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Weekly RoundUp 9-16-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

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

The Features

– Emil Hirsch (Speed Racer – 2008)

– The Man on the Eiffel Tower – 1949

– Al Pacino & Alicia Witt – (88 Minutes – 2007)

– Lee Pace & Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies – 2007)

– Gold Diggers of 1937 – 1936

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco88 Minutes$24.99$16.99$17.99$19.99 - 101 Dalmatians (Live Action)$21.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 101 Dalmatians II (Animated)$21.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - 102 Dalmatians (Live Action)$21.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Adventures of Tarzan (1921 Serial)$17.99 - - - - An American in Paris SE (2-disc)$15.99$16.99$17.99 - - Another Cinderella Story$19.99$19.99$19.99$19.99 - Avatar – Last Airbender: Complete Book 3$49.99$44.99$79.99$44.99 - Beetlejuice 20th Anniversary DE$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Babysitters (2007)$19.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Breakfast Club$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Busby Berkeley Collection: Vol. 2$25.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Charlie Chan Collection: Volume 5$34.99$44.99$49.98 - - Chuck: Season 1$25.49$25.99$29.99$27.99 - Class of 1999$10.99$12.99$14.98 - - Criminal Minds: Season 3$33.99$39.99$49.99 - - Cybill Collector’s Edition: Vol. 1$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - Dirty Sexy Money: Season 1$27.99$27.99$29.99$29.99$27.89Duckman: Seasons 1 & 2$34.99$34.99$49.98 - - Earrings of Madame de… (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Frank Caliendo: All Over the Place$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Get Thrashed$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Gigi SE (2-disc)$15.99$16.99$17.99 - - Gold Diggers in Paris$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Gold Diggers of 1937$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - High School Flashback Collection$29.99$34.99$34.99 - - Hollywood Hotel$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - I See You.com$16.99$19.99$14.99 - - Kabluey$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - La ronde (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Ladies & Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Le Plaisir (CC)$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Legend of Bloody Mary$23.99$24.99$21.99 - - The Love Guru$18.99$16.99$17.99$16.99 - The Love Guru SE$22.99$22.99$22.99 - - Made of Honor$15.99$15.99$14.99$16.99 - The Man on the Eiffel Tower$21.99$19.99 - - - Noise (2008)$16.99$24.99$19.99 - - Private Practice: Season 1 (Extended Ed.)$25.99$26.99$29.99$29.99$25.89Pushing Daisies: Season 1$18.99$19.99$19.99$22.99 - Risky Business (25th Anniversary Edition)$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Sixteen Candles$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: Season 3$44.99$39.99$39.99 - - Snow Angels$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Speed and Angels$17.99$17.99$14.99 - - **Speed Racer$15.99$15.99$14.99$16.99$18.99Star Trek: Alternative Realities (Fan Coll.)$26.49$34.99$34.99 - - Torchwood: Season 2$51.99$59.99$79.98 - - Tortured$17.99$19.99$19.99 - - Varsity Show$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Weird Science$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Will and Grace: Season 8$29.99$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Will and Grace: Complete Series$174.99$174.99$179.99$169.99 - Woman Times Seven$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Young@Heart$19.99$19.99$19.99 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco88 Minutes$25.95$29.99$34.99$26.99 - 1408$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - Another Cinderella Story$24.95$25.99$29.99 - - Emperor of the Seas$16.95$19.99$17.99 - - The Love Guru (2-disc)$27.95$29.99$29.99$29.99 - Made of Honor$23.95$29.99$27.98$26.99 - The Mist$23.95$29.99$24.99 - - Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy$57.95$57.99$59.99$64.99 - Pushing Daisies: Season 1$27.95$34.99$34.99$29.99 - Risky Business (25th Anniversary DE)$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Speed and Angels$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Speed Racer$24.95$25.99$29.99$29.99$26.99Torchwood: Season 1$58.95$84.99$99.98 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Busby Berkeley Collection: Volume 2: Gold Diggers in Paris, Gold Diggers of 1937, Hollywood Hotel, Varsity Show.

The Charlie Chan Collection: Volume 5: Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, Murder Over New York, Dead Men Tell, Charlie Chan in Rio, Charlie Chan in Panama, Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise, Castle in the Desert.

High School Flashback Collection: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science.

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! Speed Racer is being released, this week, in both OAR and MAR versions! Get the CORRECT one!

--A 2/$30 deal at Best Buy this week. Buy ANY TWO of the following DVDs and get them BOTH for $30: 101 Dalmatians (Live action), 101 Dalmatians II (Animated), 102 Dalmatians (Live action), The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (all $19.99 apiece), Nightmare Before Christmas CE ($24.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--While on the subject of Disney, the following DVDs are $12.99 @ BB this week: The Fox & the Hound, The Fox & the Hound 2, Mickey’s Once Upon Christmas, Mickey’s Twice Upon Christmas, Robin Hood.

