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The Features

 

– The Shape of Water – 2017

 

– A Trip to the Moon – 1902

 

– The Lion in Winter – 1968

 

– Justice League – 2017

– Call Me By Your Name – 2017

– I, Tonya – 2017

– Ferdinand – 2017

– The Disaster Artist – 2017

 

 

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Despicable Me (3-Movie Coll.) (Blu-ray 4k) (Illumination) $68.39
Ferdinand (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $24.96
Justice League (Blu-ray 4k) (Warner Brothers) $29.99  $29.99 $29.99
Shape of Water, The (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $24.96

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
2018 College Football Champions: Alabama Crimson Tide (Team Marketing) $20.95
Age of Innocence, The  (Criterion) $25.99
Ambulance, The  (Shout! Factory) $19.49
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (Gravitas) $19.99
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children  (Shout! Factory) $22.97
Call Me By Your Name  (Sony) $19.96 $19.99
Children Of The Corn: Runaway  (Lions Gate) $16.08
Court  (Kino) $22.99
Crazies, The  (Arrow Films) $21.99
Disaster Artist, The  (Lions Gate) $21.63  $19.99 $19.99
Downfall  (Shout! Factory) $20.59
Fear the Walking Dead –  Season 3  (Lions Gate) $24.96
Ferdinand  (Fox) $19.96  $19.99 $19.99
Handmaid’s Tale, The (Season One)  (Fox) $24.99 $24.99
I, Tonya  (Universal) $19.96  $19.99 $19.99
Into the Badlands: Season 2 (Lions Gate) $24.96
It’s the Old Army Game  (Kino) $19.99
Justice League (Warner Brothers) $24.96 $27.99
Justice League (Warner Brothers) (3-D) $34.99
Kickboxer Retaliation  (Well Go USA) $14.96
Knightfall: Season 1  (Lions Gate) $19.96
LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash! (Warners) $17.96 $17.99
Lion in Winter, The (50th Anniversary Ed.)  (Kino) $19.80
Path of Blood (Special Edition)  (Synapse) $14.99
Porto  (Kino) $22.99
Running Wild  (Kino) $19.99
Season of the Witch  (Arrow Films) $21.99
Shape of Water, The  (Fox) $19.96 $19.99
Suspiria (Special Edition)  (Synapse) $24.02
There’s Always Vanilla  (Arrow Films) $21.99
A Trip to the Moon (Original 1902 Colors) (Flicker Alley) $34.99
Twilight People, The  (VCI) $21.54
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary  (Synapse) $14.99

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
1:54 (Breaking Glass Pictures) $19.99
666:New World Order (Cinedigm) $19.98
2018 College Football Champions: Alabama Crimson Tide (Team Marketing) $11.89
Age of Innocence, The (Criterion) $13.72
Another Barrio (Cinedigm) $19.98
Assistant, The (Distrib) $16.22
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (Gravitas) $16.99
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Shout! Factory) $16.97
Call Me By Your Name (Sony) $14.96 $14.99
Channel Zero: No-End House – Season Two (Universal) $19.96
Children Of The Corn: Runaway (Lions Gate) $12.96
Court (Kino) $19.99
Disaster Artist, The (Lions Gate) $19.99 $14.99
Fear the Walking Dead – Season 3 (Lions Gate) $24.96
Ferdinand (Fox) $17.96 $17.99
Frank Serpico (MPI) $18.02
The Good Fight: Season 1 (Paramount) $29.99
Handmaid’s Tale, The (Season One) (Fox) $19.99 $19.99
Hellcat’s Revenge (Cinedigm) $19.98
I, Tonya (Universal) $17.96 $17.99
Indiepix Festival Favorites: Volume 6 (Indiepix) $59.95
Into the Badlands: Season 2 (Lions Gate) $19.96
It’s the Old Army Game (Kino) $13.99
Justice League (Warner Brothers) $17.99
Kendra on Top – Season 6 (MPI) $22.94
Kickboxer Retaliation (Well Go USA) $12.96
Knightfall: Season 1 (Lions Gate) $17.96
Legendary A.D. (Summer Hill) $19.99
LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash! (Warners) $12.96 $12.99
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (Walt Disney)
Major Crimes: Sixth & Final Season (Warner Bros.) $19.96
Major Crimes: Complete Series (Warner Bros.) $85.07
Monsters At Large (Lions Gate) $9.19
My Daddy is in Heaven (Cinedigm) $14.90
The Original Nancy Drew Movie Mysteries (Warner Archives) $24.99
Pastor Paul (Indiepix) $24.95
Porto (Kino) $19.99
Possessed (Warner Archives) $17.99
Revenge of the Cheerleaders (Kino) $13.99
Running Wild (Kino) $12.29
Shape of Water, The (Fox) $14.96 $14.99
Soultangler, The (AGFA) $13.19
Star Trek: The Real Story (Smithsonian) $14.99
The Three Musketeers (Warner Archives) $10.99
When the Starlight Ends (Cinedigm) $9.99
While the City Sleeps (Warner Archives) $17.99
The Women (Warner Archives) $14.10

