Weekly RoundUp 9-10-2019

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

 

– John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – 2019

 

– Aladdin – 2019

 

– Reap the Wild Wind – 1942

 

– The Jetsons – 1962/3

– Echo in the Canyon – 2018

– Pittsburgh – 1942

– The Spoilers – 1942

 

 

The Prices

 

 

 

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Aladdin (1992) (Signature Edition) (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Aladdin (2019) (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $xx.xx $29.99 $29.99
Brave (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.90 $29.90 $29.99
Cars (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Cars 2 (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Casino (Blu-ray 4K) (Universal) $17.96 $19.99
Daybreakers (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $17.71 $17.99
Finding Dory (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Finding Nemo (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Good Dinosaur, The (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Inside Out (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $24.96 $24.99 $24.99
Jurassic World (5-Movie Collection) (Universal) $68.66 $89.99
Lock Up (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $17.71 $17.99
Ratatouille (Blu-ray 4K) (Walt Disney) $29.99 $29.99 $29.99
Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (Blu-ray 4K) (Universal) (Includes: Shaun of the Dead ~ Hot Fuzz ~ The World’s End) $34.99 $34.99 $47.99

 

 

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Aladdin (1992) (Signature Edition) (Walt Disney) $24.96 $24.99 $24.99
Aladdin (2019)  (Walt Disney) $xx.xx $22.99 $24.99
Alienist, The (Season One)  (Warner Bros.) $24.99 $24.99
Blindfold  (Kino) $19.89 $19.99
Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb  (Shout! Factory) $21.96 $21.99
Circus of Horrors  (Shout! Factory) $21.49 $21.99
Cloud-Capped Star, The  (Criterion) $27.99 $27.99
Dead Don’t Die, The  (Universal) $22.99
Echo in the Canyon  (MPI) $22.99 $22.99 $23.89
The Jetsons: Complete Original Series (Warner Archive) $23.99 $23.99
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum  (Lions Gate) $19.96 $19.99 $19.99
Juniper Tree, The  (Arbelos Films) $24.99 $24.99
Kiss Me Kate (Warner Archive) $17.97 $17.99
Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob, The  (Film Movement) $26.49 $29.99
Mirage (1965)  (Kino) $19.89 $19.99
Paranormal Activity 6-Movie Collection  (Paramount) $19.99 $19.99
Pittsburgh (1942)  (Kino)  $19.89
Reap the Wild Wind  (Kino)  $19.89 $19.99
Scars of Dracula  (Shout! Factory) $21.96 $21.99
Serengeti  (BBC) $22.99 $24.99
Spoilers, The  (Kino)  $19.89 $19.99
Stella  (Kino) $9.99 $9.99
Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season  (Warner Bros.) $34.99 $34.99 $37.99
A Touch of Class (Warner Archive) $21.99

 

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Adventures of Dally & Spanky, The (Sony) $9.96
Aladdin (2019) (Walt Disney) $xx.xx
Alienist, The (Season One) (Warner Bros.) $19.99 $19.99
Being Frank (Universal) $14.96 $17.99
Chicago P.D.: Season Six (Universal) $19.99 $27.99
Cloud-Capped Star, The (Criterion) $20.67 $22.99
Curious George Royal Monkey (Universal) $9.99 $11.99 $12.99
Dante Goes To War (Bayview Entertainment) $12.54
Dead Don’t Die, The (Universal) $17.96 $22.99 $19.99
Divest!: The Climate Movement On Tour (Icarus) $14.99 $14.99
Echo in the Canyon (MPI) $13.19 $19.99 $13.99
Flower Shop Mystery: Complete Movie Collection (Cinedigm) $19.96
Harvest Love (Cinedigm) $12.96 $12.99
Hawaii Five-0: The Ninth Season (Paramount) $34.99 $34.99 $42.49
Hesburgh (Music Box Films) $21.49 $22.99
I Don’t Know What Your Eyes Have Done to Me (Facets) $13.99 $13.99
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Lions Gate) $14.96 $14.99 $14.99
Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (Kino) $19.89 $19.99
Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob, The (Film Movement) $19.89 $22.99
Mayday (Lions Gate) $13.99 $13.99
Montessori: Let the Child Be the Guide (First Run Pictures) $16.81
Postscript (Bayview Entertainment) $13.29
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame In Concert (Time Life) $66.29
SEAL Team: Season Two (Paramount) $29.96 $39.99 $39.99
Serengeti (BBC) $19.99
Stella (Kino) $7.99 $8.99
Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season (Warner Bros.) $26.96 $34.99 $37.99
Third Wife, The (Film Movement) $16.59 $19.99
This Is Us: Season 3 (Fox) $19.99 $19.99 $29.99
Walking on Water (Kino) $19.89 $19.99

