Merchandising: Walmart Offers ‘John Wick’ Trilogy With Playing Cards
March 8, 2023
The week of March 7 wasn’t a big one for new DVD and Blu-ray releases, though there were a few exclusives of note.
Walmart is offering a boxed set of the first three “John Wick” films packed with a deck of branded playing cards that notes they are similar to cards that appear in the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 4, which is due in theaters March 24.
The trilogy sets from Lionsgate are available on DVD for $19.96, a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack also for $29.96, or a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with digital copy set for $39.96. The sets include a coupon for an $8 discount on the cost of a Chapter 4 movie ticket when purchased via AtomTickets.com.
The playing cards are a set of Theory 11’s readily available Artisan Guild Black Edition cards, wrapped in a “John Wick” branded cover.
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Target has its own exclusive “John Wick” Blu-ray combo packs in the form of individual releases of each chapter for $9.99 each with box art centered on the dogs from each film: Daisy the beagle from John Wick, Dog the pitbull from John Wick: Chapter 2, and Sophia’s two Belgian Mallinois from John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. The “John Wick” exclusives were released Feb. 28, at the same time as the previously reported Best Buy Steelbook trilogy stash box, but the stores have been wildly inconsistent about putting them on shelves on time, if at all.
Target is also offering 20% off movies and books to shoppers using the Target Circle app.
Best Buy released its Rocky II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook combo pack for $29.99, the standalone 4K version of the sequel that was otherwise released on Ultra HD disc only as part of a four-film “Rocky” set by MGM and Warner on Feb. 28.