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Weekly RoundUp 12/21/04

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
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    ...the right... What's that stuff?"!
    –Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson(“Deep Space Homer” - The Simpsons/Season 5 – 1993)
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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    _____________TITLE___________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    The 4400: Season 1_______ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Anacondas:Blood Orchid___ _ $22.11 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Danny Deckchair__________ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    De-Lovely SE_____________ _ $18.89 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Hype!____________________ _ $13.03 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **King Arthur(NR Dir Cut) _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $14.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $19.29 __
    **Manchurian Candidate___ _ $20.96 __ $14.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.49 __
    Napolean Dynamite________ _ $20.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $18.99 __
    Pursued__________________ _ $18.72 __ $19.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Shaun of the Dead________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Simpsons: Season 5_______ _ $32.49 __ $29.99 __ $35.99 __ $35.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Stander__________________ _ $22.46 __ $19.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Star Trek: Voyager: S7___ _ $90.99 __ $99.99 __$129.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Surviving Christmas______ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    **The Thunderbirds_______ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Two Brothers___________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Westender________________ _ $17.98 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Where the Red Fern Grows_ _ $24.59 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $18.49 __
    Young Black Stallion_____ _ $24.59 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    [/C]

    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! The Manchurian Candidate AND Thunderbirds AND Two Brothers AND King Arthur are ALL available in OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! It appears as if the only WS version of King Arthur is an extended NR director’s cut, while the original threatrical release is available pan-and-scan only.

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy is offering a bonus 15 minute phone card instantly with the purchase of The Manchurian Candidate. Minimum 65 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Save $5 instantly if you purchase Thunderbirds and Two Brothers on the same receipt at Best Buy.

    --Save $10 instantly when you purchase any two seasons of The Simpsons at Best Buy. Season 1 = $29.99. Seasons 2 – 4 = $39.99.

    --And, Best Buy is offering a bonus disc on its copies of Star Trek - Voyager: Season 7 Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Circuit City is also offering an instant $10 savings when you buy The Simpsons: Season 5 and any other season of The Simpsons.

    --Coconuts (TWEC) is advertising “Low Price!” on The Manchurian Candidate, Napolean Dynamite and King Arthur.

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: December 21, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, Chicago, Dinosaur, Freaky Friday (2003), Gangs of New York, Open Range, The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under, Under the Tuscan Sun ... $19.99

    Columbia/Tri-Star

    Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (holiday packaging) ... $19.95
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $4.99 each:
    The Corruptor
    Feeling Minnesota
    Deathtrap
    Protocol
    Home Fries
    Bed of Roses

    $7.99 each:
    Manchurian Candidate (original)
    Anaconda

    $12.99:
    Top Gun SE

    $14.99 each:
    Chronicles of Riddick
    Shrek 2
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    White Chicks
    Elf

    2 for $15:
    Dracula
    A Few Good Men SE
    Donnie Brasco
    Poetic Justice
    The Professional
    Legends of the Fall
    XXX
    The Sweetest Thing
    The Wedding Planner
    Higher Learning
    A River Runs Through It
    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    2 for $20:
    Chicago
    The Santa Clause
    The Santa Clause 2
    Shaolin Soccer
    Bringing Down the House
    Enemy of the State
    Gangs of New York
    Jackie Brown
    Freaky Friday
    Bridget Jones' Diary (CE)
    Rounders (CE)
    Tombstone
    Open Range
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    Holes

    2 packs $16.99:
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico/Desperado
    Baby Boy/You Got Served
    Taxi Driver/Easy Rider(non-sE)

    Save 10% on advertised gift sets:
    Seinfeld Season 1+2 $39.99
    Seinfeld Season 3 $39.99
    Ultimate Christmas Classics $24.99
    Friends Season 8 $29.99
    Harry Potter Trilogy $39.99
    Sex and the City Season 6 part 1 $34.99
    Looney Tunes vol. 2 $49.99
    Ultimate Matrix $54.99
    Godfather Trilogy $49.99
    Ren and Stimpy $29.99
    Indiana Jones Trilogy $47.99
    Buffy Season 7 $39.99
    Family Guy Vol. 2 $34.99
    Band of Brothers $79.99
    Beatles Capitol Albums vol 1 $49.99
    Queen Platinum Collection $17.99
    Bon Jovi 100,000,000 Fans $39.99
    Johnny Cash Unearthed $59.99

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $9.99 each:
    Gone in 60 Seconds
    Nerds II
    The Fast and Furious
    Too Fast Too Furious
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour
    Bruce Almighty
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Apocalypse Now
    Blackhawk Down
    Tears of the Sun
    Sixth Sense
    Stuart Little
    Stuart Little 2
    Independence Day
    Honey
    The Usual Suspects
    Dirty Dancing
    Punisher
    Pretty Woman
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Master and Commander
    Jackie Brown
    Braveheart
    Forest Gump
    The Green Mile
    The Patriot
    Radio
    Mona Lisa Smile
    50 First Date
    You Got Served
    Office Space
    Super Troopers
    Fight Club
    Cheaper by the Dozen
    Dead Poet's Society
    Liar Liar
    Gladiator
    Eurotrip
    Roadtrip
    Animal House
    Lost in Translation
    The Rundown
    Love Actually
    Field of Dreams
    Sea Biscuit
    The Thing
    Daze and Confused
    Mask
    Chocolat
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    The Cat in the Hat

