Weekly RoundUp 12-26 & 12-27-05

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself. Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!

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    – Toy Story 2 (1999)

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    – Jessica Alba (Into the Blue - 2005)

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    – Jennifer Connelly (Dark Water - 2005)

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    – Grizzly Man (2005)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco
    2046$18.98$22.99$24.99--**American Pie Presents: Band Camp (NR)$18.74$15.99$17.99$16.99-America’s Funniest Home Videos: Vol. 2$18.89$19.99$24.99--Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold$6.99$9.99$9.99--Big Doll House$10.99$9.99$12.99--Black Dawn$18.72$19.99$19.99$19.99-Brain Dead (1990)$10.99$9.99$12.99--B. Stoker’s Dracula/M. Shelley’s Frankenstein$13.99$14.99$15.99--Caged Heat$10.99$9.99$12.99--Cheyenne Warrior$10.99$9.99$12.99--Chicago Boricua$19.99$24.99$19.99--Criss Angel Mindfreak: Season 1$16.99$16.99$17.99--Dark Water (Rated & Unrated)$16.98$16.99$17.99$19.99-Diary of a Mad Black Woman (The Play)$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-Empire of the Wolves$22.46$19.99$24.97--Fire on the Amazon$10.99$9.99$12.99--A Girl, Three Guys and a Gun$10.99$9.99$12.99--Grizzly Man$18.98$22.99$14.99--Happy Here and Now$22.46$23.99$24.97--I Never Promised You a Rose Garden$10.99$9.99$12.99--**Into the Blue$19.99$15.99$14.99$19.99-Jackson County Jail (1976)$10.99$9.99$12.99--Last Resort$10.99$9.99$12.99--Love 101$6.99$9.99$9.99--Love Thy Neighbor$10.99$9.99$12.99--My Brother’s War$10.99$9.99$12.99--Nowhere Man: Complete Series$34.99$51.99$39.99--Pterodactyl$18.99$24.99---School Spirit$10.99$9.99$12.99--SeaQuest DSV: Season 1$41.99$39.99$59.99-$39.99The Shield: Season 4$41.99$39.99$37.99$45.99-Stalled$10.99$9.99$12.99--Suburbia (1983)$10.99$9.99$12.99--Toy Story 2: Woody’s Roundup Edition$16.98$19.99$19.99$16.99-Tracey Takes On: Season 1$23.99$27.99$29.99--Twilight Zone-Definitive Edition: S5$69.99$87.99$99.99--Undiscovered$20.98$21.99$19.99$16.99-Welcome to Planet Earth$10.99$9.99$12.99--WWE Survivor Series 2005$16.99$19.99$19.99--

    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: Band Camp (Unrated) AND Into the Blue are both available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, note that American Pie: Band Camp is also being released in a Rated-version but it is MAR ONLY!...stay away!!! [​IMG] And, Dark Wateris being released in BOTH a Theatrical Version and an Unrated version…get the one that’s right for you.

    --Some of this week’s releases are actually dated for release on December 26, 2005. Others are dated December 27th.

    --Worth noting before we get to the store specials is that anyone interested in picking up any Disney titles this week (Toy Story 2, for example) may want to remember that there were some coupons for $3 off “any Disney DVD” and for Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition included in the Cinderella SE released a while back.

    --Best Buy, this week, is advertising a $6 savings for anyone who buys Toy Story 2: Special Edition AND one of the following titles: Cinderella SE, Valiant, Kronk’s New Groove or Sky High. See in store or on-line for other titles. Must be purchased on same receipt. The “other titles” are not yet available on-line as I post this thread early Sunday morning.

    --Best Buy is also listing a title: The Super Fight: Marciano vs. Ali for $16.99.

    --Best Buy is also running a promotion this week of “the original” Dark Water for just $4.99.

    --Target is advertising a $6 savings when you buy Toy Story 2: SE ($16.99) and one of the following titles: Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition, Cinderella SE or Sky High ($19.99 apiece). Offer automatically processed at register. No rain checks.

    Target is also offering a FREE $5 GiftCard with the purchase of The Shield: Season 4. GiftCard automatically given at register. No rain checks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: December 26 & 27, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    Merry Christmas, everyone!!! I hope everyone has a great holiday and gets in lots of great DVD viewing! [​IMG]

    A few minutes late posting tonight. I was just watching Flick get his tongue stuck to the flag pole. [​IMG]
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items

    $9.99
    The Polar Express

    $14.99 each:
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    Ladder 49
    Batman Begins
    Hostage
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Aladdin

    $9.99 each:
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Fever Pitch
    Brother Bear
    A Lot Like Love
    Tarzan 2

    Box sets:
    Family Guy season 1&2 $24.99
    24 season 1 $29.99
    Arrested Development season 1 $19.99
    The Simpsons season 5 $24.99
    Family Guy season 3 $24.99
    In Living Color season 3 $19.99
    That '70's Show season 2 $24.99
    The Shield season 3 $29.99
    Seinfeld season 5 $29.99
    Seinfeld season 6 $29.99
    Gilmore Girls season 4 $29.99
    Smallvile season 4 $29.99

