Weekly RoundUp 4-15-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Ellen Page & Olivia Thirlby (Juno – 2007)

    – A Passage to India – 1984

    – Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – 2007)

    – Blast of Silence – 1961

    – Aliens v. Predator - Requiem – 2007

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlien Nation: Ultimate Collection$36.99$39.99$49.98 - - Aliens v. Predator – Requiem (1-disc)$19.99$16.99$15.99$17.99 - Aliens v. Predator – Requiem SE (2-disc)$24.49$22.99$21.99$22.99 - AvP/AvP – Requiem (2-pack)$24.49$24.99$29.99 - - American Dad: Volume 3$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - The Backwoods$18.89$14.99$19.99 - - Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead$17.99$16.99$19.99$19.99$17.95Blast of Silence (CC)$22.49$24.99$19.99 - - Canine Conspiracy/Cat Connection$9.98$8.99$6.99 - - College Hill: Interns$17.99$14.99$19.99 - - The Final Season$24.29$24.99$19.99 - - I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Impulse$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - In the Name of the King: Dungeon Siege Tale$19.59$19.99$17.99$15.99 - Inside$15.99$14.99$14.99 - - Juno$16.99$15.99$13.99$15.99 - Juno SE$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$21.99Lars and the Real Girl$14.99$15.99$19.99$19.99 - Loch Ness Terror$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Melrose Place: Season 4$41.99$39.99$59.98 - - The Minus Man$10.49$12.99$14.98 - - A Passage to India$17.49$19.99$19.99 - - Retribution$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - A Shot at Love w/ Tila Tequila: S1$35.99$34.99$34.99 - - Spongebob: Pest of the West$14.49$12.99$14.99$12.99 - War Dance$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - What Not to Wear: Mom Makeovers$21.49$19.99$19.99 - - Woody Woodpecker & Friends: Vol. 2$29.99$29.99$34.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBonnie and Clyde$23.95$29.99$19.99$34.99 -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlien v. Predator - Requiem$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - AvP/AvP – Requiem (2-pack)$48.95$49.99$69.98 - - Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead$24.95$29.99$29.99 - - Commando$27.95$29.99$34.99 - - Juno$27.95$29.99$34.99$29.99$26.99Mariah Carey: Adventures of Mimi$19.95 - $19.99 - - A Passage to India$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Predator$27.95$29.99$34.99 - -

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

    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

    **Hooray! ALL off this week’s releases are again available in just their OAR versions! This is three of the last four weeks that has been the case.

    --Check out the prices this week on the SD-DVDs of A Passage to India versus the Blu-ray prices of the same title. Not much difference (NO difference at some retailers). Very interesting.

    --FREE IPOD COVERS @ Best Buy this week! Purchase the 2-disc SE (or Blu-ray) of Juno and get your free iPod cover. Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --And, save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH Juno & Lars and the Real Girl. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --And, further…buy Juno on DVD and save 50% on the following movies: Bend It Like Beckham, Garden State, Ghost World, I Heart Huckabees, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Sideways, Thank You for Smoking.

    --Also @ BB, it’s FREE BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK time! Purchase the 2-disc SE SD-DVD version of Aliens v. Predator - Requiem and get your free comic book. Minimum 10 per store. Excludes Blu-ray version. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy will also offer up the 15-disc Alien v. Predator Ultimate Collection for just $75 with the purchase of ANY version of Aliens v. Predator – Requiem. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy even has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC this week on its copies of Spongebob Squarepants: Pest of the West. Includes two bonus episodes.

    --Best Buy also has a 2/$45 deal this week with the purchase of BOTH Blu-ray discs of AVP – Requiem AND EITHER Commando OR Predator. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a HUGE bunch of TV seasons on sale for just $19.99 this week.

    --Free T-shirt Week @ Circuit City. Buy the 2-disc Juno SE SD-DVD and get a FREE T-SHIRT.

    --Also at CC, save $5, instantly, when you buy BOTH Juno AND Lars and the Real Girl. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --At CC, you can also save $5, instantly, if you buy BOTH In the Name of the King AND Aliens v. predator – Requiem. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --CC has the Alien Quadrilogy for $19.99 and a number of the original Alien & Predator titles for just $6.99.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of DVDs for $6.99.

