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Weekly RoundUp 8-5-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

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

The Features

– Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island – 2008)

– Don Adams & Barbara Feldon (Get Smart – 1965)

– Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters – 2007)

– Paz Vega (Carmen – 2003)

– Starship Troopers 3: Marauder – 2008

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBen 10: Season 4$14.99$14.99$17.99$14.99 - Carmen$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Counterfeiters$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys - $14.99$14.99 - - The Executioner’s Song$17.99 - $14.99 - - Family Ties: Season 4$29.99$24.99$34.99 - - Fortress$9.98$8.99$6.99 - - Get Smart: Season 1$17.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 - He-Man & Masters of Universe: Vol. 3$16.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 - The Killing of John Lennon$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Lonesome Dove$13.99$12.99$14.99 - - Miss Conception$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - **Nim’s Island$17.99$16.99$15.99$16.99 - Robin Hood: Season 2$59.99$59.99$79.98 - - Rogue$17.99$14.99$19.99$19.99 - Route 66: Season 1$44.99$44.99$39.99 - - Star Trek - TOS: Season 2$59.99$59.99$79.99 - - Starship Troopers 1-3$30.99$29.99$34.99$34.99 - Starship Troopers 3: Marauder$16.99$16.99$16.99$16.99 - Wild China$23.99$24.99$19.99 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Counterfeiters$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Lonesome Dove$24.95$24.99$34.99 - - Nim’s Island$27.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Robin Hood: Season 1$69.95$99.99$99.98 - - Starship Troopers: 1-3$56.95$59.99$56.99$59.99 - Starship Troopers$19.95$24.99$22.99 - - Starship Troopers 3: Marauders$25.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Wild China$23.95$34.99$34.99 - -

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 Careful! Nim’s Island is being released in both OAR & MAR versions…be sure to get the correct one!!

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BOOK with its copies of Nim’s Island. “Free Nim at Sea.” On package. Minimum 6 per store. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

--You can also SAVE $5 when you buy BOTH Nim’s Island and Garfield’s Fun Fest ($14.99) @ BB. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE MARAUDER ACTION FIGURE with its SD-DVD copies of the Starship Troopers 1-3 Set. Packaged separately. Minimum 5 per store. No rainchecks. Offer excludes Blu-ray version.

--BB has a 2/$30 SALE on the following Blu-ray titles ($24.99 apiece): Black Hawk Down, Fifth Element, Hellboy, The Patriot. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $3.99, $6.99 and $9.99.

--Circuit City is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE POSTCARD & STICKER SET with their SD-DVD copies of Nim’s Island.

--You can also SAVE $5 when you buy BOTH Nim’s Island and Garfield’s Fun Fest ($15.99) @ CC. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

--At CC, a number TV Shows on DVD are on sale for excellent prices. Check it out.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of titles for $4.99, $6.99 & $7.99 (the $7.99 titles include FREE digital copies).

-Target has a FREE BOOK with its copies of Nim’s Island. “Amazing Animal Facts.” Quantities limited. No rainchecks. Offer excludes Blu-ray.

--Target also has a FREE 3-D KEYCHAIN with its copies of He-Man and Masters of the Universe: Volume 3. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $5 and $10.

Patrick Sun

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

Stargate Continuum $16.99

$4.99 each:
Platoon: Special Edition
Man On Fire
Raging Bull
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – Unrated
Panic Room
Money Train
Once Upon A Time In China
Universal Soldier: The Return
Godzilla (Matthew Broderick)
School Daze
Crossroads (2004)
The Brothers
28 Days
Troop Beverly Hills
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Night Of The Living Dead (Tom Savini)
I Think I Love My Wife
The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
The Last Of The Mohicans: Director’s Expanded Edition
Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition
American Beauty
The Sweetest Thing
Catch Me If You Can
Edward Scissorhands
Legally Blonde
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life
Die Hard 2
Ong-Bak: Thai Pizza Delivery Boy

