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#1 of 31 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 27 2008 - 04:09 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man – 2008)

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– Cast (My Three Sons: Season 1 – 1960)

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– Kristen Bell – (Forgetting Sarah Marshall – 2008)

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– George Peppard (Banacek – 1972-74)

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
2008 Olympics: Opening Ceremony$18.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Adam 12: Season 2$25.99$29.99$29.99 -  - 
An Autumn Afternoon (CC)$19.99$24.99$21.99 -  - 
Banacek: Complete Series$36.99$44.99$39.99 -  - 
Beaufort$21.99$24.99$21.99 -  - 
Beauty & the Beast: Complete Series$55.99$69.99$79.99 -  - 
B.L. Stryker: Complete Series$40.99$44.99$39.99 -  - 
Boss$14.99$12.99 -  -  - 
Buried Alive$21.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Butterfly$26.99$19.99$21.99 -  - 
Can’t Hardly Wait (10th Anniv. Edition)$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
CSNY: Deja Vu$10.99$12.99$14.98 -  - 
**Forgetting Sarah Marshall$17.99$15.99$15.99$14.99 - 
Forgetting Sarah Marshall CE NR (3-disc)$19.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.49
Iron Man (1-disc)$14.99$14.99$13.99$14.99 - 
Iron Man Ultimate Edition (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$23.79
The Hairdresser’s Husband$26.99$24.99 -  -  - 
Laredo: Season 2 Part 1$30.99$29.99$24.99 -  - 
Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil$19.99$19.99$21.99 -  - 
Lou Reed’s Berlin$21.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Man Who Saved Christmas$9.99$9.99$9.99 -  - 
The Mosquito Coast$9.99$9.99$9.99 -  - 
My Name is Earl: Season 3$34.99$32.99$49.98$32.99 - 
My Three Sons: Season 1 Volume 1$26.99$27.99$34.99 -  - 
Numb3rs: Season 4$41.99$37.99$59.98 -  - 
Pulse 2: Afterlife$13.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back$18.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Salem Witch Trials$12.99$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Sports Night: Comp. Series (10th Anniv.)$51.99$54.99$69.99 -  - 
Taxi to the Dark Side$24.99$24.99$19.99 -  - 
U2: Live at Red Rocks$13.99$14.99$17.99 -  - 
Ultimate Unrated Comedy Collection$44.99$49.99$59.99 -  - 
When We Left Earth (4-disc)$36.99$24.99$49.98 - $34.99

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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
The 40-Year-Old Virgin$20.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Angel in the Family$8.95$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Can’t Hardly Wait$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
A Christmas Visitor$9.95$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Daredevil (Director’s Cut)$27.95$34.99$34.99 -  - 
Dawn of the Dead (NR Director’s Cut)$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Forgetting Sarah Marshall$25.95$29.99$27.99$29.99$26.69
Geo. Romero’s Land of Dead (NR Dir. Cut)$20.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Halloween Starter Pack$41.95$69.99$59.98 -  - 
Iron Man Ultimate Edition (2-disc)$25.95$25.99$34.99$27.99$27.49
John Carpenter’s The Thing$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Knocked Up$20.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
The Man Who Saved Christmas$9.95$12.99$12.99 -  - 
Nat’l Geo: Six Degrees Could Change…$20.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Re-Cycle$24.95$24.99$29.99 -  - 
Rest Stop: Dead Ahead$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Roy Orbison: A Black & White Night$16.95$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Sixth Sense$23.95$29.99$34.99 -  - 
Salem Witch Trials$8.95$12.99$12.99 -  - 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre$17.95$22.99$19.99 -  - 
Ultimate Unrated Comedy Collection$53.95$74.99$79.99 -  - 
When We Left Earth$39.95$34.99$69.98 -  - 
Zombie Bundle (Amazon Exclusive)$41.99 -  -  -  - 

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Ultimate Unrated Comedy Collection (SD & BD): Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Halloween Starter Pack (BD): Land of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Thing.

Zombie Bundle (BD – Amazon Exclusive): Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead II.

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! Forgetting Sarah Marshall is being released, this week, in both OAR and MAR versions! Get the CORRECT one!

--At Best Buy this week, a FREE EXCLUSIVE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of “select new release Iron Man DVDs.” Must be purchased on same receipt. Excludes The Invincible Iron Man and the Iron Man video game. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer.

--AND, Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION IRON MAN DVD GIFT SET for $39.99. Includes Ultimate Edition (2-disc) movie, mini bust and $50 gift card to sideshowcollectibles.com. Minimum 4 per store. No rainchecks. Limit 1 per customer.

--And some Best Buy stores actually plan to have midnight store events for the sale of the Iron Man DVD Tuesday morning. Check bestbuy.com/ironman for events listing.

--Best Buy has some other exclusive titles listed for this week: “Uncut Raw Feed Horror Collection” (includes Rest Stop, Sublime & Believers) for $19.99. Also, two “Horror Double Feature Collections” (It/Shuttered Room and Chamber of Horrors/Bride of Fu Manchu) for $14.99 apiece. And, “The BBC Planet Earth Collection” (Planet Earth and Earth: The Biography) for $99.99.

