Smoking Out Exclusives13 Feb, 2013 By: John Latchem
With several big titles hitting shelves Feb. 12, most of the exclusives centered on some of the smaller titles.
The most notable is Target’s bonus disc with DVDs and Blu-rays of Lionsgate’s Weeds: Season Eight. The disc includes three featurettes, including “The Seeds of ‘Weeds,’” “Where’s Celia?” and “It’s Time for the End: Closing ‘Weeds.’”
Best Buy offered exclusives on three new releases for the week. The chain offered an exclusive 3D Blu-ray combo pack version of Universal’s Silent Hill: Revelation for $27.99 ($5 more than the standard Blu-ray combo), an exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Asylum’s Rise of the Zombies (for $9.99), and exclusive content on the DVD of WCW: The Best of Monday Nitro, a pro-wrestling compilation from WWE.
Walmart offered DVD and Blu-ray versions of Skyfall without extras, but offered the extras-laden BD/DVD combo pack at a discounted price lower than the single-disc Blu-ray, which kind of defeats the point of offering a stripped-down lower-cost alternative.
Walmart also has an exclusive DVD of notorious box office flop The Oogieloves: The Big Balloon Adventure, for $12.96.
In addition, Walmart is taking preorders for the DVD ($14.96) and Blu-ray ($18.96) of Rise of the Guardians, offering home delivery of the discs, plus immediate access to the film through Vudu, an $8 off coupon for a theatrical ticket to see The Croods, and exclusive online Croods content.
Walmart also has a DVD of a new animated The Jungle Book, from Phase 4, with a Baloo figurine.