Weekly RoundUp 4-29-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    – Dakota Blue Richards & friend (The Golden Compass – 2007)

    – The Fall of the Roman Empire – 1964

    – The Three Caballeros – 1944

    – Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – 2007)

    – Robert Culp & Bill Cosby (I Spy – 1965)

    – The Red Balloon – 1956

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**27 Dresses$17.99$15.99$14.99$16.99$19.49Adventures of Young Indy Jones: Vol. 3$78.99$69.99$109.99 - - Arizona D’backs: 2001 World Series$52.49$44.99$59.99 - - Bernard and Doris$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Beverly Hills 90210: Season 4$39.99$39.99$59.98$37.99 - The Big Gay Sketch Show: Season 1$24.29$24.99$19.99 - - The Big Gay Sketch Show: Season 2$24.29$22.99$19.99 - - Cheers: Season 9$29.19$29.99$34.99 - - Classic Caballeros Collection$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Complete Toxic Avenger (7 discs)$41.99$49.99$49.99 - - Country Remedy$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Dead Man’s Bounty$22.99$19.99$19.99 - - Diamond Dogs$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly$18.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$18.99The Fall of the Roman Empire DE (2-disc)$17.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Fall of Roman Empire LCE (2-disc)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - First Knight SE$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - **The Golden Compass$17.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - The Golden Compass SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$29.99$22.99$21.99Hero Wanted$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - How She Move$16.99$16.99$19.99$19.99 - I Spy: Season 1$12.99$12.99$17.99 - - I Spy: Season 2$14.99$12.99$17.99 - - I Spy: Season 3$14.99$12.99$17.99 - - Knock, Knock$19.99$24.99$19.99 - - Moondance Alexander$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Nanking$25.19$19.99$19.99 - - Paddle to the Sea (CC)$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - The Red Balloon (CC)$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Sabrina: Complete Animated Series$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Waltons: Season 7$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - The Weekend SE$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - White Mane (CC)$11.19$9.99$12.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoLa Boheme (Puccini)$31.95$44.99$39.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco27 Dresses$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$26.99First Knight SE$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Golden Compass$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$26.99Ocean’s Eleven$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Ocean’s Twelve$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Die Zauberflote (Mozart)$31.95$44.99$39.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos, Three Caballeros.

    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! 27 Dresses is available in both OAR & MAR editions...get the correct one !

    --Buy ANY 2 Blu-ray discs ($29.99) from the following list and get a FREE $10 Best Buy Giftcard: Casino Royale, Open Season, Resident Evil: Extinction, Spider-Man 3, Superbad, Surf’s Up.

    --And…you can save $10, instantly, when you buy the BD of The Golden Compass and any one of the following Blu-ray discs ($29.99): Happy Feet, Harry Potter & Chamber of Secrets, HP & Goblet of Fire, HP & Order of Phoenix, HP & Prisoner of Azkaban, HP & Sorceror’s Stone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

    --Free Bonus Disc at Best Buy with their copies of The Golden Compass SE (2-disc). 45-minute bonus disc of extra footage. Minimum of 10 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Get 27% OFF ANY LIZ CLAIBORNE ACCESSORY @ Best Buy this week with the purchase of 27 Dresses on DVD or BD! Go to www.bestbuy.com/liz to see the available Claiborne products. Accessory and disc must be purchased on same receipt.

    --And, save $5, instantly, on ANY Disney DVD when you purchase The Classic Caballeros Collection OR pre-order National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. $5 deposit is required. National Treasure 2 will be released on DVD 5-20-2008.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of $7.99 and 4/$27 DVDs this week.

    --Buy 2 Get 1 Free Blu-ray sale @ Circuit City this week ($29.99 apiece). Includes the following titles: Are We Done Yet?, Casino Royale, Ghost Rider, Monster House, Open Season, Perfect Stranger, Resident Evil: Extinction, Spider-Man 3, Superbad, Surf’s Up, Talladega Nights, Ultraviolet, Underworld: Evolution, Vacancy. Titles may vary by store. In store only. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Save $5, instantly, at Circuit City with the purchase of BOTH How She Move ($19.99) AND Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is ($12.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --At CC, a 3/$27 deal from a list of DVDs which includes 27 Dresses. Each 3/$27 deal may only include ONE copy of 27 Dresses.

    --And, @ CC, if you take advantage of that 3/$27 deal you will also receive TWO FREE MOVIE TICKETS TO SEE “WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS”. Movie Cash value = $7.50 apiece. What Happens in Vegas in theaters 5-9-2008.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of DVDs for $4.99, $6.99 and $9.99. Purchase any of the $6.99 DVDs and receive a FREE two week trial to eMusic with 50 free downloads and one audio book.

