Weekly RoundUp 7-11-2006

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale (Perry Mason – 2006)

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    – David Morrissey & Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct 2 - 2006)

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    – Gregory Peck (Keys of the Kingdom – 1944)

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    – The River’s Edge – 1957

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco30 Days: Season 1$19.87$24.99$17.99 - - After Sundown$24.29$23.99$19.99 - - **Basic Instinct 2 (R & NR)$17.49$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Basic Instinct 2 (Blu-Ray)$27.29$19.99$27.99 - - -Blackbeard: Terror at Sea$22.49$17.99$19.99 - - The Black Swan$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Bridezillas: Season 1$18.57$24.99$24.97 - - Bridezillas: Season 2$18.99$24.99$26.96 - - The Butcher$29.99$19.99$26.96 - - Dukes of Hazzard (HD-DVD)$28.99 - $28.99 - - Ellen Show: Complete Series$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - Enter the Dragon (HD-DVD)$19.99 - $28.99 - - ER: Season 5$33.40$31.99$32.99$34.99 - Femme Fatale Collection$17.99$19.99$17.99 - - Friday Night Lights (HD-DVD)$24.49$29.99$33.99 - - The Garden$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Grand Prix: 40th Anniv. SE $13.59$14.99$17.99 - - Grilled$14.99$14.99$12.99 - - I Dream of Jeannie: Season 2$27.99$27.99$29.99$27.99 - Keys of the Kingdom$9.99$9.99$12.99 - - Koko: A Talking Gorilla (CC)$19.49$24.99$19.99 - - Little Boy Blue$17.99$15.99$15.99 - - MCCallum: Complete Series$41.99$59.99$49.99 - - Martha’s Guests: Master Chefs$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Masters/Horror: Homecoming (Dante)$12.69$11.99$9.99 - - Patlabor 2: The Movie$22.49$26.99$24.99 - - Patlabor 2: The Movie LE$62.99$79.99$69.99 - - Perry Mason: Season 1 Vol. 1$34.85$35.99$39.99 - - Phish: Live in Brooklyn$20.99$19.99$24.99 - - Pitch Black NR Dir Cut (HD-DVD)$24.49$29.99$33.99 - - Pink Floyd: Pulse$16.24$14.99$15.99 - - Reno 911!: Season 3$17.49$16.99$17.99$16.99 - The River’s Edge$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - Tristram Shandy$19.87$19.99$19.99 - - Voyage to Bottom of Sea: Vol. 2$27.99$29.99$34.99 - - Weeds: Season 1$27.99$27.99$27.99$29.99 - Yi Yi (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - -

    (Blu-Ray) after a title = New Blu-Ray release.

    (HD-DVD) after a title = New High-Definition release.

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    The Femme Fatale Collection: Devil Girl from Mars, The Astounding She Monster, Mesa of Lost Women.

    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! Basic Instinct 2 is available in both Rated and Unrated versions…get the one that’s right for you!

    --I am still unsure of my efficiencies in finding and pricing the various HD & Blu-Ray release each week. Be forewarned.

    --Best Buy is also holding one of its 2/$20 promotions when you buy BOTH Basic Instinct 2 ($16.99) and EITHER Basic Instinct OR Original Sin ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE LITHOGRAPH with the purchase of Pink Floyd: Pulse on DVD. Minimum 10 per store. One lithograph per customer. No rainchecks.

    --Circuit City, this week, is having deals on season sets of ER (seasons 1-4 $21.99 each), Friends (seasons 1-10 $17.99 each), Seinfeld (seasons 1&2, 3-6 $21.99 each), The Simpsons (seasons 1-7 $24.99 each), and Reno 911! (seasons 1-2 $17.99 each).

    --At Circuit City, buy BOTH Pink Floyd: Pulse on DVD ($15.99) AND CD ($15.99) for an on-sale price of $28 and receive a FREE copy of Pink Floyd: The Wall.

    --And Target’s got a FREE $5 Target GiftCard with it’s copies of I Dream of Jeannie: Season 2 Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 11, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Eric_R.

