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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   wizard55

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Posted March 28 2014 - 11:57 PM

I remember in the mid to late 2000's, every single dollar store, and big retailer (Walmart, etc) had a section of Dollar dvds. This was usually always just public domain films and tv series that companies such as DigiView and EastWest were putting out. but over the last few years they have pretty much completely vanished. Why? Obviously dollar DVD's were selling like hotcakes in that time why the sudden decline? Even if they were low-quality they had some rather obscure stuff that would show up sometimes on those such as obscure anime, sitcoms/dramas, foreign films, etc.

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Posted March 29 2014 - 08:20 PM

Oh they still exist, only now they sell for five dollars and up. I just bought “Hey There, Its Yogi Bear!” at a Family Dollar store in Indiana and paid only five bucks for it.



#3 of 10 OFFLINE   wizard55

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Posted March 30 2014 - 08:10 AM

Oh, I too come acrossed used dollar DVD's for like 3 bucks or more at thrift shops. The actual legit releases that are new however are not in stores anymore anywhere.

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   kingfish

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Posted April 03 2014 - 07:04 AM

i remember the digiview releases. the picture quality was so poor it was like throwing a dollar in the garbage.


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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted April 06 2014 - 03:03 PM

Digiview and East West were actually sued out of existence as a lot of the stuff they put out was still copyrighted, and usually taken from pre-recorded VHS tapes, but not properly licensed.

 

I bought a ton of dollar discs and likely have all the public-domain movies I'm interested in that exist, I'm guessing the other companies couldn't keep selling the same stuff over and over again in the long term. Dollar Tree and 99-cents Only Stores have recently been getting in DVDs from bigger labels including Warner, I've even gotten a few Blu-Rays of B-movies and travelogue stuff there.


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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Stanton Heck

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Posted June 08 2014 - 12:48 PM

The days of dollar dvds are over but the good news is that legit companies are releasing multiple titles on a single dvd and they cost under $1.00 a film.   I bought a 10 movie pack of horror films for only $5 at Walmart.  Titles on it were "Halloween vi" "Halloween H20" "Halloween Resurrection"  A few Hell raiser Titles and more recent films


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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Vic Pardo

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Posted June 09 2014 - 11:24 AM

Oh they still exist, only now they sell for five dollars and up. I just bought “Hey There, Its Yogi Bear!” at a Family Dollar store in Indiana and paid only five bucks for it.

 

Hmmm...I've been eager to get that (never seen it but for a song clip that I found really intriguing) so now I've got to keep my eyes open for Five Dollar DVD sections.  ;)



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Posted August 12 2014 - 06:50 AM

Too bad. It was a blast for myself to rummage through the digiview ones at Walmart. I'd come acrossed sleazy horror titles, old anime, and other intetrsting titles.

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Posted August 20 2014 - 04:30 PM

some dollar stores actually have blu ray movies for one dollar. one title is d.o.a. with dennis quade.



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Posted August 26 2014 - 06:56 PM

Some of the best DVD finds I ever made were at PicNSave in the dollar bin... Really good prints of Van Beuren cartoons, the Sherlock Holmes TV series from the 50s, lots of great PD TV and movies.






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