Weekly RoundUp 3-27-2007

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Will & Jaden Smith (Pursuit of Happyness – 2006)

    – A. Penguin (Happy Feet – 2006)

    – Viveca Lindfors & Errol Flynn (The Adentures of Don Juan – 1948)

    – Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman – 1976)

    – Clive Owen & Julianne Moore (Children of Men – 2006)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco7th Heaven: Season 4$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Addams Family: Volume 2$19.99$17.99$19.99 - - Adventures of Don Juan$14.99$17.99$15.99 - - After Dark HorrorFest (7 Films)$104.89$124.99$129.99 - - Blue Bird$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - Bullet for the General$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Candy$16.99$19.99$22.99 - - Charge of the Light Brigade$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Cherry Orchard (1981/1962)$18.69$22.9919.99 - - **Children of Men$17.99$17.99$17.99$17.99$19.49Clarkson: Heaven & Hell$14.99$19.99$15.99 - - Color Me Kubrick$20.19$24.99$19.99 - - Comeback Season$16.99$16.99$19.99 - - Curse of the Golden Flower$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.49Dark Ride (ADH)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Dawn Patrol$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Deep Sea (Imax)$20.99$19.99$22.99$17.99 - Dive Bomber$14.99$17.99$15.99 - - Early Bergman: Eclipse Series 1 (CC)$52.49$69.99$59.99 - - Errol Flynn Signature Coll. Vol. 2$34.99$49.99$39.99 - - Family Affair: Season 3$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Fantastic 4: World’s Greatest Heroes V1$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Full House: Season 6$20.99$26.99$21.99$21.99 - Gentleman Jim$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Gravedancers (ADH)$14.99$14.99$12.99 - - The Hamiltons (ADH)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Happy Feet$15.99$16.99$13.99$15.99$18.99Happy Feet DE (Target) - - - $22.99 - The Jeffersons: Season 6$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Judi Dench Collection$69.99$99.99$99.99 - - Little Dieter Needs to Fly$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Little Princess (1939)$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Vol. 1$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - **NL’s Van Wilder: Rise of Taj (R & NR)$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - New Adventures of He-Man: Vol. 2$27.99$29.99$39.99 - - One Foot in the Grave: Season 1$18.69$24.99$19.99 - - One Foot in the Grave: Season 2$22.49$29.99$19.99 - - The Pebble & the Penguin$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Penny Dreadful (ADH)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Pickle$13.39$12.99$9.99 - - Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - **Pursuit of Happyness$17.99$16.99$13.99$15.99$19.49Pursuit of Happyness DE (Target) - - - $22.99 - Reincarnation (ADH)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Relentless Enemies (Natl Geo)$14.99$19.99$15.99 - - School for Scoundrels (1960)$17.99$14.99$12.99 - - Sex Sells$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - The Shield: Season 5$41.99$39.99$39.99 - - Shirley Temple Collection: Vol. 5$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Shutter$15.99$19.99$17.99 - - Sonic the Hedgehog: Comp. Series$22.49$25.99$19.99 - - Stand Up and Cheer$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - Tempest (1982)$9.99$12.99$9.99 - - Touched By an Angel: Season 4 V1$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Turistas (NR)$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - Unrest (ADH)$14.99$14.99$12.99 - - Whose Line Is It Anyway: S 1 & 2 (British)$34.99$39.99$39.99 - - Wicked Little Things (ADH)$14.99$14.99$12.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoChildren of Men$27.99$34.99$39.98 - - Happy Feet$27.95$34.99$39.99 - - March of the Penguins$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - Relentless Enemies$23.95$29.99$34.00 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoHappy Feet$23.99$29.99$34.00$24.99 - March of the Penguins$19.95$24.99$28.99 - - The Pursuit of Happyness$27.25$29.99$38.96 - - Relentless Enemies$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Warriors of Heaven & Earth$19.95$24.99$28.96 - -

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

    ADH = After Dark HorrorFest.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Early Bergman: Eclipse Series 1 (CC): Torrent, Crisis, Port of Call, Thirst, To Joy.

    Errol Flynn – Signature Collection: Volume 2: Adventures of Don Juan, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Dawn Patrol, Dive Bomber, Gentleman Jim.

    Judi Dench Collection: Ghosts, The Cherry Orchard, Talking to a Stranger, Absolute Hell, Can You Hear Me Thinking?

    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! Children of Men AND Happy Feet AND The Pursuit of Happyness are ALL available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s)! Also, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Rise of Taj is available in both rated and unrated editions…get the one that’s right for you! [​IMG]

    --Amazon.com is having a BIG SALE!

    --Haven’t filed your 2006 returns yet? Get a FREE DVD @ Best Buy this week with the purchase of ANY tax software $24.99 and up. DVD value up to $19.99 I wish now I had waited before buying my tax software! [​IMG]

    --Best Buy is offering a 2/$25 deal this week on Happy Feet and March of the Penguins ($14.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --BB also has an EXCLUSIVE FREE STICKER BOOK with its copies of Happy Feet. Minimum 45 per store. No rain checks.

