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Weekly RoundUp 12-2-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

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

The Features

– Angelina Jolie (Wanted – 2008)

– Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca – 1942)

– Josef von Sternberg, Merle Oberon, Charles Laughton (I Claudius – 1937)

– Lauren Bacall, Allen Ludden, Jack Palance (Password – 1965)

– Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly (Step Brothers – 2008)

– White Dog – 1982

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBam Magera: Where the #$&% is Santa?$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Best of Dr. Katz$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Best of Password$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - Cannon: Season 1 Volume 2$26.99$29.99$29.99 - - Casablanca Ultimate CE$38.99$39.99$38.99$39.99$39.99Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$15.99$14.99$15.99$15.99$18.99Chronicles/Narnia: Prince Caspian CE (3-disc)$22.99$27.99$27.99$29.99 - The Day the Earth Stood Still (2-disc)$13.99$14.99$12.99 - - Fly Me to the Moon (in 3-D)$23.49$19.99$17.99$15.99 - Frost/Nixon Interview$18.49$19.99$19.99 - - Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear!$12.99$14.99$17.99 - - I Claudius (1976) & The Epic That Never Was$44.99$34.99$49.98 - - Jake & the Fatman: Season 1 Volume 2$26.99$29.99$29.99 - - Law and Order: Sixth Year$35.98$44.99$59.98 - - The Longshots$25.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Lower Learning$23.99$24.99$19.99 - - The Man Called Flintstone$12.99$14.99$17.99 - - My Father My Lord$26.99$24.99$21.99 - - My Mexican Shivah$24.95 - - - - Perry Mason: Season 3 Volume 2$35.99$39.99$49.99 - - Saturday Night Live: Season 4$48.99$54.99$69.98$44.99 - **Step Brothers (1-disc) (R & NR)$17.49$16.99$15.99$16.99 - Step Brothers SE (2-disc) NR$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - **Wanted (1-disc) (R & NR)$16.99$15.99$15.99$15.99$18.99Wanted SE (2-disc) NR$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Wanted LE Collector’s Gift Set$42.99$39.99$39.99 - - White Dog (CC)$26.99$24.99$21.99 - - World Within: C.G. Jung in his Own Words$26.99$24.99$21.99 - - The X-Files: I Want to Believe (1-disc)$17.99$19.99$17.99$16.99 - The X-Files: I Want to Believe Ult. Ed.$23.99$24.99$22.99$22.99$21.99

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAustin Powers Collection$44.99$49.99$69.99 - - Bam Magera: Where the #$&% is Santa?$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - Casablanca Ultimate Coll. Edition$41.49$44.99$41.99 - $41.49Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2-disc)$24.99$24.99$26.99$26.99$26.99Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (3-disc) $24.99$34.99$29.99$29.99 - Chronicles/Narnia (2 Movie Bundle) (Amz. Excl.)$39.95 - - - - The Contract$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Day of the Dead$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Day the Earth Stood Still$20.49$29.99$29.99 - - Home Alone$23.99$29.99$29.99 - - Immortal$11.99$17.99$17.99 - - Jingle All the Way$23.95$29.99$29.99 - - La Femme Nikita$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - The Longshots$26.49$29.99$34.00 - - The Messenger: Story of Joan of Arc$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - The Shawshank Redemption$19.99$24.99$34.00 - - Sin City (Import)$29.99 - - - - Step Brothers (2-disc) NR$24.99$26.99$27.99$29.99 - Stranger Than Fiction SE$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Wanted$26.99$26.99$26.99$26.99$26.99Wanted LE Collector’s Gift Set$43.99$49.99$44.99 - - The X-Files: Fight the Future$22.99$29.99$29.99 - - The X-Files: I Want to Believe$25.99$29.99$29.99$29.99$25.99The X-Files (2 Movie Bundle)$39.99$49.99$59.99 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Chronicles of Narnia (2 Movie Bundle) (Amazon Exclusive) (Blu-ray): The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; Prince Caspian.

