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Weekly RoundUp 9/20/2005

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#1 of 66 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 17 2005 - 04:01 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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–The Cast (Desperate Housewives – 2004)

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–The Cast (The Outsiders – 1983)

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–The Cast (Battlestar Galactica - 2004)

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–Chantal Goya (Masculin Feminin – 1966)

The Prices

**Adventures of SharkBoy & LavaGirl in 3-D$16.98$19.99$17.99$16.99-
After Midnight$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Andromeda: Season 5 Collection1$27.99$29.99$34.99--
An Angel at my Table (CC)$27.96$34.99$34.99--
Barbie…Magic of Pegasus$13.99$14.99$12.99$13.99-
Batman: Man Who Would Be Bat$10.48$12.99$12.99--
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1$41.99$42.99$47.99-$39.99
Born Into Brothels$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-
Brothers (2004)$22.48$24.99$24.99--
Crime Story: Season 2$29.98$34.99$34.99--
Desperate Housewives: Season 1$38.9$37.99$39.99$36.99$38.99
Die, Monster, Die/Dunwich Horror (DF)$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Dolls (1987)$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Don’t be a Menace to South Central…$13.99$14.99$17.99--
The Fallen Ones$17.98$14.99$15.99--
From a Whisper to a Scream$11.20$12.99$14.94--
From the Earth to the Moon$69.99$75.99$64.99$69.99-
Ghost/Shell SAC 2nd Gig V. 2 LE + CD$31.49$34.99$39.99--
Ghost/Shell SAC 2nd Gig V. 2 $17.49$17.99$19.99--
Gone in 60 Seconds CE$18.73$19.99$19.99--
The House Where Evil Dwells$11.20$12.99$14.94--
**Inside Deep Throat (R & NR)$19.59$22.99$19.99--
It’s All Gone, Pete Tong$18.72$22.99$24.97--
James Dean: Forever Young$14.98$14.99$15.99--
James Dean: Sense Memories$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Justice League Unlimited: Joining Forces$10.48$12.99$12.99--
Lady in White$10.46$12.99$14.94--
Lies My Mother Told Me/Widow on Hill$14.98$14.99$15.99--
**The Longest Yard (2005)$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Major Dundee: Extended Edition$13.96$16.99$15.99--
MallRats: 10th Anniversary Edition$18.87$16.99$17.99$16.99-
Martin & Orloff$13.99$14.99$15.99--
Masculin Feminin (CC)$22.46$24.99$29.97--
Naked (CC)$27.96$34.99$34.99--
Ned and Stacey: Season 1$27.96$29.99$29.99--
Night Visitor$11.20$12.99$14.94--
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan$20.99$19.99$16.99-$17.99
**The Outsiders$18.89$19.99$19.99$19.99-
Over The Edge$14.98$14.99$15.99--
Panic In Year Zero/Last Man on Earth (DF)$10.46$12.99$14.94--
Penn/Teller’s Magic Mystery Tour$17.49$19.99$19.99--
Pinocchio’s Revenge$9.98$8.99$9.99--
The Pretender: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99$29.99$26.99
Pumpkinhead 2$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Ren & Stimpy Show: Season 5 & More of 4$27.29$34.99$34.99$29.99-
The Resurrected$9.98$8.99$9.99--
Ring of Fire: Emile Griffith Story$13.99$14.99$15.99--
Scary Movie 3.5 (NR)$13.99$14.99$17.99--
See Arnold Run$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Species Collection (NR)$25.16$24.99$29.99--
Spongebob’s Absorbing Adventures$11.89$14.99$12.99--
Taboo: Season 2$31.49$44.99$34.99--
Tales of Terror/Twice Told tales (DF)$10.46$12.99$14.94--
Teen Titans: Season 2 Vol. 1 Fear Itself$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Turtles Can Fly$22.46$24.99$24.99--
Voodoo Island/4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake (DF)$10.46$12.99$14.94--
Wallace & Gromit: 3 Amazing Adventures$13.99$14.99$17.99$14.99-
War Gods of the Deep/At Earth’s Core (DF)$10.46$12.99$14.94--
WWE Summerslam 2005$17.47$19.99$19.99--

(CC) after a title: a new Criterion Collection release.

(DF) after a title: a new M-G-M Double Feature release.

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! The Longest YardAND The Outsiders are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, it looks as though The Adventures of SharkBoy & LavaGirl in 3-D is being released in both 3-D/2-D AND 2-D-only versions…although the price point looks the same. And, Inside Deep Throat is being released in both R & NR versions…get the one that’s right for you.

--For anyone who did NOT yet get their copy of Lost: Season 1, Best Buy is offering a deal in which you buy Lost: Season 1 and Desperate Housewives: Season 1 and get $10 off instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is also giving out FREE EXCLUSIVE 2006 Desperate Housewives Calendars with the purchase of DH: Season 1 at their stores.

--Don’t forget, if you purchased Lost: Season 1 and got Best Buy’s exclusive bonus disc, there is a coupon for $10 off Desperate Housewives: Season 1.

--Some Best Buy RewardZone specials this week:

*RZ Member Price for Desperate Housewives: Season 1 - $34.99
*RZ Member Price for MallRats (10th Anniv. Ed.) - $14.99
*Earn 15,000 bonus RZ points with purchase of either Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus or The Adventures of SharkBoy & LavaGirl in 3-D.

