Weekly RoundUp 11-07-2006

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Pixar’s “Cars” – 2006

– Cast (Flower Drum Song– 1961)

– Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio (Cinema Paradiso – 1989)

– Trevor Howard, Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, and Percy Herbert
(Mutiny on the Bounty – 1962)

– Gary Cooper (Sergeant York – 1941)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoArchangel$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Ark II: Complete Series$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Battle of the Brave$18.69$22.99$24.97 - - Best of Carson: Volume 1$27.99 - - - $22.99Beverly Hills 90210: Season 1$35.87$36.99$37.99$39.99 - Blood of My Brother$25.19$24.99$24.99 - - The Breakup Artist$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - Carousel (50th Anniv. Edition)$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - **Cars$14.99$14.99$13.99$15.99$18.99Cars Gift Set (Best Buy) - $29.99 - - - Cars Deluxe Edition (Target) - - - $19.99 - The Chairman$9.99$9.99$15.99 - - Cinema Paradiso: Deluxe Ed. (2-disc)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Cinema Paradiso: Lim. Coll. Ed. (3-disc)$27.99 - $34.99 - - Dr. Who: Hand of Fear$17.38$22.99$19.99 - - Dr. Who: Mark of the Rani$17.38$22.99$19.99 - - Edw. R. Murrow: Best/People-to-People$35.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Fallen Idol (CC)$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Flower Drum Song SE$19.87$24.99$19.99 - - The Fountainhead$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Gary Cooper: Signature Collection$34.99$44.99$34.99 - - Grosse Pt.: Comp. Series (Amazon Excl.)$21.36 - - - - Grounded For Life: Season 4$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - HarveyToons: Complete Coll.$25.54$34.99$34.99 - - Inside Actors Studio: D. Chappelle$11.19$14.99$12.99 - - Inside Actors Studio: Icons$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Jag: Season 2$37.87$42.99$39.99$39.99 - James Bond Ultimate Coll.: Vol. 1$58.49$59.99$54.99$64.99 - James Bond Ultimate Coll.: Vol. 2$58.49$59.99$54.99$64.99 - Julius Caesar (1953)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Junky’s Christmas/Burroughs$17.99 - $15.99 - - The King and I (50th Anniv. Ed.)$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - Little Man SE$18.87$16.99$16.99$17.99 - loudQUIETloud: Pixies$13.99$17.99$15.99 - - Marlon Brando Collection$41.78$69.99$49.99 - - M*A*S*H: Season 11$27.99$29.99$27.99$29.99 - M*A*S*H: Martinis and Medicine Coll.$139.99$179.99$199.98$169.99 - Melrose Place: Season 1$35.87$36.99$37.99$39.99 - Mutiny on the Bounty SE (2-disc)$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!$13.99$14.99$10.99 - - Oh! What a Lovely War SE$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - Once Upon a Christmas$11.69 - $9.99 - - One Man’s War$13.49 - $12.99 - - Police Squad: Complete Series$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Quiller Memorandum$14.99$9.99$15.99 - - Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection$74.99$74.99$99.99 - - Sergeant York SE (2-disc)$19.87$24.99$19.99 - - Shadowboxer$14.96$19.99$12.99 - - She-Ra: Princess/Power Season 1 V. 1$34.99$24.99$39.99 - - Sopranos: Season 6 Part 1$63.27$64.99$62.99$69.99$67.99The Souler Opposite$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - South Pacific CE$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - Thou Shalt Laugh$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Totally Awesome$13.99$12.99$12.99 - - Transformers: The Movie SE$15.39$16.99$12.99$17.99 - Twice Upon a Christmas$11.69 - $9.99 - - Ultimate Flint Collection$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Un Coeur En Hiver$22.48$24.99$24.99 - - Ultraman: Series 1 Volume 2$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Warner Mega Classics (198 Pack) - - $4,243.98 - - West Wing: Season 7$38.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.49West Wing: Complete Series$197.46$199.99$299.98 - $189.99Who Made the Potatoe Salad?$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Wordplay$16.99$19.99$19.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNacho Libre - $29.99$39.99 - - Reds (25th Anniversary Edition)$23.87$29.99$36.99 - - Sopranos: Season 6 Part 1$90.95 - - - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoLittle Man$27.25$34.99$38.95 - - Nacho Libre - $29.99$39.99 - - Reds (25th Anniversary Edition)$25.95$29.99$36.99 - -

