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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Keith Richards & Martin Scorsese (Shine a Light – 2008)


– Inglorious Bastards – 1978


– Keifer Sutherland (Dark City – 1998)


– Two Fat Ladies – 1997


– Freakazoid – 1995

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Band’s Visit$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Beverly Hills 90210: Season 5$39.99$39.99$59.98$39.99 - Centennial: Complete Series$38.99$44.99$59.98 - $37.99Dark City (Director’s Cut)$11.99$14.99$14.99 - - **Doomsday (NR)$17.99$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Freakazoid: Season 1$18.99$24.99$21.99 - - Girlfriends: Season 4$26.99$29.99$29.99 - - Harold & Kumar Escape/Guantanamo Bay$18.99$15.99$15.99$16.99 - Harold/Kumar/Guantanamo Bay SE (2-disc)$22.95$22.99$29.99$22.99 - The Hills: Season 3$24.99$24.99$26.99$26.99 - Human Body: Pushing the Limits$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Inglorious Bastards$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Inglorious Bastards SE (3-disc)$26.99$19.99$21.99 - - Law & Order SVU: Year Seven$38.99$44.99$59.98 - - Lips of Blood (1972)$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - **Lost Boys: The Tribe (R & NR)$17.99$17.99$19.99$19.99 - Never Back Down$17.99$17.99$15.99$16.99 - Never Back Down: Extended Edition (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99 - Phineas & Ferb: The Fast & the Phineas$13.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - Shine A Light$18.99$19.99$17.99 - - Stargate: Continuum$16.99$17.99$17.99$17.99$16.99Surfwise$23.99$19.99$21.99 - - Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1 Vol. 1$30.99$39.99$34.99 - - Two Fat Ladies$44.99$49.99$59.99 - - Tyrone Power Collection: Volume 2$34.99$44.99$49.98 - - War Games (25th Anniversary Edition)$12.99$9.99$14.98 - - War Games: The Dead Code$19.99$19.99$21.99 - - Vengeance$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Witch Blade: Complete Series$44.99$49.99$69.98 - - Wizards Waverly Place: Wizard School$14.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBeer League/The Big White - $24.99$19.99 - - Bears$16.95 - - - - Beowulf$27.95$34.99$34.99 - - The Big White$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Clear and Present Danger$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Dark City (Director’s Cut)$18.95$24.99$19.99 - - Doomsday (NR)$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Harold & Kumar/Escape Guantanamo Bay$24.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Human Body: Pushing the Limits$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Hunt for Red October$18.95$24.99$19.99 - - Last Sentinel/Final Days of Planet Earth - $24.99$19.99 - - The Lost Boys$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Lost Boys: The Tribe$24.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Mortuary$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Never Back Down$21.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Patriot Games$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Perhaps Love$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - Salvage$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - Salvage/Mortuary - $24.99$19.99 - - Shine a Light$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Stargate: Continuum$26.95$29.99$29.99$29.99$27.89Stargaze HD: Universal Beauty$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Sum of All Fears$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Tiger Blade$15.95$19.99$19.99 - - Top Gun$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Vengeance$16.95$14.99$19.99 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Tyrone Power Collection – Volume 2: Café Metropole, Girls Dormitory, Johnny Apollo, Daytime Wife, Luck of the Irish, I’ll Never Forget You, That Wonderful Urge, Love is News, This Above All, Second Honeymoon.

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

--A watershed week in the Weekly RoundUp: For the first time ever, Blu-ray new releases are basically dead-even with SD-DVD releases. It’ll only be a matter of time before they likely pass SD releases in quantity on a regular basis.

**Be Careful! Lost Boys: The Tribe is being released in both RATED & UNRATED versions! AND, Doomsday is being released in both OAR & MAR versions…be sure to get the correct one!!

--A good old-fashioned 2/$20 deal @ Best Buy this week when you buy BOTH Phineas & Ferb: The Fast & the Phineas AND Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

--You can also SAVE $9 when you buy BOTH Shine a Light on SD-DVD AND the Shine a Light CD soundtrack ($13.99) @ BB. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

--BB is advertising THREE EXCLUSIVE MINI-POSTERS with the purchase of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Packaged separately. Minimum 25 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy has a “Buy ANY Two and Save $5” sale…AND a “Buy ANY Three and Save $10” Sale on the following list of titles: Stargate: Continuum, any single season of Stargate SG-1 (Seasons 1 thru 10) ($22.99 apiece), War Games (25th Anniversary Edition) and War Games: The Dead Code. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

--BB has the following Blu-ray titles on sale for $24.99: Eragon, I Robot, Independence Day, Live Free or Die Hard, Master & Commander, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Pathfinder, Rescue Dawn, The Simpsons Movie.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 and $12.99.

