The Weekly RoundUp The Features – Judy Garland – Get Happy! (Summer Stock - 1950) – Sophia Myles & James Franco (Tristan & Isolde - 2005) – Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly (Ziegfeld Follies - 1946) – Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux - 2005) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)$14.99$16.99$14.99 - - **Aeon Flux SE$19.96$14.99$14.99$16.99$19.49American Dad!: Volume 1$27.99$24.99$24.99$27.99 - Apollo 13 (HD-DVD)$24.49$29.99$33.99 - - Avengers Complete ’62 Set$41.99$46.99$49.99 - - Bachelor Party Vegas$16.99$19.99$24.97 - - The Betsy (1978)$8.99$8.99$9.99 - - Cam’ron Killa Season$12.96$14.99$12.99 - - Casanova (2005)$29.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 - Casualties of War (Extended Cut)$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Classic Musicals from Dream Factory$41.89$48.99$49.99 - - Crumb SE$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Detonator (2006)$18.99$19.99$17.99 - - **Dr. Dolittle Set (1, 2 & 3)$29.99$34.99$29.99 - - Dr. Dolittle 3$19.96$19.99$12.99$16.99 - Doom (HD-DVD)$24.49$29.99$33.99 - - Duane Hopwood$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - Elevator to the Gallows (CC)$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Emilio Miraglia Killer Queen Box Set$23.99$29.99$24.99 - - Everything You Want$29.99$19.99$19.99 - - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children$17.48$14.99$14.99$19.99 - Fists in the Pocket (CC)$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Guys and Dolls: Deluxe Edition$16.99$17.99$24.97 - - The Heirloom$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Inspector Gadget: TOS$26.19$25.99$29.99 - - It’s Always Fair Weather$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Jacques Cousteau: River Explorations$34.69$44.99$34.99 - - Karas: The Prophecy$10.19$12.99$8.99 - - Law & Order-Trial By Jury: Comp. Series$41.99$39.99$59.99 - - Lovers of the Arctic Circle$14.99$13.99$17.99 - - Match Point (2005)$18.96$16.99$14.99$19.99$18.99Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Odyssey 5: Complete Series$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - The Passenger$16.99$22.99$19.99 - - Patlabor: The Movie (Limited Coll. Ed.)$62.99$78.99$69.99 - - Patlabor: The Movie$20.49$26.99$24.99 - - The Patriot (Extended Cut)$13.99$12.99$15.99 - - Reba: Season 3$27.96$27.99$34.99 - - The Replacement Killers (Ext. Cut)$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Robert Altman Collection$27.99$33.99$34.99 - - The Sea Wolves$8.99$8.99$9.99 - - Shadows in the Sun$29.99$19.99$19.99 - - Shopgirl$29.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Summer Stock$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Three Little Words$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Till the Clouds Roll By$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Tristan and Isolde$18.96$17.99$19.99$19.99 - The Waltons: Season 3$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - The Wedding Singer SE$12.99$12.99$12.99$14.99 - Windtalkers (Director’s Cut)$14.99$14.99$12.99 - - Ziegfeld Follies$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - (CC) after a title = New release in the Criterion Collection. (HD-DVD) after a title = New High-Definition release. Individual titles included in box sets listed above: Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory: Ziegfeld Follies, Till the Clouds Roll By, Three Little Words, Summer Stock, It’s Always Fair Weather. The Emilio Miraglia Killer Queen Box Set: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times. Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer: More Than Murder; Murder Me, Murder You. The Robert Altman Collection: M*A*S*H, A Perfect Couple, Quintet, A Wedding. 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! Aeon Flux SE AND Dr. Dolittle Box Set (1, 2 & 3) AND Tristan & Isolde are ALL available in both MAR and OAR versions...get the correct one! --More HD titles released this week. For now, I’m continuing to include them in the grid alongside the SD-DVDs. --Another week without a Circuit City flyer for me at post time. --More funky pricing from Amazon this week. Besides some more discrepancies between WS and FS (WS Aeon Flux $19.96/FS Aeon Flux $20.99 and WS Tristan & Isolde $18.96/FS Tristan & Isolde $$19.49) there is also the matter that Amazon’s pricing on titles such as Casanova, Everything You Want, Shadows in the Sun and Shopgirl are a full $10 OR MORE higher than our other stores. Odd. --AND this week, there are some discrepancies in prices between Best Buy’s Sunday flyer and the prices at bb.com. The flyer prices are listed in the grid. Match Point: BB flyer-$16.99. bb.com-$19.99 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: BB flyer-$16.99. bb.com-$14.99 --AND funky pricing differences this week between the Circuit City flyer and cc.com! I dunno what’s going on….but I don’t like it! The flyer prices are listed in the grid. Match Point: CC flyer-$14.99 cc.com-$17.99 Dr. Dolittle 3: CC flyer-$17.99 cc.com-$12.99 Dr. Dolittle 3-pack: CC flyer-$29.99 cc.com-$34.99 Karas: The Prophecy: CC flyer-$8.99 cc.com-$9.99 --Best Buy is advertising FREE BB EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC on-pack with it’s copies of Aeon Flux ($14.99). The disc is titled “Effects of Aeon Flux”. Minimum 45 per store. No rainchecks. --Best Buy’s flyer also says its copies of Karas: The Prophecy contain a BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE FEATURETTE. --Best Buy is also advertising a BONUS DISC with its copies of American Dad! Volume 1. The bonus disc is “Family Guy Off the Cutting Room Floor”. Includes 25 deleted scenes from Season 4. Minimum 60 per store. No rainchecks. --Best Buy is also advertising that you can save $15, instantly, on ANY season of Family Guy or The Simpsons with the purchase of American Dad! Volume 1. Must be purchased on same receipt. --Best Buy is offering a $3 savings, instantly, on ANY Disney title with the purchase of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ($19.99 or $29.99 SE). Must be purchased on same receipt. --Best Buy AND Circuit City, this week, are BOTH advertising $10.50 MOVIE CASH to see the new theatrical release Poseidon (in theaters 5-13-2006). This is comes with the purchase of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997). Valid 5-13-2006 thru 6-2-2006. At Best Buy: Minimum 4 per store. No rainchecks. --Interestingly, no mention of HD-DVD titles or players in this week’s Best Buy flyer. --At Circuit City, you can save $5 with the purchase of BOTH Aeon Flux SE AND Aeon Flux: Complete Animated Series. --Circuit City also has a deal to save $6 with the purchase of BOTH Casanova AND Shopgirl. --Circuit City also has a deal in which you can SAVE $15 when you buy American Dad! Volume 1 AND any season of Family Guy, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, or Futurama! --Howzabout an EXCLUSIVE BONUS RINGTONE with the purchase of Cam’ron Killa Season at Circuit City?! --Target has no advertised specials on new releases this week. --I think it’s worth noting that Target has the new release of 9 to 5 and the recent re-releases of Oklahoma and State Fair in its $10 sale this week! I, personally, will be all over the Oklahoma and State Fair releases. Both are double dips for me and, even though I’ve read all about how horrible the Todd-AO version of Oklahoma is…I am curious as hell since I’ve never seen it and for $10 I’ll take the plunge! --Fans of the Gilmore Girls may also want to know that Target is listing seasons 1-5 of GG for just $22.99 apiece this week. Also included in the $22.99 sale are seasons 1 & 2 of The O.C., nip/tuck and One Tree Hill…along with season 1 of Veronica Mars and Seasons 4 & 5 of The West Wing. The Markdowns The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD: EFFECTIVE: April 25, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.