Weekly RoundUp 5-20-2008

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The Features


– Nicolas Cage (National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets – 2007)


– The Night They Raided Minsky’s – 1968


– Kristin Huffman, Jane Pfitsch, Raul Esparza & Robert Cunningham (Company – 2007)


– If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium – 1969


– Sarah Jessica Parker & Amy Linker (Square Pegs – 1982-’83)

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCitySearsTargetCostco24: Season 1 SE$42.99$39.99$36.99$44.99 - - The Bill Engvall Show: Season 1$14.99$19.99$17.99$13.49 - - Charles in Charge: Season 3$19.99$24.99$19.99$18.89 - - Company (PBS - 2007)$18.99$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - Diary of the Dead - $17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Exes and Ohs: Season 1$16.99$14.99$14.99$13.49 - - Eclipse Series 9: William Klein (CC)$30.99$34.99$39.98$31.49 - - The Flock$17.99$17.99$12.99$17.99 - - Gomer Pyle USMC: Season 4$27.99$34.99$34.99$26.99 - - Hamburger Hill (20th Anniv. Ed.)$16.99$14.99$14.99$13.49 - - If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium$14.99$14.99$17.99$13.49 - - JAG: Season 8$45.99$39.99$49.99$40.49$39.99 - James Stewart: Western Collection$29.99$29.99$34.99$26.99 - - Killing Zelda Sparks$17.99$17.99$14.99$13.49 - - The Muppet Show: Season 3$25.99$34.99$34.99$31.49$29.99 - Nat’l Treasure 2: Book of Secrets$16.99$14.99$14.99$18.89$15.99 - Nat’l Treasure 2: Book of Secrets CE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$24.99$26.99$24.99$23.89New Maverick: Pilot$13.49$12.99$14.98$8.99 - - Night of the Living Dead (1968)$13.99$14.99$14.99$13.49 - - The Night They Raided Minsky’s$14.99$14.99$17.99$13.49 - - Penn & Teller – Bullsh*t: Season 5$21.99$24.99$19.99$18.89 - - Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour: Vol. 1$19.99$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - Sight$19.99$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - Square Pegs: Complete Series$20.99$24.99$19.99$22.49 - - Strange Wilderness$19.99$19.99$14.99$18.89 - - Tom Selleck Western Collection$17.99$17.99$14.99$13.49 - - Vexille: The Movie$19.99$19.99$19.99$17.99 - - What Did You Do in War, Daddy?$14.99$14.99$17.99$13.49 - -


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCitySearsTargetCostcoOcean’s Eleven - $24.99$19.99$18.89 - - Ocean’s Twelve - $24.99$19.99$18.89 - -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCitySearsTargetCostcoAnger Management$19.95$24.99$19.99$18.89 - - Company (PBS – 2007)$20.95$24.99$19.99$22.49 - - National Treasure CE$23.95$29.99$27.99$26.99$29.99 - Nat’l Treasure 2: Book of Secrets$23.95$29.99$27.99$26.99$29.99$25.99Short Circuit$10.99$17.99$17.99$16.19 - - V For Vendetta$19.95$24.99$19.99$18.89 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Eclipse Series 9 – The Delirious Fictions of William Klein (CC): Where Are You Polly Maggoo?, Mr. Freedom, The Model Couple.

James Stewart – Western Collection: Destry Rides Again, Winchester ’73, Bend of the River, The Far Country, Night Passage, The Rare Breed.

Tom Selleck Western Collection: Monte Walsh, Last Stand at Saber River, Crossfire Trail.

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

**Hooray! ALL off this week’s releases are again available in just their OAR versions! This is getting to be a very nice trend.

--FREE ON-LINE GAMETIME @ Best Buy this week! Purchase ANY VERSION of National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets and get a FREE 30-DAY PASS TO PLAY GAMES AT PIRATESONLINE.COM. Minimum 9 per store. No rainchecks.

--Buy TWO Blu-ray discs @ BB from the following list ($29.99 apiece) and SAVE $10: National Treasure CE, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.

[email protected] BB, Buy ANY TWO Blu-ray discs from the following list (Reg. $19.99) for $30: Big Fish, Flags of Our Fathers, Harry Potter & Chamber of Secrets, HP & the Goblet of Fire, HP & Prisoner of Azkaban, HP & Sorcerer’s Stone, The Italian Job, A Knight’s Tale, The Patriot.

