Weekly RoundUp 10-4-2005 "The Real Deal"

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    –Cinderella & Fairy Godmother (Cinderella – 1950)

    –Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, Dudley Moore, & Peter Cook (Beyond the Fringe – 1964)

    –Alfred Hitchcock (Masterpiece Collection – 14 titles/1942 thru 1976)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAbbott & Costello (Best of…) Vol. 4$18.89$19.99$19.99--Alien Apocalypse$11.23$12.99$12.99--Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Coll.$83.99$84.99$119.99-$75.99Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1$27.99-$34.99--America’s Funniest Home Video: Holidays$10.49$12.99$12.99--**The Amityville Horror (2005)$16.98$16.99$14.99$17.99-Beyond the Fringe$17.49$19.99$19.99--Beyond the Gates of Splendor$17.98$14.99$15.99--Big Deal on Madonna St.: 20 Years Later$17.49$19.99$19.99--Billion Dollar Brain$11.20$12.99$14.94--Bob Newhart Show: Season 2$20.99$22.99$24.99--Buffy: Spike/Love is Hell$10.49$12.99$12.99--Cat People/Curse of the Cat People$14.98$14.99$15.99--Cinderella SE$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Cinderella SE: Collector’s Gift Set$32.49$39.99$39.99--Cop$13.45$12.99$14.94--Count Duckula: Season 1$27.99$34.99$34.99--Cream: London May, 2005$20.99$19.99$16.99--Cream: Farewell Concert$11.24$14.99$12.99--Dead Cert$13.45$12.99$14.94--Demon Seed$13.98$14.99$15.99--Dracula AD 1972$14.98$14.99$15.99--Drawn Together: Season 1$18.89$16.99$19.99--Ed Sullivan: Christmas$11.21$12.99$12.99--Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas$8.39$10.99$9.99--Farscape: Starburst Edition 2.3$18.73$19.99$17.99--The Fly SE$13.99$16.99$15.99--The Fly 2 SE$13.99$16.99$15.99--The Fog SE$11.20$9.99$14.94--The Girl Most Likely To…(1972)$13.45$12.99$14.94--House of D$19.59$16.99$19.99$16.99-I Walked with Zombie/Body Snatcher$14.98$14.99$15.99--Innocent Lies$13.45$12.99$14.94--**The Interpreter$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Into the West$34.99$39.99$34.99$32.99-Isle of the Dead/Bedlam$14.98$14.99$15.99--Jiminy Glick in La La Wood$17.47$19.99$24.97$17.99-Journey to the Center of the Earth$13.45$12.99$14.94--Kolchak: The Night Stalker$27.99$35.99$34.99--Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane$11.20$12.99$14.94--The Man With Nine Lives$11.20$12.99$14.94--Man With the Screaming Brain$14.98$14.99$15.99--Monster High$13.45$12.99$14.94--Mortuary Academy$13.45$12.99$14.94--My Summer of Love$20.99$24.99$24.99--The New Kids$13.45$12.99$14.94--Night of the Lepus$14.98$14.99$15.99--The Pixies: Sell Out$13.99$14.99$15.99--Private Parts (1972)$14.98$14.99$15.99--Pulse$13.45$12.99$14.94--Robot Jox$13.45$12.99$14.94--Santa Claus: The Movie$11.23$12.99$12.99--Satan’s Little Helper$25.18$24.99$19.99--SCTV: Christmas$10.49$12.99$12.99--The Siege at Ruby Ridge$13.45$12.99$14.94--The Spiral Staircase$13.45$12.99$14.94--Stargate SG-1: Season 8$38.99$39.99$55.95-$38.99Star Trek Motion Pictures Collection$125.24$139.99$169.98--Star Trek Nemesis SE$13.99$14.99$17.99--A Stranger is Watching$14.98$14.99$15.99--Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Vol 3.5$10.49$12.99$12.99--Torture Garden$13.45$12.99$14.94--The Tunnel (2001)$26.95$24.99$24.99--Val Lewton Horror Coll. Box Set$41.94$52.99$49.99--Vlad: Director’s Cut$13.49$11.99$12.99--Warrior’s: Ultimate Director’s Cut$13.99$12.99$12.99--Wild Palms: 2-disc$11.20-$15.99--William Shatner’s A Twist to the Tale$44.99$44.99$39.99--

    Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

    Abbott & Costello (Best of): Vol. 4: …Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Meet the Keystone Kops, Meet the Mummy, The World of Abbott & Costello, Meet Jerry Seinfeld.

    Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection: Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, Rear Window, The Trouble With Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, Family Plot, Bonus Disc.

    Val Lewton Horror Collection: Cat People, Curse of the Cat People, I Walked With a Zombie, Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, Bedlam, The Leopard Man, The Ghost Ship, The Seventh Victim.

    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! The Amityville Horror (2005)AND The Interpreter are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Best Buy has quietly listed The Fly and The Fly 2 in its 2/$20 titles this week. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has not-so-quietly listed The Amityville Horror (2005) and The Amityville Horror (1979) in its 2/$20 titles this week. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

    --For its RewardZone members, Best Buy is offering a FREE LIMITED Lithograph with its copies of Cinderella SE ($24.99 value). instantly, for RZ Members exclusively at Best Buy. With purchase of the Cinderella SE or Cinderella SE Gift Set. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks. Offer valid 10/4/05 thru 10/18/05.

    --Still on the subject of Cinderella, Best Buy is offering $20 off with the purchase of Cinderella SE or Cinderella SE Gift Set AND the memcorp Princess portable DVD player ($119.99). Offer valid 10/4/05 thru 10/8/05. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

    --And, even still on the subject of Cinderella, Best Buy if offering a $3 savings with the purchase of Cinderella SE or Cinderella SE Gift Set AND the Energizer Cinderella flashlight. Offer valid 10/4/05 thru 12/31/05. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is promoting a FREE DVD called Comedy Central Prime Cuts with its copies of Drawn Together: Season 1. Must be purchased on same receipt. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is offering an EXCLUSIVE bonus on-pack ticket on its copies of The Fog SE. …to see the remake of The Fog, in theaters 10/14, up to $7.50 value.

    --Best Buy is also advertising one of its exclusive DVD titles. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Curse of the HellMouth. The coldest, darkest, most terrifying conquests (eight episodes) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are captured in this special 2-disk collection. Watch, at the edge of your seat, as Buffy triumphs over the most evil forces she faced in 7 years of conquering the vampires in Sunnyvale.

    --Best Buy is also offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE Into The West soundtrack CD instantly, with purchase of Into The West DVD.

    --And, Best Buy is also offering an exclusive featurette with its copies of The Man With the Screaming Brain. Includes a behind-the-scenes peek on location in Bulgaria. Starring Bruce Campbell.

    --AND…before I say goodbye to Best Buy in this week’s SPECIALS…Best Buy is announcing in this week’s Sunday flyer the renewal of its “Best Buy Bucks” Monopoly game promotion with McDonalds. 100 Million Reward Zone Program Points Up For Grab. Easy to Play: Go to McDonalds, play the game, get Best Buy Bucks. Even if you don’t get Best Buy Bucks you’ll be in the running for great prizes like these: photos of WS TV, iPod, HT system, digital camera & PSP system. It all starts Tuesday, October 4.

    -- Circuit City is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE DISC with the purchase of Cinderella SE Disney’s Princess DVD Sampler. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 30 per store.

    --Target has an EXCLUSIVE FREE necklace with its copies of Cinderella SE. Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Also at Target, you can get a FREE $5 Target GiftCard with the purchase of Into the West. GiftCard automatically given at register. No rainchecks.

    --Target is also offering a huge TV on DVD promotion. $18.88 each for Gilmore Girls: Season 1, Gilmore Girls: Season 2, One Tree Hill: Season 1, Lois & Clark: Season 1, and Smallville: Season 1. Our lowest price of the season! Get a whole season of your favorite TV shows for one low price. Titles shows and selected others.

