Weekly RoundUp 12-20-2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Catherine Zeta-Jones & Renee Zellweger (Chicago - 2002)

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    – Diane Lane & John Cusack (Must Love Dogs - 2005)

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    – Randolph Scott (Seven Men From Now - 1956)

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    “The Battle of the Sexes! The Battle of the Gorillas!” (Mogambo - 1953)

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    (3 Godfathers – 1948)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3 Godfathers---$9.99-21 Hours at Munich$14.95$14.99$15.99--The Amazing Race: Season 7$27.48$34.99$34.99$29.99-Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0$34.99$32.99$39.99-$33.99Bob the Butler$17.99$14.99$17.99--The Brothers Grimm$17.98$16.99$17.99$16.99-Chicago: Razzle-Dazzle Edition$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-Creep$18.99$24.99$19.99--**Cry Wolf (NR)$22.48$19.99$19.99$19.99-ER: Season 4$37.48$34.99$32.99$29.99-**The Exorcism of Emily Rose (R & NR)$20.26$16.99$17.99$19.99-**Four Brothers CE$17.98$16.99$14.99$16.99-Frankie and Johnny are Married$20.98$16.99$19.99--The Great Raid: Unrated Director’s Cut$27.99$29.99$34.99--Here Come the Tigers$13.45$12.99$14.94--Martha’s Baking Favorites$14.98$19.99$15.99--Mogambo---$9.99-Murder on Orient Express (2001)$20.99$14.99$15.99--**Must Love Dogs$17.98$19.99$14.99$16.99$18.99November$16.99$19.99$24.97--Once Upon a Mattress$14.99$14.99$17.99--One Day in September$14.95$14.99$15.99--Party of Five: Season 2$34.99$34.99$39.99$39.99-Rebound$20.98$19.99$17.99$19.99-Santa’s Slay$24.28$22.99$19.99--**Serenity$16.98$17.99$17.99$16.99$18.99Seven Men From Now$11.24$11.99$12.99--White Dragon$16.99$22.99$24.97--

    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! Cry Wolf (Unrated) AND Four Brothers CE AND Must Love Dogs AND Serenity are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, note that Cry Wolf AND The Great Raid are also being released in a Rated-version but it is MAR ONLY!...stay away!!! [​IMG] And, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is being released in BOTH a Theatrical Version and an Unrated version…get the one that’s right for you. Phew! This part of the RoundUp seems to be getting harder each week. What’s the deal with releasing theatrical cuts MAR-only…or four different releases of the same title at once (Rated/OAR, Rated/MAR, Unrated/MAR, Unrated/OAR or some similar variation on that theme)?

    --Target, this week, is advertising TWO EXCLUSIVE releases of John Ford movies: Mogambo (Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly) and 3 Godfathers (John Wayne & Harry Carey, Jr.). They are $9.99 apiece.

    --Best Buy, this week, is offering an EXCLUSIVE with its copies of The Exorcism of Emily Rose—the 50-minute The Real Exorcist, as seen on A&E. Follow real exorcists as they work to cast out the demons of the afflicted. Featuring Father Gabriele Amorth, renowned as the Vatican’s chief exorcist. Examines science’s explanation of the phenomenon of possession and exorcism.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a $6 savings if you purchase BOTH The Brothers Grimm ($16.99) AND The Great Raid ($29.99 in WS with 232-page book). Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Although not a new release, I think its worth pointing out that the release of both Ghostbusters 1 & 2 is on sale at Best Buy for just $7.99 this week…along with other titles under the banner ”Our Lowest Advertised Price”

    --Fans of ER will want to check out Circuit City this week. ER: Season 4 is on sale for $32.99. Although that price is bested by Target at $29.99, CC has ER: Seasons 1 thru 3 on sale for $19.99 each! THIS WEEK ONLY. Save up to $20. In-store only.

    --Although it doesn’t quite live up to the great Market Pantry Flavored Water/DVD promotion at Target several months ago [​IMG] , Circuit City is offering FREE ACT II popcorn with either the purchase of Four Brothers or Must Love Dogs on DVD ($14.99 apiece). In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 36 per store. Movies + Popcorn = [​IMG]

    --Target has the lowest price this week on ER: Season 4…AND an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC! It includes the Live East Coast Broadcast of the Ambush episode. Quantity limited; no rain checks.

    Target is also offering FREE $5 GiftCards with the purchase of The Amazing Race: Season 7 ($29.99) or Party of Five: Season 2 ($39.99). GiftCard automatically given at register; no rain checks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: December 20, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the Roundup. Just Brothers Grimm for me with the $3 coupon from Better Homes & Gardens which brings it down at Target to $13.99 (or $13.89 at CC with a pm).
     