$6.99 each:
The Goonies
Fast Time At Ridgemont High
Stripes: Extended Cut
Major League: Wild Thing Edition
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller…. Bueller…. Edition
Meatballs: Special Edition
Stir Crazy
Mannequin / Mannequin 2: On The Move Double Feature
The Karate Kid: Special Edition
Field Of Dreams (Looks Like 2 DVD Anniversary Edition)
Some King Of Wonderful
La Bamba
The Seventh Sign
St.Elmo’s Fire
Stand By Me: Special Edition
Witness: Special Collector’s Edition
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Pretty In Pink: Everything’s Duckie Edition
Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
A Few Good Men: Special Edition

Summer School
American Gigolo
Urban Cowboy
Better Off Dead
Uncommon Valor
Free 80’s Music Sampler with the purchase of any of the marked DVDs // Marked DVDs available 8/5/08 // Available online, by phone & in select stores

$7.99 each: Each of the DVDs listed below come with a free digital copy included.
The Detonator
The Fan
Half Past Dead
Maximum Risk
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of The Federation
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

Blu-Ray Discs:
Starship Troopers $22.99

DVD Sets:
24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $24.99 each
30 Rock: Season 1 $19.99
Arrested Development: Season 3 $19.99
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 / 2.0 / 2.5 $19.99 each
Best Of Chappelle’s Show $9.99
C.S.I.: Season 1 $14.99
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
Desperate Housewives: Season 3 $27.99
Everybody Love Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $16.99 each
Family Guy: Volume III / IV / V $16.99 each
Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
House: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $24.99 each
Lost: Season 3 $27.99
The Office: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each
OZ: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.99 each
The Shield: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $24.99 each
The Wire: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each

Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Vantage Point $16.99
Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest $16.99
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns $14.99

Handy Manny: Manny’s Pet Roundup $14.99
Little Einsteins: Flight Of The Instrument Fairies $14.99
Purchase both marked titles together on the same receipt and get both titles for $20.

$3.99 each:
Pink Panther: Special Edition (Steve Martin)
Space Balls
The Replacements
I, Robot
ID4: Independence Day
X2: X-Men United
The Thomas Crown Affair (Pierce Brosnan)
Black Hawk Down
Layer Cake
Legends Of The Fall
The Break-Up
Friday Night Lights
Notting Hill: Collector’s Edition
Unleashed: Unrated
Bruce Almighty
Along Came Polly
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
Falling Down
Enter The Dragon: Special Edition
Lucky You
Lady In The Water
Cinderella Man
Inside Man
Dr. Seuss: The Cat In The Hat (Animated Classic)
Alvin & The Chipmunks: Scare-riffic Double Feature

$6.99 each:
Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
I’m Not There
Halloween: Unrated 2 DVD Director’s Cut
Grindhouse Present: Planet Terror
Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof
The Holiday
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
Hostel: Part II – Unrated
Rocky Balboa
Ghost Rider
Stranger Than Fiction
The DaVinci Code
Casino Royale (Daniel Craig)

$9.99 each:
Rambo: The Fight Continues
The Kingdom
Transformers (2007)
The Simpsons Movie
Lions & Lambs
The Darjeeling Limited
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Live Free Or Die Hard
The Mist
Witless Protection
Across The Universe
Superbad: 2 DVD Unrated Extended Edition
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
We Own The Night
30 Days Of Night
Knocked Up
The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep

Blu-Ray Discs:

Buy any 2 of the 4 below titles and get both titles for $30:
Hellboy $24.99
The Patriot: Extended Cut $24.99
Black Hawk Down $24.99
The Fifth Element $24.99

DVD Sets:
Family Ties: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Code Geass: Leouch Of The Rebellion – Part I $24.99


Target on sale DVD items:

Dora The Explorer / Go Diego Go! 2 Pack $16.99
Back At The Barnyard: When No One’s Looking $12.99

