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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it's usually something unusual. But now I know why I have always lost women to guys like you. I mean, it's not just the uniform. It's the stories that you tell.
–Bill Murray as John Winger (Stripes – 1981)


Reckon what you is wanting to know is what I'm a-doing in here. 'Reckon the reason I'm in here is 'cause I've killed somebody. But I reckon what you is wanting to know is how come me had killed somebody so I reckon I'll start at the front and tell ye.
– Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers (Sling Blade – 1996)




–Davey and Goliath share some baseball tips. (Davey and Goliath – 1960s)

The Prices

TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Agronomist$19.57$25.99$19.99--**Be Cool$19.59$15.99$14.99$16.99$18.79Best of Tokyo Pig$13.99$18.99$17.99--Beyond the Sea$19.59$19.99$19.99$19.99-Black Cloud$14.98$17.99$15.99--The Blockhouse$11.21$12.99$10.99--Coyote Ugly SE (NR)$13.99$12.99$17.99--Davey and Goliath - Volume 1$13.99$16.99$17.99--Dead Ringers$13.97$14.99$15.99--The Dead Zone: Season 3$24.49$28.99$29.99--D.E.B.S. SE$18.72$19.99$24.97--Degrassi Junior High: Season 2$27.96$34.99$29.99--Doctor Who: Leisure Hive$18.73$21.99$19.99--Doctor Who: Ghost Light$18.73$21.99$19.99--Dragnet ‘67: Season 1$27.99$32.99$34.99$34.99-Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox$9.98$7.99$9.99--Dragon Tales: Playing Fair…$13.45$10.99$14.94--The Driver$9.98$6.99$9.99--The Far Horizons (1955)$13.49$11.99$12.99--Father of the Bride SE (15th Anniv.)$13.99$12.99$17.99--Father of the Pride: Comp. Series$20.99$24.99$24.99$24.99-Fireball 500/Thunder Alley (DF)$10.47$10.99$10.99--Footballer’s Wives$26.23$29.99$29.99--Frasier: Season 5$27.29$29.99$34.99--Gone in 60 Seconds (Dir. Cut NR)$13.99$12.99$12.99--Heller in Pink Tights$13.49$11.99$12.99--Hellraiser: Deader$20.99$21.99---Home Improvement: Season 2$34.99$32.99$39.99$32.99-House of Bamboo$11.24$9.99$12.99--Imaginary Heroes$24.26$22.99$19.99--IMAX: L5 – First City in Space$10.48$12.99$12.99--Karate Kid SE$13.96$14.99$15.99--Karate Kid Part II$10.46-$14.94--Karate Kid Part III$10.46-$14.94--Kiss Me Goodbye$9.98$6.99$9.99--Lois & Clark: Season 1$41.99$44.99$39.99$39.99-MacGyver: Season 2$27.29$29.99$27.99$27.99$25.99The Machinist$20.99$19.99$19.99--The Man Who Never Was$11.23$9.99$12.99--Mini-Skirt Mob/Chrome & Hot Lather (DF)$10.47$12.99$10.99--Morons from Outer Space/Alien from LA (DF)$10.47$10.99$10.99--The Naked Truth (1957)$11.21$9.99$10.99--Never Let Go$13.45$9.99$10.99--Newlyweds: Seasons 2 & 3$27.29$27.99$24.99$24.99-Next Karate Kid$10.46----Nightmare Alley$10.49$9.99$12.99--Pitcher & the Playmate (Pin-Up)$25.18$14.99$22.99--Pit Fighter$17.98$14.99$15.99--Power Rangers SPD Joining Forces V. 1$13.99$15.99$17.99--The Prophecy: Uprising$20.99$21.99$24.99--Quincy, ME: Seasons 1 & 2$27.99$32.99$34.99$34.99$26.99Rescue Me: Season 1$34.96$39.99$39.99$39.99-Sanford & Son: Season 6$22.46$24.99$19.99--Sanford & Son: Season 6 LE$20.96-$19.99--SCTV – Disc 1$10.49$12.99$12.99--SCTV – Disc 2$10.49$12.99$12.99--Secret Agent (1996)$9.98$7.99$9.99--**Seed of Chucky$20.99$17.99$14.99$19.99-Shelly Duvall’s Casey at the Bat$11.23$12.99$12.99--Shelly Duvall’s Davy Crockett$11.23$12.99$12.99--Shelly Duvall’s Pecos Bill$11.23$12.99$12.99--Sling Blade SE (Dir. Cut)$13.99$12.99$12.99--SNL: Best of Jon Lovitz$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-SNL: Best of Tom Hanks$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-Sopranos: Season 5$64.46$69.99$59.99$69.99$64.99Spider-Man: The Venom Saga$13.99$14.99$17.99$14.99-Stargate Atlantis: Rising$18.19$19.99$19.99-$17.99Star Trek: Insurrection SE$13.99$14.99$12.99-$11.99The Street With No Name$10.49$9.99$12.99--Stripes (Extended Cut)$13.96$12.99$12.99$14.99-Swimming With Sharks SE$13.99$14.99$15.99--Tears of the Sun (Dir. Ext. Cut)$13.96$12.99$12.99--ThornBirds 2: Missing Years$13.98$14.99$15.99--Too Close for Comfort: Season 2$27.97$27.99$34.99--Unfaithfully Yours$9.98$7.99$9.99--Vital Signs$9.98$7.99$9.99--Wanted - Dead or Alive: Season 1$27.94$29.99$34.99--What’s New Pussycat?$10.46$12.99$10.99--Wonder Woman: Season 3$27.99$32.99$27.99$29.99-Worth Winning$9.98$7.99$9.99--X-Files: Abduction Vol. 1$29.98$29.99$24.99$34.99-

