Weekly RoundUp 9-19-2006

Mike Frezon

Oct 9, 2001
Rensselaer, NY
The Weekly RoundUp

The Features

– Henry Fonda (Mister Roberts – 1955)

– Backdraft – 1991

– Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (Grease – 1978)

– Jaime Pressly, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee and Eddie Steeples (My Name is Earl – 2005)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco8th and Ocean: Season 1$26.99$26.99$24.99$27.99 - 10th and Wolf$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Avatar-Last Airbender: Book 1 Vol. 5$11.88$9.99$12.99 - - Avatar-Last Airbender: Comp. Book 1$45.88$41.99$79.99 - - Backdraft SE (2-disc)$13.88$14.99$12.99 - - Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5$32.49$34.99$39.99$37.99$32.99Blind Faith: London 1969$13.99$12.99$15.99 - - Bob Newhart: Button Down Concert$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Bob Newhart Show: Season 4$22.38 - $24.99 - - Boris Karloff Collection$19.76$24.99$24.99 - - Chris Rock Show: Seasons 1 & 2$23.99$26.99$29.99 - - Chucky: The Killer Collection$19.76$24.99$17.99 - - Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection - $19.99 - - - Crossing the Bridge: Sound/Istanbul$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - The Devil & Daniel Johnston$18.69$19.99$24.97 - - Ellen DeGeneres Show: DVD-licious - - - $17.99 - Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 7$31.38$29.99$29.99$34.99 - Footballer’s Wives: Season 3$20.99$26.99$24.99 - - Gilmore Girls: Season 6$38.87$39.99$39.99$39.99$38.49Go Diego Go!: Wolf Pup Rescue$11.99$9.99$12.99$9.99 - Go for Zucker!$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Grease SE$13.88$12.99$12.99$14.99 - Hard Candy$19.59$16.99$19.99$16.99 - Hart to Hart: Season 2$34.88$39.99$39.99 - - He-Man & Masters/Universe: S2 V2$34.86$24.99$39.99 - - Henry Fonda Signature Collection$27.86$38.99$34.99 - - Inner Sanctum Mysteries Comp. Coll.$19.87$24.99$24.99 - - Jigoku (CC)$20.99$19.99$19.99 - - King of Queens: Season 6$27.99$27.99$27.99 - - Loverboy$20.99$24.99$19.99 - - Mister Roberts$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - My Name is Earl: Season 1$32.27$32.99$32.99$34.99 - The Proposition$18.89$19.99$27.00 - - Roar: Complete Series$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - The Sandman$24.99$19.99$19.99 - - Spirit of the Beehive (CC)$27.99$27.99$34.99 - - **Stay Alive (Dir Cut)$18.87$16.99$14.99$16.99 - Stick It$18.87$16.99$14.99$17.99 - U2: Zoo TV Live/Sydney$13.99$12.99$9.99 - - U2: Zoo TV Live/Sydney LE (2-disc)$22.99$24.99$15.99 - - The Unit: Season 1$34.88$36.99$32.99 - - Zane Grey Collection$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - Zane Grey: Dude Ranger$9.98$8.99$9.99 - - Zane Grey: Fighting Westerner$9.98$8.99$9.99 - - Zane Grey: Light of Western Stars$9.98$8.99$9.99 - - Zane Grey: Wanderer/Wasteland$9.98$8.99$9.99 - -

Lone SD-DVD Release on Thursday 9-21-2006:

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoWho Wants to be a SuperHero?$24.95 - - - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoNone this week - - - - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Big Hit$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Dinosaur$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Eight Below$23.95$24.99$34.00 - - The Great Raid$23.95$29.99$34.00 - - Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - A Knight’s Tale$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - S.W.A.T.$19.95$24.99$28.96 - - Tears of the Sun$19.95$28.99$28.96 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Boris Karloff Collection: The Black Castle, The Climax, Night Key, The Strange Door, Tower of London.

Chucky: The Killer DVD Collection: Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky.

Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection: Tarantula, The Mole People, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Monolith Monsters, Monster on the Campus.

