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The Features

Pete: I'm hungry. What would you say to a hamburger?
James Allen: What would I say to a hamburger? Boy, I'd take Mr. Hamburger by the hand and say, "Pal, I haven't seen you for a long, long time."

–Paul Muni as James Allen (I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang - 1932)


I don't care anything about Black Rock. Only it just seems to me that there aren't many towns like this in America. But... one town like it is enough. And because I think something kind of bad happened here…something I can't quite seem to find a handle to.
–Spencer Tracy as John J. MacReedy (Bad Day at Black Rock - 1955)


Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern.
–Bill Murray as Steve Zissou (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - 2004)


The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco12 Monkeys SE$11.23$11.99$12.99$14.99-Advise and Consent$13.98$14.99$15.99--Alone In the Dark$20.98$19.99$17.99--American Chopper: Season 1$20.97$24.99$29.96$24.99-American Chopper: Season 2$20.97$24.99$29.96$24.99-The Americanization of Emily$13.98$14.99$15.99--Appleseed (2004)$14.98$16.99$15.99--Appleseed CE/metal case$22.48$24.99$24.99--Appleseed CE/metal case/act. fig.$37.48$41.99$39.99--**Assault on Precinct 13$20.99$16.99$15.99$19.99$18.99Bad Apple$22.49$11.99$12.99--Bad Day at Black Rock$13.98$14.99$15.99--Bear Cub (R)/(NR)$18.74$19.99$19.99--Blackboard Jungle$13.98$14.99$15.99--Burden of Dreams (CC)$27.97$34.99$34.99--Controversial Classics Collection$55.94$64.99$79.99--Dastardly & Muttley: Comp. Series$24.49$29.99$29.99$29.99-Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy: Season 1 Vol. 1$11.23$11.99$12.99--Entourage: Season 1$27.99$29.99$29.99$29.99-A Face in the Crowd$13.98$14.99$15.99--Funky Monkey$17.97$17.99$15.99--Fury$14.98$14.99$15.99--The Golden Blaze$17.98$19.99$15.99--Hair Show$14.98$14.99$15.99--Have Gun, Will Travel: Season 2$31.49$34.99$34.99--Hoop Dreams (CC)$20.96$17.99$22.99--I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang$13.98$14.99$15.99--**In Good Company$20.99$17.99$19.99$16.99$18.99In Living Color: Season 3$27.99$29.99$24.99$29.99-Joan of Arcadia: Season 1$38.49$39.99$39.99$39.99-Kart Racer$17.98$14.99$15.99--Kim Possible-Movie/So the Drama$13.99$14.99$17.99$14.99-The Last Shot$20.99$20.99$24.99--The Life & Death of Peter Sellers$18.89$20.99$19.99--Life Aquatic w/ Steve Zissou SE (CC)$23.09$24.99$22.99--Life Aquatic w/ Steve Zissou (CC)$20.99$19.99$15.99$19.99-The Longest Yard (Lockdown Ed.)$10.49$9.99$12.99$14.99-Merchant of Venice (2004)$18.87$16.99$19.99--Monster Garage: Season 1$20.97$24.99$24.96$24.99-Monster Garage: Season 2$20.97$24.99$24.96$24.99-My Favorite Martian: Season 2$27.96$34.99$34.99--Ninja Scroll: the Series$41.97$49.99$49.99--Ninja Scroll: the Series LE$48.97$52.99$69.99--Perils/Penelope Pitstop: Comp. Ser.$24.49$29.99$29.99$29.99-Quantum Leap: Season 3$34.99$34.99$39.99$39.99-**Racing Stripes$19.56$19.99$15.99$16.99$18.49Samaritan Girl$22.49$19.99---

(CC) after a title = a new Criterion Collection release.

Individual titles included in the collections listed above:

Controversial Classics Collection: Advise and Consent, Americanization of Emily, Bad Day at Black Rock, Blackboard Jungle, A Face in the Crowd, Fury, I Am a Fugitive from a Chan Gang.

The Disclaimer
Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of 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 or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

$_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that 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 only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing 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...like Dave & I do!

Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the standard Roundup: they set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. When it comes to Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


The Specials

**BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Assault on Precinct 13 AND In Good Company AND Racing Stripesare all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, Bear Cub is available in both R-rated and Un-rated releases…get the one that’s right for you.

--Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

--Sears is advertising prices this week of $15.99 on Racing Stripes and $24.99 on American Chopper: Season 1.

--K-Mart is offering up prices of $37.99 on Joan of Arcadia: Season 1 and $29.99 on In Living Color: Season 3.

--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE bonus DVD on its copies of Assault on Precinct 13. on-pack…features sneak movie preview from Rogue Films. Includes behind the scenes footage from Unleashed with Jet Li, in theaters 5/13. Also includes the first two terrifying minutes of Cry Wolf in theaters this August. Minimum 8 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising a FREE movie ticket on-pack with their copies of Dogtown The Longest Yard/Lockdown Edition. to see the remake of The Longest Yard in theaters Friday, 5/27/05…up to $5.00 value. This is not a Best Buy exclusive.

