Weekly Roundup 4/2

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  1. David Lambert

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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, the week of the 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...but it COULD still be in-stores!
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    _________TITLE___________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo_SamsClub
    3:10 To Yuma____________$14.96__$19.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Bandits - SE____________$19.99__$16.99__$15.99__$16.79__$_N/A_
    Bull Durham - SE________$18.74__$16.99__$13.99__$15.99__$_N/A_
    Dick Tracy______________$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$12.99__$_N/A_
    Doctor Who: Rem/Daleks__$18.74__$_N/A___$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Doctor Who: Caves/And.__$18.74__$_N/A___$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Dragon Tales #4_________$14.96__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Dragon Tales #5_________$14.96__$17.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Drunken Master__________$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Exit To Eden____________$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    House Arrest____________$14.99__$17.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Joe vs. The Volcano_____$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    NL's European Vacation__$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    The Net - SE____________$18.71__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Return/Killer Tomatoes__$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Ruthless People_________$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$12.99__$_N/A_
    Thir13en Ghosts - SE____$19.99__$14.99__$15.99__$17.99__$16.97
    Three Fugitives_________$14.99__$ 7.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Three Men and a Baby____$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$12.99__$_N/A_
    Three Men/Little Lady___$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$12.99__$_N/A_
    Tin Men_________________$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$12.99__$_N/A_
    Transylvania 6-5000_____$11.24__$ 9.99__$12.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
    Turner and Hooch________$14.99__$19.99__$17.99__$12.99__$_N/A_
    Usual Suspects - SE_____$18.74__$16.99__$13.99__$15.99__$_N/A_
    Watcher in the Woods____$14.99__$14.99__$15.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_
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    ** I've updated the grid to reflect CostCo's price on the Buena Vista releases...they seem to be the only ones who have these in stock. I also struck through the releases that I know for a fact are not in OAR. 4/3/02 6PM Ctl
    * Best Buy offers you a $10 gift card if you buy both Bandits AND one of the Special Edition re-releases for either Bull Durham or The Usual Suspects. Quite an incentive to double-dip, eh?
    * Well, if last week was TV-shows-on-DVD week, then this week is catalog films week! 25 titles made the roundup, but only a couple of these are NOT catalog titles! Well, besides the pair of TV shows in the mix (Doctor Who and Dragon Tales, the latter of which I've had review copies of for a couple of weeks).
    * Since this week's releases are mostly catalog titles, expect most B&M stores to slow boat 'em in. Heck, they've been around for so long, why waste money on overnight freight charges to have 'em in on street date Tuesday, right? [​IMG] For most of that stuff I'd look elsewhere...especially since the prices stink for these at Best Buy! And what's all this about no Doctor Who at Best Buy? [​IMG]
    * Circuit City's prices are the same or better than Best Buy's on all but a ½-dozen titles. Looks like 75% of this week's shopping should be at CC. Except I still don't like these $15.99-and-up prices for this mostly bare-bones stuff. I may wait until Christmas or just after, and see how much of this stuff I can get for $12.99 and less! Or else I'll just order on-line...compare the B&M stores to Amazon prices...and realize that Amazon isn't the cheapest on-line store. I am thinking Wal-Mart might be the cheapest place to get many of these!
    * On the other hand, I urge everyone who likes the Vacation movies from National Lampoon to pick up National Lampoon's European Vacation from SOMEWHERE. It's the first Vacation series film in W-I-D-E-S-C-R-E-E-N, and we should show WB our support for OAR releases. If you recall, during the last HTF/WB chat last fall, they asked us "Is there a great demand for 1.85 Flat Comedies to be seen widescreen?". Here's our chance to show them that the answer is YES! There's a decent chance that if this, the acknowledged "worst one of the series" (according to most folks, anyway...I've always loved it!) sells well in 1.85:1 AR, then the rest of the series could see rereleases in OAR!! Here's to hoping, anyway! [​IMG] Another WB catalog comedy coming out this week in OAR is Joe Versus the Volcano.
    * Two other WB catalog comedies coming out this week are Exit to Eden and House Arrest. Warner has carefully guarded the aspect ratio information on these two titles...which make me believe they are trying to slip two more "under the radar" as they did with "Follow That Bird". Expect these to be fullframe, although I hope I'm wrong. NO OAR = NO SALE...and my wife *really* wanted Exit to Eden, strange as that may sound given the look of the cover. I've never seen it, but I've heard it has a few yuks. But pan-and-scan is NEVER funny...
    * ...which Best Buy must realize since they are trying again to show the difference between widescreen and standard TV's again in their weekly ad! Good for them. And those 16:9 TV prices ain't bad, either, especially when you factor in their 18-months-no-interest deal. Heck, buy a DVD player and get a "Home Theater Coupon Book", and you can use the coupons to maybe save even more. Sweet for those who need to upgrade their hardware.
    * Targets shows Bandits for "Low Price" and Thir13en Ghosts for $16.99.
    * On the other hand, K-Mart is showing both of those DVD's at $19.95. But they DO mention various Goodtimes discs at $5 each, like Mr. Baseball, Problem Child, and Bruce Lee's The Chinese Connection. Didn't Wal-Mart have this sale last Christmas?
    * Speaking of Wal-Mart, they're advertising Bandits at $19.95...the only new DVD I can spot in their ad!
    The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP):
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    • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $19.98 $14.98
    • Adam Sandler Giftset (Wedding Singer / Little Nicky) $44.98 $39.92
    • Blue Streak $19.95 $14.95
    • Cat Ballou (Special Edition) $29.95 $19.95
    • Chris Rock 2, The Best of $19.98 $14.98
    • Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker $19.98 $14.98
    • Dave $19.98 $14.98
    • Deep, The $24.95 $14.95
    • Diner $19.98 $14.98
    • Girlfight $24.95 $19.95
    • Joe Dirt $24.95 $19.95
    • John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars (Special Edition) $27.96 $19.95
    • La Bamba (Special Edition) $24.95 $14.95
    • Little Nicky (Platinum Series) $24.98 $19.98
    • Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy $19.98 $14.98
    • Mickey Blue Eyes $19.98 $14.98
    • Money Talks $19.98 $14.98
    • National Lampoon's Vacation $19.98 $14.98
    • Replacements, The $24.98 $19.98
    • Risky Business $19.98 $14.98
    • River Runs Through It, A $19.95 $14.95
    • Sniper $19.95 $14.95
    • Stand By Me (Special Edition) $29.95 $19.95
    • State and Main $24.98 $19.98
    • Steel Magnolias (Special Edition) $24.95 $19.95
    • Stepmom $19.95 $14.95
    • Sugar & Spice $24.98 $19.98
    • Tailor of Panama (Special Edition) $24.95 $19.95
    • Tootsie (Special Edition) $24.95 $19.95
    • Visit, The $19.98 $14.98
    Other Price Reductions not listed at VideoTropics:
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  2. Patrick Sun

