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Weekly RoundUp 10-11-2005


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#1 of 53 Mike Frezon

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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–John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara (McLintock! – 1963)

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–Tom, Jerry, Stan, Dora, Albert (Fat)

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–America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, & Blake Lively (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - 2005)

The Prices


TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
11:14$17.97$14.99$15.99--
Arrested Development: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99$27.99-
Bionicle 3: Web of Shadow$22.49$19.99-$19.99-
Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)$18.73$22.99$19.99--
Dora/Explorer: Dance to the Rescue$14.99$14.99$17.99$12.99-
Fat Albert/Cosby Kids: Volume 2$17.49$19.99$19.99$17.99-
Fat Albert’s Christmas Special$9.99$9.99$9.99--
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 2$20.99$24.99$22.99$22.99-
Happily Ever After (2004)$26.95$24.99$24.99--
**High Tension (R & NR)$20.98$19.99$14.99--
Hondo CE$10.49$12.99$9.99--
Imagining Argentina$22.48$24.99$24.99--
Jeffersons: Season 4$20.96$24.99$24.99$19.99-
**Kicking and Screaming$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
**Kingdom of Heaven (2005)$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.49
McLintock!$10.49$12.99$9.99--
Me and You and Everyone We Know$17.47$16.99$24.97--
Mutant X: Season 3$37.48$38.99$39.99--
NY Yankees: Fall Classic CE 1996-2001$55.97$59.99$69.99--
**Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$17.98$19.99$17.99$16.99$18.99
Soap: Season 4$20.96$24.99$24.99--
South Park: Season 6$34.99$29.99$39.99$29.99-
Space Ameoba: Gezora Ganime Kameba$17.95$14.99$15.99--
S. King/Kingdom Hospital: Post Mortem$13.96$14.99$15.99--
Tom & Jerry: Fast and the Furry$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-
Unborn But Forgotten$5.99$19.99$19.99--
Undead (2003)$25.18$23.99$19.99--
**Unleashed (R & NR)$20.99$16.99$17.99$19.99-
Veronica Mars: Season 1$41.98$42.99$49.99$39.99-


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! Kicking and ScreamingAND Kingdom of Heaven (2005) AND Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! And, High Tension AND Unleashedare being released in both R & NR versions…get the one that’s right for you.

--Best Buy has a bunch of special prices reserved solely for members of its Reward Zone program:

[c]Kicking and Screaming -- $14.99
Me & You & Everyone We Know -- $14.99
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: S2 -- $19.99
Arrested Development: S2 -- $24.99
Veronica Mars: S1 -- $37.99[/c]


--Best Buy is also giving the following BONUS points to its Reward Zone Members with the purchase of the following DVDs:

[c]Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ($19.99) – 15,000points
Bionical 3: Web of Shadow ($19.99) – 15,000 points[/c]


--Best Buy is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE Preview DVD for the upcoming film Elizabethtown starring Orlando Bloom & Kirsten Dunst and directed by Cameron Crowe. Featuring over 24 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, including a special “first look” at the film. No purchase necessary. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks. In store only. Limit one per person.

--Best Buy is also offering $10 off with the purchase of South Park: Season 6 ($29.99) and any South Park: Seasons 1 thru 5 on DVD. Instantly. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City is including two new releases in its $9.99 sale this week. Both new John Wayne releases: McLintock! And Hondo will be among the dozens of films listed this week only at $9.99.

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: October 11, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

SONY/Columbia-TriStar

Dust Factory, Renegade, Super Size Me, Unstoppable ... $14.94

Kiss the Bride, Lightning in a Bottle, A Love Song For Bobby Long, Lucky 13, Sex is Comedy, The Yes Men ... $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 53 Patrick Sun

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:06 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Monster-in-Law
Robots
Cinderella
Lords of Dogtown
Stewie Griffin The Untold Story
Amityville Horror

$17.99:
Sin City

$9.99 each:
Scarface 2-Disc
Aviator
Woman Thou Art Loosed
Ocean's 12
Miss Congeniality 2
Phantom of the Opera
Racing Stripes
Passion of the Christ
Are We There Yet?
Spider-Man 2
American Psycho
Elektra
Open Water
Shrek 2
Shark Tale
McLintock!
Kill Bill vol. 1
Kill Bill vol. 2
Sideways
Sky Captain
Closer
Hondo
The Terminal
White Noise
The Day After Tomrorrow
Star Wars Clone Wars vol. 1
The Transporter
Flight of the Phoenix
Gladiator (Russell Crowe)

$7.44 each:
Tom & Jerry the Movie
Black Sheep
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Client
Days of Thunder
Clear & Present Danger
Grumpy Old Men
Hunted
Ghost
An Officer and a Gentleman
Along Came a Spider
Super Fly
Ocean's 11
Menace 2 Society


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Robots
Cinderella
The Interpreter

$16.99 each:
Guess Who
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Kung Fu Hustle

$14.99 each (Reward Zone Price):
Guess Who
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Kung Fu Hustle

$6.99 each:
Vanilla Sky
Jerry Maguire
Say Anything
Almost Famous

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Target on sale DVD items:

$14.99:
Best of the Chris Rock Show 1&2

$10 each:
Hotel Rwanda
Racing Stripes
Aviator
Phantom of the Opera
Saw
House of Flying Daggers
Shark Tale
Troy

$7.50 each:
SNL Will Ferrell
Princess Bride
Uptown Girls
Reservoir Dogs
Van Wilder
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Ocean's 11
Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
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#3 of 53 Harold Wazzu

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:08 PM

Thanks fellas, Kingdom of Heaven for me.

