Warner Changes 'Diamond Luxe' Blu-rays to Best Buy Exclusives18 Sep, 2014 By: John Latchem
Warner Changes 'Diamond Luxe' Blu-rays to Best Buy Exclusives
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has shifted the street date for the first slate of its new Diamond Luxe Edition premium Blu-rays of catalog titles in order to provide an exclusive window of availability for Best Buy.
The titles had been slated for release Sept. 30, but will now be available only at Best Buy on that date. Warner has pushed back the wide release of the titles to Dec. 9.
The five titles in the first slate of Diamond Luxe releases, at $24.98 each, include The Green Mile: 15th Anniversary Edition, Natural Born Killers: 20th Anniversary Edition, Forrest Gump: 20th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition, Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition and Ben-Hur: Two-Disc Blu-ray with Bonus Special Features Disc.
The titles include new packaging and some offer new special features in addition to previously released material.
UPDATE (10/13/14): In addition, the 25th anniversary Blu-ray of Tim Burton's Batman has been changed to a Best Buy exclusive Nov. 11, with wide availability Dec. 9.