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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Sylvester Stallone (Rambo: The Fight Continues – 2007)


– Sabu (The Thief of Baghdad – 1940)


– Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin (The Walker – 2007)


– Shelan O'Keefe, John Cusack and Grace Bednarczyk (Grace is Gone – 2007)



– Darfur Now – 2007


– Three Stooges & friend (Flat Foot Stooges – 1938)

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Air That I Breathe$17.99$17.99$19.99 - - All Hat$21.49$19.99$19.99 - - Cassandra’s Dream$15.99$17.99$19.99 - - Cleaner$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Come Drink With Me$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Cory in the House SE$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Darfur Now$4.99$4.99$3.99 - - Dario Argento Box Set$42.99$42.99$49.97 - - DeGrassi – Next Generation: S6$37.49$34.99$39.99 - - Grace Is Gone$19.99$17.99$19.99 - - Gunsmoke: Season 2 Volume 2$26.99$24.99$29.99 - - He-Man & Masters Universe: Volume 2$17.99$14.99$19.99 - - The Invaders: Season 1$26.99$34.99$29.99 - - Jackass: Matt Hoffman’s Tribute/Kneivel$21.99$14.99$19.99 - - The Lather Effect$10.99$12.99$19.99 - - Lipstick Jungle: Season 1$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Minutemen$17.99$17.99$19.99$17.99 - Phenomena SE$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Pokemon Movie: Rise of Darkai$12.99$12.99$12.99 - - **Rambo: The Fight Continues$17.95$14.99$14.99$16.99 - Rambo: The Fight Continues SE (2-disc)$21.95$22.99$21.99$22.99$22.99Rambo: Complete Collection (Films 1-4)$34.99$34.99$49.99 - $34.99Rawhide: Season 3 Volume 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Shelter$12.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Take$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Tenebre SE$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Thief of Baghdad (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Three Stooges Coll.: Vol. 2 (1937 – ’39)$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Walker$12.99$19.99$19.99 - - The World War Collection$25.49$24.99$19.99 - -


HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoP.S. I Love You$18.99$34.99$29.99 - - Twister$19.95$24.99$19.99 - -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Air That I Breathe$20.95$24.99$29.99 - - Dragon Tiger Gate$18.95$24.99$19.99 - - Rambo: The Fight Continues$22.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$25.99Rambo 2: First Blood$13.95$24.99$17.99 - - Rambo III$11.95$24.99$17.99 - - Rambo: Complete Coll. (Films 1-3)$34.95$39.99$49.99 - $39.99Strauss: Die Fledermaus$31.95$44.99$39.99 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Dario Argento Box Set: Do You Like Hitchcock?, Phenomena, Tenebre, Card Player, Trauma.

Rambo: Complete Collection Set: First Blood, Rambo: First Blood 2, Rambo III, Rambo: The Fight Continues.

Rambo: Complete Collection Set (Blu-ray): First Blood, Rambo: First Blood 2, Rambo III.

World War Collection: I don’t know what’s in this collection, but there is a sticker on the front of the box which says it contains “4 acclaimed war movies.” .

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! Rambo: The Fight Continues (1-disc) is available in both OAR & MAR editions...get the correct one !

--Best Buy is offering an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY TITLE this week: Epic Conditions – The Weather Channel (5-discs for $24.99). There is also an EXCLUSIVE BB SD-DVD version of the same title (5 discs for $12.99).

--You can get $5 in CONCESSION MONEY to use when you go see the film Kung Fu Panda in the theaters when buying ANY of the following MARKED titles: Bee Movie, Shrek the Third, Charlotte’s Web, Flushed Away, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Shrek, Shrek 2. Kung Fu Panda in theaters 6-6-08. Concession Cash valid 6-6-08 thru 7-31-08. Minimum 12 per title per store.

--And…you can get FREE MOVIE CASH to see You Don’t Mess with the Zohan when you buy Big Daddy on DVD. Movie Cash value = $7.50. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan in theaters 6-6-08. Movie Cash valid 6-6-08 theu 7-20-08. Minimum 4 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy has the following Blu-ray discs on sale:

$16.99:300, Blood Diamond.

$19.99:3:10 to Yuma, Resident Evil: Extinction, Superbad, We Own the Night.

$24.99:AVP: Requiem, Blade Runner (5-disc), Commando, Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer, The Golden Compass, I Am Legend, Michael Clayton, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of $4.99 DVDs this week.

