Weekly RoundUp 8/16/2005

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, NY
    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

    –Lucille Ball & Theresa Tirelli in “Lucy’s Italian Movie”(I Love Lucy: Season 5 – 1956)

    –Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers as Josh & Dinah Barkley (The Barkleys of Broadway – 1949)

    –Jessica Alba & Nick Stahl (Sin City – 2005)

    –Homer Simpson as Homer the Clown (The Simpsons: Season 6 – 1995)

    The Prices

    TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlien Planet$10.46$12.99$15.99--The Andy Griffith Show: S3$27.29$29.99$32.99$29.99-Astaire & Rogers Signature Coll. V1$41.94$69.99$49.99--The Ballad of Jack and Rose$18.87$24.99$19.99$16.99-The Barkleys of Broadway$14.98$14.99$15.99--Breakin’ Collection$24.46$29.99$24.99--The Brown Bunny: SuperBit$17.47$22.99---Dave Chappelle: For What Its Worth$13.96$14.99$12.99$12.99-The Deal$18.72$22.99$24.97--Follow the Fleet$14.98$14.99$15.99--The Glass Shield SE$17.99$14.99$17.99--I Love Lucy: Season 5$38.49$39.99$55.98$39.99$37.99Jamboree$14.98$14.99$15.99--Krzysztof Kieslowski Collection$69.97$99.99$99.99--Little Britain: Complete 1st Series$20.99$23.99$24.99--Mambo Kings$13.98$14.99$15.99--The Man Who Copied$18.74$19.99$19.99--My Left Foot SE$13.99$14.99$17.99--My Neighbors the Yamadas$20.99$19.99$19.99--The Office: Season 1$20.99$19.99$24.99$19.99-Phil of the Future: Vol. 1$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-Pom Poko$20.99$19.99$19.99--Saved/Bell-New Class: Season 4$27.99$34.99$34.99--Shall We Dance$14.98$14.99$15.99--The Simpsons: Season 6$32.49$29.99$32.99$29.99-Sin City$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Swing Time$13.98$14.99$15.99--That’s So Raven: Volume 2$13.99$14.99$15.99$14.99-Top Hat$13.98$14.99$15.99--Undeclared: Complete Series$34.99$33.99---Walt Disney’s Timeless Tales Vol. 1$13.99$14.99$17.99--Walt Disney’s Timeless Tales Vol. 2$13.99$14.99$17.99--**The Wedding Date$17.98$19.99$19.99$16.99$18.99Will & Grace: Season 4$31.49$33.99$32.99$34.99-

    Individual Titles included in Collections listed above:

    The Astaire/Rogers Signature Collection – Vol. 1: The Barkleys of Broadway, Follow the Fleet, Shall We Dance, Swing Time, and Top Hat.

    Breakin’ Collection: Breakin’, Breakin’ 2, Beat Street & bonus disc.

    The Krzysztof Kieslowski Collection: The Scar, Camera Buff, No End, Blind Chance, A Short Film About Killing, A Short Film About Love.

    Walt Disney Timeless Tales Vol. 1: The Prince and the Pauper, The Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare.

    Walt Disney Timeless Tales Vol. 2: The Ugly Duckling, The Wind and the Willows, The Country Cousin.

    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! The Wedding Date is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one!

    --Best Buy is promoting a FREE Comic Book with its copies of Frank Miller’s Sin City (either DVD or UMD for PSP gaming system). Minimum 100 per store. No rainchecks.

    --Circuit City says you can save $10 when you buy The Simpsons: Season 6 AND any other season. In-Store only. Purchases must be on same receipt.

    --Circuit City’s got a FREE lithograph set with its copies of Frank Miller’s Sin City. In-store only. While supplies last. Minimum 45 per store.

    --Target is offering a FREE $5 gift card with the purchase of Will & Grace: Season 4 at their store. Gift card automatically given at register; no rain checks.

    The Appeal

    Any visitor to the Weekly RoundUp should be sure to check out the new Main Portal Page of the Home Theater Forum….FOR TWO VERY GOOD REASONS!

    First: Parker & Ron have re-formatted the Portal Page to include exclusive HT industry news you won’t find in any place on the HTF! Second: You will help support the Home Theater Forum and keep it up and running.

    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. THIS IS AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO HELP…AND IT’S FREE OF CHARGE…AND INFORMATIVE, TOO! [​IMG]

    If you simply link to the Portal Page when you start your visits to the HTF, that act alone wILL 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 take an extra second of your time and land first on the HTF Portal Page. You’ll see the new Industry News sections AND help out financially. THANKS!

