Weekly RoundUp 4-24-2018

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

 

– Hostiles – 2017

 

– Paddington 2 – 2017

 

– Ruby Gentry – 1952

 

– Grease – 1978

– Down Three Dark Streets – 1954

– Den of Thieves – 2018

– Maze Runner: Death Cure – 2018

 

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
A Few Good Men (Sony) $19.99
Grease (Blu-ray 4k) (Paramount) $27.05
Hostiles (Blu-ray 4k) (Lionsgate) $24.96
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (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
Backstabbing for Beginners  (Lions Gate) $17.96
Bill Nye: Science Guy  (PBS) $17.97
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story  (Kino) $22.99
Boneyard, The  (Kino) $16.49
Cyborg  (Shout! Factory) $15.48
Daughters of Satan  (Shout! Factory) $26.94
Dead Man  (Criterion) $27.37
Deadpool (Fox) (2-Year Anniversary Edition) $17.96
Dear Dictator  (Cinedigm) $14.12
Den of Thieves  (Universal) $19.96 $19.99
Doctor Detroit  (Shout! Factory) $22.99
Dogfather, The (DePatie-Freleng Collection)  (Kino) $19.99
Down Three Dark Streets (ClassicFlix) $24.99
Five Steps to Danger (ClassicFlix) $24.99
Forever My Girl (Lionsgate) $17.96
Gray Lady Down  (Shout! Factory) $14.49
Grease (Paramount) $14.99
Grease Collection (Paramount) $27.96 $27.99
Holy Mountain, The  (Kino) $24.96
Hope and Glory  (Olive Films) $19.80
Hostiles (Lionsgate) $19.96 $19.99
Joe (1970)  (Olive Films) $19.80
Killer Klowns from Outer Space  (Arrow Films) $17.67
Liquid Sky  (Vinegar Syndrome) $19.83
Maze Runner: The Death Cure  (Fox) $19.96 $19.99
Maze, The (Blu-ray 3-D) (Kino) $22.99
Meet Me in St. Louis (Warners) $15.65
Mermaids  (Olive Films) $19.99
Misterjaw  (Kino) $26.42
Moon Child  (Cult Epics) $34.95
Paddington 2  (Warner Bros.) $22.99 $22.99
Pistol for Ringo, A / The Return of Ringo  (Arrow Films) $27.99
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (In Concert)  (Time-Life) $27.39
Ruby Gentry  (Kino) $19.99
Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season  (Warner Bros.) $32.89
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, The  (Indicator) (Available at powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Suddenly, Last Summer  (Indicator) (Available at powerhousefilms.co.uk)
Troll / Troll II  (Shout! Factory) $19.85
Unforgotten – Season 1  (PBS) $22.97
Virgin Suicides, The  (Criterion) $27.99
Woman’s Devotion, A  (Kino) $16.49

 

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
Backstabbing for Beginners (Lions Gate) $12.96
Bill Nye: Science Guy (PBS) $12.96
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Kino) $19.99
Boneyard, The (Kino) $13.99
Dead Justice (Wild Eye) $12.97
Dead Man (Criterion) $20.52
Dear Dictator (Cinedigm) $11.99
Den of Thieves (Universal) $17.96 $17.99
Do Not Resist (Passion River) $24.95
Dogfather, The (DePatie-Freleng Collection) (Kino) $13.19
Down Three Dark Streets (ClassicFlix) $16.61
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Sony) $16.23
Five Steps to Danger (ClassicFlix) $24.99
Forever My Girl (Lionsgate) $12.96
Grease (Paramount) $6.43
Have A Nice Day (Strand) $27.99
Holy Mountain, The (Kino) $13.99
Hope and Glory (Olive Films) $19.21
Hostiles (Lionsgate) $14.96
Joe (1970) (Olive Films) $23.27
Last Seen in Idaho (Breaking Glass Pictures) $19.99
Liquid Sky (Vinegar Syndrome) $29.95
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Fox) $14.96 $14.99
Maze, The (Kino) $13.19
Mermaids (Olive Films) $9.88
Misterjaw (Kino) $19.99
Paddington 2 (Warner Bros.) $15.99
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (In Concert) (Time-Life) $27.99
Ruby Gentry (Kino) $13.19
Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season (Warner Bros.) $22.86
Strings (Monarch) $13.99
Unforgotten – Season 1 (PBS) $20.47
Violent Life, A (Icarus) $17.99
Virgin Suicides, The (Criterion) $22.57
Wacky Races: Start Your Engines (Season 1, Vol. 1) (Warner Bros.) $9.99
Woman’s Devotion, A (Kino) $13.19
Zombies (Walt Disney)

 

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

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

–This looks like the third week in a row that Best Buy has no printed Sunday flyer.

 

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

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK release of Grease: The Collection.  Priced at $27.99, it appears as if there is no premium pricing for the steelbook (although the ad shows no pricing for a standard Blu-ray release at Target).

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

 

Published by

Mike Frezon

administrator

26 Comments

  1. Another week of high profile New (and catalog) releases.

    It seems like everyone should be able to find something in this week's list that they might like! 😀 But I'm sure there'll be some readers taking the week off.

    Third week in a row with no Best Buy flyer.

