The Weekly RoundUp The Features –The High and the Mighty - 1954 Theo: I mean, you're a doctor, Dad. And Mom is a lawyer. But I don't love you any more because of that! So if I just want to do something normal with my life, then maybe you should accept it and love me because I'm your son. Cliff: Theo... that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life! No wonder you get D's in everything! You're afraid to try because you're afraid your brain is going to explode and it's going to ooze out of your ears. Now I'm telling you, you are going to try as hard as you can. And you're going to do it because I said so. I am your father. I brought you into this world, and I'll take you out! –Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theo and Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show – 1984) Nick Charles: I'm a hero. I was shot 2 times in the Tribune. Nora Charles: I read where you were shot 5 times in the tabloids. Nick Charles: It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids. –William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man – 1934) The Prices TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAfter Image$20.99-$24.99--Alexander: Theatrical Cut$15.98$16.99$14.99$16.99-**Alexander: Director’s Cut$15.98$16.99$14.99-$19.99Austin Stevens-Snakemaster: Vol. 1$11.20$12.99$14.94--Avant-Garde (20s & 30s)$20.97$24.99$24.99--The Boatniks$13.99$14.99$17.99--The Complete Thin Man Collection$41.94$44.99$49.99--The Cosby Show: Season 1$34.99$29.99$29.99$32.99-Cypher$20.99$24.99$24.99--Downfall$20.96$16.99$24.99--Dukes of Hazzard: Season 4$27.99$27.99$27.99$27.99-Elvis Has Left the Building$18.89$24.99$19.99--Evel Knievel (2004)$13.99$14.99$15.99--Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Gift Set$13.96$12.99$12.99--Guess Who$16.98$17.99$14.99L/P$18.99Greatest American Hero: Season 3$27.99$24.99$34.99--Hearts Afire: Season 1$27.99$34.99$34.99--The High and The Mighty SE$13.99$14.99$12.99--Island in the Sky SE$10.49$12.99$7.99--Jeff Corwin Exp.: Out on a Limb$10.46$12.99$14.94--Johnny Tremain$13.99$14.99$17.99--Momentum (2003)$22.49$24.99$24.99--Over There: Pilot Episode$9.98$6.99$9.99--Pippi Longstocking (1997)$9.97$8.99$9.99--This Old Cub$18.71-$19.99--Throttle$22.48$24.99$22.99--Toby Tyler$13.99$14.99$17.99--When Billie Beat Bobby$20.99$24.99$24.99--World’s Greatest Athlete$13.99$14.99$17.99--X-Files Mythology: Vol. 2 Black Oil$27.99$29.99$34.99$29.99- Individual Titles included in Collections listed above: The Complete Thin Man Collection: The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, and Song of the Thin Man. The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_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! Alexander: Director’s Cut is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! --Hey gang! Summer fun will be interfering with complete Weekly RoundUps this week and next. I wrote both the 8/2/2005 and 8/9/2005 RoundUps in advance. This means a couple of things. All my prices will be from the web-sites of the respective stores listed in the RoundUp. There are no Target prices (admin note - Target prices now added to the grid). And, I won’t have the Sunday flyer deals in this section. Sorry, but thanks for understanding. I hope you folks will post the specials when you get them so you can all share and compare & contrast. Thanks! And, thanks to Patrick Sun for posting the RoundUp for me in my absence. --Don’t know why…but the release date for The Greatest American Hero: Season 3 appears to by July 31. --In an unusual circumstance, circuitcity.com is advertising the P&S version of Alexander: Director’s Cut to be $13.88…$1 cheaper than the OAR WS version. All other e-tailers and retailers seem to be offering all versions of Alexander at the same price. 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! 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 2, 2005 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.