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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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–Leo G. Carroll, Basil Rathbone & Humphrey Bogart (We’re No Angels – 1955)

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–The Cast (Robots – 2005)

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–The Cast (The Beverly Hillbillies - 1962)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Amazing Race: Season 1$27.29$34.99$34.99--
**American Pie-3Movie Pie Pack ®$26.98$16.99$24.99--
**American Pie-3Movie Pie Pack (NR)$22.48$16.99$24.99--
Anything Goes (1956)$11.24$12.99$12.99--
Bad Timing (CC)$20.97$24.99$19.99--
Beethoven Pooch Pack$20.23$25.99$19.99--
Blind Dead Collection$69.97$99.99$99.99--
Beverly Hillbillies Ultimate Coll. Vol. 1$24.49$29.99$29.99--
Britney & Kevin: Chaotic (+CD)$13.99$12.99$12.99--
**Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power$18.89$16.99$17.99$19.99-
Cheyenne: TV Favorites$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Chico & the Man: TV Favorites$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Chuka$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Complete Monty Python Flying Circus Megaset$139.96$109.99$199.95--
Creature Comforts: Season 1$13.96$14.99$15.99--
Descent$24.28$24.99$19.99--
Disneyland 50th Ann. Sing-Along Songs$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Dr. 90210: Season 1$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Dukes of Hazzard: TV Favorites$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Evil Dead 2: Book of the Dead LE$27.99$26.99$34.99--
Family Guy - Stewie Griffin: Untold Story$15.98$16.99$14.99$19.99-
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (IMAX)$13.99$19.99$17.99--
F Troop: TV Favorites$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Gilmore Girls: Season 4$38.72$39.99$49.99$39.99$39.99
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer$17.49$19.99$19.99--
Hogan’s Heroes: Season 2$27.29$29.99$29.99--
Hugo the Movie Star$10.49$12.99$12.99--
A Knight’s Tale: Extended Cut$14.95$14.99$15.99--
Land Before Time III & IV$17.98$18.99$17.99--
Law & Order - SVU: Season 2$41.98$59.99$59.99--
**Lords of Dogtown (R & NR)$20.26$19.99$17.99--
Make It Funky!$18.72$22.99$24.97--
The Man Who Fell To Earth (CC)$27.96$34.99$34.99--
Maverick: TV Favorites$9.97$8.99$9.99--
Modigliani$18.89$17.99$27.00$16.99-
Oliver (+CD)$13.96$14.99$15.99--
Parent Trap 1 & 2 (’61 & ’86)$14.99$14.99$17.99--
Phoenix and the Carpet$10.49$12.99$12.99--
**Robots$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Rugrats: Tales from the Crib-Snow White$14.99$14.99$17.99--
Seuss Celebration$20.23$25.99$19.99--
Sharks – Flipper and Lopaka$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Silver Hawk$25.18$24.99$19.99--
Spongebob Squarepants: Season 3$34.99$44.99$39.99--
Star Trek Enterprise: Season 3$90.99$99.99$129.98-$89.99
S. King’s Kingdom Hospital: Making Rounds$14.95$14.99$15.99--
Tom & Jerry: The Magic Ring$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Touch of Frost: Seasons 7 & 8$27.99$34.99$34.99--
W. Disney Classic Cartoons Vol. 8/Holiday$10.49$12.99$12.99--
W. Disney Classic Cartoons Vol. 9/Holiday$10.49$12.99$12.99--
We’re No Angels (1955)$10.49$12.99$12.99--
Who are the Debolts…19 Kids$18.87$24.99$26.96--
Wild Geese: 30th Anniversary Edition$19.98$9.99$19.99--
X-Files – Mythology Vol. 3: Colonization$27.99$39.99$34.99--


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

Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

Beethoven Pooch Pack: Beethoven, Beethoven’s 2nd, Beethoven’s 3rd, Beethoven’s 4th, Beethoven’s 5th.

Blind Dead Collection: Tombs of the Blind Dead, The Ghost Galleon, Return of the Evil Dead, Night of the Seagulls, Amando De Ossorio-Director.
Here’s a bonus picture of the Blind Dead Collection, so that you can see the packaging:
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The Disclaimer
Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price.

"LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means 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, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week in the RoundUp. The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well as those which I consider will be of interest to a majority of consumers (and sometimes I’ll miss one!). I don't get paid for this, and I don't have the time to list 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!

Note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the RoundUp. They set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


The Specials

**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Carlito’s Way: Rise to PowerAND Robots are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! And, American Pie 3 Movie Pie Pack AND Lords of Dogtownare being released in both R & NR versions…get the one that’s right for you.

--There’s a huge price discrepancy in this week’s listing for the Roger Moore, Richard Burton, Richard Harris movie Wild Geese (30th Anniversary Edition). I wouldn’t be surprised if someone’s price is in error.

--Best Buy is offering $10 off INSTANTLY with the purchase of Family Guy presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story AND either Family Guy Volume 1 or 2. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is also doing a 2 for $30 deal on Evil Dead 2 ($26.99) AND Evil Dead ($11.99). $27 + $12 = $39. $39 - $30 = $9 savings.

--Best Buy is offering an EXCLUSIVE booklet on its copies of The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16-Ton Mega Set. On-pack booklet includes a brief history of Monty Python, a sketch-by-sketch guide to all 16 DVDs and more.

--Circuit City is offering TWO FREE Robots TOYS with its copies of Robots. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 48 per store. Two toy-figures per package. One package per customer.

-- Circuit City is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE DISC with the purchase of Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story featuring Fox’s hottest TV shows including an episode of American Dad, Arrested Development, SSN2, and Stacked starring Pamela Anderson with purchase. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

--Circuit City is also offering a FREE CD with its copies of The Lords of Dogtown. FREE Tooth and Nail/Solid State 19-track CD Sampler featuring Underoath & Amberlin.

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE FREE bonus disc with its copies of Robots. With Ten Great Robots Games. Bots of Fun! Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Also at Target, you can get a FREE $5 Target GiftCard with the purchase of Gilmore Girls: Season 4. GiftCard automatically given at register. No rainchecks.

--In a flyer in my local paper, Coconuts (FYE/TransWorld) is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE Family Guy BOOK with the purchase of Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Low Price). 32 Pages! While supplies last.

--And, since there has been a lot of interest in pricing for From the Earth to the Moon, I will point out that in that same flyer Coconuts is advertising FTETTM for $64.99 plus a $15 mail-in rebate…bringing the final price down to $$49.99!!! They also are offering $20 rebates on Lost: Season 1 and Desperate Housewives: Season 1 …bringing their final prices down to $$24.99 each!!!

The Appeal

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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 27, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

SONY/Columbia-TriStar

Bigger Than the Sky, Warriors of Heaven and Earth ... $19.94

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 44 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:09 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Low Price
Longest Yard

$39.99:
Desperate Housewives season 1

$19.99:
Fever Pitch

$17.99 each:
Crash
Sin City

2 for $20:
The Godfather
The Godfather 2
The Godfather 3
Tombstone
Chris Rock NS
2001 A Space Odyssey
Snatch
Stripes
LA Confidential
Last Samurai
Riddick
Seed of Chucky
Saw
Hero
The Color Purple
A Man Apart
A Clockwork Orange
Gone with the Wind
Full Metal Jacket
Sweet Home Alabama
Superman
The Crow
Dave Chapelle PCS
Terminator 2
Equilibrium
Gone in 60 Seconds Director's Cut
Wizard of Oz
Silverado
Interview with a Vampire
Dirty Harry
Green Mile

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$39.99:
Desperate Housewives

$19.99 each:
Sahara
Longest Yard
Fever Pitch

$17.99:
Crash

$16.99 each:
Carlito's Way
The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior
America Pie 1, 2 & 3

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Target on sale DVD items:

No catalog titles listed.
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#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Cory H.

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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:15 PM

Would anyone know, by chance, if the "Robots" bonus disc a DVD or CD-ROM? Looks like that's my only purchase this week.

I rented "Carlito's Way: RTP" from work, and may re-evaluate "Henry" for purchase.


#4 of 44 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:25 PM

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Would anyone know, by chance, if the "Robots" bonus disc a DVD or CD-ROM?


Cory: The ad doesn't say (which makes me think its a CD-ROM) so I can't be sure. cc.com doesn't seem to make any reference of it.

