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Weekly RoundUp 7-22-2008

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#1 of 10 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 18 2008 - 03:13 AM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Kevin Spacey (21 – 2008)

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– Jack Webb & Peggy Lee (Pete Kelly’s Blues – 1955)

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– Cast (High and Low – 1963)

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– Vampyr – 1932

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– Raul Julia & William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman – 1985)

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
21$17.99$15.99$15.99$16.99 - 
21 DE (2-disc)$21.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - 
Bird SE$10.99$16.99$17.99 -  - 
Blues in the Night$14.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
The Boston Strangler: Untold Story$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Earth: The Biography$21.99$24.99$19.99 - $21.99
High and Low (CC)$27.95$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Kiss of Spider Woman CE (Amazon excl.)$25.99 -  -  -  - 
LA Ink: Season 1$18.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Las Vegas: Season 5$41.99$39.99$59.98 -  - 
The Last Winter$14.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Masters of Horror: Season 2$64.99$64.99$69.99 -  - 
Pete Kelly’s Blues$14.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Picture This!$23.99$17.99$19.99$16.99 - 
Robot Chicken: Star Wars$9.99$9.99$8.99$8.99 - 
Round Midnight$14.99$19.99$17.99 -  - 
Six Reasons Why$23.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Spaced: Complete Series$34.99$39.99$59.98 -  - 
Transformers Cybertron: Ultimate Coll.$39.99$39.99$59.98$36.99 - 
Turn the River$17.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Vampyr (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 -  - 

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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
21$25.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - 
Earth: The Biography$27.95$39.99$34.99 - $27.49
The Exorcism of Emily Rose$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Kiss of Spider Woman CE (Amazon Excl.)$27.95 -  -  -  - 
I Know What You Did Last Summer$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
The Mummy$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
The Mummy Returns$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
The Perfect Storm$19.95$24.99$19.99$24.99 - 
The Scorpion King$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Urban Legend$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 

(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 of this week’s releases seem to be in their proper aspect ratio! Posted Image

--Purchase either SD version of 21 on DVD this week at Best Buy and receive a FREE DECK OF PLAYING CARDS.

--Purchase 21 on Blu-ray disc @ BB ALONG WITH ANY or ALL of the following titles and SAVE $10 on each title: Across the Universe, Casino Royale, Ghost Rider, Talladega Nights, Untraceable. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--FREE E-MOVIE CASH to see The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor PLUS a SNEAK PEEK DVD (of the new Mummy flick AND Hellboy 2: The Golden Army) @ BB with the purchase of any $5.99 from a long, select list. Value = $7.50. Valid 8-1-08 thru 8-24-08. Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

--The same FREE E-MOVIE CASH is also available with the Blu-ray discs of The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King.

--Last week I reported that bb.com had posted a Blu-ray version of the Boston Celtics 2007-8 Championship disc…but no other retailer did. It turns out I was right and it is a BB Exclusive.

--BB has a substantial list of TV Season sets on sale this week.

--BestBuy.com has a 2/$15 sale this week on more than 200 titles. On-line only. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of DVDs for sale @ $5.99 (separate from the list with the FREE E-MOVIE MONEY promotion listed above.

--Circuit City is advertising FIFTY FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS with their SD-DVD copies of 21.

--Cc is also advertising the same FREE MOVIE MONEY as outlined above for Best Buy in the three new BD releases of the Mummy movies AND IN THE FOLLOWING $9.99 SD-DVDS: The Mummy DE (2-disc), The Mummy Returns DE (2-disc) and Jet Li’s Fearless (Director’s Cut).

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of titles for $4.99 and $6.99.

--At Target, get a FREE EXCLUSIVE BOOK “THE BASICS OF WINNING BLACKJACK” when you purchase an SD-DVD of 21. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Lists of $7.50 and $10 DVDs.

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 19 2008 - 03:48 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Mad Money $15.99
Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad $9.99
Discovery Channel Presents: Shark Week – Ocean Of Fear $14.99

$4.99 each:
The Island
The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut
Lucky # Slevin
Minority Report
Hannibal Rising
Barber Shop: Special Edition
Get Shorty
Escape From Alcatraz
Dances With Wolves
Fever Pitch
I, Robot
Raging Bull
The Day After Tomorrow
Hotel Rwanda
The 11th Hour
Derailed: Unrated
Harsh Times
West Side Story
A Fish Called Wanda
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition
Legally Blonde
From Russia With Love

$6.99 each: 14 other titles available in store:
Miami Vice: Unrated
Smokin’ Aces
Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
Children Of Men
The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift

$9.99 each: Free Movie Money DVDs to See: The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor with purchase. Movie Money valid 8/1/08 – 8/24/08. Movie Money value = $7.50.
The Mummy: 2-disc Deluxe Edition
The Mummy Returns: 2-disc Deluxe Edition
Jet Li’s Fearless: Unrated Director’s Cut


