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Weekly RoundUp 8-12-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Dennis Quaid & Sarah Jessica Parker (Smart People – 2008)

– Maya Lawson and Sullivan Brown (Brand Upon the Brain!– 2006)

– Bra Boys – 2007

– Cast (The American Mall – 2008)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAftermath: Population Zero (Natl. Geo.)$12.99$17.99 - - - The American Mall$15.99$12.99$14.99$16.99 - The Art of War II: Betrayal$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Bra Boys$17.99$16.99$14.99 - - Brand Upon the Brain! (CC)$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Caroline in the City: Season 1$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - CJ7$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Dave’s World: Season 1$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - DC Super Heroes: Filmation Adventures$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - Eclipse II – Larisa Shepitko (CC)$21.99$24.99$21.99 - - Felon$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - The Killing Gene (NR)$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Legend of the Shadowless Sword$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Love Boat: Season 1 Vol. 2$22.99$22.99$29.99 - - Mulan/Mulan II$25.99$24.99$34.99$24.99$22.99Prison Break: Season 3$31.99$37.99$26.99$37.99 - The Search for John Gissing$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Secret$17.99$17.99$19.99 - - Smart People$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99$18.99South Park: Season 11$29.99$29.99$29.99$32.99 - That Girl: Season 4$29.99$29.99$34.99 - - Tom & Jerry Tales: Volume 5$8.99$12.99$14.98 - - Tru Calling: Complete Series$41.99$48.99$59.98 - - The Wire: Season 5$38.99$41.99$44.99 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco7 Seconds$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - CJ7$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Belly$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Doors$19.95 - $19.99 - - Felon$26.95$34.99$34.99 - - Half Past Dead$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Kiss of the Spider Woman (Amazon Excl.)$23.95 - - - - Maximum Risk$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Prison Break: Season 3$53.95$59.99$79.98 - - Smart People$23.95$29.99$27.99 - $23.79Supernova$9.95$12.99$12.99 - - xXx: State of the Union$19.95$24.99$19.99 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Eclipse 11 – Larisa Shepitko (CC): The Ascent, Wings.

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

**Yay! All titles this week are being released in their Original Aspect Ratio! :emoji_thumbsup:

--I guess this is the real week in which amazon.com rolls out its EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray disc of Kiss of the Spider Woman. Hope so.

--Best Buy has FREE E-MOVIE MONEY to see Blindness in theaters with the purchase of Smart People on either Blu-ray or SD-DVD. Value = $12. In theaters 9-19-08. Valid 9-19-08 thru 10-31-08. Minimum 2 Blu-ray and 6 SD-DVDs per store. No rainchecks. .

--You can also get a FREE $10 BEST BUY GIFT CARD WHEN you buy BOTH The American Mall AND The Hills: Season 3 on @ BB. Must be purchased on same receipt. Gift card good towards future purchase. On-line offer may vary.

--More E-MOVIE MONEY to see Tropic Thunder @ BB with the purchase of any from a list of $6.99 DVDs (which includes Team America: World Police). Value = $12.00. In theaters 8-15-08. Valid 8-15-08 thru 8-30-08. Minimum 2 per store. No rainchecks. Offer valid in-store only.

--Best Buy has a number of Sesame Street titles on sale for $7.99. Buy one and get a FREE SESAME STREET PLUSH TOY. Plush toys include Abby, Elmo & Grover. Value = $6.99. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy has a good-sized list of Blu-ray discs on sale for $22.99: 10,000 BC, AvP – Requiem, The Bank Job, The Bucket List, Drillbit Taylor, Fool’s Gold, Jumper, Never Back Down, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Untraceable, Vantage Point.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99, $9.99 & $14.99.

--Circuit City is also advertising the same FREE E-MOVIE MONEY to see Blindness with its copies of Smart People. Same details as BB.

--Also at CC, a 2/$20 deal, when you buy BOTH The American Mall DVD AND The American Mall OST CD ($9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--At CC, a FREE SOUTH PARK MAGNET SET with the purchase of South Park: Season 11. In-store only.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of titles for $4.99, $9.99 and $14.99.

