The Weekly RoundUp The Features Dying together's even more personal than living together. – Henry Hull, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, William Bendix, Mary Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat – 1944) Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way! –George Reeves (The Adventures of Superman – 1952) That rug really tied the room together. –Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman (The Big Lebowski - 1998) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAdventures of Superman: Season 1$27.99$29.99$27.99--Atomic Betty: Volume 1$13.98$14.99$15.99--Atomic Betty: Volume 2$13.98$14.99$15.99--Atomic Betty: Volumes 1 & 2$20.99$24.99$24.99--Barbara Cook: Bell Tel. Hour (1960-65)$20.97$24.99$19.99--Batman Begins: 2-disc Deluxe Ed.$15.98$22.99$22.99-$21.99**Batman Begins: 1-disc$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99-Batman SE$18.89$17.99$17.99--Batman Returns SE$18.89$17.99$17.99--Batman & Robin SE$18.89$17.99$17.99--Batman Forever SE$18.89$17.99$17.99--Batman Anthology (1989-1997)$51.98-$52.99$49.99-Batman: 1943 Serial Collection$20.96$14.99$24.99--Batman vs. Dracula (2005)$17.49$22.99$17.99--Big Lebowski: CE Gift Set$34.99$44.99$39.99--**Big Lebowski: Collector’s Edition$13.28$12.99$12.99--Black & White (2002)-$22.99$19.99--Blood of Beasts$22.46$22.99$24.97--Bruce Lee Ultimate Collection$34.99$44.99$39.99--Chained Heat 2$17.97$14.99$15.99--A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2005)$14.98$14.99$17.99--Coen Brothers Collection$29.98$32.99$34.99--CSI: New York: Season 1$45.49$46.99$69.99$44.99$44.99Davey & Goliath: Holiday Spectacular$26.24$34.99$34.99--Day of the Dead 2: Contagium$14.98$14.99$15.99--Dot the I$18.73$22.99$19.99--Elektra: Director’s Cut (NR)$18.89$19.99$19.99--Emperor’s New Groove: New Groove Ed.$20.99$16.99$19.99$19.99-Eternal$22.46$22.99---Excessive Force 2$17.97$14.99$15.99--Felony$17.97$14.99$15.99--Ferngully: Last Rainforest SE$14.98$14.99$15.99--Five Children & It/Return of It-$34.99$29.99--Garfield Prime Time Collection$20.99$24.99$24.99--**Geo. Romero’s Land of the Dead: Dir. Cut (NR) $20.99$16.99$17.99$16.99-Geo. Romero’s Land of the Dead (R)$20.99$16.99$17.99$16.99-Ghost Hunters: Season 1$22.45$19.99$19.99--He-Man & Masters/Universe: Season 1 Vol. 1$33.98$24.99$34.99$34.99-House of Voices$26.98$24.99$24.99--**Jacqueline Hyde (R & NR)$14.98$14.99$15.99--Jazz Singer$13.99$12.99$15.99--Legend of Zelda: Complete Series $22.48$24.99$24.99--Lifeboat SE$13.99$14.99$15.99--Mad Hot Ballroom$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-**Ma Mere (R)$22.49$19.99---**Ma Mere (NR)$18.74$19.99---Man with the Golden Arm: 50th Anniv. Ed.$17.49$19.99$19.99--Mark of Zorro (1940)$14.98$14.99$15.99--Mask of Zorro: Deluxe Edition (2005)$14.95$14.99$12.99--Mister Peepers: Complete Series$39.99----Queen & Paul Rodgers: Return/Champions$13.99$17.99$15.99--The Sabata Trilogy$26.96$34.99$29.96--Saved/Bell-New Class: Season 5$29.99$34.99$34.99--Saving Face$20.22$24.99$19.99--Saw: Uncut Edition (NR)$18.89$16.99$17.99$16.99-Tarzan: SE (Disney 1999)$20.99$16.99$19.99$19.99-Tell Them Who You Are$26.99$24.99$24.99--Twilight Zone-Definitive Ed: S4$69.99$73.99$99.99--Unscripted$24.49$35.99$29.99-- Individual Titles included in Collections listed above: Garfield Prime Time Collection: Garfield as Himself, Garfield Travel Adventures, Garfield Fantasies. Bruce Lee Ultimate Collection: Game of Death 2, The Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, Game of Death, The Big Boss. Coen Brothers Collection: The Big Lebowski, Blood Simple, Intolerable Cruelty, The Man Who Wasn’t There. The Sabata Trilogy: Sabata, Adios Sabata, Return of Sabata. 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! Batman Begins 1-discAND Big Lebowski CE AND George Romero’s Land of the Dead: Director’s Cut (NR)are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! And, George Romero’s Land of the Dead AND Jacqueline Hyde AND Ma Mere are ALL being released in both R & NR versions…get the one that’s right for you. --Best Buy is offering EXCLUSIVE in-pack movie cash to Saw 2 with the purchase of Saw: Uncut Edition at its stores. in theaters 10/28, up to $12 value. --Best Buy has a deal on the new releases of Disney’s Tarzan, Emperor’s New Groove and Toy Story. Save $6 instantly when you buy ANY 2 of these DVDs. Each is priced at $16.99. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks. --Buy Batman begins at Best Buy and get…hold on to your hats…TWO FREE BOTTLES OF YOUR FAVORITE COCA-COLA BEVERAGE! Instantly. Good towards any Coca Cola soda, juice or water products. --Maybe a bit more significantly, Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE BOX ART with its copies of Batman Begins. Includes 72-page collectible comic book. Plus DVD special features give insights into the new Batmobile, Batsuit, fighting styles and more. --Best Buy’s ad for The Mask of Zorro reveals that it contains movie cash worth $7.50 to see The Legend of Zorro in theaters 10/28. This does not seem to be a Best Buy exclusive. It should be in with copies everywhere. --Circuit City has a FREE Collectible Lithograph with its copies of Batman Begins. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 50 per store. --Circuit City’s Sunday flyer says CC’s copies of Elektra: Director’s Cut (NR) includes an on-pack comic book. While this, also, does not appear to be a Circuit City exclusive…no one else’s ads tout the inclusion of a comic book. --Circuit City is, however, touting an EXCLUSIVE peek at Saw 2 with the purchase of Saw: Uncut (NR). --Target’s got their FREE $5 GiftCard offer, this week, on its copies of CSI-New York: Season 1. Giftcard automatically given at register. No rainchecks. --K-Mart features Batman Begins as the only new release in its Sunday flyer this week. AND, it doesn’t list a price. It DOES, however, advertise a $10 savings when you bou BOTH Batman Begins on DVD AND the Batman Begins Batmobile. No price is given on the toy car either. The Appeal Any visitor to the Weekly RoundUp should be sure to check out the new Main Portal Page of the Home Theater Forum….FOR TWO VERY GOOD REASONS! First: Parker & Ron have re-formatted the Portal Page to include exclusive HT industry news you won’t find in any place on the HTF! Second: You will help support the Home Theater Forum and keep it up and running. Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. THIS IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE…AND INFORMATIVE, TOO! If you simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone wILL bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF. So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please take an extra second of your time and land first on the HTF Portal Page. You’ll see the new Industry News sections AND help out financially. THANKS! The Markdowns The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD: EFFECTIVE: October 18, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.