Weekly RoundUp 9-26-2017

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The Features

– Transformers: The Last Knight – 2017

– Brigadoon – 1954

– It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – 1966

– Friday Night Lights – 2006-2011

– A Quiet Place in the Country – 1968

– The Legend of the Holy Drinker – 1988

– Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 1978

 


– Trip with the Teacher – 1975

 

The Prices

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UHD Amazon BestBuy Target
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Blu-ray 4K) (Warner Bros.) $19.96
Transformers: The Last Knight (Blu-ray 4K) (Paramount) $26.99 $27.99

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Blu-ray Amazon BestBuy Target
2:22  (Magnolia) $16.59
3 Days of the Condor (Paramount) $7.89
47 Meters Down  (Lions Gate)  $19.99 $19.99
After Midnight  (Shout! Factory) $17.91
All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations  (Film Movement) $29.81
The Black Room (Cleopatra) $15.69
Bride of Re-Animator (Limited Edition Steelbook) (Arrow Films) $27.38
Brigadoon (Warner Archives) $17.99
Cyborg 2087  (Kino) $18.89
David Lynch: The Art Life  (Criterion) $19.59
Dead Next Door, The (Collector’s Edition)  (Tempe) $18.89
Death of Louis XIV, The  (Cinema Guild) $21.99
Death Wish (Paramount) $9.59
The Devil’s Candy (Shout! Factory) $12.58
The Devil’s Honey (Severin) $21.59
Dimension 5  (Kino) $19.99
Dragon Pearl, The  (Fries Video) $19.98
Flatliners (Steelbook)  (Mill Creek) $19.90
Friday Night Lights: Complete Series (Mill Creek) $56.44
Friday the 13th Part 2 (Paramount) $7.89
Friday the 13th Part 3 (Paramount) $7.89
Hype! (Collector’s Edition)  (Shout! Factory) (Available on Sept. 29) $16.39
It Stains the Sands Red  (MPI) $22.99
John Carpenter’s Escape from LA (Paramount) $7.89
Killer Barbys  (Kino) $22.99
Legend Of The Holy Drinker, The  (Arrow Films) $39.95
Long Riders, The  (Kino) $23.51
Longmire: The Complete Fifth Season  (Warner Bros.) $31.30
Love Kennedy (Excel) $24.98
Lycan  (MVD) $20.08
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Paramount) $7.89
Mune: Guardian of the Moon (Universal) $25.36
Orgy of the Dead (Vinegar Syndrome) $23.59
OSS 117: Five Film Collection  (Kino) $34.47
Piano Teacher, The  (Criterion) $25.99
Queen of the Desert (Shout! Factory) $14.49
A Quiet Place in the Country (Shout! Factory) $20.59
Red Net  (SGL Entertainment) $32.95
ReelGore Collection (Blu-ray Box Set) (Cult Epics) $59.95
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  (Shout! Factory) $18.49
Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season)  (Warner Bros.) $27.99
SpaceCamp  (Kino) $18.89
Taken – Season 1  (Lions Gate) $31.65
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (WB) $9.99
Transformers: The Last Knight  (Paramount) $19.99 $19.99
Transformers: The Last Knight  (3-D) (Paramount) $26.99
Trip with the Teacher (Vinegar Syndrome) $23.59
Waiting for Guffman (Warner Archives) $19.97
Wind (SPE) $22.45