The X-Files (2 Movie Bundle) (Blu-ray): Fight the Future, I Want to Believe.

Wanted LE Collector’s Gift Set (SD & Blu-ray): The 2-disc SEs, collectible packaging “pierced with a bullet, creating a shattering effect to the outer case”, photo book of assassins, collectible postcards, acrylic frame motion 3-D film cell.

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! Step Brothers (1-disc) AND Wanted (1-disc) are BOTH being released, this week, in RATED and UNRATED versions! Get the one that’s right for you! ;)

--Both Best Buy AND Circuit City, this week, are advertising FREE MOVIE MONEY with their copies (both SD & Blu-ray) of The Day the Earth Stood Still. CC includes NO description of the movie money in their flyer, however, BB says the movie money will be available via on-line redemption code. Value = $7.50. The Day the Earth Stood Still in theaters 12-12-08. Movie money valid 12-12-08 thru 1-31-09. Minimum two per store. No rain checks. In-store only.

--Best Buy will also have an EXCLUSIVE FREE NIGHTLIGHT with the purchase, this week, of Fly Me to the Moon. Minimum three per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer.

--Purchase ANY version of Chronicles of Narnia: Price Caspian @ BB this week and save $5 on the purchase of a DVD from a list of Disney holiday titles.

--Also @ BB this week, an EXCLUSIVE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of ANY version of Wanted. Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer.

--BB’s got a nice selection of recent SD releases marked down from $19.99 to $13.99.

--BB also has a number of holiday titles listed for $14.99 (including the new Charlie Brown’s Christmas release and 50th anniversary edition How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

--The following Blu-ray discs are on sale for $19.99 @ Best Buy this week: The 40-Year Old Virgin, American Gangster, Batman: The Movie, Eastern Promises, The Italian Job, Knocked Up, Madagascar, Patton, Top Gun, X-Men 3: The Last Stand.

--The following Blu-ray discs are $24.99 this week @ BB: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance kid, Flags of Our Fathers, Ice Age, Live Free or Die Hard, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Night at the Museum.

--Best Buy says if you buy ANY TWO of the above ($19.99 or $24.99) Blu-ray discs, You can get a FREE $10 Best Buy GIFTCARD. Buy ANY THREE and get a FREE $20 BB GIFTCARD, instantly.

--Buy ANY Sony Vaio Blu-ray-capable PC @ BB and you earn the right to be able to purchase one of the following $29.99 BD titles and getting one free: 21, Casino Royale, Superbad, Vantage Point.

--Buy the Planet Earth set on Blu-ray at Best Buy this week (for $74.99) and get an EXCLUSIVE FREE T-SHIRT. Minimum two per store. No rainchecks. Limit one per customer.

--Along the same vein, purchase Talladega Nights (SD $14.99) @ BB this week and get an EXCLUSIVE RICKY BOBBY BOBBLEHEAD DOLL. Well, it’s sort of the same vein. Okay. Maybe not.

--Best Buy has a number of $19.99 titles available in a 2/$30 deal: The Elephant Kingdom, Gettysburg, Mars: Quest for Life, Snakes, The World’s Biggest and Baddest Bugs. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 & $9.99.

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE CHROME KEYCHAIN with the Wanted SE (2-disc). Available on-line and in most stores. While supplies last.

--@ Circuit City, get a FREE $5 Circuit City giftcard AND a FREE “Horton Hears a Who!” Interactive Card (whatever that is), instantly, when you buy a $12.99 title from the following list: Anastasia, Firehouse Dog, Garfield’s FunFest, Home Alone, Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum. Regular $14.99. Titles may vary by store.

--The following holiday titles are $9.99 @ CC this week: A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Polar Express, Shrek the Halls, White Christmas.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $3.99 & $6.99.

