Weekly RoundUp 3-11-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men – 2007)

    – Bee Movie – 2007

    – Steve Carell & Juliette Binoche (Dan in Real Life – 2007)

    – Ginger Rogers & George Raft (Black Widow – 1954)

    – Daisy Kenyon – 1947

    – Michael Caine & Jude Law (Sleuth – 2007

    – Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew – 2007)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAnd Justice for All DE$14.99$12.99$14.99 - - Appleseed Ex Machina (1-disc)$18.69$17.99$19.99 - - Appleseed Ex Machina (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$29.99 - - August Rush$17.99$19.99$19.99$17.99$18.99Bachelor Party 2: Last Temptation$17.99$17.99$19.99 - - BATS: Human Harvest$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - **Bee Movie (1-disc)$16.99$15.99$13.99$15.99 - Bee Movie (2-disc)$26.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99Black Widow$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Bobby Deerfield$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Color of the Cross 2: Resurrection$14.99$17.99$14.99 - - Com. Ctrl: Lil’ Bush-Resident of US: S1$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Daisy Kenyon$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Dan in Real Life$17.99$17.99$17.99$15.99 - Dangerous Crossing$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest… V3$12.99$9.99$14.98 - - Five Days$22.49$29.99$19.99 - - Gattaca SE$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - George Melies: 1st Wizard of Cinema$89.95 - - - - **Hitman (R & NR)$19.99$17.99$17.99$17.99 - Hitman SE$22.99$22.99$29.99$22.99 - Lake of Fire$25.19$19.99$19.99 - - Leprechaun Triple Feature$12.99$9.99$14.98 - - Love American Style: Season 1 Vol. 2$24.99$27.99$29.99 - - The Mod Squad: Season 1 Volume 2$29.99$27.99$34.99 - - Nancy Drew$19.99$19.99$17.99$17.99$18.99No Country for Old Men$15.99$15.99$13.99$15.99$18.99Outlaw$22.99$24.99$19.99 - - Outpost$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Secret Things of God$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Sergeant Preston of Yukon: Season 3$38.69$34.99$34.99 - - Sisters$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Sleuth (2007)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - South Park: Imaginationland$11.99$11.99$12.99 - - Stargate: The Ark of Truth$16.99$17.99$17.98 - - Summer Palace$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Tin Man$15.99$15.99$19.99 - - Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 4$11.19$12.99$14.98 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoFletch$16.95$17.49$19.99 - $27.89In the Valley of Elah$21.95$24.49$29.99 - - Michael Clayton$24.95$24.49$29.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAppleseed Ex Machina$23.95$24.99$34.99 - - August Rush$24.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$24.89Dan in Real Life$23.95$29.99$34.99$29.99 - Dogma$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Gattaca SE$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Hitman$27.95$29.99$34.99$29.99 - I, Robot$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - Independence Day$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - No Country for Old Men$23.95$29.99$34.99$29.99$26.99Sleuth (2007)$26.95$29.99$34.99 - -

    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! Bee Movie (1-disc) is available in both OAR & MAR editions...get the correct one ! And, Hitman is available in both rated and unrated versions…get the one that’s right for you! [​IMG]

    --At Best Buy, a 2/$30 deal! Purchase BOTH No Country for Old Men AND Dan in Real Life on SD-DVD and get both titles for $30. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray discs.

    --Also at Best Buy, another 2/$30 deal! Purchase BOTH August Rush AND Nancy Drew on SD-DVD and get both titles for $30. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray discs.

    --More combo deals @ Best Buy! Buy ANY two of the following three titles and save $5 instantly. Buy ALLL three of the titles and save $10: Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation, Hitman (1-disc, 2-disc OR Blu-ray), Stargate: the Ark of Truth. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Also @ BB, buy the new release of And Justice for All and get FREE MOVIE MONEY to see 88 Minutes. Movie Money Value = $10.00. Valid 4-18-08 thru 5-18-08. In theaters 4-18-08. Minimum 4 per store. Online offer may vary. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has a deal to save $5, instantly, with the purchase of ANY version Bee Movie AND an 8-pack of AA Energizer Batteries. But wait, there’s a double bonus! With ANY purchase of Bee Movie @ BB, save $10 at FTD.com. Movie and batteries must be purchased on same receipt for $5 instant savings. FTD.com offer available in-store only. While supplies last.

    --Best Buy has a deal on South Park: Imaginationland. Buy ANY season of South Park and get Imaginationland for just $4.99. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE APPLESEED BOOK with its copies of Appleseed Ex Machina (I’m guessing the book will be available with ANY version—1-disc, 2-disc or Blu-ray). Book features artwork and a short Manga story. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --@ Best Buy, buy 2 select Blu-ray discs and get a $20 BB Giftcard.

