Weekly RoundUp 11-14-2006

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – King Kong – 2005

    – Tom Hanks (w/ Audrey Tautou in Da Vinci Code – 2006 and in The Green Mile - 1999)

    – Forbidden Planet – 1956

    – Mason & Jonathan Mason (Lassie – 2005)

    – Paul Newman & Everett Sloane (Somebody Up There Likes Me - 1956)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 6$25.54$34.99$34.99 - - 49 Up$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - **Accepted$19.87$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Adv. Of Superman: Seasons 5 & 6$27.99$29.99$27.99 - - Bah HumDuck!: Looney Tunes Xmas$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Best of Electric Co. Vol. 2$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Bing Crosby: Screen Leg. Coll.$19.87$24.99$24.99 - - Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs/Blockbusters$18.69$22.99$19.99 - - Brothers of the Head$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Cary Grant: Screen Leg. Coll.$18.87$24.99$24.99 - - Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers: Vol. 2$23.23$29.99$29.99 - - Columbo: Seasons 6 & 7$29.04$33.99$34.99 - $27.99C.S.I.: Season 6$55.97$59.99$59.99$59.99$59.99**Da Vinci Code SE$14.87$15.99$13.99$14.99 - Da Vinci Code Giftset$51.87$59.99$52.99 - $54.99Da Vinci Code DE (Target) - - - $22.99 - Drop Dead Gorgeous: Bornstein$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Duck Tales: Volume 2$23.23$29.99$29.99 - - Family Guy: Volume 4$25.99$32.99$24.99 - $26.99Forbidden Planet: 50th Anniv. Ed. SE$18.87$24.99$19.99 - - Forbidden Planet: Ultimate Coll. Ed.$39.87$49.99$49.99 - - Friends: Complete Series$184.87$179.99$299.98$199.99$199.99Golden Girls: Season 6$27.99$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Green Mile SE$14.69$19.99$17.99 - - The Groomsmen$14.96$19.99$27.00 - - Gunsmoke: Director’s Collection$25.55$29.99$29.99 - - Hardcastle & McCormick: Season 1$32.99$44.99$46.98 - - Harper$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Hate Crime$20.19$24.99$27.00 - - Homicide-Life/Street: Comp. Series$191.61$254.96$299.95 - - Home Improvement: Season 5$29.99$26.99$34.99 - - John Tucker Must Die$17.87$19.99$16.99$19.99 - Joyeaux Noel$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - King Kong: Deluxe Extended Ed.$24.49$24.99$24.99 - - King Kong: Deluxe Ext. LE Giftset$55.75$99.99$59.99 - - **Lassie$19.87$24.99$19.99 - - Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man$19.87$24.99$19.98 - - Lois & Clark-New Adv./Superman: S4$41.80$42.99$39.99$44.99 - Looney Tunes Golden Coll.: Vol. 4$45.49$44.99$59.99 - - Looney Tunes Spotlight Coll. Vol. 4$18.87$24.99$19.99 - - Maniac Cop SE$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Masters/Horror: Haeckel’s Tale$11.99$14.99$15.99 - - MM Clubhouse: Mickey Saves Santa$17.88$14.99$17.99$14.99 - NCIS: Season 2$41.70$42.99$39.99 - $39.99Northern Exposure: Season 5$37.73$39.99$34.99 - $36.99Oldboy SE$26.13$34.99$29.99 - - Paul McCartney: Space Within Us$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Paul Newman Collection$41.78$69.99$49.99 - - Pollyworld$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Quantum Leap: Season 5$34.85$39.99$34.99 - $33.99Reba: Season 4$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Rock Hudson: Screen Leg. Coll.$19.87$24.99$24.99 - - Six Feet Under: Comp Series$195.99$179.99$279.98 - $194.99Sophie Scholl: Final Days$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Strangers With Candy$19.59$19.99$19.99 - - That Girl: Season 2$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Who Killed the Electric Car?$18.89$24.99$19.99 - - Wild Blue Yonder$14.99$14.99$15.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAccepted - $34.99$39.98 - - Digital Video Essentials - $29.99$33.96 - - Casablanca$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Forbidden Planet: 50th Anniv. Ed. SE$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Forbidden Planet: Ultimate Coll. Ed.$41.90 - $59.98 - - King Kong (2005)$26.87$29.99$39.98 - - Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Waterworld$19.88$24.99$29.98 - - Eagles: Farewell Tour$19.95 - $29.98 - - James Taylor: Musicares Tribute$13.95$14.99$19.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoATL$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Behind Enemy Lines$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Black Hawk Down$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Fantastic Four$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Kingdom of Heaven$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Kiss of the Dragon$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Last Samurai$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Million Dollar Baby$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Omen (2006)$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Speed$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Transporter$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - X-Men 3: Last Stand$27.95$34.99$39.98$23.99 - Winged Migration (11-16)$19.95 - $28.96 - -

