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#1 of 36 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 05 2008 - 04:03 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Batman: Gotham Knight – 2008

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– Mon Oncle Antoine – 1971

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– Ellen Page (The Tracey Fragments – 2007)

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– The Ruins – 2008

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– Don Rickles (The Man with X-Ray Eyes – 1963)


The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Adv. Of Ozzie/Harriet: Best Ricky & Dave$25.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Batman Begins LE Gift Set$28.99$27.99$25.99$27.99 - 
The Batman: Season 5$16.99$19.99$17.99$14.99 - 
Batman: Gotham Knight$12.99$12.99$12.99$12.99 - 
Batman: Gotham Knight SE (2-disc)$20.99$22.99$22.99$19.99$20.79
Cannon: Season 1 Volume 1$26.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Dog Whisperer: Season 3$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Fastlane: Complete Series$39.99$39.99$59.98 -  - 
Hybrid$12.99$12.99$12.99 -  - 
I Dream of Jeannie: Season 5$29.99$29.99$34.99$27.99 - 
Impact Point$17.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Jake and the Fatman: Season 1 Vol. 1$26.99$24.99$29.99 -  - 
Jekyll SE$11.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Jet Li’s Fearless (Dir Cut)$12.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Joe Strummer: Future is Unwritten$14.97$14.99$17.99 -  - 
Journey to the Center of Earth (2008)$14.99$14.99$9.99 -  - 
The Man with X-Ray Eyes (1963)$11.99$9.99$9.99 -  - 
Mon Oncle Antoine (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Monk: Season 6$39.99$44.99$59.98$36.99 - 
The Mummy (1932) (Univ. Legacy Series)$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Mummy DE (2-disc) (1999)$12.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
The Mummy Returns DE (2-disc) (2001)$12.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Psych: Season 2$41.99$44.99$59.98$36.99 - 
**The Ruins (Rated & Unrated)$20.99$16.99$17.99$16.99 - 
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue: Vol. 2$8.99$12.99$14.98 -  - 
Sleepwalking$14.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Soul Food: Final Season$33.99$34.99$49.98 -  - 
Soul Food: Complete Series$121.99$169.99$149.99 -  - 
Stargate: Atlantis: Season 4$31.99$34.99$34.99$37.99 - 
Stop-Loss$19.99$16.99$17.99$17.99 - 
**Superhero Movie (Theatrical & Ext. Ed.)$19.99$19.99$17.99$17.99 - 
Teen Titans: Season 5$14.99$19.99$17.99 -  - 
The Tracey Fragments$24.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Van Helsing CE (2-disc)$12.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Wire in the Blood: Season 5$44.99$49.99$49.99 -  - 
X-Files: Revelations$14.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - 


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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
Batman Begins$18.95$19.99$21.99$24.99 - 
Batman Begins LE Gift Set$33.95$39.99$49.99 -  - 
Batman: Gotham Knight$22.95$29.99$24.99$29.99 - 
The Ruins (Unrated)$27.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - 
Sleepwalking$23.95$29.99$34.99 -  - 


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

The Batman Begins LE Gift Sets which are available this week include: the SE of the film plus a 2-minute sneak peek of Batman: The Dark Knight, the movie cash (see below), a 128 MB flashdrive which includes 18 images from Batman: The Dark Knight, a batman Begins lenticular scene and five collectible batman Begins postcards.

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 Careful! The Ruins is being released in both RATED & UNRATED versions AND Superhero Movie is being released in both THEATRICAL and EXTENDED versions!

--Best Buy is advertising MOVIE CASH to see The X-Files: I Want to Believe with their copies of X-Files: revelations. Value = $10.50. Valid 7-18-08 thru 8-31-08. Minimum 5 per store. .

--More MOVIE CASH @ BB with the purchase of The Mummy DE (2-disc) (1999) to see The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. This comes in the form of an online redemption code. Value = $7.50. Valid 8-1-08 thru 8-24-08. Minimum 2 per store.

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with its copies of Batman: Gotham Knight SE (2-disc). Includes free character guide. Minimum 11 per store. No rainchecks.

--If you like bats and snacks, there is CONCESSION CASH included with the purchase of ANY Batman: Gotham Knight DVD or Blu-ray disc. Value = $3.00. Valid 7-18-08 thru 8-31-08. Minimum 11 per store.

--If you like bats and more bats, there is FREE MOVIE MONEY to see Batman: The Dark Knight with the purchase of ANY Batman Begins Gift Set (DVD or BD) at Best Buy. Value = $7.50. Valid 7-18-08 thru 8-18-08. Minimum 5 per store.

--PLUS, Best Buy’s Batman Begins LE Gift Set includes an EXCLUSIVE LITHOGRAPH of the joker.

--Buy ANY TWO of the following titles @ Best Buy this week and SAVE $5: The Ruins (NR), Stop-Loss, Superhero Movie. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has a number of TV season sets on sale for great prices this week.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $5.99 and $7.99.

