Weekly RoundUp 8-28-18

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

 

– Book Club – 2018

 

– Revenge of the Creature – 1955

 

– RBG – 2018

– The Naked and the Dead – 1958

 

– Merrily We Live – 1938

– TAG – 2018

The Prices

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
5 Films – 5 Years: Volume 3 (Vinegar Syndrome) $26.76
5 Films – 5 Years: Volume 4 (Vinegar Syndrome) $26.76
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man  (Universal) $13.40
Akio Jissoji: Buddhist Trilogy (Arrow) $99.95
American Animals  (Lions Gate) $20.31
Autumn in New York  (MVD) $29.95
Blast  (MVD) $17.99
Book Club  (Paramount) $19.96 $19.99
Bound (Signature Series)  (Olive Films) $29.33
Boss (Kit Parker) $24.96
Brainscan  (Shout! Factory) $29.99
Bram Stoker’s Shadowbuilder  (MVD) $19.99
 Bride of Chucky (Universal) $13.40
Child’s Play 2 (Universal) $13.40
Child’s Play 3 (Universal) $13.40
Country (Kino) $19.98
Crazy Six  (MVD) $24.95
Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Coll.  (Universal) $28.85
Dear Dead Delilah  (Vinegar Syndrome) $25.05
Flash, The (Complete Fourth Season)  (Warner Bros.) $36.99
Freedom Fighters: The Ray  (Warner Bros.) $18.96
Horror of Party Beach, The  (Severin) $26.94
Invisible Man, The: Complete Legacy Collection  (Universal) $28.85
LEGO Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis (Warners) $14.99
Lucifer: The Complete Third Season (Warner Archive) $41.56
Memories of Underdevelopment  (Criterion) $29.93
Merrily We Live (Classicflix) $25.00
Mindgame  (Shout! Factory) $16.96
Minute to Pray, A Second to Die, A  (Kino) $19.98
Mohsen Makhmalbaf: The Poetic Trilogy (Arrow Films) $36.68
Naked and the Dead, The  (Warner Archive) $17.97
Once Upon a Time: Season 7 (ABC TV) $49.99
Psycho II (Universal) $13.40
Psycho III (Universal) $13.40
RBG  (Magnolia) $27.33
Seed of Chucky (Universal) $13.40
Shot  (Vinegar Syndrome) $25.05
Straight to Hell  (Kino) $24.96
TAG (Warner Brothers) $22.99 $22.99
Thousand Acres, A  (Kino) $17.62
Tucker: The Man and His Dream  (Lions Gate) $13.66
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Coll.  (Universal) $149.98
Upgrade  (Universal) $28.62
Western  (Cinema Guild) $26.38
Woman Walks Ahead  (Lions Gate) $15.99
Zatoichi: Darkness is His Ally (Tokyo Shock) $25.00

 


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
American Animals (Lions Gate) $14.96
Book Club (Paramount) $17.96 $17.99
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Five (Universal) $30.02
Chicago Fire: Season Six (Universal) $34.99
Chicago Med: Season Three (Universal) $34.99
Criminal Minds: The Thirteenth Season (Paramount) $42.68
Flash, The (Complete Fourth Season) (Warner Bros.) $34.96
Freedom Fighters: The Ray (Warner Bros.) $16.01
Funny Pets 2 (Wownow) $19.95
Garfield’s Halloween Adventures (PBS) $6.99
Goreface Killer (Wild Eye) $18.95
Helter Skelter (Warner Archive) $17.99
High Chaparral, The – Season 1 (Shout! Factory) $21.33
LEGO Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis (Warners) $19.98
Lucifer: The Complete Third Season (Warner Archive) $27.96
Magic Mirror, The (Wownow) $19.95
Memories of Underdevelopment (Criterion) $27.66
Minute to Pray, A Second to Die, A (Kino) $19.21
My Life with James Dean (Breaking Glass) $19.99
NCIS: Los Angeles: The Ninth Season (Paramount) $34.99
No Dress Code Required (Strand) $24.99
Once Upon a Time: Season 7 (ABC TV) $43.12 $34.99
RBG (Magnolia) $26.00
Ready Jet Go!: Jet’s First Halloween (PBS) $6.99
Rich and Famous (Warner Archive) $17.99
S.W.A.T. (2018): Season One (Sony) $34.04
Straight to Hell (Kino) $19.21
TAG (Warner Brothers) $15.99
Thousand Acres, A (Kino) $14.95
Upgrade (Universal) $26.94
Western (Cinema Guild) $26.54
Woman Walks Ahead (Lions Gate) $14.96

 

 

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

–Best Buy, this week, has a few different deals going on—but not a single new release mentioned in its ad.

