Weekly RoundUp 9-26-2006

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The Weekly RoundUp

The Features


– Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves (The Lake House – 2006)


– Bill “Spaceman” Lee - Boston Red Sox (Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey – 2005)


– Gretchen Mol (Notorious Bettie Page – 2005)


– Evan Rachel Wood & Edward Norton (Down in the Valley – 2005)

The Prices

SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAlvin & Chipmunks: Christmas$11.99$14.99$12.99 - - Benny Hill: Angel Years ’82 – ‘85$37.49$32.99 - - - Beowulf & Grendel$19.99$19.99$16.99 - - The Book of Daniel: Complete Series$19.76$20.69$24.99 - - The Brotherhood: Season 1$19.76$19.99$17.99 - - Connor’s War$22.49$19.99$24.97 - - **Curious George$15.98$16.99$16.99$16.99$19.49Curious George DE (Target only) - - - $22.99 - Daniel Boone: Season 1$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - Daniel Boone: Season 2$34.99$44.99$39.99 - - The Dead Zone SE$10.88$12.99$12.99 - - Dick Tracy: Comp. Anim. Crime Series$29.99$28.99$34.99 - - Down in the Valley$19.59$19.99$19.99 - - Dracula: 75th Anniv. Legacy Ed.$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - Drop Dead Sexy$24.29$19.99$19.99 - - Ellen: Season 4$32.99$32.99$39.99 - - **Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift$18.87$15.99$14.99$16.99 - Frankenstein: 75th Anniv. Legacy Ed.$18.99$19.99$19.99 - - Frankenstein: True Story$13.99$14.99$15.99 - - Gormenghast$26.19$29.99$24.99 - - The Ground Truth$13.49$9.99$12.99 - - Lady Vengeance$15.99$19.99$19.99 - - **Lake House$16.98$16.99$17.99$16.99$19.49Laura’s Star$11.19$12.99$12.99 - - Mama’s Family: Season 1$17.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 - Masters of Horror: Imprint$11.78$12.99$15.99 - - Munsters: 2-movie Fright Fest$14.88$14.99$15.99 - - Nightmare on Elm Street$18.89$17.99$19.99 - - Notorious Bettie Page$19.48$19.99$19.99 - - One Tree Hill: Season 3$39.87$39.99$39.99$39.99 - Pet Sematary$10.88$6.99$12.99 - - Riptide: Season 1$27.99$31.99$29.99 - - Russian Dolls$18.69$19.99$19.99 - - Save the Last Dance$11.19$9.99$12.99 - - A Slight Case of Murder$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Soupy Sales: In Living B&W$13.49$12.99$12.99 - - Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey$14.99$14.99$15.99 - - Stephen King Collection$31.99$34.99$34.99 - - Street Trash: Meltdown Edition$26.99$24.99$24.99 - - TX Chainsaw Massacre: Ult. Ed. (2-disc)$19.99$19.99$24.99 - - Three Times$22.49$19.99$19.99 - - Thunder in Paradise Collection$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Time Again: Amy Grant$17.99$14.99$15.99 - - Tomorrow Show/Tom Snyder: Electric Kool-aid$9.99$12.99$12.99 - - **Whose Line Is It Anyway?$18.89$19.99$19.99 - - Walking With…: Complete Coll.$47.88$69.99$49.99 - - Windy City Heat$17.99$14.99$17.99 - - WWE: Summerslam 2006$16.99$19.99$12.99 - -

HD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoAdv. Of Robin Hood (1938)$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - Dazed and Confused (+SD-DVD)$23.95$29.99$33.99 - - The Dirty Dozen$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - End of Days$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Fast and Furious$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - 2 Fast 2 Furious$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift$35.99$34.99$39.98 - - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas$19.95$24.99$29.98 - - Grand Prix$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - The Lake House - $34.99 - - - Land of the Dead (+SD-DVD)$23.95$29.99$33.99 - - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$19.95$21.99$28.99 - -

BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoCorpse Bride$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - Four Brothers$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - The Fugitive$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - House of Wax (2005)$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - The Lake House - $34.99 - - - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Lethal Weapon 2$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - Sky Captain & World of Tomorrow$19.95$34.99$29.99 - - Sleepy Hollow$19.95$24.99$29.99 - - Space Cowboys$19.95$21.99$28.99 - - Swordfish$19.95$21.99$28.99 - -

Individual titles included in box sets listed above:

Munsters: 2 Movie Fright Fest: Munster Go Home!, The Munster’s Revenge.

Stephen King Collection: Pet Sematary SE, Dead Zone SE, Silver Bullet, Graveyard Shift.

