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Weekly RoundUp 12-25-2007

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    [​IMG] Merry Christmas, everyone! [​IMG]

    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Cast (The Kingdom – 2007)

    – Silent Film Star Harry Langdon

    – Ben Stiller & Michelle Monaghan (The Heartbreak kid – 2007)

    – Galactica 1980

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**American Pie Presents Beta House$22.49$19.99$19.99$19.99 - American Pie Presents Threesome Pack$35.99$24.99$34.99$34.99 - The Brothers Solomon$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - **Eastern Promises$19.99$16.99$19.99 - - Galactica 1980: Complete Series$19.99$22.99$19.99 - - The Heartbreak kid$20.99$16.99$17.99$17.99 - Intimate Affairs$22.49 - - - - Jackass 2.5$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Kingdom$18.99$16.99$16.99$16.99 - The Kingdom DE (Target) - - - $22.99 - Living and Dying$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Lost/Found: Harry Langdon Coll. (4-disc)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Robin B Hood$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Rush Hour 3 (1-disc)$19.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Rush Hour 3 Plat. Ed. (2-disc)$24.49$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Shattered$19.99$19.99$16.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoCat People (1982)$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Eastern Promises$27.95$29.99$39.98 - - The Heartbreak Kid$27.95$29.99$39.99 - - The Kingdom$27.95$29.99$39.98$29.99 - Pan’s Labyrinth$24.95$34.99$35.99 - - Timecop$19.95$24.99$29.98 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoPan’s Labyrinth$24.95$32.99$35.99 - - Rush Hour 3$27.95$34.99$34.99$29.99 -

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    American Pie Presents: Threesome Collection: American Pie Presents: Band Camp, American Pie Presents: Beta House, American Pie Presents: Naked Mile.

    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: Beta House AND Eastern Promises are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the right one!

    As is their want, the folks who bring us the delightful American Pie movies are presenting us with a rather complicated landscape. Beta House is being released in an OAR unrated version, an MAR rated version, and an MAR unrated version.

    Also, even though I had included Rush Hour 3 in last week’s RoundUp, it’s back again this week, since the stores have a number of promotions on the title.

    Best Buy’s flyer says their DVD prices in this flyer will become effective December 26 (but I suspect catalog titles will be effective December 23. Circuit City’s flyer says new releases will be available 12-26-07 (which makes sense seeing as how their stores will be closed 12-25!), and Target says ALL the sales prices in their flyer (not just DVD prices) will take effect December 26.

    --Best Buy wants you to save $5 this week by pairing up a number of different titles!

    --Save $5 @ Best Buy when you buy BOTH Rush Hour 3 AND Robin B Hood on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also have an instant $5 savings if you buy BOTH The Kingdom (any version) with either Catch a Fire, Inside Man, or Munich ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a $5 savings when you buy BOTH The Kingdom AND American Pie Presents: Threesome Pack. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is having a Buy Two, Get One Free sale on HD-DVD discs. $34.99 or less. TV and boxsets excluded! Free discs must be of equal or lesser value. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --BB is also having a $5 savings on the purchase of ANY TWO DVDs from a selection priced at $19.99 apiece. You can also save $10 if you purchase THREE of the titles. The list includes a number of new releases: The Simpsons Movie, HP/Order of Phoenix, Superbad, Live Free or Die Hard, Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, etc. as well as a number of popular releases.

    --Best Buy is having a SLEW of sales on TV sets this week.

    --Several seasons of Babylon 5, The Closer, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends & The Gilmore Girls are all on sale for $19.99 @ BB.

    --BB also has a 50% off sale on complete series sets of Dane Cook ($29.99 after discount), Everybody Loves Raymond ($119.9) and Six Feet Under ($124.99).

    --BB is also doing 50% off sales on certain TV season sets which include (but are not limited to): 24, Bones, Dead Like Me, Family Guy, Firefly, How I Met Your Mother, King of the Hill, M*A*S*H, Tru Calling, WKRP in Cincinnati, The X-Files.

    --BB also has 50% off these HBO Season 1(only) sets: Big Love, Carnivale, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Da Ali G Show, Deadwood, Entourage, Extras, Mr. Show, Oz, Rome, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The Wire.

    --On Wednesday thru Saturday ONLY, BB has 50% off the following: Dresden Files: Season 1, Heroes: S1, The Office: S1, Weeds: S1, Weeds: S2.