    $9.99 each:
    The Patriot
    The Holy Grail (Monty Python)
    Hotel Rwanda
    Are We There Yet?
    Richard Pryor Stand-up Comic Double Feature
    The Forgotten
    The Usual Suspects
    Bad Boys
    Shark Tale
    Old School
    White Noise
    The Bourne Identity
    Apollo 13
    Schindler's List
    Snatch
    Anchorman
    Van Helsing
    E.T.
    The Terminal
    Friday Night Lights
    White Chicks
    50 First Dates
    The Fifth Element
    Hellboy
    Silverado
    The Thing
    Two Brothers
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Motorcycles Diaries

    $7.99 each:
    Platoon
    Walking Tall (The Rock)
    Soul Plane
    Tootsie
    Hoodlum
    American Pie 2
    American Pie
    Jurassic Park
    Animal House
    Mad Max
    The Thomas Crowne Affair (Brosnan)
    Dracula
    Rain Man
    Jurassic Park 2 Lost World
    Jurassic Park 3
    National Lampoon's Dorm Daze
    West Side Story
    Dances with Wolves
    The Princess Bride
    This is Spinal Tap
    Love Actually
    Life
    School Daze
    Amistad
    American Beauty
    American Me
    The Rundown
    Legend
    What Lies Beneath
    The Game

    $4.99 each:
    Super Troopers
    Interview with a Vampire
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2
    Die Hard 3 with a Vengeance
    Armageddon
    Con Air
    The Rock
    Shaolin Soccer
    Terminator 3
    Bringing Down the House
    Caddyshack
    Signs
    The 13th Warrior
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    The Shining
    The Wedding Singer
    Unfaithful
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Exorcist
    Boondock Saints
    Deuce Bigalow
    John Q
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Donnie Darko
    Superman the Movie
    Drumline
    Swingers
    Blade

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items

    $15.99 each:
    Saw Uncut
    American Pie 3 Movie Pie Pack Unrated

    $12.99 each:
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Stewie Griifin: Untold Story

    $16.99:
    The SUPERFIGHT: Marciano vs. Ali

    $4.99:
    Dark Water (Original Version)

    $9.99:
    The Polar Express

    $19.99 each:
    Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
    Dukes of Hazzard Unrated
    Must Love Dogs

    $29.99:
    Sin City: Recut / Extended / Unrated

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    Free $5 Gift Card Instantly when you buy any 2 of the following titles:

    $19.99 each:
    Exorcism of Emily Rose (Widescreen Unrated Version)
    The 40 Year Old Virgin Unrated
    Four Brothers
    The Longest Yard (2005)
    War of the Worlds (2005)
    The Ring Two
    Madagascar
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Fantastic Four

    $16.99:
    Robots

    $14.99:
    Hitch
    Meet The Fockers
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    ALL PSP MOVIES ON SALE - Save 10% Instantly and Online

    $11.99 Each OR 3 for $30 OR 6 for $50
    Pirates of the Carribean
    Gone in 60 Seconds Unrated / Extended Version (Cage/Jolie)
    Kill Bill Vol. I
    Kill Bill Vol. II
    Pulp Fiction
    Blood Blood ...
    Count of Monte Cristo
    Rounders
    Hero
    Equilibrium
    The Royal Tennenbaums: Criterion
    Coyote Ugly
    The Village
    Clerks
    Tombstone
    Sling Blade
    Death Race 2000
    Pretty Woman
    King Arthur
    Miracle
    Open Range
    Finding Neverland
    Jackie Brown
    Raising Helen
    Don't Be A Menace
    Paid In Full
    Good Will Hunting
    Mr. 3000
    Bad Santa
    Rock 'n' Roll High School

    DVD Sets:

    Challenge of the Super Friends: Season 1 $15.99
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume I/II/III $15.99 each
    Batman: The Animated Series: Volume I/II/III $27.99 each
    Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume I/II $29.99 each
    Thundercats: Season 1 Volume I $29.99
    The Shield: Season 4 $39.99
    Sea Quest: Season 1 $39.99

    Music DVDs:

    Usher: Behind The Truth 3 DVD Set $24.99

    U2: Vertigo Live From Chicago (2 DVDs) $14.99
    Bob Martley & The Wailers (2 DVDs) $14.99
    Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock (2 DVDs) $14.99
    Johhny Cash: Anthology $17.99
    Live 8 (4 DVDs) $32.99

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    Target on sale DVD items

    $24.99 DVD Sets:
    The Gilmore Girls Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
    One Tree Hill Seasons 1 or 2
    Smallville Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

    $45.99:
    The Shield Season 4
    Free $5 Target gift card with purchase of the Shield Season 4

    $10.00 Each:
    Raising Helen
    Ocean's Twelve
    The Aviator
    Son of the Mask
    Racing Stripes
    SAW
    Ultimate Dirty Dancing
    Barbie's Swan Lake

    $7.50 Each:
    Snow Dogs
    Bringing Down The House
    New York Minute
    Practical Magic
    Seven
    A Walk to Remember
    The Wedding Singer
    Get Shorty
    Uptown Girls
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
     
  4. Scott_J

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    As always, thanks guys. 2nd straight week of nothing for me, although I will pick up TZ:S5 eventually. But there's no rush on that.

