Weekly RoundUp 11-13-2018

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The Features

– The Meg – 2018

– Some Like It Hot – 1959

– School for Love (Futures Vedettes) – 1955

– The Blue Dahlia – 1946

– Single White Female – 1992

– Nothing Sacred – 1937

 

The Prices

 

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
First Blood (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $14.99
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $20.39
Meg, The (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Rambo III (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $14.99
Rambo: First Blood Part II (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $14.99

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Adventures of Prince Achmed, The  (Milestone) $26.77
Alpha  (Sony) $19.96 $19.99
Blood Island Collection, The  (Severin) $79.99
Bloodlust  (Mondo Macabro) $17.99
Blue Dahlia, The  (Shout! Factory) $22.97
Brides of Blood  (Severin) $21.72
Chamber, The  (Kino) $21.89
Christmas Story, A: Live! (Warner Bros.) $17.99
Crown, The (Season Two)  (Sony) $37.99
Dances with Wolves (Steelbook Blu-ray) (Shout! Factory) $29.97
Detective Dee: Four Heavenly Kings  (Well Go USA) $16.99
Fifth Floor, The  (Kino) $18.89
Final Score  (Lions Gate) $14.96
Futures Vedettes (School for Love) (Cinetrove) $18.27
Gas Food Lodging  (Arrow Films) $25.49
Gingerbread Man, The  (Kino) $24.96
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Anniv. Ed.  (BBC) $19.99
House Of Forbidden Secrets  (Unearthed) $18.19
Ice Harvest, The  (Kino) $24.96
Inheritors, The  (Mondo Macabro) $23.03
Interpreter, The  (Kino) $21.89
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape  (Screen Media) $13.99
Juliet, Naked  (Lions Gate) $14.96
Last Movie, The  (Arbelos Films) $26.76
Mad Doctor of Blood Island  (Severin) $21.72
Made for Each Other  (Kino) $21.89
Marine 6, The: Close Quarters (Sony) $14.96
Meg, The  (Warner Bros.) $24.96 $24.99 $24.99
Meg, The  (3-D) (Warner Bros.) $29.99
Mile 22  (Universal) $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Moonshine Meat Market Mayhem  (Troma) $12.54
Naked Vengeance / Vendetta  (Shout! Factory) $29.99
Nothing Sacred  (Kino) $21.89
Olaf’s Frozen Adventures + 6 Disney Tales (Disney) $17.99 $17.99
Perversion Story  (Mondo Macabro) $17.99
PIXAR Short Films: Collection 3 (Disney) $24.99
Satanic Rites of Dracula, The  (Warner Archive) $17.99
Single White Female  (Shout! Factory) $29.99
Some Like It Hot  (Criterion) $22.97
Split (1989)  (Verboden Video) $23.03
Star Trek: Discovery:  Season One  (Paramount) $35.69
A Story From Chikamatsu (Criterion) $22.97
Take it Out in Trade  (AGFA) $21.89
Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (Warner Archive) $17.97
Terror Is a Man  (Severin) $21.72
Third Murder, The  (Film Movement) $24.99
Topper Returns  (VCI) $21.89
Wizard of Gore, The  (Arrow Films) $25.49
Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Uncut  (Eagle Rock) (Avail. 11-16) $21.08

 

