Weekly RoundUp 4-25-2006

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Mike Frezon, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    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! [​IMG] 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.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Hostel: Unrated Widescreen (pictured) $19.99
    Chronicles of Narnia 1 DVD Edition $19.99
    Fun With Dick & Jane 2005 $19.99
    Brokeback Mountain $19.99

    Killa Season $12.99
    Circuit City Exclusive bonus ringtone with purchase

    Redneck Comedy Roundup $8.99
    Redneck Comedy Roundup 2 $8.99
    Get Both Titles for $14 when you buy both on same receipt

    PSP Movies for $14.99 Each:
    Saw II
    Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire
    The Incredibles
    The Chronicles of Narnia

    $7.49 each:
    Road To Perdition with dts
    12 Monkeys: Special Edition
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    Bring It On
    Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
    John Carpenter’s The Thing: Collector’s Edition
    The Hulk 2-disc Edition
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Special Edition
    Chicken Run
    Red Dragon
    Traffic (non-Criterion)
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    The Last Samurai

    $9.99 each:
    Schindler’s List
    Carlito’s Way: Ultimate Edition
    Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power
    Ray (Jamie Foxx)
    Ladder 49
    Unleashed: Unrated
    Meet The Parents: Bonus Edition
    Meet The Fockers
    The Wedding Date
    Bourne Supremacy
    The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut
    Nutty Professor I & II Pack
    Shark Tale
    Scary Movie
    Gone in 60 Seconds: Director’s Cut (Cage & Jolie)
    Tyler Perry’s: Madea’s Class Reunion
    Wayne’s World: The Complete Epic 2 Pack
    Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
    American Psycho: Uncut Killer Collector’s Edition
    The Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Cry Baby: Director’s Cut
    Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
    Smokey & The Bandit: Pursuit Pack w/ 3 Movies
    Clerks: Collector’s Edition
    The Green Mile
    Weird Science: High School Reunion Collection Edition
    Not Another Teen Movie: Unrated Extended Director’s Cut
    The Big Lebowski: Collector’s Edition
    Looney Tunes: The Premier Collection

    American Dad: Volume I $24.99
    Save $15 when you buy American Dad: Volume I and ANY season of Family Guy, King of the Hill, The Simpsons or Futurama


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Little Einsteins: Team Up For Adventure $12.99
    Redneck Comedy Roundup 2 $9.99

    Chronicles of Narnia 1-disc Edition $19.99
    Chronicles of Narnia 2-disc Collector’s Edition $29.99
    Save $3 Instantly on any Disney title with the purchase of the Chronicles of Narnia DVD. Must be purchased on the same receipt

    Pooh’s Grand Adventure: Special Edition $19.99
    Lady & The Tramp $19.99

    Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Series $27.99

    American Dad: Volume I $24.99
    Comes with Bonus Disc: “Family Guy: Off The Cutting Room Floor”. Includes 25 deleted scenes from Family Guy: Season 4. Minimum 60 per store. No rainchecks

    Family Guy: Volume III $29.99
    The Simpsons: Season 7 $34.99
    Save $15 Instantly on any season of Family Guy or the Simpsons with the purchase of American Dad: Volume I. Must be purchased on the same receipt


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Little Einsteins: Team Up For Adventure $14.99

    $6.50 each:
    Charlotte’s Web 2
    Save The Last Dance
    Sleepy Hollow
    Along Came A Spider
    Coming To America
    Beavis & Butt-head Do America
    The Longest Yard (original version)
    Ocean’s Eleven

    $10.00 each:
    Because of Winn-Dixie
    Oklahoma! 50th Anniversary Edition
    State Fair: 60th Anniversary Edition
    Taxi (Queen Latifah / J. Fallon)
    9 to 5: Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition
    Hide And Seek

    DVD Sets:
    American Dad: Volume I $27.99

    $22.99 each:
    Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    Nip / Tuck: Season 1 / 2
    The O.C.: Season 1 / 2
    One Tree Hill: Season 1 / 2
    Veronica Mars: Season 1
    The West Wing: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
  3. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

    Jul 19, 2003
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    I want:
    AMerican Dad
    Match Point
    FF VII: Advent Children

    Warning: Avoid Aeon Flux like the plague!
  4. Jonathan

    Jonathan Second Unit

    Nov 17, 1998
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    Just Apollo 13 HD-DVD & Doom HD-DVD for me this week. I think that my standard DVD buying is going to slow down drastically now that I have a HD-DVD player.
  5. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