    $15.99:
    Meet the Parents SE

    $19.99 each:
    DodgeBall
    I, Robot
    Spiderman 2
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Collateral
    Princess Diaries 2
    Hero

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $7.50 each:
    Shrek
    Jerry Maguire
    Maid in Manhattan
    SNL - The Best of Will Ferrell
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Quiet Man

    $10 each:
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    American History X
    Blade II (1-disc)
    Blow
    Final Destination
    Friday

    $19.99 each:
    Aladdin
    Brother Bear
    Dodgeball
    Finding Nemo
    Garfield - The Movie
    I, Robot
    Spider-Man 2
    The Bourne Supremacy

    $17.98 each:
    Shrek 2
    The Princess Diaries 2

    Gone With The Wind $24.99

    Seinfeld Seasons 1&2 $37.99
    Star Wars Trilogy $49.99
    The O.C. Season 1 $49.99
    Arrested Development Season 1 $22.99
    Band of Brothers $69.99
    Fat Albert's Greatest Hits $29.99
    Friends Season 8 $29.99
    Nip/Tuck $34.99
    The Godfather Collection $49.99
    The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection $49.99
    The Simpsons Season 4 $29.99
    The Simpsons Season 5 $35.99
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Sorry about the delay in posting this week's roundup (kudos, once again, to Mike, who is under the weather), got caught up in the Atlanta Falcons and their overtime win over the Carolina Panthers...
     
  4. Kenneth Cummings

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    That okay Patrick, we will just get a lump of coal for Christmas instead of that widescreen tv. [​IMG]

    Anyway, it's the Simpson for me this week, hopefully it not my usual "jinxing the purchase" ordeal I usually have. Have a merry Christmas everyone.
     
  5. Beast

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    Wow, no sales for Shaun of the Dead anywhere. What a shame, means that it won't attract the 'impulse purchase' that would help this movie get in more people's hands. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bryan Ri

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    Definately the Simpsons for me this week...maybe Napolean Dynomite...
     
  7. Dave Scarpa

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    Just De-Lovely as a Xmas Present for the Wife. Manchurian and Shaun for Rentals
     
  8. Dillon*G

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    Hoping for the following for Christmas:
    -King Arthur DC
    -The Manchurian Candidate
    -Napoleon Dynamite
    -Shaun of the Dead
    -Simpsons:Season 5

    Thanks Mike and Patrick.All good prices except for Shaun.
     
  9. Scott Weinberg

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    Simpsons and Shaun for me.

    Can't wait to show SotD to all my friends. After introducing them to a handful of horror movies they now love, they're all hyped up for this one. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the update and Happy Holidays to all.
     
  10. Bill Thomann

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    Getting Manchurian Candidate & both Anacondas. Looks like CC for me this week. Thanks for the roundup Mike.
     
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    THere are a few I want, but the only definite is:
    Shaun of the Dead! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Jason_V

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    Simpsons and that's it.

    I've still gotta finish Christmas shopping...ugh.
     
  13. Craig S

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    For those that are interested - Fry's is advertising the King Arthur extended cut for $13.99. I'll actually be able to take advantage of it since they just opened Houston's second Fry's - and it's only five minutes from my house!! Woo Hoo!!!
     
  14. DanielCo

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    Simpsons for me of course! I wanted to add that Deep Discount DVD has Hype! for $7.97 with no tax or shipping charge. Great documentary for the rock historians in the crowd. Get out the flannel!
     
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    I'm finished spending. Got enough I haven't seen yet to keep me busy.
     
  16. EricSchulz

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    You took the words right out of my mouth!
     
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    - Simpsons S5
    - Shaun of the Dead
    - King Arthur

    And I thought SotD and KA were next week, nice surprise. Now I can quit kicking myself for missing Shaun this summer.

    Anyone know if the Field of Dreams on sale at BB for $10 is the new special edition or the first release?

    Thanks Mike and Patrick for your work!
     
  18. David Williams

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    Wow, welcome to gouge the consumer week in the neighborhood! [​IMG] Those prices on Shaun of the Dead make me glad that I'll be getting it as a Christmas present. Better prices on Simpsons S5 than I expected though (time to cancel that Amazon pre-order).

    Thanks Mike & Patrick!
     
  19. Casey Trowbridg

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    Simpsons season 5 just couldn't wait until Christmas for it so I'm just going to buy it.

    Happy Holidays to all and thanks to Mike and Patrick for the work that they do in this section.
     
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    Crappy prices on Shaun, but I'll be getting it along with Napolean Dynamite
     

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