Weekly RoundUp 1/25/05

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    –Mae Clarke and Jimmy Cagney (Public Enemy – 1931)

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**Alien Vs. Predator$20.99$15.99$14.99$15.99-Angels With Dirty Faces$14.98$14.99$15.99--Anna Lucasta$12.26$12.99$10.99--Backbeat SE$17.98-$17.99--Batman Anim. Series: V.2$31.49$34.99$29.99--Beastmaster SE$14.98$14.99$15.99--Benny Hill ’72-’74 Set 2$34.96$29.99$39.99--Boyfriend School$12.26$12.99$10.99--Bunny Lake Is Missing$14.95$14.99$15.99--Cold Feet: Season 1$44.99$59.99$59.99--Coupling: Season 4$20.99$24.99$24.99--Crying Game CE$17.98$14.99$15.99--Dog Bounty Hunter: Best of S1$17.95$12.99$15.99--Dr. Quinn: Season 5$76.97$79.99$109.95--Dukes of Hazzard: Season 2$27.99$27.99$27.99$29.99-Fall$13.01$12.99$10.99--Father Murphy: Season 2$37.49$44.99$39.99--First Daughter$19.59$19.99$19.99$19.99-Ghost in the Shell: V.4$17.49$15.99$19.99--Head in the Clouds$18.72$16.99$24.97--He Knew He Was Right$26.08$24.99$24.99--Homicide/Life on Street: S6$69.96$69.99$99.99--Jamie Kennedy Exper. S3$27.29$31.99$34.99--Jeremy
    $13.01$12.99$10.99--Last Ride of Dalton Gang$10.49$9.99$12.99--Lewis Black…On Broadway$17.97$14.99$15.99--MacGyver: Season 1$27.29$27.99$24.99$29.99$24.99Married With Children: S3$27.96$29.99$25.99--Mean Creek$20.99$20.99$24.99--Men Behaving Badly: Comp. Ser. 1$17.98$16.99$15.99--Men Behaving Badly: Comp. Ser. 2$17.98$16.99$15.99--Metallica: Some Kind of Monster$20.99-$24.99--Monster SE$22.46$22.99$24.97--Nobody’s Fool$13.01$10.99$10.99--October Sky SE$13.48$9.99$12.99--One Tree Hill: Season 1$41.99$44.99$39.99$39.99-Paperback Romance$12.26-$10.99--Pauly Shore Is Dead$19.59$19.99$19.99$15.99-The Petrified Forest$14.98$14.99$15.99--Predator 2 CE$14.98$14.99$12.99--Public Enemy$14.98$14.99$15.99--Renegade: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--The Roaring Twenties$14.98$14.99$15.99--Saved By The Bell/New Class: S1$18.74$22.99$19.99--September Tapes$17.49$15.99$19.99--**Sky Captain/World of Tomorrow$20.99$16.99$17.99$19.99-SNL: Jimmy Fallon$13.99$14.99$12.99$14.99-Soap: Season 3$20.96$24.99$19.99--Something Short of Paradise$12.26$9.99$10.99--Something the Lord Made$22.12$20.99$17.99--Spider-Man/Anim. Series: V.4$10.46$12.99$14.97--Story of the Weeping Camel$19.57$24.99$19.99--Superman/Anim Series: V.1$18.89$19.99$19.99--The Turning Point$14.98$14.99$15.99--Until September$12.26$9.99$10.99--Warner Gangsters Collection$48.24$54.99$68.98--When Will I Be Loved$19.48$23.99$19.99--White Heat$14.98$14.99$15.99--The Wire: Season 2$69.99$79.99$99.99--

    Individual Titles contained in collections listed above:

    Warner Gangster’s Collection: Public Enemy, White Heat, Angels With Dirty Faces, Little Caesar, Petrified Forest, Roaring Twenties.

    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of 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 or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Alien vs. Predator AND Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow are both available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy is offering an EXCLUSIVE FREE on-pack bonus booklet with its copies of Alien vs. Predator. Over 32 pages of special effects to chill you. Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is responding immediately to this week’s markdown of the Back to the Future Trilogy. Our lowest advertised price $19.99

    --Best Buy is advertising two free music downloads with its copies of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Circuit City is offering some big savings this week on TV box sets. Purchase two of the following sets and save an extra 10%. The Simpsons: S5 ($32.99), Sex & the City: S6 Part 2($39.99), Seinfeld: S1&2, Seinfeld: S3 ($39.99 each), The OC: S1 ($49.99), and Friends: S8 (29.99). In-store purchase only. Must be on same receipt.

