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Weekly RoundUp 11-18-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– WALL•E - 2008

– Cast (Tropic Thunder – 2008)

– Gad Elmaleh & Audrey Tatou (Priceless – 2006)

– Cast (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – 2008)

– Cannibal! The Musical – 1996

– High Fidelity: Adventures of the Guarneri String Quartet – 1988

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco300 Limited Collector’s Edition$36.99$34.99 - - - Bones: Season 3$37.99$38.99$39.99$39.99$37.79Burke’s Law: Season 1 Volume 2$21.99$24.99 - - - Cannibal! The Musical (13th Anniv. Edition)$21.99$19.99 - - - Charmed: Complete Series$174.99$179.99 - $159.99$159.99Columbia Best Pictures Collection (11 films)$121.99$99.99 - - $89.99Daniel Boone: Season 6$44.99$44.99 - - - David Lynch: Lime Green Set$129.99 - - - - Doctor Who: Complete Fourth Series$64.99$69.99 - - - Encounters at the End of the World$19.99$19.99 - - - Garden Party$24.99$19.99 - - - Gonzo: Life & Work of Hunter S. Thompson$18.99$22.99 - - - Griffith Masterworks #2$66.99$89.99 - - - Hannah Montana: Season 1$26.99$27.99 - - - Hawaii 5-0: Season 5$36.99$39.99 - - - Heathers: Limited Edition Locker$80.99$89.99 - - - High Fidelity: Adv.’s Guarneri String Quartet$22.49$19.99 - - - Jeff Dunham: Very Special Christmas Special$9.99$9.99 - - - McHale’s Navy$27.99$29.99 - - - Monty Python’s Holy Trinity$29.99$34.99 - - - Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus Megaset$89.99$89.99 - - - The Odd Couple: Final Season$28.99$34.99 - - - The Odd Couple: Complete Series$119.99$169.99 - - - Priceless$25.99$14.99 - - - **Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$15.99$15.99$17.99$16.99 - Spongebob Squarepants: Season 5 Vol. 2$18.99$22.99 - - - Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 3$66.99$69.99 - - - The Texan (10 discs)$62.99$59.99 - - - Tropic Thunder$16.99$14.99$15.99$16.99 - Tropic Thunder (Director’s Cut)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Victor Borge Classic Collection$35.99 - - - - Wall•E (1 disc)$14.99$14.99$14.99$15.99$18.99Wall•E SE (3 disc)$22.99$29.99$27.99$29.99 - The Who: Kilborn 1977$14.99 - - - $14.98The Zombie Diaries$14.99$14.99 - - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAwake$19.99$24.99 - - - Blue Streak$19.99$24.99 - - - Encounters at the End of the World$24.49$24.99 - - - Extreme$20.99$24.99 - - - Heathers$16.49$24.99 - - - Heathers: Limited Edition Locker$80.99$89.99 - - - Jeff Dunham: Very Special Christmas Special$17.49$19.99 - - - Kitaro$13.95$19.99 - - - Lucky Number Slevin$19.99$24.99 - - - Mad Money$23.99$27.99 - - - Mirrormask$19.99$24.99 - - - National Security$20.99$24.99 - - - Paris, je t’aime$16.99$19.99 - - - Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us$19.95$29.99 - - - Priceless$18.99$29.99 - - - Revolver$20.99$24.99 - - - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$24.95$29.99 - - - Southland Tales$19.99$24.99 - - - The Stendahl Syndrome$21.99$24.99 - - - Tropic Thunder$26.95$27.99$26.99$27.99 - The Universe: Season 1$39.99$39.99 - - - Wall•E (2 disc)$24.95$26.99$26.99$25.99$26.99Wall•E (3 disc)$24.99$29.99 - $29.99 - The Who: Kilborn 1977$20.49$29.99 - - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Columbia Best Pictures Collection: 1934 It Happened One Night, 1938 You Can't Take It with You, 1949 All the King's Men, 1953 From Here to Eternity, 1954 On the Waterfront, 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1962 Lawrence of Arabia, 1966 A Man for All Seasons, 1968 Oliver!, 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer, 1982 Gandhi


Griffith Masterworks #2: Way Down East, The Avenging Conscience, Abraham Lincoln, The Struggle, Sally of the Sawdust, D.W. Griffith: Father of Film.

Monty Python’s Holy Trinity: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

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 Careful! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is being released, this week, in both OAR and MAR versions! Get the right one!

--A BIG CHANGE to this week’s (and all future) RoundUps! Circuit City has stopped listing it’s DVD and Blu-ray titles on it’s website. Click on “Movies” on cc.com or call their toll-free number and you will be directed to shop at your closest store. This could mean a big change in marketing for the beleaguered retailer. So…the only titles listed for Circuit City from here on will be those found in their weekly flyer.

