These ‘Basterds’ Have a ‘Hangover’15 Dec, 2009 By: John Latchem
Studios are loading up the weeks before Christmas with a slew of hot new releases. For Dec. 15, the line-up includes three blockbuster films: Warner Home Video’s The Hangover, Universal’s Inglourious Basterds and Disney’s G-Force.
As far as exclusives go, retailers tended to favor The Hangover and Basterds.
Target packed a copy of the Las Vegas Zagat restaurant guide to its copies of the two-DVD special edition of The Hangover and included a CD soundtrack with the Blu-ray and special-edition DVD of Inglourious Basterds.
Best Buy offered an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with director Quentin Tarantino with its special-edition DVD and Blu-ray of Basterds.
For The Hangover, Best Buy is offering a free Blu-ray copy of the film with purchase of an eligible Blu-ray Player (check out the list at BestBuy.com/BlurayOffer). Best Buy also has a free T-shirt packed onto select copies of the Blu-ray in-store (available at $10 more than the regular BD version), and was selling the CD soundtrack of the film for just $5.99.
Best Buy also offered a savings of $6 off the purchase of any version of G-Force and the DVD for Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (on sale for $15.99).
Michael Jackson fans who preorder This Is It (out Jan. 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) at Best Buy can get an exclusive steelbook case for the film. Best Buy also was selling the Blu-ray of Boogie Nights, which it has exclusively, for $24.99.