Weekly RoundUp 10-10-2006

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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– The Fox and the Hound – 1981


– Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good (Waist Deep – 2006)


– Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery & cast (Treasure Island – 1934)


—Ronald Colman (A Tale of Two Cities – 1935


– Gerald McRaney & Jameson Parker (Simon and Simon – 1981)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco12 and Holding$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Art School Confidential$18.89$19.9919.99$19.99 - A-Team: Season 5$34.74$39.9939.99 - - Bad Santa: Director’s Cut$19.99$14.99$17.99 - - Black Dahlia$22.93$22.9919.99 - - Black Rain CE$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - Brideshead Revisited: 25th Anniv. Ed.$41.99$59.99$59.99 - - Butterfly Effect 2$14.88$14.9912.99 - - Butterfly Effect: Collection$26.99$24.9924.99 - - Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached$13.99$14.9912.99 - - Click SE$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99 - David Copperfield (1935)$14.99$17.99$15.99 - - Dora: World Adventure$14.99$12.99$17.99$12.99 - Ed, Edd & Eddy: Season 1$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Evening w/ Paul Lynde: Michael Arrington$17.99$19.99$17.99 - - Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1$32.19$29.99$29.99 - - The Exorcist: Comp. Anthology$26.99$44.99$42.98 - - Farscape: Season 4.3 Starburst$18.69$19.99$17.99 - - Fox and Hound: 25th Anniv. Edition$18.87$17.99$19.99$19.99$19.49Garfield: Tail of Two Kitties$19.87$19.99$19.99$17.99$19.49Harry – Bucket Full/Dinosaurs V. 1$11.19$12.9912.99 - - Harvey Birdman, Attorney-at-Law: V. 2$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - Holiday Inn: SE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Hollywood’s Legends of Horror Coll.$27.85$39.99$34.99 - - Ju-on 2$20.19$16.9919.99 - - The King$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - The Latin Legends of Comedy$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Magnum P.I.: Season 5$34.99$34.99$39.99 - - Marie Antoinette (1939)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Mostly Unfab. Social Life/Ethan Green$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Motion Picture Masterpieces$34.88$44.99$34.99 - - Munster’s America’s First Family of Fright$18.69 - $19.99 - - Numb3rs: Season 2$38.38$44.99$49.99$37.99$37.99A Prairie Home Companion$16.96$19.99$19.99$16.99$18.99Pride and Prejudice (1940)$14.88$17.99$15.99 - - Save the Last Dance 2$19.87$19.99$19.99 - - Scrubs: Season 4$27.99$27.99$26.99$27.99$27.99Simon & Simon: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - A Tale of Two Cities (1935)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 SE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Tool Cool/School: John Hughes Coll.$24.33$29.99$34.99 - - Treasure Island (1934)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Waist Deep$19.87$16.99$16.99$16.99 - Wonder Showzen: Season 2$18.89$19.99$19.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoArmy of Darkness (Combo)$23.95$34.99$33.99 - - Batman Begins$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Corpse Bride$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Fast Times at Ridgemont High$23.95$34.99$33.99 - - Polar Express$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Waist Deep (Combo)$35.99$37.99$39.98 - - Willie Wonka and Chocolate Factory$19.95$24.99$28.99 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco16 Blocks$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Aeon Flux$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Click SE$27.25$34.99$38.95 - - Syriana$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - U2: Rattle and Hum - $24.99$29.99 - -

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Butterfly Effect Collection: The Butterfly Effect, The Butterfly Effect 2.

The Exorcist - Complete Anthology: The Exorcist, The Exorcist: The Version You’ve Never Seen, Exorcist 2: The Heretic, Exorcist III: Legion, Exorcist: The Beginning, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist.

Hollywood’s Legend of Horror Collection: The Devil Doll, Doctor X, The Return of Doctor X, Mad Love, Mark of the Vampire, The Mask of Fu Manchu.

