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 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! 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: November 1, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.