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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 06 2007 - 01:46 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Jessica Biel & Edward Norton (The Illusionist – 2006)

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– Salma Hayek & Penelope Cruz (Bandidas – 2006)

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– Crank – 2006

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– Dom DeLuise (Lotsa Luck – 1973/74)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Bandidas$20.99$19.99$19.99$17.99 - 
Broken Bridges$19.99$19.99$17.99$17.99 - 
Color of the Cross$20.19$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Conversations with Other Women$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
**Crank$20.29$16.99$14.99$16.99 - 
Danielle Steel Collection$17.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Extras: Season 1$20.99$24.99$22.99$22.99 - 
Idiocracy$19.59$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
**The Illusionist$17.98$16.99$17.99$16.99$19.49
I Trust You to Kill Me$17.99$19.99$15.99 -  - 
Live Nude Girls$9.98$7.99$9.99 -  - 
Lotsa Luck: Complete Series$35.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
MI-5: Volume 4$55.99$79.99$59.99 -  - 
Mister Peepers$29.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Murder, Set, Pieces$20.19$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Night Listener$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99
Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Vol. 5$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Quinceanera$18.89$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Romantic Favorites Collection$26.99$19.99$24.99 - $19.49
The Snow Queen$10.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Spongebob…: Season 4 Vol. 2$27.69$24.99$29.99 -  - 
Van Gogh (1992)$18.69$22.99$19.99 -  - 
The Veteran$24.29$24.99$12.99$16.99 - 


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
NONE this week. -  -  -  -  - 


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Crank$27.95$24.99$39.99 -  - 


Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Danielle Steel 2 DVD Collection: Palomino, Secrets, Star, The Promise.

Romantic Favorites Collection: About a Boy, Bridge Jones: The Edge of Reason, Love Actually, Notting Hill.

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! Crank AND The Illusionist are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one !

--I believe it is safe to say that The Night Listener will be a available for $19.99 at many retailers and e-tailers. It might be the first time in RoundUp history a title has clocked in at the exact same price at all five locations!

--At Best Buy, 2 FREE HD-DVDs (World Trade Center and Jet Li’s Fearless), instantly, with the purchase of Toshiba HD-DVD player Model HD-A2 ($499.99).

--A 2/$25 deal @ Best Buy! Buy any TWO of the following THREE DVDs and get the two DVDs for $25 ($16.99 apiece): High School Musical: Remix Edition, Cheetah Girls 2, Hannah Montana: Livin’ the Rock Star Life. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Episode 1 of Rome: Season 2 is FREE at Best Buy with the purchase, this week, of ANY HBO title. While supplies last. Minimum 20 per store.

--Best Buy Odds & Ends: Best Buy has a number of good titles on a $5.99 sale this week (such as the 26th AE of The Jerk). Also, BB has a bunch of recent releases on a 2/$20 sale (including such titles as the 15th AE of Reservoir Dogs and United 93).

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE SYRINGE INK PEN (reminiscent of the Ice Pick pen in that long ago edition of Basic Instinct?) with the purchase of Crank on DVD.

--A 2/$25 deal at Circuit City this week, too! Buy both Idiocracy ($19.99) AND Office Space SE ($9.99) and get both DVDs for $25. Must be purchased on same receipt.

----Episode 1 of Rome: Season 2 is also FREE at Circuit City with the purchase, this week, of ANY HBO title. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

--Circuit City Odds & Ends: CC also has a special sale list of DVDs for $4.99 apiece this week.

--Another quiet week for specials at Target this week…although they have lots of LOW prices on this week’s new releases!

--Target Odds & Ends: Target has its usual assortment of $6.50 and $10 DVDs. AND, a number of TV on DVD season sets for $19.99 and $25.99.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: January 9, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Universal

$5.98 - 18 Fingers of Death, Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, Day of Wrath, Kids in America, Soldiers of Change, Whirlygirl

$14.98 - Cinderella Man, The Ice Harvest, Kicking & Screaming, Prime, Problem Child Tantrum Pack, The Skeleton Key, Smokey & The Bandit: SE

$19.98 - American Dreamz, Brick, Bring It On: All or Nothing, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Inside Man, King Kong, The Mummy Collector's Set, Slither, Tremors Attack Pack, United 93, Waist Deep


Buena Vista

$14.99 - Power Rangers DinoThunder: Collision Course Volume 4, Power Rangers DinoThunder: Day Of The Dino Volume 1, Power Rangers DinoThunder: Legacy Of Power Volume 2, Power Rangers DinoThunder: Triassic Triumph Volume 5, Power Rangers DinoThunder: White Thunder Volume 3, Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Cyber Clash, Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Lightning Strikers, Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Looming Thunder, Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Prelude To A Storm, Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Samurai's Journey

