Weekly RoundUp 4-4-2017

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The Features

– Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 2016

– Ride the High Country – 1962

– Behind the Door – 1919

– Office Christmas Party – 2016

– Scarlett Johansson (Love Song for Bobby Long – 2004)

(This is a DVD-only re-issue but it was one of those ScarJo titles which was a mainstay in my RoundUp template for many years.  Bring on a Blu release!) 

The Prices

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Behind the Door  (Flicker Alley) $33.19
Don’t Kill It  (Sony) $13.59
Finding Forrester (Sony) $26.99
Invasion of the Bee Girls  (Shout! Factory) $17.94
Little Nikita  (Mill Creek) $8.29
Miss Annie Rooney  (Classic Flix) $22.79
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town  (Sony) $13.59
Office Christmas Party  (Paramount) $17.99 $17.99 $19.99
Paterson  (Universal) $14.11
Psycho Circus – 3 Rings of Terror Triple Feature  (Mill Creek) $7.05
Punchline  (Mill Creek) $7.05
Ride the High Country  (Warner Archive)  $21.99
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  (Walt Disney)  $19.99 $22.99
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (3-D) (Disney) $24.99  $27.99
Tank 432  (Shout! Factory) $17.99
Three  (Well Go USA) $16.59
Thriller Triple Feature – Wind Chill, Closure, Perfect Stranger  (Mill Creek) $14.98
We Go On  (Sony) $15.59
Why We Fight (Sony) $26.99

 


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Book of Love (Sony) $12.99
Concrete Love: Architecture of the Bohm Family (First Run) $24.95
Cooking at the World’s End (Film Movement) $19.99
DCI Banks: Season 5 $25.69
Diff’rent Strokes – Season 5 (Shout! Factory) $12.41
Don’t Hang Up (Lions Gate) $13.99
Don’t Kill It (Sony) $13.99
Good Wife, The (Complete Series) (Paramount) $68.68
Killa (Kino) $19.99
Legend of Bruce Lee: Vol. 2 (Well Go USA) $24.98
Levity (Mill Creek) $6.99
Lonely Hearts (Mill Creek) $6.99
Love Song for Bobby Long, A (Mill Creek) $4.69
Lucky’s Treasure (Universal) $9.99
Medium (The Complete Series) (Paramount) $58.08
Office Christmas Party (Paramount) $17.99 $14.99
Paterson (Universal) $12.96
Punchline (Mill Creek) $6.99
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney) $17.99
Ruins of Lifta, The (First Run Pictures) $24.95
Suburbans, The (Mill Creek) $5.39
Tangled Before Ever After (Walt Disney)
Tank 432 (Shout! Factory) $11.99
Three (Well Go USA) $14.99
Three Can Play That Game (Mill Creek) $6.99
We Don’t Belong Here (Sony) $9.99
We Go On (Sony) $14.99
Youth in Oregon (Sony) $9.99

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

–It’s Rogue One week!

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with their 3-D Blu copies of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  No pricing premium in play.  $24.99.

–Best Buy also has a list of Disney Blu-rays STARTING AT $17.99 (I honestly don’t know why I bother with these “starting at” ad mentions):  Finding Dory, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Moana, Doctor Strange.

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

$9.99:  Storks (DVD)

$12.99:  The Secret Life of Pets

$17.99:  Star Wars: The Force Awakens

$29.99:  Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (4k UHD Blu)

$39.99:  Planet Earth II (4k UHD Blu)

$69.99:  Star Wars Collection

–Best Buy is advertising a FREE $5 BB GIFTCARD with the purchase of $25 worth of “Select Movie Titles.”  The only titles pictured are Angry Birds, Hop, Book of Life (all Blu).

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Continuing the promotion of a FREE Sing lunchbox with the purchase of up to “50 select movie titles.”

–Target this week has a HUGE EXCLUSIVE with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  For $27.99, they are selling a 5-disc (3-D Blu, 2-D Blu, DVD, Bonus Content DVD and Digital copy) combo pack with bonus content and collectible packaging.  The packaging amounts to five interchangeable covers.  The bonus disc includes ten minutes of additional material.

–Target is also advertising TONS of Star Wars toys and merchandise.  In the Sunday flyer are coupons redeemable for $10 off a $50 Star Wars purchase or $25 off a $100 Star Wars purchase.  Those coupons can also be sent to your Smartphone by texting STAR10 or STAR25 to 827438.  The coupons are also accessible in the Cartwheel app.

–Target is also advertising the Blu-ray of Passengers for $19.99

–Target Odds and Ends: Lists of $4, $10 and $15 movies.  Blu-rays listed are Princess & the Frog ($10), Hotel Transylvania 2 ($10) and Trolls ($15).  Some of the others may be Blu-rays, but it is hard to tell from the small cover pictures in the flyer.

 

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40 Comments

  1. There's a HUGE release this week…otherwise kinda quiet. Low volume, but maybe a fave of yours is out this week.

    Safe shopping! And thanks for any "likes" of the OP this week. :thumbsup:

    Oh. I had a few more pix leftover of Scarlett from The Love Song of Bobby Long…

    Spoiler
  2. Thanks for your work, Mike!

