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Weekly RoundUp 12-13-2005

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – (King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Production Diaries - 2005)

    – Scarlett Johansson & Ewan MacGregor (The Island - 2005)

    – Angie Dickinson (Big Bad Mama - 1974)

    – Steve Carrell and Cast (The 40-Year Old Virgin - 2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**40-Year-Old Virgin$15.98$16.99$13.99$16.99$18.99Airplane: Don’t Call Me Shirley Ed.$13.48$12.99$12.99$16.99-**Bad News Bears (2005)$17.98$19.99$17.99$16.99-The Baxter$18.72$22.99$24.97--The Beautiful Country$18.72$22.99$24.97--Big Bad Mama SE$13.99$13.99$17.99--Cannibal Holocaust$20.99$24.99$24.99--Crooked Hearts$11.20$12.99$14.94--Death Race 2000 SE$13.99$11.99$17.99--DinoCroc$13.99$14.99$17.99--Dukes of Hazzard: Season 5$27.99$27.99$27.99$29.99-Everybody Wins$11.20$12.99$14.94--Family Bonds: Season 1$22.48$22.99$17.99--Farscape: Starburst 3.1$18.73$19.99$17.99--F.I.S.T.$10.46$12.99$14.94--Five Pennies$11.24$12.99$12.99--Gallipoli SE$9.99$9.99$12.99--Gilmore Girls: Season 5$38.98$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.49Godzilla: Final Wars$17.47$22.99$24.97--Harryhausen Gift Set$34.96$44.99$39.99--The Island$15.98$16.99$17.99$16.99-King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Prod. Diaries$27.99$32.99$34.99--Kronk’s New Groove$19.96$17.99$19.99$19.99-Miami Vice: Season 2$37.98$43.99$49.99$34.99$35.99Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger$17.49$21.99$19.99--The Newsroom: Season 1$16.99$22.99$19.99--Pretty Persuasion$18.72$19.99$24.97--The Producers DE (1968)$13.96$14.99$15.99--Reba: Season 2$27.99$34.99$34.99--Rock ‘n’ Roll High School$13.99$11.99$17.99--**Roll Bounce$19.59$19.99$19.99$16.99-Saint Ralph$17.47$22.99$24.97--Scooby Doo: Where’s My Mummy?$16.99-$19.99$16.99-Simpsons: Season 7$32.48$29.99$29.99$29.99-Sin City: Recut/Extended/Not Rated$25.98$29.99$29.99$26.99-**Spider-Man 1 & 2 SEs$14.97$19.99---Three Dancing Slaves$22.49$19.99$19.99--Thunder and Lightning$6.99$8.99$9.99--Tour of Duty: Entire Series$85.36$104.99$121.95--Valiant$20.99$17.99$19.99$19.99-The Yards: Director’s Cut$14.99$13.99$17.99--

    Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

    Harryhausen Gift Set: 20 Million Miles to Earth, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Earth vs. Flying Saucers, and scrapbook.

    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! 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated) AND Bad News Bears CE (2005) AND Roll Bounce AND Spider-Man 1 & 2 SEs are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, note that 40-Year-Old Virgin is also being released in a Rated-version but it is MAR ONLY!...stay away!!! [​IMG]

    --Simpsons: Season 7 is getting released in versions with two different cover arts this week. One has the standard box which has been used throughout the season releases. The other is the “Marge Head” cover which is similar to the special “Homer Head” style-cover which premiered with Season 6.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    --Best Buy, this week, is advertising an EXCLUSIVE release of The Drew Carey Show!!! Includes 6 of the funniest episodes of this Emmy-nominated sitcom. The price is $7.99.

    --Best Buy is offering a $6 savings for anyone who buys BOTH Kronk’s New Groove and Valiant at their stores. Must be purchased on same receipt. $18 + $18 = $36 $36 - $6 = $30 $30/2 = $15 each.

    --Although neither is a new release, I think it’s worth noting that Best Buy is offering a 2/$20 deal on Cinderella Man ($19.99) and Spy Game ($9.99). Great deal on a DVD released just last week. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also promoting an FREE “DVD Holiday Buyer’s Guide”. The latest news on movies, TV and upcoming theatrical releases. Exclusive interviews with the cast of Scrubs. Includes money-saving coupons.

