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The Features

 

 

 

– The Magnificent Ambersons – 1942

 

 

– Philadelphia – 1993

 

 

– True Stories – 1986

 

 

– Mame – 1974

 

– The Killing of Sister George – 1968

 

 

The Prices

 

 

 

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Philadelphia (Blu-ray 4k) (Sony) $22.99

 

 

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
The 100: Season 5 (Warner Archive) $32.89
Almost Human  (Kino) $18.19
Basic Instinct 2 (MVD) $22.99
Brewster McCloud (Warner Archive) $17.97
Critters Collection, The  (Shout! Factory) $69.97
Gosford Park  (Arrow Films) $20.47
Grissom Gang, The  (Kino) $19.98
Jack Irish: Season 2  (Acorn Media) $27.99
Killing of Sister George, The  (Kino) $18.89
Little Stranger, The  (Universal) $22.99
The Magnificent Ambersons (Criterion) $22.97
Mame (Warner Archive) $17.97
Memories of Me  (MVD) $17.99
Munchies/Munchie  (Shout! Factory) $24.99
Searching (Sony) $22.96
Sharp Objects  (HBO) $37.99 $34.99
True Stories (Criterion) $xx.xx
Zombie (Blue Underground) Cover A) $34.99
Zombie (Blue Underground) (Cover B) $33.03
Zombie (Blue Underground) (Cover C) $34.99

 

 

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Elizabeth I & Her Enemies: Series 1 (Acorn Media) $24.99
Grissom Gang, The (Kino) $12.89
Jack Irish: Season 2 (Acorn Media) $27.99
Killing of Sister George, The (Kino) $14.59
Little Stranger, The (Universal) $19.99
The Magnificent Ambersons (Criterion) $17.97
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume VIII (Shout! Factory) $32.89
Ouija Death Trap (Wild Eye) $14.59
Picnic At Hanging Rock (Acorn Media) $27.99
School, The (Lions Gate) $13.99
Searching (Sony) $19.96
Sharp Objects (HBO) $29.99 $27.99
True Stories (Criterion) $17.97

 

 

 

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

 

–Usually, the week after Thanksgiving is a very quiet week in terms of new releases.  But due to the recent spate of slowdowns in disc replication, a small number of “big” catalog titles have been pushed into this week’s stream of activity.

–Best Buy, this week, has a number of 4k/UHD titles for $12.99:  Atomic Blonde, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, Serenity, The Secret Life of Pets, The Huntsmen: Winter’s War.

–Best Buy also has some $9.99 4k/UHD titles advertised:  John Wick, Power Rangers, Terminator 2, Ex Machina.

–And then the Best Buy admen work their confounding magic to let us know they have a bunch of 4k/UHD titles “starting at $12.99.”  Titles shown are:  Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Black Panther, The First Purge, American Made.  It also looks like this group includes a Best Buy EXCLUSIVE 4k/UHD release of Deadpool 2 which contains a “bonus pen and 4 postcards.”

–And, Best Buy has a Buy One, Get One Free deal on select Blu-ray movies (was $5.99-$24.99).  Titles shown are:  Spiderman: Homecoming, Baby Driver, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

–The following Blu-ray releases are on sale this week at Best Buy “starting at $9.99.”    Titles shown are:  Ant-Man and Wasp, Aveners: Infinity War, Skyscraper, Fifty Shades Freed, Thor: Ragnarok

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

–Target this week has a deal to get a FREE $5 Target Giftcard when you buy BOTH the film Sharp Objects AND the book Sharp Objects ($12.80 paperback).  You can also get a FREE $5 Target Giftcard when you buy BOTH the film Crazy Rich Asians ($22.99 Blu/$15.99 DVD) AND the book Crazy Rich Asians ($12.80 paperback).

–Target is also advertising Disney Blu-rays of both Incredibles 2 and Christopher Robin for $24.99 apiece.

–And there is a list of “Holiday Favorites” on disc for $9.00 apiece.  Includes movies, books and music.  A couple of Blu-ray titles shown are A Charlie Brown Christmas and The Polar Express.

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

 

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Kind of a funny post-Thanksgiving week, guys. Usually not much happens on this week in the calendar year in terms of interesting releases...but with all the recent delays in disc replication/releases, some pretty nice catalog releases got pushed back into this week's calendar.

