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#1 of 105 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– The Eighth Wonder of the World (King Kong - 1933)

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– Tony Dow & Jerry Mathers (Leave It To Beaver – 1957)

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– Joan Bennett and Edward G. Robinson (Scarlet Street - 1945)

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– Tom Hanks (The Polar Express - 2004)

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– Tom Cruise & Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds - 2005)

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– Warner Classics Mega Collection

The Prices

Be aware that this is Black Friday week. That means the prices listed below for BOTH Best Buy and Circuit City are good ONLY Tuesday & Wednesday. New sales will be advertised on Thursday for a period beginning on Friday, November 25. Target’s flyer says its sale prices are good through Saturday, November 26.

**8MM 2 (Rated & Unrated)$17.47$22.99$24.97--
**9 Songs (Edited & Uncut)$17.49$19.99---
Aeon Flux: Complete Anim. Coll.$27.29$26.99$27.99--
Alien vs. Predator Dir. Cut CE (Unrated)$18.98$16.99$17.99--
Andy Griffith: Season 4$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Astro Boy: The Collection$35.98$34.99$34.99--
Baby Take a Bow$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Barbra Streisand Television Specials$41.99$67.99$49.99--
Batman vs. Dracula$24.44$29.99$29.99--
Bright Eyes$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Captain & Tennille Ultimate Coll.$32.19$39.99$49.99--
**Cheaper By/Dozen (Baker’s Dozen Ed.)$17.98$14.99$15.99--
CSI Miami: Season 3$55.99$56.99$69.99-$46.99
Extreme Makeover Home Edition: S1$22.49$24.99$19.99--
Golden Girls: Season 3$27.99$29.99$29.99$29.99-
Harry Chapin Anth.: Remember When$22.48$19.99$19.99--
Home Improvement: Season 3$27.99$34.99$29.99$29.99-
Judy Garland: Duets$14.99$14.99$17.99--
King Kong (1976)$11.24$12.99$12.99--
King Kong (1933) 2-disc SE$18.89$21.99$17.99$14.99-
King Kong (1933) 2-disc CE (tin)$25.99-$27.99$29.99-
King Kong Collection$25.99-$34.99$29.99$26.99
King Kong Collection & CE-$33.99---
King of the Hill: Season 5$27.99$31.99$27.99--
Kong - King of Atlantis$13.99$19.99$15.99--
Leave It To Beaver: Season 1$34.99$34.99$39.99--
Leave It To Beaver: S1 LE Gift Set$48.99$49.99$69.99--
Mighty Joe Young (1949)$13.98$14.99$15.99--
My Breast$9.98$9.99$9.99--
Naked City – Box Set #2$22.49$24.99$24.99--
Now and Forever$22.48$19.99$19.99--
**Polar Express (1-disc)$15.98$16.99$13.98$15.99-
**Polar Express (2-disc)$19.98$22.99$22.97$22.99$19.49
Polar Express Gift Set$32.16$49.99$39.99$44.99-
Ran (CC)$29.96$28.99$34.99--
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)$11.23$12.99$12.99--
Ringers: Lord of the Fans$17.47$22.99$24.97--
Ross McElwee Collection$74.96-$99.99--
Seinfeld: Season 5$32.47$34.99$29.99$29.99-
Seinfeld: Season 6$32.47$34.99$29.99$29.99-
Seinfeld: S 5 & 6 Gift Set$77.97$79.99$89.99$89.99$76.99
Scarlet Street (Kino)$22.45$19.99$19.99--
Shirley Temple Collection: Volume 2$22.48$24.99$24.99--
Son of Kong (1933)$13.98$14.99$15.99--
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance$18.74$19.99$19.99--
The Tales of Hoffmann (CC)$27.97$28.99$34.99--
**War of the Worlds (2005)$15.98$14.99$13.99$14.99-
War of the Worlds (2005) LE$25.99$24.99$26.99-$26.99
Warner Classics Mega Coll. (214 Titles)$1449.98$3399.98$3999.98--
Werewolf Hunter: Legend of Romasanta$24.28$22.99$19.99--
Winged Migration SE$11.20$12.99$14.94--
X-Files - Super Soldiers Mythology$27.99$31.49$34.99--

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

Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

Barbra Streisand Television Specials: My Name is Barbra, Barbra Streisand and other Musical Instruments, Color Me Barbra, A Happening in Central Park.

King Kong Collection: King Kong (1933), Son of Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949).

Shirley Temple Collection: Volume 2: Bright Eyes, Baby Take a Bow, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938).

Warner Brothers Mega Classics Collection (200+ Titles): Click here for details!

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! Cheaper By the Dozen: Baker’s Dozen Edition AND Polar Express AND War of the Worlds (2005) are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! 8MM 2 is being released in RATED and UNRATED versions AND 9 Songs is being released in EDITED and UNCUT versions...get the one(s) that are right for you !

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! #2 The Honeymooners (2005) is being released in an MAR-version ONLY! Posted Image I cannot remember the last time that has happened with a recent release film. Thusly, it is NOT included in this week’s RoundUp.

