Weekly RoundUp 5-30-2006

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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Joan Crawford & Bette Davis (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - 1962)


– Tom Berenger as Teddy Roosevelt (Rough Riders - 1997)


– Bette Davis & Henry Fonda (Jezebel – 1938)


– Burt Reynolds (Smokey & the Bandit – 1977)


– Tom Berenger (Platoon – 1986)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlf: Season 3$27.99$32.99$34.99$27.99 - Alf: Animated Adventures$13.49$19.99$12.99 - - Bette Davis Collection: Vol. 2$41.69$69.99$49.99 - - Cirque du Soleil: Lovesick$16.99$24.99$19.99 - - Date Movie (NR)$19.96$16.99$13.99$16.99 - Date Movie (Rated)$20.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Dead Broke$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Doris Day Show: Season 3$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Doris Day: The Special$9.69$10.99$12.99 - - Dukes of Hazzard: Season 6$27.99$27.99$27.99$27.99 - Freedomland$20.29$16.99$13.99$16.99 - Friends and Crocodiles$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Gideon’s Daughter$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Jezebel$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Joey: Season 1$27.99$27.99$34.99$27.99 - John Wayne: American Icon Collection$20.19$22.99$19.99 - - Kids in the Hall: Season 4$41.99$39.99$49.99 - - Lon Chaney Jr.: Collection$14.99$19.99$15.99 - - Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Marilyn Monroe 80th Anniv. Edition$34.99$34.99$39.99 - - Marked Woman$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Miracle at Sage Creek$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Night Stalker: Complete Series$29.99$23.99$19.99 - - Numb3rs: Season 1$34.86$39.99$49.99$37.99$35.99Oh! Calcutta! (1972)$18.99$24.99$26.96 - - Old Acquaintance$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Platoon: Collector’s Edition$16.99$16.99$24.97 - - Queer as Folk: Final Season$76.99$79.99$109.99 - - Riddick Trilogy$14.99$12.99$12.99$14.99 - Rough Riders$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Sacketts$12.99$14.99$15.99 - - Smokey the Bandit SE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Venture Bros.: Season 1$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?$18.99$24.99$19.99$16.99 - Will & Grace: Season Finale$7.49$6.99$9.99 - - You Know My Name$13.49$12.99$12.99 - -

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Betty Davis Collection--Volume 2: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Jezebel, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Marked Woman, Old Acquaintance, Stardust: The Bette Davis Story.

John Wayne--American Icon Collection: Seven Sinners, Shepherd of the Hills, Pittsburgh, The Conqueror, Jet Pilot.

Lon Chaney, Jr. Collection: Indestructible Man, Telephone Time, Lock Up, Manfish.

Marilyn Monroe 80th Anniversary Edition: The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Niagara, Return of No Return, Let’s Make Love, Marilyn: The Final Days.

Riddick Trilogy: Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Chronicles of Riddick..

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

**WOW!
For the second time in as many weeks, there are NO new releases this week in a Modified Aspect Ratio!


--No HD-DVD releases that I can find this week.

HERE ARE SOME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-ONLY SALES!

At Best Buy…on Sunday & Monday ONLY…the following DVDs are all on sale for just $3.99: Black Sheep, Sliding Doors, Beverly Hills Cop, Primal Fear, The Naked Gun, Wayne’s World, Indecent Exposure, Summer School.

At Circuit City…on Sunday & Monday ONLY…the following DVDs are on sale for just $12.99: Chicken Little, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Fun With Dick and Jane (2006), Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, King Kong (2005), Walk the Line, Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

--Fans of Friends…who haven’t yet completed their season collections should be on the lookout this week!

--Best Buy, this week, is advertising ALL seasons of Friends on sale for just $16.99 apiece! Save $16 - $20 each, instantly, on DVD box sets of Friends: Seasons 1 – 10. Available now. Reg. price $32.99 - $36.99 each.

--Best Buy is also having sales on seasons 1-5 of Dukes of Hazzard for just $22.99 apiece.

--No one is having seasons sales on Will & Grace, however…even with the release of the series finale this week. Odd.

