DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

Fantastic 4 - Wal*Mart Exclusive???

Old 10-17-05, 11:58 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 488
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
John*D is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 01:38 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 384
I think region 4 is also getting the 2 disc set.. however region 1 is getting DTS.

JACOB
JACOB is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 01:59 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 608
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?
Novasonic is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 02:29 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,003
Region 3 will be getting a 2-Disc also as well as DTS.
Dane is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 02:35 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 608
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.
Novasonic is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 07:49 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 352
Originally Posted by Novasonic
I guess they realize that we are suckers for the double dip.
That's pretty much it.
joshualane is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 08:19 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 384
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
JACOB is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 08:31 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
tonymontana313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,746
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.
tonymontana313 is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 08:53 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
RichardW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Posts: 2,553
You've got to love Walmart for charging more money for a store exclusive.
RichardW is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 09:00 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 488
Originally Posted by RichardW
You've got to love Walmart for charging more money for a store exclusive.
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.
John*D is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 09:04 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
dadaluholla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wilmington, OH
Posts: 5,491
Its probably just one of the thousands of Mr. Fantastic action figures they have left over in the clearance racks.
dadaluholla is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 10:25 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
RichardW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Posts: 2,553
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.
RichardW is offline  
Old 10-18-05, 10:59 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 8,494
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.

Joe Molotov is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 04:02 PM
  #14  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Right now, my location is DVDTalk, but then again, you should already know that, shouldn't you?
Posts: 6,364
Filmmaker is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 04:13 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 593
hmm, 50 minutes? I'd say that's worth a buy.
Michael Allred is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 04:14 PM
  #16  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Right now, my location is DVDTalk, but then again, you should already know that, shouldn't you?
Posts: 6,364
Of course, the real question is--what the hell is this puppy???

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&id=1500717
Filmmaker is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 04:18 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
tonymontana313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,746
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.
tonymontana313 is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 05:24 PM
  #18  
Dai
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 286
And it's a 4 disc exclusive.....hmmmmmmmmm
Dai is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 05:41 PM
  #19  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Right now, my location is DVDTalk, but then again, you should already know that, shouldn't you?
Posts: 6,364
If the other 3 discs are just cartoon episodes, I'll be pissed...
Filmmaker is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 08:00 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Valeyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,553
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?

Last edited by The Valeyard; 11-10-05 at 10:48 PM.
The Valeyard is online now  
Old 11-10-05, 09:24 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,893
.....really getting tired of all this exclusive crap.
PGHFlyer is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 09:30 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 3,137
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
NatrlBornThrllr is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 10:24 PM
  #23  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 488
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.
John*D is offline  
Old 11-10-05, 10:57 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Valeyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,553
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.
The Valeyard is online now  
Old 11-10-05, 11:21 PM
  #25  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 67
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.
grassmonk is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.