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Alpha (Sony) $17.96
Bloodlines: Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia (MVD) $23.27
Burt Reynolds Collection – 4 Movie Set (Mill Creek) $8.79
Cargo (Wild Eye) $12.89
Children Act, The (Lions Gate) $12.96
Christmas Story, A: Live! (Warner Bros.) $9.19
Conny Plank: Potential Of Noise (Cleopatra Entertainment) $14.59
Crown, The (Season Two) (Sony) $27.96 $27.99
Detective Dee: Four Heavenly Kings (Well Go USA) $14.99
Elementary (The Sixth Season) (Paramount) $29.99
Ernie Kovacs: Centennial Edition (Shout! Factory) $69.97
Fifth Floor, The (Kino) $14.59
Final Score (Lions Gate) $12.96
Good Manners (Icarus) $17.89
Heysoos (Shami Media Group) $11.69
Hidden: Series 1 (Acorn Media) $34.99
House Of Forbidden Secrets (Unearthed) $15.99
Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (Screen Media) $24.62
Juliet, Naked (Lions Gate) $12.96
The Librarians: Season 4 $20.99
Look Away (Lions Gate) $12.96
Lost (Shami Media Group) $13.89
Made for Each Other (Kino) $14.59
Marine 6, The: Close Quarters (Sony) $12.96
Meg, The (Warner Bros.)
Mile 22 (Universal) $19.99 $17.99
Mrs. Claus (Wild Eye) $14.59
My Best Friend (Breaking Glass Pictures) $16.59
Neil Simon Comedies – Playwright Collection (Mill Creek) $11.99
Nothing Sacred (Kino) $14.59
Owl’s Legacy, The (Icarus) $23.19
Pixar Short Films Collection: Vol. 3  (Walt Disney)
Puzzle (Sony) $14.96
Robin Hood (Complete Collection) (BBC) $25.89
Scorpion: The Complete Series (Paramount) $58.39
Sheborg (Wild Eye) $14.59
Snowmance (Monarch) $13.29
Some Like It Hot (Criterion) $17.97
Star Trek: Discovery:  Season One (Paramount) $29.39
A Story From Chikamatsu (Criterion) $17.97
Third Murder, The (Film Movement) $16.59

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 their 4k/UHD Blu copies of The Meg.  They also advertise the 3-D version of The Meg…but with no price.

–No other specific deals posted in this week’s Best Buy flyer.  But they want you to know they are carrying Incredibles 2 (Exclusive Steelbook of the 4k/UHD along with standard 4k and Blu-ray versions), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (available Tuesday), Pixar Short Films: Vol. 3, Wreck-It Ralph (Exclusive 4k/UHD and standard 4k) and the Blu-ray of Christopher Robin.  All good to know, I suppose.

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

–Target this week has some recent Blu-ray releases on sale:

$19.99:  Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

$24.99:  Incredibles 2, Christopher Robin, Stranger Things: Season 2

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

 

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Mike Frezon

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27 Comments

  1. What a week!

    Any week which features Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Veronica Lake and Carole Lombard is a damn good week for home video enthusiasts! 😀

    And topped off with Jason Statham saving the world from a prehistoric creature! :laugh:

    Safe shopping, RoundUppers!

  2. Thank you, Mike!

    I hope to get Juliet, Naked sooner rather than later, but not right now. I really loved that movie and would recommend it highly to all as a rental — I just can't get everything at once and difficult choices must be made.

    So, this week, Amazon will send me J.K. Rowling's screenplay for The Crimes of Grindelwald on Friday, and that's it.

  3. David Norman

    Note that there is a high probability that Some Like It Hot is delayed until 11/20.

    BN deliveries and website say release is 11/20 as well as Criterion.com
    Even Amazon now has an updated Release day though I'm not sure if any preorders prematurely shipped like with 2001, but I've not read of any

    As does Amazon …

    Hello,

    We have good news! One of your pre-ordered items is now eligible for release date delivery and has been upgraded at no additional charge. Your new delivery estimate is:

    "Some Like It Hot (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]"
    Estimated arrival date: November 20, 2018

  4. I got the same e-mail today from Amazon about Some Like It Hot.

    I pre-ordered it there a month ago when the price was only $19.59.

    I'll be looking to get The Meg sometime soon. And those other titles featuring Bardot, Lake and Lombard are mighty tempting.

  5. Malcolm R

    The Meg 3D is pre-ordered and hopefully on its way for Tuesday delivery.

    Price on BestBuy.com is $29.99, which seems to be the same as Amazon.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Amazon version does not appear to have the digital copy and may very well not have a Blu Ray either given it is described as having one disc. I noticed this loss of value on other 3D new releases it has offered. I ordered mine from Best Buy just to be sure.