--Save $5 when you buy ANY TWO of the following Blu-ray discs at Best Buy:

$24.99: 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up.

$27.99: Speed Racer.

$29.99: 88 Minutes, The Love Guru, Made of Honor, The Mist.

$57.99: Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy.

Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

--SAVE $10, instantly, @ Best Buy when you buy BOTH Dirty Sexy Money: Season 1 AND Private Practice: Season 1. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $4.99 and $14.99.

--Circuit City is advertising 50 FREE DOWNLOADS FROM eMUSIC with their copies of Made of Honor on SD-DVD.

--Just like BB above, Circuit City also has a $10 INSTANT SAVINGS when you purchase BOTH Dirty Sexy Money: Season 1 AND Private Practice: Season 1. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $4.99 and $6.99.

--At Target, SAVE $10, INSTANTLY, when you purchase ANY TWO of the following titles on DVD: 101 Dalmatians (Live action, 101 Dalmatians II (Animated, 102 Dalmatians (Live action). Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--You will also get a FREE EXCLUSIVE BOOK with the purchase at Target, this week, of Pushing Daisies: Season 1. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target is advertising another of its EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITIONS of a new release: Made of Honor. Includes Bonus didgital copy. Price is $22.99. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--And, would you believe, Target also has the same $10 DEAL (in the form of a $10 TARGET GIFTCARD), this week, if you buy BOTH Dirty Sexy Money AND Private Practice: Season 1. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Target Odds and Ends: A list of DVDs for $10.

Patrick Sun

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

27 Dresses $14.99
Vantage Point $17.99

$4.99 each: Additional titles available in store. Most titles available online, by phone & in select stores.
The Manchurian Candidate (Denzel Washington)
Patriot Games
The Hunt For Red October
Spy Game
For The Love Of The Game
The Legend Of Bagger Vance
8 Mile
The Order
Double Jeopardy
Jacob’s Ladder
The Road To Perdition
Vanilla Sky
Romeo Must Die
Enemy At The Gates

$6.99 each: Titles may vary by store
The Family Stone
Legally Blonde
Fools Rush In
13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition
Guess Who?
Something’s Gotta Give
Say Anything
Punch Drunk Love
The Girl Next Door
Garden State
Shallow Hal
Friends With Money
Ever After
Sleepless In Seattle: 10th Anniversary Edition
Fever Pitch
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
50 First Dates
Jerry Maguire
Just Married


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

$4.99 each:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Speed Racer: The Next Generation – The Beginning
Speed Racer: Volume IV

$12.99 each:
The Fox & The Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Fox & The Hound 2
Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas
Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas

2 For $30: Titles must be purchased on the same receipt (Single Title Price Listed):
101 Dalmations $19.99
102 Dalmations $19.99
101 Dalmations II: Patch’s London Adventure $19.99
The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning $19.99
The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition w/Digital Copy $24.99

$14.99 each:
What Happens In Vegas
The Scorpion King 2
The Bank Job
The Eye
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns
First Sunday
There Will Be Blood
Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition
Witless Protection
Vantage Point
The Other Boleyn Girl
Nim’s Island
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Blu-Ray Discs:
Stargate $14.99
Total Recall $14.99
Terminator 2: Judgment Day $14.99
Sunshine $24.99
I, Robot $24.99
Robocop $24.99
Alien vs. Predator - Requiem: Extreme Unrated Cut $24.99
Alien vs. Predator $24.99
Married Life $29.99
What Happens In Vegas $24.99
Doomsday $24.99
The Scorpion King 2 $24.99

Buy Any 2 Blu-Rays From This Section & Save $5: Blu-Ray titles must be purchased on the same receipt. No rain checks.
Speed Racer w/Digital Copy $27.99
Made Of Honor $29.99
The Love Guru w/Digital Copy $29.99
Knocked Up $24.99
The 40 Year Old Virgin: Unrated $24.99
88 Minutes $29.99
Stephen King’s The Mist $29.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 Movie Collection $57.99

DVD Sets:
30 Rock: Season 2 $27.99
30 Rock: Season 1 $34.99
Criminal Minds: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each

Dragon Ball Z: Season 6 $39.99
Dragonball Z Double Feature: Tree Of Might / Lord Slug $19.99
Buy the marked Dragonball Z titles together on the same receipt and get both for $45.


Target on sale DVD items:

$10.00 each:
Stomp The Yard
Casino Royale
Facing The Giants
The Kingdom

DVD Sets:
Entourage: Season 4 $26.99
Prison Break: Season 3 $24.99
Desperate Housewives: Season 4 $39.99
Family Guy: Volume III / IV / V $19.99 each
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99
The Office: Season 2 / 3 / 4 $29.99
House: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $29.99
Dexter: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each

Chris S

Senior HTF Member
Apr 9, 2000
Real Name
Chris S
Thanks for the Roundup!

