Weekly Roundup 2/25 (Sci-Fi TV week)

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    That may be the most important thing to understand about humans. It is the unknown that defines our existence. We are constantly searching...not just for answers to our questions...but for new questions.

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    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.



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    __________TITLE____________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_Target__CostCo__SamsClb
    BatB: Belle's Magical Wld_$22.49__$19.99__$17.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$17.23
    Dark Shadows Collection 4_$44.99__$44.99__$49.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Farscape 2.5______________$29.99__$27.99__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Fireball XL5-Complt. Ser._$74.96__$76.99__$99.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Gloria____________________$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Queer As Folk - Season 2__$89.99__$89.99_$119.98__$_N/A___$_N/A___$64.97
    Red Dwarf Series 1________$26.24__$27.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Red Dwarf Series 2________$26.24__$27.99__$24.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Red Dwarf S1/S2 Duo-Pack__$52.44__$54.99__$69.99__$_N/A___$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Road To Perdition - WS____$17.41__$14.99__$15.99__$_"LP"__$18.29__$18.26
    Star Trek Deep Space 9 S1_$97.49__$99.99_$129.98__$_N/A___$_N/A___$89.82
    Tuck Everlasting__________$20.49__$19.99__$17.99__$19.99__$18.29__$19.87
    The Tuxedo - Widescreen___$20.24__$16.99__$16.99__$_"LP"__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Twilight Zone Coll. #5____$74.99__$75.99__$99.99__$_N/A___$68.99__$_N/A_
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    * Thanks to everyone who patiently waiting on this week's Roundup until this late in the afternoon, with no complaints. I have had a GIGANTIC headache all day, and I must say that staring at the onscreen type long enough to put this together has almost done me in! Enjoy.

    * BE CAREFUL! The Tuxedo & Road To Perdition are available in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions (and for "RtP" even in a 3rd version: DTS widescreen). Get the correct one: either Dolby Widescreen or DTS Widescreen. [​IMG]

    * Be CarfulLER!! Red Dwarf is apparently available cheaper individually (at Circuit City, or at least online at CircuitCity.com if your local store doesn't stock it) than it is in the two-pack! [​IMG] I even checked Borders to see if they would have a better deal...nah ($34.99 each or $69.99 for the duo-pack). Ack, I'll go to Circuit City for sure...and get the separate releases!

    * Circuit City is also your best best for Disney this week: Tuck Everlasting and Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World - Special Edition are just $17.99 each! But...you get a $4 savings if you buy both together! Coolness. And, either alone or together, you get a Belle Compact Mirror with the Belle's Magical World purchase (while supplies last). Excellent.

    * Best Buy will sell you both Road to Perdition and American Beauty for $20, if purchased together. Are deals like this CALCULATED to be on older titles that have already been on sale numerous times and which most everybody already owns? [​IMG]

    * Best Buy again has bonus discs available for the Star Trek season sets. To kick off the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series, Season 1 will get this bonus disc:
     
  2. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    Thanks Dave.
     
  3. Jeff Howard

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    Thanks Dave,hope you feel better[​IMG]
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Thanks as usual. And thank God it's a light week for me (as in zero purchases), cause I think next week is going to be heavy.
     
  5. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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  6. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

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    Well spin my nipple-nuts! DS9 and the long awaited Red Dwarf I & II. Let's hope the BBC can get RD III together sooner than advertised.

    Thanks again, David! Hope you feel better soon.
     
  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Best Buy DVD prices:

    Knockaround Guys 16.99 (get Boiler Room for $4.99 w/ purchase)
    Belle's Magical Word 19.99
    Big Fat Greek Wedding 19.99
    Snipes 19.99

    Anime titles:
    Reign 17.99
    Beyblade 17.99

    $9.99
    Point Break
    Wall Street
    Predator
    As Good As It Gets
    Center Stage

    *Buy any DVD Player & get 3 DVDs for $23.97*
    (chose from 32 specially-marked movies at our in-store display, pictured are A Bronx Tale, NL's Vacation, Risky Business)

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    Circuit City DVD prices:

    It's Tom Hanks week at CC...

