Weekly RoundUp 12-6-2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Fantastic Four (2005)

    – Russell Crowe & Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man - 2005)

    – James Garner (Rockford Files: Season 1 - 1974)

    – Lucille Ball & Clifton Webb (The Dark Corner - 1946)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco24: Season 4$45.49$44.99$44.99$44.99$44.99American Kickboxer 1$13.48$9.99$12.99--American Ninja 4$13.48$9.99$12.99--American Ninja 5$13.48$9.99$12.99--American Samurai$13.48$9.99$12.99--Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 4$20.99$21.99$24.99$19.99-Arizona$13.45$12.99$14.94--Batman: TAS: Volume 4$30.99$35.99$29.99--Belle of the Yukon$11.20$12.99$14.94--Boyz/Hood, Baby Boy, Poetic Just. Box Set$31.45$29.99$24.99--Chain of Command$13.48$9.99$12.99--Cinderella Man CE$31.49$32.99$32.99--**Cinderella Man$17.98$16.99$17.99$15.99$18.99Cirque du Soleil Anniversary Coll.$101.96-$135.95--Combat! Complete Series (32-discs)$209.99$254.99$299.99--The Dark Corner$10.49$12.99$12.99--Delta Force 3$13.48$9.99$12.99--**Dirty Love (R & NR)$20.23$17.99$19.99--**Dukes of Hazzard (NR)$16.98$16.99$13.99$15.99-Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 5$29.98$34.99$29.99$29.99-**Fantastic Four$15.98$14.99$13.99$14.99$18.99Fantastic Four LE Gift Set-$29.99---Felicity: American Girl Adventure$14.98$14.99$15.99--Felicity (with bracelet)$18.73-$19.99--Felicity (w/ book and doll)---$24.99-Fifty/Fifty$13.48$9.99$12.99--A Fine Mess$13.99$14.99$15.99--Footballer’s Wives: Season 2$23.99$24.99$29.99--Forbidden Games (CC)$20.99$24.99$19.99--Four Minutes$20.99$27.99$24.99--Full House: Season 2$20.99$25.99$24.99$22.99-Fun With Dick & Jane$10.46$14.99$14.94--Garfield & Friends: Volume 5$27.99$34.99$34.99--Gargoyles: Season 2$27.99$35.99$34.99--Green Acres: Season 3$20.96$29.99$24.99--The Happy Elf$13.99$12.99$15.99$14.99-Hellbound$13.48$9.99$12.99--He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special$13.99$14.99$15.99--The Hitman$13.48$9.99$12.99--Imagine: John Lennon DE$13.99$13.99$12.99--Jackass: Volume 1$13.99$12.99$12.99--Jackass Box Set$49.49$39.99$34.99$39.99-Kid Galahad$11.20$12.99$14.94--Kiss of Death$10.49$12.99$12.99--Konga$11.20$11.99$14.94--Ladies in Lavender$18.87$16.99$19.99--Land Raiders$13.45$11.99$14.94--Law & Order: Fourth Year$34.99$43.99$59.99--MacGyver: Season 4$27.29$31.99$34.99$27.99$25.99Magnificent Seven: Season 1$20.96$29.99$24.99--M*A*S*H: Season 9$27.99$29.99$34.99$29.99-Matt Helm Lounge Box Set$23.99$34.99$29.99--The Mummy Lives$13.48$9.99$12.99--Murder, She Wrote: Season 2$34.99$32.99$39.99-$33.99Newlyweds: Final Season$18.89$16.99$17.99$16.99-Pam Grier Collection (Fox In A Box)$20.99$24.99$24.99--Pet Alien: Lighter Side of Doom$6.99$12.99$9.99--Power Rangers SPD 4: Boom$13.99$18.99$17.99--Power Rangers SPD 5: Zapped$13.99$18.99$17.99--Proud Family Movie$13.99$16.99$17.99--Ride Beyond Vengeance$13.45$12.99$14.94--Rockford Files: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--Roseanne: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99$24.99-Saved/Bell-New Class: Seasons 6 & 7$29.99$34.99$34.99--Shoot the Piano Player (CC)$27.99$28.99$34.99--Spanking the Monkey$10.99$14.99$12.99--Star Wars – Clone Wars: Volume 2$13.99$12.99$12.99$14.99-Star Wars Original Trilogy$34.99$32.99$29.99$34.99-Superman: TAS: Volume 2$18.99$23.99$19.99--Super Nanny: Season 1---$19.99-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Vol. 3$11.23$10.99$12.99--That’s So Raven: House Party$13.99$16.99$17.99--Thundercats: Season 1 Vol. 2$44.99$44.99$59.99$44.99-Two Hands$20.99$24.99$24.99--Walt Disney Treasures: Donald Duck V. 2$22.99$24.99$24.99--Walt Disney Treasures: Spin & Marty$22.99$24.99$24.99--Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities$22.99$24.99$24.99--W. D. Treasures: Elfego Baca/Swamp Fox$22.99$24.99$24.99--West Wing: Season 5$38.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.49Where the Sidewalk Ends$10.49$12.99$12.99--