--Circuit City is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE of 50 FREE SONGS & 1 FREE AUDIOBOOK with their copies of The Hills: Season 3.

--At CC, a number of catalog title Blu-ray Discs are on sale for $19.99: Fantastic Four, Flyboys, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Planet of the Apes (2001), Speed, The Transporter, The Transporter 2.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of titles for $3.99 and $7.99.

-Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE 3-DISC DELUXE EDITION of Never Back Down for sale for $22.99. With exclusive bonus disc.

-Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of The Hills: Season 3 for sale for $29.99. With exclusive bonus disc and photo book.

--At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase BOTH Phineas & Ferb: the Fast and the Phineas AND Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Nothing this week.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad $9.99

Go Diego Go!: The Great Dinosaur Rescue $12.99
Free Go Diego Go! Animal Rescuers activity & sticker booklet with purchase. While supplies last.

$3.99 each:
Friday
Harold & Kumar Go White Castle: Extreme Unrated
Next Friday
All About The Benjamins
Caddyshack
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Dukes Of Hazzard: Unrated
The Mask
National Lampoon’s Vacation
The Player: special Edition
Along Came Polly
American Wedding: Unrated
The Invincible Iron Man
The Cat In The Hat (2003)
You, Me & Dupree
The Break-Up
Jarhead
The Punisher: Extended Cut
Big Momma’s House
Lord Of War
Kicking & Screaming
See No Evil
Brokeback Mountain
Friday Night Lights
Weekend At Bernie’s
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile – Unrated
Akeelah & The Bee
Honey
Valley Girl
Wonderland
Bend It Like Beckham
Mad Max: Special Edition
Notting Hill: Collector’s Edition
Bulletproof Monk: Special Edition
Runaway Jury
Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition
Employee Of The Month
The Interpreter
BUG
Waiting
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Unrated
Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition
American Pie Presents: Bandcamp – Unrated
Cinderella Man
Original Sin: Unrated
Accepted
Hoosiers
Dawn Of The Dead: Unrated Director’s Cut
DOOM
Unleashed: Unrated
Bruce Almighty
Date Movie: Unrated
Robots
Assault On Precinct 13 (2007)
The Fast & The Furious: Tricked Out Edition

$7.99 each:
The Kingdom
Balls Of Fury
The Condemned
Death Proof : Extended & Unrated (Grindhouse)
Planet Terror: Extended & Unrated (Grindhouse)
Flags Of Our Fathers
Pathfinder: Unrated
Hot Fuzz
Live Free Or Die Hard
Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
28 Weeks Later
Stardust
NEXT
Shooter
Lions For Lambs
WAR
Knocked Up: Unrated
CHAOS
Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
Zodiac
Disturbia
Night At The Museum
Little Miss Sunshine
Evan Almighty
Dreamgirls
The Last King Of Scotland
Speed Racer: The Next Generation

Blu-Ray Discs:
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen $19.99
Speed $19.99
Fantastic 4 $19.99
Planet Of The Apes (2003) $19.99
The Transporter $19.99
The Transporter 2 $19.99
Flyboys $19.99

DVD Sets:
Stargate SG1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $17.99 each


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:
Avatar: The Last Airbender – Book 3: Fire – Volume IV $12.99
Naruto The Movie: Legend Of The Stone Of Gelel $19.99

Buy any Two and Save $5:
Buy any Three and Save $10
Products must be purchased on the same receipt to receive package savings. Offer excludes Blu-Ray.

War Games: 25th Anniversary Edition $9.99
War Games: The Dead Code $19.99
Stargate Continuum $17.99
Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $22.99 each

$4.99 each:
Super Troopers
National Lampoon’s Van Wider: The Rise Of Taj
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Edition
Friday
Austin Powers: Goldmember
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
The Wedding Singer
Rush Hour
Next Friday
Slackers
Saving Silverman
GO
Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams
Booty Call
Bottle Rocket
Scary Movie 4: Unrated
Clerks II
School For Scoundrels

$12.99 each:
The Game Plan
High School Musical 2: Extended Edition
Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition
Finding Nemo: 2 DVD Collector’s Edition
Monsters INC: 2 DVD Collector’s Edition
The Incredibles
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

Blu-Ray Discs:
Live Free Or Die Hard $24.99
I, Robot $24.99
ID4: Independence Day $24.99
Rescue Dawn $24.99
Mr. Brooks $24.99
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium $24.99
Mr. & Mrs. Smith $24.99
Eragon $24.99
The Simpsons Movie $24.99
Pathfinder: Unrated $24.99
Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World $24.99
Vantage Point $29.99
21 $29.99
The Bank Job $29.99

DVD Sets:
Witchblade: The Complete Series $49.99
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $19.99 each
The Hills: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
Masters Of Horror: Season 2 $54.99

Stargate SG-1: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $22.99 each
Buy any Two and Save $5. Buy any Three and Save $10. Products must be purchased on the same receipt to receive package savings. Offer excludes Blu-Ray.


