Weekly RoundUp 10-9-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Lon Chaney & Patsy Ruth Miller (The Hunchback of Notre Dame – 1923)

    – Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later – 2007)

    – Morgan Freeman & Steve Carrell (Evan Almighty – 2007)

    – Don Cheadle & Adam Sandler (Reign Over Me – 2007)

    – Douglas Fairbanks (Wild and Wooly – 1917)

    – Emmanuelle – 1974

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**28 Weeks Later$17.99$17.99$17.99$19.99 - Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3$27.99 - $34.99 - - American Movie Musicals: Vol. 2$26.99$19.99$19.99 - - American Silent Horror Collection$44.99$44.99 - - - Ben 10: Season 2$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Black Sheep (NR)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - CSI – NY: Season 3$48.89$44.99$69.99 - $44.99Creature Comforts America: Season 1$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Degrassi High: Complete Collection$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Emmanuelle$17.99$14.99 - - - **Evan Almighty$16.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Evan Almighty DE (Target only) - - - $22.99 - Everybody Hates Chris: Season 2$29.99$34.99$27.99 - - Family Ties: Season 2$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Film Crew: Giant of Marathon$17.99$17.99$15.99 - - Fox Horror Classics Collection$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Girlfriends: Season 2$26.99$34.99$24.99 - - Hannah Montana: Life’s What You…$11.49$14.99$14.99$14.99 - Holla$24.29$19.99$19.99 - - Homie Spumoni$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - Hunchback of Notre Dame UE (1923)$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board$24.29$17.99$19.99 - - The Lair: Season 3$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Mala Noche (CC)$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Meerkat Manor: Season 1$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - MGM Classic Musicals Collection$53.99$49.99$49.99 - - Murder, She Wrote: Season 7$34.99$39.99$39.99 - $33.99Night of the Living Dead 3-D$24.29$24.99$19.99 - - Poltergeist (25th Anniv. Ed.)$13.99$9.99$15.99 - - **Reign Over Me$19.99$16.99$19.99$19.99 - **Rise: Blood Hunter (R & NR)$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - Roots: Complete Collection$83.89$79.99$99.99 - - Roots: Next Generations$41.99$39.99$49.99 - - Shanghai Kiss$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Sid & Nancy (Anniv. Ed.) (BB only) - $14.99 - - - Stargate SG-1: Complete Series$230.99$249.99$279.99 - - **Surf’s Up$15.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Tara Road$18.99$24.99$19.99 - - Twilight Zone: The Movie$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Whose Line Is It Anyway: Season 1 V2$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Wild and Wooly (1917)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Wrong Turn 2: Dead End$19.99$17.99$17.99 - - You Kill Me$14.99$14.99$14.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoEvan Almighty$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$27.89Twilight Zone: The Movie$19.95$24.99$28.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco28 Days Later$27.95$29.99$39.98 - - 28 Weeks later$27.95$29.99$39.98 - - Edward Scissorhands$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - The Fly (1986) - $34.99$39.98 - - From Hell - $34.99$39.98 - - Reign Over Me$26.95$29.99$38.96 - - Robocop$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Surf’s Up$26.95$29.99$29.99$29.99- - Twilight Zone: The Movie$19.95$24.99$28.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    American Movie Musicals Collection – Volume 2: Hair, De-Lovely, A Chorus Line.

    American Silent Horror Collection: The Man Who Laughs, The Penalty, The Cat and the Canary, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Kingdom of Shadows.

    Fox Horror Classics Collection: The Lodger, Hangover Square, The Undying Monster.

    MGM Classic Musicals Collection: West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    Roots Complete Collection: Roots, Roots – The Next Generations.

    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! 28 Weeks Later AND Evan Almighty AND Reign Over Me AND Surf’s Up are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Rise: Blood Hunter is available in both RATED and UNRATED versions...get the one that’s right for you!

    --To get things started off this week, Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of an anniversary edition (20th? 21st?) of Sid and Nancy (MGM) for $14.99.

