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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted May 19 2002 - 02:00 AM

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Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, the week of the release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website...but it COULD still be in-stores!


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__________TITLE___________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo_SamsClub_Borders
Agnes of God_____________$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$23.99
Between Heaven and Hell__$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$12.99
Brewsters Millions (Unv)_$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$19.98
D-Day: The 6th of June___$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$12.99
Desert Rats______________$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$12.99
Good Advice (SE)_________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$14.99
How High (SE)____________$20.24__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$23.99
It Came From Outer Space_$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$18.99
Legend - Ultimate Editn._$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$16.99__$_N/A___$23.99
Memento - Limited Editn._$20.96__$19.99__$22.99__$19.49__$_N/A___$25.99
Pure 80's Rocks: The DVD_$14.99__$19.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$19.99
Rapid Fire_______________$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$14.98
Sex & The City: Season 3_$39.99__$34.99__$34.99__$33.99__$_N/A___$48.99
Silent Running (SE-Unv.)_$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$18.99
Snow White: Fairest/All__$14.99__$14.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$16.99
Street Sharks/Action Man_$13.49__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$10.99
Teletubbies: Silly Songs_$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$16.99
To the Shores of Tripoli_$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$12.99
Vanilla Sky (SE)_________$22.49__$17.99__$15.99__$17.99__$18.48__$23.99
Which Way Is Up?_________$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$19.98
Yank in the R.A.F._______$11.24__$12.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$12.99
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* For those of you who are Sex And The City fans, but haven't bought any of the DVDs yet at all, Best Buy will let you save $20 when you buy all three season box sets at once. Or, if you already own one of the sets and need the other two, pick up any two and save $10.

* Best Buy is also taking $5 off the total purchase if you buy How High and something called State Property on the same transaction. I'm not familiar with the 2nd title, and it is not on the Roundup; sorry.

* As you may have noticed, I'm also not listing on the Roundup this week the double-dips of Men In Black and Stuart Little, or the Pan-Scan Fox douple-dips, nor anything that's Pan-Scan for that matter. But yet I list Street Sharks and the Teletubbies; so sue me! :P)

* On the other hand, I *am* listing a DVD full of some of my favorite music videos from the '80's (I think you can pick out the title on the Roundup! Posted Image ). 14 MTV-type videos from that era: The Buggles: Video Killed The Radio Star/ABC: The Look Of Love/Tears For Fears: Shout/Big Country: In A Big Country/Dexy's Midnight Runners: Come On Eileen/Dan Hartman: I Can Dream About You/Asia: Heat Of The Moment/Night Ranger: Sister Christian/Swing Out Sister: Breakout/Animotion: Obsession/Berlin: No More Words/Level 42: Something About You/Squeeze: Tempted/Tears For Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Can anyone name the song from that list which came from a movie soundtrack? C'mon; that's an easy one! Posted Image

* Those of you interest in Agnes of God, since I found it prior to street date I can tell you that it IS an anamorphic transfer, despite not being labeled as such on the box. Also, the box lists "Theatrical Trailers", but neither of them are for Agnes of God. Typical Columbia/TriStar stuff. Posted Image

* Target's has Vanilla Sky for $17.99, How High for "Low Price", Sex & The City Season 3 for $39.99, and all three marked-down films based on Tom Clancy novels individually for just $12.99. Cool; I need two of those!

* K-Mart has Vanilla Sky for $19.95.


The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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• Full Monty, The $22.98 $14.98
• Great Expectations $24.98 $14.98
• Michael Jordan To The Max (IMAX) $19.98 $14.98
• Monkeybone $26.98 $14.98
• Newton Boys, The $24.98 $14.98
• Porky's $24.98 $14.98
• Rising Sun $24.98 $14.98
• Smilla's Sense of Snow $24.98 $14.98
• Strange Days $19.98 $14.98
• Two Girls and a Guy (Special Edition) $22.98 $14.98
• White Men Can't Jump $19.98 $14.98



Other Price Reductions not listed at VideoTropics: ( -> $New SRP)
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Beavis and Butthead Do America -> $19.99
Brenda Starr -> $14.99
Clear & Present Danger -> $29.99
Double Jeopardy -> $19.99
El Dorado -> $19.99
Guadalcanal Diary -> $14.99
Halls of Montezuma -> $14.99
Hunt For Red October -> $19.99
Inside The Space Station -> $14.99
Jack Ryan Thriller Set -> $79.99
Max Fleischer's Superman/Superman The Lost Episodes 2-Pack -> $19.98
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town -> $19.95
Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! -> $19.99
Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear -> $19.99
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult -> $19.99
Original Kings Of Comedy -> $19.99
Paint Your Wagon -> $19.99
Patriot Games -> $29.99
Shane -> $19.99
Supergirl -> $14.98
Supergirl: Limited Edition -> $19.98
Superstar -> $19.99
Talented Mr. Ripley -> $19.99
True Grit -> $24.99
Twelve O'Clock High -> $14.99
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#2 of 40 OFFLINE   David Lawson

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Posted May 19 2002 - 02:37 AM

I mentioned this in another thread, but one of my local Circuit City locations has already marked The Full Monty down to a $12.99 sticker price. It rang up as $9.99, though; your mileage may vary.