--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE with its copies of Date Movie: an EXCLUSIVE Date Movie Dating Handbook—a spoof book of The Rules. Minimum 55 per store. No rainchecks.

--Circuit City also has an EXCLUSIVE this week with its copies of Date Movie: FREE Pop Secret popcorn. Minimum 24 per store. No rainchecks.

--Circuit City is now also doing a deal on High School Musical. Buy both the DVD ($13.99) and soundtrack CD ($9.99) and receive an EXCLUSIVE FREE $5 Circuit City GIFT CARD.

--Circuit City is also advertising a sale on seasons 1-5 of Dukes of Hazzard: $21.99 apiece.

--Target has seasons of Friends on sale, too! Seasons 1-10 of Friends are $19.99 apiece at Target this week.

--And Target offers its FREE $5 GiftCard this week with the purchase of Joey: Season 1, Numb3rs: Season 1, and Alf: Season 3. Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: May 30, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Sunday 5/28/06 & Monday 5/29/06 Sale Titles:

DVDs on sale for $12.99 each: – Limit 3 per customer
Grey’s Anatomy : Season 1
Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire
King Kong 2005
Walk The Line
Chicken Little
Fun With Dick & Jane 2006
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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Prices good through next Saturday:

A History of Violence $13.99
Big Momma’s House 2 $19.99
Cheaper By The Dozen 2 $19.99
When A Stranger Calls (2006) $19.99
High School Musical: Encore Edition $14.99

$5.99 each:
Tin Cup
The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Score
Fatal Attraction: Special Collector’s Edition
The Edge
The Client
Congo
Memphis Belle
The Three Amigos
Just Cause
The Naked Gun
The Naked Gun 2.5
Empire
Heartbreak Ridge
Money Talks
Frequency
The Last Boyscout
Best Of The Chris Rock Show
Best Of The Chris Rock Show: Volume II

$9.99 each:
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
The Corpse Bride
Ong Bak: The Warrior
Ladder 49
The Perfect Man
Smokey & The Bandit: Pursuit Pack
American Pie: Band Camp – Unrated
Cry Wolf: Unrated
Alexander: Director’s Cut
North Country
Crash (2005 1st Pressing)
Cinderella Man
The Notebook
Good Night & Good Luck
DOOM
Serenity
Two For The Money
The Skeleton Key
The Constant Gardener
Jackie Brown
Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth
The Breakfast Club
Shall We Dance?
Bewitched (2005)
SNL: The First Five Years
Carlito’s Way
Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
The Princess Diaries
The Interpreter
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Hostage
Schindler’s List
Pirates of the Caribbean
Ghostbusters 1 & 2
Million Dollar Baby
Robots
Pulp Fiction (1st Pressing – Red Cover)
Monster-In-Law
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated

DVD Sets
Dukes Of Hazzard: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $21.99 each
The Office: Season 1 (Steve Carell) 14.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Best Buy’s Memorial Day Specials: Sunday & Monday ONLY!

Special Memorial Day hours: 10 AM – 8 PM

Sunday 5/28/06 & Monday 5/29/06 Sale Titles:

$3.99 each:
Black Sheep
Sliding Doors
Beverly Hills Cop
Primal Fear
The Naked Gun
Wayne’s World
Indecent Proposal
Summer School

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These prices good through next Saturday:

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Volume III $12.99
Platoon Collector’s Set $16.99
The Ringer $19.99
Cheaper By The Dozen 2 $19.9

2 For $20:
Dodgeball: Unrated
Elektra: Director’s Cut
The Perfect Man
The Longest Yard (Sandler)
Cry Wolf: Unrated
Serenity
Broken Flowers
Team America: World Police
Two For The Money
DOOM
Comedy Central’s Roast of Pamela Anderson: Uncensored
Braveheart
The Skeleton Key
Cinderella Man (1-disc)
George Lopez: Why You Crying?
American Pie’s Bandcamp: Unrated

More titles available in store and at BestBuy.com. Must be purchased on same receipt to get $20 price point.