    --AND, BB has a Buy One, Get One sale on various season sets of the following TV shows: Best of Larry Sanders, Boondocks, Dawson’s Creek, The Facts of Life, The King of Queens, Mad About You, Married With Children, News Radio, The Partridge Family, Party of Five, Rescue Me, Rules of Engagement, Seinfeld, Silver Spoons. Must be purchased on same receipt. More titles listed on-line.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed @ $4.99, $6.99, $9.99. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Buy Rush Hour 3 @ Circuit City and get EITHER Rush Hour or Rush Hour 2 for only $5. In-store only. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --CC has a similar 50% off deal on the HBO Season 1 sets. Get half off the following Seeason 1 sets: Big Love, Curb your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, Entourage, Extras, Rome, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Wire.

    --CC also has a number of TV Shows on DVD season sets on sale for just $19.99 this week: Bones: Season 1, Boston Legal: S1, Family Guy: Vol. 2, Full House: S5, The Gilmore Girls: Seasons 1-6 (apiece), My Name is Earl: S1, The O.C.: S4, One Tree Hill: S3, Stargate SG-1: S8, The Unit: S1, Veronica Mars: S2.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has a list of DVDs for sale @ $4.99, $6.99 and $8.99 apiece.

    --Target is back with an EXCLUSIVE Deluxe Edition of The Kingdom that includes a bonus disc with 45 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target also has a number of TV Shows on DVD @ $19.99 (and other prices) this week: 24: Season 5, Bones: S2, Boston Legal: S3, Charmed: Final Season, Dexter: S1 ($17.99), Entourage: S 3.2 ($14.99), Family Guy: Vol. 4, The Gilmore Girls: S6, Heroes: S1 ($19.00), Lost: S2 ($29.99), The O.C.: S4, The Office: S3 ($19.00), The Sopranos: S6.2 ($39.99)South Park: S10, That ‘70s Show: S7.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has a selection of DVDs listed at $7.50 this week.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Best Of RAW: 15th Anniversary $19.99
    Ocean’s Thirteen $14.99
    Spider-man 3 $14.99
    Shrek The Third $19.99
    Ratatouille $19.99
    Hairspray $19.99
    Transformers $19.99
    The Bourne Ultimatum $19.99
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition $19.99
    Balls Of Fury $19.99
    The Simpsons Movie $19.99
    High School Musical 2: Extended Edition $19.99
    Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix $19.99
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End $19.99

    $4.99 each:
    Out Of Sight: Collector’s Edition
    Something New
    Barbershop: Special Edition
    Lost In Translation
    Undercover Brother: Collector’s Edition
    Get Shorty
    Kentucky Fried Movie
    Scent Of A Woman
    The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
    When A Stranger Calls (2006)
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    16 Blocks
    The Fifth Element (1st Pressing)
    Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
    MIIB: Men In Black II
    Are We There Yet?
    The Brothers

    $6.99 each:
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Transporter 2
    The Pursuit Of Happyness
    King Kong (2005)
    Jet Li’s Fearless
    Kingdom Of Heaven (Theatrical)
    The Holiday
    Smokin’ Aces
    Stomp The Yard
    Catch & Release
    Open Season
    Ice Age: The Meltdown
    The DaVinci Code
    Gridiron Gang
    The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
    The Illusionist
    Walk The Line
    The Devil Wears Prada

    $8.99 each:
    Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
    Casino Royale (2005)
    Night At The Museum
    Ghost Rider
    Surf’s Up
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Perfect Stranger
    Mr. Brooks
    Are We Done Yet?
    Hostel: Part II - Unrated
    Reign Over Me

    DVD Sets
    $16.99 each:
    Seinfeld: Season 8
    Buffy, The Vampire Slayer: Season 7
    Angel: Season 5
    That 70’s Show: Season 5

    $19.99 each:
    One Tree Hill: Season 3
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1
    The O.C.: Season 4
    Veronica Mars: Season 2
    The Unit: Season 1
    Boston Legal: Season 1
    Bones: Season 1
    Full House: Season 5
    Family Guy: Volume II
    Stargate SG-1: Season 8
    The Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