(DF) listed after a title = new MGM Double Feature 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! Be Cool AND Seed of Chucky are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

--Wow! :eek: This is, without a doubt, the biggest Weekly RoundUp I’ve ever put together. What a huge week of new releases! Youse guys is gonna be spendin’ tons of dough this week!

--Best Buy is promoting a FREE publication called DVD Insider at their stores. Over $70 in coupons inside. Pick up your free copy in the DVD department. You’ll get the latest on movies and TV, including collector sets that dads and grads will really like.

--Best Buy is advertising deals on the season sets of Sopranos. Buy 2, save $20. Buy all 5, save $100. Seasons 1 & 5 are $69.99. Seasons 2, 3 & 4 are $79.99.

--Best Buy has an “exclusive on-pack book” with its copies of the X-Files Abduction set. The Real Science Behind the X-Files. A condensed version of the original book. An in-depth explanation of the mysterious science behind the X-Files. Minimum 8 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy is also advertising a slew of special deals for Reward Zone Members. Save $5 on the prices posted in the above table:

Dragnet ’67: Season 1
Home Improvement: Season 2
Lois & Clark: Season 1
MacGyver: Season 2
Quincy, ME: Seasons 1 & 2
Rescue Me: Season 1
Wanted – Dead or Alive: Season 1
Wonder Woman: Season 3

Reward Zone Members save $3 on the prices in the above table:

Father of the Pride: Complete Series
Newlyweds: Seasons 2 & 3
Sanford & Son: Season 6

Reward Zone members save $2 on the prices in the above table:

SNL: Best of Jon Lovitz
SNL: Best of Tom Hanks

--BTW, Best Buy is advertising a free Teri Hatcher poster with its DVD sets of Lois and Clark: Season 1. Here’s the poster photo:
Minimum 6 per store. No rainchecks.

--Circuit City has got a FREE bonus disc with its copies of Newlyweds: Seasons 2 & 3. Bonus disc “Sneak Peek of Laguna Beach Seasons 1 & 2”

--Circuit City is also advertising a price of $64.99 on each of Sopranos season sets 1 through 4 to go along with its price of $59.99 on Sopranos: Season 5.

--Target is advertising a price of $59.99 on each of Sopranos season sets 1 through 4 to go along with its price of $69.99 on Sopranos: Season 5. Target is also advertising FREE $10 gift cards with the purchase of either 24: Season 2 or 24: Season 3.

--Target, in its Sunday flyer, is advertising an unrated version of Seed of Chucky. I cannot find any other references to an NR version of Seed of Chucky anywhere.

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The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: June 7, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

Buena Vista:

All I Wanna Do, Backflash, Blaze, Breakfast of Champions, The Color of Money, Committed, DOA, Diamonds, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Down in the Delta, Dragstrip Girl, Father Hood, Happy Texas, In the Army Now, Like Water For Chocolate, Muriel's Wedding, The Neverending Story III, South Pacific, Two Bits, Vibrations ... $9.99

Angels in the Endzone, Angels in the Infield, The Big Green, Disney's Balloon Farm, Disney's Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, Disney's The Kid, The Doctor, DysFunktional Family, Girls in Prison, Heartlands, Heaven, Miracle in Lane 2, MXP: Most Extreme Primate, My Name is Modesty, Night Crossing, Perfect Harmony, Ready to Wear, Sounder, Tales Of Wonder: Music And Animation Classics Presented By Paul McCartney, Tex, Toothless, Ultimate X, Whisper: An Elephant's Tale ... $14.99

