What's new
  • Announcing New Ownership at Home Theater Forum. Learn More

Weekly RoundUp 2-17-2015 (1 Viewer)

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
59,089
Location
Rexford, NY
 

Posted Image

The Features

 

– Birdman – 2014

– The Theory of Everything – 2014

– Life Itself – 2014

– The Road to Hong Kong – 2014
 

– St. Vincent – 2014
 

– How to Murder Your Wife – 1965

– Beach Blanket Bingo – 1965

– Kiss Me Stupid – 1964


The Prices
Posted Image

Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!
 

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

VHS Amazon BestBuy Target
V/H/S:  Viral $25.63

Posted Image

Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!
 

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!
 

DVDs  Amazon BestBuy Target
"1969"   $17.99
Action Man: The Complete Series    $6.99
American Justice   $14.95
Animal [2014])   $13.44
Beach Blanket Bingo   $17.99
Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]   $14.96 $14.99 $15.99
Caveman   $17.99
Cult of the Damned   $17.89
Dick: The Documentary   $13.99
Doctor Who [Last Christmas]   $9.49 $9.99
Dumb and Dumber To   $16.99 $16.99 $16.99
Dying of the Light   $12.99 $11.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season    $34.02 $29.99 $29.99
Gladiators of Rome   $22.99
Homesman, The   $12.99
How to Murder Your Wife   $17.99
Interview, The [Freedom Edition]   $9.99 $9.99
Kiss Me Stupid   $17.99
Lady Chatterley's Lover   $17.99
Le Pont du Nord   $17.98
Life Itself   $21.99
Muscle Beach Party   $17.99
Not Cool   $9.99
Perfect Wave, The   $12.99
Psych-Out   $17.99
Road to Hong Kong, The   $17.99
Scooby-Doo! [Moon Monster Madness]   $17.98 $12.99
Ships   $17.99
Silent Discoveries Double Feature: Yesterday and Today & After Six Days   $17.99
St. Vincent   $17.99 $17.99 $15.99
Tale of The Princess Kaguya, The   $19.95 $17.99
Theory of Everything, The   $17.96 $16.99 $17.99
V/H/S: Viral   $12.99
Wild Angels, The   $17.99
World Made Straight, The   $9.96

Posted Image
Click on the Amazon price to buy from Amazon and support HTF!

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

Blu-rays  Amazon BestBuy Target
"1969"    $19.99
American Justice    $19.95
Animal [2014]    $14.99
Autumn Afternoon, An   [Criterion] $27.59
Beach Blanket Bingo    $19.99
Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]   $19.96 $19.99 $19.99
Boogie [Blu-ray 3-D]   $29.95
Caveman    $19.99
Cult of the Damned    $18.99
Doctor Who [Last Christmas]    $17.87 $14.99
Dumb and Dumber To    $22.99 $22.99 $19.99
Dying of the Light    $16.99 $14.99
Game of Thrones:  The Complete Fourth Season      $34.99 $34.99 $34.99
Homesman, The    $17.84
How to Murder Your Wife    $19.99
Interview, The [Freedom Edition]    $13.59 $12.99
Kiss Me Stupid    $19.99
Lady Chatterley's Lover    $19.99
Le Pont du Nord    $22.19
Life Itself    $20.99
Motivational Growth    $9.49
Muscle Beach Party    $19.99
No Tears for the Dead    $16.99
Perfect Wave, The    $15.89
Phantom of the Opera, The [1989]    $15.89
Psych-Out    $19.99
Road to Hong Kong, The    $19.99
Skating to New York    $17.99
St. Vincent    $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Tale of The Princess Kaguya, The    $22.99 $22.99
Theory of Everything, The    $22.99 $22.99 $19.99
V/H/S: Viral    $17.94
Wild Angels, The    $19.99
World Made Straight, The    $15.89

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.

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, PLEASE 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, Circuit City is still out of business...even in Hawaii (where they NEVER guaranteed their prices anyway).


The Specials

--Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL PACKAGING AND VISUAL EFFECTS BONUS CONTENT with its copies of Game of Thrones: Season 4.   