Handy Manny: Manny’s Pet Roundup $14.99
Little Einsteins: Flight Of The Instrument Fairies $14.99
Purchase both titles together on the same receipt and receive a Free $5 Target Gift Card. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

$5.00 each: Each title listed and selected others.
A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Two Weeks Notice
The Karate Kid: Special Edition
Bend It Like Beckham

$10.00 each: Each title listed and selected others.
Meet The Parents / Meet The Fockers Double Feature
Casino Royale (2006)
Balls Of Fury
Rounders/Swingers 2 Movie Collection

DVD Sets:
Little Einsteins: 3 Pack $29.99

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Thanks for the roundup. My only possible purchase will be Nim's Island at CC. It'd be a blind buy though & I've read mixed reviews. Anybody posting here that's seen it tell me what you think.

Chris S

Senior HTF Member
Apr 9, 2000
Real Name
Chris S
Thanks as always! Thankfully a slow week after last weeks massive list.


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
Real Name
Just He-Man to *sniff sniff* finish the collection. The BB version with the comic of the last unproduced script. (And Starship Troopers.)

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

August does, indeed, look to be a slow month...with, of course, a few titles that will definitely get some interest. But, overall, slow.

Michael Reuben

Senior HTF Member
Feb 12, 1998
Real Name
Michael Reuben
Mike, the first Starship Troopers Blu-ray appears to be $22.99 at CC, not $19.99. Too bad, because Amazon appears not to have much stock. When the same thing happened with Shine a Light last week, I was able to cancel and buy it locally at about the same price.


Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

Hmmmm. It definitely WAS $19.99...cuz I got that price from cc.com. I see the other price in the flyer though...and that cc.com now reflects that. Too bad.

Sorry for the confusion.

Aaron Silverman

Senior HTF Member
Jan 22, 1999
Real Name
Aaron Silverman

Thanks, I was wondering about that!

It's probably my favorite opera (and Paz Vega is always nice to look at), but this one sounds like a pass.

Dennis Nicholls

Senior HTF Member
Oct 5, 1998
Boise, ID
Real Name
Get the Columbia DVD #04879...the Francesco Rosi film version "Bizet's Carmen" from 1984. Stars Placido Domingo, Julia Migenes-Hohnson, and Ruggero Raimondi. It's shot on-location with the music and lyrics folied in later. IIRC it's now OOP but worth looking for.

PETA types: pass on this one, as it begins with a real bullfight with a real sword and real blood. :eek:


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
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I already have the TL GET SMART set, but for those who don't...the Target price on S1 is an absolute steal. Dollar for dollar, that will be the best investment anyone can make in terms of laughs produced.

Aaron Silverman

Senior HTF Member
Jan 22, 1999
Real Name
Aaron Silverman

Thanks -- prices on that one are completely ridiculous, but I'm pretty sure the city library has a copy. I have the DVD version starring Anne Sofie von Otter, which is pretty cool.

Didn't know about the bullfight! I'm not a member of PETA though.

Andrea W

Supporting Actor
Mar 19, 2001
Real Name
Andrea Whitlock
FYI, Ben 10 Season 4 was in my local (the Rim in San Antonio) Best Buy's computer at $16.99 instead of $14.99.

John Swarce

Second Unit
Jan 27, 2003
My local Target was completely sold out of Get Smart: Season One @ 3:00 PM, so I picked it up at Best Buy. I scrounged up a Target ad from the recycle bin when I got home, so I'll do a price match on the way home from work tomorrow.



Senior HTF Member
Jul 23, 2001
Real Name
Thanks for the post. Picked up (actually had picked up for me) Get Smart at Target. It has made some good for recovering from gallbladder surgery watching.

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
Well, David, I certainly hope your doctor didn't have the name "Maxwell Smart!"

"Missed it by that much!" :D

Get better!

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