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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Josh Hutcherson & AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia – 2007)


– Cast (Picket Fences – 1992)


– Ewan McGregor & Renee Zellweger (Miss Potter – 2006)


– Cast (Silver Spoons – 1982)


– Lucille Ball (Mame – 1974)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Abandoned$26.09$19.99$19.99 - - Animaniacs: Volume 3$31.49$29.99$34.99$29.99 - Author, Author!$9.99 - $12.99 - - Best Foot Forward$14.99$17.99$15.99 - - Big Nothing$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Big Street$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Bridge to Terabithia$15.99$16.99$15.99$16.99$19.49Close to Home$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Critic’s Choice$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Dance, Girl, Dance$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Daniel Boone: Season 4$37.49$44.99$39.99 - - Die Hard Collection$27.99$26.99$26.99 - - Du Barry was a Lady$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Gray Matters$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Honor Among Thieves$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - If… (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Longford$20.19$26.99$19.99 - - Lovejoy: Season 1$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Lucille Ball Collection$34.99$49.99$39.99 - - Mame (1974)$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Manhattan Project SE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Many Adv’s. of Winnie Pooh SE$19.99$19.99$15.99$16.99$19.49Miss Potter$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Panic in Needle Park$9.99 - $12.99 - - Perry Mason: Season 2 Vol. 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Picket Fences: Season 1$41.99$39.99$44.99 - $42.49Pinky & the Brain: Volume 3$31.49$29.99$34.99$29.99 - Powerpuff Girls: Season 1$20.19$19.99$19.99 - - **Reno 911!: Miami (R & NR)$19.99$16.99$16.99$16.99 - The Secret of NIMH$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Silver Spoons: Season 1$19.99$22.99$19.99 - - Sweet Movie (CC)$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - To Kill a Killer$17.99$17.99$15.99 - - Voyage Bottom of the Sea: S3 Vol. 1$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - WR: Mysteries of the Organism$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Wood SE$13.49$12.99$12.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNone to report this week. - - - - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBridge to Terabithia$23.95$29.99$29.99 - $23.89

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Lucille Ball Collection: Critic’s Choice, Dance Girl Dance, Du Barry Was a Lady, The Big Street, Mame, Best Foot Forward.

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! Bridge to Terabithia is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, Reno 911!: Miami is available in both RATED and UNRATED versions...get the one that’s right for you!

--All retailers are advertising FREE MOVIE CASH to go see Live Free and Die Hard with the purchase of the Die Hard Collection. The Collection includes (according to Amazon.com) the following 4th Bonus disc: **Inside Look: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD **Wrong Guy, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: A Look Back At Die Hard **The Continuing Adventures of John McClane. Value = $8.50. Movie Cash on pack. Valid 6-27-07 thru 7-21-07. Minimum 8 per store.

--There is one of those rare discrepancies this week in which Best Buy’s on-line price for Silver Spoons: Season 1 ($19.99) is lower than its flyer price ($22.99).

--Save $3, instantly, on ANY Disney DVD @ Best Buy with the purchase of EITHER Bridge to Terabithia OR The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising FREE TRANSFORMERS CONCESSION CASH with the purchase of $6.99 DVDs. There are more than a dozen different titles shown in the flyer (Such as: Tomb Raider, Sky Captain, Shaft (2000), Sum of All Fears, Italian Job (1969). Value = $5. Minimum 30 per store. Valid 7-4-07 thru 7-30-07.

--Best Buy has a 2/$25 deal this week. Purchase ANY two “After Dark Horror Fest” titles and get them both for $25. Titles shown in flyer include: Unrest, The Gravedancers, Dark Ride, Reincarnation, The Abandoned. Must be purchased on same receipt. More titles available in-store or on-line.

--Best Buy is also advertising an instant $15 savings on ALL previous volumes of Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends:Best Buy has a number of DVDs listed for $9.99. There is also a short $7.50 list: Saving Private Ryan SE, The Sixth Sense CE, LotR: FotR. There are also four 2-disc steelbook editions of movies available: Cast Away, Platoon, Fight Club, X-Men 1.5 (all listed at $16.99 apiece).

