Weekly RoundUp 6/28/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    –Sir Michael Redgrave as Andrew Crocker-Harris (The Browning Version – 1951)

    Larry Rayder: You know what a man would do right now if he were smart?
    Deke Sommers: What?
    Larry Rayder: I don't know, I thought you'd know.

    – Peter Fonda as Larry Rayder & Adam Roarke as Deke Sommers (Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry – 1974)
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    Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be.
    The future's not ours to see. Que sera, sera.

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    –Doris Day as Doris Martin and McLean Stevenson as Michael Nicholson (The Doris Day Show – 1968)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco7 Seconds$17.47$19.99$24.97--Acacia$22.49$19.99$19.99--The Browning Version (1951) (CC)$20.96$24.99$22.99--Cadet Kelly$13.99$16.99$17.99$14.99-Crazed Fruit (CC)$20.96$24.99$22.99--Daily Show: Indecision 2004$27.99$24.99$27.99$27.99-Danger! 50,000 Volts!$20.97$25.99$24.99--**Diary of a Mad Black Woman$20.29$17.99$14.99$17.99-Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry$13.99$14.99$15.99--Doris Day Show: Season 1$27.99$29.99$34.99--Even Stevens Movie$13.99$16.99$17.99$14.99-Eyewitness$11.23$9.99$12.99--Game Over: Complete Series$13.99$17.99$15.99--Gunner Palace$17.49$16.99$19.99$16.99-Homicide - Life On the Street: Season 7$69.96$64.99$99.99--Jimi Hendrix: Deluxe Edition$13.99$14.99$15.99--Keys to the House$25.18$20.99$22.99--La Femme Nikita: Season 3$69.99$79.99$99.99--Midnight Blue: Deep Throat SE$20.97$24.99---Nero Wolfe: Season 2$69.97$69.99$99.99--**The Pacifier$20.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Race With the Devil$10.49$11.99$12.99--Ren & Stimpy: Season 3 1/2-ish$27.29$27.99$27.99$27.99-Revelations: Complete Mini-Series$19.59$19.99$22.99--Shallow Ground$20.98$16.99$22.99--Sid Caesar Collection: 50th Anniv. Ed.$34.97$38.99$39.99--Slaughterhouse Massacre$24.28$23.99$19.99--So Fresh, So Clean$13.99$17.99$15.99--Spenser For Hire: Movie Collection$41.96$42.99$49.99--Stone Cold (2005)$17.47$19.99$24.97--Three Stooges Meet Hercules$13.96$14.99$15.99--Touch of Frost: Season 6$29.98$34.99$34.99--Twilight Zone: Definitive Ed.: Season 3$89.99$73.99$89.99--Twilight Zone: 80s: Seasons 2 & 3$62.99$61.99$69.99--The Woodlanders$20.99$24.99$24.99--

    (CC) listed after a title = new Criterion Collection release.

    The Disclaimer
    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".


    The Specials

    **BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL! Diary of a Mad Black Woman AND The Pacifier are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    [​IMG]Another dull week, folks.

    --Best Buy is advertising a DVD EXCLUSIVE to their stores – The Best of Welcome Back, Kotter. Gave Kotter (Gabe Kaplan) returns to his former high school, teaching his former remedial class…the Sweathogs. Cath six “best of” episodes from the hit TV series that launched John Travoltra’s career. It is priced at $14.99.

    --Best Buy is offering another exclusive deal to its Reward Zone Club members. Buy Diary of a Mad Black Woman ($17.99) and save $5 on any of these other Tyler Perry DVDs: Madea’s Class Reunion, Madea’s Family Reunion, Meet the Browns, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. $14.99 each before savings.

    --I’m making an exception and posting another advertised Best Buy deal…although it’s not on new releases this week. Our Lowest Advertised Price on Pirates of the Caribbean, Mulan, Aladdin, Brother Bear, Haunted Mansion and The Three Musketeers of $8.99! (Regular $14.99 to $22.99 each) That is an awesome deal. They say it’s their way of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland! [​IMG]

    --Target’s got an EXCLUSIVE bonus disc with its copies of The Pacifier ($16.99). …with sneak previews of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and Sky High. Packaged together. No rain checks.

    The Appeal

    Do you like the Weekly RoundUp? …and you probably like talking with other HT enthusiasts about your hobby and the latest new releases? PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HOME THEATER FORUM!!!

    Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. THERE IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE!

    If you would simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please help out by taking an extra second of your time and landing first on the HTF Portal Page. THANKS!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: June 28, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to Report
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale catalog DVD titles:

    $69.99:
    Sopranos season 5

    $27.99:
    Seinfeld season 4

    $22.99:
    Chappelle's Show season 2

    $19.99:
    Coach Carter
    Hitch

    $17.99:
    Phantom of the Opera
    Miss Congeniality 2
    Aviator

    $6.99 each:
    Reservoir Dogs
    Cop Land
    The Mack
    Hoffa
    Dune
    State Property
    Contract Killer
    A Thin Line Between Love & Hate
    Rain Man
    Dead Presidents
    Manchurian Candidate
    Pianist
    Road Trip
    American Pie
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    Animal House
    Field of Dreams
    Best Man

