'Wings' and a 'Walker' at Walmart8 Jul, 2014 By: John Latchem
Without many major new releases July 8, Walmart put less focus on the widely available new releases than it did on its own exclusive titles, of which it had several for the week.
Possibly timed to take advantage of the July 18 theatrical release of Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue, Walmart trotted out Lionsgate’s animated sequel Wings: Sky Force Heroes for $12.96 and a double feature DVD of both “Wings” films for $16.96.
Timed with the World Cup, Walmart exclusively offered at $14.96 Universal’s The Class of ’92, a documentary about the rise of the Manchester United soccer club due to a fresh roster of young superstar talent, including David Beckham.
Finally, Walmart had a $9.96 DVD of CBS’s Walker Texas Ranger: One Riot, One Ranger, a feature presentation of the show’s first episode, plus a Vudu digital copy. Promotional materials touted the title as the first in a series.
Best Buy offered an exclusive Blu-ray of Asylum’s Hercules Reborn, while Target had a two-DVDs-for-$8 sale.