Weekly RoundUp 6-10-2008

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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Scarlett Johansson & Natalie Portman (The Other Boleyn Girl – 2008)


– Paul Giamatti & David Morse (John Adams – 2008)


– Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman (The Bucket List – 2007)


– Terror of the Tongs – 1961


– Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen (Jumper – 2008)

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco7th Heaven: Season 6$33.99$29.99$49.98 - - American Gangster: Season 2$28.79$24.99$22.99 - - Army Wives: Season 1$32.99$35.99$34.99 - - Boondocks: Season 2$34.49$34.99$39.99$34.99 - The Bucket List$17.99$15.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Dukes of Hazzard Double Feature$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Fant. Four-World’s Greatest Heroes: S1$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - The Fugitive: Season 2 Volume 1$29.19$34.99$34.99 - - Funny Games$14.99$19.99$19.99 - - Hawaii Five-O: Season 4$34.99$44.99$49.99 - $33.99High Noon UCE (2-disc)$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Home Improvement: Season 8$19.99$22.99$19.99 - - Icons of Adventure Collection$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - John Adams (HBO Mini-Series)$38.99$34.99$34.99$34.99 - Jumper$17.99$15.99$14.99$16.99 - Jumper SE (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$21.99$22.99$21.99The List$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - McLeod’s Daughters: Season 6$55.99$89.99$79.98 - - The Odd Couple: Season 4$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Other Boleyn Girl$16.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$19.29The Other Boleyn Girl DE (Target only) - - - $22.99 - Otis$21.49$19.99$19.99 - - Sidekick$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Signal$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Soap: Complete Series$44.49$49.99$59.95 - - Sophia Loren: Four Film Collection$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Tek War$34.99$34.99$34.99 - - What’s Happening!!: Complete Series$44.49$49.99$59.95 - - **Witless Protection$19.99$17.99$17.99$19.99 -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBroken Trail$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Bucket List$23.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$24.89Jumper SE$27.95$27.99$27.99$29.99$25.89Natural Born Killers$23.95$29.99$34.99 - - The Other Boleyn Girl$25.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$25.99The Professionals$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Signal$18.95$29.99$29.99 - - Witless Protection$24.95$29.99$29.99 - -

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Dukes of Hazzard Double Feature: Reunion!, Hazzards in Hollywood.

Icons of Adventure Collection: The Pirates of Blood River, The Devil-Ship Pirates, The Stranglers of Bombay, The Terror of the Tongs.

Sophia Loren Four Film Collection: Neapolitan Carousel, Attila, Madame Sans-Gene, Sunflower.

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 Careful! Witless Protection is being released in BOTH OAR and MAR releases! The good news to report is that both Amazon.com and Best Buy.com are charging a premium for the MAR version.

--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE 2-disc deluxe edition of The Signal this week. No other details are available.

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE AUDIO CD AUDIO BOOK with its copies of The Other Boleyn Girl.

--FREE copies of The Karate Kid on DVD @ BB this week with the purchase of ANY video game version of Kung Fu Panda. Excludes the NDS. DVD value = $9.99.

--Best Buy is having a “Buy 2, Save $5” or “Buy 3, Save $10” sale on the following (rather eclectic) list of DVD titles:

$12.99:Annie Hall

$14.99:Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Maltese Falcon, Scarface, To Kill a Mockingbird, Toy Story.

Must be purchased on same receipt.

--And, further…Best Buy is having a “Buy 2, Get One Free” sale on select Blu-ray discs this week. The ad says the list of titles included in the sale will be found in-store.

--In the meantime, Best Buy lists the following Blu-ray discs for sale at the following prices:

$19.99:The Assassination of Jesse James…, Déjà vu, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Guardian, I Am Legend, Michael Clayton, Pearl Harbor, PotC: Curse of Black Pearl, PotC: Dead Man’s Chest, The Prestige, Wild Hogs.

$24.99:Blade Runner (5-disc), Mr. Brooks, Predator, Rescue Dawn.

$29.99:30 Days of Night, Across the Universe, Ghost Rider, Spider-man 3, Walk Hard, We Own the Night.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 and $6.99 and $12.9.

