Weekly RoundUp 10-17-2006

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Diane Keaton & Warren Beatty (Reds – 1981)

– Billy Wilder (Billy Wilder Speaks – 2006)

– Vince Vaughn & Jennifer Aniston (The Break-Up – 2006)

– Cast (Over the Hedge – 2006)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlfred Hitchcock Presents: S2$29.04$29.99$34.99 - - AMC: Before They Were Stars$9.98 - $9.99 - - AMC: Best of Tarzan$9.98 - $9.99 - - **American Dreamz$18.87$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.49Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil$18.99$17.9916.99$15.99 - Behind Enemy Lines Box Set$20.99$26.99$22.99 - - Big Black Comedy Show Box Set$35.99$34.99$34.99 - - Big Love: Season 1$64.87$63.9962.99$64.99$68.99Billy Wilder Speaks$22.49$19.9919.99 - - Blackwater Valley Exorcism$20.19$24.9919.99 - - Boris Karloff: Icon of Horror Coll.$17.49$22.99$24.97 - - **The Break-Up$16.99$16.99$16.99$16.99$19.99Charmed: Season 6$31.87$34.99$32.99$32.99 - Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (2005)$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Clean, Shaven (CC)$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Close Call$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - CSI –NY: Season 2$41.87$44.99$44.99 - - Deadfall$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Edgar G. Ulmer: Man Off-Screen$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Feast$19.87$17.99$19.99 - - Hard Luck$19.87$22.9924.97$16.99 - Keb’ Mo’ and Guests (2006)$17.99 - $15.99 - - La Femme Nikita: Season 5$27.88$26.99$34.99 - - The Magus$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Masters/Horror: Pick Me Up (Cohen)$9.97$14.9915.99 - - Murder, She Wrote: Season 4$34.85$34.99$39.99 - $33.99Nat’l Geo. Wildlife Box Set$29.99$34.99 - - - The Omen (2006)$15.87$17.99$19.99$16.99 - The Omen: Complete Collection$34.99$36.99$34.99 - - Only Human$24.29$24.99$19.99 - - The Other$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - **Over the Hedge$15.87$16.99$14.99$15.99$19.49Over the Hedge Deluxe Ed. - - - $22.99 - Panic Room (SB Deluxe)$9.95$8.99$9.99 - - Peeper$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Reds (25th Anniv. Edition)$13.87$12.99$17.99 - - Rest Stop (R & NR)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Starsky & Hutch: Season 4$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - That ‘70s Show: Season 5$33.68$34.99$34.99$32.99 - They All Laughed$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - WWE – Hulk Hogan Ultim. Anth.$23.99$19.99$17.99 - - WWE – Unforgiven 2006$16.99$19.99$19.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Break-Up (Combo)$27.99$37.99$39.98 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Brothers Grimm$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Dark Water$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Glory Road$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Gone in 60 Seconds$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - The Haunted Mansion$23.95$29.99$34.00 - -

(CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection.

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Boris Karloff – Icon of Horror Collection: The Boogie Man Will Get You, The Black Room, The Man They Could Not Hang, Before I Hang.

The Omen - Complete Collection: The Omen (1976), The Omen (2006), Damien: Omen II, Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Omen IV: The Awakening.

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! American Dreamz AND The Break-Up AND The Omen AND Over the Hedge are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)! Rest Stop is being released in rated and unrated versions….get the one that’s right for you!

--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 continues with conflicting dates on a number of 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 BONUS DISC on its copies of WWE - Hulk Hogan: Ultimate Anthology. Includes episodes from “Hogan Knows Best

--Best Buy is offering a FREE BOOK with the purchase of The Break-Up on DVD. Titled “If We Ever Break Up, This is My Book”. $12 value. Minimum 10 per store. No rain checks.

--Best Buy is offering a FREE COMIC STRIP COLLECTION with the purchase of Over the Hedge on DVD. Titled “Over the Hedge: Stuffed Animals”. A $10.95 value.

--Best Buy will let you buy any of the following DVDs for just $5 with the purchase of The Omen (2006) on DVD: 28 Days Later, Child’s Play, Jeepers Creepers, The Fog, The Silence of the Lambs (Regularly $9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt..

--Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE TV on DVD STARTER SETS priced at $19.99 each. Each includes select episodes from the first season of a variety of TV shows and a $10 coupon good toward a complete season DVD purchase of any of these shows. See more in store and at bestbuy.com. Listed/shown are:

Dynamic Drama: Rescue Me & Huff
Coming-of-Age Drama: Dawson’s Creek, Beautiful People & Party of Five
Classic Action: Charlie’s Angels, Hart to Hart, Starsky & Hutch & Policewoman
Contemporary Comedy: Mad About You, Married With Children, King of Queens & NewsRadio

--Best Buy continues its sale of a number of TV-on-DVD sets for just $19.99. Shown are season sets of Charmed, MacGuyver, Rescue Me, Hogan’s Heroes, Wings, Laguna Beach, The Time Tunnel, Seinfeld, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Northern Exposure and American Dad.

--Circuit City is offering a FREE “Hulkamania” BANDANA with the purchase of WWE – Hulk Hogan Ultimate Anthology on DVD. Minimum 6 per store. While supplies last..

--Circuit City is offering an EXCLUSIVE FREE OVER THE HEDGE “ESSENTIAL GUIDE” with the purchase of Over the Hedge on DVD. 48 pages. Hard cover. A $12.99 value.

--Circuit City also has a FREE Sci-Fi Theater download card with purchase of a number of $7.49 DVD titles: Christine, The Seventh Sign, Darkness Falls, Flatliners, Frankenfish, Hollowman, Resident Evil, The Mothman Prophecies. includes access to cell phone “scream tones”, greeting cards, screen savers and more.

--Circuit City has prior season sets of CSI: NY, That ‘70s Show and Charmed for the same price as this week’s new releases in those series.

--Target once again has an exclusive edition of a major new release. Target has its own EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION OF OVER THE HEDGE Includes full-length BONUS MUSIC CD. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target is again advertising its current EXCLUSIVE two-disc set Ellen: DVD-licious. Price is $15.99. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: October 17, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

Jeff Newcomb

Second Unit
Jul 11, 2003
Thanks for the great work as usual, Mike.

Criterion has a second title coming out this week, Alfonso Cuaron's Solo Con Tu Pareja.

In addition to the two Criterions, I'll be getting Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Billy Wilder Speaks, They All Laughed, and, of course, Reds.

Patrick Sun

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1999
Circuit City on sale DVD items:

The Wild $14.99
Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit $9.99
Madagascar $9.99
Shark Tale $9.99
Shrek 2 $9.99
Click: Special Edition $19.99
X-Men 3: Last Stand $19.99
The Little Mermaid $19.99
Waist Deep $19.99

$7.49 each:
Lethal Weapon
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
The Honeymooners (2005)
Old School: Unrated
Cop Land: Collector’s Series
Unbreakable: Vista Series shown
Missing In Action 2 / Missing In Action 3 Double Feature
Kingpin (NBC TV Series)
Road Trip: Unrated
The Siege
The Brady Bunch: Premiere Episodes Collection (7 eps.)
Young Guns
Biker Boyz
Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
Frasier: Premiere Episodes Collection (6 eps.)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Premiere Episodes Collection (4 eps.)
The Beach

The Seventh Sign
Darkness Falls
Hollow Man
Resident Evil
The Mothman Prophecies
(Circuit City Exclusive: Free Sci-Fi Theater download card with purchase of any of the marked titles above // Includes access to cell phone scream tones, greeting cards, screen savers & more)

DVD Sets
CSI: NY : Season 1 / 2 $44.99 each
That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 $34.99 each (Season 4 not Listed)
Charmed: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $32.99 each


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Primus: Blame It On The Fish $9.99

2 For $20 DVDs (must purchase in pairs):
A Heffalump Halloween
Halloweentown / Halloweentown II Double Feature
Twitches: Bewitched Edition w/ Extended Ending
Sin City
Aeon Flux
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
Fight Club
Remember The Titans: Director’s Cut
Red Eye
V For Vendetta
George Lopez: Why You Crying?
Layer Cake
National Treasure
Kung Fu Hustle
The Island
The Usual Suspects
Enemy Of The State: Special Edition
Little Einsteins
Dodgeball (1st Pressing)
Ong-Bak: The Warrior
Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
Little Einsteins: Team Up For Adventure
Guess Who
Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
The Suite Life
MIIB (Men In Black II)
Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures
Cheaper By The Dozen 2
The Transporter
Basic Instinct 2: Unrated Extended Cut

