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#1 of 142 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Tramp & Lady (Lady and the Tramp – 1955)

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– Billy Bob Thorton & John Cusack (The Ice Harvest – 2005)

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– Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon – 1975)

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– Peter Finch (Network - 1976)

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– Reese Witherspoon & Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line - 2005)

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– Diana Rigg as Emma Peel (on The Avengers – 1965-67)

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– Alec Guinness (Kind Hearts and Coronets - 1949)

The Prices

Avengers: Emma Peel Megaset (17 discs)$134.96$138.99$179.95--
Bleak House (2005)$27.99$34.99$34.99--
Beverly Hillbillies Ultimate Coll. Vol. 2$26.23$29.99$29.99--
Camara Oscura$13.48$12.99$12.99--
Charmed: Season 4$32.49$34.99$32.99$34.99-
Controversial Classics: Volume 2$41.89$69.99$49.99--
C.O.P.S.: Animated Series$23.99$29.99$29.99--
The Cutting Edge: Gold Medal Ed.$9.99$9.99$14.94--
Death Tunnel$16.99$22.99$24.97--
Dog Day Afternoon SE (2-disc)$17.49$19.99$19.99$16.99-
Dog Eat Dog$13.48$12.99$12.99--
Drew Carey: Tv Favorites$8.99$8.99$9.99--
Ellen: Season 3$34.99$32.99$39.99--
Fear of Clowns$18.99$22.99$19.99--
Hijacked (PBS)$17.99$17.99$17.99--
Hormigas en la Boca$13.48$12.99$12.99--
**The Ice Harvest$19.49$19.99$19.99$19.99-
Kind Hearts and Coronets (CC)$39.95$34.99$34.99--
Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniv Ed.$19.48$16.99$14.99$16.99-
La Ultimate Noche$13.48$12.99$12.99--
The Lords of Discipline$9.99$11.99$12.99--
Monty Python’s: …Personal Best$13.99$14.99$15.99--
Network: 30th Anniv. Ed. SE$17.49$19.99$19.99$16.99-
Newsradio: Season 3$27.99$24.99$27.99--
Night Court: TV Favorites$8.99$8.99$9.99--
**Pride and Prejudice (2005)$16.98$17.99$19.99$16.99$18.99
The Real Ghostbusters: Vol. 1$8.99$8.99$9.99--
The Real Ghostbusters: Vol. 2$8.99$8.99$9.99--
The Real Ghostbusters: Vol. 3$8.99$8.99$9.99--
Redd Foxx: On Location$17.99$14.99$17.99--
Soldiers of Change$25.18$14.99$19.99--
Untold Story of Emmet Louis Till$19.49$24.99$24.99--
The Visitation$24.28$17.99$17.99--
Walk the Line CE (2-disc)$27.99$24.99$27.99$27.99$24.99
**Walk the Line (1-disc)$15.98$15.99$14.99$16.99-
Welcome Back Kotter: TV Favorites$8.99$8.99$9.99--
Werewolves on Wheels$9.99$12.99$12.99--
**Where the Truth Lies (R & NR)$17.49$19.99$19.99--
**Yours, Mine and Ours$20.99$17.99$17.99$16.99-

(CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

The listing: Monty Python: …Personal Best refers to four separate individual releases featuring Flying Circus stars Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese. They are priced the same at all outlets. It appears as if a single box set containing these four titles and two earlier releases featuring Eric Idle and Michael Palin will be released March 28.

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Controversial Classics: Volume 2: All the President’s Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network.

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! The Ice Harvest AND Pride and Prejudice AND Walk the Line (1-disc) AND Yours, Mine and Ours are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, note that Where the Truth Lies is also being released in rated and non-rated versions…get the one that’s right for you!

--Best Buy, this week, is offering $5 off ANY Disney DVD (including this week’s new release of Lady and the Tramp) with the pre-order of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe DVD (Currently available for pre-order at bb.com for $16.99 for the 1-disc and $29.99 for the 2-disc SE). $5 deposit required. Available 4/4/06. Release date subject to change.

