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Weekly RoundUp 1-31-2006

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    Cimarron (Best Picture Oscar® - 1931)

    Hill Street Blues (Outstanding Drama Series Emmy® - 1981)

    Spencer Tracy with Freddy Bartholomew (Best Actor Oscar® in Captains Courageous - 1937)

    Louise Rainer (Best Actress Oscar® in The Good Earth - 1937)

    Jane Wyman (Best Actress Oscar® in Johnny Belinda - 1948)

    The Cast (Rat Patrol - 1966)

    Dune (1984)

    Helena Bonham Carter & Johnny Depp (Corpse Bride - 2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3 Movie Comedy Collection$29.69$34.99$34.99$24.99-Adventures of Mark Twain$9.99$12.99$14.94--Archie Bunker’s Place: Season 1$20.99$29.99$29.99$24.99-The A-Team: Season 3$34.99$34.99$39.99--Benny Hill: Set 4$34.99$44.99$39.99--Billy Graham: Road to Redemption$17.98$14.99$15.99--Billy Graham: Something to Sing About$13.99$14.99$15.99--Billy Graham: Last Flight Out$17.98$14.99$15.99--Billy Graham Presents: Gift Set$29.98$34.99$34.99--Bubble$20.99$22.99$24.99$19.99-Captains Courageous$13.99$14.99$15.99--The Champ$14.98$14.99$15.99--Cimarron$14.98$14.99$15.99--Curse of the Pink Panther$9.99$9.99$14.94--Diff’rent Strokes: Season 2$20.99$29.99$19.99$24.99-Dune: Extended Edition$19.59$16.99$19.99$19.99-Extreme Comedy Collection$34.19$34.99$34.99$24.99-Four Weddings and a Funeral Deluxe Ed.$13.99$14.99$15.99--Gastineau Girls: Season 1$17.99$19.99$19.99--Gone With the Wind SE (2-disc)$13.99$14.99$14.99--The Good Earth$13.99$14.99$15.99--Hill Street Blues: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99$29.99-**In Her Shoes$16.98$16.99$17.99$16.99$18.99Inspector Clouseau$9.99$9.99$14.94--Johnny Belinda$13.99$14.99$15.99--Kitty Foyle$14.98$14.99$15.99--Knight Rider: Season 3$34.99$39.99$34.99--**The Legend of Zorro$19.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Let Me Die a Woman$22.45$19.99$19.99--Love, Ludlow$14.98$14.99$15.99--Lust for Life$13.99$14.99$15.99--Magnum, PI: Season 3$34.99$34.99$34.99$39.99$33.99MI-5: Volume 3$55.99$99.99$59.99--Muppet Movies 3-pack$16.99$14.99$23.97--Murder in the Hamptons$11.23$12.99$12.99--Phil the Alien$25.18$24.99$19.99--The Pink Panther$9.99$9.99$14.94--Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Coll. 5-pack$48.99$60.99$45.99$39.99-Pink Panther Cartoons: Volume 1$9.99$9.99$14.94--Pink Panther Cartoons: Volume 2$9.99$9.99$14.94--Pink Panther Cartoons: Volume 3$9.99$9.99$14.94--Pink Panther Strikes Again$9.99$9.99$14.94--Rat Patrol: Season 1$27.99$39.99$29.99--Revenge of the Pink Panther$9.99$9.99$14.94--A Shot in the Dark$9.99$9.99$14.94--Son of the Pink Panther$9.99$9.99$14.94--Supercross: The Movie$20.98$19.99$19.99--**Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Trail of the Pink Panther$9.99$9.99$14.94--Ultimate Lesbian Short Film Fest.$18.71$19.99$19.99--The War Within$19.99$25.99$19.99$19.99-When a Stranger Calls$11.19$12.99$14.94--Zatoichi TV: Volume 2$22.46$24.99$19.99--

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Billy Graham Presents: Gift Set: Road to Redemption, Something to Sing About, Last Flight Out.

    3 Movie Comedy Collection: Without A Paddle, School of Rock, Orange County.

    Extreme Comedy Collection: Team America: World Police, Beavis & Butthead Do America, Jackass: The Movie.

    Muppet Movie 3-Pack: Muppets Take Manhattan, Muppets From Space, Kermit’s Swamp Years.

    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 EXTREMELY CAREFUL! In Her Shoes AND The Legend of Zorro AND Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) !

    --What a week! Classic movies AND classic TV!