--Best Buy is offering 8,000 Reward Zone Program points for anyone who purchases In Good Company ($17.99) at their stores.

--Best Buy is also offering a Best Buy exclusive CD with its copies of Appleseed CE. Minimum 8 per store. No rainchecks.

The Appeal

If you’re a fan of the Weekly RoundUp…or like talking with other HT enthusiasts about your hobby and the latest new releases, PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HOME THEATER FORUM!!!

Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. And there is a way for you to help…FREE OF CHARGE!

If you would simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please help out by taking an extra second of your time and landing first on the HTF Portal Page. Thank you!

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: May 10, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report this week
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
Blade Trinity
Lemony Snicket's

$17.99 each:
The Phantom of the Opera
Wrestlemania 21

2 for $15:
The Manchurian Candidate
12 Monkeys
SWAT
Cop Land
Shakespeare In Love
You Got Served
6 Days, 7 Nights
Kate & Leopold
Face/Off
Iron Monkey
Glory
The Recruit
Reign of Fire
Signs
Bend it Like Beckham
Animal House
We Were Soldiers
Not Another Teen Movie
Practical Magic
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$19.99 each:
National Treasure

$14.99
Prime Cuts, "choice" Selections from Comedy Central

RZ Program Members save an additional $5 on these Comedy Central DVDs below:

$39.99:
South Park, Season 5

$19.99 each:
Crank Yankers, Season 1
Reno 911, Season 1
Chappelle's Show, Season 1

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Target on sale DVD items:

$10 each:
Calendar Girls
Day After Tomorrow
The Alamo
Ella Enchanted
 

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i was thinking about life aquatic, but having alread watched it the image quality was just awful.
what looks like ringing or EE all over the place.
very dissapointing.

i never bought the first longest yard so i might get this one.
 

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It's not, I bought my copy from an etailer and it has the same certificate.







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Thanks Mike and Patrick for all the hard work each week.

Just 12 Monkeys for me this week.
 

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any dif from theis 12 monkeys and the old?
 

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Thanks for the work, guys! Life Aquatic and Appleseed for me. I'm wondering if my local CC will even have the Appleseed in the tin with the figure!
 

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Thanks Mike.

After a super heavy week last week, a light one, with only Bad Day at Black Rock. But I've been waiting for that a long time, so it's still a very good week, quality-wise, if not quantity-wise.
 

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Once again, thanks Mike and Patrick for the great updates!

Already ordered Longest Yard from Deep Discount DVD for $9.36. This is a double dip, but can't beat the price. Anyone want the $5 coupon for the Sandlerized version? Maybe I'll use it to sneak into another flick.

Also ordered The Life Aquatic... from FYE.com which is listed at $19.99 with an additional $5 rebate.

Deepdiscountdvd.com also lists:
12 Monkeys at $9.89
Dastardly and Muttley for $23.36
Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy for $9
My Favorite Martian: Season 2 at $23.91
Samaritan Girl for $14.98 (although they list the release date as 5/24)

Done with my shillin. Happy shopping
 

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I am considering
Assault on Precint 13
Appleseed
Life Aquatic (didn't care for it in the theater but want to give it another chance)
In Good Company

I too am curious of the differences in this 12 Monkeys...
 

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Missed this on my first time through the ads:

--Best Buy is offering 8,000 Reward Zone Program points for anyone who purchases In Good Company ($17.99) at their stores.

Have just edited the RoundUp to include it.
 

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DVD Talk says a much improved picture, same extras, no DTS. ;)
 

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I am getting:
-Assault on Precint 13
-In Good Company
-In Living Color:Season 3
-The Life Aquatic 2 Disc SE
-Longest Yard:SE

Getting Later:
-Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machine:CS
-Joan of Arcadia:S1
-Perils of Penelope Pitstop:CS
-Quantum Leap:S3

Thanks for all the work you put into this Mike and Patrick.
 

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It is definitely Hoop Dreams for me this week. I can't believe I almost missed this. I have been waiting for this great documentary to make it to DVD, and a Criterian release, to boot.
 

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Thanks for the update Mike, but I am afraid there is nothing for me to get this week. Besides, due to problems last week, I wasn't able to get any purchases at all, so I still have them to worry about.
 

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For me this week, just Entourage: Season 1 & The Longest Yard (Lockdown Ed.) which will be a blind buy as I have never seen that movie but my older brother says it is awesome. Thanks again Mike
 

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Re: 12 Monkeys
Ah, but did they fix the problem where the tail end of the commentary from the laserdisc is missing?

Patrick, Thanks for posting the additional Best Buy info about the savings for RZ members on Comedy Central DVDs. I still need the 5th season of South Park.
 

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