Weekly RoundUp 7/5/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    Jerry D'Amato: Get something for that head ache!
    Mae Doyle D'Amato: Yeah, a new head.

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    –Paul Douglas as Jerry D’Amato and Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle D’Amato (Clash By Night – 1952)

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    Part Elastic, Part Invisible, Part Fire, Part Stone!

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    I see you’ve got your list out, say your piece and kiss off.
    Guess I get the gist of it, but it’s all right
    Oh well anyway, sorry that you feel that way.
    Every silver linings got a touch of grey
    I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

    –Touch of Grey by the Grateful Dead (Truckin’ Up to Buffalo – 1989)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlien 3000$24.28$23.99$19.99--Born to Kill$13.98$14.99$15.99--Bride and Prejudice$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-Clash By Night$13.98$14.99$15.99--Crossfire$13.98$14.99$15.99--Dear Frankie$20.99$22.99$24.99--Dillinger (1945)$13.98$14.99$15.99--Fantastic Four: Complete Anim. Series$34.99$32.99$39.99$34.99$29.99Film Noir Classic Coll. #2 (WB)$34.94$41.99$34.99--First Howie Mandel Special$10.49$14.99$12.99--Forever Lulu$17.47$24.99$24.97--Georgy Girl$17.47$24.99$24.97--Grateful Dead Truckin’ Up to Buffalo$17.47$22.99$17.99--Hexed$13.96$14.99$15.99--**Hide and Seek$20.99$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99In My Country$17.47$19.99$24.97$16.99-Monk: Season 3$41.99$39.99$39.99$37.99$37.99Nadine$17.47$19.99$24.97--The Narrow Margin$13.98$14.99$15.99--Nat’l Lampoon’s Going the Distance$18.19$19.99$19.99--Point Blank$13.98$14.99$15.99--Premonition$20.23$19.99$19.99--Prozac Nation$20.99$19.99$24.99--Queer Eye for the Red Sox$13.99$16.99$15.99--Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles$34.97$39.99$39.99--Stairway to the Distant Past$17.47$19.99$19.99--Strange Bedfellows$20.98$16.99$22.99--Tour of Duty: Season 3$34.97$34.99$39.99--The Trap$17.47$19.99$19.99--Twenty Bucks$17.47$19.99$24.97--

    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! Hide and Seek is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Thanks once again to the indefatigable and prolific Patrick Sun for helping me post the RoundUp in a timely manner while I enjoy a couple of days rest celebrating our nation’s Independence Day. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    --This is the third week in a row of mostly low-key releases…although the Fox Film Noir release really doesn’t count as low-key. [​IMG] And, I’m sure others could make cases for other films, too.

    --Because I am putting this RoundUp “to bed” a little earlier than usual, I may not have all the Sunday flyer deals for our main stores. Please feel free to fill in the gaps as the flyers make their way into your homes.

    --Best Buy is advertising the sale of a new EXCLUSIVE DVD at their stores. It is a Buffy, the Vampire Slayer compilation disc—called Spike, Love is Hell. It contains four episodes: School Hard, Lie to Me, Lovers Walk, and Fool for Love. It also has a profile featurette on the character of Spike from the show. BB also continues to promote the other EXCLUSIVE disc they unveiled last week…the six episode “Best of” Welcome Back, Kotter DVD.

    The Appeal

    Do you like the Weekly RoundUp? …and you probably like talking with other HT enthusiasts about your hobby and the latest new releases? PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE HOME THEATER FORUM!!!

    Operating the HTF is not free for Parker and Ron. That is why there is advertising throughout the forum and there has been the occasional membership fund drive. THERE IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE!

    If you would simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone would bring revenue to the forum. While it would also be nice if you wanted to click on some of the advertisers’ links and check out their deals and sales (that form of “window shopping” would bring even more revenue to the forum), the simple act of landing on the Portal Page registers a “hit” or “impression” that creates revenue for the HTF.