    Nothing for me this week. After spending close to $50 last week, I'm going to take a breather and can wait for a price drop on Rogue One later in the year. I'll probably end up with it eventually for the sake of the collection, but I really wasn't as enamored with it as I was with The Force Awakens last year and don't feel the need to own it right away. Felecity Jones' other movie that came out last week was much better.

  3. Thanks Mike, I've been anticipating this RoundUp all week! Still haven't decided whether I'm going to with the regular release from Best Buy or the Target exclusive for Rogue One.

    I'd definitely like to upgrade Finding Forrester to Blu-Ray, but not for more than $10.

    Mike Frezon

    Oh. I had a few more pix leftover of Scarlett from The Love Song of Bobby Long…

    I got all excited when I saw it in the featured section, thinking that perhaps THIS is the week that it would finally make its way to Blu.

  4. You beat me to press by a few hours, Mike, but otherwise I'd have had the review for Paterson that you could have linked. It's up now and is here.

    I've had the review for Rogue One up for a few days. It can be found here.

    Thanks for the RoundUp as always!

  5. Matt Hough

    You beat me to press by a few hours, Mike, but otherwise I'd have had the review for Paterson that you could have linked. It's up now and is here.

    Thanks for the RoundUp as always!

    Added to the OP article, Matt! :thumbsup:

  6. Mike Frezon

    Do we know that Disney is even planning a 4k release?

    I'm sure they have the announcement timed for just when the last 4K adopter bites the bullet and buys the Blu-Ray, some two or three years down the road.:D

  7. Mike Frezon

    So, you're gonna wait, Sam?!?

    Do we know that Disney is even planning a 4k release?

    I am waiting, too. Disney will eventually jump on the 4K bandwagon, and I am not going to double dip. The friend I loan films back and forth with will probably buy this (his son is a huge Star Wars fan), so I can always borrow it from him if I want to watch it in the meantime.

  8. Mike Frezon

    So, you're gonna wait, Sam?!?

    Do we know that Disney is even planning a 4k release?

    LoL that was my poor attempt at an April Fools. I bought the $25 3D Blu at BB. Any other purchase option besides that is wrooooong.

    Hoping Disney supports 4K soon tho! It's a CRIME that Dr. Strange didn't get a 4K HDR release.

  9. I'm even more surprised that Amazon is digging in their heels so much in regards to whatever this dispute concerns that they are willing to miss out on sales for the #1 grossing film of last year and what will surely be one of the biggest disc titles of this year. Wonder how much longer this will drag on.

  10. I've been under a rock again. I didn't buy Dr. Strange or Moana. But I did buy The Force Awakens from Amazon. So as far as I can find out, Disney favors certain retailers and Amazon doesn't agree to pricing stipulations from Disney? I has no idea again there is this rift going on.

    I guess I have to decide between Best Buy and Target. They both carry a set with 2D and 3D blu ray and DVD and digital copies. Best Buy has a steel case and I don't usually care about those exclusives.

  11. Jason_V

    Likely Rogue One later in the week…and depending on the Disney "starting at" price for Moana, Moana.

    So…in what is becoming a tradition…I will be picking up the new SW movie (Rogue One) on our anniversary. We're going to recreate our first date (Starbucks and Qdoba…how romantic, right?) and then we'll stop off at BB for Rogue One and Moana.

    The Force Awakens came out on April 5 last year and Rogue One is April 4 this year. I'm liking this tradition. 🙂

  12. Nelson Au

    I've been under a rock again. I didn't buy Dr. Strange or Moana. But I did buy The Force Awakens from Amazon. So as far as I can find out, Disney favors certain retailers and Amazon doesn't agree to pricing stipulations from Disney? I has no idea again there is this rift going on.

    I guess I have to decide between Best Buy and Target. They both carry a set with 2D and 3D blu ray and DVD and digital copies. Best Buy has a steel case and I don't usually care about those exclusives.

    I think it more Amazon wants to be get special favors (kickbacks) not available to other stores and Disney says they have to play by the same rules as everyone else.

  13. Jason_V

    The Force Awakens came out on April 5 last year and Rogue One is April 4 this year. I'm liking this tradition. 🙂

    I think we can reasonably expect The Last Jedi to continue this trend next year given that it has the same theatrical window as Rogue One and Force Awakens have employed over the past two years. However, in 2018, for right now at least, the Star Wars movie is the Han Solo spinoff and it is scheduled for May, so that would disrupt this pattern. As longs as Disney keeps the film in May, this will disrupt your tradition since they're not about to keep the Han Solo film away from disc for 11 months.

    Now that Avatar 2 has vacated the December 2018 perch that was seen as reserved for it, though, I wouldn't be surprised if Disney elected to move Star Wars there — but then they would also likely have to move Mary Poppins Returns, which they've slotted for Christmas Day 2018, so it would become a series of dominos falling with regard to their release schedule.