    $24.99: Fifth Element, Hellboy, Hostel, House of Flying Daggers, layer Cake, Tears of the Sun.

    $29.99: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Brave One, Dragon Wars, Ghost Rider, Hostel 2, Michael Clayton, Resident Evil Extinction, Rocky Balboa, Spider-man 3, Superbad, Surf’s Up, Talladega Nights.

    --BB has Seasons 1-10 of Stargate SG-1 on sale for $24.99 apiece this week.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of Dreamworks Animated DVDs listed @ $7.99: Flushed Away, Madagascar, over the Hedge, Shrek, Shrek 2. And, pick ANY TWO of the following Four Disney titles for $30: 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats, Snow Buddies, Underdog.

    --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE “Bee Movie Collapsible Disc” (Frisbee?) available with their DVDs of Bee Movie (in the flyer, the disc seems positioned over the 1-disc version so it’s hard to tell if it will also be available with the 2-disc version).

    --CC has Seasons 1-10 of Stargate SG-1 on sale for $19.99 apiece.

    --@ CC, a number of Dreamworks Animation and other titles are listed @ $6.99. Among the titles: Antz, Chicken Run, Spirit, Shark Tale, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Dreamer.

    --There is also a list of $8.99 titles @ CC which include other Dreamworks Animation and other titles: Barnyard, Charlotte’s Web, Flushed Away, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Shrek, Shrek 2 and some Dora the Explorer two-packs.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long lists of DVDs for $6.99. In-store only. Titles may vary by store.

    --At Target, there is an EXCLUSIVE EASTER EGG COLORING KIT with its copies of Bee Movie on SD-DVD. Dye kit. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --And, purchase (@ Target) BOTH No Country for Old Men and Dan in Real Life on SD-DVD and get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Target has selections of DVDs listed at $6.50 and $10 this week.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Beowulf: Unrated Director’s Cut $13.99
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition $21.99
    WWE: Undertaker: 15 – 0 $14.99

    $6.99 each: Titles may vary by store. In store only.
    Man On Fire
    John Q.
    The Last Boy Scout
    Lethal Weapon 2
    Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
    The Interpreter
    Jet Li: Red Dragon (the Legend of)
    The Lost Boys
    Blade: Trinity – Unrated Edition
    The Chronicles Of Riddick
    Red Dragon
    High Tension
    Final Destination
    Final Destination 2
    Strange Brew
    All About The Benjamins
    Next Friday
    Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
    Super Troopers
    Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Special Edition
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Special Edition
    Love, Actually
    Along Came Polly
    Miss Congeniality
    Dumb & Dumber
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    Team America: World Police
    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
    Three Amigos
    Billy Madison
    Happy Gilmore
    Dave Chappelle’s Block Party: Unrated
    About A Boy / American Dreamz Double Feature
    Notting Hills / Erin Brockovich Double Feature
    Out Of Sight / Intolerable Cruelty Double Feature
    Meet Joe Black / Captain Correlli’s Mandolin Double Feature
    Shark Tale
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
    Chicken Run

    $8.99 each:
    Flushed Away
    Over The Hedge
    Charlotte’s Web 2007
    Shrek 2
    Dora The Explorer 2 Pack: Cowgirl Dora / Pirate Adventure
    Spongebob Squarepants 2 Pack: Seascape Capers / Sponge For Hire

    DVD Sets
    Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $19.99 each


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Live Free Or Die Hard: Unrated $17.99

    $7.99 each:
    Flushed Away
    Over The Hedge
    Shrek 2

    Get any 2 from this section for $30:
    101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition
    Snow Buddies
    The Aristocats: Special Edition

    Blu-Ray Discs: Get a free $20 gift card instantly when you purchase 2 Of the Blu-ray movies in this section. Titles must be purchased on the same receipt.
    Hellboy $24.99
    The Fifth Element $24.99
    Layer Cake $24.99
    House Of Flying Daggers $24.99
    Tears Of The Sun $24.99
    Hostel: Director’s Cut $24.99
    Resident Evil: Extinction $29.99
    Ghost Rider $29.99
    Spider-man 3 $29.99
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition $29.99
    Dragon Wars $29.99
    Surf’s Up $29.99
    The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford $29.99
    Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby $29.99
    Michael Clayton $29.99
    The Brave One $29.99
    Rocky Balboa $29.99
    Hostel: Part II $29.99

    DVD Sets:
    Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $24.99 each


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Baby Einstein: Baby’s First Sounds $14.99

    $6.50 each: Titles listed & selected others
    Ocean’s Twelve
    Pretty In Pink: Everything’s Duckie Edition
    Matilda: Special Edition
    Herbie: Fully Loaded Edition (2005)

    $10.00 each: Titles listed & selected others
    Are We Done Yet?
    Over The Hedge
    The Illusionist
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2
  3. Valerie G.