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    What?...no picture from Serenity ? The price is a little higher than I was hoping for, but I'm still picking up four copies. Thanks Mike.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $14.99 each:
    Christmas with the Kranks
    House of Wax
    Batman Begins
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Spider-Man/Spider-Man 2

    $17.99 each:
    The Devil's Rejects
    Star Wars Episode III: RotS
    The Polar Express
    Madagascar

    $19.99 each:
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    War of the Worlds
    Cinderella Man
    40 Year Old Virgin
    Bad News Bears
    Roll Bounce

    $34.99:
    Seinfeld season 5

    $27.99:
    Family Guy season 4

    $24.99:
    Chappelle's Show season 2

    $39.99 each:
    Lost season 1
    Desperate Housewives season 1
    Harry Potter 1-3 collection

    $32.99:
    Lords of the Rings 6-disc set

    $29.99:
    Friends season 10

    $45.99:
    The Godfather trilogy 5-disc set

    $52.99:
    From the Earth to the Moon

    5 for $25:
    Enemy at the Gates
    Primal Fear
    Kiss the Girls
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Vanilla Sky
    The Talanted Mr. Ripley
    What About Bob?
    King Kong Lives
    Lionheart
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    The Naked Gun
    The Naked Gun 2 1/2
    Cobra
    Waterworld
    Black Mask
    the Edge
    Basic Instinct
    Bratz
    Fist of Legend
    The Last Castle
    Urban Cowboy
    Panic Room
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    The General's Daughter
    Bad News Bears (70's)
    While You Were Sleeping
    What Dreams May Come
    Pretty in Pink
    French Kiss
    The Score

    $9.99 each:
    Troy
    The Aviator
    Scarface
    Amercian Psycho
    Alexander DC
    Hitch
    Ghostbusters 1 and 2
    Tears of the Sun
    The Passion of the Christ
    Barbie Fairytopia
    Barbie as Rapunzel
    Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
    Interview with a Vampire
    Warriors
    Dave Chappelle For What It's Worth
    The Chronicles of Narnia (BBC)
    the Phantom of the Opera
    the Green Mile
    Saving Private Ryan
    Ray
    Smokey and the Bandit
    willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    The Color Purple
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Dirty Dancing
    Blazing Saddles
    The Ten Commandments
    Tommy Boy
    full Metal Jacket
    After the Sunset
    Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $16.99 each:
    Stealth
    The Amityville Horror (2005)
    Wizard of OZ 2 DVD Version
    The Island

    $12.99:
    XXX: State of the Union

    $14.99 each:
    Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants
    Batman Begins
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

    $7.99 Each:
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    Superman: The Movie
    Bullitt
    Empire Records
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Caddyshack
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Pack
    Not Another Teen Movie Uncensored
    The Grudge (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
    Monty Python & The Holy Grail Special Edition
    Steel Magnolias
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    The Mask of Zorro Deluxe Edition

    $9.99 Each:
    Blow
    Old School Unrated
    Clockwork Orange
    Full Metal Jacket
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Warriors: Ultimate Directors Cut
    Gladiator
    Wayne's World
    Scarface (Pacino) 2-DVD Anniversary Edition
    The Godfather
    Sideways
    Friday
    The Butterfly Effect
    The Girls Next Door Unrated
    Garden State

    2 for $20:
    Office Space (2005)
    I, Robot
    Fight Club
    Dodgeball Unrated
    The Transporter (2005)
    Ice Age
    Man on Fire
    Hide and Seek

    $35.99:
    The Simpsons: Season 7

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $15.99 each:
    War of the Worlds (2005) Low Price
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    Batman Begins
    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    $19.99:
    The Polar Express

    $19.99 each:
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    Madagascar $19.99
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    $7.50 Each:
    Radio
    As Good As It Gets
    Big Daddy
    Something's Gotta Give
    Blade II
    Blade

    $10.00 Each:
    Barbie: Fairytopia
    Cheaper By The Dozen (Steve Martin)
    The Terminal
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour
    Open Water
    The Running Man

    Box Sets:

    $17.99:
    The Magnificant Seven Special Edition

    $19.99:
    Audrey Hepburn Collection
    Beavis & Butthead: Mike Judge Collection

    $24.99 each:
    Entourage: Season 1
    Family Guy: Volume 1 / Volume 2 / Volume 3

    $32.99:
    The Elvis Collection

    $34.99:
    The Complete Superman Collection

    $29.99 each:
    Alias: Season 1
    ANY Seinfeld Season Set (1 through 6)

    $39.99 each:
    LOST: Season 1
    Tyler Perry Collection
    The Pink Panther Collection
    Star Wars Trilogy 4 DVDs
    The Godfather Collection
    The Lord of The Rings Trilogy

    $44.99:
    North And South

    $49.99 each:
    The Indiana Jones Collection
    Batman: Motion Picture Anthology 1989 - 1997

    $59.99:
    The Sopranos (seasons 1 through 5)

    $69.99:
    Band of Brothers
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    [​IMG]
    The Cast (Serenity - 2005)

    For any guy who's picking up FOUR copies.... [​IMG]
     
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    Any word on which version of Ambush is on the ER Season 4 set?
     