--Circuit City is offering a $6 savings if you buy BOTH Bridge to Terabithia AND The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Must be purchased on same receipt. In-store only.

--Circuit City is also advertising deals on high-definition discs and players. On Blu-ray discs: Buy 2 and save $10 or Buy 3 and save $15. In-store only.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Circuit City has long lists of DVDs for sale for $3.99 and $9.99. The $9.99 list DVDs are “buy one, get one free.” Must be purchased on same receipt. In store only.

--Target also has the $6 savings deal on the joint purchase of The Bridge to Terabithia AND The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Target has its usual assortment of $10.00 DVDs.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: June 19, 2007 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Breach $19.99
Ghost Rider $19.99
Norbit $19.99
After Dark Horror Fest: The Abandoned $19.99
Beyonce: B’Day Anthology Video Album $7.99 free poster w/purchase

Blu-ray
Buy 2 and Save $10. Buy 3 and Save $15. In Store Only
All Titles Listed Here are $29.99 EACH

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Apocalypto
Déjà Vu
Primeval
Bridge To Terabithia Available 6/19/07
The Prestige
Chicken Little
Dinosaur
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Wild
Invincible
The Guardian
Eight Below
Enemy Of The State

Sony Blu-Ray Player $799.99

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HD-DVD

All Titles Listed Here are $24.99 each
Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow
We Were Soldiers
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
The Chronicles Of Riddick
The Rundown
Apollo 13
Seabiscuit
Four Brothers
U-571
The Perfect Storm
U2: Rattle & Hum
Constantine
Blazing Saddles
The Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated

Toshiba HD-DVD Player HDA2 $399.99
Toshiba HD-DVD Player HDA20 $499.99
Get 5 Free HD-DVD titles with purchase of any Toshiba HD-DVD player. Titles are free after mail in rebate.
Get a $50 Gift Card with the purchase of either Toshiba HD-DVD Player

$3.99 each:
Uncommon Valor
Rambo: First Blood - Part II
Once Upon A Time In The West
Jennifer 8
Domestic Disturbance
Stargate
Escape From Alcatraz
Amistad
Sliding Doors
Terms Of Endearment
Godsend
Universal Soldier
Orange County
Urban Cowboy
The Rainmaker
Van Wilder
Angel Heart: Special Edition
Shaft
Wayne’s World
Head Of State
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
The Punisher (2004)
Changing Lanes
Double Jeopardy
Primal Fear
The General’s Daughter
Kiss The Girls
Frailty
Rules Of Engagement
Private Parts
The Score
Along Came A Spider
Election
48 Hours
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton
SNL Collection: Best Of Will Ferrell
SNL Collection: Best Of Chris Farley

$9.99 each:
Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Purchases must be on same receipt. In store only.
The Karate Kid: Special Edition
The Karate Kid II
Wild Things: Unrated
Wild Things 2
Anaconda
Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid
Bad Boys: Special Edition
Bad Boys II
XXX
XXX: State Of The Union
Sniper
Sniper 2
Urban Legend
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

DVD Sets
Picket Fences: Season 1 $44.99


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

The Chronicles Of Narnia $16.99
Saving Private Ryan: Special Limited Edition $7.50
The Sixth Sense: Collector’s Edition Series $7.50
The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring $7.50
Cast Away 2-disc Steelbook Edition $16.99
Platoon 2-disc Steelbook Edition $16.99
Fight Club 2-disc Steelbook Edition $16.99
X-Men 1.5 2-disc Steelbook Edition $16.99

Open Season Blu-Ray $29.99
Casino Royale Blu-Ray $29.99
Underworld: Evolution Blu-Ray $29.99

After Dark Horror Fest: Unrest $14.99
After Dark Horror Fest: The Gravedancers $14.99
After Dark Horror Fest: Dark Ride $14.99
After Dark Horror Fest: Reincarnation $14.99
After Dark Horror Fest: The Abandoned $17.99
Purchase any two After Dark Horror Fest titles together on the same receipt and get both for $25. More titles in store & online.