The Barbarian Invasions, Edges of the Lord, Miracle at Oxford, The Pennsylvania Miners' Story, Spanish Fly, Speakeasy, The Station Agent, Tales From Avonlea, Valentin ... $19.99
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

$5.99 each:
The Wood
The Life of David Gale
Harlem Nights
The General's Daughter
What Dreams May Come
Flash Dance
Trading Places
Shaft
Enemy at the Gates
Boomerang
Serpico
The Five Heartbeats
Juice

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$49.99 each:
The X-Files seasons 1 - 9

$17.99:
National Treasure

$15.99:
Get Shorty

2 for $15:
Donnie Darko
The Transporter, Special Edition.
The Last of the Mohicans, Director's Expanded Edition.
American Pie 2, Unrated Collector's Edition.
Road Trip, Unrated Uncensored
The Untouchables, Special Collector's Edition.
The Rock
The Waterboy
Swingers
National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Unrated Version
School of Rock, Special Collector's Edition.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Italian Job
National Lampoon's Animal House, Double Secret Probation Edition.

TV on DVD:

$49.99:
The OC, Season 1

$44.99 each:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 7
Smallville, Season 3
Alias, Season 3

$41.99:
The Simpsons, Season 5

$37.99 each:
South Park, Season 5
Charmed, Season 1

$24.99 each:
Chappelle's Show, Season 2
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Volume 2

$19.99 each:
Crank Yankers Uncensored, Volume 1, Season 2
Reno 911!, Season 1

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Target on sale DVD items:

$79.99 each:
Band of Brothers
Deadwood Season 1

$44.99:
The Godfather Collection

$29.99:
Simpsons Season 5

$22.99:
Chappelle's Show Season 2

$10 each:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Cheaper by the Dozen
The Clearing
Garden State
The LadykIllers
Paparazzi

$7.50 each:
Reservoir Dogs
The Natural
Wonderland
The Best of SNL: Will Ferrell 2
The Patriot
SWAT
 

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Thanks, Mike. Getting Stripes, Star Trek: Insurrection SE, Karate Kid SE & Father Of The Bride AE. All are en route from DDD. Thinking about getting Be Cool though I didn't like it near as much as Get Shorty.
 

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Thanks, as always, Mike & Patrick. Biggest week in a while for me. I can FINALLY pick up Sling Blade, which I've held off on for years anticipating an eventual SE release.

My purchases this week:
Sling Blade SE :)
Stripes SE
Be Cool
Karate Kid SE
SNL: Best of Jon Lovitz

I wanted to get Dragnet S1, but it looks like that'll have to be put on the backburner for now.
 

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Huge week this week.I'm getting the following:
-Be Cool
-Coyote Ugly:UR
-Father of the Bride:15 AE
-Father of the Pride:Complete Series
-Frasier:Season 5
-Gone in 60 Seconds:UR
-Home Improvement:Season 2
-Lois and Clark:Season 1
-Sling Blade: DC
-Stripes:EE
-Swimming with Sharks:SE

Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
 

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Thanks Mike.

I've had much bigger weeks, but this still qualifies as an above average number of purchases.

Father of the Bride
Frasier Season 5
Home Improvement Season 2
Star Trek: Insurrection
Stripes
 

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Interesting, we actually picked this up at best buy last week. Not sure where my wife put it, so I can't report any interesting coupons, but I do recall that there were at least a couple for some of the releases this week. (The various SE's that came out this week like father of the bride, gone in sixty seconds, etc I vaguely recall had a coupon). Labyrinth and Dark Crystal collector sets had a coupon. Can't remember anything else.

Big week this week for me, too much effort to figure out exactly what right now :).

Thanks Mike, and let's not forget to thank Patrick, who always seems to get overlooked.
 

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Gary: You know how I feel about Best Buy coupons. Any insight you or anyone else can give on these would be greatly appreciated! :D

I wonder if my local Best Buy will hide all its coupons when they see me coming?? :laugh:
 

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Thanks for the usual great job Mike.

I've got Dragnet '67, the Fox Noirs, and Sopranos S5 on my list.

Hopefully Costco will have the 3 pack of Noirs like they did for the first wave.

Sam's Club is selling all 5 seasons of Sopranos for $59.xx each. My Sam's sometimes lowers prices if the local Costco is selling something for the same price so I may wait a day or two.
 

