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My girlfriend still doesn't know why her sweaters are always stretched out.
--Johnny Depp as Edward D. Wood, Jr. (Ed Wood – 1994)


This is the most uncomfortable coffin I've ever been in.
--Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi (Ed Wood – 1994)


[c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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_____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
Alexander the Great__________ _ $12.26 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Arrested Development: S1_____ _ $27.99 __ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Batman/Anim.:Secrets/Caped___ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Bionicle 2: Metru Nui________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Born on 4th of July SE_______ _ $16.38 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**A Cinderella Story_________ _ $19.56 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Conquest of Space____________ _ $13.04 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Creature/Black Lagoon: Legacy _ $23.46 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
D.A.R.Y.L.___________________ _ $13.04 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Dracula (1979)_______________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Eden: Complete Series (1992)_ _ $26.08 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Ed Wood SE___________________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Explorers____________________ _ $13.04 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Eyes w/o A Face (Criterion)__ _ $20.96 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Fat Girl (Criterion)_________ _ $20.96 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Fire In the Sky______________ _ $13.04 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Garden of Allah______________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Garfield: The Movie__________ _ $14.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Ghosts of Edendale___________ _ $17.38 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Godzilla Coll. Set – 3 pack__ _ $37.77 __ $49.99 __ $49.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Godzilla Coll. Set – 5 pack _ _ $65.07 __ $99.99 __ $92.95 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Godzilla Coll. Set – 7 pack _ _ $85.37 __$129.99 __$121.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) ___ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) _ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Godzilla vs. Mechag'z'la ('74)_ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Greg the Bunny: Comp. Series_ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Harry for the Holidays_______ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Hellboy: Dir. Cut 3-disc_____ _ $24.46 __ $22.99 __ $22.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Hellboy: Dir. Cut Gift Set___ _ $41.96 __ $42.99 __ $49.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Helter Skelter Dir. Cut (2004)_ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Hole_____________________ _ $13.99 __ $24.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
I’ll Be Seeing You___________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Intermezzo___________________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Intermission_________________ _ $23.47 __ $_9.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Invisible Man: Legacy Coll.__ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Justice League: Brave & Bold_ _ $13.98 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Love Me If You Dare__________ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Made For Each Other__________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Man Show: Girls on Trampolines_ $_9.98 __ $15.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Mummy: Legacy Collection_ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
PeeWee Playhouse: Xmas Special_ $10.49 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Portrait of Jenny____________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Pursuit______________________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Ruby Gentry__________________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
SCTV Network ’90: Vol. 2_____ _ $62.99 __ $59.99 __ $59.99 __ $54.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Since You Went Away__________ _ $10.46 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
A Slipping Down Life_________ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Species SE___________________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Spongebob Squarepants: S2____ _ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $37.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Stargate SG-1: Season 7______ _ $48.97 __ $44.99 __ $69.96 __ $_N/A_ __ $39.99 __
Straw Dogs___________________ _ $10.46 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Superman Anim:Li'l Piece/Home _ $10.48 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?_ $10.46 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
To Be and To Have____________ _ $26.06 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Tom & Jerry:Prem. Coll. Vol.1 _ $18.89 __ $27.99 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Ultimate Oliver Stone Coll.__ _ $90.94 __ $99.99 __$129.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Up Series________________ _ $86.96 __ $99.99 __ $99.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**Van Helsing________________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Van Helsing Ultimate Edition_ _ $38.49 __ $39.99 __ $39.98 __ $_N/A_ __ $36.99 __
Wacky Races: Complete Series_ _ $24.49 __ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Xena/Warrior Princess:Season 5_ $55.99 __ $54.99 __ $59.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Young in Heart___________ _ $13.01 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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Titles included in multiple sets listed in the above price grid:

Creature from the Black Lagoon Legacy Collection: Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us.

Godzilla Set (3 pack): Godzilla (1998), Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Godzilla Set (5 pack): Godzilla (1998), Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla 2000, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Godzilla Set (7 pack): Godzilla (1998), Godzilla 2000, Godzilla vs. King Ghidora, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Destroyah, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Giant Monsters All Out Attack, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.