 

 

 

 

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

–Best Buy, this week, has a whole lot of EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOKS.

–BB has an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK RELEASE of its 4k/UHD copies of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.  Price is $29.99 ($5 higher than the standard release).

–BB also has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK RELEASES of all the new Disney animated features 4k/UHD releases.  All are priced at $34.99 ($5 higher than the standard release):  Aladdin (2019), Aladdin (1992), Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Ratatouille, Brave, Cars, Cars 2, Inside Out, Good Dinosaur.

–And, Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK RELEASE of its copies of the 3-movie Santa Clause Collection on Blu-ray.  The price is $29.99.

–And last, but certainly not least, Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK RELEASE of its 4k/UHD version of Casino.  Price is $24.99.

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

–Target this week has its own EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK RELEASE of its BLU-RAY copies of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.  The price is $24.99 ($5 higher than the standard release).

–Target is also advertising EXCLUSIVE RELEASES of Disney’s two 4k/UHD Aladdin releases this week (2019 and 1992).  Each release contains a LIMITED EDITION FILMMAKER GALLERY BOOK.  They are priced at $34.99 ($5 higher than the standard version).

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

 

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28 Comments

  1. I've got to figure this is a big release week for many members of the forum.

    There are new 4k releases of a number of Disney & Pixar animated features.

    There are some new John Wayne films coming to HD Blu-ray.

    And, of course, the latest chapter in the John Wick series. This has been high on my list since the pre-order went live.

    And, even some classic TV animation coming to HD Blu-ray.

    And a nice scattering of other interesting releases.

    Have fun finding your own treasures this week RoundUppers! And, as always, thanks for your "likes" and support each week.

  2. As always, thank you for your hard work, Mike!

    Only one title for me this week, but it's a big one: I'm splurging on the steelbook for my favorite movie of all time.

    My family has no plans to go 4K in the foreseeable, so I can usually pass on 4K future-proofing; however, Aladdin is a special case because it is the movie that made me love movies in the first place.

    The way I see it, I would have double dipped on the new Blu-ray anyway for its new transfer and new extras, so I can either get another DVD (which I absolutely will never use) or a steelbook which has a 4K in it (which I probably won't use, but you never know.) Especially because the cover artwork on the current Diamond Edition is terrible, I'm looking forward to getting the steelbook and not having to look at the Diamond Edition as much (although I will keep it for its extras which are not being ported over.) I'm currently planning to keep both the new Blu-ray and the old Blu-ray in the steelbook case, and the 4K disc can hang out in the Diamond Edition case with the DVD from that set so that both versions I would actually use can be together in one case. (The 4K disc would earn its way back into the steelbook if ever I do end up with 4K equipment, although I'm not holding my breath.)

    This will be my sixth purchase of Aladdin over the years — yeah, I'm obsessed. I had the VHS in 1993, of course; then, a couple years before the DVD release, I wore that VHS out (literally) and had to go to eBay to buy another one because it was out of print. I got the DVD in 2004 and a second copy of it when I went to college in 2008, so that I could leave one at home and take one to the dorm. Then of course I got the original Blu-ray back in 2015. But I'm going to do it again anyway.

