Weekly RoundUp 8-15-2017

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The Features

– The Long Hot Summer – 1958

– Duel In the Sun – 1946

– Alien: Covenant – 2017

– Suddenly, Last Summer – 1958

– Night Moves – 1975

– Everything, Everything – 2017

– Hopscotch – 1980

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Alien: Covenant (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $26.99  $24.99 $24.99
Hickok (Blu-ray 4K) (Cinedigm) $21.63
Lincoln Lawyer, The (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $16.96
Prometheus (Blu-ray 4K) (Fox) $29.99

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag ‘ (Twilight Time)
After the Storm  (Film Movement) $24.99
Alien – Six-film Collection (Fox) $49.99
Alien: Covenant  (Fox) $19.96  $21.99 $19.99
Baby Steps  (Gravitas) $19.99
Blacklist, The (Complete Fourth Season)  (Sony) $36.99 $32.99
Bluebeard (2017)  (Well Go USA) $21.00
Broken Mile  (Gravitas) $19.99
Case for Christ, The  (Universal) $18.16
Chuck (2017)  (Paramount) $23.35
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (Warner Bros.) $29.99
Digimon Adventure Tri.: Determination  (Shout! Factory) $15.96
Duel in the Sun: Roadshow Edition  (Kino) $19.99
Emperor in August, The  (Twilight Time)
Everything, Everything  (Warner Bros.) $22.99 $22.99
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The (50th Anniv. SE) (Kino) $19.99
Hickok  (Cinedigm) $21.63
Hopscotch  (Criterion) $27.99
How to Be a Latin Lover  (Lions Gate) $18.96 $19.99
Kid Galahad  (Twilight Time)
Long, Hot Summer, The  (Twilight Time)
Meantime  (Criterion) $27.99
Missing in Action: Collector’s Edition  (Shout! Factory) $12.14
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10  (Acorn Media) $32.49
Night Moves  (Warner Archive) $21.99
The Noose Hangs High (ClassicFlix) $24.99
Once Upon a Time – The Complete 6th Season  (Walt Disney)
Once Upon a Time in Venice  (RLJ Entertainment) $15.96
One Dark Night  (Kino) $17.99
Orion  (Gravitas) $19.99
Riverdale: The Complete First Season  (Warner Bros.) $39.99
Shakes the Clown (25th Anniversary)  (Mill Creek) $8.99
Suddenly, Last Summer  (Twilight Time)
Wall, The  (Lions Gate) $19.99


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
After the Storm (Film Movement) $19.99
Alien: Covenant (Fox) $14.96 $14.99
Baby Steps (Gravitas) $16.99
Betting on Zero (Kino) $27.34
Billions – Season 2 (Paramount) $23.90
Blacklist, The (Complete Fourth Season) (Sony) $24.99 $24.99
Blind (Lions Gate) $12.96
Britney Ever After (Lions Gate) (Exclusive at Wal-Mart)
Broken Mile (Gravitas) $16.99
Bull – Season 1 (Paramount) $29.87
Candy Apple (Indiepix) $24.95
Case for Christ, The (Universal) $19.99
Chuck (2017) (Paramount) $22.99
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2  (Warner Bros.) $25.86
Day of Days (Broad Green) $11.94
The Descendents (Disney) $15.99
Duel in the Sun: Roadshow Edition (Kino) $19.95
Eva Hesse (Kino) $19.99
Everything, Everything  (Warner Bros.) $15.99
First Daughter and the Black Snake (Virgil Films) $13.99
Hickok (Cinedigm) $9.96 $9.99
Hopscotch (Criterion) $27.66
How to Be a Latin Lover (Lions Gate) $14.96 $14.99
Meantime (Criterion) $17.84
Mickey And The Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines (Disney)
The Middle: Season 8 $27.88
Mouton (Indiepix) $24.95
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 3 $29.87
The Noose Hangs High (ClassicFlix) $19.99
Once Upon a Time – The Complete 6th Season (Walt Disney) $32.99
Once Upon a Time in Venice (RLJ Entertainment) $12.96
One Dark Night (Kino) $13.22
Origins: The Journey of Humankind (Fox) $19.98
Orion (Gravitas) $16.99
Police Story: Season Two (Shout! Factory) $23.28
Rhoda – Season 4 (Shout! Factory) $29.93
Riverdale: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros.) $24.57 $24.99
Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter (Sony) $9.96
Shakes the Clown (25th Anniversary) (Mill Creek) $9.98
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle Collection – Orig. Movie and Comp. Series (Mill Creek) $11.99
Treasure Hounds (Lions Gate) $12.96
Wall, The (Lions Gate) $14.99
WTF World Thumbwrestling Federation (Broad Green) $18.56

