Weekly RoundUp 5/3/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.
    –Mel Gibson as John Smith (Pocahontas – 1995)

    I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
    –Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet (Spaceballs – 1987)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAmerican Dreamer$10.49$11.99$12.99--ALW’s Phantom of the Opera SE$20.96$22.99$24.99$24.99-**ALW’s Phantom of the Opera$19.56$17.99$14.99$16.99-Back Roads (1981)$12.74$11.99$12.99--Battleground$14.98$14.99$15.99--Battle of the Bulge$13.98$16.99$15.99--Big Red One: Reconstruction$18.89$19.99$19.99--Blood Alley$11.23$12.99$12.99--Carol Burnett: Let’s Bump Up Lights$20.99$14.99$17.99--Chupacabra Terror$22.46$23.99$24.97--The Chorus (Les Choristes)$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-Dawson’s Creek: Season 5$32.47$34.99$32.99$34.99-Dogtown and Z-boys Deluxe Ed.$13.96$16.99$15.99--Dora: It’s A Party$12.74$14.99$12.99$12.99-Enduring Love$22.49$24.99$24.99--Everybody Loves Raymond: S3$31.49$34.99$32.99$34.99-Gilmore Girls: Season 3$41.99$42.99$39.99$39.99$39.99Heart O’ the Hills (1919)$22.49$24.99$24.99--Heidi (1993)$13.99$16.99$17.99--I Love Lucy: Season 4$38.49$46.99$55.98$44.99-In Search of the Castaways$13.99$14.99$17.99--J. Wayne Legendary Heroes Coll.$34.94$42.99$34.99--King of the Hill: Season 4$27.99$27.99$26.99$29.99-License to Drive$13.99$14.99$15.99--Man Show: Season 3$20.99$27.99$24.99--McQ$11.23$12.99$12.99--Microcosmos$13.99$14.99$17.99--Naked City (1958) Box Set 1$22.49$26.99$24.99--**National Treasure$19.49$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Partridge Family: Season 1$20.96$24.99$19.99$24.99-Paul Rodriquez: San Quentin$17.98$14.99$15.99--Pocahontas: 10th Anniv. Edition$20.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$18.59Sandlot 2$17.98$14.99$14.99$14.99-Sea Chase$11.23$12.99$12.99--Shaka Zulu: Last Great Warrior$25.18$14.99$22.99--Spaceballs CE$20.99$17.99$19.99$19.99-Suds (1920)$22.49$24.99$24.99--Summer Magic$13.99$14.99$17.99--Star Trek/Enterprise: Season 1$90.99$99.99$129.99$99.99-Table For Five$10.49$11.99$12.99--Tall In The Saddle$11.23$12.99$12.99--That Darn Cat!$13.99$14.99$17.99--Three’s Company: Season 4$27.99$29.99$34.99--Touched By An Angel: Season 2$38.49$46.99$55.98--The Train Robbers$11.23$12.99$12.99--Turk 182$10.49$11.99$12.99--Vampires Box Set$35.99$35.99$29.99--Vampires: The Turning$22.46$23.99$24.97--Where Eagles Dare$14.98$14.99$15.99--With Six You Get Eggroll$10.49$11.99$12.99--The Work and The Glory$20.99$24.99$24.99--WWII Collection: Battlefront Europe$44.94$69.99$49.99--

    Individual titles included in the collections listed above:

    The John Wayne Legendary Heroes Collection: Blood Alley, McQ, Sea Chase, Tall in the Saddle, The Train Robbers.

    Vampires Box Set: Vampires: The Turning, Vampires, Vampires: Los Muertos.

    WW II Collection – Battlefront Europe: Battle of the Bulge, Battleground, The Big Red One SE, The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare..

    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! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera AND National Treasure are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

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

    --Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE 15 minute bonus DVD on its copies of National Treasure. on-pack…including behind the scenes footage. Minimum 90 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy is also advertising a FREE movie ticket on-pack with their copies of Dogtown and Z-boys. to Lords of Dogtown in theaters Friday, 6/3/05…up to $7.50 value.

    --Best Buy is offering—for Reward Zone Members only—10,000 BONUS Reward Zone program points with the purchase of Pocahontas ($19.99).

    --Best Buy is also offering a bonus on-pack DVD with its copies of Star Trek – Enterprise: Season 1. Celebrating Star Trek, a look at Star Trek conventions and more.

    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 3, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    Born Yesterday, Celebrity, Color of Night, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, The Harmonists, Hidden Assassin, Since You've Been Gone, telling You, Tuesdays With Morrie, Walking and Talking, With a Friend Like Harry ... $9.99

    Ararat, Beyond Silence, Butterfly, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Cop Land: CE, Dead Tired, Final Encounter, Fire Birds, Flirting With Disaster: CE, From Dusk Till Dawn, Georgia, Hello Again, Immortality, Iris, Kate & Leopold, Kiss of Fire, Pastime, Princess of Thieves, The Rage, Revenge of the Musketeers, Royal Deceit, Shakespeare in Love, Six Days Seven Nights, Snowball Express, Sorority Boys, Stolen Summer, Sweet Revenge, Tom & Viv ... $14.99

    The Alamo, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Ella Enchanted, The English Patient: CE, The Human Stain, jersey Girl, The Ladykillers, The Love Bug, The Princess Diaries: SE, Splash: 20th Anniversary ... $19.99
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Family Guy season 3 with free t-shirt