--Buy 2 Get 1 Free Blu-ray sale @ Circuit City this week (no prices are listed). Includes the following titles: 16 Blocks, Alien vs. Predator, The Day After Tomorrow, Eragon, First Blood, Home of the Brave, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Kingdom of Heaven (Dir. Cut), Man on Fire, The Marine, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Mr. Brooks, A Night at the Museum, Pathfinder, Rambo: First Blood 2, Rambo III, The Simpson’s Movie, Sunshine, X-Men III: The Last Stand. Free title must be of equal or lesser value.

--Some GREAT deals on TV Shows on DVD @ Circuit City this week:

$12.99:Friday Night Lights: Season 1, The George Lopez Show: S1 & 2, The Girls Next Door: S1-3, The Office: S1, Reba: S1-4, South Park: S1-4, Will & Grace: S1-6, Without a Trace: S1, Weeds: S1 & 2.

$16.99:Arrested Development: Season 2, Charmed: S1 & 2, Flight of the Conchords: S1, Friends: S1-10, The Hills: S1, How I Met Your Mother: S1 & 2, The King of Queens: S1-8, The New Adventures of Old Christine: S1, Sex and the City: S1-5, 6.1 & 6.2, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne: S1. Free Movie Cash to see Sex and the City: The Movie with the purchase of ANY season of Sex and the City. Movie Cash value = $10.50.

$19.99Babylon 5: Season 5, Firefly: Complete Series, Nip/Tuck: S1-4, One Tree Hill: S1-3, Painkiller Jane: Complete Series, The Simpsons: S10, Smallville: S1-6, Stargate SG-1: S10, Two and a Half Men: S1.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Huge lists of DVDs for $3.99 and $6.99 (Double Feature DVDs).

--Target is also advertising FREE MOVIE CASH to see Sex and the City: The Movie with the purchase of ANY season of Sex and the City. Seasons 1 thru 5, 6.1 & 6.2 are all on sale for $17.99 apiece. The Complete Series Set is listed @ $137.99. Movie Cash value = $10.50. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of $6.50 DVDs.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Bee Movie $14.99
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $14.99

$3.99 each: Select titles available online
Syriana
Sleepers
Behind Enemy Lines
Goldmember
Alien Resurrection
Belly
Hoodlum
Van Wilder: Unrated Edition
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Fallen
The Replacements
Rain Man: Special Edition
The Mask
Roll Bounce
Soul Plane: Special Edition
Predator 2
Wonderland
Blade: Trinity
Robots
The Invincible Iron Man
Caddyshack
The Dukes Of Hazzard
Hotel Rwanda
Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition
Rocky
Unfaithful
Die Another Day: Special Edition
Fargo: Special Edition
Blade
The Pelican Brief
Dances With Wolves
Crash
Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
Swordfish
Bug
Lord Of War
Domino
SAW
The Punisher: Extended Cut
Aliens: Special Edition
A History Of Violence
The Descent: Original Unrated Cut
Employee Of The Month
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns
True Lies
In Her Shoes
Wicker Park
The Birdcage
Running Scared
The Devil’s Rejects
John Q.
Akeelah & The Bee
Barbershiop 2: Back In Business
To Live & Die In L.A. : Special Edition
Empire Of The Sun
Doctor Stange
High Crimes
See No Evil
Money Talks
Mortal Kombat
Elektra
Tenancious D & The Pick Of Destiny
Dorm Daze: Unrated
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
A Time To Kill

$6.99 Double Feature DVDs:
The Road Warrior / Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Training Day / Fallen
Romeo Must Die / Cradle 2 The Grave
Above The Law / Hard To Kill
Showdown In Little Tokyo / Bloodsport
Passenger 57 / Boiling Point
First Strike / Mr. Nice Guy
Mortal Kombat / Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Dangerous Ground / Bullet
The Fugitive / U.S. Marshals
Collateral Damage / The Eraser
Demolition Man / Over The Top
The Devil’s Advocate / Insomnia
Gothika / Queen Of The Damned
The Perfect Storm / Three Kings
Stand & Deliver / Lean On Me
National Lampoon’s Vacation / National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Grumpy Old Men / Grumpier Old Men
Analyze This / Analyze That
The Whole Nine Yards / The Whole Ten Yards
Malibu’s Most Wanted / Love Don’t Cost A Thing
My Blue Heaven / The Man With Two Brains
Spies Like Us / Nothing But Trouble
City Of Angels / Michael
The American President / Dave
How To Deal / Raise Your Voice
Scooby Doo / Scooby Doo 2
A Little Princess / The Secret Garden
What A Girl Wants / Chasing Liberty
A Cinderella Story / The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

