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Retailers Ready Black Friday Disc, Digital Deals

22 Nov, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel

The post-Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) Black Friday retail holiday has long included DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles priced a fraction of their SRP. One-third of consumers bought a DVD during Black Friday last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Expect the same this year, with “door-buster” specials also including electronic sellthrough.

Best Buy might scale back packaged-media shelf space throughout the year, but come Black Friday, the consumer electronics retailer joins Target and Walmart lining store aisles with point-of-purchase displays with the latest movies, priced from $7.99 for Blu-ray; $4.99 for DVD.

Titles include: Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Disney’s Zootopia, among others.

Best Buy, which is selling myriad DVDs priced from $6.99 each, is also selling select 4K Blu-ray titles for $19.99, including Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence; X-Men: Apocalypse; Warner Home Video’s The Legend of Tarzan; The Revenant; and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Sausage Party; Ghostbusters: Answer the Call; and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Warcraft, among others.

Walmart is pre-selling Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD) for $19.99; Pixar’s Finding Dory for $15; Disney’s Beauty and Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD) for $22.99; The Jungle Book (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD) for $24.96; and Warner’s Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Blu-ray) for $54.96.

Target is selling complete DVD TV seasons of “American Horror Story,”  “Sons of Anarchy,” “Bones,” “Modern Family” and “Family Guy” for $5. Movies such as Warcraft (BD, DVD, Digital HD), X-Men: Apocalypse, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Straight Outta Compton, Sisters and Jurassic World, among others, retail for $10 each.

Finally, Lionsgate is offering more than 100 of its digital catalog (movies and TV shows) up to 50% off SRP. Titles include movies such as The Twilight Saga; The Hunger Games; Rambo: The Complete Collector’s Set; Gods of Egypt; Bridget Jones’s Diary; Dredd; Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas and Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain; and TV shows such as Little House on the Prairie: Season 1, Mad Men: Season 1, Manhattan: Season 1, Money and Violence: Season 1, Nurse Jackie: Season 1, Orange Is the New Black: Season 1, The Royals: Season 1 and Weeds: Season 1, are available at iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox and PlayStation, among others.


About the Author: Erik Gruenwedel

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