Weekly RoundUp 6-13-2006

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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Sharon Tate as Jennifer North Polar (Valley of the Dolls - 1967)


– Jimi Hendrix (Monterey Pop - 1968)


– Bruno Lawrence as Zac Hobson (The Quiet Earth – 1985)


– Neil Young (Heart of Gold – 2006)


– Cast (Coach – 1989)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**16 Blocks$18.79$15.99$13.99$16.99 - 16 Blocks (HD-DVD)$27.99 - - - - Adam Sandler Collection$20.99$24.99$29.96 - - Against the Wall$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - All Aboard! Rosie’s Family Cruise$16.99$22.99 - - - Aquamarine$19.96$19.99$17.99$16.99 - Beavis & Butt-head: Volume 2$27.29$31.99$24.99$24.99 - Before the Fall$22.49$24.99$24.99 - - Betty Grable Collection: Volume 1$44.99$49.99$49.99 - - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls$20.19$18.89 - - - The Big White$18.99$19.99$24.99 - - Cincinnati Reds: ‘75 World Series$48.99$69.99$69.99 - - Cheers: Season 8$27.29$31.99$34.99 - - Coach: Season 1$24.49$26.99$29.99 - - **Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (NR)$20.99$15.99$13.99$16.99 - Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (R)$20.99$15.99$13.99$16.99 - Dead Zone: Season 4$24.49$28.99$24.99 - - Dharma & Greg: Season 1$27.99$27.99$27.99$27.99 - The Dolly Sisters$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Dora: Animal Adventures$12.69$9.99$12.99 - - Down Argentine Way$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - End of the Spear$19.96$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.49Face the Music$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Farscape Season 4 Coll. 1$18.69$19.99$17.99 - - Forty Shades of Blue$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Frasier: Season 8$27.29$31.99$34.99 - - Getting Played$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Good Neighbors: Comp. Series 4$19.49$24.99$24.99 - - A Good Woman$20.99$16.99$19.99 - - Green Street Hooligans$18.19$17.99$19.99 - - Happy Gilmore (HD-DVD)$24.49$29.99$33.99 - - Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake! Otis…(CC)$20.99$25.99$19.99 - - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang$17.96$17.99$17.99$17.99 - L.A. Story (15th Anniversary Ed.)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - MacGyver: Season 6$27.29$31.99$27.99 - $25.99Medium: Season 1$38.99$37.99$49.99$39.99$37.99Monterey Pop (CC)$20.99$25.99$19.99 - - Moon Over Miami$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Mother Teresa$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Mulberry: Complete Series$31.49$29.99$24.99 - - My Blue Heaven (1950)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Neil Young: Heart of Gold$19.49$19.99$24.99 - - The Pink Panther (2006)$20.29$16.99$13.99$16.99$18.99Pink Panther: Anim. Coll. Vol. 4$10.49$9.99$13.99 - - The Princess Bride‡$16.19$19.99$24.97 - - The Quiet Earth$18.69$19.99$17.99 - - The Rat Pack Collection$35.99$34.99$34.99 - - Rockford Files: Season 2$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - Room 6$12.97$15.99$15.99 - - The Rundown (HD-DVD)$23.99$29.99$33.99 - - The Sisters$20.19$24.99$19.99 - - Thinking XXX$16.99$22.99$19.99 - - This is America, Charlie Brown$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Valley of the Dolls SE$20.19$20.99$19.99 - - Walker, Texas Ranger: Season 1$34.99$39.99$34.99 - - Where on Earth is Carmen SanDiego?$20.99$21.99$24.99 - - The World’s Fastest Indian$17.47$17.99$17.99$16.99 -

‡ = Two different covers for this release. Princess Bride “Buttercup Edition” and Princess Bride “Dread Pirate Edition”.

(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:

Adam Sandler Collection: Big Daddy. Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates.

Betty Grable Collection: Volume 1: My Blue Heaven (1950), The Dolly Sisters, Moon Over Miami, Down Argentine Way.

Rat Pack Collection: Ocean’s 11, Robin and the Seven Hoods, 4 for Texas.

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! 16 Blocks AND Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (NR) are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) !

--Amazon is showing an HD-DVD version of 16 Blocks this week…but no one else is. The high-def releases continue to be difficult for me to nail down. So, I am including the listing in the table…just in case.

--Also, I am flying blind on Best Buy prices/deals this week. No early flyer for me. I am using information culled from a variety of internet sources including bestbuy.com.

--Best Buy, this week, is advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE WHOOPEE CUSHION when you buy the Pink Panther (2006) on DVD. Minimum 14 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also holding one of its 2/$20 promotions when you buy BOTH The Pink Panther (2006) ($16.99) AND one of the following four titles: Pink Panther, Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther or Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising a Buy One/Get One FREE Sale on a number of TV on DVD titles this week. The titles are: House: Season 1 ($39.99); The A-Team: Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4; Magnum, PI: Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4; Knight Rider: Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 (all $34.99 apiece); Las Vegas: Seasons 1 & 2 (Price not listed in flyer. $48.99 at bb.com). Free title must be of equal or lesser value. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS SNEAK PEEK DVD with the purchase of Beavis & Butt-head: Mike Judge Collection – Volume II ($24.99). Includes Volume III Sneak Peek. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

--Save $5, instantly, at Best Buy when you buy Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (NR) ($15.99 AND Dave Chappelle’s Block Party Soundtrack CD ($9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC on with its copies of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (NR). Includes trailer for “Waist Deep”.