--Best Buy has a Wall•E Puzzle Cube with the purchase of ANY version of Wall•E on DVD or Blu-ray or ANY GAME version. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks. Limit 1 per customer.

--EXCLUSIVE FREE T-SHIRTS @ Best Buy with the purchase of Tropic Thunder on Blu-ray ONLY!

--Best Buy is advertising a Limited Edition set of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants this week. Includes both movies in the series plus a book and more. .

--Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with it’s copies of Doctor Who: Complete Series Four. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy also has a slew of TV season sets on sale for $14.99 apiece this week. No rainchecks. Limit 1 per customer.

--Best Buy has a list of Disney titles on sale for $5.99 apiece…or 6/$30. Regularly $9.99 to $12.99.

--Best Buy also has a short list of horror titles 2/$20. Regularly $14.99 to $17.99.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: A list of titles for $6.99 and a list of “Quadruple Feature” DVDs for $9.99.

--Circuit City has EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES MATERIAL with its copies of Tropic Thunder (2-disc SE or Blu-ray). While supplies last.

--Circuit City is advertising $6.99 titles called “Rockin’ Flicks” which come with a FREE EXCLUSIVE 6-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE. Titles shown include: 13 Going on 30, Rent, Stand By me, Stomp the Yard. More titles in-store. Titles may vary by store.

--The following Blu-ray titles are $14.99 this week at Circuit City: Aeon Flux, Beerfest, Bullitt, A Clockwork Orange, Enter the Dragon, Flags of Our Fathers, The Fugitive, House of Wax, The Italian Job, The Shining, Swordfish, Top Gun.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of titles for $6.49, $7.49 and $9.99.

--How about a FREE TREE, this week, from Target?!? Buy ANY version of Wall•E and get a special code to enter on-line. A FREE TREE SEEDLING will be delivered to your home. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has an EXCLUSIVE PATCH with their copies of the 2-disc SE of Tropic Thunder. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--@ Target, this week, buy Bones: Season 3 and get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD.

--Target has the following Blu-ray titles on sale for $19: Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda.

--Target also has a LOT of TV Shows on DVD on sale this week for $12.98 & $14.98 (Includes season sets of Family Guy, Friends, Gilmore Girls, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Nip/Tuck, The O.C., One Tree Hill, The Simpsons, .

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $6.50 & $10.00.

Patrick Sun

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

The Clique $19.99
Kung Fu Panda $14.99
Kung Fu Panda / Secrets Of The Furious Five Double Feature $22.99
The Happening $14.99
Iron Man $14.99
Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $14.99
CARS $17.99
Finding Nemo: 2-disc Collector’s Edition $17.99
Ratatouille $17.99
Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition $17.99

$6.49 each:
School Of Rock: Special Collector’s Edition
A Night At The Roxbury: Special Collector’s Edition
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller… Bueller… Edition
Major League: Wild Thing Edition
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Airplane: Don’t Call Me Shirley Edition
Varsity Blues
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Team America World Police: Uncensored & Unrated
Epic Movie: Unrated
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
The Girl Next Door: Unrated
Clueless: Whatever Edition
Pretty In Pink: Everything’s Duckie Edition
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Super Troopers

$6.99 each - Rockin’ Flicks: See in store for more titles to choose from. Titles may vary by store.
Circuit City Exclusive 6 issue Free Trial of Rolling Stone Magazine with purchase of any Rockin’ Flicks DVD. Offer expires 12/31/09. U.S. residents only.
13 Going On 30: Special Edition
Stand By Me
Stomp The Yard

$7.49 each: Titles may vary by store
Jack Frost
Alvin & The Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas – 25th Anniversary Edition
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

$9.99 each: Titles may vary by store
The Polar Express
Shrek The Halls
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Jingle All The Way
Home Alone: Family Fun Edition
White Christmas
It’s A Wonderful Life: 60th Anniversary Edition
Miracle On 34th Street: Special Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
Kung Fu Panda $25.99
Swordfish $14.99
The Shining $14.99
The Italian Job $14.99
Bullit $14.99
Enter The Dragon $14.99
The Fugitive $14.99
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition $14.99
Beerfest: Unrated $14.99
House Of Wax $14.99
Flags Of Our Fathers: 2-Disc Special Edition $14.99
Aeon Flux $14.99
A Clockwork Orange $14.99


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Kung Fu Panda / Secrets Of The Furious Five Double Pack $19.99
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants Limited Edition $22.99
(Limited Edition includes Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants Parts 1 & 2, book & more.)
The Police: Certifiable $19.99 BBE 2 DVD / 2 CD set
Elton John: The Red Piano $19.99 BBE 2 DVD / 2 CD set
All Together Now: A Documentary Film $19.99 BBE DVD
The Clique $19.99
Garden Party $19.99
UFC: Ultimate Comebacks $14.99
Alvin & The Chipmunks $14.99
Dimebag Darrell: He Came To Rock $16.99 (Book / DVD)
Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special $9.99