Invisible Man Legacy Collection: Invisible Man, Invisible Man Returns, Invisible Agent, Invisible Woman, Invisible Man’s Revenge.

Mummy Legacy Collection: The Mummy, The Mummy’s Hand, The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Ghost, The Mummy’s Curse.

The Ultimate Oliver Stone Collection: Salvador, Platoon, Wall Street, Talk Radio, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK (Director’s Cut), The Doors, Heaven and Earth, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, U-Turn, Any Given Sunday (Director’s Cut).

The Up Series: 7 Up, 7 Plus 7, 21 Up, 28 Up, 35 Up, 45 Up.

Van Helsing Ultimate Edition: Van Helsing, Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), WolfMan (1941).


Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of 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 or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

$_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). 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. 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...like Dave & I do!

Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


**BE CAREFUL! A Cinderella Story AND Van Helsing are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

A POSSIBLE MIS-PRINT IN THIS WEEK’S TARGET FLYER! In their $7.50 DVD section, Target shows an image of the recent SE of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. If interested in this title (and if you don't own it, you should be), I would suggest you be there first thing Sunday morning.

--Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

--Best Buy is advertising an in-pack bonus DVD with Van Helsing. Over 40 minutes of features including: Anatomy Of A Movie Moment: Masquerade Ball, The Art of Van Helsing and an interactive 360-degree tour of Frankenstein’s foyer. Minimum 80 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising a price of $27.99 on Tom & Jerry Premiere Collection in its Sunday flyer. This contrasts with a $19.99 price at bb.com and prices at most other stores. Target is advertising $15.99 Be careful!

--Best Buy is offering $10 off if you buy Underworld ($22.99) with either Hellboy Director Cut ($22.99) or Hellboy Gift Set ($42.99).

--Best Buy says its got an exclusive bonus disc with its copies of Xena: Season 5.

--Stores are advertising an on-pack movie ticket on the Spongebob Squarepants: Season 2 set for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. In theaters Friday, November 19.

--Blood, peanut butter, and chocolate—the perfect combination. At Target, with the purchase of Van Helsing on DVD, you can get a FREE 11.25 to 14-ounce bag of snack size Hershey’s, Reese’s PB Cups, or Kit Kat bars. Coupon on movie. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--EDIT** Circuit City Sunday flyer prices have now been added. Changes made to 11 CC prices: A Cinderella Story, Garfield, Spongebob, Arrested Development, SCTV, Van Helsing, Van Helsing Coll. Set, Bionicle, Ed Wood, Hellboy, and Born on the 4th of July.

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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: October 19, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Columbia Tri-Star

50 First Dates ... $19.95
 

MattGentry

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Arrested Development
Greg The Bunny
Spongebob Squarepants

(Oh, and maybe Fire in the Sky)

It's like the perfect combination...

As usual, well done Mike.
 

Daryl Stovall

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Thanks Mike. Here's my list.
- Greg the bunny The Complete Series
- Stargate The Complete Seventh Season
- Wacky Races The Complete Series
- Tom & Jerry Premiere Collection
- Van Helsing
- The Invisible Man/The Creature/The Mummy Legacy Collection
- Arrested Development Season One
- Batman/Justice League/Superman Collections
- D.A.R.Y.L. (Always felt some unexplainable kinship towards that movie)
- Hellboy: Director's Cut Gift set
 

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Thanks, Mike.

Odd that each of the Monster Legacy sets has a different price at BB. Oh well, the average is $17.99 apiece, which beats anyone else as far as I can see.
 

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Well, Craig, your post made me double check. It's actually bb.com that has the $17.99 price on Creature. The BB flyer shows the Mummy for $15.99 and says the two other new Legacy Collection sets are both $19.99.

I have amended the grid to reflect the flyer price. Sorry for any confusion.

And it is odd that they would price just one of the sets differently in the store.
 

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Arrested Development:Season 1

A Cinderella Story (for my niece)

Garfield:The Movie

Greg the Bunny:The Complete Series

Hellboy DC

SCTV Vol. 2

Tom and Jerry:Spotlight Collection

Van Helsing

Wacky Races:The Complete Series



Thanks a lot Mike
 

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My list:



The Mummy Legacy Collection

Van Helsing (that BB bonus disc sure helps make for the fact that it's a single discer!)

