Weekly RoundUp 12-12-2017

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The Features

– Kingsman: The Golden Circle – 2017

– The Apartment – 1960

– Game of Thrones: Season 7 – 2017

– Legend of the Lost – 1957

– Paris Holiday – 1958

 


– Pulp – 1972

 


– Brannigan – 1975

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
IMAX: Mysteries of China (Blu-ray 4K) (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Kingman: The Golden Circle (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $24.96  $24.99 $24.99
Kingsman: 2-Film Collection (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $34.96
Leon: The Professional (Blu-ray 4K) (Sony) $22.24
Moonlight (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $16.59

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
All Saints  (Sony) $19.96
Andy Milligan’s Seeds and Vapors (Vinegar Syndrome) $25.05
Apartment, The (1960)  (Arrow Films)  $22.33
Brannigan  (Kino) $18.89
Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience  (Filmrise) $22.29
China Moon  (Kino) $19.99
Code of Silence  (Kino) $13.25
Complete Monterey Pop Festival, The  (Criterion) $44.49
Detroit  (Fox) $19.96 $19.99
Doc Martin: Series 8  (Acorn Media) $21.41
Election  (Criterion)  $22.09
England Is Mine  (Cleopatra Entertainment) $19.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7  (HBO) $139.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season  (HBO) $39.99 $39.99
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait  (Criterion) $27.37
Hard Country  (Scorpion) $18.89
(*) Heat and Dust  (Cohen Media Group) $22.59
Home Again  (Universal) $19.96 $19.99
House  (Arrow Films) $22.99
House II: The Second Story  (Arrow Films) $22.99
Kingman: The Golden Circle  (Fox) $19.99  $19.99 $19.99
Kingsman: 2-Film Collection (Fox) $24.96
Legend of the Lost  (Kino)  $19.99
Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood  (Arrow Films) $25.66
Middle Finger, The  (Troma) $12.99
Monterey Pop  (Criterion) $34.99
Paris Holiday  (Kino) $17.99
Pickup (Vinegar Syndrome) $25.05
Platoon Leader/Soldier Boyz  (Kino) $19.99
Premonition, The  (Arrow Films) $25.66
Pulp  (Arrow Films) $22.99
Trip to Spain, The  (Shout! Factory) $17.99
Wolf Warrior 2  (Well Go USA) $14.96
Wound, The  (Kino) $25.66

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
6 Bullets To Hell (MVD) $19.95
Alias Maria (Strand) $22.09
All Saints (Sony) $16.99
Architects of Denial (Film Movement) $24.95
Bad Kids, The (Filmrise) $19.95
Bad Lucky Goat (Film Movement) $24.95
Beware The Lake (Wild Eye) $17.62
Blood Will Have Blood (Tomcat Releasing) $19.99
Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience (Filmrise) $18.17
Cocaine Wars (Kino) $16.96
Code of Silence (Kino) $19.95
Cops & Robbers (Lions Gate) $9.00
Detroit (Fox) $14.96 $14.99
Devastator, The (Kino) $13.99
Devil 2.0 (Tomcat Releasing) $19.99
DuckTales – Woo-oo! (Walt Disney) $xx.xx
Election (Criterion) $22.99
England Is Mine (Cleopatra Entertainment) $24.43
Fuller House: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros.) $16.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7 (HBO) $129.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (HBO) $34.96 $34.99
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (Criterion) $22.99
Hamlet’s Ghost (Cinedigm) $13.99
Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection (Warner Bros.) $66.20
Hard Country (Scorpion) $13.99
(*) Heat and Dust (Cohen Media Group) $20.16
Hollow Creek (Filmrise) $19.95
Home Again (Universal) $17.96 $17.99
Kingman: The Golden Circle (Fox) $14.99 $14.99
K-Shop (Breaking Glass Pictures) $19.71
Life on the Line: Season 3 (First Run Pictures) $17.99
Love Is Thicker Than Water (Cleopatra Entertainment) $14.95
Ma’ Rosa (First Run Pictures) $22.74
Magnus (Filmrise) $19.95
Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (Arrow Films) $21.29
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (Music Box Films) $22.99
Monterey Pop (Criterion) $22.99
National Bird (Filmrise) $19.95
Once Upon A Christmas (Lions Gate) $13.60
One of Us (Monarch) $17.62
P. King Duckling: Discovery Duck (Shout! Factory) $13.34
Paris Holiday (Kino) $14.95
Platoon Leader/Soldier Boyz (Kino) $19.95
Poltergeist Encounters (Wild Eye) $17.62
Power Rangers Jungle Fury – The Complete Series (Shout! Factory) $12.96
Premonition, The (Arrow Films) $21.29
Pulp (Arrow Films) $24.95
Rift, The: Dark Side Of The Moon (Cleopatra Entertainment) $17.62
Silk (Kino) $13.99
Simon & Simon – Season 8: The Final Season (Shout! Factory) $xx.xx
Strain, The (Complete 4th Season) (Fox) $29.34
Strain, The (Complete Series) (Fox) $80.96
Thrill Ride (Gravitas) $16.99
Trip to Spain, The (Shout! Factory) $10.02
True Born African: The Story Of Winston Flames Jarrett (Nakis Film & Video) $24.46
 Unknown Girl, The (MPI) $24.98
Viceroy’s House (MPI) $19.99
Wolf Warrior 2 (Well Go USA) $12.96
Wound, The (Kino) $25.75
Zoo: Season Three (Paramount) $29.99

