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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Marlon Brando (The Wild One – 1953)


– WB Oscar-Winning/Nominated ‘Toons


– Clark Gable & Joan Crawford (Strange Cargo – 1940)


– Aaron Eckhart & Catherine Zeta-Jones (No Reservations – 2007)


– In the Shadow of the Moon – 2007


– Edward Woodward (The Equalizer – 1985)


– Poitier, Houghton, Hepburn, Tracy (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – 1967)


– George of the Jungle – 1967


– Anne Hathaway (Becoming Jane – 2007)

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Amateurs$19.99$14.99$19.99 - - Batman Double Feature$13.49$12.99$14.98 - - Beatrix Potter Collection$22.49$29.99$19.99 - $21.99Becoming Jane$17.99$19.99$17.99$19.99$18.99Black August$17.99$17.99$17.99 - - Blade: The Series$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Blue State$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Bubble$24.99$24.99$19.99 - - The Charlie Chan Collection: Vol. 4$34.99$39.99$49.98 - - Comedy Central Roast: Flavor Flav$14.99$12.99$17.99 - - Dallas: Season 8$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - Dedication$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Dirty Laundry$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Equalizer: Season 1$37.49$39.99$49.98 - - Family Ties: Season 3$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Fat Girls$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - General Hospital – Night Shift: S1$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - George of the Jungle: Complete Series$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Girlfriends: Season 3$26.99$29.99$24.99 - - Gone Baby Gone$17.99$16.99$17.99$19.99$18.99Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (40th AE)$14.99$14.99$19.99 - - I Could Never Be Your Woman$19.99$16.99$19.99 - - In the Shadow of the Moon$14.99$14.99$17.99 - $12.99Introducing the Dwights$20.99$29.99$19.99 - - Joan Crawford Collection: Vol. 2$37.49$44.99$49.98 - - Lubitsch Musicals (Eclipse Series) (CC)$41.99$69.99$59.95 - - Martian Child$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - No Reservations$19.99$16.99$17.99$16.99$19.49Peter's Friends$9.99$12.99$14.98 - - Pokemon: Season 1 Volume 3$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Power Rangers: Oper. OverDrive Vol. 4$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Power Rangers: Oper. OverDrive Vol. 5$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Primal$24.29$19.99$19.99 - - Romance and Cigarettes$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Scooby-Doo Double Feature$13.49$12.99$14.98 - - Some Girls$9.99$9.99$14.98 - - Stanley Kramer Film Collection$41.99$49.99$59.95 - - Tell Me You Love Me: Season 1$47.99$44.99$69.98 - - Three Can Play That Game$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Touch (1997)$9.99$12.99$14.98 - - Tyler Perry’s What’s Done in the Dark$12.99$12.99$12.99$14.99 - **Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?$18.99$15.99$13.99$16.99 - WB Presents Acad. Award Anim. Coll. (3-D)$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - WB Presents Acad. Award Anim. Coll. (1-D)$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - We Own the Night$18.99$19.99$17.99$16.99 - The Wiz (30th Anniversary Edition)$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Zapped!$9.99$9.99$14.98 - -


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Amateurs$23.95$29.99$29.99 - -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Amateurs$19.95$29.99$29.99 - - Becoming Jane$23.95$19.99$34.99$29.99$23.89Gone Baby Gone$23.95$29.99$34.99$29.99$23.89No Reservations$24.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$26.99We Own the Night$26.95$26.99$34.99$29.99 -

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Batman Double Feature: Batman and Mr. Freeze, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

The Joan Crawford Collection: Volume 2: A Woman’s Face, Flamingo Road, Sadie McKee, Strange Cargo, Torch Song.

Lubitsch Musicals (Eclipse Series) (CC): Love Parade, The Smiling Lieutenant, One Hour With You, Monte Carlo.

Scooby-Doo Double Feature: Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.

The Stanley Kramer Film Collection: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (40th Anniv. Edition, Ship of Fools, The Member of the Wedding, The Wild One, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Presents Academy Award Animation Collection (15 Winners – 26 Nominees): (From the Warner Brothers Home Video press release via amazon.com: )

Disc 1:

Academy Award® winning shorts featured on the DVDs:

1) The Milky Way (MGM),
2) Yankee Doodle Mouse (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
3) Mouse Trouble (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
4) Quiet Please (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
5) The Cat Concerto (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
6) Tweetie Pie (WB),
7) The Little Orphan (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
8) For Scent-Imental Reasons (WB, Pepe Le Pew),
9) So Much for so Little (a special educational Warner Brothers short),
10) Two Mouseketeers (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
11) Johann Mouse (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
12) Speedy Gonzales (WB),
13) Birds Anonymous (WB, Tweety & Sylvester),
14) Knighty-Knight Bugs (WB, Bugs Bunny)
15) The Dot and the Line (Chuck Jones classic MGM cartoon).