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Bing Crosby Screen Legends Collection: Waikiki Wedding, Double or Nothing, East Side of Heaven, If I Had My Way, Here Come the Waves.

    Cary Grant Screen Legends Collection: Thirty Day Princess, Kiss and make Up, Wings in the Dark, Big Brown Eyes, Wedding Present.

    Paul Newman Collection: Harper, The Drowning Pool, The Left-Handed Gun, Mackintosh Man, Pocket Money, Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Young Philadelphians.

    Rock Hudson Screen Legends Collection: Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, A Very Special Favor, The Golden Blade, The Last Sunset, The Spiral Road.

    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! Accepted AND Da Vinci Code SE AND Lassie are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

    --LOTS of HD releases this week. You’d think the holidays were coming.

    --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.

    --Confusion again this week on one title. Circuit City flyers list NCIS: Season 2 at $42.99, while circuitcity.com has it listed at $41.99.

    --Best Buy has a FREE AUDIO BOOK OF ANGELS & DEMONS by DAN BROWN with its copies of The Da Vinci Code. Minimum 80 per store.

    --Best Buy also has a promotion that if you buy The Da Vinci Code and ANY of the following DVDs you can get them 2/$25: Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Philadelphia: Anniv. Ed., Sleepless in Seattle: 10th Anniv. Ed. . Minimum 50 per store.

    --Best Buy is also offering a $5 savings if you buy Accepted with your MasterCard. In-store only.

    --A $3 savings can be had at Best Buy with the purchase of Cars ($19.99) and ANY other Disney DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is offering another deal this week with the purchase of Family Guy: Volumes 1, 2, 3, or 4. Get an EXCLUSIVE 3-D BOX ART CARD. AND, SAVE $10 with the purchase of Famil Guy: Volume 4 and ANY prior volume. Limited quantities, in-store only.

    --Best Buy Odds & Ends: BB is advertising a price of $64.99 for the 16-disc The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus. They are also advertising about three dozen $5.99 titles this week. And, Family Guy: Volumes 1 & 2 are priced at $40.99 each and Family Guy: Volume 3 is at $32.99 apiece.

    --Circuit City has a FREE EXCLUSIVE I-active interactive CD-ROM with the purchase of The Da Vinci Code on DVD. …with screen savers, puzzles and more.

    --Circuit City is advertising free Raisinets, Skittles, or Whoppers with its copies of Pollyworld.

    --Circuit City also has exclusive packaging on its copies of John Tucker Must Die.

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE STEWIE TALKING PEN with the purchase of Family Guy: Volume 4. Minimum 10 per store.

    --And, all you fans of The Golden Girls—and you know who you are!—you can save $10 with the purchase of The Golden Girls: Season 6 and ANY other season at Circuit City.

    --Circuit City Odds & Ends: CC also has Family Guy: Volumes 1 & 2 listed at $34.99 apiece and Family Guy: Volume 3 for $29.99 apiece. CC also has Entourage: Seasons 1 & 2 listed at $22.99 apiece. CC has thirty titles (some of ‘em pretty good!) for just $4.99 (Million Dollar Baby, Vista Series: Unbreakable & Sixth Sense, for example!)

    --Target also continues its trend of its own special editions of new releases with an EXCLUSIVE 3-DISC DELUXE EDITION OF The Da Vinci Code which includes special foil packaging (“its own work of art”) and a FREE BONUS DISC with a 90-minute History Channel documentary “Beyond The Da Vinci Code” for $22.99. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target has an EXCLUSIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION OF FAMILY GUY: VOLUME 4. …includes postcard booklet, bonus DVD, and storyboard art. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has 20% off all its Blu-Ray discs this week!