    Happy Holidays to Mike, Patrick, and all the Roundup-ers.
     
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    I'll be getting:

    The Shield: Season Four
    Toy Story 2
    The Twilight Zone: Season Five

    Thanks for the prices!
     
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    Thanks as usual and Merry Christmas.

    Toy Story 2 and Twilight Zone 5 for me.
     
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    2046 for sure. The best picture of the year.
    Maybe TS2.
    Mike, what a way to sell "Into the Blue" with that pic. Then again, she could be in a parka and it'd still be worth it.

    Merry Christmas, and thank, Mike and Patrick!

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    Merry Christmas to all forum posters. I would be getting Toy Story 2 this week...but I want to get the USB Port online adapter for the DS, and it consumes all my money I get. Maybe next week.

    Thanks for the round up Mike...and are you going to put the high quality image of Woody and the gang in your signature now?
     
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    The Twilight Zone-Definitive Edition: Season Five and Toy Story 2: Special Edition for me.

    I can't believe the incredibly sucky TZ prices at BB and CC. CC is selling it for list price and BB is not a whole lot better. Checking the Image Entertainment Web site confirms that with the exception of season one ($119.99), all of the definitive box sets have a MSRP of $99.99.

    How is it that BB sells season 1 and season 2 for $103.99 (that's $4 over list on season 2!), season 3 & 4 for $73.99, and now, season 5 for $87.99? Since I do not live near Costco, this will absolutely be an online purchase for me.

    In any event, thanks much for the roundup Mike and Patrick!

    MIke, I hope you are enjoying your holiday Beaver! [​IMG]

    Happy Holidays to all of the roundup regulars!!

    Gary
     
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    [​IMG] Merry Christmas [​IMG] to all and a special "Thank You" to Mike and Patrick for providing all the deals week after week [​IMG]

    -Christian
     
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    Getting Dark Water UR,Into the Blue, and TS2. I would get The Shield S4 but I have a feeling if I wait a little bit I will find it at a better price. Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
     
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    Merry Christmas Everyone

    I think just The Shield Season 4 for me I already ordered it at CC with a Gift Card i got this morning. I'm on the way to relatives where more GC's are a coming (they know what to get me !) and I might order Nowhere Man I'm on the fence on that one.

    Happy holidays to everyone on the HTF !
     
  13. Ric Easton

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    Merry Christmas guys!



    Hey, we were watching that last night as well! The DVD of course, not the commercial riddled panned and scanned marathon!

    Definately Twilight Zone season 5 for me! May be getting Smallville season 4 at CC as well, since it's looking like a pretty good price.

    Ho, ho, ho!
    Ric
     
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    Ric you Ain't kidding, after the unwrapping fest I was shaking my head at the prices, In addition to Smallville, I notice Best Buy has the 3 Looney Tunes Collections for $29.95 each !!! Too bad I already have them, it's really making me think about the necessity for buying these things on street date.
     
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    Great minds, eh Ric? [​IMG]

    Absolutely the DVD! Got into the habit of watching the marathon on Christmas Eve when we'd be setting up for Christmas morning. Now its a matter of popping in the DVD! We all enjoyed it! [​IMG]
     
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    Saw these unadvertised Warner Bros 2 Disc CE for $10 at the Elmhurst,NY Target store this morning:

    Boogie Nights
    Casablanca
    Wyatt Earp
    Robin Hood,Prince of Thieves
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    True Romance
     
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    Thanks Mike & Patrick! Ya'll are the best! Merry Christmas!

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  18. Mike Frezon

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    Like you wouldn't believe, Gary! Like you wouldn't believe!

    Received Leave It to Beaver: Season 1 under the Christmas tree for anyone with questions.... [​IMG]
     
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    Well....this sure worked for me!

    Went to Target. Picked up TS 2 ($17) and TS ($20) for $37. Minus this week's $6 discount for buying both = $31. Minus the two $3 coupons from Cinderella SE (one for TS, the other for ANY Disney DVD) = $25.

    $25/2 = $12.50 apiece! [​IMG]

    That certainly helps ease the sting of the double dip on the Ultimate Toy Box. [​IMG]
     
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    Dave Scarpa:



    Can you confirm Vol. 3 is included in that? My wife just got me the first two for Christmas, and would love to complete the set for cheap. Thanks!
     

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