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Weekly RoundUp 2-20-2007


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#1 of 49 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 17 2007 - 04:30 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Flushed Away – 2006

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– Ben Murphy & Pete Duel (Alias Smith & Jones – 1971)

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– Cast (Family Ties – 1982)

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– Leslie Howard & Eric Portman (49th Parallel – 1941)

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– The Last Bomb (1945)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
49th Parallel (1941) (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Alias Smith and Jones: Season 1$27.99$33.99$34.99 -  - 
The Alice Faye Collection$37.49$44.99$39.99 -  - 
American Hardcore$16.99$19.99$19.99 - $17.99
Babel$17.99$16.99$16.99$17.99$19.49
Babel SE (2-disc) (Circuit City) -  - $22.99 -  - 
Crossover$24.29$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Dark Castle Horror Collection$38.69$44.99$34.99 -  - 
Family Ties: Season 1$27.29$29.99$34.99$27.99 - 
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children LE$34.99$39.9939.99 -  - 
Flight of Fury$16.99$22.99$19.99 -  - 
**Flushed Away$15.99$15.99$16.99$16.99$19.99
For Your Consideration$19.59$16.99$16.99 - $18.99
The Gang’s All Here$17.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Gandhi (25th Anniv. Edition)$16.99$19.99$19.99$17.99 - 
Guide to Recognizing Your Saints$17.99$17.99$22.99 -  - 
Gunbuster$58.49$56.99$59.99 -  - 
Keeping Mum$20.99$24.99$22.99 -  - 
Last Bomb (B-29 Superfortresses…)$24.99 -  -  -  - 
Lillian Russell (1940)$14.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
A Man For All Seasons SE$9.99$12.99$9.99 -  - 
**Man of the Year$16.99$16.99$19.99$17.99$19.49
Night of the Living Dorks$17.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Open Water 2: Adrift$20.19$19.9919.99 -  - 
Penn & Teller – Bullsh*t: S4$22.49$22.99$24.99 -  - 
The Prestige$17.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99
Shut Up & Sing$20.99$17.99$19.99$17.99 - 
Speaking of Sex$11.19 - $12.99 -  - 
That Night in Rio$14.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
Three Stooges: Hapless Half-Wits$18.69$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Voyage to Bottom of Sea: S2 Vol. 2$19.99$16.99$24.99 -  - 
Walking Tall: The Payback$18.69$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Wandering Swordsman$17.99$19.99$15.99 -  - 
What’s New Scooby-Doo: Season 1$13.99$14.99$15.99 -  - 
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
WWE: New & Improved DX$19.99$24.99$17.99 -  - 


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Babel$27.95$29.99$39.99 -  - 


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Babel$27.95$29.99$39.99 -  - 
The Prestige$23.95$29.99$34.00 -  - 
Vertical Limit$19.95$24.99$28.96 -  - 


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! Flushed Away AND Man of the Year are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE FREE PLUSH TOY with its copies of Flushed Away. Limit one per customer. Colors may vary by store..

--Best Buy is also advertising some Blu-ray deals. Get 2 FREE BLU_RAY DISCS instantly when you buy Sony’s BDPS1 Blu-ray Player ($999.99). Choose from the following titles: Talladega Nights, Open Season, The Covenant, Gridiron Gang, Underworld: Evolution ($29.99 apiece); Black Hawk Down ($24.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is offering a 2/$$19.99 deal on some Warner SEs this week. It’s actually a buyone, get one free sale on the following SEs: Amadeus, Boogie Nights, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Goodfellas ,One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Se7en, Unforgiven. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds & Ends: Best Buy has an assortment of titles listed on sale at $4.99 this week.

--Circuit City is offering a FREE COMPUTER GAME DOWNLOAD with the purchase of Flushed Away on DVD.

--Circuit City also has a FREE 3-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO WWE MAGAZINE with the purchase of WWE: New & Improved DX on DVD.

--Circuit City also has a deal on Warners SEs and other discs. All the following titles are listed @ $9.99 apiece: Amadeus, Boogie Nights, Braveheart, Capote, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Giant, Gladiator, Goodfellas, The High and the Mighty, Hustle & Flow, Magnolia, My Fair Lady, Ray, Reds, Saving Private Ryan (60th AE), Schindler’s List, Se7en, Silence of the Lambs, Titanic (Collector’s Edition), Unforgiven.

--Circuit City Odds & Ends: Circuit City also has a FREE MOTOWN DVD SAMPLER with the purchase of ANY of the following DVDs @ $10.99 apiece: The Temptations: Get Ready, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Definitive Collection, The Supremes: Reflections, Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing in Performance, The Lionel Ritchie Collection.

