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Weekly RoundUp 8-22-2006


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#1 of 44 Mike Frezon

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Posted August 18 2006 - 01:37 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity – 1944)

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– Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill – 2006)

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– This Island Earth - 1955

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– Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy (State of the Union – 1948)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Alvin/Chipmunks: Trick or Treason$13.49$9.99$12.99 -  - 
The Apartment (1996)$14.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure$11.19$9.99$12.99 -  - 
Bill Cosby Show: Season 1$25.54$28.99$34.99 -  - -
Blackstar: Complete Series$13.99$12.99$15.99 -  - 
Blue Thunder: Complete Series$27.99$31.99$29.99 -  - 
Conviction: Complete Series$37.73$39.99$49.99 -  - 
Disney’s Little Einsteins: Mission Celebration$13.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - 
Double Indemnity SE$18.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Elizabeth I$19.49$19.99$24.99 -  - 
House: Season 2$39.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.99
Inside 9/11 – National Geographic$26.99$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Invasion: Season 1$41.80$37.99$39.99$39.99$39.99
Just My Luck$16.99$19.99$16.99$16.99 - 
Karate Dog$14.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Kicking & Screaming (CC)$19.49$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Kisses & Caroms$17.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Love for Rent$13.49$14.99$12.99 -  - 
Mr. McMahon (WWE)$17.84$19.99$15.99 -  - 
Neil’s Party$17.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
On Native Soil$20.19$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Phat Girlz$19.87$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Pixies: Acoustic$13.49$13.99$12.99 -  - 
**Poseidon$14.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - 
Poseidon SE (2-disc)$22.69$22.99$22.99 - $21.99
Radioland Murders$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Redwall: Season 3$22.49$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Renegade: Seasons 2 & 3$40.49$32.99$34.99 -  - 
The Robinsons: Season 1$16.19$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Saving Shiloh$13.99$12.99$12.99$14.99 - 
**Silent Hill$18.79$16.99$16.99$16.99 - 
Sketches of Frank Gehry$16.99$19.99$24.97 -  - 
Space Sentinels & Freedom Force$13.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
State of the Union$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Them!/Beast from 20k Fathoms$13.99$9.99$12.99 -  - 
This Island Earth$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Threshold: Complete Series$34.99$42.99$34.99 -  - 
Tom & Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers$13.99$15.99$15.99 -  - 
The Transporter Collection$24.78$26.99$22.99 -  - 
Tromeo & Juliet (10th Anniv. Edition)$16.99$19.99$17.99 -  - 
The Uninvited Guest$9.99$14.99$12.99 -  - 
Veronica Mars: Season 2$37.99$37.99$37.99$39.99 - 
When Do We Eat?$18.69$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Wizard$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Worst Week of My Life: Season 1$17.49$22.99$19.99 -  - 


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
The Bone Collector$19.95$24.99$29.98 -  - 
Caddyshack$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 
Good Night & Good Luck$27.95$34.99$39.99 -  - 
The Searchers$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 
Spy Game$19.95$24.99$29.98 -  - 


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
The Devil’s Rejects$26.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Silent Hill$19.99$29.99$26.99 -  - 
Stargate$20.95 -  -  -  - 
Stir of Echoes$26.99 -  -  -  - 
Total Recall$20.99 -  -  -  - 


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

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! Poseidon AND Silent Hill are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) !

--I am still unsure of my efficiencies in finding and pricing the various HD & Blu-Ray release each week. Be forewarned. It seems like in-store prices at Best Buy and Circuit City are coming in cheaper than the prices as reported on-line.

--Amazon.com is having a special offer on Blu-Ray & HD-DVD discs: Save an additional 10% on all of your Blu-ray & HD-DVD Disc purchases for the next year. Purchase three Blu-ray or HD-DVD Discs right now, and you'll automatically qualify to receive an additional 10% off all of your high-definition DVD purchases for one year. To receive a 10% discount on your three high-def Discs upon checkout, use this claim code: HDDISC10. Go HERE for details.

--Best Buy is also holding one of its 2/$20 promotions when you buy BOTH Poseidon ($16.99) and The Perfect Storm ($7.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is also holding a 2/$25 promotion when you buy BOTH Silent Hill ($16.99) and EITHER The Grudge OR The Exorcism of Emily Rose OR Resident Evil OR Resident Evil: Apocalypse ($14.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has a FREE WARNER BROTHERS DVD SAMPLER advertised with the purchase of ANY DVD. Features trailers for TV Series: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Nine, and Smith. It also features trailers for upcoming TV-on-DVD releases: Nip/Tuck, Smallville & Supernatural.

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE 48-PAGE COMIC BOOK with the purchase of Silent Hill. Minimum 20 per store.

