Home Media Magazine » Retailers Offer Oz Exclusives
Font Size: A A A
Agent DVD Insider
 
<< Taking Advantage of the 'G.I. Joe' Movie | Blog Home | Blu Skies for 3D >>
 

Retailers Offer ‘Oz’ Exclusives


By :John Latchem | Posted: 07 Oct 2009
,

The rise of Warner Home Video’s The Wizard of Oz re-release to the No. 2 sales spot the week ended Oct. 4 was no doubt aided by a number of special configurations exclusive to the major retail chains.

Warner released the film Sept. 29 as a four-disc Blu-ray Ultimate Collector’s Edition in a box containing a watch, production booklet, replica artwork and the documentary MGM: When the Lion Roars at $84.99. A five-disc DVD version was offered at $69.92. Extras for both the DVD and Blu-ray UCE included commentary, behind-the-scenes footage, a new documentary on director Victor Fleming, sing-alongs, the TV movie The Dreamer of Oz and a digital copy.

A two-DVD set of the film contained the movie, commentary, sing-alongs and some behind-the-scenes material for $24.99.

Target offered a special three-disc Blu-ray set of the film at $39.99 (discounted to $34.99 its first week), containing the MGM special, but without the digital copy or the bigger UCE box, booklet, watch or other collectibles. Target had the non-UCE DVD version at $19.99.

Wal-Mart offered a single-disc Blu-ray version containing just the first disc of the UCE, consisting of the film and a few extras, for about $20. The DVD version was offered for about $17. Online the UCE was offered at $44.86 for the DVD and $51.86 for the Blu-ray.

Neither Wal-Mart nor Target offered their exclusive configurations online. Customers seeking the slimmer versions on Blu-ray had to visit the stores to get them, though copies of the Wal-Mart version were being offered on the Amazon.com user marketplace.

Best Buy offered the UCE on DVD at $49.99 and on Blu-ray at $54.99, and offered four exclusive lenticular post cards with the Blu-ray version. Best Buy had the two-DVD set for $16.99.
 

Authors


User comments




Sponsor

TK’s Take is brought to you this month by

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

NEWSLETTER

Sign up for our new Agent DVD Monthly newsletter!

POLL

Are Kiosk Rentals Hurting Sellthrough?

Submit Vote
- OR -
Click here to view results

SEND US

Send us video clips of home entertainment industry events and parties