  6. got pre-orders i am waiting on, Satanic Rites of Dracula, Some Like It Hot, Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure

    need to pick up Vol 3 of Pixar, Nothing Sacred (Redux) and Star Trek:Discovery at some point

  7. DennisBassi

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Amazon version does not appear to have the digital copy and may very well not have a Blu Ray either given it is described as having one disc. I noticed this loss of value on other 3D new releases it has offered. I ordered mine from Best Buy just to be sure.

    Won't know for sure until it arrives, but their description indicates it might have a code:

    Meg, The (Amazon/HD3D-Blu-ray + Digital) (3DBD)

    I don't use digital codes, so it doesn't really matter in my case.

  8. I don't think there's any reason to suspect Amazon's version won't have a code. Because the code is in the general release, in order to do that, WB would have to press a special batch of copies that don't have codes specifically to be sold on Amazon. That seems like an awful lot of work for not very much return and the likelihood of annoying some people who want codes but mistakenly order the wrong thing. Conversely, if you don't want the code but get it anyway, it's just a throwaway insert which is no big deal. So they have no motive, really, to deny codes to Amazon customers.

  9. Jake Lipson

    I don't think there's any reason to suspect Amazon's version won't have a code. Because the code is in the general release, in order to do that, WB would have to press a special batch of copies that don't have codes specifically to be sold on Amazon. That seems like an awful lot of work for not very much return and the likelihood of annoying some people who want codes but mistakenly order the wrong thing. Conversely, if you don't want the code but get it anyway, it's just a throwaway insert which is no big deal. So they have no motive, really, to deny codes to Amazon customers.

    Justice League 3D is an example. It did not come with a digital code from Amazon, whereas the version from Best Buy did. When I realized the difference, I returned the Amazon copy and purchased from Best Buy. Don’t get me wrong, I am a physical media fan first and foremost, but the digital copy is added value so I now evaluate all vendors to assure I am not being shorted as it appears Amazon was doing in this case.

  10. Discovery is on the way from Amazon…down a lot from the original price I ordered at, so I’m happy.

    Some Like It Hot is coming next week, based on Amazon. I may drop into the store to get Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, but that Pixar Short Films Vol. 3 needs to drop before I bite on it.

    Thanks Mike!

  11. Jake Lipson

    I don't think there's any reason to suspect Amazon's version won't have a code. Because the code is in the general release, in order to do that, WB would have to press a special batch of copies that don't have codes specifically to be sold on Amazon. That seems like an awful lot of work for not very much return and the likelihood of annoying some people who want codes but mistakenly order the wrong thing. Conversely, if you don't want the code but get it anyway, it's just a throwaway insert which is no big deal. So they have no motive, really, to deny codes to Amazon customers.

    Yes, but a number of these Amazon releases from Warner/Warner Archives over the last 6 months have been stripped of either the 2D BD or Digital

    Justice League – no digital though the original listing mentioned it and either Amazon or Warner fixed it for some people but not others.
    RPO — no 2D disc (though they had a separate listing for the release everyone else had though many of those never shipped)
    Rampage — no 2D (though they had a separate listing for the release everyone else had)

    I thought Tomb Raider was affected, but I can;t find an Amazon Exclusive

  12. That makes no sense. I don't doubt what you're saying if you've actually had experience with these titles (I haven't), but it costs more money for the studio to withhold the download to Amazon customers than to include it. That's nuts to me.

    On another note, I'll pick up Olaf's Frozen Adventure from a store at some point, but I'm not going to trust Amazon on that. Nor am I going to need it as urgently as I did Incredibles 2 last week. If they're going to put that out at the price of a feature film, the least they could do is also include the Frozen Fever short on the same disc, but apparently not.

    I personally don't understand the value of the Pixar shorts discs, because I already own almost all of them as supplements on their various films.

  13. Jake Lipson

    On another note, I'll pick up Olaf's Frozen Adventure from a store at some point, but I'm not going to trust Amazon on that. Nor am I going to need it as urgently as I did Incredibles 2 last week. If they're going to put that out at the price of a feature film, the least they could do is also include the Frozen Fever short on the same disc, but apparently not.

    Yeah, I understand that. Though I can swallow the $17.99 price point on this for some reason. Maybe it's the rebel in me wanting to support the "short" after so many people got their knickers in a twist over it last year. As for Amazon…yeah. It's still up for preorder. If mine doesn't ship tomorrow, I'll drop into a store sometime this week to get it.

