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#1 of 31 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 11 2008 - 03:43 PM

The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

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– Harrison Ford and Shia LeBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – 2008)

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– Ingrid Bergman (Arch of Triumph – 1948)

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– Mongol – 2007

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– The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – 2008

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– Robert Downey, Jr. – (Chaplin – 1992)

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– The Matrix – 1999

The Prices

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SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
4 Months, 3 Days and 2 Days$19.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection$83.99$114.99$109.99 -  - 
Arch of Triumph (1948)$10.99$12.99$14.98 -  - 
Back to You: Season 1$29.99$29.99$34.99 -  - 
Brotherhood of Blood$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Capricorn One SE$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Chaplin (15th Anniversary Edition)$14.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
CSI: Season 8$58.99$59.99$54.99$64.99$58.49
Dance of the Dead$13.99$14.99$12.99 -  - 
Dark Floors$17.99$14.99$12.99 -  - 
Ghost House (8-Film Collection)$111.99$139.99$109.99 -  - 
Halloween: 30th Anniversary Box Set$62.99$49.99$79.99 -  - 
Holiday Inn Collector’s Set (3-disc)$19.99$24.99$21.998 -  - 
H’ywood-Singing/Dancing: A Musical History$26.99$26.99$19.99 -  - 
Icons of Horror: Hammer Films$16.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
I. Jones & Kingdom of Crystal Skull (1-disc)$18.99$14.99$13.99$15.99 - 
I. Jones & Kingdom/Crystal Skull SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.79
Indiana Jones Complete Adventures Coll.$62.99$59.99 -  -  - 
Lady Chatterly (Ext. Euro. Edition) (2007)$35.99$35.99$34.99 -  - 
The Last House in the Woods$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)$12.99$12.99$14.98 -  - 
Mongol$19.99$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Nash Bridges: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99 -  - 
The New World (Extended Cut)$15.99$19.99$17.99 -  - 
No Man’s Land: Rise of Reeker$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Notorious$14.99$14.99$17.99 -  - 
One Touch of Venus$10.99$12.99$14.98 -  - 
The Partridge Family: Season 3$21.99$22.99$21.99 -  - 
**The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything$21.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 
Rebecca$14.99$14.99$17.99 -  - 
Room 205$12.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
Rules of Engagement: Season 2$24.99$24.99$21.99 -  - 
Sarah Silverman Program: Season 2 Vol. 1$18.99$16.99$21.99 -  - 
Saving God$21.99$16.99$19.99 -  - 
Short Cuts (CC)$21.99$24.99$21.99 -  - 
Spellbound$14.99$14.99$17.99 -  - 
Standard Operating Procedures$25.99$19.99$19.998 -  - 
Stuck$19.99$13.49$19.99 -  - 
The Substitute$17.99$14.99$12.99 -  - 
That ‘70s Show: Complete Series$179.99$189.99$189.99$159.99 - 
Trackman$17.99$14.99$14.99 -  - 
The Unit: Season 3$27.99$29.99$27.99 -  - 
War, Inc.$14.99$14.99$19.99 - $14.89

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BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
American Gangster$20.95$19.99$19.99 -  - 
The Alps$16.95$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Casino$20.95$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Constantine$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Coral Reef Adventure$16.95$17.99$19.99 -  - 
Cosmic Voyage/Destiny in Space$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Eastern Promises$20.95$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag$16.95$17.99$19.99 -  - 
Gangster: 3 Movie Collection$61.95$89.99$79.99 -  - 
I. Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$26.95$26.99$29.99$27.99$27.49
Jewel of the Nile$25.95$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Living Sea$17.95$17.99$19.99 -  - 
Matrix: Ultimate Collection$89.95$74.99$109.99$79.99 - 
Mongol$24.95$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Mystery of the Nile$16.95$19.99$19.99 -  - 
Poultergeist (25th Anniversary Edition)$24.95$24.99$34.99 -  - 
Romancing the Stone$25.95$29.99$29.99 -  - 
Saving God$23.95$34.99$29.99 -  - 
Space Station/Mission to Mir$19.95$24.99$19.99 -  - 
Standard Operating Procedure$26.95$29.99$34.99 -  - 
Stuck$24.95$34.99$29.99 -  - 
War, Inc.$22.95$24.99$29.99 -  - 

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection: Rebecca, The Lodger, The Paradine Case, Spellbound, Notorious, Young and Innocent, Sabotage, Lifeboat.

Ghost House (8-Film Collection): Dance of the Dead, No Mans land: Rise of Reeker, The Substitute, Dark Floors, Trackman, Room 205, Last House in the Woods, Brotherhood of Blood.

Icons of Horror: Hammer Films: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear, The Gorgon.

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Collection: Raiders of the Lost Ark, IJ & the Temple of Doom, IJ & the Last Crusade, IJ & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Gangster: 3 Movie Collection (Blu-ray): American Gangster, Casino, Eastern Promises.