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Gary Cooper Signature Collection: Sergeant York SE, The Fountainhead, Springfield Rifle, The Wreck of Mary Deare, Dallas.

Inside the Actors Studio - Icons: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood.

James Bond Ultimate Collection – Volume 1: Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, The Living Daylights, The Man With the Golden Gun, The World is Not Enough.

James Bond Ultimate Collection – Volume 2: Die Another Day, Licence to Kill, The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, A View to a Kill.

Marlon Brando Collection: Mutiny on the Bounty SE, Julius Caesar (1953), The Formula, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Teahouse of the August Moon.

M*A*S*H: Martinis and Medicine Collection: 36 discs. M*A*S*H Seasons 1 thru 11, M*A*S*H (feature film), plus two discs of bonus material.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection: Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma, State Fair (1945) State Fair (1962), Sound of Music, South Pacific.

Ultimate Flint Collection: Our Man Flint, In Like Flint.

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

--Phew! What a week!

**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Cars is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

--Just when I thought HD prices and release dates were settling down, I get a week like this week. Release dates are all over the place. Some retailers say they’ve got certain discs this week, others not. And, after last week’s rather uniform prices, this week they are again all over the place.

--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.

--Some confusion again this week on a couple of titles. Best Buy flyers list the B&M price on West Wing: Season 7 at $39.99, but bestbuy.com is listing $38.99. And, Circuit City flyers list ShadowBoxer at $12.99, while circuitcity.com has it listed at $17.99.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE GIFT SET of CARS for $29.99. Includes the DVD and four die-cast metal “Cars”.

--Best Buy also has a promotion that if you buy either Cars or the Cars Gift Set, you can get a free Cars 3-D poster. Minimum 50 per store.

--Best Buy is also offering a 2/$20 involving Little Man. Buy Little Man and any of the following DVDs: Beverly Hills Ninja, Booty Call, National Security, White Chicks ($9.99 apiece) and get them both for $20. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--If you were wondering where will I be able to pick up my FREE Bada Bing! Sopranos T-Shirt this week. It is a Best Buy EXCLUSIVE on The Sopranos: Season 6 Part 1. Minimum 20 per store.

--Best Buy is offering another deal this week with the purchase of a number of titles: Dodgeball (Unrated), Dude Where’s My Car?, Office Space SE, Super Troopers (all $9.99 apiece) and receive a FREE BONUS DVD with a preview of the theatrical release of Borat. In specially-marked packages

--Best Buy also has a BONUS DVD with the purchase of EITHER James Bond Ultimate Collection Volume 1 OR Volume 2. Bonus DVD is a James Bond “Scene It” disc. Minimum 10 per store.

--Also, buy BOTH Volumes of the James Bond Ultimate Collection at Best Buy ($59.99 apiece) and get them both for $99.99.

--Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE BONUS COLLECTIBLE BUTTONS on its copies of Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!.

--Best Buy Odds & Ends: BB is advertising The Sopranos: Seasons 1 thru 5 at $49.99 apiece and West Wing: Seasons 1 thru 6 at $32.99 apiece..

--Some good specials on Disney titles at both Best Buy and Circuit City this week. At Best Buy, there is a list of 28 different titles for $6.99 apiece or 5/$30. At Circuit City, there is a list of 14 Disney titles at $9.99 apiece. These titles at CC also come with EXCLUSIVE FREE MOVIE CASH DOWNLOAD to see The Santa Clause 3.

