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Weekly Roundup 9-5-2006


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#1 of 66 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 02 2006 - 04:00 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Godzilla (Gojira – 1954)

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– Brazil (1985)

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– Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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– Tyrone Power & Henry Fonda (Jesse James – 1939)

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– Cast (Family – 1976-1980)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Abbott & Costello Show: S1$34.99$33.99$34.99 -  - 
Ace Ventura: Deluxe Double Feature$12.87$12.99$15.99 -  - 
Alf: Season 4$27.87$27.99$34.99$29.99 - 
All the King’s Men$13.99$14.99$15.99 -  - -
Almost Strangers$20.99$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Amarcord (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
The Assassination of Trotsky$17.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Blade Runner (Dir. Cut)$13.99$14.99$12.99 -  - 
Brazil (CC) (1-disc)$20.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Brazil (CC) (3-disc)$41.99$57.99$49.99 -  - 
Broken Trail$19.87$19.99$28.97$22.99 - 
Buffy: Curse of the Hellmouth$22.49$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Clive Barker’s The Plague$18.69$22.99$24.97 -  - 
Commander in Chief: Part 2$19.87$16.99$24.99 -  - 
Complete Toxic Avenger$44.99 -  -  -  - 
Dead Man’s Shoes$20.19$22.99$19.99 -  - 
District B13$18.89$19.99$19.99$16.99 - 
Doctor Who: Inferno$24.49$26.99$24.99 -  - 
Doctor Who: Web Planet$16.19$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Escape/Witch Mtn./Return/Witch Mtn.$17.99$14.99$17.99 -  - 
Family: Seasons 1 & 2$34.99$44.99$39.99 -  - 
Fantastic Four$14.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Flintstones: Season 6$29.87$44.99$34.99 -  - 
Forensic Investigators: Season 1$26.99$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Fraggle Rock: Season 2$34.99$44.99$39.99 -  - 
Frankenstein Unbound$14.99$14.99$12.99 -  - 
Gang Wars$16.99$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Gojira (Godzilla) (2-disc)$16.49$19.99$17.99 -  - 
Guys and Balls$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Heart of Darkness: Viet. War Chron.$35.99$33.99$39.99 -  - 
High Anxiety$11.19$9.99$12.99 -  - 
History of the World Part 1$11.19$9.99$12.99 -  - 
History of the WWE Championship$23.99$19.99$24.99 -  - 
House of the Damned$10.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Hustle: Season 1$24.49$29.99$24.99 -  - 
Jackass: The Movie SE (NR)$11.87$12.99$14.99 -  - 
Jesse James (1939)$11.19$14.99 -  -  - 
Jim Henson’s Fantasy Film Coll.$35.89$44.99$39.99 -  - 
Kinky Boots$29.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Legend of Lucy Keyes$22.49$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Lost: Season 2$38.87$35.99$37.99$37.99$38.99
**Nat’l Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2 (R & NR)$19.87$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Night Train to Paris$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Oz: Season 6$41.87$44.99$42.99 - $44.99
Playtime (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Population 436$18.69$22.99$24.97 -  - 
Pretty Poison$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Red Dwarf: Complete Collection$174.89$212.48$249.98 -  - 
Return of Frank James (1940)$11.19$14.99 -  -  - 
Robin Hood: Men in Tights$9.99$9.99$12.99 -  - 
Rocky Horror/Shock Treatment$26.99$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Seven Samurai (CC)$34.99$42.99$39.99 -  - 
Shock-O-Rama$13.99$14.99$17.99 -  - 
Silent Movie$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Shock Treatment SE$14.99$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Shooting the Past$20.99$24.99$24.99 -  - 
Silk Stalkings: Season 5$24.47$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Summer Storm$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Supernatural: Season 1$37.27$39.99$39.99$37.99$39.99
Three Musketeers (BBC)$22.49$19.99$19.99 -  - 
To Be or Not to Be (1983)$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
True Story of Jesse James (1957)$11.19$14.99 -  -  - 
Twelve Chairs$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
United 93 (2-disc) - $24.99$19.99 -  - 
**United 93 (1-disc)$16.87$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.49
Unknown White Male$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Young Frankenstein SE$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
None this week. -  -  -  -  - 


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Blazing Saddles$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 
Firewall$23.95$29.99$34.00 -  - 
Full Metal Jacket$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 
Lethal Weapon$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 


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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Ace Ventura Double Feature: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura:When Nature Calls.

