Weekly RoundUp 2-14-2006

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Henry Fonda (Young Mr. Lincoln – 1939)

– Gwyneth Paltrow & Jake Gyllenhaal (Proof - 2005)

– The Cast (Grey’s Anatomy - 2005)

– La Bête Humaine (1938)

– Mamie Van Doren (3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt - 1964)

– Collision Course (1989)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt$19.99----Andy Griffith Show: Season 5$35.09$32.99$34.99--La Bête Humaine (CC)$29.95$24.99$19.99--Cake$18.99$19.99$19.99--Charles in Charge: Season 1$24.49$22.99$29.99--Club Paradise$10.49$12.99$12.99--Collision Course$11.23$12.99$12.99--Deal of the Century$10.49$12.99$12.99--Disney Princess: Enchanted Book/Letters$13.99$14.99$17.99--Disney Princess: Sing-Along Songs Vol. 3$13.99$14.99$17.99$14.99-Emannuel’s Gift$24.28$24.99$19.99--Farscape: Starburst Edition 3.2$16.99$19.99$17.99--For Richer, For Poorer$11.23$12.99$12.99--Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 3$20.99$21.99$22.99--The Frisco Kid$10.49$12.99$12.99--Gimme A Break!: Season 1$24.49$22.99$29.99--The Golden Girls: Season 4$27.98$35.99$29.99$29.99-Goof Troop: Volume 1$10.99$11.99$12.99--Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1$19.48$16.99$19.99$17.99$19.99He-Man/Master of Universe S1 V2$33.96$24.99$27.99$34.99-House of 9$13.99$14.99$17.99--Ju Dou$13.99$14.99$17.99--Living Single: Season 1$20.99$21.99$24.99--Martha’s Complete Weddings$44.99$69.99$49.99-$39.99Metropolitan (CC)$39.95$34.99$34.99--MirrorMask$18.87$19.99$19.99$19.99-NBA Street Series: Vol. 3$14.99$14.99$15.99--Newsroom: Season 2$16.99$22.99$19.99--Nine Lives (2005)$18.99$19.99$19.99$19.99-Odd Jobs$11.23$12.99$12.99--Overhaulin’: Season 2$35.98$34.99$34.99--The Pretender: Season 3$27.99$29.99$27.99$29.99$26.99Proof$18.78$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99Quack Pack: Volume 1$10.99$11.99$12.99--Quick Change$9.99$12.99$12.99--R Point$18.69$19.99$19.99--Roast of Pamela Anderson (Uncensored)$17.99$12.99$12.99$14.99-Russian Specialist (The Mechanik)$16.99$19.99$24.97--**Saw II$15.98$15.99$14.99$16.99-Shaq TV: reality Series-$14.99$15.99--Therese$17.99$19.99$19.99$14.99-The Thing About My Folks$18.99$24.99$19.99--Ultimate Gretsky SE$22.49-$24.99--Up the Academy$11.23$12.99$12.99--Who’s That Girl?$9.99$12.99$12.99--Young Mr. Lincoln (CC)$39.95$29.99$34.99--Zathura SE$16.98$17.99$14.99$16.99-Zombie Honeymoon$18.89$24.99$27.01--

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

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! Saw II is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

--An eclectic week. A John Ford & Henry Fonda classic. Jean Renoir! Lots of TV on DVD! An Amazon.com exclusive of Mamie Van Doren (Va-va-voom!). And, there’s that unforgettable Hollywood pairing of Pat Morita and Jay Leno!

--I am without a Circuit City flyer this week as I post the RoundUp. I gathered CC info from various internet sources.

--I think most stores will have a two-pack this coming week of Zathura coupled with Jumanji. Best Buy is advertising the 2-pack Collector’s Edition at $24.99.

--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE ON-PACK COMIC BOOK with its copies of Saw II ($15.99). Saw II on-pack comic book tells the background story of mastermind killer Jigsaw.

