Weekly RoundUp 10-1-2019

Best Deals on This Week's New Releases...

 

Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on 4k/UHD, Blu-ray and DVD…

The Features

– Spider-Man: Far From Home – 2019

– Jarhead – Law of Return – 2019

– Wanted: Dead or Alive – 1986

– Chernobyl – 2019

 


– Life Love Dogs – 2019

The Prices

 

 

 

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Ant-Man (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.96 $29.99 $29.99
DC Universe: The Death and Return of Superman – Comp. Film Coll.  (Blu-ray 4K) (WB) $39.99 $39.99
DC Universe:  7 Film Collection (Blu-ray 4k) (Warner Bros.) $135.99
Doctor Strange (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.96 $29.99 $29.99
Frozen (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.96 $29.99 $29.99
Gremlins (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $24.99 $24.99
Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.96 $29.99 $29.99
Pan’s Labyrinth (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $24.99 $24.99
Shining, The (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $24.99 $24.99 $24.99
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Blu-ray 4K) (Sony) $27.96 $27.99 $29.99
Wonders of the Sea )Blu-ray 4k) (Screen Media) $22.99 $23.99
Zombieland (Blu-ray 4K) (Sony) $19.96 $19.99

 

 

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Addams Family Values  (Paramount) $9.99 $9.99 $10.69
Addams Family, The  (Paramount) $8.59 $8.99
Addams Family, The / Addams Family Values (2-Film Collection)  (Paramount) $12.99 $12.99 $12.99
Armstrong  (Gravitas) $14.89
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (VCI) $17.99
Chernobyl  (HBO) $34.96 $34.99 $36.99
DC Universe:  7 Film Collection  (Warner Bros.) $109.99
DC Universe: The Death and Return of Superman – Comp. Film Coll.  (WB) $29.99 $29.99 $45.49
Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season) (Warner Bros.) $19.99 $19.99 $25.99
Doom: Annihilation  (Universal) $14.96 $14.99
Driven (2019)  (Universal) $22.99 $22.99
Encounter  (Vega Baby) $12.99 $12.99
ffolkes  (Kino) $19.89 $19.99 $19.89
Framing John DeLorean  (Shout! Factory) $17.96
Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, The  (Well Go USA) $17.99
gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season  (Warner Bros.) $17.99
House of Hitchcock Collection, The  (Universal) $87.99 $87.99
Itsy Bitsy  (Shout! Factory) $16.96 $16.99
Jarhead: 4-Movie Collection  (Universal) $29.90
Jarhead: Law of Return  (Universal) $14.96 $19.69
Life Love Dogs (Molly Dog) $18.99
Maiden  (Sony) $22.55
Nightmare Beach (Kino) $19.89
Pilgrim’s Progress, The  (Vision Video) $24.99
Prey, The (Arrow Films) $27.99 $29.49
Spider-Man: Far From Home  (Sony) $22.96 $22.99 $24.99
Toys That Made Us, The (Special Edition)  (Screen Media) $26.99 $26.99
Twelve  (Indie Rights) $14.99
Wanted: Dead or Alive  (Kino) $19.89 $19.99

 

 

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Addams Family/Addams Family Values (2-Film Coll.) (Paramount) $7.50 $7.50
America’s Test Kitchen: Home for the Holidays (PBS) $16.59
Anna and the Apocalypse (Cinedigm) $9.96
Armstrong (Gravitas) $11.99
Birds Without Feathers (Synergetic) $24.98
Boston Hostage (Wild Eye) $12.99
Charmed (2018) Season One (Paramount) $33.66 $34.99
Chernobyl (HBO) $24.96 $29.99
Christmas at Grand Valley (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
Christmas Homecoming (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
Coyote Lake (Cinedigm) $14.99
Death Dreams (Kino) $13.29
Doom: Annihilation (Universal) $15.41
Driven (2019) (Universal) $14.96
Encounter (Vega Baby) $11.99
Framing John DeLorean (Shout! Factory) $12.96
gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season (Warner Bros.) $14.94 $14.99
Get Hard (Bayview Entertainment) $13.29
Gunsmoke: The Fifteenth Season (Vol. 1) (Paramount) $31.26
Gunsmoke: The Fifteenth Season (Vol. 2) (Paramount) $31.26
Home for Christmas Day (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
Itsy Bitsy (Shout! Factory) $9.96
Jarhead: 4-Movie Collection (Universal) $19.96
Jarhead: Law of Return (Universal) $15.81
Karma (Cinedigm) $9.99
Maiden (Sony) $17.99 $17.99
Marrying Father Christmas (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
Once Upon A Christmas Miracle (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
Pilgrim’s Progress, The  (Vision Video) $13.29 $13.99 $13.29
Robin Williams: Comic Genius (Time-Life) $9.12 $9.99
Robin Williams: Comic Genius Set (Time-Life) $175.03
Quiet One, The (MPI) $13.19
Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting (Shout! Factory) $12.96 $12.99
Silent Revolution, The (Icarus) $16.55 $17.99
Spider In The Web (Lions Gate) $12.96 $13.99
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony) $19.96 $19.99 $19.99
Storm of the Century (Kino) $19.89 $19.99
Tell Me a Story: Season One (Paramount) $22.99 $22.99
Truth Will Out, The: Series 1 (Acorn Media) $27.99
Twelve  (Indie Rights) $11.99
Veteran’s Christmas, A (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
When Geek Meets Serial Killer (Bayview Entertainment) $13.29

 

 

 

 

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!