    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! [​IMG]

    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 4, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)


    Stargate SG-1: Season 6, Stargate SG-1: Season 7 ... $49.96


    All I Want, Crush, Dancer Texas pop. 81, Fresh Horses, Gladiator, Heavy Metal 2000, Home Room, If Lucy Fell, Montana, Omega Doom, The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story, Sherlock: Undercover Dog, The Day the World Ended, The Pickle, True Blue, Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters, Vampires: Los Muertos, The Velocity of Gary, Vice Versa, When a Stranger Calls, Where Sleeping Dogs Lie ... $14.94

    7 Seconds, Be Cool, Control, Face of Terror, P.S., Silver City, Suburban Madness, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War, The Grudge: Director's Cut ... $19.94
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks again.

    Another big week:

    Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection (probably)
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Vol. 1
    Bob Newhart Season 2
    Star Trek: Nemesis
  3. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    Ha! Quoted ya before you re-edited your post, George! [​IMG]
  4. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Sounds like a fairly cheap prize to me. I hope they're not advertising that as their "grand prize." [​IMG]

    Looks like Cinderella Platinum and Drawn Together S1 for me this week. (How's that for an interesting mix of animation?) And I didn't realize A&C vol. 4 was out so soon - I'll have to check out prices on that one. Probably hold off on it till later, though.

    Thanks, as always, Mike and Patrick (when you eventually get to posting your stuff).
  5. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:



    Tupac: Live at the House of Blues

    $7.49 each:
    Island in the Sky
    Liar Liar
    Natural Born Killers
    Bruce Almighty
    Pitch Black
    From Dusk til Dawn
    The Italian Job
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    Forrest Gump
    Romancing the Stone
    Ocean's 11
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Love Actually


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Stewie Griffin The Untold Story

    $17.99 PSP
    Amityville Horror

    Heffalump Halloween Movie

    2 for $20:
    Terminator 2
    Scary Movie 3.5
    Alien vs Predator
    I, Robot
    Top Gun
    Sling Blade
    Tomb Raider
    The Fly
    The Fly 2
    Gladiator (Cuba Gooding Jr. version)
    7 Seconds
    Bad Boys
    Bad Boys 2
    Gangs of New York
    Jackie Brown
    A Man Apart
    Blade 2
    Don't Be A Menace (Unrated)
    Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
    King of New York
    The Color Purple

    Dave Chappelle For What it's Worth


    Target on sale DVD items:

    (Repeated in case people don't quite read through the deal in text form)

    $18.88 each:
    Smallville season 1
    The Adventures of Lois and Clark season 1
    Gilmore Girls season 1
    Gilmore Girls season 2
    One Tree Hill season 1
    "Titles shown and selected others"
    Look for possible rebate for WB box sets (no telling if the offer is valid now with the price reduction or not):
    Buy 2, Get $10
    Buy 3, Get $20
    Buy 4, Get $30
    Buy 5, Get $40
    Buy 6, Get $50
  6. PatWahlquist

    PatWahlquist Supporting Actor

    Jun 13, 2002
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    I had the strangest dream...that there was another Weekly Round Up thread, and that it had something to do with Charlton Heston and some apes. Must be the antibiotics and gin I'm on.

    Anyway, just Cinderella for me. I don't think there's a manly way to say that.
  7. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    -Alfred Hitchcock Presents...:Season 1
    -The Amityville Horror
    -Cinderella: PE
    -Count Duckula:Season 1
    -Drawn Together:Season 1
    -The Fly:SE
    -The Fly 2:SE
    -The Fog:SE
    -The Interpreter
    -Kolchak The Night Stalker:Season 1
    -The Oblongs: Complete Series (Prices would be appreciated)
    -The Warriors: DC

    It seems Saw:Uncut is coming out the 18th instead of this week.

    Also getting some WB sets.This week is so harsh on the wallet.

    Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
  8. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    May 9, 2001
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    Just Kolchak for now. I want Bob Newhart and Stargate, but they'll have to wait.

