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Weekly RoundUp 6/14/2005

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#1 of 45 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 11 2005 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

Job Skeffington: A woman is beautiful when she's loved, and only then.
Fanny Trellis Skeffington: Nonsense. A woman is beautiful when she has eight hours' sleep and goes to the beauty parlor every day. And bone structure has a lot to do with it too.

–Bette Davis & Claude Rains as Fanny and Job Skeffington (Mr. Skeffington – 1944)
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Sid Jeffers: I envy people who drink. At least they know what to blame everything on.
Helen Wright: If it's so simple, why don't you drink?
Sid Jeffers: Me? I have no character.

– Oscar Levant as Sid Jeffers and Joan Crawford (pictured here with John Garfield) as Helen Wright (Humoresque – 1946)
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–Tracey Ullman & Selma Blair as Sylvia & Caprice Stickles (A Dirty Shame – 2004)

The Prices

Au hazard Balthazar (CC)$20.96$24.99$22.99--
Bette Davis Collection$34.94$42.99$34.99--
Brother to Brother$18.71$17.99---
Carried Away$14.98$16.99$15.99--
Casino 10th Anniversary Edition$16.09$15.99$13.99--
The Damned Don’t Cry$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Danger: Diabolik$10.49$9.99$12.99--
Dark Victory$13.98$14.99$15.99--
**A Dirty Shame (R or NC-17)$20.96$19.99$19.99--
Eagles – Farewell Tour/Melbourne$20.99$17.99$16.99$17.99-
For Roseanna$14.98$16.99$15.99--
Heaven Can Wait (1943) (CC)$20.96$21.99$22.99--
Highlander: The Raven$62.99$69.99$99.99--
**Jaws 30th Anniversary Edition$16.09$15.99$14.99$16.99-
Jib Jab: Early Years 1999-2004$9.09$9.99$9.99--
Joan Crawford Collection$34.94$42.99$34.99--
John Waters Collection$72.09$99.99$102.99--
King of Queens: Season 4$27.96$27.99$26.99--
The Lightship (1985)$13.49$11.99$12.99--
Little House/Prairie: Season 8$34.96$34.99$39.99$34.99-
Mildred Pierce$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Mr. Skeffington$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Now, Voyager$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Northern Exposure: Season 3$38.99$37.99$26.99$34.99$36.99
Only the Lonely$14.98$9.99$15.99--
Paul McCartney: In Red Square$17.46$12.99$17.99-$13.99
Prime Cut$11.24$9.99$12.99--
Queer Eye with Kyan and Jai$17.49$16.99$19.99--
Queer Eye with Carson$17.49$16.99$19.99--
Rambo: Vol. 1 World of Trouble$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Rambo: Vol. 2 Enter the Dragon$10.49$12.99$12.99--
The Reivers$11.24$11.99$12.99--
Reno 911!: Season 2 Uncensored$27.29$27.99$26.99$27.99-
Rory O’Shea Was Here$20.99$22.99$24.99--
Sasquatch: Horror Triple Feature$17.99$19.99$17.99--
Saved By Bell/New Class: S3$29.99$34.99$34.99--
The Star$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Target (1985)$11.24$9.99$12.99--
Tarzan II$20.99$19.99$19.99$16.99-
Tilt: Season 1$34.99$29.99$39.99--
Walker Texas Ranger: Final Season$34.99$39.99$39.99--
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?$13.98$14.99$15.99--
What’s New Scooby-Doo?: Vol. 5$13.98$14.99$15.99$14.99-
The Women$13.98$14.99$15.99--
The Wool Cap$13.49$9.99$12.99--

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

Individual titles listed in the above collections:

Bette Davis Collection: Now Voyager, Dark Victory, The Letter, The Star, Mr. Skeffington.

Joan Crawford Collection: Mildred Pierce, The Women, The Damned Don’t Cry, Humoresque, Possessed.

John Waters Collection: A Dirty Shame (NC-17), Desperate Living, Female Trouble, Hairspray, Pecker, Pink Flamingoes, Polyester.

Sasquatch: Horror Triple Feature: Sasquatch: Legend of Bigfoot, Snow Creature, Snow Beast.

