Weekly RoundUp 7-1-2008

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The Features


– Gregory Peck & Barbara Payton (Only the Valiant – 1951)


– Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid & Matthew Fox (Vantage Point – 2008)


– The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail – 1945


– Owen Wilson and gang (Drillbit Taylor – 2008)


– Yoshiko Tsuruoka & Yukio Mishima (Patriotism – 1966)


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco30 Days: Season 2$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - American Film Theater Mega Set (Kino)$179.99$179.99$169.99 - - Batman: The Movie SE (1966)$9.98$9.99$6.99 - - City of Men$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Closer: Season 3$25.99$29.99$29.99$27.99$29.86Dead and Gone$23.99$19.99$19.99 - - **Drillbit Taylor (R & NR)$16.99$16.99$19.99$16.99 - Ganges$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Get Smart’s Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control$16.99$16.99$19.99$17.99 - Heathers (20th Anniversary Edition)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Hellboy LE (Animated 2-disc with figurine)$30.99$19.99$24.99 - - House of Payne: Volume 2$16.99$24.99$19.99$22.99 - Mad Men: Season 1$31.99$32.99$34.99$34.99 - The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail$10.99$14.99$14.99 - - Mishima: Life in Four Chapters (CC)$34.99$34.99$34.99 - - My Blueberry Nights$14.99$17.99$14.99 - - Only the Valiant$8.99$12.99$14.98 - - Patriotism (CC)$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Sex and Death 101$14.99$14.99$19.99 - - Shotgun Stories$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Streets of San Francisco: Season 2 Vol. 1$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Til Death Do Us Part: Season 1$35.99$19.99$29.99 - - Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (1 disc)$18.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns SE (2 disc)$19.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Vantage Point (1 disc)$17.99$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Vantage Point SE (2 disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Walker, Texas Ranger: Season 5$34.99$34.99$49.99 - - Walker, Texas Ranger: Seasons 1-6$156.99$239.99$249.99 - - Won Ton Ton: Dog Who Saved Hollywood$12.99$12.99$9.99 - -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBatman: The Movie SE (1966)$26.95$34.99$29.99 - - Drillbit Taylor$27.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Ganges$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Gangs of New York$22.95$29.99$34.99$24.99 - Get Smart’s Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control$24.95$29.99$29.99 - - In the Line of Fire$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Mad Men: Season 1$31.95$39.99$34.99$39.99 - Point Break$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - Sex and Death 101$23.95$29.99$29.99 - - Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns$23.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Vantage Point$25.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

American Film Theater Mega Set (Kino): The Iceman Cometh (1973), A Delicate Balance, (1973), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), Rhinoceros (1974), Butley (1974), The Maids (1975), Luther (1974), In Celebration (1975), Three Sisters (1970), The Homecoming (1973), Galileo (1974), Lost in the Stars (1974), Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1975), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)..

The Prices

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 Careful! Drillbit Taylor is being released in BOTH Rated and Unrated versions!

--Some wider-than-usual differences in prices this week (varying retailer-to-retailer).

--The Blu-ray list is starting to get longer on many weeks!


--Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE 2-disc deluxe edition of Get Smart’s Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control this week for $22.99. Includes first two episodes of Get Smart TV series.

--Best Buy also has a $15 savings when you buy BOTH any version of Vantage Point and any of two Sony Walkmans shown in their flyer. Must be purchased on same receipt. BB item numbers for the Walkmans are: 8718051 & 8715033.

--Buy ANY TWO of the following three DVDs and get them BOTH for $25: City of Men, City of God, My Blueberry Nights. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is having a HUGE sale on FOX TV shows with many seasons on sale for just $16.99. Over 80 titles to choose from in-store or online. Reg. price $24.99 - $49.99 each.

--And, further…Best Buy is having a sale on South Park season sets: Seasons 1-5 @ $14.99 each and Seasons 6-10 for $24.99 apiece. Also, buy ANY season set and get a “Kenny” figure for just $2.99. Kenny figure regularly $4.99. Minimum 8 per store. No rainchecks.

--Also @ BB, a big sale on HBO TV sets and season sets. Includes John Adams & Band of Brothers. Save $15 to $35 on selected seasons.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of “Double Feature” DVDs for sale @ $9.99.

--Free ADDRESS BOOK @ Circuit City with the purchase of Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.

--Circuit City AND Target are BOTH advertising FREE MOVIE CASH to see Get Smart in theaters with the purchase of Get Smart’s Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control. Get Smart in theaters 6-20-08. Up to $7 value.

