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Weekly RoundUp 11-15-2005


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#1 of 66 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted November 12 2005 - 03:59 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Peggy Wood and Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music - 1965)

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– The Cast (Oklahoma! – 1955)

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– Yogi Bear & Huckleberry Hound (Hanna-Barbera Animation – 1960s)

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– Bruce Springsteen & the East Street Band (Born to Run - 1975)

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– “Space, the final frontier…” (Star Trek: 1966-2002)

The Prices


TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run$25.98$29.99$24.99$23.98-
Charmed: Season 3$32.49$34.99$32.99$29.99-
Cheers: Season 7$27.29$34.99$34.99--
Fantasy Island: Season 1$34.96$34.99$39.99$39.99-
Fighting Sullivans: Commemorative Ed.$22.49----
Flintstones: Season 4$31.49$35.99$34.99--
Frasier: Season 7$27.29$34.99$34.99--
Frasier: Complete Series (32-disc)$209.99$275.38$323.98-$199.99
Friends: Season 10$29.24$29.99$27.94$27.99$28.99
Friends: Complete Series (40-disc)$195.98$199.99$299.98--
Golden Girls: Lifetime Portrait Series$13.48-$12.99--
Happy Endings SE$19.59$21.99$19.99--
Hard Promises$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Harold Lloyd Comedy Coll. Set$62.89$62.99$99.99--
The Heavenly Kid$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Home Movies: Season 3$24.49$25.99$29.99--
Huckleberry Hound: Volume 1$31.49$35.99$34.99--
Jane Goodall: Return to Gombe$11.20$12.99$14.94--
King Kong (Anim. ’66): Vol. 1$9.09$11.99$9.99--
King Kong (Anim. ’66): Vol. 2$9.09$11.99$9.99--
Love at Stake$13.45$12.99$14.94--
**Madagascar$15.98$16.99$14.99$14.99$19.49
Man Show: Season 4$13.99$14.99$15.99--
O.C. and Stiggs$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Oklahoma! (50th Anniversary Edition)$20.23$24.99$19.99$19.99-
Old Yeller: 2-movie Collection$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-
Oprah Winfrey Show (20th Anniv. Edition)$35.74$39.99$39.99$39.99$37.99
Peacemaker: Complete Coll. (5-disc)$67.48$68.99$99.99--
Pray TV$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Rikky and Pete $11.20$12.99$14.94--
Scrubs: Season 2$27.99$29.99$27.99$29.99$27.99
**The Skeleton Key$18.98$16.99$17.99$19.99-
The Sound of Music (40th Anniv. Edition)$18.89$16.99$16.99$14.99-
Spongebob Squarepants: Where’s Gary?$11.89$14.99$12.99--
Star Trek: Ultimate Collection (212-discs)$2,499.99----
Stargate Atlantis: Season 1$41.96$39.99$49.99--
State Fair: (60th Anniversary Edition)$20.23$24.99$19.99--
**Stealth$16.98$16.99$16.99$19.99-
That ‘70s Show: Season 3$34.99$32.99$39.99$32.99-
Three’s Company: Season 5$27.99$24.99$34.99--
Tru-Calling: Season 2$18.89$22.99$19.99--
U2: Vertigo$13.99$12.99$13.99$11.98-
U2: Vertigo – Deluxe Edition$23.09$22.79$31.99--
Yogi Bear Show: Complete Series$31.49$35.99$34.99--


Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

Monty Python Box Set: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. And Now For Something Completely Different, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Old Yeller 2-Movie Collection: Old Yeller, Savage Sam.

Star Trek Ultimate Collection (212-discs): Star Trek – The Original Series: Complete Series, Star Trek – The Next Generation: Complete Series, Star Trek – Deep Space Nine: Complete Series, Star Trek: Voyager: Complete Series, Star Trek – Enterprise: Complete Series, Star Trek – The Motion Picture, Star Trek – The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III – The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home, Star Trek V – The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek - Generations, Star Trek – First Contact, Star Trek – Insurrection, Star Trek - Nemesis.

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! Madagascar AND The Skeleton Key AND Stealth are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) !

