Weekly RoundUp 6/15/04

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Henri, we heard you were dying. We simply had to come to say good-bye.
    –Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jane Avril (Moulin Rouge - 1952)

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    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    _____________TITLE________________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    **50 First Dates_____________________ _ $20.26 __ $17.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.19 __
    The Belly of an Architect____________ _ $12.26 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Beverly Hills 90210: Pilot___________ _ $10.49 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Black Hawk Down: Superbit____________ _ $22.11 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury_____ _ $12.28 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_9.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 2_______ _ $27.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $29.99 __ $25.99 __
    Dead Like Me: Season 1_______________ _ $41.27 __ $42.99 __ $58.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Disney’s Teacher’s Pet_______________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $22.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Hangman’s Knot_______________________ _ $16.96 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1995 _ $27.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Love Happy___________________________ _ $12.73 __ $10.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Man Show: Season 2_______________ _ $42.48 __ $34.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Monk: Season 1_______________________ _ $41.99 __ $43.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $34.99 __
    Moulin Rouge (1952)__________________ _ $12.26 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Nip/Tuck: Season 1___________________ _ $41.99 __ $47.99 __ $34.99 __ $44.99 __ $36.99 __
    Prick Up Your Ears___________________ _ $12.26 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Raggedy Rawney_______________________ _ $12.71 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Simpsons: Season 4___________________ _ $32.49 __ $29.99 __ $35.99 __ $35.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Spartan______________________________ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    The Station Agent____________________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $18.79 __
    The Stepford Wives (1975)____________ _ $10.49 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Thin Blue Line: Complete Line-Up_____ _ $27.99 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $27.99 __
    To End All Wars______________________ _ $19.59 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    To the Manor Born: Complete Series___ _ $55.99 __ $66.99 __ $59.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Touching the Void____________________ _ $25.48 __ $21.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    **Tupac: Resurrection________________ _ $24.59 __ $17.99 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Wedding Banquet______________________ _ $12.26 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Wild Party_______________________ _ $12.26 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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".


    **BE CAREFUL! 50 First Dates AND Tupac: Resurrection are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!!!

    --Another BIG WEEK for fans of TV on DVD!!! Another ten…count ‘em…ten new TV on DVD releases this week!

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

    --Best Buy has a FREE Fox TV Season Preview bonus disc it is including with the purchase of ANY season of The Simpsons, Family Guy, or Futurama. It features “behind the scenes footage and promotional trailers for these new shows coming soon to Fox: The Simple Life 2, The Casino, The Jury, and Method & Red.”

    --Best Buy is also offering a deal to save $10 when you buy any 2 seasons of The Simpsons, Family Guy or Futurama. Simpsons: S1, 2 & 4 = $29.99. Simpsons: S3 = $39.99. Futurama: S1 = $29.99. Family Guy: S1&2 = $35.99.

    --Best Buy says you can get a 2/$20 deal if you buy 50 First Dates and either The Wedding Singer OR Mr. Deeds. Or, you can get a 3/$25 deal if you buy all three!

    --Best Buy will cut you a deal if you buy BOTH seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Each is $29.99. Save $10!

    --Best Buy also wants you to save $5 when you buy The Man Show: S2 (34.99) and either Volume 1 or 2 of The Man Show: S1 (23.99 each).

    --Best Buy is also offering a deal if you buy BOTH Tupac: Resurrection DVD ($17.99) and Tupac: Resurrection soundtrack CD ($9.99). The two for $25.

    --No new releases involved, but Best Buy has conjured up a deal to save you $10 if you buy Pirates of the Caribbean ($19.99) with either Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide, or The Rock ($14.99 each). Go figure.

    --Circuit City says if you buy your copy of 50 First Dates ($15.99) from them, you can then buy a copy of The Wedding Singer (Reg. $9.99) for just $4.99.

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: June 15, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Craig S

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    Thanks as always, Mike.

    I saw a lot of the catalog titles (and Touching The Void) out early at a local retailer yesterday. I noticed that Live Nude Girls was "formatted to fit your screen". DVD Empire confirms it's 1.33:1. Looks like a non-OAR release.
     