    --In addition, for all you Seinfeld fans, Circuit City is offering another special on the Seinfeld sets. Buy one set and get a $5 mail-in rebate. Or buy both sets (or the gift set) and get a $10 mail-in rebate. AND, get a featured concession combo at Regal Cinemas (includes a large Seinfeld on DVD popcorn tub and two 44 oz. sodas). The popcorn and soda combo is a $375 value! [​IMG] Offer ends 1/31/05 or while supplies last. www.seinfeld.com/dvd


    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: January 25, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    20th Century Fox

    Johnson Family Vacation, Never Die Alone, The Girl Next Door (rated), The Girl Next Door (unrated) ... $19.98

    Buena Vista

    Backstage, Bad Company, Billy Bathgate, Birthday Girl, Consenting Adults, Hav Plenty, Mighty Peking Man, Monument Ave., Ride, Sarafina, Unhook the Stars, The Visitors ... $9.99

    The 13th Warrior, 25th Hour, Armageddon, Asunder, Bad Company (2002), Cry the Beloved Country, Curdled, Don't Be a Menace, Eloise at the Plaza, Father of the Bride 2, Hard Core Logo, The Hot Chick, I Got the Hook-Up, Inspector Gadget, The Journey of the August King, Max Keeble's Big Move, The Miracle Worker, Mr. Holland's Opus, Next Stop Wonderland, Only the Strong Survive, Perfect Game, The Proposal, Rabbit-Proof Fence, A Rage in Harlem, The Recruit, Reign of Fire, Rhyme & Reason, Robinson Crusoe, The Rock, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, The Rookie, Ruby Bridges, Selma Lord Selma, Shades of Fear, Shanghai Knights, Shanghai Noon, Smoke, Squeeze, Tuck Everlasting, Undisputed ... $14.99

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Cold Creek Manor, Cold Mountain, George of the Jungle 2, The Great Mouse Detective, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2, Inspector Gadget 2, Kill Bill vol. 1, Kill Bill vol. 2, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, Miracle, My Baby's Daddy, Old Yeller, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pokemon 4Ever, Pulp Fiction: SE, Ransom: SE ... $19.99


    Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy ... $27.98
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $17.99 each:

    Spider-Man 2

    3 for $30:
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Johnson Family Vacation
    Forrest Gump
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    Old School
    PCS: Dave Chapelle
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour: Ride Again
    Last Samurai
    Cold Creek Manor
    My Baby's Daddy
    Mean Girls
    Never Die Alone
    Saving Private Ryan
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
    Kill Bill 1
    Pulp Fiction
    Buzz Lightyear in Star Command
    Walking Tall
    Kill Bill 2
    Cold Mountain
    Girl Next Door
    Out of Reach
    Schindler's List
    Secret Window

    Don't be a Menace...
    The Princess Bride
    The Rock
    The 13th Warror
    Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion
    The Hot Chick
    Father of the Bride 2
    Lost in Translation
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    The Rookie
    25th Hour
    Tuck Everlasting
    Just Married
    The Last Waltz
    Shanghai Noon
    Perfect Game
    I Got the Hook Up
    Shanghai Knights
    The Recruit
    Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian
    Reign of Fire
    Bad Company
    Agent Cody Banks 2
    Le Divorce
    Last Tango in Paris


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Back to the Future Trilogy

    $7.49 each: (Over 75 total to choose from, will post when selection is online)
    Requiem for a Dream
    American Beauty
    Almost Famous
    The Firm
    Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels
    Primal Fear
    Wonder Boys
    SNL Chris Farley
    SNL Will Ferrell
    SNL Will Ferrell Vol. 2
    SNL Tracy Morgan
    SNL Chris Rock
    SNL Phil Hartman
    SNL Eddie Murphy
    SNL Adam Sandler
    SNL 25th Anniversary
    Black Sheep
    The Mummy
    Deep Impact
    American Pie
    The Amityville Horror
    The Dark Crystal
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Enemy at the Gates
    Pieces of April
    Disturbing Behavior

    Update: more $7.49 titles:
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Terminator
    Major League
    The Firm
    The Meaning of Life
    The Graduate
    Trading Place
    A Fistful of Dollars
    For A Few Dollars More
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Tomb Raider
    Rocky II
    The Family Man
    Girl, Interrupted
    Up in Smoke
    The Ladies Man
    The Great Escape
    Jeepers Creepers
    Jeepers Creepers 2
    Bowling for Columbine
    Wayne's World
    Primal Fear
    Dances with Wolves
    Rosemary's Baby
    Road to Perdition
    8 Mile
    So I Married an Axe Murderer
    Catch Me If You Can
    Anger Management
    Back To School
    The Naked Gun 2 1/2
    The Naked Gun 33 1/3
    April Fool's Day
    Biker Boyz
    The Fog
    Not Another Teen Movie
    The Core
    Sesame Street: Elmo's World
    Sesame Street: Elmopalooza!
    Fire In The Sky
    Judgment at Nuremberg
    Deep Impact
    Mulholland Falls
    Ace High
    The Dark Crystal
  3. MattGentry

    MattGentry Second Unit

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Already pre-ordered:

    Batman V2
    Superman V1
    Predator 2
    MacGyver S1
    SNL: Jimmy Fallon

    Still undecided on Sky Captain, Mean Creek, and October Sky.

