Weekly RoundUp 8-22-2017

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The Features

– Guardians of the Galaxy-Vol. 2 – 2017

– Barton Fink – 1991

– Sid and Nancy – 1986

– Society – 1989

– Life Is Beautiful – 1997

– Variety – 1925

 

 

– My Blue Heaven – 1990

– Hercules – 1983

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Blu-ray 4K) (Disney) $27.99

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Adventures Of Hercules II, The  (Shout! Factory) $17.91
Ash vs Evil Dead (Season 2)  (Lions Gate) $19.99 $24.99
Barton Fink  (Kino) $19.99
Before the Sun Explodes  (Gravitas) $19.99
Beggars of Life  (Kino) $18.89
Blood Ransom  (Gravitas) $19.99
Daredevil (Season 2)  (Walt Disney)
Effects  (American Genre Film Archive) $19.99
Functional Fitness  (Gravitas) $19.99
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2  (Walt Disney) $22.99
Hercules (1983)  (Shout! Factory) $18.81
Jessica Jones (Season 1)  (Disney)
Jezebeth (SGL Entertainment) $22.99
Kill Switch  (Lions Gate) $19.99
La poison  (Criterion) $27.37
Life Is Beautiful  (Lions Gate) $9.99
Love of a Woman, The  (Arrow Films) $39.95
Lucifer: The Complete Second Season  (Warner Bros.) $41.76
My Blue Heaven  (Warner Archive) $17.99
Sid & Nancy  (Criterion) $25.99
Society LE Steelbook (Arrow) $39.95
Supergirl: The Complete Second Season  (Warner Bros.) $39.99 $36.99
Variete  (Kino) $18.89
Walking Dead, The: Complete Seventh Season  (Lions Gate) $42.99 $39.99
Whale Rider: 15th Anniversary Edition  (Shout! Factory) $18.73


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Any Minute Now (Imdfilm Distribution) $12.95
Ash vs Evil Dead (Season 2) (Lions Gate) $24.99 $19.99
Barton Fink (Kino) $19.21
Before the Sun Explodes (Gravitas) $16.99
Beggars of Life (Kino) $19.21
Blood Ransom (Gravitas) $16.99
Blue Bloods – The 7th Season (Paramount) $31.86
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 4 (Universal) $22.40
Convict (Imdfilm Distribution) $9.95
The Corn is Green (Warner Archives) $17.99
Daredevil (Season 2) (Walt Disney)
Domicile, The (MTI) $24.95
Dragon Seed (Warner Archives) $17.99
Fight the Good Fight (Broad Green) $9.70
Functional Fitness (Gravitas) $16.99
Graduates, The (Imdfilm Distribution) $9.95
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Walt Disney) $17.99
Holiday Horrors Triple Feature (Wild Eye) $14.95
Ironside – Season 4 (Shout! Factory) $44.99
Jessica Jones (Season 1) (Walt Disney)
Kill Switch (Lions Gate) $13.46
La poison (Criterion) $20.52
Love, Sweat & Tears (MVD) $27.34
Lucifer: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros.) $25.86
Morning Glory (Warner Archives) $17.99
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 8 (Paramount) $29.87
Never Let Go (Sony) $14.95
Oncle Bernard: A Counter-Lesson In Economics (Indiepix) $24.95
Pitching Tents (Monarch) $13.99
Root Of Darkness (SRS Cinema) $14.95
Scales: Mermaids are Real (Lions Gate) $12.39
Showing Roots (Lions Gate) $9.99
Sid & Nancy (Criterion) $27.66
Supergirl: The Complete Second Season (Warner Bros.) $34.96 $32.99
Sylvia Scarlett $17.99
Undercurrent (Warner Archives) $17.91
Variete (Kino) $23.27
Walking Dead, The: Complete Seventh Season (Lions Gate) $37.99 $34.99
We the Parents (Virgil Films) $19.99
Without Love (Warner Archives) $17.99

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

–The Disney/Amazon feud continues…and a bunch of this week’s Disney titles cannot be found on the e-tailing behemoth.

