Merchandising: Amazon, Best Buy Offer ‘V for Vendetta’ Exclusives

The Nov. 3 release of Warner’s V for Vendetta 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc inspired a couple of retailer exclusives for the week.

While Best Buy offered its usual Steelbook edition, at $29.99, another exclusive came from Amazon, which packed the 2006 political thriller with collectible jail-cell packaging, a 32-page behind-the-scenes booklet and a letter from the director. Amazon’s version was listed at $49.99.

Best Buy’s ‘V for Vendetta’ 4K Steelbook

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Meanwhile, as the number of notable new releases seems to shrink each week, Best Buy’s list of Steelbook exclusives only seems to grow.

In addition to V for Vendetta, Best Buy also had a deluxe Steelbook set of Warner’s new Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set, at $239.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Game of Thrones’ 4K Steelbook collection

Other Steelbook editions of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray catalog titles for the week included Lionsgate’s Kick-Ass ($19.99), and Paramount’s $27.99 editions of Forrest Gump, Grease and Bumblebee.

Best Buy’s ‘Forrest Gump’ 4K Steelbook

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Also interesting at Best Buy: Many of the chain’s locations have been clearing out their DVD and Blu-ray inventory from the sales floor. A store in Costa Mesa, Calif., had just one long shelf stocked with product, plus a few standalone displays throughout the store, while the empty shelves that once contained movie and TV discs had been rearranged in the middle of the store and roped off.

Empty DVD and Blu-ray shelves at Best Buy in Costa Mesa, Calif., Nov. 3

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