Weekly RoundUp 3-29-2016

Best Deals on This Week's New Releases

Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on Blu-ray and DVD…

The Features

– The Hateful Eight – 2015

– The Red House – 1947

– Concussion – 2015

– Pigs – 1972

– Point Break – 2015

– The Gong Show Movie – 1980

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Concussion [4k UHD] $26.99  $29.99 $25.99

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Bicycle Thieves  (Criterion) $27.99
Big Bad Mama $24.98
Blue Ice  (Vinegar Syndrome) $27.98
Cherry Falls  (Shout! Factory) $19.99
City of the Dead, The  (VCI) $17.99
Code 7, Victim 5 / Mozambique  (Blue Underground) $16.99
Concussion  (Sony) $22.98  $22.99 $19.99
Confession of a Child of the Century  (Cohen Media Group) $20.49
Corruption  (Vinegar Syndrome) $29.98
Exposed (2016)  (Lions Gate) $14.99
Felicity  (Severin) $29.95
Forsaken  (eOne) $14.99
Frightmare  (Vinegar Syndrome) $27.98
Gong Show Movie, The  (Shout! Factory) $17.99
The Hateful Eight $19.99  $19.99 $22.99
Hero Quest $24.99
Hidden Fortress [Criterion Collection] $27.99
Humans (Season One: Uncut UK Edition)  (Acorn Media) $24.99
Life Story  (BBC) $24.99
Murders in the Rue Morgue/The Dunwich Horror  (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Of Mind and Music $29.95
Pigs  (Vinegar Syndrome) $29.98
Poem is a Naked Person, A  (Criterion) $27.99
Point Break (2015)  (Warner Bros.) $24.99  $22.99 $22.99
Point Break (2015) (3-D Blu-ray) (Warner Bros.) $27.99  $27.99
Red House, The: Restored Version  (Film Detective) $14.99
SexWorld  (Vinegar Syndrome) $27.98
Sicilian, The: Director’s Cut  (Shout! Factory) $19.99

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Cartel Land (Paramount) $22.99
Chantal Akerman (Four Films) (Icarus) $34.99
Code 7, Victim 5 (Blue Underground) $11.99
CodeGirl (Kino) $17.99
Concussion (Sony) $18.99  $16.99 $16.99
Confession of a Child of the Century (Cohen Media Group) $14.99
CPO Sharkey (The Best of Season 2) (StarVista Entertainment) $12.95
Dealer (Artsploitation) $22.99
Exposed (2016) (Lions Gate) $12.99
Forsaken (eOne) $9.99
The Hateful Eight $19.99  $16.99 $16.99
Hero Quest (Cinedigm) $9.99
Humans: Season 1 $24.99
Invisible Scars (First Run Pictures) $17.99
Killing Them Safely (MPI) $19.99
La Petite Mort – Unrated Edition (Bayview Entertainment) $11.99
La Petite Mort 2: The Nasty Tapes – Unrated Edition (Bayview Entertainment) $11.99
Mediterranea (MPI) $19.99
Mozambique (Blue Underground) $11.99
Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Volume XXXV (Shout! Factory) $42.99
Of Mind and Music (Monterey) $26.95
Poem is a Naked Person, A (Criterion) $22.99
Point Break (2015) (Warner Bros.) $16.99  $16.99 $14.99
Primary Instinct (Kino) $17.99
Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball (First Run Pictures) $12.95
Snow White & the Huntsman (Gold Edition) (Universal) $9.99
Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island (First Run Pictures) $24.95

 

 

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, continues its Easter tradition of not having a print ad in the Sunday papers. It is, after all, one of the great holiday traditions. Right up there with eggnog, bobbing for apples and weather predictions by groundhogs.

–The one thing I looked up was that Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK RELEASE of The Hateful Eight this week–for which you will pay a premium of $5 over the cost of the regular Blu release ($24.99).  See it HERE.

–While I was at bb.com, I looked up a couple other prices, too.
–Best Buy Odds and Ends: None to report.
–Target this week has EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT with its Blu copies of The Hateful Eight. Over 25 minutes of bonus content: “The Hateful Eight—An Inside Look at Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film.” Plus, LENTICULAR collectable packaging.
–Target is also advertising The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2 for $22.99 Blu/$17.99 DVD.
–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.