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with their Blu and 4k/UHD copies of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  You will, however, pay a $5 premium for the special packaging on the Blu version:  $24.99 for the 2-D Blu-ray.  The price is $34.99 for the 4k/UHD version which also includes a 3-D Blu.  And, the Blu of GoG: Vol. 1 is on sale for $19.99

–Best Buy shows that they’ll be carrying this week’s releases of Supergirl, Brooklyn Nine-nine, Daredevil and Jessica Jones.  But gives no prices in the Sunday flyer.  Supergirl will have an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK release at Best Buy.  But no idea of the price.

–BB is also advertising EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING on this week’s releases of Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 2 (Steelbook for $30.99) AND The Walking Dead: Season 7 (Lenticular Slipcase for $39.99).

–Best Buy also has a deal to SAVE $5 with the purchase of two select 3-D Blu-ray titles (Choose from up to 16 titles).  Titles shown are:  The Wizard of Oz, San Andreas, Godzilla, Mas Max Fury Road and 300: Rise of An Empire.

–Best Buy is still running their deal to get a FREE $10 BB GiftCard when you spend $50 or more on select TV seasons.  Limit three bundles per customer.

–And, Best Buy is advertising EVERY season of The Walking Dead (Seasons 1-6)on Blu-ray for just $14.99 apiece.

 

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.  And, if they did, they probably wouldn’t print prices on them.

–Target this week has EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT with its Blu-ray copies of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.  No pricing premium for the Special Edition, though.  In fact, Target goes out of its way to show that the Special Edition Blu-ray and the Standard Edition Blu-ray are both priced at $22.99.

–Target is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK release of The Walking Dead: Season 7 on Blu-ray.

–Target has the following Blu-ray titles on sale this week:

$19.99:  Alien: Covenant

$20.00:  The Boss Baby, Trolls, Sing

$24.99:  Kong: Skull Island

–Target has the following DVD titles on sale this week:

$10.00:  LEGO Scooby-Doo: Blowout Beach Bash

$13.00:  Tangled: Before Ever After

$15.00:  Moana, Tangled

$18.00:  Beauty & the Beast (2017)

–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.

 

Published by

Mike Frezon

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59 Comments

  1. I feel as if I were grading this week's RoundUp, I'd give it a grade of "incomplete."

    Due to the ongoing Disney/Amazon "feud" and Best Buy's unwillingness to post prices for many of this week's releases, there are a lot of question marks.

    But thanks for showing up anyway…and thanks, in advance, for any "likes" this week…and a great big THANK YOU for all the likes in past weeks. Each and every one is appreciated.

    I'll blind buy GoG: V2 somehow/somewhere this week. I already picked up Barton Fink from the UK.

    Enjoy the eclipse Monday! 😎

  2. Thank you for your work, Mike…especially considering how difficult Amazon and Best Buy insist on making it for you.

    It should be noted that Amazon kindly dropped the price of Whale Rider to $12.58, vs. the $18.73 you listed when you put the grid together. I love that movie, but as it was low-budget and 15 years old, I'm not really sure that it demands a Blu upgrade over my old DVD right away. The price is good, but I might wait on reviews of it.

    The main attraction for me this week is Guardians Vol. 2, which is still one of my favorite movies of the year-to-date, and I can't wait to get it. Like a lot of other people, I would order that from Amazon if they'd get over their little pissing contest with Disney. As is, I'm not sure where I'll get it from, but no store is making a compelling case as far as exclusives. I don't need the steelbook on this one, especially at that price, and Target's "digital bonus content" lost me at the word "digital."

    Wal-Mart also has an exclusive edition, but the only thing that's different from the website listing is the cover art, which I'm guessing is probably a slipcover, and I have no need for that.

    So I'll just go for the basic edition from wherever.

  3. Scott Merryfield

    I already have Barton Fink, too. I will probably pick up Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on UHD at some point after it drops in price. I may rent it first, though.

    Renting it would probably make sense for me, too. To be honest, I remember very little about Vol. 1.