    --Best Buy is also promoting 2005 Entertainment Guide which will be in this Sunday's newspapers! Get ready for this holiday season with the collest movies, music and games. There's something for everyone on your list.

    --Not to be outdone by BB, Circuit City has the very same deal on Kronk’s New Groove and Valiant. Buy BOTH (at $19.99 apiece) and save $6 In-stores only. $20 + $20 = $40 $40 - $6 = $34 $34/2 = $17 apiece. CC is, nevertheless, outdone by BB on the combo purchase of these two DVDs.

    --Circuit City is offering a $10 savings on the purchase of The Simpsons: Season 7 and ANY OTHER season of The Simpsons. In-stores only.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: December 13, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    Finding Neverland, King Arthur, King Arthur: Director's Cut, Mr. 3000, The Princess Diaries 2, Shall We Dance? (2004), The Village ... $19.99
  2. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    I will pick up The Simpsons: Season 7 for sure, and possibly The 40-Year-Old Virgin. I am interested in the King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Prod. Diaries after reading the "rave" review that Entertainment Weekly just gave the film, but these sucky B&M prices will probably keep me away. Thanks for the roundup!
  3. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

    Apr 8, 1999
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    David Scarpa
    Wow I've never been first.... (and I'm still not
  4. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Thanks, Mike. Airplane is on the way from DDD but I'll be buying 40YOV, Bad News Bears, The Producers DE & Valiant at CC (the last 2 with a BB pm). I'll also be using the $3 coupon from Better Homes & Gardens on Valiant.
  5. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Office Season 1 (US)

    Home on the Range

    $19.99 each:
    Fantastic Four
    Cinderella Man
    Stealth 2-disc
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Sky High
    Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
    War of the Worlds
    The Polar Express
    Star Wars Episode 3: RotS

    $17.99 each:
    The Dukes of Hazzard Unrated
    Batman Begins
    Herbie Fully Loaded
    The Longest Yard (2005)

    $7.99 each:
    Jingle All The Way
    White Christmas
    The Year Without a Santa Claus
    The Simpson's Christmas 2
    The Simpson's Christmas
    An All Dogs Christmas Carol
    The Incredible Mr. Limpet
    Chicken Run
    Peter Pan

    $9.99 each:
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    It's a wonderful Life
    NL's Christmas Vacation
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
    Barbie - Fairytopia
    Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus

    $12.99 each:
    Brother Bear
    Lilo and Stitch 2
    Tarzan 2
    Mulan 2 2-disc

    2 for $20:
    King Arthur
    Finding Neverland
    The Village
    Shall We Dance?
    The Princess Diaries 2
    open Range
    Pretty woman
    Remember the Titans
    Gone in 60 Seconds DC
    Jackie Brown 2-disc
    The Princess Diaries
    The Alamo
    Don't Be A Menace
    Death Race 2000
    Gangs of New York
    Scary movie 3.5
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Paid in Full
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Scary Movie
    Ed Wood
    Scary Movie 2
    Enemy of the State
    Jersey Girl
    The Parent Trap (Lohan)
    Freaky Friday (Lohan)
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    The English Patient

    $7.49 each:
    A River Runs Through It
    A Few Good Men
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Get Shorty
    The Princess Bride
    The Birdcage
    King Kong 1976
    We Were Soldiers
    Forrest Gump
    Ocean's Eleven
    Set It Off
    Love Jones
    Air Force One
    The Italian Job (2003)
    Mean Girls
    Secret Window
    The Haunted Mansion
    Monster's Ball
    State Property
    SNL: Will Ferrell 1
    SNL: Will Ferrell 2
    SNL: Chris Farley
    Eddie Murphy Raw
    When Harry Met Sally
    This is Spinal Tap
    Urban Legend
    The Wedding Planner
    Contract Killer
    A Knight's Tale


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    16.99 each:
    Lords of Dogtown UR
    Christmas with the Kranks

    Herbie Fully Loaded

    Peter Jackson's King Kong Production Diaries boxset

    The Drew Carey - 6 funniest episodes

    Puddle Cruiser

    $19.99 each:
    The Dukes of Hazzard UR (2005)
    Fantastic 4
    Cinderella Man, (2 for $20 with Spygame purchase)

    $8.99 each:
    Million Dollar Baby 2-disc

    $12.99 each:
    Citizen Kane
    Robin Hood
    Boogie Nights
    The Right Stuff
    Enter the Dragon SE
    Lost Boys 2-disc
    True Romance SE
    Seven Platinum ed.