--Best Buy will give you $15 off INSTANTLY when you purchase ANY season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So, after the discount…Buffy: Season 1 = $17.99. Buffy: Seasons 2 thru 7 = $34.99 apiece.

--I’ve got an unusual discrepancy between Best Buy’s flyer and bestbuy.com. The flyer shows NBA Street Series: Vol. 3 at $17.99. bb.com lists the same title at $14.99

--Circuit City is advertising a $10 savings when you buy The Golden Girls: Season 4 ($29.99) with ANY OTHER season of The Golden Girls.

--Circuit City is advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE COLLECTIBLE FLASHING SAW BLADE PIN with the purchase of Saw II ($14.99).

--Circuit City is also offering the opportunity to buy a 2-pack of Final Destination 1 & 2 with FREE MOVIE CASH to go see Final Destination 3 in theaters…PLUS a 20-minute BONUS DISC which contains a sneak peek at Final Destination 3.

--Target is advertising a $5 GiftCard this week with the purchase of The Pretender: Season 3. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--I think its worth noting that Target is advertising a price of $17.99 on the Audrey Hepburn Collection (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina & Roman Holiday) as well as Seasons 1-3 of The Golden Girls for $24.99 apiece.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: February 14, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

DreamWorks Home Entertainment

Biker Boyz, Catch Me If You Can ... $12.99

Old School, The Ring, The Terminal ... $14.99

Collateral ... $19.99

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

8 Mile, Along Came Polly, American Me, Animal House, Battlestar Galactica, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Born on the Fourth of July: Special Edition, Fletch Lives, The Game, The Great Outdoors, Liar Liar, October Sky, Peter Pan, Reality Bites, Slap Shot ... $12.98

The Bourne Identity, The Cat in the Hat, The Chronicles of Riddick, Dawn of the Dead (rated & unrated), One Last Dance, Seed of Chucky, Shallow Ground, Shaun of the Dead, The Thing, Van Helsing, White Noise, Wimbledon ... $14.98

Patrick Sun

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

Just Like Heaven

Gilmore Girls season 5
West Wing season 5
Nip/Tuck season 2
SmallVille season 4

$19.99 each:
Wallace & Gromit: TCotWR
In Her Shoes
The Legend of Zorro

$17.99 each:
Corpse Bride
Friends season 10
Entourage season 1
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 4
Dukes of Hazzard season 5
Everybody Loves Raymond season 5

$14.99 each:
ATHF vol. 4
Da Ali G Show season 2
Fresh Prince season 2

Final Destination 1&2 2-Pack w/ FREE Movie Cash for part 3 (plus a 20-minute bonus disc w/ a sneak peek at part 3)

2 for $15:
The Bourne Identity
Liar Liar
Old School Unrated
Shaun of the Dead
The Ring
Van Helsing
The Terminal
American Me
The Fast & the Furious
The Chronicles of Riddick
Born on the 4th of July
Biker Boyz
The Game
Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut
The Thing
Catch Me If You Can
Reality Bites
Along Came Polly
The Great Outdoors
White Noise
Seed of Chucky
The Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers)
8 Mile
Animal House
Battlestar Galactica
American Pie

$5.99 each:
Anger Management
Black Hawk Down
Donnie Brasco
Donnie Darko (1-disc)
Kiss of the Dragon
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Siege
XXX (1-disc)


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

In Her Shoes $19.99
Elizabethtown $19.99

$14.99 after $5 Instant Savings:
Roll Bounce
Kingdom of Heaven
Fantastic 4
Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2 for $15:
Must Love Dogs
The Wedding Singer
Two Weeks Notice
You've Got Mail
The Terminal
Romeo + Juliet (DiCaprio)
Moulin Rouge
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
A Walk To Remember
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Love & Basketball
The Cat in the Hat (Mike Meyers)
The Sandlot 2
Bratz: Rock Angelz
Old School: Unrated
Proof of Life
The Bourne Identity
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Dawn of the Dead: Unrated Director's Cut (2004)
The Ring
White Noise
John Carpenter's The Thing: Collector's Edition
Shaun of the Dead
Seed of Chucky: Unrated / Fully Extended
The Chronicles of Riddick
Van Helsing

