March 24, 2020
With coronavirus sheltering orders across the United States impacting consumers’ ability to shop, stores are still selling new DVD and Blu-ray titles.
Best Buy may have closed its showrooms, but it still offers online shopping and curbside pickup for local shoppers.
Best Buy also had the only notable exclusive being touted by the big retailers among the week’s new releases: a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook combo pack of Universal Pictures’ 1917 at $32.99.
Target and Walmart stores remain open because they sell groceries, classifying them as “essential” businesses exempt from shelter-in-place orders.
Neither were promoting exclusives among the week’s new titles, but they continued to take preorders for the March 31 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Target’s edition at $34.99 comes with a gallery booklet and an exclusive bonus disc.
The Walmart edition features fold out packaging containing images from the film for $34.96.
Walmart, which halted next-day delivery for online orders due to high demand, is also taking preorders on a Blu-ray containing all three “Bad Boys” movies for $29.96 due April 28.