--Target, this week, is advertising an EXCLUSIVE GIFT with its copies of the Casablanca Ultimate CE. The flyer says nothing more than “Exclusive Gift.” Your guess is as good as mine. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target also has EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION NOTES with its copies of the Wanted SE (2-disc).

--Some GREAT PRICES on “gift sets” @ Target this week (among those shown): Back to the Future Trilogy ($14.99), Die Hard Trilogy Ult. Coll. ($12.99) and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (6 films) ($12.99!).

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $4.75 & $10.00.

Patrick Sun

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

The Forbidden Kingdom $15.99
Tropic Thunder $15.99
X-Files: Revelations $17.99

$3.99 each: Titles may vary by store. Regularly $9.99 - $14.99. More titles available in store
Antwone Fisher
High Crimes
Men Of Honor
The Comebacks: Unrated
I Think I Love My Wife
True Lies

$6.99 each:
Unleashed: Unrated
The Bourne Identity: Explosive Extended Edition
Die Hard
King Kong (Peter Jackson)
Assault On Precinct 13
JAWS: Collector’s Edition (2005)
Jurassic Park: Collector’s Edition
Friday Night Lights
Van Helsing
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2-Disc Set)
Dawn Of The Dead: Unrated Director’s Cut
2 Fast 2 Furious
Battlestar Galactica: The Feature Film
White Noise
Pan’s Labyrinth
DOOM: Unrated Extended Edition
Miami Vice: Unrated Director’s Edition
Children Of Men
The Interpreter
Mad Max: Special Edition
The Chronicles Of Riddick
The 300 Spartans
Ong-Bak: Thai Seamstress Supreme
The Last Of The Mohicans: Director’s Expanded Edition
The Bourne Supremacy
Family Guy: Blue Harvest
The Fast & The Furious: All Tricked Out Edition
Smokin’ Aces
The Family Stone
Mannequin / Mannequin 2: On The Move
White Chicks
Virgin Territory
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Brave One
The Transporter: Collector’s Edition
License To Wed
Willow: Special Edition
Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
Mad Money
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Remastered Edition

$9.99 each: Titles May Vary by Store
The Polar Express
Shrek The Halls
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Jingle All The Way
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Story
Miracle On 34th Street
A White Christmas
It’s A Wonderful Life: 60th Anniversary Edition

$12.99 each: Titles may vary by store. Regularly $14.99 each
Free Horton Hears A Who! Interactive card & $5 Circuit City Gift Card With Purchase.
Ice Age
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Anastasia: Family Fun Edition
Mrs. Doubtfire: Behind The Seams Edition
Firehouse Dog
Garfield Funfest
A Night At The Museum
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Home Alone: Family Fun Edition

Blu-Ray High Definition Discs:
Ultimate Matrix Box Set $89.99


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan: Unrated 1 Disc Extended Version $16.99
The Incredible Hulk $15.99
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $14.99 Exclusive Ricky Bobby Bobblehead included with purchase
The Longshots $19.99
Superman vs. Doomsday Special Edition $19.99

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas $14.99
Mickey’s Twice Of Christmas $14.99
The Santa Clause: Special Edition $14.99
The Santa Clause 2 $14.99
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause $14.99
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey Saves Santa $14.99
Little Einsteins: The Christmas Wish $14.99
Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year $14.99
Winnie The Pooh: Seasons Of Giving $14.99
A Muppets Christmas Carol $14.99
I’ll BE Home For Christmas $9.99
Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs $9.99
Classic Cartoon Favorites – Volume IX : Classic Holiday Stories $9.99
Classic Cartoon Favorites – Volume VIII : Holiday Celebration With Mickey & Pals $9.99
Save $5 on these Disney Holiday DVDs with purchase of any version of The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Items must be purchased on the same receipt.