--Circuit City has a FREE EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD OF Susie, the Little Blue Coupe (vintage cartoon) with the purchase of Cars on DVD. Minimum 20 per store.

--Circuit City is advertising a lenticular cover with its copies of Transformers: The Movie .

--Circuit City also has a bonus sticker on its copies of Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!.

--At Circuit City, buy BOTH volumes of the James Bond Ultimate Collection and save $15. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE SOPRANOS MONEY CLIP with the purchase of The Sopranos: Season 6 Part 1.

--Circuit City Odds & Ends: CC also has The Sopranos: Seasons 1 thru 3 listed at $42.99 apiece and The Sopranos: Seasons 4 & 5 for $52.99 apiece. CC also has West Wing: Seasons 1 thru 6 listed at $29.99 apiece.

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE FREE COLLECTIBLE PIN in specially-marked packages of the DVD of Cars. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION OF CARS which includes a BONUS DVD. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has a FREE TARGET $10 GIFTCARD with the purchase of BOTH volumes of the James Bond Ultimate Collection.

--Target says its copies of Beverly Hills 90210: Season 1 will have a bonus soundtrack CD.

--And, Target is offering FIVE FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS with its copies of Little Man.

--Target has brought back its popular FREE $5 GIFTCARD with the following TV sets this week: Beverly Hills 90210: Season 1, JAG: Season 2, M*A*S*H: Season 11, Melrose Place: Season 1, West Wing: Season 7.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: November 7, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

Patrick Sun

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

Scary Movie IV: Unrated $16.99
M:I: III $19.99
Steven Seagal Triple Feature $12.99
Lethal Weapon Triple Feature $12.99
Curious George $13.99
The Little Cars in The Great Race $4.99

$9.99 each:
The Santa Clause: Special Edition
The Santa Clause 2
High School Musical: Encore Edition
Sky High
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2
The Adventures Of Sharkboy & LavaGirl
The Pacifier
National Treasure
Ice Princess
The Suite Life: Zack & Cody Taking Over The Tipton
Freaky Friday (Curtis/Lohan)
That's So Raven: Raven's Makeover Madness
(Circuit City Exclusive: Free Movie Cash download to see The Santa Clause 3 in theaters 11/3/06 with purchase of any of these DVDs. Ticket value = $7. Ticket valid 11/5/06 - 11/19/06)

DVD Sets:
The West Wing: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $29.99 each
South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
Flavor Of Love: Season 1 $19.99
The King Of Queens: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
Dawson's Creek: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
The Sopranos: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $42.99 each
The Sopranos: Season 4 / 5 $52.99 each


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Mission Impossible 3 $19.99
Click: Special Edition $19.99
Rest Stop: Unrated $17.99
The Break-Up $19.99
Nacho Libre $19.99
Herbie: Fully Loaded $14.99
Guyver: Days Of Future Past – Volume I $19.99

Spongebob Squarepants: Karate Island $12.99
Dora The Explorer: We’re A Team $12.99
Spongebob Squarepants: Creature From Krusty Krab PS2 / Gamecube Video Game $39.99
(Free Spongebob Squarepants Beanie Baby Plush character instantly with the purchase of ANY Nickelodeon DVD OR Spongebob Squarepants: Creature From Krusty Krab Video Game. A New character available every week)

Mr. Krabs (Available Now!)
Spongebob Squarepants (Available 11/5/06 – 11/11/06)
Gary the Sea Snail (Available 11/12/06 – 11/18/06)
Patrick Star (Available 11/19/06 – 11/25/06)
Miscellaneous notes on this deal:Buy the plush buy itself for $6.99; $1 of which goes to Toys For Teens. Buy 1 DVD and get the plush for FREE and $2 goes to Toys For Teens. Buy 2 DVDs, get the plush for FREE and $5 goes to Toys For Teens. Buy 3 DVDs, get the plush for FREE and $7 goes to Toys For Teens. Offer applies ONLY to Nickelodeon branded DVDs. Free Beanie Baby characters available while supplies last)

