The Weekly RoundUp The Features – Judy Garland & Gene Kelly (For Me and My Gal – 1942) – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 – 2003) – Joan Bennett & Spencer Tracy (Father of the Bride – 1950) – from The Atomic Bomb Collection (1995) The Prices SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco**Akeelah and the Bee$16.98$17.99$16.99$16.99$18.99American Gun$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Andy Griffith Show: Season 7$26.99$27.99$34.99 - - Arrested Development: Season 3$20.99$19.99$19.99$22.99 - -Atomic Bomb Collection$35.99$34.99$34.99 - - Baghdad ER$16.99$25.99$19.99 - - Brother Bear 2$19.87$19.99$17.99$16.99 - Castle of Cagliostro SE$16.99$16.99$14.99 - - Charles Bukowski Tapes$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Chuck Norris Collection$23.52$29.99 - - - The Consequence$22.49 - - - - Darkwing Duck: Volume 1$23.23$24.99$29.99 - - Desperate Housewives: Season 2$39.87$36.99$37.99 - $38.99Duck Season$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - Epitafios: Season 1$41.99$54.99$49.99 - - Father of the Bride (1950)$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Flavor of Love: Season 1$27.88$31.99$34.99 - - For Me and My Gal$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Fourteen Hours (1951)$10.49$12.99$12.99 - - Friends With Money$19.87$19.99$17.99$19.99 - Jewel of the Nile SE$14.99$14.99$9.99 - - Leading Ladies of the Studio Era$37.49$42.99$34.99 - - Let’s Scare Jessica to Death$10.99$9.99$12.99 - - Lonesome Jim$16.99$19.99$19.99 - - Looking for Comedy/Muslim World$19.59$19.99$19.99 - - LotR: Trilogy$60.99$71.99$86.98 - - LofR: Fellowship/Rings$16.98$17.99$17.99$16.99 - LotR: The Two Towers$16.98$17.99$17.99$16.99 - LotR: Return of the King$16.98$17.99$17.99$16.99 - Mountain Patrol: Kekexili$18.69$22.99$24.97 - - MST3K: Volume 10$41.99$49.99$49.99 - - Nip/Tuck: Season 3$41.99$39.99$39.99$39.99$39.99Pretty in Pink SE$10.99$9.99$12.99 - - Romancing the Stone SE$14.99$14.99$9.99 - - Romancing/Stone-Jewel/Nile Coll.$19.87$22.99$24.99 - - Roseanne: Halloween Edition$9.87$10.99$12.99 - - **The Sentinel$16.98$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Shock (1946)$10.49$12.99$12.99 - - Some Kind of Wonderful$10.99$9.99$12.99 - - South Park: Season 8$34.85$29.99$29.99$32.99 - Stephen King’s Desperation$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Survivor: Palau$34.99$39.99$39.99 - - Take the Lead$18.79$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Talespin: Volume 1$23.23$24.99$29.99 - - Talking to Heaven$13.49$19.99$12.99 - - Tap SE$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Teenage Mutant/Turtles: Season 5$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - The Tick vs. Season 1$23.23$19.99$29.99 - - Vicki (1953)$10.49$12.99$12.99 - - Water$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - Wayans: Thugaboo Sneaker Madness$17.99$12.99$12.99$12.99 - White Nights SE$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Will and Grace: Season 5$31.49$29.99$27.99$32.99 - The Zodiac$20.99$24.99$24.99 - - HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco That’s the Way of the World $22.49$19.99$24.99 - - I am including this title this week only because most of my new release sources have it for August 29. However, most retailers are listing it for September 12. BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco None this week. - - - - - Individual titles included in box sets listed above: The Atomic Bomb Collection: Trinity and Beyond, Nukes in Space, Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero. The Chuck Norris Collection: Delta Force, Delta Force 2, Missing in Action, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, Braddock: Missing in Action 3. Leading Ladies of the Studio Era: Now Voyager, Mildred Pierce, For Me and My Gal, Father of the Bride, Dial M for Murder. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Volume 10: The Giant Spider Invasion, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Swamp Women, Teenage Strangler. 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! Akeelah and the Bee AND The Sentinel are available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one(s) ! --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. I think this is a good week to note that Time-Life has released The Odd Couple: Season 1. Many sources are announcing this as a new release this week, but Time-Life has an exclusive and will be releasing this only through their company. For details click HEREl! Many HTFers are starting to receive their copies and seem to be pleased with the quality of their season 1 set. Click HERE for reviews and information. This information is currently up at the Time-Life site: --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 offering a $5 savings on Brother Bear 2…with the purchase of ANY OTHER Disney DVD title. Must be purchased on same receipt. --Best Buy is also holding a 2/$40 promotion when you buy BOTH Darkwing Duck: Volume 1 ($24.99) AND Talespin: Volume 1 ($24.99). Must be purchased on same receipt. --Best Buy also has the following TV on DVD season sets available for $19.99 apiece: Arrested Development: Season 3 Charmed: Season 1-5 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Seasons 1-2 Dawson’s Creek: Seasons 1-6 Entourage: Season 1 Gilmore Girls: Seasons 4-5 King of Queens: Seasons 1-4 MacGyver: Seasons 1-6 NewsRadio: Seasons 1 & 2-3 Nip/Tuck: Seasons 1-2 Rescue Me: Seasons 1-2 Seinfeld: Seasons 1 & 2-6 South Park: Seasons 1-3 The O.C.: Seasons 1-2 The Tick vs. Season 1: Season 1 Veronica Mars: Season 1 --Best Buy has the following TV on DVD season sets available for $15.99 apiece: Will & Grace: Seasons 1-4 --Circuit City has a FREE WARNER BROTHERS 2006 TV PREVIEW DVD SAMPLER advertised with the purchase of the following DVDs: Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 2 Entourage: Season 1 Gilmore Girls: Season 5 Nip/Tuck: Season 2 The O.C.: Season 2 I assume this will be similar to the bonus DVD announced last week at Best Buy which had the following description: Features trailers for TV Series: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Nine, and Smith. It also features trailers for upcoming TV-on-DVD releases: Nip/Tuck, Smallville & Supernatural. --Circuit City has an EXCLUSIVE FREE MAGNETIC SPELLING GAME with the purchase of Akeelah and the Bee. Minimum 6 per store. --Circuit City, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE STICKER BOOK with the purchase of Brother Bear 2 on DVD. While supplies last. Minimum 25 per store. --Circuit City has FREE POP_SECRET POPCORN to hand out with the purchase on DVD of Take the Lead. While supplies last. Minimum 25 per store. --Circuit City is offering $5 savings when you buy: Arrested Development: Season 3 and any previous season. In store only. Must be purchased on same receipt. Will and Grace: Season 5 and any previous season. In store only. Must be purchased on same receipt. --Target has its own EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with copies of Akeelah and the Bee. Quantity limited, no rainchecks. The Markdowns The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD: EFFECTIVE: August 29, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP) None to report.