--CC also has a sale on FOX TV titles. Save $12 to $25 on select titles shown in their flyer. Titles may vary by store.

--Circuit City also has a long list of $24.99 Blu-ray discs on sale: National Treasure, National Treasure 2, The Prestige, Apocalypto, Cars, all three PotC movies, No Country for Old Men, Signs, The Recruit, Déjà vu, Pearl Harbor, Ratatouille, Enchanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: TLTW&TW, The Wild, Meet the Robinsons, The GamePlan.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of DVDs for $4.99. Also, $5.99 Tyler Perry DVDs and a list of some $6.99 titles.

--At Target, get a FREE $5 Target GiftCard when you purchase Mad Men: Season 1 on SD-DVD. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

-Target (AND Circuit City, too) is advertising FREE MOVIE CASH to see Get Smart in theaters with the purchase of Get Smart’s Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control. Get Smart in theaters 6-20-08. Up to $7 value.

--Target Odds and Ends: A collection of titles for $7.50 and some TV season sets on sale.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $13.99
WWE Presents: One Night Stand – Extreme Rules $14.99
Tyler Perry Presents: Meet The Browns $5.99
Tyler Perry Presents: Madea Goes To Jail $5.99
Tyler Perry Presents: I Can Do Bad All By Myself $5.99

$4.99 each:
The Replacement Killers: Unrated Extended Cut
Layer Cake
S.W.A.T.: Special Edition
GoodFellas
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition
Platoon: Special Edition
Deliverance: Deluxe Edition
The Wicker Man: Unrated Edition (2006)
Dances With Wolves
Legally Blonde
Major League: Wild Thing Edition
National Lampoon’s Vegas Vaction
Raging Bull
Space Cowboys
Driving Miss Daisy: Special Edition
One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest
Employee Of The Month
Barbershop: Special Edition
Lucky # Slevin
Airplane: “Don’t Call Me Shirley” Edition
The Right Stuff
Hannibal Rising
Varsity Blues
ATL
The Wedding Singer: Totally Awesome Edition
Rush Hour
Million Dollar Baby: 2-disc Edition
Under Siege
Love & Basketball
Unforgiven: Clint Eastwood Collection
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller... Bueller... Edition
Harsh Times
Thirteen Days
Hotel Rwanda

$6.99 each: Titles may vary by store
The Wash
Bluehill Avenue
Made: Special Edition
Jacob’s Ladder
The Sicilian
First Blood: Ultimate Edition
Hamburger Hill
The Ninth Gate
The Rosa Parks Story
Way Of The Gun
Stargate: Ultimate Edition
Total Recall: Special Edition

Blu-Ray Discs:
The Game Plan $24.99
Meet The Robinsons $24.99
The Wild $24.99
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Lion, Witch & Wardrobe $24.99
Enchanted $24.99
Ratatouille $24.99
Pearl Harbor $24.99
Deja Vu $24.99
Signs $24.99
No Country For Old Men $24.99
Apocalypto $24.99
CARS $24.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End $24.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl $24.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $24.99
The Prestige $24.99
National Treasure $24.99
National Treasure 2 : Book Of Secrets $24.99

DVD Sets:
Girls Next Door: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $12.99 each
Reba: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $12.99 each
How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 1 + 2 $16.99
Family Guy: Volume III / IV / V $16.99 each
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $16.99 each
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
Boston Legal: Season 1 $19.99
The Unit: Season 2 $24.99
Prison Break: Season 1 / 2 $24.99 each
Bones: Season 2 $24.99
24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $24.99 each

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $14.99
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets – 2-disc Edition $19.99
The Great Debaters $14.99
My Blueberry Nights $17.99
Futurama: Bender’s Big Score $16.99
Family Guy: Blue Harvest – Special Edition $16.99
John Mayer: Where The Light Is – Live In Los Angeles $9.99
Lamb Of God: Walk With Me In Hell $11.99 (2 DVDs)

City Of Men $19.99
City Of God $14.99
Buy both marked titles together on the same receipt and get both for $25

$9.99 Two Movie Collection DVDs:
Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit
Grosse Point Blank / High Fidelity
The Rock / Crimson Tide
Kate & Leopold / Serendipity

Blu-Ray Discs:
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $19.99
John Mayer: Where The Light Is – Live In Los Angeles $14.99

