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Weekly Roundup 12-19-2006 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Cast (Little Miss Sunshine – 2006)

– Best Foot Forward – 1943

– Paul Giamatti & Bryce Dallas Howard (Lady in the Water – 2006)

- Winona Ryder & Keanu Reeves (A Scanner Darkly – 2006)

- Judy Garland (Presenting Lily Mars – 1943)

– Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom (The Illustrated Man – 1969)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco2006 World Series: Cards/Tigers$63.99$61.99$69.99 - - All the King’s Men SE (2006)$20.29$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Altered$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - **Amer. Pie Pres.: Naked Mile (NR)$19.99$15.99$19.99$17.99 - Best Foot Forward (Amazon Excl.)$13.98 - - - - Bituminous Coal Queens of PA$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Brooklyn Lobster$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Celestine Prophecy$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Dreamland$18.69$21.99$19.99 - - ER: Season 6$32.87$32.9932.99 - - Gabrielle$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Gene Simmons: Family Jewels: S1$17.49$17.99$17.99 - - G. Simmons: Family Jewels: S1 CE$44.99 - - - - Hogan’s Heroes: Season 5$27.88$29.99$34.99$29.99 - The Illustrated Man$13.98$17.99$15.99 - - Invincible$18.99$15.99$13.99$16.99$19.49**Jet Li’s Fearless (NR)$19.99$19.99$13.99$19.99 - **Lady in the Water$17.98$15.99$19.99$16.99 - Librarian: Return…Solomon’s Mines$14.99$19.99$15.99 - - Little Miss Sunshine$15.98$15.99$19.99$17.99$19.49Married…w/ Children: Season 6$29.99$31.99$27.99 - - My Super Ex-Girlfriend$19.87$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Nat’l Lampoon’s: Pledge This (R & NR)$24.29$19.99$19.99 - - Operation Crossbow$13.98$17.9915.99 - - Police Story SE (Jackie Chan/1987)$13.99$15.99$12.99 - - Presenting Lily Mars$13.98$17.9915.99 - - The Promise$19.59$19.99$19.99 - - A Scanner Darkly$19.59$19.99$19.99 - - The Simpson’s: Season 9$32.48$32.99$32.99$29.99$33.99The Simpson’s: S 9 (Lisa Head Pkg.)$32.48$32.99$32.99$29.99$33.99Spirit Trap$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - **Step Up$19.99$19.99$13.99$16.99$19.49There Was a Crooked Man (1970)$13.98$17.9915.99 - - Up Periscope$13.98$17.9915.99 - - W. Disney Treasures: Your Host, WD$22.99$24.99$24.99 - - WDT: More Silly Symphonies$23.09$24.99$24.99 - - WDT: Complete Pluto: Vol. 2$23.09$24.99$24.99 - - WDT: MMC/Hardy Boys$22.99$24.99$24.99 - - When the Levees Broke…$20.99$21.99$22.99 - $20.99**The Wicker Man (2006)$20.29$19.99$19.99$17.99 - The Wicker Man (1975)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoCasino$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Derailed$19.95$24.99$29.95 - - Jet Li’s Fearless$27.95$39.99$39.98 - - Lady in the Water$27.95$34.99$39.99 - - The Matador$19.95$24.99$29.95 - - Scary Movie 4$19.95$24.99$29.95 - - The Scorpion King$23.95$29.99$33.99 - - The Sopranos: Season 6 Vol. 1$90.95$119.99$129.98 - - Wolf Creek$19.95$24.99$29.95 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAll the King’s Men (2006)$27.25$34.99$38.95 - - Flightplan$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Invincible$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Lady in the Water$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Pearl Harbor$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - The Sopranos: Season 6 Vol. 1$90.95$119.99$129.98 - -

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! American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (Unrated) AND Jet Li’s Fearless AND Lady in the Water AND Step Up AND The Wicker Man (2006) are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)! And, National Lampoon’s Pledge This is being released in both rated and unrated versions….get the one(s) that’s right for you!
Also, please be aware that there IS a Rated version of American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile this week but it is in MAR only!

