Weekly RoundUp 2-28-2017

Best Deals on This Week's New Releases

Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on Blu-ray and DVD…

The Features

– Doctor Strange – 2016

– Moonlight – 2016

– Allied – 2016

– Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight – 1995/2004/2013

– Rules Don’t Apply – 2016

– When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – 1970

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Allied (Blu-ray 4K) (Paramount) $25.99 $25.99 $27.99

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
5 Centimeters Per Second  (Dispatch) $18.29
A*P*E (Blu-ray 3-D) (Kino) $19.99
All We Had  (Gravitas) $24.99
Allied  (Paramount) $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Before Trilogy, The  (Criterion) $65.69
Contract to Kill  (Lions Gate) $14.39
Deadtime Stories  (Shout! Factory) $22.99
Doctor Strange  (Walt Disney) $22.99 $22.99
Doctor Strange  (3-D Blu-ray)  (Walt Disney) $27.99 $27.99
Dog By Dog  (Gravitas) $19.99
Framed (1975)  (Kino) $19.99
Gate, The (Vestron Video Collector’s Series)  (Lions Gate) $28.59
Moonlight  (Lions Gate) $19.99 $17.99 $19.99
Officer Downe  (Magnolia) $14.96
Raid Collection, The  (Sony) $13.59
Rules Don’t Apply  (Fox) $19.96
Shut In  (Fox) $19.96 $19.99
Slaughterhouse $19.99
Student Body, The  (Gravitas) $19.99
Stuff  (Gravitas) $19.99
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth  (Warner Archive) $16.99


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
3 Hours Till Dead (Bayview Entertainment) $11.99
A*P*E (Kino) $19.95
All We Had (Gravitas) $19.99
Allied (Paramount) $17.99 $14.99
American Moonshine (Wild Eye) $13.99
Arrangement, The (Warner Archive) $17.99
Before Trilogy, The (Criterion) $65.69
Business of Amateurs, The (Kino) $19.99
Chronic (Lions Gate) $13.99
Contract to Kill (Lions Gate) $12.89
Creature Below, The (Breaking Glass Pictures) $14.39
Dancing Lady (Warner Archive) $17.99
Doctor Strange (Walt Disney) $17.99
Dog By Dog (Gravitas) $16.99
Figures of Speech (Gravitas) $16.99
Flamingo Road (Warner Archive) $17.99
Framed (1975) (Kino) $13.99
Fuller House: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros.) $17.99 $17.99 $17.99
Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey (Kino) $19.99
Harbinger (Tomcat Releasing) $9.99
Kiki, Love to Love (Strand) $14.99
Live from Lincoln Center: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (PBS) $14.79
London Road (BBC) $14.99
Moonlight (Lions Gate) $12.96 $14.99
Officer Downe (Magnolia) $12.96
Rachel, Rachel (Warner Archive) $17.99
Rules Don’t Apply (Fox) $14.96
Sadie McKee (Warner Archive) $17.99
Shut In (Fox) $14.96
Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (Kino) $19.99
Strange Cargo (Warner Archive) $17.99
Student Body, The (Gravitas) $16.99
Stuff (Gravitas) $16.99
Torch Song (Warner Archive) $17.99
Utopia (Icarus) $19.99
Woman’s Face, A (Warner Archive) $17.99

 

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

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with their Blu copies of Doctor Strange (BOTH 2-D and 3-D versions).  You will, however, pay a $5 premium for the special packaging:  $27.99 for the 2-D Blu-ray and $32.99 for the 3-D Blu.

–Best Buy also has a number of 4k UHD titles on sale this week:

$17.99:  Battleship, Bourne Legacy

$24.99:  The Girl on the Train, The Secret Life of Pets

$26.99:  Hacksaw Ridge

$27.99:  The Magnificent Seven

–The following Blu-ray “Award-Nominated Titles” are on sale this week at Best Buy “Starting @” $14.99:

$14.99:  Hell or High Water, Florence Foster Jenkins

$17.99:  Hacksaw Ridge,

$19.99:  Arrival

$24.99:  Trolls, Zootopia

–And, Best Buy is advertising the following “Hit TV Seasons” on Blu-ray on sale this week for $14.99:

The Big Bang Theory: Season 9, Big Bang Theory: Season 8, Sherlock: Abominable Bride, Supernatural: Season 11.

–BB has four Disney Blu-rays on sale for $19.99 this week:

Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Snow White and Pete’s Dragon.

–And, “Complete Your Star Wars Collection” on Blu-ray at BB this week:

$34.99:  Star Wars OT (IV-VI), Star Wars PT (I-III)

$84.99:  Star Wars Complete Saga

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  A randomly vague offer on some Marvel Blu-ray titles “starting at $19.99.”

–Target this week has EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL BONUS CONTENT with its copies of Doctor Strange on Blu-ray. “Defying Gravity:  The Art & Visual Effects of Doctor Strange.”