--Circuit City is also advertising MOVIE MONEY to see X-Files: I Want to Believe with their copies of X-Files: Revelations. Value = $8.50. In Theaters 7-25-08. .

--Also at CC, save $5, instantly, when you buy BOTH The Ruins AND Stop-Loss. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--At CC, get a FREE BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT PATCH WITH THE PURCHASE OF Batman: Gotham Knight on SD-DVD. In store only.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of some pretty nice titles for $5.99. Includes Supes II: Donner cut, V for Vendetta, Blade movies, other Superman movies, and a number of Justice League titles. There’s also some really nice $6.99 titles including the Die Hard films, Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Spidey I, Spidey II, Top Gun CE, Rush Hour I, Rush Hour II, Saving Private Ryan.

--At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase BOTH The Ruins AND Stop-Loss SD-DVDs. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

-Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE FOUR BONUS EPISODES of Batman Beyond included with their copies of Batman: Gotham Knight SE (2-disc).

--Target Odds and Ends: A collection of titles for both $6.50 and $10.

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 36 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 05 2008 - 04:05 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

WWE Presents: Nature Boy Ric Flair – The Definitive Collection $19.99

$5.99 each:
Batman Begins
V For Vendetta
Blade
Blade II
Blade: Trinity – Unrated Version
Superman: The Movie
Superman II: Richard Donner Cut (2-discs)
Superman III: Deluxe Edition
Superman IV: The Quest For Peace – Deluxe Edition
Spawn
Batman Beyond: The Movie
Challenge Of The Super Friends: Attack Of The Legion Of Doom
Challenge Of The Super Friends: United They Stand
Justice League: The Brave & The Bold
Justice League Unlimited: Joining Forces
Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World
Justice League: Starcrossed – The Movie
Justice League: Justice On Trial

$6.99 each: Titles may vary by store
A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
Spider-man
Spider-man 2
The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut
Equilibrium
Armageddon
Underworld
Underworld: Evolution
Troy (1-Disc)
The Matrix
Van Helsing
King Kong (Peter Jackson)
The Bourne Identity; Extended Edition
The Bourne Supremacy
Saving Private Ryan
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life
Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
Riddick
Platoon: Special Edition
Predator
The Great Escape
Dr. No
X-Men
X2: X-Men United
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard With A Vengeance
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Blood Brothers $14.99
WWE Presents: Nature Boy Ric Flair – The Definitive Collection $19.99

$5.99 each:
Days Of Glory
Saving Private Ryan: Special Limited Edition
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
Miracle
BORAT
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Waiting: 2DVD Deluxe Edition
Forrest Gump
Eragon
Flicka
I Think I Love My Wife
Idiocracy
The Marine: Unrated
Black Hawk Down
The Karate Kid
Stripes: Extended Cut
American Beauty
Clear & Present Danger
The Hunt For Red October
Patriot Games
Armageddon
Cold Mountain
Annapolis
Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
Young Guns
American Psycho
Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Edition
The Punisher
Caddyshack
The Fugitive
Syriana
The Pelican Brief
National Lampoon’s Vacation

$7.99 each:
28 Weeks Later
The Hills Have Eyes 2: Unrated
Live Free Or Die Hard: Unrated
Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
Night At The Museum
Little Miss Sunshine
Pathfinder
Daywatch: Unrated
Once
Everyone’s Hero
Firehouse Dog
John Tucker Must Die
The Last King Of Scotland
A Good Year
Waitress
The Namesake
Deck The Halls
Turistas: Unrated
Reno 911! Miami: The Movie - Unrated

Blu-Ray Discs:
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $29.99
Casino Royale $29.99
Underworld: Evolution $29.99
Open Season $29.99

DVD Sets:
Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $16.99 each
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each
The King Of Queens: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 $19.99 each
Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Supernatural: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
I Dream OF Jeannie: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $17.99 each

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Target on sale DVD items:

The Backyardigans: Mighty Match-Up! $12.99

$6.50 each: These title listed and more:
Se7en
Legally Blonde
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
National Lampoon Presents: Van Wilder

$10.00 each: These title listed and more:
Open Season
Parenthood
Meet The Parents / Meet The Fockers Double Feature
Spy Kids / Spy Kids: 2 Two Movie Collection
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Posted July 05 2008 - 04:15 PM

On Circuit City's website they have listed movie cash in both the Mummy & Mummy Returns (same price $14.99). Wouldn't be surprised to see it in the stores too. Also, if you buy a pizza at Papajohns you get a coupon for $3 off one or $5 if you buy both Mummy & Mummy Returns. If they do have movie cash & you use the papajohn coupon you'd get 2 movie vouchers & 2 2 disc sets for $14.99 times 2 minus $5 + applicable sales tax. I already have them in a box set (one disc for each) but I could be tempted to double dip for a pair of double disc Deluxe Editions cheap with moviecash.

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Posted July 05 2008 - 04:40 PM

The Man with the X Ray Eyes has been out for years. Anything new i dont already have?