    The Markdowns

    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: August 16, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)


    Fear of a Black Hat ... $14.94
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $17.99 each
    Alexander: Director's Cut
    XXX: State of the Union
    Million Dollar Baby
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    Guess Who

    $7.49 each:
    Forrest Gump
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2
    Die Hard 3
    The Untouchables
    Minority Report
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Exorcist
    The 13th Warrior
    Donnie Brasco
    Contract Killer
    Raging Bull
    Cool Hand Luke
    The Big Lebowski
    The Sandlot
    Jurassic Park
    The Waterboy
    The Princess Bride


    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    $37.99 each:
    Family Guy, Vol. 1
    Family Guy, Vol. 2

    Simpsons, Season 5

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 1

    $19.99 each:
    Guess Who
    Ocean's Twelve
    Hotel Rwanda
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Be Cool
    Man of the House
    The Notebook


    Tears of the Sun

    $12.99 each:
    Kill Bill Volume 1
    Kill Bill Volume 2
    Pulp Fiction

    $9.99 each:
    Joe Dirt
    Fire in the Sky
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    SNL: Will Ferrell
    Over the Top
    Charlotte's Web
    Boondock Saints
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Cool Hand Luke
    The Doors
    The Sandlot
    Fraggle Rock: Live by the Rule of the Rock
    The Neverending Story
    The Ice Pirates
    Welcome Back Kotter, 6 episodes

    $8.99 each:
    Reservoir Dogs
    Once upon a Time in Mexico


    Target on sale DVD items:

    Simpsons, Season 5

    Simpsons, Season 1

    Chappelle's Show, Season 2

    $17.99 each:
    Chappelle's Show, Season 1
    2-pack: Kill Bill Vol's 1 &2
    2-pack: Jackie Brown & Pulp Fiction

    $10 each (plus other DVDs not shown)
    Raise Your Voice
    The Bourne Supremacy
  3. Dillon*G

    Dillon*G Second Unit

    Mar 8, 2004
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    I'm getting:
    -The Office:Season 1
    -The Simpsons:Season 6
    -Sin City
    -Undeclared:Complete Series
    -Will & Grace:Season 4

    Thanks a lot Mike and Patrick.
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks for the roundup.

    Not as big a week for me as I had originally thought, since I will be passing on Andy Griffith season 3, which has a syndicated, cut episode, even though the full episode is floating around on a number of public domain releases. I am flabbergasted as to why they wouldn't have included the entire episode, but any talk of unavailability is clearly bogus.

    Still, I'll be getting:

    I Love Lucy
    The Simpsons
    Top Hat
  5. Mike<> C

    Mike<> C Stunt Coordinator

    May 8, 2005
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  6. David*P

    David*P Supporting Actor

    Jan 30, 2004
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    I'll be getting Will & Grace and my brother is getting The Office.

    Thanks for posting the roundup each week! It's so helpful!
  7. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

    Aug 7, 2001
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    Thanks for the roundup Mike, but nothing for me.
  8. Vlad D

    Vlad D Screenwriter

    Oct 24, 2001
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    Vladimir Derenoncourt
    Only Sin City for me.
  9. Craig S

    Craig S Producer

    Mar 4, 2000
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    League City, Texas
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    Craig Seanor
    Fry's is advertising both Sin City & The Wedding Date as their Tuesday-only $13.99 specials.

    Sin City, Astaire & Rogers Collection, "Simpsons", & "Undeclared" for me. Maybe the two Studio Ghibli releases as well, although I was hoping someone would have better prices.

    Thanks as always for the Round Up, Mike & Pat.
  10. Michael Moulton

    Michael Moulton Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 6, 1999
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    Undeclared for me definitely, but I'm still trying to decide on Sin City. I wish the studio would stop jerking us around and announce the SE already.
  11. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    The basement of the FBI building
    Big TV week for me:

    I Love Lucy: Season Five
    The Simpsons: Season Six
    Undeclared: Season One
    Sin City
  12. Ernesto.Morin

    Ernesto.Morin Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 2003
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    Sin City for me.
  13. Ed Faver

    Ed Faver Second Unit

    Jul 30, 1999
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    Thanks Mike-

    Undeclared, Simpsons 6, and My Left Foot SE for me. I had reserved Sin City at Suncoast, but I'm going to pass until a special edition hits the stores. Even Ebert and Roeper warned against the bare bones Sin City in this week's show!
  14. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

    Jul 21, 2003
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    Undeclared and maybe The Simpsons (if I can get that regular-style box that Fox is offering by mail-order).
  15. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Thanks for the Roundup as always.

    The Simpsons: The Complete 6th season for me this week.
  16. JohnDMoore

    JohnDMoore Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 16, 2002
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    I've been keeping money saved for "Undeclared" for some time. I keep trying to figure whether or not I'll be picking up Sin City first day, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't watch it between now and when it hits video stores' Previously Viewed sections and considering I'll eventually plop down $30 for a special edition, I think I'll pass this week.
    I wasn't expecting the Ghibli releases this week! I may have to postpone those as well... I'm sure I can get them for $19.99 somewhere at some point.

    Thanks for the roundup!
  17. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

    Jul 19, 2003
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    Sin City
    and maybe: Simpsons, Undeclared, The Office
  18. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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    Definitely I Love Lucy S5 for me. POSSIBLY a blind buy for Undeclared. Any recommendations on it? I got hooked on Freaks and Geeks once it hit DVD. Is this as good?
  19. AnthonyC

    AnthonyC Cinematographer

    Mar 29, 2004
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    Why don't you just buy the full episode on a PD release and get the rest of the episodes on the season set? [​IMG]

    I've got a $5 Best Buy coupon, so Simpsons season 6, my only purchase this week will set me back just $1 an episode.
  20. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

    May 13, 2001
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    Only Simpsons for me. Thanks Pat and Mike.

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