View Full Version : Gremlins and Wizard of Oz BD Exclusives @ Target
09-25-2009, 06:23 PM
Hhhhhhmmmmm. Anyone think they're going to have more than 5 copies per store?
09-29-2009, 05:43 PM
I saw THE WIZARD OF OZ Blu-ray at Wal-Mart today for $20, but it had almost none of the special features that the four-disc standard DVD have. Therefore I won't be upgrading on that. If it had the silent films and the featurettes, I most assuredly would upgrade.
09-29-2009, 09:03 PM
I picked up one of the two copies of Wizard that were sitting on the New Release shelf at my local Target today, and as far as I could tell there were no copies in the regular Blu-Ray section (that's where I looked first). Cost me $37.09 (tax and all).
It's a nice compact 3 disc release in a classy looking slip-case, entitled "3-Disc Emerald Edition." There was a sticker on the shrink-wrap advertising it as a Target Exclusive. It seems to contain ALL of the Audio/Video content of the Deluxe box set (i.e. 2 BluRays and a Standard DVD of a documentary about MGM.) It is of course missing all the trinkets and the digital copy of the film which are found in the unwieldy box-set (all of which I can certainly live without).
Went to Best Buy directly afterward and two employees were complaining to each other, while standing behind a display for the Deluxe box-sets, that there wasn't a single-disc release. I tipped them off to the Target deal. The box-set in BB was something like $54.00.
NOTE: The version being released by Wal-mart (as cworkman mentioned) is ONLY a single-disc release. I have heard from a reliable source that it touts a sticker proclaiming the inclusion of Extra features that can only be found on the 2nd Blu Ray of my (and the Deluxe) set... when in fact the Wal-Mart release only contains Disc One of the collection. Quite the blunder on their part.
P.S. Can't tell anyone about Gremlins cuz I didn't realize it was released today... therefore I didn't look.
09-29-2009, 10:01 PM
As for Gremlins being a Target exclusive... I visited my local MovieStop tonight, and they had several copies. (I wasn't too impressed by the screen caps that I've seen either. Granted they're not in motion, but they still didn't look all that great.)
09-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Greg, what was the sticker price on the Target exclusive The Wizard of Oz? I want to get that version, but I won't have the $ for it until the end of the month.
09-29-2009, 11:06 PM
$39.99 = shelf/sticker price
$34.99 = sale price (what I paid) before taxes
Source: my receipt
09-30-2009, 12:51 AM
thanks for the info
10-01-2009, 01:24 PM
Greg, thanks for the clarification. I am tempted to get the Target release since it carries the silent films on it.
10-01-2009, 02:48 PM
The Dreamer of Oz (the documdrama about Frank Baum's life)
is a wonderful little film... very tender and well-acted... although somewhat fictionalized i'm sure. I LOVED this film as a young kid.
The silents are great... Patchwork Girl is great and quite close to the plot of the original novel.
His, Majesty The Scarecrow is a fun one as well. It is actually a sort of retelling of the original Wizard of Oz story (only without a Wizard).
Wizard of Oz (circa 1925, starring Oliver Hardy) was another childhood favorite of mine and is still quite charming when viewed today. There is of course a stereotypical black field hand (who even overzealously eats watermelon)... but he is at least made out to be a hero within the film's plot.
I'm overall very happy with my purchase of the Target release. Not only does the main feature look and sound outstanding, but I also have the silents and the John Ritter film in one place. And this way I was also able to avoid space-taking trinkets like a wrist-watch and reproduced budget sheet, not to mention that cumbersome box!
(I haven't even begun to wade through the 6-hour MGM documentary included on Disc 3.)
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