--Best Buy also has an EXCLUSIVE DEAL with a pre-order of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  Pre-order starting 2-17-15 in store or online and own on digital HD the same day.  AND... for a price of $29.99, pre-order Mockingjay Part 1 and get Digital HD copies of all three Hunger Games movies.

--The following recent release is on sale this week at Best Buy:


Fury:  $12.99 (DVD)/$14.99 (Blu).


--Best Buy is advertising a series of "Crime Hit Blu-rays" for $6.99 to $7.99 each.  Titlers shown are Pulp Fiction, No Country For old Men, Chicago, Sin City, Gangs of New York, Kill Bill Vol. 1/Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Double Feature).


--Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Seasons of various HBO shows (non-specified in the ad) are on sale for $29.99 apiece.  Titles include True Detective, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones.


--Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE BLU RELEASE of Game of Thrones: Season 4.  Includes photo book and thirty minutes of bonus content.

--Target is advertising a pre-order of an EXCLUSIVE BLU RELEASE of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  The release includes 45 minutes of bonus content and a FREE FABRIC POSTER.  Oh, and when you pre-order (at Target.com)  you will get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD on delivery of the movie.

--Target is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE DVD release of Scooby-Doo:  Moon Monster Madness.  Includes a bonus disc.

--Save up to 50% on HBO shows (shown titles and select others). Titles shown (all DVD) are:  Sopranos: Season 1 $14.99,  True Detective: Season 1 $24.99, True Blood: S7 $24.99, Boardwalk Empire: S5 $27.99, Band of Brothers $17.99.

--Target has the following releases listed for sale this week:

$10.99:  Grand Budapest Hotel (DVD)

$12.99:  Grand Budapest Hotel  (Blu)

$16.99:  Nightcrawler (DVD), Boyhood (DVD).

$19.99:  Nightcrawler (Blu), Boyhood (Blu).

$24.99:  Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-3 (apiece) (DVD)

$29.99:  Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-3 (apiece) (Blu)

--Target Odds and Ends: None to report.


 

TonyD

Who do we think I am?
Premium
Ambassador
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
23,094
Location
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
A few I want to watch but nothing to own this week.
 

Tino

Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 19, 1999
Messages
21,342
Location
Metro NYC
Real Name
Valentino
Big week for me. 2014's funniest film, The Interview. 2014's second best film, Birdman (Whiplash #1). 2014's best TV show, Game Of Thrones. And of course, Caveman! Zug Zug.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
59,089
Location
Rexford, NY
Gotta love some Barbara Bach in Caveman! :biggrin: Ignore the beetle Beatle...


300.jpg
 

David Norman

Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2001
Messages
9,015
Location
Charlotte, NC
And of course the prime releases for the week BBY exclusives 3 months ahead of wide release

Andromeda Strain $11.99
Munich $14.99
Sneakers $11.99

The Game (non Criterion Universal release) $11.99
 

Adam Lenhardt

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2001
Messages
26,016
Location
Albany, NY
Thanks Mike! Always throws me a bit when I see that VHS logo...

I preordered the Best Buy exclusive Blu at $39.99, and got the free shipping for orders above $35. Then the price dropped to $34.99 before it shipped, so I saved $5.00 right there. Now it looks like the street price will be $29.99 on Tuesday. I figure with the shipping I would have had to pay if I'd waited until Tuesday to order, it's pretty much a wash. And this way, it'll be in my hands on Tuesday instead of having to wait a week or so.

Birdman will merit a rental at some point.
 

TonyD

Who do we think I am?
Premium
Ambassador
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
23,094
Location
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
Adam Lenhardt said:
Thanks Mike! Always throws me a bit when I see that VHS logo...

I preordered the Best Buy exclusive Blu at $39.99, and got the free shipping for orders above $35. Then the price dropped to $34.99 before it shipped, so I saved $5.00 right there. Now it looks like the street price will be $29.99 on Tuesday. I figure with the shipping I would have had to pay if I'd waited until Tuesday to order, it's pretty much a wash. And this way, it'll be in my hands on Tuesday instead of having to wait a week or so.