    --Target has brought back its popular FREE $5 GIFTCARD with the following TV sets this week: C.S.I.: Season 6 and Lois & Clark-The New Adventures of Superman: Season 4.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: November 14, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Click $17.99
    CARS $17.99
    M:I: III $19.99
    M:I: III - 2 DVD Collector's Edition $22.99
    Over The Hedge $19.99
    Monster House $19.99
    Nacho Libre $19.99
    Stick It $16.99
    Forrest Gump $6.99
    A League Of Their Own $6.99
    Road To Perdition $6.99

    $4.99 each:
    Million Dollar Baby
    Ocean's Twelve
    Ocean's Eleven
    Reservoir Dogs (Mr. Pink Edition shown)
    The Aviator
    Terms of Endearment
    The Sixth Sense: Vista Series
    The Emperor's Club
    Universal Soldier
    Angel Eyes
    Femme Fatale
    Happy Gilmore Special Edition
    John Q.
    8 Mile
    Blade II
    Wayne's World
    Criouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Cradle 2 The Grave
    Unbreakable: Vista Series
    The Hills Have Eyes
    Primal Fear
    The Hunt For Red October (1st Pressing)
    Me, Myself & Irene
    The Mack
    Traffic (Non-Criterion)

    DVD Sets:
    Entourage: Season 1 / 2 $22.99
    The Sopranos: Season 6 - Part I $69.99
    James Bond Ultimate Collection: Volume I $59.99
    James Bond Ultimate Collection: Volume II $59.99
    X-Men Movie Trilogy $27.99
    The Original Christmas Classics $21.99
    Family Guy: Volume I / II $34.99 each
    Family Guy: Volume III $29.99


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Mickey Saves Santa $14.99
    A Broke Down Melody DVD $9.99

    CARS $19.99
    (Save $3 Instantly on ANY Disney movie when you buy CARS. Both movies must be purchased on the same receipt)

    $5.99 each:
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Maid In Manhattan
    So I Married An Axe Murderer
    The Wedding Singer (1st Pressing)
    MY Big Fat Greek Wedding
    You’ve Got Mail
    Boiler Room
    The Matrix (1st Pressing)
    Air Force One
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    The Last Unicorn
    Pay It Forward
    Anger Management
    The Temptations
    XXX: State of The Union
    King On New York: Special Edition
    Young Guns
    The Doors
    Drop Dead Fred
    Lonesome Dove
    Reservoir Dogs: 10th Anniversary Special Edition
    DUNE: Director’s Cut
    Secret Window
    The Replacements
    A Time To Kill
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    Devil’s Advocate: Special Edition
    Dumb & Dumber: Unrated
    The Fugutive
    Matrix: Revolutions
    Matrix: Reloaded

    DVD Sets:
    Band Of Brothers (6 DVDs) $52.99
    The West Wing: The Complete Series (45 DVDs) $179.99
    Sex And The City: The Complete Series (20 DVDs) $149.99
    The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus (16 DVDs) $64.99

    Blu-Ray Discs:

    $24.99 each:
    The Fifth Element

    $29.99 each:
    16 Blocks
    Glory Road
    Underworld: Evolution
    M:I:III (Mission Impossible 3)


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Mickey Mouse Club House: Mickey Saves Santa $14.99

    $7.50 each:
    Ella Enchanted
    You Got Served
    Happy Gilmore: Special Edition
    Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood: Miramax Unrated Collector's Edition

    $10.00 each:
    Ice Age
    16 Blocks
    A History Of Violence
    Cheaper By The Dozen 2
    Family Double Feature: Scooby-Doo The Movie / Scooby-Doo 2

    DVD Sets:
    Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.88 each
    The Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.88 each
    Smallvile: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.88 each
    Robot Chicken: Season 1 $14.88
    (Titles Shown and Selected Others. Regularly $24.99 - $44.99)