    Jake Lipson

    I personally don't understand the value of the Pixar shorts discs, because I already own almost all of them as supplements on their various films.

    Me neither, but I'm getting it anyway at some point. I enjoy being able to put these on and just have them scroll by without having to change discs.

  14. Cancelled my Amazon Olaf preorder…Best Buy has it for $14.99 now. So I ordered and I'll pick it up tonight.

    Amazon's price on Throne of Atlantis 4k is $15.82 right now. Assuming mine doesn't ship today, I'll cancel that and price match at BB tonight as well.

  15. First report of the Amazon Edition of The Meg 3D — 3D disc only + Digital

    No slipcover
    No 2D discs which sounds like also removes most of the special features/extras

    Sounds like a more expensive way to get an infererior set compared to Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon.ca or virtually anyplace else that carries the standard edition.

  16. David Norman

    First report of the Amazon Edition of The Meg 3D — 3D disc only + Digital

    No slipcover
    No 2D discs which sounds like also removes most of the special features/extras

    Sounds like a more expensive way to get an infererior set compared to Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon.ca or virtually anyplace else that carries the standard edition.

    I think this issue with Amazon needs to be elevated on the forum as the membership needs to be made aware of this before Black Friday sales. @David Norman, can you start a thread regarding what Amazon is doing in the Blu-ray section of the forum as I want to sticky that thread and have people comment so that many of us are aware that Amazon is eliminating certain elements from their video releases?

  17. Robert Crawford

    I think this issue with Amazon needs to be elevated on the forum as the membership needs to be made aware of this before Black Friday sales. @David Norman, can you start a thread regarding what Amazon is doing in the Blu-ray section of the forum as I want to sticky that thread and have people comment so that many of us are aware that Amazon is eliminating certain elements from their video releases?

    I put up a draft listing some of the items I know about. If that isn't quite what you were aiming at, please edit/shorten/expound on it in any way.

  18. For those interested, my Wal*Mart had ST Discovery Season 1 on Blu-Ray for $34.96 and yes, i bought it … I decided to order the 4k UHD Rambo films at $14.99 each (less $2.25 RED Card discount) I understand they are supposed to be cheaper BF @ BB but my experience is that often either the deal is not available, requires store pick up, or is not in stock… last year I was still getting BF deal movies in the mail in January

  19. Jason_V

    Cancelled my Amazon Olaf preorder…Best Buy has it for $14.99 now. So I ordered and I'll pick it up tonight.

    Thank you for the tip on this price difference. I went to Best Buy for it as well and would not have done so if you hadn't mentioned them being cheaper. I am fine with the $14.99 price for this; it could have been less, but I love it and know I will use it. (Plus, I paid $14.99 to get Toy Story of Terror, so really this isn't that different.) However, I still think including Frozen Fever would have been a nice courtesy so that both Frozen spinoff shorts could have been easily accessible on the same disc for convenience. Otherwise, I'm very glad to have this. I'm probably the only one who feels this way, but I think Olaf's Frozen Adventure was actually superior to Coco.

    I'm kind of surprised this is a combo pack, since the two Toy Story specials (Of Terror and That Time Forgot) each came to disc with the Blu-ray and DVD as separate releases, and I expected this to follow the same pattern. I suppose the DVD adds value for families, especially on something with a short feature, but why they didn't do that with the Toy Story specials is an open question.

  20. Mike Frezon

    "Usually Ships within 1 to 2 months."

    :laugh:

    I do miss the convenience of being able to click and order Disney items with reliable Prime shipping. But I've never actually skipped purchasing a title I want as a result of the ongoing feud between them and Amazon. I don't know why anyone would trust Amazon to deliver an order on a new Disney title at this point.

    Knock on wood, but I'm just glad the feud extends only to movies and hasn't affected the availability of Disney CDs or other products from Amazon.

    Oh, and for the record, I was so disappointed in The Crimes of Grindelwald that I cancelled my pre-order of that screenplay which I mentioned in my initial post in this week's thread.

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