Weekly RoundUp 3/8/05

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    –Cliff Robertson as Charly Gordon (Charly – 1968)

    Lisa Douglas: Why do you want to irritate your corn?
    Oliver Douglas: Irrigate. It means put water on it.
    Lisa Douglas: Won't that irritate it?

    –Eddie Albert as Oliver Wendell Douglas and Eva Gabor as Lisa Douglas (Green Acres – 1965)

    The Weekly RoundUp

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoLasers21 Jump Street: Season 2$31.49$29.99$34.99$27.99-$29.99Andromeda Vol. 4.5$27.99$30.99$34.99---Arrowsmith$13.45$12.99$10.99--$10.49Ball of Wax$13.99$14.99$15.99--$14.94Barbary Coast$10.47$10.99$10.99--$10.49Barbie Fairytopia$13.99$14.99$12.99$13.99-$14.99Best of Mister Ed: Volume 2$20.99$22.99$22.99--$20.99Bright Future$22.49$19.99$19.99--$18.94Candyland: Lollipop Adv.$15.29$14.99$12.99$12.99-$12.74Charly$10.47$10.99$10.99--$10.49Columbo: Season 2$27.99$29.99$34.99--$27.99Come and Get It$13.45$12.99$10.99--$10.49Dead End$13.45$12.99$10.99--$10.49Dolls$22.49$19.99$19.99--$18.94Earthsea$13.99$15.99$17.99--$13.99Enchantment$13.45$12.99$10.99--$10.49Fat Albert and Cosby Kids: Vol. 1$17.49$15.99$19.99---Fear X$25.18$24.99$22.99--$19.59Felicity: Season 4$41.99$44.99$59.99$44.99-$41.99Free Radicals$26.95-$24.99--$18.94Friends: Season 9$29.24$27.99$27.99$29.99$28.99$31.94Green Acres: Season 2$20.99$22.99$22.99--$20.99The I Inside$26.99$24.99$24.99--$20.99**Ladder 49$20.99$15.99$14.99$15.99$18.29$20.99Lightning In A Bottle$18.72$22.99$24.97-$17.99$18.94Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968)$26.95$24.99$24.99--$20.99The Mole: Season 1$13.99$14.99$15.99--$14.94Popular: Season 2$41.99$50.99$59.99--$41.99The Ring: Collector’s Set$18.89$16.99$14.99$17.99-$19.94Saved By Bell/New Class: S2$29.99$29.99$34.99---Stage Beauty$19.59$24.99$22.99$15.99-$19.59Stella Dallas$11.21$12.99$10.99--$10.49Sweet Valley High: Season 1$37.49$39.99$39.99$29.99-$34.94The Thief and The Cobbler$26.99$22.99$24.99--$22.44Vanishing Point (1997)$13.48$12.99---$10.49We Live Again$13.45$12.99$10.99--$10.49Woman Thou Art Loosed$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-$22.44Xena Warrior Princess: Season 6$55.99$54.99$59.99--$55.99

    Lasers = LasersEdge.com This is another one week experiment. Please leave feedback on your thoughts about the inclusion of LE in the grid.

    For some reason, various on-line sources and e-tailers are listing the title “The Thief and The Cobbler” as “Arabian Knight”…even though the cover art prominently displays the Thief/Cobbler title.

    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! Ladder 49 AND The Ring: Collector’s Set are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

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

    --Best Buy is offering a “Best Buy Exclusive” of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Gift Set. The set includes: —making of the SI 2005 Swimsuit Issue DVD; --Best of the SI Swimsuit Model Search DVD; --SI 2005 Swimsuit Issue; and, the SI 2005 Swimsuit Calendar.

    --Best Buy is offering another deal on season sets of Friends. Buy 2, save $10. Buy all 9, save $120! Seasons 1-6 are $29.99 each. Seasons 7 & 8 are $36.99 each. Season 9 is $27.99. If you buy all 9 seasons, $30 x 6 = $180. $37 x 2 = $74. $180+$74+$28=$282 $282-$120=$162. $162/9=$18.00 per season!!! [​IMG] That is one awesome deal if you haven’t been buying them on release date and want to take the plunge! [​IMG]

    --Best Buy is also running an incredible deal this week on the 40th anniversary edition of Mary Poppins. Just $14.99!

