Weekly RoundUp 2-27-2007

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Will Ferrell (Stranger Than Fiction – 2006)

    – Bob Dylan, Dylan with DA Penebaker (Don’t Look Back – 1965)

    – Virginia Davis (Disney’s “Alice” Comedies – 1923-1927)

    – Patrick McGoohan (Secret Agent – 1964-1966)

    – Abbie Cornish and Russell Crowe (A Good Year - 2006)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlice in Cartoonland: 35mm Coll.$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Alexander Revisited: Final Cut$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Best of Flip Wilson Show$34.49$32.99$39.99 - - Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back DE$34.99 - $39.99 - - Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back (1-disc)$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Conversations with God$19.99$19.99$24.99 - - Doris Day Show: Season 4$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Dreamland$17.99$19.99$19.99 - - Filmation’s Ghostbusters: S1$35.99$24.99$34.99 - - Girlfriends: Season 1$25.89$24.99$27.99$24.99 - **A Good Year$17.99$19.9919.99$16.99$19.49The Heart of the Game$19.99$19.99$24.99 - - Journey to the End of the Night$17.99$17.99$22.99 - - Land Before Time XII: Great…Flyers$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99 - Magnum P.I.: Season 6$32.49$34.99$39.99 - $33.99NFL Super Bowl XLI Champions$18.69$22.99$19.99 - $17.99Nine Inch Nails: Beside You in Time$17.99$11.99$22.99 - - Outerworld$13.49$14.99$12.99 - - Planet Brooklyn$22.49$12.99$19.99 - - Reno 911!: Most Wanted$12.99$12.99$12.99 - - The Return$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Rockford Files: Season 3$27.99$34.99$34.99$29.99 - Russell Simmons Def Poetry: S4$12.73$14.99$15.99 - - Secret Agent: Complete Coll.$99.99$114.99$129.99 - - The State Within$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Stranger Than Fiction$17.99$16.9915.99$16.99$18.89Studio Classics Coll. (40-disc)$239.99 - - - - Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny$18.99$16.99$17.99$16.99 - Tideland CE$15.99$24.99$22.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBullitt$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Getaway$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Nine Inch Nails: Beside You in Time$17.45$20.99$24.96 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBullitt$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Getaway$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Nine Inch Nails: Beside You in Time$17.45$16.99$24.96 - - Stranger Than Fiction$27.25$29.99$38.96 - -

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Studio Classics Collection:


    Originally Posted by amazon.com product description

    This 40-Disc Collection includes some of the best in classic film, including 15 films nominated by the Academy of Arts and Sciences for Best Picture of the Year. This is a must-have in any classic film lover's library.

    • All About Eve
    • Gentlemen's Agreement
    • How Green was my Valley
    • An Affair to Remember
    • The Day the Earth Stood Still
    • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    • Love is a Many Splendored Thing
    • The Song of Bernadette
    • Anastasia
    • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
    • Titanic
    • The Mark of Zorro
    • The Ox Bow Incident
    • My Darling Clementine
    • The Diary of Ann Frank
    • Peyton Place
    • The Grapes of Wrath
    • Desk Set
    • The Snake Pit
    • The Prime of Miss Jean Brody
    • Zorba the Greek
    • Alexander's Ragtime Band
    • The Three Faces of Eve
    • Three Coins in a Fountain
    • How to Steal a Million
    • Leave Her to Heaven
    • A Letter to Three Wives
    • Return to Peyton Place
    • Anna and the King of Siam
    • The Razor's Edge
    • The Best of Everything
    • Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
    • In Old Chicago
    • The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
    • Orchestra Wives
    • The Rains Came
    • Two for the Road
    • The Black Swan
    • The River's Edge
    • The Keys to the Kingdom

    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! A Good Year is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its copies of tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. Bonus disc contains more than 80 minutes of extras including home movies, deleted scenes and internet shorts. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is offering a 2/$20 deal this week. Buy Stranger Than Fiction and ANY ONE of the following DVDs and get them both for $20: Bewitched, Something’s Gotta Give, Tootsie ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is also offering—with the purchase of ANY DVD this week—an EXCLUSIVE DVD TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE 300…PLUS FREE MOVIE CASH TO SEE 300 IN THEATERS. In store only. Minimum 90 per store. No rainchecks. Ticket value = $10.50.