--Target has EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING with its copies of Flushed Away. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds & Ends: And, finally, Target has it’s usual assortment of $6.50 and $10 titles.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: February 20, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

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#2 of 49 Patrick Sun

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Posted February 17 2007 - 04:31 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

The Illusionist $14.99
The Devil Wears Prada $19.99
Open Water 2: Adrift $19.99
The Departed $19.99
Little Miss Sunshine $19.99

$9.99 each:
Boogie Nights
Citizen Kane
Unforgiven: 10th Anniversary Edition
Braveheart
Giant
REDS: 25th Anniversary Edition
Magnolia
My Fair Lady
Capote
The High & The Mighty
Amadeus: Director’s Cut
The Silence Of The Lambs
GoodFellas: 2-disc Special Edition
The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Gladiator
Hustle & Flow
Ray
Seven
Saving Private Ryan
Titanic: Special Collector’s Edition
Schindler’s List

$10.99 each:
Bonus Legends of Motown DVD Sampler with purchase of any of the listed DVDS // While supplies last // Minimum 5 per store
The Temptations: Get Ready – Definitive Performances
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Definitive Collection
The Supremes: Reflections – Definitive Performaces
Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing In Performance
The Lionel Ritchie Collection



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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Waiting For Guffman $7.50
Best In Show $7.50
The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing $17.99

Blu-Ray DVDs:
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $29.99
Open Season $29.99
The Covenant $29.99
Gridiron Gang $29.99
Underworld: Evolution $29.99
Black Hawk Down $24.99

2 Free Blu-Ray DVDs instantly when you purchases the Sony Blu-Ray Disc player (BDPS1) & One Blu-Ray Disc // Choose from the titles listed above // Must be purchased on the same receipt // Sony Player Price = $999.99

$4.99 each: (More titles available in store and online)
The Devil’s Rejects
Tyler Perry Collection: Madea Goes To Jail
Pi
The Piano
The Punisher
Reservoir Dogs: 10th Anniversary Special Edition
The Temptations
National Security
Audition
The Crying Game
The Mothman Prophecies
Can’t Hardly Wait
Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of The Federation
Hollow Man
Little Black Book
Anacondas
Urban Legend
The Net
Finding Forrester
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Men In Black: Deluxe Edition
SNL: Live From New York – The First 5 Years
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Crash (1st Pressing)
Van Wilder: Unrated Version
Down In The Valley
Open Water
Enough: Special Edition
SAW: Uncut Edition

$19.99 each: Buy One Of These DVDS, Get One Free. Look for more titles in store.
Boogie Nights
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest: 2-disc Special Edition
Amadeus: Director’s Cut
Casablanca: 2 DVD Special Edition
Unforgiven: 2 DVD Special Edition
Citizen Kane
SE7EN: Platinum Series
GoodFellas: 2 DVD Special Edition


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Target on sale DVD items:

Gandhi $17.99

$6.50 each:
Charlotte’s Web (Animated)
Hoosiers (1st Pressing)
Moulin Rouge
Groundhog Day: Special Edition
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring

$10 each:
Just My Luck
Family Guy: Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story
Schindler’s List
Cheaper By The Dozen 2
Aquamarine
The Family Stone

DVD Sets:

Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 7 $19.99
Full House: Season 5 $19.99
Friends: Season 10 $19.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $19.99
That 70’s Show: Season 3 $19.99
Family Guy: Volume IV $19.99
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $19.99
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#3 of 49 EricSchulz

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Posted February 17 2007 - 04:56 PM

Nothing for me to purchase this week, but "Shut Up and Sing" and "For Your Consideration" are in my rental future...

#4 of 49 Tim Glover

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Posted February 17 2007 - 05:35 PM

Will rent Babel first, then see if I like it. If so, then it's the HD DVD for me. Posted Image

#5 of 49 ChrisBEA

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Posted February 17 2007 - 05:37 PM

The Prestige!!

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Posted February 17 2007 - 10:58 PM

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Blu-Ray DVDs:
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $29.99
Open Season $29.99
The Covenant $29.99
Gridiron Gang $29.99
Underworld: Evolution $29.99
Black Hawk Down $24.99

Just so there is no confusion, these prices are Best Buy's everyday prices on these BD discs.
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#7 of 49 Bill Thomann

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Posted February 17 2007 - 11:03 PM

Just Flushed Away with its lenticular cover for me at Target (using $3 manufacturer's coupon from this weeks TV Guide to knock it down to $13.99). Thanks for the Roundup.