DVD Sets: More HBO DVD sets on sale in store & online

John Adams – HBO Mini Series $39.99
Band Of Brothers $44.99
The Wire: Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $39.99 each
The Sopranos: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $39.99 each
ROME: Season 1 / 2 $39.99 each
Deadwood: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $39.99
Carnivale: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Six Feet Under: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
The Closer: Season 3 $29.99
Walker: Texas Ranger – Season 5 $32.99
Futurama: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each
Family Guy: Volume I / II / III / IV / V $16.99 each
The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $16.99 each
King Of The Hill: Season 1 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
The Riches: Season 1 $16.99
Arrested Development: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $16.99 each
24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
Prison Break: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
Dark Angel: Season 1 / 2 $16.99
Angel: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $16.99 each
The O.C.: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $16.99 each
That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 $16.99 each
American Dad: Volume I / II / III $16.99 each

South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $14.99 each
South Park: Season 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $24.99 each
Buy any Season of South Park and get a Kenny figure for only $2.99. Minimum 8 figures per store. No rain checks.

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Target on sale DVD items:

$7.50 each: Each title listed and more:
Batman Begins
The Goonies
Gremlins: Special Edition
Grandma’s Boy: Unrated
Robots
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Footloose / Flashdance Double Feature
Shark Tale

DVD Sets:
Sex And The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $17.99 each
Two And a Half Men: Season 3 $29.99 each
Weeds: Season 3 $22.99
Family Guy: Blue Harvest $9.99
Tin Man Miniseries $16.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 3 $44.99
Friday Night Lights: Season 2 $17.99
The Boondocks: Season 2 $34.99
 

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Only thing I'd even consider buying ia the Batman The Movie SE at CC for $6.99. I'll have to see what it has though as it'd be a double dip for me. I still have the 2001 release which is pretty solid. The nice thing is that if I buy it I can get $2 from secondspin if I want to dump the '01 making it only a $5 net purchase.
 

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Not a thing for me this week. I would consider the Batman movie from 66 on Blu, but not at any of those prices! FOX is just crazy!
I spent to much the last 2 weeks from Deep Discount anyway. I could use a rest from buying to watch what i got.
 

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I'd be intereste in "Batman The Movie" on BD, but the fact that it can be had for as little as 6.99 on SD-DVD and the lowest it can be had on BD is $26.95 makes me reject it on principle. I'll wait for an Amazon sale.
 

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Yeah. When I mentioned the wider-than-usual gap in prices, I meant to point out the Batman SD to BD gap as well as the price differential at the retailers.

Yet look how close the Mad Men: Season 1 SD to BD prices are.

Weird week.
 

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After all of the good things I've read about it, I think I will pick up Mad Men as a blind buy. Also, that's a heck of a price on the X-Files season sets. For whatever reason, I never bought any when I migrated over from LaserDiscs, so maybe I'll invest in the first two or three seasons. If the BB HBO sale included Flight of the Conchords, I'd be all over that too, but, since it is not featured on the Web site, I doubt it will be discounted at the store either.
 

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I just remembered why I passed on the X-Files season sets when they were re-released. Fox eliminated all of the bonus features of the original versions. I guess I will add the now OOP "Ultimate X-Files" to my watch list...
 

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Good work Mike....if you want you can add:

John Mayer: Where the Light Is - Live in Los Angeles [Blu-ray] (2008) that is also being released Tuesday. I've already pre-ordered it.
 

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Walker, Texas Ranger: Seasons 1-6

Mike, isn't that supposed to be Seasons 1-5 and the Final Season? The last season was number 8, and it was actually the first to be released. Season 6 likely won't be coming out for several months at least.
 

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Nothing this week as I have to replace my PSP which not working right.
 

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Ill be double dipping on Batman the movie on standard dvd, simply because of the kickass cover art!!!!! I dont double dip often , but the price is cheap enough.Anyway,I wont give up the older edition, just in case the new dvd doesnt include everything from the 2001 dvd.I wonder what the next edition will be called, perhaps JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS EDITION, LOL !!!!!!!!!
 

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Oh dear...Mad Men fo' sho'. I'll probably break down and get Batty-man. I'm odd like that. And I've been going back and forth on Gangs of New York the last week or so. Quality issues and whatnot. *sigh* Choices...
 

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Thanks as usual. Nothing this week.
 

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Yes, Fox should learn from the Lionsgate pricing.

I want to get Point Break, but even at $27.95, that's too steep a price for me. I hope Fox reads the boards since there is no Studio Feedback forum anymore (or am I missing it?).

Sony's In the Line of Fire for $19.95 is better.
 

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Tim: You've been around here long enough to know the drill. If you'd like to help out and let people know what prices for the Mayer disc are...you are most welcome to--by all means!
 

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