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kenbenobi 03-31-10 10:14 PM

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Here are the images I took. You can't see how large this display is though. I'd say it has 6 sections, on the front AND back, so 12 different sections of DVD's and BD's.
Unfortunately, the pics confirm that Cocoon is $15...
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RobLutter 04-01-10 02:06 AM

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Man, I was just at Wal-Mart to buy some food and their BD selection (@ the newer Supercenter on 45/183 in Austin) is now PATHETIC. They chopped their BD aisle down by half and half those titles are the double-feature discs... the other half are all priced $24.99 and above.

They do have some $8/$10 titles but they've been relegated to two side displays next to new releases.

Complete. Suckage. The Target across the way (a Supercenter) has two FULL aisles of BDs!

For the best local selection of BDs, I still hit Fry's, although their prices have been nothing to toot a horn at lately. 90% of the time for me: Amazon.

E Unit 04-01-10 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by RobLutter (Post 10082132)
Man, I was just at Wal-Mart to buy some food and their BD selection (@ the newer Supercenter on 45/183 in Austin) is now PATHETIC. They chopped their BD aisle down by half and half those titles are the double-feature discs... the other half are all priced $24.99 and above.

They do have some $8/$10 titles but they've been relegated to two side displays next to new releases.

Complete. Suckage. The Target across the way (a Supercenter) has two FULL aisles of BDs!

For the best local selection of BDs, I still hit Fry's, although their prices have been nothing to toot a horn at lately. 90% of the time for me: Amazon.

Rob, the Wal Mart in Pflugerville has a better setup. Not much better, but better than that one you went to. But the Target Supercenter is best. That's where I usually go for new pickups.

-TRANCE- 04-01-10 01:29 PM

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I went to my local Walmart today to try to find Jade or The Relic but the display they had up was mostly for $15 blu-rays and regular SD dvds for $7.50.

BuckNaked2k 04-01-10 01:50 PM

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I was just at my (admittedly smaller) WalMart. An absolute abomination for Blu-ray. Actually, a lot less packaged media to begin with, but very few Blus, and a lot of those were at full price, $25 - $35....no thanks.

Rammsteinfan 04-01-10 06:10 PM

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I have the RELIC ordered for $12.99 w/ the Collector at $16.99 through Amazon... tempted to drop the Relic since the Collector is such a good price but with Tax and time to go to Walmart it would be almost $12+ there. Definitely gonna keep an eye out for Cocoon though.

kenichi tanaka 04-01-10 10:07 PM

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I wish the local Walmarts here in Michigan had those displays. They haven't changed their Blu-ray displays in weeks ... it's like their displays are stagnant. They switch out their DVD's but not Blu-rays.

Rammsteinfan 04-02-10 06:10 PM

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Saw the new Orange standups in San Leandro walmart. No new blu's on it though, old stuff that has been there for months are on display for $10-15.

wrath 04-02-10 11:24 PM

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So annoying ... they just "revamped" the WM Supercenter here and in doing so they cut the number of Blu-Rays more than half ... what is up with that? Reading some of the other comments here it appears this is happening to more WM's than just mine. What is up with this?

RichBecker 04-03-10 01:29 AM

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Des Moines Wal-Mart had the Casino Royale Blu with slipcover for $13, but it was in a really odd spot beneath the flat panel wall. It looks like they set up temporary basket style shelves all along the back to find a spot for all of the Blus after cutting the original aisle substantially. Also saw Independence Day for $10, but it was sold out. However, for anybody looking to use the Disney Upgrade coupons, I saw Up, and Bugs Life and Snow White for 24.99 each. Not much of a deal, but with the $8 upgrades it gets them below 20. However, Monsters Inc was priced at 34.99, so it appears completely random which ones they marked down.