--If you thinking about taking advantage of the above deal on Lady and the Tramp…Best Buy is also advertising a FREE EXCLUSIVE plush dog Tramp with the purchase of Lady and the Tramp 50th Anniversary Edition DVD. Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also offering a $5 savings with the purchase of the Walk the Line DVD PLUS ANY CD, music DVD or box set by Johnny Cash. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--It is also worth noting for fans of The Sopranos that Best Buy is showing their “Our Lowest Advertised Price” banner on Seasons 1-5. Soprano season sets 1-3 are $42.99 apiece and season sets 4 & 5 are $54.99 each. Catch up and get them all before season 6 starts March 12 on HBO.

--Circuit City is advertising FREE “Go Fetch” cards with the purchase of Lady and the Tramp 50th Anniversary Edition DVD. While supplies last.

--Circuit City is also advertising a FREE PLUSH TOY pig with the purchase of the Yours, Mine and Ours DVD. While supplies last.

--Target is offering FREE MOVIE CASH with its copies of Lady and the Tramp 50th Anniversary Edition. Free child’s movie certificate inside to see Disney’s Shaggy Dog. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target’s also got an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Yours, Mine and Ours DVDs. Bonus disc features behind-the-scenes video diaries. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target is also advertising one of its FREE $5 GiftCards with the purchase of Charmed: Season 4 on DVD. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: February 28, 2006 (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 142 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:08 PM

Well nothing this week, even so my mom wants me to get Lady and the Tramp...which I might end up getting in the long run. Thanks for the round up Mike and the ghost of David Lambert.
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#3 of 142 OFFLINE   Julio Diaz

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:11 PM

Walk The Line CE and Lady & the Tramp are this week's must-haves for me! Thanks, Mike!

#4 of 142 OFFLINE   Roy C.

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:11 PM

Yeah Baby! I'm number 4 this, and only, time!!!! Nothing for me this week... Mike, keep up the great work! Thx, Roy C.
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#5 of 142 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:11 PM

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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 February 25 2006 - 04:15 PM

Thanks, Mike. Controversial Classics vol. 2 and (finally!) Newsradio S3 (already on its way). And I'll eventually pick up Lady and the Tramp.

#7 of 142 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:18 PM

This is as good a place as any to mention that HTF, in conjunction with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, will be giving away a copy of The Ice Harvest autographed by director (and Ghostbuster) Harold Ramis! Any objections if we pick a winner from this thread? - Steve

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:20 PM

Thanks Mike and Patrick! Lady and the Tramp for sure on Tuesday, but based on the craptacular b&m prices for Controversial Classics: Volume 2, that will now be an online purchase.

#9 of 142 OFFLINE   Joel Vardy

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:25 PM

Contreversial Classics, Vol. 2 for me (probably from DDD), Walk the Line CE (probably from Costco), and Lady and the Tramp (looks like CC is the winner)... Joel

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:27 PM

Sign me up Steve for the contest.
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#11 of 142 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:28 PM

Thanks as always Mike (and Patrick when he jumps in with the catalog deals).

A big hit to the checking account this week:

Kid's Wants
Cutting Edge: Gold Medal Edition
Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary Edition
Yours, Mine, and Ours

My Wants
Ice Harvest (Blind Buy)
Edit: Steve - To quote Donkey from the Shrek DVD Menu:
Ooooh! Pick me, pick me!

