Weekly RoundUp 5/17/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    I'll tell you what I am... and what you are. I'm a man with a gun, and you're drunk.
    –Yul Brynner as Jules Gaspard d’Estaing (Invitation to a Gunfighter – 1964)
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    It's party time. P, A, R, T. Why? Because I gotta!
    –Jim Carrey as The Mask (The Mask – 1994)
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    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAdventures of Pete & Pete: Season 1$18.89$25.99$19.99--Blue (1968)$13.49-$12.99--Call Me: Rise & Fall of Heidi Fleiss$17.98$14.99$15.99--Cheers: Season 5$27.29$32.99$34.99--Clarissa Explains It All: Season 1$24.29$25.99$19.99--Commish: Best of Season 1$11.23$12.99$12.99--Conagher$10.48$9.99$12.99--Dance With Me, Henry$11.21$12.99$10.99--The Desperate Trail$11.23$12.99$12.99--Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby$14.96$14.99$15.99--Dodger Blue: Championship Years$13.99$18.99$15.99--Escort West$11.21$12.99---Fearless Freaks: The Flaming Lips$17.49$22.49$19.99$19.99-Fortunes of War$11.23$12.99$12.99--Ghost/Shell: Standalone Vol. 6$17.49$21.99$19.99--Ghost/Shell: Standalone Vol. 6 SE$34.99$39.99$39.99--Golden Girls: Season 2$34.99$29.99$29.99$32.99-Green Butchers$22.46$24.99$24.99--Grudge SE$21.71$19.99$14.99--Hour of the Gun$11.21$10.99$10.99--The Hunting Party$11.21-$10.99--I’ll Take Sweden$11.21$12.99$10.99--Invitation to a Gunfighter$11.21$12.99$10.99--Johnny Reno$13.49$12.99$12.99--Kinsey$19.59$19.99$19.99$19.99-Kinsey SE$19.59$24.99$24.99--Last Stand at Saber River$11.23$12.99$12.99--The Mask: Platinum Series$14.98$14.99$15.99$14.99-Monarch of the Glen: Series 3$44.98$49.99$49.99--More Dead than Alive$11.21$12.99$10.99--The Noose Hangs High$11.21$12.99$10.99--Princess and the Pirate$11.21$12.99$10.99--Purgatory$10.48$9.99$12.99--Return to the BatCave$10.49$9.99$12.99--Return With Honor$17.99$17.99$17.99--Sam Whiskey$11.21$10.99$10.99--Scalphunters$11.21$10.99$10.99--Scrubs: Season 1$34.99$29.99$29.99$29.99$29.99Sea Inside$19.56$21.99$19.99--Seinfeld: Season 4$32.47$29.99$29.99$29.99$32.99Simpsons: Bart Wars$11.23$9.99$7.99$9.99-Six Feet Under: Season 3$69.99$79.99$79.99-$69.99Son of the Mask: Platinum Edition$19.56$19.99$14.99$16.99-Steve McQueen Collection$37.47-$49.96-$29.99**Team America: World Police SE (R/NR)$20.96$16.99$14.99$16.99-The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)$10.47-$10.99--Waterhole #3$13.49$9.99$12.99--**White Noise$20.99$17.99$14.99$16.99$19.99

    Individual titles included in the collections listed above:

    Steve McQueen Collection: The Great Escape, Junior Bonner, The Magnificent Seven, The Thomas Crown Affair.

    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! Team America: World Police AND White Noise are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! In fact, there will be THREE DIFFERENT VERSIONS of Team America: World Police on store shelves: WS (R), FF (R), & WS (NR)! There are widescreen versions of both the R-rated and Not-rated versions of Team America: World Police.

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

    --CompUSA is advertising prices this week of $14.99 each for Son of the Mask, Team America: World Police, and White Noise.

    --Sears has got a price of $15.99 on Son of the Mask.

    --Target is advertising a FREE exclusive Crank Yankers DVD with the purchase of Team America: World Police. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is advertising an exclusive on-pack bonus disc with Scrubs: Season 1. Features additional outtakes and deleted scenes, a one-on-one interview with Sarah Chalke, plus a hilarious featurette. Minimum 14 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also offering a Best Buy exclusive DVD called Buddies with Dave Chappelle. On the cover it says, “The Show Dave Chappelle doesn’t want you to see!” Available Sunday. Includes over two hours of exclusive, never-before-seen Dave Chappelle footage.

    --At Circuit City, buy Team America: World Police and purchase South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut for just $5.

    --This week's Circuit City flyer is also advertising a deal in which if you pre-order your copy of The Aviator (street date 5/24/05) from circuitcity.com ($16.99 total), you will get a free copy of The Outlaw.

    The Appeal

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    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.

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    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: May 17, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report this week
     
  2. TonyD

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    at least the new MASK for me.

    oh and scrubs at bb.
    and jerry probably at FYE, i have a coupon for $20 there.

    curious about bddies.
    wasnt that a short lived tv show?
     
