Weekly RoundUp 8-15-2006

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now – 1979)

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    – Ann Sheridan & Ronald Reagan (King’s Row – 1942)

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    – Jimmy Stewart & Henry Fonda (The Cheyenne Social Club - 1970)

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    – Magilla Gorilla (Magilla Gorilla – 1964)

    The Prices

    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 5$25.53$29.99$34.99 - - Apocalypse Now: Complete Dossier$14.99$14.99$12.99 - - Cheyenne Social Club/Firecreek$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Clark Gable Collection: Volume 1$29.97$36.99$39.99 - - -Don’t Tell$25.19$24.99$19.99 - - Dora/Explorer: We’re a Team$15.29$14.99$9.99 - - The FBI Story$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Flying Nun: Season 2$20.99$29.99$24.99 - - Full House: Season 4$19.49$25.99$24.99$22.99 - The Hard Corps$22.49$19.99$24.97 - - Heart Like a Wheel$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Hogan’s Heroes: Season 4$26.99$26.99$34.99$29.99 - Honk Kong Phooey: Complete Series$19.87$19.99$19.99$16.99 - Hoot$19.59$19.99$17.99$16.99$18.99I’ll Always Know...Last Summer$19.87$19.99$24.97 - - I’ll Always Know…Last Summer Mix Box Set$29.99$34.99$29.99 - - James Stewart: Signature Collection$34.99$43.99$34.99 - - Jeffersons: Season 5$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - King’s Row$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Knute Rockne, All-American$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The L.A. Riot Spectacular$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - Lemming$17.99$19.99$19.99 - - L’Enfant$16.99$19.99$24.97 - - The Madness of Henry VIII$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Magilla Gorilla: Complete Series$32.06$37.99$34.99 - - Masters of Horror: Jenifer (Argento)$12.69$12.99$15.99 - - The Naked Spur$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Napoleon’s Final battle$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Remington Steele: Seasons 4 & 5$34.99$36.99$39.99 - - Rome: Season 1$64.98$64.99$62.99 - $68.99Ronald Reagan: Signature Collection$34.99$43.99$34.99 - - **RV$15.98$16.99$13.99$16.99$18.89Safe Men CE$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - **Scary Movie 4 (NR & Uncensored)$19.87$16.99$14.99$16.99 - The Simpsons: Season 8$32.48$29.99$29.99 - - Simpsons: Season 8 (Maggie Head)$32.48$29.99$29.99“L/P” - Six Moral Tales by Eric Rohmer (CC)$69.99$99.99$99.99 - - The Spirit of St. Louis$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - The Stratton Story$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Surface: Complete Series$34.85$40.99$39.99 - - Survival Island$17.99 - $19.99 - - Weird Al Show: Complete Series$22.34$25.99$29.99 - -

    HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAnimal House$23.95$29.99$33.99 - - Unleashed$23.95$29.99$33.99 - -

    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBlack Hawk Down$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Into the Blue$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Memento$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - RV$27.25$29.99$26.99 - -

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

    Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

    Clark Gable Collection: Volume 1: Call of the Wild, Soldier of Fortune, The Tall Men.

    I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer Mix Box Set: I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.

    James Stewart: Signature Collection: The FBI Story, The Naked Spur, The Spirit of St. Louis, The Stratton Story, The Cheyenne Social Club, Firecreek.

    Ronald Reagan Signature Collection: King’s Row, Knute Rockne: All-American, The Hasty Heart, Storm Warning, The Winning Team.

    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! RV AND Scary Movie 4 (NR & Uncensored) are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! Also, The Simpsons: Season 8 is being sold in both a “standard” DVD cover this week AND in the collectible “Maggie Head” DVD cover.

    --I am still unsure of my efficiencies in finding and pricing the various HD & Blu-Ray release each week. Be forewarned. It seems like in-store prices at Best Buy and Circuit City are coming in cheaper than the prices as reported on-line.

    --Amazon.com is having a special offer on Blu-Ray & HD-DVD discs: Save an additional 10% on all of your Blu-ray & HD-DVD Disc purchases for the next year. Purchase three Blu-ray or HD-DVD Discs right now, and you'll automatically qualify to receive an additional 10% off all of your high-definition DVD purchases for one year. To receive a 10% discount on your three high-def Discs upon checkout, use this claim code: HDDISC10. Go HERE for details.