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! Curious George AND Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift AND The Lake Houseare available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one! Also, Whose Line Is It Anyway? is being released in both “family” and “uncensored” versions…get the one that’s right for you!

--I am still unsure of my efficiencies in finding and pricing the various HD & Blu-Ray release each week. Be forewarned. Things are getting better, but release listings and prices still seem iffy at times.

--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 a 2/$25 deal if you buy BOTH The Fast & The Furious Franchise Collection (Fast and the Furious & 2 Fast 2 Furious) ($15.99) AND The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ($15.99). Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE FREE CURIOUS GEORGE PLUSH TOY with the purchase of Curious George on DVD. Minimum 10 per store..

--Best Buy is advertising “steelbook packaging” on its copies of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Ultimate Edition Not sure what this means. The picture on bb.com looks just like everyone else’s: . Apparently the special packaging is NOT EXCLUSIVE to Best Buy…but is only for a limited time.

--Circuit City is offering three free music downloads from the Curious George soundtrack with the DVD purchase of Curious George.

--Circuit City is offering the identical buy as Best Buy on the Fast & Furious movies. Buy the “Franchise Collection” (The Fast and the Furious & 2 Fast 2 Furious) AND The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in a 2/$25 deal. Must be purchased on same receipt.

--Circuit City, this week, also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DVD with the purchase of WWE Summer Slam 2006: WWE – John Cena – Word Life DVD. While supplies last.

--Circuit City also has the following TV sets on sale at $19.99 apiece: Married With Children: Seasons 1-4, Rescue Me: Seasons 1-2, Scrubs: Seasons 1-3, Seinfeld: Seasons 1-6, Weeds: Season 1.

--Circuit City is advertising FREE MOVIE CASH for the theatrical release of “Open Season” with the purchase of ANY of the following $7.49 DVDs: Daddy Day Care, Hook, My Girl, The Indian in the Cupboard, The karate Kid: SE. Value of the movie cash ticket = $7.50.

--Target is offering an EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION OF CURIOUS GEORGE. Includes DVD and full-length soundtrack CD. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

The Markdowns

The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

EFFECTIVE: September 26, 2006 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

None to report.
 

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Circuit City on sale DVD items:

Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon $14.99
Chicken Little $16.99
Bratz: Diamondz $12.99
Poseidon $12.99

The Fast & The Furious: Franchise Collection $14.99
Get All 3 Movies for $25 when you buy the Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and The Franchise Collection on the same receipt. Save $5. In store only.

$7.49 each:
Hook
The Karate Kid: Special Edition
Daddy Day Care
The Indian In The Cupboard
My Girl
(Free Movie Cash to See Open Season in theaters 9/29/06 with purchase of any of the 5 Marked titles. Ticket Value = $7.50. Ticket Valid 9/17/06 - 10/27/06)

More $7.49 titles:
28 Days
Hope Floats
Speed
Something's Gotta Give
Cruel Intentions
Groundhog Day: Special Edition
13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition
Love & Basketball
You Got Served: Special Edition
National Security
Submerged
Easy Rider (Non-Deluxe Edition)
Into The Sun
The Sixth Sense: Collector's Edition Series
Armageddon
Anchor Man: Legend Of Ron Burgundy
Forrest Gump
Equilibrium
A Knight's Tale: Special Edition
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Gangs Of New York
The Last Samurai
Any Given Sunday
Rounders: Collector's Edition

$9.99 each:
Hoodwinked
Derailed
Wolf Creek: Unrated
Layer Cake
Capote
Mirror Mask
Doogal
Unleashed: Unrated
The Chronicles of Riddick: Unrated Director's Cut
The Warrior
Guess Who
RENT (2005)
The Gospel
Kung Fu Hustle
Stripes: Extended Cut
Jumanji: Deluxe Edition
The Fifth Element
Gone in 60 Seconds: Director's Cut
Enemy of The State: Unrated Extended Edition
The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
The Crow: Collector's Series
Remember The Titans: Director's Cut
Sling Blade: Collector's Edition
Wallace & Gronmit: 3 Amazing Adventures
Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking In The Hood: Unrated Collector's Edition
The Royal Tennenbaums: Criterion
Chocolat
A Lot Like Love
Pearl Harbor: 2-disc Set
Fight Club

DVD Sets:
The Office: Season 2 $34.99
Grey's Anatomy: Season 2 Uncut $39.99
Rescue Me: Season 1 / 2 $19.99 each
Married With Children: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $19.99 each
Seinfeld: Season 1 +2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $19.99 each
Scrubs: Seasons 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
WEEDS: Season 1 $19.99

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Best Buy on sale DVD items:

Blade Runner: Director's Cut $12.99
Poseidon $14.99
Imprint $12.99

Fast & The Furious Franchise Collection $15.99
(Get All 3 FATF titles for $25 when purchased together on the same receipt)

2 for $15:
Two Brothers
In Good Company
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Carlito's Way
Honey
Vanity Fair
Saturday Night Live: Commercial Parodies
Saturday Night Live: Cheri Oteri
Land Of The Dead
Casino
The Wedding Date
Miss Congeniality 2
Army Of Darkeness
Apollo 13: Anniversary Edition (2-disc)
Meet The Fockers
The Mummy: Collector's Edition
The Hulk
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Stand By Me
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Carlito's Way: Rise To Power
Bewitched
The Cable Guy
Anger Management
Man Of The House
Life
The Bourne Supremacy
Constantine
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Hitch
Dumb & Dumber: Unrated
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle: Extreme Unrated Edition
Are We There Yet?
The Phantom Of The Opera (2005)
Major League II / Major League III: Back To Majors Double Feature
Stallone Double Feature: Demolition Man / Over The Top

More titles in store and must be purchased on the same receipt

DVD Sets:
Grey's Anatomy: Season 2 Uncut $44.99 each
My Name Is Earl: Season 1 $36.99

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Target on sale DVD items:

Bratz : Diamondz $12.99
 

Eric_R.

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Thanks for the roundup.

Scrubs Season 3 for me this week

Although I wonder how Grand Prix looks on HD-DVD
 

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Thanks for the prices, Mike and Patrick. It's book of Daniel and Whose Line (uncensored) for me this week. I'd also get NOES and TX Chainsaw, but they're not as cheap as I would like for them, so I'll wait for sales. Plus, my first CD purchase in more than 3 years.

BTW Mike, the second-to-last title in the SD-DVD grid should be Windy City Heat.
 

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Will probably pick up the Drac and Frankenstein sets for my Dad (gotta start shopping for Xmas early!)
Will definitely rent "Imprint" since I don't have Showtime (well, even if I did I guess it wouldn't matter with THIS release!)
Really on the fence about the Munsters movies...maybe I will wait and catch them when they drop to a REALLY cheap price!
 

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Fixed. I guess I was thinking of some "chick flick" set in Chicago...

The Whose Line Is It Anyway? is not a full season set, is it? Is it a "best of"...or a partial season?
 

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Just a quick correction. You have a pic up of the Nightmare on Elm Street case instead of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre under "The Specials".

But anyway thanks for all the work. Appreciated as always!
I'll be getting The Dirty Dozen, Land of the Dead, T3 and Tokyo Drift on HD DVD.
 

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Thanks guys! I swore I would never triple-dip again, but the more I read about Dracula and Frankenstein, the more inclined I am to do just that. NOT at twenty bucks a pop, though. I will wait for the inevitable sales around Halloween and beyond...

I also am curious to see The Notorious Bettie Page, but since the reviews on this bio-pic were mixed IIRC, I will probably settle for a rental.
 

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"Pet Sematary at B.B. for 6.99", yet "The Dead Zone" is $12.99? That seems a bit odd. I'll probably pick those two up and "Nightmare on Elm Street" Infinifilm. Thanks for the roundup.
 

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Thanks for the round-up guys. My bank account gets a breather this week (gotta save for a brutal Q4).

Steve
 

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Depending on budget, "Whose Line..."(uncensored), and this:

Danger Mouse - The Final Seasons (7-10) from A&E.
Info: list price $39.95 (3 discs)
Amazon: $27.99
Best Buy: $26.99
Circuit City: $29.99 "shipping only" (i.e., I guess actual stores will not be stocking; web orders only).

Thanks for your work each week, and all best --
 

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Circuit City doesn't offer in-store pickup on any DVD/music/videogame titles (at least, not that I've ever seen), if that's what was leading you to believe it wouldn't be carried in-store.
 

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Nightmare, Frankenstein...and Curious George with the plush for the BF. Was gonna grab Mama's Family, but since these are EDITED episodes, no sale for me. Thanks guys!!
 

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Thanks guys.

Bettie Page and maybe Dead Zone for me, Lake House for the girlfriend. I've been told that purchase in not optional.
 

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Big horror week for me:

The Dead Zone
Masters Of Horror: Imprint
A Nightmare On Elm Street
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

And I may buy The Notorious Betty Page but I'll probably rent since I haven't seen it.

Thanks for the prices!
 

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It is the first ten episodes of the first season. Hopefully if this release sells well they will release full seasons or just more episodes per release.
EDIT- Tony beat me to it but i'll still leave my post.

I will get this and the Munster movies along with Brotherhood:Season 1.

Thanks for the prices Mike and Patrick.
 

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