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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:06 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Snakes On A Plane $17.99
The Covenant $19.99
Talladega Nights; Balld Of Ricky Bobby $17.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $19.99

$4.99 each:
Executive Decision
Shallow Hal
Beverly Hills Cop II
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Practical Magic
Wayne's World
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Godsend
The Cooler
The Order
Jason X
Johnson Family Vacation
The Eagle Has Landed
Stargate: Ultimate Edition
Universal Soldier
Waterworld
Deliverance
City Of Angels
Contact
The Cell
Bridges Of Madison County
Cast Away
Ocean's Eleven
Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Waiting To Exhale
Beverly Hills Cop
The American President
Ronin (1st Pressing)
Primal Dear
Hoosiers *(1st Pressing)
White Men Can't Jump
And Justice For All
Knockaround Guys
The Last Boyscout
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Dungeons & Dragons
Kickboxer 3: The Art Of War / Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor

$6.99 Double Feature DVDs:
Rumble In The Bronx / The Corruptor
Assasins / The Specialist
Jackie Chan's First Strike / Mr. Nice Guy
Above The Law / Hard To Kill
Frantic / Presumed Innocents
All The Right Moves / Great Expectations
The Edge / Tigerland
Cocoon / Cocoon: The Return
Chain Reaction / The Vanishing
Rising Sun / Sugar Hill
Towering Inferno / Volcano
My Blue Heaven / Man With Two Brains

DVD Sets
Get Episode 1 of Rome: Season 2 free with purchase on any HBO DVD series. While Supplies Last. Minimum 10 per store

Buy One Marked DVD Set (Get One Free of equal or lesser value. In store only. Purchases must be on same receipt)
Dawson's Creek: Season 1 $29.99
Dawson's Creek: Season 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $39.99 each
Newsradio: Season 1+2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Bewitched: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Married With Children: Season 1 $24.99
Married With Children: Season 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $34.99 each
King Of Queens: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Rescue Me: Season 1 / 2 $39.99 each


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

2 For $25 DVD Deal: Select and Purchase any 2 of the DVDs listed below together on the same receipt and get both for $25. DVDs are $16.99 each when sold seperately
High School Musical: Encore Edition
The Cheetah Girls 2: Cheetah-licious Edition
Hannah Montana: Livin' The Rock Star Life

$5.99 each:
More Titles In Store or at BestBuy.com
The Italian Job (2003)
Zoolander
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
City Of Angels: Special Edition
The Jerk: 26Th Anniversary Edition
The Great Outdoors
Beverly Hills Ninja
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
White Chicks
Glory
Army Of Darknness
Shaun Of The Dead
XXX: State Of The Union
The Bourne Identity: Explosive Extended Edition
Land Of The Dead
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Mummy: Collector's Edition
Glengarry GlenRoss
The Bridges Of Madison County
Love Actually
Requiem For A Dream
Bad Boys
Young Guns
The Piano
The Bourne Supremacy
National Lampoon's Senior Trip
The Cell
Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Editon
On Golden Pond
The Never Ending Story
Executive Decision
Belly
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

$9.99 Double Feature DVDs:
Excecutive Decision / Unlawful Entry
Stand & Deliver / Lean On Me
Romeo Must Die / Cradle 2 The Grave
The Fugitive / U.S. Marshals

2 DVDs For $20:
More Titles In Store or at BestBuy.com
The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
United 93
King Kong (2005)
Accepted
American Dreamz
Scary Movie 4: Unrated
Inside Man
Brick
The Mummy Movie Trilogy
SAW II: Unrated
Madea's Family Reunion
Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Gas Can Edition
Slither
Bring It On: All Or Nothing
See No Evil
Akeelah & THE Bee
An American Haunting
Hard Candy
FEAST
The Matador
The Punisher
Van Wilder

DVD Sets – 19.99 each:
More Titles In Store or at BestBuy.com
M*A*S*H*: Season 1
Firefly: The Complete Series
The Shield: Season 4
NYPD Blue: Season 4
That 70's Show: Season 5
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 7

DVD Sets:
The Office (BBC): Series 1 & 2 PLUS The Special $34.99
Spongebob Squarepants: Season 4 - Volume II $24.99
Rome: Season 1 $59.99

Get Episode 1 of Rome: Season 2 free with purchase on any HBO DVD title. While Supplies Last. Minimum 20 per store




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Target on sale DVD items:

Mosaic $9.99
Barnyard $15.99
The Devil Wears Prada Low Price ($15.99)
The Ant Bully $17.99
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Low Price ($17.99)
Jackass The Movie: Number Two Low Price ($15.99)
The Descent $15.99
CARS $17.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $17.99
Talldega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $17.99
Miami Vice Low Price ($17.99)

