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#1 of 59 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted August 27 2005 - 03:59 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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–Roseanne Barr and cast (Roseanne – 1988)

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– Shirley Temple and cast (Curly Top – 1935)

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–Hugh Laurie and cast (House, MD – 2004)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Almost Heroes$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Blue Ice$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Ed.$16.09$14.99$13.99$14.99-
Body Language$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Campfire Tales$17.97$14.99$15.99--
Chef! Complete Collection$41.94$69.99$49.99--
Chef: Individual Seasons 1 - 3$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Chrystal$22.48$19.99$19.99--
Clueless: Whatever Edition$13.99$14.99$12.99--
Combat: Season 5 Invasion 1$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Combat: Season 5 Invasion 2$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Corvette Summer$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4$27.99$29.99$27.99$29.99-
Curly Top$10.49$12.99$12.99$9.99-
Dead Silence$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Death of a Dynasty$17.99$14.99$17.99--
Doomsday Gun$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Faith of My Fathers$17.47$24.99$24.97--
Fathers and Sons: Director’s Cut$18.89$24.99$27.00--
Fire and Ice: Limited Edition$24.47$24.99$24.99--
Funny Blokes/British Comedy$13.99$14.99$15.99--
Garfield and Friends: Volume 4$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Gumball Rally$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Heidi$10.49$12.99$12.99$9.99-
The Heist$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Hero At Large$11.23$12.99$12.99--
The Hidden/Hidden II$13.46$12.99$12.99--
Highway to Heaven: Season 2$41.96$38.99$49.99--
House: Season 1$41.99$39.99$59.99$39.99$38.99
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Lilo and Stitch 2$20.99$19.99$19.99$16.99-
Little Miss Broadway$10.49$12.99$12.99$9.99-
Married With Children: Season 4$27.97$27.99$32.99--
Mind of the Married Man: S1$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Mistrial$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Monster In Law$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Monty Python: Eric Idle’s…Best$13.97$12.99$15.99--
Monty Python: Michael Palin’s…Best$13.97$12.99$15.99--
The Morning After$14.98$14.99$15.99--
My Scene Goes Hollywood$13.99$14.99$12.99$14.99-
Nature of the Beast$17.97$14.99$15.99--
Nip/Tuck: Season 2$41.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$39.99
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior$19.59$19.99$19.99--
Petticoat Junction Ultimate Coll.$20.99$24.99$24.99--
Pirates of Silicon Valley$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Pretty Woman: 15th Anniv. Edition$13.99$14.99---
The Purifiers$17.97$14.99$15.99--
Rollover$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Roseanne: Season1$27.99$24.99$24.99$26.99-
**Sahara (2005)$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Schultze Gets the Blues$20.99$24.99$24.99--
Shirley Temple Collection: Vol. 1$20.99$24.99$24.99--
Shot Through the Heart$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Strapped$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition$13.99$14.99$12.99$12.99-
Walk On Water$20.96$29.99---
Warm Springs$18.89$24.99$19.99--
Wise Guys$11.23$12.99$12.99--


Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

The Shirley Temple Collection: Curly Top, Heidi, Little Miss Broadway.

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! Sahara (2005) is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE bonus DVD on their copies of Sahara. Features over 20 minutes of extras, including “making of” the camel chase, 2 animatics and 3 storyboards. Minimum 9 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE DVD art PLUS trading cards on-pack with its copies of Fire and Ice Minimum 3 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE Chris Farley bobblehead doll on-pack with its copies of Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising “$5 in Reward Certificates for members of its RewardZone Program when they purchase Lilo & Stitch 2. Based on 15,000 points. Offer valid 8/28/05 – 9/3/05.

--Circuit City if offering 3 FREE music downloads with the purchase of Sahara at its stores. With purchase. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 4 per store.

--Circuit City is also offering a FREE T-shirt with its copies of Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 7 per store. Would you guess those shirts would be XXL in memory of Chris Farley?! Posted Image

--Target is offering a FREE $5 Target gift card with the purchase of Roseanne: Season 1 at their stores. Giftcard automatically given at register; no rain checks.

The Appeal

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! Posted Image

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 Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: August 30, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

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 59 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:21 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Ring 2
Beauty Shop
Sin City

$9.99 each:
Ice Age
Shaun of the Dead
Last Samurai 2-disc
Day After Tomorrow
White Noise
Saving Private Ryan
Pirates of the Caribbean 2-disc
Chronicles of Riddick
Garden State
Color Purple
PCS: Dave Chappelle
Ladykillers
Taxi Driver
Redemption
Half-Baked
Cold Mt. 2-disc
Stripes
Independance Day
28 Days Later
Paid in Full
Enemy of the State
One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest
Family Guy FSC
Top Gun
Soul Plane
Tombstone
Without a Paddle
Porky's/Porky's 2
Fast & the Furious
Snatch