--Best Buy gets us started off this week with a FREE Film Collector’s book with its copies of The War of the World (2005) on DVD. Instantly. FOR REWARDZONEMEMBERS ONLY! The 200-page film collector’s book includes the screenplay and a 24-page color photo section highlighting the movie’s acclaimed visual effects. Minimum 64 per store. Limit 1 lithograph per RZ membership. No rainchecks. That is not a typo. The BB fine print uses the word “lithograph” sted “film collector’s book”.

--Best Buy also has a FREE BONUS DISC with the purchase of Seinfeld: Season 5 AND Seinfeld: Season 6, OR the Seinfeld: Season 5 & 6 gift set, OR the Seinfeld: Season 1 & 2 gift set. The picture of the disc on the ad says EXCLUSIVE CD. It’s 21 minutes of Jerry Seinfeld’s fuinniest stand-up comedy bits from all six seasons. Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy has another RewardZone Members-only promotion this week. A FREE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of either the 1-disc or 2-disc versions of The Polar Express. Instantly. Minimum 180 per store. Limit one lithograph per RZ Program Membership. No rainchecks. Offer begins 11/22/05 and is available only to RZ Program Members. In store only. No dealers.

--Circuit City also has a FREE BONUS DISC with its Seinfeld sets, but it’s a DVD: a Seinfeld bonus DVD “A Taste of Great TV”. Available with the purchase of Seinfeld: Season 5 OR Seinfeld: Season 6 OR Seinfeld: Season 5 & 6 gift set. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

--Circuit City has a FREE EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with the purchase of Aeon Flux: Complete Animated Collection. Includes animation from MTV’s Liquid Television. While supplies last. Minimum 5 per store.

--Circuit City also advertised in its Sunday flyers the release of The March of the Penguins ($16.99) for this week. But, MotP won’t be released until next week.

--Circuit City is also offering a deal on its season sets of Golden Girls and Home Improvement. Save $10 on the purchase of Golden Girls: Season 3 and either of the first two seasons of GG AND/OR save $10 on the purchase of Home Improvement: Season 3 and either of the first two seasons of HI. In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt.

--Target has its own way of celebrating the release of the War of the Worlds (2005) release. They are selling the recent release of the 1953 version of War of the Worlds for just $4.99! Posted Image What a deal!

--Target is also offering a FREE $5 Target GiftCard with the purchase of either Seinfeld: Season 5 OR Seinfeld: Season 6 OR Seinfeld: Season 5 & 6 gift set. GiftCard automatically given at register; no rain checks. I interpret that to mean if you buy Seinfeld: Seasons 5 AND Six separately, you’ll get TWO $5 GiftCards. But, that if you buy just the Seinfeld: Sesons 5 & 6 gift set you will get just ONE $5 GiftCard.

--Flyers are indicating that the new release of Cheaper By the Dozen: Baker’s Dozen Edition will include movie cash to see the sequel Cheaper By the Dozen 2 in theaters 12-21-2005. Up to $7.50 value. Movie cash valid 12-21-2005 through 1-21-2006 at participating theaters.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: November 22, 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 105 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:09 PM

Huge week! King Kong (1933) The Polar Express (Two Disc) Seinfeld: Season Five and Seinfeld: Season Six (boxset) War Of The Worlds (Two Disc) The X-Files: Mythology- Super Soldiers

#3 of 105 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:11 PM

Thanks Mike. Wish I had a Best Buy for the Polar Express litho & the WOTW book. I'll be price matching Costco (or Sam's) at CC on Polar Express 2 disc & Best Buy on WOTW 2 disc LE. Almost double dipped for the unrated AVP but the HTF review convinced me to stick with the original release of it.

#4 of 105 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:21 PM

I don't understand the point of the Warner Brothers Mega Classics Collection? What fan of classic films doesn't already have a bunch of these? And what casual fan would lay out $3,000 in one shot? What is the market for this?

From here on out I have to avoid buying most new releases because I'm probably going to get several for Christmas. Then I'll have to play catch-up in January (when I'm not in a theater watching "King Kong," that is Posted Image ).
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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:25 PM

I want: -AVP:CE -Home Improvement:Season 3 -King of the Hill:Season 5 -King Kong Collection and CE -King Kong (76) -Leave it to Beaver:Season 1 -Polar Express:SE -Seinfeld:Gift Set -War of the Worlds:LE I'll only be able to get a few things though. Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:26 PM

Regarding Black Friday - any way to tell if the prices will get better or worse if you wait until Friday?

In any case, another busy week:

Andy Griffith Season 4
Home Improvement Season 3 (despite the fact that their overalapping disc configuration needs a major improvement Posted Image )
The Polar Exrpess
Seinfeld Seasons 5 & 6

Thanks as usual.
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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:29 PM

Yeah Pretty Big Week I was'nt gonna get the Tin but I think fro Best Buy's Special Deal I cannot Pass it Up, I Start my vacation Tuesday so I think I'll take a Break from playing my New Xbox 360 and head over early to pick it up. Along with the Single Disk War of the Worlds, and Polar Express 2 Disk. I also Want the X files Mythology Set 4. I'm gonna wait to Hear some reviews on Beaver. I've been burned too many times by Universal, I'll probably get it eventually...
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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:29 PM

Thanks, Mike. I'm liking that Target price on the King Kong 2-discer. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do about Seinfeld's seasons. I want the gift set again, but the individual seasons are tempting at Target at $30 a piece, especially if you get a $5 GC for each (which, if you do separate orders, I don't see how they can deny you).

