Weekly RoundUp 8-29-2017

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The Features

– The Lion King – 1994

– Baywatch – 2017

– Son of Paleface – 1952

– Born in China – 2016

– My Cousin Rachel – 2017

– Erik the Conqueror – 1961

– Inconceivable – 2017

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Batman and Harley Quinn (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $29.96
Baywatch (Blu-ray 4K) (Paramount) $25.99

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Amsterdamned (Limited Edition)  (Blue Underground) $24.99
Batman and Harley Quinn  (Warner Bros.) $17.96 $19.99
Baywatch  (Paramount) $17.99  $19.99 $19.99
Black Sails (The Complete Fourth Season)  (Lions Gate) $34.99
Born In China  (Walt Disney)
Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack  (Universal)  $14.96
Erik the Conqueror  (Arrow Films) $21.88
Flipper (Season One)  (Olive Films) $39.95
Flipper (Season Two)  (Olive Films) $39.95
Gotham: The Complete Third Season  (Warner Bros.) $39.99 $36.99
Heal the Living  (Cohen Media Group)  $25.74
Incomparable Rose Hartman, The  (Gravitas) $19.99
Inconceivable  (Lions Gate) $18.99
King of Horror Collection, The  (Warner Bros.) (Includes: The Shining ~ It ~ Cat’s Eye ~ Salem’s Lot) $26.89
Lion King, The (Signature Edition)  (Walt Disney)  $22.99
London’s Finest  (Gravitas) $19.99
Man with Two Brains, The  (Warner Archive) $16.59
Manster, The  (Shout! Factory) $16.91
My Cousin Rachel  (Fox) $19.99  $19.99
New Battles Without Honor & Humanity (LE)  (Arrow Films) $62.89
Originals, The (Complete Fourth Season)  (Warner Bros.) $33.21
Otherworld, The  (Severin) $24.95
Panic  (Gravitas) $19.99
Prizzi’s Honor  (Kino)  $29.95
Ripper Street: Season Five  (BBC) $25.73
Ronin  (Arrow Films) $25.19
Safe Inside  (Tempe) $29.99
Slayer, The  (Arrow Films) $25.19
Snapshot (aka Day After Halloween) (Vinegar) $19.99
Son of Paleface  (Kino)  $15.69
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three  (Walt Disney)
Timebomb  (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties  (Severin) $29.95
Vicious Lips  (Shout! Factory) $27.99
The Wedding Banquet (Olive) $23.51

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Batman and Harley Quinn (Warner Bros.) $12.96
Baywatch (Paramount) $17.99 $17.99
Black Sails (The Complete Fourth Season) (Lions Gate) $29.99
Born In China (Walt Disney)
Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack (Universal) $12.96
Bureau, The – Season 3 (Kino) $19.99
Chicago Fire – Season 5 (Universal) $29.96
Chicago Med – Season 2 (Universal) $29.96
Dean (Lions Gate) $18.97
Designated Survivor (The Complete First Season) (Walt Disney) $29.99
Elementary: The Fifth Season (Paramount) $29.87
Evil In Us, The (RLJ Entertainment) $17.53
Family Man, A (Lions Gate) $12.39
Gotham: The Complete Third Season (Warner Bros.) $36.99 $32.99
Grey’s Anatomy – The Complete 13th Season (Walt Disney)
Happy Spook-day, Scooby-Doo! (Warner Bros.)
Heal the Living (Cohen Media Group) $23.68
Incomparable Rose Hartman, The (Gravitas) $16.99
Inconceivable (Lions Gate) $14.99
Killing Hasselhoff (Universal)  $9.36
Lion King, The (Signature Edition) (Walt Disney) $17.99
London’s Finest (Gravitas) $16.99
Love, Sweat & Tears (Kino) $27.34
Miracle in the Rain (Warner Archive) $17.99
MGM-When the Lion Roars (Warner Archives) $24.89
Mom: Season 4 (Warner) $21.79
My Cousin Rachel (Fox) $16.99
NCIS:  Season 14 (Paramount) $29.96
Originals, The (Complete Fourth Season) (Warner Bros.) $17.18
Otherworld, The (Severin) $19.95
Panic (Gravitas) $16.99
Peanuts by Schulz: School Days (Warner Bros.) $12.96
Safe Inside (Tempe) $19.99
Son of Paleface (Kino) $14.95
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three (Walt Disney)
Suffer, Little Children (Severin) $19.98
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties (Severin) $19.74
A Warm December (Warner Archive) $17.99
White Princess, The (Lions Gate) $29.99
Will & Grace – Season 1 (Universal) $19.96


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

–Another week with some big Disney releases and an inability to purchase those titles at Amazon…

–For pricing particulars, Best Buy’s Weekly Ad is available at THIS LINK.

–Best Buy, this week, has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with their Blu copies of The Lion King.  No prices given…just that the title is available “starting at $19.99.”  BB also says other Disney Classics are also “starting at $19.99 on Blu-ray.”  Titles shown are:  Bambi, Pinocchio and Beauty and the Beast (1991).

–Best Buy also continues its deal to get a FREE $10 BB GIFTCARD when you spend $50 or more on select TV seasons Limit 3 bundles per customer.  Best Buy adds (in its newfound confounding way) that “New TV Seasons starting at $17.99 available Tuesday.”