5 FOR $30 Special OR $6.99 Each:
(DVDS purchased for 5 For $30 Deal must be purchased on same receipt in order to achieve that pricepoint)
The Santa Clause: Special Edition
The Santa Clause 2
Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume IX: Classic Holiday Stories
Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume VIII: Holiday Celebration With Mickey & Pals
Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume I: Starring Mickey
Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume II: Starring Donald Duck
Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume III: Starring Goofy
Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume IV: Starring Chip ‘n’ Dale
Snow Dogs
Funny Factory Mickey: Volume I
Disney’s Goof Troop
Disney’s The Sword In The Stone
Cool Running
Snowball Express
Growing Up With Winnie The Pooh: Love & Friendship
The Rescuers Down Under
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Mighty Joe Young
The Parent Trap: 2 Movie Collection
The Strongest Man In The World
Flight Of The Navigator
The Apple Dumpling Gang: Special Edition
The Rookie
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Country Bears
It’s A Small World Of Fun
Confessions Of A Teenaged Drama Queen

DVD Sets:
The West Wing: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $32.99 each
The Office: Season 1 $19.99
Baywatch: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
ALF: Season 1 $19.99
Spongebob Squarepants: Season 3 $19.99
Darkwing Duck: Volume I $19.99
Duck Tales: Volume I $19.99
Saved By The Bell: Season 1 + 2 $19.99
Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary Volume I Set $19.99
Emergency: Season 1 $19.99
Dawson’s Creek: Season 6 $19.99
Laguna Beach: Season 2 $19.99
Chappelle’s Show: Season 2 Uncensored $19.99
Will & Grace: Season 2 $19.99
The King Of Queens: Season 4 $19.99
News Radio: Season 1 + 2 $19.99
The Sopranos: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $49.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

$7.50 each:
The Cable Guy
The Black Book
Animal House: Double Secret Probation Edition

$10.00 each:
The Family Stone
March Of The Penguins
Sin City

Holiday DVDs:
Elf $10
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation $12.99
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer $9.99
The Santa Clause: Special Edition $10
Christmas With The Kranks $10
Dora The Explorer: Dora's Christmas $9.99
The Happy Elf $9.99
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas $17.99
The Year Without A Santa Claus $9.99
My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas $12.99
The Polar Express $12.99
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday $12.99

Peanuts Classic Video Collection $29.99
The Original Television Christmas Classics Collection $29.99
Home Alone: Complete Caper Collection $29.99
My Little Pony: 3 Pack DVD $34.99
Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Snow Surprise $16.99
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Sweet Collection $34.99
Classic Holiday Collection $24.99
(Free Target $5 Gift card with purchase of any of the 7 Marked Sets listed above. Quantities Limited. No rain checks)

DVD Sets:
South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
South Park: Season 6 / 7 / 8 $29.99 each

Season 1 TV DVD Sets: Each Title Listed And Selected Others
$17.99 each:
Sex and The City
Everybody Loves Raymond
Dawson's Creek
Will & Grace
Mind Of Mencia
Remington Steele
I Dream Of Jeanie
The Cosby Show
That 70's Show


Aug 11, 1998
Columbia, MO
Real Name
Thanks guys! I think I will pick up Cars Deluxe Edition at Target. Not sure what else, yet. There are so many wanted titles releasing later in the month, I may just save until then.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
Definitely getting Cars (a blind buy for me--will have to check out the bonus DVD features to see if it's worth the extra $$$) and Best of Carson. Kind of ironic that Target is offering a bonus CD with its sets of 90210 considering that several of the original tracks are missing due to "music rights issues".

Also, a heads up for next week: Target has a full page ad in the new Entertainment Weekly advertising its exclusive 3 disc set of "The DaVinci Code". I'll start a thread in the software section tomorrow.