--And, yet another EXCLUSIVE TITLE from Best Buy this week: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. for $14.99 From One of the Writers of Batman Begins!

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE PREVIEW DVD with the purchase of ANY TV season DVD. Contains the first two episodes of Crash on Starz Network 10/17. Must be purchased on same receipt. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a number of Marvel DVDs and BDs on sale this week.

--Circuit City is advertising ACCESS TO 6 FREE DIGITAL IRON MAN COMICS (WITH ART BY ADI GRANOV) with their copies of the Iron Man blu-ray disc or Ultimate Edition SD-DVD. [i] Blu-ray available on-line, by phone, and in select stores.

--CC is also advertising a FREE 10 MINUTE DOWNLOAD OF BEHIND_THE_SCENES IRON MAN FEATURES with the purchase, this week, of any iPod or mp3 player.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $4.99 and $6.99.

--At Target, the Iron Man Ultimate Edition SD-DVD and Blu-ray disc are both being advertised with EXCLUSIVE MASK PACKAGING AND ADDITIONAL BONUS FOOTAGE. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--You will also get a FREE EXCLUSIVE CROWN with the purchase at Target, this week, of Dora and the Snow Princess. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: None this week.

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#2 of 31 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 27 2008 - 04:11 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

What Happens In Vegas $15.99

$4.99 each:
The Italian Job (2003)
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life
We Were Soldiers
Top Gun
Mission: Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition
Mission: Impossible II
Days Of Thunder
Minority Report
Patriot Games
Clear & Present Danger
The Hunt For Red October
The Warrriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut
The Island

$6.99 each:
Fast Time At Ridgemont High: Special Edition
Happy Gilmore: Special Edition
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated
American Wedding
Half Baked: Fully Baked Edition
Billy Madison: Special Edition
Meet The Fockers
American Pie 2: Collector’s Edition
The Lost Boys
Smokin’ Aces
Friday Night Lights
Ocean’s 11 (Frank Sinatra)
Chicken Run
The Goonies
Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
Wallace & Grmit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Shark Tale
Charlotte’s Web (Animated)
The Iron Giant: Special Edition
Gremlins: Special Edition
The Wedding Planner
Meatballs: Special Edition
Big Daddy
Stripes: Extended Cut
Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition
Full Metal Jacket (Snapper Shown)
King Kong (Peter Jackson)
GoodFellas (1997 Edition shown)
Bridge To Terabithia


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

What Happens In Vegas $15.99
Dream Theater: Systematic Chaos (2-disc) $16.99
Sex & The City: The Movie – Extended Cut $16.99

Raw Feed Horror Collection: Uncut $19.99 (Best Buy Exclusive)
It / The Shuttered Room – Horror Double Feature $14.99 (Best Buy Exclusive)
Chamber Of Horrors / The Brides Of Fu Manchu $14.99 (Best Buy Exclusive)
Raw Feed Horror Collection - Minimum 1 per store. It / The Shuttered Room Double Feature – Minimum 2 per store. Chamber Of Horrors / Brides Of Fu Manchu Double Feature – Minimum 2 per store.

Nick Fury: Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D $14.99 (Best Buy Exclusive)
1998 TV Movie starring David Hasselhoff

$4.99 each:
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Ultimate Avengers 2
Doctor Strange
Blade: Platinum Series
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated
The Break-Up
You, Me & Dupree
Hot Fuzz
Training Day
The Invincible Iron Man

Blu-Ray Discs:
Fantastic 4 $19.99
Fantastic 4 : Rise Of The Silver Surfer $24.99
X-Men 3: Last Stand $24.99
Ghost Rider $24.99
The Invincible Iron Man $19.99
Spider-Man 3 $24.99
The Punisher $14.99
Underworld $24.99
The Sixth Sense $29.99
Ultimate Avengers Collection $24.99
The BBC Earth Collection $99.99 (Best Buy Exclusive)
Includes Planet Earth & Earth: The Biography. Minimum 6 sets per store. No rain checks.

DVD Sets: Best Buy Exclusive: Free Preview DVD with the purchase of any TV season DVD. Preview DVD contains the first two episodes of Crash which starts on the Starz Network on 10/17/08. Items must be purchased on the same receipt. Minimum 50 Preview DVDs per store.
Numb3rs: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $29.99 each
Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Supernatural: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Family Guy: Volume I / II $29.99 each
Happy Days: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Laverne & Shirley: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
I Love Lucy: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
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 - New Adventures Of Superman: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

The Biggest Loser: The Workout $13
Dancing With The Stars: Cardio Dance $13
Dora The Explorer: Dora Saves The Snow Princess $14.99 w/exclusive crown
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#3 of 31 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted September 27 2008 - 05:04 PM

Iron Man 2 disc at Target for me. Thanks for the roundup.

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Posted September 27 2008 - 05:36 PM

i think i'll do iron man blu at target for the mask.