 

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 and their UHD 4k releases of Justice League.  “Starting at $29.99.”

–Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with its PRE-ORDER copies of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in both Blu-ray and UHD 4k.

–And Best Buy is advertising the following discs on sale:

$22.99:  Thor: Ragnarok (Blu-ray)

$24.99:  Ferdinand (Steelbook Blu-ray)

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

–Target this week has EXCLUSIVE LENTICULAR PACKAGING AND A 60-PAGE DIGIBOOK with its Blu-ray copies of Justice League.  I’m not sure if there’s a premium price for this exclusive edition since they only show a price of $27.99 for it.  That price seems high…but there’s no other Blu price listed.  So that MIGHT be their everyday Justice League Blu price.

–Target is also advertising a $5 SAVINGS when you buy BOTH A Handmaid’s Tale: Season 1 AND the book ($12.76 paperback).

–Target also has an EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray release of Ferdinand this week.  The EXCLUSIVE is 20 minutes of bonus content.

–Target has the following Blu-rays on sale this week:

$13.00:  Wonder Woman, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

$19.99:  Wonder, Daddy’s Home 2, Murder On the Orient Express

$22.99:  Thor: Ragnarok, Coco, Lady and the Tramp

–Target continues to advertise their PRE-ORDER of an EXCLUSIVE release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  The EXCLUSIVE includes a 40-page gallery book and bonus content.  At target.com/preorder.

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

 

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Thanks as always, Mike. My kids really liked Ferdinand so I’ll be picking that up and I’ll probably grab Justice League too. The wife hasn’t seen it and I’m a bit of a completionist. Plus I find it fascinating what works and what doesn’t.

I’ll also be renting a couple of those Oscar films.
 

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Hey RoundUppers!

Another HUGE week of releases. Mostly big films from 2017 with a nice mix of some TV and deep catalog.

For me:

The Shape of Water (which I am really looking forward to seeing) :thumbsup:
The Good Fight: Season 1 (which I am REALLY looking forward to seeing!) :D

I loved The Good Wife but didn't want to add the CBS All-Access fee onto my monthlies. And I am totally fascinated to see what The Shape of Water is all about!

I alrady have the UK Blu release of The Lion in Winter so don't feel the need to get this new one. I'm also not clear if there'd be any reason to.

I will also be picking up The Age of Innocence at the next B&N Criterion sale (added to my growing list which includes Tom Jones and The Awful Truth. Parts of The Age of Innocence were filmed in my community (Albany and Troy, NY).
 

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Thank you, Mike! :)

I've got The Shape of Water coming from Amazon this week and am very excited to revisit it, as I loved it in the theater but only went once on Christmas Eve.

I'd love to get A Trip to the Moon as well, but $34.99 is too rich for my blood right now. Maybe later.

I'm not a sports fan and don't follow the Olympics at all, so I wasn't sure if it would be for me, but I, Tonya was a surprisingly fantastic movie and I might consider it for a post-price drop purchase. The writing, in particular, was distinctive and interesting, and provided several unique perspectives on a story that could have been a Lifetime movie in lesser hands.

The Disaster Artist was something I wasn't sure if I would like or not, since I've never seen its subject, The Room. But it was really exceptionally well-written and well-made, and I really liked it, and didn't feel like I missed anything by not having seen The Room first (although I'm sure The Room fans would appreciate it even more.) I'd highly recommend it for at least a rental, but I'm not sure I feel the need to own it.

Thanks again Mike!
 

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I remember the original Ferdinand (1938) from my childhood. I had to go look it up on IMDB. It was only 8 minutes long.
 