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    Hmm...another light week, only "The Usual Suspect" is a candidate. Diana Krall has been pre-ordered thanks to a gift certificate received at Christmas time.
     
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  4. David Lambert

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    Boy, you two just POUNCED on replying to that, didn't you! [​IMG]
    Nice to know the Roundup is so highly anticipated...
     
  5. Bry_DD

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    Keep up the good work.. I'll be pickin' up bandits and the usual suspect at BB ofcourse price match from CC[​IMG]
    Happy Easter to everyone...
    Bry
     
  6. Michael D. Bunting

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    Thanks Dave!

    I'm sure glad I looked at this thread this morning...I was just about to go open up 2 new releases I found released early yesterday morning.

    A return trip to Blockbuster and a stop by Circuit City is in order for Tuesday.
     
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    Can't wait to finally see the Usual Suspects.

    I will have to snag Dick Tracy and Ruthless people online at DDD. B&M Prices are unspectacular on these.

    Still hope the rumorred Vista Series Dick Tracy is on tap, but I'm thinking it doesn't qualify for the treatment.
     
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    Ditto Eric Walsh's question. Also, does BB do 110% price match?
     
  11. Malcolm R

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    I don't think you can stack discounts at Best Buy. Their "Guaranteed Low Price" info states "excludes special, bonus, free, and financing offers," so I think that since the $10 gift card is a bonus, that you cannot have it both ways. Others I've heard from say that you are not allowed to get both. You can price match for the lower price, or you can pay BB price and get the bonus offer, but not both.
     
  12. David Lambert

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    phew, no cash going out this week! Makes up for last week. =)
     
  14. Carlo Medina

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    This week I'll be getting Bandits and Usual Suspects. Am toying with Exit to Eden...maybe my first online DVD purchase in quite some time.
     
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  17. Stephen L

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    Wow Usual Suspects for $13.99 . I'll be picking up The Usual Supsects and both Dragon Tales.
     
  18. Patrick Sun

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    David, frankly, it didn't really matter what the price was for the Diana Krall DVD (though I think it was only 25% off MSRP) because I was using free money and wanted to burn through the entire gift certificate in one order. [​IMG]
    I'm not going to agonize over a free DVD even if I could have saved a few buck in this instance. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Carlo Medina

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    Thanks for the 411! Dropping Eden, will definitely be picking up Bandits and Usual Suspects at CC since their prices are so frickin' low! [​IMG]
     

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