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Posted September 27 2008 - 08:28 PM

Posted Image NICK FURY: AGENT of S.H.I.E.L.D!!!! No Shit! Wow!Posted Image Iron Man and Daredevil on Blu and NF on sd dvd. I'm in comicbook film heaven this week. I really wanted this to come to dvd and now it is. Anything is truely possible. At least on dvd............wow, Nick Fury, who'd of thunk it.
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Posted September 27 2008 - 11:57 PM

For whatever reason, I keep forgetting this is Iron Man week. However, I will be picking up Iron Man on BD. Posted Image And two copies of Sports Night: one for me and one for my sister for Christmas. Thank you gents.

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Posted September 28 2008 - 02:23 AM

Yeah, Yeah...Yeah! IronMan! P.S. About The Mosquito Coast, is this a reissue or something new? Anybody know? Thanx, Jack.
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Posted September 28 2008 - 02:28 AM

Thanks for the Roundup, guys!

Iron Man & Forgetting Sarah Marshall on Blu for me, as well as a double-dip on the sublime "Sports Night" - which is available at Deep Discount for only $40.26 - a significant amount less than everyone else.
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Posted September 28 2008 - 02:43 AM

Big week for me (so big that I'll probably wait for a sale or a slower week to pick up some of these). I'll be picking up the Blu-rays of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, The Sixth Sense, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Thing. I'm also comtemplating the Sports Night re-release.

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#10 of 31 OFFLINE   Rocky F

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Posted September 28 2008 - 03:54 AM

I think I'll also spring for the 2 disc Iron Man with mask case at Target. I'll wait until Nick Fury is cheaper, as in $3.99 or something. Posted Image I guess BB is trying to cash in on Nick Fury's appearance in Iron Man, but like Troy, I really never expected this to come out on DVD. (Now if someone will put out the Generation X TV movie from '96, all of the bad made for TV Marvel movies will be available.)

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Posted September 28 2008 - 04:06 AM

My only immediate purchase this week is Iron Man on blu......problem is which version to buy. Up here, BB has the Exclusive Blu-ray version of the gift set while Futureshop has the steelbook. Both versions are equally nice and somehow a steelbook for this film seems very appropriate. Decisions, decisions...Posted Image

As for the others......Sixth Sense, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Thing, Daredevil, 40-Year Old Virgin.....I'll get them sometime when I find them cheaper.
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Posted September 28 2008 - 04:09 AM

Thanks for the RoundUp guys! As I type this, SportsNight is on its way courtesy of a 40% off Borders pre-order coupon. Other than that, it's Iron Man Blu-ray for me this week. I may spring for the Target "head" case, but I have now reached a point where I shy away from this kind of packaging since it is almost always more trouble than it is worth from a "coolness" standpoint. If the bonus footage actually amounts to something, I will go with it. Also, I will probably pick up My Three Sons, but since I have yet to read a review, I am still in a holding pattern on that one...

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Posted September 28 2008 - 06:05 AM

The Ultimate Unrated Comedy Collection is tempting, especially at the Amazon price. But I prefer the 40-Year Old Virgin's theatrical cut and I already have Knocked Up on HD DVD.

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Posted September 28 2008 - 10:19 AM

Only 50.43 at DD. I have had two copies of Knocked Up on HD-DVD have problems, so I'm happy to replace them.

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Posted September 28 2008 - 11:09 AM

I'd have bought My Name is Earl but there's no BluRay. I'll rent the DVDs instead.
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Posted September 29 2008 - 04:26 AM

On Sunday at Costco, they had the 3-D Hannah Montana Concert and Camp Rock on Blu for $14 and change apiece ($10 off regular price). I have no idea if that ended yesterday or if it's still going on, but if you're looking for those and happen to be near Costco, it's worth a look.
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Posted September 30 2008 - 03:07 AM

When We Left Earth in SD was $29.99 at Target. I picked it up at BB, instead. But I did get Iron Man on BD at Target! Cool case! --John
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Posted September 30 2008 - 05:45 AM

Like John I got the Iron Man BD set at Target with the collectible case. My local Target had quite a few in stock, so I probably didn't have to arrive at open, but wanted to ensure I got one. That said, I think the case is lovely. Well-constructed and the discs are securely fastened. Plus the plastic sheath it comes encased in makes it easy to display. An excellent product that is worth the trip to your local Target.

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Posted September 30 2008 - 05:57 AM

Justin, can you please confirm that there really is no Target exclusive "additional footage" as I read elsewhere? I don't understand why Target puts this in their ad when they are selling the same version as every other retailer except for the case. It seems a bit misleading to me. I was going to buy the Target version if it had some worthwhile additional bonus footage, but that does not appear to be the case.

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Posted September 30 2008 - 06:09 AM

It / The Shuttered Room – Horror Double Feature $14.99 (Best Buy Exclusive) Chamber Of Horrors / The Brides Of Fu Manchu $14.99 (Best Buy Exclusive) Anyone find these on the shelves? I didn't...

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