Weekly RoundUp 5/18/04

Mike Frezon

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We have, in effect, put all our rotten eggs in one basket. And, we intend to watch this basket carefully.
–Hannes Messemer as Colonel Von Luger (The Great Escape - 1963)



[c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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____________TITLE____________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
Angel Heart SE_________________ _ $16.98 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Around the World in 80 Days SE_ _ $18.89 __ $15.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
The Day After__________________ _ $10.46 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Embalmer___________________ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Enter the Dragon SE____________ _ $22.94 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Farscape: Season 4 Vol. 4.4____ _ $27.99 __ $25.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Gene Krupa Story_______________ _ $21.22 __ $19.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Good, Bad, Ugly SE_____________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $18.99 __
Great Escape SE________________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Hee Haw Collection_____________ _ $12.26 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Joan of Arc (1948)_____________ _ $16.39 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Kill Chiba Collection__________ _ $16.97 __ $14.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Leo____________________________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
MacArthur Park_________________ _ $22.94 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**Miracle______________________ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $17.99 __
**Paycheck_____________________ _ $20.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Providence Collection__________ _ $20.99 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Reagans____________________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Samurai Trilogy (CC)___________ _ $48.97 __ $69.99 __ $69.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Sex & the City: S6 Part 1______ _ $32.49 __ $32.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $32.99 __
Shoot or Be Shot_______________ _ $25.48 __ $22.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Smallville: Season 2___________ _ $41.99 __ $41.99 __ $39.99 __ $44.99 __ $37.49 __
Speed Racer: Volume 2__________ _ $16.09 __ $17.99 __ $14.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Star Trek Voyager: Season 2____ _ $90.99 __ $99.99 __ $129.99__ $_N/A_ __ $84.99 __
Stay Hungry____________________ _ $10.47 __ $_9.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Testament of Dr. Mabuse (CC)___ _ $32.76 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
The Tin Drum (CC)______________ _ $27.96 __ $28.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
**Torque_______________________ _ $19.56 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
Undercover Brother Anim. Series _ $12.74 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
Walt Disney Treasures__________ _ $24.74 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $21.99 __
West Wing: Season 2____________ _ $38.99 __ $44.99 __ $39.99 __ $44.99 __ $36.99 __
Wyatt Earp SE__________________ _ $18.89 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __
You Got Served_________________ _ $20.26 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
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This wave of Walt Disney Treasures includes: Chronological Donald Volume 1, Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2, Tomorrowland, Walt Disney on the Front Lines.

Some prices for new releases from stores not included in the RoundUp grid:

Sam’s Club: Miracle - $18.88, Paycheck - $18.22, Star Trek Voyager: S2 - $87.24, Torque - $18.62, Walt Disney Treasures - $21.47

K-Mart: Sex and the City: Season 6 Part 1 - $39.99, Paycheck - $19.99, You Got Served - $19.99, Miracle - $19.99

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 prices in the standard Roundup: Wal-Mart sets 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 location. When it comes to Wal-Mart prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


**BE CAREFUL! Miracle AND Paycheck AND Torque are all available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!!!

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

--Target, this week, offers a deal on Miracle. If you buy Miracle ($15.99) with Remember the Titans ($9.99), save $5. $16 + $10 = $26. $26 - $5 = $21 for the two movies.

--I think its worth noting that Target is also running deals on Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. Both films are on sale at $14.99 each.

--Best Buy is running a similar deal to Target. You can buy Miracle ($17.99) with Do You Believe In Miracles? ($9.99) and get them 2/$20. $18 + $10 = $28. $28 - $20 = $8 in total savings.

--Best Buy is including a bonus disc in its copies of Star Trek Voyager: Season 2.

--Best Buy is also offering a deal on Sex and the City season sets. Buy any two seasons and save $10. Buy all six seasons and save $100. Season 1 = $32.99. Seasons 2 – 5 = $41.99. Season 6 = $32.99.

--This one will tempt me! Best Buy is offering $10 off if you buy both The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly SE ($19.99) AND The Great Escape SE ($19.99). $20 + $20 = $40. $40 - $10 = $30. $30/2 = $15 for each film with this deal!

