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John*D 10-17-05 11:58 PM

Fantastic 4 - Wal*Mart Exclusive???
 
I saw this mentioned on the HTF board...

Walmart is offering some sort of exclusive Fantastic Four item with the DVD for both WS/FS. It's about $8 more than buying the regular versions. There isn't any mention of what this exclusive is; whether it be a DVD, CD, book, etc...

Given FOX's habit of releasing a single disc and then doing a 2-disc shortly down the road it's pretty much guaranteed that FOX will double dip on this movie. I know R2 is getting a 2-disc right away, but I wonder if this Walmart exclusive is going be a extra DVD? Any thoughts?

Widescreen: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4307355

Full-Screen: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4307354

JACOB 10-18-05 01:38 AM

I think region 4 is also getting the 2 disc set.. however region 1 is getting DTS.

JACOB

Novasonic 10-18-05 01:59 AM

I'm usually a little disappointed if we don't get a 2 disc from the get go, but if it has DTS, it makes up for it with me. By the way, is this a good blind buy if I like most of the other comic book movies?

Dane 10-18-05 02:29 AM

Region 3 will be getting a 2-Disc also as well as DTS.

Novasonic 10-18-05 02:35 AM

I don't understand why the US keeps getting screwed on these releases. I mean they are our damn movies. Shouldn't we be getting the best? I guess they realize that we are suckers for the double dip. :(

joshualane 10-18-05 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by Novasonic
I guess they realize that we are suckers for the double dip. :(

That's pretty much it.

JACOB 10-18-05 08:19 AM

F4 is a lighter tone movie.. if you are expecting like batman begins or hulk type of movie then you might be dispointed.. its certain better then some of the other comic books movies. .depends on who you ask?
I think its a good blind buy.

JACOB

tonymontana313 10-18-05 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by Novasonic
I'm usually a little disappointed if we don't get a 2 disc from the get go, but if it has DTS, it makes up for it with me. By the way, is this a good blind buy if I like most of the other comic book movies?

If you look at all the special features from the Region 2 and compare it with the region 1 specs, they are pretty much about the same. It's not like we are getting a barebones release since it is just a 1 disc edition. No doubt Fox will double dip on this but it is not a barebones release as past Fox titles.

RichardW 10-18-05 08:53 AM

You've got to love Walmart for charging more money for a store exclusive. :chainsaw:

John*D 10-18-05 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by RichardW
You've got to love Walmart for charging more money for a store exclusive. :chainsaw:

Well we don't know what it is, so it may be well worth the extra money. Plus they are still selling the standard versions for less than $16 so it's not like they are forcing you to buy the exclusive version.

Maybe it's the soundtrack or something even better? I think I might try to email them and see what they say.

dadaluholla 10-18-05 09:04 AM

Its probably just one of the thousands of Mr. Fantastic action figures they have left over in the clearance racks.

RichardW 10-18-05 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by John*D
Well we don't know what it is, so it may be well worth the extra money. Plus they are still selling the standard versions for less than $16 so it's not like they are forcing you to buy the exclusive version.

I know you're not forced to buy an exclusive, but Best Buy doesn't charge extra for exclusive bonus discs. When I bought South Park S2 from them, it came with a FREE uncut pilot episode. Walmart's also offering a bonus disc for Revenge of the Sith and they're charging $5-$6 more for it. I just think it's stupid.

Joe Molotov 10-18-05 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by RichardW
I know you're not forced to buy an exclusive, but Best Buy doesn't charge extra for exclusive bonus discs. When I bought South Park S2 from them, it came with a FREE uncut pilot episode. Walmart's also offering a bonus disc for Revenge of the Sith and they're charging $5-$6 more for it. I just think it's stupid.

If it comes with it's own box and boxart as shown here, then I'd pay an extra $5 for it.

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/02/45/43...34_500X500.jpg

Filmmaker 11-10-05 04:02 PM

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/02/45/43...44_500X500.jpg

Michael Allred 11-10-05 04:13 PM

hmm, 50 minutes? I'd say that's worth a buy.

Filmmaker 11-10-05 04:14 PM

Of course, the real question is--what the hell is this puppy???

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&id=1500717

tonymontana313 11-10-05 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Of course, the real question is--what the hell is this puppy???

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&id=1500717

From the sticker, it looks like a best buy exclusive as well. Hmmmm.... very interesting.

Dai 11-10-05 05:24 PM

And it's a 4 disc exclusive.....hmmmmmmmmm

Filmmaker 11-10-05 05:41 PM

If the other 3 discs are just cartoon episodes, I'll be pissed...

The Valeyard 11-10-05 08:00 PM

I'm gonna gather that at least one of those discs is the CD soundtrack. What's on the other two is beyond me.

Doesn't Buena Vista own the 60s and 90s animated series?

PGHFlyer 11-10-05 09:24 PM

.....really getting tired of all this exclusive crap.

NatrlBornThrllr 11-10-05 09:30 PM

Me too. It's as if Best Buy grew tired of seeing people go elsewhere for the same product...just cheaper. So, what do they do? Throw a half an hour of content on a separate disc, call it an exclusive, and hope people fall for it. I'm interested to see what kind of unclaimed junk they managed to scrape together for an "exclusive 4-disc set."

-JP

John*D 11-10-05 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Of course, the real question is--what the hell is this puppy???

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&id=1500717

WOAH! That's a big puppy! I totally forgot about creating this thread. I'm glad Wal*Mart hasd unveiled the pic and some info on the extra.

Now I gotta figure which to get? Maybe I'll get both and sell the DVD of the film from the walmart doublepack. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the heck that 4 disc thing is, but the soundtrack is likely one the discs.

The Valeyard 11-10-05 10:57 PM

Perhaps....(like the UK Battlestar Galactica S1 set)....Best Buy has managed to wrangle the second disc of extras from the UK? Exclusive to Best Buy until Fox releases their 2-Disc Director's Cut with the UK extras? Add that and the CD soundtrack, that only leaves one more disc unaccounted for.

Worse case scenerio: It's all the Fox/Marvel films in one package (FF, X-Men 1 & 2, Daredevil).


Well if it's worth owning, I can pick it up release day and use the Wal-Mart gift card (that's been burning a hole in my pocket) to get their bonus disc. Sell the Wal-Mart FF disc and bundle the bonus disc with Best Buys and have a Fantastic Five box set.

grassmonk 11-10-05 11:21 PM


Originally Posted by The Valeyard
Worse case scenerio: It's all the Fox/Marvel films in one package (FF, X-Men 1 & 2, Daredevil).

Elektra is also Fox/Marvel.


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