Henry Fonda Signature Collection: The Wrong Man, Battle of the Bulge, Mister Roberts, Advise and Consent.

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Complete Movie Collection: Calling Dr. Death, Dead Man’s Eyes, The Frozen Ghost, Pillow of Death, Strange Confession, Weird Woman.

Zane Grey Collection: Dude Ranger, Fighting Westerner, Light of the Western Stars, Wanderer of the Wasteland.

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! Stay Alive is available in both OAR (Director’s Cut)and MAR (Theatrical) versions...get the correct one!

--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.

--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 an EXCLUSIVE TITLE this week: “The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection” for $19.99. See listing of titles included in the set above. Best Buy Exclusive. Minimum 6 per store.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with its copies of Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5. The Bonus DVD contains the feature: “BG: The Story So Far”. …features a re-cap of the complete BG storyline. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

--Best Buy also has an exclusive packaging of the first season of My Name is Earl. The “Good Karma Deluxe DVD Set includes: My Name is Earl: Season 1 on DVD, Best Buy exclusive flannel shirt packaging, and a bonus music CD from the My Name is Earl: The Album plus exclusive tracks. Minimum 10 per store. No rainchecks.

-- Circuit City is offering a FREE ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO TEEN PEOPLE MAGAZINE with the purchase of Stick It on DVD.

--Circuit City, this week, also has a SNEAK PEEK BONUS DVD for X-MEN: THE LAST STAND available with the purchase of ANY DVD listed $7.49 or $9.99. Includes coupon towards X-Men: The Last Stand Collector’s Edition or X-Men Trilogy available 10-3-2006. Minimum 100 per store.

--Circuit City also has the following prices on season sets of Everybody Loves Raymond. Seasons 1–3: $16.99 apiece. Seasons 4-6: $24.99 apiece.

--Target has its own EXCLUSIVE DVD TITLE this week: “The Ellen Degeneres Show: DVD-licious”. …with never-before-seen features and favorite moments. It appears as if Target will retain that exclusive on this disc until November 27, 2006.

--Target also has its own EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with My Name is Earl: Season 1 on DVD. …with behind-the-scenes looks and outtakes from the show. Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

--Target is offering its regular EXCLUSIVE $5 GIFTCARD with its copies of the following releases of TV Shows on DVD. 8th and Ocean: Season 1, Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.5, Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 7, Gilmore Girls: Season 6, My Name is Earl: Season 1.

--I have also heard that target will have EXCLUSIVE packaging on the Grease SE. Most discs will have a Black leather jacket-type of slipcover. Target is supposed to have an EXCLUSIVE PINK-LEATHER-JACKET-TYPE of slipcover…in honor of the “pink ladies” of the film.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: September 19, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.

Patrick Sun

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

Barbie: 12 Dancing Princesses Low Price ($12.99)

Grease: Rockin' Rydell Edition $12.99
Grease Soundtrack (CD) $7.99
Grease 2 $4.99
(Buy Grease: Rockin' Rydell Edition & Grease Soundtrack on same receipt and get both for $18)

$7.49 each:
X2: X-Men United
Alien vs. Predator
Never Die Alone
Daredevil: Director's Cut
Big Momma's House: Special Edition
The Siege: Enhanced Widescreen
Kiss The Dragon
Family Guy: The Freakin' Sweet Collection
The Girl Next Door Unrated
Entrapment: Special Edition
The League Of Extraordinary Men
Volcano High
Super Troopers
Woman, Thou Art Loosed

$9.99 each:
Fantastic 4
The Transporter: Collector's Edition
The Transporter 2
Big Momma's House 2
Cheaper By The Dozen 2
The Simple LIfe 3
The Five Heartbeats
The Towering Inferno: Special Edition
Mercenary For Justice
The Family Stone
There's Something More About Mary
Grandma's Boy: Unrated
Like Mike 2: Streetball

DVD Sets:
Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $16.99 each
Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 4 / 5 / 6 $24.99 each


