Weekly RoundUp 5-10-2016

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

The Features

– Deadpool – 2016

– In a Lonely Place – 1950

– War and Peace – 2016

– Garden of Evil – 1954

– Cat Ballou – 1965

– LEGO Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood – 2016

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Deadpool (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $25.96 $29.99 $24.99

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Appassionata  (Twilight Time)
Back Roads  (Kino) $19.99
Boy, The (2016)  (Universal) $19.99
Cat Ballou  (Twilight Time)
Creative Control  (Sony) $24.99
Deadpool  (Fox) $19.96 $19.99 $19.99
Eureka  (Twilight Time)
Garden of Evil  (Twilight Time)
I Could Go on Singing  (Twilight Time)
In a Lonely Place  (Criterion)  $27.99
Jezebeth 2: Hour of the Gun $32.95
Killjoys: Season One  (Universal) $44.98
LEGO Scooby Doo: Haunted Hollywood  (Warner Bros.) $17.02 $16.99
Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The (Kino) $19.99
Manhattan Project, The  (Kino) $19.99
Mustang  (Cohen Media Group) $20.49
Perfume of the Lady in Black, The  (Kino) $19.99
Regression  (Anchor Bay) $14.99
Solarbabies  (Kino) $19.99
Symptoms $17.99
Synchronicity  (Magnolia) $14.99
War & Peace: The Complete Miniseries  (Anchor Bay) $24.99
Where To Invade Next  (Anchor Bay) $17.99
You’ll Like My Mother  (Shout! Factory) $21.99


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Active Shooters (Wild Eye) $13.99
Against The Wild II: Survive the Serengeti (Anchor Bay) $9.99
Alpha And Omega – Dino Digs (Lions Gate) $9.99
America’s Deadliest Home Video (Camp Motion Pictures) $19.98
Beauty and the Beast – The 3rd Season (Paramount) $34.99
Boy, The (2016) (Universal) $19.99
Creative Control (Sony) $19.99
Deadpool (Fox) $14.96 $14.99  $14.99
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Strand) $27.99
Gingerdeadman 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (Full Moon) $14.95
Have Gun Will Travel – The Complete Series (Paramount) $63.88
I Know a Woman Like That (Virgil Films) $11.99
In a Lonely Place (Criterion) $22.99
Jezebeth 2 Hour Of The Gun (SGL Entertainment) $13.99
Jim Gaffigan Show, The (Season 1) (Paramount) $17.99
Killjoys: Season One (Universal) $39.98
LEGO Scooby Doo: Haunted Hollywood (Warner Bros.) $12.48
Manhattan Project, The (Kino) $13.99
Manson’s Lost Girls (Lions Gate) $9.99
Mustang (Cohen Media Group) $14.99
Newhart – The Complete 5th Season (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Puppet Master: The Legacy (Full Moon) $8.99
Purim: The Lot (Indie Rights) $13.99
Regression (Anchor Bay) $12.99
Scars (Wild Eye) $9.99
Scream: The TV Series (Season 1) (Anchor Bay) $22.99
Sheep Skin (Unearthed) $14.99
Solarbabies (Kino) $13.99
Synchronicity (Magnolia) $12.54
Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Season 1 (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Untouchables, The (1959 Complete Series) (Paramount) $68.99
War & Peace: The Complete Miniseries (Anchor Bay) $19.99
Where To Invade Next (Anchor Bay) $12.96
Wildlike (Passion River) $24.95
Zombie Decadence (Full Moon) $8.19

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 string of releases from Twilight Time this week.  Pre-order them from either HERE or HERE.

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with their Blu copies of Deadpool.  You WILL, however, pay a premium for it.  Steelbook copies will cost $24.99.

–Best Buy also has a list of $9.99 Blu-rays:  Spotlight, Everest, Crimson Peak and Pitch Perfect 2.

–Best Buy has brought back its deal to get a FREE $10 BB GIFTCARD when you spend $50 or more on select TV seasons.  Over 50 titles from which to choose.  The following titles are listed for $14.99 (all DVD unless otherwise noted):

The Flash: S1 (Blu), Big Bang Theory: S8 (Blu), Supernatural: Season 10 (Blu), Sherlock: S3 (Blu), Orange is the New Black: S2 (Blu), Poldark, Childhood’s End, Power: S1, Family Guy: Season 13, House of Cards: S1, Game of Thrones: S1.

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.

–Target this week has EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING AND COLLECTIBLE POSTCARDS  with their Blu-ray copies of Deadpool.  The special packaging amounts to a red Blu-ray case and there are eight bonus postcards.

–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.

 

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Mike Frezon

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35 Comments

  1. I agree, but I pre-ordered it from Target and everywhere on its website I see it for $22.99 which is what I paid.  I do not see it for $19.99 does anyone else?

  2. My BB is like this two on signage.  One reason I'm seldom in there.  Been months, in fact.  I do hope Amazon will match this  price for Spotlight.