    Back in February, Best Buy gave me problems because my local store was not eligible for in-store pickup on the steelbook for The Little Mermaid, and the people at the store refused to hold me a copy. This time, I wanted to ship it, but Best Buy's website says it's only eligible for store pickup. Tthankfully, my local store is cooperating with store pickup now — I'm not sure why they weren't back in February — and I pre-ordered to reserve one, so I should get it without hassle this time.

    However, I received an unexpected Best Buy gift card a couple days after placing my pre-order, so I went into my account and tried to update the payment method to include the gift card (which should be easy because it was a pre-order and hadn't billed yet.) At that time, I only saw an option to change the credit card on file, not to add a gift card balance. I called Best Buy's 1-800 number support hotline and was told that the only way to use the gift card would be to cancel the existing order and then place a new one for the same item. This is ridiculous. I mean, I did it anyway, but it's ridiculous. I will say for Amazon that it is very easy to apply gift cards to pending pre-orders without having to fuss with anything. Best Buy should take a lesson from them.

  3. Thanks, Mike. I will eventually pick up John Wick 3 on UHD when it hits a price close to the $15 I paid for the first two films. I am passing on all the Pixar UHD releases, as Disney's prices drop too slowly and I just signed up for 3 years of their new streaming service.

    I would have been tempted by the UHD release of Casino, but I recently bought it on iTunes for $5 in anticipation of getting a free 4K upgrade.

  4. I promised myself I would spend a certain amount every month at the DMC to catch up on all the Disney-branded 4k's coming. There's simply no way I can buy them all at normal retail at the same time. Last week, I ordered Cars, Cars 2, Thor, Thor 2 and Endgame for $106 (total with tax). The next batch will include both Aladdin's and some more from this wave of Pixar 4k's. If I find them cheaper with a sale or something along the way (like Target's Buy 2 Get 1), that works too.

    (Cars came first, in case anyone cares, cuz September 5 was Lightning McQueen Day and the DMC reduced the prices on most Cars discs by $5. Plus I have Cars 3 on the shelf on 4k and it's lonely without the first and second…)

    Thanks Mike!

  5. Jason_V

    There's simply no way I can buy them all at normal retail at the same time.

    This. I don't understand why Disney releases these in this manner and at such a high price point. They could get more sales by releasing them at high price points in a more spread out fashion, or if they insist on flooding the market, they could make it easier for people to buy more by lowering the prices, which would be especially reasonable since these are all titles that most interested parties already own in previous editions. But the combination of flooding the market and making the prices extremely high inherently limits the number of potential sales they are going to get.

    I understand that they want to get as much product out on disc as possible prior to the launch of Disney+, because I have to imagine that the sales potential will go down once that launches. But even now, we know that if you're looking to buy more than one of these, you're close to paying more for two titles than you would for a full year of Disney+.

    I paid $38 for The Little Mermaid steelbook in February and the same for Aladdin tomorrow, and just those two together exceed the cost of Disney+. I love The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, so I don't have a problem with that for two of my all-time favorite titles. However, I wouldn't do that for every title, even if I was 4K-equipped right now. And as much as I love physical media and will always support collecting discs, it's hard not to think that a year of Disney+ for $70 is the better value than two steelbooks for $76.

    By dumping the catalog in this concentrated fashion and insisting the prices have to be so high, they are saying that the only people they want to be able to afford the whole set are those who are independently wealthy. That's nuts to me. I love Disney, but I'm definitely not in that income bracket.

  6. Jake Lipson

    I understand that they want to get as much product out on disc as possible prior to the launch of Disney+, because I have to imagine that the sales potential will go down once that launches. But even now, we know that if you're looking to buy more than one of these, you're close to paying more for two titles than you would for a full year of Disney+.

    I half understand it and half don't. These massive drops of product along with their new content from this year is 100% due to Disney+. No one will ever convince me otherwise. And I also understand having all of these titles on store shelves in 4k editions for the run up to the holidays. The price points are just ridiculous, though. They always have been…and it's been a long time since any Disney film (Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars included) has been a Release Day purchase for me.