Buy Two Blu-Rays (from list below) & Get One Free: Free title must be of equal or lesser value, $19.99-$34.99
First Blood
Rambo: First Blood – Part II
Rambo III
The Simpson’s Movie
A Night At The Museum
Mr. Brooks
Pathfinder: Unrated
Home Of The Brave
Man On Fire
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Sunshine
The Marine
16 Blocks
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Eragon
Kingdom Of Heaven: Director’s Cut
The Day After Tomorrow
Alien vs. Predator
X-Men III: The Last Stand

DVD Sets:
Dragon Ball Z: Season 5 $29.99
Lipstick Jungle: Season 1 $19.99
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 $12.99 each
The Office: Season 1 $12.99
South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $12.99 each
Friday Night Lights: Season 1 $12.99
Without A Trace: Season 1 $12.99
The George Lopez Show: Season 1 / 2 $12.99 each
Will & Grace: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $12.99 each
Reba: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $12.99 each
The Girls Next Door: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $12.99 each
Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $16.99 each
How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
Charmed: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
The King Of Queens: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 $16.99 each
Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne: Season 1 $16.99
Arrested Development: Season 2 $16.99
Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $16.99
The Hills: Season 1 $16.99
The New Adventures Of Old Christine: Season 1 $16.99
The Simpsons: Season 10 $19.99
Two & .5 Men: Season 1 $19.99
Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
Nip/Tuck: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
One Tree Hill: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99
Stargate SG-1: Season 10 $19.99
Babylon 5: Season 5 $19.99
Painkiller Jane: The Complete Series $19.99
Firefly: The Complete Series $19.99

Sex & The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $16.99 each
Free Movie Cash to see The Sex & The City Movie when you purchase any season set of Sex & The City. Movie Cash value = $10.50 .


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

There Will Be Blood $14.99
Vexeille $15.99
Holocaust $19.99
Steve Miller Band: Live From Chicago $17.99 (2 DVDs / 1 CD)
Usher: Behind The Truth (3 DVD Set) $14.99

Bee Movie $19.99
Shrek The Third $19.99
Shrek $9.99
Shrek 2 $9.99
Flushed Away $9.99
Charlotte’s Web (2007) $9.99
Madagascar $9.99
Over The Hedge $9.99
Free $5 Kung Fu Panda Concession Money when you purchase any of the marked titles above. Concession money value = $5.00. Valid 6/6/08 – 7/31/08. Minimum 12 per title, per store. Kung Fu Panda in theaters 6/6/08.

Adam Sandler Essentials: Big Daddy $9.99
Free Movie Money to see You Don’t Mess With The Zohan included with purchase of Big Daddy. Movie Money value = $7.50. Valid 6/6/08 – 7/20/08. Minimum 4 per store. No rain checks. You Don’t Mess With The Zohan in theaters 6/6/08.

$4.99 each:
Rocky
First Blood: Ultimate Edition
Rambo: Part II
Rambo: Part III
Running Scared
We Were Soldiers
Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Gas Can Edition
Young Guns (Looks Like Special Edition)
American Psycho: Uncut Killer Collector’s Edition
SAW
The Day After Tomorrow
Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Bourne Supremacy
Knockaround Guys
A history Of Violence
Green Street Houligans
Firewall
The Fugitive
Domino
Swordfish
Blade: Trinity
Lethal Weapon 4
M: I: III

Blu-Ray Discs:
Epic Conditions: The Weather Channel$24.99 Best Buy Exclusive
3:10 To Yuma $19.99
Michael Clayton $24.99
I Am Legend $24.99
The Golden Compass $24.99
Mr. & Mrs. Smith $24.99
Commando $24.99
Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer $24.99
Alien vs. Predator - Requiem: Extreme Unrated Set $24.99
Blood Diamond $16.99
300 $16.99
Superbad: 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition $19.99
We Own The Night $19.99
Resident Evil: Extinction $19.99
Blade Runner: 5-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition $24.99

DVD Sets:
He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe: Volume 2 $14.99
Epic Conditions: The Weather Channel (5 DVDs) $12.99 Best Buy Exclusive
Best Buy Exclusive Lithograph included with purchase

Dragonball Z: Season 5 $39.99
Dragonball Z Double Feature: Dead Zone / World’s Strongest $19.99
Purchase both marked titles together on the same receipt and get both for $45.


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Target on sale DVD items:

$6.50 each: Each titles listed and selected others
Robots
Because Of Winn-Dixie
The Shawshank Redemption
GoodFellas

DVD Sets:
Lipstick Jungle: Season 1 $19.99
Sex And The City: The Complete Series $137.99

Sex And The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $17.99 each
Free Movie Cash to see the Sex & The City Theatrical Movie included with each purchase of any of the Sex And The City DVD Season set. Movie cash value = $10.50. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

(Thread posted a little early due to the holiday weekend, and I'm too tired to stay up until midnight.)
 

