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Weekly RoundUp 9-23-2008 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

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

The Features

– Al Pacino (The Godfather: Part II – 1974)

– Affair in Trinidad – 1952

– Cast – (Leatherheads – 2008)

– Kim Basinger & Guy Pearce (L.A. Coinfidential – 1997)

– Cast (Sex and the City: The Movie – 2008)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostco$ (Dollars)$12.99$14.99$14.99 - - Affair in Trinidad$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Anderson Tapes$12.99$14.99$14.99 - - Boston Legal: Season 4$41.99$39.99$39.99 - - Brothers and Sisters: Season 2$36.99$39.99$59.99$37.99$41.79Cashmere Mafia: Complete Series$19.99$24.99$21.99 - - Copycat$23.99$24.99$21.99 - - CSI – NY: Season 4$44.99$44.99$79.99 - - Deception$23.99$19.99$19.99 - - Devil Hunter$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - Eclipse 12- Kaurismaki’s Proletariat Tril. (CC)$33.99$34.99$39.99 - - The Foot Fist Way - $22.99 - - - Friday the 13th – The Series: Season 1$36.99$34.99$49.99 - - Game Show Moments Gone Bananas$12.99$12.99$14.98 - - The Garment Jungle$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Godfather Collection (Restored)$62.99$44.99$44.99$44.99$44.99The Godfather (Restored)$14.99$14.99$11.99 - - The Godfather – Part II (Restored)$17.99$14.99$11.99 - - The Godfather - Part III (Restored)$14.99$14.99$11.99 - - High School Musical 2 DE (2-disc)$24.99$24.99$24.99$24.99 - In the Folds of the Flesh$17.99$14.99$14.99 - - LA Confidential SE (2-disc)$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - **Leatherheads$18.99$17.99$17.99$17.99 - Midnight Eagle$24.99$24.99$19.99 - - Mother of Tears$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - NY Yankees: Essential Games @ the Stadium$44.99$39.99$59.95 - - The New Centurions$12.99$14.99$14.99 - - Oppenheimer$27.99$34.99$34.99 - - Pathology$23.99$19.99$19.99 - - Peanuts Holiday Collection$33.99$39.99$34.99 - - The Rape of Europa$20.99$24.99$21.99 - - Reno 911!: Miami SE$14.99$14.99$17.99 - - Rob & Big: Season 3$29.99$27.99$27.99 - - Run, Fat Boy, Run$18.99$17.99$17.99 - - Samantha Who?: Season 1$19.99$19.99$19.99$17.99$19.79Schoolhouse Rock!: Election Collection$13.99$14.99$14.99$12.99 - Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King$13.99$14.99$17.99$12.99 - **Sex and the City: The Movie (1-disc)$16.99$14.99$13.99$15.99 - Sex and the City (Extended Edition) (2-disc)$22.99$22.99$22.99$22.99$21.49Sundown: Vampire in Retreat$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - This American Life: Season 1$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - Two and a Half Men: Season 4$28.99$29.99$29.99$29.99 -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAnimalia: Welcome to the Kingdom$17.95$24.99$19.99 - - Blow$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Cirque du Soleil - Corteo$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Deception$27.95$29.99$34.99 - - The Godfather Collection (Restored)$61.95$69.99$79.99$74.99$74.99LA Confidential SE$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Leatherheads$26.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Madagascar$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Run, Fat Boy, Run$24.95$29.99$19.99 - - Sex and the City: The Movie (Extended Edition)$23.95$27.99$29.99$29.99$26.99Shrek the Third$19.95$24.99$19.99 - - Stories from the Vault: Season 1$25.95$29.99$24.99 - -

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

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Peanuts Holiday Collection: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas DE.

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! Leatherheads AND Sex and the City are being released, this week, in both OAR and MAR versions! Get the CORRECT one!

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE QUOTE BOOK with its DVD & Blu-ray versions of The Godfather Collection (Coppola Restoration). On-pack.

--Save $5, instantly, at Best Buy this week. Buy BOTH Deception AND Pathology on DVD. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--You can also save $5, instantly, when you purchase Sex and the City: The Movie and the original soundtrack CD to Sex and the City: The Movie ($9.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy is advertising BONUS COLLECTIBLE PACKAGING with their copies of Sex and the City: The Movie (Extended Edition)

Must be purchased on same receipt. No rainchecks.

--SAVE $10, instantly, @ Best Buy when you buy BOTH Samantha Who?: Season 1 AND Brothers and Sisters: Season 2. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $6.99, $8.99 (Donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation), $9.99 and $14.99.

