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Weekly RoundUp 11-1-2005 - Revenge of the Sith Edition (1 Viewer)

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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


I feel lost.
– Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (Revenge of the Sith – 2005)


–The Rains Came (1939)


– The War of the Worlds (1953)


– Fame: Season 1 (1982)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe 12 Dogs of Christmas$13.48$12.99$12.99--21 Jump Street: Season 4$31.49$27.99$34.99$27.99-Adventures of Pete & Pete: Season 2$18.89$21.99$19.99--Aliens of the Deep$20.99$19.99---All the King’s Men (2000)-disc$14.96$14.99$15.99--Alvin & Chipmunks Christmas$10.49$12.99$12.99--American Chopper: Season 3$13.96$15.99$15.99--Brady Bunch: Season 4$27.29$34.99$34.99--Brat Pack Movies & Music Collection$27.99$29.99$34.99$34.99$27.99Dick Cavett Show: John & Yoko$17.49$19.99$19.99--Disney Channel Holiday$13.99$16.99$17.99--Disney Princess: Xmas of Enchantment$13.99$16.99$17.99$14.99-Duel Masters: Frankly Shobu…$13.49$12.99$12.99--Duel Masters: Day Earth Stood Still$13.49$12.99$12.99--Fame: Season 1$34.96$34.99$39.99$34.99-Fox Film Noir Collection (9-disc)$74.99----Fox Studio Classics Collection (37-disc)$299.99----Hammett$13.49$12.99$12.99--Hearts Afire: Season 2$29.99$34.99$34.99--The Killer Upstairs$18.89$22.99---Lion of the Desert (25th Anniv. Edition)$22.48$19.99$17.99--The Message (30th An. Ed.) (aka Mohammed)$22.48$19.99$17.99--**Millions (2004)$19.59$19.99$19.99$19.99-Monster Garage: Season 3$13.96$14.99$15.99--Office Space SE$13.99$12.99$12.99$14.99-Office Space: Extra SE-$22.99---Orchestra Wives$11.23$12.99$12.99--Outer Limits: Season 1$41.96$39.99$49.99--**The Perfect Man$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-Playhouse Disney Holiday$13.99$16.99$17.99--The Rains Came$11.23$12.99$12.99--Robert Rodriguez Mexico Trilogy$26.96$24.99$26.96--Sex & the City: Complete Series (20-disc)$194.97$165.99$299.98$179.99-Star Trek Enterprise: Season 4$90.99$99.99$129.97-$89.99**Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith$15.98$14.99$14.99$15.99$18.99Steve McQueen Box Set$18.71$22.99$19.99--Two for the Road$10.49$12.99$12.99--The War of the Worlds CE (1953)$10.49$9.99$8.99--War of the Worlds: Season 1$27.29$34.99$34.99--Warning Shot$13.49$12.99$12.99--

Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

Brat Pack Movies & Music Collection: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science.

Fox Film Noir Collection (9-disc): Call Northside 777, House of Bamboo, House on 92nd Street, Laura, Nightmare Alley, Panic in the Streets, Somewhere in The Night, A Street with No Name, Whirlpool.

Fox Studio Classics Collection (37-disc): Click here for details!

Robert Rodriquez Mexico Trilogy: El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a time in Mexico.

Steve McQueen Box Set: Baby, the Rain Must Fall; War Lover.

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! Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith AND Millions (2004) AND The Perfect Man are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) !

--Well, its RotS week and everybody’s got some kind of special to try and get your business. Here’s what’s going on in the usual places. I’m sure there will be more to add when the rest of the Sunday ads become known.

--Best Buy is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE lithograph to REWARDZONE members ONLY! Free limited editionShepard Fairey lithograph, instantly, with purchase of SW Ep. 3: RotS DVD and/or Star Wars Battlefront II for PC or game counsel. RewardZone members ONLY. Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks. Offer begins 11/1/05 and is available only to RZ program members who purchase SW II(I: RotS DVD or Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. In store only. Limit 1 Lithograph per household. No dealers.