--A HUGE week for fans of TV on DVD! At least 18 titles of episodic television released this week! Take your pick!

--One of those oddities this week. Amazon.com has the pan-and-scan version of The Skeleton Key priced at $20.99. The correct version is $18.98.

--If you are a RewardZone member at BB, you can get a FREE EXCLUSIVE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of Madagascar on DVD! RewardZone program members only. Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks. Offer begins 11/15/05. Limit 1 lithograph per household. No dealers.

--BB also has an EXCLUSIVE PC GAME DEMO ON-PACK with Madagascar. Minimum 45 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also offering an EXCLUSIVE ON-PACK BONUS DISC with its copies of Stealth. The Man vs. The Machine. Get interviews and commentaries from the cast, director and producers.

--Best Buy is also offering an EXCLUSIVE ON-PACK BONUS DISC with its copies of Scrubs: Season 2. Exclusive bonus footage disc on-pack. 20-minutes of content, including Marital Bliss, Scrubbed Out and more.

--Best Buy also has a deal on the first two season sets of Scrubs. Save $10, INSTANTLY, when you buy Scrubs: Season 1 ($29.99) and Scrubs: Season 2 ($29.99) Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE PICTURE SLEEVE SINGLE with its copies of the Boss’ Born To Run – 30th Anniversary Boxed Set.

--Circuit City says “lithograph, schmithograph” this week. With its copies of Madagascar, CC is offering an EXCLUSIVE FREE ALARM CLOCK. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 50 per store.

--And. Much like BB, Circuit City is offering with its copies of Stealth a FREE EXCLUSIVE ON-PACK BONUS DISC! ”Stealth Secrets” Discovery Channel 51-minute bonus DVD. While supplies last. Minimum 15 per store.

--Circuit City is offering a FREE “Entourage” bonus DVD with the purchae of select HBO titles. Disc includes one episode from the debut season of Entourage, plus an intro to the series and a $5 coupon good towards the purchase of Entourage: the Complete First Season. While supplies last. Minimum 48 per store.

--Circuit City is also offering a $10 savings on the purchase of both Seasons 1 & 2 of Scrubs. In-store only. Both purchases must be on same receipt.

--Maybe you don’t like lithographs or demo PC Games. If not, Target has EXCLUSIVE WRIST BANDS (four pack) with the purchae of Madagascar on DVD. Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has a FREE $5 GiftCard with the purchase of Charmed: Season 3. GiftCard automatically given at register; no rainchecks.

The Appeal

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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.

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: November 15, 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 66 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 12 2005 - 04:04 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Note: Free Entourage Bonus Disc includes 1 season 1 episode of Entourage, an intro to the series & a $5 coupon for Entourage season 1

$59.99 each:
Six Feet Under season 4 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc
Deadwood season 1 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc

$57.99:
Sopranos, The season 5 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc

$39.99:
Oz season 5 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc

$27.99 each:
Sex & the City season 6 part 2 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc

$24.99:
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 4 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc

$19.99 each:
Star Wars: Episode 3 RotS
Kicking & Screaming
Herbie Fully Loaded
Bewitched

$18.99 each
Friends season 1
Friends season 2
Friends season 3
Friends season 4
Friends season 5
Friends season 6
Friends season 7
Friends season 8
Friends season 9

$17.99 each:
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
The Longest Yard
Batman Begins
Da Alig G Show season 2 w/ FREE Entourage Bonus Disc

$16.99:
P Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy

$14.99:
Robots

$9.99 each:
Shrek
Shrek 2
Shark Tale

2 for $15:
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 3
Cast Away
Big Momma's House
Animal House
Black Sheep
Edward Scissorhands
True Lies
Chicken Run
American Beauty
The Neverending Story
Entrapment
Cliffhanger
The Sandlot
Strawberry Shortcake SBP
What's Love Got to do With it?
Hook
The Last of the Mohicans
The Pelican Brief
Phenomenon
The Insider
Shanghai Knights
Congo
Hocus Pocus
Out of Africa

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99:
Bret Hart: Hitman

$19.99 each:
Friends season 1
Friends season 2
Friends season 3
Friends season 4
Friends season 5
Friends season 6
Friends season 7
Friends season 8
Friends season 9

