It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi.
–Steve Martin as Navin R. Johnson (The Jerk – 1979)
Swing and a ground ball…stabbed by Foulke. He has it. He underhands to first, and the Boston Red Sox are the world champions! For the first time in 86 years, the Red Sox have won baseball’s world championship! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?
–Joe Castiglione (WEEI Radio – 2004)
Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
–Sonny Curtis – Opening Theme (The Mary Tyler Moore Show – 1971)
|3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 1||$27.99||$27.99||$34.99||$29.99||$24.99|
|The Amateur (1981)||$11.23||$11.99||$12.99||-||-|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos: Vol.1||$35.98||$28.99||$34.98||-||-|
|Benny Hill/Naughty Years: Set 3||$34.97||$32.99||$39.99||-||-|
|The Blue and Gray: Recut||$14.95||$16.99||$15.99||-||-|
|Boston Red Sox 2004 W.S. Coll. Ed.||$90.97||$89.99||$129.99||-||-|
|Brady Bunch: Season 2||$27.29||$29.99||$27.99||$29.99||-|
|Brothers in Arms (2005)||$18.72||$23.99||$24.97||-||-|
|Cold Feet: Complete Series 3||$29.99||$34.99||$34.99||-||-|
|Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: S6||$62.97||$58.99||$89.95||-||-|
|Errol Morris’ 1st Person: Comp. Series||$27.99||$34.99||$34.99||-||-|
|Errol Morris DVD Collection||$34.97||$43.99||$49.96||-||-|
|Fighting Tommy Riley||$25.18||$24.99||$22.99||-||-|
|Gates of Flesh (CC)||$20.97||$24.99||-||-||-|
|Gates of Heaven||$13.71||$14.99||$15.99||-||-|
|Gilligan’s Island: Season 3||$27.99||$29.99||$34.99||-||-|
|Ghost in the Shell: Volume 7||$17.49||$17.99||$19.99||-||-|
|Ghost in the Shell: Vol. 7 LE||$34.99||$39.99||$39.99||-||-|
|Jay Jay/Jet Plane: Imag. Station||$9.95||$6.99||$9.99||-||-|
|The Jerk: 26th Anniv. Edition||$13.99||$14.99||$12.99||-||-|
|King’s Ransom (2005)||-||$19.99||$14.99||$14.99||-|
|Lady Chatterly’s Lover||$11.21||$12.99||$10.99||-||-|
|Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 2||$20.99||$24.99||$24.99||$29.99||-|
|Mike Hammer, P.I.: Comp. Series||$34.99||$44.99||$39.99||-||-|
|Not Another Teen Movie: NR Dir. Cut||$17.95||$14.99||$15.99||-||-|
|Remington Steele: Season 1||$27.99||$29.99||$27.99||$29.99||-|
|Remington Steele: S1 Vol. 1||$20.68||$19.99||$19.99||-||-|
|Remington Steele: S1 Vol. 2||$20.68||$19.99||$19.99||-||-|
|Silk Stalkings: Season 3||$27.99||$29.99||$34.99||-||-|
|Slaves of New York||$18.72||$19.99||$24.97||-||-|
|Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 2||$90.30||$99.99||$129.98||-||-|
|Steamboy: Director’s Cut||$18.87||$17.99||$19.99||-||-|
|Steamboy: Gift Set||$34.96||$39.99||$39.99||-||-|
|Story of a Prostitute (CC)||$20.97||$24.99||-||-||-|
|The Thin Blue Line (1988)||$13.99||$16.99||$15.99||-||-|
|The Upside of Anger||$17.98||$19.99||$17.99||$16.99||$18.29|
|Warm Summer Rain||$13.45||$12.99||$10.99||-||-|
|The Whole Shebang||$13.98||$14.99||$15.99||-||-|
|Wilder Days (2003)||$10.49||$9.99||$12.99||-||-|
|Wild Orchid 2: Blue Movie Blue||$11.21||$10.99||$10.99||-||-|
|Xena: 10th Anniversary Edition||$41.99||$43.99||$49.99||-||-|
|**xXx – State of the Union SE||$15.98||$16.99||$19.99||$16.99||-|
(CC) listed after a title = new Criterion Collection release.
Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:
Errol Morris DVD Collection: Gates of Heaven; The Thin Blue Line; Vernon, Florida.
| Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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".
**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! xXx – State of the Union SE is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!
--Gang: some of my sources are showing the release (or re-release) this week of many of the Pink Panther titles. Amazon is showing them all (list of titles to follow) at $10.46. Best Buy & Circuit City are not showing them. List includes: Curse of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther, Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark, Son of the Pink Panther, and The Trail of the Pink Panther.
--Also, many sources showed the release this week of a Wim Wenders Box Set #2. But that seems to be on indefinite hold. Amazon now has a release date of December 31, 2025!
--Best Buy is offering, this week, yet another in its series of EXCLUSIVE DVDs. This week it is Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 for $49.99. Includes in-pack bonus disc. Best Buy Exclusive: U.K. version. Get it here first! Features 13 episodes plus deleted scenes. Bonus Disc features a sneak peek of the upcoming Joss Whedon film Serenity. Best Buy is also offering a $15 savings with the purchase of Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 with any one of the following DVDs: Cleopatra 2525: Complete Series, Earth 2: Complete Series, or Sliders: Season 3.
--Attention Best Buy Reward Zone Members! Best Buy is offering up some great prices on some of this week’s TV on DVD offerings...but ya gotta have a Reward Zone membership. How about just $19.99 for any of the following sets:
[c]3rd Rock from the Sun ($27.99)
Gilligan’s Island: Season 3 ($29.99)
Brady Bunch: Season 2 ($29.99)
Remington Steele: Season 1 ($29.99)
Mary Tyler Moore: Season 2 ($24.99)[/c]
--And, Best Buy is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE bonus DD with its copies of 3rd Rock from the Sun. Bonus on-pack content, featuring extended bloopers and Dick’s best outtakes.
--Target is offering $5 gift cards with each purchase of the DVD sets Remington Steele: Season 1 ($29.99) or 3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 1 ($29.99).
|Any visitor to the Weekly RoundUp should be sure to check out the new Main Portal Page of the Home Theater Forum….FOR TWO VERY GOOD REASONS!|
First: Parker & Ron have re-formatted the Portal Page to include exclusive HT industry news you won’t find in any place on the HTF! Second: You will help support the Home Theater Forum and keep it up and running.
Operating 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. THIS IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE…AND INFORMATIVE, TOO!
If you simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone wILL 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.
So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please take an extra second of your time and land first on the HTF Portal Page. You’ll see the new Industry News sections AND help out financially. THANKS!
The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:
EFFECTIVE: July 26, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)
City on Fire, The Heroic Trio, Jet Li's Fist of Legend, Jet Li's The Defender, Jet Li's The Enforcer, Jet Li's The Legend, Jet Li's The Legend 2, Jet Li's The Legend of the Swordsman, Jet Li's The Master, Twin Warriors ... $9.99
Born to Defense, Infernal Affairs, Invincible, Jack, Snow Dogs, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale ... $14.99
Bad Santa, Badder Santa, The Haunted Mansion, Hero, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman/Sonatine (Double Feature) ... $19.99