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#1 of 50 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 18 2005 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people.
–Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman (American Psycho – 2000)
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Now when it comes to Santa Claus, most mortals don't believe he exists... just like they don't believe in witches.
– Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens (Bewitched – 1964)
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–Josephine Baker – Star of Princess Tam Tam, Siren of the Tropics, and Zou Zou

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
American Psycho Killer Coll. Ed. NR$13.99$14.99$15.99--
**Bewitched (B&W or Color)$27.97$29.99$27.99$29.99-
Bigger Than the Sky$18.89$20.99$19.99--
Callas Forever$22.49$19.99$19.99--
**Coach Carter$20.97$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Collected Shorts of Jan Swankmajer$22.46$24.99$24.99--
**Cursed (PG-13 or NR)$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-
DeGrassi: Next Generation: S2$41.99$41.99$49.99--
Farscape 4 Starburst 2.1$17.49$17.99$17.99--
Hostage$20.99$17.99$17.99$19.99$18.99
Hustle$11.24$9.99$12.99--
I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can$11.24$9.99$12.99--
The Jacket$17.49$19.99$17.99$19.99-
Lifeguard$11.24$9.99$12.99--
Loch Ness$13.45$10.99$10.99--
**Miss Congeniality 2$19.56$19.99$14.99$16.99$18.49
Outer Limits: Aliens Among Us$10.47$12.99$10.99--
Outer Limits: Androids and Roberts$10.47$12.99$10.99--
Outer Limits: Mutation & Transformation$10.47$12.99$10.99--
Outer Limits: Death and Beyond$10.47$12.99$10.99--
Outer Limits: New Series Gift Set$48.97$49.99$69.99--
Oz: Season 5$45.49$49.99$47.99-$44.99
Princess Tam Tam$20.97$24.99$24.99--
Siren of the Tropics$20.97$24.99$24.99--
Starchaser: Legend of Orin$11.21$10.99$10.99--
Starting Over$11.24$9.99$12.99--
Tabitha: Season 1$20.97$20.99$24.99--
**Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory$13.97$14.99$15.99--
Zou Zou$20.97$24.99$24.99--


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! Coach Carter AND Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous AND Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, Bewitched: Season 1 is available in both Black & White and colorized versions...get the correct one! Also, Cursed is available in both PG-13 and Not-Rated versions...get the one that’s right for you!

--HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL YOU DADS WHO ARE READERS OF THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP!!!

--Best Buy is promoting a FREE “Summer Jams” sampler DVD with the purchase of any of the following three CDs: “O” by Omarion, “The One” by Frankie J, and “Lyfe 268-192” by Lyfe Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is advertising a FREE Coach Carter skull cap with its copies of Coach Carter. On-pack with purchase. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also offering a $6 savings if you buy both Hostage ($17.99) AND Cursed ($19.99). $18 + $20 = $38 $38 - $6 = $32 $32/2 = $16 per title. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Copies of Bewitched: Season 1 are being advertised with on-pack movie tickets to Bewitched (with Will Farrell and Nicole Kidman). In theaters Friday, June 24. Up to $7.50 value. Ticket valid 6/24 through 8/5/05. Not sure if ALL copies will have the movie ticket. Circuit City makes it appear so, but Best Buy says minimum 4 per store. YMMV. Target says: quantities limited and no rain checks.

--Circuit City is offering 2 exclusive FREE Ringtones with the purchase of Coach Carter on DVD. While supplies last. Some restrictions apply. Offer expires 12/31/05.

--Circuit City has got a FREE exclusive bonus disc with its copies of Hostage.

--Target is advertising an exclusive FREE bonus disc with its copies of Coach Carter. …with two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: June 21, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Universal/Dreamworks:

2 Brothers and a Bride, 24th Day, Baseketball, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, The Courage to Love, The Emperor's Club, Flipper, The Gatekeeper, Half-Caste, Junior, K-Pax, Latin Dragon, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Musketeer, My Best Friend's Wife, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Sugarland Express, Tempo ... $9.99

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 50 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted June 18 2005 - 04:03 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$14.99:
Hitch

$19.99 each:
Be Cool
Seed of Chucky

$17.99:
The Aviator

$6.99 each:
Batman
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Batman & Robin
Get Carter
US Marshalls
The Rookie
Blood Work
Any Which Way You Can
The Dead Pool
Pink Cadillac
Tightrope
Disappearing Acts
The Art of War
Demolition Man