    --Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of The Golden Compass for $22.99 that includes an EXCLUSIVE BOOK. Book = The Golden Compass: The Story of the Movie.

    --Target Odds and Ends: None this week.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    The Best Of Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen $9.99 w/Exclusive Bonus Footage
    Cloverfield $14.99
    The Goonies $4.99
    The Neverending Story $4.99

    Buy any 3 of the DVDS in this section (Including 27 Dresses) and get all 3 titles For $27
    Also, get 2 free Movie Money tickets to see "What Happens In Vegas" with the 3 for $27 DVD Deal. Movie Money Ticket value = $7.50 each. "What Happens In Vegas" in theaters on 5/9/08.
    Each 3 DVDs for $27 Grouping can only have 1 copy of 27 Dresses in it.

    27 Dresses Low Price ($14.99) - Other Titles To Choose From:
    Just Married
    Ever After
    Fever Pitch
    Tristand + Isolde
    The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition
    The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
    Raising Arizona
    Legally Blonde
    Say Anything
    Garden State
    In Her Shoes
    A Walk In The Clouds
    There’s Something About Mary
    The Family Stone
    Moulin Rouge
    William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet: Special Edition

    $4.99 each:
    Clear And Present Danger
    Patriot Games
    The Sum Of All Fears
    The Saint
    The Ghost And The Darkness
    The Island
    Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
    Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life
    Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow
    Minority Report
    Mission Impossible: Special Collector’s Edition
    M: I-2
    War Of The Worlds (2005)

    $6.99 DVDs: Purchase any Of the DVDs in this section and receive a free 2 Week Trial Membership to eMusic and which you can use to obtain 50 Free Downloads + 1 Audio Book.
    Under The Tuscan Sun
    Love & Basketball
    Above The Rim
    Coach Carter
    Ocean’s Eleven
    American History X
    Love, Actually
    Rumor Has It
    Notting Hill: Collector’s Edition
    Legends Of The Fall: Special Edition
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    The Wedding Planner
    Shakespeare In Love
    Message In A Bottle
    Steel Magnolias
    Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Anniversary Edition
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Never Been Kissed
    Driving Miss Daisy
    The Wedding Date
    Beaches: Special Edition
    Fools Rush In
    All About The Benjamins
    The Matrix
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    Ocean’s Twelve
    Just Like Heaven
    Failure To Launch
    How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
    Troy: 2-disc Widescreen Edition
    V For Vendetta (Widescreen Edition)
    A Cinderella Story / The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants Double Feature

    $9.99 each:
    The Heartbreak Kid

    $29.99 Blu-Ray Discs: Buy 2 Get 1 Free: In store only. Purchases must be on same receipt. Titles may vary per store.
    Spider-Man 3
    Casino Royale
    Resident Evil: Extinction
    Perfect Stranger
    Superbad: 2 Disc Unrated Edition
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Ghost Rider
    Underworld: Evolution
    Open Season
    Surf’s Up
    Are We Done Yet?
    Monster House


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Cloverfield $14.99
    The Best Of Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen $9.99
    WWE: Twist Of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story $19.99
    Juno $15.99
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down A Dream $24.99 (3 DVDs / 1 CD)

    Romantic Comedy Double Feature: Steel Magnolias / Sleepless In Seattle $12.99
    Free Movie Cash To See Made Of Honor when you purchase the Romantic Comedy Double Feature listed above. Minimum 6 per store. Movie cash value = $7.50. Movie cash valid 5/2/08 – 6/15/08. No rain checks.

    $7.99 each: More Titles In Store & Online
    Monty Python & The Holy Grail: Extraordinarily Deluxe 3 Disc Edition
    Stomp The Yard
    The Pursuit Of Happyness
    The Holiday
    Resident Evil / Resident Evil: Apocalypse 2-Pack
    Casino Royale: 2-disc edition (2006)
    Groundhog Day: Special 15th Anniversary Edition
    Rocky Balboa
    Hostel: Director’s Cut
    Dogma: Special Edition
    Click: Special Edition
    Catch & Release
    Talladega Nights: Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Open Season
    Perfect Stranger

    4 For $27 DVDs: Products Must Be Purchased On The Same Receipt
    Say Anything $9.99
    Ever After $9.99
    In Her Shoes $9.99
    Legally Blonde $9.99
    The Family Stone $9.99
    Fever Pitch $14.99
    The Devil Wears Prada $14.99
    William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet: The Music Edition $14.99

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Ocean’s Eleven $24.99
    Ocean’s Twelve $24.99

