Weekly RoundUp 3-13-2018

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Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on 4k/UHD, Blu-ray and DVD…

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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Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

 

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

The price links below will take you directly to the product on Amazon.

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

 

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

 

The price links below will take you directly to the product on Amazon.

Any clickable link on a title listed below will take you to our own HTF review!

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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43 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!) 😀

    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).

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. I'll pick up The Shape Of Water and LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (a really fun family show) this week. I'll get The Disaster Artist at some point too.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. Matt Hough

    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.

  9. Chris S

    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 and The Lego Movie were both also $24.99 on release week.

  10. Jake Lipson

    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.

  11. DavidJ

    I’ve been waiting patiently on Blade Runner 2049 too looking for deals witch no luck.

    As noted by Mike in the Roundup, 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.

  12. DavidJ

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Matt Hough

    I am very happy that CBS decided to release The Good FIght for those who haven't seen it yet.

    Jason_V

    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.

  15. So this is a little bit unusual.

    Normally, if I have a movie pre-ordered with Amazon for Tuesday delivery, by the time I wake up on Monday morning, I find that it had shipped overnight. This is almost always the case, including each of the last two weeks in a row that I've had new titles coming. Surprisingly, though, that was not the case this morning with The Shape of Water, which is still supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Not only has it still not been shipped, but the order page says "To be delivered tomorrow by 11pm," which is weird, because usually they guarantee delivery by 8pm.

    8pm vs. 11pm doesn't matter to me, really, but I noticed he change and thought it was odd. Typically, Amazon uses the post office to deliver to us and things just come in the mail, which of course is here before 11pm on any given day.

    For others who have ordered The Shape of Water from Amazon: has your copy shipped yet? And which version did you order? My affected copy is the standard Blu-ray+DVD combo pack (as opposed to UHD, which I would love but don't have a use for.) I suspect that Amazon probably has a ton of pre-orders to fulfill on this title, but I still thought it was worth bringing up here. I wonder if the increased demand for this title is responsible for the delay in shipping it.

  16. Jason_V

    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.

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll have to check out the local Best Buys.

  17. Jake Lipson

    So this is a little bit unusual.

    Normally, if I have a movie pre-ordered with Amazon for Tuesday delivery, by the time I wake up on Monday morning, I find that it had shipped overnight. This is almost always the case, including each of the last two weeks in a row that I've had new titles coming. Surprisingly, though, that was not the case this morning with The Shape of Water, which is still supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Not only has it still not been shipped, but the order page says "To be delivered tomorrow by 11pm," which is weird, because usually they guarantee delivery by 8pm.

    8pm vs. 11pm doesn't matter to me, really, but I noticed he change and thought it was odd. Typically, Amazon uses the post office to deliver to us and things just come in the mail, which of course is here before 11pm on any given day.

    For others who have ordered The Shape of Water from Amazon: has your copy shipped yet? And which version did you order? My affected copy is the standard Blu-ray+DVD combo pack (as opposed to UHD, which I would love but don't have a use for.) I suspect that Amazon probably has a ton of pre-orders to fulfill on this title, but I still thought it was worth bringing up here. I wonder if the increased demand for this title is responsible for the delay in shipping it.

    I haven't received any e-mails or texts yet telling me that my Amazon package with The Shape of Water (and The Good Fight: S1) has shipped yet. Which is strange.

    But…in the "Orders" section of my Amazon account, it says that both will be arriving tomorrow by 8pm.

    But…then when I click on the "Track this package" link there is NO tracking number AND it lists the 11pm time.

    That IS odd.

    Without the notifications that it has shipped, I am doubtful these will be on time, Jake.

  18. I've got a book coming tomorrow via the USPS and says 11 PM as well. I'm guessing this is the new standard time that Amazon will list on all their deliveries to cover the general lateness of their Amazon delivery service. Most of my shipments that get delivered by Amazon don't leave the warehouse until after 2 PM so 6 or 7 PM is the norm and at Christmas time, I got deliveries around 9 PM (which, considering the volume of deliveries, was understandable).

  19. Jake Lipson

    So this is a little bit unusual.

    Normally, if I have a movie pre-ordered with Amazon for Tuesday delivery, by the time I wake up on Monday morning, I find that it had shipped overnight. This is almost always the case, including each of the last two weeks in a row that I've had new titles coming. Surprisingly, though, that was not the case this morning with The Shape of Water, which is still supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Not only has it still not been shipped, but the order page says "To be delivered tomorrow by 11pm," which is weird, because usually they guarantee delivery by 8pm.

    8pm vs. 11pm doesn't matter to me, really, but I noticed he change and thought it was odd. Typically, Amazon uses the post office to deliver to us and things just come in the mail, which of course is here before 11pm on any given day.

    For others who have ordered The Shape of Water from Amazon: has your copy shipped yet? And which version did you order? My affected copy is the standard Blu-ray+DVD combo pack (as opposed to UHD, which I would love but don't have a use for.) I suspect that Amazon probably has a ton of pre-orders to fulfill on this title, but I still thought it was worth bringing up here. I wonder if the increased demand for this title is responsible for the delay in shipping it.

