DVDs At Wal-Mart

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  1. Chas_Michael

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    Has anyone purchased the budget $4.44 DVDs at Wal-Mart? I believe that they are released by Platinum.
     
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    What $4.44 DVDs? I've never seen anything that cheap in the DVD section at Walmart.
     
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    The only thing I have scene at the Wal-Mart here is under $10 older Warner titles like FREEJACK.
     
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    They're a tad better than VHS. We sell them at my store and I haven't heard anything too terrible about them. Then again, for 5 bucks, you can't bitch!
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    I've only seen a few $10 and under DVD's and they were at Best Buy...
    They were either educational or Adult.
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    Fry's has quite a few $9.99 DVDs, in fact I just bought the Sci-Fi movie "Lifeforce" for that price. Also bought "Revenge" with kevin Costner and about 6 others I don't remember.
     
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    Hey guys I work for the local Wal-mart here in the electronics department and we have movies for $9.44 but I haven't seen any dvd's for that cheap. Doesn't mean we won't get them (god only knows how much stuff we get like this), but for right now we don't have anything like that here. By the way some of the $9.44 titles we have aren't really that bad. Young Guns, Red Dawn, Kingpin, Platoon are just a few. Okay well gotta go. Talk with ya all laters.
     
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    I picked up Airport 77, Dr. Giggles, and House On Haunted Hill for $5 each at the local WalMart (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) about two months ago. They also had Earthquake, Halloween III, Airport 75, Tank, and several others at that price too. They were all placed on an end cap in the electronics department in several boxes.
     
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    I picked up a Bruce Lee double-pack last year for around $5 from WalMart.
    It is by far the worst DVD I have ever seen. Even worse then any VCD or studio-quality VHS tape I have ever seen.
    It appears to have come from a 320X200 256-color master, and 'upgraded' to DVD size without any kind of filter or aliasing, so every single line has the worst jaggies I've ever seen.
    The amount of compression artifacts was incredible, enhanced by all the visiable pixalation. It was just like watching a streaming Video with a modem..
    Oh... plenty of color bleeding, and badly dubbed. So, I'd suggest avoiding any $5 DVDs... just watch them on TBS or USA, and tape them.
    (NOTE: There appears to be some newer $10 Bruce Lee movies from a difference company... maybe they are better).
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    Nick,
    Is the Bruce Lee DVD on the Platinum label? All of the DVDs
    at Wal-Mart are on that label. All $4.44.
     
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    This one was distributed by Madacy Entertainment, and contained both "Fist of Fury", and "The Chinese Connection" on one double-side DVD. I havn't seen them at WalMart since last year. Seems they have been replaced by the Platinium series, which I assume is better...
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    I want so badly to buy Tank for $8 every time I'm at Wal-Mart, but it's only available in P&S. No thanks.
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    Talked to our vendor today about this and she said that those $4.44 titles are probably from "GoodTimes" under a different distributor name. She said that alot of times these companys will put out items like this just to catch a person to buy it. She told me about a time that a person had bought a copy of Halloween on video and got it home and it was a copy of the movie straight from TV with commericals included. The customer took it back, tried another one with same results. So she told me to just be careful when buying anything for what seems like a cheap price...cheap price usually means cheaper product.
     
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    I picked up the widescreen Airport at Wal-Mart for $5.
    If platinum is the same label that also issues audio cd's, their DVD's may not be that bad. Their CD's were always pretty decent. Not always from the best low gen masters, but a place to find tunes that may not be on CD any where else.
     
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    I think he means the Platinum (new Line and such) for $14.44 not $4.44
     

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