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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#5 of 44 OFFLINE   Dillon*G

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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:27 PM

I'm getting:
-A Knight's Tale: DC
-Lords of Dogtown: UR
-Robots
-Spongebob:Season 3

They switched the date for Knight's Tale from 10/4 which is actully better for me since that week is going to be PACKED.

Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.

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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:28 PM

Mike and Pat, THANKS for YOUR HARD WORK EVERY WEEK!
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Posted September 24 2005 - 04:51 PM

wild geese is showing 9.59 at deep discountdvd
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#8 of 44 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted September 24 2005 - 05:09 PM

Thanks as usual.

A busy week.

Are You Being Served? Christmas
Hogan's Heroes
Robots (for my son)
Star Trek Enterprise
We're No Angels (God I've waited a long time for that one)

It's a shame that Scrooge got cancelled, and I'm toying with picking up Parent Trap 2.
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Posted September 24 2005 - 07:02 PM

Hillbillies
Hogan's
F-Troop/Cheyenne/Maverick

I may drop those last three for this week if Degrassi actually makes it out (yeah, Mike, I'm still hung up on that Posted Image).

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Posted September 24 2005 - 07:40 PM

I'll be picking up Gilmore Girls: Season 4 at Target (the $5 gift card is a nice bonus). Evil Dead 2: Book Of The Dead is on my way from DDD (hard to pass up at $19.19).

#11 of 44 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted September 24 2005 - 08:35 PM

I knew the new The Vicar of Dibley Specials DVD wouldn't make the ads, so I'm glad I ordered it. It's the only thing on my list this week.
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Posted September 25 2005 - 02:04 AM

Is no one going to pick up Britney & Kevin: Chaotic (+CD)? The cover makes it look so good! Posted Image
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#13 of 44 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted September 25 2005 - 02:09 AM

On a more serious note, does anyone know how the new Parent Trap 1 & 2 compares to the Parent Trap: Valut Disney Collection? I'm really just interested in the first film but wouldn't mind having both if the picture/sound were the same as the previous release.

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Posted September 25 2005 - 02:47 AM

Only Robots for me. Thanks guys.

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Posted September 25 2005 - 03:17 AM

Robots for me this week.

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Posted September 25 2005 - 03:25 AM

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On a more serious note, does anyone know how the new Parent Trap 1 & 2 compares to the Parent Trap: Valut Disney Collection? I'm really just interested in the first film but wouldn't mind having both if the picture/sound were the same as the previous release.
Chris, according to a nice review over at UltimateDisney.com it appears to be the same transfer:
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Though the packaging declares the most popular modern day aspect ratio of 1.85:1 has been used, The Parent Trap's 16x9-enhanced transfer actually upholds the film's intended theatrical ratio of 1.75:1 (which is explicitly stated in a note to exhibitors found on Disc 2). It appears to be identical to the previous Vault Disney presentation, which is certainly fine since the film was dutifully remastered for that first DVD appearance.
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Posted September 25 2005 - 03:29 AM

I'll be getting:

Evil Dead 2
The Family Guy: Stewie Griffin- The Untold Story
The X-Files: Mythology Volume Three- Colonization (new commentaries!)

Deep Discount DVD has the Evil Dead 2 book on sale for $19.19!

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Posted September 25 2005 - 03:32 AM

Just Robots for me at CC, gonna get the two toys for my two kids.

#19 of 44 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 25 2005 - 03:32 AM

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I may drop those last three for this week if Degrassi actually makes it out (yeah, Mike, I'm still hung up on that ).


Greg: I DID notice that DeGrassi was on one or two of the lists I check each week. I then thought of you and laughed. I didn't include it this time since I had already included it a couple of weeks ago. I'll have the next volume listed whenever its first release date rolls around. Posted Image

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I knew the new The Vicar of Dibley Specials DVD wouldn't make the ads, so I'm glad I ordered it. It's the only thing on my list this week.


I certainly don't see why anyone couldn't ask to have a more-obscure title listed in the grid if you know its release date is coming up. Just post it a week or so ahead of time...or e-mail me. Posted Image I'll be glad to add it to my list.

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wild geese is showing 9.59 at deep discountdvd


Wonder what's up with that? $9.59? $19.99? That's a big difference for a catalog title price that low.

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 September 25 2005 - 04:02 AM

Family Guy and Gilmore Girls for the wife.

I'm going to pass on Evil Dead II.
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