    My UHD copy says the same thing, but I do have a tracking number. Unfortunately, it has been in the "Label Created – Package has left seller facility and is in transit to carrier" status since Saturday. This means it *may* have fallen off the truck, which seems to happen all too frequently with Amazon.

  20. Just got the texts on the shipping notices for both items (which makes me think they're not in the same package?)…and they say I'll get them tomorrow.

    Late notice. But, we'll see.

    Mine's a UHD The Shape of Water, too.

  21. Last week, I had The Breadwinner and Lady Bird coming, which I ordered at different times, but they were packaged together. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Amazon did the same thing for you with Shape of Water and Good Fight. Glad to hear you got the shipping notice. Mine has yet to be marked as such and it's almost 2pm here.

    I expect it should probably be coming from their big distribution center in Phoenix, as most of my deliveries do, which isn't too far away, but still, that's odd.

    I don't need it tomorrow night necessarily, but it's just the principle of the thing. I suppose if they miss it I can get them to extend Prime again, which wouldn't be a bad outcome.

  22. Jake Lipson

    Last week, I had The Breadwinner and Lady Bird coming, which I ordered at different times, but they were packaged together. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Amazon did the same thing for you with Shape of Water and Good Fight.

    I would fully expect these two long-time pre-orders to be packaged together. That is what usually happens.

    But the shipping notice, in that case, would usually say something like "The Shape of Water and one other item has been shipped and will be delivered by…"

    In this case, I got two separate shipping texts and e-mails.

    None of this really matters. That's just what usually happens.

  23. All that matters is that it actually arrives sometime in the next two weeks, as it is a gift my wife purchased for my birthday, and she will not let me open it until then. I've had many packages get stuck in this status, miss their "guaranteed" delivery date, and eventually get lost in transit, yet Amazon will make you wait almost a week before eventually just having you order it again, usually at a higher price point, after crediting your account at the originally ordered price.

  24. Well, my Shape of Water shipped, finally, but with UPS instead of the post office for whatever reason. It is being packaged with a knife my dad ordered the other day (we use the same Amazon account), even though my order has been standing since February and his was much more recent.

  25. TravisR

    I've got a book coming from Amazon tomorrow via the USPS and even that says 11 PM as well.

    As an addendum, once my package went out for delivery via the USPS, the time estimate changed from 11 PM to the usual 8 PM.

  26. Mike Frezon

    What kind of pizza is planned?!? Yumm!

    That's a question for Dad. It's just a knife to cut pizza, so far as I understand it,but it was his order, not mine, so I don't really know. Typically we do take-out pizza about once a month or so from a local deep-dish Chicago style place, but I'm not sure what prompted him to order the knife now, since we just had pizza this month and won't be needing the knife for a while. 😉

  27. I HATE when pizza places don't cut the pizza all the way through! (I just save that for the "Things that annoy me" thread!) 😀

    I also hate it when a sandwich isn't cut all the way through and you have to break it apart…inevitably making a mess.

  28. [sidebar]

    To be totally fair, the deep dish place we use does cut it, but there's so much stuff loaded on there that it sometimes just needs a bit more work. Also, since there is so much stuff on each piece, sometimes you don't always need a whole piece. I've eaten like two and a half before and felt full. So, the use for the pizza cutter may not reflect on them not doing their jobs.

    Or my dad could be planning to make pizza, I don't know. I like the deep dish place so much I rarely want anything other than it when it comes to pizza. I also really didn't take the time to ask him about it when it came because I was so eager to get my hands on The Shape of Water that that was my main focus.

    [/sidebar]

    And now we return you to your regularly scheduled Weekly Roundup thread already in progress.

    So, Mike: which on are you going to watch first? The Shape of Water or The Good Fight? Since I only got one thing this week, I don't rally have to make a choice like that this time.

  29. 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.

    Both online and in the Target B&M there is currently a $3.00 premium as the non-exclusive Blu-ray of JL(part1) is $24.99

  30. Jason_V

    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.

    Another thanks for sharing this, Jason. I was able to get both Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk, two titles I had been waiting for a price drop on, along with Batman Begins since I only had it on HD-DVD.

  31. Jake Lipson

    So, Mike: which on are you going to watch first? The Shape of Water or The Good Fight? Since I only got one thing this week, I don't rally have to make a choice like that this time.

    My schedule will dictate that. I'm in my busy time at work right now which means a fair amount of late nights…which might mean I could start with some shorter episodes of The Good Fight. But, if the stars align, I'm pretty sure I've got Peg willing to watch The Shape of Water with me–even though she says "I don't like monsters!" :laugh: So, I'm really anxious to get to that one!

  32. Mike Frezon

    But, if the stars align, I'm pretty sure I've got Peg willing to watch The Shape of Water with me–even though she says "I don't like monsters!" :laugh: So, I'm really anxious to get to that one!

    If it helps, the monster is actually actor Doug Jones, who is not a monster at all, but one of the nicest human beings on the planet. I've met him before and he's awesome. 😉

  33. Jake Lipson

    If it helps, the monster is actually actor Doug Jones, who is not a monster at all, but one of the nicest human beings on the planet. I've met him before and he's awesome. 😉

    Many of my students have been able to meet him over the years when spending a semester studying at the LA Film Studies Center. They all rave about him.

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