Weekly RoundUp 2/15/05

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Do you want your sister to lose weight? Tell her to get off the couch, stop eating twinkies and maybe go out for field hockey.
    –Jake Gyllenhall as Donnie (Donnie Darko – 2001)
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    Look at what's happened to me. I can't believe it myself.
    Suddenly, I'm up on top of the world. It should've been somebody else.

    Believe it or not, I'm walking on air...

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAll About Lily Chou Chou$22.46$24.99$24.99--Amongst Friends$17.97-$15.99--Angel: Season 5$38.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$37.99Arthur 2: On the Rocks$13.47$12.99$12.99--Chain of Fools$11.23$12.99$12.99--Control$17.47$22.99$24.97--Disorderlies$13.46$12.99$12.99--Donnie Darko: Director’s Cut$18.89$15.99$19.99$19.99$18.49Fandango$11.23$12.99$12.99--Frostbite$25.18$19.99$19.99--Good Times: Season 4$22.46$22.99$19.99$22.99-Greatest American Hero$20.99$17.99$19.99--**Half-Baked$14.98$12.99$12.99--Howard’s End$22.46$19.99$24.99--The Ice Pirates$11.23$12.99$12.99--Into the Sun$18.72$22.99$19.99--Just League Unlim:Saving/World$10.48$9.99$12.99--Kansas City$17.97$14.99$15.99--Legalese$17.97$14.99$15.99$14.99-Little House/Prairie: Season 7$34.99$39.99$39.99$34.99-**Motorcycle Diaries$20.99$17.99$19.99$19.99-Nat’l Lampoon’s Blackball$17.49$14.99$19.99--Normal Life$17.97$15.99$15.99--Oh God! Book II$13.47$12.99$12.99--Oh God! You Devil!$13.47$9.99$12.99--Other People’s Money$11.23$9.99$12.99--Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys$17.49$17.99$19.99$17.99-Raise Your Voice$19.56$19.99$17.99$15.99-Rendez-vous$14.96$14.99$15.99--Richie Rich$13.47$9.99$12.99--**Saw$20.29$15.99$14.99$15.99-Tae Guk Gi:Brotherhood/War$21.72$22.99$28.97--**Taxi$20.99$15.99$14.99$15.99-Tout va bien (CC)$20.96$24.99$22.99--Vampires; Out for Blood$25.18$20.99$22.99--The Yes Men$26.98$23.99$22.99--Young Einstein$13.47$9.99$12.99--

    (CC) listed after a title in the above grid = new Criterion Collection release.


    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 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). 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. 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...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Half-Baked AND Motorcycle Diaries AND Saw AND Taxi are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --At Best Buy, if you buy a copy of Saw ($15.99), you can get a Best Buy Exclusive Bonus On-Pack DVD. Features clips from the highly anticipated horror films High Tension and Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects. Minimum 60 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also advertising that if you pre-order Bambi (3/1/05) at bestbuy,com you can get a $5 digital coupon to use on your next on-line order after the DVD’s release.

    --At Circuit City, buy Angel: Season 5 ($39.99) and get $10 off any other season of Angel. In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt. Wording is a little ambiguous. I wonder if you could buy Season 5 and get $10 off both Seasons 1 and 2 if you bought them all on the same receipt…and so forth?

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: February 15, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Not available this week

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    Catalog titles:

    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $17.99:
    The Notebook

    2 for $15:
    Dracula
    My Best Friend's Wedding
    Legends of the Fall
    Anger Management
    It Could Happen to You
    Breakin' the Rules
    The Sweetest Thing
    Maid in Manhattan
    Charlie's Angels
    The Wedding Planner
    Hook
    Glory
    Ice Castles
    Spider-Man

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $17.99 (2-packs):
    The Terminal / Catch Me if You Can
    Dawn of the Dead / Shaun of the Dead
    Van Helsing / The Mummy
    Riddick / Pitch Black