--Circuit City, this week, has FREE MOVIE CASH to see Beerfest!with the purchase of Dukes of Hazzard (NR) on DVD ($9.99). Beerfest! In theaters 8-25-06. Ticket Value = $10.50. Ticket valid 8/25-06 thru 9-24-06.

--Circuit City has a deal to get ANY Baby or Little Einstein DVD for $9.99 after the purchase of Disney’s Little Einstein: Mission Celebration! ($14.99). Must be purchased on same receipt. Limit 1 sale title per receipt.

--Target is offering one of it’s FREE $5 GIFTCARDS with its copies of House: Season 2 on DVD. Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

--And Target’s also got their own EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with copies of Invasion: Complete Series. Bonus disc features featurette on the creation of the music for the series. Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: August 15, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Universal Studios

$9.99 - Brewster's Millions, Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, Kids in America, One Last Dance, Shallow Ground, Silver Hawk, Soldiers of Change

$12.98 - Apollo 13, Army of Darkness, Beethoven, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Cry Freedom, The Far Country, Gridlock'd, Honey, The Hulk, Joe Kidd, Life, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Out of Sight, Ride With the Devil, Winchester '73

$14.98 - Balto, The Bourne Supremacy, The Blues Brothers, Bustin' Loose, Carlito's Way, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, Casino, Conan: The Complete Quest, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, Imitation of Life (1959), In Good Company, K9, K9: PI, K911, Meet the Fockers, Ray, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies, Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood, Two Brothers, Vanity Fair, The Wedding Date, Which Way Is Up

$19.98 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, Brokeback Mountain, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, The Deer Hunter, The Ice Harvest, Jarhead, More American Graffiti, Munich, Nanny McPhee, Prime, The Producers, Revelations, Seabiscuit (Gift Set), Something New, The Sting, To Kill a Mockingbird

$22.98 - Charles in Charge: The Complete First Season, Gimme a Break! Season One

$26.98 - Coach: The First Season, Fear Factor: The First Season

$29.98 - Quincy, M.E.: Seasons 1 & 2

$34.98 - The Munsters: The Complete First Season, The Munsters: The Complete Second Season

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 44 Patrick Sun

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Posted August 20 2006 - 01:36 AM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

The Last Voyage $6.99
She's The Man $16.99
Transporter 2 $9.99
The Shaggy Dog $19.99
V For Vendetta $19.99
Inside Man $19.99
Final Destination 3 $17.99
Scary Movie 4: Unrated $17.99
RV Low Price ($17.99)

Dukes of Hazzard: Unrated $9.99
(Free Movie Money to see Beerfest! Ticket value = $10.50. Beerfest in theaters 8/25/06. Ticket valid 8/25/06 - 9/24/06)

$5.99 each:
Kids
Open Water
Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
First Blood: Ultimate Edition
Dune: Special Edition
Van Wilder

$7.49 each:
Minority Report (1-disc)
Anchorman: Legend Of Ron Burgundy
Collateral
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Bueller.... Bueller Edition
The Fighting Temptations
Team America - World Police: Unrated
Airplane: Don't Call Me Sghirley Edition
Eurotrip: Unrated
Coach Carter
Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition
School Of Rock
Twisted

$9.99 each:
Madagascar
Four Brothers
War Of The Worlds (2005)
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
Hustle & Flow
Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Aeon Flux
Last Holiday
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Th Island
Elizabethtown
Shrek
Shrek 2
The Weather Man
Gladiator

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Silent Hill $16.99
The Grudge $14.99
Exorcism of Emily Rose $14.99
Resident Evil $14.99
Resident Evil: Apocalypse $14.99
(2 For $25 when you buy Silent Hill and any other marked title on the same receipt)

$4.99 EACH: (From Clint Eastwood Collection)
City Heat
Tightrope
A Perfect World
Sudden Impact
The Dead Pool
Kelly’s Heroes

2 FOR $20:
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Aeon Flux
Match Point
Harry Potter & Goblet Of Fire
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party: Unrated
Wedding Crashers
The Ringer
Scary Movie 3.5
Ice Age: Super Cool Edition
Madagascar
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of The Were-Rabbit
Last Holiday
Something New
ATL
Nanny McPhee
Prime
Pulp Fiction: Collector’s Edition
The Producers (2005)
Clerks: Collector’s Series
Brokeback Mountain
Fight Club
Hustle & Flow
In Her Shoes
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
The Ice Harvest
Red Eye
Tombstone
Four Brothers
The Weather Man
16 Blocks

DVD Sets:
Chappelle’s Show: The Lost Episodes (Uncensored) $8.99

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Target on sale DVD items:

$4.00 each:
A Beautiful Mind: 2-disc Awards Edition
The Perfect Man
Casino: 10th Anniversay Edition
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

$7.50 each:
The Mask
First Daughter
HOOK
The Goonies

$10.00 each:
Ghostbusters 1 & 2
Philadelphia: Anniversary Edition
Sleepless In Seattle: 10th Anniversary Edition
13 Going On 30: Special Edition

DVD Sets:
The Office: Season 1 (USA) $17.99
Arrested Development: Season 1 $19.99
24: Season 4 $39.99
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#3 of 44 Shawn.F

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Posted August 20 2006 - 01:47 AM

An actual big week for me: Caddyshack, Good Night and Good Luck and The Searchers all on HD DVD. Oh yeah, and Madden 07 for the 360! Posted Image

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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:02 AM

Just Double Indemnity for me.