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Ok, found the coupons. 10 coupons at the back of an otherwise mostly useless book:

$3 off one of: Gladiator Extended Edition, Saving Private Ryan 2 pack, Collateral, Anchorman Unrated, Bourne Supremacy, Van Helsing, Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison 2 pack, Scarface Anniversary Edition, Miami Vice 1st season, Animal House Double Secret Probation. (Note, I suspect that Gladiator listed is really the current disk out based on what the coupon says)

$5 off when you buy 2 of following collector editions: I-Robot, Day after Tomorrow, Man on Fire, Alien Resurrection, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Die Hard, The Commitments, Fight Club, Moulin Rouge, Independence Day, Planet of the Apes (newer movie I believe), Cast Away, The Abyss

$5 off any 1 of: Three's Company Season 4, Createst American Hero Season 2, Sledgehammer S2

$10 off Monty Python's Circus Set 1

$10 off Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy or Extended Edition Trilogy

$5 off 2 or $10 off 3 of: Kill Bill vol 1 or 2, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Rookie, Gone in 60 seconds SE, Coyote Ugly SE, Sling Blade SE, Father of the Bridge SE

$10 off the Godfather Collectors set or Indiana Jones Complete series

$5 off when you buy both WWE The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '80s and The Road Warriors: The Life and Death of the Most Dominant Tag Team in Wrestling History (I can't believe I just typed those two out)

$5 off any 1 of following anime dvds: Appleseed SE, Tenjho Tenge 1: Round 1, Daphne in the Brillian Blue Vol 2, Hellsing1: Impure Souls, Gungraveo: Erosion, Paranoia Agen 4: Sayanara Morami, or Samurai Champloo

$10 off 1 of the following: Spider-Man 2 Collector's Edition, Blackhawk Down Deluxe Edition, Dark Crystal Box Set, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Labyrinth Collector's Edition box set
or (same coupon as above) $3 off any one of the following 4 packs: Will Smith 4-pack, Brad Pitt 4-pack, Jack Nicholson 4-pack, or Tom Hanks 4-pack

Mike, if you're very luck, and beg and grovel appropriately, maybe your store will give you one of these books.

Anyone buying the new SE's this week should probably check out the $5 off 2 or $10 off 3 coupon, coupled with BB's price on those makes for a pretty good deal. Not sure most of the others are all that great.

(Oh, and check your coupons carefully before relying on what I typed, no guarantees I didn't screw anything up).
 

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Thnaks for your usual outstanding efforts!

Don't know if anyone else will be interested, but Alien Nation (the movie, not the series) comes out on DVD this Tuesday. When the heck is the series ever going to come out - loved that show! For anyone else who's interested these are the prices I found.
Amazon . . . .10.49
Best Buy . . .12.99
DDD . . . . . 10.33
Overstock . . 9.99

Just ordered mine from DDD since I had to order Danger Mouse because none of the B&M's in my area carried it this week.
 

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Hmm...I wasn't planning to buy any new releases this week, but I may get:

Star Trek: Insurrection
Karate Kid and Part II


Definitely getting S4 and S5 of X-Files
 

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Gary: Awesome effort! Thanks!

Carlos: Don't know how I missed one. (Well, yes I do...there were soooooo many this week! :D ) One of my new release references had more than 540 new releases posted for this week. Anyway...thanks for posting that info on Alien Nation! :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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Father of the Pride: Comp. Series
Kiss Me Goodbye
The Man Who Never Was
Quincy, ME: Seasons 1 & 2
Sling Blade SE (Dir. Cut)
Star Trek: Insurrection SE
Stripes (Extended Cut)
Swimming With Sharks SE

thats what plan on getting, some plans go awry.

ur seed of chucky should be out everywere.
it was origionally scheduled for march but was delayed for some reason.
it stills shows the first date in the database at my BBV.

oh and what the heck is SCTV disc one and two?
 

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No problem Mike! I just happened to stumble across it myself.

Other than Alien Nation, looks like just ST:CE and WW Season 3 for me this week.
 

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Just Insurrection this week.

This is the FIRST thing I do on Sunday mornings with my breakfast (when I'm home) and the first thing I do when I walk in the door on Sunday's (if I'm not home). Thank you guys SO much.
 

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Should "Matilda" be on the round-up? Isn't it going to be MAR only?

They gave John Lovitz an SNL best of set. That's good, I always thought he was an underrated performer on SNL. I'll bet there will be some crossover with the Tom Hanks set though. Didn't they appear in alot of the same sketches together when Hanks was the host.
 

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Actually Alien Nation has been out for awhile. I've had my copy since April 2001. Looks like a re-release with a price drop.

Speaking of price drops. The new pricing on the original "Outer Limits" series Seasons 1 & 2 goes into effect on 6/7/2005 w/ a new list price of $54.96. Preordered mine at Amazon for $38.47 each.

Otherwise it's ST:Insurrection SE & Sopranos season 5 for me this week.

Thanks Mike.:emoji_thumbsup: :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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