–In continued confounding vagueness, BB says that it has recent Blu-ray releases on sale this week at Best Buy “Starting at $19.99.”  Titles shown:  The Walking Dead: S7, DC: Legends of Tomorrow: S2, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.

–Best Buy is advertising an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Batman and Harley Quinn.  It costs $29.99 and includes a graphic novel and figurine of Harley Quinn.

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  Lists of DVDs on sale for $6.99 and $8.99.  Best Buy also wants you to “Celebrate Star Wars.  Force Friday II is 9/1/17.”

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE Blu-ray release of Disney’s The Lion King (Out of the Vault!).  There is a regular Blu release at Target which will sell for $22.99.  But the EXCLUSIVE release (priced at $24.99) will include a 32-page storybook and collectible limited edition film frames.

–Target is also advertising EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING with its Blu copies of Baywatch.

–Target will have an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK Blu-ray release of Batman and Harley Quinn.

–Get a FREE $5 TARGET GIFTCARD if you pre-order Game of Thrones: Season 7 (with EXCLUSIVE CONTENT) @ Target/com/preorder.

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

$19.99: Alien: Covenant

$22.99: Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.


Published by

Mike Frezon



  1. Just a heads up, Son of Paleface has dropped to $13.33 on Amazon. Had to pull the trigger on it. That’s probably all for me this week although I’m sure I’ll rent Baywatch at some point to see if it’s as bad as I’ve heard.

  2. “Son of Paleface” has been preordered for about a week.

    Looking forward to “Star Wars Rebels: Season 3”.
    I’ll probably get it at Target. The “Twin Suns” ep alone is worth the price of admission.

    Since we’re now starting the second year of the Amazon/Disney “feud”, it’s evident that Amazon will no longer have Disney preorders available for physical media. In retrospect, we should have figured this out when Amazon passed on “Rogue One”. If the two parties couldn’t settle their differences prior to the release of that title, there was really no hope that they could settle things going forward.

  3. Thanks for the RoundUp listing, Mike, and for including the links in the charts.

    Some of these PR firms have gotten very lackadaisical about sending review copies in time to review before street date. CBS, always one of the best in previous years, didn't get me the Elementary (which I'm working on currently) and NCIS review copies until yesterday. Disney didn't contact me about Born in China until Thursday. Haven't heard from Fox if I'm going to get My Cousin Rachel or not. So, those reviews are pending but not available currently.

  4. Four for me, after a couple of weeks of holding off purchases:

    Erik the Conquerer (Arrow)
    Ronin (Arrow)
    Son of Paleface (Kino)
    The Wedding Banquet (Olive)
    Not too impressed with Best Buy's Exclusive Lion King Steelbook, but maybe it looks better in person:

  5. Thanks, Mike, for your work.

    Sam PostenIf I already have TLK what does this version get me?

    There are some new bonus features which Matt detailed in his review, BUT mot of the old bonus features are now digital exclusives, so that makes it difficult to get rid of previous sets. And it's the same transfer as before. So, the question becomes: how badly do you want the new extras?

    I have not double dipped on any of the previous Signature Collection releases, but The Lion King is the top of the top for me as my #2 favorite film of all time (behind only Aladdin.) So in my case, the answer is "pretty bad," and for this particular film I will swallow hard and double dip.

    Best Buy's website currently shows $19.99 for the standard edition and $24.99 for the steelbook, which matches what they priced Guardians at this week. I'll be going for the regular edition because, like Rodney, I don't like the steelbook cover much (okay, at all), but even if I did i probably wouldn't be able to get one anyway. At least I got Best Buy's original steelbook for the 2011 edition, which looks beautiful (with Rafiki's drawing of Simba above the title as the cover.)

    I don't expect the Lion King sequels to have anything different from last time, so will stick with my previous discs of those movies. So nothing else for me this week.

  6. DavidJ

    Just a heads up, Son of Paleface has dropped to $13.33 on Amazon. Had to pull the trigger on it. That's probably all for me this week although I'm sure I'll rent Baywatch at some point to see if it's as bad as I've heard.

    +1 although the listed price is about what I paid with tax.

  7. Batman and Harley Quinn is coming from Amazon. I preordered a while ago and it's coming to me for $16.32 (as of right now). I'd like Born in China, but I likely have to wait on that until next payday. Also have Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference ordered. I'm not quite all caught up with the Enterprise books, but I figure it doesn't hurt to get any new Trek books as they come out so I can have them ready when I get there.

    Thanks, as always, Mike!

  8. Sam Posten

    If I already have TLK what does this version get me?

    A few new bonuses. The DMA digital assuming you didn't have teh prior 3D disc.

    the 1.5 second missing background receding Clouds have been restored from the Mufasa/Rafiki/Simba "Remember — you have forgotten me — you are the one true King" scene around 67.5 minutes. I personally never thought the removal/missing receding clouds made even a minimal difference in the way the scene plays, but for some people that makes a difference to them

  9. I did get the new Lion King from Best Buy. It is in fact $19.99 for the regular edition (which wasn't specified in the ad) and $24.99 for the steelbook, which was for once NOT sold out yet at my store…but it looks so awful I went with the regular edition.

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