Weekly RoundUp 3-27-2018

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The Features

 

– Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 2017

 

– Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – 1968-2001

 

– Joan of Arc – 1948

 

– Mr. Robot: Season 3 – 2017

 

– The King of Jazz – 1930

 

– Acts of Violence – 2018

 

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (LucasFilm) (4k Blu-ray)  $27.99 $27.99

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Acts of Violence  (Lions Gate) $14.96
Assault on Precinct 13 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Shout! Factory) $21.59
Batman & Mr. Freeze (DC) $21.00
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (Collector’s Edition)  (Shout! Factory) $21.99
Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 4  (Acorn Media) $36.69
Competition, The  (Gravitas) $16.99
Dolores  (PBS) $23.61
I Remember You  (Shout! Factory) $11.35
Joan of Arc (1948)  (Kino) $19.80
King of Jazz, The  (Criterion) $27.99
Last Movie Star, The  (Lions Gate) $19.99
Legion (The Complete Season One)  (Fox) $29.99
Mr. Robot – Season_3.0  (Universal) $29.99
Outer Limits, The (Season One)  (Kino) $72.50
Prince of Darkness (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Shout! Factory) $18.49
Robot Chicken – Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking (Warner Archive) $14.42
Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938  (Arrow Films) $43.99
Sandlot, The (25th Anniversary Blu-ray) (Fox) $19.96
Soldier, The  (Kino) $18.89
Star Time  (Vinegar Syndrome) $25.05
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (LucasFilm)  $22.99 $22.99
Survivors Guide to Prison  (Gravitas) $16.99
Teenage Prostitution Racket, The  (Kino) $15.69
Thousand Faces of Dunjia, The  (Well Go USA) $17.30
Vinegar Syndrome’s 5 Films 5 Years: Vol. #2  (Vinegar Syndrome) $26.76
Welcome Home Brother Charles / Emma Mae  (Vinegar Syndrome) $32.98
Women in Love  (Criterion) $25.99

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Acts of Violence (Lions Gate) $12.96
Americans, The (Complete Fifth Season) (Fox) $27.99
Butchering, The (Wild Eye) $19.95
Competition, The (Gravitas) $14.99
Dolores (PBS) $12.96
Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz: We’re not in Kansas Anymore – Season One, Part One (Warner Bros.) $9.96
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Warner Archives) $17.99
Executioners, The (Lions Gate) $16.97
Fencer, The (Music Box Films) $25.10
Girl, A (Kino) $13.99
Hell’s Kitty (Wild Eye) $19.95
I Remember You (Shout! Factory) $11.35
Joan of Arc (1948) (Kino) $13.55
King of Jazz, The (Criterion) $20.74
Last Men in Aleppo (Icarus) $18.01
Last Movie Star, The (Lions Gate) $13.46
Legion (The Complete Season One) (Fox) $19.96
Love, Lies and Records (Acorn Media) $26.97
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day (PBS) $14.99
Mr. Robot – Season_3.0 (Universal) $24.99
Murder Ahoy (Warner Archives) $14.10
Murder At the Gallop (Warner Archives) $14.10
Murder Most Foul (Warner Archives) $17.20
Murder, She Said… (Warner Archives) $14.10
One Day at a Time – Season 2 (Shout! Factory) $14.99
Outer Limits, The (Season One) (Kino) $58.71
Peyton Place – Part 3 (Shout! Factory) $25.19
Relationtrip, The (Passion River) $19.23
Robot Chicken – Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking (Warner Archive) $9.96
Soldier, The (Kino) $16.25
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (LucasFilm) $17.99
Survivors Guide to Prison (Gravitas) $14.99
Teenage Prostitution Racket, The (Kino) $19.21
Thank you, Billy Graham (Lamb & Lion) $13.19
Thousand Faces of Dunjia, The (Well Go USA) $22.35
Who Killed Tupac? (Lions Gate) $14.84
Women in Love (Criterion) $22.99

 

 

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 4k UHD copies of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  And, Best Buy cryptically mentions in the ad that they have custom steelbooks starting at $27.99.

