Halloween time - stores carrying horror dvds

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  1. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    Department stores are starting their Halloween promotional time. Been to Kmart and Walmart and was disappointed, as usual, in their Halloween discs. Kmart had the typical Anchor Bay and Image DVDs, all at $5. A great deal, but it's the same stuff they put out last year, and the year before... However, Kmart has some great Millcreek sets with the typical PD and Crown titles. They're a steal at $5 if you don't have any.

    Walmart has various discs, most are the same as years passed, but I did notice some Tales from the Crypt season sets for $10. I picked up season 4 as I needed it. They finally got some Shout!/Scream Factory dvds, like Fog, Halloween 2, Day of the Dead, etc... but no BDs, as least the Walmart I went to. Actually the WM I went to had no Halloween related blu-rays which was disappointing. Anyone else see any other department stores that had a decent selection?

    Side note, WM has ISOYG 2 BD for $15/ DVD for $10 and the Halloween 35 BD for $20 for those interested. No V/H/S2 though.
     
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  2. zbinks

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    Scream Factory actually addressed this on their Facebook page last Friday:

     
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    Overall, I'm very disappointed with Wal-mart's movie selection of late. They've been carrying fewer and fewer Blu-rays and more cheap DVDs. Trending in the wrong direction for me.
     
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    I'm glad that I'm not the only one that has noticed this. Also, as far as Halloween DVDs go I think they offered the same batch of discs for like 4 years in a row.
     
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    Has anyone been to Best Buy? I ask because last year they had some good blu-rays including Halloween 4 and 5 for $10 each. My Wal-Mart too only had dvds, they didn't even have any of the new Halloween blu-rays. Meijer too was also only carrying the Scream Factory dvds.
     
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    I was in Best Buy yesterday and there were no Halloween sales yet. They usually wait until the final two weeks of October before they start the horror movie deals.

    I was in Sam's Club yesterday too and they had a section of horror DVDs for under $5. Total impulse buy, but I ended up getting Roseanne: Tricks & Treats, which is a collection of all the Halloween episodes. Not a fan of the show, but their Halloween episodes were always fun.
     
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    My Best Buy store barely even has any Blu-ray or DVD section these days. It's literally just a couple of aisles now, and there's not even any horror section anymore...everything is just lumped together. The selection is truly pitiful.

    Unless I specifically know what I'm going there to buy now, I've pretty much written off Best Buy. I'd truly be surprised if they had any Halloween related selections at this store this year.
     
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    Ya I am starting to notice Worst Buy slowly phasing out media.
     
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    They are. The CD selection is even worse... that's like a half an aisle here now. I think even Wal-Mart has a bigger selection than Best Buy.
     
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    For years, I went to Best Buy every Wednesday hunting for Blu-rays and DVDs. I've been maybe 3 times in the past 12 months and its sad what has happened. It still has 6 aisles but the DVDs and Blu-rays are no longer separated and it all looks sloppy. Its about as appealing as shopping at a thrift store.
     
  11. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    Yeah Best Buy truly is terrible when trying to buy movies in general...
    They hardly get any new releases in the day of either, the horror section at the one near my house used to be huge, they carried even some obscure titles. Even the Sleepaway Camp Box Set at one point when I was younger. Now it's all lumped together with other movies.
     
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    Pissed walmart didn't have V/H/S/2 :mad:

    Picked up I Spit 2 and Bloody Homecoming instead.
     
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    I seen that Bloody Homecoming and almost grabbed it but I have not heard anything of it. Any good?
     
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    The owner of Hysteria Lives praised it. Looking forward to it.
     
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    I picked the the Dark Knight Trilogy at Best Buy today and had to look for several minutes before I even found the horror section. I just picked up the Friday the 13th boxset there a couple of weeks ago and now the entire section is the size of an endcap! Needless to say, they didn't have Halloween as I had hoped.
     
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    Best Buy in my area sucks, it's been about a year since I've been.
     
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    yeah my local best buy has down-sized its dvd/blu section twice this year and will be doing so agin at the end of october. sucks
     
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    and it sucked :( Bland characters and boring kills. Viewer beware!
     
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    Oddly I've had better luck finding horror titles at discount stores like BIG LOTS,even had a few Blu Rays.
     
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    Best Buy had two copies of Halloween 35th Anniversary blu-ray. I'm looking forward to seeing how it's packaged in the UK steelbook edition as the US release does not have a disc tray but rather a sleeve that will scratch the disc.
     

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