[rant]Shoot the hostage[/rant] [c][/c] Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, the week of the 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...but it COULD still be in-stores! I only include the titles I feel like including. 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. I have a lovely wife and a four-year-old son I'd rather spend time with. 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 I do! Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. [c] __________TITLE___________Amazon_BestBuy_CrcCity_CostCo_SamsClub Andromeda Season 1 Vol 1_$29.99__$22.99__$34.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Butt-Ugly Martians-BotBG_$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Butt-Ugly Martians-B2M___$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Butt-Ugly Martians-HH____$14.99__$14.99__$17.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Casper & Wendy's Adv.'s__$11.68__$ 9.99__$ 9.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Change of Habit (Elvis)__$18.74__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Collateral Damage - SE___$20.24__$14.99__$15.99__$17.99__$17.98 Dinotopia________________$14.99__$12.99__$11.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ K-9: P.I.________________$20.24__$22.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Resident Evil - SE_______$20.97__$14.99__$16.99__$18.99__$_N/A_ Speed - 5-Star Edition___$20.24__$19.99__$19.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ Speed/Speed 2 Collection_$29.99__$34.99__$29.99__$_N/A___$28.98 Thunderbirds Mega-Set____$134.96_$159.99_$179.95_$89.99_$108.98 UFO Set 1________________$59.96__$89.99__$69.99__$_N/A___$_N/A_ [/c] * First, a little shameless self-promotion: look for my reviews of the three Butt-Ugly Martians discs to be posted, probably on Monday, at TVShowsOnDVD. Also, Gord is writing up his review of Andromeda 1.1; it should be posted soon as well. I doubt too many sites review these smaller titles, so check out what we have to say. Thank you very much. * All copies of Dinotopia contain a coupon good for $5 off the Gameboy Advance title that ties into the show. Good for all of you with itchy thumbs! * Best Buy's ad states that you can save $5 instantly if you buy the Speed 5-Star collection at the same time you buy either the Die Hard 5-Star collection or The French Connection 5-Star collection discs. * Possible error on the BB ad insert that you might try to take advantage of: Original Sin, released 4 months ago this week and not due for a markdown quite yet, is advertised in the BB ad along with the $8.99 titles! This is surely an error, right? Well, if you go to BB.com right now and put it in your basket, it will show up there as $8.99 as week!!! If it IS a mistake, it comes right from the top. If you want this film, go get it before they discover their foolish ways and post a retraction in the stores. :wink: * Speaking of possible errors, here's something interesting: Best Buy weekly ad insert actually says, both on Pg. 2 and on the back page, that Resident Evil on DVD is $14.99, instead of saying "Hot Price" or something similar. That's interesting because the MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) on this one is $19.95! So either someone screwed up, costing them lots of co-op dollar, or someone decided that BB is big enough to ignore MAPs, or Columbia agreed that MAPs don't apply here. * On the other hand, perhaps this makes up for BB carrying the UFO Set 1 for $10 *more* than the Suggested List Price (SRP)!! Yep, that price they are charging is more than the maker says it ought to sell for. Gotta make up for those loss-leaders somehow, right? Check Costco: I bet that this is in their stores for around $40-$50, despite not being listed at their website. Just guessing, but worth a look anyway (see Costco's price on the T-Birds megaset?). * K-Mart has Collateral Damage and Resident Evil on sale for $19.95 each, and Dinotopia is $14.95. * Target is having a glitch again with their on-line weekly ads...same thing as two weeks ago. Can anyone with a print copy of the ad help us out here? * CompUSA has Collateral Damage for $16.99, but I'm sure quantities are low as always. Better bets are at Best Buy or Circuit City. The latest markdowns according to VideoTropics web site (DVD Title/Old SRP/New SRP): ------------------------- • Die Hard (5-Star Collection) $29.98 $26.98 • Die Hard 2: Die Harder $29.98 $26.98 • Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance $29.98 $26.98 • Die Hard Trilogy (Box Set) $79.98 $69.98 See you next week. It will be a tough week, kicking off a tough month. Next week's Roundup sees The Simpsons, The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, Clash of the Titans, Time After Time, V: The Final Battle, Them!, The Swarm, Wolfen, Exorcist 2, two Doctor Who's, two Hot Shots!, Underdog: Nemesis, JayJay the Jet Plane, The Care Bears Movie, and a little something from some guys named Tolkien and Jackson. It's gonna be insane...so save your pennies!