David, is Out Cold a P&S title? I have no interest in it whatsoever, but SalesCircular lists it as a Tuesday release ($19.99 at both BB and CC).
He obviously misinterpreted what it means to "be bullish."

#3 of 40 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted May 19 2002 - 03:04 AM

WARNING !!!

David isn't mentioning them in detail in the roundup, and most of us will ignore them, but as a public service be aware that a lot of Pan-n-Scan garbage hits the street this week, including:

Fox's P&S movie-only versions of:

THE ABYSS
ANNA AND THE KING
BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE
CAST AWAY
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
ENTRAPMENT
INDEPENDENCE DAY
LAKE PLACID
MEN OF HONOR
PREDATOR

Also, don't bother with:

84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN
STUART LITTLE: DELUXE EDITION

There may be others I've missed. Man, what a sad day for OAR. Don't be fooled. The message is that you have to more careful than ever about what you casually pick up to buy.

#4 of 40 OFFLINE   Greg_Y

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Posted May 19 2002 - 03:06 AM

FYI: The Rambo DVDs were supposed to street on 5/21 but have been delayed until 5/28.

#5 of 40 OFFLINE   Eric Walsh

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Posted May 19 2002 - 03:47 AM

Is everyone waiting on Vanilla sky or buying it now? Maybe not at all because a lot seem not to like it? Posted Image

I heard that Crowe is working on a documentary for the film and there will possibly be a better special edition coming out in the future. I would hate to have to buy it twice.

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#6 of 40 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted May 19 2002 - 03:59 AM

Thanks again David. With Legend, Memento & Sex in the City, it's going to be an expensive week. Do you know if the Tom Clancy films are anamorphic?
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#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted May 19 2002 - 04:52 AM

John-
I have both Clear and Present Danger and the Hunt for Red October. Both are NOT anamorphic, but widescreen (2.35:1 I think). I don't know about Patriot Games, but I would guess non anamorphic on that one as well.

#8 of 40 OFFLINE   John O

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Posted May 19 2002 - 05:11 AM

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Can anyone name the song from that list which came from a movie soundtrack? C'mon; that's an easy one!


Everybody Knows it's Dan Hartman from the Streets of Fire
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Looks like I will have to pick up that 80's DVD :b

Keep up the great work Dave.

#9 of 40 OFFLINE   Daniel Mai

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Posted May 19 2002 - 05:31 AM

THANKS!! Sex and Legend at Costco for me.Posted Image

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Posted May 19 2002 - 06:24 AM

Also at Target they have Glory:SE, Stand by Me:SE, and Legends of the Fall:SE for $12.99. The only problem is a lot of the Target's have told me that it is the regular version that is on sale. To this I said no problem. I went over to best buy and had them price match. It is the SE that is pictured but at the store it is the regular version that is on sale. Just go price match somewhere else.
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Posted May 19 2002 - 06:30 AM

Well, I'll be price-matching with Best Buy's ad anyway, but am I the only one who didn't even see Memento in the Circuit City ad?
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#12 of 40 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted May 19 2002 - 06:44 AM

Everyone: I'm not sure what Best Buy's plan is, but it has come to my attention that State Property has been delayed until next week (5/28), per Image Entertainment's website and verified at Amazon. Unless BB has some sort of exclusive week-in-advance deal, I wonder how they will handle this $5-off-when-bought-with-How High deal?


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David, is Out Cold a P&S title?
No, it's Anamorphic Widescreen. I left it off for the reason I leave lots of stuff off: that it's nuts to try to include everything that's released in one week, and if I don't see a big demand for it I just don't include it. To elaborate: doing this is a decent amount of work for me (well, more time-consuming than labor-intensive). I do it for certain titles just because I want them. Since deciding to share that list here on HTF and "spread the wealth", I've expanded the list to include titles I don't want but I feel that there are a decent number of HTFers interested it. If I didn't do that, this week's list would only be 5 or 6 titles long! Posted Image However, I'm sorry, I just don't include them all, and since I've noticed no discussion on Out Cold I decided to leave it off. Everyone else is free, of course, to post prices for various titles!


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...There may be others I've missed. Man, what a sad day for OAR.
You missed Cheetah, a Disney live-action flick, and you also missed The Villian, from Columbia/TriStar.