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Posted February 18 2007 - 12:46 AM

Thanks, Mike and Ptrick!

Looks like The Prestige, For Your Consideration and The Illusionist for me this week. And, when I can find it at a good price, Alias Smith and Jones: Season 1 is calling my name, too. Posted Image
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#9 of 49 Shawn.F

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Posted February 18 2007 - 01:34 AM

As always, thanks for the roundup guys. 'Prestige' on Blu-Ray for me (would have picked up Babel as well but I got a couple of weeks back) and a couple of rentals on the side: Flushed Away and Shut Up and Sing.

Does anyone know what is on that second disc from CC for Babel? I tried hopping on their website, but I wasn't getting through. Thanks!

#10 of 49 Michael Reuben

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Posted February 18 2007 - 01:45 AM

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Does anyone know what is on that second disc from CC for Babel? I tried hopping on their website, but I wasn't getting through. Thanks!
I got on the website but couldn't find a listing for the 2-disc edition.

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Posted February 18 2007 - 02:17 AM

Since it's a relatively slow week, I may blindbuy The Prestige. If I don't buy it, I'll definitely rent it along with Babel and Flushed Away.

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#12 of 49 Malcolm R

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Posted February 18 2007 - 02:30 AM

Just The Prestige for me.
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#13 of 49 Dave Jessup

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Posted February 18 2007 - 02:46 AM

"The Gang's All Here" for me; "Alias Smith & Jones" for my wife. Thanks again & always for the round-up, folks!

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Posted February 18 2007 - 02:49 AM

Nada. Flushed Away is coming through Netflix sometime. Thanks guys.

#15 of 49 Jeff Meyers

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Posted February 18 2007 - 03:01 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp and prices Mike & Patrick.

Babel is a definite for me this week. I'm thinking about picking-up Flushed Away.
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Just Flushed Away with its lenticular cover for me at Target (using $3 manufacturer's coupon from this weeks TV Guide to knock it down to $13.99). Thanks for the Roundup.
Sunday's Paper Parade Magazine Insert also has a $3 manufacturer's coupon for Flushed Away. Here's an ad scan:

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Posted February 18 2007 - 03:37 AM

Thanks for the Round-Up.

Possibly Lillian Russell (Alice Faye collection).

For Your Consideration is no longer under consideration due to the multiple reports of poor picture quality of the DVD (see the official HTF review thread).

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#17 of 49 Shawn.F

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Posted February 18 2007 - 03:45 AM

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I got on the website but couldn't find a listing for the 2-disc edition.

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Thanks for the update, Mike. I wan't planning on picking it up but am definitely curious as to what might be on that second disc. Posted Image

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Posted February 18 2007 - 04:05 AM

Hmm...."49th Parallel" sounds like "Casablanca Goes Canuck".

Freddy Young photography, David Lean editing, Ralph Vaughan Williams score....too bad it's an expensive ($40 list) 2-disc Criterion. DVDpricesearch.com reports that Amazon's $27.99 price is the cheapest on line ($2 less than Mike's citation above). This would be a no-brainer for me as a Fox war pictures budget disc. The region 2 disk at amazon.uk was released by Warners. Posted Image

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"Canadians find this WWI [sic] Brit propaganda film a real knee-slapper. It encompasses every cartoon of Canada found in both the British and American stereotype canon. That canon holds that Canada is about the size of Maryland (or Lancashire) and populated by Indians, trappers, Eskimos and Mounties. Anyway, here's the plot.

A German submarine hunting in the Gulf of St Lawrence runs low on fuel. So the captain decides to take ship and crew to an outpost on Hudson's Bay. Getta map, Helmut! Canada ain't Switzerland. That's a few thousand nautical miles. It's easier to get to Hamburg from the Gulf than it is to get Hudson's Bay!"
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#19 of 49 PatWahlquist

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Posted February 18 2007 - 04:34 AM

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Thanks for the update, Mike. I wan't planning on picking it up but am definitely curious as to what might be on that second disc. Posted Image

I did the review for the HD of Babel, and there certainly aren't any extras. Paramount also sent me the SD version of it and it's the same way-one disc, no extras. I haven't seen any mention prior to this of a second disc.
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#20 of 49 John Berggren

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Posted February 18 2007 - 05:26 AM

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I did the review for the HD of Babel, and there certainly aren't any extras. Paramount also sent me the SD version of it and it's the same way-one disc, no extras. I haven't seen any mention prior to this of a second disc.

I suspect if this does any kind of business at the academy awards, there will be a future awards edition.
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