    I'm starting to find many of the recent spate of "Action/Comic" flicks are pretty forgettable. Kick-Ass and Deadpool two notable exceptions. And I think I remember thinking that GoG was pretty cool, too…but can't remember.

    However, I REALLY can't remember the last time I rented a home video. Not kidding. I've never used a RedBox and there are no other rental opportunities near me. The last Blockbuster closed a couple years ago. Even then, I was only stopping there to look into the potential purchase of any USED discs.

  4. Thanks, Mike! My $0.02 and my opinion only: consider dropping Best Buy from the WRU if it's a hassle. I venture to guess that a significant portion of HTFers no longer regularly buy there anymore. The very, very few times I've actually been in store the past two years it is obvious that their home video section is little more than an afterthought.

  5. I'm definitely picking up Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Season Two (it's TV sickest and funniest show!). At some point, I'll get Barton Fink, Sid And Nancy and The Walking Dead: S7.

    Thanks for the prices, Mike! 🙂

  6. I agree with Steve and said as much last week. If Best Buy is going to make it hard for you, or us, to determine what their prices are, they don't deserve to be included. Dump them!

    I haven't rented a disc in probably five years, but I will do a streaming rental every once in a while, particularly if it's an older title (like Anastasia with Ingrid Bergman, for example.)

    If you haven't seen the first Guardians since the theater, I would recommend a rewatch before Vol. 2. You could understand Vol. 2 on its own, but one of the things that I really appreciated about it is that it very much continues the story from the first one and builds on that in terms of character development, which is not always the case with Marvel sequels. Despite the fact that "it's all connected" and the MCU is the biggest overarching series cinema has probably ever had, a lot of their films feel like just another adventure with whichever character it is, and don't always take much from previous installments into the new one.

    That's not the case with Guardians at all, as James Gunn really made an obvious effort to make the story progress naturally forward from the first one. So, you'd probably like it on its own, but you'll like them better together than apart.

  7. Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike, and for including the links to reviews.

    I have nothing else on tap to review from this week’s list, but some of last week’s releases haven’t arrived yet for review, and I already have three things here for the following week, the first of which will be reviewed tomorrow.

  8. Mike Frezon

    Renting it would probably make sense for me, too. To be honest, I remember very little about Vol. 1.

    I'm starting to find many of the recent spate of "Action/Comic" flicks are pretty forgettable. Kick-Ass and Deadpool two notable exceptions. And I think I remember thinking that GoG was pretty cool, too…but can't remember.

    However, I REALLY can't remember the last time I rented a home video. Not kidding. I've never used a RedBox and there are no other rental opportunities near me. The last Blockbuster closed a couple years ago. Even then, I was only stopping there to look into the potential purchase of any USED discs.

    I have been using streaming services such as Vudu and Amazon for renting. I have not rented a physical Disc in several years, either.

  9. Mike Frezon

    Renting it would probably make sense for me, too. To be honest, I remember very little about Vol. 1.

    I'm starting to find many of the recent spate of "Action/Comic" flicks are pretty forgettable. Kick-Ass and Deadpool two notable exceptions. And I think I remember thinking that GoG was pretty cool, too…but can't remember.

    However, I REALLY can't remember the last time I rented a home video. Not kidding. I've never used a RedBox and there are no other rental opportunities near me. The last Blockbuster closed a couple years ago. Even then, I was only stopping there to look into the potential purchase of any USED discs.

    It might be time to shift to streaming movies you just want to see without owning them.

  10. Must. Get. With. The. Times.

    As I've said on a number of occasions across the forum, the only streaming I ever do is through my Plasma "Smart TV" which has the app for MLB and I watch some baseball games that way.

    I totally don't appreciate all that which the streaming services have to offer.

  11. Mike Frezon

    Must. Get. With. The. Times.

    As I've said on a number of occasions across the forum, the only streaming I ever do is through my Plasma "Smart TV" which has the app for MLB and I watch some baseball games that way.

    I totally don't appreciate all that which the streaming services have to offer.

    Mike,

    Even with my extensive disc collection I own three Roku units and three AppleTV units. One of each for all three of my HT setups in my household.

