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Weekly RoundUp 12-5-2006 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Cary Grant & Katherine Kepburn (Holiday – 1938)

– Jean Smart & Gregory Itzin (24: Season 5 – 2005-06)

– Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – 2006)

- Cast (Mission: Impossible-Season 1 – 1966-67)

- Jean Harlow (Red Headed Woman – 1932)

– Red Planet Mars – 1952

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco1900 SE$13.87$14.99$15.99 - - 20 Centimeters$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - 24: Season 5$36.97$37.99$36.99$39.99$39.49Animaniacs: Volume 2$31.49$29.99$29.99 - - After the Rain$17.49 - $19.99 - - Anna Boleyn (1920)$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - The Architect$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Attack Force$16.99$22.99$24.97 - - The Beales of Grey Gardens (CC)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Beerfest (NR)$19.87$17.99$15.99$17.99 - Beerfest (Theatrical)$20.29$17.99$15.99$17.99 - Black Christmas$16.99$19.99$19.95 - - Charlie Chan Collection: Vol. 2$41.99$44.99$49.99 - $39.99The Conformist (Ext. Ed.) SE$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - Disney DVD Game: Dogs Edition$26.99$24.99$19.99 - - Disney DVD Game: Princess Ed.$26.99$24.99$19.99 - - Dukes of Hazzard: Season 7$27.87$27.99$27.99 - - Dungeons & Dragons: Comp. Series$34.96$29.99$29.99 - - E. Taylor/R. Burton Film Coll.$34.99$49.99$34.99 - - Frank Capra Collection$41.35$69.99$49.99 - - Fox War Book$80.99$99.99$99.99 - - Garfield & Friends: Behind/Scenes$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Garfield: Behind/Scenes Giftset$14.99$14.99 - - - Greatest Moments in NBA History$14.99$19.99$15.99 - - High School Musical: SE (2-disc)$19.87$19.99$13.97$19.99 - Holiday (1938)$16.99$22.99$19.99 - - How to Eat Fried Worms$19.59$19.99$17.99$17.99 - Huckleberry Hound: Disc 1$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Idlewild$19.87$19.99$17.99$19.99 - Lies and Alibis$16.99$22.99$24.97 - - Miami Vice Dir. Ed. (NR)$18.87$17.99$15.99$17.99 - Miami Vice (Theatrical)$18.87$17.99$15.99$17.99 - Mission: Impossible: Season 1$34.85$44.99$39.99 - - My First Wedding$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - New Year’s Day$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - NFL: Hall of Fame Comp. History$29.99$39.99$34.99 - - NFL: Greatest Superbowl Moments$17.99$19.99$15.99 - - The Oh in Ohio$18.69$24.99$19.99 - - Oyster Princess/I Don’t Want…Man$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Pinky & Brain: Volume 2$31.49$29.99$29.99 - - Pirates/Carib.: Dead Man’s Chest (1-D)$14.99$14.99$13.99$14.99 - Pirates/Carib.: Dead Man’s Chest (2-D)$19.99$24.99$22.99$24.99$24.49**Pulse (Theatrical & NR)$20.99$19.99$18.99 - - Queens$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Red Planet Mars$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Rocky: 30th Anniv. SE (2-disc)$18.89$19.99$17.99$14.99 - Rocky Anthology$35.43$34.99$34.99$39.99 - Roseanne: Season 6$25.54$34.99$34.99 - - Someone to Love$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - SNL: Season 1 (1975-76)$45.49$49.99$45.99$47.99 - Sumurun (1920)$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Survivor: Vanuatu: Comp. Series$35.19$44.99$39.99 - - Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Vol. 6$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - TCM: Forbidden H’wood Coll. Vol. 1$27.85$29.99$34.99 - - To the Left of the Father$26.99 - $24.99 - - Tracks$10.99$12.99$12.99 - - W. Disney’s T-L Adv.: Wonders/World$22.98$24.99$24.99 - - W. Disney’s T-L Adv.: Lands Explor.$22.99$24.99$24.99 - - W. Disney’s T-L Adv.: Creatures/Wild$24.69$24.99$24.99 - - W. Disney’s T-L Adv.: Nature’s Mysteries$24.69$24.99$24.99 - - What’s New Scooby-Doo?: Vol. 10$14.99$16.99$15.99 - - Who’s Afraid Virginia Woolf? SE$18.99$26.99$19.99 - - The Wildcat (1921)$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Wim Wenders Collection: Vol. 2$62.99$79.99$99.99 - - Yogi Bear: Complete Series$13.49$12.99$12.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Architect$23.95$29.99$33.99 - - A Christmas Story$19.88$24.99$28.99 - - Chronos$17.45$19.99$24.99 - - HDScape Sampler $6.95 - - - - Miami Vice (2006)$27.99$34.99$39.98 - - Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation$19.95$24.99$28.99 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Architect$23.95$29.99$33.99 - - Bulletproof Monk - - $39.98 - - A Christmas Story$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Flight of the Phoenix (2005)$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - From Hell$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation$19.88$24.99$28.99 - - Rising Sun$27.95$34.99$39.98 - - Rocky$27.95$34.99$39.98 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Charlie Chan Collection: Volume 2: Charlie Chan at the Circus, Charlie Chan at the Olympics, Charlie Chan at the Opera, Charlie Chan at the Racetrack.