DVD Sets:
Murder, She Wrote: Season 3 $19.99
Charmed: Season 1 $19.99
Family Guy: Volume III $32.99
MacGuyver: Season 1 $19.99
Laguna Beach: Season 1 $19.99
Rescue Me: Season 1 $19.99
Hogan’s Heroes: Season 1 $19.99
Wings: Season 1 + 2 $19.99
The Time Tunnel: Volume I $19.99
American Dad: Volume I $19.99
Seinfeld: Season 4 $19.99
Columbo: Season 5 $19.99
Northern Exposure: Season 4 $19.99

TV on DVD Starter Sets ($19.99 each)

Dynamic Drama
(Select Episodes of Rescue Me and Huff)

Coming Of Age Drama
(Select Episodes of Dawson’s Creek, Beautiful People & Party of Five)

Classic Action
(Select Episodes of Charlie’s Angels, Hart To Hart, Starsky & Hutch and Policewoman)

Contemporary Comedy
(Select Episodes of Mad About You, Married With Children, King Of Queens and News Radio)

Each set includes select episodes from the first season of a variety of TV shows and a $10 coupon good toward a complete season DVD purchase of any of the shows featured. See more in store and at BestBuy.com


Target on sale DVD items:

$7.50 each:
Super Troopers
Bridget Jones’ Diary: Collector’s Series
Good Will Hunting: Collector’s Series

$10.00 each:
National Treasure
The Ringer
Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
Aeon Flux

DVD Sets:
That 70’s Show: Season 4 $29.99
Prison Break: Season 1 $34.99
Lost: Season 2 – Extended Experience $39.99
Desperate Housewives: Season 2 $39.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2 Uncut $39.99
8th & Ocean: Season 1 $19.99
Ellen: DVDLicious (Target Exclusive) $15.99
House: Season 2 $39.99
(Ad states: Other Seasons Available)


Stunt Coordinator
May 20, 2001
Unfortunately, I believe the HD-DVD & BluRay versions were pushed back; they will be released 11/7.

Phil Tomaskovic

Supporting Actor
May 8, 1999
what's with the (1935) on the Break-up? Is there an older movie or is this a typo? Note Amazon has it for $16.99 now.


Aug 11, 1998
Columbia, MO
Real Name
Thanks Mike and Patrick!

Reds for $12.99? Count me in!

Also, it looks like I will have to pick up Feast since I really enjoyed the whole Project Greenlight trainwreck. Gulager!... Gulager!... Gulager!


Second Unit
Mar 27, 2004
Mike, thanks again!

Question, no price on the Astaire and Rogers Ultimate Collector's Edition? I believe the release date is this Tuesday.


Jul 27, 1998
K-Mart is advertising "Over the Hedge" as a low price DVD and includes a Plush Hammy ($7.99 value). My 4-year old granddaughter probably would prefer that to the book, although she loves books too. Anyone know if the Circuit City book is targeted to young children?


Oct 25, 2001
Real Name
Adam Moreau


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
Real Name

It's the week after. Right now, Amazon appears to have the exclusive for the partial set (for those who bought Vol 1). It's $46.09.

Thanks for the Round-Up guys. It looks like a breather for me before the onslaught that starts next week.


Bill GrandPre

Senior HTF Member
Jun 9, 2001
The new "Omen" box set has a pretty sweet price. I have no desire to see the remake, though I find it annoying when people refer to such DVD's as "coasters" (I would never buy it on it's own but I'll give it a spin since it's included in the box set).

With or without the redundant remake this set is a steal for $35. Between this and the similarly-priced "Exorcist" box set it's a good month for horror DVD's.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
Just rentals (again) this week for me:
Alfred Hitchcock S2
Karloff Collection
American Dreamz


Senior HTF Member
Jan 30, 2003
Question about the $7.49 "Christine" at CC. Instead of the usual cover art, it had the current SE cover art surrounded by a purple border wherein there is a label that says "Sci Fi (as in the Sci-Fi channel logo) Essentials" There is also a sticker on the packaging that says "See Inside to find out how to unlock all new special feartures" The back of the case has the SE listing of special features (Commentary, Deleted scenes and featurettes)

Has anyone seen this type of packaging anywhere else. Is this DVD any different from the regular packaged version?

Aaron Silverman

Senior HTF Member
Jan 22, 1999
Real Name
Aaron Silverman
Nice to see Feast finally make a public appearance. I'm not a huge horror guy, but I loved Project Greenlight!

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