$5.99 each OR 6 For $30:
The Rocketeer
Old Yeller
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
The Rookie
The Parent Trap: Double Feature
Eight Below
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Angels In The Outfield
Holiday Celebration With Mickey Mouse
Classic Holiday Stories
Bridge To Terabithia
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
The Ice Princess
Air Bud: World Pup

2 For $20:
George A. Romero’s Diary Of The Dead
Inside: Unrated
Rogue: Unrated
The Zombie Diaries (Available 11/18/08)

$6.99 each:
Batman Begins
Fight Club
Green Street Hooligans
Old School: Unrated
Little Miss Sunshine
Night At The Museum
The Namesake
Lions For Lambs
The Illusionist
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Hamburger Hill
Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story
Underworld: Evolution
Stripes: Extended Cut
House Of Flying Daggers
Road Trip
Nacho Libre
Orange County
Best In Show
Before Sunset
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
License To Wed
Letters From Iwo Jima
Pan’s Labyrinth
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extended & Unrated

$9.99 Quadruple Feature DVDs:
The Matrix # 1 – 3 / The Animatrix
Lethal Weapon #1 - #4
Superman #1 - #4
Tango & Cash / The Specialist / Over The Top / Demolition Man
Under Siege / Above The Law / Fire Down Below / The Glimmer Man

Blu-Ray Discs:
Kung Fu Panda $19.99
UFC: Ultimate Comebacks $19.99
Surf’s Up $29.99
Open Season $29.99
The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep $29.99
Planet Earth $79.99
Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium $16.99
Top Gun $19.99
Shooter $19.99
National Treasure: Collector’s Edition $19.99
National Treasure 2 : Book Of Secrets $19.99
Deception $22.99
Stargate: Continuum $22.99
Jumper $22.99
Street Kings: Special Edition $22.99

DVD Sets:
Metalocalypse: Season 1 $14.99
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volumes I / II / III / IV $14.99 each
Robot Chicken: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each
La Femme Nikita: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $14.99 each
The O.C. : Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.99 each
The Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $14.99 each
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $14.99
Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $14.99 each
Nip / Tuck: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.99 each
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each
Two & .5 Men: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.99 each
Samantha Who? : Season 1 $14.99
That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 $14.99 each
Roswell: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.99 each
The Venture Brothers: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

The Clique $16.99
Live From Abbey Road $9.98
The Who At Kilburn: 1977 $14.98

$6.50 each: Titles listed and selected others
My Girl
The American President
Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Special Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
Iron Man $19
Kung Fu Panda $19
Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $19

DVD Sets:
Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants Collection $19.99
Family Guy: Volume I / II / III $12.98 each
The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $12.98 each
The O.C. : Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $12.98 each
Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $12.98 each
One Tree Hill: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $14.98 each
Nip / Tuck: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.98 each
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 1 + 2 / 3 $14.98 each
The Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $14.98 each

Chris S

Senior HTF Member
Apr 9, 2000
Real Name
Chris S

Ouch... things just keep getting rougher for them by the day.

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
Chris: It's funny...but I joked a week or so ago about not feeling too bad if CC went under and I didn't have to post their prices anymore!

Joseph: Maybe you'd like to add that picture to the appropriate "Tribute" thread! :D


Senior HTF Member
Nov 7, 2006
Real Name
William Hughes
I would not be surprised if Circuit City goes under, as I have seen the overall quality of shopping at their stores decline these past few years.

Recessions SUCK! :thumbsdown:

On the brighter side of things I plan to "Relieve" my local Targhee of Seasons 1-9 of The Simpsons as soon as they open this morning!:D

Grant H

Senior HTF Member
Jul 24, 2002
Real Name
Grant H
Man, I was hoping if anything CC went to online only! I constantly get good deals online and get to use my rewards dollars there. The stores near me tend not to get the catalog Blu-rays. This means I'll be doing a lot more driving to use my rewards on movies, and the prices probably won't be as good either.

I was a little suspicious when it took almost a week for them to ship Hellboy 2. They usually go out right away. Little did I know that would be the last movie I ordered!


Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
I'll be picking up Wall E on Blu-ray. Can't wait to see it again.

Thanks for the prices, guys!

Greg Layton

Second Unit
Oct 12, 2004
Real Name
Greg Layton
Simpsons Season 9 at Target for me. Nevermind the fact that seasons 5-8 are still sealed on my shelf... I know I'll get to them at some point.