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton Film Collection: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? SE (2-disc), The Comedians, The Sandpiper, The V.I.P.s.

Frank Capra Premiere Collection: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, It Happened One Night, You Can’t Take It With You, American Madness, Frank Capra’s American Dream.

Fox War Book: Patton SE (2-disc), The Longest Day, Tora! Tora! Tora! SE.

Rocky Anthology: Rocky, Rocky 2, Rocky 3, Rocky 4, Rocky 5.

TCM: Forbidden Hollywood Collection – Volume 1: Waterloo Bridge (1931), Baby Face, Red Headed Woman.

Wim Wenders Collection: Volume 2: The American Friend, Falsche Bewegung, Tokyo-Ga, Lightning Over Water, Room 666, Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Stadten.

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! Beerfest (Unrated) is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)! Beerfest AND Pulse AND Miami Vice (2006) is being released in both rated and unrated versions….get the one(s) that’s right for you!

--Amazon.com is still having a special offer on Blu-Ray & HD-DVD discs: Save an additional 10% on all of your Blu-ray & HD-DVD Disc purchases for the next year. Purchase three Blu-ray or HD-DVD Discs right now, and you'll automatically qualify to receive an additional 10% off all of your high-definition DVD purchases for one year. To receive a 10% discount on your three high-def Discs upon checkout, use this claim code: HDDISC10. Go HERE for details.

--Some internet sites are quoting a price of $12.99 for Beerfest at Best Buy. I don’t know where this came from unless it is some extreme regional pricing issue at BB stores. My BB flyer has $17.99 very prominently featured in the “New Release” section of the ad.

--Also, there are some questions about whether Black Christmas (SD-DVD) and Bulletproof Monk (Blu-Ray) are really due out this week.

--At Best Buy, the folks in blue shirts have an EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUS DVD for you with the purchase of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. ”Exclusive Bonus Footage! Insightful Behind-the-scenes features. An International Look at PotC. Photo Gallery.” Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy also will give you $5 off INSTANTLY on PotC: Dead Man’s Chest (or ANY Disney DVD $14.99 & up) with the pre-order of Cinderella III (available 2-6-07!) or Peter Pan (available 3-6-07!). $5 deposit required. Dates subject to change.

--AND, Best Buy has a collectible Captain Jack Sparrow collectible figures (bobblehead doll) for sale at $9.99 apiece with the purchae of PotC: DMC. It is called a Captain Jack Headknocker. Regular price $14.99 each. No rainchecks. Minimum 24 per store. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy also has a promotion that if you buy PotC: DMC AND 2 AA or AAA 8-packs of Energizer Max batteries you can get a savings of $3 INSTANTLY. Must be purchased on same receipt. We all know how Captain Jack is constantly going through AA batteries in the PotC movies…

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with their copies of 24: Season 5. Minimum 20 per store. No rainchecks.