    2 for $20:
    Ocean's 12
    Good Will Hunting
    Friday Night Lights
    Hotel Rwanda
    Apollo 13
    The Truman Show
    The Aviator
    Phantom of the Opera
    The Usual Suspects
    Harry Potter 1, 2 or 3
    Shrek 2
    Ice Age
    Shark Tale
    Sword of Stone
    Willy Wonka and the chocolate Factory
    The Princess Bride
    The Parent Trap (Lohan)
    Herbie goes banana
    Barbie and the Magic Pegasus
    Alexander DC
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Into the Sun
    Tears of the sun
    Gone in 60 Seconds DC
    The Pirates of Caribbean
    Flight of Phoenix
    After the Sunset
    Top Gun
    Master and Commander
    Last Samuarai
    Old School UR
    Tommy Boy
    Dave Chapelle
    Girl Next Door UR
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
    Blazing Saddles
    Beauty Shop
    Father of Bride
    Not Another Teen Movie

    Box sets:

    $16.99 each
    Lethal Weapon 1-4 BOx
    Austin Powers 1-3 Box
    John Wayne
    Gone with the Wind

    Back to Future box

    Karate Kid box

    Die Hard

    $39.99 each:
    Pink Panther
    Thin Man

    Alien Quadrilogy

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    $29.99 each:
    Scrubs season 2
    Fraggle Rock

    Friends season 10

    $34.99 each:
    Will & Grace season 4
    Rescue Me season 1
    Seinfeld season 3
    Seinfeld season 4

    $39.99 each:
    Alias season 4
    Mimai Vice season 2
    Lost season 1
    Desperate Housewives season 1

    $42.99 each:
    Smallville season 4
    Nip/Tuck season 1

    $27.99 each:
    Entourage season 1
    Curb Your Enthusiasm season 4

    Oz season 5

    Band of Brothers

    Some complete series with Earth on the cover
    Deadwood season 1
    The Sopranos season 5

    Sex and the City complete series

    Chappelle's show season 2

    $27.99 each:
    Laguna Beach season 1
    Reno 911 UR season 2
    Viva La Bam season 2 & 3
    Beavis and Butthead Mike Judge collection

    The Newlyweds season 2 & 3

    Crank Yankers season 2

    South Park season 6

    The Simpsons season 6

    24 season 4

    $29.99 each:
    Family Guy vol. 3
    In Living Color season 4
    That 70's Show season 3


    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10 each (get a free watch packaged with DVD):
    The Land Before Time/Chomper
    The Cat in the Hat (Myers)
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    The Bourne Supremacy

    $29.99 each:
    The Simpsons season 1
    The Simpsons season 2
    The Simpsons season 3
    The Simpsons season 4
    The Simpsons season 5
    The Simpsons season 6

    $19.99 each:
    Arrested Development season 2
    The Office (US)

    Laguna Beach season 1

    $24.99 each:
    The Dukes of Hazzard season 1
    The Dukes of Hazzard season 2
    The Dukes of Hazzard season 3
    The Dukes of Hazzard season 4

    Miami Vice season 1

    $37.99 each:
    Gilmore Girls season 1
    Gilmore Girls season 2
    Gilmore Girls season 3
    Gilmore Girls season 4

    $29.99 each:
    Charmed season 1
    Charmed season 2
    Charmed season 3

    $17.99 each:
    3 different cooking DVDs
  6. Jeff Meyers

    Jeff Meyers Supporting Actor

    Feb 21, 2003
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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick (BTW - That's one long list Patrick!) for the Weekly RoundUp.