  14. Jake Lipson

    I think we can reasonably expect The Last Jedi to continue this trend next year given that it has the same theatrical window as Rogue One and Force Awakens have employed over the past two years. However, in 2018, for right now at least, the Star Wars movie is the Han Solo spinoff and it is scheduled for May, so that would disrupt this pattern. As longs as Disney keeps the film in May, this will disrupt your tradition since they're not about to keep the Han Solo film away from disc for 11 months.

    Now that Avatar 2 has vacated the December 2018 perch that was seen as reserved for it, though, I wouldn't be surprised if Disney elected to move Star Wars there — but then they would also likely have to move Mary Poppins Returns, which they've slotted for Christmas Day 2018, so it would become a series of dominos falling with regard to their release schedule.

    Totally understood and accepted. There's no way the next SW gets held and I get it.

    Unless I call Iger and see what he can do for me. 😆

  15. Jason_V

    Unless I call Iger and see what he can do for me.

    :rolling-smiley:

    Well, you could always hold off buying it until April 2019…. 😉

    In all seriousness, though, I'm surprised that they haven't already moved Han Solo to December 2018. The last couple years have demonstrated how ridiculously successful the holiday corridor can be for Star Wars, and Mary Poppins could probably easily be moved to another date.

    Plus, the last couple of years they have demonstrated a clear desire to allow the current film to complete its theatrical run and disc launch prior to starting marketing for the next one. They won't be able to do that if they keep Han Solo in May following a December release for Last Jedi, so it will be interesting to see whether Lucasfilm wants to have two films on top of each other or not and what impact, if any, the (relative) proximity to Last Jedi will have on Han Solo's grosses. Right now, Star Wars has been made into an annual event; the impact of that changes somewhat if Han is 5 months away from Last Jedi.

  16. Adam Lenhardt

    Ended up having to go across the river to East Greenbush to do some errands, so that pushed me into getting the Target exclusive of Rogue One. For a single movie release, it certainly is a hefty package:
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    I was at the EG Target tonight, too, Adam (maybe they'll put up a banner declaring itself the "Official Store of Video Sales to Members of the HTF!" But I missed you as I was there later in the evening.

    Funny thing is, I decided that I just wanted the simple Blu release of the film. I'm not a 3-D guy. But I was also turned off by the size of the bigger package. The slimmer the case, for me, the better. :thumbsup:

  17. Mike Frezon

    Funny thing is, I decided that I just wanted the simple Blu release of the film. I'm not a 3-D guy. But I was also turned off by the size of the bigger package. The slimmer the case, for me, the better. :thumbsup:

    Yeah, if I'd had to go Guilderland for something instead, I would have been perfectly happy with the $19.99 regular release at Best Buy.

    But such is the perverse psychology of my thought process that I couldn't bear to pay $3 more at Target for the same item. So instead, I paid $8 more for a 3D Blu-Ray that I'll never watch and 10 minutes of exclusive bonus features that I'll probably only watch once. Go figure!:D

  18. I went with Best Buy. I downloaded and used the Best Buy app to buy the blu ray 3D, 2D, DVD edition of Rogue One. It was nice to use Apple Pay ahead of time, walk into the store to the pick-up area and walk out a minute later. It was the fastest easiest transaction I had there. I've not been to this Best Buy in a while. It was almost nostalgic. 🙂

  19. Adam Lenhardt

    Ended up having to go across the river to East Greenbush to do some errands, so that pushed me into getting the Target exclusive of Rogue One. For a single movie release, it certainly is a hefty package:
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    There ARE five physical discs in the package …
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    (including two DVDs one for the fillum and one for the bonus content)

  20. Wayne_j

    I got mine from Best Buy but I have been at the East Greenbush Target in the past 2 weeks.

    There's a groundswell of support to get that store it's official designation as "Official Home Video Supplier to Albany-area HTF Members." ©

    😀

  21. I am weak.

    Despite my honest original intention of waiting on Rogue One for a price drop, after getting a load of next week's RoundUp and seeing that Best Buy (and likely other stores) are going to increase the pice to $24.99 tomorrow, I wavered on that, because in retrospect it is usually a a very long time until a marquee Disney title gets a price drop. So I went into Walmart and got the standard Blu-ray for $19.96 this afternoon before the price increase coming down the pike tomorrow.

    Even though I didn't love the movie in theaters, I want it to complete my Star Wars collection, from which it would be the only absent title if I had waited to get it. Also, maybe it will improve with repeat viewing. It certainly is better than any of Lucas' own prequels, which I do have.

    Am I missing something here? My Walmart purchase of what I thought was the regular edition ($19.96) is a 2-disc set, with a Blu-ray, which I presume has the extras on it, and a DVD.

    If the Target version is 5 discs (Blu-ray+DVD+Target's exclusive disc+Blu 3D), what is on the 5th disc? I wasn't expecting to get Target's exclusive at Walmart, but am I missing a standard supplements disc or something? How does what I'm describing compare to anyone else who bought the regular version?

    Edit: Well, this is crap. I found the extras disc stacked underneath the Blu-ray disc. I really wish this was in a 3-disc case. Disney/Lucasfilm is being awful cheap with their flagship franchise not packaging correctly.

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