    --Best Buy and Circuit City are BOTH advertising a ”Bonus On-Pack Movie Ticket” to see The Ring 2 on its copies of The Ring Collector’s Set ($16.99). Up to $10.50 value. The Ring 2 in theaters Friday, March 18. At Best Buy, Minimum 14 per store. No rainchecks.

    --For anyone who is in the market for a WWE Wrestling DVD called $1,000,000 Tough Enough…Best Buy is advertising a bonus disc with their copies ($15.99) which contains “Wrestlemania Recall—20 years of top moments and matches.” Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --And, Best Buy is advertising a bonus disc with its copies of Xena Warrior Princess: Season 6 ($54.99) Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Circuit City is selling a PC game called “Barbie Mermaid Adventure” for just $4.99 with the purchase of Barbie: Fairytopia ($12.99) at its stores. In-store only. Reg. $19.99. Purchases must be on same receipt. Minimum 3 per store.


    I’m sure many of you have noticed the inclusion of LasersEdge.com in this week’s grid. Let’s continue the discussion which started in last week’s RoundUp thread. I have been asking, to anyone who reads the RoundUp, the following question:

    If YOU were putting together the Weekly RoundUp...what sources would you find most useful in determining your DVD-buying patterns?

    There’s been a fair amount of discussion in the last couple weeks’ RoundUps if you’d like to go back and see what’s already been discussed.

    And now a word from our sponsor….

    If anyone who reads the RoundUp is not aware of this, running the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you folks of all the reasons we benefit from keeping the USS HTF afloat. But, you might not be aware…THERE IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP!

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    I was unaware of this until recently and have since changed my desktop shortcuts on the different computers I use to link to the Portal Page. I bet doing that over the past week or so has resulted in several dozen more “hits” from me alone. And, I thought I would pass along my newly-gained knowledge to anyone else who might not know the score.

    So, if you want to help out, its easy…and will help keep the HTF in business.


    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 8, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Sony (Columbia)

    Apocalypse, Deceived, Judgment, Left Behind, Left Behind II, Miracle of the Cards, Revelation, Tribulation, Waterproof ... $9.95
  2. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Second Unit

    Apr 3, 2001
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    Thanks for all the hard work you do! Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your POV), nothing for me this week.

    As far as sources, I'm personally content with what you already have, as we don't have a great variety of stores around here. Best Buy, Circuit City, and Target are about it. Walmart, maybe?
  3. Randy B A

    Randy B A Supporting Actor

    Feb 11, 2002
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    Friends season 9 for sure and maybe Ladder 49 for me.

    May also have to get this one:

    Best Buy is also running an incredible deal this week on the 40th anniversary edition of Mary Poppins. Just $14.99!

    I have the origional and I believe this edition has a differant aspect ratio. So I am not sure what is correct.
  4. MattGentry

    MattGentry Second Unit

    Apr 22, 2003
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    (Once again, an invaluable resource...)

    Friends: Season Nine
    Ladder 49 (blind buy)
    The Ring: Collectors Set (I'm unsure on this one - I already own the original release. Any reviews on this one yet?)

    (And I've changed my bookmarks as well. I was unaware of that as well.)
  5. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    I thought the Incrediables was purpose to come out this week? Well since that isn't this week...there is nothing for me to purchase (other then Bambi that was delayed due to a good deal on Star Fox Assault). Thanks anyway Mike.
  6. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    Getting the following:
    -Fat Albert:Vol 1 & Easter Special
    -Friends:Season 9
    -Green Acres:Season 2
    -Ladder 49 (Reserved at Gamestop)

    I might get Mary Poppins since I didn't pick it up when it was released.

    Thanks for the hard work,Mike.
  7. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Thanks, Mike. That Friends deal is tempting but too much to throw down at once for the series. When season 10 comes out, I'm sure they'll have a similar (if not slightly better) deal at BB. I'll wait until then and see.

    So, nothing for me this week. I'll probably pick up SBTB: New Class S2 later on since the prices won't go up on that after this week.
  8. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    Columbo S2!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

    oh, and "just one more thing..."