Jim Henson’s Fantasy Film Collection: Labyrinth, Mirrormask, The Dark Crystal.

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! United 93 (1-disc) is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2 is available in both a rated and unrated edition...get the one that’s right for you.

--Wow! What a huge week! Truly something for everyone. New Criterions. Anamorphic releases of old Criterions. New TV shows released for the first time. Later seasons of old favorite TV shows. Classic movies. Cult movies. Monster movies. Recent movies. The individual releases of the Mel Brooks films. Lots of stuff of high interest. And then there’s next week…

--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 has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Lost: Season 2. Features “The Reckoning”: the Season 2 recap episode and “Lost: On Location” featurette. Minimum 30 per store.)

--Best Buy is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Supernatureal: Season 1. Minimum 10 per store.

--Best Buy also has a price of $21.99 on Seasons 1-3 of Alf.

--Best Buy also has two big lists of DVDs for $3.99 and $5.99 this week!

--For Sunday & Monday only…Circuit City is advertising a price of $12.99 apiece on the following DVDs: Annapolis, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Final Destination 3, Inside Man, King Kong (2005), Syriana, V for Vendetta.

--Circuit City has FREE MOVIE CASH with its copies of Jackass: The Movie (NR). For Jackass: The Movie 2. Ticket value = $12.00. Ticket valid 9-22-06 thru 10-1-06. While supplies last.

--Circuit City, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE FREE $10 iTunes MUSIC CARD with the purchase of Lost: Season 2 on DVD. While supplies last.

--Circuit City is also offering a price of $27.99 on Seasons 1-3 of Oz. Seasons 4 & 5 are $42.99.

--Target is offering FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD with the following titles: Alf: Season 4, Broken Trail, Lost: Season 2, Supernatural: Season 1. GiftCard will be given automatically at checkout.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: September 5, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Buena Vista Home Video

$9.99 - The Hole, The Hot Chick, Jersey Girl, My Baby's Daddy

$14.99 - Bride & Prejudice, The Country Bears, Don't Be a Menace...: Special Edition, Ella Enchanted, Frida, George of the Jungle 2, Good Morning Vietnam: Special Edition, Hidalgo, Inspector Gadget 2, King Arthur, King Arthur: Extended Edition, Rushmore, A Saintly Switch, Sling Blade: Special Edition, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Yards: Director's Cut

$19.99 - The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl, Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui, Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows, City of God, Flightplan, Frank Miller's Sin City, The Great Raid, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Ice Princess, National Treasure, The Pacifier, Sky High, Trainspotting: Collector's Edition

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 66 OFFLINE   Steve Lockwood

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Posted September 02 2006 - 04:39 PM

-Brazil
-Blade Runner

For me this week
-I am a Death Dealer, sworn to destroy those known as the Lycans.

#3 of 66 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted September 02 2006 - 04:54 PM

3 Mel Brooks titles for me. Robin Hood: Men In Tights, History Of The World Part One & Young Frankenstein.

Is Best Buy really charging $3 more for Young Frankenstein (& a couple other Brooks) than all of the other titles or is that a misprint? I'll be pricematching them at CC.

#4 of 66 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:03 PM

Supernatural at Best Buy. I wonder what the Fantastic Four release is.

#5 of 66 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for the roundup! This is the start of the expensive DVD buying season for me.

Seven Samurai
Brazil (3-disc ver)
and maybe Young Frankenstein SE or High Anxiety
DVD & Blu-ray - It's all about the movies!

#6 of 66 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:08 PM

The Blade Runner thread became unbearable well over a year ago, so I bailed and haven't been back.

It sounds to me as though, for a real fan, it is worthwhile to get the edition being released this week to replace the awful existing one, then wait for the ultimate edition, which I suppose probably won't be out for the better part of a year.

Would this be a solid plan?

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:10 PM

Thanks as usual.

I'll be holding off on Blade Runner til the even better release coming next year. In the meantime, the best dvd to come out of Criterion in a long time makes this a fantastic week.

Just two dvds:

Flintstones season 6
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#8 of 66 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:33 PM

I think the Jesse James-related films have been postponed by Fox, so it will be interesting to see if any made it to retailers.




