A Real American Hero! [c][/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 definate 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 which 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. 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. I have a lovely wife and a five-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. 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 I do! Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. [c] __________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_Target__CostCo__SamsClb Angel - Season 1__________$44.99__$45.99__$45.99__$45.99__$39.99__$41.24 Baby Looney Tunes_________$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ Brown Sugar_______________$20.99__$19.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Daredevil vs. Spider-Man__$14.99__$14.99__$14.99__$14.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Full Frontal______________$22.49__$22.99__$22.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ G.I. Joe: A Real Am. Hero_$22.46__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ Gigantor Set 2____________$44.96__$44.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ Man Who Fell To Earth -SE_$22.49__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ My Big Fat Greek Wedding__$17.85__$15.99__$14.99__$15.99__$17.99__$18.64 MST3K Collection #2_______$44.96__$49.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ Possession________________$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ Super Bowl XXXVII - Tampa_$18.74__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$17.99__$_N/A_ Swept Away________________$18.71__$17.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ Tom & Jerry:Whiskers Away_$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$14.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ The Velveteen Rabbit______$ 9.74__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_ X-Men - 1.5 Edition_______$17.54__$17.99__$19.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$_N/A_ [/c] * Fans of G.I. Joe should be aware that they MIGHT want to wait on this week's release of "A Real American Hero"/"The Revenge of Cobra". Why in the world should you wait? Well, in May there will be a re-release of this, with more extras and with a special limited-edition G.I. Joe action figure! Check out DVDToons for the info, and take their poll as to whether you intend to buy one or both of these releases. Me, I'll stick with just one, thank you. The question is: can I wait? * Target's Low Price ($_"LP") on Brown Sugar and X-Men - 1.5 might just be a nice $15.99, according to one note I got from "Buck". The only thing that substantiates this is that the ad has these "connected" to the $15.99 price on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which may or may not mean something. We'll know for sure on Tuesday, eh? If true, that would be the best price in town on X-Men! * K-Mart is back in the game this week, with the best price in town on DareDevil vs. Spider-Man: it's 4¢ off the competition, clocking in at $14.95! They also have a $14.99 price - VHS or DVD - on My Big Fat Greek Wedding (same as Circuit City's best-price-in-town for the DVD). What else? Let's see: a package deal is available for Brown Sugar: Buy the DVD for $19.95, but save $3 if you get the CD soundtrack at the same time. Hmmm...might be good to run by Circuit city for that one instead (see the grid. above). Finally, they have a non-specatular price on X-Men, racking up at $19.95. * Best Buy is giving away a bonus disc free with X-Men - 1.5. It's a sampler disc full of trailers for Fox movies. It might even be the same as this one, which was brought to my attention by Randy A. Salas of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (thanks, Randy!). Also, My Big Fat Greek Wedding comes with a free DVD of a feature called Dinner With Friends (a 2001 HBO TV-movie starring Dennis Quaid and Andie McDowell, and directed by Norman Jewison). Additionally, you save $5 if you buy My Big Fat Greek Wedding at the same time as you buy Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and it looks like next weekend (14th-17th?) is a Preferred Customer Weekend, so be on the lookout for coupons. Give them to your loved ones, and tell them what you want for Valentines Day! * I believe all copies of X-Men - 1.5 are coming with a "movie cash" voucher that can be redeemed for free tickets to the new X2 film, the sequel to X-Men. That film is in theaters in May, so this is a good promotion for it. * Speaking of promoting: this is not EXACTLY Roundup territory, but I thought I'd spread the word for fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding: don't miss the 2/24 premiere on CBS of the TV series that picks up where the film left off. Yes, it's "My Big Fat Greek Life"! One of the executive producers is Brad Grey, of "The Sopranos", so that gives me an additional reason to check it out. The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP): ------------------------- None! I guess we're still recovering from last week...whew! The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD (there may be some duplication of above, but read through it anyway): ------------------------- None here, either!