    --Best Buy is also holding one of its 2/$20 promotions when you buy BOTH RV ($16.99) and EITHER Are We There Yet? OR Hook OR Jumanji ($9.99 apiece). Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy has a number of sales on TV season sets this week. $17.99 each on Seasons 1-3 of Full House. $19.99 each on Seasons 1-4 of Northern Exposure and $27.99 each on Seasons 1-4 of Monk.

    --Best Buy also has a price of $29.99 on House: Season 1 (regular price $48.99)…and $19.99 on Millennium: Season 1 (regular price $32.99).

    --Best Buy, Circuit City, and Target ALL are advertising the same FREE HBO SAMPLER DVD with the purchase of ANY HBO series on DVD (at Best Buy) and the purchase of Rome: Season 1 on DVD (at Circuit City & Target).

    --Circuit City is out in front of the “Snakes On a Plane” mania with a FREE SNEAK PEEK DVD with the purchase of ANY DVD. Includes behind-the-scenes special preview. While supplies last. Minimum 96 per store.

    --Circuit City, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE FREE 25 MUSIC DOWNLOADS from Emusic with the purchase of Scary Movie 4 on DVD. While supplies last. Minimum 20 per store.

    --ATTENTION FANS OF APOCALYPSE NOW! Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE 20 MINUTE BONUS DVD with its copies of Apocalypse Now: Complete Dossier. Includes added and expanded scenes from Apocalypse Now Redux, the destruction of Kurtz compound with Coppola Commentary & trailers). In-store only. Purchases must be on same receipt.

    --Circuit City is advertising a price of $29.99 apiece on Seasons 1 thru 7 of The Simpsons AND $17.99 apiece on Seasons 1 thru 3 of Full House.

    --Circuit City is also offering the great price of $19.99 on the following TV season sets: Seinfeld: Seasons 1-6, King of Queens: Seasons 1-4, Bewithced: Seasons 1-3, Rescue Me: Seasons 1 & 2, NewsRadio: Seasons 1-3, and Dawson’s Creek: Seasons 1-6

    --Target is offering FREE MOVIE CASH for “How to Eat Fried Worms” with its copies of Hoot on DVD. Up to a $10.50 value. Quantity limited, no rainchecks.

    --And Target’s also got their own sale on The Simpsons season sets. Seasons 1-6 are on sale at Target for $19.99 apiece.

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: August 15, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    None to report.
     
  2. Malcolm R

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    MAGILLA GORILLA FANS!

    As noted in my short-lived substitute version of the RoundUp, fans of MG may want to check out this thread before buying the current set:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=239840

    Apparently there are alterations and quality issues that might disappoint many fans.
     
  3. TravisR

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    I'll be picking up:

    Apocalypse Now
    Masters Of Horror: Jenifer
    The Simpsons: Season Eight

    Thanks for the prices! [​IMG]
     
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    Dustin: Two answers!

    Sometimes...with a loss leader like Scary Movie. And that seems to be the case here. My local flyer has $14.99 posted for SC4.

    However, the other prices you posted as different are also the same in my local flyer. I just neglected to update them from the on-line search I did a couple weeks ago before I went on vacation. I will go up to the grid to update them now. Thanks!
     
  6. streeter

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    Thanks, Mike!

    A really expensive week for me - I'm picking up:
    -Hong Kong Phooey
    -Magilla Gorilla (hopefully the theme song we all know and love will show up somewhere sometime)
    -The Simpsons season 8
    -Apocalypse Now Dossier (hopefully Circuit City will still have some left when I go there after work... this one regularly stocks just 3 copies of the titles they're advertising)
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Inside Man $19.99
    Land of the Blind $16.99

    $7.49 each: (In Store Only)
    X-Men
    X2: X-Men United
    Me, Myself & Irene
    Girl Next Door: Unrated
    League Of ExtraOrdinary Gentlemen
    Taxi (Fallon / Queen Latifah)
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2: Die Harder
    Die Hard With A Vengeance
    The Sandlot
    Garden State
    Redemption
    Puddle Cruiser
    Edward Scissorhands
    Thin Red Line

    $9.99 each: (In Store Only)
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    The Ringer
    Rebound
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    The Visitation
    Robots
    Patton (2-disc)
    Because Of Winn-Dixie
    In Her Shoes
    Office Space: Special Edition With Flair!
    I, Robot
    Man On Fire
    Fight Club
    The Poseidon Adventure (2-disc Set)
    Predator: Collector’s Edition