--Also, Best Buy will give you a deal on prior season sets of 24. Buy 24: Season 5 and get all other seasons of 24 for just $24 apiece. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Copies of the new 2-disc SE release of Rocky are being advertised at all stores with FREE MOVIE CASH to see Rocky Balboa. Up to $10.50 value. Rocky Balboa in theaters 12-22-06. Valid 12-22-06 thru 1-31-07. (At Best Buy: Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.)

--Best Buy continues their BONUS DOUBLE POINTS for members of their RewardZone programs thru 12-24-06. On all CDs, DVDs and Video & PC Games

--Best Buy Odds & Ends: A free $5 giftcard, instantly, with the purchase of Shrek, Shrek 2, Madagascar, Shark Tale or Wallace & Gromit: Curse of Were-Rabbit ($12.99 apiece). BB is also having a 3/$20 or 6/$50 sale on a selection of 32 pretty good titles ($13.00 to $17.99 apiece).

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE DVD GAME with the purchase of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest on DVD. ”Free DVD Game based on the PotC movie. Players use their remote controls to enter codes that lead to pirate riddles abd hidden treasures beyond their wildest imaginations!” While supplies last. Minimum 50 per store.

--In what may be the best DVD promotional tie-in of all time (better even than Target’s Market Pantry flavored water), Circuit City has EXCLUSIVE FREE OFFICIAL BEERFEST DRINK COASTERS when you buy Beerfest on DVD.

--Circuit City has a FREE $5 CIRCUIT CITY GIFTCARD with the purchase of 24: Season 5 on DVD. Giftcard good for future purchases only. Terms and conditions apply.

--Circuit City Odds & Ends: CC also has Seasons 1-4 of 24 on sale for $39.99 apiece. CC also has a price of $22.99 apiece on Dukes of Hazzard: Seasons 1-6. CC also has a selection of $5.49 DVDs and a selection of nice titles for 2/$19.88 (including the new releases of Reds, Apocalypse Now, and Grease (leather jacket).

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with the purchase of 24: Season 5. “Includes 30 minutes of behind the scenes Q & A with the cast.” Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target has an EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE LIGHT-UP PIN included with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target has also dragged out its regular FREE $5 GIFTCARD with the purchase of either the Rocky Anthology or Saturday Night Live: Season 1.

--Target Odds & Ends: Target has its usual assortment of DVDs for $7.50 and $10.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: December 5, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

Doug Wallen

Executive Producer
Oct 21, 2001
Macon, Ga.
Real Name
Shouldn't the Mission:Impossible picture have Steven Hill instead of Peter Graves?

Really looking forward to this release.

Thanks for all your hard work, wouldn't know where to go to look for any pictures so I guess I shouldn't complain. Thanks again.


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
Real Name
Thanks Mike. Possibly, maybe, slight chance, if I get the itchy shopping finger...Dungeons and Dragons. I'm probably the only person on the planet staying away from PotC. And I was actually hoping for a *good* sale on previous 24 seasons...like $19 each or something...hrmph...


Nov 13, 2006
Real Name
Dean Houshour
Any info on this release "Yogi Bear: Complete Series"?? Same as the other release "The Yogi Bear Show: Complete Series" or something different?? :confused:

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY

Gee, Jason. From what I've seen, $24 seems pretty good for 24. 24 seems to be rarely discounted (outside of Season 1). Look at CC's prices for the earlier seasons! :eek:

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY

I think it's the same thing...but I'm only 99% sure. Couldn't find anything to back me up. Amazon's not even posting a picture. I was thinking it might just be a price drop...but there is also a "Disc 1 only" release of Huckleberry Hound this week...at the same price. I'm sure someone in-the-know will chime in soon enough.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
It's ALL about SNL: S1!!! (Mike: I was SO disappointed that the cast didn't warrant a pic!)