    50% off of these HBO Season 1 DVD Sets: Includes Season 1 of Extras,
    Deadwood & Big Love
    Sex & The City: Season 1 $12.50
    Entourage: Season 1 $17.50
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 $17.50
    The Sopranos: Season 1 $30
    The Wire: Season 1 $30
    ROME: Season 1 $40
    Extras: Season 1 No Price Listed
    Deadwood: Season 1 No Price Listed
    Big Love: Season 1 No Price Listed


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    HD-DVD Discs are Buy Two & Get One Free: Purchases must be on the same
    receipt and offer EXCLUDES TV series and box sets // Offer varies online
    Free Discs must be of equal or lesser value. $34.99 or less. More Titles
    Available In Store & Online

    Inside Man $24.99
    IMAX: Blue Planet $24.99
    Batman Begins $24.99
    Transformers $29.99
    The Bourne Ultimatum $29.99
    Balls Of Fury $29.99
    Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix $32.99
    Stardust $34.99
    Pan’s Labyrinth $32.99

    $4.99 each: More Titles Available In Store & Online
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    Tin Cup
    Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
    MIIB: Men In Black II Special Edition
    The Fifth Element (appears to be the Ultimate Edition)
    Purple Rain: 2-disc Special Edition
    Charlie’s Angel: Superbit
    Interview With A Vampire
    Bad Boys II
    Little Man
    The Missing
    Miss Congeniality: Deluxe Edition
    The Constant Gardener
    Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
    Enter The Dragon: Special Edition
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    I Am Sam
    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
    The Negotiator
    Now And Then
    Superman III
    The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

    $6.99 each:
    The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated
    Smokin’ Aces
    Because I Said So

    $9.99 each:
    Surf’s Up
    Ghost Rider
    The Perfect Stranger
    Casino Royale (2005)

    $19.99 each:
    Save $5 When You Buy any 2 Of The DVDs in This Section:
    Save $10 When You Buy any 3 Of The DVDs in This Section:
    Purchases Must Be On The Same Receipt:

    Harry Potter & Order Of The Phoenix
    Superbad: Unrated, Extended Edition
    Shrek The Third
    Super-man 3
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
    The Simpsons Movie
    Live Free Or Die Hard: Unrated
    Hot Rod
    28 Weeks Later
    Blades Of Glory
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    Evan Almighty
    Fantastic 4 : Rise Of The Silver Surfer
    Hostel: Part II Unrated
    Jungle Book: 40th Anniversary Edition
    Knocked Up: Unrated & Unprotected
    Ocean’s Thirteen
    Wild Hogs
    Grindhouse: Planet Terror

    DVD Sets:
    $19.99 each:
    Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
    The Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
    The Closer: Season 1 / 2
    Babylon 5: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

    DVD Sets: 50% Off These Gift Sets Only. In Store Only:
    (Sale price shown)
    Six Feet Under: The Complete Series $124.99 each
    Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Series $119.99
    Dane Cook Gift Set $29.99

    DVD Sets: 50% Off these DVD Sets Only. More Titles Available In Store &
    (Sale price showns)
    The X-Files: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $22.49 each
    24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $24.99 each
    Family Guy: Volume III / Volume IV $16.49 each
    Family Guy: Volume I / Volume II $20.49 each
    WKRP In Cincinnati: Season 1 $16.49
    X-Files Mythology Sets: Sets 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $17.49 each
    Dead Like Me: Season 1 / 2 $17.49 each
    M*A*S*H: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 $17.49 each
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 $17.49
    Bones: Season 1 / 2 $20.99 each
    Firefly: The Complete Series $20.49
    Tru Calling: Season 1 $24.99
    Tru Calling: Season 2 $12.49
    King Of The Hill: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $12.49 each

    DVD Sets: 50% Off ANY HBO First Season DVD Set. More Titles Available In
    Store & Online
    (Sale price shown):
    Entourage $16.99
    Deadwood $41.99
    The Sopranos $27.49
    ROME $41.99
    The Wire $27.49
    Curb Your Enthusiasm $16.99
    Big Love $41.99
    Da Ali G Show $12.49
    Carnivale $27.49
    Oz $16.49
    Six Feet Under $27.49
    Extras $13.49
    Sex And The City $13.49
    Mr. Show $13.99

    DVD Sets: 50% Off these DVD Sets Wednesday Through Saturday Only (sale
    price shown):
    Weeds: Season 1 $12.49
    Weeds: Season 2 $17.49
    The Dresden Files: Season 1 $17.49
    Heroes: Season 1 $24.99
    The Office: Season 3 $19.99

