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Weekly RoundUp 12-13-2005


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#1 of 56 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted December 10 2005 - 04:07 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– (King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Production Diaries - 2005)

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– Scarlett Johansson & Ewan MacGregor (The Island - 2005)

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– Angie Dickinson (Big Bad Mama - 1974)

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– Steve Carrell and Cast (The 40-Year Old Virgin - 2005)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
**40-Year-Old Virgin$15.98$16.99$13.99$16.99$18.99
Airplane: Don’t Call Me Shirley Ed.$13.48$12.99$12.99$16.99-
**Bad News Bears (2005)$17.98$19.99$17.99$16.99-
The Baxter$18.72$22.99$24.97--
The Beautiful Country$18.72$22.99$24.97--
Big Bad Mama SE$13.99$13.99$17.99--
Cannibal Holocaust$20.99$24.99$24.99--
Crooked Hearts$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Death Race 2000 SE$13.99$11.99$17.99--
DinoCroc$13.99$14.99$17.99--
Dukes of Hazzard: Season 5$27.99$27.99$27.99$29.99-
Everybody Wins$11.20$12.99$14.94--
Family Bonds: Season 1$22.48$22.99$17.99--
Farscape: Starburst 3.1$18.73$19.99$17.99--
F.I.S.T.$10.46$12.99$14.94--
Five Pennies$11.24$12.99$12.99--
Gallipoli SE$9.99$9.99$12.99--
Gilmore Girls: Season 5$38.98$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.49
Godzilla: Final Wars$17.47$22.99$24.97--
Harryhausen Gift Set$34.96$44.99$39.99--
The Island$15.98$16.99$17.99$16.99-
King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Prod. Diaries$27.99$32.99$34.99--
Kronk’s New Groove$19.96$17.99$19.99$19.99-
Miami Vice: Season 2$37.98$43.99$49.99$34.99$35.99
Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger$17.49$21.99$19.99--
The Newsroom: Season 1$16.99$22.99$19.99--
Pretty Persuasion$18.72$19.99$24.97--
The Producers DE (1968)$13.96$14.99$15.99--
Reba: Season 2$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School$13.99$11.99$17.99--
**Roll Bounce$19.59$19.99$19.99$16.99-
Saint Ralph$17.47$22.99$24.97--
Scooby Doo: Where’s My Mummy?$16.99-$19.99$16.99-
Simpsons: Season 7$32.48$29.99$29.99$29.99-
Sin City: Recut/Extended/Not Rated$25.98$29.99$29.99$26.99-
**Spider-Man 1 & 2 SEs$14.97$19.99---
Three Dancing Slaves$22.49$19.99$19.99--
Thunder and Lightning$6.99$8.99$9.99--
Tour of Duty: Entire Series$85.36$104.99$121.95--
Valiant$20.99$17.99$19.99$19.99-
The Yards: Director’s Cut$14.99$13.99$17.99--


Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

Harryhausen Gift Set: 20 Million Miles to Earth, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Earth vs. Flying Saucers, and scrapbook.

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! 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated) AND Bad News Bears CE (2005) AND Roll Bounce AND Spider-Man 1 & 2 SEs are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, note that 40-Year-Old Virgin is also being released in a Rated-version but it is MAR ONLY!...stay away!!! Posted Image

--Simpsons: Season 7 is getting released in versions with two different cover arts this week. One has the standard box which has been used throughout the season releases. The other is the “Marge Head” cover which is similar to the special “Homer Head” style-cover which premiered with Season 6.

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--Best Buy, this week, is advertising an EXCLUSIVE release of The Drew Carey Show!!! Includes 6 of the funniest episodes of this Emmy-nominated sitcom. The price is $7.99.

--Best Buy is offering a $6 savings for anyone who buys BOTH Kronk’s New Groove and Valiant at their stores. Must be purchased on same receipt. $18 + $18 = $36 $36 - $6 = $30 $30/2 = $15 each.

--Although neither is a new release, I think it’s worth noting that Best Buy is offering a 2/$20 deal on Cinderella Man ($19.99) and Spy Game ($9.99). Great deal on a DVD released just last week. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is also promoting an FREE “DVD Holiday Buyer’s Guide”. The latest news on movies, TV and upcoming theatrical releases. Exclusive interviews with the cast of Scrubs. Includes money-saving coupons.

--Best Buy is also promoting 2005 Entertainment Guide which will be in this Sunday's newspapers! Get ready for this holiday season with the collest movies, music and games. There's something for everyone on your list.