Discs 2 & 3:

Academy Award® nominated shorts featured on the DVDs include
1) Popeye The Sailor Meets Sinbad The Sailor (Paramount/Fleischer)
2) Superman (Paramount/Fleischer)
3) Walky Talky Hawky (WB, Foghorn Leghorn)
4) One Droopy Knight (MGM, Droopy)
plus 12 more un-announced titles.

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Presents Academy Award Animation Collection (15 Winners): (From the Warner Brothers Home Video press release via amazon.com: )

Academy Award® winning shorts featured on the DVDs include
1) The Milky Way (MGM),
2) Yankee Doodle Mouse (Tom & Jerry),
3) Mouse Trouble (Tom & Jerry),
4) Quiet Please (Tom & Jerry),
5) The Cat Concerto (Tom & Jerry),
6) Tweetie Pie (WB),
7) The Little Orphan (Tom & Jerry),
8) For Scent-Imental Reasons (Pepe Le Pew),
9) So Much for So Little (a special educational Warner Brothers short),
10) Two Mouseketeers (Tom & Jerry),
11) Johann Mouse (Tom & Jerry),
12) Speedy Gonzales (WB),
13) Birds Anonymous (Tweety & Sylvester),
14) Knighty-Knight Bugs (Bugs Bunny)
15) The Dot and the Line (Chuck Jones classic MGM cartoon). (Issued as a bonus on The Glass Bottom Boat.)

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! Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the right one!

--Best Buy is having another one of its sales on combined purchases of new releases this week! You can save $5 when you buy ANY TWO movies from the following list…or SAVE $10 when you buy ANY THREE movies from the list: Must be purchased on same receipt.

$16.99: Gone Baby Gone, No Reservations.

$19.99: Becoming Jane, Martian Child, Snow Buddies, We Own the Night.

$29.99 (all Blu-ray discs): Becoming Jane, Gone Baby Gone, No Reservations, We Own the Night.

--Also @ BB, purchase ANY Tyler Perry play on DVD for just $5 after the purchase of either TP’s Why Did I Get Married or What’s Done in the Dark. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--At Best Buy: most WWE titles are on sale 25% off regular price. No rainchecks. Only title excluded: The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin.

--Best Buy has three titles on sale for $9.99 which include one FREE LID’S MOVIE TICKET TO SEE THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES. Titles include: Charlotte’s Web (2007), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate events, Transformers. Ticket Value = $7.50. More titles in-store. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also doing a “Buy One, Get One Free” on a selection of HD-DVDs:

$24.99: 40 Year Old Virgin, Casino, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Inside Man, King Kong, Van Helsing, .

$29.99: The Bourne Ultimatum, Breach, Disturbia, Hot Fuzz, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Shooter, Shrek the Third, Transformers.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed @ $4.99 and @ $9.99.

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE JOURNAL available with its copies of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? While supplies last.

--And, save $5 on the purchase of ANY Tyler Perry DVDs with the purchase of Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girl ($9.99). In store only. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--CC also has a deal in which you can save $6 on the purchase of BOTH Becoming Jane and Gone Baby Gone ($19.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

[email protected] CC, buy Across The Universe and get an EXCLUSIVE FREE CIRCUIT CITY+Napster download card. Get two months free PLUS five free downloads.

--And, @ Circuit City, for all you romantic-types, you can save $5 on the joint purchase of Two Days in Paris and Feast of Love. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--For some of you romantic-types, you can buy a DVD for your “special someone” for just $3.99 (list includes such romantic titles as Air Force One and xXx) AND get $10 OFF an order with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
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In-store only. Minimum Flower order of $50. See display for details. DVDs may vary by store. Other titles shown include: Great Expectations, Moonstruck, Terms of Endearment, Sleepless in Seattle (10th AE) and a huge stack of others.

--CC has another long list of $6.99 DVDs to choose from this week. Buy one of them and get EXCLUSIVE FREE MOVIE CASH to see EITHER The Other Boleyn Girl or Vantage Point. Both films in theaters 2-22-2008.

--Circuit City also has a list of $19.99 HD-=DVDs this week: Batman Begins, Blood Diamond, Goodfellas, The Last samurai, The Phantom of the Opera, Unforgiven.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: CC also has a longer list of $29.99 HD-DVDs this week.