--Best Buy is offering an EXCLUSIVE FREE bonus disc with its copies of The Longest Yard. On-pack. Includes: The Rookies: Training Camp to the Big Game and Virtual Movies commentary by director Peter Segal. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

--Not to be outdone, Circuit City is offering a FREE mini-football with purchases of The Longest Yard. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 30 per store.

--At Circuit City, save $5 with the purchase of Desperate Housewives: Season 1 and ANY CD. In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt. Savings taken from regular price. Effective 9/20/05 thru 10/01/05.

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE FREE bonus DVD with its copies of Desperate Housewives: Season 1. With Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry episode. Items are packaged together.

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: September 20, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

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#2 of 66 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 17 2005 - 04:07 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$17.99 each:
Beauty Shop
Sin City

$19.99 each:
The Ring Two
Fever Pitch

$7.49 each:
Mean Girls
Bringing Down the House
shaolin Soccer
The Professional (non-DE)
Super Troopers
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Runaway Jury
Volcano High
In Hell


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Lost season 1

$39.99 each:
One Tree Hill season 2
Smallville season 4
Nip/Tuck season 2

The O.C. season 2

$7.49 each:
Panic Room (1 disc)
The Howling
A Walk to Remember
Badder Santa

$9.99 each:
Spider-man 2
The Aviator
Ocean's 12
Italian Job (2003)
The Jacket
Flight of the Phoenix
Varsity Blues
Hotel Rwanda
Dumb and Dumber
Ace Ventura


Target on sale DVD items:

No catalog titles listed on sale.
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#3 of 66 OFFLINE   Cory H.

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Posted September 17 2005 - 04:21 PM

For moi:

Swamp Thing (Unlisted, BTW)
Don't Be a Menace..
Scary Movie 3.5

Possibly "The Longest Yard" after seeing it the other day (thanks to my new side job Posted Image )

BTW, "Sin City" looks to be going PVM as of this Tuesday at Hollywood Video, as part of the 3/$25 deal, so if you're still needing it as a placeholder for December's release, don't bother patronizing BB.

#4 of 66 OFFLINE   Scott_J



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Posted September 17 2005 - 04:25 PM

As always, thanks Mike and Patrick. A few things for me this week:
Mallrats 10th AE
Penn & Teller’s Magic Mystery Tour

I MAY pick up Desperate Housewives, but it would be a blind buy. I'm currently in the process of obtaining the first couple episodes (if you catch my drift Posted Image) so I'll try to watch those over the next couple days to give me an idea of whether or not I want to take the plunge.

#5 of 66 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted September 17 2005 - 04:56 PM

I am really thinking about From the Earth to the Moon @ circuit city....hmmmmmmm

#6 of 66 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted September 17 2005 - 05:44 PM

Definitely the Longest Yard. Probably Mallrats as well, thanks for the roundup as usual.

#7 of 66 OFFLINE   GarySchrock


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Posted September 17 2005 - 06:10 PM

Anyone know anything about the Penn & Teller release? I'm a sucker for them, so I'll probably be buying it blind anyways, but curious about it. Otherwise, BSG and Pretender this week.

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Posted September 17 2005 - 06:18 PM

Mallrats Battlestar Galactica.

#9 of 66 OFFLINE   pitchman



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Posted September 17 2005 - 11:35 PM

Thanks Mike and Patrick! Looks like Desperate Housewives (my wife's favorite show), although I am still trying to sort out the best deal. I will probably go with the BB RZ $34.99 price plus the $10 off Lost coupon. But, the BB version doesn't come with the bonus disc... drat! I am eyeing 2 or 3 of the Midnite Movies double-features for me.

#10 of 66 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted September 18 2005 - 01:13 AM

Thanks as usual. Light week, just Wallace & Gromit.
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#11 of 66 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted September 18 2005 - 03:18 AM

Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

Fry's Electronics ad (Southern California) DVD's:

Desperate Housewives: Season 1 $33.99
Ren & Stimpy Show: Season 5 & More of 4 $23.99
Limit 1 Per Title Per Customer

Desperate Housewives & The Longest Yard for me this week.

#12 of 66 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted September 18 2005 - 03:23 AM

I'll be getting:

(deep breath) Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood
Over The Edge
Ren And Stimpy: Season Five And More Of Four

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Posted September 18 2005 - 03:34 AM

Already preordered. Don’t be a Menace to South Central But will probably pick up: Mallrats

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Posted September 18 2005 - 04:20 AM

I'm getting: -Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl -Desperate Housewives (preordered) -Don't Be a Menace:SE -The Longest Yard -Mallrats X -The Outsiders -Ren & Stimpy:Season 5 and more of 4 Thanks as always Mike and Patrick.

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Posted September 18 2005 - 05:20 AM

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#16 of 66 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted September 18 2005 - 05:21 AM

Doesn't seem like anything for me. Thanks for the round up Mike.
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#17 of 66 OFFLINE   Dave S.G.

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Posted September 18 2005 - 05:24 AM

No Direction Home + Wallace and Gromit = Posted Image

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Posted September 18 2005 - 06:57 AM

Appreciate the hard work as always Mike and Patrick. I'll be picking up: Desperate Housewives Mallrats Wallace & Gromit ($13.99 at DeepDiscountDvd.com)

#19 of 66 OFFLINE   Phil Tomaskovic

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Posted September 18 2005 - 07:18 AM

Amazon now has No Direction Home listed for $17.99

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Posted September 18 2005 - 07:31 AM

Nothing for me this week..."Housewives" will be a rental...but saving up for the first and last weeks of October which are gonna be KILLER!