    Only one definite for me this week:
    Miami Vice: Season 2

    Considering blind buys on:
    40 Year-Old Virgin
    Bad News Bears (2005)
    The Island (Reminder: War of the Worlds contained a $3 Coupon for The Island)

    Considering for the kids:
    Kronk's New Groove
    I'm bummed that of the six Better Homes & Gardens Coupons, these 2 titles are both on the same coupon (and that I've already used this coupon for Sky High).
  7. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Simpsons season 7 and perhaps Kronk's New Groove.
  8. Jason Guardiano

    Jason Guardiano Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 6, 2001
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    Drew Carey Show on DVD --hehe

    Maybe it's time to pick up Back to the Future

    Simpsons only $30 a season at Target.. ooo
  9. Julio Diaz

    Julio Diaz Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 18, 2005
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    Well, I'm getting Airplane! for Christmas, so my must-buys are Sin City and Rock 'n' Roll High School. I'm also strongly considering a blind buy of The 40-Yer-Old Virgin. The Simpsons is a "get it eventually." I'm interested in the Kong Production Diaries, too, but I wonder whether those won't be a part of the package with the eventual release of the film.

    A mite peeved about the BB sale price on Kane and Casablanca, as I just bought both at approx. $16 each from DDD during the 20% off sale.
  10. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Finding Neverland is finally on a "2 for $20" but I can't find a second title I want from the list. Grr...
  11. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    After a extremely busy week last week, this one has become even lighter than expected.

    The Simpsons for sure.

    It sounds like The Producers is an unnecessary upgrade, so I'm crossing that off the list.

    Airplane has me confused though. It appears not to be an improvement in PQ, and while there are deleted scenes, the only way to see them is to sit through the whole movie and wait for them to pop up along with interviews and other things? If that's true I'll probably pass on that too.
  12. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Thanks Mike & Patrick!

    I was going to pick up Sin City until I read this thread. It really ticks me off but I just can't support such a shady marketing ploy. [​IMG]

    Chris S.
  13. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be picking up:

    The 40 Year Old Virgin (I haven't seen this and almost never blind buy but I like Apatow's TV stuff so what the heck)
    The Simpsons: Season Seven
    Sin City

    I would've picked up the King Kong Production Diaries if they were cheaper but I'm not paying $30 for supplements, copies of paintings, and a box. It's a nice package but meant for a more hardcore fan than I. [​IMG]
  14. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    Odd, for some reason I tried posting last night, but it said the thread was locked.

    Anyway, I will probably get some titles from Best Buy's onsale list, like Citizen Kane at last. [​IMG] Thanks for the roundup Mike.
  15. EmmaAU

    EmmaAU Agent

    Aug 24, 2005
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    I was just browsing through the sale lists at amazon.com and decided to get ""A Room with a View" (Two-Disc Special Edition)" for $12.97. It's eligible for free shipping so I added it to another purchase I was making.

    Preordered "Sin City: Recut & Extended Edition" even though I really should wait until I can get it cheaper. Has anyone found it for less than around $25?
  16. Don_Limey

    Don_Limey Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 15, 2004
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    Just these for me this week which I have been waiting for.

    40-Year-Old Virgin ( Unrated Version )
    The Simpsons: Season 7 ( The regular box edition )
    Sin City: Recut/Extended/Not Rated

    Thanks again Mike
  17. Ernesto.Morin

    Ernesto.Morin Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2003
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    Will Buy

    Airplane: Don’t Call Me Shirley Ed.
    Kronk’s New Groove
    Sin City: Recut/Extended

    Will Rent

    40 Year Old Virgin
    Bad News Bears
    The Island
  18. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    Jackson has publicly stated that this 'production diary' material will NOT be part of the supplements when the film is released on DVD. Now, whether Universal (or a chain-store like Best Buy) takes both packages and bundles them together... That's another story!
  19. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

    Oct 25, 2001
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    I'm going to bite the bullet on the Production Diaries from AMAZON.

    I'm a shamless completionist, what can I say?
  20. Matt.K

    Matt.K Agent

    Apr 4, 2004
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    Thanks very much for all the hard work, especially these busy weeks during the holiday season.

    I'll be picking up:
    40 year old virgin
    Simpsons 7
    Sin City

    Interestingly, when I went to buy Simpsons 7 from CircuitCity.com (free shipping) the price for the Marge head version is $29.99 whereas the standard box version is listed at $39.99. Given I want the standard box version I had to pass and will likely be going to Target to purchase it.

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