--At Target, there is EXCLUSIVE MOVIE CASH to see Meet the Browns with the purchase of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? DVD. Movie Cash value = $8.00. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Target has selections of DVDs listed at $7.50 and $10 this week.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

The Legacy Of Stone Cold Steve Austin $17.99
The Brave One $17.99???
Snow Buddies $17.99???

$3.99 DVDs: Save $10 at 1-800-flowers.com with purchase of any of these DVDs. In store only. Discount applied with minimum order of $50. See store display or wake up a store employee for details:
Limit of 3 of each title per customer
Indecent Proposal
Love Story
Great Expectations
Terms Of Endearment
Underworld: Evolution
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
The Family Man
Air Force One
XXX
The Pink Panther (2006)
Sleeping With The Enemy
Blue Crush
Man Of The House
Moonstruck
French Kiss
The Best Man
City Of Angels
Hope Floats
The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition
The Painted Veil
What Dreams May Come
Don Juan DeMarco
Sabrina (Harrison Ford)
Say Anything
Working Girl
Flashdance (1st Pressing)
For Love Of The Game
Wimbledon
The American President
Fun With Dick & Jane (2005)
Patch Adams
Runaway Bride
Spanglish
The Wedding Singer (1st Pressing)
Sleepless In Seattle: 10th Anniversary Edition
Guess Who
Something’s Gotta Give
Intolerable Cruelty
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason

$6.99 DVDs: Circuit City Exclusive: Free Movie Cash to see The Other Boleyn Girl or Vantage Point, in theaters 2/22/08 when you purchase any of these titles::
The Pursuit Of Happyness
Catch & Release
The Holiday
Memoirs Of A Geisha
My Best Friend’s Wedding / The Wedding Planner Double Feature
Revenge: Unrated Director’s Cut
Stomp The Yard
Mona Lisa Smile / America’s Sweethearts Double Feature
Fools Rush In / Main In Manhattan Double Feature
50 First Dates / Mr. Deeds Double Feature
RENT
Legends Of The Fall: Deluxe Edition
The DaVinci Code
Rocky Balboa
Monty Python & The Holy Grail (Special Edition)
Meatballs: Special Edition
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
Ghostbusters 1 & 2
Gridiron Gang
Open Season
Spider-man / Spider-man 2 Two Pack
Click
Facing Giants
Running With Scissors
Resident Evil / Resident Evil: Apocalypse Two Pack
The Fifth Element: Ultimate Edition
Curse Of The Gold Flower
Memento 2-Disc Limited Edition
Tears Of The Sun: Director’s Extended Cut
Men In Black II
The Benchwarmers
The Patriot: Extended Cut
Kung Fu Hustle: Ass Kickin’ Edition
Donnie Brasco: Special Edition
Black Hawk Down: Unrated Extended Cut
Underworld: Unrated Extended Cut
Richard Pryor Stand Up Comedy Double Feature

HD-DVDs:
Batman Begins $19.99
Blood Diamond $19.99
The Last Samurai $19.99
GoodFellas $19.99
Unforgiven $19.99
The Phantom Of The Opera $19.99

Harry Potter & Order Of The Phoenix $29.99
Ocean’s Thirteen $29.99
The Departed $29.99
300 $29.99
Troy : The Director’s Cut $29.99
Superman Returns $29.99
Syriana $29.99
Letters From Iwo Jima $29.99
The Fountain $29.99
We Are Marshall $29.99
Happy Feet $29.99
The Ant Bully $29.99
TMNT $29.99


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Dragon Ball Z 3 Movie Collection $14.99

$4.99 each:
West Side Story
Garden State
Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Special Collector’s Anniversary Edition
Failure To Launch
Hitch
Riding With Boys
The Break-Up
Love, Actually
Before Sunrise
Unconditional Love
Sleepless In Seattle: 10th Anniversary Edition
American Wedding
Last Holiday
Save The Last Dance
Just Like Heaven
The Wedding Planner
Spanglish
Something’s Gotta Give
Maid In Manhattan
Jerry Maguire
Bewitched
America’s Sweethearts
50 First Dates
13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition
Meet The Parents
Meet The Fockers
The Wedding Date
Notting Hill: Collector’s Edition
Moulin Rouge
Legally Blonde
The Wedding Singer
The Science Of Sleep
The Painted Veil
Laws Of Attraction
City Of Angels
Before Sunset
The American President
Say Anything

$9.99 each: 1 Free Kid’s Movie Ticket To See The Spiderwick Chronicles Included With These Movies. More Movies Available In Store. Ticket Value = $7.50. Minimum 6 per store. No rain checks.
Charlotte’s Web (2007)
Tranformers
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

$9.99 each:
The Holiday
Grease: Rockin’ Rydell Edition
The Devil Wears Prada
The Notebook
Sweet Home Alabama
Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition
Pride & Prejudice
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