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Mike Frezon

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29 Comments

  1. Not a thing on this end. I have literally purchased three titles this year: Good Dinosaur, Batman: Bad Blood and Arrow S3. I don't know if this says something about me personally or how many titles I have on the shelf right now.Anyway, next release on my calendar is some low budget space opera I doubt anyone has heard of…Thanks Mike!

  2. The entire deal of what is Hateful 8 is annoying to me.The movie was just okay.I'm glad I saw the roadshow version projected by a real projector butI felt that Tarantino wasted the use of the camera by making nearly the entire movie in a cabin.And now refusing to put the rs version on disc.I can wait.

  3. Thanks for your work, Mike.  It's funny — for Django Unchained three years ago, Target had a steelbook and Best Buy had lenecular packaging, and this time it's reversed.  I'm not happy about BB's recent trend of up charging for these exclusives of theirs, but because I got the steel for Django, I want Hateful in that form also to go along with it, so I swallowed hard and pre-ordered it at $24.99+tax in order to ensure I get one — but I wouldn't do that for every movie, or even most, but this one is a special case (and perhaps so is Star Wars next week; I haven't decided on that one yet.)  Fortunately, Hateful Eight is it for me this week.

  4. All I meant by that, Malcolm, is that I checked out the H8 steel book and while I was at bb.com I looked up their prices on this week's high profile new releases ( which I put in the grid).

    Ah, I get it. I'd forgot you were working without a flyer.

  5. Hateful Eight would have been a definate purchase, but they didn't include the roadshow cut so no sale from me. Pity as I did like the movie.

    I would love to have the roadshow cut, but I don't see the point in denying myself the movie, which I really loved, when we don't know when or if the roadshow cut will surface later.

    I am skipping Target's bonus "content" because it does not say that that is actually on a disc.

  6. Hateful Eight would have been a definate purchase, but they didn't include the roadshow cut so no sale from me. Pity as I did like the movie.

    There was originally announced an expensive boxset out of France with the Roadshow180+ min cut, but apparently information this week says that was incorrect and the 80EUR boxset

    with LP, Books, etc was just going to be the same version everyone else had.   massive numbers of cancellations followed so maybe that will tell the studios something by itself.

  7. There was originally announced an expensive boxset out of France with the Roadshow180+ min cut, but apparently information this week says that was incorrect and the 80EUR boxset

    with LP, Books, etc was just going to be the same version everyone else had.   massive numbers of cancellations followed so maybe that will tell the studios something by itself.

    Unfortunately it may not be the studio that needs convincing. It's been heavily speculated, though unconfirmed (as far as I know), that the decision to withhold the Roadshow cut comes from QT himself. If true it seems pretty selfish to me especially since only a very few got to see it and that it will almost certainly never be seen again inside a theater considering how logistically difficult it was to bring the roadshow version to theaters in the first place coupled with the fact the the movie generally underperformed financially.

    I wouldn't discourage anyone from picking up the movie as it will exist on Blu-Ray although if it's true that the French version suffered mass cancellations once it was determined it would only include the general release versions, I'm kind of happy for that,

  8. Unfortunately it may not be the studio that needs convincing. It's been heavily speculated, though unconfirmed (as far as I know), that the decision to withhold the Roadshow cut comes from QT himself.

    Where did you hear this?  I understand it's a rumor, but I'd still be interested in knowing where it came from.

    I suppose it makes sense, since the roadshow version was specifically designed for 70mm projection, and of course Blu-ray can't be 70mm projected.  But if this is the case, then the 70mm version will be lost forever essentially, because the chances of a re-release in theaters is slim to none, and I think slim's on vacation this week.

    Also, there is a certain amount of irony in releasing the disc with a making-of featurette that extolls the virtues of filming on 70mm without actually featuring the cut of the film to which that featurette pertains.

  9. Where did you hear this?  I understand it's a rumor, but I'd still be interested in knowing where it came from.

    I suppose it makes sense, since the roadshow version was specifically designed for 70mm projection, and of course Blu-ray can't be 70mm projected.  But if this is the case, then the 70mm version will be lost forever essentially, because the chances of a re-release in theaters is slim to none, and I think slim's on vacation this week.I think it's fair to assume that Tarantino, who is insane over film and the theatrical experience, is going to keep the roadshow version as a theatrical exclusive. I agree with you that there's not much chance of it getting re-released.* I'd prefer they released a disc with both versions but considering that there's about 6 or 7 minutes of actual footage missing from the roadshow version and barely any of it that I noticed, I'll grudgingly live with the multiplex cut.