    --There are some amazing sales on The X-Files: Seasons 1-3 this week.
    ----Best Buy has the three seasons on sale at $34.99 each…PLUS $30 off, instantly, when you buy all 3…OR, $15 off when you buy any two. Each season comes in a six disc set and a new slimmer package. Must be purchased on same receipt.
    ----Amazon has the three seasons on sale at $37.48.
    ----Circuit City has them on sale at $39.99 each.
    ----Target has Season 1 on sale at $34.99 and Seasons 2 & 3 for $39.99.

    --Best Buy is offering a 2/$25 deal if you buy BOTH The Legend of Zorro ($16.99) AND The Mask of Zorro ($14.99). $17 + $15 = $32. $32 - $25 = $7savings. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also showing its “Lowest Advertised Price” on Seasons One of both Roseanne and 3rd Rock from the Sun at just $19.99 apiece.

    --Circuit City is advertising a FREE CD-ROM featuring the computer program “Greeting Card Maker” with the purchase of the DVD In Her Shoes at their store. Retail value $29.95. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

    --Circuit City is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE deal with the purchase of the Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection ($45.99) at their store. FREE movie cash to see Pink Panther in theaters 2/10/06 OR DVD cash towards purchase of select DVDs with purchase. Up to $10 value. Movie/DD Cash valid 2/10/06 thru 6/30/06. Movie/DVD cash not redeemable for monetary value. Select Pink Panther DVDs are: “Son of…”, “Trail of…”, “Revenge of…”, “…Strikes Again, “Curse of…” and “Pink Panther Collection”.

    --Target is offering its FREE $5 GiftCard with the purchase of Hill Street Blues: Season 1 on DVD. Quantity limited. No rain checks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: January 31, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $19.99 each:
    The Fog
    Four Brothers

    $17.99 each:
    Lord of War
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin
    Wedding Crashers

    2 for $15:
    Forrest Gump
    Mean Girls
    The Italian Job (2003)
    Pitch Black
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    The Rock
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    Coming to America
    Dead Presidents
    The Incredible Mr. Limpet
    Liar Liar
    Bruce Almighty
    Bringing Down the House
    Shaolin Soccer
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Sandlot 2, The
    Hocus Pocus
    From Dusk Til Dawn
    Monster's Ball
    Field of Dreams
    Jurassic Park
    The Girl Next Door

    $6.99 each:
    Reservoir Dogs
    Boondock Saints
    Natural Born Killers
    The Last of the Mohicans
    SNL: Will Ferrell
    Johnson's Family Vacation
    U.S. Marshalls
    Angel Heart
    Basic Instinct
    Rambo: First Blood
    Total Recall
    Harlem Nights
    Double Jeopardy
    Enemy at the Gates
    Black Mask
    The Negotiator
    Suicide Kings
    Way of the Gun
    A Murder of Crows
    Red Heat


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Batman (2 DVD Special Edition) $16.99
    Edward Scissorhands Anniversary Edition $12.99
    Nightmare Before Christmas Special Edition $12.99
    Beetlejuice $7.99
    Big Fish Special Edition $7.99
    ECW: Blood Sport $16.99
    Supercross $19.99
    Avatar: The Last Airbender $12.99

    $5.99 each:
    Detroit Rock City
    Mars Attacks!
    Young Guns II
    Dark City
    Don Juan DeMarco
    Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
    Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy
    Tom & Jerry: Whiskers Away!
    Tom & Jerry: Greatest Chases
    Private Parts
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
    The Saint (Val Kilmer)
    Black Sheep
    Vanilla Sky

    $7.49 each:
    American History X
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Devil's Advocate
    Ocean's Eleven
    Poolhall Junkies
    Mean Girls
    We Were Soldiers
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    The Punisher (2004)
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    SNL: Best of Dan Aykroyd

    2 For $20:
    Garfield: The Movie
    AVP (Alien vs. Predator)
    I, Robot
    Fight Club
    The Transporter: Special Delivery Edition
    Edward Scissorhands Anniversary Edition (tin box ed. shown)
    Man on Fire
    Dodgeball: Unrated
    The Day After Tomorrow

    All of the above titles above must be purchased on same receipt to qualify for $20 pricepoint

    DVD Sets:
    Magnum P.I. Season 1 / 2 / 3 $34.99 each
    A-Team: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $34.99 each

    Roseanne: Season 1 $19.99
    3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 1 $19.99
    NewsRadio: Seasons 1 & 2 $24.99
    Stargate: Season 8 $24.99
    Seinfeld: Season 6 $24.99


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Spy Kids 2
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour
    Five People You Meet in Heaven
    A Cinderella Story
  3. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Thanks Mike & Patrick. CC for Corpse Bride, Four Weddings & A Funeral DE (w/BB pm) & Legend Of Zorro. In my Mask Of Zorro Deluxe I got 2 moviecash/dvdcoupons, one I used at the theater during its release & the other will knock $7.50 off the $14.99 dvd price.
  4. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    May 9, 2001
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    North Texas
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    Corpse Bride