–Best Buy is continuing its deal from the past few weeks to get a FREE $10 Best Buy Gift Card when you spend $50 or more on select TV seasons.  More at BestBuy.com/FallTV.  Titles shown include Blu-rays of Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and Ash vs. Evil Dead.

–The following Blu-ray releases are $14.99:

Ready Player One, Rampage, Tomb Raider, Game Night, 15:17 to Paris

–The following 4k/UHD films are “starting at $19.99:”

Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Tomb Raider, Rampage

–And, BB has a “Buy Two, Get One Free” sale on select Blu-ray titles.  Free item must be of equal or lesser value.  Titles shown are: The Hateful Eight, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Jurassic World, Wonder

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

–Target has a small ad this week.  They are advertising Blu-rays of Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War for $22.99 apiece.  They are also advertising the DVDs of Walking Dead: Season 8 for $34.99.

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

 

Published by

Mike Frezon

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25 Comments

  1. Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike!

    Looks like I'll be picking up the slack for some of you 🙂

    I received Merrily we Live in the mail today, and have the following on pre-order:

    • The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection
    • The Invisible Man: Complete Legacy Collection
    • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  2. Thanks for this week's RoundUp, Mike. Thanks also for including the link for the Merrily We Live review which I sneaked onto the site just before your posting.

    I'll be picking up the Creature and Invisible Man Blu-ray sets. Got to have that new 3D with one and the Abbott and Costello film in the other (along with the other films in the sets).

  3. Scott Merryfield

    Thanks, as always, Mike. Nothing for me this week. I did buy the Jack Ryan 5 film set in 4K/UHD on iTunes for $29.99, though. We watched The Hunt For Red October this evening. It's been a long time since I saw that film.

    Wait, what?! $29.99?

  4. B-ROLL

    Target has 10% off Deadpool 2 through it's Cartwheel App …

    Aaaaaargh! That's where I picked up my copy…cuz I wanted to get the 5% off using my Target Redcard. But I never even thought to look at the Cartwheel app.

    FWIW, they were completely put of the 4k versions with the exclusive book…but still had a few of the Blu copies with the EXCLUSIVE (not suitable for children) book.

  5. Mike Frezon

    Aaaaaargh! That's where I picked up my copy…cuz I wanted to get the 5% off using my Target Redcard. But I never even thought to look at the Cartwheel app.

    FWIW, they were completely put of the 4k versions with the exclusive book…but still had a few of the Blu copies with the EXCLUSIVE (not suitable for children) book.

    5 days left so if you're in the vicinity, drop by and have them add the Cartwheel. They should do it like a missed coupon, but if the price is the smae I guess you could do a buy/return

  6. I cancelled both Universal monster sets today…I’ll get them down the road, but I can’t justify them right now. Not with two weeks in Europe coming up plus a weekend trip to Anaheim in October, condo renovation I want to start in January AND D23 in Anaheim next year.

    My next birthday is also starting to hit me…I’ll be 40. And it’s time to really start buckling down in life.

    Until I see a good deal I can’t pass up, of course. :dancing-banana-04:

    Thank you, Mike!

  7. DavidJ

    Wait, what?! $29.99?

    Yes. If you are okay with streaming versus buying the discs and have a way to stream iTunes content, it's a very good deal that works out to $6 per film. The only downside for me is the films are from Paramount, so do not transfer to the other streaming services via Movies Anywhere.

  8. Mike Frezon

    Aaaaaargh! That's where I picked up my copy…cuz I wanted to get the 5% off using my Target Redcard. But I never even thought to look at the Cartwheel app.

    FWIW, they were completely put of the 4k versions with the exclusive book…but still had a few of the Blu copies with the EXCLUSIVE (not suitable for children) book.