    --Best Buy is also offering EXTRA MOVIE CASH FOR THE MOVIE 300 with the purchase of Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut. On pack. Ticket value = $10.50.

    --$3 off ANY Disney DVD @ Best Buy with the purchase this week of Little Einsteins: Legend of the Golden Pyramid ($14.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --At Best Buy, buy Magnum P.I.: Season 6 and save $10 instantly on the price of ANY SEASON of Magnum P.I. Must be purchased on same receipt

    --Best Buy is also advertising a bunch of Blu-ray and HD-DVD deals.

    An LG Combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD Player (Model BH100) for $1199.99

    Also, Samsung Blu-Ray Player (Model BD-P1000) for $799.99 (before $100 instant savings).

    And, Toshiba HD-DVD Player (Model HD-A2) for $499.99 Get four HD-DVD movies FREE, instantly, when you buy the HD-A2. Must be purchased on same receipt

    AND…Save $20 on ANY 3….or $10 on ANY 2 Blu-ray discs OR HD-DVD discs. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    The following high def discs are shown:

    Blu-ray: Saw III, Babel, Crank, The Prestige, Flyboys, M: I: III, Superman returns, Ice Age: The Meltdown ($29.99 apiece)

    HD-DVD: Serenity, Babel, You Me & Dupree, Reds, Poseidon, Superman Returns ($29.99 apiece)…and Batman Begins, Van Helsing ($24.99 apiece).

    --And Best Buy is having a HUGE sale on 2 and 3-disc Special Editions this week! All of the following titles are just $9.99: Million Dollar Baby (3-disc), Shawshank redemption SE, Mystic River (3-disc), Poseidon SE, Batman SE, Bullitt SE, Phantom of the Opera SE, Heat SE, The Lost Boys SE, Constantine SE, Tru Romance SE, Enter the Dragon SE, V for Vendetta SE.

    --Best Buy Odds & Ends: Best Buy has an assortment of titles listed on sale at $9.99 this week. Titles shown include: Beerfest, Beer League, Lady in the Water, The Wicker Man (2006), How to Eat Fried Worms. Look for more titles in-store and on-line.

    --Circuit City is offering a FREE $5 Circuit City Giftcard with the purchase of Girlfriends: Season 1 on DVD.

    --Circuit City also has a FREE 3-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO WWE MAGAZINE with the purchase of WWE: New & Improved DX on DVD.

    --Circuit City also has a FREE SNEAK PEEK DVD with the purchase of a number of Fox TV DVD sets. Sneak Peek DVD includes two episodes of the Fox series The Winner (from the creator of The Family Guy. The Winner premieres 3-4-2007.

    --Circuit City Odds & Ends: Circuit City also has a LONG list of DVDs in a 2/$10 promotion.

    --Target Odds & Ends: And, finally, Target has it’s usual assortment of $7.50 and $10 titles.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: February 27, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $15.99
    Little Einsteins: The Legend Of The Golden Pyramid $12.99
    Bratz: Fashion Pixies $12.99
    Flushed Away $19.99
    The Departed $19.99
    WWE Royal Rumble $17.99

    2 DVDs For $10:
    In Store Only. Purchases must be made on same receipt
    Incredible Mr. Limpet
    Purple Rain (1st Pressing)
    Two Weeks Notice
    I Am Sam
    After The Sunset
    Austin Power: International Man Of Mystery
    Queen Of The Damned
    Ace Ventura (1st Pressing)
    Matchstick Men
    9 ½ Weeks
    Little Nicky: Platinum Series
    Message In A Bottle
    The Pelican Brief
    About Schmidt
    Empire Of The Sun (1st Pressing)
    The Wedding Singer (1st Pressing)
    Clash Of The Titans
    The Lost Boys (1st Pressing)
    A Perfect Murder
    Mystic River
    Grumpy Old Men
    Taking Lives
    Absolute Power
    The Whole Nine Yards
    Murder At 1600
    Angel Eyes
    National Lampoon’s European Vacation
    Cradle 2 The Grave
    Miss Congeniality
    Analyze This
    You’ve Got Mail (1st Pressing)
    The Outsiders: The Complete Novel
    North Country