--Best Buy is also offering an EXCLUSIVE package in connection with the release of the Office Space SE. BB has an “Extra-Special Edition of Office Space (but is also carrying the less expensive regular SE if that’s enough for you). ;) The Extra-Special Edition Gift Set includes: Office Space Widescreen Special Edition with Flair DVD, a coffee mug, mousepad, picture frame, pen and pencil set, stapler and notepad all in a collectible cardboard file cabinet. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

--I’m sure Star Trek fans are aware that Best Buy is offering its usual EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of Star Trek Enterprise: Season 4. On-pack. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

--Last week saw a nice offer for Hilary Duff and Dean Jones fans. This week the fun continues for all you Duffers! Best Buy is offering $3 savings with the purchase of The Perfect Man and ANY other advertised DVD new release this week. Must be purchased on same receipt. New release titles advertised in the BB flyer include: Star Wars III: RotS, Office Space, War of the Worlds (1953), Millions, Jake the Snake Roberts ($19.99), Aliens of the Deep, Outer Limits: Season 1, 21 Jump Street: Season 4, Star Trek Enterprise: Season 4, Fame: Season 1, Brat Pack Movies and Music Collection and Sex And the City: Complete Series.

--Back to the Star Wars deals…this week Target is offering a FREE EXCLUSIVE Episode III collectible coin to anyone who purchases Star Wars: Ep. III: RotS at their stores. Items are packaged together. Quantity limited, no rain checks. Target is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE 2-CD set of the “best of Episodes 1 – 6. for $15.99.

--No Star Wars specials to be found at Circuit City this week. Just an advertisement for a Collector’s Set of Pez dispensers. Nine individual Pez figures and Pez candy refills for $19.99.

--Back to Target…they are offering their $5 Target GiftCard with the purchase of Star Wars Episodes 1 or 2 ($14.99 each), the SW Original Trilogy ($44.99), or Star Wars Battlefront II for PC or PS2 ($49.99).

--Still on the SW bandwagon, Target is advertising the exclusive sale of something called Star Wait…a DVD documentary featuring Star Wars fans waiting to see Episodes 2 & 3. Quantity limited, no rain checks. $4.99

--Target’s also doing the FREE $10 GiftCard with the purchase of Sex and the City: Complete Series…..ALSO a FREE $5 Gift Card with the purchase of 21 Jump Street: Season 4 OR Fame: Season 1. Giftcard automatically given at register. No rainchecks.

The Appeal

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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! :D

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.

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: November 1, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.
 

Patrick Sun

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Bewitched
Batman Begins

$17.99:
House of Wax

$14.99:
Star Wars Clone Wars

$9.99 each:
I, Robot
Dodgeball
Garden State
Fat Albert
Alien vs Predator
Woman Thou Art Loosed
Passion of the Christ
Ice Age
Garfield the Movie
Man on Fire
Sandlot 2
Flight of the Phoenix
Predator 2
Taxi
Sideways
Star Wars: Episode 1
Star Wars: Episode 2
Star Wars Ewok Adventures

$8.99:
War of the Worlds (1953)

$7.49 each:
Transporter
X2
Super Troopers
Dare Devil
Kiss of the Dragon
Antwone Fisher
DrumLine
Edward Scissorhands
Sandlot
Siege
Speed
Aliens
Die Hard
My Cousin Vinny
Donnie Darko

$5.99 each:
Harlem Nights
The Wood
Juice
Panic Room
Talented Mr. Ripley
Serpico
The Brothers
Empire


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$47.99:
Star Wars Trilogy

$24.99:
Layer Cake/Snatch 2-Pack

$19.99:
Jake the Snake Roberts PYP

$14.99 each:
Star Wars Clone Wars
Star Wars: Episode 1
Star Wars: Episode 2

2 for $20:
Star Trek Insurrection
Star Trek Generations
Equilibrium
Hellboy
The 5th Element
Tron
Clockwork Orange
Alien vs Predator
I, Robot
2001: A Space Odyssey
Chronicles of Riddick
Terminator 3
THX-1138 2-disc

$9.99:
War of the Worlds (1953)


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Target on sale DVD items:

$44.99:
Star Wars Trilogy w/ $5 GC

$14.99 each:
Star Wars Episode 1 w/ $5 GC
Star Wars Episode 2 w/ $5 GC

$4.99:
Star Wait (Target Exclusive) Documentary featuring SW fans waiting to see Episode 2 or 3
 

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Thanks Mike & Patrick. A week off for me after an expensive past couple of weeks.