    --Purchase Even Almighty (any format) @ Best Buy and purchase ANY of the following DVDs for just $5: Accepted, Bruce Almighty, The ‘Burbs, Fast Times at Ridgemont High SE, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a 2/$25 deal this week. Purchase BOTH 28 Weeks Later AND Wrong Turn 2: Dead End and get both titles for just $25. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --And, there’s an EXCLUSIVE GIFT SET OF SURF’S UP @ Best Buy. Includes 4 movie characters on surfboards. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also advertising AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS INTERVIEW DISC with its copies of Roots: The Next Generations on DVD.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has good prices on a number of TV Shows on DVD this week.

    --Circuit City has a $10 SAVINGS with the purchase of BOTH Girlfriends: Season 2 AND Everybody Hates Chris: Season 2 on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE WRIST WRAP (!) with its copies of Surf’s Up on DVD.

    --Circuit City has its own EXCLUSIVE GIFT SET of Surf’s Up on DVD. Includes wrist wrap and a “Cody” plush toy.

    --CC has a list of 11 horror titles priced @ $7.49 with which you could get FREE MOVIE CASH to see “30 Days of Night.” Ticket value = $10.50.

    --And, Circuit City has a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” deal on a list of select Blu-ray titles. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a looooooooooong list of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 apiece. Cc also has quite a number of “Double Feature” DVDs for $7.99. CC also has a long list of TV Shows on DVD for sale this week.

    --Target has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Surf’s Up on DVD. On pack. Includes “Let’s Find Cody!” game and “Surf Like a Pro” featurette. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target is back with one of its DELUXE EDITIONS of Evan Almighty on DVD. Includes 16 song CD soundtrack. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has returned to its selection of DVDs listed at $7.50 and $10.00 this week.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $7.49 each:
    Urban Legend
    Basic Instinct
    The Cavern
    Fright Night
    Underworld Evolution
    The Seventh Sign

    Blu-ray discs (buy 2 get 1 free):
    Underworld $29.99
    Ultraviolet $29.99
    Black Hawk Down $24.99
    Layer Cake $24.99
    The Patriot $24.99
    House of Flying Daggers $24.99
    Resident Evil Apocalypse $24.99
    Into the Blue $24.99
    The Ninth Gate $24.99
    Vacancy $29.99
    The Messangers $29.99
    The Covenant $29.99
    Silent Hill $29.99
    Monster House $29.99

    Finding Nemo $14.99

    2 for $20:
    Bruce Almighty
    Dr. Doolittle
    Shark Tale
    Chicken Run

    $9.99 each:
    Charlotte's Web
    Happy Feet
    March of the Penguins
    Flushed Away
    Over the Hedge

    Jungle Book $19.99
    1408 $19.99
    Fantastic Four 2 $19.99
    The Office season 3 $29.99

    $4.99 each:
    The Italian Job
    16 Blocks
    American Beauty
    The Ghost and the Darkness
    Contract Killer
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Chain Reaction
    Minority Report
    The Last Dragon
    Into the Blue
    Lord of War
    End Game
    Enemy at the Gates
    Today to Die?
    The Mask of Zorro
    Maximum Risk
    The Edge
    Deep Impact
    The Replacement Killers
    Death Hu??
    Joy Ride
    The Devil's Rejects
    The Lost Boys
    When a Stranger Calls
    Open Water
    Family Guy (Stewie Griffin)
    School of Rock
    Tyler Perry Why Did I Get Married?
    The Grudge
    Phone Booth
    The Untouchables
    south Park Bigger, Longer, Uncut
    Barbershop 2
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    In the Mix
    Van Wilder
    Pretty in Pink
    What Women Want
    The Pink Panther
    The Truman Show
    The Firm
    Legends of the Fall
    To Catch a Thief
    Courage Under Fire
    Days of Thunder
    Fatal Attraction
    Vanilla Sky
    A River Runs Through It
    Higher Learning
    48 Hrs.