$6.50 each:
Charlotte's Web
A Beautiful Mind
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Groundhog Day: Special Edition
The Italian Job (2003)
Sleepy Hollow
Hellboy
Animal House: Double Secret Probation Edition

$10 each:
Bullitt: Special Edition
HEAT
Million Dollar Baby
The Outsiders - The Complete Novel: 2 DVD Special Edition
Rebel Without A Cause: 2 DVD Special Edition
Purple Rain: 2 DVD Special Edition
Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives
True Romance: 2 DVD Special Edition

DVD Sets:
Extras: Season 1 $22.99
Family Guy: Volume IV $19.99
Firefly: The Complete Series $19.99
Bones: Season 1 $19.99
Two-A-Days: Season 1 $19.99
M*A*S*H*: Season 11 $19.99
The Office: Season 2 $25.99
Veronica Mars: Season 2 $25.99
Supernatural: Season 1 $25.99
Nip/Tuck: Season 3 $25.99
One Tree Hill: Season 3 $25.99
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#3 of 26 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:22 PM

Another SLOW week this week - nothing for me, but thanks as always Mike and Patrick.

If Salma and Penelope were in SoaP, I might have actually seen it. Posted Image You just can't get that movie out of your head, can you Mike? I believe that should be Bandidas, which I had never heard of until it was discussed on a DVD podcast I listened to on Friday.

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Roy C.

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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:23 PM

Thanks guys for all the work you put into the roundup week in, week out. Happy Holidays!! Numero Dos - Yeah!
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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:25 PM

So which movie are they in? (Please say "Live Nude Girls." Please say "Live Nude Girls.")
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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:26 PM

I dont remember Salma Hayek in Snakes on a Plane? I am pretty sure id remember that!

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   pitchman

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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, guys! Nothing for me this week which is probably for the best since I FINALLY picked up all five seasons of the Dick Van Dyke Show and have plenty to keep me busy. Posted Image
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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:26 PM

Unfortunately not. It's Bandidas (I edited my post to reflect that, apparently not before you posted).

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Posted January 06 2007 - 04:57 PM

Looks like MI-5 Volume 4 and Crank for me,thanks for the great work guys!

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Posted January 06 2007 - 06:43 PM

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Posted January 06 2007 - 08:23 PM

I guess Mike started the week with Snakes on the Brain!!!Posted Image

Thanks for another roundup year!

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Posted January 06 2007 - 08:44 PM

A comment on Bandidas: "cat fighting for fans of physical comedy and general perverts." Posted Image www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=23426 IMDB says "the film was finally given a 22 September 2006 [theatrical release] date and was an exclusive Cinema Latino Theatres chain release", making this nearly a direct to video release. A commenter on IMDB says "the film introduces us to Penelope Cruz's Maria playing Tic Tac Toe with her horse in the dirt. It is one of many scenes in "Bandidas" that hearkens the silliness of Laurel & Hardy." Posted Image
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Posted January 07 2007 - 01:34 AM

Thanks for the Roundup! Another bye week for me (which will probably continue until February.
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Posted January 07 2007 - 02:00 AM

Again a quiet week for me. There's only 2 that I want during the entire month of January that I know about. I still read over the list since something I was unaware of could sneak in. Posted Image

But Then comes February and March and I already have at least 2 purchases a week for those 8 weeks.

Gives my wallet a chance to heal before another battering Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted January 07 2007 - 02:25 AM

Thanks guys. "The Illusionist" with a GC...already Netflixed "Idiocracy". It's awful nice to have some quiet weeks right now on the "wanna get" front...

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Posted January 07 2007 - 07:06 AM

I'll be picking Extras: Season One. I'd highly recommend that any fan of The Office check out Ricky Gervais' new show too. Season Two starts next week on HBO.

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Posted January 07 2007 - 07:25 AM


If you guys only knew the half of it. I was in bed all day Friday and Saturday with one of those nasty, high-fever "please put me out of my misery" illnesses. I got the damn RoundUp done Saturday and I asked Patrick to post it up for me at the witching hour because there was NO WAY I was going to make it up that late! Posted Image In a pitch of hallucinatory fever, I wondered to myself if there was ANY way this RoundUp would be without error. I guess we know the answer! Posted Image

Bandidas it is. Although critics were not necessarily kind, there was a bit of notoriety surrounding it's production and publicity campaign:

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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 January 07 2007 - 07:29 AM

nutthin' but rentals for me this week thank goodness.
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Posted January 07 2007 - 10:23 AM

Bones Season 1 at Target for $19.99 is a good find. On my way there to purchase.

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Posted January 07 2007 - 04:33 PM

I'm tempted on Rome Since n, ever bought on Release Day and Ep 1 is tempting I'd rather in HD even thou the Price would be crazy...
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