#4 of 53 Bill Thomann

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:13 PM

Thanks Mike & Pat for the roundup. Absolutely nothing for me to buy this Tuesday (on my birthday). I'll be watching like a hawk next week though as Batman Begins, Batman SE's 1 & 2, Ferngully SE, Mask Of Zorro DE & Tarzan SE (whether it's 1 or 2 disc) all are on my list. Between the 18th & 25th my Visa will be taking a severe beating.

#5 of 53 RyanAn

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:16 PM

Definately:

Arrested Development: Season 2
High Tension (NR)
Kicking and Screaming
Kingdom of Heaven - Director's Cut
South Park: Season 6
Unleashed (NR)

Maybe:

Jeffersons: Season 4
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


Someday:

11:14
Fat Albert/Cosby Kids: Volume 2
Fat Albert’s Christmas Special
NY Yankees: Fall Classic CE 1996-2001
Veronica Mars: Season 1

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#6 of 53 pitchman

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:18 PM

As always, thanks guys! Looks like I can take a breather after this past week. Just Arrested Development this time around. But, next week, I am right back in the thick of it with Superman, Batman and The Twilight Zone, oh my!
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#7 of 53 george kaplan

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:23 PM

Thanks as usual.

Thank God a breather this week with nothing to buy after many heavy weeks in a row and many to come (it looks like there won't be another break for me until late November Posted Image for me Posted Image for my wallet)
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#8 of 53 ChrisBEA

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:25 PM

I just want too much!
I think I'll start with
Unleashed
High Tension
Arrested Development 2
Veronica Mars 1

#9 of 53 Scott_J

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Mike & Patrick. A few TV releases for me this week:
Fat Albert vol. 2 (which I already received in the mail from my pre-order)
South Park S6
Fresh Prince S2

#10 of 53 ChristopherBlig

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Posted October 08 2005 - 05:13 PM

Doesn't the Z Channel documentary come out this week???
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#11 of 53 Dillon*G

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Posted October 08 2005 - 05:29 PM

Getting:
-Arrested Development:Season 2
-Fat Albert:Volume 2
-Fresh Prince of Bel Air:Season 2
-High Tension:UR
-Kicking and Screaming
-Mr. Show Gift Set
-Sisterhood of Traveling Pants
-South Park:Season 6
-Unleashed:UR
-Veronica Mars:Season 1

Thanks for all the prices Mike and Patrick.

#12 of 53 Jesse Skeen

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Posted October 08 2005 - 05:43 PM

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession is supposed to also be out on the 11th- just too much stuff coming out lately!
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#13 of 53 JonBoriss

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Posted October 08 2005 - 05:52 PM

Arrested Development season 2, target, 28 bucks, natch!

#14 of 53 Casey Trowbridg

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Posted October 08 2005 - 06:24 PM

So I come in here thinking that there's nothing coming out this week I want.

I leave wanting:
Fresh Prince season 2
South Park season 6
Arrested Development season 2.

Thanks for the roundup.

#15 of 53 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted October 08 2005 - 06:42 PM

How exactly is Best Buy a "best buy" if you have to buy a crudely card for a year to get their "best" prices? Meh, i might get Arrested Development this week, but not sure. Thanks for the roundup Mike.
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#16 of 53 Cory H.

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Posted October 08 2005 - 06:56 PM

The Best Buy prices contradict themselves in the original post, then the newspaper advertisement follow up, i.e. "Kicking and Screaming" isn't a part of any Reward Zone discount.

BTW, the Reward Zone membership discount on "Me and You and Everyone We Know" is $12.99, not $14.99

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High Tension Unrated
Unleashed Unrated
Undead
Me and You and Everyone We Know


#17 of 53 Patrick Sun

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Posted October 09 2005 - 01:38 AM

Best Buy has slightly different pricing regionally every now and then, so my local ad (Atlanta) says $14.99 is the RZ price for "Me and You and Everyone We Know", so if your area (MN, home state of Best Buy) is cheaper, great!
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#18 of 53 ElijahS

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Posted October 09 2005 - 02:13 AM

I'm going with Arrested Development S2.

If you haven't purchased Season 1 yet, you can buy the first two seasons and get an additional $10 off the order.
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#19 of 53 TonyD

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Posted October 09 2005 - 02:38 AM

"me and you" is 14.99 in phiily.

btw, the blond in traveling pants... cant wait to see her next movie.
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#20 of 53 TravisR

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Posted October 09 2005 - 03:32 AM

I'll be getting:

Arrested Development: Season Two
South Park: Season Six

Next week is very big for me!