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Weekly RoundUp 4-29-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, 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.

Patrick Sun

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1999
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


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Jan 4, 2003
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 6, 2004
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!

Dennis Nicholls

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Oct 5, 1998
Boise, ID
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How come all of a sudden the CC discs are cheap? :confused: 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.

Tommy G

Sep 19, 2000

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".


Supporting Actor
Oct 16, 2005

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...


Jul 22, 2007
Real Name

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.

Dennis Nicholls

Senior HTF Member
Oct 5, 1998
Boise, ID
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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. :eek:

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

The Criterion Fanny and Alexander is also a bit more pricey. ;)

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


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
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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. :D


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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! :D


Senior HTF Member
Jun 9, 2001
Slow week.

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

Jason Seaver

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1997
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.


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.

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