    (CC) after a title = a new Criterion Collection release.

    Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

    Matt Helm Lounge Box Set: Silencers, Wrecking Crew, Ambushers, Murderer’s Row.

    Pam Grier Collection (Fox in a Box): Coffy, Foxy Brown, Sheba Baby.

    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! Cinderella Man AND Dukes of Hazzard (NR) AND Fantastic Four AND Star Wars Original Trilogy are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Dirty Love is being released in both Rated and Unrated versions...get the one that’s right for you ! Also, note that Dukes of Hazzard is also being released in a PG-13 version but it is MAR ONLY!...stay away!!! [​IMG]

    --Another HUGE TV on DVD week…with a nice smattering of new film releases mixed in, too.

    --For those who don’t know, the Star Wars OT is getting a re-release this week. My understanding is that it does not include the bonus disc that came in the first DVD release of the OT…but the cardboard slipcase has original poster cover art.


    --For all RoundUp readers who have kids into American Girl dolls (or are into AG dolls themselves!), there are a bunch of variations on the Felicity DVD that’s being released this week. There’s DVD-only, DVD with an on-pack bracelet, and at Target an EXCLUSIVE doll and book.

    --Best Buy, this week, is advertising a LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE Gift Set of the Fantastic Four. Includes: Fantastic Four DVD, CD-ROM featuring the first 23 issues, annual of the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic book series, exclusive Ultimate Fantastic Four issue 12 comic book and eight collectible round trading cards in a cool metal tin. Minimum 36 per store. No rainchecks. The price is $29.99.

    --Best Buy Reward Zone members are eligible to instantly receive a FREE King Kong Production Sketch Journal, sponsored by Kodak, when you purchase Cinderella Man standard edition or Cinderella Man Collector’s Edition DVD. Also included: $3 coupon good toward King Kong: Peter Jackson’s Production Diaries available on December 13.See King Kong in theaters 12/14/05. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

    --At Best Buy, fans of 24 can save $15 instantly, on Season 1 – 3 of 24 when you purchae Season 4 of 24. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also promoting an EXCLUSIVE on-pack “Clip-On Clock” with Season 4 of 24. Minimum 15 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy’s Sunday Flyer says you could win an autographed Jackass t-shirt instantly! Buy Jackass: Volume 1 on DD and open up your bonus Jackass T-shirt. It may be autographed by the entire cast! Minimum 30 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Not to be outdone by BB, Circuit City has their own EXCLUSIVE collectible comic book/photo novel with the purchase of Fantastic Four on DVD ($7/99 value). It’s a 92-page, full-color, adventure featuring the superheroes and their struggle with their new identities. While supplies last. Minimum 10 per store.

    --Not to be outdone by either BB or CC, Target is offering an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with its copies of Fantastic Four. With behind-the-scenes footage of Fantastic Four and trailers from other great Fox movies. Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target, this week, is promoting an EXCLUSIVE title: Super Nanny: Season 1. This is an ABC program starring Jo Frost which is listing at Target for $19.99.

