Weekly RoundUp 9-19-2017

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The Features

– Wonder Woman – 2017

– Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 1977

– The Lost World – 1925

– The Vietnam War – 2017

– Gun Fury – 1953

– Certain Women – 2016

 

– Bad Patch – 2016

– The Adventures of Captain Marvel – 1941

 

 

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniv. Blu 4K) (Sony) $20.99
Conan the Barbarian (2011) (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $16.59
Legend of Hercules, The (Blu-ray 4K) (Lions Gate) $16.59
Starship Troopers: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray 4K) (Sony) $20.99
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (Sony) $22.59
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (Sony)STEELBOOK $45.99
Wonder Woman (2017) (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $29.99  $29.99

 

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
Adventures of Captain Marvel  (Kino) $18.89
Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season  (Warner Bros.) $36.99
The Bad Batch (Virgil) $21.61
Bates Motel – Season 5  (Universal) $33.99
Bates Motel – The Complete Series  (Universal) $127.99
Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef  (Twilight Time)
Big Sick, The  (Lions Gate) $17.99 $19.99
Body of Deceit  (Filmrise) $24.95
Branded  (Warner Archive) $19.99
Cartels  (Lions Gate) $22.97
Certain Women  (Criterion) $25.99
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniv. Blu-ray) (Sony) $13.49
Devil’s Candy, The  (Shout! Factory) (Available at Wal-Mart)
Ferdinando and Carolina  (Kino) $23.51
Firefly – 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition  (Fox) $20.59
(*) Fireworks (1998) $22.89
Friends: Complete Series (Warner Brothers) $136.71
Glorious (Wineskins) $24.99
Gun Fury 3-D  (Twilight Time)
Hero, The  (Lions Gate) $17.69
Hour of the Gun  (Twilight Time)
The Illustrated Man (Warner Archives) $17.99
Innocent Blood (Warner Archives) $19.97
Jean-Luc Godard + Jean-Pierre Gorin: Five Films, 1968-1971  (Arrow Films) $62.89
Lawman  (Twilight Time)
Lethal Weapon (The Complete First Season)  (Warner Bros.) $28.85
Little Hours, The  (Gunpowder & Sky) (Sept. 22 release) $17.99
The Lost World (1925) (Flicker Alley) $34.99
Love with the Proper Stranger  (Kino) $18.89
Moderns, The  (Shout! Factory) $24.09
Prison, The  (Well Go USA) $17.99
Red Line 7000  (Kino) $18.89
September  (Twilight Time)
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars  (Sony) $18.29
Summer Night  (Kino) $19.99
Vietnam War, The: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick  (PBS) $74.29
Wonder Woman (2017)  (Warner Bros.) $24.99  $24.99 $24.99

 

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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
Adventures of Captain Marvel (Kino) $13.99
Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Bros.) $32.99 $32.99
The Bad Batch (Virgil) $13.99
Barbie: 10-Movie Classic Princess Collection (Universal) $37.20
Bates Motel – Season 5 (Universal) $29.99
Bates Motel – The Complete Series (Universal) $111.92
Behind the White Glasses (Kino) $27.34
Big Sick, The (Lions Gate) $14.99 $14.99
Body of Deceit (Filmrise) $19.95
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Chosen Collection: Comp. Series (Fox) $113.19
By the Time It Gets Dark (Icarus) $26.56
Cartels (Lions Gate) $18.97
Certain Women (Criterion) $22.99
Cherry Pop (Wolfe) $24.90
Cinema Novo (Icarus) $19.99
Code Black – Season 2 (Paramount) $32.38
Dare to Drum (Kino) $19.99
Deadly Dreams (Kino) $16.65
Ferdinando and Carolina (Kino) $19.21
Fireworks (1998) (Film Movement) $29.95
Ghost House (Lions Gate) $12.39
Heritage Falls (Monarch) $19.21
Hero, The (Lions Gate) $12.99
How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series (Fox) $106.15
Jean Harlow 7-Film Collection (Warner Archives) $47.99
Jesus (Breaking Glass Pictures) $21.99
Lethal Weapon (The Complete First Season) (Warner Bros.) $29.24
Little Hours, The (Gunpowder & Sky)  (Available Sept. 22) $13.99
Living Single: Season 2 (Warner Archives) $22.99
Love By The 10th Date (Lions Gate) $9.29
Love with the Proper Stranger (Kino) $19.21
Madam Secretary – Season 3 (Paramount) $29.79
Modern Family – The Complete 8th Season (Fox) $14.99
Nise: The Heart of Madness (Strand) $22.62
Porky Pig 101 (Warner Bros.) $36.26
Ransom – The Complete 1st Season (Sony) $28.00
Red Line 7000 (Kino) $13.99
Road Less Traveled (Shout! Factory) $9.96
Sex in the Comix (Doppelganger) $19.95
Simon & Simon: Season Six (Shout! Factory) $25.86
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (Sony) $15.49
Summer Night (Kino) $19.21
Sweet Sixteen (Kino) $12.89
Timeless (Season One) (Sony) $22.99
Tonight Show: Johnny & Friends (Complete Coll.) (StarVista) $79.68
Treasure, The (MPI) $19.99
Vietnam War, The: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (PBS) $69.99
The Wedding Party (Passion River) $19.23
Wonder Woman (2017) (Warner Bros.) $17.99
You Bet Your Life (Film Detective) $12.99

