Fox Introduces New $20 Retail Price Level for Blu-ray

Posted in Amazon Bargains, Studios on September 20th, 2008 by Dave

commando.jpgIn a surprise move, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment appears to have introduced a new pricing level.

While back in March Fox introduced a $30 retail price for some of its less popular releases, the studio is now following Lionsgate with a budget level $20 retail pricing strategy for a subset of the studio’s older releases.

Titles with the new $20 retail price tag according to Amazon include Commando, Predator, Kiss of the Dragon, Men of Honor, Pathfinder, Chain Reaction, Entrapment, The Hills Have Eyes 2: UnratedThe Sentinel  and Courage Under Fire.

These titles now list for $14.95 at Amazon.

It is interesting to see new pricing strategy from Fox, who have largely released movies with a $40 retail price tag.

This new pricing tier coincides with another new pricing level from Fox, where we see that some of the Fox classic titles like The Day the Earth Stood Still are being released with a retail price of $35.

So it looks like the multi-tier pricing that we see for DVD currently is starting to be used for Blu-ray Disc also.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the other major studios to follow in the footsteps of Lionsgate and Fox.

3 Responses to “Fox Introduces New $20 Retail Price Level for Blu-ray”

  1. Glen says:

    Bonus points to Fox for new pricing strategy, but they’re still behind some studios for reliably releasing new titles! Where’s the first two X-Men discs, Fox? Where’s the Alien series & the James Cameron movies? Let’s get some more Blu-ray catalog depth going for the hoped-for big Christmas format push!

  2. KEV says:

    The party is over already. The prices on most of those Fox titles including Predator have been raised on Amazon and Tower.

  3. Dave says:

    That is unfortunate.

    One would have to wonder why they dropped the prices in the first place if it not from Fox!

    I wonder if they jumped the gun or something…

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