    --At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase BOTH Juno AND Lars and the Real Girl SD-DVDs. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    -Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT and an introduction by Diablo Cody with their 2-disc SEs of Juno on SD-DVD.

    --Target Odds and Ends: A collection of titles for both $4.75 and $10.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Aliens vs. Predator $6.99
    Alien $6.99
    Predator $6.99
    Predator 2 $6.99
    Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition $13.99 Premiere Price: Tuesday-Saturday Only
    I Am Legend $14.99
    Mariah Carey: Adventures Of Mimi $11.99

    $6.99 each:
    Gangs Of New York
    A Night At The Roxbury: Special Collector’s Edition
    Happy Gilmore
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Untouchables
    Clueless: Whatever Edition
    Scary Movie 4: Unrated
    Red Line
    Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Jurassic Park III
    Jurassic Park - The Lost World: Collector’s Edition
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Field Of Dreams: Anniversary Edition
    The Fountain
    White Chicks
    Team America: World Police
    Billy Madison
    Jackass The Movie: Unrated
    Dazed & Confused: Flashback Edition
    Coming To America
    Mean Girls
    Training Day
    The Goonies
    Lord Of War
    Sling Blade: Collector’s Series
    The Sixth Sense: Collector’s Edition Series
    Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

    DVD Sets
    Alien: Quadrilogy $19.99


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    American Gangster: 2-disc Unrated Extended Edition $14.99
    I Am Legend $14.99
    In The Name Of The King $19.99
    Mariah Carey: The Adventures Of Mimi $14.99

    Garden State $4.99
    Sideways $4.99
    Bend It Like Beckham $4.99
    Ghost World $4.99
    I Heart Huckabees $7.49
    Napoleon Dynamite $7.49
    Thank You For Smoking $7.49
    Little Miss Sunshine

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    I Am Legend $34.99
    30 Days Of Night $29.99
    Commando $29.99
    Predator $29.99

    DVD Sets:
    American Dad: Volume I / Volume II $19.99 each
    The Office: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Heroes: Season 1 $19.99
    Family Guy: Volumes III / IV / V $19.99 each
    Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
    Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
    Scrubs: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
    30 Rock: Season 1 $19.99
    CSI: Season 1 $19.99
    How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Beverly Hills 90210: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Season 1 + 2 $19.99
    JAG: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Charmed: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 $19.99 each
    Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each
    The O.C.: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
    Woody Woodpecker & Friends: Classic Cartoon Collection – Volume II $29.99


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Bee Movie $15.99
    Alvin & The Chipmunks Low Price ($15.99)
    Enchanted Low Price ($15.99)
    Nancy Drew $15.99
    No Country For Old Men $15.99
    August Rush $15.99
    We Own The Night $15.99
    Beowulf $15.99
    There Will Be Blood $15.99
    I Am Legend $15.99
    Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber Of Fleet Street $15.99
    American Gangster: 2-disc Unrated Extended Edition $15.99
    Dan In Real Life $15.99
    Mariah Carey: The Adventures Of Mimi $11.98

    $4.75 each: Each title listed and selected others:
    A River Runs Through It
    Catch Me If You Can
    Big Daddy
    Steel Magnolias: Special Edition
    Sense & Sensibility: Special Edition

    $10 each: Each title listed and selected others:
    The Pursuit Of Happyness
    Georgia Rule
    Facing Giants
    The Guardian
    Spy Kids / Spy Kid 2 - Two Movie Collection
    Meet The Parents & Meet The Fockers (Circle Of Trust Collection)

    Blu-Ray Discs: Titles Listed And Selected Others
    No Country For Old Men $24.99
    Hitman: Unrated $24.99
    I Am Legend $24.99
    Enchanted $24.99
    Across The Universe $24.99
    30 Days Of Night $24.99
    Gone Baby Gone: Extended Ending $24.99
    Michael Clayton $24.99
    We Own The Night $24.99

    DVD Sets:
    Greek: Chapter 1 $19.99
    The Riches: Season 1 $29.99
    Prison Break: Season 2 $32.99
    Boston Legal: Season 3 $34.99
    Bones: Season 2 $34.99
    Martin: Season 2 $19.99
    Scrubs: Season 6 $27.99
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 3 $39.99
  3. RickER

    RickER Producer

    Jan 4, 2003
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    Nothing. Unless BB has something in the HUGE TV selection for $20 i dont already own.

