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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 12 2008 - 04:04 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Ellen Page & Olivia Thirlby (Juno – 2007)

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– A Passage to India – 1984

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– Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – 2007)

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– Blast of Silence – 1961

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– Aliens v. Predator - Requiem – 2007

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Alien Nation: Ultimate Collection$36.99$39.99$49.98 -  - 
Aliens v. Predator – Requiem (1-disc)$19.99$16.99$15.99$17.99 - 
Aliens v. Predator – Requiem SE (2-disc)$24.49$22.99$21.99$22.99 - 
AvP/AvP – Requiem (2-pack)$24.49$24.99$29.99 -  - 
American Dad: Volume 3$27.99$29.99$34.99 -  - 
The Backwoods$18.89$14.99$19.99 -  - 
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead$17.99$16.99$19.99$19.99$17.95
Blast of Silence (CC)$22.49$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Canine Conspiracy/Cat Connection$9.98$8.99$6.99 -  - 
College Hill: Interns$17.99$14.99$19.99 -  - 
The Final Season$24.29$24.99$19.99 -  - 
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With$14.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Impulse$19.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
In the Name of the King: Dungeon Siege Tale$19.59$19.99$17.99$15.99 - 
Inside$15.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Juno$16.99$15.99$13.99$15.99 - 
Juno SE$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$21.99
Lars and the Real Girl$14.99$15.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Loch Ness Terror$18.69$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Melrose Place: Season 4$41.99$39.99$59.98 -  - 
The Minus Man$10.49$12.99$14.98 -  - 
A Passage to India$17.49$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Retribution$19.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
A Shot at Love w/ Tila Tequila: S1$35.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Spongebob: Pest of the West$14.49$12.99$14.99$12.99 - 
War Dance$19.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
What Not to Wear: Mom Makeovers$21.49$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Woody Woodpecker & Friends: Vol. 2$29.99$29.99$34.99 -  - 

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HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Bonnie and Clyde$23.95$29.99$19.99$34.99 - 

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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Alien v. Predator - Requiem$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - 
AvP/AvP – Requiem (2-pack)$48.95$49.99$69.98 -  - 
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead$24.95$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Commando$27.95$29.99$34.99 -  - 
Mariah Carey: Adventures of Mimi$19.95 - $19.99 -  - 
A Passage to India$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Predator$27.95$29.99$34.99 -  - 

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

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

**Hooray! ALL off this week’s releases are again available in just their OAR versions! This is three of the last four weeks that has been the case.

--Check out the prices this week on the SD-DVDs of A Passage to India versus the Blu-ray prices of the same title. Not much difference (NO difference at some retailers). Very interesting.

--FREE IPOD COVERS @ Best Buy this week! Purchase the 2-disc SE (or Blu-ray) of Juno and get your free iPod cover. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

--And, save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH Juno & Lars and the Real Girl. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--And, further…buy Juno on DVD and save 50% on the following movies: Bend It Like Beckham, Garden State, Ghost World, I Heart Huckabees, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Sideways, Thank You for Smoking.

--Also @ BB, it’s FREE BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK time! Purchase the 2-disc SE SD-DVD version of Aliens v. Predator - Requiem and get your free comic book. Minimum 10 per store. Excludes Blu-ray version. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy will also offer up the 15-disc Alien v. Predator Ultimate Collection for just $75 with the purchase of ANY version of Aliens v. Predator – Requiem. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy even has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC this week on its copies of Spongebob Squarepants: Pest of the West. Includes two bonus episodes.

--Best Buy also has a 2/$45 deal this week with the purchase of BOTH Blu-ray discs of AVP – Requiem AND EITHER Commando OR Predator. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a HUGE bunch of TV seasons on sale for just $19.99 this week.

--Free T-shirt Week @ Circuit City. Buy the 2-disc Juno SE SD-DVD and get a FREE T-SHIRT.

--Also at CC, save $5, instantly, when you buy BOTH Juno AND Lars and the Real Girl. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--At CC, you can also save $5, instantly, if you buy BOTH In the Name of the King AND Aliens v. predator – Requiem. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--CC has the Alien Quadrilogy for $19.99 and a number of the original Alien & Predator titles for just $6.99.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of DVDs for $6.99.

