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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Megan Fox (Transformers – 2007)



– Rachel McAdams (Married Life – 2007)


– Helen Hunt (Then She Found Me – 2007)

The Prices


SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Big Bang Theory: Season 1$18.99$20.24$21.99 - $20.99Bright Lights, Big City SE$10.99$9.99$14.98 - - Cat Stevens: Tea For the Tillerman$12.99$12.99$12.99 - - Cheers: Season 10$27.99$22.49$34.99 - - Desperate Housewives: Season 4$38.99$37.49$36.99$37.99$39.99Eli Stone: Season 1$27.99$26.24$34.99$29.99$27.89Ghost Whisperer: Season 3$44.99$37.49$29.99 - - Honey West: Complete Series$35.99$34.99$29.99 - - How to Rob a Bank$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!$13.99$14.99$17.99 - - Life: Season 1$19.99$18.74$19.99 - - Married Life$9.99$19.99$19.99 - - Mickey Mouse’s Storybook Surprises$14.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - Moontide (Fox Film Noir)$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - My Friends…: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt$14.99$14.99$14.99$14.99 - Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow$14.99$14.99$12.99$14.99 - The Office: Season 4$30.99$32.99$32.99$29.99 - The Promotion$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Road House (Fox Film Noir)$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - Supernatural: Season 3$38.99$36.74$36.99$37.99 - Time After Time SE$10.99$12.99$14.98 - - Then She Found Me$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Transformers (1-D)$13.49$14.99$12.99 - - Transformers SE (2-D)$24.99$19.99$17.99$19.99 -


BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBlack Mask$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - Eraser$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Every Which Way But Loose$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Gauntlet$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - The Invincible Iron Man (Animated)$20.95$24.99$19.99 - - Marine Aquarium$16.95$19.99$19.99 - - Married Life$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Outbreak$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Robotech: Shadow Chronicles$20.95$19.99$19.99 - - Then She Found Me $19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Transformers$24.95$27.99$27.99$27.99 - Under Siege 2: Dark Territory$19.95$24.99$19.99 - -

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

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

**Yay! All of this week’s titles are being released in their OAR!

--Amazon is advertising the special Megatron packaging of the 2-disc SE of Transformers.



--Not sure what’s up at bestbuy.com this week…but a bunch of titles are listed with odd price figures. Best Buy, historically, has listed almost all new releases with prices figures ending in 99-cents ($19.99, for example). This week, there are a number of titles that are listed at prices such as $36.74 or $26.24.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE GIFT SET of The Office: Season 4 for $42.99. Includes a T-shirt, wrist band & water bottle.

--A 2/$20 deal when you buy BOTH Mickey’s Clubhouse: Mickey’s Storybook Surprises and My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt @ BB.

--AND, save $10 @ BB when you buy BOTH Desperate Housewives: Season 4 and Eli Stone: Season 1. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising a FREE EXCLUSIVE COMIC BOOK with the purchase of Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow on DVD.

--Supernatural: Season 3 @ Best Buy features an EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE ’67 CHEVY IMPALA MODEL. On pack.

--Best Buy has a number of Blu-ray Discs on sale for $14.99: The Aviator, Alexander Revisited, A Clockwork Orange, Enter the Dragon, The Fugitive, March of the Penguins, Swordfish. And, for $19.99: 16 Blocks, 300, Ocean’s thirteen, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Scorpion King 2, Shoot ‘Em Up, Step Up 2 the Streets, Troy, We Are Marshall.

--I’m not really sure how to explain this…but Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE NEW RELEASE for this week: Seasons 1 and 2 of something called “Scott Baio is 45 and Single and "Scott Baio is 46 and Pregnant” ($14.99 apiece). :confused:

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has a list of relatively recently-released DVDs for sale @ $9.99.

--Like amazon.com (above) Circuit City is also advertising the special Megatron packaging with their copies of Transformers SE (2-disc).

--Purchase Desperate Housewives: Season 4 @ CC and get a FREE ABC-TV SAMPLER DISC. Includes pilot episodes of new ABC series. While supplies last.

--Also at CC, when you buy The Office: Season 4 on DVD…get an EXCLUSIVE FREE KEYCHAIN. Keychain features The Office stapler in gelatin mold gag.

--At CC, a number of Blu-ray Discs are on sale for $14.99: The Aviator, Bullitt, The Devil’s Rejects, Enter the Dragon, The Fugitive, March of the Penguins, The Punisher, The Shining, Stargate, Swordfish, Terminator 2.