--And, get FREE MOVIE MONEY to see Sex and the City: The Movie, when you purchase any Sex and the City DVD. Movie Money value = $10.50. Sex and the City: The Movie opens in theaters 5-30-08. Movie Money valid 5-30-08 thru 6-29-08. Minimum 2 per title per store. No rainchecks. The Complete TV series set is pictured in the ad for $109.99 (save $90).

--Best Buy takes a page out of Target’s book and creates its own “Deluxe Edition” of George Romero’s Diary of the Dead. With the DVD comes a “zombie manual” entitled “The Zen of Zombie.” Price is $19.99. The $17.99 “non-deluxe” version will also be available.

--At Best Buy, buy The Muppet Show: Season 3 and sve $10 on Season 1 or 2 of The Muppet Show.

--Bestbuy.com is having a 20% off sale on LionsGate DVDs.

--BB also has a list of DVDs that are “Buy 2, Save $10”. And, another list (with collectible packaging) of DVDs “2 for $12.”

--A number of Pixar DVDs are listed for $12.99 @ Best Buy this week: A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monster’s Inc., Toy Story 2.

--And, Best Buy has a number of TV on DVD titles on sale this week.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVD titles on sale this week for $14.99.

--Buy BOTH National Treasure movies on Blu-ray disc @ Circuit City this week and SAVE $10.

--CC also has a number of Adam Sandler DVDs on sale for $8.99. Get FREE MOVIE CASH to see “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” with the purchase of any of these titles: 50 First Dates, Anger Management, Big Daddy, Click, Mr. Deeds. Movie Cash Value = $7.50. DVDs also include a sneak peek of the film. Titles may vary buy store.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long lists of DVDs for $4.99 and a list of Disney titles for $12.99 (including the Pixar titles listed above for Best Buy).

--Buy BOTH National Treasure movies on Blu-ray disc @ Target this week and get a FREE Target $10 GIFTCARD. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: A collection of titles for $10.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

National Treasure $13.99 Premiere Price: 5 Days Only
Indiana Jones & The Raiders Of The Lost Ark: Special Edition $14.99
Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom : Special Edition $14.99
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade: Special Edition $14.99

WWE Wrestlemania XXIV 3 DVDs $19.99
Circuit City Exclusive: Free Mini WWE Signature Moves book with purchase. In-store only. Purchases must be made on the same receipt.

$4.99 each: Titles may vary by store
Firewall
Jarhead
Inside Man
The Patriot: Extended Cut
Entrapment: Special Edition
U.S. Marshals: Special Edition
Taking Lives
Starsky & Hutch
Just Cause
Mercury Rising: Collector’s Edition
Glory
8 Mile
Friday Night Lights
The Client
Knockaround Guys
Frequency
The Negotiator
Cinderella Man
Tin Cup
Seabiscuit
U-571: Collector’s Edition
Grumpy Old Men
Battlestar Galactica
Little Nicky
Proof Of Life
Empire
2 Fast 2 Furious
Dragon: Collector’s Edition
Dreamcatcher
American Me
Breakdown
Van Helsing
First Blood: Ultimate Edition
DOOM: Unrated Extended Edition
Unleashed: unrated
Air Force One
Black Hawk Down
Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Catch Me If You Can
The Game
The Rundown
The Fast & The Furious: Tricked Out Edition
Seven
A Few Good Men: Special Edition
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
Spy Game: Collector’s Edition
We Were Soldiers
End Of Days: Collector’s Edition
Patriot Games
The Fugutive
Munich

$8.99 each: Free Movie Cash To See: “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan Included With Purchase of One Of These Titles. DVDs also have sneak peek of ZOHAN film included. Movie cash value = $7.50. Titles May Vary By Store.
Anger Management
Big Daddy
CLICK: Special Edition
Mr. Deeds
50 First Dates
DVDs packaged as Adam Sandler Essentials

$12.99 each:
Wild Hogs
The Game Plan
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Underdog
High School Musical 2: Extended Edition
The Incredibles
Monsters, INC.
Finding Nemo
A Bug’s Life
Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition
Toy Story 2: Special Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
WWE Wrestlemania XXIV $29.99

DVD Sets:
24: Season 1 Special Edition $36.99
Buy Season 1 Special Edition Plus any other 24 Season Set on the same receipt and save $15.