 

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

–This is one of the most frustrating Best Buy flyers yet in terms of media prices.  If you want to know more details about what Best Buy’s got this week, Best Buy’s weekly ad is available at THIS LINK.    And here’s why I’m frustrated:

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOKS “STARTING AT $24.99.  They show a limited edition steelbook of the 4k UHD version of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  Now…not only is BB’s wording vague on most of the titles listed in this week’s flyer…but directly below the wording about the steelbooks “starting at $24.99” is an illustration of an EXCLUSIVE steelbook for the first Kingsman film (The Secret Service) for the price of $17.99.  Huh?

–I couldn’t put the prices on this week’s Game of Thrones releases for Best Buy this week because while they are shown in the flyer, they are listed as “starting at $39.99.”  (Although I suspect the standard Blu of GoT: S7 will be $39.99)  They also advertise Game of Thrones “EXCLUSIVES” (without any description of what the titles are or what makes them exclusive) “starting at $44.99.”

–And, Best Buy shows three Disney Blu-rays (Moana, Finding Dory and Cars 3) “starting at $19.99.”

–Or, how about “Fan Favorites (shown: Westworld: S1, Despicable Me 3 and Wonder Woman) “$9.99 and up.”

–And, to continue the frustration…Best Buy wants you to “Catch Up on Your Favorite Shows (shown are various Blu-rays of seasons of Supergirl, Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Flash, Supernatural and Gotham) “starting at $14.99.”

–Strangely, BB DOES list the price on a few things:

$9.99 (“Last Minute Gifts”):  War For the Planet of the Apes, Alien: Covenant, Get Out, Deadpool, The Fifth Element, Blade Runner

$14.99 (“Give Them a Full Stocking.  Prices available Tuesday“) The Hitman’s Bodyguard, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  [Why would the $14.99 price on these catalog titles not be available until Tuesday?  Besides a lack of specifics, the flyers are also starting to make no sense.]

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  And to appropriately cap off this week’s frustrating flyer…a randomly vague offer on some Holiday Best Sellers “starting at $9.99.”

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE “WHISKEY STONES” gift set with its Blu-ray copies of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  No pricing premium for this.

–Target also has an EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC with its Blu copies of Game of Thrones: Season 7.  The disc includes a 28-minute behind-the-scenes feature called “The Making of Frozen Lake.”  Target is also advertising seasons 3-6 of GoT on Blu for $29.99 apiece.

–Target has the following UHD 4k titles on sale for $15 apiece this week:  Assassin’s Creed, Deadpool, Hidden Figures, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

–Target is also advertising the following Blu-rays on sale this week:

$19.99:  American Assassin, Despicable Me 3 (with a FREE “Mineez” toy–$5.99 value)

$22.99:  Cars 3

–Target has the following titles on sale this week (all Blu-ray unless otherwise noted):

$10:00:  Elf, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey), A Christmas Story, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, Kong—Skull Island (DVD), The Mummy (DVD).

$13:00:  Boss Baby, Captain Underpants: The Movie, Kong—Skull Island, Hidden Figures, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, John Wick 2 (DVD), Wonder Woman (DVD), Logan (DVD), Baywatch (DVD).

I’m not 100% sure (maybe 99%!) about which titles are Blu and which are DVD.  The pictures in the flyer are pretty darn small.

–Target Odds and Ends: Target is having an “Up to 25% off” sale on gift sets.  No specific prices are given.  Some of the Blu-ray titles shown are The Planet Earth Collection, Harry Potter 8-Film Collection, Fast & Furious 8-Film Collection, DC 4-Film Collection, Hobbit & LOTR Trilogies, The Godfather Collection, Bourne Ultimate Collection.  Again, I think those are all Blu-ray releases based on the cover images used in the flyer.

 

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34 Comments

  1. We're pretty much in the home stretch…heading to the finish line of the 2017 holiday season.

    After next week, most of us can take a deep breath from all the new releases and sales from all the various vendors and labels.