--Circuit City is offering FREE PINK PANTHER THEME SONG RINGTONE with its copies of The Pink Panther (2006).

--Circuit City is offering FREE BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD RINGTONE with its copies of Beavis & Butt-head Collection: Volume II.

--Circuit City has a $5 savings when you buy Dead Zone: Season 4 ($24.99) and ANY OTHER season.

--And Target’s got its FREE $5 GiftCard! This week, get your Target $5 GiftCard with the purchase of Medium: Season 1 ($33.99), Dharma & Greg: Season 1 ($27.99), OR Beavis & Butt-head Collection: Volume II ($24.99). Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: June 13, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.
 

Patrick Sun

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Hostel $17.99
Underworld: Evolution Low Price ($17.99)
Cheaper By The Dozen 2 $19.99
Glory Road $19.99
Firewall $19.99
RUSH: Replay x3 $27.99 (3 DVD / 1 CD)
Chris Brown: Journey $9.99
John Fogerty: The Long Road Home – In Concert $9.99

$7.49 DVDs – Father’s Day Selection With Bonus
Alexander: Director’s Cut
Above The Law
Devil’s Advocate
Bullitt
Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Special Edition
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Troy
The Perfect Storm
Circuit City Exclusive: Free Book with purchase of any of the DVDs marked above. Book titles: DK 101 Barbeque (101 Essential Tips), and DK 101 Golf (101 Essential Tips)

$7.49 each:
Tha Manchurian Candidate (2005)
The Italian Job (2003)
Eddie Murphy: RAW
Gangs Of New York
The Village
Jackass: The Movie
Unbreakable: Vista Series
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Special Collector’s Edition
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
Good Will Hunting
The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut
Shanghai Noon
Paid in Full
The Recruit
Ransom
Rounders: Collector’s Edition
The Waterboy
25th Hour
Face/Off
Reign Of Fire
Iron Monkey
In Too Deep
Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow
Hondo
McLintock
Sleepy Hollow (Depp)
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
Sliver: Unrated
Deep Impact

Buy One DVD, Get 2nd DVD FREE ($9.99 each):
Paycheck
Under Siege
The Hunt For Red October
Pay It Forward
Days OF Thunder
The Firm
Sleepers
A Time To Kill
Gettysburg
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
Swordfish
The Original Kings Of Comedy
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
Varsity Blues
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
About Schmidt
Austin Powers in Goldmember
The Ghost & The Darkness
Pitch Black: Unrated Director’s Cut
Cape Fear: Collector’s Edition (1991)
Lethal Weapon 4
Patriot Games
Clear And Present Danger
Analyze That
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Severs
Major League
American Ninja 4
Almost Heroes
War of the Worlds: Special Collector’s Edition
Under Siege 2
Vegas Vacation
Driven
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed
Blue Chips
Lone Star
Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels
The Whole Ten Yards
Gods & Generals
Over The Top
Deep Cover
Spy Game: Collector’s Edition
U-571: Collector’s Edition
Coming To America
The Machinist
Blood Work
(50 Great Titles To Choose From. More in Store)

DVD Sets
The Godfather Collection $34.99
The Sopranos: Season 5 $54.99 each
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection $34.99
The Star Wars Trilogy $34.99
Deadwood: Season 2 $64.99
The Adventures of Indiana Jones Collection $34.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Neil Young: Heart of Gold $19.99
Saving Private Ryan $7.99
Forrest Gump $7.99
John Fogerty: The Long Road Home $14.99
Elton John: Dream Ticket (4 DVDs) $24.99
Rolling Stones: Four Flicks (4 DVDs) $29.99

RUSH: Replay x3 (3 DVDs / 1 CD) $24.99
Best Buy Exclusive 4 Bonus Songs

John Fogerty: The Long Road Home – In Concert DVD $14.99 (CD $9.99)
2 For $20 when you buy both the DVD and the CD on the same receipt

Dave Chappelle's Block Party: Unrated $15.99
Dave Chappelle's Block Party Soundtrack $9.99
Save $5 Instantly when you buy Dave Chappelle's Block Party DVD and CD Soundtrack on the same receipt

Pink Panther $9.99
Pink Panther Strikes Again $9.99
Revenge of the Pink Panther $9.99
Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection $9.99
(2 For $20 when you buy The Pink Panther 2006 with any of the 4 titles marked above. Must be purchased on the same receipt)

2 DVDs for $15:
Not Another Teen Movie: Uncensored
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Clueless: Whatever Edition
13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition
Apollo 13: 2 DVD Anniversary Edition
American History X
The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition
XXX: State of the Union Special Edition
Assault On Precinct 13 2005
Friday Night Lights
The Interpreter
The Jerk: 26th Anniversary Edition
The Big Lebowski