    If you are in a market where a new Target store is opening this week, the weekend papers will probably be running an insert that includes a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more...the coupon runs thru 3/20.
  9. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

    Oct 2, 1998
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    A rare nothing week for me, except an opinion. Continue to include Lasers Edge - they seem quite competitive, overall better than Amazon.
  10. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Exocist: The Beginning

    The Passion of Christ

    Shrek 2

    $9.99 each:
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Man on Fire
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Kill Bill vol. 2
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Chronicles of Riddick
    Van Helsing
    LotR: RotK
    Walking Tall
    Bourne Identity
    Soul Plane
    The Punisher

    $5.99 each:
    Trading Places
    Private Parts
    Indecent Proposal
    The Edge
    Lake Placid
    Point Break
    The Life of David Gale
    The Last Castle
    The Wood
    Get on the Bus
    Basic Instinct
    What Dreams May Come
    Urban Cowboy
    Flash Dance
    Universal Soldier
    Ghost of Mars
    Vanilla Sky
    The General's Daughter


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

    WWE: Tough Enough (Not the season 1 set)

    Mary Poppins 40th Anniversary

    2 for $20:
    LotR: FotR
    LotR: TTT
    LotR: RotK
    The Last Samurai
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Pulp Fiction
    Kill Bill vol. 1
    Kill Bill vol. 2
    Along Came Polly
    Starsky & Hutch
    Ali G In Da House: The Movie
    Dawn of the Dead
    9 1/2 Weeks
    Van Helsing
    Cheaper by the Dozen
    Johnson Family Vacation
    A Cinderella Story
    The Goonies
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    Scooby-Doo 2
    The Iron Giant
    The Bourne Identity
    Good Will Hunting
    The Pearl Harbor
    The Sixth Sense
    Taking Lives
    Pitch Black
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Stage Beauty

    Baby Einstein: Baby Monet

    $10 each:
    Starsky & Hutch
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Resident Evil
    Mystic River
    The Last Samurai
    Old School
    Blue Comedy Tour: The Movie

    $7.50 each:
    Never Been Kissed
    Bad Boys
    Austin Powers 1
    Die Hard 1
    Bill Cosby: Himself
    Young Frankenstein
  11. Don

    Don Second Unit

    Jun 30, 1997
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    the Wal-Mart up here has Mary Poppins Cheaper then Best Buy. anyone know why these are getting so Cheaper.
  12. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks Mike.

    A light week sandwiched between two very heavy weeks.

    Just Columbo for me this week.

    A heads up about Laser's Edge. Those are pre-order prices. Most of them will go up starting on Tuesday, so if you want the prices listed in the grid, you should order them by Monday.
  13. Wade K

    Wade K Second Unit

    Jan 19, 2000
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    For those contemplating the Friends bundle at BB, remember the Warner Bros. promo going on now where you get a $50 rebate for buying 6 various TV series. That would drop the price down to the $112 range for all nine seasons (+tax). That's about $13-ish for each season.

    edit: I found a link to the rebate form here . The forms are also in newer series coming out like Night Court...not sure if there'll be one in Friends S9.
  14. Chris Duran

    Chris Duran Stunt Coordinator

    May 14, 2002
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    All Wal-Marts should have Mary Poppins cheaper then Best Buy, I believe the price is $13.88. Not only Mary Poppins, but the 2-Disc versions of Bug's Life, Monster Inc. and Finding Nemo, great deal for people who haven't picked them up yet. Oh and they are all on Rollback, my guess is they might be clearing out all the two disc sets and just make them one disc sets so Disney can make more money.
  15. ScottJH

    ScottJH Supporting Actor

    Mar 27, 2001
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    Mary Poppins is $12.99 on the Best Buy website.
  16. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    My wallet is happy since there is nothing for me this week.[​IMG]

    And to answer the question, the stores you have listed now are more than enough for me. Outside of Borders, Barnes And Noble (which are usually more expensive anyway), and Wal Mart (which has that wacky regional pricing), you cover all the stores in my area. Awesome job as always!

    And for the record, I always enter through the Portal Page too.
  17. Ernesto.Morin

    Ernesto.Morin Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2003
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    Nothing for me this week.

    Just waiting till next week for The Incredibles!
  18. TheBat

    TheBat Producer

    Aug 2, 1999
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    thanks for the info about 21 jump street second season. looking forward to that set.

    I saw ladder 49 on the plane.. it was pretty good movie, not sure if it has a repeat factor to it.. buying it on dvd.

  19. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

    Jul 19, 2003
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  20. JustinCleveland

    JustinCleveland Cinematographer

    Dec 23, 2002
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    Madison, WI
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    Justin Cleveland
    Thanks for the tip on Mary Poppins, scott! I ordered it for in-store pickup. Nice.

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