    Remember to practice safe shopping, be careful, and don't forget…to have fun out there! 😀

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    Pretty much just the 2nd Kingsman film for me this week. Since I've already got the earlier Blu release of The Apartment, I'm going to need a lot of convincing to upgrade.

  2. Thank you, Mike!

    Kingsman was fun to watch once, but I don't really feel the need to own it. So, nothing for me on the Blu-ray side of things this week. But because Disney's feud with them mercifully does not extend to CDs, Amazon will be delivering me The Last Jedi soundtrack on Friday.

  3. Thanks for this week's RoundUp. Like you, Mike, I'm not convinced I need the new Blu-ray of The Apartment, but I might change my mind later. I reviewed the earlier Blu-ray release several years ago.

    Nothing else for me this week. That's fine. I have stacks of unwatched discs I want to get to, and I need to start some holiday watching, too..

  4. The Kingman sequel will have to wait until a future sale that brings the price below the $10 Mark.

    If Best Buy decides to reveal what it's exclusives are for the latest Game of Thrones season, I might be persuaded to pick that up.

    Thanks as always, Mike!

  5. TravisR

    Looking at Amazon, The Apartment got a last second delay to December 26.

    Huh. Thanks, Travis.

    Adam Lenhardt

    The Kingman sequel will have to wait until a future sale that brings the price below the $10 Mark.

    Yeah, Adam. Probably won't take all that long, right?

  6. Adam Lenhardt

    If Best Buy decides to reveal what it's exclusives are for the latest Game of Thrones season, I might be persuaded to pick that up.

    I could be totally wrong but looking at it on the website, I think the only exclusive part is the 'sigil' paper slipcase thingie.

  7. Mike, thanks for the Round Up, and the photo of Sgt. Esterhaus from Hill Street Blues — I loved that show.

    It looks like The Apartment is delayed a couple of weeks, so the only thing I may be getting this week is the Synapse release of Suspiria. Rumor has it that copies may be shipped out this week.

  8. I didn’t see it if it was posted, Mike, but Cartwheel has 20% discounts on the first four Harry Potter flicks on 4k (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire). Regular price is apparently $24.99, which means pre tax price should be right at $20 a pop. There is also 5% off Despicable Me 3, all formats, and 10% of the Men in Black Trilogy 4k.

    I’ll probably bite on HP because I have the others. And that’ll be it for HP until Fantastic Beasts 2 comes out.

    Thank you, as always.

  9. Jason_V

    I didn't see it if it was posted, Mike, but Cartwheel has 20% discounts on the first four Harry Potter flicks on 4k (Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire). Regular price is apparently $24.99, which means pre tax price should be right at $20 a pop. There is also 5% off Despicable Me 3, all formats, and 10% of the Men in Black Trilogy 4k.

    It was most certainly NOT posted, Jason! [​IMG]

    Many thanks!

  10. Thanks Mike,

    pre-ordered The Apartment,when it was first announced, the price drop since then makes it a good buy, Pre-ordered Suspiria, so waiting on that as well, so the only two i am looking at picking up are the late announced Luke Cage blu ray which is not showing up anyplace except best buy, and trying to decide which color egg Steelbook of Game of Thrones S7.

    Kingsman might be a possible, if they are going to release another “Premium Edition”

  11. "Luke Cage" is supposed to be released this Tuesday as well although I can't seem to find a preorder for it on Amazon. Being lazy I was hoping that a wonderful, highly talented person at HTF ( <- grovelling 🙂 ) would find it and make it readily available for us mere mortals ( <- more grovelling ) could just simply click on it 😀

    Regards,

    BTW – never too early to thank you Mike and the gang for all the hard, wonderful work that you do throughout the year !

  12. SAhmed

    "Luke Cage" is supposed to be released this Tuesday as well although I can't seem to find a preorder for it on Amazon. Being lazy I was hoping that a wonderful, highly talented person at HTF ( <- grovelling 🙂 ) would find it and make it readily available for us mere mortals ( <- more grovelling ) could just simply click on it 😀

    Regards,

    BTW – never too early to thank you Mike and the gang for all the hard, wonderful work that you do throughout the year !

    I had no references for a release of Luke Cage this week, Shakeel. So I'm feeling confident that you were misdirected somehow. In fact, I can't find information on a release date ANYWHERE.

    Thanks to you, though (and everyone else) for the kind words.

  13. Mike Frezon

    I had no references for a release of Luke Cage this week, Shakeel. So I'm feeling confident that you were misdirected somehow. In fact, I can't find information on a release date ANYWHERE.

