Batman prices at Walmart

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  1. Dan DRC

    Dan DRC Stunt Coordinator

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    Noticed that my local Walmart super center had all four Batman movies on a rack for $7.50 each. Could this be a sign
    that new special editions are on the way or mabey a boxed set?
     
  2. Joseph Bolus

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    Yeah ... I noticed that as well. I still didn't think it was worth the price for Batman and Robin, though!

    I think it goes without saying that we'll be getting SE's of at least the first two Batman movies (and probably all four) eventually. Perhaps this does signal the beginning of the end of the waiting.

    (Another thing I noticed at the Wal-Mart the other day was that many DVD titles were selling for a few dollars less than their VHS counterparts! What's up with that? Would anybody actually pay more for the VHS version of the title?? For that matter, is anybody still buying VHS???)
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

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    You can get the original Batman movie based on the TV series in the $5.88 bin.
     
  4. Dan Rudolph

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    Joseph, DVDs are considerably cheaper to manufacture than VHS (about $3 vs $.50, I think), maybe that has something to do with it.
     
  5. ZackR

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    Those prices are part of a Father's Day promotion, at least around here. Along with all 4 Batman movies, I also saw these for $7.50:

    Risky Business
    Dave
    Thirteen Days
    (there were more $7.50 discs, but I can not remember them all).

    Also, in the $5.88 bin were many decent titles, including:

    Batman (as mentioned by Kyle above)
    Freeway
    Rambo 2 (the new release)
    Rambo 3 (the new release)
    The Poseidon Adventure
    Towering Inferno
    Last Action Hero

    Picked up quite a few of them this week. [​IMG]
     
  6. Joshua_Y

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    I picked up Lethal Weapon 3&4 and Thirteen Days for $7.50 each! Sweet!
     
  7. Kyle McKnight

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    Anyone think The Neverending Story 2 ($5.88) should be picked up? I love the first one, but have never seen the two sequels. If it's a decent continuation, I may go grab it.
     
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    Nice I'll get all of the Batman movies for $30
     
  9. Joshua_Y

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    May I advise you to not get Batman Forever and Batman and Robin as they are steaming piles...[​IMG]
     
  10. Dave H

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    Warner said in the last HTF Chat that SEs weren't coming until the new Batman movie arrives. So, it's going to be a long time yet.
     
  11. Paul_Scott

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    the clerk over here says they won't have the Batman movies until next week.
    i checked the shelves but they didn't have any of them at any price.

    the Batman (tv) movie is a spectacular disc.
    the transfer is eye-popping and its got some decent little extras to boot, including what i hear is a really fun commentary with West and Ward.

    i nearly did a spit-take when i saw it in the $5.88 bin.
     
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    STILL waiting for Batman TV to show up in the 5.88 bin. Looking forward to finding the others for $7.50. Found the first one used for $7 and picked it up but have not been able to find any of the others used. Would have liked to have at least found Batman Returns.

    Maybe I'll try another WalMart; the one closest to me isn't very good.

    -paul
     
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    I too have been holding out for an SE of the first film, but I don't know if I can pass up $7.50. Maybe the whole, "buy the bare bones, and then the SE is announced" thing will happen if I go ahead and grab it. I did get the $5.88 '60's version the other day.
     
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    i tend to like Forever a bit better than the others for the simple reason that the character of Batman is more in focus and more active throughout the film.
    i had high hopes for B&R cause i liked the direction he was taking the property in BF.
    i liked the color (although people who think the film was all neon or candy colors need to see it again. the asthetic is still primarily dark- just not dark,dreary, and monochromatic like the Burton material).
    i liked the fact that the opening shot of Batman is him swinging into frame with his cape billowing behind him.
    i'd been waiting years to see an image like that on screen.
    i liked the fact that there were several death-traps in the film and that he was shown actually thinking thru clues ( as opposed to it happening off-camera).
    i thought Kidman was a great, stylized romantic lead, and for once the story tried for a 'big finish' instead of just fizzling and petering out the way the Burton films seem to do.

    this doesn't mean i think the film was actually good, cause it still has elements that still tilt it into the thumbs down column for me ( i hate TLJ in the role as much as i hate anything in the Batman movies, and i have no great affection for Carrey either. not enjoying the villans doesn't make for a very satisfying experience) which is why i haven't bothered buying it yet.

    B&R was a complete and utter pile though.
    on that i will agree.
     
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    Batman Forever is my favorite, and for that price, well worth getting.
     
  18. Joshua_Y

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    I actually think Returns is probably the best one...great characters...great lines...great action...Forever and B&R are horrible...I despise them because it is not Batman...Batman movies should not be colorful and full of pop songs...
     
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