I have to agree with the overall displeasure regarding Wal-Mart slashing their selection. At one of the other Wal-Marts in town in a less affluent area, they had a grand total of TEN blus beyond the poorly packaged double packs. Some of the new releases didn't even have a spot for the blu-rays, just DVD. I hate those double packs, just because I have so many of the singles. And now they make up at least half of the selection at all Wal-Marts.

Josh-da-man 04-03-10 04:31 AM

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My Wal-Mart is currently doing a major remodel/overhaul; they haven't really gotten to the electronics section yet.

My guess is that a lot of stores are going to be carrying less media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games) and start carrying more things like memory cards, cables, and cell phone accessories... basically giving more floor space to stuff that has a higher profit margin.

One of the Best Buys I frequently go to has done something similar; looks they shrank their CD section by about half and gave all of the space to cell phones and shit like that, and they now have Blu-rays, video games, and DVDs in the section that was once exclusively DVDs. The Blu-ray section there seems to be expanding while they're carrying fewer DVDs and games.

Torchur317 04-03-10 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by -TRANCE- (Post 10083021)
I went to my local Walmart today to try to find Jade or The Relic but the display they had up was mostly for $15 blu-rays and regular SD dvds for $7.50.

Same here....

flix1 04-03-10 10:39 AM

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Found Close Encounters for $15 at the Crystal Lake, IL store. They had 4, and I picked up 1.

Mike86 04-03-10 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by wrath (Post 10085708)
So annoying ... they just "revamped" the WM Supercenter here and in doing so they cut the number of Blu-Rays more than half ... what is up with that? Reading some of the other comments here it appears this is happening to more WM's than just mine. What is up with this?

I know its such crap. My Walmart just has an endcap with some new releases and some more Blu's on the sides. Other than that its basically just one side of a middle display with cheap $10-$15 titles I either own or am not interested in buying. To make it worse I don't live in a very big town so Walmart and Target are basically the only options I have locally to shop for Blu's, so I usually just end up buying most of my stuff from Amazon.

The Lizard King 04-03-10 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by flix1 (Post 10086068)
Found Close Encounters for $15 at the Crystal Lake, IL store. They had 4, and I picked up 1.

Did it have the Walmart exclusive soundtrack CD?

TLK :cool:

Josh-da-man 04-03-10 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by The Lizard King (Post 10086476)
Did it have the Walmart exclusive soundtrack CD?

Who cares about a soundtrack CD? I want to know if a machete-wielding maniac in a hockey mask chased him through the parking lot.

kenbenobi 04-03-10 10:39 PM

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I picked up Firefly BD at WM today for 36.96. I didn't even know they carried it. I know it's been online for slightly cheaper, but it was good enough for me since I had store credit...

flix1 04-04-10 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by The Lizard King (Post 10086476)
Did it have the Walmart exclusive soundtrack CD?

I had forgotten about that ... no, it does not.

Alan Smithee 04-04-10 06:02 AM

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Close Encounters has been showing up at other places for around $19.99, so the list price on that may have dropped. I've checked a few Wal-Marts for it but only found one without the CD- the only way I would buy it from Wal-Mart is if it had the exclusive CD; since they've bought and censored the Vudu on-demand service I'm going to be buying a LOT less from them now.

DVDMagic 04-04-10 09:02 AM

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The nearest one to me still has the $8 Lionsgate (?) blu's, but instead of being locked up, they have them set up on one of the end caps with the regular dvd's.

I picked up 'Lord Of War' and may go back for a couple more later in the week.

Rammsteinfan 04-04-10 11:36 AM

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Walmart in Union City had all the new blu's out. Just got Relic for $10.

Travis McClain 04-04-10 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DVDMagic (Post 10087320)
The nearest one to me still has the $8 Lionsgate (?) blu's, but instead of being locked up, they have them set up on one of the end caps with the regular dvd's.

I picked up 'Lord Of War' and may go back for a couple more later in the week.

You...uh...you did pay for it, though. Right? ;)

dsa_shea 04-04-10 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by DVDMagic (Post 10087320)
The nearest one to me still has the $8 Lionsgate (?) blu's, but instead of being locked up, they have them set up on one of the end caps with the regular dvd's.