--Circuit City is advertising a FREE MOVIE CERTIFICATE to see High School Musical 3 with their copies of both Sex and the City: The Movie (1-disc) AND High School Musical 2 DE (2-disc). Value = $7.50. HSM 3 in theaters 10-24-08.

--Circuit City has a HUGE TV on DVD sale this week. HUGE!

--Circuit City Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $6.99 and $9.99.

--Target is advertising a FREE MOVIE CERTIFICATE to see High School Musical 3 with their copies of High School Musical 2 DE (2-disc). Value = $7.00. HSM 3 in theaters 10-24-08.

--You will also get a FREE TARGET $5 GIFTCARD with the purchase at Target, this week, of Sex and the City: The Movie on DVD and ANY Sex and the City season DVD set ($15.99 apiece). 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:

$6.99 each: Additional titles available in store. Most titles available online, by phone & in select stores
The Break-Up
You, Me & Dupree
Love Actually
Along Came Polly
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Bring It On: Collector’s Edition
Clueless: Whatever Edition
Just Like Heaven
What Women Want
Music & Lyrics
Almost Famous
Mannequin / Mannequin 2: On The Move Double Feature
Breakfast At Tiffanys: Special Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Training Day
Donnie Brasco: Special Edition
The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition
Gangs Of New York
Carlito’s Way: Collector’s Edition
Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power
Inside Man

$9.99 each: Each Of These Titles Comes With A Digital Copy On The 2nd Disc. These Are NEW Editions With the Digital Copy Logo.
Fantastic 4
X-Men 3: The Last Stand
The Transporter
I, Robot
The Day After Tomorrow
Die Hard
Napoleon Dynamite
Office Space: Special Edition With Flair!
Grandma’s Boy: Unrated

DVD Sets:
Battlestar Galactica: Razor $9.99
Tin Man: 2-disc Collector’s Edition $14.99
Sex & The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $15.99 each
Jericho: Season 2 $14.99
Jericho: Season 1 $24.99
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
The Closer: Season 1 / 2 $16.99 each
Family Guy: Volume III / IV / V $19.99 each
30 Rock: Season 1 $24.99
Pushing Daisies: Season 1 $19.99
Californication: Season 1 $19.99
Weeds: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
Dexter: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
The Tudors: Season 1 $19.99
The Office: Season 2 / 3 $2499 each
Heroes: Season 2 $24.99
House: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $24.99 each
Rescue Me: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $24.99 each
Damages: Season 1 $24.99
Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 $19.99
Burn Notice: Season 1 $24.99
Criminal Minds: Season 2 $29.99
Criminal Minds: Season 1 $19.99
Boston Legal: Season 3 $29.99
Desperate Housewives: Season 4 $39.99
Lost: Season 3 $39.99
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4 $39.99
Mad Men: Season 1 $24.99 Zippo Lighter Casing Shown
John Adams: HBO Miniseries $34.99


Best Buy on sale DVD items:

The Love Guru $16.99

$6.99 each:
Moulin Rouge
Legally Blonde
What Dreams May Come
The Phantom Of The Opera (2005)
40 Days & 40 Nights
Meet Joe Black
City Of Angels: Special Edition
After The Sunset

$8.99 each:
Little Miss Sunshine
There’s Something About Mary
When Harry Met Sally
Edward Scissorhands
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

9.99 each (2-disc SEs):
The Shawshank Redemption
Once Upon A Time In America
Doctor Zhivago
Clockwork Orange
Purple Rain
Citizen Kane
Boogie Nights

$14.99 each: Each Of The DVDs listed here with a 2nd disc containing a Digital Copy.
Die Hard
I, Robot
ID4 : Independence Day

Blu-Ray Discs:
The Love Guru $29.99

DVD Sets:
I Carly: Season 1 / Volume I $19.99
Hellsing Ultimate: Volume IV $27.99 Limited Edition 2-disc Set
Hellsing Ultimate: Volume IV $17.99 Standard Edition
Rob & Big: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
CSI: NY – Season 1 / 2 / 3 $29.99 each
Sex & The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2 $15.99
Sex & The City: The Complete Series $109.99


Target on sale DVD items:

The Love Guru $14.99
What Happens In Vegas $14.99
Camp Rock: Extended Rock Star Edition $14.99
The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning $19.99
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! : A Tale Of Tails $12.99 Exclusive package w/sound

$10.00 each:
Hitman: Unrated
The Simpsons Movie
Curious George

DVD Sets:
Brothers & Sisters: Season 1 $37.99

Chris S

Senior HTF Member
Apr 9, 2000
Real Name
Chris S
Thanks for the Roundup! Unfortunately I'm having to pass this week. Budget is a little tight. :frowning: Hopefully I can still grab TGC for a reasonable price in a few weeks.