DVD Sets:
Band of Brothers $49.99
Deadwood: Season 2 $65.99
The Wire: Season 2 $44.99
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4 $27.99
Da Ali G. Show: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Coach: Season 1 $22.99
The Rockford Files: Season 2 $27.99
Over There $24.99
South Park: Season 5 $24.99
Chappelle's Show: Season 2 Uncensored $24.99
Arrested Development: Season 2 $24.99
Family Guy: Volume III $24.99
King Of Queens: Season 4 $24.99
News Radio: Season 3 $24.99
In Living Color: Season 5 $24.99
Hogan's Heroes: Season 3 $24.99
Nick Cannon Presents Wild n' Out: Season 1 $24.99
The Shield: Season 1 $19.99
24: Season 1 $19.99

Buy One, Get One Free In This Section:
Free Title must be of equal or lesser value. Must be purchased on the same receipt
House $39.99
The A-Team: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Magnum P.I.: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Knight Rider: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Las Vegas: Season 1 / 2 (No price listed)

Other Available Titles Listed Here.

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Target on sale DVD items:

$10 DVDs:
Ghostbusters 1 & 2
Monster In Law
House of Wax 2005
 

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Thanks for the roundup. Just 16 Blocks & Princess Bride for me. I sure hope I can find a decent price somewhere for the latter. BB & CC aren't looking too good for it.
 

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Really surprised that Target didn't advertise the SE for "Princess Bride" as I remember it being a consistent best seller in its original edition. I will check on tuesday and post a price if they are carrying it. And unless someone is REALLY convincing, I don't even see anything this week that I would RENT, much less buy!
 

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Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike and Patrick!

I will be picking up Beyond the Valley of the Dolls for sure, and possibly, Medium. I took advantage of their semi-annual sale and already ordered the Criterion three disc Complete Monterey Pop Festival box set at DDD for $47.99, delivered. It includes all three films plus a bonus disc with over two hours of additional performances (most from bands who didn't make it into the film like Buffalo Springfield, The Association, etc.), and a 64 page book. Best of all, this deluxe edition winds up costing six dollars less than buying just the two single discs at BB.
 

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I want:
-16 Blocks
-Cheers:Season 8
-Coach:Season 1
-Dead Zone:Season 4
-Dharma and Greg:Season 1
-Frasier:Season 8
-Kiss Kiss,Bang Bang
-L.A. Story:SE
-Medium:Season 1
-Pink Panther
-Princess Bride:SE

Thanks for the prices as always Mike and Patrick.
 

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Thanks as usual

Pretty big week:

Cheers
Frasier
Good Neighbors
Rockford Files

and depending on PQ, The Princess Bride
 

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My personal recommendation (at least for a rental) is Shane Black's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". If you like mismatched buddy-buddy movies (Shane wrote "Lethal Weapon"), you'll like this one.
 

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I believe the 2/$20 is referring to the John Fogerty- Long Road Home DVD and CD sets ($14.99 and $9.99, respectively). I really don't believe that there is a separate CD release for the Rush set. If only there were... (and it knocked the total price down by $5!)
 

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Best Buy.com lists a number of titles that are part of the 2 for $15 deal that are not listed in the Sunday circular. All of the titles listed below are part of the online special listed above but are not listed in the ad:

MASK OF ZORRO SUPERBIT
MALIBU'S MOST WANTED
HIGH TENSION
SNL-BEST OF DAVID SPADE
SNL-BEST OF ALEC BALDWIN
WEIRD SCIENCE
ALONE IN THE DARK
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (2005)
FIRST DAUGHTER
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
FAT ALBERT
MAD HOT BALLROOM
TOM AND JERRY-THE FAST AND THE FURRY
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
THE HONEYMOONERS (2005)
THE MATRIX
AMERICAN HISTORY X
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2

You can always place your order online and pick up in store to avoid shipping charges.
 

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Looking forward to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Let me recommend Cemetery Man, a simply wonderful movie!
 

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Thanks for the Roundup.. I just wanted to Point out in todays best buy ad it clearly shows MacGyver S6 for $24.99
 

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I may grab the HD/SD dual disc of this next week.

Also, keep in mind, after Tuesday all of this weeks titles qualify for the DDD sale.

Thanks for the round up, Mike and Pat!
 

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Thank goodness nothing for me this week, wallet needed the break!

Although I see that HD-DVD released what, for me, is almost a "killer app" to get me to buy into the technology...Happy Gilmore!
 

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I've been meaning to start collecting Magnum for some time now, so this looks like a great time to start. Then again, I've also read a lot of complaints regarding defective discs or poor audio...
 

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I'll be picking up:

Beavis And Butt-Head Collection- Volume Two
Cemetery Man
and
The Dead Zone: Season Four

In case anyone is curious, Cemetery Man is at Deep Discount DVD for $11.99, Amazon for $12.47 and Best Buy and Circuit City for $15.99.
 

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