    The $20 price point for the five titles I ordered is about my limit these days. And it'll take me two months to watch all of them…

  7. Jason_V

    I half understand it and half don't. These massive drops of product along with their new content from this year is 100% due to Disney+. No one will ever convince me otherwise. And I also understand having all of these titles on store shelves in 4k editions for the run up to the holidays. The price points are just ridiculous, though. They always have been…and it's been a long time since any Disney film (Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars included) has been a Release Day purchase for me.

    The $20 price point for the five titles I ordered is about my limit these days. And it'll take me two months to watch all of them…

    Jason,

    I agree with you. I only bought the "Toy Story" 4K/UHD discs because Target was running a sale on them and I got each title for less than $17. However, I'm going to be smarter with these Pixar titles and see how they look on Disney+. If I'm satisfied then I'll probably pass on them as I want the upcoming Marvel titles even more than them on 4K/UHD disc.

  8. I received the John Wayne Blu-rays last week from Kino and already watched all three of them. John Wick has been delivered, but I'll watch that tomorrow at the earliest as I've been visiting my local cinemas the last two days. I forgot, I got the Jetsons on Monday from BullMoose so I need to delve into those episodes in the near future. Retirement gives you more time, but it's still not enough time to watch everything.

  9. Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is not fulfilling orders of released products in a timely manner anymore? I have two orders now that they say will be delivered well after their announced release date (Flesh Gordon and The Jetsons). Do you think the problem is with Amazon or with studios not supplying the product when they say they will? Or is it just me, and others are getting these on time?

  10. Al.Anderson

    Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is not fulfilling orders of released products in a timely manner anymore? I have two orders now that they say will be delivered well after their announced release date (Flesh Gordon and The Jetsons). Do you think the problem is with Amazon or with studios not supplying the product when they say they will? Or is it just me, and others are getting these on time?

    I had Godzilla King of Monsters delivered 2 days after release date, and now Dark Phoenix is scheduled 2 days late before it even has shipped. Never really had any problems before these past 2 months.

  11. Al.Anderson

    Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is not fulfilling orders of released products in a timely manner anymore? I have two orders now that they say will be delivered well after their announced release date (Flesh Gordon and The Jetsons). Do you think the problem is with Amazon or with studios not supplying the product when they say they will? Or is it just me, and others are getting these on time?

    Jeff Cooper

    I had Godzilla King of Monsters delivered 2 days after release date, and now Dark Phoenix is scheduled 2 days late before it even has shipped. Never really had any problems before these past 2 months.

    My copy of Apocalypse Now arrived exactly one week after street date from Amazon. Worse, it didn't ship until the Saturday after street date. Amazon's excuse – I selected "No Rush Shipping" so they were in "no rush" to get it to me. 😮

  12. Al.Anderson

    Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is not fulfilling orders of released products in a timely manner anymore? I have two orders now that they say will be delivered well after their announced release date (Flesh Gordon and The Jetsons)

    Jeff Cooper

    I had Godzilla King of Monsters delivered 2 days after release date, and now Dark Phoenix is scheduled 2 days late before it even has shipped. Never really had any problems before these past 2 months.

    Todd Erwin

    My copy of Apocalypse Now arrived exactly one week after street date from Amazon. Worse, it didn't ship until the Saturday after street date. Amazon's excuse – I selected "No Rush Shipping" so they were in "no rush" to get it to me. 😮

    I could be wrong, but aren't all of these Warner or Disney titles? (Dark Phoenix is a Fox title, but its artwork has been patterned after Disney's titles, and it seems like Fox titles will eventually become part of the ongoing Amazon-Disney feud once Disney fully consolidates Fox's home video division into their own, which seems to be a matter of "when" and not "if.") That being said, Booksmart is a Fox-distributed disc title and I got that from Amazon last week on time. But maybe Disney is starting to take a more active role in the distribution of Fox product with Dark Phoenix. And we've been discussing in previous threads that Warner is now apparently feuding with Amazon again too. All that being the case, I don't think it's so much that Amazon is having a widespread problem as that titles from these specific distributors are being impacted by the feud. I pre-ordered a book from Amazon which was to arrive yesterday and it did, exactly when they said it would. But obviously the book wasn't distributed by Disney or Warner's home video divisions.