    Best Buy on sale catalog DVD titles:

    $19.99:
    Hostage

    $16.99:
    The Aviator

    50 Years of Disneyland Celebration:
    $8.99 each:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2-Disc Collector's Edition
    Mulan Special Edition 2-Disc Set
    Brother Bear 2-Disc Special Edition
    Aladdin 2-Disc Special Edition
    Haunted Mansion
    The Three Musketeers

    Target on sale catalog DVD titles:

    $10 each:
    Shrek
    Radio
    The Bourne Supremacy
    Van Helsing
    Something's Gotta Give
    13 going on 30
    LotR: Fellowship of the Ring
    Hellboy

    $7.50 each:
    Walk in the Clouds
    Saved
    Amityville Horror
    Platoon
    Fargo
    Edward Scissorhands
    Anger Management
    Men in Black 2
     
  3. TonyD

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    maybe ren and stimpy, but that about it this week.
     
  4. Steve...O

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    For those interested, Twilight Zone Season 3 should (depending on your location) be available at Costco for under $60.

    Thanks Mike, nothing for me this week.


    Steve
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Only one (albeit expensive) thing for me this week, The Twilight Zone season 3, which allows me to continue catching up on past week's purchases.

    I'm also intrigued by the Sid Caeser collection. Anyone know anything about it?
     
  6. Cameron Yee

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    I was at Target and Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away are temporarily marked down to 14.99 until August something. Usual price is 19.99.
     
  7. Craig S

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    "Homicide" S7 is coming from DDD, and DVD Savant's review of The Browning Version has me interested in ordering that title from Amazon, but for the 2nd week in a row nothing from the B&M's for me.

    Looks like things will start to pick up a bit next week (Warner Film Noir Box #2, for starters).

    Thanks as always, Mike.
     
  8. Jay*W

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    Costco also has Twilight Zone Seasons 1 and 2 for the same approx. $56 price. I grabbed Season 2 yesterday.

    This is a great opportunity to play catch up during an otherwise uneventful DVD week! Stock seems fairly limited (one box at my store), so I'd probably move quickly if you're interested. FYI, Season 1 no longer includes the TZ Companion book.

    Jay

    P.S. Thanks as always, Mike! You da man [​IMG]
     
  9. Jon B NY

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    If anyone is a fan of British humor/sticoms or Shaun of the Dead, I highly suggest Danger! 50000 volts. It's a British sitcom starring Nick Frost (Simon Pegg's real life best friend and Shaun of the Dead co-star). Nick basically tells the audience how you'll be able to survive all these ridiculous scenario's that could kill you. Examples: How to survive a falling elevator. How to survive in a desert with no water. How to survive a crocodile attack. How to survive a zombie invasion. How to survive being trapped in a land mine field. Really funny stuff! And the solutions he presents are actually legitimate, so it's educational (as ridiculous as it sometimes seems) at the same time. I bought the British edition of this disc about 6 months ago and haven't regretted my purchase at all!
     
  10. Dave Jessup

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    Thank you, Mike; I'll be Zoning out this week and the wallet will be a little happier because of your work.

    george - I believe the Sid Caesar collection is a repackage of previously-released VHS tapes. You may want to check for yourself via e-tailers; compare the contents of this release to something like "The Magic Of Live Television." (I may have to get this myself as a more permanent format for Benny Goodman's appearance on the show; another fan sent me a tape from the kine. I believe on the previous release the sketch/music was broken apart, one piece as a "bonus" item.)
     
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    Mike, I sincerely hope that isn't the actual cover for Dirty Mary Crazy Larry - it's awful (and contains a spoiler). [​IMG]
     
  12. Ric Easton

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    I'll be getting the TZ offerings! Thanks Mike!

    Ric
     
  13. Jeff Meyers

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    Fry's Electronics:

    The Pacifier
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    $13.99 each

    Price Good One Day Only!
    Limit 1 Per Customer
     
  14. TravisR

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    Not many titles but it's still kinda expensive:

    The Ren & Stimpy Show: Season Three
    The Twilight Zone: Season Three (which I was lucky enough to find already[​IMG] )
    The Twilight Zone (1985): Seasons Two And Three
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    george: Here is Sid at Amazon

    Tried to post it last night...but had some trouble getting through to the HTF.

    Hope your boy had a great birthday! [​IMG]

    Jeff_A: Here's the actual cover. The pic I posted was an old theatrical poster.

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    I may be looking for The Browning Version soon. I'll probably wait for one of those 25% off coupons from Borders.
     
  16. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Thanks for the link Mike.

    And yes, he had a great birthday. Of course, part of it was watching a movie, but all of his friends wandered off before it was over - none of them have the kind of movie attention span my son does. [​IMG]
     
  17. Ernesto.Morin

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    Thanks for the prices! Nice off week for me.
     
  18. Kenneth Cummings

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    Thanks Mike for the roundup, but nothing this week at all. Guess that good for someone who trying to save up money for his trip to Florida in two weeks.
     
  19. Dome Vongvises

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    Nothing for me, but thanks Pat and Mike.
     
  20. Jeff_A

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    Much better! You made my day, Mike. Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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