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Cloverfield $14.99
WWE Wrestlemania XXIV $22.99
Finding Nemo $12.99
A Bug’s Life $12.99
Monsters, INC. $12.99
The Incredibles $12.99
Toy Story 2: Special Edition $12.99

Buy 2 Of the DVDS in this section and save $10: All DVDs are $14.99 except where marked.
Harry & The Hendersons: Special Edition $9.99
National Treasure
The Chronicles Of Narnia
Transporter 2
Everyone’s Hero
Back To The Future: The Complete Trilogy
Night At The Museum
Bridge To Terabithia
Déjà Vu
Glory Road
Firehouse Dog
E.T.: The Extraterrestrial
Peter Pan (2004)
The Monster Squad
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Ultimate Avengers 2
The Invincible Iron Man
Fantastic 4
Evan Almighty
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl

Buy 2 Of the DVDS in this section for $12: Regularly priced: $9.99 - $14.99. Ad states that these have Collectible Packages so some may have lenticular covers:
ID4: Independence Day
Dodgeball
Predator
Kingdom Of Heaven
Alien
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Alien vs. Predator
The Transporter
The Day After Tomorrow
28 Days Later
The Girl Next Door
I, Robot
X-Men
X-Men United: X2

$14.99 DVDs:
27 Dresses
Across The Universe
30 Days Of Night
We Own The Night
The Game Plan
There Will Be Blood
Beowulf: Unrated Director’s Cut
Walk Hard: Theatrical Edition
Bee Movie
High School Musical 2: Extended Edition
The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep
Underdog
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
P2

Blu-Ray Discs
WWE Wrestlemania XXIV $29.99
V For Vendetta $24.99
Full Metal Jacket $24.99
Black Hawk Down $24.99
Tears Of The Sun $24.99
The Chronicles Of Narnia $29.99
Buy Any Two Of The Marked Blu-Ray Discs together on the same receipt and Save $10

Buy any two Of the Blu-ray discs in this section together on the same receipt and get both for $30. Regular price is $19.99 each:
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets
Big Fish
The Italian Job
A Knight’s Tale
Flags Of Our Fathers
The Patriot: Extended Cut

DVD Sets:
24: Season 1 – Special Edition $39.99
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each
Will & Grace: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $14.99 each
Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $16.99
The King Of Queens: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $19.99 each
Babylon 5: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
Nip/Tuck: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
Dawson’s Creek: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
Family Guy: Volume I / II $24.99 each
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 / 2 $24.99 each
The Riches: Season 1 $24.99
LOST: Season 3 $27.99
Dirt: Season 1 $27.99
Saturday Night Live: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each
Bones: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each
30 Rock: Season 1 $29.99
Prison Break: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each

The Muppet Show: Season 3 $34.99
Save $10 on Seasons 1 or 2 when you buy with Season 3. Must be purchased on the same receipt

Sex & The City: The Complete Series $109.99
Free Movie Money To see The Sex & The City Theatrical Movie when you purchase the complete series // Movie money value = $10.50 and is valid 5/30/08 – 6/29/08. Minimum 2 per title per store


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Target on sale DVD items:

National Treasure $15.99

$10.00 each: Each titles listed and selected others
The Chronicles Of Narnia
Happy Feet
The Holiday
 

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also buy both National Treasures on Amazon for 39.99 --- on Blu-Ray
 

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That's the Blu-ray deal. Which is not a bad deal.
 

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Those are some high prices on the National Treasure Book of Secrets 2 disc. I guess I'll be getting it at CC with a BB pm unless Wal Mart has it around $22-$23. It's closer & my brother might be able to get it for me with his employee discount.
 

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Could you be a little more specific on the Battlestar Galactica listed for $4.99 at CC?
 

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Thanks guys! Just Square Pegs for me. I am a bit nervous because I have yet to see a review. I just hope it isn't butchered because of music clearance issues. Regardless, for twenty bucks, I'm in. I haven't seen most of these episodes in 20+ years...
 

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Might have to take in one of those "Buy two of ___ titles and save" deals this week. Well that and get my PS3 finally, because it was orignally be this week, but got delayed.
 

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I'll be picking up 24: Season One (which is $39.99 on Amazon) and Diary of The Dead this week. I want to pick up Night Of The Living Dead but since I own it on LD and two times on DVD already, I'll wait for the rumored Blu Ray release.

Thanks for the prices, guys!
 

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I think I can...