Who do we think I am?
Dec 1, 1999
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
thats a great price at amazon for the mash complete set

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY

Hey Eric, buddy-old pal, it would be great if you could get us some info on that Target bonus disc with Cars. A fella from Australia in the HTF Review of Cars said they had a bonus DVD down there. I'm wondering if it might be the same thing. he listed the material on the bonus DVD he has.

Carson for me, too. Nobody better than him. Anyone looking for more information on the Carson release can check out THIS THREAD.

Jeff Meyers

Supporting Actor
Feb 21, 2003
Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

I'm definitely picking-up Cars and am considering Police Squad: Complete Series and Ultimate Flint Collection.

FamilyVideo.com has a great price on Cars. Web-site posted price is $15.79 + $0.99 shipping. Use coupon code NEWMEM96 for $5.00 off. Net shipped price is $11.78 ($15.79 + $0.99 - $5.00).

Link (Cars WS DVD):

I've never bought anything from them, and in fact, have never even heard of them. But, I've seen several positive comments regarding them on other sites. Numerous people have posted that they have their shipping confirmations already for the Cars DVD pre-orders.

Info From Their Site:
Who We Are
Founded in 1978, Family Video has grown to be the 3rd largest video retailer in the nation, with over 450 stores in 12 states.

We currently sell new movies and games through this site, and we strive to make your online experience as pleasant as possible by putting you - the customer - first.

We offer new releases and old favorites at rock-bottom prices, as well as our Steal of the Day spotlight item, where you can save even more!


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Bothell, WA
Real Name
Oh dear...

Cars, She-Ra, Transformers

"And so it begins". The next two months are going to be wallet-draining.

Jeff Reis

Stunt Coordinator
Dec 6, 1998

I was going to stick to my guns and not order this thing, but since Amazon's price is so good and I still need seasons 10-11, I'm just going to get this set and give my mom my seasons 1-9. I guess it's silly to even wonder if they added a play all feature to the early seasons that didn't have it.

I emailed Amazon and got a canned response about how preorders work.
Anyone else seeing this issue?

Ric Easton

Senior HTF Member
Feb 6, 2001
Hmmm, without me tackling that giant long thread, can anyone tell me the perks of the new Bond sets? I assume each movie gets a two disc treatment? Are the tranfers improved? I already own all of the last releases, so I'm trying to determine if this is worth a double dip.

I'll definately be picking up Police Squad and Cars!

Thanks guys!


Dennis Nicholls

Senior HTF Member
Oct 5, 1998
Boise, ID
Real Name
"We" are going to pick up Fountainhead.

I've been Ayn Randed, nearly branded a Communist 'cause I'm left-handed...

Lots of interesting things here...SE of Carousel, SE of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), Coop films. Should I buy some individuals or go for the boxes?

I want to point out to the younger members that Carousel is a "film noir" Rogers & Hammerstien musical - if that isn't an oxymoron. I also want to point out that the 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty, the above photo notwithstanding, was shot in Technicolor on 70mm with 6 channel sound!


Stunt Coordinator
Aug 27, 2006
Real Name
Neville Johnson
Transformers the Movie and She-Ra for me!!

Thanks for the list guys,great job as always!


Second Unit
Jul 4, 2004
Real Name
Finally! Sergeant York on dvd! Now I can retire my VHS copy. My dad and I have been waiting for this one a long time. My parents went to visit Alvin York's old home in Tennesse several years ago. It's a museum now and my dad got to sit down and talk to his son for an afternoon. He had a great time.

James D

Second Unit
Jul 1, 2001
For anyone in the Northeast part of the country, Stop and Shop grocery stores has a promotion where you can get the Cars DVD for free. Buy 16 cans of Chef Boyardee for $16 and get a coupon for $20 off of the Cars DVD(which will make it free because $20 is the price that S&S is charging for it). A great deal if you're into Beefaroni and such.

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