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DVD Amazon BestBuy Target
2:22 (Magnolia) $17.99
3 Idiotas (Lions Gate) $12.99
47 Meters Down (Lions Gate) $14.99 $14.99
All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations (Film Movement) $25.16
Beauty for the Asking (Warner Archives) $21.99
Cabin 28 (Sony) $12.78
Channel Zero – Season 1: Candle Cove (Universal) $22.99
Christian Dreadful (Imdfilm Distribution) $12.95
Coach: Complete Series (Mill Creek) $39.51
Cyborg 2087 (Kino) $13.99
David Lynch: The Art Life (Criterion) $13.69
Death of Louis XIV, The (Cinema Guild) $18.89
Devil’s Honey, The (Severin) $14.99
Dimension 5 (Kino) $16.65
Dragon Pearl, The (Fries Video) $14.98
Dwelling (Sony) $9.49
Frames Of Fear (SRS Cinema) $9.80
Full Confession (Warner Archives) $21.99
Gaelic King, The (Sony) $12.78
Girl in the Box (Lions Gate) (Available At Wal-Mart)
Grasslands, The (Imdfilm Distribution) $12.95
Greatest American Hero, The (Complete Series) (Cinedigm) $57.27
Grow House (Fox) $22.39
It Stains the Sands Red (MPI) $24.98
Killer Barbys (Kino) $23.51
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (Lions Gate) $14.97
Lake Fear 2: The Swamp (Sony) $14.99
Line of Duty – Series 4 (Acorn Media) $22.99
Long Riders, The (Kino) $13.99
Longmire: The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Bros.) $19.96
Lycan (MVD) $16.65
Mickey Mouse: Merry And Scary (Walt Disney)
Moonshine County Express (Kino) $12.89
Mune: Guardian of the Moon (Universal) $19.78
Ned and Stacey – The Complete Series (Shout! Factory) $28.29
Noogies, The (Imdfilm Distribution) $9.95
OSS 117: Five Film Collection (Kino) $40.62
Paper Chase, The – Season 3 (Shout! Factory) $19.99
Piano Teacher, The (Criterion) $22.99
Pop Aye (Kino) $23.27
Psychos in Love (Vinegar Syndrome) $23.59
Queen of the Desert (Shout! Factory) $11.19
Red Net (SGL Entertainment) $16.65
Running Scared (1980) (Kino) $13.99
Sex Murder Art: The Films Of Jorg Buttgereit (Cult Epics) $59.95
Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season) (Warner Bros.) $22.99
Sleepy Hollow (The Complete Fourth Season) (Fox) $22.99
Sleepy Hollow (The Complete Seasons 1-4) (Fox) $55.79
Sorority House (Warner Archives) $21.99
SpaceCamp (Kino) $19.21
Stray Dog (Icarus) $14.99
Streets Of Harvest (Imdfilm Distribution) $12.95
Taken – Season 1 (Lions Gate) $30.80
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (WB) $12.96
Trafficked (Network Ireland Tv) $19.21
Transformers: The Last Knight (Paramount) $17.99 $17.99
Viva La Liberta (Icarus) $15.49
Witches’ Ball, A (Sony) $14.95

 

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

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

 

–Best Buy Odds and Ends:  None to report.

–Target this week has an EXCLUSIVE RELEASE of Transformers: The Last Knight.  The release—which has NO pricing premium over the standard release—has EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING and an EXCLUSIVE BLU BONUS DISC with more than 50 minutes of bonus content.

–Target is also advertising a number of recent Blu-ray releases this week:

$19.99:  Captain Underpants, Baywatch

$22.99:  The Lion King

$24.99:  Wonder Woman

–Target Odds and Ends: A “$10 Movie Sale” which includes Blu-ray titles such as Arrival, xXx: Return of Xander Cage & Hocus Pocus and DVDs of Secret Life of Pets, Hacksaw Ridge, Sing, Smurfs: The Lost Village, LEGO Batman.

 

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31 Comments

  1. Hey RoundUppers!

    First piece of business is to thank everyone for the "likes" of the OP each week. I never want you to think they go unnoticed. Youse guys is great.

    Second, there's no sign of a Best Buy flyer anywhere that I can find (either in my local newspaper today…or even scraps on the internet). So, the link to BB's weekly ad is included in the RoundUp and when it goes live (usually after midnight or so Sunday morning) all their deals and such will be listed there.

  2. Thanks for the RoundUp, Mike!

    Brigadoon definitely for me to purchase this week. So looking forward to seeing it in high definition.

    Fox has informed me I will be getting the last season of Sleepy Hollow. I guess it'll come Monday.

  3. Thank you, Mike!

    Friday Night Lights is a tremendous series and I would recommend it highly for anyone who doesn't already have it, especially since it is being removed from Netflix next month. However, for that price and considering that none of the extras from Universal's DVDs were ported over, I'm good sticking with them.

    Nothing for me this week.

  4. Jake LipsonFriday Night Lights is a tremendous series and I would recommend it highly for anyone who doesn't already have it, especially since it is being removed from Netflix next month.

    Thanks for the recommendation, Jake. I have been considering the show as I have heard so many good things about it. The theme of highschool football doesn't really speak to me…but people assure me that it's much broader in scope. Peg and I tend to enjoy dramas like Parenthood and This Is Us…so this might be something we consider.

    Would anyone care to speculate if they think that $56.xx price might ever come down even further. It already seems like a decent price for the complete series.

    I might pick up Brigadoon sometime down the road myself.

  5. Mike FrezonThanks for the recommendation, Jake. I have been considering the show as I have heard so many good things about it. The theme of highschool football doesn't really speak to me…but people assure me that it's much broader in scope.

    I can't stand football but Friday Night Lights is much more about the characters and that's what won me over very quickly.

  6. Mike FrezonThanks for the recommendation, Jake. I have been considering the show as I have heard so many good things about it. The theme of highschool football doesn't really speak to me…but people assure me that it's much broader in scope. Peg and I tend to enjoy dramas like Parenthood and This Is Us…so this might be something we consider.