–Target is also advertising the following “Hit Movies” on sale this week (all Blu unless otherwise noted):

$17.99:  Deepwater Horizon, Hacksaw Ridge, Trolls (DVD), Pinocchio (DVD), Beauty and the Beast (DVD)

$19.99:  Arrival, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

–Target has the following TV on DVD titles on sale this week:

$14.99:  Ballers: Season 2

$19.99:  Rizolli & Isles: Season 7, Victoria: Season 1, Sherlock: Season 4

$24.99:  Mr. Robot: Season 2

–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.

 

Published by

Mike Frezon

administrator

28 Comments

  1. Hey RoundUppers!

    It's one of those odd weeks where I traveled far and wide in search of a Best Buy flyer and couldn't find one anywhere! However, there were a couple of places on the internet which had some prices/deals from a flyer this week…so I guess it must be a regional thing. The bottom line is that I cannot guarantee that my Best Buy information is complete.

    And another big Disney release without prices at Amazon do to their ongoing kerfuffle. And it really seems odd to have such a high-profile release as Doctor Strange (with such elaborate vfx) not to have a 4k UHD release. But I guess Disney hasn't embraced the format yet.

    I've never seen (and have been really curious about) the "Before" movies so I will be picking up the trilogy at a Criterion sale in the future. No rush.

    I want to thank everyone for all the likes to the OPs in recent weeks. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  2. Thanks, Mike, for all your work.

    I liked Doctor Strange and Moonlight in the theater but don't really feel the need to own them.

    I absolutely love the Before films and can't wait to upgrade the DVDs of Sunrise and Sunset, which are overdue food Blu-ray. I also support the inclusion of Midnight for the sake of the series being complete (so far) in the Criterion Collection. However, especially since I already have Sony's good original Blu-ray of that one from 2013, there's just no way for me to justify $65.99 for the set. So, I will be waiting for a sale on that one as well.

    If that Best Buy information is correct, I'm finally in for Arrival at $14.99.

  3. Doctor Strange is on its way to me. I guess I'll rent Allied. It was one I was excited about but never got a chance to see in theaters. For $16.99, I may grab When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. Seems like it might be fun.

    Thanks as always, Mike. And I agree it's a shame Marvel and Disney haven't started releasing UHD discs yet.

  4. I have been assured by the good folks at Fox that a review copy of Rules Don't Apply is headed my way and should be here on Monday. I had put in to review a couple of other releases for this week, but they have made no appearances.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! Great job as usual.

  5. Jake Lipson

    My mother just stopped in at Best Buy to get Arrival for me on the way back from work, and it is still ringing up at $19.99.

    Unfortunately, the BB info gleaned from internet sources was inaccurate. Apparently, there is no print ad this week and someone lifted some information that was supplied to employees and left out a few pertinent words in the section about those $14.99 Blu-rays…namely that the prices of those films are "starting @ $14.99" I have updated the information…including the price for each of those films now as they are priced this week at Best Buy.

    I apologize to all for having repeated the error here. Information that isn't correct is actually worse than no information at all.

    Ashly Yeo

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SteelBook) is still ringing up as $24.99 🙁

    This one I cannot explain. I haven't heard yet what's going on with this

  6. I'm not blaming you either, Mike — what you do in compiling the RoundUp every week is a mammoth task for which we are all extremely grateful, and you are totally entitled to make a mistake, especially when the information you are getting is vague and non-specific as was the case here.

    I think the issue here is Best Buy's wording, which is extremely and, I suspect, intentionally misleading. They wanted to get us in the store to buy these films, and it worked. I (well, my mom, simply because she was right by there anyway) went in to get Arrival under the assumption that it was $14.99. The designer of the ad had to know that even though not all films listed in that section were $14.99, it would be very difficult for people who came in wanting a certain title to leave without it — and, indeed, they got the sale from me even at the $19.99 price point. They used the (technically not false, but borderline false) advertising to get people in the store expecting them to purchase something anyway, and that's exactly what happened.

  7. Best Buy has their "Weekly Ad" online (It's also where some of the X movies on sale for X are available and not in store)
    http://deals.bestbuy.com/?category=featured+deals

    eg the Steelbook Dr Strange blu is $27.99 . non-steelbook $22.99 (3D Steelbook $32.99 3D non steelbook $27.99

    SWTFA 2D is $24.99 with or without Steelbook …
    Moonlight which may(/) have won Best Picture is $17.99 for blu
    Onlinesome of the older Disney Marvel blus are $19.99 2D or $24.99 3D or $24.99 for both Avengers in one package (19.99 for DVD )

    Allied $19.99 blu $25.99 4K UHD blu
    Shut In $19.99 blu

  8. Mike Frezon

    This one I cannot explain. I haven't heard yet what's going on with this

    Best Buy had the TFA steelbook as a deal of the day for $9.99 either Wednesday or Thursday last week, maybe you looked at the item online one of those days?

  9. ScottJH

    Best Buy had the TFA steelbook as a deal of the day for $9.99 either Wednesday or Thursday last week, maybe you looked at the item online one of those days?

    Not me. But whoever reported that price online must be loco. In the absence of any corroborating evidence, I am going to remove that mention from the article.

    Thanks, everyone for your patience…and I again apologize for the inaccuracies.

