Weekly RoundUp 3-15-2016

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The Features

– Brooklyn – 2015

– Exodus – 1960

– The Big Short – 2015

– Lilies of the Field – 1963

– Carol – 2015

– The Manchurian Candidate – 1962


– Anastasia – 1956

The Prices

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
10 Rillington Place   (Twilight Time)
Alexander the Great   (Twilight Time)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (Fox) $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Anastasia (1956)   (Twilight Time)
Band of Robbers   (Filmrise) $29.95
Big Short, The   (Paramount) $19.99 $19.99 $22.99
Braddock: Missing in Action III (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Brooklyn   (Fox) $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Carol   (Anchor Bay) $17.99 $17.99 $19.99
Exodus (1960)   (Twilight Time)
Game of Thrones (The Complete Fifth Season) (HBO) $39.99 $34.99 $34.99
Hell’s Kitchen – Season 14: Raw and Uncensored (VEI) $33.33
Invasion U.S.A.   (Shout! Factory) $22.99
Jafar Panahi’s Taxi   (Kino) $17.33
Just Visiting   (Mill Creek) $6.99
Lilies of the Field   (Twilight Time)
Love (Blu-ray 3-D) (Alchemy) $29.99
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) (Criterion) $27.99
Monster Dog   (Kino) $19.99
My Boyfriend’s Back   (Mill Creek) $6.99
Rage of Honor   (Arrow Films) $19.99
Sisters   (Universal) $19.99 $22.99 $19.99
Spring Break Double Feature (Private Resort / Hardbodies) (Mill Creek) $6.99
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Magnolia) $17.99
Sun, Sand and Sweat – 4 Movie Collection (Mill Creek) $8.99
Swing Vote   (Mill Creek) $9.98

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
11th Hour, The (Passion River) $19.99
3 Still Standing (Passion River) $24.95
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (Fox) $15.99 $15.99 $16.99
Band of Robbers (Filmrise) $24.95
Big Short, The (Paramount) $17.99 $17.99 $17.99
Brooklyn (Fox) $15.99  $15.99 $15.99
Burden of Dreams [Criterion] $22.99
Carol (Anchor Bay) $14.99 $14.99 $16.99
Censored Voices (Music Box) $29.95
Centurions, The: Part Two (Warner Archive) $29.99
CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season (Warner Bros.) $24.99
Dinosaurs: The Complete First And Second Season (Walt Disney) $26.50
Dinosaurs: The Complete Third & Fourth Seasons (Walt Disney) $26.50
Doctor Who – The 5th Series, Part 1 (BBC) $19.96
Eyewitness (Hybrid) $8.99
Floradora Girl, The (Warner Archive) $21.99
Game of Thrones (The Complete Fifth Season) (HBO) $34.99 $29.99
Hatching, The (Lions Gate) $13.99
Hell’s Kitchen – Season 14: Raw and Uncensored (VEI) $17.99
Hours Till Daylight, The (Breaking Glass Pictures) $21.99
Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (Kino) $16.52
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) (Criterion) $17.88
Medical Center: The Complete Sixth Season (Warner Archive) $53.99
Monster Dog (Kino) $9.99
Muppet Show, The: Season 1 (Walt Disney) $14.99
Muppet Show, The: Season 2 (Walt Disney) $19.99
Muppet Show, The: Season 3 (Walt Disney) $19.99
Nanny, The (Final Season) (Shout! Factory) $34.99
New Tricks (Season 12) (Acorn Media) $25.49
Not So Dumb (Warner Archive) $21.99
Peg o’ My Heart (Warner Archive) $21.99
Prom Ride (Cinema Libre) $14.99
Sisters (Universal) $16.99  $16.99 $16.99
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Magnolia) $26.98
What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (Oscilloscope) $34.99

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


–Another week with new Twilight Time releases.  Pre-order HERE or HERE.

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING with their Blu copies of Game of Thrones: Season 5.   Be prepared to pay a premium for it, though. ‘Regular” copies will be on sale for $34.99. The two different “Sigil” packaging options in-store will be $37.99. A third “Sigil” option was exclusively available online.

–Best Buy also has Seasons 1-4 of Game of Thrones available on Blu-ray for $34.99 apiece (DVD $29.99 apiece).

–The following recent releases are on sale this week at Best Buy (all Blu unless otherwise noted):

$14.99:  Sicario, Fantastic 4, SPECTRE, The Martian, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, The Last Witch Hunter, Love the Coopers.

$19.99:  The Good Dinosaur.

–Best Buy is advertising a 3/$20 deal on select titles.  Titles shown are:  Fury, The Equalizer, Ghostbusters 1&2, Zero Dark Thirty.  Up to 40 titles from which to choose.