    I will rent that AvP movie. Only because i am a glutten for punishment. Gonna run that franchise to hell, and i will watch just to see how bad it is.

    Oh, and how rude of me, thanks as always guys.
  4. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Pretty slow week this week. But I'm getting Juno Blu and Woody Vol. 2.
  5. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    Tony D.
    i recommend the BR of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

    great movie and looked perfect on br.
  6. pitchman

    pitchman Screenwriter

    Aug 11, 1998
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    Thanks guys!
    Looks like a slow week for me... just Juno.
  7. Rocky F

    Rocky F Second Unit

    Jun 13, 2002
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    I'm not that interested in AvP: Requiem, but the $19.99 Alien Quadrilogy at CC caught my attention. I really only want the first two movies, but considering they are usually $20 each anyway, I might jump on that.

    Edit: Just looked at the actual ad, and it says "Save $30, 4 disc set." I guess this isn't the huge 9 disc set that came out a few years ago, so it's not quite as great a deal as I first thought. It still might be okay though, if it's got the two cuts of each film that the big Quadrilogy had.
  8. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    Just the Juno Blu Ray for me this week.

    Thanks for the prices, guys! [​IMG]

    The picture in the ad is definitely the 9 disc set so you should be able to get it. The only problem is that if your CC is anything like the one in my area, they have one copy and it's already sold.
  9. Shawn.F

    Shawn.F Supporting Actor

    Oct 16, 2005
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    For fans of 'Passage To India', I recommend the new special edition, especially if you have a blu-ray player.
  10. Bob Graham

    Bob Graham Supporting Actor

    May 11, 2001
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    Getting JUNO and BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD through Columbia House. Both are blind buys, but CH had an obscenely good coupon code last week and they averaged out to about $5 each. Other than that, 30 ROCK and HIMYM Season 2 at Best Buy.
  11. RomanSohor

    RomanSohor Second Unit

    Jan 9, 2003
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    I've heard the Woody Woodpecker set is pretty darn good. Didn't get Vol 1 but I might pick up Vol 2 - at least I'll have some classic non-Disney animation to share with my kids one day when I have 'em. [​IMG] I heard on Cartoon Brew that Best Buy has an exclusive "cel" (reproduction of some sort) with the set.
  12. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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    I think we're going with a big old nothing this week, considering last week's major purchase was a 46 inch LCD, being delivered on Monday. Plus we're going on vacation later this week, so I need to save some pennies.

    Thank you guys, as always.
  13. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Nothing for me this week either. Also picked up a Samsung 32" lcd & Toshiba hd-a3 for upconverting. Glad it's been slow lately.
  14. troy evans

    troy evans Screenwriter

    Jul 2, 2005
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    Well, I'm getting Dungeon Siege, AVP 2 and Lochness Terror. As you can see, I only went for the Oscar contenders. [​IMG] Thanks for the round up guys, you make the weeks dvd purchases a lot easier.
  15. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead on BD. I'm also tempted by Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Retribution. And I'd like to thank Amazon, Image, and Fox for helping me nail down what my guidelines for acceptable prices for BDs are - $25 for Devil seems reasonable, but $28 for Juno is too much.
  16. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    Nothing this week.
  17. JohnRice

    JohnRice Lead Actor

    Jun 20, 2000
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    Wow, $20 for the movie only version of the Alien Quadrilogy. That's a tough one to pass up.
  18. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    For me, Juno has all the features from the two disc SD release and it's only $5 more than that. That's a steal when dealing with a Fox title.
  19. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Lets see.....getting the AVP BD 2-pack from Amazon - was lucky enough(my point of view [​IMG]) to get it when they marked it down for $27.95 a couple of weeks back. Will also be on the lookout for the 'Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead' BD. Will eventually pickup the Alien Nation Movie Collection when it gets cheaper.
  20. SeanC

    SeanC Agent

    Feb 14, 2005
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    I went to Circuit City tonight, and it is the 9-disc set thats $19.99. But, they only had one copy (of course), and it was kind of hidden, I had to search for a few minutes to find it. I'm glad I did, it's a great price, since their regular price is $74.99! If you want it, I'd suggest you go as early as you can tommorow!

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