    I already purchased mine last week and my store had no 4K Target exclusives (an did not have them available online when I looked last week) My Target also had the Target Exclusive blu-rays though

    If you can't get enough Deadpool and have money to burn … Wal-Mart has some Deadpool inspired slipcovers for older discs that aren't Deadpool …
    View attachment 48997 😉

  9. David Norman

    5 days left so if you're in the vicinity, drop by and have them add the Cartwheel. They should do it like a missed coupon, but if the price is the same I guess you could do a buy/return

    Stopped by Target today. The clerk at customer service said they have a three-day policy to take a "forgotten coupon." She would have done a return/re-buy to honor the Cartwheel, but since it was still within the three-day window, she just manually calculated the discount and gave me a cash refund.

    Thanks very much, David!

    [I use to know all the store's return policies and how they worked (including who-price-matches-who). But as they change constantly (and Target is the worst in this regard) and I get older, I find I just don't retain that information as easily as I used to. Or maybe I just don't feel the need to, any more.]

  10. B-ROLL

    I already purchased mine last week and my store had no 4K Target exclusives (an did not have them available online when I looked last week) My Target also had the Target Exclusive blu-rays though

    If you can't get enough Deadpool and have money to burn … Wal-Mart has some Deadpool inspired slipcovers for older discs that aren't Deadpool …
    View attachment 48997 😉

    These are hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Mike Frezon

    Stopped by Target today. The clerk at customer service said they have a three-day policy to take a "forgotten coupon." She would have done a return/re-buy to honor the Cartwheel, but since it was still within the three-day window, she just manually calculated the discount and gave me a cash refund.

    Thanks very much, David!

    [I use to know all the store's return policies and how they worked (including who-price-matches-who). But as they change constantly (and Target is the worst in this regard) and I get older, I find I just don't retain that information as easily as I used to. Or maybe I just don't feel the need to, any more.]

    3 days is different — it used to be 7-10 days, but I guess that's a direct price adjustment for a lower price. though given a 60+ day return period for a Redcard holder it really makes little sense not to just automatically apply the Price Guarantee since it's just as easy to buy a new item and return it on the old receipt essnetially getting the same place and wasting inventory and employee time to process and restock the return. I think Best Buy does have a price guarantee for as long as your return period though doing a missed coupon is much harder since they usually have to process it as a return — which dings you at the Secret Return file Algorithm at TRE or whoever tallies up that number

    Regardless of the actual policy I've rarely been turned down to add a Cartwheel or coupon if it's within reason even if it takes a manager override so never hurts to ask

  12. Mike Frezon

    Yeah. She very specifically mentioned the three-day thing as a "missed/forgotten coupon" event…which seemed illogical to me.

    But we are talking retail here… :laugh:

    And it seems like Target has always had one of the least customer-friendly return/exchange policies in the biz.

  13. Scott Merryfield

    Yes. If you are okay with streaming versus buying the discs and have a way to stream iTunes content, it's a very good deal that works out to $6 per film. The only downside for me is the films are from Paramount, so do not transfer to the other streaming services via Movies Anywhere.

    Thanks for the info. I forgot that about Paramount titles although it’s not a deal breaker. I saw the price, but I was worried they wouldn’t be the 4K versions.

  14. DavidJ

    Thanks for the info. I forgot that about Paramount titles although it’s not a deal breaker. I saw the price, but I was worried they wouldn’t be the 4K versions.

    No worries — all five films are the 4K versions on iTunes.

  15. Received my preorder of Tucker from Amazon ($9.99 several weeks ago). The digital code inside, though, does not specify UV, and when I entered the code at Lionsgate's redemption site, it asked if I wanted to redeem on iTunes, Vudu, or FandangoNow. I went to Vudu, and the film is nowhere to be found. Thankfully, I have not redeemed it yet.

  16. Todd Erwin

    Today I received my preorder of Tucker from Amazon ($9.99 several weeks ago). The digital code inside, though, does not specify UV, and when I entered the code at Lionsgate's redemption site, it asked if I wanted to redeem on iTunes, Vudu, or FandangoNow. I went to Vudu, and the film is nowhere to be found. Thankfully, I have not redeemed it yet.

    Apparently, Vudu was just a day late in posting Tucker on their site. I redeemed my code yesterday without any issues.

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