  3. Hey everybody!

    I'm looking forward to seeing Deadpool soon.  It's on the way to me this week and sounds like a really fun flick. 

    Some really nicer catalog titles coming from Twilight Time and Criterion. 

    Thanks in advance for any "likes" of the OP. 

    And happy shopping!  😀

  4. Thanks for the Roundup, Mike.  The Best Buy steelbook for Deadpool looks cool, but I'm over the premium pricing for steenboks recently, so I'm going to pass, and I have a feeling the film itself will find itself the recipient of a quick price drop, so as long as I'm out of the market for the retailer exclusives, I'm just going to hold off on the disc for a little bit also.  But it is a fun movie and I will add it to my collection probably before the end of the year.  Nothing else for me this week either.

  5. Marvel titles don't seem to see the price drops like other titles. I waited forever for a drop on "Guardians of the Galaxy" and never saw much less than $20. Same with "Ant Man" (I think saw it for $18 once). I finally picked up a used copy of "Guardians," still don't have "Ant Man."

  6. Except that all those Marvel titles are Disney, and Deadpool is handled by Fox, which consistently drops prices relatively quickly.  I would be really surprised if this wash't at $10 by Black Friday or earlier.

  7. Except that all those Marvel titles are Disney, and Deadpool is handled by Fox, which consistently drops prices relatively quickly.  I would be really surprised if this wash't at $10 by Black Friday or earlier.

    Good point. I'd forgotten this was not a "Marvel" Marvel movie.

  8. Thanks Mike!

    Just Deadpool for me. On the fence about the Best Buy Steelbook. On one hand, it looks really cool (and has the ridiculous Deadpool fireside photo on the inside of the case!). On the other hand, I'm not sure it's $5 extra cool. I'm just happy it's 2D only, so I don't have to buy the 3D upgrade I'll never watch to get the digital copy that will come in handy.

  9. The Best Buy steelbook for Deadpool looks cool, but I'm over the premium pricing for steenboks recently, so I'm going to pass..

    I agree.  I will not support exclusives that charge more like Target and Best Buy did with The Force Awakens

    Lucky for me, the Target exclusive Deadpool is the same price.  A red case and post cards from the locations he mentions during the film sounds like fun!

  10. –Best Buy also has a list of $9.99 Blu-rays:  Spotlight, Everest, Crimson Peak and Pitch Perfect 2. – See more at: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/weekly-roundup-5-10-2016/#sthash.squlBLcJ.dpuf

    So…I somehow got myself to Best Buy this morning and figured I would like to pick up a copy of Everest for $9.99.

    I looked and looked and looked and couldn't find a copy anywhere.  I finally find a copy in the world's smallest "drama" section (silly me thought I'd find it in the "action" section.  But as I was looking I couldn't find a section for those four titles listed as $9.99 for the week.  But there WERE free-standing displays with discs "$4.99 and up," "$7.99 and up," "$5.99 and up," "$11.99 and up", "new releases," "recent releases," "TV recent releases" and "this that and the other thing."  Well, just about anyway.  Honestly, what a muddled mess.  No wonder I couldn't find anything.

    But here's the worst part:

    NO indication at all that these titles were marked down.  :thumbsdown:

    It's been quite a while since I've purchased discs at BB (this might have been my second trip there this year).  It all came rushing back to me why I was staying away. 

    Of course the disc rang up at $9.99 (and Amazon has it listed for $19.96 right now), so it worked out.  But, c'mon.

    I also picked up two other blind buys I found for $4.99:  Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

  11. I've found that's been the norm at BB for a long time, Mike. Their sections are a mess and their signage is pitiful. I always go in with my phone and research the BB.com price.

    I know I shouldn't have to, but that's the only way to do it.

  12. That's basically been my Best Buy for the last year or two as well. I honestly don't think my store has a person working in the Blu-ray/DVD/CD/video game section when the store is open anymore so I can't imagine anyone putting up sale signs in that department before the store opens. Media sales are definitely down from the heyday of DVD but when you think how easy it would be for a manager to tell someone to put up a handful of sales tags or *gasp* do it themselves, it's indicative of how low sales have dropped (and it's also indicative of the quality of Best Buy).

  13. Lack of sale signage would seem to be a a pretty significant problem, especially when their print advertising usually says "additional sale titles available in store." There's no way to ID those titles without signs. BB's corporate office may want to know about stores that are not promoting their sales.

    I haven't noticed this in the two stores I visit most often. It would be disappointing if this is a trend, as I often walk up and down the aisles, scanning for sale tags, to find titles I'll consider buying.

  14. I do hope Amazon will match this price for Spotlight.

    That's what I usually wait for, too, frankly. 

    I just happened to be in the neighborhood as we had to run an errand to the mall Sunday morning.  I'd have had a better time sitting in the car and reading the Sunday morning papers.  😀  And I normally LOVE browsing through a store's media section (there are so few opportunities left to do THAT)…but this was so chaotic, I felt like I was suffering from OCD wanting to straighten everything and re-organize it!  What a mess.  And, what a shame. 