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    BTW Mike, that image you linked only works if you have actually visited the site and had it loaded in your browser cache. You might add a simple link
     
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    Where are these dvd releases of 3 Godfathers and Mogambo coming from? Both of these titles would be Warner releases and I can't imagine these Ford directed films not getting some advance publicity or even in a boxset of Ford films. Something isn't right about this????????







    Crawdaddy
     
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    Here's the Circuit City sale DVDs for this week:

    $17.99
    The Devil's Rejects
    SW Ep. 3: RotS
    The Polar Express
    Madagascar

    $19.99
    Mr & Mrs Smith
    War of the Worlds (2005)
    Cinderella Man
    40 Year Old Virgin
    Bad News Bears (2005)
    Roll Bounce

    $24.99
    Chappelle's Show: Season 2

    $27.99
    Family Guy: Vol. 3

    $29.99
    Friends: Season 10

    $32.99
    LOTR: six disc set

    $34.99
    Seinfeld: Season 5

    $39.99
    Lost: Season 1
    Desperate Housewives: Season 1
    Harry Potter 1-3: six disc set

    $45.99
    The Godfather Collection

    $52.99
    From the Earth to the Moon

    5 for $25
    Enemy at the Gates
    Primal Fear
    Kiss the Girls
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Vanilla Sky
    Talented Mr Ripley
    What About Bob?
    King kong Lives
    Lionheart
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
    Naked Gun
    Naked Gun 2 1/2
    Cobra
    Waterworld
    Black Mask
    The Edge
    Basic Instint
    Bratz: The Movie
    Fist of legend
    The Last Castle
    Urban Cowboy
    Panic Room
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    The General's Daughter
    Bad News Bears
    While You Were Sleeping
    What Dreams May Come
    Pretty in Pink
    French Kiss
    The Score

    $9.99
    Troy
    Aviator
    Scarface
    American Psycho
    Alexander: Dir. Cut
    Hitch
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
    Tears of the Sun
    Passion of the Christ
    The Warriors
    Barbie: Fairytopia
    Barbie: Rapunzel
    Barbie: Magic Pegasus
    Interview with the Vampire
    Dave Chappelle: Live @ Fillmore
    Chronicles of Narnia (BBC)
    Phantom of the Opera
    The Green Mile
    Saving Private Ryan
    Ray
    Smokey & the Bandit
    Willy Wonka & Choc. Factory
    The Color Purple
    Silence of the Lambs
    Dirty Dancing
    Blazing Saddles (30th Anniv)
    Ten Commandments
    Tommy Boy
    Full Metal Jacket
    After the Sunset
    Cheaper By The Dozen
     
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    John: Which one? Serenity?

    EDIT** Hows that? Any better? I changed the Serenity picture.
     
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    Robert: the only thing I can add is that both of these titles are, indeed, Warners releases. And, that both are pictured in this week's Target flyer with the poster art I have used above pictured as the cover art. Text is: Exclusively at Target! $9.99 each, Warner

    And, that's all.
     
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    The original post includes this note:

    --Target has the lowest price this week on ER: Season 4…AND an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC! It includes the Live East Coast Broadcast of the Ambush episode. Quantity limited; no rain checks.

    So, the one included as the regular part of the set is not the East Coast broadcast, I guess.

    - Bill
     
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    The west coast version is on the set. However, Target (which has the lowest price for the set) has an exclusive bonus disc that contains the East coast version. So if you buy the set at Target, you'll get BOTH versions.

    Here's Roundup creator Dave Lambert's take on it.

    Thanks, as always, Mike and Patrick but (for the first time in a few weeks) nothing definite for me this week. Although I may start picking up the ER sets.
     
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    As always, thank you mike and Patrick for the continued good work! [​IMG]

    Just Serenity for me... But, that's more than enough! [​IMG]
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    Wow! What is this phenomenon called "Serenity"?

    Youse guys really seem to like this flick. It was completely off my radar screen.

    Wonder how I missed it completely?! I don't know ANYTHING about it.
     
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    Serenity is from a tv series called Firefly which my nephew tells me is great. He's got the Firefly boxed set & is looking forward to Serenety's release but I've never seen the series or the movie. It does appear to have quite a following though.
     
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    Just Serentiy for me (at BB PM'd to Target). Maybe 2001: A Space Odyssey or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at BB.

    $17 + $8 = $25 - $25 in RZ certificates = free!

    Thanks Mike for the RoundUp!
     
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    Serenity was the movie continuation of the series Firefly, although it can be watched with only moderate confusion if you haven't seen the series. (There's a couple places you meet characters that were introduced in the series that aren't really "introduced" in the movie, but in general it's not too important to the plot if you don't know who they are). Was a fairly decent movie (Firefly zealots might say the best of the year [​IMG]), albeit a little predictable in points for my taste. Many firefly zealots are trying to convince themselves that great sales of this dvd might warrant the release of the other two movies that were discussed, but it was such a box office flop that I personally think they're hoping in vain. (Not that I'd complain if they get made, I just think realistically there's not much chance).

    Serenity (I did say it was fairly decent) and BSG for me this week.
     

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