 

The Specials

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with a # of 4k titles:

$24.99:  Zombieland

$29.99:  The Shining, Gremlins

$32.99:  Spider-Man:  Far From Home

$34.99:  Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-man, Frozen

–Best Buy’s Weekly Ad is available at THIS LINK.

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of the Blu-ray of Spider-Man: Far From Home.  It includes a 48-page mini book and is priced at $26.99.

–Target’s Weekly Ad is available at THIS LINK.

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30 Comments

  1. Not much of interest for me this week. I might take a flower on the film Life Love Dogs…and I'm kinda interested in some of the content on the Sesame Street anniversary discs…but othr than that…bupkis.

    Hope there's something(s) there for you.

    Safe shopping for y'all! 😀

  2. I'm hoping to have a review up for Pan's Labyrinth in 4K on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. I did an initial check and will say that for those on the fence, it is definitely worth upgrading from the original (and heavily DNR'd) New Line Blu-ray release (which, unfortunately, is included in this set). Heads up – the UHD disc has a slight authoring error – apparently whoever authored the menu assumed EVERYONE spoke or understood Spanish, as the default setting for subtitles on the disc is NONE. There is also a disclaimer on the packaging that says the digital code only redeems on HD, not 4K.

  3. Thank you for your work, Mike!

    I've got Spider-Man ordered with Amazon. The last MCU title I trusted Amazon to send me was Civil War, back before they were feuding with Disney. Because this one is a Sony release, I've got to say it is nice just to be able to order it and know Amazon will take care of it.

    If the Blu-ray included with the Frozen 4K set were upgraded at all from its original release — like, say, with some real extras — I would get that steelbook in a heartbeat, as I think it's gorgeous. However, because I have no plans to upgrade to 4K at the moment and the included Blu-ray copy is the same as I already have, I can't justify dropping $38 with tax on a fancy new box alone.

    There is also a DVD release of Anna and the Apocalypse this week, a movie which I loved in theaters last year. However, I think I will hold off on that because the UK is getting a Blu-ray release, so I want to see if either the U.S. has one forthcoming or if the UK one is region-free. I want to own it badly enough that I would accept a DVD if there is no Blu-ray, but I can wait for a while to see what happens.

  4. Todd Erwin

    I did an initial check and will say that for those on the fence, it is definitely worth upgrading from the original (and heavily DNR'd) New Line Blu-ray release (which, unfortunately, is included in this set).

    I'm more interested how it compares to the Criterion blu.

  5. Fortunately the cover art for Best Buy's exclusive Far From Home UHD steelbook is absolutely hideous, so they saved me five bucks. Just the regular UHD version (cover art also not so great) for me.

    I've also heard really great things about "Doom Patrol", but I refuse to subscribe to DC Universe. So the Season 1 Blu-Ray is a day one purchase as well.

    Thanks as always, Mike!

  6. Adam Lenhardt

    Just the regular UHD version (cover art also not so great) for me.

    I've heard that the UHD cover of Spider-Man's mask split between his regular mask and the Night Monkey mask is only for the slipcover. Underneath it, the actual keepcase includes the artwork that has been distributed online for the Blu-ray+DVD, featuring the cast's big heads on the top and Spider-Man fighting Mysterio on the bottom. I don't love that artwork either, but I find it the least bad of the various versions.

    I'm just hoping that it is also on the case of the Blu-ray+DVD version I'm buying and that they didn't sneak some awful artwork under the slipcover for that edition. With Into the Spider-Verse, the artwork on the Blu-ray case itself matched the artwork posted online for the DVD, so I'm a little nervous that the big mask artwork on the 4K slipcover might actually be case artwork for the Blu-ray. I hope not. We'll see Tuesday.

    It's also worth noting for those pre-ordering through Amazon that they are offering six free digital comics to those who pre-order. This promotion has been active since early July when the pre-orders went live, but the code for the comics is supposed to be emailed to you once the item ships.