Nov 14, 2007
Real Name
Who knew "Sex and the City" and "High School Musical 3" were targeting the same demographic? Perhaps raunchy sex talk and family films are finally coming together! (no pun intended--okay, maybe it was)

Bill Thomann

Supporting Actor
Nov 2, 2003
Godfather trilogy (restored) probably at Wal Mart for around $45 (minus my brother's 10% employee discount). Thanks, as always, for the roundup.

Greg Layton

Second Unit
Oct 12, 2004
Real Name
Greg Layton
Godfather Blu-ray collection coming via Amazon for me. I can't wait to relive those films again on my new PS3.


Senior HTF Member
Nov 7, 2006
Real Name
William Hughes
Nothing for me to get off on this week. I will not be purchasing too much these next couple of months. Rumor has it a lot of retailers are going to PULL OUT THE STOPS on their Post-Thanksgiving Sales, (Thats :D BLACK FRIDAY:D for those of you in Rio Linda!) and I don't want to purchase something and then discover I could have got it considerably cheaper if only I had waited!


Senior HTF Member
May 7, 2001
Orlando, FL
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Got Godfather BD coming from Amazon and a lot more "interested" titles like Shrek the Third, LA Confidential, Blow and Leatherheads. I'll have to see how much of a buying mood I'm in on Tuesday after I pick up Lego Batman for the PS3. :D


Supporting Actor
Oct 16, 2005
L.A. Confidential (BD) for me (Godfather I received last week). The lack of reviews on the disc are making me a bit nervous, but I have to have the film no matter what.


Senior HTF Member
Nov 15, 2004
The basement of the FBI building
Big week for me. I'm picking up The Godfather trilogy and L.A. Confidential on Blu-ray and Friday The 13th: The Series: Season One and Sex And The City: The Movie (it's a gift) on DVD.

If someone had told me ten years ago that Friday The 13th: The Series would come out in season sets, I would have laughed in their face.

Thanks for the prices, guys!

John Burton

Stunt Coordinator
Jun 7, 2002
Simpsonville, SC
Real Name
"The Godfather" collection and "Leatherheads". I got to see if I see myself in "Leatherheads". My scenes got cut out! Thank God for deleted scenes!

Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY

That looks like a "weiner", Eric! :laugh:

Boston Legal: S4 for me this week. They moved the show around so much last season that I bet a good 25 to 30% of the episodes will be new to me! :rolleyes

Steven Good

Supporting Actor
Jan 12, 2000
Real Name
I've heard that the F.Y.E. stores will have a steelbook version of The Godfather Trilogy available @ $49.99. I can't confirm anything about exclusive packaging on their website, but I called my local store and asked about it. This location expected to only get 5 copies in stock on Tuesday and have 2 - 3 prebooked already.

I can pick it up for about $39 shipped @ Borders with a 40% off coupon on boxsets, but can't decide if the FYE steelbook is worth the extra $$.

Ed Payne

Feb 13, 1999
I finally get the opportunity to chime in. First off... "Thanks" to you guys for your weekly hard work. Second... season 1 of my favorite television series (Friday the 13th: The Series) is my purchase of the week. I've been eagerly waiting for this for years. I'm not sure why it took this long but I'm very thankful that it is finally here.
Now I just need to move into the Blu-Ray world.


Mike Frezon

Senior HTF Member
Oct 9, 2001
Rexford, NY
Hey, Ed! Thanks for "chiming in!" :emoji_thumbsup: Don't be a stranger!

That release of the Friday the 13th series seems to have caught more than a few people by surprise! A pleasant surprise for fans...for sure!


I just realized that Tuesday's release of Boston Legal: Season 4 comes a day after the premiere of Season 5 on ABC. It's too bad they couldn't have coordinated that a little bit better so any missed shows could have been "caught up on" before the new series got underway.

Tim Tucker

Jun 10, 2006
Real Name
Tim Tucker
For those who are interested, CC's price for Mad Men S1 is valid for both the regular and limited (Zippo lighter) editions... if you can find it. I had to search all over the local store yesterday afternoon, but finally found their last Zippo edition.


Jul 1, 2007
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At my local FYE they are orffering a $10.00 rebate off the purchase price of $49.99 for the Steelbook....final cost $39.99...I got the steelbook, could not pass it up for that price.....nice set

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