Matrix: Ultimate Collection (Blu-ray): The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Animatrix.

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

--Phew! ANOTHER BIG week! LOTS of Blu-ray releases, LOTS of deals!

**Be Careful! The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything is being released, this week, in both OAR & MAR versions! Get the right one!

--You’ll read about the various Indy 4 exclusive at our regular retailers below. There is also: EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING at FYE (TransWorld) AND 4 EXCLUSIVE LEGO MINI-POSTERS at both K-Mart & Sears. (The mini-posters are Lego reproductions of the original theatrical posters from all four Indiana Jones movies.)

--There ain’t nothin’ sweeter than candy. Get a FREE BAG OF M&Ms @ Best Buy with the purchase of ANY version of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

--Maybe the only thing sweeter than candy (to some people) would be an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Well you can find one of those at Best Buy (and still get free M&Ms!) for $39.99. It includes a miniature replica of a crystal skull and a $25 giftcard to Sideshow Collectibles.com

--Best Buy has a 2/$25 deal on the Ghost House DVDs out this week. Or, buy all eight for $70 (which is odd seeing as how bestbuy.com is advertising the eight film set as a package for $139.99. You can also get a deal of $6.99 apiece on the After Dark Horrorfest DVDs.

--Buy select Nickelodeon titles for $9.99 and get $3 in “Nick Bucks.” Titles listed include: Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day, Escape from Fairytale Village (Backyardigans), Save the Nutcracker!, Who Bob What Pants? (Spongebob), Yo Gabba Gabba!. Limit 2 of each title per customer.

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

--@ Circuit City, get TWO FREE LITHOGRAPHS OF CONCEPT ART with the purchase of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Either the two-disc SE SD-DVD or the Blu-ray version of the title.

--Circuit City is also advertising the first three Indiana Jones movies on SD-DVD for $9.99 apiece.

--The following Blu-rays discs are $17.99 @ CC this week: 21, Click, The Covenant, Gridiron Gang, The Holiday, Hostel: Part II, The Messengers, Pursuit of Happyness, Reign Over Me, Rocky Balboa, RV, Ultraviolet, Underworld: Evolution, Vacancy.

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

--Target, this week, is advertising one of its EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITIONS of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This applies to BOTH the 2-disc SE SD-DVD and the Blu-ray releases! Features exclusive collectible packaging and an 80 page hard cover booklet with behind the scenes photos—many never-before-published. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target is also giving up a $5 Target GiftCard if you purchase BOTH Indy 4 on SD-DVD AND an Indy 4 “battle pack toy set” ($15.99/assorted styles).

--The following TV sets are $17.99 @ Target this week: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia S 1&2 and S3, Samantha Who?: Season 1. And, this week, Heroes: Season 2 is $26.99, while Heroes: Season 2 on Blu-ray is $44.99.

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $10.

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#2 of 31 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 11 2008 - 03:46 PM

Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Iron Man $17.99

WWE Presents: Hell In A Cell $17.99
Circuit City Exclusive: Free WWE mobile phone wallpaper with purchase

$4.99 each: Titles may vary by store
Clear & Present Danger
Patriot Games
The Hunt For Red October
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition
Death Wish
Deep Impact
Event Horizon: Special Collector’s Edition
Minority Report
Aeon Flux
We We Soldiers
The Italian Job (2003)
The Condemned
Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
The Ring
Red Dragon: Collector’s Edition
An American Werewolf In London: Collector’s Edition
The Fan
The Life Of David Gale
Panic Room
End Of Days: Collector’s Edition
Bad Lieutenant
Young Frankenstein
Edward Scissorhands
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Friday The 13th
Friday The 13th – Part VII: The New Blood
Friday The 13th – Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Night Of The Living Dead (Tom Savini Version)
Rosemary’s Baby

$6.99 each: Entertainment Weekly’s Top 50 Action Movies
Die Hard
The Matrix
Saving Private Ryan
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Bourne Supremacy
Kill Bill:– Volume I
Spider-Man 2

Blu-Ray Discs:
21 $17.99
Gridiron Gang $17.99
The Holiday $17.99
The Pursuit Of Happyness $17.99
Hostel: Part II $17.99
Reign Over Me $17.99
Click $17.99
Rocky Balboa $17.99
Vacancy $17.99
RV $17.99
The Covenant $17.99
Ultraviolet $17.99
Underworld: Evolution $17.99
The Messengers $17.99


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Iron Man $14.99
Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay – Unrated Edition $14.99
The Forbidden Kingdom $14.99
The Bank Job $14.99
The Love Guru $14.99
WWE Presents: Hell In A Cell $19.99

$5.99 each:
Gangs Of New York
Kill Bill: Volume I
Kill Bill: Volume II
Good Will Hunting
Clerks: Miramax Collector’s Series
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Ella Enchanted

9.99 each: Get $3 In Nick Bucks when you buy select Nickelodeon movies. Limit 2 of each title per customer.
Spongebob Squarepants: Who Bob What Pants?
The Backyardigans: Escape From Fairytale Village
Dora The Explorer: Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day!
Save The Nutcracker!
Yo Gabba Gabba!