Steve
 

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Definately Sith, and War of the Worlds (1953) I'll check out Enterprise via Netflix (thanks for the High Price Paramount) and I'm teetering on The War of the Worlds TV Show...
 

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I can finally pick up Office Space, after holding off on it for so long waiting for this long-rumored SE.

Other than that, it's looking like Pete & Pete, Alvin, Ep 3, and War O' the Worlds.

As always, thanks Mike & Patrick.
 

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Definately:

Adventures of Pete and Pete - Season Two
Millions
Office Space Special Edition
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds Collector's Edition
WWE - Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Pick Your Poison 2-Disc Set/ Collector's Edition
WWE - Wrestlemania Anthology: Box Set 20-Disc Set

Sooner or later:

21 Jump Street - The Complete Fourth Season - Will get eventually
Outer Limits - Season One 5-Disc Set
Bill Maher - I'm Swiss
Brady Bunch - The Complete Fourth Season
Johnny Cash - Live from Austin, Tx.
Star Trek: Enterprise - The Complete Fourth Season
War of the Worlds - The Complete First Season

Ryan
 

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Thanks as usual. A moderate week:

Brady Bunch
Star Trek: Enterprise
Revenge of the Sith

It seems unlikely that there's any picture quality improvement on The Breakfast Club, so it doesn't look like I'll be rebuying that.
 

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I'm getting:
-Office Space:SE
-The Perfect Man
-Star Wars:ROTS
-War of the Worlds:SE
-Equilibium and THX:2-Disc at BB

Getting War of the Worlds:Season 1 later.

Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
 

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Episode III is a definite and War of the Worlds (1953) a strong possibility. After a lost week, I'll see if I can hunt down the three disc Wizard of Oz set at one of the wholesale clubs as well.

Thanks guys.
 

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DeepDiscountDVD has both The Message and Lion of the Desert for $14.99. I presume the new Anchor Bay releases are the same as the previous Anchor Bay releases.

EDIT: According to www.anchorbayentertainment.com these are both 2 disc versions, 16:9, and with director's commentary tracks. Also the list price is cheaper this time around. The originals were 1 disc versions, non-16:9, and the list price was $5 higher for The Message.
 

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As a (probably unnecessary) reminder to Star Wars fans, Walmart will have a bonus disc, The Story of Star Wars, featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO narrating the entire series, plus additional unknown footage of some sort.
 

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Definitely Star Wars and Office Space for me.

Didn't know about American Chopper Season 3. That's a nice price. :)

Looks like I will have to wait for the DDD sale for WrestleMania Anthology.
 

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Fantastic. I am definetly picking up both of these. I am only baffled as to why they have not included the making of documentary for "The Message " from the first release. Also the Anchor Bay site lists the new release at 376 Min which is way off. I wonder if the Arabic version(the one with a totally diferent cast) is also included.
 

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Quite a change after last week....

Brady Bunch 4, for sure

Office Space SE (FINALLY a WS version!)
War of the Worlds, I'll get, but no rush on them...

Still have a LOT to get through from last week!
 

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Thanks for the prices, Mike! And you had a whole extra hour to work on the grid this Sunday! :D

SWIII and the BB Office Space gift set for me. Maybe I will price match War of the Worlds from CC with the BB ad.

John
 

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The Wal-Mart bonus disc will include the 15-Web Documentaries, each running a few minutes, and a R2-D2 Beneath The Dome-style retrospective documentary. I can't speak to its quality, however.
 

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Far be it from me to dispute this claim, but the web documentaries are on the main DVD set, itself. Wal*Mart wouldn't re-hash them on their exclusive disc...

I believe that this will turn out to be the documentary that was released just before Episode II hit theaters. R2 and C-3PO hosted a look at the history of the Skywalker family.
 

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Thanks for the Roundup

For me this week:

ROTS (I'm on the fence on whether or not it will be worth the extra $$$ at Wal*Mart for the bonus disc)
Office Space
and since the price is so cheap, I'm thinking of a blind purchase on WOTW 1953. Would I be well advised on that?
 

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