HD-DVD Discs: Buy One, Get One Free From This Selection. Free HD-DVD must be of equal or lesser value. HD-DVDs must be purchased on the same receipt.
Inside Man $24.99
Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas $24.99
Van Helsing $24.99
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated $24.99
Casino $24.99
King Kong $24.99
Breach $29.99
Disturbia $29.99
Transformers $29.99
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $29.99
Hot Fuzz $29.99
Shrek The Third $29.99
Shooter $29.99
The Bourne Ultimatum $29.99

DVD Sets:
Planet Earth $54.99
Planet Earth Blu-Ray $69.99
Planet Earth: The Blue Planet $79.99 each
Warner Brothers Academy Awards Animation Collection $29.99


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Target on sale DVD items:

$7.50 each: Titles Listed & selected Others:
Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition
Beaches: Special Edition
Footloose / Flashdance Double Feature

$10.00 DVDs: Titles Listed & selected Others:
The Notebook
The Devil Wears Prada
The Holiday
 

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Also being released on Feb. 12:

Peter's Friends. Under the MGM/UA label. First DVD release and first widescreen version available (at least in region 1). It's a personal favorite, directed by Kenneth Branagh from a script by Rita Rudner and her husband, starring Branagh, Rudner, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton and Stephen Fry.

Amazon has it for $9.99.

M.
 

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Thanks as always Mike & Patrick!

I'll pick-up Gone Baby Gone and No Reservations at Best Buy for $14.49 each ($16.99 each x 2 - $5.00 off purchase of both), and use a couple of $5.00 Rewards Certificates on top of that.

I'll probably rent Becoming Jane and We Own the Night.

I'm going to order 2 copies of Zapped! from Amazon - I'll use one for my "watching" copy and keep the other sealed for it's future collectible value. :laugh:

Thanks again guys!
 

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You should probably hold out for the inevitable 3-disc Criterion Collection treatment, Jeff.

I'm sure Criterion will ditch the awful cover art and use the original poster for their version! :laugh:

 

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Mike,
That's Katharine Houghton not Sandy Dennis in the "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" pic.
 

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Mark: Thanks a lot! Now...can you answer me this? I never even looked up the cast. For some reason I had it in my head that Sandy Dennis was in that film. I wonder why? Maybe she is easily confused with Katharine Houghton? You knew who I meant! :D I certainly would have lost Final Jeopardy on that question.
 

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That's assuming, of course, that you can find a store employee to wake up... :laugh:
 

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Yes! This is history making! The first Criterion to ever be found in the $5.00 bin at Wal-Mart! :laugh:
 

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Mike,

It looks like IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is $14.98 at Best Buy, not $17.98 (but if my Costco carries it for $13, I'm gettin' it there!).
 

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The WB Animation Collection would be worth it just for Chuck Jones' "The Dot and the Line"...

"She giggled like a schoolgirl who didn't know what to do with her hands." :laugh:
 

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A lot of "maybes" this week, but nothing definite. I'll probably eventually pick up In the Shadow of the Moon, Zapped and Gone Baby Gone (Blu-ray, I've heard a lot of good things about that). If it doesn't overlap with a lot of the shorts I already have on various DVDs, I may get the 3-disc WB animation set (though I don't think there will be enough new stuff to make it worthwhile).

Does it have to be a certain type of lid or will any lid do?
 

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Wow, I'm actually excited for the first time this year. I only have 2 vhs tapes left in my collection, and they're both George of the Jungle collections. I'll definitely be picking this up this week, though I can only hope and pray that it's truly complete (e.g., Super Chicken and Tom Slick also).
 

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I may finally have to bite on Planet Earth this week, either through the in store sale or online. We're dying to see it.
 

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i saw a george and it does include tom slick and super chicken.

i dont remember if it is all of those eps or not though.
 

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Thanks to your always insightful RoundUp, Mike and Patrick, this looks to be a way more interesting week than I first thought. George of the Jungle has been calling my name ever since I first heard about it, but I have to admit, I was totally unaware of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection.

Also, when I saw that listing for The Bubble, I was thinking it was the old Arch Obler (of Lights Out radio fame) 1960's flick, but I assume that this is something else...

Lastly, I will NetFlix Gone Baby Gone (since I have heard good things about here on the Forum) and In the Shadow of the Moon. I saw Moon when it opened the True/False Film Festival last March. It is a stunner and comes highly recommended.
 

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I'm still trying to figure out if there are enough films in the Oscar collection that I don't already have (either in the Looney Tunes collections or as extras on various dvds) to make it worth purchasing.
 

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