    20% Off All Blu-ray Discs
  3. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    Tony D.
    forbidden planet spec edition with robbie

    woo hoo

    oh yea in HI DEF
  4. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    Thanks, gents! Actually, not as much as I thought this time around. But, next week and the week after... watch out!
    For now, I'm happy to go with:
    Adv. Of Superman: Seasons 5 & 6
    Forbidden Planet: Ultimate Coll. Ed.
  5. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Thanks for the roundup. CC for King Kong EE, Looney Tunes Golden Collection #4 (with a BB pm) & Green Mile SE. I'm also considering Da Vinci Code 2 disc SE for $13.99 which is a great price but it would be a blind buy & word of mouth is about half good & half saying it's just fair.
  6. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    YIKES! This week sure caught me off guard! THREE boxed sets to get:
    Golden Girls/Looney Tunes/Columbo

    Never seen Forbidden Planet, so that's going to my Netflix queue.
  7. RickER

    RickER Producer

    Jan 4, 2003
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    Just Columbo and Forbidden Planet for me this week. I am still spent after the 2 Bond sets.
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual. Busy week.

    Looney Tunes
    Green Mile
    Home Improvement
  9. JackKay

    JackKay Second Unit

    Mar 27, 2004
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    Target 20% off Blu-ray!! Hey Target, what about HD-DVD?

    Oh, well, Forbidden Planet HD-DVD for me

    Thanks again Mike.
  10. Steve...O

    Steve...O Producer

    Dec 31, 2003
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    Thanks for the Roundup.

    Two BIG thanks to Warner Home Video this week for releasing S5/6 of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN and Vol 4 of LOONEY TUNES both of which I will get.

    This is also the week of the big GET SMART release which is on order.

    I will also probably get the CARY GRANT and ELECTRIC COMPANY vol 2 collections.

    Killer week on the wallet and it doesn't let up anytime soon.

  11. Colin Davidson

    Colin Davidson Second Unit

    Jan 6, 1999
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    Thanks Mike and Patrick for this weeks thrills!

    Let the wallet killing Tuesdays begin (or continue as the case may be)!

    Adv. of Superman 5 & 6
    Forbidden Planet Ultimate
    King Kong Deluxe Extended
    Looney Toons Vol 4

    Look, up in the sky...

  12. TheBat

    TheBat Producer

    Aug 2, 1999
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    I will get king kong ee.

  13. Dave Morton

    Dave Morton Supporting Actor

    Oct 19, 2000
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  14. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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    Family Guy and Golden Girls from the DDD sale. Maybe Green Mile. I might even be persuaded to grab Smallville S2 and S3 at $14.88.
  15. bignev44

    bignev44 Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2006
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    Rescue Rangers V2
    Duck Tales V2 for me!
  16. Albert_M

    Albert_M Supporting Actor

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Thanks Mike. Particularly helpful since Target, CC and BB refused to put a price in their flyer in my Sunday paper for the Da Vinci Code though I think they all did the put the price big on an item next to it trick.
  17. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    This is probably my most expensive week since last November. I'll be picking up:

    Adventures Of Superman: Seasons Five And Six
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- Season Six
    Forbidden Planet
    King Kong (2005)
    Looney Tunes: Golden Collection- Volume Four
    Masters Of Horror: Haeckel’s Tale

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
  18. John Carr

    John Carr Stunt Coordinator

    May 25, 2004
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    Big week for me. I'll be getting, Duck Tales II, Northern Exposure Season V and Golden Girls VI.

    I was hoping there would be a sale for the earlier editions of Looney Tunes Golden Collection at one of the brick and mortar stores... No such luck. However, Amazon has Sets I, II & III for $32.47 each. I'll pick up Sets II & III and the new Duck Tales since it's a good six bucks cheaper than at Best Buy or Circuit City.
  19. ChrisCook

    ChrisCook Screenwriter

    Jun 22, 2001
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  20. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    For those thinking about CSI: Season 6.

    I've got seasons 1-5. Because the sets are soooo expensive, I have purchased all my sets either used here at the HTF or in used bins at local retailers. The only thing missing from my sets are a couple of the yellow "caution" tapes outside the boxes. Anyway, I'm thinking about getting Season 6 thru DDD's 20% sale.

    Season 6 is currently listed at $55.87 at DDD...lower, already, than all retailers listed in the RoundUp. 20% off would put it at $44.70. That is better than some of the prices I've paid for these sets used.


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