Blu-Ray Discs:
21 $29.99

DVD Sets:
The Adventures Of Young Indiana Jones: Volume I / II / III $49.99 each
The Partridge Family: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

Little Einsteins: The Christmas Wish $14.99
Spongebob Squarepants: Who Bob What Pants? $12.99

$10.00 each: Titles listed & selected others
The Godfather
3:10 To Yuma
Beetlejuice: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
Heroes: Season 2 $44.99

DVD Sets:
Samantha Who?: Season 1 $17.99
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Season 1+2/3 $17.99 each
Heroes: Season 2 $26.99
Gossip Girl: Season 1 $36.99
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#3 of 31 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted October 11 2008 - 03:52 PM

I'll be picking Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull Blu-ray and eventually I'll get CSI: Season Eight.

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#4 of 31 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted October 11 2008 - 04:30 PM

Wow... a special edition of Capricorn One? One of my friends and I watched that over and over and over again on the Z Channel when we were kids. I watched it again a few years ago and still liked it. I think I'll have to pick up a copy of the new SE and watch it yet again!

#5 of 31 OFFLINE   Mark Wielgosz

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Posted October 11 2008 - 04:46 PM

This isn't going to be a cheap week Blu-Ray-wise for me. There's Poltergeist, American Gangster, Casino, Eastern Promises and of course The Ultimate Matrix Collection. I was going to buy the Matrix Collection from Amazon, but apparently Best Buy is going to be cheaper than them. Who knew?

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Posted October 11 2008 - 07:32 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but where is the logic in buying the "Gangster 3 Movie Collection" on Blu-ray as a set from either Best Buy or Circuit City? If I buy each movie individually, I save money. Does the boxed set come with some special incentives? Otherwise, I say, "Forgetaboutit!"

#7 of 31 OFFLINE   Mark Wielgosz

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Posted October 11 2008 - 08:43 PM

#8 of 31 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted October 12 2008 - 12:59 AM

Does anyone know if the new "Chaplin" disc will be anamorphic, or is it just a repackage of the old disc?

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Posted October 12 2008 - 01:16 AM

Indy 4, of course, and Matrix is on order from the Warner Store (still hasn't shipped...). Silverhawks S1V1 is also this week and THAT will be shipping with Matrix, whenever Warner gets their act in gear...

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Posted October 12 2008 - 01:32 AM

What????? No mention in the weekly roundup , for the historic first ever dvd set of Carole and Paula in the magic garden???? Shame on you Mike !!! Just kidding, but still a pretty big deal that this is finally coming to dvd,I cant wait!!! Also getting the march of the wooden soldiers remastered dvd .Now, if they would only release the WPIX holiday yule log on dvd , that would make for an awesome triple feature !!!! Imagine watching back to back, magic garden, wooden soldiers, and the yule log!!!!
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#11 of 31 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 12 2008 - 04:16 AM

Yep, this was the week I'd been dreading. Very expensive (Matrix, Indy, Constantine and Casino on BD for sure, contemplating American Gangster and Eastern Promises as well). Thanks for the update as always! I'm surprised that BB came in $10 under Amazon on Matrix, but I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth!

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#12 of 31 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted October 12 2008 - 05:10 AM

Yeah, the BB price on the Matrix Collection is impressive.

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Posted October 12 2008 - 05:26 AM

Indy 4 on BD for me.

#14 of 31 OFFLINE   adrian b

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Posted October 12 2008 - 06:05 AM

Poultergeist (25th Anniversary Edition) Mike - isn't this the movie where the chicken gets sucked into her coop and has to escape?

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Posted October 12 2008 - 07:19 AM

No you are thinking of Pouldergeist, where reclaimed Dutch farmland gets haunted.....

Fred Meyer has Indy Jones IV for $19.99 which includes a free box of "Crunch 'n Munch". Not quite as inspired as their sale on the Simpsons movie which included a half dozen donuts. Posted Image
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Posted October 12 2008 - 07:59 AM

Thanks, Kate, for posting the info (and smart move, changing your name so you don't get blacklisted at Best Buy). Posted Image
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#17 of 31 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 12 2008 - 09:10 AM

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#18 of 31 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted October 12 2008 - 09:39 AM

Just Indy 4 2 disc SE for me (either at CC or Target).

#19 of 31 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 13 2008 - 12:47 PM

Looks like Amazon dropped their Matrix price to $74.95 to counter Best Buy's price. Even though they don't charge tax in CA, my need for "instant gratification" dictates that they have to really beat BB's price in order for me to purchase from them, especially since I have to pay for shipping.

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Posted October 13 2008 - 02:05 PM

FYI--for those of you who have a Fry's nearby...Indy 4 Blu-ray is $24.99.

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