Weekly RoundUp 5-9-2006

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Mathieu Kassovitz and Eric Bana (Munich - 2005)

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    – Jennifer Aniston & Kevin Costner (Rumor Has It… - 2005)

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    The Poseidon Adventure - 1972

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    – Cast (The Facts of Life – 1979)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe 400 Blows (CC)$20.99$21.99$19.99 - - American Heroes Collection$14.99$19.99$19.99 - - Andy Griffith Show: Season 6$27.29$31.99$34.99 - - Battle in Heaven$18.69$17.99$19.99 - - Best of Boris & Natasha: Volume 1 - - $9.99 - - Best of Rocky & Bullwinkle: Volume 1$9.69$9.99$9.99 - - Big Momma’s House 2$20.99$15.99$14.99$16.99 - Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams$9.99$9.99$14.94 - - Cinderella Man (HD-DVD)$23.99$29.99$33.99 - $23.99Dr. Katz: Prof. Therapist: Season 1$13.99$12.99$17.99 - - Earthquake$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 6$31.36$29.99$29.99$34.99 - Facts of Life: Seasons 1 & 2$27.99$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Coll.$17.99 - $14.99 - - Fateless$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Golden Girls: Season 5$39.99$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Grandma’s Boy$19.59$15.99$17.99 - - If Only$22.49$22.99$24.97 - - Jarhead (HD-DVD)$23.99$29.99$33.99 - $23.99Late Spring (CC)$39.95$28.99$34.99 - - Life Goes On: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Masters of Horror: Chocolate$12.69$11.99$15.99 - - MoH: Incident On & Off a Mtn. Rd.$12.69$11.99$15.99 - - MoH: Coscarelli/Garris$22.49$22.99$19.99 - - **Munich (1-disc)$16.98$16.99$16.99$16.99 - Munich LE (2-disc)$27.99$28.99 - - $27.99**Nanny McPhee$20.99$19.99$17.99$16.99$18.99The New World$16.98$17.99$16.99$19.99 - Northern Exposure: Seasons 1 & 2$41.99$43.99$49.99 - - On the Outs$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Pittsburgh Pirates: 1979 World Series$48.99$53.99$69.99 - - Poseidon Adventure SE$12.99$12.99$12.99$13.78 - Puff, Puff, Pass$16.99$22.99$24.97 - - Rescue Me: Season 2$34.99$29.99$39.99$37.99 - Ronin CE$16.99$19.99$24.97 - - **Rumor Has It…$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Rumor Has It… (HD-DVD)$27.99 - - - - Scrubs: Season 3$39.99$27.99$27.99$29.99$27.99Sgt. Bilko 50th Anniversary Edition$27.99$31.99$34.99 - - St. Louis Cardinals: Games/Busch$41.99$45.99$49.99 - - Surrender, Dorothy$22.49$19.99$24.97 - - That ‘70s Show: Season 4$34.99$32.99$32.99$34.99 - The Towering Inferno SE$12.99$14.99$12.99 - - Training Day (HD-DVD)$19.99 - - - - The West Wing: Season 6$38.98$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.49The Work & the Glory: Amer. Zion$26.99$19.99$24.99 - -

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

    (HD-DVD) after a title = New High-Definition release.

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    American Heroes Collection: In Harm’s Way, Hell is for Heroes, The Bridges at Toko-Ri.

    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! Munich (1-disc) AND Nanny McPhee AND Rumor Has It… are ALL available in both MAR and OAR versions...get the correct one(s)!

    --For the first time, CostCo is advertising prices on HD-DVD discs this week!

    --Some confusing titles for me this week. Training Day (HD-DVD) and Rumor Has It… (HD-DVD) show up on a lot of lists for this week, but not on others. Same with Best of Boris & Natasha: Volume 1.

    --I also don’t know why the nice folks at Northern Exposure have decided to re-package Seasons 1 & 2 of that popular show TOGETHER…after having released those two seasons separately years ago. But, then again, there are lots of other things I don’t know, too! [​IMG]

    --Best Buy, this week, is offering a $25 Gift Card, instantly, with the purchase of the Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD player and any three HD-DVD movies. Pictured in the ad are Serenity, Doom & Apollo 13 HD-DVD titles Must be purchased on same receipt. Gift Card good toward future purchase. Online offer may vary.

    --At Best Buy, get FREE MOVIE CASH for The DaVinci Code, instantly, with the purchase of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Into the Blue or ten other specially marked titles in store. A $10.50 value. See a Customer Specialist for details. (That still makes me laugh every time I see it!) Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Best Buy has EXCLUSIVE BOX ART on its copies of The New World ($17.99)

    --At Best Buy, save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH Big Momma’s House 2 and Grandma’s Boy. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Save $10, instantly, at Best Buy, when you buy BOTH Scrubs: Season 3 AND either Scrubs: Season 1 OR Scrubs: Season 2. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    -- You can save $5 instantly at Best Buy when you buy BOTH The Barbie Diaries ($14.99) AND a $15 iTunes download card. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer valid in store only.

