Weekly RoundUp 3-20-2018

Best Deals on this week's New Releases...

 

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

 

The Features

– Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 2017

– Pitch Perfect 3 – 2017

 

– The Passion of Joan of Arc – 1928

– Downsizing – 2017

 


– The New Centurions – 1972

 


– Small Town Crime – 2017

 


– The Black Scorpion – 1957

 


– Highway Dragnet – 1954

 

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!

UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Downsizing (Blu-ray 4K) (Paramount) $24.99
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  (Blu-ray 4K) (Sony) $27.96 $27.99
Pitch Perfect (Blu-ray 4K) (Universal) $17.96
Pitch Perfect 2 (Blu-ray 4K) (Universal) $17.96
Pitch Perfect 3 (Blu-ray 4K) (Universal) $22.96

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
Baal  (Criterion) $27.99
Behind Some Dark Cloud  (Gravitas) $19.99
The Black Scorpion (Warner Archives) $19.06
Burbs, The (Collector’s Ed.) (Shout! Factory) $19.96
Church, The  (Scorpion) $15.39
Daughter of the Nile  (Cohen Media Group) $22.99
Delirium  (Gravitas) $19.99
Divine Order  (Kino) $22.99
Don’t Bother to Knock  (Twilight Time)
Downsizing  (Paramount) $19.96 $19.99
Gumshoe  (Indicator) (powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Hardcore  (Indicator)  powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Highway Dragnet  (Kino) $16.49
Ichi the Killer (Definitive Remastered Ed.)  (Well Go USA) $17.30
Images  (Arrow Films) $25.19
John Alton Film Noir Collection (ClassicFlix) $34.99
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony) $19.96 $19.99
New Centurions, The  (Twilight Time)
Nightmare at Noon  (Shout! Factory) $19.99
No Orchids for Miss Blandish  (Kino) $16.49
Offerings  (Kino) $16.49
Otley  (Indicator) (powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Passenger, The  (Indicator) (powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Passion of Joan of Arc, The  (Criterion) $19.80
Pitch Perfect 3  (Universal) $19.96 $19.99
Pitch Perfect Trilogy  (Universal) $42.87
Rockula  (Shout! Factory) $23.86
Seven-Ups, The  (Twilight Time)
Small Town Crime  (Lions Gate) $14.96
Stingaree  (Kino) $19.80
Stopping Traffic: Movement to End Sex Trafficking  (Studio TBD) $16.99
Town on Trial  (Indicator) (powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Underworld USA  (Twilight Time)
Vanishing of Sidney Hall, The  (Lions Gate) $19.99

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
“11/8/16” (Passion River) $17.99
Baal (Criterion) $20.74
Behind Some Dark Cloud (Gravitas) $16.99
Daughter of the Nile (Cohen Media Group) $25.99
Delirium (Gravitas) $16.99
Divine Order (Kino) $19.99
Django (Passion River) $23.27
Downsizing (Paramount) $17.96 $17.99
Extraordinary Ordinary People (First Run Pictures) $16.49
H.P. Lovecraft’s Two Left Arms (Bayview Entertainment) $16.36
Highway Dragnet (Kino) $13.99
John Alton Film Noir Collection (ClassicFlix) $23.81
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony) $17.96 $17.99
Lies We Tell (Passion River) $19.23
Miss Kiet’s Children (Icarus) $19.99
Naples ’44 (First Run Pictures) $16.49
Neat: Story of Bourbon (Passion River) $23.27
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Kino) $9.12
Out of Gas (Maverick) $14.98
P. King Duckling: Lights, Camera, Duckling! (Shout! Factory) $13.34
Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Criterion) $17.84
Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal) $17.96 $17.99
Pitch Perfect Trilogy (Universal) $24.96
Rachels (Monarch) $17.62
Small Town Crime (Lions Gate) $12.96
Still/born (Lions Gate) $12.63
Stingaree (Kino) $13.99
Stopping Traffic: Movement to End Sex Trafficking (Studio TBD) $14.99
Transparent Woman, The $16.36
Vanishing of Sidney Hall, The (Lions Gate) $12.96
Work, The (Passion River) $19.72

 

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 of Twilight Time releases.  You know the drill.  They can only be pre-ordered HERE and HERE.