Motion Picture Masterpieces: David Copperfield (1935), Marie Antoinette (1939), The Pride and the Prejudice (1940), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Treasure Island (1934).

Too Cool for School – John Hughes Collection: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off SE, Pretty in Pink SE, Some Kind of Wonderful SE.

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! Waist Deep is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

ALSO… Be forewarned! I have included The Fox and the Hound in this week’s RoundUp. However, there are many questions about the issue of aspect ratio and whether this release is MAR or OAR. I have yet to see a definitive answer to that question, so I have decided to include the title since it is of a rather high-profile. You may want to check out some of the discussions that are taking place on the HTF Software Forum.

--I am still unsure of my efficiencies in finding and pricing the various HD & Blu-Ray release each week. Be forewarned. This week the confusion remains with questionable dates on some of the Blu-Ray titles.


--Amazon.com is still having a special offer on Blu-Ray & HD-DVD discs: Save an additional 10% on all of your Blu-ray & HD-DVD Disc purchases for the next year. Purchase three Blu-ray or HD-DVD Discs right now, and you'll automatically qualify to receive an additional 10% off all of your high-definition DVD purchases for one year. To receive a 10% discount on your three high-def Discs upon checkout, use this claim code: HDDISC10. Go HERE for details.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE SET OF ROBOT CHICKEN: SEASON 1 for $34.99. Set includes viewfinder with animation cells. Minimum 30 per store. No rain checks.

--Best Buy is offering a 2/$20 deal if you buy BOTH Click ($16.99) AND any of the four following titles (at $15.99 apiece): Mr. Deeds, Big Daddy, Anger Management, 50 First Dates. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is also offering a 2/$20 deal if you buy BOTH The Butterfly Effect 2 ($14.99) AND The Butterfly Effect ($9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy will let you save $3 on ANY Disney DVD with the purchase of The Fox & the Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt..

--Best Buy will also let you save $10(!) on any Scrubs: Season 1 thru 3 DVD set with the purchase of Scrubs: Season 4 on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt..

--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK BONUS DVD for Grudge 2 , instantly, with the purchase of any specially-marked movie ($5.99/$7.99). Grudge 2 in theaters October 13.

--Circuit City is offering AN EXCLUSIVE FREE SHUTTERFLY CALENDAR with the purchase of Click on DVD. Click to create your own personalized calendar at Shutterfly.com. An $19.99 value.

--Circuit City is offering a 2/$20 deal with the purchase of Waist Deep ($16.99) AND Carlito’s Way ($9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City also has the following TV sets on sale at $29.99 apiece: Scrubs: Seasons 1-3.

--Target is offering deals on the following season sets: The Office: Season 2 - $34.99, Scrubs: Season 3 - $29.99, and Arrested Development: Season 3 - $17.99. Other seasons available. Target also has an advertised price of $29.99 for My Name is Earl: Season 1.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: October 10, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

RV $14.99
X-Men 3: The Last Stand $19.99

$4.99 each:
Donnie Darko (1st release)
Last Of The Mohicans: Director’s Extended Edition
Commando
My Cousin Vinny (1st release)
City Of Angels
The Cell
Absolute Power
Empire Of The Sun
Cast Away
Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Drumline
Alien
I Am Sam
Moulin Rouge
Big Daddy
Anger Management
Bad Boys: Special Edition
Spanglish
50 First Dates
Mr. Deeds (Adam Sandler)
White Chicks
Hitch
Are We There Yet?
Snatch
Finding Neverland
Meet The Fockers
American History X
Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
Purple Rain (1st release)
Face/Off
Poltergeist
Land Of The Dead
Best In Show
Apollo 13: 2-disc Anniversary Edition
A Mighty Wind
Waiting For Guffman

DVD Sets
Scrubs: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $29.99 each

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Ju-On 2 $16.99
Bad Santa: Director’s Cut $14.99
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: The Gruesome Edition $14.99
Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached – Live, Extended and Uncensored $17.99