Although I haven't seen CC's ad, I'm guessing that's supposed to say MTV's Liquid Television, since MTV is the network on which Liquid Television aired.

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:34 PM

While I won't post any links, you could check one of the Web sites that have posted ads for that day for numerous stores. From what I've seen, it looks like there could be some good deals to be had on Black Friday 2005. Companies appear to be trying to get business.

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:42 PM

DVD & Blu-ray - It's all about the movies!

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:45 PM

So many I want, so few I'll get. Definitely getting King Kong!

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:45 PM

The NGE Platinum Collection was briefly on DDD for 53.99, but now it's not listed anymore. Posted Image

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:50 PM

As always, thanks for the Round-Up Mike & Patrick.

A big week for me:
- King Kong (1976)
- Polar Express
- Seinfeld: Season 5
- Seinfeld: Season 6
- War of the Worlds

I'll probably settle for the 1-disc versions on PE and WOTW to keep the weekly expenditures down.

Don't forget to check your Madagascar DVD (if you picked it up last week) for a $3 WOTW Coupon.
Details: http://www.hometheat....27#post2858727

I'll add the Warner Classics Mega Collection (214 titles) to my Christmas list alongside the Star Trek: Ultimate Collection (212 discs) from last week.

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Posted November 19 2005 - 04:53 PM

Scott_J: That is funny - and creative.

#15 of 105 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted November 19 2005 - 05:05 PM

Hardy-har-har, ya wise guy, ya! Fixed! Posted Image

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 November 19 2005 - 05:22 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Seinfeld season 4

$19.99 each:
Stealth 2-disc
Skeleton Key
Star Wars Episode III 2-disc

American Idol Best & Worst of season 1-4 3-disc LCE
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Batman Begins


$12.99 each:
American Idol Best & Worst of seasons 1-4
Cheaper by the Dozen w/ FREE Movie Ticket
Sin City
National Treasure

2 for $20:
Gone in 60 Seconds
Chronicles of Narnia
Lemony Snickets...
Spider-Man 2 2-disc
Bourne Identity
Driving Miss Daisy
Top Gun
The Color Purple
Schindler's List
Enemy of the State
Girl Next Door
Gone with the Wind
Pearl Harbor 2-disc
American Psycho
Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
The Crow


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Seinfeld Season #1 - #3 Gift Set

The Honeymooners (2005)

War of the Worlds: Season 1

$29.99 each:
Lost: Season 1
Desperate Houseives: Season 1

$14.99 each:
National Treasure
Sin City (Regular version)
The Incredibles
The Pacifier

$4.99 each:
Pay It Forward
Austin Powers: Goldmember
Two Weeks Notice
Boiler Room
Proof of Life
Devils Advocate
Lethal Weapon 2 : Director's Cut
Lethal Weapon 3 : Director's Cut
Ellen DeGeneres : Here and Now
Masters of the Universe
Malibu's Most Wanted
More titles listed online.

Music-related DVDs:

Usher: Behind The Truth (3 DVDs)

Journey: Live in Houston 1981 (DVD / CD)

Ozzfest: 10th Anniversary (DVD / CD)

Rush: R30 (2 DVD / 2 CD)

Rush: R30 Deluxe 2 DVD set

Billy Joel: My Lives (w/4 UMIXIT Tracks) 1 DVD / 4 CD

Brad Paisley: Mud on the Lens DVD


Target on sale DVD items:

Lost season 1
Desperate Housewives season 1

$14.99 each:
Lilo & Stitch 2

$13.88 each:
Sin City
National Treasure

War of the Worlds (1953)
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Posted November 19 2005 - 05:36 PM

my sunday paper included almost all the black friday ads, minus best buy. anyone else. and if the ads are now public why wouldnt they be postable yet?

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Posted November 19 2005 - 06:28 PM

RE: the free $5 gift cards at Target with the purchase of Seinfeld S5 or 6: The register automatically will prompt the cashier to issue a gift card after each item is rung up. They don't have to be on seperate transactions. You can also ask the cashier to put both $5 gift cards onto one card (total $10), as long as you buy both sets. Unfortunately, the Gift Set with both 5 and 6 will still only get you a $5 GC. ^They should have offered a $10 card with the gift set, but that's just my opinion...

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Posted November 19 2005 - 07:26 PM

Jeez, if the freakin' Captain and Tennile can get a spot on the price chart why can't Rush R30 ????

King Kong
The Tales of Hoffmann
Scarlet Street


Rush R30

for me this week

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Posted November 19 2005 - 07:46 PM

You can price match at COSTCO?? Where can I get an ad from costco to price match??

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