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I'm surprised to see that the title of Rambo 4 has been changed. When I saw it theaterically I thought that it was titled "John Rambo". IMDB lists this as one of the various working / fake titles:

The movie poster lists the title as "Rambo":
Attachment 935

Taking a look at the cover artwork for the BD version, the title has definitley been changed / updated with "The Fight Continues":
Attachment 936

Anyway, I had not heard that the title was changed and thought that it was interesting.

Another note regarding R: TFC on BD (per the sticker on the front):
Includes Bonus
Digital Copy
of the Feature
Compatible with iTunes
and Windows Media
It appears that the SE: 2-Disc Set also contains this same Bonus.
See cover at Amazon: Amazon.com: Rambo (Special Edition + Digital Copy): Julie Benz, Ken Howard, Sylvester Stallone, Graham McTavish, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake LaBotz, Sai Mawng, Maung Maung Khim, Cameron Pearson, Thomas Peterson, Tony S

Rambo: The Fight Continues will likely be my only purchase this week.

I'll rent Grace is Gone (for me) and Minutemen (for my teen daughters).

Thanks as always for the RoundUp Mike & Patrick.

 

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Looks like it's catch up on BD week for me: I still have to get Master and Commander as well as V For Vendetta.
 

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The Bonus Digital Copy included with the BD version raises an interesting question: Will I need a BD drive in my PC in order to be able to access this? Or, will it be included on a separate disc (CD or DVD)?

If I had to make a guess, I would say the latter option is more likely. The Digital Copy for iTunes would probably be around 500MB - 600MB, and could easily fit on a CD to be included in the packaging.

Lionsgate's site doesn't even mention this bonus / extra content:
Lionsgate Shop
 

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the digi dl is a separate disc.

is the title of Rambo "Rambo the Fight Continues" or is anything after "rambo" just an add-on like the way they add an actors name after the title sometimes, "the Seige and Bruce Willis" for example.

so is it called "Rambo" or Rambo the Fight Continues?
 

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The Rambo digital copy is on a data DVD (won't play in standalone players, or so it says on the packaging). When I looked at the disc properties it was a little over 1GB in size.

"The Fight Continues" seems to have been added with the optical media releases. "John Rambo" was what I heard the title would be when it was in development/production, similar to "Rocky Balboa," but when it was released theatrically it became "Rambo." Or that's how I remember it. It seems having funky titling is as much a part of the franchise as a gigantic knife. :)
 

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Thanks for the update and clarification on the Digital Copy Tony.
I just noticed that the Special Features details for the BD version at DeepDiscount.com also note that it's on a separate disc.
Link: Blu-ray - Rambo [Blu-ray Disc] R (MPAA) / Lions Gate Home Entertainment / Blu-ray Disc

I also saw that Matt Hough reviewed the 2-Disc SE version and noted that the Digital Copy is on a separate disc as well.
Link: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...l-edition.html

What's really interesting about this marketing for this version is that it's being promoted as the "2-Disc Special Edition", which would lead me to believe that I'm getting a second DVD chock-full of Special Features. In actuality, all of the Special Features are contained on Disc 1 with the movie. All that is on the second disc is the Digital Copy! Both Matt's review and the Special Features at DeepDiscount.com confirm this. Is anyone else surprised by this approach?

As far as the name goes, who knows? The responses to Matt's review debate this topic as well.
 

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Three Stooges Volume 2????
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Thanks for the prices. Nothing this week.

You gotta love the way stores market things - those aren't "exclusive" to Best Buy, they're being released wide in August (currently available for pre-order at Amazon and other e-tailers). BB just has an early window to sell those titles.
 

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Just He-Man on Tuesday. Though, with the % off coupons we got in the mail this week, I wouldn't rule out a trip to BB today while we're running errands. :D
 

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Today, Sunday, and Monday Circuit City has a 50% off sale on selected HBO series. I picked up Season 4 of The Wire for $30. As is often the case at CC there was no signage in the store or many copies of anything on sale.
 

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Thanks for the Round-Up! Just Stooges Vol 2 for me.

A heads up: Costco sent out their summer coupon book this week and in early June several Fox/MGM mega box sets are available for $120 (Ford at Fox, Complete Bond, United Artist 90th Anniversary, X Files, and Stargate).
 

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Strike this. I won't be getting He-Man on Tuesday. The local BB had them out today, sans sale price or lithograph. Guess I'll be going in on Tuesday anyway! ;)
 

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Dragon Tiger Gate on BD for me, although Grace is Gone is tempting (especially since my upconverting HD DVD player will probably give me a better picture than the crappy digital projection when I saw it at a festival last year). Really good performance by John Cusack.
 

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