Merchandising: New ‘Justice Society,’ Steelbook Exclusives

After weeks of minimal to modest new home video release slates, several of the May 11 titles had retailer-exclusive variants.

Best Buy’s ‘Justice Society: World War II’ 4K combo pack with figurine

Warner’s animated Justice Society: World War II had a couple. Best Buy offered the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition with a pack-in Flash figurine for $33.99. Meanwhile, with the direct-to-video movie being widely released on Blu-ray and 4K formats, Walmart was the only retailer with the DVD edition, at $14.96.

Best Buy offered Steelbooks of three catalog titles arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

One was a Steelbook of Universal’s Shrek: 20th Anniversary Edition, at $22.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Shrek’ 4K Steelbook

Another was a Steelbook for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of 2004 horror film Saw, at $18.99. The Saw re-release is timed for the May 13 theatrical premiere of the newest franchise installment, Spiral.

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The third involved the 4K Steelbook combo pack of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, which was a wide release from Universal, but Best Buy offered it as a gift set packed with character cards and a collector’s booklet, at $27.99, about $5 more than the widely released version.

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