Unfortunately the only thing that my budget allows for me to afford this week is Avatar: Book 3. Probably pick up the rest (1408, Speed Racer, MotET) in a few weeks.


Aug 10, 2007
Real Name
Kevin Gillease
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains!!!

Nobody told me this was coming out. Here's hoping it's cleaned up and anamorphic. I saw it a little while back at the Castro Theatre here in SF and it was magical. I guess my prayers to Cthulhu were answered.

The Amazon page says the soundtrack will be released too but I can't find it anywhere. Hopefully it's just delayed and not shelved due to legal issues; the film has some pretty catchy tunes!

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
101 Dalmatians (live action) probably from Wal Mart (with my brother's discount)
Beetlejuice SE from DeepDiscount

Thanks for the roundup!


Senior HTF Member
Jan 30, 2003
Thanks for the Roundup. So far just "The Mist" BD for me this week.

Patrick, are you sure you're not mistaken about "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" BDs on that Best Buy $5 off promo. They are not being released this week. Or, is that a B.B. mistake?


Stunt Coordinator
Jan 23, 2002
I always knew that Rhino was cool, but releasing "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" put them squarely in the miracle worker category!!!! (Never before available on ANY format! Not even a real theatrical release...) I can finally retire my "Night Flight" copy!
LOVE the DVD cover too!
As most will have no idea what this punk cult classic is (and it's certainly NOT for everyone...) browse some of the user reviews on Amazon to get an idea how shocking it is that this is coming out!

Amazon.com: Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains: Diane Lane, Ray Winstone, Laura Dern, Peter Donat, Barry Ford, Christine Lahti, John Lehne, Cynthia Sikes, Brent Spiner, Fee Waybill, Janet Wright, Marin Kanter, Debbie Rochon, Paul Simonon, Vinc


Supporting Actor
Mar 1, 2004

I thought the 40-Year-Old Virgin & Knocked-Up Blu-ray discs weren't out for another 2 weeks (September 30th). Maybe Best Buy is working with old street dates?


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
Real Name
Lots I'm interested in, but I'll only be picking up The Mist, 1408 and Pushing Daisies, all BD. The last is already en route from the Warner store.


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
Real Name
Thanks for the Round-Up!

I've already secured my copy of Charlie Chan Vol 5 (great set by the way) and will continue to support Warner by also getting Busby Berkely Vol 2 (I'm not a fan of musicals but love watching the great stable of stars Warners had to offer in that era).


Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
Nothing for me this week. And that's probably the last time that I will say that until January.

It's in the ad so it's Best Buy's mistake. The same thing with 30 Rock: Season Two which isn't out for another 3 weeks. I'm going to see if I can snag a raincheck for The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up so I can get them at that price when they actually get released. And I suppose there's an off chance that they have them in stock already and an employee will see it in the ad and put it out without realizing they're breaking street date.

EDIT: Skip the rain check, Amazon has both of them listed at $20.95 a piece so I'll just order from them.

Thanks for the prices, guys!

Doug Miller

Supporting Actor
Feb 26, 1999
Real Name
Doug Miller
I'm kind of surprised that no one has any giveaways for Speed Racer. I expected free cars or something from Best Buy considering how many stuffed animals they have for Disney movies.

I saw they were releasing a FS Speed Racer (Blu Ray for me), the thought of a FS Speed Racer makes me shake my head.


Dave Jessup

Stunt Coordinator
May 5, 2003
It'll be Torchwood S2 and the Busby Berkeley box (or maybe just "Hollywood Hotel") for me out of this week's releases - how's that for variety?

Best Buy's price for Torchwood, both local print ad and online (keyed for this location) is $59.99, not $51.99.

Thanks as always, gentlemen -- and "Hooray For Hollywood!"


Senior HTF Member
Oct 31, 1997
Probably just The Mist on BD for me, though I might cave in and buy Pushing Daisies as well for the girlfriend, who loves that show [personally I found the concept interesting but not interesting enough to hold my interest for an entire season let alone this second season coming up!].

Derek Miner

Feb 22, 1999
The thread over in the Software section mentioned that permission for the soundtrack was withdrawn at the last minute. It had been available briefly in digital format via Amazon, so some people might have snagged it that way.

Dennis Nicholls

Senior HTF Member
Oct 5, 1998
Boise, ID
Real Name
I'm glad to see the release of the SE of American in Paris and Gigi....but IIRC wasn't there supposed to be a simultaneous BRD release of these titles? :confused:

EDIT Rats....

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

Chris: I forgot to include that Target has SEs advertised for BOTH Speed Racer AND Made of Honor this week. Both are priced at $22.99. And, I'm pretty sure the only addition is a bonus "digital copy."

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