    The X-Files thing is tempting, but I never really watched it and I don't know that I want to blind buy three sets. I guess I could watch the first one and sell the other two as brand new if I didn't like it. But, that's probably $75 I'd rather just leave on my BB gift cards to use for other upcoming releases.
  5. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

    Jul 19, 2003
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    I'm eyeing up Dune and Corpse Bride.
    May not be able to pass up that x-files deal at BB![​IMG]
  6. Julio Diaz

    Julio Diaz Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 18, 2005
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    I see a stop at Best Buy on Tuesday. I'm getting Corpse Bride (a blind buy for me, but I love Tim Burton and my wife and daughter did see it and liked it) and seasons 2 and three of X-Files (already own season 1). The Zorro deal is also tempting, but that would be a blind buy and I'm hesitant based on reviews for the second film. Any recommendations?
  7. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Thanks, as always, Mike and Patrick. Nothing this week, though I'll probably pick up Corpse Bride down the road as part of a 2/$20 or 2/$15 sale.
  8. RyanAn

    RyanAn Screenwriter

    Jun 5, 2004
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    Must Own:

    All-American Girl - The Complete Series
    In Her Shoes
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles Against H.A.T.E.
    Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
    When a Stranger Calls (Good shot I'll get it)
    X-Files - Season 1
    X-Files - Season 2
    X-Files - Season 3


    Archie Bunker’s Place: Season 1
    The A-Team: Season 3
    Benny Hill: Set 4
    Diff’rent Strokes: Season 2
    Four Weddings and a Funeral Deluxe Ed.
    Hill Street Blues: Season 1
    Knight Rider - Season Three
    The Legend of Zorro
    Magnum P.I. - The Complete Third Season
    Supercross: The Movie (when it's in the 5.50 bin)

  9. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Julio, the critics were way too harsh on Legend of Zorro. I think that if you liked the original you'll really like the sequel. It'd be a good blind buy. Everyone I know that saw it enjoyed it too.
  10. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    Disney World and Universal Florida
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    Tony D.
    big fish has a 12.99 price tag attached to it and nightmare before christmas. tag also says "each"
  11. ChristopherBlig

    ChristopherBlig Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 17, 2003
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    Is the Man on Fire and I Robot the regular release or the two disc after?
  12. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    Disney World and Universal Florida
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    Tony D.
  13. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Oct 5, 1998
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    Boise, ID
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    I had forgotten our "First Lady" had won a best actress Oscar.
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    Benny Hill

    Pink Panther
    Shot in the Dark (assuming that these are indeed the new improved version previously only available in the box set)

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (assuming that this has improved PQ)
  15. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

    Feb 11, 2001
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    Are the movies in the Muppet boxed set the new releases, or the old ones?
  16. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    Disney World and Universal Florida
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    Tony D.
    there is no new version of these.
    they are kermit swamp years , take manhatten, and in space.
  17. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick!

    I am not quite sure what to make of this week. I am leaning towards Hill Street Blues, but would like to read a review or two, first.

    Although I was a HUGE X-Files fan at the time, I never bothered with any incarnation of the DVDs, so the new re-priced sets are attractive. Still, when all is said and done, I was so let let down by the resolution to the conspiracy mythos, that I don't see myself buying the whole series anyway. Still, it was a fun journey for the first several years, so I may take the plunge.

    Finally, what's up with the Pink Panther films? I have not been following this and did a quick forum search that came up empty. So, pardon me if this has been explained elsewhere, but are these new individual releases the same discs that were included in the Pink Panther Collection from a year or two ago?
  18. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

    Apr 8, 1999
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    David Scarpa
    I'm Really tempted by the X files Deal, but I bought the Mythology Sets so I cannot Deal with owning things twice. I'm hoping they'll put out a Greatest Monster set and put on some of the Better MOTW eps. There were alot of Dud Eps in the later runs and I think I'd be happy with it this way. But $24 a season is tempting. Also tempting is the Pink Panther Cartoon set for $39 at Target, but the more and more I ready convinces me we are'nt getting the Other cartoons with this, no Ant and the Ardvark ? I might just pass. Hill St. Blues and Archie Bunker perhaps for me this week.
  19. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be picking up:

    Corpse Bride

    That's a helluva deal on The X-Files. Although it's not going to do much for me since I've owned those sets for the last five to six years. [​IMG]
  20. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    Thanks the for the round up Mike and the ever in limbo Dave. I might pick up the Zorro movie and Corpse Bride, but it depends what I find in the stores that might make me change my mind.

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