DVD Sets:
Dukes of Hazzard: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $22.99 each
Smallvile: Season 4 $27.99
Lois & Clark: New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 $27.99
Adventures of Superman (George Reeves): Season 2 $19.99
Justice League: Season 1 $29.99

Superman: The Animated Series – Volume II $14.99
Friends: Season 1 through season 10 $16.99 each

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Target on sale DVD items:

DVD Sets:
Friends: Season 1 through season 10 $19.99 each
 

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Thanks Mike & Patrick for the Roundup. Just Platoon CE at CC with a BB pricematch (IF they even get any copies in stock).
 

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Nothing from the new release list, but I think I'm going to take advantage of the BB price on Lois & Clark season 2! I'm trying to avoid buying too many "sale price" DVDs right now in anticipation of DDD's "that which we shall not speak of" likely to be coming up next month, but the BB price would still beat that price by far. Thanks, guys!
 

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Perhaps, but AFAIK the "ALF" sets are continuing to use the edited-for-syndication masters and should be avoided as if they were MAR.
 

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Well thanks for the round up, but vacation time has arrived and that means nothing for me to buy this week, even so I want the Venture Brother set. Thanks Mike and the invisible man.
 

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Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

Nothing definite for me this week, but I'm considering a blind buy on the Riddick Trilogy at the $12.99 price. Does anyone know the specs on this set - specifically the number of discs? I've checked several sites and most of them list this set as 2 discs, but Amazon's specs list it with 1 disc. I was expecting 3 discs - just a repackaging of all 3 DVD's into one set, but it doesn't sound like that's the case. Is the animated bridge-the-gap movie (The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury) included on a disc with one of the other movies?

Thanks in advance for any information on the Riddick Trilogy.
 

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Looks like I'll finally be finishing off my Friends collection with this sale, as well as picking up Date Movie and possibly some of the Memorial Day titles.
 

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Wish I could be of more help, Jeff. I've seen all three--one, two & three discs. I'd say I've probably seen "3-disc set" more prevalent than the rest...but I've seen all three this week as I was putting togther the RoundUp.
 

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smokey and the bandit was in the lates 70s.. not 1967..

I saw the platoon se out in stores last week at wal-mart.

Jacob
 

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oops. 1977 sted '67. Thanks, Jacob!
 

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After a few slow weeks (with NOTHING to buy) I am going to get that "Baby Jane" SE. Camp at is very best!
 

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Baby Jane only, considering my local B/M didn't get the memo and put He-Man 2.1 out early. Picked that and Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte up yesterday.

Gotta save up for June.

Thanks guys!
 

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Thanks for the Round-Up...I'll be heading over to Costco to pick up Bette Davis V2. With their pricing on WHV sets, it's like buying 2 or 3 individual titles and getting the rest free.

Does anyone else feel like me...this is the calm before the storm? Starting next week, the next 4 to 5 weeks are going to bring an onslaught of long awaited titles from Warners and Fox: John Wayne, Clark Gable, Noir 3, Tough Guys, Charlie Chan, Will Rogers, Superman Season 3/4 and so forth.
 

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Wow. Zippo for me this week. Nice catalog sale at CC though.

Perhaps I will catch up on the HD DVDs I haven't picked up yet (Fugitive, Blazing Saddles and Last Samurai). C'mon Toshiba, get that $25 coupon to me this week!
 

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Whew! After a very busy May (for me), only one new release for me this week: Baby Jane. A nice little respite before the two big John Ford boxes next week.

Although I may pick up on some of the sale titles: GN&GL especially.

Fry's stores in Houston have the following for $11.99:

The Chronicles of Narnia (1-disc)
Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire (1-disc)
King Kong (2005) (1-disc)
Chicken Little
Fun With Dick & Jane (2006)

And on Tuesday, the Riddick Trilogy for $12.77

As always, since Fry's does regional pricing, YMMV.
 

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The First two Weeks for me is insane with a multitude of TV Product and the John Ford/John Wayne set so I'm laying low this week...
 

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