    Would anyone care to speculate if they think that $56.xx price might ever come down even further. It already seems like a decent price for the complete series.

    I might pick up Brigadoon sometime down the road myself.

    If you don't mind a backorder (I don;t think there are any stores in your area)– Fry;s has it for 33 + 8 shipping (or I think FS is $49). Not sure how long this price might last, but it's been up for a few days already. It is Mill Creek so pretty bare bones though the early reports seem to think it's a good transfer.

    http://frys.com/product/9273059

  7. Dennis Nicholls

    This is so strange…the only disc I'll get is the cheapest of the lot. Just $8 for BRD of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. What's that price all about?

    Paramount and some other studios have been reissuing a bunch of their titles in the last couple of months. Paramount is doing so because their distribution deal with Warner has expired.

  8. Mike FrezonThe theme of highschool football doesn't really speak to me…but people assure me that it's much broader in scope. Peg and I tend to enjoy dramas like Parenthood and This Is Us…so this might be something we consider.

    I hate sports. Hate them. Can't stand them. Don't even know most of the rules. Blissfully ignorant.

    I loved this show.

    When it was in danger of cancellation, multiple times through the years, I was among the crowd of devotees who sent light bulbs to NBC to demonstrate support for its renewal ("keep the lights on.") Usually, I don't think those fan campaigns work much, but in this case I was happy to do it. DirecTV financed and aired the final three seasons exclusively before NBC got second-window rights, and that deal managed to keep the show on the air for three years after NBC would have cancelled it on their own. If the lightbulb campaign helped in even a fraction of a percent in telling NBC that the show was worth saving, that was money well spent by me as far as I am concerned.

    And, since you brought up Parenthood, you should know that the showrunner/head writer of both shows, Jason Katiims, is the same. Several people from FNL migrated over there in guest roles later too.

    As far as the price point is concerned, we're now dealing with Mill Creek, who picked up the license from Universal. (I would suspect this is why there are no extras on the set, since they probably didn't bother to license the extras that were on Universal's prior DVDs.) Back when the show was first airing, I paid about $20 or so a year to pick up Universal's first releases of each season. So, you know, $56 is a bargain compared to what I was paying when they were new. I would probably get it if I didn't already have it, but the DVDs look pretty good upscaled, and I doubt the increase in quality of the BDs are significant enough to me to make it worth plucking down another $56 on this show and then NOT being able to unload the DVDs (since I want to retain the extras.) I can't speak to Mill Creek's strategy in terms of price drops since I don't really know what they do. But $56 is pretty reasonable, I think, if you are in a position to be able to make that kind of blind buy.

  9. David NormanIf you don't mind a backorder (I don;t think there are any stores in your area)– Fry;s has it for 33 + 8 shipping (or I think FS is $49). Not sure how long this price might last, but it's been up for a few days already. It is Mill Creek so pretty bare bones though the early reports seem to think it's a good transfer.

    http://frys.com/product/9273059

    David: I don't understand the $33+$8 price. I see the $49.99 price (with FS) at Fry's. Where would I find the former price?

  10. The price changed last night after I posted (it was 49.99 when I checked this morning). I knew it had been up for a few days, but there was no indication of when it was going the expire. I was afraid it might be one of those prices that changed on Sunday (I think Frys is on Pacific Time) and was hoping you might catch it before it switched.

    The price was $32.99. Plus $8 shipping (or FS with $49 order)

    If this follows the usual pattern of Mill Creek titles like Quantum Leap and Miami Vice I suspect within a few weeks or a month it will be priced similarly at Best Buy, Walmart (and then Amazon might react)

  11. Robert CrawfordParamount and some other studios have been reissuing a bunch of their titles in the last couple of months. Paramount is doing so because their distribution deal with Warner has expired.

    So I take it this release is identical to the release of a few years ago with identical packaging? This is one of my favorite movies and I would triple dip if there is anything new about it.

  12. As I've mentioned in various threads, we've been considering a new TV. The purchase has been debated, talked about, mulled over and discarded a few times. But the trigger got pulled last night…it's my Christmas present. The old 42" inch plasma is being replaced with a 65" Sony (XBR65X850E). I'm taking it out of the box and setting it up tonight. The UHD player will come on Black Friday…maybe before, I'm not sure yet. So all of my preorders are shortly to be switched to the UHD versions. I've already told my sister Black Friday may be very expensive…

  13. Wow, thanks to this thread I just realized that The Big Sick was released on BD. This great movie got like zero promotion going into the theaters, and apparently is receiving just as much studio support for its home video release. And I'm sure the studio is going to blame the movie for its lack of sales.