I picked up 'Lord Of War' and may go back for a couple more later in the week.

I want that but the bastards left off all of the special features from the 2-disc dvd set.

kk725 04-04-10 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MinLShaw (Post 10087643)
You...uh...you did pay for it, though. Right? ;)

:lol:

DVDMagic 04-04-10 06:22 PM

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-wink-

Kory 04-04-10 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by dsa_shea (Post 10087687)
I want that but the bastards left off all of the special features from the 2-disc dvd set.

Yeah, that's what's keeping me from buying it also, even though $8 is tempting.

wormraper 04-04-10 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan (Post 10087499)
Walmart in Union City had all the new blu's out. Just got Relic for $10.

nice... what other catalogues did hey have up??? Flight of the Intruder???, the Thomas Crown Affair??

JckRbbitSlim 04-05-10 01:47 PM

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Aww, c'mon. Lord of War was a fun little ditty.

Rammsteinfan 04-05-10 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by wormraper (Post 10088360)
nice... what other catalogues did hey have up??? Flight of the Intruder???, the Thomas Crown Affair??

I think I saw Thomas Crown Affair but not sure. I did for sure see Jade and Cocoon along with the Relic.

-TRANCE- 04-05-10 09:27 PM

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I hope Jade is on the new release shelf tomorrow morning at my local Walmart for $10. I really want this movie since it was only available in FS on DVD. Shame it's not the director's cut but this will be just fine.

Maul 04-06-10 12:36 PM

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Just saw a whole mess of walmart exclusive DVD/Blu ray two packs where the dvd copy was shrink wrapped with the blu ray copy in front of it. All were priced at 15 bucks.

There were like 10-15 titles. I can't really remember any of them but two stuck out in my mind: jarhead and Old School.

zekeburger1979 04-06-10 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Maul (Post 10091221)
Just saw a whole mess of walmart exclusive DVD/Blu ray two packs where the dvd copy was shrink wrapped with the blu ray copy in front of it. All were priced at 15 bucks.

There were like 10-15 titles. I can't really remember any of them but two stuck out in my mind: jarhead and Old School.

Do they say Wal-Mart exclusive? I saw a bunch of titles in the Meijer ad advertised the same way (DVD + Blu).

Maul 04-06-10 04:01 PM

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Goin again in a bit so I will find out what titles are there and how much.

Kory 04-06-10 08:47 PM

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I wish the "Jarhead" Blu-ray wasn't completely devoid of bonus features.

-TRANCE- 04-06-10 09:09 PM

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Bought Jade this morning at Walmart for $10. I may go back and get The Relic tomorrow. Both of these are priced at 17.00 each at Best Buy so this is definitely a great deal at WM.

darkhawk 04-06-10 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan (Post 10089463)
I think I saw Thomas Crown Affair but not sure. I did for sure see Jade and Cocoon along with the Relic.

I saw the 4 of them there with Thomas Crown Affair and Cocoon for $15 and Relic and Jade for $10.

Also found Event Horizon and Posiedon for $15.

Alot of 2-packs for $20, like:

Ronin / Usual Suspects
The Robe / Passion of the Christ
Romancing the Stone / Jewel of the Nile

JerryKILL 04-06-10 11:36 PM

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In the $5 bargain bin today:
The Omega Man
Predator
Battle of Britain
Transporter 2
Behind Enemy Lines

...now all I need is a Blu-Ray player and HD TV.

BJ 04-07-10 12:22 AM

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Walmart has BD's for $5???

SoonerDoc 04-07-10 01:26 AM

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$5 BD Bargain Bin??? It was only a matter of time....

glassdragon 04-07-10 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BJ (Post 10092358)
Walmart has BD's for $5???

That's what I'd like to know. I always see the crappy 5 dollar dvd bin, never seen any blu's in there


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