--And, buy ANY HBO title at CC this week and get a FREE TRUE BLOOD SAMPLER DISC.

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: A list of titles for $4.99.

--Like amazon.com and Circuit City (above), Target also has the Megatron packaging with its 2-disc SE of Transformers.

--Target’s got a nice EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION of The Office: Season 4 ($36.99) for sale this week. Contains 60 minutes of bonus cast footage and a notepad. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

--At Target, save $5, instantly, when you purchase BOTH Mickey’s Clubhouse: Mickey’s Storybook Surprises AND My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt. Must be purchased on same receipt. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.

--Get a FREE $10 TARGET GIFTCARD with the purchase of BOTH Desperate Housewives: Season 4 AND Eli Stone: Season 1 @ Target. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Target is advertising an EXCLUSIVE CALENDAR with its copies of Supernatural: Season 3.

--Target Odds and Ends: None this week.
 

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I'll be picking up The Office: Season Four, Moontide and Road House (not the Patrick Swayze one
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And I'm going to wait until November for the Blu-Ray of Supernatural: S3. I guess they couldn't get it manufactured in time to come out at the same week as the DVD.

Thanks for the prices, Mike!
 

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2 movies that are at least worth a rental this week.

the Promotion
A little comedy about a guy trying to get promoted to manager of the newest
supermarket chain he works for.
Then She Found Me
Directed by and starring Helen Hunt

Look them up.


I think that scott baio show might actually be "Scott baio is 45 and single" plus "scott baio is 45 and pregnant"

BestBuy.com - Search Results


oddly enough the url code stuff has the no nipples thing in it.

bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8971133&st=Scott+Baio+is+45+and+Has+No+Nipples&type=product&id=1887490]Scott[/url] Baio Is 45 & Single: Season 1 (2 Disc) - DVD
 

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In the ad that I received in the newspaper today the prices are a bit different. For example, season 1 of The Big Bang Theory is $24.99, season 3 of Ghost Whisperer is $44.99, season 1 of Eli Stone is $29.99, etc.
 

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Thanks, Tony. I was in a bit of a rush to throw the thing up tonight and got some bum info. Those titles are correct.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

The Invincible Iron Man $4.99
Doctor Strange $4.99
Ultimate Avengers $4.99
Ultimate Avengers 2 $4.99

Bait Shop $12.99

Tranformers: Cybertron – Robots In Disguise , A New Beginning $4.99
Tranformers: Energon – The Battle For Energon $4.99
Tranformers: Energon – Shockblast Unleashed $4.99
Tranformers: Energon – The Return Of Megatron $4.99

$4.99 each: Most movies available online, by phone & in select stores
The Monster Squad
Crash
Walk The Line
Die Hard With A Vengeance
Big Momma’s House 2
Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Punisher: Extended Cut
Lord Of War
Tyler Perry’s Diary Of A Mad Black Woman – The Movie
Employee Of The Month
First Blood: Ultimate Edition
Rambo: First Blood – Part II
Cast Away
Unfaithful
Alien
Clash Of The Titans
GIA
The Family Stone
The Talented Mr. Ripley

Blu-Ray Discs:
The Aviator $14.99
Bullitt $14.99
Enter The Dragon $14.99
March Of The Penguins $14.99
The Fugitive $14.99
Swordfish $14.99
Terminator 2: Judgment Day $14.99
The Punisher $14.99
The Shining $14.99
The Devil’s Rejects $14.99
Stargate $14.99

DVD Sets:
The Office: Season 1 $16.99
The Office: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each

Desperate Housewives: Season 4 $36.99 (Comes with Sampler - Includes an ABC TV sampler with pilot episodes)

These come with True Blood Sampler
The Sopranos: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $34.99 each
Deadwood: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $34.99 each
ROME: Season 1 / 2 $34.99 each
Band Of Brothers $39.99


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Best Buy on sale DVD items:
Bait Shop $14.99
Step Up 2 The Streets $14.99
The Scorpion King 2 $14.99
Hatebreed: Live Dominance DVD/CD $9.99
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown $14.99

$9.99 each: See in-store display:
Charlie Wilson’s War
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
Transformers w/Bonus Optimus Prime Mask
The Bourne Ultimatum
Superbad: Unrated Extended Edition
10,000 B.C.
American Gangster: 2-disc Unrated Extended Edition
3:10 To Yuma
The Game Plan
Gone Baby Gone
Good Luck Chuck: Unrated
Bella
Across The Universe
We Own The Night
30 Days Of Night
Bee Movie
Beowulf: Director’s Cut
Cloverfield
Shrek The Third
Mad Money
The Bucket List
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Fool’s Gold
Hitman: Unrated
Live Free Or Die Hard: Unrated
The Simpsons Movie
Stargate: Ark Of Truth
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
The Fast & The Furious: The Franchise Collection