    Free Sneak Peek DVD with purchase of ANY Of These FOX TV DVD Sets
    Sneak Peek DVD features 2 episodes of FOX Series “ The Winner".
    My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $24.99
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 $24.99
    24: Season 5 $34.99
    The Simpsons: Season 9 (Lisa Head Shown) $34.99 (corrected)
    Arrested Development: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Family Guy: Volume IV (and other sets) $24.99 each


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Beerfest: Unrated $9.99
    Beer League $9.99
    Lady In The Water $9.99
    The Wicker Man (2006) $9.99
    How To Eat Fried Worms $9.99

    Stranger Than Fiction $16.99
    Bewitched $9.99
    Something’s Gotta Give $9.99
    Tootsie $9.99
    (Buy Stranger Than Fiction and any one of the 3 marked DVDs and get both titles for $20. Must be purchased on the same receipt)

    Bratz: Fashion Pixies $12.99
    Best Buy Exclusive: Free Cell Phone Mirror Sticker with purchase of Bratz: Fahsion Pixies DVD. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    Little Einsteins: The Legend Of The Golden Pyramid $14.99
    Save $3 Instantly on any Disney DVD when you buy this Little Einstein DVD Title. DVDs must be purchased on the same receipt to receive discount.

    Blu-Ray DVDs:
    SAW III $29.99
    Babel $29.99
    Crank $29.99
    The Prestige $29.99
    Flyboys $29.99
    M:I: III $29.99
    Superman Returns $29.99
    Ice Age: The Meltdown $29.99
    Stranger Than Fiction $29.99
    Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time $16.99

    Samsung High Definition Blu-Ray Player Model BD-P1000 $799.99 Before $100 Savings.

    LG Blu-Ray Disc / HD-DVD Combo Player Model BH100 $1199.99
    (Save $20 when you purchase any 3 Blu-Ray DVD titles. Save $10 when you purchase any 2 Blu-Ray DVD titles. Must be purchased on the same receipt)

    Batman Begins $24.99
    Van Helsing $24.99
    Serenity $29.99
    Babel $29.99
    You, Me & Dupree $29.99
    REDS: 25th Anniversary Edition $29.99
    Poseidon $29.99
    Superman Returns $29.99
    Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time $16.99 Online Only

    Toshiba HD-DVD DVD Player HD-A2 $499.99
    (Get 4 Free HD-DVD Movies instantly when you purchase the Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player. Must be purchased on the same receipt)

    Save $20 when you purchase any 3 HD-DVD titles. Save $10 when you purchase any 2 HD-DVD titles. Must be purchased on the same receipt.

    $9.99 DVDs: More titles available in store
    Million Dollar Baby: 3-Disc Edition
    The Shawshank Redemption: 2-Disc Special Edition
    Mystic River: 3-Disc Deluxe Edition
    Poseidon: 2-Disc Special Edition
    Batman: 2-Disc Special Edition
    Bullitt: 2-Disc Special Edition
    The Phantom Of The Opera: 2-Disc Special Edition
    HEAT: 2-Disc Special Edition
    The Lost Boys: 2-Disc Special Edition
    Constantine: 2-Disc Special Edition
    True Romance: 2-Disc Special Edition
    V For Vendetta: 2-Disc Special Edition


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Bratz: Fashion Pixies $12.99
    Little Einsteins: The Legend Of The Golden Pyramid $14.99

    $7.50 each:
    Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
    The Princess Bride: Special Edition
    Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated

    $10 each:
    Take The Lead
    Inside Man
    Peter Jackson’s King Kong
    The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
  3. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Thanks for the Roundup. A blind buy of Stranger Than Fiction at CC is my only purchase.
  4. Jeff Meyers

    Jeff Meyers Supporting Actor

    Feb 21, 2003
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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

    I was curious as to what the packaging is like for the Studio Classics Collection, so I popped over to Amazon.com to check it out. The only picture available is this one (but I'm not sure that it's representative of the Collection packaging):
    (For some reason, I can't get the above to display as an image - only as a link [​IMG] ).