I have Batman Begins and Gotham Knight coming on Blu-ray.

Thanks again guys!

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Posted July 05 2008 - 06:03 PM

Thanks as usual, Mike and Patrick.

As of early Sunday, July 6, Amazon has Batman Begins BD (non-superduper special edition) for 17.95 and Batman Gotham Knight BD for 21.95.

That might just be too good to pass up.

I may also take Best Buy up on that offer for Supernatural. Great show.
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Posted July 05 2008 - 11:11 PM

I'd have to imagine that Best Buy's price will come down for The Tracey Fragments. $194.99 is a little too steep right now Posted Image
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Posted July 06 2008 - 01:59 AM

I'll be picking up The X-Files: Revelations since it's got some new features on it and because I'm a completist sucker. Posted Image

Thanks for the prices!

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Posted July 06 2008 - 02:34 AM

Thanks guys! Now that I see the RoundUp, this week is shaping up to be busier than I thought it was going to be. First up, Batman: Gotham Knight SE (2-disc) steelbook @ BB for sure. Just curious, does anyone know if BB will price-match Target on this, or is the steelbook technically considered a different edition altogether? Either way, I'm going for the metal case. Also this week, I'll double-dip on Batman Begins and snag the LE Gift Set. I'm leaning towards The Mummy (1932) (Univ. Legacy Series) but not until a read a review or two to see how (or if) it differs from the Mummy Legacy Collection already in my library. Since I do not have any X-Files in my collection, I think I'll pickup X-Files: Revelations as a prelude and a refresher to the upcoming film.

Finally, a heads-up to fans of good documentaries... You might not want to purchase it, but you should seriously consider renting Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. It is an incredibly well done and insightful look back at the rise and demise of The Clash (and the whole British Punk scene), most of it narrated by Joe himself, and assembled with loving care by Julien Temple (director of Absolute Beginners and Earth Girls Are Easy among others.) I saw it last February and was totally blown away.
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Posted July 06 2008 - 02:49 AM

Already got Batman Begins (LE) and Gotham Knight coming from the Warner store...should be here on Monday. I think that's it after a LOT of stuff coming in the mail this past week. Posted Image Thanks gents!

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Posted July 06 2008 - 03:17 AM

X is probably just a reissue of the old midnight movies edition.
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Posted July 06 2008 - 03:40 AM

Batman Begins BD from Amazon for $17.95? Sold.

I'll give Gotham Knight a rent. If it's good maybe I'll order that from Amazon as well.

Can't wait for The Dark Knight!

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Posted July 06 2008 - 06:05 AM

Got to get Stargate Atlantis: Season 4.

It was mostly mediocre Sci-Fi this year, but the production values were terrific. And the episode featuring Teal'c is worth the entire cost of the set by itself.

I'm *very* intrigued by "Gotham Night". The reviews have been all over the place on it. Based on what I've heard this is supposed to be like "Animatrix" -- a series of "Anime'" style short films loosely connected by a common theme. I guess I've got to get it since I own just about all the other "Bat stuff".

Uh ... I guess I need Mummy DE as well. I'm ashamed to say that my current "Mummy" was purchased used from a local rental outlet and is pretty beat up.
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Posted July 06 2008 - 07:42 AM

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I'd have to imagine that Best Buy's price will come down for The Tracey Fragments. $194.99 is a little too steep right now Posted Image


Nope. They're still asking $194.99. Posted Image




















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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 July 06 2008 - 01:23 PM

"X is probably just a reissue of the old midnight movies edition."

I just purchased the Midnight Movies edition for $3 at Big Lots.

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Posted July 06 2008 - 02:10 PM

Why is the Donner cut of Supes 2 listed as being 2 discs? I just snagged one from CC and its just 1 disc.

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Posted July 06 2008 - 03:08 PM

Blame the Circuit City circular on the listing of the 2-disc edition for Superman II. YMMV.

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Posted July 07 2008 - 12:42 AM

I'll probably pick up the "Batmanime" DTV on Blu-Ray. I want to see this and will probably post a post-street date review since WB has not been offering us advance review copies of TV/animation products.

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Posted July 07 2008 - 05:54 AM

Just Batman : Gotham Knights for me this week. Too bad there is no discount on the previous DC video, Justice League New Frontier.
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Posted July 07 2008 - 11:33 AM

Can anyone correct me if I'm wrong...

I just looked to see what extras were being given on the two-disc Batman: Gotham Knight to see if I wanted to splurge on that over the single disc edition, and both deepdiscount.com and dvdplanet.com list the two-disc version as OAR and the single-disc version as full screen!

Is this true!? It would definitely push me into getting the 2-disc version if it were...but I got the singe disc version of Justice League: New Frontier over the 2-disc edition last time, and both of those versions were in widescreen. Why would it be different for Gotham Knight...?
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Posted July 07 2008 - 03:31 PM

I can't imagine it would be. I saw nothing to that effect as I was putting together the RoundUp, Robert....or I would have reported it as such.

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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