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    Expensive week for me. ER seasons 3-5, Phish live in Brooklyn, and Grand Prix.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $7.99 each:
    Pirates Of The Caribbean
    The Corpse Bride
    Finding Neverland
    Waiting
    Domino
    Rebound
    Batman Begins
    Good Night and Good Luck

    $9.99 each:
    Just Friends
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    Monster In Law
    The Man
    Caddyshack
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    North Country
    Empire Records: Remix! Special Fan Edition
    The Color Purple
    9 1/2 Weeks
    Ellen Degeneres Collection
    Gremlins: Special Edition
    Dirty War
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
    Sisterhood OF The Traveling Pants
    Blow
    Gone With The Wind: 2-disc EDition
    The Phantom of the Opera (2005)
    Blue Collar TV: Season 1 - Volume I
    Woodstock
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    The Notebook
    How To Lose Your Lover
    L.A. Confidential
    True Romance
    Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains THe Same
    John Lennon: Imagine - Deluxe Edition
    Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon
    Kubrick's: The Shining
    Looney Tunes: The Spotlight Collection

    DVD Sets
    Reno 911!: Season 1 / 2 $17.99 each
    30 Days $17.99
    ER: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $21.99 each
    Friends: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $17.99 each
    The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $24.99 each
    Seinfield: Season 1+2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $21.99 each

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Homecoming $11.99
    Grand Prix $14.99
    Lady & The Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure $19.99

    Original Sin: Unrated $9.99
    Basic Instinct: Unrated $9.99
    Basic Instinct 2: Unrated Extended Cut $16.99
    (Buy Basic Instinct 2 and either Original Sin or Basic Instinct on the same receipt and get BOTH for $20.)

    Buy 1 DVD, Get 1 DVD FREE Section $7.99 each:
    The Punisher 2005
    Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition
    Van Wilder
    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
    Requiem For A Dream
    Natural Born Killers: Director's Cut
    Terminator 2 (T2): Extreme DVD Edition
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Volume I

    Find more great DVD titles in store and at BestBuy.com. Must be purchased on the same receipt

    $9.99 each:
    Just Friends
    Black Hawk Down: Extended Cut
    The Godfather
    Sin City
    Waiting
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Fog (2005)
    The Devil's Rejects
    The Aristocrats
    The Dukes of Hazzard: Unrated
    Event Horizon: Special Collector's Edition
    The Life Aquatic (Criterion 1-disc)
    Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
    Domino
    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    DVD Sets:

    ER: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $21.99 each
    Pooh's Anniversary Collection: 80 Years $32.99

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    No catalog titles listed for sale.
     
  4. RickER

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    You have a Perry Mason picture. However, no listing or prices for it Mike? I think its coming out this week.
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    ooops! It's on the way!

    EDIT: Done! Thanks for the catch, Rick!
     
  6. EricSchulz

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    I am SOOOOOO all over Perry Mason this week! LOVE that show...and got hooked on the books too (if you are a fan of the show and haven't read any of the original books, I HIGHLY recommend that you do!) I am waiting til Tuesday since I do know that Target is carrying it---it's pictured on the "Coming Soon" sign on the Boxed Set New Release display. If nothing else, I have a $5 Reward Zone coupon to use up soon...
     
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    Jeannie,VTTBOTS, and Perry Mason for me..
     
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    Thanks Mike, and Patrick. Perry Mason, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, I Dream of Jeannie, and i think the next volume of Macross (anime) for me. Expensive week! I hate to admit, a classic movie fan like me, and i have never heard of The Rivers Edge. Gotta love the actors in it. Guess i will be reading up on it.
     
  9. RyanAn

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    Will buy:

    30 Days: Season 1
    Reno 911!: Season 3

    Eventually:

    I Dream of Jeannie: Season 2
    Phish: Live in Brooklyn
    Pink Floyd: Pulse
    Tristram Shandy
    Weeds: Season 1
    Yi Yi (CC)

    NOTE:

    Basic Instinct 2 is garbage.

    ry
     
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    You never did correct your Doctor Who picture last week.

    Probably pick up VTTBOTS S1 Vol 2, Grand Prix and Pink Floyd: Pulse

    Thanks for the Listing as always.
     
  11. Julio Diaz

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    Erm... confused by the Dante Masters of Horror entry, "Homecoming," being listed as new for this week. I have a copy on my table in front of me, which I bought a little over a week ago. Did someone break the on-sale date and I just got lucky?
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    Yup.
     
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    Pretty empty week for me.
    Probably pick up Pulse
     
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    Another weak week. My wallet gets a second week of vacation.
     
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    Bridezillas, score! [​IMG]

    j/k Probably just The Corpse Bride for $7.99 at CC. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Maybe Pulse... otherwise, nothing else is calling my name and screaming, "Buy me!" [​IMG]
     
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    I want:
    -I Dream of Jeannie:Season 2
    -Reno 911:Season 3

    Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
     
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    Mike, seems to me I saw the Dante MOH in more than one Wal-Mart (where I picked it up on impulse). I wonder whether Wal-Mart has a window of exclusivity on the series or something. Either that, or the blew the on-sale in more than one store...
     
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    Just Friday Night Lights HD DVD and Pitch Black HD DVD for me. Thanks Mike and Patrick!!!
     
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    I guess since its not on the roundup that My Dog Skip must just be a repackaging.
     

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