    Family Guy season 1 & 2 with free t-shirt

    $19.99 each:
    Lemony Snickets...
    Meet the Fockers

    Blade Trinity

    2 for $20:
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Enemy of the State
    Remember the Titans
    Pearl Harbor
    Gone in 60 Seconds
    The Bourne Identity
    Mean Girls
    5 People You Meet in Heaven
    White Chicks
    13 going on 30
    50 First Dates
    Johnson Family Vacation
    Something's Gotta Give
    The English Patient
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    Good Will Hunting
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    Cold Mountain
    Little Black Book
    Ella Enchanted
    Wild Things
    The Alamo
    Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
    Jersey Girl
    The Ladykillers
    Fahrenheit 9/11
    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
    Top Gun
    The Princess Diaries


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $49.99 each:
    The O.C. season 1
    The L Word season 1

    $47.99 each:
    Gilmore Girls season 1
    Nip/Tuck season 1

    Alias season 1

    Sex & the City season 6 part 2
    Murder She Wrote season 1
    ER season 3
    7th Heaven season 1

    Will & Grace season 1

    Friends season 9

    $32.99 each:
    The Golden Girls season 1
    The Kings of Queens season 3

    Mad About You Collection

    $19.99 each:
    The Big Red One
    The Notebook
    Blade Trinity
    Lemony Snickets...
    Newlyweds season 1

    Three's Company season 1

    2 for $15:
    Thelma & Louise
    Notting Hill
    When Harry Met Sally
    The Horse Whisperer
    Mr. Mom
    Step Mom
    A League of Their Own
    Uptown Girls
    Father of the Bride 2
    As Good As it Gets
    Meet Joe Black
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    My Best Friend's Wedding


    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalogue titles on sale this week.
  3. GarySchrock

    GarySchrock Second Unit

    Feb 28, 2003
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    Hrm, depressing pricing on things this week. Phantom SE and national treasure are both higher than I feel they should be. Those might be the only 2 I pick up this week, although I'll probably look to get Everybody loves Raymond and Enterprise down the road. Can't justify $100 for enterprise.

    Isn't That Darn Cat MAR? The usual disney nonsense, otherwise it's one I'd really like.
  4. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

    Oct 2, 1998
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    Is this Where Eagles Dare a new version? I find this now in the $5.50 bin at Walmart.
  5. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    It's a TV week for me: I Love Lucy S4 and Partridge Family S1!
  6. Eric DiPiazza

    Eric DiPiazza Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 29, 2002
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    Thanks Mike!
  7. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    Big start for a big month:
    -Dawson's Creek:Season 5(Preordered at Amazon)
    -Everybody Loves Raymond:Season 3*
    -King of the Hill:Season 4
    -National Treasure
    -Space Balls:CE*
    -Three's Company:Season 4*

    *= Dissapointing Prices

    I'll pick up Gimore Girls:S3 later.

    Thanks for the time you put into this Mike and Patrick
  8. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

    Mar 4, 2001
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    Getting these.

    The Entity
    Phantom of the Opera 2 disc
    King of the Hill season 4
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks Mike.

    Very Heavy week.

    Battle of the Bulge
    Everybody Loves Raymond Season 3
    I Love Lucy Season 4
    Partridge Family Season 1
    Star Trek: Enterprise Season 1
    Summer Magic
    That Darn Cat!

    I won't be double-dipping on Where Eagles Dare unless something comes to light about improved picture quality. That doesn't seem to be the case.
  10. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator

    Dec 9, 1998
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    I disagree to a certain extent, you can buy "National Treasure" for 14.99 at Circuit City while the movie only version of "Phantom of the Opera" is 14.99 at BB and Circuit City. I think the reason why the SE of Phantom is higher than one might expect is because they're selling the movie only version at 14.99

  11. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    Sorry, guys! THe $14.99 price on Phantom at bb was a typo. All my material says $17.99. Just a slip of the digit. Corected now in the grid.
  12. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    I'll be getting

    I Love Lucy: Season Four

    and probably Pocahontas

    And I was lucky enough to find the Corey masterpiece, License To Drive, early this week[​IMG]
  13. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    Well after weeks no purchases, I will return to get both Spaceballs and Pocahontas. Would be odd buying Spaceballs again, because it was the very first dvd I bought years ago (it been sold off since the news of SE got leaked). Thanks for the roundup Mike and Jessie.
  14. Michael Mathius

    Michael Mathius Supporting Actor

    Nov 12, 2000
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    Just NT for me.

  15. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Chris S
    Thanks Mike!

    I was hoping for a better price on the Spaceballs CE especially considering this is a double dip. I'll just want for a 2 for $20 deal.

    Chris S.
  16. Ernesto.Morin

    Ernesto.Morin Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2003
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    Spaceballs and still debating on buying Nation Treasure as a blind buy.

    Sometime later WWII Collection.
  17. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer

    May 9, 2002
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    Since 2006
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    Cameron Yee
    Gilmore Girls Season 3 for me. And no, it's not for my mom! [​IMG]
  18. eekrat

    eekrat Extra

    Mar 27, 2000
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    Fry's Electronics will have National Treasure for $13.99, Tuesday only, in the Bay Area.
    Thanks for the weekly update Mike!
  19. Don_Limey

    Don_Limey Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 15, 2004
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    Just License to Drive & Spaceballs CE for me this week & I will get both at Best Buy as they are the lowest store prices. Thanks again Mike, you are great!
  20. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Pocahontas is a definite this week.

    Everybody Loves Raymond season 3, King of the Hill s4, and Spaceballs SE perhaps down the line.

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