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    Good catch, Craig! Its gone! ...and within just minutes of getting posted! [​IMG]
     
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    mmmMMMmmm Season Foooooourrrrrr [​IMG]
     
  5. george kaplan

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    Pretty big week, and you're right Mike, it's all tv on dvd for me.

    Monk, Simpsons, To the Manor Born.

    Only 3 things, but expensive box sets. At least next week has zip that I want. [​IMG]

    Thanks Mike.
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Save 10% on all box sets (in store only)

    2 for $15:
    We Were Soldiers
    Forest Gump
    Reservoir Dogs
    Out of Time
    Fugitive
    Scorpion King
    Biker Boyz
    Twister
    Die Another Day
    Any Given Sunday
    Mission Impossible: 2
    Tommy Boy
    Waterboy
    Kings of Comedy
    Donnie Brasco
    Traffic
    The Godfather
    The Natural
    Hurricane
    Italian Job
    Braveheart

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    3 for $20
    Easy Rider
    My Cousin Vinny
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Graduate
    Stripes
    Clerks (Animated)
    Big Lebowski
    Swingers
    Patton
    The Natural
    Predator 2
    Waterboy
    Commando
    Total Recall
    Terminator
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Legends of the Fall
    River Runs Through It
    Thin Red Line
    Heartbreak Ridge
    A Few Good Men
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Donnie Darko
    Die Another Day
    Once Upon A Time in the West
    Alamo
    For a Few Dollars More
    Hang em High
    A Fistful of Dollars
    Young Guns
    Magnificient 7
    Windtalkers
    We Were Soldiers

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  7. Jeremy Allin

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    Indeed! Starting with Season 4, this and the next two seasons represent the very best the series has to offer! Every one of these is a great episode! [​IMG]
     
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    Finally, The Wedding Banquet!
     
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    50 first dates is $9.99 after rebate at fye this week. Don't know of any others yet. This was advertised for preorders.
     
  10. ChrisBEA

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    Big Week, I want:
    Touching the Void
    Station Agent
    Simpsons S4
    Monk S1
    50 First Dates
    Riddick
    Dead Like Me
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Spartan.

    What I get will likely be much, much less!
     
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    I would get the fourth season of the Simpson, but I did not get the third season yet, and I am not paying 40 dollars for a show that I have seen the reruns about a billion times in the last decade. Still...the 30 dollar season four is tempting since it will be fourty as well next week. [​IMG]

    I might end up picking the six season of Buffy while I can get it for 45 dollars (at Target), since I am nearing completion on my current hour long format show.
     
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    Well put and all that is on my plate for this week.
     
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    Simpsons: S3 = $39.99 + Simpsons: S3 = $29.99 - $10 for buying both = $60.00
     
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    I only have fourty five dollars this week, so I can't do that deal. [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like Simpsons: Season 4 for me this week (the wife is a huge Simpsons fan). I may rent 50 First Dates and Tupac: Resurrection to see if they are something I'd like to own.
     
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    Thanks Mike!

    Patrick, are you sure "once upon a time in the west" is included in the 3 for $20 deal?
    Thats almost too good to be true. I bought the new 5.1 version six months ago for $19.99. What an awesome movie!
    If that price is right, I'll buy 3 more for gifts.

    -Miles
     
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    All TV for me as well this week. "Dead Like Me" S1 & "Curb Your Enthusiasm" S2 are on their way from Amazon, and I'l grab "Simpsons" S4 from Best Buy for $30.

    I want Spartan, Touching The Void, & The Station Agent, but I can wait for the inevitable price reductions - a strategy I am employing more & more lately.
     
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    I'll confirm - that one opened my eyes as well when I saw it in the BB flyer this morning. Killer deal.
     
  19. MattGentry

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    Just Monk for me.

    Might get Dead Like Me, but I've seen it. Spartan also looked decent, but again - have yet to see it.

    Next week is pretty light as well. Only Reno 911! if I remember correctly...
     
  20. Mark Bendiksen

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    Now that post made me laugh out loud. [​IMG]

    I definitely share Homer's sentiments regarding Season 4. Woo-hoo!
     

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