--At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase BOTH Juno AND Lars and the Real Girl SD-DVDs. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

-Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT and an introduction by Diablo Cody with their 2-disc SEs of Juno on SD-DVD.

--Target Odds and Ends: A collection of titles for both $4.75 and $10.

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#2 of 33 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted April 12 2008 - 04:08 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Aliens vs. Predator $6.99
Alien $6.99
Predator $6.99
Predator 2 $6.99
Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition $13.99 Premiere Price: Tuesday-Saturday Only
I Am Legend $14.99
Mariah Carey: Adventures Of Mimi $11.99

$6.99 each:
Gangs Of New York
A Night At The Roxbury: Special Collector’s Edition
Happy Gilmore
Full Metal Jacket
The Untouchables
Clueless: Whatever Edition
Scary Movie 4: Unrated
Red Line
Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition
Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park - The Lost World: Collector’s Edition
From Dusk Till Dawn
Field Of Dreams: Anniversary Edition
The Fountain
White Chicks
Team America: World Police
Billy Madison
Jackass The Movie: Unrated
Dazed & Confused: Flashback Edition
Coming To America
Mean Girls
Training Day
The Goonies
Lord Of War
Sling Blade: Collector’s Series
The Sixth Sense: Collector’s Edition Series
Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

DVD Sets
Alien: Quadrilogy $19.99


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

American Gangster: 2-disc Unrated Extended Edition $14.99
I Am Legend $14.99
In The Name Of The King $19.99
Mariah Carey: The Adventures Of Mimi $14.99

Garden State $4.99
Sideways $4.99
Bend It Like Beckham $4.99
Ghost World $4.99
I Heart Huckabees $7.49
Napoleon Dynamite $7.49
Thank You For Smoking $7.49
Little Miss Sunshine

Blu-Ray Discs:
I Am Legend $34.99
30 Days Of Night $29.99
Commando $29.99
Predator $29.99

DVD Sets:
American Dad: Volume I / Volume II $19.99 each
The Office: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Heroes: Season 1 $19.99
Family Guy: Volumes III / IV / V $19.99 each
Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
Scrubs: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
30 Rock: Season 1 $19.99
CSI: Season 1 $19.99
How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Beverly Hills 90210: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Season 1 + 2 $19.99
JAG: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Charmed: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 $19.99 each
Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each
The O.C.: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
Woody Woodpecker & Friends: Classic Cartoon Collection – Volume II $29.99


Target on sale DVD items:

Bee Movie $15.99
Alvin & The Chipmunks Low Price ($15.99)
Enchanted Low Price ($15.99)
Nancy Drew $15.99
No Country For Old Men $15.99
August Rush $15.99
We Own The Night $15.99
Beowulf $15.99
There Will Be Blood $15.99
I Am Legend $15.99
Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber Of Fleet Street $15.99
American Gangster: 2-disc Unrated Extended Edition $15.99
Dan In Real Life $15.99
Mariah Carey: The Adventures Of Mimi $11.98

$4.75 each: Each title listed and selected others:
A River Runs Through It
Catch Me If You Can
Big Daddy
Steel Magnolias: Special Edition
Sense & Sensibility: Special Edition

$10 each: Each title listed and selected others:
The Pursuit Of Happyness
Georgia Rule
Facing Giants
The Guardian
Spy Kids / Spy Kid 2 - Two Movie Collection
Meet The Parents & Meet The Fockers (Circle Of Trust Collection)

Blu-Ray Discs: Titles Listed And Selected Others
No Country For Old Men $24.99
Hitman: Unrated $24.99
I Am Legend $24.99
Enchanted $24.99
Across The Universe $24.99
30 Days Of Night $24.99
Gone Baby Gone: Extended Ending $24.99
Michael Clayton $24.99
We Own The Night $24.99

DVD Sets:
Greek: Chapter 1 $19.99
The Riches: Season 1 $29.99
Prison Break: Season 2 $32.99
Boston Legal: Season 3 $34.99
Bones: Season 2 $34.99
Martin: Season 2 $19.99
Scrubs: Season 6 $27.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 3 $39.99
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#3 of 33 OFFLINE   RickER



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Posted April 12 2008 - 04:12 PM

Nothing. Unless BB has something in the HUGE TV selection for $20 i dont already own. I will rent that AvP movie. Only because i am a glutten for punishment. Gonna run that franchise to hell, and i will watch just to see how bad it is. Oh, and how rude of me, thanks as always guys.