    So, if you’ve been “sneaking in” to the HTF through links to your favorite thread or forum, please help out by taking an extra second of your time and landing first on the HTF Portal Page. THANKS!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: July 5, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    Buena Vista

    Adrenalin: Fear the Rush, Dick Tracy, Jailbreakers, Just Visiting, Life With Mikey, Malevolent, Mask of Death, Spy Hard, Stakeout, Taking Care of Business ... $9.99

    A la Mode, The Battle of Shaker Heights, China Strike Force, Cool and the Crazy, daytime's Greatest Weddings, Full Frontal, The Hole, I'm Not Scared, Map of the Human Heart, Ordinary Decent Criminal, The Osbournes: Season 1, The Osbournes: Season 2, The Osbournes 2.5, Tadpole, Tangled, Texas, The Third Wheel, Track Down ... $14.99
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    4th of July pricing (good until 7/4/05):

    $12.99 each:
    The Aviator
    National Treasure
    Meet the Fockers
    Blade Trinity

    $14.99 each:
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    The Pacifier

    $4.99 - Sunday & Monday ONLY
    Clear & Present Danger
    Hunt for Red October
    13 Ghosts
    Starman
    Under Siege
    Body Heat
    Time to Kill
    Set it Off
    Days of Thunder
    Lethal Weapon 2
    Lethal Weapon 3
    Devil's Advocate
    Murder at 1600
    Raw Deal
    Negotiator
    Wild Wild West
    48 Hours
    Patriot Games
    Talkin' Dirty After Dark
    Maximum Overdrive
    Rules of Engagement
    The Specialist
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Presidio
    K-19
    Legend of Bagger Vance
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    El Dorado
    Less Than Zero
    Johnny Dangerously
    Emperor's Club
    Baseketball
    Original Kings of Comedy
    BlankMan
    The Firm
    Naked Gun
    Poltergeist
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Up in Smoke
    Narc
    K-Pax
    Art of War
    3 Amigos
    US Marshals
    (5 more weren't listed)

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    $19.99 each:
    Coach Carter
    Be Cool
    Hitch
    Cursed
    Seed of Chucky

    $17.99:
    Assault on Precinct 13

    $14.99:
    Boogey Man

    $9.99 each:
    Resident Evil Apocalypse 2-disc
    The Color Purple
    Unbreakable
    Pirates of the Caribbean 2-disc
    Redemption
    The Missing 1-disc
    Into the Sun
    Eddie Griffin's DysFUNKtional Family
    Blazing Saddles
    In the Line of Fire
    Blow
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail 2-disc
    Full Metal Jacket
    Silverado 2-disc
    50 1st Dates
    White Chicks
    Stripes
    Gladiator
    Das Boot Extended cut (depicted)
    Dazed & Confused
    Willy Wonka
    Tears of the Sun
    Anacondas
    Lawrence of Arabia 1-disc
    Baby Boy
    She Hate Me
    Pulp Fiction 2-disc
    Saving Private Ryan
    Blue Collar Comedy Tour The Movie
    The Patriot

    UMD
    $19.99
    I, Robot
    Napoleon Dynamite
    DodgeBall
    Super Troopers
    Predator

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $??.??
    The Pacifier

    $16.99:
    The Aviator

    $14.99 Best Buy Exclusives
    Welcome Back, Kotter 6 episodes
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike, Love Is Hell 4 episode compilation:
    "School Hard"
    "Lie To Me"
    "Lovers Walk"
    "Fool For Love"
    Spike character profile featurette

    ***Buy ANY 2 of these Fantastic Movies and SAVE $4 Instantly***
    $9.99 each:
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Young Frankenstein, Special Ed.
    True Lies
    Donnie Darko (regular version)
    Club Dread, All-New Unrated Cut
    The Last of the Mohicans, Director's Expanded Ed.
    Bill Cosby Himself
    Cast Away
    Moulin Rouge
    The Transporter, Special Ed.

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10 each:
    Aladdin
    The Pirates of the Caribbean
    Country Bears
    Mulan
    Brother Bear
    Inspector Gadget 2
    Haunted Mansion
    3 Musketeers (Mickey/Donald/Goofy)
    Annie
    Vanity Fair
    Gone w/ the Wind
    Harold & Kumar go to White Castle
    Supersize Me
    LotR: The Two Towers
    Troy
    CatWoman
    Cellular

    $7.50 each:
    Willy Wonka
    13
    The Kid
    Young Frankestein
    Raising Arizona
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    SNL: Will Ferrell
    Dune
    Boondock Saints
     
  3. Eric DiPiazza

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    Thanks guys! Looks like Fantastic 4 is the only "thing" to make my list. Hope eveyone has a happy and safe 4th!
     
