Merchandising: A couple of ‘Terminator’ Choices

A couple of retailers offered exclusives with Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate upon its Jan. 28 DVD and Blu-ray release.

The sixth film in the “Terminator” franchise, Dark Fate takes place decades after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) prevented Judgment Day. A lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah teams up with an unexpected ally (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.

Best Buy offered its usual Steelbook edition with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack at $34.99.

Walmart offered a bonus Vudu digital copy of World War Z with its $27.96 4K Ultra HD combo pack and $22.96 Blu-ray copies of Dark Fate.

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Target-exclusive ‘Harriet’ Blu-ray slipcover art

Target, on the other hand, offered an exclusive for a different film, Universal Pictures’ Harriet, the Oscar-nominated biopic of Harriet Tubman. Target’s $22.99 Blu-ray edition of the film came with a slipcover containing exclusive box art.

In addition Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Cynthia Erivo) and Best Original Song (“Stand Up,” co-written by film star Erivo and Joshuah Campbell), Harriet, which has earned $42 million at the domestic box office, was nominated for two 2020 Golden Globe awards, including Best Actress in a Drama for Cynthia Erivo and Best Original Song for “Stand Up,” a SAG Award, and a Critics Choice Award.

This is also the final week of a special sweepstakes promotion from Redbox kiosks at Walmart stores. Consumers who find a “Golden Disc” can win a seven-day cruise for a family of four, airfare or other prizes. The contest runs through Feb. 3.


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