    --Best Buy also has a 2/$20 deal this week on The Pursuit of Happyness and the purchase of ANY ONE of the following three DVDs: Bad Boys SE, Bad Boys II, Men In Black DE ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --There’s a $15 savings at Best Buy if you purchase The Shield: Season 5 and ANY other season set of The Shield. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUS DISC with its copies of Turistas on DVD. Minimum 18 per store. No rain checks.

    --And, if you are interested in the purchase of BOTH Turistas (NR) AND National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Rise of Taj…then you can save $5 on that transaction at Best Buy. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy is having a 2/$25 or 7/$60 deal on the After Dark HorrorFest DVDs released this week. That’s a slightly better deal than the $125 price posted on bestbuy.com! [​IMG]

    --Best Buy has 11 titles listed at $9.99 which include FREE MOVIE CASH TO SEE Blades of Glory. In theaters 3-20-07. On-pack. Minimum 20 per store. Ticket value = $12. Titles are: Team America World Police, A Night at Roxbury, Old School, Zoolander, Anchorman, Eurotrip, Nacho Libre, Road Trip, The Longest Yard, Mean Girls, South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut.

    --At Best Buy, get TWO FREE HD-DVDS AND A FREE $50 GIFT CARD with the purchase of the Toshiba HD-A2 for $499.99. All must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: BB has a long list of animated and children’s titles on sale for 3/$30 or 6/$50. Buy 3 or more and get a FREE Charlotte’s Web DVD Carrying Case. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Circuit City is offering a FREE COLLECTIBLE WATCH with the purchase of Happy Feet on DVD. While supplies last. Minimum 50 per store. (Buy the Happy Feet CD soundtrack and get a free Happy Feet poster with purchase While supplies last. Minimum 5 per store.)

    --Circuit City also has a 2/$20 deal on The Pursuit of Happyness and ANY ONE of the following titles: Hitch, The Legend of Begger Vance or I, Robot. Must be purchased on same receipt. In-store only.

    --At Circuit City, get a FREE $5 GIFTCARD with the purchase of The Shield: Season 5 on DVD.

    --At Circuit City, get TWO FREE BLU-RAY MOVIES with the purchase of the Sony BDPS1 Blue-ray Player for $999.99

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has long lists of titles on sale for $9.49 and for 3/$15. CC also has Friends: Seasons 1 thru 10 on sale for $19.99 apiece. And there are some $19.99 Disney titles (including Cinderella & Alice in Wonderland) on sale for $12.99 apiece.

    --Target has an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION OF The Pursuit of Happyness. Includes TWO BONUS DISCS. A DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage and an Audio CD of the book on which the movie is based ($22.99).

    --Target also has an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of Happy Feet. With collectible 3-D cover and bonus DVD with a National Geographic program on penguins. ($22.99).

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

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

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

    None to report.
  2. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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

    The Shield: Season Five (It looks like Amazon dropped their price on it to $39.99 too)

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
  3. bignev44

    bignev44 Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2006
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    Looks like its The Shield S5
    and New Adventures of He-man for me!

    Thanks again Mike!
  4. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

    Jan 12, 1999
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    Tim Glover
    Children Of Men & Happy Feet for me in HD DVD. Thanks Mike. [​IMG]
  5. Grady Reid

    Grady Reid Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 26, 2002
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    Mike, Thanks for the Round-Up. I check it every week whether I'm buying something or not!

    May want to double-check but I see the regular DVD of Children of Men going for $17.99 at Amazon.
  6. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Van Wilder: The Rise Of Taj Unrated $17.99
    Eragon $19.99
    Rocky Balboa $19.99
    Casino Royale $19.99
    Blood Diamond $19.99
    Cinderella 3 $12.99
    Cinderella $12.99
    Alice In Wonderland $12.99
    Chicken Little $12.99
    Kronk’s All New Groove $12.99
    After Dark Horrorfest: Wicked Little Somethings $12.99
    After Dark Horrorfest: The Gravedancers $12.99
    After Dark Horrorfest: Unrest $12.99

    $9.49 each:
    March Of The Penguins
    Click: Special Edition
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
    Just My Luck
    Iron Man
    Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
    The Hills Have Eyes: Unrated
    Night Watch
    Sherry Baby
    Police Story 2

    3 DVDs for $15:
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    A Simple Plan
    The Best Man
    SNL: Best Of Eddie Murphy
    The Sweetest Thing: Unrated
    School Daze
    Urban Cowboy
    U-571: Collector’s Edition
    Red Dragon
    Stephen King: Silver Bullet
    Big Trouble In Little China
    Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
    The Tuskegee Airman
    The General’s Daughter
    Sugar Hill
    Booty Call
    Charlies’ Angels: Unrated
    28 Days
    Saving Silverman
    Cheech & Chong: Nice Dreams
    Sleeping With The Enemy
    Arlington Road
    Miller’s Crossing
    Night Of The Living Dead Looks Like Tom Savini version
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

    Blu-Ray DVDS:
    Eragon $34.99
    Casino Royale $29.99
    The Departed $29.99
    Choose from over 150 titles


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Bill Engvall: 15 Degrees Off Cool $14.99

    $9.99 each: Best Buy Exclusive: Free Blades Of Glory Movie Cash Instantly when you purchase any of the DVDs listed below. Minimum 20 per store and are On-Pack. Ticket value = $12.00. Blades Of Glory in theaters 3/30/07
    Team America World Police: Uncensored & Unrated
    Old School
    Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy – Unrated
    Nacho Libre
    The Longest Yard (2005)
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Mean Girls
    Road Trip: Unrated
    Eurotrip: Unrated
    A Night At The Roxbury

    3 DVDs For $30 OR 6 DVDs For $50:
    Free Charlotte’s Web DVD Carrying Case Instantly when you buy 3 or more DVDs from these listed and select titles in store. Must be purchased on the same receipt.