$4.99 each:
Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
Smokin’ Aces
Eastern Promises
Hot Fuzz

$9.99 each:
Spongebob Squarepants: Christmas
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

$13.99 each: Regular Price: $19.99
Indiana Jones IV: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Kung Fu Panda
Iron Man
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Sex & The City: The Movie
Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2
Speed Racer
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008)
What Happens In Vegas
Street Kings
The Forbidden Kingdom
Stargate Continuum
Futurama: Bender’s Game
The Happening

$14.99 each:
Shrek The Halls
Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Christmas
Go Diego Go: Diego Saves Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Remastered
Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Cristmas Movie
How The Grinch Stole Christmas: 50th Birthday Deluxe Edition

$19.99 each:
Care Bears: Flurries Of Fun
Strawberry Shortcake: Holiday Dreams

Blu-Ray Discs:
The Austin Powers Collection $49.99
Planet Earth $74.99 Free Exclusive T-Shirt on pack with purchase. Minimum 2 per store. No rain checks. Limit 1 per customer.

2 For $30 if purchased on the same receipt:
The World’s Biggest & Baddest Bugs $19.99
Snakes $19.99
The Elephant Kingdom $19.99
Gettysburg $19.99
Mars: The Quest For Life $19.99

More Blu-Ray Discs:
Free $10 Gift Card When You Buy Any 2 of These Blu-Ray Movies
Free $20 Gift Card When You Buy Any 3 of These Blu-Ray Movies
Madagascar $19.99
Batman: The Movie $19.99
The 40 Years Old Virgin $19.99
Patton $19.99
Eastern Promises $19.99
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition $19.99
X-Men 3: The Last Stand $19.99
American Gangster $19.99
The Italian Job $19.99
Knocked Up: Unrated & Unprotected $19.99

Ice Age $24.99
Night At The Museum $24.99
Flags Of Our Fathers: 2-Disc Special Edition $24.99
Live Free Or Die Hard $24.99
Mr. & Mrs. Smith $24.99
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid $24.99

Even More Blu-Ray High Definition Discs:
Buy one on These Blu-Ray Movies and Get One Free When You Buy Any Sony Vaio Blu-Ray PC
Casino Royale $29.99
Vantage Point $29.99
Superbad: 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition $29.99
21 $29.99

DVD Sets:
The Santa Clause 3 Movie Gift Set $19.99
The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition $29.99
Classic Christmas Favorites $29.99
The Original Christmas Classic $29.99
Metalocalypse: Season 2 $21.99
Planet Earth $54.99
DC Universe Ultimate Movie Collection $49.99 Includes Special Editions of Superman Doomsday, The Justice League: New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight and spots for 2009 releases of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. Minimum 2 per store. No rain checks. Limit 1 per customer.


Target on sale DVD items:

$4.75 each: Titles listed and selected others
The Cutting Edge: Gold Medal Edition
Catch Me If You Can
A Knight’s Tale

$10.00 each: Titles listed and selected others
A Christmas Story
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

DVD Sets:
Die Hard Ultimate Collection $12.99
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection $12.99
Back To The Future Trilogy $14.99
Pride & Prejudice: The Special Edition $14.99
John Candy Comedy Favorites Collection $8.99
The Lethal Weapon Quartet $8.99
Duma / Flipper / Shiloh / Amazing Panda Adventure $8.99
Elvis Presley Musicals: 4 Film Favorites $8.99
Metalocalypse: Season 2 $22.99
Sep 21, 2005
I'm amazed that they are selling the 12 disc Rogers and Hammerstein Collection at Target for $12.99. Anybody else think that's a misprint?


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
I do know that I'll be picking up Perry Mason as soon as I see Target's price on it Tuesday morning. They had it pictured as "Coming Soon" on the New Release display. And I'll see what I can find out about the Casablanca gift.

Ric Easton

Senior HTF Member
Feb 6, 2001
Good Lord... How many times can I pick up Casablanca? But that Ultimate Blu-ray is very tempting! Narnia, Shawshank, X-Files and SNL also have my interest, but with X-Mas coming, I think I'd better hold off.