--Amazon.com is having a special offer good in December only. “Get a FREE TV show download when you buy any DVD in December. Must redeem within 24 hours of DVD purchase”. DETAILS are here.

--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.

--The Simpsons: Season 9 is being released in two different sets of packaging this week: the standard box package and the “Lisa head’ package.

--And, don’t be confused by two different releases of The Wicker Man this week. One is the original 1970s version (2-disc SE). The other is the 2006 remake (released in both OAR & MAR versions).

--Something to be aware of when perusing new release prices at Best Buy this week: On a specific selection of new releases (list to follow), Best Buy is running a Get a $5 Gift Card offer if you buy 2…or a Get a $10 Gift Card offer if you buy three titles. You will want to factor that into any purchases you might make. The titles are:

A Scanner Darkly, All the King’s Men, Altered, American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile, Jet Li’s Fearless, Invinvible, Lady in the Water, Little Miss Sunshine, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, National Lampoon’s Pledge This!, Police Story, The Promise, Step Up, The Wicker Man (2006). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has another giftcard deal on a series of nice titles listed at $9.99 apiece—Buy 5 and get a $20 gift card. (Frezon Lousy Math, Inc. figures that to be 5 titles for $30! Or, just $6 per title!. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--At Best Buy, you can save $10 on the purchase of The Simpsons: Season 9 and ANY other previous season. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds & Ends: Seasons 1-3 of Everybody Loves Raymond are on sale for just $19.99 apiece this week.

--Circuit City has an exclusive deal for fans of the martial arts with the purchase of Jet Li’s Fearless on DVD: A CC EXCLUSIVE COLLECTOR’S GUIDE to the fighting styles in Jet Li’s final martial arts epic.

--With the purchase of Little Miss Sunshine on DVD, Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE ROAD TRIP COMPANION BOOK. includes quotes from the film, maps, games, and more.

--Circuit City has a FREE DOWNLOAD with the purchase of Step Up on DVD. “…of a dance montage and behind-the-scenes content.” Minimum 20 per store.

--Save $6 if you buy BOTH Invincible and Step Up at Circuit City. Must be purchased on same receipt. In-store only.

--CC has an EXCLUSIVE FREE LIMITED EDITION DREAMSGIRLS LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of specially-selected DVDs on sale for just $7.49 apiece. Minimum 50 per store.

--CC also has a special sale list of DVDs for $4.99 and $9.99 apiece this week.

--Circuit City Odds & Ends: Seasons 1-5 of ER are on sale for $19.99 apiece. Seasons 1-7 of The Simpsons are on sale for $29.99 apiece. And, Seasons 2-5 of Married…with Children are on sale for $29.99 apiece (Season 1 = $22.99).

--A quiet week for specials at Target this week…although they have lots of LOW prices on this week’s new releases!

--Target Odds & Ends: Target has its usual assortment of $7.50 and $10 DVDs.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: December 19, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

Patrick Sun

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

Over The Hedge $13.99
CARS $13.99
M:I: III $13.99
X-MEN 3: Last Stand $13.99

The Biggest Loser 1 $7.99
The Biggest Loser 2 $9.99

$4.99 each: - Limit 3 per title per Customer
Antwoine Fisher
Moulin Rouge
Miller’s Crossing
The Beach
Runaway Jury
Predator 2
The Siege
Big Momma’s House
Behind Enemy Lines
Hope Floats
From Hell
The Magnificent Seven
When Harry Met Sally
Show Girls
Original Sin
Wall Street
Double Impact
True Lies
Sleeping With The Enemy
The Birdcage
Dead Man Walking
Leaving Las Vegas
The Silence Of The Lambs
Fargo: Special Edition
Jeepers Creepers
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Daredevil: Director’s Cut