--Not to be outdone by BB, Circuit City has the very same deal on Kronk’s New Groove and Valiant. Buy BOTH (at $19.99 apiece) and save $6 In-stores only. $20 + $20 = $40 $40 - $6 = $34 $34/2 = $17 apiece. CC is, nevertheless, outdone by BB on the combo purchase of these two DVDs.

--Circuit City is offering a $10 savings on the purchase of The Simpsons: Season 7 and ANY OTHER season of The Simpsons. In-stores only.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: December 13, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Buena Vista

Finding Neverland, King Arthur, King Arthur: Director's Cut, Mr. 3000, The Princess Diaries 2, Shall We Dance? (2004), The Village ... $19.99

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Posted December 10 2005 - 04:20 PM

I will pick up The Simpsons: Season 7 for sure, and possibly The 40-Year-Old Virgin. I am interested in the King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Prod. Diaries after reading the "rave" review that Entertainment Weekly just gave the film, but these sucky B&M prices will probably keep me away. Thanks for the roundup!
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Posted December 10 2005 - 04:21 PM

Wow I've never been first.... (and I'm still not <Posted Image

I think I'm going to Take a chance on 40 Years old Virgin and Maybe the Island, but I might just rent that. Godzilla Final Wars looks Like I have to get that Online. And What's the Deal with Sin City ? Thought that got delayed..
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#4 of 56 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted December 10 2005 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, Mike. Airplane is on the way from DDD but I'll be buying 40YOV, Bad News Bears, The Producers DE & Valiant at CC (the last 2 with a BB pm). I'll also be using the $3 coupon from Better Homes & Gardens on Valiant.

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Posted December 10 2005 - 04:53 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$13.99:
The Office Season 1 (US)

$17.99:
Home on the Range

$19.99 each:
Fantastic Four
Cinderella Man
Stealth 2-disc
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Sky High
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
War of the Worlds
The Polar Express
Star Wars Episode 3: RotS
Madagascar

$17.99 each:
The Dukes of Hazzard Unrated
Batman Begins
Herbie Fully Loaded
The Longest Yard (2005)

$7.99 each:
Jingle All The Way
White Christmas
The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Simpson's Christmas 2
The Simpson's Christmas
An All Dogs Christmas Carol
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Chicken Run
Peter Pan

$9.99 each:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
It's a wonderful Life
NL's Christmas Vacation
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
Barbie - Fairytopia
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus

$12.99 each:
Brother Bear
Lilo and Stitch 2
Tarzan 2
Aladdin
Mulan 2 2-disc

2 for $20:
King Arthur
Finding Neverland
The Village
Hero
Shall We Dance?
The Princess Diaries 2
open Range
Pretty woman
Remember the Titans
Gone in 60 Seconds DC
Jackie Brown 2-disc
The Princess Diaries
The Alamo
Don't Be A Menace
Death Race 2000
Dinocroc
Gangs of New York
Scary movie 3.5
The Count of Monte Cristo
Paid in Full
Holes
Under the Tuscan Sun
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Scary Movie
Ed Wood
Scary Movie 2
Enemy of the State
Jersey Girl
The Parent Trap (Lohan)
Freaky Friday (Lohan)
Miracle
Bridget Jones's Diary
Rounders
Dinosaur
The English Patient

$7.49 each:
A River Runs Through It
A Few Good Men
Underworld
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Get Shorty
The Princess Bride
The Birdcage
King Kong 1976
We Were Soldiers
Forrest Gump
Saw
Ocean's Eleven
Set It Off
Love Jones
Seven
Selena
Air Force One
The Italian Job (2003)
Mean Girls
Secret Window
The Haunted Mansion
Monster's Ball
State Property
SNL: Will Ferrell 1
SNL: Will Ferrell 2
Kids
SNL: Chris Farley
Eddie Murphy Raw
When Harry Met Sally
This is Spinal Tap
Urban Legend
The Wedding Planner
Contract Killer
Fargo
A Knight's Tale

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

16.99 each:
Lords of Dogtown UR
Christmas with the Kranks

17.99:
Herbie Fully Loaded

$32.99:
Peter Jackson's King Kong Production Diaries boxset

$7.99:
The Drew Carey - 6 funniest episodes

$14.99:
Puddle Cruiser

$19.99 each:
The Dukes of Hazzard UR (2005)
Fantastic 4
Cinderella Man, (2 for $20 with Spygame purchase)

$8.99 each:
Costantine
Million Dollar Baby 2-disc

$12.99 each:
Citizen Kane
Robin Hood
Boogie Nights
The Right Stuff
Unforgiven
Enter the Dragon SE
Lost Boys 2-disc
True Romance SE
Casablanca
Seven Platinum ed.

