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The Features


– Maurice Evans, Charlton Heston & Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes - 1968)



– Anne Hathaway & Steve Carrell (Get Smart – 2008)


– Buchanan Rides Alone – 1958


– Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob Smith (The Howdy Doody Show – 1954-59)


– Cast (Kung Fu Panda – 2008)


– Cast (Wagon Train – 1957-65)

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBatman: Complete Animated Series$75.99$74.99$79.99 - - Battlestar Galactica.: Franchise Coll. (Amaz. Excl.)$146.99 - - - - The Bourne Trilogy$23.99$24.99$22.99$22.99$21.99Budd Boetticher Box Set$44.99$44.99$59.95 - - Chill$23.99$24.99$21.99 - - A Christmas Story$19.99$24.99$21.99 - - A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector’s Edition$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - Confessions of a Pit Fighter$23.99$19.99$21.99 - - Flashback of a Fool$23.99$14.99$19.99 - - Fraggle Rock: Complete Series$109.99$89.99$129.99 - $85.99Futurama: Bender’s Game$17.99$17.99$17.99$19.99 - Get Smart (1-disc)$15.99$15.99$14.99$16.99 - Get Smart SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Get Smart: Complete Series$139.99$109.99$199.98 - - The Good Life$24.99$24.99$19.99 - - Gregory Peck Film Collection$41.95$49.99$59.98 - - Home Movies LE (10th Anniversary Set)$116.99$99.99$109.99 - - How the Grinch Stole…(2000) LE Gift Set$23.99$44.99$29.99 - - Howdy Doody: 40 Complete Episodes$26.99$24.99$19.99 - - Howdy Doody: 20 Complete Episodes$12.99$12.99$9.99 - - JAG: Season 7$38.99$39.99$49.99$39.99 - Kiss of the Spider Woman$34.98$22.99$29.99 - - **Kung Fu Panda (Released 11-8-2008)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - $18.99**Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of Furious 5 (11-8-08)$22.99$24.99$29.99 - - Little Fugitive (1953)$21.99 - - - - Little House of the Prairie: Complete Series$251.99$199.99$249.99 - - Madagascar: Holiday Edition$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Moscow Zero$21.99$19.99$17.99 - - Pee Wee’s Big Adventure$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Popeye the Sailor: Volume 3 (1941 – ’43)$25.99$24.99$29.99 - - Primeval: Complete Series 1 & 2$34.99$34.99$49.98 - - Radio City Christmas Spectacular$14.99$12.99$12.99 - - Reaper: Season 1$35.99$29.99$34.99 - - Red Balloon/White Mane (CC)$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Route 66: Season 2$44.99$44.99$39.99 - - Shrek the Halls$11.99$14.99$11.99$11.99 - **Shrek the Halls/Shrek the Third$16.99$19.99$14.99 - - Spin City: Season 1$25.99$29.99$34.99 - - Stage Fright (1950)$14.95 - - - - Star Wars Trilogy$34.99$34.99$34.99$34.99 - Star Wars Prequel Trilogy$34.99$34.99$34.99$34.99 - Termination Point$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - Transsiberian$14.99$14.99$19.99 - - Vexille SE$24.95$19.99$19.99 - - Wagon Train: Complete Color Season (16 discs)$107.99$114.99$119.98 - - Waterworld: Extended Edition$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - When Did You Last See Your Father?$24.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Wild Wild West: Complete Series$90.99$114.99$109.99 - - A Woman Under the Influence (CC)$35.95$34.99$34.99 - -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco2007-8 NBA Champion Boston Celtics$23.95$25.99$34.00 - - Almost Famous (Extended Edition)$29.95 - - - - Battle for the Planet of the Apes$25.95$23.99$29.99 - - Beneath the Planet of the Apes$24.95$24.99$29.99 - - Blue Man Group: How to…MegaStar$14.95$14.99$17.99 - - Caligula: Imperial Edition (Amazon Excl.)$20.95 - - - - A Christmas Story$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - A Christmas Story Ultimate Coll. Edition$34.95$33.99$49.99 - - Conquest of the Planet of the Apes$25.95$23.99$29.99 - - Escape from the Planet of the Apes$25.95$23.99$29.99 - - Extreme$19.95 - $19.99 - - The Final Countdown$21.95$20.99$24.99 - - Futurama: Bender’s Game$27.95$29.99$34.99 - - Get Smart$24.95$27.99$28.99 - - Heroes: Seasons 1 & 2 (Amazon Exclusive)$115.99 - - - - Kiss of the Spider Woman$25.95$25.99$34.99 - - Kung Fu Panda (Released 11-8-2008)$27.95$27.99$27.99 - $27.49Lonely Hearts$40.95 - - - - Monsters Ball$20.95$20.99$19.99 - - Planet of the Apes: 40 Year Evolution$91.95$91.99$129.99 - - Planet of the Apes (1968)$25.95$28.99$29.99 - - To Live and Die in LA$46.95 - - - - Transsiberian$19.95$21.99$29.99 - - Universal Soldier$19.95 - $19.99 - - Vexille SE$21.95$24.99$24.99 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Budd Boetticher Box Set: The Tall T, Decision at Sundown, Buchanan Rides Alone, Ride Lonesome, Comanche Station.