Enjoy!

And...as always...safe shopping! :D
 

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Thanks for the RoundUp.

I reviewed the new Gosford Park on Friday. That review can be found here.

I have The Magnificent Ambersons on pre-order from Criterion, and I'm sure Lucy/Mame will be joining the collection eventually, too.
 

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Thank you for your work, Mike!

I loved Searching in the theater and count it as one of the best surprises this year, since it kind of snuck up on me and I didn't really know a lot about it before seeing it, which is pretty rare for me, and it was exceptional. However, I spent enough yesterday that I think I can wait for it to come down in price before I buy it. However, I would very strongly recommend it as a rental for anybody interested who missed it theatrically.
 

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Thanks for the prices, Mike. I hope you and your family had a nice holiday.

I have The Magnificent Ambersons on order, but doubt I will get it this week as I bundled it with the new Arrow release of The Apartment to get free shipping at B&N, and that title is out in a couple of weeks.
 

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Critters Collection is pre-ordered. Want to pick up Gosford Park at some point since it sounds like it's an improvement over the Canadian blu-ray (which I purchased just days before this new blu was announced).
 

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Thanks for the Roundup
Ambersons and Gosford are coming (?) via B&N and True Stories through Amazon ... Mame with Lucy: Prolly through WBshop or DD eventually ...

"Update: True Stories has shipped
Saturday, November 24
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Package has left the carrier facility
San Marcos, US US
Package has left seller facility and is in transit to carrier
US"
 
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Thanks Mike! Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Just "The 100: Season 5" on Blu-Ray for me. I have a 20 percent off coupon for Barnes & Noble, so I'll probably order it from them.

Speaking of, just FYI: The "The 100" Blu-Ray Amazon link goes to The Little Stranger.
 

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I'll head down to Barnes and Noble sometime this week to pick up The Magnificent Ambersons.
Hopefully you won't have to take a sleigh ... ;) Zee roads cenn be tvecherous
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Amazon has lowered the price of Searching on Blu-ray to $19.96 vs. the $22.96 it was at the time Mike posted the Roundup grid. That's good enough for me, so I went ahead and ordered it. This is too late for release date delivery, but it will arrive Thursday, which is fine.

Bizarrely, this makes the DVD version 3 cents more expensive than its Blu counterpart.
 

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It's actually been happening more and more often in recent months.

Except not in this case after all. I misread; the DVD is still $19.96, and the Blu-ray which I ordered is $19.99. My bad for mixing the two up.

But it's still less than the $22.96 from the grid, and three cents one way or the other doesn't matter to me that much.

I also noticed that on Amazon's page, it indicates in one spot that the Blu-ray has "+DVD + Digital Copy," but actually this appears to be wrong since the cover art says it's a Blu-ray + Digital.

This makes me wonder who decides at the studios which films are getting combo packs and which are getting just singles, and what kind of criteria they use to make this determination. Obviously, films that are family-friendly tend to get DVDs thrown in more often than not, theoretically so the kids can use a copy in their non-Blu-equipped room. However, what's the deciding factor for films that are aimed squarely at adults? Sony released Sicario: Day of the Soldado in October, which is a combo pack with a DVD, and they're also releasing Searching, which does not have both formats in it. Although I don't have much use for DVDs now, so it doesn't really matter to me, this is curious since they're not being consistent between all releases. So what's the process like to decide?
 
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Mike, hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

After picking up 20+ 4K discs over Black Friday, I think I'm on a buying moratorium until next year! I do have 2001 and Schindler's List on my wishlist though, so maybe Santa will bring me just a couple more to round out an outstanding 2018.
 

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Amazon has lowered the price of Searching on Blu-ray to $19.96 vs. the $22.96 it was at the time Mike posted the Roundup grid. That's good enough for me, so I went ahead and ordered it. This is too late for release date delivery, but it will arrive Thursday, which is fine.

Bizarrely, this makes the DVD version 3 cents more expensive than its Blu counterpart.

It's actually been happening more and more often in recent months.

Here's two examples that this has been becoming more commonplace--from the coming week's RoundUp:

Operation Finale: $19.99 DVD/$19.96 Blu-ray

Attraction: $19.99 DVD/$11.99 Blu-ray