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FYI: The Rambo DVDs were supposed to street on 5/21 but have been delayed until 5/28.
Greg, I agree that the official street date of these three are NEXT week per Image Entertainment's website, but I DID see them on the shelf today while grocery shopping at one of those stores where you can get groceries, movies, toys, hardware, clothes, etc. One of those mart-type stores, okay? So it's out there if ya wanna look.


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Is everyone waiting on Vanilla sky or buying it now? Maybe not at all because a lot seem not to like it?
I'm completely disinterested in this one, if it matters to you, Eric. I'm sure it's a fine fine film, I just have too many things I'm deeply interested in spending money on to cough up some bucks for this one. In fact, if I got it as a gift I'd exchange it for something I knew I wanted, rather than take a chance on this one. But to each their own. Tom Cruise is a fine actor, but this week I want his film with Mia Sara! Posted Image


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I don't know about Patriot Games, but I would guess non anamorphic on that one as well.
You are correct, sir! Non-anamorphic. Still, for $12.99... :P)


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Everybody Knows it's Dan Hartman from the Streets of Fire
DING DING DING! We have a winner! Vanna, tell John O what he's won! [vanna]Nothing, Pat![/vanna] Posted Image


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THANKS!! Sex and Legend at Costco for me.
Yeah, I think I'll go get some Sex at Costco, too! :b Posted Image

Oh, and thanks to Dave Lawson...the missus has been interested in The Full Monty (for obvious reasons!) for a while now. I'll check into that at CC when I go to pick up Pure 80s Rocks.


Anyway, you're all welcome! Again! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#13 of 40 OFFLINE   Blake Heinzeroth

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Posted May 19 2002 - 08:04 AM

Thanks for the updates Dave!

I just thought I'd let you know (since you mentioned your love for 80's videos), that the following discs were released a few weeks back that have additional music videos (just in case you missed them):

The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Greatest Hits
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Greatest Love
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Big Hits
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Love Songs
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Dance Hits
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Rock Heroes
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Dance Classics
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Best Of New Wave
The Greatest DVD Music Collection: More New Wave

And rounding out the series is a 70's collection:

The Greatest DVD Music Collection: Greatest Hits Of The 70's

You can find details and track listings at the following site:

http://www.ben-int.c....uct=DVD_titles

The collections include videos from Duran Duran, Limahl, Living In A Box, Culture Club, Johnny Hates Jazz, ABC and more.
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#14 of 40 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted May 19 2002 - 08:47 AM

Blake, I do appreciate you trying to point me toward that collection. I've already looked at it though, and didn't like what I saw. You see, despite the "Greatest" moniker, in my mind there isn't a single one of those discs with more than half of the volume (and often much less than half) that is "A" material.

It seems like they got rights to a handful of really GOOD stuff, and that they could have made one or two really GREAT discs with nothing but the "A" material. But instead they choose to make a whole slew of discs, duplicate some of the videos on multiple discs, and round out the volumes with a bunch of "B" (and even some "C") grade material.

Compare these to the one I put in the Roundup: the only song I don't know and don't consider a huge 80's hit is the one from Level 42...and it's possible that I'll recognize it when I hear it!


On these others: No sale for me, thanks.

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Posted May 19 2002 - 09:04 AM

Sidewalks of New York
is 22.99 at Best Buy and 24.99 at circuit city.

Great movie. Must buy for Edward Burns/Heather Graham fans

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Posted May 19 2002 - 10:07 AM

For those wanting to know this is what I was able to find out about Out Cold.

Amazon- $22.49 Bestbuy- $19.99 Circuit City- $19.99 Costco- N/A Sam's Club- N/A

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Posted May 19 2002 - 11:19 AM

I wasn't able to get to BB or CC for last week's sales, and I wanted both "From Hell" and "The Others." Just FYI, Circuit City still has both titles for $18.99. Not as good as first week, but still at a reduced price. Posted Image

Best Buy also has "Monkeybone" for $9.99 Posted Image
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Posted May 19 2002 - 12:26 PM

Legend UE is at Comp USA for 12.99 FYI

Back page of their ad for clarification and the curious.

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Posted May 19 2002 - 12:54 PM

I don't think that $12.99 is the price for Legend at CompUSA. The way that I read the ad is that the price is listed below the title which would make Legend $19.97 and Stuart Little as the title for $12.99.Posted Image

#20 of 40 OFFLINE   David Lawson

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Posted May 19 2002 - 02:22 PM

James D is correct; the price falls below the title name, not above. If the reverse were true, that would be one hell of a price on Sex And The City.

David, you'll definitely know the Level 42 song when you hear it. I would post the lyrics, but they wouldn't help much. You'll recognize it once the intro begins. It's one of the better songs on there, IMHO.
He obviously misinterpreted what it means to "be bullish."


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