Gregory Peck Film Collection: Arabesque, Cape Fear (1962), Captain Newman MD, Mirage, To Kill a Mockingbird, The World in His Arms.

Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith.

Planet of the Apes: 40 Year Evolution (Blu-ray): Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes and bonus material.

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! Shrek the Halls/Shrek the Third AND Kung Fu Panda AND Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five are being released, this week, in both OAR and MAR versions! Get the right one(s)!

--This was a tough RoundUp to put together this week! Lots of discrepancies between the flyers and on-line prices for both BB & CC. The on-line price is posted in parentheses after the flyer price:

Best BuyMadagascar: $15.99 ($14.99), Shrek the Halls $15.99 ($14.99), A Christmas Story Ultimate Collectors Edition Blu-ray $39.99 ($33.99), Get Smart Blu-ray $29.99 ($27.99), Planet of the Apes: 40-Year Evolution Blu-ray: $99.99 ($91.99).
Circuit CityThe Bourne Trilogy $22.99 ($29.99), Futurama: bender’s Game $17.99 ($19.99), Star Wars Trilogy $34.99 ($49.98), Star Wars Prequel Trilogy $34.99 ($49.98), Get Smart Blu-ray $29.99 ($28.99), Kung Fu Panda Blu-ray $34.99 ($27.99).

Also, please note that all the releases involving Kung Fu Panda are due out on Saturday, November 8, 2008 instead of the usual Tuesday release.

--Amazon deals: More EXCLUSIVES, this week, for amazon.com. These include: Battlestar Galactica: Franchise Collection, Caligula: The Imperial Edition (Blu-ray), Heroes Franchise Collection (Blu-ray).

Amazon has also listed a number of titles that the other retailers are NOT listing this week—including some apparent “Region All” Japanese/UK import Blu-ray titles.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE SHOE-PHONE CASE on their copies of Get Smart SE (2-disc) this week.

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE MINI-COMIC BOOK with the purchase of Popeye the Sailor: Volume 3. Minimum 2 per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer.

--Best Buy also has a 2/$12 OR 5/$25 deal on a long list of titles this week. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--With the purchase @ Best Buy, this week, of Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Charlotte’s Web OR Madagascar…get a FREE PLUSH CHARACTER. On pack. No rainchecks.

--BB has some more EXCLUSIVE TITLES in their flyer this week: Superman vs. Doomsday ($27.99). Available 11-2-08. And, IMAX: Ultimate Collection ($79.99).

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has seasons 1 thru 10 of South Park for $19.99 apiece alongside other TV on DVD sales this week.

--Circuit City is advertising a FREE PLUSH TOY with their copies of the Shrek the Halls/Shrek the Third Gift Set.

--The following Blu-ray titles are $17.99 this week at Circuit City: 21, Click, The Covenant, The Departed, Gridiron Gang, I Am Legend, Pursuit of Happyness, Reign Over Me, Rocky Balboa, Rush Hour 3, Ultraviolet, Underworld: Evolution, Vacancy.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of titles for $6.99.

--Target, this week, is advertising NO exclusives or special deals of any sort.

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $7.50.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Dora The Explorer: Singing Sensation! $9.99
What Happens In Vegas $14.99
The Love Guru $14.99
Tenacious D: Complete Masterworks – Volume II $9.99

Shrek $9.99
Shrek 2 $9.99
Shrek The Third $9.99

$6.99 each: Titles may vary by store. See store for more titles:
The Good Shepherd
Breach
Miami Vice: Unrated
Friday Night Lights
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Identity: Explosive Extended Edition
Ray
Cinderella Man
Seabiscuit
Field Of Dreams: 2-disc Anniversary Edition
Two For The Money
Alpha Dog
Pride & Prejudice (2006)
Meet The Parents: Bonus Edition
Bring It On: Collector’s Edition
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile - Unrated
American Wedding: Unrated
American Pie 2: Unrated Collector’s Edition
American Pie: Unrated Collector’s Edition
Liar Liar: Collector’s Edition
Bruce Almighty
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Fletch: The Jane Doe Edition
Fried Green Tomatoes: Collector’s Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
I Am Legend $17.99
Rush Hour 3 $17.99
Vacancy $17.99
21 $17.99
The Departed $17.99
The Pursuit Of Happyness $17.99
Reign Over Me $17.99
Rocky Balboa $17.99
Click $17.99
The Covenant $17.99
Ultraviolet $17.99
Underworld: Evolution $17.99
Gridiron Gang $17.99


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

The Perfect Holiday $19.99
Barbie in A Christmas Carol $12.99
Elton John: The Red Piano $24.99 BBE 2 DVD / 2 CD set
All Together Now: A Documentary Film $19.99 Best Buy Exclusive
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks II $11.99 Bonus DVD w/ Exclusive Bonus Content
Iron Man $19.99
Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull $19.99
Journey To The Center Of The Earth $19.99
Sex & The City: The Movie $19.99
The Happening $19.99
Made Of Honor $19.99
The Forbidden Kingdom $19.99
The Incredible Hulk $19.99
Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated $19.99
Speed Racer $19.99

