'Spider-Man' Spins Retail Web6 Nov, 2012 By: John Latchem
Whatever new releases hit shelves Nov. 6 were overshadowed by the imminent arrival of Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man three days later. The Friday release of the superhero flick dominated most marketing materials in the lead-up to its release.
Best Buy touted its exclusive steelbook case with the 3D Blu-ray combo pack of the film, offered at $27.99. The chain, which promises to match any competitor’s price, offered the 2D Blu-ray combo pack at $19.99, the DVD at $16.99 and Blu-rays of Sam Raimi’s earlier “Spider-Man” films at $7.99 each.
Target offered an exclusive A Hero Will Rise bonus disc with the 2D Blu-ray combo pack at $22.99.
Walmart has a gift set of the 2D Blu-ray combo pack with a Spidey mask DVD case. It’s listed online at $24.96.
In other promotions, Best Buy highlighted a $100 savings for the Blu-ray of Entourage: The Complete Series, offered in its first week at $139.99 marked down from a regular price of $239.99. In addition, shoppers could save $5 off any Arthur Christmas Blu-ray by printing a coupon at www.ArthurChristmas.com/BestBuy. The 3D Blu-ray combo was offered at $29.99 and the 2D Blu-ray combo at $22.99 before the discount.
Best Buy also touted 35% off all HBO titles, as well as $10 movie cash with James Bond Blu-rays, offered at $9.99 each.
Target offered the Arthur Christmas 2D Blu-ray combo pack with an exclusive reindeer plush for $22.99. Target also had an exclusive Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land DVD with a doll for $9.99.