  12. Robert Crawford

    Mike,

    Even with my extensive disc collection I own three Roku units and three AppleTV units. One of each for all three of my HT setups in my household.

    We have Roku devices on each of our four TV's in the house, plus I can also stream via my Sony UHD player and Vizio 4K display. I only stream three channels in the main home theater — Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and NHL.tv. Two of the Rokus also have the Comcast Xfinity app installed, saving us monthly cable box rental fees.

    Mike, renting films via streaming is quite convenient, and the video and audio quality can be very good — although not quite as good as a BD or UHD disc. It's an easy way to watch films where you don't want to make a blind purchase.

  13. Scott Merryfield

    We have Roku devices on each of our four TV's in the house, plus I can also stream via my Sony UHD player and Vizio 4K display. I only stream three channels in the main home theater — Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and NHL.tv. Two of the Rokus also have the Comcast Xfinity app installed, saving us monthly cable box rental fees.

    Mike, renting films via streaming is quite convenient, and the video and audio quality can be very good — although not quite as good as a BD or UHD disc. It's an easy way to watch films where you don't want to make a blind purchase.

    True, but they've come a long way improving the video stream since the first time I started streaming and downloading stuff several years ago. It's still not up to par with actual discs, but it's a lot closer now than back then.

  14. Robert Crawford

    True, but they've come a long way improving the video stream since the first time I started streaming and downloading stuff several years ago. It's still not up to par with actual discs, but it's a lot closer now than back then.

    I definitely agree — the quality of streaming has really improved, enough so that I have no qualms in watching newer films this way. I have 2-3 UHD titles on Vudu from redeemed UV codes, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good they looked with 4K and Dolby Vision (I was calibrating my display's Dolby Vision picture settings). Even "lowly" HDX encodes look very good, as long as they come from a quality transfer — Seven Brides For Seven Brothers still doesn't look very good in HDX on Vudu, for example.

  15. Interesting and thanks Mike for the Round-up. I was confused this week after seeing Robert Harris review the Guardians of the Galaxy 4k release. So I looked to Amazon to see if could pre-order it. Yes, I’ve been somewhat under a rock. As I recall, when Rogue One was released, there was no ability to but]y from Amazon at the time. So I guess the same is true for GoG V2? That’s too bad these big companies are having their little fights. I guess I’ll stop by one of the retailers and buy it the old fashioned way.

  16. Nelson Au

    As I recall, when Rogue One was released, there was no ability to buy from Amazon at the time. So I guess the same is true for GoG V2?

    Yes, and the common denominator there is Disney. The last two Disney titles I was able to pre-order for release date delivery without incident were The BFG and Pete's Dragon, which came out last November 29.

    This has impacted all new Disney releases since at least January of this year and shows no signs of slowing down, unfortunately. If you click over to the BLu-ray & UHD software forum, there is a lengthy thread on the subject.

  17. Nelson Au

    I guess I'll stop by one of the retailers and buy it the old fashioned way.

    I know what you mean. It seems like such an old-fashioned thing to do…

    Robert Crawford

    Even with my extensive disc collection I own three Roku units and three AppleTV units. One of each for all three of my HT setups in my household.

    Scott Merryfield

    Mike, renting films via streaming is quite convenient, and the video and audio quality can be very good — although not quite as good as a BD or UHD disc. It's an easy way to watch films where you don't want to make a blind purchase.

    The only reason I hesitate (because Roku devices don't seem all that expensive) is that I barely find enough time as-it-is to watch the content I'm interested-in on disc and on cable TV. And baseball season doesn't ever make things any easier! 😀

    But since I had never considered the idea of watching "rentals" via streaming, maybe it's something I should do.

    Thanks, fellas.

  18. Mike, depending on how recent your Blu-ray player is, you might not even need a Roku device. I have one because my original Blu-ray player was not equipped with an internet connection, but when I got a new one a few months ago, it had Netflix and Amazon Video and Vudu all loaded into the player as apps. So I rarely use the Roku anymore. I just rent on Amazon and stream it through the Blu player, and it bills to your default credit card automatically just like a physical order would.