Thanks for the prices!

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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:10 AM

Also, Richard Pryor's "Moving" finally comes out this week as part of the "Moving"/"Greased Lightning" comedy double feature.

Other than that, it's "Veronica Mars S2" as the only definite with "House S2", "Threshold", and "Invasion" all being up in the air.

I really want "Silent Hill", but with the Blu-Ray version being released at the same time, it's hard to buy it on DVD. The PS3 is gonna have to be my Blu-Ray player, so that's gonna be a 3 month wait... I might need to start doing this "renting" thing I've heard so much about...

#6 of 44 Nathan A

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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:17 AM

Amazon is listing its price for the 2-disc Poseidon SE as $16.99. Not bad, I suppose, for those interested.

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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:33 AM

Thanks Mike and Patrick for the RoundUp!

This Island Earth is a definite to (HOPEFULLY) replace my ancient Image disc with a a better quality version. This new release does not appear to be OAR, but I am such a geek on this film that I will still double-dip. I have not read any online reviews about the transfer yet, and am a bit nervous, but I remain cautiously... "optimistic."

I will also pick up season two of Veronica Mars.
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#8 of 44 Scott_J

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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:59 AM

Thanks, Mie and Patrick. Probably not buying anything this week, but I'll eventually pick up that Alvin and the Chipmunks disc and the Wizard.

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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:59 AM

mike would you consider adding THE LAST VOYAGE to the grid.
it has never been on dvd and is only available at CC for now, and is a new release.

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#10 of 44 TonyD

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Posted August 20 2006 - 03:05 AM

Target on sale DVD items:

$4.00 each:
A Beautiful Mind: 2-disc Awards Edition

Casino: 10th Anniversay Edition

casino and beautiful mind for $4, WOW.

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#11 of 44 george kaplan

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Posted August 20 2006 - 03:38 AM

I may only be buying one title, but given that it's Double Indemnity, this is one of the best weeks in a long time.

Thanks as usual.
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#12 of 44 Julio Diaz

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Posted August 20 2006 - 03:42 AM

Veronica Mars season 2 is the must-buy for me!

Also, FYE.com is offering Veronica Mars season 2 and Invasion season 1 at $39.99, but offers a $10 mail-in rebate on each title, taking them down to $29.99 each!

#13 of 44 Viper

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Posted August 20 2006 - 04:11 AM

Any chance that Blu-Ray release of Stargate is the Director's Cut? I'm still pissed about that Terminator 2 release.

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Posted August 20 2006 - 04:38 AM

I'm picking up Caddyshack, Good Night and Good Luck, Spy Game, and The Bone Collector on HD DVD. And hopefully the 2.0 firmware will be out on Tuesday also.
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#15 of 44 BrandonJF

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Posted August 20 2006 - 05:07 AM

Quote:
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Any chance that Blu-Ray release of Stargate is the Director's Cut? I'm still pissed about that Terminator 2 release.

Surprisingly, it does say "Extended Cut" on the front artwork pictured at DVD Empire.

#16 of 44 Dave Mack

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Posted August 20 2006 - 05:24 AM

Is that the Casino DVD-18 flipper?

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Posted August 20 2006 - 11:36 AM

yes as pictured in the ad

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#18 of 44 Mike Frezon

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Posted August 20 2006 - 01:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyD
mike would you consider adding THE LAST VOYAGE to the grid.
it has never been on dvd and is only available at CC for now, and is a new release.

Tony:

I'd be glad to....in October. Amazon has it listed for October 24, 2006. That's when most people are showing its release...even Circuit City.

Thanks again to Patrick Sun for posting the RoundUp up for me as I was away from my computer early this morning.

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 August 20 2006 - 01:34 PM

Man, that's a ridiculously good deal on Casino at Target. And I hope I can score a few of those Clint DVDs at BB. I need The Dead Pool to complete my Dirty Harry collection.
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Posted August 20 2006 - 02:33 PM

Only Double Indemnity...although I was in Target this morning and they had The Last Samurai for $7.50. Alas, not a single widescreen copy to be found. Maybe I'll check another by the BF's house later this week...

Funny thing...the in-store signage all say the Fullscreen version...hmmm...





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