2 for $20:
Ocean's 12
Rounders
Good Will Hunting
Friday Night Lights
Closer
Hotel Rwanda
Apollo 13
The Truman Show
Ray
The Aviator
Phantom of the Opera
The Usual Suspects
Harry Potter 1, 2 or 3
E.T.
Shrek 2
Ice Age
Shark Tale
Sword of Stone
Garfeld
Willy Wonka and the chocolate Factory
The Princess Bride
The Parent Trap (Lohan)
Herbie goes banana
Bratz
Barbie and the Magic Pegasus
Alexander DC
The Bourne Supremacy
Punisher
Into the Sun
Tears of the sun
Gone in 60 Seconds DC
Scarface
The Pirates of Caribbean
Flight of Phoenix
After the Sunset
Top Gun
Master and Commander
Collateral
Last Samuarai
Troy
Old School UR
Tommy Boy
Ghostbusters
Snatch
Dave Chapelle
Girl Next Door UR
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
Blazing Saddles
Caddyshack
Clueless
Beauty Shop
Father of Bride
Not Another Teen Movie

Box sets:

$16.99 each
Lethal Weapon 1-4 BOx
Austin Powers 1-3 Box
John Wayne
Gone with the Wind
Friday

$19.99:
Back to Future box

$24.99
Karate Kid box

$36.99:
Die Hard

$39.99 each:
Rocky
Pink Panther
Thin Man

$59.99:
Alien Quadrilogy

$22.99:
Aqua Teen Hunger Force

$29.99 each:
Scrubs season 2
Fraggle Rock

$32.99:
Friends season 10

$34.99 each:
Will & Grace season 4
Rescue Me season 1
Seinfeld season 3
Seinfeld season 4

$39.99 each:
Alias season 4
Mimai Vice season 2
Lost season 1
Desperate Housewives season 1

$42.99 each:
Smallville season 4
Nip/Tuck season 1

$27.99 each:
Entourage season 1
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 4

$42.99:
Oz season 5

$75.99:
Band of Brothers

$65.99
Some complete series with Earth on the cover
Deadwood season 1
The Sopranos season 5

$199.99:
Sex and the City complete series

$22.99:
Chappelle's show season 2

$27.99 each:
Laguna Beach season 1
Reno 911 UR season 2
Viva La Bam season 2 & 3
Beavis and Butthead Mike Judge collection

$16.99:
The Newlyweds season 2 & 3

$19.99:
Crank Yankers season 2

$29.99:
South Park season 6

$32.99:
The Simpsons season 6

$49.99:
24 season 4

$29.99 each:
Family Guy vol. 3
In Living Color season 4
That 70's Show season 3

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Target on sale DVD items:

$10 each (get a free watch packaged with DVD):
The Land Before Time/Chomper
Babe
The Cat in the Hat (Myers)
The Chronicles of Riddick
Gladiator
The Bourne Supremacy

$29.99 each:
The Simpsons season 1
The Simpsons season 2
The Simpsons season 3
The Simpsons season 4
The Simpsons season 5
The Simpsons season 6

$19.99 each:
Arrested Development season 2
The Office (US)

$22.99:
Laguna Beach season 1

$24.99 each:
The Dukes of Hazzard season 1
The Dukes of Hazzard season 2
The Dukes of Hazzard season 3
The Dukes of Hazzard season 4

$34.99:
Miami Vice season 1

$37.99 each:
Gilmore Girls season 1
Gilmore Girls season 2
Gilmore Girls season 3
Gilmore Girls season 4

$29.99 each:
Charmed season 1
Charmed season 2
Charmed season 3

$17.99 each:
3 different cooking DVDs
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#6 of 56 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted December 10 2005 - 05:11 PM

Thanks as always Mike & Patrick (BTW - That's one long list Patrick!) for the Weekly RoundUp.

Only one definite for me this week:
Miami Vice: Season 2

Considering blind buys on:
40 Year-Old Virgin
Bad News Bears (2005)
The Island (Reminder: War of the Worlds contained a $3 Coupon for The Island)

Considering for the kids:
Kronk's New Groove
Valiant
I'm bummed that of the six Better Homes & Gardens Coupons, these 2 titles are both on the same coupon (and that I've already used this coupon for Sky High).