    $11.99:
    The Matrix

    2 for $20:
    Bad Boys
    Bad Boys II
    Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    Wild Things
    Big Fish
    Groundhog Day
    Men in Black
    Men in Black II
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Tears of the Sun
    Black Hawk Down
    Snatch
    50 First Dates
    Big Daddy
    Daddy Day Care
    Underworld
    Resident Evil
    Hellboy
    Secret Window
    Monster
    Missing
    Steel Magnolias
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Something's Gotta Give
    Spun
    You Got Served
    Dr. Strangelove
    13 Going on 30
    Annie
    Sense and Sensibility

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $29.99 each:
    Seinfeld Season 1 & 2
    Seinfeld Season 3
    South Park Season 4
    Simpsons Season 5
    Family Guy Vol. 1

    $24.99 each:
    King of the Hill Season 3
    Ren & Stimpy Season 1 & 2

    $10 each:
    Ice Age
    The Laws of Attraction
    Blazing Saddles
    Monster
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    The Bourne Identity

    $9.99
    Strawberry Shortcake: Play Day Surprise
    Strawberry Shortcake: Seaberry Beach Party

    $7.50 each:
    M.A.S.H.
    Ever After
    Romeo & Juliet
    Working Girl
    Blade
    Ocean's Eleven
     
  2. Corbin Stirn

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    Just GAH this week.[​IMG] Thanks Mike........got any more pics of you and me in our younger years?[​IMG]
     
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    Angel: Season Five
    Donnie Darko: DC
    Half Baked

    Oh, and I'd love to be able to buy Angel: Season Five, and get $10 off both Seasons Three and Four (which I have yet to get).

    (Thanks for the RoundUp, as usual. Always a great reference tool for me.)
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Just this one. That's me on the left...showing off my new driver's license!

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    Donnie Darko...Donnie Darko...DONNIE DARKO!!!!
     
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    SWEET....the superhero years had gotten a bit fuzzy. AH.....the memories.....:b [​IMG]
     
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    Angel: Season Five
    Donnie Darko (can't wait to finally see it since it played in two cities or so on the entire planet[​IMG]
     
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    The following for me:
    -Angel:Season 5
    -Donnie Darko: DC (I have a Hot Topic GC I need to use)
    -Garfield:Travel Adventures
    -Half Baked:SE
    -Taxi

    Thanks for the round up.I always depend on you Mike [​IMG]
     
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    Saw and Donnie Darko! cant wait...

    mike
     
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    ICE PIRATES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
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    Anyone know whatt the Deal is with that SE of Half Baked?
     
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    Thanks Mike. Here's my list
    - Angel Season Five
    - Donnie Darko Directors' Cut
    - Goodtimes Season Four
    - Greatest American Hero Season One
    - Justice League Unlimited
    - Kansas City
    - Saw
    - Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War
    - Taxi
     
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    Well nothing this week since I still haven't got fourth season of Angel (which I won't get yet since I haven't even watched sixth season of Buffy). Thanks anyway Mike and the Red Guy in the cape.
     
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    Thanks Mike. Just Donnie Darko DC for me this week.
     
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    Thanks Mike.

    My wallet gets a complete rest this week. Nothing of any interest to me coming out.
     
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    I've appended the catalog titles on sale at the end of Mike's initial post.
     
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    Donnie Darko DE
    Saw
    Angel S5
    Tae Guk Gi

    Hay look! Young Einstein! :b
     
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    It's Motorcycle Diaries from BB and through a great pre-order price from DeepDiscount, Fandango.
     
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    Thanks, Mike!

    Was hoping for a better price on Howard's End, but it's great to finally have this Merchant/Ivory masterpiece on DVD. Will probably snag Motorcycle Diaries & Donnie Darko DC as well when I'm at Best Buy picking up HE.
     
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    Just Saw (WS) & Donnie Darko Director's Cut for me this week. Gonna use up the rest of my Christmas gift card from Best Buy on those two. Thanks again Mike, God Bless you for your weekly roundup post.
     

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