  14. Carlo MedinaWow, thanks to this thread I just realized that The Big Sick was released on BD. This great movie got like zero promotion going into the theaters, and apparently is receiving just as much studio support for its home video release. And I'm sure the studio is going to blame the movie for its lack of sales.

    Still no word on the Golden Globe nominated Hidden Fences :angry:…
    😉

  15. Carlo MedinaThis great movie got like zero promotion going into the theaters, and apparently is receiving just as much studio support for its home video release.

    I saw a lot of press around it when it was in theaters, and it currently has a gross of $42 million, which is pretty good for an indie film. I think that based purely on the merit of the film, it should be way higher than that, but I doubt Amazon is disappointed in any way. Their only movie to gross higher was Manchester by the Sea, which did so with Oscar season awards support, and only got to $47 million, which Big Sick was within spitting distance of passing and probably would have if the Blu-ray came out later.

  16. ^ I think it had alot of word of mouth on Twitter from comedians. That's where I saw the biggest push anyway. I went the first week thinking that, since it was a small movie, it would be gone after a week but it played continuously at my theater until 2 or 3 weeks ago.

  17. TravisRit played continuously at my theater until 2 or 3 weeks ago.

    My Cinemark opened it on July 7 and closed it on September 15, just ahead of the Blu-ray release. I think it could have played even longer had the Blu-ray release been pushed back or dated for later in the year.

    I think the film is the best 2017 release I've seen so far, and it deserves to be seen by more people than would generate a $42 million gross, but at the same time, I don't think $42 million is a bad result in the current box office climate. While it's s natural that they would want it to be higher, I doubt anyone involved with the film is displeased with a $42 million result. It is by far the highest-grossing indie/specialty title of the year so far. The next-biggest indie title that went with a platform release strategy this year is Wind River, which is at $31 million right now and has already reached its peak theater count, and Big Sick is well ahead of that.

    Mike FrezonAnd I don't think a release date price of $17.99 hurts The Big Sick at all…

    I agree, Mike. I was expecting to pay about $19.99 or so for it, and was pleasantly surprised when it went lower. Although Wonder Woman probably sold more last week, I think a release date price of $24.99 on Wonder Woman is more damaging to that movie's initial sales than $17.99 was for The Big Sick, since I (and also many other people in last week's Roundup thread) have indicated plans to wait for a price drop on Wonder Woman, and might not have done so had it been priced more reasonably last week.

  18. Mike,

    I haven’t been an HTF regular for a while now having settled on an HT system (I haven’t bought new hardware since 2008!) and having both time and money diverted by family, so I haven’t been keeping up with things here. I remember you running this weekly roundup in the early-to-mid aughts when I was more active. Have you been running it constantly this whole time? If so, wow! I’m amazed by your consistency and thankful for this very valuable service. As I slowly crawl out of my cave to see what the 4K hubbub is all about I’m sure I’ll be checking your weekly posts with interest as I did back in the day.

    As a cheapskate, all these $20+ 4K discs hurt my feelings though.

  19. Hey Yohan! :wave-hello: I remember your name from back in the day!

    Yep. Ron and the other owners keep me chained here in the basement to push out these RoundUps each and every week…since January 2004 (but who's counting?!?). 😀 Every once in a while they send in a pizza…so that's kinda cool. :blink:

    I guess the kids must be getting older and you are starting to enjoy some of those things you had time for BEFORE parent-teacher meetings, recitals, sporting events, homework, orthodontia…and on and on! :laugh:

    As you start to look into the 4k technology…know that there ARE deals to be had. For example, this week the recent Close Encounters release just saw a big price drop to $16.99. And there are other lower priced 4k discs. The hardware is still kind of pricey…but budgets being what they are (say, you wouldn't be thinking about college bills soon, would you?!?) you can usually find ways to cut costs there, too.

    I'm actually buying some 4k discs right now…even though I'm not fully 4k capable. I've got a 4k player (Oppo 203) and 4k capable receiver (Denon X2000)…but don't have a 4k display yet as my 55" Panasonic plasma is still in good working order. One of these days I'll be excited to upgrade my audio to an ATMOS system (but that'll mean a new receiver and some more speakers).

    Hope you keep checking in on the RoundUp. I really like to provide the service. I just wish more people took advantage of it.

  20. Speaking about hardware prices: when we got the new TV on Sunday, BB was having a deal…free 4k player if you bought a Sony 75 inch TV. I really, really couldn't justify a 75 inch display. It wouldn't have fit in the car, wouldn't fit in the place we had/have for the TV and, even both of the above criteria were met, the room is too small. The viewing distance wouldn't work and the picture would look like crap.

    Depending on how much bonus pay I get this coming week, I may splurge on a new player. I've already converted a lot of my preorders to 4k…

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