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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 12 2007 - 02:23 AM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland – 2006)

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– Jeremy Piven (Smokin’ Aces – 2007)

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– April Lee Hernandez & Hilary Swank (Freedom Writers – 2007)

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– Jeffrey Tambor, Rip Torn & Gary Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show – 1992)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Adam Bede$13.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Brute Force (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
The Chocolate War$10.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Daniel Deronda$13.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
**Freedom Writers$20.99$16.99$19.99$16.99$19.49
George Eliot Collection$37.49$44.99$39.99 -  - 
George Lopez: Seasons 1 & 2$29.99$34.99$29.99 -  - 
Ghostbusters: Complete Series$26.99 - $19.99 -  - 
Happy Days: Season 2$27.99$27.99$34.99 -  - 
Highlander: Ultimate Collection$33.49$44.99$39.99 -  - 
The History Boys$19.59$19.99$19.99 -  - 
La Haine (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews$26.19$29.99$29.99 - $23.99
Larry Sanders Show: Season 1$29.99$32.99$34.99 -  - 
**Last King of Scotland$16.99$17.99$17.99$19.99$19.49
Laverne & Shirley: Season 2$27.99$27.99$34.99 -  - 
The Marsh$22.49$22.99$19.99 -  - 
MoH: Family (Landis)$9.99$9.99$12.99 -  - 
Mork & Mindy: Season 2$27.99$27.99$34.99 -  - 
Murder, She Wrote: Season 6$33.99$39.99$39.99 - $33.99
Nat’l Lampoon’s Pucked$22.49$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Notes on a Scandal$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Not Just Best of Larry Sanders Show$32.49$42.99$34.99 -  - 
Off the Black$25.19$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Overlord (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Pulp$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Shadow Warriors: Season 1$71.99$89.99$69.99 -  - 
Silas Marner$11.19$12.99$12.99 -  - 
**Smokin’ Aces$19.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - 
Spiderman 2.1 (Ext. Cut)$14.99$12.99$12.99$12.99 - 
Spongebob: Friends or Foe$15.29$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Thieves Like Us$10.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
True Confessions$10.49$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Venture Brothers: Season 2$20.99$24.99$22.99$22.99 - 
Verdict on Auschwitz$26.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Feast$22.95$24.99$29.95 -  - 
The Game$19.95$24.99$29.98 -  - 
The Jerk$19.95$29.99$29.98 -  - 
School for Scoundrels$22.95$24.99$29.95 -  - 
Smokin’ Aces$27.95$29.99$39.98 - $27.89


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
The Dirty Dozen$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 
Enter the Dragon$19.95$24.99$28.99 -  - 


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

MoH = Masters of Horror Collection.

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

George Eliot Collection: Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Silas Marner, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss.

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! Freedom Writers AND The Last King of Scotland AND Smokin’ Aces are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

--I had to put this week’s RoundUp to bed a little earlier than usual this week…so some of the prices may wind up being adjusted by the retailers closer to release date. Thanks to Patrick Sun (as usual) for helping me out!

--Two unusual discrepancies this week involve Circuit City’s prices on Freedom Writers and The Venture Brothers: Season 2. The posted on-line prices are actually lower than the expected Sunday flyer prices. It is often the other-way-around…but the on-line prices will be adjusted come release day to reflect the flyer price. This time: Freedom Writers is $17.99 on-line and $19.99 in the flyer. Venture Brothers: Season 2 is $19.99 on-line and $22.99 in the flyer. I have posted the flyer price in the table on the outside chance the B&M stores may not honor the on-line price.

--Amazon.com is still having a BIG SALE!

--At Best Buy…purchase Smokin’ Aces on DVD and get a free Smokin’ Aces deck of cards. Minimum 10 per store. No rain checks.