    Marvel only announced the title last week, in a very late press release:

    Marvel Press Release

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE:
    THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

    Includes Exclusive Never-Before-Seen
    Bonus Feature and Collectible
    Packaging Designed by Joe Quesada

    Gritty, groundbreaking and profoundly powerful, Marvel's Luke Cage: The Complete First Season blazes with action and suspense while redefining what it means – and what it costs – to be a true hero.

    Framed for a crime he didn't commit, escaped convict Luke Cage is just trying to live under the radar. Mysteriously blessed – or cursed – with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, he hides his abilities and shuns getting involved. But when ruthless crime boss Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes turns his beloved city of Harlem into a bloodbath of chaos and carnage, Luke is forced to come out of the shadows and embrace his ultimate destiny in this riveting fusion of dark drama, hip-hop and classic super hero thrills.

    Cast: Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Simone MIssick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Jaiden Kaine as Zip, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Created By: Cheo Hodari Coker. Executive Producers: Marvel's Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (SouthLAnd, Ray Donovan) along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones, Punisher) and Jim Chory (Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Punisher).

    All-New Bonus Feature: Offstage at Harlem's Paradise – Join stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard (Mariah), Theo Rossi (Shades) and Simone Missick (Misty) in an intimate round table discussion about life during production of Season 1 of Luke Cage.

    Episodes:

    1. Moment of Truth
    2. Code of the Streets
    3. Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
    4. Step in the Arena
    5. Just to Get a Rep
    6. Suckas Need Bodyguards
    7. Manifest
    8. Blowin' Up the Spot
    9. DWYCK
    10. Take It Personal
    11. Now You're Mine
    12. Soliloquy of Chaos
    13. You Know My Steez

    MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
    Release Date: December 12, 2017
    Release Format: 4-Disc Blu-ray
    Run Time: Approximately 702 minutes (13 episodes, excludes bonus)
    Rating: TV-MA, US & Canada: PG (violence, mature themes), CF: G
    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:2
    Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
    Subtitles: English SDH, German, Japanese

    This release seems like a very last minute decision on Marvel's part, so I'm not at all surprised that retailers don't yet have any information about it.

  14. Jason_V

    I didn't see it if it was posted, Mike, but Cartwheel has 20% discounts on the first four Harry Potter flicks on 4k (Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire). Regular price is apparently $24.99, which means pre tax price should be right at $20 a pop. There is also 5% off Despicable Me 3, all formats, and 10% of the Men in Black Trilogy 4k.

    I'll probably bite on HP because I have the others. And that'll be it for HP until Fantastic Beasts 2 comes out.

    Thank you, as always.

    I stopped by Target today for DM3, but the Cartwheel discount appears to be gone.

  15. B-ROLL

    It was only for Sunday

    DavidJ

    I stopped by Target today for DM3, but the Cartwheel discount appears to be gone.

    I didn't notice the expiration date on Sunday when I saw it. Thanks David…I need to be more observant next time, apparently.

  16. Adam Lenhardt

    If Best Buy decides to reveal what it's exclusives are for the latest Game of Thrones season, I might be persuaded to pick that up.

    I ended up going with the Walmart retailer exclusive, because their bonus disc ("Building the Unimaginable: Inside the VFX Department") sounded the most interesting to me.

    I really dug the White Walker sigil Best Buy cover, but I couldn't justify paying $5 more for a piece of cardboard.

    Good chance this will be my last Blu purchase of 2017.

  17. I was going to download the Target/Cartwheel app to my phone, but I got a pop-up saying it would require access to nearly every function on my phone including microphone, contacts, location, etc. I didn't think the invasion of privacy warranted saving a couple dollars.

  18. I think, Malcolm, the only thing that my Cartwheel has access to is my camera so that I can scan SKUs into the app to find out if there's a discount available.

    I have "Locations" set to "while using app" and Notifications set to "Off."

  19. I just opened the app itself to check out settings. I didn't find anything different than what I said above (which I found in my phone's settings app) but it DID tell me that Cartwheel is being folded into the regular Target app and is being phased out as a standalone app.

  20. Mike Frezon

    I just opened the app itself to check out settings. I didn't find anything different than what I said above (which I found in my phone's settings app) but it DID tell me that Cartwheel is being folded into the regular Target app and is being phased out as a standalone app.

    Perhaps that's the difference? I think I was looking at downloading the standard Target app (which I thought I needed to get Cartwheel).

    Perhaps I'll look at it closer once the local-ish Target opens at UMall next year.

  21. I just opened my Target app (I think it's smart that they are consolidating the two apps) and found it has been updated (and obviously now includes the Cartwheel). And the settings permissions look identical to what I had on the Cartwheel. And, of course, you can set them to be whatever you want.

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