--At Target, get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD when you purchase South Park: Season 11 and/or Prison Break: Season 3. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE LENTICULAR PACKAGING with its copies of South Park: Season 11. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--And, Target has a Buy Two, Get One Free deal on a list of Blu-ray discs: Black Hawk Down ($19.99), Casino Royale ($24.99), CEo3K ($29.99), Fifth Element ($19.99), The Patriot ($19.99), Spider-Man 3 ($29.99), Superbad ($29.99), Surf’s Up ($24.99). Free disc must be equal to or less than the cost of the two purchased discs.

--Target Odds and Ends: Titles are listed for $6.50.

Patrick Sun

Senior HTF Member
Jun 30, 1999
Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad LIVE $9.99

$4.99 each: More titles available in store
Dragon: Collector’s Edition
The Bone Collector
The Hurricane: Collector’s Edition
Patch Adams: Collector’s Edition
The Family Man: Collector’s Edition
End Of Days: Collector’s Edition
The Best Man
Bridget Jones: he Edge Of Reason
Intolerable Cruelty
Dance With Me
For The Love Of The Game
What Dreams May Come
The Way We Were: Special Edition
And Justice For All
Blue Streak: Special Edition
Used Cars
Booty Call
Saving Silverman
Car Wash
Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams
Undercover Brother: Collector’s Edition
Uncle Buck
Cliffhanger: Collector’s Edition
Today You Die
The Order
The Last Action Hero
The Jackal: Collector’s Edition
John Carpenter’s Ghosts Of Mars: Special Edition

$9.99 each:
Bee Movie
Beowulf: Director’s Cut
Indiana Jones & The Raiders Of The Lost Ark: Special Edition
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade: Special Edition
Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom: Special Edition
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith

$14.99 each:
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns
27 Dresses
National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets
The Bank Job
Alvin & The Chipmunks
The Eye
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Meet The Spartans: Unrated Pit Of Death Edition
In The Name Of The King
No Country For Old Men
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

DVD Sets:
The Wire: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
The Girls Next Door: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $12.99 each
The George Lopez Show: Season 1 / 2 $12.99 each
Without A Trace: Season 1 $12.99
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 1 + 2 $16.99
Martin: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $16.99
The Closer: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
Heroes: Season 1 $19.99
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
From The Earth To The Moon: Signature Edition $19.99
That 70’s Show: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 $19.99 each
Two & A Half Men: Season 1 / 2 $24.99 each
Nip / Tuck: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $29.99 each


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

The Art Of War $19.99
Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay $19.99
21 $19.99
College Road Trip $19.99
Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition $19.99
Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club $17.99

$4.99 each: See in-store display
Full Metal Jacket
Tears Of The Sun
Under Siege
Green Street Hooligans
The Net
Into The Blue
Lethal Weapon
Million Dollar Baby
Deep Blue Sea
Demolition Man
Analyze That
The Mask Of Zorro: Special Edition

$6.99 each: Free E-Movie Money to see Tropic Thunder when you buy Team America or other select Paramount comedies. E-Movie value = $12.00. Tropic Thunder in theaters 8/15/08 // Movie Money valid 8/15/08 – 8/30/08. Minimum 2 per store. No rain checks. Offer valid in store only.
Team America: World Police

$7.99 each: Get a free Abby, Grover or Elmo plush toy when you buy any one of the titles listed. Minimum 5 per character per sore. Plush toy value = $6.99. No rain checks.
The Best Of Elmo
Elmo’s Potty Time
Elmo’s World: Opposites
Sesame Street: Dinosaurs
Elmo’s World: The Great Outdoors
Elmo’s World: Elmo Has Two! Hands, Ears & Feet
Elmo’s World: Summer Vacation
Sesame Street: Count On Sports

$9.99 each: ALL titles listed are 2-disc Special Editions, except where noted.
Taxi Driver
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
The Guns Of Navarone
The Natural
Rebel Without A Cause
Wyatt Earp
Das Boot: Original Uncut Version
Black Hawk Down: 3-disc Deluxe Version
The Dark Crystal
Superman II
The Searchers
Forbidden Planet
The Maltese Falcon
JFK: Director’s Cut
Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
Enter The Dragon
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
The Dirty Dozen
Saving Private Ryan
Casino Royale (2006)
Lawrence Of Arabia
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Bomb