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Boogeyman
Hitch
Be Cool

$19.99, or $14.99 with RZ Membership
Scarface

$17.99:
Assault on Precinct 13

$16.99:
Team America

$14.99 each, or $9.99 with RZ Membership:
Caddyshack
T2
The Wizard of Oz
Dead Poet's Society
Dirty Harry

Jerry MaGuire: $9.99, or $4.99 w/ RZ Membership

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Target on sale DVD items:

No catalog DVDs listed for sale
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#3 of 50 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 18 2005 - 04:14 PM

Thankfully nothing this week. There's been more the past few weeks than I could buy, so this will be a nice chance to catch up on a few dvds I wanted to buy in the past few weeks.

Thanks as usual for the roundup.
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#4 of 50 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted June 18 2005 - 04:28 PM

nothing for me this week.
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#5 of 50 OFFLINE   DanielCo

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Posted June 18 2005 - 04:59 PM

Just have to add that there is the Deepdiscountdvd.com 20% off sale going on. So it would be very wise to check prices there before buying elsewhere. See the thread in this section for more info.

#6 of 50 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted June 18 2005 - 05:26 PM

Nothing this week even so I probably get the keep case of Wonka sooner or later (sold the snapper widescreen copy a while back). Thanks anyway Mike.
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#7 of 50 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted June 18 2005 - 05:28 PM

Other than "Farscape" (which is on its way from DDD), nothing for me. Gotta be the least interesting release day in quite some time. Next week doesn't look any better.

Good - my wallet needs a rest.

Thanks, Mike!!

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#8 of 50 OFFLINE   Dillon*G

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Posted June 18 2005 - 05:28 PM

I'm getting:
-American Psycho:Killer CE
-Bewitched:Season 1 B&W
-Coach Carter
-Hostage
-The Jacket
-Tabitha:CS

Getting them Tuesday at DDD w/ 20%off.

Thanks Mike and Patrick for the prices.

#9 of 50 OFFLINE   Joel Vardy

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Posted June 18 2005 - 10:18 PM

Nothing for me this week. It's been a long time since I've been able to say that. My wish list is dwindling and I'm not so sure it will ever be in the 10-20 range again (looking forward over a 3-month horizon).

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#10 of 50 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted June 19 2005 - 01:34 AM

What's different about this Wonka other than the case?

#11 of 50 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted June 19 2005 - 02:19 AM

Thanks for the great job as usual Mike.

Nothing new for me this week. This is a good week to catch up on delayed purchases via the ddd.com sale.

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#12 of 50 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted June 19 2005 - 03:21 AM

Fry's Electronics on sale DVD's:

Hostage - $13.99
Coach Carter - Low Price Guarantee (in same ad box with Hostage)

Price Good One Day Only!
Limit 1 Per Customer

#13 of 50 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted June 19 2005 - 03:32 AM

I'm getting

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Posted June 19 2005 - 05:12 AM

Does anyone know if there is actually anyting new about the American Psycho release? I already have the UR version Lions Gate previously released.

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#15 of 50 OFFLINE   Ernesto.Morin

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Posted June 19 2005 - 05:27 AM

Thanks for the prices! Nothing this week.

#16 of 50 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted June 19 2005 - 05:41 AM

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What's different about this Wonka other than the case?

Nothing. Same disc. Different case.

#17 of 50 OFFLINE   Greg S

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Posted June 19 2005 - 05:47 AM

Thanks for the roundup Mike, just Farscape for me.

(good thing too)

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#18 of 50 OFFLINE   EricCr

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Posted June 19 2005 - 08:08 AM

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Does anyone know if there is actually anyting new about the American Psycho release? I already have the UR version Lions Gate previously released.


Hate to advertise for other sites but if you check that other major dvd site for "talking" about dvd stuff they have a really good review for the disc that breaks down the differences nicely.

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Posted June 19 2005 - 09:20 AM

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Does anyone know if there is actually anyting new about the American Psycho release? I already have the UR version Lions Gate previously released.
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#20 of 50 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted June 19 2005 - 10:02 AM

I'm interested in Hostage, Jacket, and American Psycho.

THanks!





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