–Best Buy is also advertising “Family Fun Starting at $11.99.”  The Blu–ray titles shown are:  Wonder, Moana, Coco, Hop, Cars 3.

–The following recent Blu-ray releases are on sale this week at Best Buy:

$19.99:  Thor: Ragnarok, Pitch Perfect 3, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ferdinand

 

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

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  The EXCLUSIVE release includes a 40-page gallery book AND bonus content.  It all comes at a cost ($27.99) $5 above and beyond the cost of the regular Blu release ($22.99).

–Target has the following Blu-ray releases advertised on sale this week:

$10.00:  Spider-man: Homecoming, Boss Baby, The Emoji Movie

$13.00:  Wonder, Star, Hop, Trolls, LEGO Ninjago Movie

$19.00:  Zootopia

$19.99:  Thor: Ragnarok, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3, Ferdinand, The Lion King, Up, Moana, Cars 3, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Lady and the Tramp, Coco

$32.99:  Game of Thrones: Season 7

–Target is also advertising lots of catalog DVDs in this week’s flyer.  Prices ranging from $4 to $10 to $13.  They also advertise DVDs of Frozen and Tangled for $15.99 apiece.

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

 

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46 Comments

  1. Hey RoundUppers!

    This is just like the "old days"…me posting up the RoundUp at Midnight Sunday morning. It's just the way things worked out for me today as I had a ton of other things to deal with.

    Anyway, it's a big week–rather obviously–with a Star Wars release…but also a number of interesting catalog titles.

    I have pre-ordered for this week Joan of Arc (1948) and Mister Roger's Neighborhood: It's a Beautiful Day.

    I don't know if everyone saw my post last week…but as I was researching this week's RoundUp, Amazon's sales figures seem to indicate that the DVD release of various Mister Roger's Neighborhood shows brings it in as the 2nd most popular new release title of the week (according to Amazon sales). To me that is an amazing–and rather positive–thing.

  2. Thanks as always, Mike! Definitely a big week.

    I've had the Best Buy exclusive steelbook for The Last Jedi 4K release preordered for in-store pickup since mid-February.

    The first season of "Legion" coming out on Blu-Ray is nearly miraculous, given Fox's antipathy toward TV on Blu-Ray. I'm definitely buying it day one, both because it's a great show that should benefit from Blu-Ray quality, and to support more TV on Blu-Ray releases from Fox. If Best Buy's stocking it in stores, I'll grab it Tuesday when I'm there to pick up Star Wars. Otherwise, I'll order it from Amazon.

    If I do end up getting "Legion" from Amazon, and Amazon price matches Target's sale price for Wonder on Blu-Ray, I'll probably pick that up as well. But $13 is quite low enough to merit a special trip to Target.

    Mike Frezon

    …but also a number of interesting catalog titles.

    I saw the Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Blu when I was perusing the Warner Archive site for the current 4 for $11 each sale, and was fascinated by it. Unlike Mask of the Phantasm, this was a direct-to-video title so I figured all of the elements would have been SD. Wouldn't be at all surprised if they're using it as a test run for the upcoming "Batman: The Animated Series" HD remastering.

    I don't know if everyone saw my post last week…but as I was researching this week's RoundUp, Amazon's sales figures seem to indicate that the DVD release of various Mister Roger's Neighborhood shows brings it in as the 2nd most popular new release title of the week (according to Amazon sales). To me that is an amazing–and rather positive–thing.

    As a kid, we had PBS in our house before we had Nickelodeon and long before we had the Disney Channel. "Mr. Rogers's Neighborhood" was always my favorite as a small child, because he'd venture out into the real world and do things like show us how factories work. And the repetitive nature of his routine inside his (TV) home provided stability and structure that I found very comforting as a small child.

    Seeing interviews with him on YouTube and elsewhere, I'm struck again by the essential kindness and decency of this man, who was ordained as a Presbyterian minister and charged with creating wholesome children’s television programming. He certainly did that, that until very nearly his death.