  19. Johnny Angell

    Is the BB steel book which includes 4K and 3D likely to come back into stock like the Kong: Skull Island release did?

    I don't think anyone knows for sure, but I would bet on "no," since the previous Disney steelbooks at Best Buy have been extremely limited. A few months ago when I wanted Beauty and the Beast, my store sold out of them in half an hour and never got any more in, so I ended up going with the regular edition. If you want the steel, I'd get it ASAP.

  20. Mike Frezon

    No apps at all.

    In that case, the value of the Roku device for you would likely come down to how often you would use it to rent a title. If fairly often, then go for it. If not, then it might not be worth it.

  21. Johnny Angell

    Is the BB steel book which includes 4K and 3D likely to come back into stock like the Kong: Skull Island release did?

    I think a good chance a bit after 1am ET on Tuesday morning– Skull Island it was around 1:10am and allowed orders for shipping for 8-10 hrs and new hold for pickup orders. How long that will last is hard to guess, but so far all the exclusives have had at
    least some release day items added. I'm guessing since a lot of folks waited for some reason are learning/waiting that the Guardians orders may not last as long, but I'd be a little surprised if it's shut down completely .

  22. Jake Lipson

    I don't think anyone knows for sure, but I would bet on "no," since the previous Disney steelbooks at Best Buy have been extremely limited. A few months ago when I wanted Beauty and the Beast, my store sold out of them in half an hour and never got any more in, so I ended up going with the regular edition. If you want the steel, I'd get it ASAP.

    I could care less about steel, it's the combo of 4K and 3D I want. And it's currently out of stock.

  23. Yeah, I missed somehow that you were talking about the website. It seems to me the best way to guarantee that you'd get one of those is by being at a Best Buy store at 10am on Tuesday morning when they open, if you can. Otherwise, who knows? Good luck. I hope you get one.

  24. Mike Frezon

    I feel as if I were grading this week's RoundUp, I'd give it a grade of "incomplete."

    Due to the ongoing Disney/Amazon "feud" and Best Buy's unwillingness to post prices for many of this week's releases, there are a lot of question marks.

    Mike,
    What are the problems you're having with BestBuy's pricing? It's been online since at least yesterday. And I'm pretty sure I looked it up online last week.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/guardi…copy-blu-ray-dvd-2017/5851401.p?skuId=5851401

  25. The problem, Dave, is that Best Buy isn't being upfront about its pricing in its Sunday flyer ads. So, the prices aren't becoming available until the online ad goes live sometime on Sunday.

    Historically, I've been able to get the earlier (Saturday, at the latest) from internet sources or ads in my local paper's Saturday edition. The same is true for Target as it was also for Circuit City. And Amazon prices are also available early (although always subject to change, of course).

    Point being, if Best Buy's prices won't be known until their online ad goes live, it delays me in being able to post the ad in what I consider to be a timely manner.

    People can either check the online prices themselves..or, I can post the RoundUp much later than I have been.

    1. Hey Mike, thanks for the explanation. I don’t know what the best approach is. I can only speak for myself.

      I don’t buy movies regularly or even frequently.

      When I do check here, it’s helpful just seeing the list of what’s newly released and up for pre-order.

      But when an entire store is missing, it reduces the value of the price roster for me.

      For me, I’d rather have prices complete and a day later than out early but incomplete. But I’m not a regular RoundUp reader so take that for what it’s worth. 🙂

  26. I will be getting GotG 2 at some point to keep the Marvel collection going…I just don't see it happening this week, especially for the $19.99 BB price point and the realistic fact I won't be watching it any time soon.

    Next week is a big release Tuesday for me with two movies and a book.

  27. Mike Frezon

    People can either check the online prices themselves..or, I can post the RoundUp much later than I have been.

    I vote for the former. If Best Buy is making trouble for you in creating the Roundup, dump 'em, and it's perfectly reasonable for those who still want to go there to look up the prices on their own.