    In that same mall, my local FYE was closed as they are moving into a new, smaller store.  All I'm really left with in my area is this Best Buy…two recently down-sized FYEs and a Barnes & Noble (besides various Target and Wal-Mart stores).  What a change from just a few years ago…

  15. Lack of sale signage would seem to be a a pretty significant problem, especially when their print advertising usually says "additional sale titles available in store." There's no way to ID those titles without signs. BB's corporate office may want to know about stores that are not promoting their sales.

    I haven't noticed this in the two stores I visit most often. It would be disappointing if this is a trend, as I often walk up and down the aisles, scanning for sale tags, to find titles I'll consider buying.

    This has been an issue for years. Signage isn't changed on Sunday's (or any other day). New releases have incredibly low stock so they're sold out by the middle of release day. I've complained to store managers at least twice. They don't care.

  16. This has been an issue for years. Signage isn't changed on Sunday's (or any other day). New releases have incredibly low stock so they're sold out by the middle of release day. I've complained to store managers at least twice. They don't care.

    It sounds like the managers are the problem. You'd have to go over their heads.

  17. It sounds like the managers are the problem. You'd have to go over their heads.

    It's far easier to go a mile down the street to Target to get the movie at the sale price. Look at the media sections in BB. They're poorly manged and very lackluster. (And Target has $1 animal crackers and theater box candy…  😀 )

  18. That's what I usually wait for, too, frankly.

    I just happened to be in the neighborhood as we had to run an errand to the mall Sunday morning.  I'd have had a better time sitting in the car and reading the Sunday morning papers.  😀  And I normally LOVE browsing through a store's media section (there are so few opportunities left to do THAT)…but this was so chaotic, I felt like I was suffering from OCD wanting to straighten everything and re-organize it!  What a mess.  And, what a shame.

    In that same mall, my local FYE was closed as they are moving into a new, smaller store.  All I'm really left with in my area is this Best Buy…two recently down-sized FYEs and a Barnes & Noble (besides various Target and Wal-Mart stores).  What a change from just a few years ago…

    As I've mentioned to you previously, my BB closed in October.  The Target and Wal-Mart we still have here seem to have reduced their movie section to a quarter of what it once was.  We have no other local choices here in the Berkshires.  I have made a few purchases at BB.com (not movies) since my store closed, which had to be returned to the store.  That now requires me to drive to the Crossgates Mall approximately 50 miles away from my residence.

  19. Ever since my projector bulb died a few days before a major event a few years ago, which basically forced me to get Amazon Prime, I haven't set foot inside a Best Buy.  Shame, since I used to go there pretty much every week to browse and maybe pick up new releases.  But they really are obsolete now.  Amazon meets or beats their price 99% of the time, and I don't have to leave my house to have the movie on release day.

  20. In looking at the print dates on the price tags, it seems as though the warehouse hasn't completed a proper ad set for that department in a long, long time. I'm embarrassed to see that, and if the management and staff took more pride in their store, that would not have happened. These things rarely happen at my store, and NEVER happen in my department.

    So…I somehow got myself to Best Buy this morning and figured I would like to pick up a copy of Everest for $9.99.

    I looked and looked and looked and couldn't find a copy anywhere.  I finally find a copy in the world's smallest "drama" section (silly me thought I'd find it in the "action" section.  But as I was looking I couldn't find a section for those four titles listed as $9.99 for the week.  But there WERE free-standing displays with discs "$4.99 and up," "$7.99 and up," "$5.99 and up," "$11.99 and up", "new releases," "recent releases," "TV recent releases" and "this that and the other thing."  Well, just about anyway.  Honestly, what a muddled mess.  No wonder I couldn't find anything.

    But here's the worst part:

    NO indication at all that these titles were marked down.  :thumbsdown:

    It's been quite a while since I've purchased discs at BB (this might have been my second trip there this year).  It all came rushing back to me why I was staying away.

    Of course the disc rang up at $9.99 (and Amazon has it listed for $19.96 right now), so it worked out.  But, c'mon.

    I also picked up two other blind buys I found for $4.99:  Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

  21. ,,,if the management and staff took more pride in their store, that would not have happened.

    I used to work at BB back when DVDs were big business and I can say that that never would have happened at my store either. It was a catastrophe on Sunday morning if they didn't have the sales tags up and on Tuesday morning if they didn't have all the new releases & sales tags up by 10 AM. Managers would help put product and signs out if it came down to it. Now, I shop at the same store I used to work at and it's a night and day difference- zero employees, no sales tags, difficult to find items, etc.

  22. If you haven't seen Spotlight, Robert…you are in for a real treat.  One of the better recent films I've seen in a very long time.

    I caught it before it was even nominated for the Oscars.  A really good film?

    By the way, Amazon has price matched BB.

  23. I caught it before it was even nominated for the Oscars.  A really good film?

    By the way, Amazon has price matched BB.

    Damn!  I ordered it from BB Teo hours ago. I suppose all the seasons of Sherlock have have dropped to 14.99 too.

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