Walmart's Exclusive Sequels26 Mar, 2013 By: John Latchem
The latest batch of titles available exclusively at Walmart includes a couple of direct-to-video sequels and an international hit making its way stateside.
On the sequel front, the most notable is Return to Nim’s Island, the DVD ($12.96) and Blu-ray ($14.96) of which arrived on Walmart shelves March 19 from Arc Entertainment (it’s slated for wide release May 21). Starring Bindi Irwin (daughter of the late Steve Irwin, a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter), Return is a follow-up to a 2008 theatrical film that starred Jodie Foster, but with a whole new cast. It aired on the Hallmark Channel March 15.
Another Walmart exclusive, which streeted March 26, is A Turtle’s Tale 2 ($12.96 DVD), from Gaiam Vivendi, a sequel to a 2010 Belgian film.
Walmart also has exclusive distribution of Sony Pictures’ Adventures in Zambezia ($12.96 DVD, $17.96 Blu-ray/DVD combo), a South African animated film featuring the voices of Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Goldblum, among others. It also streeted March 26.
Turning to promotions at other retailers, Target offered season two of Showtime's "The Borgias" with two episodes of season seven of "Dexter," while Best Buy touted $8 in movie cash for tickets to see Jurassic Park 3D with the purchase of any "Jurassic Park" Blu-ray.