    DVD Sets: Buy One, Get One Free On Any Of these DVD Sets. Free Set Must be
    of Equal or Lesser Value. Must be purchased on the same receipt:
    Rescue Me: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $39.99 each
    Seinfeld: Season 1+2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 $39.99 each
    The Facts Of Life: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $24.99 each
    The Partridge Family: Season 1 / 2 $24.99 each
    The Rules Of Engagement: Season 1 $24.99
    Married With Children: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $34.99 each
    Party Of Five: Season 1 / 2 $34.99 each
    News Radio: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $34.99 each
    Mad About You: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $34.99 each
    Boondocks Uncut / Uncensored: Season 1 $39.99
    Dawson’s Creek: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $39.99 each
    The Best of The Larry Sanders Show $39.99
    Silver Spoons: Season 1 $24.99
    The King Of Queens: Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $24.99 each
    More Titles Listed Online


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Waitress $16.99
    Live Free Or Die Hard $16.99
    Mr. Brooks $16.99
    Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer $16.99
    Knocked Up $16.99
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $16.99
    Happy Feet $10
    The Holiday $10
    High School Musical: Extended Edition $16
    The Jungle Book: 40th Anniversary Edition $16
    Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix $16
    Kiss: Kissology Volume III $24.98 (5-disc Set)

    $7.50 each: Titles Listed & selected Others
    The Goonies
    Annie: Special Anniversary Edition
    Footloose / Flashdance Double Feature
    Batman Begins
    Wedding Crashers
    Gremlins: Special Edition

    DVD Sets: Each title Listed and selected others:
    Heroes: Season 1 $19.00 - nice price
    The Office: Season 3 $19.00
    Dexter: Season 1 $17.99
    The Sopranos: Season 6.2 $39.99
    Bones: Season 2 $19.99
    That 70’s Show: Season 7 $19.99
    Charmed: The Final Season $19.99
    South Part: Season 10 $19.99
    Family Guy: Volume IV $19.99
    24: Season 5 $19.99
    Sex And The City: Season 6 $9.99 (both parts, not sure)
    The Gilmore Girls: Season 6 $19.99
    The O.C.: Season 4 $19.99
    LOST: Season 2 $29.99
    Entourage: Season 3.2 $14.99
    Boston Legal: Season 3 $19.99
  3. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    Finally a small week. Just Eastern Promises for me.

    As always, thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
  4. Will_B

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    Heroes season 1 at Target for me... I may check Sunday just in case the "Dec 26" prices start earlier for older titles. If anyone else checks too, please report back. Thanks.
  5. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Just Galactica 1980 for me this week. Looking forward to the Boxing Day sales on the 26th up here.

    Perhaps Rush Hour 3 on BD in a future Amazon sale. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
  6. Regulus

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    It's Galactica 1980 at CC and Heroes at Target for me! [​IMG]

    MERRY CHRISTmas!!!

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  7. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

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    Just a heads up, all. I was in BB this morning with Face-Off, Stardust and Batman Begins for the Buy 2, Get 1 promo. I was denied. The Media Supervisor told me there was a specific list of movies on BestBuy.com from which to choose. I didn't bother to look.

    There is in-store signage which indicates Stardust, Harry Potter, Blue Planet, Next, Bourne and possibly one or two more titles. The ad shows Transformers on the page, but no Next. I went around with the Manager on Duty and the Media Sup for 20 minutes about this. Neither would budge despite the ad clearly only excluding box sets and TV shows. (Upon looking at the list, though, all three of the movies I had in my hand were indeed included in the sale...)

    I assume this is the list. The most curious thing is that the briefcase and "regular" HD versions of Blade Runner are included. I would have pegged both of them as box sets.
  8. JackKay

    JackKay Second Unit

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    I did a double take yesterday at Tukwilla WA Costco. They had Eastern Promises out. Didn't want to miss the Christmas Shoppers I guess.
  9. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

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    Happy holidays, Mike, Patrick and all other Round-Uppers!
    I'll probably pick up the Eastern Promises and Pan's Labyrinth HD DVDs eventually, likely not this week, though.

    Also, another head's up. The sale is limited to one offer per order (online, at least). I put 6 discs in my cart, but only 1 was listed as free, then I noticed the limit 1 disclaimer. You may have to break up into multiple orders in-store, as well.