--Circuit City is advertising BONUS ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE with the purchase of The Signal at their store.

--CC has a list of $7.99 DVDs off which you can buy TWO and get TWO FREE MOVIE TICKETS to see The Happening. The Happening in theaters 6-13-08. Movie Ticket Value = $7.50.

Circuit City has the following Blu-ray discs on sale for $19.99: 300, Blood Diamond, Bullitt, Donnie Brasco, The Fifth Element, Full Metal Jacket, Goodfellas, Hellboy, Kung Fu Hustle, Memento, S.W.A.T., Syriana, Training Day, Vertical Limit.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of DVDs for $4.99, $6.99 and $8.99 (The single disc Dirty Harry movies released last week—Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, The Dead Pool).

--Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of The Other Boleyn Girl at its stores this week. Bonus disc includes production notes, exclusive package artwork and more.

--Also @ Target this week, purchase a Playstation 3 gaming system and ANY TWO of the following four Blu-ray discs and receive a $50 Target GiftCard: Across the Universe, Casino Royale, Superbad, We Own the Night.

--Target Odds and Ends: A collection of titles for both $7.50 and $10.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

WWE Presents The ROCK: The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment $17.99
Walk: Hard: 2-disc Unrated Edition $9.99
Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition $9.99
Semi-Pro $14.99
Beowulf: Unrated Director’s Cut $14.99
I Am Legend $14.99

$4.99 each:
Absolute Power
City Heat
The Rookie
Every Which Way But Loose
Tightrope
Bronco Billy
Bloodwork
Space Cowboys
Any Which Way You Can
Pale Rider
Heartbreak Ridge
A Perfect World

$6.99 each:
Ocean’s 11 (Sinatra / Martin)
None But The Brave
The Man With The Golden Arm
Some Came Running
It Happened In Brooklyn

$7.99 each: Purchase any 2 of these DVDs for 2 Free Movie Tickets to see The Happening, which is in theaters 6/13/08. Movie Ticket value = $7.50.
The Transporter
X-Men
Independence Day
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard With A Vengeance
The Marine
Speed
Alien vs. Predator
The Terminator
Predator
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Sentinel
From Hell
I, Robot
28 Days Later
The Transporter 2
Fantastic 4
X2: X-Men United
The Day After Tomorrow

$8.99 each:
Magnum Force: Deluxe Edition
The Enforcer: Deluxe Edition
Sudden Impact: Deluxe Edition
The Dead Pool: Deluxe Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
Jumper $29.99
Kung Fu Hustle $19.99
Donnie Brasci: Extended Cut $19.99
GoodFellas $19.99
S.W.A.T. $19.99
Memento $19.99
Vertical Limit $19.99
The Fifth Element $19.99
Hellboy $19.99
Full Metal Jacket $19.99
Bullitt $19.99
300 $19.99
Syriana $19.99
Blood Diamond $19.99
Training Day $19.99

DVD Sets:
John Adams (HBO) $34.99
The Boondocks: Season 2 $32.99
The Boondocks: Season 1 $19.99
American Gangster: Season 2 $22.99

All available seasons of titles listed here are on sale. Titles may vary by store.
24: Season 5 $34.99
30 Rock: Season 1 $34.99
Band Of Brothers $39.99
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5 $21.99
Entourage: Season 3.1 $27.99
Heroes: Season 1 $39.99
Lost: Season 3 $27.99
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $27.99
Prison Break: Season 2 $32.99
Rescue Me: Season 1 $21.99
ROME: Season 2 $36.99
Saturday Night Live: Season 1 $27.99
Seinfeld: Season 1 + 2 $21.99
Sex & The City: Season 5 $21.99
The Office: Season 3 $34.99
The Riches: Season 1 $27.99
The Sopranos: Season 1 $36.99
The Wire: Season 3 $34.99
Ugly Betty: Season 1 $27.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Invisible Target $16.99
WWE Presents The Rock: The most electrifying man in sports entertainment $19.99
Semi-Pro $19.99
Rambo: The Fight Continues $19.99
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $19.99
High Noon: 2-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition $14.99