    Free $10 Gift Card when you buy 2 Of these 6 Blu-Ray Movies on the same receipt: Online Offer May Vary
    Open Season $29.99
    Spider-Man 3 $29.99
    Surf’s Up $29.99
    Superbad: 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition $29.99
    Casino Royale $29.99
    Resident Evil: Extinction $29.99

    Save $10 when you buy The Golden Compass on Blu-Ray and any one of the listed Blu-Ray titles in store. No rain checks:
    $29.99 each (I'm guessing)
    The Golden Compass $29.99
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Happy Feet
    Harry Potter & Sorcerer’s Stone
    Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter & Prisoner Of Azkaban
    Harry Potter & Chamber Of Secrets

    DVD Sets:
    The Outer Limits: Volumes I / II / III $14.99 each
    Poltergeist – The Legacy: Season 1 $14.99
    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 1 / Volume II $14.99
    Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $19.99 each
    The Pretender: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
    Alien Nation: The Complete Series $19.99
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
    Angel: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
    Dark Angel: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Stargate Atlantis : Season 1 / 2 / 3 $24.99 each
    Firefly: The Complete Series $24.99
    Space: Above & Beyond – The Complete Series $24.99
    Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection $24.99


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Moondance Alexander $19.99
  3. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Definitely getting Cheers: Season 9 this week. Will get the BDs of The Golden Compass and First Knight when I can find them cheap. Thanks guys....
  4. RickER

    RickER Producer

    Jan 4, 2003
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    Thanks guys! Another slow week for me. I do have Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla coming to me from Amazon. I guess it was part of a Toho box set. Now it gets its own release. And its not the crap pan and scan release from around 10 years ago. Anyway, thats it.
  5. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    I'm only tempted to pick up the CC release of Red Balloon which was a favorite of mine growing up. I'm hoping my niece and nephew will enjoy it just as much as I did!
  6. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Oct 5, 1998
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    How come all of a sudden the CC discs are cheap? [​IMG] I recall a year or so "Night and Fog" was released at around ten bucks but CC released a statement that they wanted as broad as possible a release for that one title.

    I haven't seen I Spy in a long time.
  7. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

    Sep 19, 2000
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    Probably because this is a short film (I think around a half hour). I don't know what else is included as far as extras but it seems like it would have made sense to release this with another one of Lamorisse's films like "Stowaway in the Sky".
  8. Shawn.F

    Shawn.F Supporting Actor

    Oct 16, 2005
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    It might also be possible that the low price was to coincide with Holocaust Rememberance Day, which I believe last year fell on April 25th (this year it's May 1st).

    Just a theory...
  9. olaf675

    olaf675 Auditioning

    Jul 22, 2007
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    Night and Fog (1955) is only 31 minutes

    Regarding the new titles...

    White Mane (1952) is only 39 minutes
    The Red Balloon (1956) is only 34 minutes
    Paddle to the Sea (1966) is only 28 minutes

    One review of The Red Balloon said there were limited extras - a printed commentary about the movie in the case - so I assume the same with the other two shorts.

    All three titles could easily fit on one DVD, but Criterion has it available as a three pack -- "Three Children's Classics from Janus Films (3-DVD Set)" -- for $31.96, plus shipping. You can also get all three individually from Buy.com (with free shipping) for $26.97, which is what I did.
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks as usual.

    Young Indy and Cheers this week.
  11. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Oct 5, 1998
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    Come to think of it, Night and Fog is only about a half-hour too. So is CC going to a "run length" price model? I'd hate to see what they would want for Abel Gance's Napoleon. [​IMG]
  12. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be picking up Young Indy Volume Three (which Amazon has dropped their price to $69.99 on).

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
  13. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    The Criterion Fanny and Alexander is also a bit more pricey. [​IMG]

    I presumed the lower prices were do to the extraordinarily short running times.
  14. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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    Passing this week. Added what seems like a dozen sale titles last week, none of which will be played anytime in the near future. [​IMG]
  15. Regulus

    Regulus Cinematographer

    Nov 7, 2006
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    William Hughes
    All Three Seasons of I Spy, Season 7 of The Waltons and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(The Animated series) for me this week! [​IMG]
  16. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

    Jun 9, 2001
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    Slow week.

    I think the studios know what most people will be spending their money on when Tuesday rolls around.
  17. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    Karaoke Terror and Party 7 for me. I really can't recommend Karaoke Terror (aka The Complete Showa Songbook) enough; it shares a screenwriter with Takashi Miike's Audition and brings all kinds of good crazy.
  18. streeter

    streeter Screenwriter

    May 24, 2001
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    Are those 3 short DVDs actually in the Criterion Collection? I thought they were just put out by Janus.
  19. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

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    I believe so. Or does Criterion not assign spine numbers to all its titles? I assumed everything produced & distributed by Criterion was part of its "collection."

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