    *The home video market is dying and re-releasing movies is something that only Warners does anymore and even they usually just lazily add a second disc to the existing one.

  10. Where did you hear this?  I understand it's a rumor, but I'd still be interested in knowing where it came from.

    Nothing I'm saying is official. And I was clear to say that anything I'm saying (regarding QT) is unconfirmed. It's just something that's been heavily discussed.

  11. The roadshow cut didn't play in any theaters in my entire state anyway, so I never had the chance to see it  (and I would have if given the opportunity.)  So, while it would be nice to have it on the disc and I am inclined to agree it should be there for the sake of film history, I don't view it as a necessity for my personal purchase because the disc will reflect what my theatrical experience with the film was.

  12. Hateful Eight would have been a definate purchase, but they didn't include the roadshow cut so no sale from me. Pity as I did like the movie.

    I missed the whole damn thing in the theaters – what was the difference between the roadshow and the non roadshow version?

  13. I missed the whole damn thing in the theaters – what was the difference between the roadshow and the non roadshow version?

    I saw both cuts and the only thing I remember different is a shot of Demian Bichir actually plucking a dead duck in the roadshow version (they only tell him to pluck it in the multiplex version). My memory is that there's about 6 or 7 minutes of footage not used in the multiplex version but like I said, the duck scene (more like a shot or two) is the only thing that I can point to. I'd assume the differences are a number of shortened and alternate scenes rather than full scenes that were cut. Plus, the roadshow version has a 3 minute overture and an intermission that ran about 12 minutes.

  14. I missed the whole damn thing in the theaters – what was the difference between the roadshow and the non roadshow version?

    I can't speak to the differences because, as I said above, the roadshow version was never offered in my area, so I saw what I had access to, which is the standard release only.  However, I can say that while I was intellectually aware that the 70mm cut was different, I didn't actually feel like the version I saw was missing anything, in that there were no jarring cuts/transitions and everything in the story made sense to me.  So, if you are considering a rental or blind purchase, I don't expect you'll have a problem with the release as-is, since I didn't.  Hope this helps.

  15. I am skipping Target's bonus "content" because it does not say that that is actually on a disc.

    Good news, it's on a separate DVD. I think Disney is the only company that does the download bonus content crap (so far).

  16. Good news, it's on a separate DVD. I think Disney is the only company that does the download bonus content crap (so far).

    Cool!  Can you elaborate on the nature of this content? I would really like to see it, especially since the Blu-ray itself doesn't have much on it, but I already got Best Buy's steelbook. Is this content actually worth a second purchase?

  17. Cool!  Can you elaborate on the nature of this content?  I would really like to see it, especially since the Blu-ray itself doesn't have much on it, but I already got Best Buy's steelbook.  Is this content actually worth a second purchase?

    The Target bonus disc runs 29:44 and is basically an extended version of the 5 minute featurette found on the regular disc (it uses most or maybe even all of the footage from the 5 minute featurette and a little bit of the stuff from the 70mm featurette too). Since it's more than twice the length of all the bonus features on the regular disc, the bonus disc is nice to have but it's nothing more than the standard EPK fluff piece.

  18. Funny story: when Django Unchained came out and Target had the exclusive steelbook on that, it was a 3-disc set (Blu+DVD+Target bonus disc), but the steelbook, despite being designed specifically for that edition, only held 2 discs, and the third one was housed in a paper sleeve.

    Fast forward to today, when I picked up the steelbook for Hateful Eight from Best Buy.  This time, the only thing exclusive about this release is the packaging — there's no extra disc and the steel is the only thing to differentiate it from thee regular combo pack available everywhere — so imagine my surprise when I open it up to find that it is designed to hold 3 discs.  In the space where a third disc would go is a disc-shaped piece of cardboard with the digital copy code.

    Incidentally, I got lucky and found someone on eBay who had just listed the Target exclusive bonus disc on its own for $5, so went ahead and purchased that.  When it gets here, I will be able to fit it inside the steel purchased from Target's competitor in order to form one nice complete collection in a single case.

    Also, for those who care, when I went to pick up my copy of the steelbook around mid afternoon, they only had 2 copies left of that edition with the new releases (mine was reserved separately because I pre-ordered it online and marked it for store pickup to guarantee I would get one.)  But it appears to be selling fast (or maybe they didn't get a lot to begin with?) so if you want one, I'd go grab one soon.

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