    Mike, thanks for the Roundup, and do you know how long the Target sale will last? Hopefully not just this week. . . .

    Edit: Oh, yeah. I didn't plan to repurchase The Fog or even see the remake, but the low price and the free ticket might change my mind on both counts.
  9. JonBoriss

    JonBoriss Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 10, 2002
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    Wow crazy big week

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents vol 1
    Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection
    The Fly 1 and 2 SE
    The Warriors: Directors Cut
    Gilmore Girls 1 and 2 (Target)
  10. Cory H.

    Cory H. Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 22, 2005
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    Yet another big week:

    The Fly SE (2/$20)
    The Fly 2 SE ($2/20)
    The Fog SE (Free ticket to "The Fog" 2005)
    The Warriors DC
    Cinderella PE (Free Litho! Woo hoo!)
    Star Trek: Nemesis CE (Best Buy w/ CC Price Match)
    The Amityville Horror (2005)(Best Buy w/ CC Price Match)
  11. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

    Jun 6, 1999
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    Repeating myself from the last thread, but apparently The Fly I/II are available as a 2-pack at Costco for $18.89. Thanks to WillG in the FLY thread.

    Crossing fingers that Costco will have KOLCHAK.
  12. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

    Sep 19, 2000
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    Boy, B&M prices have been terrible lately. I'm doing all my shopping online as all of mine are cheaper that way.

    Kolchak: The Night Stalker
    Best of Abbott and Costello Vol. 4
    The Spiral Staircase
  13. David Glenn

    David Glenn Second Unit

    Dec 29, 2001
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    My thoughts as well.

    I don't know if this was suggested before but perhaps someone could add HTF referal links to Amazon prices in the weekly round-up listing. With this thread getting so much traffic it would be a great way to help support this site.
  14. Ernesto.Morin

    Ernesto.Morin Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2003
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    Thanks for the prices.

    Just Cinderella SE for me this week.

    Later on will get Star Trek Motion Pictures Collection
  15. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    That said...The Oblongs was really confusing for me this week. Amazon has it as a new release this week at $20.99. Best Buy has it as having been released back on July 12th at $29.99...and Circuit City has no listing at all. I don't know what this all means...so I opted for safety and left it off the RoundUp.

    Dillon: If there's any light you can shed on this situation....help us out compadre.

    Why...did my font suddenly change from Verdana to Times New Roman?!?! Odd.
  16. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    Big week! I'm getting:

    Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One
    The Fly (1986)
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker- Season One
    Val Lewton Collection
    The Warriors

    Thanks for the prices as always [​IMG]
  17. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    Here's K-Mart's DVD prices for the week from their Sunday flyer:

    Cinderella: No price listed...but you DO get $10 off INSTANTLY when you buy BOTH Cinderella SE DVD AND Mattel's "Twinkle Lights Cinderella Doll". Offer expires 10/8/05. Good in USA only. Void where prohibited. See coupon on DVD for complete details. While supplies last.

    Amityville Horror (2005): $19.99
    The Interpreter: "Low Price"

    And, K-Mart has a listing of $10 DVDs (Additional titles available.) on its front page which includes:

    Meet The Fockers
    Shark Tale
    Spider-ManShrek 2
    In Good Company
    Tears of the Sun
    Something's Gotta Give
  18. Tim_P_76

    Tim_P_76 Second Unit

    Aug 8, 2001
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    For the 25% off coupon from Borders,I hope this counts for TV boxsets. I'm looking to pickup Firefly.

    Meanwhile there is a 15 percent off coupon good for the whole month of OCTOBER! Great for horror flicks! Thanks Mike!

  19. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    oblongs was a bestbuy exclusive apparently untill now.
  20. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    First off Mike,if I came off as rude I apologize because I didn't mean to,i'm just lazy [​IMG] .

    You said about all there is to say on the subject.Amazon is the cheapest I can find so that's where i'll get it.

    I'll try to be less lazy next time and look up the prices myself. [​IMG]

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