Lords of Discipline
Pride & Prejudice (Blind Buy)
Walk the Line (Blind Buy - Probably 1 Disc)

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:31 PM

Lady & the Tramp, Controversial Classics and Ice Harvest (though I'll wait a few days and see if I have to buy that last onePosted Image)

#13 of 142 OFFLINE   Greg Layton

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:33 PM

I'll probably pick up the special versions of Network and Dog Day Afternoon. Maybe I'll pick up C.O.P.S. if I see it cheap in the future, it was always a favorite of mine as a child. Thanks Mike.
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#14 of 142 OFFLINE   Julio Diaz

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:37 PM

Steve, I'm sure nobody here would mind being considered for a free DVD, myself included! I am a big Ramis fan (just rewatched Caddyshack and Groundhog Day in the last few weeks, in fact) and I'd wanted to see Ice Harvest in the theater, but never quite made it out. So pick me! Posted Image

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:40 PM

I really liked C.O.P.S as well - I wonder how it holds up. Just found that DDD is selling it for $20.93.

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:41 PM

Sorry for the lateness, but my Comcast connection was totally hosed for the past 4 hours.

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Must Love Dogs $14.99
March of the Penguins $14.99
Batman Begins $14.99
Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition $14.99
Roll Bounce $14.99

$7.49 each:
Scent of a Woman
Training Day
The Pianist
Dances With Wolves
The Untouchables: Special Edition
Platoon: Special Edition
Rain Man: Special Edition
Mission Impossible
War of the Worlds: Collector's Edition
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
American Beauty: special Edition
A Beautiful Mind
Mystic River
Monster's Ball: Special Edition
Erin Brockovich
Lost In Translation
Legends of the Fall: Special Edition
Almost Famous

2 for $20 (must buy 2 at a time, otherwise $14.99 each):
Bewitched (2005)
Amityville Horror (2005)
The Godfather
Saving Private Ryan
Apocalypse Now
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth
Monty Python & The Holy Grail: Special Edition
The Godfather: Part II
Pulp Fiction: Special Edition
Schindler's List
Hotel Rwanda
Jaws: 30th Anniversary Edition
Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
Sling Blade
Apollo 13: 2-Disc Anniversary Edition
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Sixth Sense: Collector's Edition
Full Metal Jacket
The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
The Patriot: Special Edition
Good Will HUnting
Friday Night Lights
Cold Mountain
Eternal SUnshine of the Spotless Mind


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

The Exorcism of Emily Rose $14.99
The Cave $14.99
Into The Blue $14.99
The Gospel Road $15.99

$9.99 each:
Sweet Home Alabama
Hotel Rwanda
Donnie Darko: Director’s Cut
The Day After Tomorrow
Ladder 49

$14.99 each:
Just Like Heaven
The Brothers Grimm
Hustle & Flow

The Sopranos: Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 $42.99 each
The Sopranos: Seasons 4 / 5 $54.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

24: Season 1 $19.99
Arrrested Development: Season 2 $14.99
That 70's Show: Season 1 $19.99
South Park: Season 5 $24.99
Viva La Bam: Sesaons 2 & 3 $14.99
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica - The Final Season $14.99

$7.50 each:
NeverEnding Story / NeverEnding Story II Double Feature
Collateral Damage / Eraser Double Feature
Mystic River
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
SNL: Best of Will Ferrell Volume II
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#17 of 142 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:42 PM

Lady & The Tramp for me with the free movie ticket for the extra $2. I don't really have any use for a plush animal (& a kids ticket is good to get anybody into a matinee at our theater). Picking the contest winner from this thread sounds great to me, Steve. Thanks to Mike & Patrick for the Roundup. I'll be needing it a lot next week for Harry Potter 4 (2disc), Howl, Totoro & Shaggy Dog (looks like Disney's getting most of my $$$ this week & next).

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Posted February 25 2006 - 04:43 PM

Pride and Prejudice for the wife. Possibly Lady and the Tramp for myself...
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Posted February 25 2006 - 05:04 PM

Just Lady & the Tramp and Kind Hearts this week. A nice light week.
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Posted February 25 2006 - 05:05 PM

Maybe Beverly Hillbillies, but the price is a little steep right now. Then again, it ain't gettin' any cheaper. Damn. /Tom Anderson Not particularly interested, but I'm surprised Lady and the Tramp is just out this Tuesday, because I saw it at a drugstore yesterday. I hardly ever see a street date break.

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