Merchandising: ‘Max Winslow’ Hits Blu-ray at Walmart

The week of Aug. 25 again saw most notable new releases arriving on shelves without much in the way of retailer exclusives.

Walmart offered a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of a young adult movie called Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, from Skip Stone Pictures. The story concerns five students who compete in a series of games to win a mansion from an eccentric billionaire (Chad Michael Murray).

Best Buy used its home entertainment Top Deals section to unveil preorders for more Steelbook Blu-ray editions it will offer in the future.

Among the new batch of Steelbook preorders includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Warner’s Goodfellas, due Sept. 15; a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Sony Pictures’ Whiplash, due Sept. 22; a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Sony Pictures’ District 9, due Oct. 13; and a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Warner’s V for Vendetta, due Nov. 3.

Best Buy also has an exclusive edition of Warner’s Superman: Man of Tomorrow animated movie on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 8, packed with a figurine.

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Once again, a number of Targets didn’t even bother stocking the new titles in a timely manner. A store in Tustin, Calif., had the shelf tags for the titles out, but left them empty well into the afternoon.