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Weekly RoundUp 4-11-2006


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#1 of 59 Mike Frezon

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez & Morgan Freeman (An Unfinished Life - 2005)

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– Shia LaBeouf (The Greatest Game Ever Played - 2005)

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– Tea Leoni & Jim Carrey (Fun With Dick and Jane - 2005)

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– Merv Griffin with Bobby Daron & Charo (Merv Griffin: The 40 Most Interesting People… 1962 - 1986)
Disclaimer: Bobby Darin and Charo did NOT make the list of “most interesting” people!

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
18 Fingers of Death$13.99$14.99$17.99--
Bob Newhart Show: Season 3$20.96$22.99$24.99$24.99-
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo$17.49$22.99$24.97--
Cyber Wars$17.99$14.99$15.99--
The Dark (2005)$17.49$19.99$24.97--
Deep Blue$29.99$19.99$24.99--
Farscape: Starburst Ed. 3.3$16.19$19.99$17.99--
Fun With Dick and Jane$15.98$16.99$19.99$16.99$18.99
The Greatest Game Ever Played$29.99$19.99$19.99$16.99$19.99
In Living Color: Season 5$27.99$26.99$34.99$27.99-
King’s Singers: Byrd to the Beatles$17.99$14.99$17.99--
Laugh or I’ll Shoot Collection$29.69$31.99$34.99--
Laurel and Hardy Giftset$23.99$29.99$29.99--
Little Fish$16.99$21.99$19.99--
Merv Griffin Show: 40 Most Interesting…$20.99$26.99$31.99$24.99$20.99
Mission Impossible SE$12.99$12.99-$12.99-
Mission Impossible 2 SE$10.99$12.99$9.99--
MI/MI 2 Collector’s Set$17.96$17.99$16.99--
Newsroom: Season 3$17.49$19.99$19.99--
Pray$18.69$19.99$19.99--
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze$14.99$14.99$15.99--
Red Shoe Diaries: The Movie$13.49-$12.99--
SpyMate$26.99$24.99$27.00--
States of Control$9.99$12.99$12.99--
An Unfinished Life$29.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-
Walt Disney Cartoons Vol. 10 Mickey/Minnie$14.99$9.99$12.99--
Walt Disney Cartoons Vol. 11 Donald/Daisy$14.99$9.99$12.99--
Walt Disney Cartoons Vol. 12 Mickey/Pluto$14.99$9.99$12.99--
**Wolf Creek (R & NR)$18.79$17.99$24.99$16.99-
Woman, Thou Art Loosed SE$18.99$19.99$19.99$14.99-


Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Laugh Or I’ll Shoot Collection: Naked Gun, Top Secret, Airplane!.

Laurel and Hardy Giftset: The Big Noise, Great Guns, Jitterbugs.

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! Wolf Creek is available in both rated and unrated versions...get the one that’s right for you!

--After several weeks where prices, for the most part, had been pretty consistent…they are all over the place this week…ranging wildly on some titles from Amazon to BB to CC to Target.

--To start things off this week, BB is still working a deal on last week’s big release, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Buy CoN: TlTWaTW and buy any Disney “Best Pals” title for just $4.99 (regularly $9.99 apiece). Offer includes Best Pals: Mickey & Minnie, Best Pals, Donald & Daisy, and Best pals: Mickey & Pluto. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising FREE BB EXCLUSIVE MotherLoad disc on-pack with it’s copies of Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour/Uncensored ($12.99). Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising that you can save $10, instantly, when you buy any TWO of the following three Disney titles: The Greatest Game Ever Played, Chicken Little, Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy, this week, is advertising $12 in BONUS MOVIE CASH with its copies of the new release of Mission Impossible ($12.99). Included on-pack to see Mission Impossible 3 in theaters 5/5/06. Minimum 12 per store. No rainchecks. In a rather confusing piece of advertising, Best Buy also has printed under the picture of the MI cover the following: Also available: Mission Impossible Collector’s Set…$17.99. Movie cash minimum 3 per store. No rainchecks. That makes me think that the Collector’s set—which includes both MI & MI:2—also has the movie cash…but that there is a guaranteed minimum of just three per store.

--Best Buy is also having a deal on season sets of In Living Color. Save $12, instantly, when you buy any TWO seasons of In Living Color. Or, save $25 when you buy any THREE seasons. Must be purchased on same receipt. In Living Color: Season 5 = $26.99. In Living Color: Seasons 1 thru 4 = $29.99 apiece.