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I just cancelled Justice League 4K. It was stubbornly at $30 and that’s way too much for a movie that will be half that price by November. Unless I find a good deal when the ads come out, I’m likely sitting this week out.

Thank you Mike!
 
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Lots of choice entries this week. Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water, I Tonya, The Disaster Artist: I'll see them all eventually either by purchase or rental. Excited about The Age of Innocence and The Lion in Winter. I am very happy that CBS decided to release The Good FIght for those who haven't seen it yet.

Thanks for the prices, Mike!
 

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Thanks for the RoundUp, Ranger Mike!

A whole lot of nothing for me this week. Which is fine, as I have a lot of pre-orders that will be shipping in two weeks.
 

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Thanks for the Round Up, Mike.

I have The Lion in Winter coming courtesy of the Kino Lorber sale, and will probably pick up the UHD of The Shape of Water when the price drops.
 

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Thanks Mike!

I too am disappointed in the price points for Justice League. I will be very surprised if we don't see it closer to $10 mark by late this year so I'm holding off for now. The Shape of Water however is another story. I loved it in the theaters and look forward to revisiting it again.
 
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I too am disappointed in the price points for Justice League.
Starting overpriced before falling dramatically in short order seems to be par for the course for a Warner Bros. title now, doesnt't it? Fantastic Beasts, The Lego Movie and Blade Runner 2049 were all also $24.99 on release week. I completely agree that this is an unfortunate trend that I would love to see change, but it shouldn't be entirely unexpected at this point.
 

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Starting overpriced before falling dramatically in short order seems to be par for the course for a Warner Bros. title now, doesnt't it? Fantastic Beasts, The Lego Movie and Blade Runner 2049 were all also $24.99 on release week. I completely agree that this is an unfortunate trend that I would love to see change, but it shouldn't be entirely unexpected at this point.
I disagree with the short order part. At least for some of their titles. You mentioned Fantastic Beasts. I waited and waited on it to drop in price. Finally got it as part of Amazon’s sale. I’ve been waiting patiently on Blade Runner 2049 too looking for deals witch no luck.
 
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I’ve been waiting patiently on Blade Runner 2049 too looking for deals witch no luck.
As noted by Mike in the Roundup for that week, Best Buy had Blade Runner 2049 on sale for $14.99 a week or two ago, and Amazon briefly matched it near the end of that week. This is what, two months or less since it came to disc? I would call that a pretty quick turnaround.. I also remember Fantastic Beasts going down within a month or two of it coming out because I got slightly annoyed that I paid $24.99 for it only to see it go down so fast.
 
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I think the issue is I’m buying the UHD versions.
Ah, yes. That explains it. The Blade Runner 2049 that was on sale a couple weeks ago was, indeed, the standard Blu-ray+DVD combo.

I haven't really paid much attention to the pricing structure for UHD because I am the only one in my household who would care at all to go to UHD, which means we won't for the foreseeable future. But I hope it gets better for you so that youcan find what you want at reasonable prices.
 
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I was in BB this morning and they had an endcap sale on some UHD titles. 3/$50...all the DC titles (Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman, Watchmen), Kong, both versions of Blade Runner, Inception, Kong, Fantastic Beasts and a few others. If I could have found a third title, I might have picked some up.
 

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I am very happy that CBS decided to release The Good FIght for those who haven't seen it yet.
Hopefully this bodes well for a Star Trek Discovery release later this year...on 4K.
My guess is that CBS doesn't see a downside to releasing discs of this now. It has served its purpose to drive people to their streaming service, and now, they get more money by releasing it for everyone else. Plus, because they have renewed the show for a second season about to debut, they probably suspect it's possible that disc buyers who didn't subscribe to the streaming service last year may get hooked and decide to sign up rather than wait a year for season 2. In either case, they get your money, for the discs or the streaming or both. So, that's a plus to them no matter what.

Theoretically, the same logic would hold true for a Blu-ray release of Discovery as well, although it may be held back in order to be timed for release to the debut of the next season. (I think The Good Fight either premiered season 2 recently or is about to do so; I don't watch so I'm not sure.) This is the same practice employed with season box sets of shows that run on linear TV, releasing the previous season on disc around the timing of the subsequent season's broadcast premiere in order to help the promotion for the new season.

I want to make clear that this is all speculation on my part, and I don't know anything, but it would make business sense.
 
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