#7 of 56 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted December 10 2005 - 06:14 PM

Simpsons season 7 and perhaps Kronk's New Groove.

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Posted December 10 2005 - 06:37 PM

Drew Carey Show on DVD --hehe

Maybe it's time to pick up Back to the Future

Simpsons only $30 a season at Target.. ooo
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#9 of 56 OFFLINE   Julio Diaz

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Posted December 10 2005 - 08:08 PM

Well, I'm getting Airplane! for Christmas, so my must-buys are Sin City and Rock 'n' Roll High School. I'm also strongly considering a blind buy of The 40-Yer-Old Virgin. The Simpsons is a "get it eventually." I'm interested in the Kong Production Diaries, too, but I wonder whether those won't be a part of the package with the eventual release of the film.

A mite peeved about the BB sale price on Kane and Casablanca, as I just bought both at approx. $16 each from DDD during the 20% off sale.

#10 of 56 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted December 11 2005 - 12:43 AM

Finding Neverland is finally on a "2 for $20" but I can't find a second title I want from the list. Grr...
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#11 of 56 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted December 11 2005 - 02:04 AM

Thanks as usual.

After a extremely busy week last week, this one has become even lighter than expected.

The Simpsons for sure.

It sounds like The Producers is an unnecessary upgrade, so I'm crossing that off the list.

Airplane has me confused though. It appears not to be an improvement in PQ, and while there are deleted scenes, the only way to see them is to sit through the whole movie and wait for them to pop up along with interviews and other things? If that's true I'll probably pass on that too.
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Posted December 11 2005 - 02:23 AM

Thanks Mike & Patrick!

I was going to pick up Sin City until I read this thread. It really ticks me off but I just can't support such a shady marketing ploy. Posted Image

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Posted December 11 2005 - 02:30 AM

I'll be picking up:

The 40 Year Old Virgin (I haven't seen this and almost never blind buy but I like Apatow's TV stuff so what the heck)
The Simpsons: Season Seven
Sin City

I would've picked up the King Kong Production Diaries if they were cheaper but I'm not paying $30 for supplements, copies of paintings, and a box. It's a nice package but meant for a more hardcore fan than I. Posted Image

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Posted December 11 2005 - 02:41 AM

Odd, for some reason I tried posting last night, but it said the thread was locked.

Anyway, I will probably get some titles from Best Buy's onsale list, like Citizen Kane at last. Posted Image Thanks for the roundup Mike.
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Posted December 11 2005 - 03:03 AM

I was just browsing through the sale lists at amazon.com and decided to get ""A Room with a View" (Two-Disc Special Edition)" for $12.97. It's eligible for free shipping so I added it to another purchase I was making.

Preordered "Sin City: Recut & Extended Edition" even though I really should wait until I can get it cheaper. Has anyone found it for less than around $25?

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Posted December 11 2005 - 03:12 AM

Just these for me this week which I have been waiting for.

40-Year-Old Virgin ( Unrated Version )
The Simpsons: Season 7 ( The regular box edition )
Sin City: Recut/Extended/Not Rated

Thanks again Mike


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Posted December 11 2005 - 03:26 AM

Will Buy

Airplane: Don’t Call Me Shirley Ed.
Kronk’s New Groove
Sin City: Recut/Extended
Valiant


Will Rent

40 Year Old Virgin
Bad News Bears
The Island


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Posted December 11 2005 - 03:27 AM

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I'm interested in the Kong Production Diaries, too, but I wonder whether those won't be a part of the package with the eventual release of the film.
Jackson has publicly stated that this 'production diary' material will NOT be part of the supplements when the film is released on DVD. Now, whether Universal (or a chain-store like Best Buy) takes both packages and bundles them together... That's another story!
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Posted December 11 2005 - 03:40 AM

I'm going to bite the bullet on the Production Diaries from AMAZON.

I'm a shamless completionist, what can I say?
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Posted December 11 2005 - 04:02 AM

Thanks very much for all the hard work, especially these busy weeks during the holiday season.

I'll be picking up:
40 year old virgin
Airplane
Simpsons 7
Sin City

Interestingly, when I went to buy Simpsons 7 from CircuitCity.com (free shipping) the price for the Marge head version is $29.99 whereas the standard box version is listed at $39.99. Given I want the standard box version I had to pass and will likely be going to Target to purchase it.