    --Target also is offering a FREE $5 GiftCard with the purchase of the following 4 discs: 24: Season 4, M*A*S*H: Season 9, Roseanne: Season 2, and The Happy Elf. GiftCard automatically given at register; no rain checks. All things being equal (prices, that is) that $5 GiftCard easily makes Target the place for 24 fans to get the latest season on DVD.

    --And, Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE American Girl Doll and mini-book with the $24.99 purchase of the Felicity: An American Girl Doll Adventure DVD. Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --K-Mart prices this week:

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: December 6, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to Report.
  2. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Since the New software is back on hold...and all posts in that time period are "gone"....here's a repeat of this week's RoundUp for anyone who might want to check in and check out some prices.

    I'm sorry...but I cannot re-create any of the supplemental material that was posted later on in the thread (CostoCo prices, additional target prices, etc.).
  3. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer

    May 9, 2002
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    Since 2006
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    Cameron Yee
    Thanks Mike!
  4. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    that looks better.

    i suppose the new software would have been ale to make one post for the entire grid eventually though.
  5. Stephen J*

    Stephen J* Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 10, 2004
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    Clone Wars was $12.29 at Costco.
  6. Al (alweho)

    Al (alweho) Second Unit

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Mike as always, thank you! As a webmaster myself I know just how much work you put in. To have to repeat a huge post was a major (and much appreciated) effort.

    Here's my small re-contribution to the thread:

    Disney Treasures tins were $20.49 at Costco.
    Green Acres S3 was $19.99 at Fry's.
  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Band of Brothers

    $39.99 each:
    Seinfeld season 5
    Seinfeld season 6
    Rocky Anthology

    $32.99 each:
    Narnia 3-disc

    Family Guy vol. 3

    Christmas Classics Collection 3-Pack

    $19.99 each:
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    War of the Worlds
    The Polar Express

    Elektra 2-disc

    $14.99 each:
    Newlyweds season 1
    Newlyweds season 2 & 3

    $12.99 each:
    Boss'n Up
    SW Clone Wars vol. 1
    Jackass vol. 1

    $9.99 each:
    A Christmas Story
    Charlie Brown Christmas
    Spongebob Christmas
    Christmas Vacation
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Miracle on 34th St
    Legend of Frosty
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey)
    The Santa Clause
    The Santa Clause 2
    Shark Tale
    Meet the Fockers
    chronicles of Riddick
    Shrek 2
    Spider-Man 2
    Hotel Rwanda
    The Jerk
    Old School
    White Noise
    Eternal Sunshine
    Friday Night Lights
    2 Brothers
    Conan: the Complete Quest
    Walking Tall
    Silence of the Lambs
    Tears of the Sun
    Resident Evil Apocalypse
    13 going on 30
    Fun with Dick & Jane
    Stand by Me
    Usual Suspects
    Karate Kid SE

    3 for $18:
    Three Kings
    Long Kiss Good Night
    US Marshalls
    Lethal Weapon 4
    Collateral Damage
    Last Boyscout
    Just Cause
    15 Minutes
    American History X
    Analyze This
    Risky Business
    3 Amigos
    American President
    Tequila Sunrise
    Dirty Dozen
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    How the West Was Won
    Cool Hand Luke
    Perfect Storm
    Little Nicky
    Space Cowboys
    Matchstick Men
    Romeo Must Die
    Before Sunset


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $39.99 each:
    Seinfeld season 5
    Seinfeld season 6

    King Kong Collection

    Family Guy vol. 3

    $19.99 each:
    Chappelle's Show season 1 PSP UMD
    Amityville Horror PSP UMD
    Sin City PSP UMD
    The Incredibles PSP UMD
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    March of the Penguins
    The Polar Express

    Ladies in Lavender

    $14.99 each:
    Boss'n Up
    Fantastic 4 PSP UMD
    Dave Chappelle For What it's Worth PSP UMD
    Not Another Teen Movie PSP UMD
    GhostBusters PSP UMD
    Snatch PSP UMD
    Warriors PSP UMD