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE “BEANIE HAT” available with its copies of Fun With Dick and Jane. (To me, it looks like a wool winter cap with the “Fun With Dick and Jane” logo on it.) While supplies last. Minimum 25 per store.

--Circuit City is also has the exact same deal as BB on the movie cash with their copies of the new release of Mission Impossible ($12.99) and the MI Special Collector’s Edition ($16.99). $12 value. In theaters (Mission Impossible 3) 5-5-06. Valid 5-5-06 thru 5-14-06.

--Circuit City also has deals on seaon sets of In Living Color. Buy In Living Color: Season 5 ($27.99) and get ANY OTHER SEASON for $17.99.

--Circuit City also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE T-SHIRT with its copies of Wolf Creek. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

--CC is also offering free Raisinets, Whoppers or Skittles with the purchase of Bratz: Genie Magic ($12.99). In- store only.

--Target is proud to repeat their usual FREE $5 GiftCard offer this week with three select titles: In Living Color: Season 5 ($27.99), Bob Newhart Show: Season 3 ($24.99) and Merv Griffin: 40 Most Interesting People… ($24.99). Quantities limited; no rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: April 11, 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 59 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:00 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Dave Atell's Insomniac Tour: Uncensored $13.99
Pooh's Grand Adventure $16.99
Chronicles of Narnia 1-disc Edition $17.99
Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire $16.99
Brokeback Mountain $19.99
King Kong 2005 $19.99
Chicken Little $17.99
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of Were-Rabbit $17.99
Memoirs Of A Geisha $19.99

2 For $20: (Must purchase on same receipt)
Team America; World Police
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Shark Tale
Coach Carter
Shrek
The Goonies
Freak Friday (Latest version)
Monster-In-Law
Gone With The Wind
Raise Your Voice
Racing Stripes
Predator (Latest Version)
Tombstone
Predator 2
Best In Show
The Day After Tomorrow
The Longest Yard (2005)
Rebound
Fantastic Four
The Gospel
The Cave
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Into The Blue
A Lot Like Love
Stealth
Sahara
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie
L.A. Confidential
Apocalypse Now: Redux
The Gospel Of John
Batman Begins
Ben Hur (Old Version)
House of Wax 2005
Good Morning Vietnam: Special Edition
The Passion Of The Christ
Kingdom of Heaven
Wallace & Gromit: 3 Amazing Adventures
Barbie: Mermaidia

$8.99 each:
Dora the Explorer: Egg Hunt
Diego: The Great Dinosaur Rescue
The Backyardigans: Cave Party
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Dora the Explorer: Save The Day
The Notebook
Tyler Perry's Diary Of A Mad Black Woman
Crash (theatrical version)
Pirates of the Carribean
Finding Neverland
Charlie & THe Chocolate Factory
Robots
The Interpreter
Million Dollar Baby 2-disc Edition

DVD Sets:
Super Friends: Season 2 $12.99
The Ten Commandments: Special Edition $16.99
Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 $17.99
The Office (US): Season 1 $19.99
Laguna Beach: Season 1 $24.99
Ben Hur: Collector's Edition (4 DVDs) $24.99
Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 5 $24.99
Chappelle's Show: Season 2 $24.99
Family Guy: Volume 3 $29.99
Friends: Season 10 $29.99
Star Wars Trilogy $34.99
The Simpsons: Season 7 $34.99
Seinfeld: Season 5 $34.99
Seinfeld: Season 6 $34.99
Lost: Season 1 $39.99
Pink Panther Cassic Cartoon Collection $44.99
Harry Potter 8 DVD Movie Set $44.99
Indiana Jones Boxset $44.99
Sopranos: Season 5 $54.99
Entourage: Season 1 $29.99
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4 $29.99
From THe Earth To The Moon $69.99
Band Of Brothers $79.99
Six Feet Under: Season 4 $54.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Chronicles of Narnia 1-disc Edition $19.99
Chronicles of Narnia 2-disc Special Collector’s Edition $29.99
(Get ANY Disney Best Pals DVD for only $4.99 when you purchase The Chronicles of Narnia 1-disc or 2-disc Special Collector’s Edition. Must be purchased on the same receipt

Best Pals Titles Include:
Best Pals: Donald & Daisy $9.99
Best Pals: Mickey & Pluto $9.99
Best Pals: Mickey & Minnie $9.99
Best Pals: Volumes 11 & 12 $9.99 each