--A fairly underwhelming offer from Best Buy this week: Save $10 when you buy the following three new releases: The Last King of Scotland ($17.99), The History Boys ($19.99, Notes on a Scandal ($19.99). Must be purchased on same receipt. In other words, you MUST buy ALL THREE movies in order to get a $3.33 discount on each. Not bad…IF you want all three films.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: BB has lists of DVDs on sale for $7.50 and $9.99 apiece.

--Circuit City is offering an EXCLUSIVE FREE SET OF FIVE SPIDER-MAN POSTCARDS with the purchase of Spider-Man 2.1 on DVD. ”Watch Corbin Bleu on his journey from actor to pop star.”

--Circuit City also has an eerily similar (to Best Buy) deal on those same three new releases: The Last King of Scotland ($17.99), The History Boys ($19.99), Notes on a Scandal ($19.99). Buy ANY TWO of the three and save $10…OR…buy ALL THREE TITLES and save $15. Must be purchased on same receipt. More flexibility (and a better deal) with $10 off on just two movies…AND a better deal on the “buy all three” purchase.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has lists of titles on sale for $9.99 and $14.99…but they are Buy One, Get One Free! CC also has a list of $8.99 DVDs which includes some nice titles like each volume of Kill Bill, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Batman Begins, Clerks & Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

--Quiet week from Target after their “week off” with no Sunday flyer. No “Specials” or “Exclusive Deluxe Editions” this week.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: April 17, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

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#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 14 2007 - 03:56 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Casino Royale $14.99
Spongebob Squarepants: Friend Or Foe? $12.99

$8.99 DVDs:
Sin City
Gone In 60 Seconds: Unrated Director’s Cut
Enemy Of The Stated: Unrated Extended Edition
Lord Of War
Pulp Fiction
Running Scared
Kill Bill: Volume I
Kill Bill: Volume II
National Treasure
Flight Plan
Jet Li: HERO
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Batman Begins
The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
Remember The Titans: Director’s Cut
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Pleasure Drivers
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?: Vista Series
Clerks: Miramax Collector’s Series

$9.99 each: DVDs listed below are Buy 1 Get 1 Free of equal or lesser value. In store only. DVDs must be purchased on the same receipt.
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series – The Ultimate Face Off
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series – The Mutant Menace
The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition
A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Underworld: Special Edition

$14.99 each: DVDs listed below are Buy 1 Get 1 Free of equal or lesser value. In store only. DVDs must be purchased on the same receipt.
The Legend Of Zorro: Special Edition
Hellboy: 2 DVD Special Edition
Men In Black II
Underworld: Evolution
The Patriot: Extended Cut
The Detonator

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Borat $16.99
Masters Of Horror: Family $9.99
Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time $14.99

$7.50 each:
The Great Outdoors (1st Pressing)
West Side Story (1st Pressing)
Spaceballs (1st Pressing)
Man On Fire (1st Pressing)
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Dimension Collector’s Series
The Parent Trap 2 Movie Collection
Spider-Man PSP Version
Spider-Man 2 PSP Version
Spider-Man: The Animated Series – The Mutant Menace
Spider-Man: The Animated Series – Extreme Threat
X-Men 2: X-Men United

$9.99 each:
Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Underworld: evolution
Fantastic 4
Ultimate Avengers 2
Ultraviolet

DVD Sets:
The Brotherhood $19.99
The L Word: Season 3 $45.99
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC): Season 2 $25.99

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Target on sale DVD items:

Foxworthy’s Big Night Out $16.99
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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted April 14 2007 - 04:06 PM

probably just "the game" on hd.
hope it has good extras
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#4 of 22 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted April 14 2007 - 04:16 PM

Thanks as usual.

Yet another week with nothing. Looking forward to next week.
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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Jeff Meyers

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Posted April 14 2007 - 04:18 PM

Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

I'm considering The Last King of Scotland.