$7.99 Each:
Matrix: The Matrix, Reloaded, Revolutions
Lord of the Rings: FOTR, TTT, ROTK
Scooby Doo 1 / 2 (Live action)
Hary Potter: The Chamber of Secrets, The Sorceror's Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban
Black Hawk Down non-DE
Donnie Brasco
A Few Good Men
Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
12 Monkeys
Stand By Me
Cruel Intentions
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Big Lebowski (old version)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Month Python's Life of Brian
Over The Top
Enter The Dragon
SNL: Will Ferrell Volume 1
SNL: Chris Farley
Menace II Society
Sleepers
Pay It Forward
The Transporter (old version)
The Outlaw Josey Wales

Music DVDs:
$11.99:
Santana: Live By Request

$12.99:
U2: Vertigo Tour 2005

$22.99:
U2: Vertigo Tour 2005 Deluxe 2 DVD

$14.99 each:
Judas Priest: Rising In The East
BEEF III w/bonus 30 min. DVD
Green Day: Bullet in a Bible CD/DVD

$24.99:
Usher: Behind the Truth 3DVD set

$7.99
Pitbull: Money is Still A Major Issue CD/DVD

$29.99:
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run 30th Anniversary Box Set 1 CD / 2 DVD / 1 Book

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Target on sale DVD items:

$44.99:
The L Word: season 2

$39.99 each:
Harry Potter 1-3 Multipack
I Love Lucy season 5
Veronica Mars season 1
Buffy season 7
Home Alone Complete Caper Collection w/ FREE $5 GC
Fantasy Island season 1

$29.99 each:
Ultimate Vacation Collection, The
Bewitched season 2
Everybody Loves Raymond season 4
The Original Xmas Classics w/ FREE $5 GC
Nickelodeon Nick for the Holidays! w/ FREE $5 GC
Peanut's Classic Holiday Collection w/ FREE $5 GC

$22.99:
The Wiggles Holiday 3-Pack w/ FREE $5 GC

$19.99 each:
3 Sesame Street Holiday DVDS w/ FREE $5 GC
Legend of Frosty the Snowman Collection, The w/ FREE $5 GC
Friends season 1
Friends season 2
Friends season 3
Friends season 4
Friends season 5
Friends season 6
Friends season 7
Friends season 8
Friends season 9
Brady Bunch season 1
Brady Bunch season 2
Brady Bunch season 3
Brady Bunch season 4
Stealth PSP
Hitchiker's GttG PSP
Kung Fu Hustle PSP
Unleashed PSP
Napoleon Dynamite PSP
Pulp Fiction PSP
Toy Story 10th AE PSP

$12.99 each:
Shrek 2 w/ Penguin Animated Short Film
Shark Tale w/ Penguin Animated Short Film

$10 each:
Barbie PP
Beethoven
Barbie MoP
5 People You Meet in Heaven
The Phantom of the Opera
A Cinderella Story
Miss Congeniality 2
Exorcist
American Psycho
Elf
Miracle on 34th St.
Home Alone
Samantha AAGH
Santa Clause
Santa Clause 2
Xmas Vacation
It's a Wonderful Life
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (movie)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Bob the Builder SU

$7.50 each:
Mystic River
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Secret Window
Spider-Man
Starsky & Hutch
Training Day
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#3 of 66 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted November 12 2005 - 04:06 PM

Thanks as always!
This week all I really want is Scrubs Season 2 and the Harold Lloyd set.

#4 of 66 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted November 12 2005 - 04:49 PM

Thanks as usual.

A very busy week, with the usual caveats about double-dips (i.e., only if it turns out that PQ is indeed improved).

Cheers Season 7
Flinstones Season 4
Frasier Season 7
Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection, Vol. 1
Huckleberry Hound, Vol. 1
The Sound of Music
Yogi Bear
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#5 of 66 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted November 12 2005 - 04:54 PM

Springsteen set from Target for me
thanx for including the price(s) on this

#6 of 66 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted November 12 2005 - 05:18 PM

Thanks, of course.

Looking like just a couple season 4s for me this week: Flintstones and Man Show.