–Some more region-free releases from Powerhouse Films in the UK.  Pre-order HERE.

–Best Buy, this week, has No Sunday flyer.

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

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE of Pitch Perfect 3.  The Target exclusive contains more than 30 minutes of bonus content.  Target is also advertising the DVDs of the first two PP movies for $5 apiece.

–Target is also advertising a deal to SAVE $10 when you buy BOTH a home video release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle AND the Jumanji board game ($19.99) together.

–The following Blu-ray titles are advertised this week @ Target:

$10.00:  Ben-Hur (2016), The Smurfs: Lost Village, The Emoji Movie, Trolls, Spider-man: Homecoming (Target Exclusive)

$15.00:  The Star, LEGO Ninjago Movie, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk

$19.99:  Ferdinand

$24.99:  Justice League

–Target has lists of $4, $10 and $15 DVDs on sale this week.  The $15 DVDs include:  Cars 3, Coco, Captain Underpants and Thor: Ragnarok

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

 

Published by

Mike Frezon

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32 Comments

  1. Thank you for your work, Mike!

    I really liked Pitch Perfect 3 much more than I expected to and would like to get the trilogy set at some point, since I haven't bought the others yet, either.

    But I don't want it quite enough to buy it right away over some other big titles that have been coming out recently or are coming out soon in the coming weeks So I'll wait on it for a bit, and it would be nice if it came down from $42 in the process.

    As such, I'm taking a breather this week.

  2. bujaki

    Mike, The Passion of Joan of Arc is a must see/must own at some point. Glorious film.

    Jose, I've already pre-ordered Kino's version of the 1948 Joan of Arc (with Ingrid Bergman). Something tells me that'll push my hand. But I'll probably wait until the next B&N Criterion sale. I've already got a growing list of Criterions on my list for that sale: Tom Jones and The Awful Truth.

  3. Mike Frezon

    Jose, I've already pre-ordered Kino's version of the 1948 Joan of Arc (with Ingrid Bergman). Something tells me that'll push my hand. But I'll probably wait until the next B&N Criterion sale. I've already got a growing list of Criterions on my list for that sale: Tom Jones and The Awful Truth.

    I already own the Masters of Cinema edition of Passion/Joan, but I'll wait for the B&N sale and pick up the Criterion edition as well. I saw Bergman's Joan and For Whom the Bell Tolls (complete versions, I might add), at my local cinemas in PR. They were so beautiful, those 3-strip Tech prints! The movies were also quite long. Even though I was quite young, how could one not appreciate those gorgeous close-ups of Bergman?

  4. Thanks as always, Mike!

    Jumanji
    looked dreadful to me, but given the cultural phenomenon it became I'll probably Redbox it at some point to see what all of the fuss is about. But no purchases. Which is just as well since we've got Star Wars coming up the following week.

    TravisR

    I'll be picking up The 'Burbs this week.

    This would have been a must buy for me if Universal had released it with catalog title pricing instead of licensing it to Shout, which charges first run pricing. Just can't justify $20 for a thirty year old movie with minor cult status that I've seen a gazillion times on basic cable.

  5. Jake Lipson

    Downsizing was an interesting failure full of big ideas that didn't wok at all as a cohesive whole. Those interested would be advised to rent t. I'm gad I saw it, but I really don't feel the need to see it again.

    Thanks Jake. I missed Downsizing in the theater and will likely Redbox it now.

    Thanks to you too Mike!

  6. Adam Lenhardt

    This would have been a must buy for me if Universal had released it with catalog title pricing instead of licensing it to Shout, which charges first run pricing. Just can't justify $20 for a thirty year old movie with minor cult status that I've seen a gazillion times on basic cable.