  4. george kaplan

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    Thanks Mike.

    Looks like Crossfire and Monk for me.
     
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    Fantastic 4 and Hide & Seek for me.

    Thanks a lot Mike and Patrick
     
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    Mike,

    Isn't the Film Noir Collection 2 from Warner? You have Fox listed on the roundup.

    THanks for all the hard work as usual. Enjoy the weekend!

    Scott
     
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    The CC ad shows the new $30 Das Boot DVD (the 5 hour mini-series) in the ad for $9.99. I'm sure they meant to show the regular $15 version. I already have the Superbit, but someone might want to try and see if they honor this (or PM it)!

    John
     
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    For any Teri Hatcher fans out there, Tuesday will see the release of The Cool Surface. Don't know if it's any good, imdb has a poster that gives it a bad review, but quoting from dvdfile the other month, you can see Teri Hatcher and her "bare assets". Wonder what he meant by that? :b DvdEmpire has it listed for $10.94. It was produced in '93, shortly before she did Lois and Clark. Robert Patrick is also in it, so it's a couple of years after T2. I think I'll check it out.
     
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    I'm gonna have to put that Film Noir Collection on my birthday or Xmas list (unless I crack when I see it sitting on a store shelf and just buy it then[​IMG]
     
  10. Kenneth Cummings

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    Another week, another thing no purchases. Oh well, in a week from Monday, I will be on vacation, so I will need all the money I can for other things. Thanks anyway, Mike.
     
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    That new Film Noir box sounds awfully tempting, but I'll save all my money for all those "classics" that are being released next week (Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie, Bill & Ted's, National Lampoon's Movie Madness, Freaked, the Bad News Bears Triple Play...).
     
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    Fantastic Four and (hopefully) a keepcase version of Willy Wonka at Target.

    Thanks guys!!
     
  13. EricSunde

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    CC had placed the Das Boot Extended in the section (with the other ones, too), with the original $34.99 tag on it. It still rang up at that price, and I asked if there was an error in the ad. They called someone over, and she told them to override it. I am sure I got lucky there. I also got the Stripes Extended Edition for $9.99, which was nice, since I forgot to pick it up when it came out a few weeks ago.
     
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    Hey guys, I didn't see this anywhere here...BB has a Fantastic Four comic free when you buy ANY DVD $14.99 and higher. They are on a stand with Fox discs, but it works on any movie.

    Also, Target has all three Harry Potter flicks for $11.99 each. Three bucks cheaper than BB and it's the lowest price I've seen for them. The sign on the shelf says it runs until August.
     
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    Thanks Mike.

    One correction...the Noir collection is from the great folks at Warner Brothers, not Fox.

    That is probably the only new release this week that I'll be getting. I loved S1 & S2 of Monk, but S3 was a huge letdown (in my opinion) so I'll pass on that.

    Steve
     
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    Nothing or me this week off the main list, Thanks Mike for your efforts, I always stop here first to read your roundup [​IMG],
    Thanks to Patrick's list and EricSunde's post I went over to CC and was also lucky in getting the original uncut "Das Boot" version for 9.99, the clerk had to make a couple of calls but he was able to override the 34.99 price [​IMG] Also picked up "Narc" and "Poltergeist", for 4.99 you can't beat it!
     
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    Mike,

    I always read this thread and want to thank you for doing this every Sunday. Sometimes I buy; Sometimes I don't, but it this RoundUp is ALWAYS most appreciated!

    Mark
     
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    fantastic four is showing up in blockbuster video's database as 26.99.
    good luck trying to order one though because the release date is something crazy like 2009 or so.
     
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    Hey, Alfonso! Check post #7 on the Das Boot mistake. That was my find! Give me some credit, too!![​IMG]

    I wasn't going to pick up Das Boot, but the price was too good. Same thing that happened to Eric happened to me. The cashier studied the ad for about 3 minutes, called someone and gave it to me for the $9.99 price.

    John
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    WB it is! :b :b :b Table updated!
     

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