$4.99 each:
Alien
The Day After Tomorrow
I, Robot
Predator
Eragon
Fantastic 4
FX
Ong-Bak: Good Humor Ice Cream Man

$6.99 each:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
License To Wed
The DaVinci Code
Ghost Rider
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
The Pursuit Of Happyness
Rescue Dawn
Sunshine
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
The Departed
Casino Royale
Shooter
Mr. Brooks
Flags Of Our Fathers
Letters From Iwo Jima
Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier
Home Of The Brave
Happy Feet
Rocky Balboa
Zodiac (1st Pressing)
TROY: Director’s Cut aka Ultimate Collector’s Edition

$12.99 each:
Mad Money
Wild Hogs
The Game Plan
Underdog
High School Musical 2: Extended Edition
3:10 To Yuma
Good Luck Chuck
Spider-man 3
Superbad: 2 DVD Unrated Extended Edition
30 Days Of Night
We Own The Night
Resident Evil: Extinction
Beowulf: Director’s Cut
One Missed Call
August Rush
Nancy Drew
Across The Universe
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
I Am Legend
Charlie Wilson’s War
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom
Indiana Jones & The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

Buy 2 titles and save $5. Buy 3 titles and save $10: More titles in store & online.
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid: 2-disc Collector’s Edition $14.99
Scarface $14.99
The Maltese Falcon: 3-disc Special Edition $19.99
Annie Hall $12.99
To Kill A Mockingbird : Legacy Series $14.99
E.T. The Extraterrestrial $14.99
Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition $14.99

Blu-Ray Discs:
Natural Born Killers $29.99
Walk Hard: 2 Disc Unrated Edition $29.99
Across The Universe $29.99
30 Days OF Night $29.99
Ghost Rider $29.99
We Own The Night $29.99
Spider-man 3 $29.99
I Am Legend $19.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl $19.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $19.99
Déjà Vu $19.99
The Guardian $19.99
Wild Hogs $19.99
Michael Clayton $19.99
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford $19.99
The Prestige $19.99
Gone In 60 Seconds $19.99
Pearl Harbor $19.99
Blade Runner $24.99
Rescue Dawn $24.99
Mr. Brooks $24.99
Predator $24.99

DVD Sets:
PLD Price Locked from 6/1/08 – 6/14/08 on marked titles
Army Wives: Season 1 $35.99
The Boondocks: Season 2 $34.99
The Boondocks: Season 1 $19.99
John Adams (HBO) $34.99
Fantastic Four: Season 1 $29.99
7th Heaven: Season 6 $29.99
American Gangster: Season 2 $24.99
Home Improvement: Season 8 $22.99
Band Of Brothers $44.99
Big Love: Season 2 $34.99
Big Love: Season 1 $54.99
Deadwood: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $39.99 each
ROME: Season 1 / 2 $39.99 each
The Wire: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $39.99 each
The Sopranos: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $39.99 each
Star Wars Trilogy $59.99 PLD
Rocky: The Complete Saga $29.99 PLD
The King Of Queens: The Complete Series (Truck Packaging) $109.99 PLD
Seinfeld: The Complete Series (Refrigerator Packaging) $129.99 PLD
The West Wing: The Complete Series $179.99 PLD
Rambo: The Complete Collector’s Set $39.99 PLD
Planet Earth $54.99 PLD
James Bond Ultimate Edition: Volume I / II / III / IV $29.99 each PLD


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Target on sale DVD items:

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $15.99
National Treasure $15.99
Juno $15.99
I Am Legend $15.99
No Country For Old Men $15.99
Semi-Pro $15.99
Untraceable $15.99
The Golden Compass $15.99
Cloverfield $15.99
There Will Be Blood $15.99
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem $15.99
Stargate: The Ark Of Truth $12.99

$7.50 each: Each titles listed and selected others
Batman Begins
The Patriot: Special Edition
The Waterboy
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Old School: Unrated
Tommy Boy / Black Sheep Double Feature