    The Green Mile 15.99
    Road to Perdition (DTS pictured) LP 15.99
    Snipes 15.99
    Knockaround Guys 16.99

    Sleepless in Seattle 8.99
    Philadelphia 8.99
    Big 8.99
    Apollo 13 12.99
    Cast Away 12.99
    Saving Private Ryan 19.99

    Fat Greek Wedding 17.99
    xXx 17.99
    City By The Sea 17.99
    One Hour Photo 19.99
    Sweet Home Alabama 19.99
    Spy Kids 2 19.99

    8.99...
    Romancing the Stone
    While you were Sleeping
    Predator
    Wall Street
    As Good As it Gets
    Forces of Nature
     
  8. Jeff Meyers

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    Hey Everybody,

    I've been visiting HomeTheaterForum.com for about the past 6 months now just to check-out Dave's weekly roundup (based upon a recommendation from neighbor).

    Dave - Thanks for all the research each and every week - It is a time and money saver!

    I thought that I'd contribute (or at least try to) for a change:

    Knockaround Guys DVD
    Release Date: 02/25/03
    Video: Both WS (1.85:1) & P&S (1.33:1) included
    Audio: Both DD 5.1 & DTS 5.1 included
    Note: Video & Audio info taken from various retailer web-sites. New Line's web-site did not have DVD details.

    Target (per ad) $15.99
    Circuit City (per ad & .com) $16.99
    Best Buy (per ad & .com) $16.99
    Note that you can pick-up Boiler Room on DVD for $4.99 at Best Buy (in-store only) with the purchase of Knockaround Guys.

    Hope this info is helpful. Any comments and critiques are welcomed.
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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  10. David Dennison

    David Dennison Second Unit

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    As always, much thanks Dave. Road to Perdition is my only purchase this week.
     
  11. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Jeff Meyers: Thanks for contributing, and you're welcome of course for the rest.

    I decided not to worry about Knockaround Guys because of lack of discussion here on HTF about it, and I didn't recall it as being a special title that really caught everyone's fancy in the theaters. Yet you rightly point out that everyone has it one sale this week.

    Did I miss something in regard to this film?
     
  12. Jeff Meyers

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    Dave,

    I didn't see Knockaround Guys theatrically; and apparently not many others did either - US box office was $11.5M.

    Reviews were generally negative.

    Maybe retailers are banking on big sales with Vin Diesel?
     
  13. Kenneth Cummings

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    Good job once again David, even so only RtP instest me this week. I hope you get over that headache or else your DTS dvd will make it worst. [​IMG]
     
  14. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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  15. Scott Weinberg

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    Belle's Magical World has more 'buyer interest' than does Knockaround Guys?

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    It's not a bad little movie. (Not worthy a blind purchase, IMO, but a perfectly entertaining crime flick with a cool cast.)

    Thanks for the Roundup, Dave. Road to Perdition is my only purchase this week. I highly recommend this movie to those who've yet to see it.
     
  16. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I can't believe Dave didn't include Road to Perdition FS in his roundup. I'm so angry at this moment. [​IMG]

    Remind me to go to Trebmal Divad Weekly Roundup instead.
     
  17. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Funny, Dome.

    Scott, you obviously don't have any kids or Disney collectors running around the house. I have both. As for the compact mirror, I bet my 9-year-old niece loves that! Hi, Rebekah!!


    Headache's better this morning. Now to go to work and get it back...
     
  18. Joe Fisher

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    Nothing for me either this week as I prepare for a big week next week...........Gertrude, Gort, Veggies, 2 Rings, Vulcans, & Ozzy. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Bitchin!!

    Joe
     
  19. Greg S

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    Thanks David!

    It's a little painful for me this week.

    DS9
    RTP
    Belle (the 3 year old loves her)


    Greg
     
  20. Jodee

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    I am buying this week:

    Road To Perdition @ Best Buy
    Deep Space 9 @ Best Buy
    Queer as Folk: Season 2 - (on order from Amazon with coupon ~ $79.99)

    Pretty pricey week!

    Next week there are a ton of catalog DVDs I'm getting, so I need a break soon!
     

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