  13. Jake Lipson

    I could be wrong, but aren't all of these Warner or Disney titles? (Dark Phoenix is a Fox title, but its artwork has been patterned after Disney's titles, and it seems like Fox titles will eventually become part of the ongoing Amazon-Disney feud once Disney fully consolidates Fox's home video division into their own, which seems to be a matter of "when" and not "if.") That being said, Booksmart is a Fox-distributed disc title and I got that from Amazon last week on time. But maybe Disney is starting to take a more active role in the distribution of Fox product with Dark Phoenix. And we've been discussing in previous threads that Warner is now apparently feuding with Amazon again too. All that being the case, I don't think it's so much that Amazon is having a widespread problem as that titles from these specific distributors are being impacted by the feud. I pre-ordered a book from Amazon which was to arrive yesterday and it did, exactly when they said it would. But obviously the book wasn't distributed by Disney or Warner's home video divisions.

    Apocalypse Now is a Lionsgate/American Zoetrope title.

  14. Al.Anderson

    Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is not fulfilling orders of released products in a timely manner anymore? I have two orders now that they say will be delivered well after their announced release date (Flesh Gordon and The Jetsons). Do you think the problem is with Amazon or with studios not supplying the product when they say they will? Or is it just me, and others are getting these on time?

    For a year with Warner ESPECIALLY affecting the WAC, but also th Universal and Sony pressed MOD's from the same Allied Vaughn company.

    For 3 years with Disney and no end in site.

    But don't worry, if you need a $2.45 watch battery, they'll ship that to you in a 24x36inch boxes with 12 layers of bubble wrap overnight.

    If it's not Alexa, Echo, Fire, or some other Amazon branded product — I expect very little out of Amazon anymore.

  15. Al.Anderson

    Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is not fulfilling orders of released products in a timely manner anymore? I have two orders now that they say will be delivered well after their announced release date (Flesh Gordon and The Jetsons). Do you think the problem is with Amazon or with studios not supplying the product when they say they will? Or is it just me, and others are getting these on time?

    I thinks it's a bit of both, depending on the title …

    If it makes you feel better, Target keeps on delaying Flesh Gordon (now expected September 24th) I pre-ordered it weeks ago and it was Out of Stock on release day … :emoji_poop:

  16. Actually, it does make me feel better! From the responses overall it seems Amazon isn't completely to blame, but I hope the industry works this out because having firm release dates has been one of the positive aspects of accumulating movies for me. (I won't say "collecting", because for me it's more of an obsessive hoarding than an organized pursuit.) So my new cynicism is that the industry doesn't care that much about individual purchase of discs anymore, because the money is in leasing to one of the growing streaming vendors.

  17. Or B&N has Flesh Gorgon in stock — $23 (< $20 with a 15% off code) + Shipping. It would be a bit better with THE JETSONS + 10% Order code except THE JETSONS is still in that weird timing with WAC releases where it's not eligible for Free Shipping yet.

    Flesh Gordon + The Jetsons at Deep Discount = $45+tax with the current 15% off

  18. David Norman

    Or B&N has Flesh Gorgon in stock — $23 (< $20 with a 15% off code) + Shipping. It would be a bit better with THE JETSONS + 10% Order code except THE JETSONS is still in that weird timing with WAC releases where it's not eligible for Free Shipping yet.

    Flesh Gordon + The Jetsons at Deep Discount = $45+tax with the current 15% off

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    I wish I could cancel at Target.com – but I used gift cards for part of the purchase and there was another disc I already received on the order …

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