    Go Diego Go: The Great Dinosaur Rescue
    Charlotte’s Web 2
    The Adventures Of Pete & Pete: Season 1
    Shrek 2
    Shark Tale
    Yours, Mine & Ours
    Max & Ruby: Afternoons With Max & Ruby
    Dora The Explorer: Musical School Days
    Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
    Spongebob Squarepants: Fear Of a Krabby Patty
    Blue’s Clues: Blue’s Room – Alphabet Power
    Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures
    All You’ve Got
    Spongebob Squarepants: Where’s Gary?
    Avatar The Last Airbender: Book 1 Water – Volume II
    Avatar The Last Airbender: Book 2 Earth – Volume I
    The Backyardigans: Surf’s Up
    Dora The Explorer: We’re A Team!
    My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow
    The Backyardigans: Polka Palace Party

    After Dark HorrorFest DVDs:
    2 DVDs For $25 OR 7 DVDs For $60:

    Regular Price $14.99 EACH:

    Penny Dreadful
    The Hamiltons
    Wicked Little Things
    The Gravedancers
    Dark Ride

    Babel $29.99
    M:I: III $29.99
    The Departed $34.99
    Hollywoodland $34.99


    Target on sale DVD items:

    IMAX: Deep Sea $17.99

    $10.00 each:
    March Of The Penguins
    Shrek 2
    She’s The Man
    My Best Friend’s Wedding / The Wedding Planner Double Feature
  7. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    Several rentals this week for me: Children of Men, Happy Feet and Mary Hartman. Not much again that makes we wanna "buy"!
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    A nothing week (with, as far as I can tell, nothing to buy til April 24th).
  9. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    Looks like Addams Family: Volume 2 and Children of Men (great flick, BTW! [​IMG])
  10. Shawn.F

    Shawn.F Supporting Actor

    Oct 16, 2005
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    Children Of Men HD DVD for me. I might rent Happy Feet at some point down the road.
  11. Mark Booth

    Mark Booth Screenwriter

    Aug 25, 1999
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    Happy Feet HD-DVD and Pursuit of Happyness SD-DVD for me (which my XA2 will make look almost HD quality!). [​IMG]

  12. Viper

    Viper Second Unit

    Feb 16, 2005
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    Joe Fisk
    Damn! I was hoping someone would have a sale on The Shield S1-S4 to go along with the season 5 release. The first disc of my S4 set is no good anymore, and I wanted to replace it.
  13. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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    Would love to get my hands on Children of Men and New Adventures of He-Man. Finances aren't going to let me, unfortunately.
  14. John Carr

    John Carr Stunt Coordinator

    May 25, 2004
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    Sadly, no mention in any of BB/Target/CC ads of Mary Hartman... I'll check out Circuit City to see if they actually have one in stock. Last week the local Best Buy didn't have a single copy of Maude -- had to go to Circuit City where they had two. And the studios wonder why sales are down...?

    Also, I want The Shield V and The Jeffersons Season VI.
  15. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    It's not a huge break but it's a decent enough discount [​IMG].
  16. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Feb 6, 2001
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    Definately Children of Men. Still haven't decided on Rocky B or Blood Diamond. They might be rentals. Oh, and I missed Justice League Unlimited from last week as well. I was working the overnight shift and Besr Buy's hours were not conducive to mine!

    As always, thanks guys!
  17. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Grady: thanks for posting!

    I did, indeed, check and amazon.com HAS lowered its price on Children of Men. Thanks! Price table updated! [​IMG]

    EDIT: To correct title of release.
  18. Bonnie*F

    Bonnie*F Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2005
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    For me -
    Shirley Temple Collection vol.5 I will likely have to order this one online. I had to order the previous volume since no one was carrying it. When I actually asked about it, the store clerk said they sent them all back since no one was buying them - two days after it was released! Their loss
    Happy Feet l'll get this at Target for the bonus DVD

    Also Midsomer Murders vol.8
    MSRP $39.95
    Amazon.com $29.99
    DDD $25.99
    BestBuy.com $29.99
    CirciruitCity.com $34.99

    As usual, thank you, gentlemen
  19. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Bonnie: What's Midsomer Murders?
  20. Greg Layton

    Greg Layton Second Unit

    Oct 12, 2004
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    I'll be picking up Children of Men and probably Anchorman to take advantage of the free movie ticket. Thanks guys!

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