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Target on sale DVD items:

Alice Upside Down $14.99

DVD Sets:
Heroes: Season 1 $18.99
Northern Exposure: Season 1 $9.99 Parka Packaging Shown
Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $18.99
 

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Thanks guys!

Just Dark City Blu-ray for me this week. I'd like to get Two Fat Ladies, but not at these advertised prices. I'll wait and hopefully catch a better deal somewhere down the road...
 

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Thanks for the prices. Definitely getting Dark City Blu, Shine a Light Blu and War Games. Considering upgrading to Blu on Top Gun, Harold & Kumar 1 and Lost Boys. But I think I'll wait for sales on those.
 

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Are these prices for real??? 18.99 for Season 1 Heroes??? is that the Heroes listed below???
Target on sale DVD items:

Alice Upside Down $14.99

DVD Sets:
Heroes: Season 1 $18.99
Northern Exposure: Season 1 $9.99 Parka Packaging Shown
Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5 $18.99
 

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Wow what a week! Just look at that Blu-ray list! Too much stuff this week for me to list it all (don't want to scare away the wallet) but the highlights have to be Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1 Vol. 1, Stargate: Continuum, and Dark City (Blu-ray).
 

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Probably just Dark City (BD) for me, maybe the first three Ryan flicks on a BOGO at some point.

Shine A Light is definitely worth a rental. I'm just not sure if I would watch it more than once, which is what is stopping me from picking it up on BD.
 

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I'll be picking up Dark City and Shine A Light Blu Rays at some point.

Thanks for the prices, guys!
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MikeC, that's the Heroes that is on sale. Very good deal.
 

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I just checked the Target print ad on their website and YES, the price is correct and it is the full Heroes Season 1 box.
 

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PM Heroes at BB. Wow really good deals lately on season sets, Ive recently picked up The X files Complete set, Bones 1&2, Dexter 1&2, All six seasons of 24, and now Heroes all for pennys practically. I got on the BB deal for the 24, Costco 60.00 off coupon on The X Files and Heroes for a savings of 31.00.
 

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Also, Best Buy is supposedly releasing the following three sci-fi double features this week:

WORLD WITHOUT END / SATELLITE IN THE SKY
MOON ZERO TWO / WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH
BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH / THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR.
 

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I was going to wait on War Games for a BD release but the $9.99 B.B. price is tempting. Other than that, I'm getting Tiny Toons and Netflixing Harold and Kumar E.f.G.B
 

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Highway to the Danger Zone, baby! Top Gun is an absolute no brainer for me.

I'm curious about other titles, too, like the Clancy stuff and Dark City. We'll see...
 

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Possibly Dark City and Heroes. I'd also get the Two Fat Ladies, but as noted above, that's pretty steep for a handful of cooking shows.

For Costco members, I believe this week is the $10 off coupon for a bunch of Universal TV-on-DVD sets including "Heroes" (and "Monk," "The Office," "House," "and "30 Rock" among others). Not sure what regular retail is, but it may be competitive.

EDIT: Looks like "Heroes" S1 at Costco will be $29.99 ($39.99-$10). Target is the better deal (if there's one near you).
 

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That $24.99 BB price on Master & Commander BD is the best price I've seen on that title since it's release.

Figures it would show up just a week or two after I finally found a used copy for $21! :rolleyes

:D
 

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Has anyone found Dark City Blu-ray in any stores today? I checked Best Buy and it is nowhere to be found in MA, and the website says it's on backorder! What gives?

--John
 

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I bought the one and only copy my Best Buy received earlier today. In fact, when I couldn't find it on the shelf, a staffer went to see if they had any in the back room. While he was gone, I found a solitary copy on a rolling cart. When he returned he said they only received one and I replied, "Yeah, And I got it!"

edit-- BTW, it rang up $24.99, but I had a printout of the bestbuy.com listing for $18.99 and they matched it no problem.
 

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