    There was a four and a half interview he did with Karen Herman four years before his death for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In the ninth part and final part, Herman wraps up the interview by listing off names that alternate between real people that worked on the show and characters within the show. Some of the real people had prominent roles in the production, and some had what seemed to be very minor roles in the production. But without fail, Fred Rogers spoke about them in depth and with very personal detail. He took the time to get to know his staff as human beings, the way only the best leaders do.

  3. Huge week for me. I'll be picking up Star Wars, Legion, Mr. Robot and probably The Americans. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go panhandle outside the 7/11 to afford all that.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike!

    I cancelled all of my pre-orders with Amazon, as I continue to find better prices elsewhere. This week Deep Discount beat them with pricing, and that was before I took off 10% of the entire order with their Shark Madness Sale. I also needed to divert some of my monies to Warner Archive with their 9th Birthday Anniversary Sale.
    I know I've said this before, but I feel it again needs to be stated that all these sales are costing me money!

    Purchased from Kino:

    • The Outer Limits (Season One)

    Purchased from Deep Discount:

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (Blu-ray Steelbook)
    • Prince of Darkness (Blu-ray Steelbook)
    • Peyton Place – Part 3 (along with Parts 1 & 2)

    Holding off for better pricing:

    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day
    • The King of Jazz (waiting for B&N Criterion Sale)
  5. I had SubZero preordered, but cancelled. I’ll pick it up at some point in the future. Last Jedi will be part of a Disney Movie Club at some point.

    I might bite on the BB 3/$45 UHD combo. I’ll have to see.

    Thank you Mike!

  6. Jason_V

    I had SubZero preordered, but cancelled. I’ll pick it up at some point in the future. Last Jedi will be part of a Disney Movie Club at some point.

    Thank you Mike!

    I believe it already is

  7. dana martin

    week for the pre-orders to arrive
    Outer Limits :Season One
    Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero
    The Egg and I

    It's my understanding that The Egg and I blu-ray has a release date of April 17.

  8. Dennis Nicholls

    Strange how Amazon isn't pricing The Last Jedi.

    Not strange in the least. Same as virtually every Disney in hte last 16 months

    Mike_Nepo

    Funny how Amazon shows there's a 3D version of Last Jedi. Is that a typo, or is it something that's probably only a non-US release?

    3rd Party and showing the UK logos and only twice the direct price.
    The 3rd Party is nearly $20 higher than my 3D Steelbook from Zavvi

  9. I guess i’m picking up my “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” disc at Target on Tuesday. *sigh*

    I really miss the “good old days” when I could just preorder everything I wanted months in advance from Amazon knowing that A) I was getting the best release day price available, and B) The discs would be delivered promptly on the first day they were available.

  10. Hollywoodaholic

    Does anyone have a comparison of what's in the Target version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi versus the Best Buy exclusive version? No flyers from BB so who's to know?

    Best Buy Steelbook…

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    Target…

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  11. B-ROLL

    Target…

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    And according to their website, Target's exclusive content is a featurette on the porgs. I'm guessing it's digital rather than included on a disc but I haven't seen anything that says one way or the other.

  12. Joseph Bolus

    I guess i’m picking up my “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” disc at Target on Tuesday. *sigh*

    I really miss the “good old days” when I could just preorder everything I wanted months in advance from Amazon knowing that A) I was getting the best release day price available, and B) The discs would be delivered promptly on the first day they were available.

    Just order from BBY and get the best price automatically by release day and 15-45 day price protection afterwards which puts them 15-45 days better than Amazon.