$5.99 each:
The Forgotten
Bewitched: Special Edition (Ferrell / Kidman)
Boogeyman: Special Edition
Candyman: Special Edition
(Get a FREE The Grudge 2 Exclusive Sneak Peek Bonus DVD instantly when you purchase any of the marked movies)

$7.99 each:
The Grudge: Unrated
Hellboy
The Fog (2005)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
The Karate Kid: Special Edition
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Steel Magnolias
How To LOse A Guy in 10 Days
Mean Girls
13 Going On 30: Special Edition
As Good As It Gets
M:I-2
(Get a FREE The Grudge 2 Exclusive Sneak Peek Bonus DVD instantly when you purchase any of the marked movies)

More $5.99 / $7.99 titles in store and at BestBuy.com

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Target on sale DVD items:

$7.50 each:
The Phantom Of The Opera (2005)
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Saving Private Ryan
Forrest Gump

$10.00 each:
V For Vendetta
Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Napoleon Dynamite
The Pink Panther (Steve Martin)

DVD Sets:
The Office: Season 2 $34.99
Scrubs: Season 3 $29.99
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $29.99
Arrested Development: Season 3 $17.99
 

Eric_R.

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Thanks again for the roundup.

Just finshed Season 3 of Scrubs now just need to buy Season 4 this week.
 

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"The Munsters: First Family Of Fright" might be a purchase when I find out exactly what's on it...
"Hollywood's Legends of Horror" has a few "must-rent" titles...
No purchases this week tho...
 

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Target's prices for HD DVD are not on the above chart...

Thought it might help some to know that Target's price For both Batman Begins

and Polar Express HD-DVD was $19.99 yesterday... JackJD
 

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As always, thanks for the prices. Nothing this week.

Is that the box set with movies about Bob Vila's childhood? I've heard good things about that.
 

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You're missing the biggest release of the week, a title many of us have been waiting many long years for: "REDS". I realize none of the store ads mention the release, but it is still supposed to be out on Tuesday.
 

Joseph Bolus

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The *final* Farscape Starburst edition ships this week. I wonder if ADV will now release a deluxe version of The Peacekeeper Wars?
 

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Thanks for the prices, guys!

Slow week for me. Possibly, The Munsters, but according to Ron, that appears to be a rehash of the extras included in the season two set. I will wait for clarification on that one.

I was never much of a fan of Fox and the Hound, so I will pass. I also think with this release being so hot on the heels of The Little Mermaid, it may not do as well at retail as Disney is anticipating, which means we may see significantly lower sale pricing on it as we move closer to Christmas. If I can pick it up for $12-$13 I probably will, but at $18-$20, this is a "no sale" for me.
 

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Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for the Weekly RoundUp.

There is a manufacturer's coupon to save $3.00 when you buy Click on DVD contained in today's Parade Magazine (found in most(?) Sunday newspapers). Here's a scan of the ad and coupon:

 

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Fry's Houston ad is showing "Scrubs" S4 for $24.99.

Just "Scrubs" & the Warner Film Masterpiece box for me. I'm enjoying this relatively light October, because 11/7 through 12/5 are going to be killers!
 

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Scrubs, now that there's a $24.99 deal, hopefully here!
Bats in HD seems to be THE HD disc, so I got that coming from Amazon with a couple other HD titles to take advantage of 10% off deal.

Thanks, Mike and Patrick!
 

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Just Scrubs #4 this week. I'm tempted to buy Everybody Hates Chris as a blind buy, but I'm going to Netflix the first disc to see if I like this show. Chris Rock is always been hit or miss for me...

The original Treasure Island is tempting, but I'll wait until it drops in price.
 

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I don't think ADV holds the rights to TPW. It was a Hallmark/Lionsgate release. BTW, my local BB had 4.3 out yesterday, so I picked it up. Otherwise, Ethan Green and Fos and the Hound.

As always, thanks guys.
 

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Thanks guys, I think I'll pick up A Prairie Home Companion at Target this week.
 

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