$7.49 each:
(Circuit City Exclusive: Receive a Free limited edition Dreamgirls lithograph with purchase of any of these DVD listed in this section. Dreamgirls opens in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. Lithograph available while supplies last. Minimum 50 per store)
The Fighting Temptations
Lady Sings The Blues
The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut
A Night At The Roxbury
Coach Carter
Save The Last Dance: Special Collector’s Edition
Saturday Night Fever
School Of Rock
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
The Original Kings Of Comedy
The Honeymooners (2005)
Minority Report
American Beauty
Coming To America
Eddie Murphy: RAW
A Vampire In Brooklyn
Biker Boyz
Jay-Z: Fade To Black

$9.99 each:
V For Vendetta
Hustle & Flow
Failure To Launch
Lord Of War
Running Scared
Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Full Metal Jacket
The Transporter
Garfield: The Movie
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
The French Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Kill Bill: Volume II
She’s The Man
Body Double
Tears Of The Sun
Gone In 60 Seconds: Unrated Director’s Cut
Ong-Bak, The Thai Warrior
Body Heat
The Brothers Grimm
The Patriot: Extended Cut
The Alamo
Jumanji: Deluxe Edition
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
The Cave
Taxi Driver: Collector’s Edition
House f Flying Daggers
All The King’s Men (Original Version)
Pimp My Ride: The Complete First Season
Layer Cake
A River Runs Through It
Sleepless In Seattle
Kung Fu Hustle
Yours, Mine & Ours

DVD Sets:
Married With Children: Season 1 $22.99
Married With Children: Season 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $29.99 each
ER: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
The Simpsons: Season 8 $32.99 Maggie Head shown
The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $29.99
Bones: Season 1 $39.99
LOST: Season 2 – Extended Experience $34.99
Desperate Housewives: Season 2 $34.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2 Uncut $34.99
Seinfeld: Season 7 $34.99
The Office: Season 2 $34.99
Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $34.99
24: Season 5 $34.99
House: Season 2 $44.99
Criminal Minds Season 1 $44.99
CSI: Miami : Season 4 $44.99
CSI: Season 6 $59.99


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

You, Me & DuPree $15.99
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown $19.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $19.99
Barnyard $19.99
CARS $19.99
Superman Returns $19.99
Miami Vice: Unrated $19.99
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $19.99
M:I: III $19.99
The DaVinci Code $19.99
World Trade Center $19.99
Dane Cook: Vicious Circle $19.99

$9.99 each:
Buy Any 5 Of These DVDs and Get a Free $20 Gift Card.
Choose From These DVDs and more at BestBuy.com. Titles Must Be Purchased On The Same Receipt

The Bourne Supremacy
Unleashed: Unrated
Pink Panther (Steve Martin)
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated
Underworld: Evolution
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightley)
Black Hawk Down: Extended Cut
The Patriot: Extended Cut
The Riddick Trilogy
American Pie Presents: Band Camp
Two For The Money
The Constant Gardner
Meet The Fockers
JAWS: 30th Anniversary Edition
Sixteen Candles
Land Of The Dead
Guess Who
Legends Of The Fall
Bad Boys II
The Legend Of Zorro
Into The Blue
House Of Flying Daggers
Carlito’s Way
The Land Before Time
Orgazmo: Special Edition
The Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Edition
Casino: Anniversary Edition
Cinderella Man
The Breakfast Club
Conan: The Complete Quest

DVD Sets:
Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $29.99
LOST: Season 2 – Extended Experience $44.99
Charmed: Season 6 $32.99
House: Season 2 $34.99
Seinfeld: Season 7 $34.99
Las Vegas: Season 3 – Uncut & Uncensored $34.99
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $34.99
The Office: Season 2 $34.99
JAG: Season 2 $39.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2 Uncut $44.99
Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Walt Disney Treasures Sets $24.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