 

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 week of Twilight Time releases.  You know how it works.  They can only be pre-ordered HERE and HERE.

–I dunno.  Outside of Alien: Covenant, Best Buy this week shows ELEVEN new releases–and yet doesn’t ascribe a price to any of them.

New releases starting at $15.99:  NCIS: New Orleans: S3 (DVD), Once Upon a Time: S6, Blacklist: S4, DC Legends of Tomorrow: S2, Bull: S1 (DVD), Lucky Man (BB Exclusive), Riverdale: S1, Descendents

New releases starting at $16.99:  The Wall, Everything, Everything, How to Be a Latin Lover

–Best Buy, this week, has two four-movie Blu-ray Alien collections on sale:

$14.99:  4-movie Blu Collection

$19.99:  4-movie Blu Collection with bonus content

–Best Buy also has a deal to get a FREE $10 giftcard when you spend $50 or more on select TV seasons. Limit three bundles per customer.

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

$14.99 (all Blu-ray):  Fist Fight, CHIPS, Kong Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Batman LEGO movie

$19.99 (all 4k UHD):  T2: Trainspotting, Underworld: Blood Wars, Life.

–Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK of The Lion King to be pre-ordered.  Release date August 29.

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  “Find Your Favorite Disney Movies” at Best Buy this week.  Again, no firm prices.  But, “starting at $19.99” they show the titles:  Moana, Bambi and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE 36-page book with its Blu-ray copies of Alien: Covenant.

–Target is also advertising the following recent Blu-ray releases:

$19.99:  Snatched

$24.99:  The Boss Baby

–Target Odds and Ends: A list of $10 DVDs which includes (among the shown titles) La La Land, A Dog’s Purpose, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: Final Chapter, Assassin’s Creed.

 

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Mike Frezon

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18 Comments

  1. Each week, I kinda go out of my way to procure a copy of Best Buy's Sunday flyer (on Saturday). My local paper doesn't include my zip code in their distribution of Best Buy flyers any more.

    But, honestly, it's starting to look less and less useful in terms of new releases.

    The times, they are a-changin' (again).

    Thanks to you all for showing up each and every week. Youse all are de best.

  2. Well, I've got The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly coming from my preorder. I'll probably pick up The Lincoln Lawyer UHD disk and maybe Alien: Covenant.

    Duel in the Sun, Night Moves, and Legends of Tomorrow s2 will be mine at some point.

    Thanks as always, Mike. Really appreciate it.

  3. Thanks again for a comprehensive RoundUp, Mike, and thanks as always for including the links.

    I know that the UHD of Alien: Covenant is coming and so is Criterion's Hopscotch, so those reviews should be up sometime next week. I'm currently working on the Blu-ray set of Murdoch Mysteries which likely won't be posted until Monday, and, of course, the Twilight Time titles are looming but haven't yet arrived.

  4. Mike Frezon

    Thanks to you all for showing up each and every week. Youse all are de best.

    Are you kidding? Thank you, Mike, for giving us this work, which is so extensive and generous, and this thread to show up to every week.

    That being said, nothing for me this week.