2 for $12 OR 5 DVDs for $25: More Titles In Store & Online (Regular Price = $9.99)
The Brothers Grimm
Gangs Of New York
Clerks: Miramax Collector’s Series
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Dimension Collector’s Series
Good Will Hunting
Rounders: Playing Card Edition
Equilibrium
Bridge To Terabithia
Swingers: Miramax Collector’s Series
10 Things I Hate About You
Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey
Young Black Stallion
The Ample Dumpling Gang: Special Edition
The Parent Trap 2 Movie Collection: Parent Trap / Parent Trap 2
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

DC Animated Favorites
Batman Beyond: Season 3 $14.99
Batman: Gotham Knight $9.99
Batman: The Complete Third Season $9.99
Justice League: The New Frontier $9.99
Superman vs. Doomsday $9.99
Justice League: Season 2 (DC Classic Comics Collection) 22.99

Blu-Ray Discs:
Superman vs. Doomsday $27.99 Best Buy Exclusive
Made Of Honor $29.99
88 Minutes $29.99
The Fall $29.99

DVD Sets:
IMAX: Ultimate Collection $79.99 Best Buy Exclusive
South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $19.99 each
Mind Of Mencia: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $12.99 each
Drawn Together: Season 1 ./ 2 / 3 $12.99 each
The Sarah Silverman Program: Season 1 $9.99
Reno 911: Season 1 ./ 2 / 3 / 4 $12.99 each
Best Of Chappelle’s Show: Uncensored $9.99
Chappelle’s Show: Season 1 / 2 $12.99 each


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Target on sale DVD items:

Barbie: In A Christamas Carol $14.99 w/exclusive window clings

$7.50 each: Titles listed and selected others
Five People You Meet In Heaven
Herbie: Fully Loaded
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Footloose / Flashdance Double Feature
 

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Kiss of The Spiderwoman

also isnt Kung Fu Panda released Sunday 9th?
 

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My gosh, how did Almost Famous in BD slip under my radar? That's a must buy for me.

EDIT: Oh, because like you said, it's a UK All Region Blu-Ray pressing. Whatever that means. Hopefully it works on my American PS3.

Thanks guys!
 

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well Almost Famous is now "no longer available" on amazon.
 

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at my BBV we have it as sunday, so we can't sell it 'till then.

I was thinking the same as Greg for Almost Famous, I'm pretty sure that's a foreign release that is being sold through Amazon and is a non region coded blu-ray.

edit: I guess i was typing this as you and Greg were posting those posts.


amazon's listing for Spiderwoman is confusing too.
there are 2 listing with 2 different prices.
 

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Probably because amazon was supposed to have had it a few weeks ago as an exclusive. You are probably seeing both listings. There were reports at the time, however, that they didn't get any in stock (at least at release date of the exclusive). If anyone was interested in ordering from them, I'd just order the cheaper listing.
 

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Nothing for me on the 4th. I'm going to get Kung Fu Panda w/Secrets of the Furious 5 from Amazon since it's $22.99 which is only $1.60 more than the single disc from BB or CC when you add tax to $19.99. To get free shipping I added them to the 11th release of Dr. Syn & Chronological Donald 4. Thanks as always for the roundup.
 

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The extended Waterworld would be a sure-buy for me if it was Blu... I still may get it on DVD.

The Veronica Mars connection to that film was astounding to me, when I realized who played the girl. Well, "realized" versus imdb'd it, either way...
 

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That's odd, I ordered it at the beginning of the exclusivity window and got my copy with no problem. BTW, it's Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Tony's right. Almost Famous is not orderable at Amazon. Boo!
 

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A Christmas Story UCE on Blu is on order. So is Batman TAS...but that was cancelled on Thursday night (gggggrrrrr....) so I may need to find it somewhere else. The Apes set is mighty tempting, but I don't know if I can justify it or not right now. And I already have Shrek the Halls and the new Waterworld disc, so...it could be a light week or a heavy week. Just haven't decided yet.
 

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Probably getting christmas story.The question is since ive never had any of the previous versions, should I get the 2 disc version, or the version with the tin and extra stuff ????
 

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That really sucks. I should have placed my order last night before I went to sleep!
 

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I cannot belive I am again considering buying a Planet of the Apes set (this time Blu). I don't think I have watched all of the movies from the last release... and that was the second time I bought it, but I had to have them in anamorphic!
 

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:laugh: LOL

I know. It's a sickness. I can't believe I'm considering buying ANYTHING at all. I have a ton of movies I've not even watched or even unwrapped. I need help.

I must have this Ape set in BD too. Never bought it before, so at least I have an excuse.

Why can't we have a US BD release of Almost Famous? Is it coming soon?
 

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Want to get "Futurama: Bender's Game" on BD, but the price is double what the DVD is, Seriously!?
 

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