  28. Agree with Dave. Not to continue the arm-twisting to get you to keep going with WRU, but I enjoy checking the grid to see what's new, and what the prices are, even if they need to be posted a day later. :thumbsup:

  29. Johnny Angell

    I could care less about steel, it's the combo of 4K and 3D I want. And it's currently out of stock.

    Jake Lipson

    Yeah, I missed somehow that you were talking about the website. It seems to me the best way to guarantee that you'd get one of those is by being at a Best Buy store at 10am on Tuesday morning when they open, if you can. Otherwise, who knows? Good luck. I hope you get one.

    Increase you chances in about 5 Hrs ( 1-1:30am ET) — check the BBY site and I say better than average chance it will be available for order and.or store pickup again. If you get that order in then you don't have to necessarily have to worry about being the first through the doorway and finding the Steelbook before any of the scalpers descend on the display and pick it clean (assuming management hasn't instituted a 1 per customer rule yet – or you can convince them tonight) Almost all the exclusives have followed that pattern after beginning of official release day.

  30. Steve…O

    Thanks, Mike! My $0.02 and my opinion only: consider dropping Best Buy from the WRU if it's a hassle. I venture to guess that a significant portion of HTFers no longer regularly buy there anymore. The very, very few times I've actually been in store the past two years it is obvious that their home video section is little more than an afterthought.

    Johnny Angell

    Is the BB steel book which includes 4K and 3D likely to come back into stock like the Kong: Skull Island release did?

    Pre-orderded mine on 7/11, the day it went up for order on BestBuy.com, and today, I get the following e-mail:

    "Todd, please accept our apology for this inconvenience.

    We're sorry – your ordered item(s) are taking longer to fulfill than we anticipated.

    Please be assured we'll continue to work on this order, and once the item(s) become available we will let you know. If we are not able to complete your order by September 20, 2017, we will notify you and cancel the item(s).

    To make up for this inconvenience, we are giving you a $3.99 credit – the amount of shipping the item – which will be applied to your order when it ships.

    For more information and additional options, please see the What You Need to Knowsection below.

    We appreciate your patience, and thank you for being a loyal Best Buy® customer.

    Sincerely,

    Your Customer Care Team"

    Wow, I'm getting FREE shipping if and when my pre-order placed on the very first day actually ships.

  31. For those waiting — the 3D/4K exclusive is back in stock at most BBY for instore pickup.
    No shipping options at least not yet.

    Some folks are having to add/submit multiple times (or change stores and back) and try to get the order to go through

  32. Robert Crawford

    Todd,

    I pre-ordered mine on 7/11 too, but I decided to have store pickup for it. At about 11:00 p.m. tonight, I received my order is ready for pickup so I'll be at BB at 10:00 in the morning.

    My problem is that there are no Best Buy stores within 2 hours where I moved to, so I'm stuck with ship-to-home.

  33. David Norman

    For those waiting — the 3D/4K exclusive is back in stock at most BBY for instore pickup.
    No shipping options at least not yet.

    Some folks are having to add/submit multiple times (or change stores and back) and try to get the order to go through

    Got mine in.

  34. Appears that GotG V2 4K/3D is now back on line for shipping as well as reserve in store pickup.
    For those going to the store anyway, you can add a $1 off for pickup if you place in your cart for shipping and then change to Pickup during checkout. Every dollar helps I guess.

    Free Shipping still $35 for those not on any of the Elite status. If you can't think of something else to order a $15 physical GC often is useful to add if you shop enough at BBY and want to save the $4-5 shipping charge

  35. It's worth noting that Guardians Vol. 2 made a brief appearance on Amazon yesterday as in-stock for immediate shipment. They are matching Best Buy's price on the Blu+DVD and Target's price on the 4K. However, today the Blu+DVD combo "usually ships within 2 to 5 weeks," and the 4K and DVD versions are "Temporarily out of stock." So, what else is new? I'm glad I didn't rely on Amazon to send my copy.

  36. Jake LipsonIt's worth noting that Guardians Vol. 2 made a brief appearance on Amazon yesterday as in-stock for immediate shipment. They are matching Best Buy's price on the Blu+DVD and Target's price on the 4K. However, today the Blu+DVD combo "usually ships within 2 to 5 weeks," and the 4K and DVD versions are "Temporarily out of stock." So, what else is new? I'm glad I didn't rely on Amazon to send my copy.