    Feb 11, 2001
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    I've been waiting for Final Fantasy for months. Looking forward to picking that up, as well as Match Point, this week.
  6. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick. Just Inspector Gadget this week (for new releases), but I may pick up a few of those WB season sets at Target, speaking of which...
    I believe those sets should be $22.99 each, not $29.99. I won't be buying any of them if they are $29.99.
  7. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Scott: They are $22.99, indeed. Just check the final item in the actual RoundUp (just above the Markdowns section).
  8. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    Missed that part of your post, Mike. I guess I skipped down to Patrick's post (which had the $29.99 price) a little early. [​IMG] Thanks for pointing it out.

    Edit: I just noticed the new forum software lists our # of posts under our name. Mike, I've been registered here 15 months longer than you, and don't even have 1/3 of the posts that you do. [​IMG] Those Roundups must really add up. [​IMG]

    Of course neither of us are even in the neighborhood of Mr. Sun's 32,021 (and counting, I'm sure).
  9. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    I remember posting that very same thought to Dave Lambert about 100 years ago...and the guy STILL has a ton more posts than me even though hardly ever hangs out here any more! [​IMG]


    What did his ID call him..."maximum verbosity" member? [​IMG]

    Oh well. I attribute my prolific-ness to a lack of sleep and a love for the HTF. But there's a heckuva lot of HTF members who out-rank me in the "post count" column. Something tells me those post counts will be disappearing soon once Parker gets around to cleaning up more loose ends. [​IMG]
  10. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

    Jun 5, 2003
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    Just Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children for me. Thanks as always, Mike.
  11. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

    Dec 1, 1999
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    Disney World and Universal Florida
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    Tony D.
    "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.

    Dr. Dolittle 3-pack: CC flyer-$29.99 cc.com-$29.99"

    those prices look very close.

    probaly just looking to see what hd dvds will be coming out every week now.

    maybe a cat title here and there.
  12. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

    Apr 8, 1999
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    Probably just FInal Fantasy for me I just dropped $45 on a bunch of $4.88 bin titles at Walmart. I wonder if HD makes Doom Suck any Less ? The A few other interesting titles but I'm learning to wait for a bit and pick them up on Discount. I was fighting the urge forever to get When Worlds Collide and it was $4.88 at Walmart, saved me $15
  13. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Feb 8, 2002
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    Flyer or no flyer? I'm confused. [​IMG]
  14. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    I'm getting:
    -American Dad:Volume 1
    -The Wedding Singer:UR
    -9 to 5:SE
    -The West Wing:Season 3 and 4

    Will pick up Casualties of War: DC and Replacement Killers: EC later.

    Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
  15. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    Thanks for the round up Mike, but I am only getting Final Fantasy Avert Child..but this week. Since I got a vacation coming up in June, I will need a movie to watch. I just wait until then get it.
  16. ElijahS

    ElijahS Supporting Actor

    Jun 24, 2005
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    Looks like Law & Order: Trial By Jury for me this week. And maybe Aeon Flux.
  17. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    A difficult week. The only 2 things I'm interested in are the "extended cuts" of The Patriot and The Replacement Killers, but those could be great additions to the films or crap that should have been left on the cutting room floor, and there's really no way to tell without watching myself. Maybe a rental.
  18. Craig S

    Craig S Producer

    Mar 4, 2000
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    Craig Seanor
    Thanks as always, Mike & Patrick, for the Round-Up.

    There's a number of titles I'm interested in (Match Point, Shopgirl, Tristan & Isolde), but I'll wait on price reductions on down the road.

    Finally, I'd like to suggest an addition to this week's Round-Up - a title many of us have eagerly awaited for some time: the minor horror classic Magic (1978), starring Anthony Hopkins. $13.99 at Amazon, $14.99 at Best Buy, $15.99 at Circuit City, $13.99 at Target (note: all prices taken from the .COMs).
  19. Shawn.F

    Shawn.F Supporting Actor

    Oct 16, 2005
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    Just two rentals for me this week: Match Point and Shopgirl. Aside from that, not all that much out there. Oh well, new FIFA game coming out for the 360 this week. That should tide me over 'till Munich arrives on 5/9.
  20. Eric_R.

    Eric_R. Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 2, 2004
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    Ill be getting Match Point and FF Advent Children. The patriot extended looks interesting but I'd rather get a review first. Thanks for the hard work as usual.

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