Wal Mart $5 bin

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  1. StephenP

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    My wal mart has just put out a huge bin of $5 titles. There were about 30 or so titles, some P&S some not. Here are some of the ones I remember:
    Creepshow, Man with 2 Brains, My Blue Heaven, Exorcist 3, South Central, Surviving the Game, The Man who Knew too little, Showdown in litle tokyo, Drop Dead Gorgeous, the Spawn animated series, Joes apartment, many more I cant remember. Anyone please feel free to post additional titles.

    Also, Circuit city has a huge warner bros bin behind the counter, I assume for friday deals. So far it is empty.
     
  2. Chris Miller

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    I picked up 2 Days in the Valley. I held off on that title for a long time, but couldn't pass it up for $5. And I thought it was pretty cheap a year ago when I saw it at Best Buy for $12... [​IMG]
    The $5 bin was slightly tough to find. Kind of adjacent to the electronic area, burried behind some other stands.
     
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    One of the bad things about snappers is that the boxes have sharp corners, and after people have rummaged through these cheapo DVD (placed in shopping, I kid you not, at my local Wal-Mart), all of the DVDs cardboard covers are scarred for life. I still broke down and picked up 3 more @ $5 (Altered States, Dangerous Liasons, The Crush) and the Shania Twain DVD exclusive for $6.44 (has 5 videos and her latest video/single on it).
     
  4. Brian Johnson

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    I picked up Night Shift today for $5.00, its even widescreen. I plan on hitting the other wal-mart in my town tonight. [​IMG]
    My store didnt have a 'bin' but several shelves nicely stacked. No bent corners here......
     
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    I picked up Diner in widescreen. There are a few interesting titles, but many are "modified to fit your TV".
     
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    I might take a trip between classes tomorrow, thanks for the alert! Creepshow aint bad for $5.

    Dean
     
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    Looked at 4 different Walmarts in the area but couldn't find Joe's Apartment. I sifted through hundreds of discs and came up empty. [​IMG]
     
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    Rob,
    need to check out Wal-Mart Vegas, they had a handful of Joe's Apt for $5, but realize that Joe's Apt is MODIFIED(not 16x9)
    Patrick,
    Yeah, your right about those scarred covers, but the Wal-mart I went to, had about 50/50 scarred covers.
    ALSO, how is Altered States?
    I never seen it, but was curious to buy it
    I just came back...AGAIN, from buying more $5 titles. ALL ARE 16x9
    I just bought Diner, Circle of Friends and 2 Days in the Valley
    I had bought Creepshow and Feeling Minnesota a week ago, and Creepshow is a pretty good deal, for buying it sight unseen.
    and for those who are planning on getting The Crush even though it is 16x9, the DVD is STILL modified dialogue wise.
    W/O getting to much into it, the director got sued by a x-girlfriend, becuase she found out that the director used her story and her name w/o her permission.
    So all the VHS and DVD's now have people saying "ADRIAN" instead of "Darrian"
    I own it, and it doesn't bother me that much
     
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    Ack! Treat them as rentals (the mis-marked 16x9 cheapo DVDs).
     
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    I too had a problem with my Night Shift. Like I said, they were nicely stacked,however, when I open it up, the little hub in the middle was broken, the disc had a large scratch (on the widescreen side [​IMG]) I have watched 1/2 of the movie with no problems. If I have no problems I plan on keeping it and trying to fix the hub. I guess I should of done the "shake" test, but didnt .... [​IMG]
     
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    Wal-Mart takes back opened DVDs?
     
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    Patrick,
    They did with me last week.
    Presumed Innocent was in bad shape, plus I mistakenly thought it was 16x9(that's the actual reason I returned it) and they w/o question gave my money back.
     
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    I nabbed Sommersby and Switch...finally (for both).
     
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    Sommersby wasn't 16x9 (the reason why I didn't buy it), and "Stealing Home" is P/S, so I passed on it as well. I knew Presumed Innocent wasn't 16x9 because it didn't list it being Enhanced for 16x9, but I still bought it just because I liked the movie enough at $5 to buy it.
     
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    I went to Wal Mart this morning. The $5 bin was, in fact, a shopping cart pushed against a wall; I passed it by twice before I found it. Lots of good titles, though.
    I bought: Diner, "10", and Local Hero, all of which I am very fond. All WS, of course.
    I was tempted by: Pump Up the Volume, Singles, and Deathtrap (all WS).
    I also saw: Circle of Friends, Stoker Ace, Sharkey's Machine, Drop Dead Gorgeous, My Blue Heaven, and The Man Who Knew Too Little.
    Note to Rob: They had Joe's Apartment, but it was fullscreen.
    Jon
     
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    My Walmart had most of those listed plus Caddyshack. Didn't see Joe's appartment. I didn't look too closely if it was 16x9 or not. I almost picked it up and I still may. They had tons of them.

    Bob
     

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