--And, Best Buy is offering a deal on Smallville season sets. Save $15 when you buy both Smallville season sets 1 ($54.99) and 2 ($44.99). $55 + $45 = $100. $100 - $15 = $85. $85/2 = $42.50 apiece.

--There are some differences between bestbuy.com and the Best Buy flyer this week. Paycheck is listed at $17.99 at the website and $19.99 in the flyer. And, Smallville: S2 is listed at $41.99 at the website and $44.99 in the flyer.

--Circuit City is offering a free CD sampler with the purchase of You Got Served. It features Marques Houston, Young Rome & O’Ryan.

--Circuit City is also offering deals on Sex & the City season sets. Buy season six and save $15 when buying any other season.


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The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: May 18, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None.
 

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Nothing really for me this week, so I'm gonna catch up on some titles from the past few weeks. Thanks for the info, Mike!
 

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Thanks for the great work Mike. Miracle and Enter the Dragon for me this week.
 

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Mike - you are allowed to sleep in on Sundays if you want to! Thanks for the info though. Now go back to bed!

Great Escape and Miracle for me this week.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$7.99 each
Out of Time
Barbershop
Windtalkers
Bulletproof Monk
Hart's War
Jeepers Creepers

Speed Racer volume 1 $9.99

Shrek $12.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

None

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Target on sale DVD items:

2 for $15
Do You Believe in Miracles
Rudy
Ever After
Moulin Rouge
A Walk in the Clouds
Romeo & Juliet
 

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Circuit City has Tori Amos: Welcome to Sunny Florida for $12.99. Has anyone seen a better price?

I haven't seen Guster on Ice advertised anywhere.
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Thanks Mike for a job well done
as always. Disney Treasures at Sam's for me. Can't wait til Tuesday
 

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Thanks Mike . Big week for me after a little lull .I'm grabbing TheGood,the Bad,and the Ugly & Great Escape deal and Miracle with Do You Believe In Miracles? at BB.
 

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Thanks Mike!

I already preordered WW and will get Voyager as well.

I hadn't planned on anything else but the Target Miracles/RTT deal is VERY TEMPTING! (yes believe or not I am one of the few people on the planet that doesn't have RTT yet).

The BB TGE and Good, Bad, & the Ugly is also tempting but I may have to pass due to cash and unfavorable reviews on TGE.

Hmmmmmmm.....

Greg
 

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What a fantastic week!
Originally the Great Escape was due on the 25th, so it only adds to my financial burden this week.

I'll be getting all 4 Disney Treasures at Costco

The Good, Bad & Ugly + Great Escape deal at Best Buy

and also Enter the Dragon SE at Best Buy.

Tuesday can't come fast enough.
 

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Thanks, Mike. Huge week for me - Disney Treasures, plus all the Warner & MGM 2-disc SEs, plus Miracle...
You might want to add Sam's to this disclaimer. My local Sam's almost never have the deals that are mentioned here. A lot of the time they don't even have the titles, and when they do, they are higher.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the GBU/GE combo deal. Got it on the way.
 

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Well ... This is a big week for me, with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly SE; Around the World in 80 Days; and Farscape.

Since I was just recently able to snag Voyager-Season 1 for $63.99 at a local used DVD store (and the box had never been opened to boot!), I'm gonna' wait and see if Season 2 pops up there as well.
 

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I'm thinking of picking up Smallville seasons 1 and 2. Does Best Buy have the best deal?
 

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Let's see, whtat I want and what I get are 2 different things now.....
Want:
Enter the Dragon SE
Farscape 4.4
Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Samurai Trilogy
Good Bad and Ugly SE
Kill Chiba
Smallville

I alreadyu have 3 Treasures preordered.
I'll probably just end up with Dragon and Farscape....
 

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Deep Discount DVD has the Walt Disney Treasures Wave 3 Collection for $94.99 with free shipping of course. However, they don't state the titles. I'm assuming this should be all 4 DVDs. Does anyone know for sure?
 

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