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Old 12-13-05, 05:45 PM
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New $5.50 DVDs at Wal-Mart today (12/13/05)

They had a whole new separate cardboard display set up in the center main aisle of the store. I only picked up Caddyshack, but the others I remember off-hand were:

National Lampoon's Vacation
Blade
The Shining (Kubrick)
Eyes Wide Shut
Wedding Singer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Empire Records
Interview With the Vampire
A Mighty Wind
Best In Show
T3: Rise of the Machines (FF only)
My Life as a House
John Q
Exorcist - The Version You Never Saw
Gremlins
Bullit
Superman the Movie
Chris Rock - Never Scared
Pumping Iron: 25th Anniversary Edition
Cats & Dogs
Enough
North by Northwest


And half a dozen others I'm probably forgetting. Maybe someone else can fill in the gaps.

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Old 12-13-05, 05:46 PM
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Hell yes. Those are some pretty good titles. I'll be picking up A Mighty Wind. Do you know what version of Interview with the Vampire was in there, and same for Empire Records? Thanks a lot.
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Old 12-13-05, 05:48 PM
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No, sorry. I didn't pay attention to those.

I guess a lot of them were the same as the ones in this thread at Sam's Club:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=448309

I'll go through that list and add what I saw.
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Old 12-13-05, 05:50 PM
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Wow. If that is the SE of IWTV - I am there. I was actually there today getting dog food and forgot to go back to the dvds. I always like to get and go in that store anyway.
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Originally Posted by conscience
Wow. If that is the SE of IWTV - I am there. I was actually there today getting dog food and forgot to go back to the dvds. I always like to get and go in that store anyway.
It looked like this. I'm pretty sure I remember the gold edge around it.

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I believe that is the first version, but I am not completely sure. Thanks for posting this though so I can go check!
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Old 12-13-05, 06:05 PM
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I'll definitely be hitting up Walmart tonight to see if I've got any of these sweet DVDs at my disposal. Thanks again for the heads up.
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North by Northwest is also included with this batch of $5.50 DVD's...
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Originally Posted by packaok
North by Northwest is also included with this batch of $5.50 DVD's...
Now that you mention it, it does sound familiar. ADDED!
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Old 12-13-05, 06:23 PM
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My WM also had "Shine" w\Geoffery Rush.
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Old 12-13-05, 07:02 PM
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Holy crap. Those are some VERY good titles for the bin. Might bite the bullet, pick up IWTV & Superman and print out custom cases for that price.

Speaking of which, has anyone ever seen an IWTV in a keepcase?

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Old 12-13-05, 07:04 PM
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Crap I was just at Walmart (went partly because of this thread) and competely forgot.
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I saw One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
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Old 12-13-05, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the information!

Add LEWIS BLACK: Black On Broadway to this display. I picked it up along with Vacation (20th anniversary special edition). This and the Chris Rock DVD are both HBO Video.

I think I paid at least 12 bucks a pop for at least a dozen of these titles...there are some fantastic titles in the display, and here's some more info:

KEY LARGO and THE MALTESE FALCON were also included. Makes one think they are putting out special editions in the near future...I can't imagine why else these would have been included. These are both seminal movies, absolute classics.

Caddyshack is also the newer, anniversary edition or whatever. it has extra stuff.

Interview With A Vampire does have the gold edges, yes.

Gremlins was the old edition. The first one. Lacking in extras, but in widescreen.

The Kubrick titles are NOT the remastered editions. They are the old ones. They don't really look too great, especially The Shining. But hell...for 5.50, any Kubrick movie is a steal.

Empire Records was some sort of Fan Remix DVD or something like that.

North By Northwest was, of course, the single disc edition. Still a great transfer if you don't care about the extras.

Superman is supposedly being released in a special edition next year, timed with the release of the new Superman film in theaters. But this version is is double sided, with a pretty good number of nice extras on the flip side of the disc.

Hope that info helps convince some folks to go check this one out...Wal-Mart sucks even more around this time of year, but if you go in the wee small hours, as I usually do, there aren't hordes of double-fisting cart-mongerers wandering aimlessly down the aisles and random packs of rabid screaming toddlers getting in your way every five feet.
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Originally Posted by grem458
I saw One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Yep...how did I forget that one?

It's also the single disc...the first edition released on DVD a few years back. I guess Warner wanted to clean house of some of the titles on which they've double-dipped--or will soon be double-dipping.
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Old 12-13-05, 07:32 PM
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so wait...Its the old shining dvd with the documentary on it?
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so wait...Its the old shining dvd with the documentary on it?

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews/shining.html
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/shining.htm

According to these sources, both versions have the 35 minute making-of documentary. The one included in the display is the edition relased in 1999; it does not say "digitally restored and remastered" at the top of the front cover.

DVD Beaver has some nice screen captures for comparison. That site rocks. (But DVD Talk rocks AND rolls ;-)
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i thought there was something diffrent between the extras on the disc other than the commentary....been way to long ago.
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Old 12-13-05, 07:48 PM
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also interested in if its the old white cover empire records or the remix cut with the blue cover
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Old 12-13-05, 08:08 PM
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Its the remix blue cover version. I also saw Shine at Walmart.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:21 PM
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Superman is supposedly being released in a special edition next year, timed with the release of the new Superman film in theaters.
What the deuce? Anyone else heard this? Makse sense and all, but I haven't heard of this yet.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:56 PM
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What the deuce? Anyone else heard this? Makse sense and all, but I haven't heard of this yet.
SEs ONLY of Superman II III and IV. Superman is not being made into an SE; it pretty much already is one.
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Old 12-13-05, 09:15 PM
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wow looks like im dropping some money tehre in the next couple days
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Old 12-13-05, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
SEs ONLY of Superman II III and IV. Superman is not being made into an SE; it pretty much already is one.
That's what I had thought.

Oh, by the way, stopped by and picked up Interview with the Vampire, Empire Records, and Superman.

TERRIFIC proces on TMNT, Blade, and Maltese Falcon as well. If I wasn't 95% certain Maltese Falcon was being re-released next year (anniversary year), I'd pick up on it.
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The "Empire Records" Remix Edition is a must for me! Thanks
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