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Wizard Of Oz and Gremlins out 9/29: Post Your Finds!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Jeff Whitford, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Jeff Whitford

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    Thanks for the heads up, Jeff. I'm in Australia, and I can't find it on the web site. If anyone can find me a link to an order page for Wizard of Oz plz post here.
     
  3. TonyD

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    In case you don't want to or just want the info it is Oz on blu as a stand alone release only at Target for $35 and Gremlins on blu for $23 also only at Target.
     
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    What's up with Gremlins??? It wasn't even announced, was it?
     
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    Forget it; Target don't ship internationally.
     
  6. TonyD

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    someone at avs forum is saying they picked Oz blu at walmart for $20.

    I don't believe it.
     
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    @TonyD... are you sure they didn't mean the DVD. If that Walmart had it on Blu then jumped the gun on the release which isn't til next Tues. Also Gremlins hasn't been announced so this can't be right.
     
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    Gremlins is a wrong---he should have said Goonies....

    But Digitalbits IS reporting the $35 price for bare-bones Wizard of Oz.

    Well I take that back, Digitalbits DID say Gremlins in Blu-ray !!!
    They are saying it's an early release for target ONLY and then will later be available to other retailers.
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    I've seen the ad.

    Target exclusives:

    WoO (non-UCE) for $34.99
    Gremlins: $22.99
     
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    It has been a long day at work, I'm a little tired, and
    now frustrated after trying to figure out this TARGET
    advertisement.

    Is this for real? I realize THE BITS has it on their
    site but merely for the sake of an ad that could be
    a misprint.

    I don't get it. THE WIZARD OF OZ and GREMLINS.
    OZ in a version never meant to be available and
    GREMLINS which hasn't even benn announced.

    Before I actually go to the store on Tuesday, I just
    would like some confirmation as to whether this is
    actually a legitimate ad or some sort of misprint.
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    Ron:

    I've seen the ad. It is as you state it. They are both clearly labeled as Target Exclusives.
     
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    I had a similar situation in Australia recently where this Studio Canal series was announced as being an exclusive of a particular store. The only info I had up to two days before release day was a single print ad; then suddenly preorders appeared on the store's website, and sure enough the items came true on the store's shelves. They were not reported on any release list web site, nor any other store, nor even the web site of the store itself until two days before. Crazy, but I guess its rare, and probably rare in your experience in the US, based on some things some other posters have said.

    This has been reported on several other sites now, including Bluray.com and High-Def Digest. All based only on that print ad. There has been confirmation on a thread on the bluray.com forum from a target employee that he has Gremlins in his computer as being released next week. He didn't actually mention Oz in his post, however.

    I think we can safely assume that studios aren't being entirely open about their release schedules, and that none of these exclusives are included in those lists; they are left to be announced, or not announced, by the retailers themselves. I've heard people say that they knew about exclusives in the past, but I wonder if those were announced by the studio or by the retailer?
     
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    I won't post the whole ad as it would violate HTF rules. Here, however, is the section to confirm this rather major news of the two unannounced exclusives:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Uh uh, Ben. I'm not going to be the rule breaker in this instance.

    They're serious on this issue around here. It's not inconsequential.
     
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    I think I'll swing by Wal-Mart instead on Tuesday to get the $20 version, and hopefully the $20 Woodstock will still be there, too. Is Wal-Mart carrying the $20 version of Casablanca?
     
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    Does anyone know if the Target exclusive of THE WIZARD OF OZ will be a two disc set or one? If it is two discs, than all of the special feature pertaining to the movie will be included. The deluxe set will come with four discs and one of the disc will be on the history of MGM, WHEN THE LION ROARS. The 4th disc will be a digital copy of the movie. I already have WTLR on laserdisc and DVD and I am not interested in the digital copy and the printed materials that will come in the set so the Target exclusive will be all I need if it is a two disc set.

    -Claude
     
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    That does seem rather surprising -- and we're not even talking about an Amazon or Best Buy exclusive here, but Target?? If true, this could be one more notable step (maybe even a milestone) toward Blu-ray going mainstream.

    Meanwhile, I'm loving that Grelims is arriving on BD -- never even got it on DVD (much like Poltergeist in that regard) and can't remember the last time I watched it at all. Hopefully, the PQ/AQ is good and it doesn't turn out to be another Short Circuit kinda thing though (where I buy it -- the DVD -- only to realize how bad my taste in movies were way back in the 80's ).

    Still, at $35 for WoOz, I think I'm gonna pass on that for now...

    _Man_
     
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    Meh, if the Target edition doesn't include the MGM doc, then I'm passing. I'll keep my $45 preorder at WBshop intact. I would think, though, that for $35, it would be a 3 disc edition. Just not DC and no trinkets.
     

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