    Valerie G. Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Eek! It's finally arrived! Stargate: The Ark of Truth! Yippee!!!

    I've been waiting a long time for this! Guess what I'll be watching on Tuesday night!?
  4. troy evans

    troy evans Screenwriter

    Jul 2, 2005
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    Valerie, you are not alone. This is my #1 dvd purchase this week. I only wish it was on Blu-ray, but, I'll live.
  5. Peter McM

    Peter McM Supporting Actor

    Nov 18, 1999
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    Indianapolis, IN
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    Just Dan in Real Life for me this week.
  6. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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    Lots and lots of rentals...and a couple review discs I already have.

    Otherwise, I'll probably bite on the Ghost Rider/Hellboy combo and put the $20 GC toward the new TV.
  7. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be picking up No Country For Old Men on BR and the three Fox Film Noirs.

    I'll rent Bee Movie and just wait to buy the inevitable Blu Ray release if I like it.

    Happy birthday, Mike! [​IMG] (I'm not stalking you, I just saw your name on the birthday list).
  8. RickER

    RickER Producer

    Jan 4, 2003
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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
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    Watch out Mike, Travis is stalking you! [​IMG]
    Nothing for me this week. I will rent the Appleseed movie for now. See if its any good. I had to hit some of the TV deals on Amazon this week (TVShowsonDVD has a link). So, i guess i did get something! Just nothing that comes out this week.

    Oh and Happy Birthday old man! [​IMG]
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    Just Love American Style this week.
  10. Doug Wallen

    Doug Wallen Cinematographer

    Oct 21, 2001
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    Doug Wallen
    Another copy of Stargate:The Ark of Truth.

  11. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Another one here for Stargate: The Ark Of Truth.[​IMG] Amazon has already shipped it and should arrive any day now.

    Will also be on the lookout for No Country For Old Men on Blu-ray. [​IMG]
  12. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Bee Movie 2 disc & Nancy Drew @ CC. Thanks Mike & Patrick. I'll also be using the $3 coupon for Bee Movie in the TV Guide for the upcoming week.
  13. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    No Country for Old Men and Gattaca on BD for me. I'm tempted by Sleuth (I'm one of the five people that saw it in theaters), but the stabilizing effect of the end of the format war on BD prices keeps it a bit above what I want to pay. I'll be getting Appleseed in three weeks when the HD DVD I pre-ordered with the Amazon 10% discount gets released.
  14. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

    Feb 4, 1999
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    Lesseee ...

    Stargate: The Ark of Truth (It *seems* like it's been a year since the final episode of Season 10!);
    Bee Movie
    - and -
    No Country for Old Men for me ... all on SD-DVD.

    I guess I've got to get that Blu-ray player sooner rather than later ...
  15. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Feb 6, 2001
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    Happy Birthday old man! I believe you just caught up to me!

    I'll be picking up Stargate:The Ark of Truth and probably the Blu of No Country...
  16. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes! Yup...one more year till the big 5-0.

    Will probably go Blu on No Country for Old Men. Might wait until I see a used copy of it pop up somewhere...or else some kind of decent deal. Am looking forward to see what all the fuss is about.

    Sleuth is buggin' me. I've wanted a copy of the '70s version with Olivier & Caine for a loooooong time. Maybe in the absence of that (still surprised a re-release wasn't put together to coincide with the release of the new version) I'll pick this version up (SD-DVD) when it goes PV at a local rental shop.
  17. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    I was in Target this morning and they had signing up for the following releases that were NOT in the circular:
    South Park: Imaginationland
    I'll post prices on Tuesday morning after I see them.
  18. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Feb 8, 2002
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Have a Happy!!

  19. JackKay

    JackKay Second Unit

    Mar 27, 2004
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    Mike Frezon (49),

    HA!!! I thought I was old, well I'm 57, but you pushing 50 makes me feel OK.
    By the way since it's your Birthday, just get any dang movie(s) you want this week.

    I noticed that some new releases seem to be a little higher in price. Dan in Real Life and Sleuth (2007), is that just me or a trend?
  20. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Happy birthday, Mike. Today was my original due date when my mom was pregnant with me, but it took me a couple more weeks to actually come out.

    As for this week's releases, I'm looking to get No Country for Old Men, and maybe Dan in Real Life, on Blu. As for Bee Movie, like Travis I'll probably rent the SD release so I can actually see it without having to wait until the eventual Blu-ray is released (unfortunately, I never got around to seeing it at the theater).

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