Oh, and is it just me, or does it seem like it's the same Blu-rays on sale at B&Ms every week? Kubricks, Flags of Our Fathers, Wyatt Earp, Bullit, and Swordfish over and over again while There Will Be Blood sits at $35, mocking me. Oh well, guess I need to man up and buy it used on Amazon.

Thanks as always!

John Swarce

Second Unit
Jan 27, 2003
I thought Atomic Cafe: Collector's Edition was supposed to be released this week, but BB has the release date as the 25th. Their pre-order price is outrageous ($34.99)!

Wall-E Blu-ray 2 disc for me (lots of hints to the wife for an early Xmas present!). No use for the damn digital copies... :rolleyes

My local BB had the 300 gift set out last week, so someone may be able to pick it up early. Looks like a nice set, but I'm happy with my HD DVD copy.

I'm surprised that my DVD/Blu-ray wants are minor this holiday season. Lost and Dark Knight are really only the major things I am waiting for. I remember last year it seemed like every week from the start of November to the end of December we had a major movie being released! Maybe I am reaching the DVD saturation point in my collecting. My wife would be happy with that.........



Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
I was thinking nearly the same thing. Usually September to November is huge for me (with catalog titles, TV shows and some summer movies) and while there were definitely big weeks, this year didn't have one big week after the other for me. Me and my wallet are OK with that though.

Jeff Meyers

Supporting Actor
Feb 21, 2003
Thanks Mike & Patrick.

Tropic Thunder (SD-DVD) and Wall•E (3 disc) (BD) for me this week. Another nice price from Amazon on the BD Wall•E 3 disc - it's cheaper than the SD-DVD Wall•E 3 disc set at the B&M's.

If you are planning on buying Wall•E (any version SD-DVD or BD), there is a $5 rebate available with the purchase of Minute Maid Juices or Juice Drinks.
Buy any (2) Minute Maid® Juices or Juice Drinks in 64 fl oz. cartons, or 10 pack or 15 pack drink boxes, any variety, plus any one of the following on DVD or Blu-ray™: Sleeping Beauty, Tinker Bell, WALL•E or The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian between 10/7/2008 and 2/16/2009.
Site link: Minute Maid®
Rebate certificate and requirements link (PDF): http://www.minutemaid.com/promotions/DisneyDVD.pdf

Note that you can submit this rebate once for each title:
Limit (1) rebate per specified DVD/Blu-ray™ title, and (4) rebates per household.
If you're not a juice person, but instead prefer Coke products, and are planning on buying WALL•E on SD-DVD (1 disc), then here is a deal for you at your local CVS / Pharmacy:
Wall•E DVD $19.99 WITH CARD - $10.00 savings when you buy $20 of these Coke Products = $9.99 final sale price after savings
No mail-in rebates on this one - just 2 terms:
  1. Buy the SD-DVD and use your ExtraCare Rewards Card to get it for $19.99
    It's free - link: https://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/user/extracare/extracare.jsp
  2. Buy $20 in Coke products for a $10 savings on the DVD
Link to pic of ad: CVS - Store Circular Online
Link to details: CVS - Store Circular Online

Considering these Wall•E beverage tie-in promotions I'm kind of surprised that Target isn't offering a Market Pantry water promotion. ;) :laugh:

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

Hard to say that any better.

Oh. And I forgot to point out this week's price weirdness at amazon on Priceless. $25.99 for the SD-DVD and $18.99 for the Blu-ray. Priceless, indeed! :D


Supporting Actor
Sep 5, 2000

I wonder if this is related to their "one price promise" campaign in their TV ads - if there's no price online then the stores are not constrained.

Thanks for the roundup (and the "Priceless" photo - best promo I've seen).

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
Sales of Priceless are going to go through the roof this week and the distributor is not going to have any idea why. :D

I should be getting a piece of the action! ;)


Dave Jessup

Stunt Coordinator
May 5, 2003
Though made for children, one title to consider adding:

Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest - animated item, with the voices of David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Anthony Stewart Head, et al.

Amazon: $7.99
Best Buy: $7.99
Circuit City: $???

Could you guess... two Who for me. I'd add Burke's Law, s1 part 2, but I'd fall over if I found it in a brick 'n mortar this week.


Supporting Actor
Jul 10, 2005
Noblesville, Indiana
Real Name

In addition to the Blu Ray prices on the likes of Kung Fu Panda etc... stated above, my local Target in Indianapolis also had each of the individual James Bond Blu Ray titles at 19.99 - similar to what somebody mentioned a couple of weeks back when these first came out.


Paul D G

Dec 25, 2001
For those with a Meijer's near by, their Sunday ad lists Wall-E Blu Ray for 16.99.

I'm sure it's just the price for the DVD, but the ad does not state either...


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