    --I think it is worth noting that Best Buy is having some good prices of TV season sets this week. Seasons 1-5 of The West Wing, The OC: Seasons 1 & 2, Nip/Tuck: Seasons 1 & 2, and Gilmore Girls: Seasons 1-4 are ALL $27.99 apiece.

    --Circuit City is offering a FREE “Big Momma’s Ink Pen” with the purchase of Big Momma’s House 2.

    --Circuit City is also selling “Mother’s Day Gift Sets which include a Mother’s Day Card, envelope & gift wrap sleeve with the purchase of any of the following DVDs: A Cinderella Story, Message In a Bottle, Must Love Dogs, Sweet November, The American President, The Bodyguard, Phantom of the Opera (2005) and You’ve Got Mail.

    --Target is offering its old standby of a $5 Target GiftCard with the purchase of either The Facts of Life: Seasons 1 & 2, West Wing: Season 6, Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 6, That ‘70s Show: Season 4, or Rescue Me: Season 2. Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: May 9, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    Cradle Will Rock, Ethan Fromme, Feast of July, The Good Mother, Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Moondance ... $9.99

    Before and After, Children of the Revolution, The Junction Boys, The Music Man, The Wedding Gift ... $14.99
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Hostel $19.99
    Last Holiday $19.99
    Memoirs of a Geisha $19.99
    King Kong 1-disc (2005) $19.99
    Chronicles Of Narnia 1-disc $17.99
    In The Mix $17.99

    $6.49 each:
    The Bodyguard
    Must Love Dogs
    The American President
    Sweet November
    You’ve Got Mail
    A Cinderella Story
    Message In A Bottle
    The Phantom of The Opera (2005)
    (Free Mother’s Day Gift Set which includes Mother’s Day card, envelope & gift wrap sleeve with the purchase of any of the DVDs listed above)

    $7.49 each:
    Starship Troopers
    Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
    Big Momma’s House: Special Edition
    Mean Girls
    Coming To America
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    Grease
    School of Rock
    Legend
    Snatch (Red cover)
    The Machinist
    League of Extraordinary Gentelemen
    Unfaithful
    The Bourne Identity
    Election
    Face/Off
    Blade
    The First Wives Club
    The Gift
    Jet Li: Red Dragon
    Cruel Intentions
    Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    The Object Of My Affection
    Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
    Save The Last Dance
    Major League
    The Banger Sisters
    The Queens of Comedy
    Martin Lawrence: LIVE
    The Biggest Loser: The Workout

    $7.99 each:
    Crash (theatrical cut) - 2005
    Dukes of Hazzard: Unrated
    Fantastic 4
    Batman Begins
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    Monster-In-Law
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    $9.99 each:
    Unbreakable
    Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition
    Final Destination 2-Pack (Final Destination / Final Destination 2)
    The Longest Yard (Sandler)
    Unforgiven
    Airplane: Don’t Call Me Shirley Edition
    Team America: World Police Unrated
    Sahara
    Dumb & Dumber: Unrated
    Coach Carter
    The Gospel
    Gone With The Wind (2-disc version?)
    House of Wax (2005)
    Spongebiob Squarepants: The Movie
    Mission: Impossible
    Apocalypse Now: Redux
    Jaws: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Wayne’s World: The Complete Epic
    George Lopez: Why You Crying?
    Cheech & Chong’s Greatest Hits Pack
    Event Horizon: Special Collector’s Edition
    Layer Cake
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
    Sling Blade
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    9 to 5 : Sexist, Egotistical, Lying Hypocritical Bigot Edition
    Under The Tuscan Sun
    Breakfast At Tiffany’s
    The High and The Mighty
    Miracle

    DVD Sets
    Everybody Love Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $24.99 each

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    3 FOR $20 (Must be purchased on same receipt to qualify for $20 pricepoint):
    Superman: The Movie
    Superman II
    Batman Begins
    Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
    Ocean’s Twelve
    We Were Soldiers
    House of 1000 Corpses
    Black Hawk Down
    How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
    Monster-In-Law
    The Notebook
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Super Troopers
    Comedy Double Feature: Spies Like Us / Nothing But Trouble
    Action Double Feature: Showdown In Little Tokyo / Bloodsport
    Action Double Feature: Tequila Sunrise / Conspiracy Theory
    The Punisher (Travolta / Jane)
    The Italian Job (2003)
    Forrest Gump
    Mean Girls
    Star Trek: First Contact – Special Collector’s Edition
    The Phantom of The Opera (2005)
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    The Aviator: 2-disc Edition
    My Best Friend’s Wedding
    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    Dukes of Hazzard: Unrated
    Big Momma’s House

