Weekly Roundup 1/7

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?
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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!
    I only include the titles I feel like including. 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. I have a lovely wife and a four-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. 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 I do!
    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.

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    __________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo__SamsClb
    Be My Valentine, C. Brown_$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Best Little WHse in Texas_$14.99__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Buffy/Vampire Slayer Sn 3_$44.99__$39.99__$45.99__$39.99__$_N/A_
    The Good Girl_____________$20.99__$19.99__$17.99__$17.99__$18.42
    Oz: Season 2______________$48.74__$39.99__$44.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Shield: Season 1______$44.99__$49.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Shining (minseries)___$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Signs_____________________$19.49__$14.99__$15.99__$18.29__$19.97
    Twilight Zone Coll. #3____$74.99__$75.99__$99.99__$68.99__$_N/A_
    Twilight Zone Coll. #4____$74.99__$75.99__$99.99__$68.99__$_N/A_
    The Woman In Red__________$11.21__$ 9.99__$10.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
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    * Target racks up Signs with a "Low Price" (almost certainly $15.99) plus you get a free 2-liter of Coke (classic or diet). Also up for nabs there is Oz: Season 2 for $49.99, or get either Buffy: Season 3 or The Shield: Season 1 for $45.99. Or be a Good Girl for $19.99.
    * Best Buy will let you get a "2 for $25" deal if you get Signs on the same transaction as either Sixth Sense (Vista!) or Unbreakable. That amounts to $12.50 each per DVD...that's a great price for Signs!
    * K-Mart clocks in with a pretty sorry $19.95 each for The Good Girl and Signs.
    The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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    • 1941 (Collector's Edition) $24.98 $14.98
    • American Me $24.98 $19.98
    • Apollo 13 (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Apollo 13 (DTS) $26.98 $19.98
    • BASEketball $24.98 $19.98
    • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Born In East L.A. $24.98 $19.98
    • Captain Corelli's Mandolin $24.98 $19.98
    • CB4: The Movie $24.98 $19.98
    • Dante's Peak (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Dante's Peak (DTS) $26.98 $19.98
    • Daylight (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Daylight (DTS) $24.98 $19.98
    • Eiger Sanction, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Evolution $24.98 $19.98
    • For Love of the Game $24.98 $19.98
    • Fried Green Tomatoes (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Gorillas in the Mist $24.98 $14.98
    • Hurricane, The (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Imitation of Life (1959) $24.98 $19.98
    • K-PAX (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Last Castle, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Legend of Bagger Vance, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Major Payne $24.98 $19.98
    • Matchmaker, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Mexican, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Musketeer, The $26.98 $19.98
    • New Guy, The $27.96 $19.95
    • North Shore (Special Edition) $19.98 $14.98
    • Nurse Betty $24.98 $19.98
    • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (Unrated Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • One True Thing $24.98 $14.98
    • Out of Sight (Collector's Edition) $24.98 $19.98
    • Out of Sight (DTS) $24.98 $19.98
    • Paper, The $24.98 $14.98
    • Primary Colors $26.98 $19.98
    • Primary Colors (DTS) $26.98 $19.98
    • River Wild, The $24.98 $14.98
    • River Wild, The (DTS) $24.98 $14.98
    • River, The $24.98 $14.98
    • Rumble Fish $24.98 $14.98
    • Sgt. Bilko $24.98 $14.98
    • Slap Shot (25th Anniversary Special Edition) $24.98 $19.98
    • Somewhere In Time (Collector's Edition) $24.98 $19.98
    • Spy Game (Full Frame Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • Spy Game (Widescreen Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar $24.98 $19.98
    • U-571 (Collector's Edition) $26.98 $19.98
    • What Dreams May Come $26.98 $19.98
    • What Lies Beneath $26.98 $19.98
    Thanks to everyone who was patient with a Roundup that was more or less posted 12 hours "late"! I got caught up on everything I needed to do, and am relieved that I can spend the rest of the night relaxing. I appreciate as always all the gratitude for me doing this...it's certainly an ego-booster. [​IMG] Enjoy, everyone!
     
  2. David Lambert

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    It's up! [​IMG]
     
  3. Shane Martin

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    David,
    Not sure if you knew this but I flew thru the lovely(sarcasm) Memphis airport and noticed their dvd vendor out there selling dvds for what I thought was cheap. 2 for $15 with some decent titles there. I had to run to another plane but I wasn't sure if you were aware of that.
    Just another place to stop for you to bloat your collection [​IMG]
     
  4. David Lambert

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    No, I can't say I knew about that Shane! Do you recall the name of the vendor? Or whether or not you had to go through airport security to get to them? (not a real problem, but I'm just curious as to which side of the "checkpoint" they are on)
     
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  6. Bob Black

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    In case anyone is looking for a price on "Secret Admirer" (C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston), Best Buy has it listed for $12.99 and Circuit City has it for $10.99.

