Retail Exclusives Focus on 'Baywatch,' 'Lion King'29 Aug, 2017 By: John Latchem
New releases Baywatch and The Lion King: Signature Collection were the focus of most of the retailer exclusives Aug. 29.
Target offered Paramount's Baywatch Blu-ray with exclusive box art on metal packaging.
Best Buy offered the Baywatch Blu-ray with an exclusive bonus disc.
Walmart offered Blu-ray versions of Baywatch with a bonus digital copy of Pain & Gain accessible through the Vudu streaming service.
For Disney's Blu-ray re-release of The Lion King, Best Buy offered the animated movie in Steelbook packaging for a $5 premium over the regular Blu-ray edition.
Target offered the new Lion King Blu-ray combo pack with 32-page storybook packaging and limited-edition film frames.
On the other hand, the new Lion King discs had limited availability at Amazon.com, where it was offered only through third-part Marketplace sellers. Amazon has been limiting accessibility to recent Disney discs, including not taking preorders for them.
Best Buy also had an exclusive for Warner's Batman and Harley Quinn Blu-ray, adding a graphic novel to the widely available gift set that also includes a Harley Quinn figurine. Target offered a Batman and Harley Quinn Blu-ray steelbook.