FYI to George and anyone else buying Flintstones S4: There's a thread at DVDTalk stating that specially marked boxes of Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles cereals contain a $5 mail-in rebate for Flintstones S4.

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Posted November 12 2005 - 05:37 PM

at least scrubs for me.

and for flintstone fans check the etailers, a man called flintstones has been showing as available to ship at several.
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Posted November 12 2005 - 05:38 PM

Well, its the $2500 Trek set from Amazon for me of course! Nah, i lied. Nothing for me this week...but next week watch out!

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Posted November 12 2005 - 06:10 PM

Scrubs
U2
Springsteen.
Rough week especially with the DDD sale!

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Posted November 12 2005 - 07:07 PM

Just the Bret Hart DVD set for me.

And probably the 1st & Ten Complete Series at WalMart if my local store has it.

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Posted November 12 2005 - 07:48 PM

why does nobody list the Buffy collection? I think Buffy is just as big, if not bigger, than Sex And The City (I am a fan of both shows), and all the places advertised the deluxe collector's set of that last week.

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Posted November 13 2005 - 02:03 AM

Jay, I'm not sure. it doesn't seem to be listed in any of the circulars. According to Circuit City's website, they'll have it for $199, Best Buy will have it for $179, and Amazon isn't selling it direct, but you can purchase it from another online retailer through Amazon (their Used & New thing) for $198. I still have a preorder in with Amazon at $139, and it's listed to ship on 11/20. I'm going to leave that preorder in, and hope for the best.
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Posted November 13 2005 - 02:12 AM

After a few big weeks, nothing for me. Next week is gigantic though.

Well, maybe if I have some extra change in my pockets, I'll pick up that Star Trek 212 disc set. Posted Image

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Posted November 13 2005 - 02:15 AM

Mike and Patrick, thanks, as always! I can't believe that with such a large new release list, I am hard-pressed to find anything I am interested in getting. I don't see myself double and triple dipping on the Fox musicals. I am somewhat interested in Huckleberry Hound: Volume 1, but I would positively kick myself if it showed up at Sam's Club down the road for $12.88 like The Jetsons did. I guess I will sit this one out and save for next week.
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Posted November 13 2005 - 02:20 AM

The winner for the BUFFY Box set is Deepdiscountdvd for $111 after the 20% discount!
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Posted November 13 2005 - 03:03 AM

Rats! Nobody is offering a decent price on Oklahoma! or State Fair. Sure, they're offering Sound of Music for $14.99 (target) but I decided not to upgrade on that one. So I placed my order at DVDPlanet for Oklahoma! and State Fair for 18.89 each (free shipping, no sales tax)

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Posted November 13 2005 - 03:47 AM

Well nothing for me this week, as I generally holding off on picking up most dvds so I have something to get for Christmas. The Buffy set might make a nice gift...if it comes out.

By the way, why does such a huge bomb like Sleath gets treated like a god with a two disc set and some lame PSP release, yet more deserving films get a trailer and "colorful disc art"?

Meh, thanks for the roundup Mike.
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Posted November 13 2005 - 04:04 AM

I'm getting:
-Cheers:Season 7
-Flintstones:Season 4
-Frasier:Season 7
-Friends:Season 10
-Home Movies:Season 3
-Huckleberry Hound:Volume 1
-King Kong Animated
-Madagascar
-Scrubs:Season 2
-Stealth
-That 70's Show:Season 3
-Three's Company:Season 5
-Yogi Bear:Volume 1

Thanks Mike and Patrick for the prices every week.

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Posted November 13 2005 - 04:25 AM

This week, it's Friends S10 and Scrubs S2
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Posted November 13 2005 - 04:28 AM

Ok, I gotta ask: where is the market for "Star Trek: The Ultimate Collection"?

Surely the diehard fan of ST already owns everything in the collection. Those that don't own much ST already either are not fans or think they are overpriced (I'm in the latter group).

Does this pose a problem for the "completist" who already owns all of ST? Does the Ultimate Collection have to be added to make his collection complete?

This sounds a little like those items in the Nieman Marcus Xmas catalogs. They're there for the publicity effect but they won't sell many.
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