  5. Mike Frezon

    Each week, I kinda go out of my way to procure a copy of Best Buy's Sunday flyer (on Saturday). My local paper doesn't include my zip code in their distribution of Best Buy flyers any more.

    But, honestly, it's starting to look less and less useful in terms of new releases.

    The times, they are a-changin' (again).

    Thanks to you all for showing up each and every week. Youse all are de best.

    Can't you get on BB's email list to get the Sunday supplement? Or are you just an old fogey, like me, who's gotta have that paper version? 😉

  6. Sure, I could, I guess. I just like getting the WRU posted up as early as possible.

    My local newspaper puts the Sunday ads out a day early in the Saturday paper (on newsstands only). And…they only include the Best Buy flyer in newsstand editions in certain areas (I've really had to get this down to a science).

    Some people used to get the flyer really early in the week and post it up on the internet…but that stopped happening quite a while ago.

    If I wait until Sunday, I could pretty much just expect everybody to bookmark the link to BB's weekly ad and go there themselves and sort things out.

    As it is, when I took over the RoundUp (13 years ago!), I included prices for Circuit City, Costco and Sam's Club. The number of retailers has been dwindling. I almost wonder if it's not enough to list the major new releases each week with the Amazon prices–considering that's how most of the purchasing is now done.

    As I wrote earlier, the times they are a-changing. And Best Buy is making the inclusion of their Sunday flyers less relevant by excluding firm prices for their new releases. Maybe they are doing that because of regional pricing. I'm not sure. But, whatever the reason, It might just be easier for everyone to click on a Best Buy link each week to get their own regional BB pricing.

  7. You know, Mike…this kind of crap makes me less inclined to patronize Best Buy as a general rule. I remember back a few months ago when there was a list of movies "starting at $14.99" including Arrival, so you, like any reasonable person would, assumed that this meant that Arrival was $14.99 and listed it as such in the Roundup And then it ended up being $19.99 when I got to the store…but another movie listed next to it was $14.99, so the grouping "started" at $14.99.

    My feeling is that if Best Buy can't be bothered to make their prices clear and specific, then they don't want to have my money. This doesn't mean I won't go there if ever there was a particular item I wanted to get from them, but that, in general, it's easier for me not to deal with them.

    If Best Buy is causing you headaches putting together the Roundup, then perhaps they don't deserve their placement in it. If they don't want to make clear what their price is, they certainly don't deserve you trying to do it for them.

    So, if you want to save yourself the headache and stop including BB prices in the Roundup, I would not mind that at all. You volunteer to do this for us as a wonderful service to the membership of this board, but there's no reason it should be difficult for you to do it.

  8. Nothing is striking my fancy for another week. Meanwhile, I'm trying to downsize the collection a little at a time in anticipation of our move to California in the next 18 months. If I can get below 750 titles, I will consider that a success. I think 500 is pushing it…

  9. Jake Lipson

    You know, Mike…this kind of crap makes me less inclined to patronize Best Buy as a general rule. I remember back a few months ago when there was a list of movies "starting at $14.99" including Arrival, so you, like any reasonable person would, assumed that this meant that Arrival was $14.99 and listed it as such in the Roundup And then it ended up being $19.99 when I got to the store…but another movie listed next to it was $14.99, so the grouping "started" at $14.99.

    My feeling is that if Best Buy can't be bothered to make their prices clear and specific, then they don't want to have my money. This doesn't mean I won't go there if ever there was a particular item I wanted to get from them, but that, in general, it's easier for me not to deal with them.

    If Best Buy is causing you headaches putting together the Roundup, then perhaps they don't deserve their placement in it. If they don't want to make clear what their price is, they certainly don't deserve you trying to do it for them.

    So, if you want to save yourself the headache and stop including BB prices in the Roundup, I would not mind that at all. You volunteer to do this for us as a wonderful service to the membership of this board, but there's no reason it should be difficult for you to do it.

