Weekly RoundUp 9-23-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Rensselaer, 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.
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    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
  3. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Looks like an all Blu-ray week for me:

    Godfather Restoration Collection
    LA Confidential
    Run Fatboy Run

    The last three I'll get in the coming weeks....but Godfather is definitely coming this week from Amazon.....thanks Mike.
  4. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Thanks for the Roundup! Unfortunately I'm having to pass this week. Budget is a little tight. [​IMG] Hopefully I can still grab TGC for a reasonable price in a few weeks.
  5. SD_Brian

    SD_Brian Supporting Actor

    Nov 14, 2007
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    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)
  6. Bill Thomann

    Bill Thomann Supporting Actor

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

    Greg Layton Second Unit

    Oct 12, 2004
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    Godfather Blu-ray collection coming via Amazon for me. I can't wait to relive those films again on my new PS3. [​IMG]
  8. Regulus

    Regulus Cinematographer

    Nov 7, 2006
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    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 [​IMG] BLACK FRIDAY[​IMG] 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![​IMG]
  9. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    May 7, 2001
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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. [​IMG]
  10. Shawn.F

    Shawn.F Supporting Actor

    Oct 16, 2005
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    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. [​IMG]
  11. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Nov 15, 2004
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    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! [​IMG]
  12. John Burton

    John Burton Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 7, 2002
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    "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!
  13. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

    Jan 6, 2004
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  14. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    That looks like a "weiner", Eric! [​IMG]

    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! [​IMG]
  15. Steven Good

    Steven Good Second Unit

    Jan 12, 2000
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    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 $$.
  16. Ed Payne

    Ed Payne Agent

    Feb 13, 1999
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    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. [​IMG] Now I just need to move into the Blu-Ray world.

  17. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Hey, Ed! Thanks for "chiming in!" [​IMG] 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.
  18. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

    Jan 22, 1999
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    Aaron Silverman

    Dude, you are in the WRONG HOBBY!!! [​IMG]
  19. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer

    Feb 20, 2001
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    Kenneth McAlinden
    Now would be the time to pounce on that RCA Selectavision CED player. [​IMG]

  20. Tim Tucker

    Tim Tucker Screenwriter

    Jun 10, 2006
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    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. [​IMG]

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