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Dora The Explorer: Wolf Cub Rescue $9.99
Barbie: 12 Dancing Princesses $14.99

2 FOR $20:
Harry Potter & Goblet Of Fire
The Corpse Bride
The New World
Sin City
Napoleon Dynamite (Original version)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Memoirs Of A Geisha
March Of THe Penguins
Underworld: Evolution
National Treasure
Fantastic 4
The Pink Panther (Steve Martin)
Wedding Crashers: Uncorked
Running Scared
Cheaper By THe Dozen 2
The Fmily Stone
Grandma's Boy: Unrated
A History Of Violence
16 Blocks
Trainspotting: Director's Cut
The Great Raid
When A Stranger Calls (2006)

More titles in store or at BestBuy.com

DVD Sets:
Smallville: Season 5 $39.99
Laguna Beach: Season 2 $26.99 each
He-Man & Masters Of The Universe: Season 2 - Volume II $24.99


Target on sale DVD items:

Scooby Doo: Pirates Ahoy! $12.99
Barbie: 12 Dancing Princesses $14.99
Dora The Explorer: Wolf Cub Rescue $9.99

Julio Diaz

Stunt Coordinator
Nov 18, 2005
I've been saving my BB RZ dollars for the Gilmore Girls 6 set. I was hoping it would hit at $35, but I guess $40 is not so bad -- I'll end up getting it for $20 + tax. And I'll have a week to catch up before season 7 starts.

Lots of other stuff I want, but money is tight, so I am holding off. Hopefully, I'll catch up at the next DDD sale.

Thanks for the round-up, fellas!


Aug 11, 1998
Columbia, MO
Real Name
Thanks as always, guys! This will be a light week for me, but I will definitely purchase the Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection at BB. Finally... The Incredible Shrinking Man on DVD!!!!

[email protected]

Second Unit
Jan 5, 2005

This disc is also being packaged inside BB's 'Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Edition'.

Also, as I mentioned in another thread, these sets are already on most shelves. Since each store is only getting a few, you may want to check early.


Stunt Coordinator
Jan 2, 2004
Finally a chance to see My Name is Earl anytime I want, and get ready for the 2nd season.


Senior HTF Member
Apr 1, 2000
Isn't Grease 2 going to be $4.99 at BB too? Also, I think there is a new cover for Grease 2 to match the new edition of the first film (without the leather jacket though.)

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
Thanks as usual. A very busy week.

Bob Newhart
Everybody Loves Raymond
King of Queens
My Name is Earl

Mister Roberts wasn't on my radar. If it's a new transfer (which I doubt), I'll be getting that too.


Senior HTF Member
Jul 2, 2002
Real Name
Does anyone have any info on the Mr. Roberts version being released on the 19th? I can't find anything about a unique edition; is this just coming back into print or something?


Senior HTF Member
Dec 31, 2003
Real Name
Mister Roberts is the same transfer put into a keepcase along with some other Fonda films in a Fonda Signature Collection. It's been exclusive to Costco for several months.

Newhart S4 has been out for awhile at least a couple of retailers locally. Sam's Club has it for $19.xx

Dennis Nicholls

Senior HTF Member
Oct 5, 1998
Boise, ID
Real Name
I wonder what the program includes on that Blind Faith DVD...

The DVD has been out in the UK and comments on the UK Amazon site say the concert is only 40 minutes long and is just a rehash of their one album.

For the benefit of the younger members, Blind Faith members were Eric Clapton, Stevie Windwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech, so the band didn't fail for lack of talent.

Marty M

Senior HTF Member
Dec 6, 1998
I had forgotten that Season 4 of Bob Newhart was coming out. I'll be getting this. What's the deal with Mr. Roberts. This was release several years ago. Is this another case where the ownership has changed hands and is being re-released?

Jeff Meyers

Supporting Actor
Feb 21, 2003
Thanks as always Mike & Patrick for the Weekly RoundUp.

Toys R Us will also have Grease SE ($16.99) with the Leather Jacket Packaging.

Here's a scan of their ad:


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