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#9 of 66 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:39 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$9.99 each:
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Clerks: Collector's Series
Crash (Theatrical)
Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2
Ghostbusters 1 & 2
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Tyler Perry Collection: Madea Goes To Jail
Tyler Perry Collection: Why Did I Get Married?
The Brothers Grimm
Ladder 49
Predator: Collector's Edition
Blow
Preaching To The Choir
Cheaper By The Dozen 2005
Febver Pitch
Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition
Tombstone
ID4: Independence Day (5 Star Collection version Shown)
The Day After Tomorrow (Theatrical)
Kill Bill: Vol. I
Kill Bill: Vol. II
Dark Water: Unrated
Hidalgo
Hostage
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3.5
Sweet Home Alabama
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Pretty Woman: 15th Anniversary Edition

Chronicles Of Narnia UMD Movie for PSP
Underworld: Evolution UMD Movie for PSP

3 FOR $15.00:
Troy
Ocean's Twelve
The Avaitor
Million Dollar Baby
Cradle 2 The Grave
Exit Wounds
Angel Eyes
The Cell
Bonnie & Clyde
Poltergeist
Stephen King's IT
Absolute Power
City Of Angels
Empire Of The Sun
Torque
Fallen
Clash Of The Titans
Queen Of The Damned
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Forever Young
Starsky & Hutch (2005)
Pleasantville
Mystic River
Disclosure

DVD Sets:
Boondocks: Season 1 $27.99
OZ: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $27.99
OZ: Season 4 / 5 $42.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:


Charlie & Lola 2 Pack: Volumes I & II $16.99
(Free Book with purchase of Charlie & Lola 2-Pack. Minimum 6 per store. No rain checks.

DVD Sets:
Alf: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $21.99 each

$3.99 each:
Along Came A Spider
Starsky & Hutch (2005)
Harlem Nights
Superstar
The General's Daughter
Cradle 2 The Grave
Mystic River
Juice
Trading Places
Galaxy Quest
Last Castle
200 Cigarettes
Friday The 13th
Exit Wounds

$5.99 each:
In The Line Of Fire
Vertical Limit
Urban Legend
Beverly Hills Ninja
Jumanji: Collector's Edition
Real Genius
St. Elmo's Fire
28 Days
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
It Could Happen To You
Bad Boys II
To Die For
Formula 51
Awakenings
Single White Female
The Big Chill: 15th Anniversary Edition
Anaconda
Random Hearts
Daddy Day Care
America's Sweethearts
The Devil's Own
The Net
Under Suspicion
Shampoo
I-Spy (Eddie Murphy / Owen Wilson)
Flatliners
The Big Hit
Trapped
Fools Rush In

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Target on sale DVD items:

DVD Sets:
Desperate Housewives: Season 2 $39.99
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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:47 PM

Oz Season 6
Lost Season 2

Finally Oz Season 6 is out!!!

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Posted September 02 2006 - 05:57 PM

Blade Runner, Godzilla, Frankenstein Unbound, Young Frankenstein, and if i can find it for $20 Brazil 1 disc, as i bought the box years ago.

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Posted September 02 2006 - 10:49 PM

YMMV, but the Houston-area Fry's will have "Lost" S2 for $32.99 on Tuesday.

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


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Posted September 02 2006 - 11:36 PM

Lost S2 and FINALLY "Gojira" for me.
Will probably pick up "High Anxiety" at some point, but it's not a "must-have" right now.
Renting "Supernatural" (missed several of the later eps) and "United 93".

Thanks for all the work on this week's roundup, Mike...it's a biggie!

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Posted September 03 2006 - 12:38 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike and Patrick!

Wow! Huge week with lots of interesting titles arriving. I will pick pick up Lost for sure and a handful more over the next several weeks.
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Posted September 03 2006 - 01:44 AM

fantastic four?
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Posted September 03 2006 - 02:24 AM

I'll be getting

Lost: Season Two (can't wait) and
Oz: Season Six

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#17 of 66 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 03 2006 - 02:42 AM

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fantastic four?

Fantastic Four.

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 September 03 2006 - 02:51 AM

so i guess it's just a price drop

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#19 of 66 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 03 2006 - 03:02 AM

Might be. But I think it's also got a different cover.

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 September 03 2006 - 03:15 AM

Ugh. Spent entirely too much this weekend at BB already...but I am committed to Lost S2. Possibly Blade Runner, Robin Hood and Young Frankenstein...possibly.