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE 28-MINUTE BONUS DISC with feature on the “Hardhome” episode on their Blu copies of Game of Thrones: Season 5. “The Massacre at Hardhome”—an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature. Tied in with this week’s release, Target also has a sale on seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones available for $27.99 Blu/$22.99 DVD apiece.

–Target is also advertising a series of $10 movies (all DVD unless otherwise noted): Furious 7 (Blu), SPECTRE, The Martian, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, The Sound of Music, Trainwreck, Pitch Perfect 2, Jurassic World.

–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.


Published by

Mike Frezon



  1. Thanks, Mike.

    I have a couple of Fox releases this week which may or may not reach me. And I'll be covering four of the Twilight Time March releases, and I'm looking forward to all of them.

    Can't wait to see Carol and The Big Short eventually.

  2. Thanks, Mike! I always enjoy an early RoundUp.

    Brooklyn and The Big Short are definite rentals for me. "Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season" is a day one purchase for me. It's become my tradition to re-watch the previous season on Blu-Ray in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the new season.

  3. As usual, your work is much appreciated, Mike.  Brooklyn and Carol will both be on the way to me from Amazon, and after the nuttiness of running around for last week's Peanuts store exclusive, I'm really relieved that I'm back to my normal method of acquiring new releases, where I don't have to do anything except pay

    Also: not that I'm complaining, but I do find it interesting that Best Buy (and by extension Amazon, which is clearly price-matching them) chose to price Carol at $17.99 when I would imagine that Brooklyn (with a much higher theatrical gross and a nominee for Best Picture) will probably sell more copies.

    The Big Short was good, too, but not something I can see myself wanting to rewatch enough to purchase.

  4. Loved the hell out of Brooklyn…cried through most of it (no, I'm not ashamed of admitting that; the story hits incredibly close to home for me). But there's no way I need to see it again. Same goes for Carol, minus the crying. "Enjoyed" it immensely, admired it, was riveted by it…don't need to see it again.

    Anastasia and Lillies of the Field are great movies…that I don't need to see again. I may bite on the first at some point in the future if it's on sale. Fantastic 4, on the other hand, I do want to see to figure out how bad it is; $14.99 is too high for an experiment like that.

    So it sounds like nothing for me this week. Thank you, as always, Mike!

  5. Best Buy's 3 for $20 Sale looks pretty decent.

    Sony  Basic Sets  (Mastered in 4K)

    Bram Stoker;s Dracula   9.99

    Leon the Professional  14.99

    Fifth Element   14.99


    21 Jump St

    22 Jump St

    Angels & Demons + Da Vinci Code

    Attack the Block

    Captain Phillip


    The Cobbler

    Deliver Us From Evil

    Desperado (Steelbook)

    District 9 (Steelbook)


    The Equalizer

    Evil Dead


    Ghostbusters 1 + 2 (mastered in 4K)

    Indian in the Cupboard


    Joe Dirt


    The Last Dragon


    The Mechanic

    Monument Men

    Olympus Has Fallen

    Pay the Ghost


    The Raid: Redemption

    The Raid 2


    Stripes (Steelbook)



    Zero Dark Thirty




    The Final Girls


  6. I'm picking up my favorite Christmas Movie of all time this week: Invasion USA! You cant not love Chuck Norris beating the Christmas spirit into Communist Terrorists!

    Also: Missing in Action III. Now I just need 1 and 2 on Blu. Thank you Shout! Factory, you are truly doing the lord's work.

  7. Heavenly shades of night are falling, it's twilight time

    Alexander The Great



    Lilies of the Field

    I wanna pull the plug on the very same selection of this week's TT titles, but am wondering if anyone knows if one of TT's sales might be coming up (I've got a huge backlog of unwatched titles–as usual–on the shelf right now).  I'm not sure TT does a "regularly scheduled" sale though…  And, even if they did, if these new titles would be included.

    On the other hand, I've got Brooklyn and The Big Short on their way to me…and think I'll be swinging by Best Buy to pick up The Good Dinosaur and Sicario.  😀

  8. Just a head's up if you don't see any of the Game of Thrones: Season 5 Blu-Rays at Target: I went to Mike's Target in East Greenbush tonight, and the racks were empty. Fortunately, another person asked about it right when I got there, and the clerk said they have plenty in the back. Apparently, because the case is too large to fit into their anti-theft plastic containers, they're not leaving a lot of copies out at one time.

    She went in the back and grabbed me a copy of the Target exclusive version, without any issues. Strange for a chain to negotiate an exclusive version of something, and then obfuscate things when customer's actually attempt to buy it.

    Nice to see the bonus content on an actual Blu-Ray disc too. With more and more of these retailer exclusives going to digital only, this might be the last one I buy.

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