John Tucker Must Die $14.99
The Break-Up $14.99
Curious George $14.99
The Cheetah Girls 2 Low Price ($14.99)
Over The Hedge $14.99
Superman Returns $17.99
The DaVinci Code $15.99
World Trade Center $19.99

$7.50 each:
The Phantom Of The Opera (2005)
Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Collection
Must Love Dogs
Spider-Man 2

$10 each:
The Notebook
Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
The Polar Express (1-disc)

DVD Sets:
The Office: Season 2 $34.99
Smallville: Season 5 $39.99
Pride & Prejudice: The Special Edition $24.99
House: Season 2 $39.99
The Gilmore Girls: Season 6 $39.99
The Godfather DVD Collection $32.99
The Simpsons: Season 8 $29.99
Hogan’s Heroes: Season 5 $29.99
The O.C.: Season 3 $49.99
Star Wars Trilogy $39.99
Family Guy: Volume IV $24.99
Seinfeld: Season 7 $29.99
Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection $49.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 2 Uncut $39.99
Band Of Brothers $54.99
Indiana Jones: Complete DVD Movie Collection $32.99
LOST: Season 2 – Extended Experience $44.99
The Audrey Hepburn Collection $19.99
Sex And The City: The Complete Series $169.99

Other TV Season also available

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Just Invincible from CC as I have WDT Pluto Vol. 2 ordered from Amazon (with free 2 day shipping via trial offer of Prime).

Chris S

Senior HTF Member
Apr 9, 2000
Real Name
Chris S
Thanks guys!

This is a really expensive week for me.

WDT: all of them
Little Miss Sunshine
Lady in the Water (BD)


Senior HTF Member
Jul 17, 2000
Upstate NY
Real Name
Thanks, fellers.

This week, it's Simpsons S9 (head), MWC S6 and the 2 animated WDTs (though I'm considering the Your Host, WD too).


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Bothell, WA
Real Name
Would've been Little Miss Sunshine and Simpsons S9...but LMS is a double sided disc. Can't stand those and refuse to support them in any release. So just Simpsons for me.

Thanks gents.


Supporting Actor
Mar 27, 2001
Real Name

One side has widescreen and the other fullscreen. Another downer is that the widescreen side is single layer, fullscreen is too though.


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
Real Name
Thanks for the Round-Up!

Nothing for me this week which is just as well since I ran out of money



Stunt Coordinator
Nov 9, 2003
Great work, as usual, Mike and Patrick.

A Scanner Darkly and The Simpsons season 9 (regular package) for me this week.


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Bothell, WA
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I also understand there is at least one extra that is separated from the others on the second side. Regardless, the minute I heard it was double sided, I stopped caring about this release.


Who do we think I am?
Dec 1, 1999
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
one side has alternate ending
the other side does not, it does have trailers a music spot and a music video that is not on the other sider

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
All right...so here's what amazon.com is telling me...

So, the alternate endings, music video, and trailers are all on the widescreen side? But it is the fullscreen side that has two layers?

This also doesn't make it clear if the commentary is on both sides or what the isolated bonus feature Jason mentions is.

I'm off to check if there is a thread in Software explaining all this...

EDIT** HERE'S the only thread I could find on this. As long as the PQ and SQ are okay with the OAR film and bonus features all on one side, I don't see why this should be a problem. But I guess those could be a couple of big "ifs."

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
Okay...here's the details from Fox Home Video

This makes it look like the commentary and features are identical on each side...except for the forced trailers found on the OAR side.

Still doesn't answer why only the FS side would be dual layer...or how the PQ and SQ will be.

I really want to see this.


Who do we think I am?
Dec 1, 1999
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
here's what i see on the disc.

full side:

dir commentary
screenwriter commentary
till the end of time performed by deotchka
soundtrack spot

wide side:

same commentaries

alternate endings with optional commenatry

also both sides have skippable trailers that start after putting in the disc.

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