Dora’s First Trip $9.99
Bratz: Genie Magic $12.99
Dave Atell’s Insomniac Tour: Uncensored $12.99

Chicken Little $19.99
The Greatest Game Ever Played $19.99
Pooh’s Grand Adventure $19.99
(Save $10 Instantly when you buy any TWO of the 3 titles listed above. Must be purchased on same receipt)

$9.99 each:
Ice Age: Super Cool Edition
Dinosaur
Dora’s Egg Hunt
Dora Meets Diego!
My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade
Barbie: Mermaidia
Spongebob Squarepants: Lost In Time
The Shaggy Dog: Wild & Wooly Edition (Features Theatrical Version & Color Version)
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Napoleon Dynamite
Batman Begins
Pirates of the Caribbean
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (1-disc)
The Princess Diaries

$14.99 each:
A Bug’s Life
Monster’s Inc. Collector’s Edition (2-disc)
The Incredibles
Stuart Little 2 Pack (Stuart Little Deluxe Edition / Stuart Little 2)
The Aristocats
Tom & Jerry Spotlight Collection (2-disc)
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Zathura: Special Edition
Mirror Mask
Fantastic 4 (2005)
The Ten Commandments: 50th Anniversary Collection
Bad News Bears (2005)
Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison 2 Pack
Chappelle’s Show: Season 1

DVD Sets:
The Bob Newhart Show: Season 3 $22.99
The O.C.: Season 2 $37.99
Nip / Tuck: Season 2 $31.99
Smallville: Season 4 $31.99
The West Wing: Season 5 $31.99
The Flash: Complete Series $31.99
Friends: Season 10 $24.99
Sex And The City: Season 1 $21.99
Sex And The City: Season 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $24.99 each
Robot Chicken: Season 1 $21.99
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each

In Living Color: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $29.99 each
In Living Color: Season 5 $26.99
(Save $12 Instantly when you buy any TWO seasons of In Living Color. Must be purchased on same receipt)
(Save $25 Instantly when you buy any THREE seasons of In Living Color. Must be purchased on same receipt)

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Target on sale DVD items:

Pooh's Grand Adventure $16.99
Bratz: Genie Magic $12.99
Dora's First Trip $12.99

Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire $17.99
Chronicles of Narnia 1 DVD Edition $17.99
King Kong 2005 1-disc 17.99
Chicken Little $17.99
Dreamer Low Price ($17.99)
Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 $17.99
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of Were-Rabbit $16.99
Baby Einstein: Meet The Orchestra $14.99
Finding Nemo $13.99
The Incredibles $13.99
Barbie: Mermadia $13.78

$7.50 each:
Spies Like Us / Nothing But Trouble Double Feature (Target Exclusive)
Quest For Camelot / Cat's Don't Dance Double Feature (Target Exclusive)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Matilda: Special Edition
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Spanglish
Matrix: Revolutions
Friends: The One With All The Babies

$7.99 Kid's Value DVDs:
Dora's Egg Hunt
Springtime for Max & Ruby
It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
Veggie Tales: Sheerluck Holmes
Sesame Street Beginners: Beginning Together
The Easter Bunnt Is Coming To Town
Bratz: Rock Angelz

$10.00 each:
Million Dollar Baby 2-disc Edition
Monster-In-Law
House of Wax (2005)
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Pack
Fantastic Four (2005)
Roll Bounce
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Rebound

Free $5 Target Gift Card with purchase of any of the following 4 DVD Titles:
Zathura: Special Edition $19.99
Barbie: Fairtytopia $13.78
Ice Age: Super Cool Edition $14.99
Peter Cottontail Collection $14.99

Free $5 Target Gift Card with purchase of any of the following 3 DVD sets:
In Living Color: Season 5 $27.99
The Bob Newhart Show: Season 3 $24.99
The Merv Griffin Show: 40 Most Interesting People $24.99

DVD Sets:
Full House: Season 2 $17.99
I Love Lucy: Season 1 $34.99
Audrey Hepburn Collection $17.99
Ten Commandments: Special Edition $14.99
Oprah: 20th Anniversary Collection $29.99
Chappelle's Show: Season 2 $19.99
Firefly: Complete Series $27.99
Laguna Beach: Season 1 $19.99
Sex & The City: The Complete Series $149.99
Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 $17.99
Friends: Season 10 $29.99
Arrested Development: Season 1 $19.99
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 4 $16.99
The Simpsons: Season 7 $27.99
Family Guy: Volume 3 $19.99
In Living Color: Season 1 $17.99
Monk: Season 1 $17.99
24: Season 4 $39.99
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#3 of 59 Mike Frezon

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:03 PM

Posted Image Youse guys is gettin' quick!

