s1


Target on sale DVD items:

Home Movies season 2
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#3 of 46 OFFLINE   Matt.K



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Posted May 28 2005 - 05:58 PM

Thanks for all your hard work Mike and Patrick. As always it is much appreciated. Looks like I might opt for Napoleon Dynamite at Circuit City. Otherwise, quiet week for me.

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Posted May 28 2005 - 06:49 PM

Thanks Mike. Bedtime for Bonzo for me. For all the jokes made about it over the years, it's actually quite funny. Diana Lynn is a cutie and the great Walter Slezak is a hoot. This Is Your Life is a potential future buy depending on finances. Steve
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#5 of 46 OFFLINE   Dave Jessup

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Posted May 28 2005 - 11:59 PM

Ah, Danger Mouse for me this week. (Sign on a background wall: "Be Alert...
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#6 of 46 OFFLINE   Eric Emma

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Posted May 29 2005 - 12:23 AM

I think I'll buy Sideways for 13 bucks along with Blazing Saddles for 10, and I'm thinking about picking up Pirates of the Carribean...

#7 of 46 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted May 29 2005 - 12:43 AM

OVER THE TOP right here!!!! hahahaha Finally...

#8 of 46 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted May 29 2005 - 01:10 AM

is this a new release of danger mouse. i swear ive seen that on the shelf for months.

#9 of 46 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 29 2005 - 01:28 AM

Thanks Mike. Bullitt House Calls The Parent Trap Assuming as always that Bullitt and The Parent Trap sport new & improved transfers.
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#10 of 46 OFFLINE   JackKay


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Posted May 29 2005 - 01:39 AM

With such a price difference there must be a James Dean fan at Target. I wonder why they arn't advertising the individual 2 disk East of Eden like Rebel?
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#11 of 46 OFFLINE   Ernesto.Morin


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Posted May 29 2005 - 03:30 AM

Thanks for the prices. Saints & Soldiers

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Posted May 29 2005 - 04:27 AM

Just the Essential Steve McQueen set for me this week!

#13 of 46 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted May 29 2005 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for the round up Mike, but nothing for me.
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Posted May 29 2005 - 07:57 AM

I want Boogeyman and possible selections from the Dean and McQueen sets, doubt I will get the full boxes.

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Posted May 29 2005 - 10:19 AM

Only Home Movies:S2 this week. Thanks Mike and Patrick.

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Posted May 29 2005 - 01:51 PM

Nothing for me, but thanks Mike and Patrick.

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Posted May 29 2005 - 07:05 PM

So I was coming in to the roundup prepared to say that for the first time in a long time nothing was coming out this week that I wanted immediately or sometime down the line. Then I saw the Danger Mouse seasons 1 and 2 package...well so much for that. I can't afford it now, but it will be on the to buy later list. Thanks for the roundup again Mike and for reminding me of a title that I had forgotten was even coming out in the first place.

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Posted May 30 2005 - 04:05 AM

Heads up - Fry's is advertising the new SE of Rebel Without A Cause for a Tuesday-only price of $13.99.
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Posted May 30 2005 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for the heads up, hopefully the CA stores will have the same special.

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Posted May 31 2005 - 05:18 AM

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