    I found a discussion on BestBuy.com's support blog in which a BB rep stated the following to someone who inquired about the lack of printed BB ads:

    How I was explained this occurrence when I worked in the store is that Best Buy is constantly looking for ways to eliminate waste. It’s disappointing to hear you were not able to get the ad in the way you were hoping, but please know we are not doing this to make shopping harder with us, but more to see how we can reduce our footprint on this planet!

    There will be a handful of dates in the upcoming year where our digital ad will be the only one available. These deals can be seen on any smart phone, or computing device. We are sorry if this is off putting to you, and please know we still value all of our customers, but sometimes we have to explore other possibilities to help protect the environment around us.

    If they think digital only is a smart strategy, I wish them well. I hope that someone there realizes how stupid the "we're saving the planet" argument is. If it's a marketing strategy to increase sales and reduce advertising costs, THAT I could accept/believe.

    Safe shopping everybody! 😀

  2. 24fpsNinja

    Target says Exclusive Steelbook for Grease Collection but that is what I pre-ordered on Amazon.

    That's interesting, Rob.

    I hadn't even realized it but I had pre-ordered the steelbook collection on Amazon, too (back when it was $26.17). I don't care really one way or another about steelbooks.

    Not sure why Target is advertising it to be an EXCLUSIVE when the same exact thing is for sale on Amazon.

  3. Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike. There are several high profile releases I'm interested in this week including Ruby Gentry and the 4K Grease.

    I had one other review up already for a release this week: The Maze 3D. That review can be found here.

  4. "but please know we are not doing this to make shopping harder with us, but more to see how we can reduce our footprint on this planet!"

    Best Buy has definitely reduced my footprints in their stores, and their footprint of stuff I've brought home.

  5. I had Grease preordered until this morning. The price is too high for me right now, especially with a flood of other titles coming in Q2. Later in the year when the price drops I’m sure I’ll bite.

    Thank you Mike!

  6. Nothing for me this week. More and more, I find myself streaming shows that I’d much rather buy, but for whatever reason Amazon does not put out shows like Bosh, Man in the High Castle and others on Blu-ray. I don’t understand why they don’t do physical releases?

    It sucks for collectors like myself. Plus, I don’t have my Big Screen downstairs set-up for streaming so I’m forced to watch the shows on my computer screen…. Sigh.

    Mike, thanks for all your good work!

    John

  7. FYI Cartwheel has 15% off Grease Collection BD and the DVD, BD and UHD versions. UHD is apparently 19.99 per the app and the coupon expires on the 28th. Please check your location before heading out on Tuesday…

  8. bullmoose.com

    Hostiles $14.97 DVD / $19.97 Blu-Ray / $23.97 4K
    Paddington 2 $15.97 DVD / $22.97 Blu-Ray
    Maze Runner: Death Cure $14.97 DVD / $19.97 Blu-Ray / $23.97 4K
    The Maze 3D $21.97 Blu
    Grease 40th Anniv $9.97 DVD / $11.97 Blu / $23.97 4K
    Grease Collection $25.97 Blu

  9. It's worth noting that Wal-Mart has some sort of more expensive exclusive version of Paddington 2. It includes an "activity set," but it's not entirely clear what all of the contents are. Price is $27.96, up from $22.96 for the disc by itself. There's a picture on the website; it looks like there are some papers, but I really can't tell specifically what they are.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Paddington-2-Walmart-Exclusive-Blu-ray-DVD-Digital/891547216

    I just kept my standing Amazon pre-order since this doesn't look like anything I can't live without, but thought I would mention it for those who may be interested.

    Also, Wal-Mart's website is showing a different cover for both the regular edition and inside the gift set than other online retailers, such as Best Buy and Amazon. Wal-Mart's is on the left; the other, more common one is on the right:

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    It's not clear if Wal-Mart actually has an exclusive on the cover, or if one of the two covers is simply out of date and hasn't been updated to reflect the final version. Wal-Mart's website does not say anything about having an exclusive cover.

    The one on the right exactly matches the theatrical poster for the film, but I actually like the one on the left better for the background image of the fair, which looks nice and plays a part in the film, besides the wider image of Paddington in his coat. It will be interesting to see what the cover looks like when I get it in the mail tomorrow. I'll report back when I get it.

    In any case, just in case it wasn't already totally clear from my previous post, I absolutely love this movie and highly recommend it to everyone. The theatrical release gross topped out at $40 million and certainly the movie did not reach as many people as it deserved, at least in the U.S., so I'm hoping the Blu-ray release gives it a new lease on life as it were and more people discover its delights.

  10. J. Carr

    More and more, I find myself streaming shows that I'd much rather buy, but for whatever reason Amazon does not put out shows like Bosh, Man in the High Castle and others on Blu-ray. I don't understand why they don't do physical releases?

    That's easy. Because they want to keep those shows exclusive to their Prime subscription service. The whole point of their programming is to make you sign up for Prime, because when you sign up for Prime to get the shows, you'll also end up ordering more products from their store because the shipping is paid for as part of your Prime fee.

    The minute they release those shows elsewhere, the lure of them to drive subscriptions is lessened. Yeah, they'd get money if you bought it physically — but they'll get more money if they keep you subscribing year after year and using your subscription to buy everything you need on Amazon without additional shipping costs.

  11. In my post #21, I posted about the two covers for Paddington.

    I just received my copy in the mail from Amazon and it is the cover I posted on the right in that post, which looks like the poster and doesn't have the background of the fair.

    I don't know if Wal-Mart actually has the other cover exclusively or if it is just up on their site in error.

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