Well, Patrick has always been quick!

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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#4 of 59 Greg_S_H

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:05 PM

Ha ha. Yeah, I even beat Patrick today. Well, I just happened to hit the HTF, saw it was midnight on the east coast, and. . . .

#5 of 59 ChrisBEA

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:05 PM

All I really want is Wolf Creek, although I may bight on the MI pack.

#6 of 59 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:09 PM

I wish people would wait a few minutes until I add the older titles on sale just to keep the info close together at the top of the page.
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#7 of 59 Julio Diaz

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:09 PM

Ah, a nice, quiet week for once!

I may finally pick up Mirror Mask since BB has it on sale, but nothing from the new release list for me!

Thanks, guys!

#8 of 59 Scott_J

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:19 PM

Thanks, Mike and Patrick. Nothing new this week, but I'll probably pick up Family Guy vol. 3 at Target for that $20 price.

#9 of 59 Malcolm R

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:32 PM

I wish people would wait until I add the older titles on sale just to keep the info close together at the top of the page.

You once nuked my post #2 so you could list your info. Greg's isn't worthy of being deleted too?

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#10 of 59 Dillon*G

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Posted April 08 2006 - 04:51 PM

I want:
-Fun with Dick and Jane
-In Living Color:Season 5
-Mission Impossible:Collector's Set
-Monk:Season 1

Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.

#11 of 59 EricSchulz

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Posted April 08 2006 - 05:18 PM

Bob Newhart S3 at Target for me. Wolf Creek is a definite rental for me. Otherwise, what a slow week! Mike, I have a feeling Target will have some other new releases available on Tuesday (the Disney sets I would guess) and I will post prices as soon as I see them.

I'm going through withdrawal not having that "inside info" any more!

#12 of 59 Greg_S_H

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Posted April 08 2006 - 05:19 PM

You can delete my post if you want. I didn't know the protocol.

#13 of 59 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted April 08 2006 - 05:21 PM

Thanks for the roundup Mike like every week. I had to post before going to bed tonight...even so there is nothing this week for me. Oh well, I can get Tetris DS or something instead.
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#14 of 59 Bill Thomann

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Posted April 08 2006 - 07:00 PM

Just the MI/MI2 Collectors Set at CC with a pm of either BB or Target when I find out their price. CC has a horrible price on it at $24.99 but all the more to 110% pm it with. That'd knock BB's $17.99 down to $17.29 + tax. Glad I held off on rebuying both after losing them in Hurricane Charley.

#15 of 59 Harold Wazzu

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Posted April 09 2006 - 01:00 AM

Might want to double check the price on the MI/MI2 set at CC. My ad shows $16.99...

#16 of 59 Bill Thomann

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Posted April 09 2006 - 01:26 AM

That's better than having to pm it. I was wondering about that as I'd seen $16.99 as the price on a couple other sites that post prices a lot earlier.

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Posted April 09 2006 - 02:40 AM

I'll be getting:

Mission: Impossible (anamorphic release of a DePalma movie and a free ticket to see the new one sucked me in)
and Wolf Creek

#18 of 59 Bob Graham

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Posted April 09 2006 - 03:10 AM

circuitcity.com lists the MI/MI2 COLLECTOR'S SET at $12.99. There's no mention of the movie cash and the MI2 looks like the one-disc edition and not the two disc. Think I'll try ordering this anyway on the assumption that the movie cash will be there and that if I decide I really need the MI2 SE, I'll pick it up later and sell the single disc edition.

http://entertainment....d=PRT070922DVD

#19 of 59 Steve...O

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Posted April 09 2006 - 03:40 AM

Thanks for the Round-Up.

The Laurel & Hardy set (FOX) is on its way to me as we speak. I can see me picking up Newhart S3 as well.

For those interested in the Merv set, Sam's Club is selling it for $20.88 (about a dime cheaper than Costco). The packaging looks very nice although I was a bit surprised to see ALPHA as the distributor.

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Posted April 09 2006 - 04:08 AM

Already ordered Farscape for 16.61 from DDD. Thank god for slow weeks. Posted Image