    10 of last 11 preorders from BBY have arrived on or before release day. My SW should be here tomorrow. 1 I got the release week price charged at shipment and the other 2 I got automatically refunded the difference on the 2 that shipped before the price drop. 2 have now dropped further in the last few weeks so I need to call and get the extra $10 back

    Use my BBY CC through the year to buy all my normal stuff (groceries, utilities, gasoline, etc) which earns me BBY RZ points too, and qualifies me for Elite Plus even if I never order $1 from BBY so I get FS without having to give Amazon another $100 (I'm still Prime since it was a Trial offer, but I likely haven't even broken even the last 2 years). My shipping experiences with BBY over the last 2 years have been substantially better than Amazon and my interactions with CSR have been far more positive than my Amazon contacts for the last 3-4 years.

  13. TravisR

    And according to their website, Target's exclusive content is a featurette on the porgs. I'm guessing it's digital rather than included on a disc but I haven't seen anything that says one way or the other.

    I thougth it might be the 3rd disc but according to another site there are two blu-rays in the blu-ray only configuration:

    Spoiler

    I ordered the 4K version from Target at $29.99 -1.50 for red card (I think they used to have up to release day price protection so I may get $2.00 back as it is currently $27.99 online and in the ad

  14. Thank you, Mike!

    I go away from the forum for two and a half days and come back to 55 notifications (!) about existing watched threads, but looked at the Weekly Roundup thread first.

    As a Prime member, I would normally just order on Amazon, but for The Last Jedi, I pre-ordered the regular version from Target, on account of the Amazon-Disney feud. However, when I pre-ordered it, it was showing as $24.99.

    Now I see from the Roundup that Target is selling the same thing for $22.99 as a weekly ad price.

    Does anyone know if they will automatically refund me the difference like Amazon does? If not, is there any way for me to get those two bucks back? And if yes, what do I need to do? Because I only order from Target sporadically, I've never encountered a case of their dropping the price between pre-order and release date before.

    Thanks in advance!

  15. Jake Lipson

    Thank you, Mike!

    I go away from the forum for two and a half days and come back to 55 notifications (!) about existing watched threads, but looked at the Weekly Roundup thread first.

    As a Prime member, I would normally just order on Amazon, but for The Last Jedi, I pre-ordered the regular version from Target, on account of the Amazon-Disney feud. However, when I pre-ordered it, it was showing as $24.99.

    Now I see from the Roundup that Target is selling the same thing for $22.99 as a weekly ad price.

    Does anyone know if they will automatically refund me the difference like Amazon does? If not, is there any way for me to get those two bucks back? And if yes, what do I need to do? Because I only order from Target sporadically, I've never encountered a case of their dropping the price between pre-order and release date before.

    Thanks in advance!

    It should update automatically — my 4K order shipped Friday and noticed the charge on my redcard has been charged at the 27.99+tax with the 5% RC discount.

    If it doesn't show the adjustment or refund within a couple days just call Target CSR.

  16. David Norman

    Just order from BBY and get the best price automatically by release day and 15-45 day price protection afterwards which puts them 15-45 days better than Amazon.

    Isn't it true that you have to walk into a physical store to get the price guarantee, even if you ordered your item online?

  17. dpippel


    Isn't it true that you have to walk into a physical store to get the price guarantee, even if you ordered your item online?

    No. Online orders should be able to be corrected over the phone if you are automatically refunded.
    I';ve even gotten in-store purchases refunded online though that is YMMV.

    Pre-order price guarantees should be done automatically either at time of charge/shipment or as a refund a couple days later.

  18. dpippel


    Isn't it true that you have to walk into a physical store to get the price guarantee, even if you ordered your item online?

    No. Online orders should be able to be corrected over the phone if you are automatically refunded.
    I';ve even gotten in-store purchases refunded online though that is YMMV.

    Pre-order price guarantees should be done automatically either at time of charge/shipment or as a refund a couple days later.

  19. TravisR

    And according to their website, Target's exclusive content is a featurette on the porgs. I'm guessing it's digital rather than included on a disc but I haven't seen anything that says one way or the other.

    The Target-exclusive porg featurette is on its own DVD and not digital.