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story Theatrical Edition $15.99
Norah Jones: Live From Austin, Texas $11.99

$5.99 each: Free E-Movie cash to see The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor Plus a Sneak Peek DVD included when you purchase any of the DVDs in this section. E- Movie Cash value = $7.50. Movie Money valid 8/1/08 – 8/24/08. Minimum 20 per store. No rain checks.
Sneak Peak DVD. This newer disc shows peeks of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor.
Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
Billy Madison: Special Edition
The Good Shepherd
Red Dragon
The Scorpion King
Children Of Men
Balls Of Fury
40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated
Waist Deep
Miami Vice: Unrated
The Darkman Trilogy
Psycho II / Psycho III / Pyscho III Triple Feature
Meet The Fockers
Alpha Dog
Cape Fear
George A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead
American Pie 2: Collector’s Edition
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: Locked & Loaded Director’s Cut - Unrated

$5.99 each:
The Brothers Grimm
Stick It
10 Things I Hate About You
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
From Dusk Till Dawn: Collector’s Series
The 13th Warrior
The Shaggy Dog
Grosse Pointe Blank
High Fidelity
Gangs Of New York
Rounders: Collector’s Edition
Swingers: Collector’s Series
Good Will Hunting: Collector’s Series
The Parent Trap / The Parent Trap 2 – Two Movie Collection
The Waterboy
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Collector’s Series

Blu-Ray Discs:
2007 – 2008 NBA Champions
Planet Earth $64.99

21 $29.99
Casino Royale $29.99
Untraceable $29.99
Across The Universe $29.99
Ghost Rider $29.99
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $29.99
Buy 21 and any or all of the marked titles and Save $10 on each marked title

DVD Sets:
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.99 each
The Venture Brothers: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each
Metalocalypse: Season 1 $14.99
Las Vegas: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Dexter : Season 1 $19.99
The Tudors: Season 1 $19.99
Charmed: Season 8 $19.99
The L Word: Season 3 / 4 $24.99 each
Jericho: Season 1 $24.99
LOST: Season 3 $27.99
Dirt: Season 1 $27.99
Desperate Housewives: Season 3 $27.99
Planet Earth $54.99


Target on sale DVD items:

Discovery Channel Presents: Shark Week – Ocean Of Fear $17.99
Jumper $15.99
The Bucket List $15.99
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $15.99
10,000 B.C. $15.99
Fool’s Gold $15.99
Drillbit Taylor $15.99
27 Dresses $15.99
The Spiderwick Chronicles $15.99

$7.50 each: Titles listed below and selected others
Batman Begins
Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
Shark Tale
The Last Unicorn: 25th Anniversary Edition

$10.00 each: Titles listed below and selected others
Happy Feet
The Notebook

Blu-Ray Discs:
The Bucket List $24.99
10,000 B.C. $24.99
Fool’s Gold $24.99
Semi-Pro $24.99
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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted July 19 2008 - 04:23 PM

Nothing for me this week.

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Posted July 19 2008 - 05:02 PM

Ha! My second time to see this thread, but on the right day this time! And my post is gone...magic!Posted Image

Still only The Mummy on Blu-ray for me. Thanks again guys.

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Jason Hughes

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Posted July 19 2008 - 05:05 PM

Amazon is listing the Kiss of the Spider Woman Blu-Ray as discontinued. WTF?

Amazon.com: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] - Amazon.com Exclusive: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy, Hector Babenco, David Weisman, Leonard Schrader: Movies & TV

Another odd thing, I tried to put it in my Netflix queue (the standard DVD) and they are only listing the second disc. Again, WTF?
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Jason_V



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Posted July 20 2008 - 12:23 AM

Bollocks. Prolly the three Mummy movies on BD. And prolly The Perfect Storm, too. And here I was hoping to save a bit of money this week.

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Scott_J



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Posted July 20 2008 - 01:13 AM

Probably just 21 Blu-ray this week. I'll wait for sales on the Mummy Blu-rays. Thanks for the prices.

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Posted July 20 2008 - 02:02 AM

Just Robot Chicken: Star Wars for me. I love these inexpensive summer weeks.

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Posted July 20 2008 - 02:17 AM

Celts for me, rental on 21.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted July 21 2008 - 06:14 AM

Anyone know the in-store price on the Celtics BD? Is it on sale this week?

Originally Posted by Jason Hughes
Amazon is listing the Kiss of the Spider Woman Blu-Ray as discontinued. WTF?

Amazon.com: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] - Amazon.com Exclusive: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy, Hector Babenco, David Weisman, Leonard Schrader: Movies & TV

Another odd thing, I tried to put it in my Netflix queue (the standard DVD) and they are only listing the second disc. Again, WTF?

Now it lists August 12 as the release date.
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