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $29.99 each:
    Seinfeld season 1 & 2
    Seinfeld Season 4
    Scrubs season 1
    The Golden Girls season 2

    $19.99 each:
    National Treasure
    Assault on Precinct 13

    $17.99:
    The Phantom of the Opera

    $6.49 each:
    El Dorado
    Primal Fear
    Patriot Games
    Original Kings of Comedy
    Rules of Engagement
    48 Hrs
    The Naked Gun
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Clear & Present Danger
    K19
    Up in Smoke
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Narc
    The Firm
    A Night at the Roxbury
    The Presidio
    Days of Thunder
    The Hunt for Red October

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $41.99:
    Seinfeld Season 3

    $29.99:
    Seinfeld Season 1 & 2 pack

    $19.99:
    Shark Tale & Madagascar Activity Disc (2-Disc DVD Pack. Madagascar MOVIE TICKET INSIDE. Minimum of 6 per store. No rainchecks.)

    $17.99:
    Infection

    $16.99:
    Napoleon Dynamite

    $15.99:
    Sideways

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $44.99:
    Star Wars Trilogy

    $29.99 each:
    Seinfeld season 1 & 2
    The Simpsons season 5
    Viva la Bam season 2 & 3

    $17.99 each:
    Shrek 2/Madagascar Activity Disc (2-Pack)
    Chappelle's Show season 1

    $14.99:
    The Mask

    $7.50 each:
    Dawson's Creek Series Finale
    Reservoir Dogs Ten years
    The Princess Bride
    Van Wilder
     
  4. Eric DiPiazza

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    Thanks Mike!!!
     
  5. george kaplan

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    Thanks Mike. A pretty heavy week:

    Cheers
    Seinfeld
    I'll Take Sweden
    The Princess & the Pirate
    The Mask

    and assuming I can verify improved picture quality, I'll double-dip on The Thomas Crown Affair.

    I'll also be looking into Dodger Blue to see if that's worth a purchase.
     
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    I'm getting:
    -Buddies:CS
    -Cheers:Season 5
    -The Grudge UR
    -The Mask SE
    -Scrubs:S1
    -Seinfeld:S4

    I received Team America:World Police UR earlier today and I must say it's a good disc even though no commentary.

    Thanks a lot Mike and Patrick.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    george:

    HERE'S Amazon.com's listing on Dodger Blue - the Championship Years. D'ya suppose they might feature some classic Vin Scully? [​IMG]

    Hey, maybe...just maybe...they'll have a clip of Kirk Gibson hitting a homerun! [​IMG] Ya never know! [​IMG]
     
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    I've been awaiting this week for awhile: Scrubs, Seinfeld and The Mask.
     
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    Thanks for the link Mike. I was hoping this would be like the Lakers set that came out earlier, with lots of actual historically important games. I can't find a running time on this set, but it doesn't look to be that - it looks more like a simple (possibly good) documentary. I may pick it up at some point, but I don't think I'm going to make it any kind of a priority.
     
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    Thanks guys! I think I may take a chance on Team America. As for Seinfeld, I still don't have season 3! Too bad there hasn't been a good price on that one in awhile. May also pick up the latest Cheers, though I haven't even opened the first four yet!
     
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    Thanks, as always, Mike & Patrick. Biggest week in a while for me this week:

    Pete & Pete S1
    Clarissa S1
    both ordered online. Gotta get my classic Nick fix on DVD!

    Team America @ Target for the free Crank Yankers disc
    Seinfeld season 4 @ FYE since I have a $10 coupon there, and their web site is listing it as $34.99-$10 MIR, making my total $14.99 AR if that's also the in-store price. Not a bad deal. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the price.

    Light week for me just The Mask.

    Will rent Kinsey and Team America.
     
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    Big week for me:

    Seinfeld: Season Four
    The Simpsons: Bart Wars
    Six Feet Under: Season Four
    Team America
    The Thomas Crown Affair
     
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    Well since I already used my money this week to buy a battery for the laptop, I will not be able to get anything this week. Thanks for the round up anyway, Mike.
     
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    Titles coming out this week that I will purchase eventually...

    Adventures of Pete and Pete s1
    Cheers s5
    Golden Girls s2

    Seinfeld s4
    Team America World Police
     
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    Scrubs season 1
    Team America World Police UR
    Kiney SE
     
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    Scrubs and Seinfeld only this week. But that's enough entertainment to last quite a while!

    I won't be picking up either of the old school Nickelodeon releases (Clarissa... or ...Pete & Pete), but I hope they sell well because I really want Salute Your Shorts and Are You Afraid of the Dark? on DVD!
     
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    Just The Mask for me & I have to wait 2 weeks for it. I've got it ordered at Amazon with Throw Momma From The Train to just squeak over the $25 mark for free shipping & Momma doesn't come out till 5-31 when they'll ship together by SSS.
     
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    I haven't been paying attention; isthere any reason to get The Mask if we already have the old version?

    Jimmy!
     
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