Stargate SG-1 S7

Hellboy DC



Here's hoping that Circuit City beats $22.99 on the Hellboy DC!
 

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george:



Get Arrested Developement. Friggin' hilarious (!!) and it received a well deserved Emmy win for best prime time comedy show. Smart, wacky comedy (like Family Guy the jokes come fast 'n' furious) that deserves a place with Seinfeld in the annals of TV sitcom stardom.



I may pick up Born on the Fourth of July just because the non-anamorphic versions look like complete shite. Hopefully the half bitrate DTS track will be just as good as the full bitrate non-anamorphic DTS version.




Oh, and maybe Ed Wood since it's taken so bloody long just to get a standard definition version out.

Dan
 

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After last week pitiful releases, I have to say this week is pretty cruel to me. Thank goodness I saved up some money from last week to get everything I wanted. I am planning on getting Ed Wood (what, no "Pull the spring" quote up there?
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), Van Helsing (one disc, as 40 is too much for a second disc of stuff I generally seen how they make), and Heckboy Director Cut (selling the old dvd off).



By the way, I picked up the box set for Scream last week at Circuit City. It was listed as 35 dollars, but it came up 25 dollars! I don't think this is a misprint, as I heard Tower Records have it for 20 dollars.
 

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For you ED WOOD fans, Image Entertainment just re-released their Wood titles in a box set called "The Ed Wood Box", which BB has for $34.95. It contains GLEN OR GLENDA?, JAIL BAIL, BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, PLAN 9, NIGHT OF THE GHOULS and the documentary THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EDWARD D. WOOD, JR. The Plan 9 disc also has the 2 hour documentary FLYING SAUCERS OVER HOLLYWOOD and HAUNTED WORLD has Ed Wood's first film, a western short as well as other goodies.
 

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Mummy, Invisble Man & Creature from the Black Lagoon Legacy Collections, Hellboy DC, Godzilla 5pk, Species SE, and Tom & Jerry for me this week. Ouch. Looks like I'll be eating Cup O'Noodles for lunch the rest of the week.



Just a heads up for any Godzilla fans. I don't have confirmation on this but from the details on Sonys website, the Godzilla 2000 in the 5 & 7 packs will include a newer version w/Japanese language track.

Godzilla
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$49.99
Star Wars Trilogy

$19.99 each:
Aladdin
Day After Tomorrow
The Punisher

$6.99 each:
A Low Down Dirty Shame
Godzilla
Hot Shots
How To Be A Player
Paper Soldiers
School Daze
Sleepwalkers
The Last Castle

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Target on sale DVD items:

$7.50 each:
American Psycho
Like Mike
Much Ado About Nothing
Ever After
Thomas Crown Affair
Moulin Rouge (Single Disc Version)
A Chorus Line
The Wedding Singer
Young Frankenstein
Spaceballs
SNL : Chris Rock
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (probably the regular Version)
Young Guns (looks like the SE)

$10 each:
Scary Movie 3
Blue Collar Comedy Tour - The Movie
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Cheaper By The Dozen
Master and Commander (Regular Version)
Runaway Jury
Office Space
The Sound of Music (Single Disc)
Sweet Home Alabama
Bringing Down The House
Stuck on You
Daddy Day Care
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

2 for $20:
Hellraiser
The Beyond
Halloween (not Divimax)
Evil Dead
Dawn of them Dead (Divimax one disc)
The Howling
Pet Sematary
The Ring
Psycho
The Exorcist (the updated unseen version)
The Birds
Freddy vs Jason
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 remake)
In The Mouth Of Madness
The Shining
Candyman

$15.99:
The Mummy (Classic)

19.99 each:
The Invisble Man
Creature From Black Lagoon
Day After Tomorrow

$9.99:
Alexander the Great

$17.99:
Scooby Doo 2
 

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Be careful if you are buying the "Tom and Jerry" set. It is being reported (as of now) that at least one short is edited. There is a thread in the software section about it.
 

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