 

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

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

–Amazon seems to have a STEELBOOK release of Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars this week.  It doesn’t say it’s EXCLUSIVE, so I’m not sure if it is.  It IS expensive, however.  See the grid above.  $45.99!

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

–Best Buy, this week, has an EXCLUSIVE 3-D Blu-ray release of Wonder Woman…which includes Collectible Trading Cards.  Price is $29.99

–Best Buy also has EXCLUSIVE STEELBOOK PACKAGING with its 4k UHD copies of Wonder Woman.  There WILL BE a $5 pricing premium above the standard release (bringing the price to $34.99).

–Best Buy also continues its “FREE $10 BB GIFTCARD when you spend $50 or more on select TV seasons (Starting at $14.99.  Limit three bundles per customer.)  Titles shown in the ad are Arrow: Season 5 (Blu), Lethal Weapon: S1 (Blu), Bates Motel: S5 (Blu), Gotham: S3 (Blu), Modern Family: S8 (DVD).

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY release of Wonder Woman.  It includes Exclusive Book Packaging and a 64-page book excerpt.  There IS a $3 premium for this version of the film release ($27.99).  Target also advertises a number of Wonder Woman toys and t-shirts with this release…but no 4k release in their Sunday flyer.

–Target is also advertising the following Blu-ray releases for $19.99 apiece:  Captain Underpants, The Mummy (2017), Rough Night and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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

$27.99: NCIS: Season 14

$29.99:  Gotham: Season 3

$34.99:  The Walking Dead: Season 7, Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Grey’s Anatomy: Season 13

–Target Odds and Ends: None to report.

 

Published by

Mike Frezon

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38 Comments

  1. Thank you, Mike!

    The Big Sick is my favorite movie of the year so far, and one of the best and most authentic romantic comedies ever. I would highly recommend it to pretty much everybody and am really excited to add it to my collection. Since it isn't Disney, it is for once coming to me via Amazon.

    I liked Wonder Woman in the theater, but I'm not going to put up with Warner's ridiculous $24.99 starting price on that one when holiday discounting is jut around the corner, so that one will go on my "wait for Black Friday" list.

    Anybody who liked the movie A Monster Calls, which came to disc in March, should note that Patrick Ness (who wrote the movie, as well as its source novel) has a new book out on Tuesday as well, called Release. It will be coming to me via Amazon with Big Sick.

  2. Thanks, Mike. I am waiting for price drops on the UHD versions of Wonder Woman, Close Encounters and Starship Troupers. I may pick up the BD release of Firefly at some point, too, but am in no hurry on that one, either.

  3. Thanks as always, Mike! I've been eagerly anticipating this RoundUp, to see what all of the retailer exclusives are for Wonder Woman. I was thinking about making it my first 4K purchase, but the reviews indicate it's upscaled from a 2K source. So I'll probably just go with the Target exclusive digibook Blu-Ray.

    On the other hand, the Best Buy exclusive Steelbook for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K release sure looks enticing…

    Arrow: S5 will be a must-purchase eventually, but I'm going to wait for a decent sale price. The Lethal Weapon TV series was surprisingly well done and a lot of fun, so I'm glad it's coming out on Blu-Ray. But I don't know if it would get enough rewatches to merit a purchase.

  4. Adam LenhardtThanks as always, Mike! I've been eagerly anticipating this RoundUp, to see what all of the retailer exclusives are for Wonder Woman. I was thinking about making it my first 4K purchase, but the reviews indicate it's upscaled from a 2K source. So I'll probably just go with the Target exclusive digibook Blu-Ray.

    On the other hand, the Best Buy exclusive Steelbook for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K release sure looks enticing…

    Arrow: S5 will be a must-purchase eventually, but I'm going to wait for a decent sale price. The Lethal Weapon TV series was surprisingly well done and a lot of fun, so I'm glad it's coming out on Blu-Ray. But I don't know if it would get enough rewatches to merit a purchase.

    As a person with over 100 4K/UHD titles, using that criteria will cause you miss out on some terrific 4K releases that are derived from 2K.

  5. Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike.

    I'm waiting for the Twilight Time releases to review, and I'm guessing Fox will be sending Modern Family since I've reviewed the previous seven seasons, but just like last week's This Is Us from them, it won't arrive until after street date.

  6. I’ve been looking forward to Wonder Woman, but was hoping it would be at least five bucks cheaper. I might wait for a better price toward the holidays (operative word *might*).