    DVD Sets:
    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 $14.99
    CSI: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    Sex And The City: The Complete Series $149.99
    Dr. Katz - Professional Therapist: Season 1 $12.99
    Life Goes On: Season 1 $29.99
    The West Wing: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $27.99 each
    The O.C.: Season 1 / 2 $27.99 each
    Nip/Tuck: Season 1 / 2 $27.99
    Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $27.99 each

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    30 Minute Meals With Rachel Ray $16.99
    Everyday Italian With Gaida De Laurentiis $16.99
    Paula’s Home Cooking With Paula Deen $16.99
    The Barbie Diaries $12.99

    $7.50 each:
    Matilda: Special Edition
    Something’s Gotta Give
    Five People You Meet In Heaven
    Forrest Gump
    The Last Samurai (2-disc Version?)
    Hellboy: 2-disc Special Edition
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks Mike & Patrick for the Roundup. Looks like Nanny McPhee for me at CC with a Target pm. I've got Poseidon & Towering Inferno coming from Amazon with that great "Buy Both together" deal.

    What's with Best Buys different prices for Earthquake, Poseidon & Towering Inferno? You'd think they'd all be priced uniformly. Odd.
     
  4. PatWahlquist

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    Speaking of uniform prices...$12.99 for the HD DVD of Training Day?

    Posidon, Towering Inferno, and probably Rescue Me and Scrubs.

    Thanks, boys!
     
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    Thanks, as always, guys! Looks Like I'll be double-dipping The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure this week. And, for $7.99 I will probably blind-buy Fantastic 4 and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Still not quite sure how I managed to miss both of those until now. Is the 2-disc Charlie the preferred way to go or will this low-cost, single disc suffice?
     
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    Thanks, Mike and Patrick. Dr. Katz/Poseidon/Inferno this week (and I'll probably pick up Earthquake eventually).
     
  7. Todd Stout

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    Any word on whether or not Best Buy will include an exclusive bonus disc with season 3 of Scrubs as they did with seasons 1 and 2?

    This is going to be an expensive week for me. I just have to get Season 3 of Scrubs, season 4 of That '70s Show, and season 2 of Rescue Me. I'm also going to pick up Earthquake, Towering Inferno, and Poseidon Adventure. Ouch...
     
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    Thanks again for the weekly roundup Mike and the Ghost of David Lambert...but sadly nothing for me this week. I am on a cold turkey week while saving up for that portable dvd player, which I can get on the 18th. Thanks anyway.
     
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    nothing in the add.

    and 12.99 for hd dvd training day? mistype? 24.99 at bb.com

    anyone know whats on family gyt freakin sweet?
     
  10. Julio Diaz

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    I thought I'd read where "Rumor Has It" was going to be the first 2-sided SD/HD DVD release. That could be where the confusion is coming from on that title - the HD-only listing on Amazon may be a bad one.

    Nothing for me this week, thank goodness. Thanks for the round-up!
     
  11. Mike Frezon

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    Fixed the typo on the Training Day (HD-DVD). The only place with a price was Amazon.

    That Best Buy.com price is questionable. The release date is wrong and doesn't reflect the usual bb HD-DVD price.


    I wish he'd stop jangling those old chains. We made them link by link and yard by yard... [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks as usual. A pretty heavy week.

    Andy Griffith Show
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Poseidon Adventure
    Towering Inferno

    I was interested in Ronin also, but indications are that any improvement there in PQ will be too minimal to warrant an upgrade.
     
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    Munich 2 disc, The New World, Earthquake, and the two Masters of Horror episodes for me.
     
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    The Golden Girls and Fantastic Four for me. And probably the Munich 2-disc.
     
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    I want:
    -Big Momma's House 2
    -Dr. Katz:Season 1
    -Everybody Loves Raymond:Season 6
    -Grandma's Boy:UR
    -Munich:LE
    -Poseidon Adventure:SE
    -Rescue Me:Season 2
    -Ronin:SE
    -Rumor Has It...
    -Scrubs:Season 3
    -That 70's Show:Season 4
    -Towering Inferno:SE
    -The West Wing:Season 6

    Will probably wait on a few of those like Rumor Has It and West Wing ( just finished season 1 tonight).

    Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
     
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    Note on the Mother's Day gift sets, when Best Buy had Must Love Dogs on sale a few weeks ago, all the gift sets were fullscreen. Not sure if that is the same at CC?
     
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    Thanks as always Mike & Patrick.

    Me too - it's a great deal getting both for $20.98 with free shipping!

    In case anyone missed it, Arnie G posted this deal last week. I just checked and this promo is still in effect (as of the time of this post). Check out the details in this thread:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=233795

    Other than those two, I'll pick-up Nanny McPhee and maybe Munich.
     
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    Thanks Mike and Patrick!

    For anyone interested in The West Wing: Season 6, DeepDiscountDVD currently has it up for a pre-order price of $30.25.
     
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    Makes me wonder whether they're releasing a less expensive SD-only version, which would explain the multiple listings.
     

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