I'm a little surprised that there is no mention of any Movie Cash / Tickets for Spiderman 3 with the purchase of Spiderman 2.1. I was kind of expecting that at least one of the big retailers, if not all, would have some type of free ticket promotion with Spiderman 2.1. Then again, it's not like Spiderman 3 is going to need any help at the box office. I would have picked up Spiderman 2.1 if I could have scored a free ticket to Spiderman 3, but since it doesn't look like that's going to happen, I'm going to pass.

#6 of 22 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted April 14 2007 - 05:18 PM

K-Mart has the Spider-Man 2.1 for $9.99 in their weekly ad.

#7 of 22 OFFLINE   pitchman

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Posted April 15 2007 - 03:14 AM

Thanks Mike and Patrick!

This is a slow week for me. I picked up Spiderman 2.1 at Wallyworld last week with their exclusive Spiderman 3 "bonus disc." For $12.88, I can't complain. I am such a Spidey geek. This is a triple dip for me. And, amazingly, although the new cut only adds 8 minutes to the original, it makes for a very satisfying alternate version of Spiderman 2, that IMO, is superior to the original. As always, YMMV, but for a straight up money-grab (which this obviously is) you can do a lot worse.

I am tempted to get the Larry Sanders (not the) Best of, but I may wait to pick it up until I can find a better deal.
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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   John Carr

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Posted April 15 2007 - 05:00 AM

Thanks Mike & Patrick for all your great work! Very much appreciated.

The Larry Sanders Show is my big score -- too bad they're not doing full seasons... This is one of my Top 10 favs. If this sells well enough, we can hope to see more!

Also, good price on the Kill Bills -- just having seen Grindhouse, I'm in the mood for more Tarantino!

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Posted April 15 2007 - 06:37 AM

Nothing for me this week. (I'm broke after "Going to Town" on DDD's Paramount Sale last week!) Posted Image

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Posted April 15 2007 - 08:18 AM

Thanks, Mike and Patrick. I may pick up Smokin Aces as a blind buy but, other than that, nothing this week.

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Posted April 15 2007 - 08:23 AM

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Posted April 16 2007 - 02:18 AM

A couple of Netflix movies but not much else. So much the better since June is starting to get VERY crowded. Posted Image

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Posted April 16 2007 - 10:47 AM

I'll be picking up:

Masters Of Horror: Family
Not Just The Best Of The Larry Sanders Show

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Posted April 16 2007 - 12:59 PM

I'll see what I can do about prices for Target tonight (I work overnight there)

I know we have art up in store for Larry Sanders, George Lopez, History Boys, and Family.

If there are any good prices, I'll report back
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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted April 16 2007 - 01:16 PM

I'll see what I can do about prices for Target tonight (I work overnight there)

I know we have art up in store for Larry Sanders, George Lopez, History Boys, and Family.

If there are any good prices, I'll report back
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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted April 17 2007 - 12:49 AM

Appreciate the info, Mike and Patrick! Just some award-winning Broadway for me this week in the film adaptation of The History Boys. Then I'm saving my pennies for next week's HD release of Planet Earth!

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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Greg Layton

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Posted April 17 2007 - 07:30 AM

Last King of Scotland for me, and I'll probably netflix Larry Sanders.

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#18 of 22 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted April 17 2007 - 08:15 AM

Just got back from Target, but no real exciting non-ad prices:
Family: $9.99
Not Just The Best...: $39.99
George Lopez: $32.99
History Boys: $19.99

I remember seeing a few eps of Larry Sanders...not sure if it was at a friend's house or were there ever syndicated eps shown? I'll probably Netflix them under a better deal comes along if I really enjoy it.

#19 of 22 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted April 20 2007 - 11:11 AM

Mike:

I hate to see all your hard work go to waste...I HAD to bump this thread up---NO postings since my last post on Tuesday afternoon!?!?!?! UNHEARD OF!!!

#20 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 20 2007 - 03:01 PM

Posted Image Thanks, Eric. I think it just goes to show that it's a pretty slow week. Posted Image If The Last King of Scotland wasn't sitting out there...it would be deadly.

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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