I think it is THIS PARTICULAR TITLE. Although the on-line price doesn't reflect the sale, the $4.99 flyer price reflects a sale of "up to 50% off" which would be correct.

Here's the picture from the ad. It is eighth-from-the-bottom in the right-hand stack of titles.

 

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Per someone's request, here is what the Diary of the Dead exclusive at Best Buy looks like:

 

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Definitely picking up the V For Vendetta Blu-ray! I will eventually get the National Treasure BDs too at some point. Nice price on Short Circuit from Amazon.....I might just pick that one up too.
 

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Bee Movie in Blu-ray isn't until June 3, Scott.

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BTW, I'd like to put in a plug for the release of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" which comes out this week. It aired on "Great Performances" on PBS a couple of months ago and is fantastic. It was done during the 2007 Broadway revival of the show. Some of you may have seen the original cast of Company in DA Pennebaker's 1970 documentary on the recording of the original cast album (Elaine Stritch, Dean Jones, Beth Howland, Charles Kimbrough, Barbara Barrie, et al--including Sondheim).

Anyway, this new version...headed up by Raul Esparza...is a terrific staging (most of the actors play musical instruments during the production!) and it looked and sounded great when aired on PBS HD.
 

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I only got to see a little bit of Company in HD when they aired it -- I was PSYCHED to find out that they were putting it out on Blu so soon! Nice to see it included here.

Anyone know if the disc includes any extras?
 

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Is it just me, or is anyone else as astonished as I am that one of the week's biggest releases (if not the biggest) is not included in the Round-Up? Of course I am referring to Wrestlemania XXIV (24)! Just call it one of life's guiltly pleasures (for my 14 year-old son).

In order to rectify this huge injustice, here are the details, prices, and promotions for Wrestlemania 24 (in accordance with paragraph 3 of "The Disclaimer"):

WWE: Wrestlemania 24 [DVD]
(Full Frame, Limited Edition, 3PC)

Release Date: 5/20/2008
Rated: TV14
Genre: Sports
Dubbed: Spanish
Original Language: English
Run Time: 480 Minutes
aka: WWE: Wrestlemania XXIV
Studio: World Wrestling
UPC: 651191946662
WWE: Wrestlemania 24 [Blu-ray]
(Full Frame, 2PC)

Release Date: 5/20/2008
Rated: TV14
Genre: Sports
Dubbed: Spanish
Original Language: English
Run Time: 540 Minutes
aka: WWE: Wrestlemania XXIV
Studio: World Wrestling
UPC: 65119194679
Target prices are not available at the present time because Target apparently did not see fit to include the Wrestlemania 24 release in this week's ad (another travesty in my son's eyes).

The only promotion noted this week for Wrestlemania 24 is at Ciruit City: Free Mini WWE Signature Moves Book (aka "Fake Fighting: Making it Look Real for Dummies")(
) with purchase.

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Thanks as always Mike and Patrick for the Round-Up.

For me this week: NT2: BoS is a definite (most likely BD). Debating on whether to pick-up the first one now on BD, or to wait. Both movies on BD for $40 at Amazon is mighty tempting.

Mike - an update for the grid for National Treasure: CE (Blu-ray) at Circuit City. My ad for this week shows both NT BD's at $27.99 each. In addition, CC.com is showing the $27.99 price for NT: CE as well.
Link: National Treasure: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
 

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Jeff: Awesome post!


What can I say about a RoundUpper who "gets it?"
(and I'm not just talkin' 'bout Paragraph 3 of "The Disclaimer!"

Just terrific. I hope you and your son enjoy the disc...wherever you decide to purchase it!

We had discussions way back in the day about whether to include WWF(E) discs in the RoundUp. Nobody seemed all too interested in them. I kept paring them back and noone ever seemed to complain. When I saw the Wrestlemania disc in this week's BD releases, I gave it a second thought...but that's about all. I would, as always, be open to hearing from rasslin' fans who wanted the WWE discs included back into the RoundUp.

I don't know if anyone has noticed this either...but I have also cut back the number of young children's releases I include each week. No Curious George or Bob the Builder here any more! But I do let a few Backyardigans and Wiggles slip through alongside out old standby Dora and Scooby releases (mostly for Andrea W's crew!
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And thanks for the price correction! Grid has been updated.

I apologize to anyone else who maybe has posted price updates/corrections and I've forgotten to thank. If it looks like I missed your post, I might have...but reast assured others have seen the info and used it to their advantage.
 

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