    Still deciding if I should pull the trigger. After tax, the $24.99 titles average out to $17.82 each. Not much of a savings over Amazon, so I'm thinking they can probably be had cheaper soon.
  10. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

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    Thanks for the RoundUp Mike and Patrick! And, thank you for another year of providing this great service to HTF members! [​IMG] You guys rock! [​IMG]

    Happy Holidays!

    Oh, yeah... nothing for me this week... (except for what Santa brings! [​IMG])
  11. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    Here's the scoop on Target's ad:
    The ad prices Mike listed do go into effect on Wed. Dec. 26th. I checked out Heroes S1 this morning and it scanned at $49.99. If there are titles that you are interested in, I would recommend picking them up today or tomorrow and getting the price adjustment during the sale period (Wed thru Sat).
    So, Mike, do you have a new "source" now? Target.com only listed the clearance ad and stated that the online ad would be available on 12/25....

    Also, a very Merry Christmas to Mike, Patrick and all the other HTF-ers here!
  12. Brian L D

    Brian L D Agent

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    The Best Buy HD-DVD promotion should be for every title under $35 in store, online it is only a specific list. I picked up Stardust, The Kingdom, and Pan's Labyrinth for $66 and change out the door. Oh, and the HD-DVD of Pan's Labyrinth is $32.99 at Best Buy this week, same as the Blu-ray version (both are featured together in the ad).
  13. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    Thanks for the tip, Eric. I may be nab The Office: Season Three (to give as a gift to a friend that I won't bee seeing until a couple days after Christmas) that way.
  14. Dave Jessup

    Dave Jessup Stunt Coordinator

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    Nothing new for here this week, but a goodie from the past (Firefly) for a family member who loves it.

    Thank you, Mike, Patrick and all who contribute - happy holidays and enjoy!
  15. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

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    Okay, my last word on this morning at Best Buy:

    I ordered Stardust, Batman Begins and V for Vendetta online. Came up B2GO. Went to the store. All the signage had been removed. Picked up Blade Runner, Phantom of the Opera and Jarhead. Rang up as B2GO.

    The Media Sup I had talked to earlier was gone, but I did chat with the store manager for a minute. Someone changed their system between 8:30 and 1:15 ish.

    Grabbing Waitress on Wednesday morning before work and that's it.

    Thanks everyone-especially Mike and Patrick. A very merry non-demoninational winter holiday to all. [​IMG]
  16. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    So it seems like this BB HD-DVD B2G1 sale is working itself out?

    I'd be pretty ticked off if I got to the store this morning with ad in hand and they wouldn't honor what is a reasonable (not one of those obvious mis-print) deal.

    I always have a hard time when a store manager tells me "well, the 'system' isn't letting me put it through." They are called "over-rides." Honor the ad, make the customer happy and if you think there's a problem you'd better put some signage up quick that says 'Sorry for the inconvenience but there was a mis-print in our flyer." Easy as that.

    Eric: I'll tell ya...I'm flying by the seat of my pants these days--for all three retailers listed in the RoundUp. In the past, for a fail-safe, I have been able to count on my local newspaper to distribute the "Sunday" flyers in an early-bird Saturday edition at newsstands. They are no longer dependable about doing that...even though they up-charge for the Saturday edition with the promise of delivering the Sunday paper's supplements.
  17. ChrisCook

    ChrisCook Screenwriter

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    I'm thinking of renting The Kingdom and I'm wondering if it’s any good. There are certainly a lot of recognizable faces. Would anyone recommend this film?

    I hope everyone here will have a wonderful holiday.
  18. Jason Merrick

    Jason Merrick Supporting Actor

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    Chris, you have to take my movie recommendations with a grain of salt, because I'm pretty easy to please... but I would say The Kingdom is a definite buy if you enjoy action movies.

    My wife and I saw it at a preview screening here in LA with the director Peter Berg present. It was pretty close to a final cut as far as I could tell and was very well received by the audience. If it means anything, my wife loved it too! [​IMG]
  19. Sigwolf

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    Just a reminder that I was surprised to see no one mention here... Universal Studios bumped up the release date on their titles to today, 12/23. So The Kingdom, the American Pie Presents movies, Eastern Promises, Intimate Affairs, and Galatica 1980 are all available today instead of Wednesday. I know Best Buy has them available now, and I imagine the other retailers do, as well.
  20. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    So where is the B2GO for BDs? I'm feeling a little left out. [​IMG]


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