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! Hitch AND Jaws are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! A Dirty Shame is available in both R-rated and NC-17 editions…get the one that’s right for you.

--Best Buy is advertising Exclusive On-Pack Magnets on its copies of the Hitched DVDs. These are like “Magnetic Poetry” magnets. Create your own refrigerator romance. Minimum 20 per store in widescreen. 10 per store in full screen. No rainchecks. I guess more widescreens copies with magnets should be seen as a good sign. Right?!?! Posted Image Posted Image

--Best Buy’s also got one of its famous “Bonus Discs” attached to Reno 911!: Season 2. [i]21 minutes of 3 un-aired sketches. Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising again, this week, its FREE DVD Insider magazine. Over $70 in coupons inside. Pick up your FREE copy in the DVD department. You’ll get the latest on movies and TV, including collector sets that dads and grads will really like. Check out our wide selection of DVDs in store and at besbuy.com.

--bestbuy.com is advertising a FREE collectible pin with the purchase of Paul McCartney: In Red Square.

--Circuit City is advertising an Exclusive FREE Bonus Disc on its copies of Hitched. …with behind-the-scenes look at the movie “Hitch” featuring interviews with director and cast plus real-life date doctors. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 30 per store.

--K-Mart is advertising the following prices: Only the Lonely - $9.99, Tarzan II - $19.99, Tilt: Season 1 - $27.99, and Northern Exposure: Season 3 - $39.99.

The Appeal

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: June 14, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

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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 45 OFFLINE   EricSchulz



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Posted June 11 2005 - 04:09 PM

Am I the first poster in this thread?

#3 of 45 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted June 11 2005 - 04:12 PM

Probably get Jaws this week, as it will get me in the mood for Florida next month (not because of the beaches, but because of the Jaws ride at Unversial Studios). Thanks for the round up Mike. Posted Image
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#4 of 45 OFFLINE   Dillon*G


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Posted June 11 2005 - 04:18 PM

I'm getting:
-Jaws:30 AE
-King of Queens: Season 4
-Reno 911: Season 2

Thanks for the prices every week Mike.

#5 of 45 OFFLINE   Jason Hughes

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Posted June 11 2005 - 04:27 PM

Is that price correct on Northern Exposure? Seems too low (thus too good to be true).
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#6 of 45 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 11 2005 - 04:34 PM

I'm looking at the cc flyer right now! Posted Image

Northern Exposure: Season 3$38.99$37.99$26.99$34.99$36.99

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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#7 of 45 OFFLINE   Mark_TS



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Posted June 11 2005 - 05:07 PM

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#8 of 45 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 11 2005 - 05:21 PM

Thanks as usual. Another relatively busy week:

King of Queens Season 4
Good Neighbors Seasons 1-3
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#9 of 45 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted June 11 2005 - 05:43 PM

That Dirty Shame photo is freakin' me out! I'll have to buy some DVDs to soothe my nerves. Posted Image
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#10 of 45 OFFLINE   EricSunde


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Posted June 11 2005 - 07:17 PM

Mike -

FYI, Casino is also available in FS and WS. The only reason I know is that a store I went to had it out for sale this past week, and they only had the FS available. (Otherwise, it would already have been mine!)
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#11 of 45 ONLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted June 12 2005 - 12:20 AM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Black Hawk Down 3-disc ed.: $16.99

$17.99 each:
Be Cool
Meet the Fockers
The Aviator
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

$19.99 each:
Are We There Yet?
Seed of Chucky

Chappelle's, Season 2: $24.99
Jack Ryan Collection: $24.99

Seinfeld, Season 4: $29.99
Friends, Season 9: $29.99

24, Season 1: $39.99

$44.99 each:
The Godfather trilogy
Indiana Jones trilogy
Star Wars trilogy
Steve McQueen Collection