$14.99 each:
The Bucket List
The Other Boleyn Girl
Never Back Down
Fool’s Gold
Drillbit Taylor: EXtended Survival Edition
10,000 B.C.
The Bank Job
Vantage Point
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem - Unrated

Blu-Ray High Discs:
Untraceable $22.99
The Bucket List $22.99
The Other Boleyn Girl $22.99
Never Back Down $22.99
Fool’s Gold $22.99
Drillbit Taylor: EXtended Survival Edition $22.99
10,000 B.C. $22.99
The Bank Job $22.99
Jumper $22.99
Vantage Point $22.99
The Spiderwick Chronicles $22.99
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem – Unrated $22.99
Prison Break: Season 1 $69.99

DVD Sets:
South Park: Season 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 $29.99 each
Prison Break: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each
The Wire: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
Naruto: Uncut Box Set 9 $29.99
Naruto: Uncut Box Set 9 - Special Edition $44.99
The Love Boat: Season I – Volume I $19.99


Target on sale DVD items:

Ni Hao Kai-Lan: Super Special Days $12.99
Target Exclusive Barettes with purchase. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

$6.50 each: Each title listed and selected others
Sleepless In Seattle: 10th Anniversary Edition
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller… Bueller… Edition
Matilda: Special Edition
The Invincible Iron Man (Animated)

Blu-Ray Discs: Buy 2 Blu-Ray discs & Get 1 Blu-Ray Disc Free. Each purchased Blu-Ray disc amount must be equal to or greater than the price of the free disc.
Titles listed and selected others
Surf’s Up $24.99
Superbad: 2 Disc Unrated Extended Edition $29.99
The Fifth Element $19.99
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind $29.99
Casino Royale $24.99
The Patriot: Extended Cut $19.99
Spider-Man 3 $29.99
Black Hawk Down $19.99

DVD Sets:
Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $18.99 each
Supernatural: Season 1 / 2 $18.99 each
Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $18.99 each
Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 $18.99 each
Two and .5 Men: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $18.99 each
John Adams (HBO Miniseries) $34.99
The Simpsons: Season 9 / 10 $24.99 each
Bones: Season 2 $29.99


Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
Pricey week for me. I'll be picking up The Wire: Season Five, South Park: Season Eleven and The Doors on Blu-Ray.

Thanks for the (early) prices, guys!

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Thanks for the roundup. Absolutely nothing of interest in it for me though. Saving money again this week which I'll put away for the summer blockbusters when they start to be released.


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
Real Name
DC Super Heroes should be here tomorrow from the Warner Store. Otherwise, nada. Thanks guys and I'll see ya's in two weeks.

Greg Layton

Second Unit
Oct 12, 2004
Real Name
Greg Layton
IMO Smart People is worth at least a rent, I enjoyed it in the theaters.

Thanks, as always.

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
I could hardly stay awake while I was putting the darn thing together. :D

And it doesn't get much better in the next couple of weeks... :frowning:

Robert Floto

Supporting Actor
Jul 27, 1999
For Prison Break: Season 3 that's quite a difference in price between Circuit City and everywhere else! Are you sure that's not a typo!?


Stunt Coordinator
Sep 29, 2005
Heads up -- Best Buy has the HBO series "Carnivale" season 1 & 2 for $19.99 each, I assume unadvertised since I don't see it on the Roundup. This is the lowest I've seen this (regularly ~ $55) so I will most likely buy it blind. I'm a sucker for HBO series but they are so overpriced, regularly.

I'll probably also pick up an Elmo DVD with a free Abby Cadabby doll. For my little girl.


Stunt Coordinator
Sep 29, 2005

Ha. I figured I should probably clarify that at the end. I did notice a smirk on the clerk's face when I laid down "Elmo's Potty Time" on the counter...

Boy, the things you go through being a Daddy!

BTW I noticed while I was there again that a lot of the HBO sets were on sale for this price ($19.99). In fact it seemed most of the sets were (excluding Sopranos and Deadwood). These things rarely go this cheap so take advantage!


Second Unit
Mar 27, 2004
Real Name
Yes, I noticed BB had CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM seasons for 19.99.
(Not the lowest price ever, but good.)

Unfortunately, WIRE S5 was $44.99 at my BB, not $41.99.
Couldn't put it down though - can't wait to watch it (and yet I don't want it to be over forever...)

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