Thanks for the tease, guys!


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
Real Name
Oy...I was dreading this week. Both X Files movies, Wanted and TDTESS on BD. Shawshank Redemption is on the list, but that is going to come in 2009.

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Thanks for the Roundup. Just Prince Caspian SE for me. Prices are as outrageous as Wall E. I love the way Disney adds that damned worthless digital copy to CALL it a 3 disc set & up the price from $22.99 to $27.99 or higher. I'd like to beat the crap out of whoever came up with the digital copy idea. People who buy the barebones get a nice price and those of us who like features get reamed.


Second Unit
Mar 27, 2004
Will, I just checked Target's web site and in their flier it says:

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection DVD
Stores Only

This item is available in stores, but is not available online.

The Sound of Music / The King and I / Oklahoma! / South Pacific / State Fair / Carousel)

According to Amazon it's the 12 disk set!


almost a bait and switch, in my store they only had them divided up into 2 triple packs instead of all 6 and at $12.99 each. Thanks Target.


Senior HTF Member
Nov 7, 2006
Real Name
William Hughes
I'll eventually get Hey there, it's Yogi Bear! but not until after the Holidays are over.:D

(Besides, I'm as poor as a Church Mouse after my little Black Friday Escapade!):laugh:


Apr 9, 1999
Real Name
Thanks for the prices. I had pre-ordered SNL 4 and Caspian BD from Amazon.

I'm considering the "Home Alone" and "Jingle All the Way" BDs, but at these prices I'll wait for the reviews to see if they're worth it.
Sep 21, 2005

Ha, I just went to Best Buy and they price matched the entire set. It was a bit of a struggle. They kept forcing the issue that the online circular for Target says "Stores Only" and for some reason that means it's a door buster sale that Best Buy won't match. I pushed back and went to the store manager, who eventually price matched.

Also, I got the Godfather blu ray set for my Dad. They had to price match it too, since apparently their own sale wasn't in the system. $58 with tax for both sets. Not a bad deal at all!

John Swarce

Second Unit
Jan 27, 2003


You just KNOW that the gift is Market Pantry water, don't you??:laugh:


You got a great deal on the Godfather set. That is supposed to be online only as part for BB's Cyber-Monday sale, so I am surprised they honored that.

TDTESS for me this week, and maybe Wanted, although I wouldn't be surprised to see a price drop on that in the future. Would jump on the Casablanca BD set, but my wallet is tapped for now. Might have to hold off, as there might be something big being released NEXT week....

Sep 21, 2005

It comes up on their web site as $41.99 without any special mention of an online only sale. You can also do an in-store pick up at that $41.99 too. Still a fantastic sale price, regardless.

Greg Layton

Second Unit
Oct 12, 2004
Real Name
Greg Layton
The Best of Password... interesting. Makes me think there might be a Best of What's My Line someday. I always liked that show.

But anyway, back to the task at hand, I'll have the Shawshank Bluray on my shelf this week come hell or high water. Home Alone and Stranger than Fiction Blurays will probably be a netflix. Oh, and what's the scoop on Casablanca? Is it supposed to look better than the HD DVD that I already have? I'll have to have the SNLs eventually but I'll probably hold off until they release the first five seasons in some sort of box set shaped like the New York skyline.

In any case, thanks guys! Can't wait to see next week's roundup... I bet it will be a particularly Dark edition.

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

It will be 'dark" indeed, Greg.

Here's one piece of marketing I've been holding onto, but will tease you guys with. No...it's no Market Pantry Water from Target...but maybe the next best thing for those of us with a BJs Wholesale Club nearby! :D

Everybody knows Bruce Wayne is famous for drinking BJs-brand water! :D


Senior HTF Member
Mar 6, 2001
Sad to see all these price increases on catalog BluRay titles, I'd rather hoped that discounts would continue through Christmas.

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