    DVD Sets:
    The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $29.99 each
    Seinfeld: Season 1 + 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
    The King Of Queens: Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
    Bewitched: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Dawson’s Creek: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
    News Radio: Season 1 + 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Rescue Me: Season 1 / 2 $19.99
    Full House: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $17.99

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    2 FOR $15 (Must be Purchased on the same receipt) or $9.99 each:
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Big Lebowski
    Bourne Identity: Explosive Extended Edition
    Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition
    Half Baked: Fully Baked Edition
    Ghostbusters
    The Godfather
    The Godfather: Part II
    The Godfather: Part III
    X-Men
    X-Men 2: X-Men United
    13 Going On 30: Special Edition
    Reign Of Fire
    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
    Dazed & Confused: Flashback Edition
    Love Actually
    Father Of The Bride: Part II
    The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition
    Sense & Sensibility
    Coach Carter
    The Ring Two
    Breakfast At Tiffany's
    Puddle Cruiser
    Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy
    The Great Outdoors
    Haunted Mansion
    Super Troopers
    Garden State
    Team America: World Police (Unrated)

    $19.99 Two-Packs:
    40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated / American Wedding: Unrated
    Jarhead / Bourne Supremacy
    Munich / Schindler's List
    Something New / Deliver Us From Eva
    The Producers 2005 / Meet The Fockers
    Brokeback Mountain / Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    Pride & Prejudice 2005 / Vanity Fair 2004

    DVD Sets:
    Millenium: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
    House: Season 1 $29.99
    Full House: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $17.99 each
    Northern Exposure: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99
    Monk: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $27.99 each
    The Office: Season 1 (Steve Carrell) $15.99
    Princess Natasha: Season 1 $9.99
    3rd Rock From The Sun: Season 5 $22.99
    Remington Steele: Season 4 + 5 $36.99

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    Target on sale DVD items:

    $10.00 each:
    Shrek 2
    Sideways
    Domino
    Gone With The Wind (2-disc)

    DVD Sets:
    Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
     
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    Man, I am tempted to grab some Bewitched and Northern Exposure, and to play catch-up on The Simpsons, but I'm really trying to cut back. Likewise, that Target Hong Kong Phooey price is quite tempting, but I may just wait on that, too.

    The "must buy" of the week, though, is The "Weird Al" Show. Oh yes, it will be mine. Oh yes.
     
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    Mike,

    Many thanks! I hope that you enjoyed a well-deserved break, and I appreciate your continuing to take the time to pull this information together for us freeloaders. [​IMG]

    A pretty big week after a few slow ones. One quick correction for the grid -- Remington Steele is $36.99 in the Best Buy ad.

    All the best,

    Jay
     
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    Those must be some very organized and effective snakes!
     
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    Nice work Mike [​IMG] Hope you had a nice break [​IMG]
     
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    Simpsons Season 8 and Apocalypse Now for me. Best Buy was nice enough to put out Animal House HD last week. so that is taken care of. [​IMG]

    Thanks again for the update!
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Fixed!

    Thanks everyone for the kind words.
     
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    Great job with the look of the broken out sections. I think it looks great.

    Thanks!
     
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    Only The Simpsons. BB got tons of money from me on Friday night with their 3.99 rack, so this is it. Actually, I think this is it for a week or two...

    Thanks Mike and Patrick!
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    You're welcome, John. I think your suggestion made a heckuva lotta sense. Thank YOU!

    As I've been keeping in the "Specials" section, I am keenly aware that my source info for HD & BR releases seems to be completely hit and miss. I HATE that it is not as clear-cut as the SD releases (although even the SD releases can be awfully tricky to figure out).
     
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    Welcome back, Mike, and thanks for the Roundup (although I could've lived without knowing they made ANOTHER "... Know what You Did Last Summer" movie.).

    This week is going to be Weird Al Show: Complete Series (I still can't believe it's being released) and Simpsons S8 (Maggie Head) for me.
     
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    Definitley Simpsons and Apocalypse Now. Thanks Mike and Patrick.
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    Now now, Scott. Don't let that phrase "direct-to-video" put you off to thinking that this is not going to be a quality effort. [​IMG]

    FWIW, this is definitely going to be an Apocalypse Now: Complete Dossier week for me. That price at CC...plus the bonus disc...is too good to be true. I never brought any of the prior releases and haven't seen the film since its theatrical release. I remember being rather numbed by the experience...and am definitely looking forward to seeing it again (for the "first" time).
     
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    Mike,

    This will be the first time you've seen "Apocalypse Now" since its original release or the 2001 "Redux" release?
     

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