    I wasn't paying attention, but any idea of when it went OOS again? It looks like at least it made an appearance around 11am — at least long enough to lower the release day price.

    I wonder what last weeks Once Upon a TIme S6 is going to do. It was $53 most of the week and eventually dropped to 44.99 on Monday to match BBY prices, but well after the Release Dya preorder guarantee. I wonder if those who bought from Amazon are going to be able to get that $8 refunded like a normal release would have done.

  37. No, unfortunately I don't have any idea. I wasn't really paying a huge amount of attention either because I don't trust Amazon with regard to my Disney titles anymore since this situation started, so it was just a curiosity I noticed; I was never actually considering ordering it from them.

    Like Beauty and the Beast and Rogue One, Guardians is sure to be one of the big sellers of the year, so Amazon continues to dig in their heels and not care about missing what would probably be a large number of sales because they'd rather "win" this argument with Disney. Their loss, I think, since I've still gotten every Disney title I want this year through other means, although they don't see it as a loss they care about, or they would fix this.

    The Lion King next week would also come to me via Amazon normally, but will be through a store again.

  38. I am interested in the Steelbook version of GotG V2 from Best Buy for the 3D disc. I guess I didn't jump on it fast enough as all my local Best Buy's are out of stock according to the Best Buy app. So I could order it. I've never done that before with Best Buy preferring in-store pick-up. I never saw this at the theater so it's a blind buy and an expensive one! Did I see shipping is free?

  39. Nelson AuI am interested in the Steelbook version of GotG V2 from Best Buy for the 3D disc. I guess I didn't jump on it fast enough as all my local Best Buy's are out of stock according to the Best Buy app. So I could order it. I've never done that before with Best Buy preferring in-store pick-up. I never saw this at the theater so it's a blind buy and an expensive one! Did I see shipping is free?

    You could call the stores or go in and have them search the internal inventory if you're really interested. the online inventory that the web site sees will not register less than 3 copies so many stores may have 1 or 2 sitting around. A few people have run across those today. You could ask teh Manager if they're a good egg to search teh internal database which should register all copies. The manager may also know of some canceled pickups from people that decided to order online or made multiple orders to cover themselves in case of mistaken pulls or damaged pulls.

  40. FYI, I thought that I'd have to resort to eBay to get a copy of GotG vol 2 Steelbook with the 3D blu ray disc. I have been checking the Best Buy app regularly and finally this morning it didn't show as sold out and I was actually able to buy a copy. Though there was no way to do store pick-up so it's being shipped to me. Though with taxes and shipping, which was not free, it's nearing eBay prices. Though I'm ok as I'd rather not encourage the eBay people who buy these for profit. But I understand their desire to do this. If the purchase went through OK, I should have it September 5. So hopefully this works out.

  41. Mike FrezonAs much as I might admire Alexandra Daddario, I STILL won't be ordering Baywatch!

    I'm just saying that it's on my release list for next week's RoundUp! :laugh:

    I might glance at some scenes with her when it hits HBO and such. However, I won't be spending any of monies on any disc of it.

  42. Mike FrezonAs much as I might admire Alexandra Daddario, I STILL won't be ordering Baywatch!

    I'm just saying that it's on my release list for next week's RoundUp! :laugh:

    Well, I expect there to still be an image of her in the RoundUp. 🙂

  43. FYI, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Steelbook set with 4K Blu ray and 3D blu ray from a Best Buy shipped over the weekend and arrived today. Far faster then I was led to believe. So it worked out and just made it before they were really all sold out. Of course the 3D blu ray will probably be available in another release soon enough.

  44. Interesting that the 3D Steelbook is still popping up on the website. It's been available to order on and off fro brief periods today.

    In store pickup have been hit of miss locally for me as well Last night none, this morning 4-5 stores, then OOS, and tonight I've got 3 stores saying pickup is available.

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