    If you don't care about special features, I'm pretty sure that Universal did a movie-only release that was fairly cheap. Looking at Amazon, I got lucky because I pre-ordered the Shout Factory one and the price dropped to about $14 at some point so I'm getting it at that price rather than the $20 they're currently charging.

  7. The BB 3/$50 UHD sale was advertised today in their online ad with 16 total titles.

    They also have 2/$30 UHD on swine Fox titles.

    There was also a Disney BD display with various titles marked down. Frozen, Nig Hero 6, live action Cinderella and Jungle Book and a bunch more.

    Nothing else stood out to me from the ad or any in store displays.

    Amazon is still doing their 3/$50 UHD sale. Titles continue to change.

  8. The BB 3/$50 UHD sale was advertised today in their online ad with 16 total titles.

    They also have 2/$30 UHD on swine Fox titles.

    There was also a Disney BD display with various titles marked down. Frozen, Nig Hero 6, live action Cinderella and Jungle Book and a bunch more.

    Nothing else stood out to me from the ad or any in store displays.

    Amazon is still doing their 3/$50 UHD sale. Titles continue to change.

  9. DavidJ

    I didn’t see the 2/$30 Fox titles when I checked. I wonder if that’s regional. Or if it’s not, if you’d be willing to post a link, Jason.

    I didn’t find it online and it ,ay have been regional. If I make it back this week, I’ll check the sign to see what it says.

  10. Mike Frezon

    Hey RoundUppers!

    Nothing pre-ordered this week for me. About the only title I might be interested in is Criterion's silent The Passion of Joan of Arc.

    No Best Buy flyer…again. :angry:

    Safe shopping!

    As of this writing Amazon has it is 19 cents cheaper than a 1/2 price sale (I pre-ordered it in February … 8-))

  11. B-ROLL

    As of this writing Amazon has it is 19 cents cheaper than a 1/2 price sale (I pre-ordered it in February … :cool:)

    Since you put it that way, Bryan…I pre-ordered it too at that price.

    Thanks! :thumbsup:

  12. Jake Lipson

    Thank you for your work, Mike!

    Downsizing was an interesting failure full of big ideas that didn't wok at all as a cohesive whole. Those interested would be advised to rent it. I'm gad I saw it, but I really don't feel the need to see it again.

    Jake – I am working on my review for Downsizing (hope to have it up tomorrow), but I might want to quote your comment ("an interesting failure") in my review if that's okay with you?

  13. Neil Middlemiss

    Jake – I am working on my review for Downsizing (hope to have it up tomorrow), but I might want to quote your comment ("an interesting failure") in my review if that's okay with you?

    Sure.

  14. This is a direct copy of a post I made over in another thread on the topic of next week's release of Mister Roger's Neighborhood: It's a Beautiful Day. I thought it was worth repeating here.

    This is something I find flabbergasting.

    Each week I sift through Amazon's listings of releases for the upcoming week as I prepare each week's Weekly RoundUp (a listing of upcoming titles/prices which appears in the Bargains/Deals subforum–for those who don't know).

    When I filter out each week's titles, Amazon puts at the top of the list the best-selling titles for that week.

    Usually it's pretty predictable. It's the tentpole blockbuster high-profile releases. Examples in recent weeks would be Jumanji, The Shape of Water, any of the films nominated for the BP Oscar, etc.

    The number one best-selling release for next week (March 27th) is, quite predictably, the new to streaming on Amazon Video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (due to its "feud" with Disney, Amazon doesn't have a disc release of SW:TLJ for pre-order). So the #1 disc release for the week?

    Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: It's a Beautiful Day.

    Granted, it's not a huge week for blockbuster disc releases. But, still, the Mister Rogers release is posted ahead of such disc releases as Mr. Robot: Season 3. The Americans: Season 5. Outer Limits: Season 1. Criterion's The King of Jazz.

    I just love being able to report that news. I find it comforting somehow.

    In other Mister Rogers news, here's the trailer to that documentary coming up in June (this looks fantastic!):

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