  20. Wonder on Blu-Ray was $12.99 at Best Buy, so I ended up picking that up while I was there to pick up The Last Jedi. Season one of "Legion" was inexplicably $24.99 on BestBuy.com but $29.99 on the shelves, so I've got that one coming to me in the mail.

  21. Adam Lenhardt

    Season one of "Legion" was inexplicably $24.99 on BestBuy.com but $29.99 on the shelves, so I've got that one coming to me in the mail.

    The Americans was $19.99 on bestbuy.com and $27.99 in store. I had them price match it.

    Since you ordered it, it's a moot point but Target had Legion for $24.99.

  22. TravisR

    Since you ordered it, it's a moot point but Target had Legion for $24.99.

    Getting from Best Buy to any of the local Targets in the Albany area at rush hour is an absolute nightmare, so I'm willing to be patient. Wish I'd thought of price matching at Best Buy, though!

  23. Hey guys, the release of The Last Jedi got past me. I guess because it’s not available at Amazon and I wasn’t paying attention.

    I was looking at Amazon and saw a 3D version from a third party seller. I’m not seeing a Blu ray 2D/3D option non 4K set. I’m not sure if it’s a retailer exclusive but I’ll be checking. If you guys know I’ll be interested in knowing. If it’s a fake, I’ll be ok with a 2D edition.

  24. Nelson Au

    Hey guys, the release of The Last Jedi got past me. I guess because it’s not available at Amazon and I wasn’t paying attention.

    I was looking at Amazon and saw a 3D version from a third party seller. I’m not seeing a Blu ray 2D/3D option non 4K set. I’m not sure if it’s a retailer exclusive but I’ll be checking. If you guys know I’ll be interested in knowing. If it’s a fake, I’ll be ok with a 2D edition.

    There is no US 3D release at all.
    The 3rd Party version is the upcoming UK release for about twice the direct price

  25. Nelson Au

    Thanks David!

    My Best Buy had plenty of copies of the Blu ray amd Digital and 4K and Blu-ray set of The Last Jedi.

    My BBY 4K Steel arrived in a nice box today — perfect. no spine slashes or dents.
    The 3D is on order to be shipped in a couple weeks. There were a couple of 4K/3D combos from various countries, but it was cheaper or about the same to order them separately.

  26. Nelson Au

    Thanks David!

    My Best Buy had plenty of copies of the Blu ray amd Digital and 4K and Blu-ray set of The Last Jedi.

    My BBY 4K Steel arrived in a nice box today — perfect. no spine slashes or dents.
    The 3D is on order to be shipped in a couple weeks. There were a couple of 4K/3D combos from various countries, but it was cheaper or about the same to order them separately.

  27. In my daily perusal of Cartwheel offers, The Last Jedi popped up today. 10% off all formats expiring on March 31…check your Cartwheel first to make sure this is nationwide. (UHD $27.99, BD $22.99, DVD $17.99 per Target's website.)

  28. The Last Jedi arrived in the mail today, via USPS, even though it was sent via UPS. :laugh: Can't figure that one out, but I've got it.

    I love how the blue keepcase (instead of a black one) and different spine design spit in the face of uniformity with their original release of The Force Awakens. :angry: Not. I mean, honestly, would it have been that hard to design these to match?

  29. Jake Lipson

    The Last Jedi arrived in the mail today, via USPS, even though it was sent via UPS. :laugh: Can't figure that one out, but I've got it.

    I love how the blue keepcase (instead of a black one) and different spine design spit in the face of uniformity with their original release of The Force Awakens. :angry: Not. I mean, honestly, would it have been that hard to design these to match?

    Personally for me, I'm overjoyed that this release doesn't match The Force Awakens, which I bought the 3D version, and for some reason came in a beast of a box that rivaled full tv season sets for one single movie.

  30. Jeff Cooper

    bought the 3D version, and for some reason came in a beast of a box that rivaled full tv season sets for one single movie.

    Yeah, we're both very glad they didn't do that again. However, since this release is patterned after the first release of The Force Awakens, I don't think it's unreasonable to have expected them to match that one.

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