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Posted April 12 2008 - 04:27 PM

Pretty slow week this week. But I'm getting Juno Blu and Woody Vol. 2.

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Posted April 12 2008 - 05:04 PM

i recommend the BR of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. great movie and looked perfect on br.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 12:24 AM

Thanks guys! Looks like a slow week for me... just Juno.

#7 of 33 OFFLINE   Rocky F

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Posted April 13 2008 - 01:58 AM

I'm not that interested in AvP: Requiem, but the $19.99 Alien Quadrilogy at CC caught my attention. I really only want the first two movies, but considering they are usually $20 each anyway, I might jump on that. Edit: Just looked at the actual ad, and it says "Save $30, 4 disc set." I guess this isn't the huge 9 disc set that came out a few years ago, so it's not quite as great a deal as I first thought. It still might be okay though, if it's got the two cuts of each film that the big Quadrilogy had.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 02:23 AM

Just the Juno Blu Ray for me this week.

Thanks for the prices, guys! Posted Image

The picture in the ad is definitely the 9 disc set so you should be able to get it. The only problem is that if your CC is anything like the one in my area, they have one copy and it's already sold.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 02:51 AM

For fans of 'Passage To India', I recommend the new special edition, especially if you have a blu-ray player.

#10 of 33 OFFLINE   Bob Graham

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Posted April 13 2008 - 03:03 AM

Getting JUNO and BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD through Columbia House. Both are blind buys, but CH had an obscenely good coupon code last week and they averaged out to about $5 each. Other than that, 30 ROCK and HIMYM Season 2 at Best Buy.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 03:06 AM

I've heard the Woody Woodpecker set is pretty darn good. Didn't get Vol 1 but I might pick up Vol 2 - at least I'll have some classic non-Disney animation to share with my kids one day when I have 'em. Posted Image I heard on Cartoon Brew that Best Buy has an exclusive "cel" (reproduction of some sort) with the set.
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Posted April 13 2008 - 03:14 AM

I think we're going with a big old nothing this week, considering last week's major purchase was a 46 inch LCD, being delivered on Monday. Plus we're going on vacation later this week, so I need to save some pennies. Thank you guys, as always.

#13 of 33 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted April 13 2008 - 05:38 AM

Nothing for me this week either. Also picked up a Samsung 32" lcd & Toshiba hd-a3 for upconverting. Glad it's been slow lately.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 06:03 AM

Well, I'm getting Dungeon Siege, AVP 2 and Lochness Terror. As you can see, I only went for the Oscar contenders. Posted Image Thanks for the round up guys, you make the weeks dvd purchases a lot easier.
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Posted April 13 2008 - 06:53 AM

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead on BD. I'm also tempted by Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Retribution. And I'd like to thank Amazon, Image, and Fox for helping me nail down what my guidelines for acceptable prices for BDs are - $25 for Devil seems reasonable, but $28 for Juno is too much.
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Posted April 13 2008 - 08:23 AM

Thanks as usual. Nothing this week.
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Posted April 13 2008 - 12:12 PM

Wow, $20 for the movie only version of the Alien Quadrilogy. That's a tough one to pass up.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 02:22 PM

For me, Juno has all the features from the two disc SD release and it's only $5 more than that. That's a steal when dealing with a Fox title.

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Posted April 13 2008 - 02:29 PM

Lets see.....getting the AVP BD 2-pack from Amazon - was lucky enough(my point of view Posted Image) to get it when they marked it down for $27.95 a couple of weeks back. Will also be on the lookout for the 'Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead' BD. Will eventually pickup the Alien Nation Movie Collection when it gets cheaper.
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Posted April 13 2008 - 02:50 PM

I went to Circuit City tonight, and it is the 9-disc set thats $19.99. But, they only had one copy (of course), and it was kind of hidden, I had to search for a few minutes to find it. I'm glad I did, it's a great price, since their regular price is $74.99! If you want it, I'd suggest you go as early as you can tommorow!

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