The Sopranos, Season 5: $64.99
Band of Brothers: $69.99

$7.49 each:
Purple Rain
A Night at the Roxbury
All about the Benjamins
Brakin All the Rules
Cool Hand Luke
Three Kings
Iron Monkey
the Hurricane
The Exorcist
Secret Window
Ocean's Eleven
The Last of the Mohicans
SNL: Chris Farley
SNL: Will Ferrell
SNL: Will Ferrell 2
The Untouchables
The Whole 9 Yards
The Whole 10 Yards
Reservoir Dogs
Above the Rim
Eddie Murphy's Raw
Assault on Precinct 13
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 3
Boondock Saints
Manace II Society
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Romeo Must Die
Dumb and Dumber
In Too Deep
For Love of the Game
The Day After
Boiler Room
Major Payne
The Master
Deuce bigalow
Cape Fear
Out of Time
Lethal Weapon 3
Coming to America
Get Short
Stir Crazy
Jet Li - The Master
Cheech & Chong: Still Smokin'
Risky Business


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

National Treasure: $16.99
Reno 911, Season 1: $19.99
Hercules, Season 1: $19.99

$14.99 each:
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Batman and Robin

TV on DVD:
Seinfeld Season 4: $39.99
24, Season 3: $49.99
West Wing, Season 4: $47.99
SNL, Will Ferrell: $9.99
American Chopper, Season 1: $24.99

$29.99 each:
Andy Griffith Show, Season 2
Arrested Development, Season 1
The Pretender, Season 1
Curb your Enthusiasm Season 1

Everybody Loves Raymond, Season 1: $35.99

The Office collection: $44.99
The Shield, Season 3: $44.99

CSI, Season 3: $69.99

$79.99 each:
Sopranos Season 5
Band of Brothers complete series
Deadwood Season 1
The Wire Season 1

Oz, Season 1: $39.99
Da Ali G Show, Season 1: $24.99

2 for $15:
Tora Tora Tora
We Were Soldiers
Once Upon a Time in the West
Thin Red Line
The 300 Spartans
Air Force One
A Few Good Men
Black Hawk Down
High Plains Drifter
For a Few Dollars More

Collector sets:
Indiana Jones: $49.99
Rocky: $39.99
Godfather: $49.99
Rambo: $36.99
Alien: $69.99
Die Hard: $36.99
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: $19.99
Lord of the Rings: $37.99


Target on sale DVD items:

No catalog titles listed on sale
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#12 of 45 OFFLINE   Dave Corder

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Posted June 12 2005 - 12:25 AM

That S1 of The Pretender for $30 at BB looks tempting. Other than that, nothing else catches my interest this week (that's probably a good thing, because I have a huge backlog of unwatched DVDs I'd like to get through by the end of the summer).

Thanks Mike and Patrick, as usual, for putting this together every week!


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Posted June 12 2005 - 01:11 AM

Any one planning to get Highlander: Raven? I guess that and Casino will be it for me.
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Posted June 12 2005 - 01:42 AM

cASINO and jaws.

if you price match N.E. at best buy you'll get up to another $1.10 off the price, using the CC ad.

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Posted June 12 2005 - 02:16 AM

JAWS for me.

Thanks Mike!

NOTE: some eBay seller (with a solid feedback history) is "Buy It Now" selling The Joan Crawford Collection for $24.99!!!
(NO, it is not an import.)
With shipping (media mail), plus $1.30 for insurance (optional), it came to a few cents over $30.

She had several available and the Buy It Now auction (assuming the other sets remain available) last another 2 days.

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#16 of 45 OFFLINE   Greg S

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Posted June 12 2005 - 02:17 AM

Thanks Mike.

Last week was expensive for me and so is this week (got almost 30 discs from the Wal-Mart $5.50 bin and the new WB $4.88 deal --- OUCH!!).

Anyway this week is

Tarzan II
What's New Scooby Doo Vol 5
Casino (thanks to CCs excellent Price)
Jaws 30th
Road Warriors: Life & Death of the Most Dominant Tag Team
Wrestling Superstars of the 80's


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Posted June 12 2005 - 02:44 AM

Only some cool music titles for me:

Paul McCartney & The Eagles!!!

Maybe Jaws... again.


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Posted June 12 2005 - 02:50 AM

Just Jaws 30 for me this week. Thanks, as always, Mike & Patrick.

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Posted June 12 2005 - 03:59 AM

Nothing for me. Thanks Mike and Patrick.

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Posted June 12 2005 - 04:05 AM

I'll be getting:

A Dirty Shame
Jaws (I'm so pumped for this that you'd think I didn't own it on VHS, laserdisc, and DVD alreadyPosted Image
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