3 for $20:
Armageddon
Professional
You've Got Mail
Patriot Games
Life
Club Dread
Longest Yard
Black Hawk Down
Jerry MaGuire
Love & Basketball
Brothers
I Got the Hook Up
Tin Cup
Disappearing Acts
The Beach
Patton
Entrapment
From Hell
Mummy
Signs
Scent of a Woman
Love Jones
Beetlejuice
Shallow Hal
Tomb Raider
Swordfish
True Lies
Hurricane
Abyss

UMD
$14.99
Sahara

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$49.99:
OC season 2

$16.99:
Constantine

$12.99:
Eric Idle's Personal Best

$9.99:
Kanye West - College Dropout: Video Anthology

2 for $15:
Poolhall Junkies
Super Troopers
Not Another Teen Movie
28 Days Later
Runaway Jury
Wedding Planner
Twister
Half-Baked
EuroTrip
Kelly's Heroes
Dazed & Confused
Pitch Black
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Life of Brian


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Target on sale DVD items:

$10 each:
Ray
Shrek
Friday Night Lights
Meet the Fockers
Bridget Jone's Diary
Blue Collar Comedy Tour

$9.99:
Heidi
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#3 of 59 OFFLINE   Dillon*G

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:23 PM

I'm getting: -Blues Brothers:25th AE -Clueless:SE -Garfield & Friends:Volume 4 -Lilo & Stitch 2 -Married...With Children:Season 4 -Sahara -Tommy Boy: HSE Thanks for the prices Mike.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:24 PM

Tommy Boy, Clueless, Blues Brothers, Lilo & Stitch 2 (with a Target pm) at CC. Thanks as always for the roundup, Mike. I hope the shirt is XXL (my size).

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:29 PM

Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Ed Clueless: Whatever Edition House Season 1 Lilo and Stitch 2 (eventually) Pirates of Silicon Valley Roseanne: Season1 Sahara (2005) Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition On sale items - sometime in the future: Shaun of the Dead The Beach Abyss Professional Ryan (forgot about House)

#6 of 59 OFFLINE   Cory H.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:35 PM

Just two for me:

Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Ed
Clueless: Whatever Edition


By the way..., the "Ice Age" that CC has for sale is shown as the 2 disc SE, which is OOP/Dcnt'd. $9.99 is a fairly good deal.


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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:39 PM

no Pretty Woman prices? Sahara, Blues Brothers and Pretty Woman for me.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:39 PM

None for me this week. Thanks for the listing.
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#9 of 59 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted August 27 2005 - 04:47 PM


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 August 27 2005 - 05:02 PM

I wasn't going to buy it anyway, but I'm surprised to see Roseanne in the Weekly Roundup, since it's only the cut, syndicated versions, which is as bad as pan & scan, which you don't show prices for. Just Gumball Rally & Pretty Woman for me this week.
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Posted August 27 2005 - 05:32 PM

Woah,I thought Pretty Woman came out the 6th.I guess i'll add that to my list of things to buy this week.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the roundup Mike. Oddly enough, the only thing worth getting is...Pirates of Silcon Valley. It was a pretty good made for tv movie about the computer operating system wars years ago. Posted Image
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Posted August 27 2005 - 05:59 PM

Hero At Large, definitely. I may have a $5 RZ cert. coming to use for that. I won't even bother looking at Circuit City. They don't seem to rush to get catalog titles. Interested in Tommy Boy, but not right away.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 06:51 PM

Only CYE S4 for me.

In addition to the syndicated (cut) episodes on the "Roseanne" set, be aware that "House, MD" is in NON-anamorphic widescreen. Two great shows that deserve much, much better. Posted Image
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Posted August 27 2005 - 07:14 PM

Hero at Large!? Wonderful! Completely out of nowhere! I loved this as a comic book reading kid and can't wait to see it again. -paul ...and no doubt I'll have to ask a blue shirt at BB to go dig it out since they won't have even unpacked it

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Posted August 27 2005 - 07:19 PM

I was hoping Best Buy or someplace would've done a CYE sale. I put off getting 1, 2 and 3 (I started watching it a few mos ago) thinking there'd be a nice sale come the release of season 4.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 07:22 PM

well, Roseanne does have a huge audience. A bigger audience than some of the other tv-on-dvd titles coming out on Tuesday. No offense to "Chef" fans, but it'd be odd to see that on the list yet not Roseanne, which was a much more popular show and still is.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 07:31 PM

K-mart is offering a Sahara coin with purchase of the DVD...

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I'm going with the free DVD from Bestbuy.

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Posted August 27 2005 - 07:35 PM

A pretty good week. I'll be getting:

Nature of the Beast
Almost Heroes
Campfire Tales
Tommy Boy SE

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Posted August 27 2005 - 10:16 PM

Oh sure... Delete my post because I got in here before the sale ad list last night... Posted Image

Thanks again for the round-up! Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I need anything this week.




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