Patrick Sun

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

Superman Returns $17.99
Superman Returns: 2-disc Special Edition $22.99
The DaVinci Code: Special Edition $17.99
Me, You & DuPree $19.99
CARS $19.99

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation $9.99
Miracle On 34th Street: Special Edition $9.99
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer $9.99
A Christmas Story $9.99
It's A Wonderful Life: 60th Anniversary Edition $9.99

Pink Floyd: Pulse $16.99
Metallica: The Videos 1989 – 2004 $12.99
Black Eyed Peas: Live From Sydney to Vegas $12.99
Destiny’s Child: Live In Atlanta $9.99
Pussycat Dolls: Live in London $9.99
Slipknot: Voliminal – Inside The Nine $12.99
Kiss: Kissology – Volume I 1974 – 1977 $19.99
Alicia Keys: Unlocked $15.99

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl $8.99

$5.49 each:
The Bodyguard: Special Edition
Love Jones
Bratz: Starrin’ & Stylin’
The Wood
Three’s Company: Season 1
Seven (1st pressing shown)
Patch Adams
Urban Cowboy
The Tuskegee Airmen
Adventures In Babysitting
The Bone Collector
Taking Lives: Unrated Director's Cut
The Life Of David Gale
What Dreams May Come
Cradle 2 The Grave
Exit Wounds
Enemy At The Gates
The Wedding Singer (1st Pressing)
The Hot Chick
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Saint
The Score
The Perfect Storm
Grease 2
Mercury Rising
Only The Strong
Kindergarten Cop

2 DVDs For $19.88: (In store only. Must be purchased on the same receipt)
Chappelle’s Show: The Lost Episodes
The Corpse Bride
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Pack
Monty Python & The Holy Grail Special Edition
REDS: 25th Anniversary Edition
House Of Wax (2005)
Rumor Has It
Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier
Four Brothers
Aeon Flux
Grease : T-Bird Jacket Edition
Transporter 2
Pulp Fiction: Collector’s Edition
Shrek 2
Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection
Bad Santa: Director’s Cut
Christmas With The Kranks
The Polar Express
Jackass The Movie: Unrated

DVD Sets:
The Dukes of Hazzard: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $22.99 each
24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $39.99 each


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Kiss: Kissology Volume I 1974 – 1977 $19.99 w/BB Exclusive bonus DVD for 3 total
Slipknot: Voliminal: Inside The 9 $14.99
Metallica: The Videos 1989 – 2004 $14.99
Gwen Stefani: Harajuku Lovers Live $14.99
The Black Eyed Peas: Live From Sidney To Vegas $14.99
Sheryl Crow: Wildflower Tour: Live From New York $14.99
Pussycat Dolls: Live From London $9.99
The Cure: Festival 2005 $9.99
Rise Against: Generations Lost $9.99

3 for $30 OR 6 for $50. Must be purchased on the same receipt:
Sweet Home Alabama
National Treasure
Escape From Witch Mountain 2 Movie Collection
The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody: Taking Over The Tipton
The Great Raid
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
A Goofy Movie
The Shaggy Dog
Baby Einstein: Baby Wordsworth
Swiss Family Robinson: Vault Disney Collection
The Rescuers
Pearl Harbor (2-disc?)
Crimson Tide
Schoolhouse Rock!
Coyote Ugly
Pretty Woman: 15th Anniversary Edition
Con Air: Unrated Extended Edition
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
Jet Li: Hero
The Sword In The Stone
Brothers Grimm
Father Of The Bride: 15th Anniversary Edition
Sky High
Sin City
Hannah Montana: Livin’ The Rock Star Life
Remember The Titans: Director’s Cut
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Little Einsteins: Mission Celebration!
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl

Free $5 Gift Card (good toward future purchases) on the following titles:
Shrek 2
Shark Tale
Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbitt

DVD Sets:
True Life Adventures: Wonders Of The World (WDLC) $24.99
Hellsing: Ultimate Series $22.99


Target on sale DVD items:

Scooby Doo: Monstrous Tales $13.78
Tony Bennett: An American Classic $9.98

$7.50 each:
Ultimate Dirty Dancing
Miss Congeniality 2
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

$10 each:
Ultimate Avengers 2
V For Vendetta
Lord Of War
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
Tyler Perry Collection: Madea Goes To Jail
Tyler Perry Collection: Why Did I Get Married?
Diary Of A Mad Black Woman: The Movie

DVD Sets:
Prison Break: Season 1 $29.99
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $24.99
Charmed: Season 6 $26.99
Desperate Housewives: Season 2 $44.99
Alias: Final Season $32.99
Entourage: Season 2 $29.99
WEEDS: Season 1 $19.99
Everybody Loves Raymond : Season 7 $34.99
Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $34.99
Rescue Me: Season 2 $19.99
Monk: Season 4 $29.99
Chappelle’s Show: Season 2 – Uncensored $19.99

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Looks like CC for Miami Vice Unrated, Rocky CE, Pirates Of The Caribbean: DMC 2 disc & Mission: Impossible Season One.

Jeff Meyers

Supporting Actor
Feb 21, 2003
Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for the Weekly Round-Up. Your efforts are truly appreciated - especially with all of your work compiling the Special Deals / Bonuses / Catalog titles. It is really a time saver to get all the weekly DVD prices and specials in one spot.

Definites this week:
24: Season 5
Miami Vice - Undecided as to which edition though. I don't understand why there needs to be 2 separate titles, and why both versions were not included in one set.

How to Eat Fried Worms
POTC: Dead Man's Chest (personally I'm with Jason_V - I'm inclined to avoid it, but a couple of the kids enjoyed it).

Side Notes:
I just noticed the IMDB tags - when did those show up?
Anyway, here's my first time using them:

After the Rain

Several possibles show up - I was curious as to which one is this week's release. If you are as well, this is the one (using the link tags):
After the Rain (1999)

For EricSchulz:


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
Real Name

*sigh* I know I should jump on this one, but I'm shuddering just a bit about the prospect of dropping that much money and that much (more) shelf space on the TV side in a single week. Kinda stinks with Christmas right here and a potential cross country move by myself...should be SAVING money... :frowning:


Stunt Coordinator
Aug 27, 2006
Real Name
Neville Johnson
BIG week for me!

24: Season 5
Animaniacs: Volume 2
Dungeons & Dragons: Comp. Series
Mission: Impossible: Season 1
Pinky & Brain: Volume 2
Pirates/Carib.: Dead Man’s Chest (2-D)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Vol. 6

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
Thanks as usual. A potentially huge week for me.

Dead Man's Chest (for my son)
Frank Capra Collection (if the PQ is improved)
Mission Impossible season 1
Saturday Night Live (if uncut)
True Life Adventures


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
Real Name
Thanks for the round-up.

Charlie Chan Vol 2 is already in the mail to me.

There are a bunch of other things I want, but finances are dictating a delay in purchasing them (Frank Capra, Mission Impossible, Forbidden Hollywood).



Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
I'll be picking up:

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
24: Season Five

Thanks for the prices! Mike, your caption for 24 is wrong- Season Five only ran in 2006. Yes, I realize I'm being super anal retentive... even for the internet. :)


Second Unit
Oct 22, 2001
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl is $6.99 in our CC ad, not $8.99 as posted above. Also, CC's online price for the 2-disc version of PotC 2 is $19.99.


Second Unit
Sep 14, 2005
This morning's K-Mart flyer has a special deal on the 2-disc POTCDMC -- save $10 when you buy it along with the 12" Captain Jack action figure. I found the figure on K-Mart's website at $17.99 -- anybody got a clue what they're charging for the movie?

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