All of the above titles in this section must be purchased on same receipt to qualify for $15 pricepoint

Save $15 Instantly when you buy ANY Season of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Prices Listed are AFTER $15 savings:

BTVS: Season 1 $17.99
BTVS: Season 2 - Season 7 $34.99 each


Target on sale DVD items:

Simpsons: Kiss & Tell - The Story of Homer & Marge's LOVE $7.99

DVD Sets
The Golden Girls: Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 $24.99 each
Laguna Beach: Season 1 $22.99
Gilmore Girls: Season 5 $37.99
Audrey Hepburn Collection $17.99
Oprah Winfrey: 20th Anniversay Collection $34.99
24: Season 1 $34.99

$6.50 each:
Message in a Bottle
Zoolander: Special Collector's Edition
Little Nicky
Drop Dead Fred

$10.00 each:
The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
Hotel Rwanda
Fiddler on the Roof: Special Edition
The Silence of the Lambs: MGM Special Edition
The Blue Lagoon / Return to the Blue Lagoon Double Feature DVD
Ocean's Twelve
Are We There Yet?

george kaplan

Film Editor
Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
The only thing I was going to get was Andy Griffith, but with the warning about cut episodes, I'll pass (or at least hold off until there's verification that the episodes are complete - which seems unlikely given the wording on the package
). So it looks like nothing for me this week.

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Thanks Mike & Patrick for the roundup. Just Zathura for me from CC.

Ultimate Gretzky comes out while the great one is in Italy. Hope Janet doesn't bet all the profits from the first 2 weeks sales while Wayne's gone.

Julio Diaz

Stunt Coordinator
Nov 18, 2005
Curses! I made a vow never to go to the local Circuit City againafter the horrible, inept cahiers I encountered in the after-Christmas sales. But I can't turndown that price on Gilmore Girls Season 5! Maybe I'll buy a paper tomorrow and hope for an ad - then I can get Best Buy to price match, and get RZ points to boot!

I also plan to get MirrorMask - a blind buy, but one I feel secure in given its pedigree.


Who do we think I am?
Dec 1, 1999
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
"**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Saw II is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! "

well it may be mar anyway for the widescreen version.
it's another movie ar changed to 1.78.1.
this one from 1.85.1 so it wont be noticable to most people.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
Golden Girls S2 and S4 at Target for me.
Target is also carrying the Martha Stewart Wedding set and Fresh Prince...I will post prices Sunday night.


Craig S

Senior HTF Member
Mar 4, 2000
League City, Texas
Real Name
Craig Seanor
Anyone looking for a decent price on Young Mr. Lincoln should head over to DDD - they have it for $23.21 (over 40% off).

As always, to Mike & Pat - thanks for the Round Up!


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
Real Name
Regarding Griffith Season 5 edits on another subforum David VP has referenced another message board whose analysis of running times seems to indicate that S5 may be complete. There is no cut episode warning on the packaging just a disclaimer on their website. Hopefully the website it wrong.

Griffith is the only thing of interest to me this week.

Thanks guys for the Round-Up.

george kaplan

Film Editor
Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
As I said, if in a few weeks, it appears that no cuts have been discovered, I'll buy it then, but I've already been burned buying tv shows that had cuts, which I then had to return.

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY

I did think twice about posting that image. But I didn't think most people would even notice that image of the rushing train in the La Bête Humaine poster.


Apr 4, 2003
Does anyone happen to know if Circuit City is lowering the price of the other seasons of Smallville? Season 4 is now $27, but I need to get seasons 2 and 3.

I made the mistake of buying season 1 for $16, and they got me hooked!!!! Cheap season 1's are the devil!!

BTW, thanks for Mamie's Mammaries!!!

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