  10. Don't sweat it, Mike. You're human and you do this as a courtesy for all of us.

    I keep adding things to the Redbox queue…guess I need to see Moonlight now. It also looks like I'll be waiting on Doctor Strange for a while. We're taking off for Hawaii on Thursday night and I don't intend to play this Amazon/Disney game while we're on the beach.

    I will be ordering LaLaLand's (hahaha…) Voyager CD release tomorrow, though, so it'll be waiting for me when we get back.

    Thank you, as always, Mike!

  11. First slight indication that tomorrow is set for the WInter 50% sale. (EDIT) This isn't the same inside source that leaked the last Criterion.com Flash Sale so still consider it a rumor. Last Tuesday of February and coinciding with a major release all fits pretty well so be on the lookout around Noon ET.

    For those that didn't get the $40 Before Trilogy when it was briefly on Amazon, it should be $49.99. Not sure if Criterion might allow FS like they've done before for a 49.99+ order.

  12. Malcolm R

    I don't see any sale at Criterion. Guess it was wishful thinking.

    EDIT: I see, it requires a promo code, not just a straight sale.

    Yes — the PROMO CODE LOVE (all caps) is needed to trigger the 50% off MSRP prices. This applies to instock DVD and BDs. Other merchandise does not discount. So far the FS line seems to be hard $50, but if enough people request if drop to 49.97 so BEFORE Trilogy will qualify I wouldn't be surprised

  13. Jake Lipson

    Might pick up Moonlight at some point down the line after a price drop, but as wonderful as it was, it's just not something I would revisit with a great deal of frequency, so it can wait. .

    Well: I changed my mind. I sort of feel like, if I want to watch it again now, waiting for a price drop of about $10 or so later isn't really going to make a great deal of difference. I still don't think I will revisit this quite as much as some of the more "fun" movies in my collection like the Disney titles, but it was a really terrific film and I'm glad to have it as part of my collection.

  14. I probably should be a little embarrassed to admit this…but as soon as it became clear that Moonlight had won BP this year, I opened Amazon on my laptop and ordered a copy of the film. The kneejerk reaction was to have continue to have all the BP winners on disc in my collection…but it will also provide the very obvious benefit of allowing me to see the film and make up my own mind as to what I think.

    But there's at least ONE SALE of the film directly attributable to winning the BP award Sunday night! 😀

    The current Blu price, by the way, is $17.99. :thumbsup:

  15. Probably not worth starting a new deal for just a title

    Bullmoose.com — Moonlight BD is $15 (no tax outside Maine), FS at $30 and there are some other decent items available as well. Doctor Strange 2d/3d 19.97 or 24.97

    For those with a Target that allows Price match + Cartwheel (YMMV), there is a 15% CW available.

  16. Mike Frezon

    But there's at least ONE SALE of the film directly attributable to winning the BP award Sunday night!

    Mike, I'd be very surprised if you didn't like the film. As to its win impacting sales, I suppose you could say the same is kind of true in my case. I enjoyed it when I aw it in the theater in November, and probably would have gotten it sooner or later anyway, but the BP win made me curious to revisit it immediately, as opposed to waiting for a price drop later in the year as I probably would have done otherwise.

    When are you getting the disc in the mail from Amazon? I got my copy from a store at $19.99 (Target was more convenient in this case) because when I looked at Amazon to place an order, they said it wouldn't be in stock again until March 10. I presume they are getting a lot of orders as a direct result of the BP win, not just yours.

  17. Jake Lipson

    When are you getting the disc in the mail from Amazon? I got my copy from a store at $19.99 (Target was more convenient in this case) because when I looked at Amazon to place an order, they said it wouldn't be in stock again until March 10. I presume they are getting a lot of orders as a direct result of the BP win, not just yours.

    Tomorrow! :thumbsup:

  18. Mike Frezon

    Tomorrow! :thumbsup:

    You must have gotten your order in right before the rush. Amazon is now saying that new orders "Usually ship within 1 to 2 months" and giving a ridiculous delivery estimate of anywhere between March 17 – April 12 if the order was submitted right now. I love Amazon but am glad I got this one at a store. (Incidentally, the same thing just happened to me with a graphic novel I had purchased via Amazon with delivery date of April 5, until I noticed BN.com had it in stock for immediate shipping and went over there.)

    I assume Amazon will move quickly to restock Moonlight, but also wonder if Lionsgate will have to print more copies sooner rather than later. I supple if they did print new ones they could update the cover art to reflect its BP win, rather than (currently) just its Globe nomination, which says something about how long ago this artwork had to be finalized in order to get the disc out this week..

  19. The Target Cartwheel email I just received today includes a 15% off coupon for Moonlight. Figures this happens the day after I bought it from them, but I thought it would be worth mentioning in case anyone else can use it.

    Also, at least my local Target store is having 20% off all books this week (no coupon needed.) I hadn't really thought of Target as a place to buy books, but they had a bunch of recent bestsellers and books which were adapted into recent films (Arrival, Silence, A Man Called Ove, A Monster Calls, the novelization of Rogue One, etc.) and, of course, the Harry Potter books, including the fancy deluxe illustrated editions of the first two. So, it might be worth looking into your store's selection if you're there and interested.

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