  7. I also think I'm going to wait for a better price on WW. I've been looking forward to its release, but I don't want to pay that much.

    Waiting for a price drop on Arrow too and I'd probably buy Lethal Weapon when it drops as it's a show I really liked.

    I really want to see The Big Sick so I'll rent that.

  8. I would consider waiting for a price drop on WW 3D but I'm afraid that it might sell out first as have many recent 3D releases. Fortunately, I pre-ordered it from Amazon when it was just under $25, so it's higher than I want to pay but my goal posts have shifted recently with the quick sellouts.

  9. Adam LenhardtOn the other hand, the Best Buy exclusive Steelbook for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K release sure looks enticing…

    I wasn't aware of this, thanks. I just cancelled my Amazon pre-order and will pick this up.
    This sudden action from me now has me worried that I am becoming a "Steelbook guy". I think it started last month when I got the three Carpenter Limited Edition Steelbooks from Shout Factory. They looked so cool I felt the need to purchase them. I think I am now sliding down a slippery slope. Next step will be me buying plastic sleeves for them. Maybe I need an intervention?

  10. Robert CrawfordAs a person with over 100 4K/UHD titles, using that criteria will cause you miss out on some terrific 4K releases that are derived from 2K.

    I will probably regret this policy down the road when I upgrade to a 4K display and a 4K/UHD player. But right now I'm living in a small cottage with a 39" display, and I'm probably 4+ years out from making the 4K leap. So it's an easy way to keep my media spending in check (at least a little bit).

  11. Jake LipsonI liked Wonder Woman in the theater, but I'm not going to put up with Warner's ridiculous $24.99 starting price on that one when holiday discounting is jut around the corner, so that one will go on my "wait for Black Friday" list.

    This. Not biting for $24.99 when we all know it will be at least $10 cheaper in 2 months. And the chances of me actually watching the movie within 2 months are slim. So I'll wait.

    I have a whole list of Black Friday titles right now…if they drop in price. If not, I can continue to wait…because they always do drop.

    Thank you Mike!

  12. Jason_VThis. Not biting for $24.99 when we all know it will be at least $10 cheaper in 2 months. And the chances of me actually watching the movie within 2 months are slim. So I'll wait.

    I have a whole list of Black Friday titles right now…if they drop in price. If not, I can continue to wait…because they always do drop.

    Thank you Mike!

    That's pretty much my plan of attack on most titles now as well.

  13. Adam LenhardtI will probably regret this policy down the road when I upgrade to a 4K display and a 4K/UHD player. But right now I'm living in a small cottage with a 39" display, and I'm probably 4+ years out from making the 4K leap. So it's an easy way to keep my media spending in check (at least a little bit).

    Before I actually adopted this format I had the same mind set as you about not buying 4K/UHD releases derived from 2K elements. However, once I adopted and actually started watching such 4K/UHD releases, I quickly recognize that it was a short-sighted strategy that would prevent me from really enjoying my 4K/UHD display.

  14. I’m usually not swayed by cover art, but I really like the Starship Troopers steel book with the fist smashing the bugs. I might bring my lunch this week so I can spend the extra $4.

  15. I wonder if Wonder Woman (pun unintended) is one of those titles that Amazon has "trouble" sourcing. Because they have mine on an unknown ship date, so I just put in a Pick Up At Best Buy order and went that route, canceling the Amazon order.

  16. Carlo MedinaI wonder if Wonder Woman (pun unintended) is one of those titles that Amazon has "trouble" sourcing.

    Good question. Amazon did feud with Warner Bros. earlier in the year from about February to May or so, but that appears to have been resolved. I was able to pre-order and receive The Lego Batman Movie in June on street date without incident.

    Given the massive success of Wonder Woman in theaters, it might also just be a case of there being more demand for the disc than Amazon anticipated, and maybe they didn't order enough from WB. This is just me spitballing, but seems like a plausible alternative to another feud, which let's hope this is not because the other one jut ended.

  17. Carlo Medina

    I wonder if Wonder Woman (pun unintended) is one of those titles that Amazon has "trouble" sourcing. Because they have mine on an unknown ship date, so I just put in a Pick Up At Best Buy order and went that route, canceling the Amazon order.

    I pre-ordered WW from Amazon a few weeks ago, and it arrived on release day no issues. So one of us must be an isolated case…

  18. Carlo Medina

    Prime. West Coast. Canceled and got the steel book. Probably had enough to do the early preorders, but for those who ordered 1-2 days before release day (which was me) could be the ones more likely affected.

    Some were recent orders, but there were plenty of reports of early preorders having the same issue.

  19. David Norman

    Some were recent orders, but there were plenty of reports of early preorders having the same issue.

    Maybe they pulled a Best Buy and shipped out of order like what happened to me with Guardians of the Galaxy 3D/4K Steelbook?

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