Blu-Ray High Definition Discs:
Step Up 2 The Streets $19.99
The Scorpion King 2 $19.99
Enter The Dragon $14.99
A Clockwork Orange $14.99
Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut $14.99
Swordfish $14.99
March Of The Penguins $14.99
The Aviator $14.99
The Fugitive $14.99
Shoot ‘Em Up $19.99
Troy $19.99
300 $19.99
16 Blocks $19.99
We Are Marshall $19.99
Ocean’s Thirteen $19.99
Pan’s Labyrinth $19.99
Jet Li: Black Mask $24.99
Red Belt $29.99
Prom Night: Unrated $29.99

DVD Sets:
Cheers: Season 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $19.99 each
The Ghost Whisperer: Season 1 / 2 $29.99 each
Scott Baio Is 45 And Has No Nipples: Season 1 / 2 $14.99 each (Best Buy Exclusive)
The Office: Season 2 / 3 $29.99 each

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Target on sale DVD items:

Bratz: Girlz Rock $14.99

DVD Sets:
The Office: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Gift Set $99.99
 

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I stopped by yesterday to pick up A Clockwork Orange and was going to ask for a pricematch with CC on The Shining, but BB already had a $14.99 shelf-talker on it. I didn't do a thorough search because I was only looking for the Kubrick's, but IIRC there may have been a couple more $14.99 titles on the shelf not listed in the flyer. As always, YMMV, but it may be worth a trip to your local BB to see if any other $14.99 titles are on hand.

Also, look for a free copy of the BB Insider magazine (usually staggered somewhere on the DVD racks.) On the inside back page there's two coupons (one fore double Reward Zone points on Blu-ray/DVD purchases and for 10% off any item.) When I checked out I handed the clerk the booklet and said there is a coupon for double points I'd like to use. For some reason, he scanned the other coupon and said, "Yeah, it works. The Shining rang up for $13.49." I replied, "Actually, I wanted to use the coupon for double points." "Oh," he said as he scanned that one too. So, even though the 10% off is supposed to be on non-sale priced items, both coupons worked.
 

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I grabbed a handful of these yesterday when I picked up The Aviator. No one said a word to me and I'll be grabbing some more tomorrow. :D

Let's see...already got Aviator BD. Tomorrow is Transformers BD, Next Avengers BD and Invincible Iron Man BD. Relatively expensive, too!
 

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Mmmmm. I was just holding Kill Bill Volume 1 on BD in my hands...

This was at a major local retailer. Price was way too high to even think about, though. :frowning:
 

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I've got no qualms about buying something ahead of street date...if it's out there to be had. But this was $34.99. Top dollar.

As I've said many times before...most of my software purchases are either really good sales...or Previously Viewed. It's the only way I can afford this expensive "habit." :laugh:

Hell...that's why I bother to put together this damn list every week! :eek:

Of course, there is the occasional exception to my rule. But Kill Bill isn't it for me.
 

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Is TIME AFTER TIME just a reissue in non-snapper packaging, or is there actually something new here? Amazon isn't listing any extras for it.
 

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Last week, Best Buy was running a sale for 25% off all TV DVDs. That sale ended Saturday. That explains why a.) Mike noticed the odd (non .99) prices and b.) why the flyer's prices are higher than what's in the grid. I assume Mike took those prices off the site last week.
 

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Yikes, that is high. Especially considering you can get both vols. 1 and 2 at Amazon for $5 more than that.
 

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Interesting. Both Eraser and Gauntlet BDs are listed for $14.99 on bestbuy.com. I was waiting for reviews on the picture quality, but I hate to pass up that price.
 

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Joe:

If you are even half-interested, I'd jump. They were definitely listed @ $24.99 just a couple of days ago. That's a great price for any new BD release.
 

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This may be a YMMV deal, but I returned to my local Best Buy yesterday to buy the Blu-ray Transformers, and as I mentioned earlier in this thread when I was there Sunday I noticed there were a number of additional $14.99 titles on sale not listed in the circular. Yesterday, there was a $14.99 shelf-talker on the Scorpion King 2 Blu-ray. I passed since I have no interest in seeing this film, but IIRC isn't this a new release (within the past 30 days or so?) It seems like an awfully low price to me, or, is this disc just a real dog that they're trying to unload?
 

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