    Dave, do you have any idea if "Educating Rita" is supposed to street this week? The Digital Bits has shown this title in their "DVD Cover Art" section as being released this Tuesday, but I haven't been able to find it on anyone's website. This is one of Michael Caine's best roles!
     
  7. David Lambert

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    Chris, that's in-store only.

    Bob: First off, Digital Bits lists things for 1/7 that are definately due on other dates (like the 1/14 release of all of those Disney titles, such as The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again). Also note that The Bits' cover art for Educating Rita does NOT link to anything (usually they link to DVDPlanet listings for referal sales).

    So next, I used my TVShowsOnDVD credentials to check out Columbia's press release database for this title. Here's the weird part: Checking the list for all 1/7 releases does not show it. Looking up spec sheets for all titles does not show it. BUT, look up the listing of "New Releases" DOES show it. And the date attached to the detail in that listing is...1/7/03! And it shows the same cover art that The Bits has.

    Finally, I checked all over the various places that ought to list this title for sale. No dice. The closest I came was CircuitCity.com's listing that says "Movie currently not available".

    My guess is that this was starting to be solicated, was cancelled or postponed indefinately for some reason, and Columbia forgot to remove that one last vestige of it from their press database. The Bits glommed onto that, and listed it for you to find.

    Your next step is probably to send a note to Bill Hunt at The Bits, 'cuz he's got better contacts at Columbia than I do (and they would find it odd for me to ask about a non-TV title!). He might could find out what's up for you.
     
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    Don't expect Bill Hunt to respond if you e-mail him about errors in the Bits upcoming cover art section. I've done that several times -- the errors never get fixed and Bill never replies.
    Not that I'm dogging Bill or anything. I really appreciate thedigitalbits.com and the work he does there. I know he's a busy man. [​IMG]
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    More deals from Best Buy's ad:

    Warner Bros / New Line Titles for $9.99

    Dumb and Dumber
    Friday
    Next Friday
    Strange Brew
    Austin Powers
    Batman
    Blazing Saddles
    Caddyshack
    Heat
    American History X
    Shawshank Redemption
    Clash of the Titans


    Universal/ Dreamworks for $14.99 (Buy 2 and get $10 Giftcard)

    CB4
    For the Love of the Game
    Deantes Peak
    Spy Game
    Out of Sight
    U-571
    Apollo 13
    The Last Castle
    Slap Shot
    K-Pax

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    Circuit City selected DVD sale prices:

    12.99...
    Legally Blonde
    Princess Bride SE
    Antz
    Last of Mohicans
    High Crimes
    Perfect Murder

    6.99...
    Inventing the Abbotts
    Newton Boys
    Red Scorpion
    Surviving the Game
    Two Girls & A Guy
    Drive Me Crazy
     
  10. Kenneth Cummings

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    Just picking up Buffy and Signs. And maybe Shield, if I am feeling lucky....punk. [​IMG]
     
  11. David Williams

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    Does anyone know of a lower price on To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar than Best Buy's posted $17.99 (website).
    If this is the lowest it goes I may just pick up Buffy S3 and wait on Foo for another day.
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    Thanks again David (and Patrick for the BB addendum). Argh, after having the last two weeks off in terms of DVD Buying, it looks like January is gonna break me. Buffy S3 and Signs this week alone. I know it doesn't sound like much but man, I gotta pay off those XMas gifts I gave too!
     
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    How bloody typical is that! I just found Apollo 13 for 19.99 somewhere and picked it up Friday as I'd been wanting it for ages but it was always priced too high.

    The pisser is that I was intending to pick it up at Best Buy last Tuesday but they didn't have it. Coulda gotten a price match....

    -paul
     
  14. Mark Cappelletty

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    So is CostCo not carrying the other two TZ box sets? And is Best Buy really selling these two for $75? I was surprised to see "Collection 2" selling for the $99 list price over the holidays— right next to the $75 "Collection 1" was going for.
     
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    Looks like a trip to Best Buy is in my near future. Shocking as it may sound, I don't own Slap Shot.
    I know, I know. Stunning, isn't it?
    It's also nice to know about that Shyamalan special, as I need to replace a copy of Unbreakable that (and how's this for ironic) got run over by a car.
    All of you buying The Good Girl this week should be sure to stop by the Movies Forum and share your thoughts. I loved that movie.
    Yay Roundup! That's goooood eatin'.
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Thanks so much! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm planning on picking up Out of Sight and Spy Game to get the $10 card then go back later to get buffy, signs and hopefully 6th sense vista series if they have it using the $10 card (or maybe just all at once and convince the guy to give me the $10 off right there). Good week.
     
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    Deepdiscountdvd.com has it for 14.27 (free shipping)
    Buy.com has it for 14.99 with free shipping right now as well.
     
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    Thanks, Grant! I was hoping to pick this up locally at a good price, but that doesn't seem too likely. [​IMG]
     

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