    3 for $20:
    American History X
    Donnie Brasco
    Mission Impossible
    Mission Impossible:2
    Above the Law / Hard to Kill
    A Walk to Remember
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    I am Sam
    Mask of Zorro
    We Were Soldiers
    Princess Bride
    Almost Heroes
    Any Given Sunday
    Love & Basketball
    The Italian Job

    $5.99 each:
    Reservoir Dogs
    Dirty Dancing


    Target on sale DVD items:

    $44.99 each:
    The O.C. season 2
    24 season 3

    $39.99 each:
    Oprah 20th
    House season 1

    $34.99 each:
    Little House on the Prairie w/ FREE $5 GC
    Nip/Tuck season 2

    $19.99 each:
    ATHF vol. 1
    Chappelle's Show season 2

    Family Guy Stewie Griffin

    $14.99 each:
    Newlywed season 1
    Newlywed season 2 & 3

    $7.50 each:
    Walking tall
    Amityville Horror
    West Side Story
    Friday After Next
    Ocean's 11
    Bill Cosby Himself
    Edward Scissorhands
  8. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Something which I forgot to post in the RoundUp for this week is that Target advertised in its flyer a BONUS DISC with its copies of The Happy Elf.


    I sent wife to pick up The Happy Elf at Target along with three other DVDs Tuesday. When I saw the Happy Elf package...there was no mention on the packge of a bonus disc...so I figured they A.) either didn't have any left, or B.) she just picked one up without the bonus disc (which I was hoping to be a soundtrack CD cuz I like Connick's music). Or, there ws option C.) which was that maybe the disc was sealed in the front of the cardboard slipcase. I say that because the slipcse almost looks like a Disney slipcse which has a hinged front cover with velcro holding it closed. But, it looks like that front cover is glued shut! Hmmmmm. After spending a fair amount of time trying to figure out if I was missing something in the latest line of ingenious DVD packaging, I decided it was just a sealed double cover.

    So, I bring my copy back to Target tonight...leaving it in the car while I scope out the Happy Elf scene on the store shelves. All I find are packages identicial to what my wife picked out (she didn't screw up after all! [​IMG] ) AND...there are TWO shelf tags that say the bonus disc is "included". So, now I'm thinking its inside the amaray case and decide to head home with the original purpose.

    I get home and open the amaray and find one disc with a picture of that damn Happy Elf grinning back at me (like something surreal out of the movie Christmas Story). Printed on the disc it says "Bonus 'Merry Matching' DVD-ROM game"!

    So, NOW I think I've got a bonus disc with a dumb computer game on it but NO Happy Elf program disc!

    I pop the disc in the ol' player and up pops the menu for the Happy Elf program. So, I guess I've got what I'm "supposed" to have...but not what was advertised.

    I hate to add anything else onto EricSchulz's list of things to check into for me, but............ERIC!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Aaaargh! Tonight in my local Wal-Mart and see the Happy Elf in a bonus two-pack which includes a soundtrack CD like I was hoping for with the Target set....AND FOR LESS THAN WHAT I PAID AT TARGET!!! It was just $12.87! ($14.99 at Target)

    AND...I have solved the mystery of why the front cover of the slipcase is so thick. On the Wal-Mart version of the slipcase, there is a little button that says "Push Me" and you hear a short soundbite of Connick singing a couple of lines from the song The Happy Elf AND there are some LEDs which represent bulbs on a s trong of Christmas lites which independently light on and off during the short song. They must have made all the slipcase covers the same way as those with the LEDs, soundchip and battery.

    While I contemplated buying the Wal-Mart version adn returning the sealed movie disc at Target, I cannot tell if it's sealed under the outside two-pack shrinkwrap.

    So, instead, I am contemplating returning the original to Target complaining that there is NO BONUS DISC as advertised in the flyer and on the shelf tag. Aaaaargh!
  10. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

    May 13, 2001
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    Donald Duck and Star Wars Clone Wars for me.

    Thanks Mike and Patrick.
  11. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    I already bought my dvd for this week (Superman volume 2) and this thread will be oudated in a few hours...but I always like to say something in the Weekly Roundup...and the server update deleted my post. Oh well...seeya tomorrow.

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