$10.00 each: Each titles listed and selected others
300
Knocked Up
National Treasure (2 Disc Version)
The Pursuit Of Happyness
Ocean’s Thirteen
Indiana Jones & The Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Blu-Ray Discs:
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $24.99
National Treasure $24.99
Juno $24.99
I Am Legend $24.99
No Country For Old Men $24.99
Semi-Pro $24.99
Untraceable $24.99
The Golden Compass $24.99
Cloverfield $24.99
There Will Be Blood $24.99
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem $24.99
Across The Universe $29.99
We Own The Night $29.99
Superbad: 2 Disc Unrated Extended Edition $29.99
Casino Royale $29.99

DVD Sets:
John Adams Miniseries $34.99
The Boondocks: Season 2 $34.99
The Godfather Collection $27.99
Bad Of Brothers $39.99
Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection $28.99
Rocky: The Complete Saga $19.99
Rambo: The Complete Collector’s Set $29.99
Planet Earth $49.99
The X-Men Trilogy Collection $14.99
Star Wars Trilogy $37.99
Ken Burns Presents: The War $74.99
Dexter: Season 1 $24.99
The Office: Season 3 $29.99
Seinfeld: Season 9 $19.99
The Simpsons: Season 10 $24.99
 

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Still just building up my Blu-Ray collection, but I got a Gamefly bill coming up, so money going to be tight through. Thanks for the update Mike.
 

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Definitely picking up The Fugitive: Season Two- Volume One.

I might pick up The Professionals on Blu Ray.

I'll wait for an inevitable sale on The Boondocks: Season Two.

I would pick up Natural Born Killers but I know I'd be irritated by the R rated edits.
 

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Good luck to anyone trying to get the $30 collector's editon at BB for $6.99! It's a huge YMMV. The ad shows the picture of the CE, but they have the regualr two disc set on display. I tried with no luck. The woman at customer service was NOT going to give me that set for $7, even after going out to see all of the copies of the set. I should have pursued it with a manager, but I didn't have the time.

How's Jumper? Worth a blind buy?

--John
 

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If there are any Genesis fans out there, a 3 disc DVD set of their last concert tour is coming out on Tuesday. It's called When In Rome 2007, and it is only available at Walmart (for now). The website shows it at $19.88. I saw them in Boston at the Garden last year....a great show. Although there wasn't 500,000 fans in Boston like there was at their show in Rome (yes, that figure is right!)


Walmart.com: When In Rome (Wal-Mart Exclusive) (3 Discs Music DVD), Genesis: Wal-Mart CD Store

--John
 

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Just getting The Signal on Blu-Ray this week. The BB exclusive on the DVD bugs me though. I feel like I'm getting stiffed for going with the superior format.

Thanks!
 

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Rental only. It is all setup with very little payoff. The concept is there, but the execution is lacking.
 

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John Adams for me this week. I loved the McCullough book. And, I don't have HBO. It was tough listening to all the great reviews and not being able to see the show. If anyone's interested, there is an EXCLUSIVE production clip up on the Amazon.com page for the release which shows all the CGI that was used to take the viewers back to colonial Boston & Philadelphia. Actually, when I went to get the link just now I see that there are a couple of new clips featuring McCullough himself talking about Adams.

I've heard so many good things about this production (including Laura Linney's performance) and have such affection for the material this one is a slam dunk...even though I have cut my purchases WAY back.

Too bad it's not coming out on Blu-ray.


 

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John Adams was pretty darn good, Mike. Linney and Giamatti do fine work, but the real standout for me was Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for the round up.

As for me this week: I'm planning on getting a new iPhone. Depending on how that goes I might partake of DD's 20% off sale.
 

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Kevin: Are you aware that Apple is just about to announce a new version of the iPhone--with faster internet service? Don't know if they'll be charging (a lot) more for it...
 

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That's the one I'm hoping to get.

Edit: Well, looks like I'm waiting till July 11. Guess I can spend some money now.
 

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Yes it was and looked great, I would imagine there might be a blu ray in the future at some point.
 

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