    $14.99 each:
    The Office season 1
    Grey's Anatomy season 1
    The Transporter
    Shark Week
    Beavis and Butthead season 1 - 3

    $17.99 each:
    The Addams Family season 1 - 2
    Dead Like Me season 1
    Arrested Development season 1 - 2
    Girls Next Door season 1 - 2
    Weeds season 2

    $19.99 each:
    The Pretender season 1 - 4
    Buffy season 1 - 7
    Charmed season 1 - 3
    Futurama season 1 - 4
    Will & Grace season 6
    Stargate Atlantis season 1 - 2

    $7.99 Double Features:
    Training Day/Fallen
    Romeo Must Die/Cradle 2 the Grave
    The Road Warrior/Max Max and Thunderdome
    Passenger 57/Boiling Point
    The Fugitive/US Marshalls
    Collateral Damage/Eraser
    Gothika/Queen of the Damned
    Frantic/Presumed Innocent
    Devil's Advocate/Insomnia
    Lion Heart/Bloodsport
    Dangerous Ground/???Bullet
    Demolition Man/Over the Top
    The Perfect Storm/Three Kings
    Mortal Kombat/Mortal Kombat 2
    Ace Ventura 1 and 2
    Analyze This/Analyze That
    My Blue Heaven/The Man with Two Brains
    The Whole Nine Yards/The Whole Ten Yards
    National Lampoon's Vacation/European Vacation
    Spies Like Us/Nothing But Trouble
    Malibu's Most Wanted/Love Don't Mean a Thing
    Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men
    A Little Princess/The Secret Garden
    What a Girl Wants/Chasing Liberty
    How to Deal/Raise Your Voice
    A Cinderella Story/The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    Scooby Doo/Scooby Doo 2
    Stand and Deliver/Lean on Me
    City of Angels/Michael
    The President/Dave


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Are We Done Yet? $16.99
    Bratz: Super Babyz $14.99

    Blu-Ray discs:
    Swordfish $24.99
    The Last Samurai $24.99
    Alexander Revisited $24.99
    Troy $24.99
    Galapagos $24.99
    300 $29.99
    Blood Diamond $29.99
    The Departed $29.99
    Full Metal Jacket $24.99
    GoodFellas $24.99
    The Phantom Of The Opera $24.99
    Beerfest: Unrated $24.99
    Casino Royale $29.99
    Ghost Rider $29.99
    Talladega Nights; Legend Of Ricky Bobby $29.99

    TV on DVD boxset:
    Friday Night Lights: Season 1 $14.99
    Rules Of Engagement: Season 1 $14.99
    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 1 and 2 $24.99
    Dexter: Season 1 $24.99
    30 Rock: Season 1 $29.99
    South Park: Season 10 $29.99
    The Black Donnelly’s: The Complete Series $34.99
    Las Vegas: Season 4 $39.99
    Ugly Betty: Season 1 $39.99
    Bones: Season 2 $39.99
    Prison Break: Season 2 $39.99
    Heroes: Season 1 $39.99

    Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection Volume II $17.99
    (Best Buy Exclusive - Minimum 6 per store - No rain checks)


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Bratz: Super Babyz $14.99
    The Reef $16.99

    $7.50 each: (Titles listed and selected others are available)
    The Goonies
    Gremlins: Special Edition
    Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition
    Because Of Winn-Dixie
    Barbie & The Magic Of Pegasus

    $10.00 each: (Titles listed and selected others are available)
    Happy Feet
    The Departed
    Blood Diamond
    SAW III: 2-Disc Exclusive Edition

    DVD Sets:
    The Office: Season 3 $27.99
    Dexter: Season 1 $19.99
    The Simpsons: Season 10 $24.99
    The Hills: Season 2 $19.99
  3. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Ordered the BD version of 28 Weeks Later along with Bram Stoker's Dracula. That's pretty much it for this week......I'll wait awhile for the local Walmart to sell Family Ties: Season 2 cheap before I pick that up.

    Edit - Didn't realize that Michael Palin's "Pole To Pole" was out this week......gonna have to look around for a good price on that one. Love those globetrotting travel shows of his.
  4. JohnRice

    JohnRice Lead Actor

    Jun 20, 2000
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    Thanks Mike.