$6.99 each: Free Transformers Concession Cash with the purchase of any of these DVDs. Concession cash value = $5. Valid 7/4/07 - 7/30/07. Minimum 30 per store.
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Special Collector’s Edition
Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson)
Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow
Escape From L.A.
Virtuosity
The Hunted
Rules Of Engagement
The Core
The Score
Congo
Dragonslayer: When Dragons Were Real
The Saint
K*19: The Widowmaker
Fire In The Sky
The Sum Of All Fears
The Italian Job: Special Collector’s Edition (Michael Caine)
The Peace Maker

$9.99 each:
Sin City
Crash
Fantastic 4
Beerfest: Unrated
Stripes: Extended Cut
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Gas Can Edition
City Of God
Batman Begins
The World’s Fastest Indian
V For Vendetta
Office Space: Special Edition
Nacho Libre
The Usual Suspects
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated ( 1st Pressing)
Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier
Hostel
Underworld: Evolution
Black Hawk Down
Running Scared (Paul Walker)
Kill Bill: Volume I
Kill Bill: Volume II

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Target on sale DVD items:

$10.00 each: Each title listed and selected others
Little Man
Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties
Barnyard
Fantastic Four (1st Pressing)
 

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Thanks for the roundup! Just Animaniacs Vol. 3 and Pinky & the Brain Vol. 3 this week. Hopefully Costco will have these for $22.99-24.99 as they have in the past.
 

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My only purchase will be Bridge To Terabithia at CC. I got Secret Of NIMH from DeepDiscount on Friday. It has possibly the lamest 2nd disc I've ever seen. One 14 minute featurette & 5 kiddie set top games. Worse than a lot of the free bonus discs you get in a paper sleeve from CC.
 

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Oopsie! The circuit city add clearly shows "The Rainmaker - Special edition" as part of their $3.99 sale, but that's quite impossible considering that the special edition won't be released until 7-24-2007!

 

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Thanks, as always, Mike and Patrick!

It appears that the only items I am interested in this week are not being featured at any of the B&M's. That being the Warner Bros. 'Cult Camp Classics' sets.

I guess I will check out Sam's Club (who often seems to carry these types of sets) or go the online route.
 

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WR: Mysteries of the Organism$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Wood SE$13.49$12.99$12.99 - -
hmm looking at those real quick i thought i saw something else.
 

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Thanks for the Round-Up!

I already have Perry Mason Season 2 Vol 1 coming in the mail. Can't get enough of this timeless series.

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Thanks, Mike and Patrick. I'll pick up Animaniacs V3 eventually, but not necessarily this week.

Gary, those are actually out next week. I'm looking forward to the Terrorized Travelers set, as I'll finally be able to see Zero Hour! for the first time.
 

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D'oh!

That explains it! For a minute there, I thought Mike was asleep at the wheel... but I should have known better! :laugh:

These titles are reviewed (favorably) in the new Entertainment Weekly I received yesterday, so I just assumed they were coming out this week.

FWIW, the Circuit City pre-order price on these is $19.99 each ($10 less than Best Buy.) And that price appears to be a couple of dollars cheaper than any of the other etailers I checked. I think I will print it out for price-matching purposes at Best Buy just in case...
 

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Thanks again Mike and Patrick,

It looks like Powerpuff Girls Season 1 for me!
 

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Thanks guys -- great job as always!

For me: Lovejoy Season 1 and Picket Fences Season 1 -- two shows I've waited a LONG time for!

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Eventually I'll get the Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain sets, and Miss Potter looks good as well.

I only NEED Bridge to Terabithia and Reno 911!
 

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The Auto Dealers in Daytona are giving away Golden Dollars again so I plan to get me some and then "relieve" Best Buy of a Season 3 Vol. 1 of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Box Set!:D

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