    (Edit: Forgot to thank you both for the RoundUp. Helps me out quite a lot every week...)
  4. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    Big week for me:
    -Batman TAS:Volume 2 (Preordered with STL at Amazon)
    -Jamie Kennedy Experiment:Season 3(combined with a $5 BB coupon)
    -Married With Children:Season 3
    -One Tree Hill:Season 1
    -Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (reserved at Gamestop)
    -Superman TAS:Volume 1 (Preorded with STL at Amazon)

    OMG [​IMG]

    As always,thanks a lot Mike at Patrick.
  5. Bryan Ri

    Bryan Ri Screenwriter

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Pre-ordered Batman and Superman from Amazon, they can't get here soon enough [​IMG] .

    I'm thinkin about blind buying Sky Captain, we'll see though.
  6. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

    Jul 30, 2001
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    Yay! for MacGyver season 1. [​IMG]

    That along with AvP and Sky Captain.

    Thanks for the roundup, always a time and money saver. [​IMG]
  7. JackKay

    JackKay Second Unit

    Mar 27, 2004
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    Bless you Mike for HighLighting the Warner Brothers Gangster Collection.

    Did you ever get Showgirls S.E. for Christmas?

    The Target website has the Gangsters for $48.24, any chance the B&M will be the same?


    ps also noticed no single editon of Little Ceaser.
  8. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

    Dec 23, 1999
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    When's that MacGyver movie coming out that was talked about after the finale? [​IMG] Big week for the wallet.

    Even if you hate Metallica you'll love laughing at them in Some Kind of Monster.

    Thanks, Mike.
  9. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Second Unit

    Apr 3, 2001
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    Mike and Patrick, thanks for the hard work.

    No deals anywhere on buying both Predator and Predator 2? Kinda surprising with the release of AvP and Predator 2 CE.

    Anybody know what's so special about the new October Sky release? This SE caught me by surprise as I didn't know it was coming. I really like the movie, so an extras-packed SE might be a good double-dip.
  10. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    Target.com's Music, Movies and Books are done through Amazon.com, not the store. I think it's doubtful that we'll have it in-store.
  11. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

    Mar 6, 2001
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    Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow has a special bonus disc only available at Wal-Mart that features "never-before-seen featurette" according to the packaging.

    I guess I'll be making the special trip to Wally World to pick up Sky Captain. I'll also be getting BTAS V2, STAS V1 and Coupling S4 this week.
  12. Robert Wainwright

    Robert Wainwright Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 27, 2001
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    Sky Capt and AVP (guilty pleasure) for me. Metallica is a rental. Does anyone know if Battle Royale comes out this week?

    Thanks Mike and Patrick!
  13. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

    May 11, 2001
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    Joseph E Fisher
    Just Predator 2 CE & Warners Gangster collection for me this week. Still deciding about Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow.

    Thanks for all your work Mike & Patrick. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks Mike.

    After 2 weeks with no purchases (a rare length for my wallet to get a rest), at least this week has some purchases, though it's still a light week.

    Just Benny Hill Set 2 and White Heat (finally!).
  15. Craig S

    Craig S Producer

    Mar 4, 2000
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    League City, Texas
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    Craig Seanor

    The original release contained just a "Spotlight On Location" featurette & the theatrical trailer. The new SE adds a commentary by Homer Hickam, and a new featurette called "Aiming High: The Story of the Rocket Boys". The blurb on this says "Hear the story of the real "Rocket Boys" as they supported Homer Hickman in his journey from a coal mining town to NASA."

    The Hickam commentary was enough to get me to double-dip, especially since it's so cheap (pre-ordered it from Deep Discount DVD at $9.35 shipped).

    Speaking of DDD, they have a killer deal on the new Crying Game SE which blows the B&M prices away with a howitzer - only $10.63 shipped!!

    Thanks as always, Mike, for the Roundup!
  16. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

    Jul 19, 2003
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    I want:
    Sky Captain
    Some kind of Monster
    Superman V1
    Batman V2
    Angels with Dirty Faces.
  17. BrentWW

    BrentWW Agent

    Nov 17, 2004
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    For those of you with a Fry's Electronics in your area, it looks like AVP and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow will be $14.77 on Tuesday only.
  18. Matt.K

    Matt.K Agent

    Apr 4, 2004
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    Thanks Mike for all of your hard work.
    Nothing for me this week of the new releases but I'm thinking of biting on the Kill Bill deal at Circuit City (3 for $30) given that it doesn't seem that a special edition is coming any time soon - which I have been holding out for. Question being, is Circuit City a stickler when it comes to these deals that I must purchase 3 DVDs to get the deal activated ($10 each)? Unfortunately, there are no other DVD's in the deal that I want that I don't already have.
  19. David Galindo

    David Galindo Screenwriter

    Mar 30, 2003
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    Sky Captain (blind buy), Superman and Batman finish me off until the beginning of March. Woo! Thanks for the Roundup!

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