    Sorry to tell you, but you are suffering from "Hottie Confusion". That is Rose Byrne, in the 28 Weeks Later still, not Catherine McCormack. I know my hotties.
  5. Todd Stout

    Todd Stout Screenwriter

    Jul 13, 1999
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    Man... I've seen the commercial for the new Transformers DVD a few times this evening so I assumed it was out this week. I guess I wasn't paying attention to the release date... whoops. One more week...
  6. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick.

    Just one thing for me this week - TZ: The Movie, which I've wanted to see for a while. And it's my first HD DVD purchase, as I just ordered a player from Amazon today.
  7. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Thanks for the Roundup!

    Expensive week... Stargate SG-1 boxset, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Surf's Up (highly recommended), and maybe Poltergeist (that BB price is very tempting).
  8. Kevin Linke

    Kevin Linke Agent

    May 4, 2002
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    At Walmart.com, there is an exclusive for Reign Over Me featuring a CD of some sort. Does anyone have any more information about it?

  9. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

    Apr 25, 2003
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    Poltergeist and twilight zone the movie have been shipped to me on friday !! Bad news is itll be a 2 week wait till I get them, here in Greece.Eventually ill buy family ties season 2 , thats when the series became good.Hey , that would make a great triple feature twilight zone , poltergeist, and the keatons!!!
  10. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    Thanks guys!

    TZ the Movie for me and possibly a double-dip on Poltergeist...
  11. Grant H

    Grant H Cinematographer

    Jul 24, 2002
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    $39.98 for Robocop? Thanks, Circuit City. Guess I'll wait until I have another $5 coupon in a couple weeks. I have $15 I was going to use toward it, but at that price, I'm still no better than Amazon, considering I wouldn't pay sales tax on it. When's Fox/MGM going to get the message about those MSRPs being too high? Methinks a commercial in the vein of Used Cars is in order. [​IMG]

    Does CC price match with Best Buy?
  12. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Jan 30, 2003
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    Yeah, I said I would not get it but for only $10 it's tempting. I probably would have went for it, but supposedly it is going to be released in HD at some point so I'll just wait for that.

    Also, does anyone know why "The Fly" BD seems to be not listed at Amazon?
  13. RickER

    RickER Producer

    Jan 4, 2003
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    I was going to get Alfred Hitchcock season 3 at BB. I assume they are not going to carry it in store? Guess i will order it from Amazon.
    The 23rd, thats gonna be the expensive week!
  14. Jeff Meyers

    Jeff Meyers Supporting Actor

    Feb 21, 2003
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    Thanks as always Mike and Patrick.

    I'll be picking-up Poltergeist (can't pass on it at the $10 price), Surf's Up, and Twilight Zone: The Movie.

    I'll rent 28 Weeks Later and Reign Over Me from RedBox (since I cancelled my Blockbuster.com membership after they hiked their rates [​IMG]).

    I'm on the fence on Evan Almighty - it'll be a buy or rent.

    For anyone who is going to get Surf's Up this week at a B&M, be sure to grab a Sunday paper that contains the Parade Magazine insert - there's a page of DVD coupons inside, and one of them is for $3 off of Surf's Up DVD. The other coupons are:
    • $2 off of Open Season DVD
    • $2 off of Monster House DVD
    • $2 off of any Holly Hobbie DVD
    • $2 off of The Last Day of Summer or Shredderman Rules DVD
    Here's a scan of the entire ad:
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    Just Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Whose Line Anyway.
  16. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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    Bothell, WA
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    Thanks guys. Surf's Up and Twilight Zone are on the Netflix queue. Otherwise, saving the pennies for next week.
  17. JustinCleveland

    JustinCleveland Cinematographer

    Dec 23, 2002
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    Madison, WI
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    Justin Cleveland

    Absolutely, and gladly. (I used to work there)
  18. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be picking up:

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three
    Twilight Zone The Movie

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
  19. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, and Surf's Up on Blu-ray; The Twilight Zone on HD-DVD. I'm tempted by Creature Comforts on DVD, but the two or three episodes that CBS showed during the summer in HD make it tough to step back. And I'll probably get Alfred Hitchcock Presents during the DD sale.

    And I'll probably need the new Samsung firmware for my BD player with those Fox titles. Annoying.
  20. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Feb 8, 2002
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    Yay! [​IMG]

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