    If you're not sure of the price at the BB B&M you can find one of the "kiosks" with is basically a computer with a browser set set to the BB website – Ironically, you may have to reset it to your local store … but "Starting at …" isn't exclusive to BB …

    Target and Wal*Mart (as well as others) will price-match to Best Buy and in some cases they will use the online BB flyer to verify … (even if you have a paper copy of the AD) so even if you don't "shop" at BB you can save $ which I assume is why we like the Roundup so much (plus all of the kewl xtras Mike puts in for us) :rock:

    I was told by a former BB manager that I used to work with that BB (used) to have "Best Practices" –a modified version of the "customer is (almost) always right." And that managers were expected to make sure that they were followed by all associates. Because it is more expensive to get a new customer than to retain an existing one … from what I understand this may longer be the case 🙁

    There used to be a free Spanish language weekly newspaper that came out where I live on Wednesday ( was dated for Thursday -in Spanish). That paper had the "Sunday" Target & Best Buy ads in English (as well as others) … They changed their publication day and the ads became the previous week's ads.

    I've noticed the few times I've gone a B&M BB that they sometimes don't have the paper ads at the store anymore.

    Once again, thanks for the work you do on the Round up Mike – us GIZE & GOYLs really 'preciate it :drum:

  10. Mike Frezon

    Sure, I could, I guess. I just like getting the WRU posted up as early as possible.

    My local newspaper puts the Sunday ads out a day early in the Saturday paper (on newsstands only). And…they only include the Best Buy flyer in newsstand editions in certain areas (I've really had to get this down to a science).

    Some people used to get the flyer really early in the week and post it up on the internet…but that stopped happening quite a while ago.

    If I wait until Sunday, I could pretty much just expect everybody to bookmark the link to BB's weekly ad and go there themselves and sort things out.

    As it is, when I took over the RoundUp (13 years ago!), I included prices for Circuit City, Costco and Sam's Club. The number of retailers has been dwindling. I almost wonder if it's not enough to list the major new releases each week with the Amazon prices–considering that's how most of the purchasing is now done.

    As I wrote earlier, the times they are a-changing. And Best Buy is making the inclusion of their Sunday flyers less relevant by excluding firm prices for their new releases. Maybe they are doing that because of regional pricing. I'm not sure. But, whatever the reason, It might just be easier for everyone to click on a Best Buy link each week to get their own regional BB pricing.

    I would not mourn the dropping of BB from the Roundup. When I bought the steel book of Skull Island, it was the first thing I had bought from BB in at least a couple of years.

  11. Are there still Walmarts that price match? My store posted signs at all registers back in the spring that they would no longer offer price matching after mid-June.

    I agree that if BB is making it ridiculous to uncover their promotions, they don't deserve to be included in the WRU.

  12. Malcolm R

    Are there still Walmarts that price match? My store posted signs at all registers back in the spring that they would no longer offer price matching after mid-June.

    I agree that if BB is making it ridiculous to uncover their promotions, they don't deserve to be included in the WRU.

    Walmarts are heading to not PM in stores at least. Since Sping/early summer 2016 there seems to be a rolling increase of stores/regions not allowing PM. My stores put up those signs in August 2016 and every few months it seems another group of posters mentions another city/state. I think it is eventually going to be nationwide, but I'm not sure if it's just regions they think don't need to do it.

    I would vote against discontinuing BBY. My BBY/Amazon ratio is about 5/1 this year and significantly more in 2015/2016. Due to various policies that have made it less price competitive, significantly worse CS, increasingly poor packing of items, and the addition of significant reports of them strong arming online forums or just abandoning the forums that helped build them soured me on them in general. Instead of being the go-to website, they are now the fall-back/last resort when I can't get it somewhere else (or when they're throwing free money around).

  13. B-ROLL

    If you're not sure of the price at the BB B&M you can find one of the "kiosks" with is basically a computer with a browser set set to the BB website

    Yes, but why should I have to bother? If BB wants my business, they should clearly mark their prices in the flyer so I know what they are when I go in the store. IMO.

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