January 5, 2021
A dearth of big new home video releases at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 didn’t have retailers scrambling to offer exclusive promotions for any of them.
Many Target locations, for example, still won’t even bother to put out what new releases they do get on shelves in a timely manner.
With options limited, Best Buy continues to tout catalog sales on its website. The first week of 2021 saw its top movie deals focused on Blu-ray Discs and 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays.
Blu-rays were offered as low as $3.99, for Straight Outta Compton. Blu-rays offered at $5.99 included Abominable, Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture, Hustlers and Queen & Slim. Blu-rays offered at $9.99 included Joker, 1917, The Gentlemen, Doctor Sleep, The Invisible Man, The Hunt, It: Chapter Two and Oscar winner Parasite. A selection of Blu-rays at $11.99 included Birds of Prey, Trolls World Tour and The King of Staten Island.
Among 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, those offered at $10.99 included Hustlers and The House With a Clock in Its Walls. A selection of 4K discs at $13.99 included 1917, The Blues Brothers, Trolls World Tour, The Croods, Hobbs & Shaw, The Invisible Man, The Gentlemen, The Purge: Election Year and Parasite. The sale also had 4K titles such as Lucy for $9.99 and Birds of Prey for $17.99.