    Amazon Promotion Details

    Promotion Details
    Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) October, 1st, 2019.
    Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com or Amazon Digital Services LLC (look for "sold by Amazon.com" or "sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC" on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if "fulfilled by Amazon.com" or "Prime Eligible".
    Offer does not apply to digital content.
    Offer good while supplies last.
    Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted and free promotional items.
    Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
    Offer limited to one per customer and account.
    Taxes, shipping and handling, and gift wrap charges do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
    The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is digital downloads of comiXology's: Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 1: Back To Basics issues 1&2, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1: Into The Twilight issues 1&2 and Spider-Geddon issues 1&2.
    You will receive an e-mail from Amazon that indicates the promotional code. The e-mail will also provide instructions on how to redeem the promotional code.
    Promotional code expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) December, 31, 2020.
    Promotional code only applies to comiXology.
    Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
    Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
    Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
    If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
    If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
    Unless an Amazon Gift Card is the stated benefit of the promotion, promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.

  7. Thanks for the ROundUp!

    There are a title of two in the list I've signed up for reviewing, but nothing has arrived as yet. And I pre-ordered weeks ago the combo duet of Addams Family movies. I never owned either in HD. I had the first on DVD and the second only on laserdisc, so these will be a big jump in quality for me.

  8. Jake Lipson

    Underneath it, the actual keepcase includes the artwork that has been distributed online for the Blu-ray+DVD, featuring the cast's big heads on the top and Spider-Man fighting Mysterio on the bottom. I don't love that artwork either, but I find it the least bad of the various versions.

    That's the one was talking about. I thought the cover art with Spider-Man's mask split between his regular mask and the Night Monkey mask was exclusive to Walmart, which is apparently not the case.

  9. Clay_E

    The link for the Best Buy ad goes to a page that says this:

    The link you clicked on is malformed. Contact the editor of the originating page.

    Huh. Now isn't THAT interesting…

    I just went to bb.com and could find NO link to their weekly ad. Maybe they have done away with the concept altogether?!?

  10. Todd Erwin

    I'm hoping to have a review up for Pan's Labyrinth in 4K on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. I did an initial check and will say that for those on the fence, it is definitely worth upgrading from the original (and heavily DNR'd) New Line Blu-ray release (which, unfortunately, is included in this set)..

    Will you be able to offer a comparison to the Criterion BD? I am not planning on upgrading from that version unless there is a very big jump in image quality with the UHD, due to the cash outlay I made for the Criterion.

  11. Scott Merryfield

    Will you be able to offer a comparison to the Criterion BD? I am not planning on upgrading from that version unless there is a very big jump in image quality with the UHD, due to the cash outlay I made for the Criterion.

    Please see message # 6 in this thread …

  12. Mike Frezon

    Huh. Now isn't THAT interesting…

    I just went to bb.com and could find NO link to their weekly ad. Maybe they have done away with the concept altogether?!?

    I haven't seen a Best Buy ad on their site for at least last two weeks now.

  13. TravisR

    I haven't seen a Best Buy ad on their site for at least last two weeks now. There is a "Top Deals" section with the same basic info here though: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/top-de…/pcmcat1563304053758.c?id=pcmcat1563304053758

    I noticed it about a month to a month and half ago they got rid of the "Weekly Ad" link and replaced it with "Top Deals". Also the deals go from Monday through Sunday now instead of Sunday through Saturday.

    Big week of releases for me received UHD of The Shining yesterday. UHD of Ant-Man, GOTG, Dr. Strange & Spider-Man: FFH on the way. Might still get the UHD of Gremlins this week.

  14. Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians, Spider-Man and Frozen…all when I get home from a business trip next weekend. They'll be Disney Movie Club purchases (aside from Spidey) so I get get a decent deal on them.

    Thanks Mike!

  15. I grabbed Far From Home on UHD at Best Buy, but had to order "Doom Patrol: Season 1" from Amazon. Best Buy's computer said that the Albany store had several copies in stock, but the slot in the "New Releases" section was empty and the "customer specialist" I talked to couldn't locate them in the back. Fortunately Amazon price matched Best Buy.

    In other news, it's been a while since I've bought a movie at Best Buy, and I was shocked at how small their physical media section has gotten. The store is down to two rows now.

  16. My copy of Far From Home (the standard Blu+DVD edition) arrived in the mail from Amazon. It's been a while since an MCU title arrived from Amazon without incident because of course they're normally released by Disney, and not having to go get this from a store was nice.

    Even though I don't love it, I was glad to see the artwork on the keepcase matched the slipcover and that they didn't switch artwork for the case like they did with Into the Spider-Verse earlier this year. I was afraid that the awful artwork on the UHD slipcover with the split mask might have become the case artwork for the standard Blu. Even though the artwork they did use isn't wonderful, I think it's the least bad of the various versions so was happy to see it, relatively speaking.

    I saw this four times in theaters, including as recently as a month ago with the extended cut reissue, but it's wildly entertaining every time I see it and I am looking forward to my fifth viewing tonight.

  17. Adam Lenhardt

    In other news, it's been a while since I've bought a movie at Best Buy, and I was shocked at how small their physical media section has gotten. The store is down to two rows now.

    Yes, it has been cut in roughly half in the past 6 months or so.

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