Birdman will merit a rental at some point.
What BB exclusive?

If it's Game of Thrones where do you see it going to $30?
 

Wayne_j

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2006
Messages
4,526
Real Name
Wayne
I agree with Tony and Mike, street price for GoT will be $34.99 on Tuesday.
 

TravisR

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2004
Messages
41,096
Location
The basement of the FBI building
I'll be picking up Munich and probably The Interview. At some point, I may get Beach Blanket Bingo.


For those that haven't seen them, Birdman, The Theory Of Everything, Life Itself and St. Vincent are all worth renting.


Thanks for the prices, Mike! :)
 

Matt Hough

Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
25,196
Location
Charlotte, NC
Real Name
Matt Hough
I should be receiving Birdman for review this week, so expect that review shortly. Lots of vintage films this week: How to Murder Your Wife, Kiss Me Stupid, The Wild Angels, Muscle Beach Party, The Road to Hong Kong.


Thanks, Mike!
 

Adam Lenhardt

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2001
Messages
26,016
Location
Albany, NY
TonyD said:
What BB exclusive?
If it's Game of Thrones where do you see it going to $30?
Sorry for the confusion! I got in after midnight last night, took a quick peek at the thread, and saw the price in the DVD table rather than the Blu-Ray table. My bad! Makes me feel even better about that preorder now.
 

TonyD

Who do we think I am?
Premium
Ambassador
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 1, 1999
Messages
23,094
Location
Gulf Coast
Real Name
Tony D.
For anyone that has NF streaming, the INterview has been there for weeks now.
 

Tino

Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 19, 1999
Messages
21,342
Location
Metro NYC
Real Name
Valentino
I've had The Interview on iTunes HD since its been available. Basically getting this for the extras and the vudu HDX copy. Plus the Blu will look better than streaming.
 

Michael Elliott

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2003
Messages
7,965
Location
KY
Real Name
Michael Elliott
Thanks for the list. I pre-ordered PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. It's hard to believe that I was a VHS kid from the 80s who loved every single horror film and yet I've never seen this one.
 

Jake Lipson

Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2002
Messages
20,917
Real Name
Jake Lipson
Thanks for the Roundup. I'm in for Birdman and Life Itself after price drops, but last week was too expensive for me to get anything else right now. Munich too, later.
 

Joseph Bolus

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 4, 1999
Messages
2,760
What? No love for the Doctor Who Christmas Special??

In addition to Barbara Bach, "Caveman" also sports the funniest T-REX ever conceived for the cinema.
 

Mike Frezon

Moderator
Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2001
Messages
59,089
Location
Rexford, NY
I'm probably screwing up...but I'll be taking possession of Birdman, St. Vincent and The Theory of Everything tomorrow. (Amazon's still got a couple of hours to drop it's price on TToE to match Target @ $19.99.)


These are all blind buys for me...but I've read so much about them that I feel confident I'll like them all.


Note to Jason V: I also have two Disney Legacy CDs on their way to me The Brubeck one I wrote about last week (Dave Digs Disney) and The Little Mermaid. I'm weighing whether there's much on these releases I don't already have...outside of the new packaging. I figured the Little Mermaid is one I will enjoy having no matter what.
 

Jason_V

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 7, 2001
Messages
8,353
Location
Orlando, FL
Real Name
Jason
Mike Frezon said:
Note to Jason V: I also have two Disney Legacy CDs on their way to me The Brubeck one I wrote about last week (Dave Digs Disney) and The Little Mermaid. I'm weighing whether there's much on these releases I don't already have...outside of the new packaging. I figured the Little Mermaid is one I will enjoy having no matter what.

Yay Mike! For the price, these releases are a steal. The music has all been cleaned up and there's a healthy amount of bonus or demo tracks, too. They're all really worth it in my book especially for the price point. (I love the Fantasia one...I just throw a disc on when I need to concentrate and go.)


I'm not thrilled with the upcoming Toy Story set, but you know I have it preordered...
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
353,109
Messages
5,008,204
Members
143,401
Latest member
McMillan
Recent bookmarks
0
Top