    Anyway, while I was checking it out at Amazon.com, I came across this deal:
    I didn't see this listed in The Specials of the Weekly RoundUp, so here's the details:
    Here's the link to page at Amazon.com with the full details:

    Maybe this deal has been discussed here before and I just missed it.

    I'll probably pick-up Stranger Than Fiction this week, and that should be about it for me - unless my wife has me pick-up A Good Year for her (Russell Crowe to my wife is like Scarlett Johansson to Mike Frezon [​IMG] ).
  5. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Oct 5, 1998
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    I waited a long time for Secret Agent to come out in a budget big box....

    The original A&E release box set was more like $180, and it only had 13 discs comprising the 47 episodes that aired in the US.

    DVD Planet and DeepDiscountDVD are offering the new set for $89.

    I wonder if Costco is going to stock this box......
  6. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be picking up:

    Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time*
    Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny

    *I don't know if there's regional pricing but in Philadelphia the ad lists the NIN DVD as $11.99 and the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD as $16.99 (it also says that the HD-DVD is only available online though).

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
  7. Bob Graham

    Bob Graham Supporting Actor

    May 11, 2001
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    Bob Graham
    A quick correction on the Circuit City Simpsons season offer: Season 9 is the Lisa head and this is what's pictured in the ad. The Maggie head is Season 8 (and is probably not on sale).
  8. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

    Jan 12, 1999
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    Monroe, LA
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    Tim Glover
    Mike, under the pic of Russell Crowe you have "A Good Life"....should be "A Good Year"...[​IMG]

    You're awesome Man! [​IMG]
  9. adrian b

    adrian b Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 28, 2002
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  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual. Light week for me, just Rockford Files
  11. Bonnie*F

    Bonnie*F Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2005
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  12. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY

    Adrian doesn't say much, eh? [​IMG]
  13. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick. Nothing this week (but I'll probably pick up Stranger Than Fiction down the road when it's cheaper).
  14. adrian b

    adrian b Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 28, 2002
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    whats to say? If you've ever seen this band live you will understand why its probably the best release this week. Survived the show 5 times on the 05-06 tour (in both large and tiny venues).
  15. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Just Thomas Magnum and Jim Rockford for me this week. Nothing else interests me at the moment.

    Regarding that Scarlett Johansson pic, that is a rather odd place to put an earring, wouldn't you say? Can't say I've ever seen one put there before. Must be trying to start a trend. [​IMG]
  16. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    Nothing to buy OR rent this week!
  17. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Don't really know if this offer extends past tonight's Oscar night, but Best Buy was selling those $9.99 2-disc/3-disc special edition titles as Buy 1, Get 1 Free, so I picked up 12 titles for $60 plus tax. Some Best Buys are having Reward Zone events and are staying open an few extra hours (if you're in the MST and PST time zones). I don't know if the B1G1F offer will be in effect tomorrow, though.
  18. Regulus

    Regulus Cinematographer

    Nov 7, 2006
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    William Hughes
    I went to CC and got me a Copy of Incredible Mr. Limpit and Clash of the Titans, then I went over to Wally World (Two Auto Dealerships gave away $10 Gift Cards [​IMG]) and "Relieved them of (1) Cocoon/Cocoon II Twin Pack and (2) Rusty, the Great Escape/Far from Home Twin Pack.

    Since the Beginning of the year I have received $75.00 worth of Wally World and Tarjhee Gift Cards from the Auto Dealers [​IMG] I actually look forward to the "Junk Mail" I receive from them! Keep the Goodies Coming!
  19. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY

    Glad to see people are paying attention to the important stuff! [​IMG]
  20. Alfonso_M

    Alfonso_M Second Unit

    Sep 25, 2000
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    Is this a local thing??

    I picked up the "Heat" Special Edition on Sunday and didn't see or hear about the 'get one free' special deals.

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