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Here is a list of movies I picked up in the last 3 months from Big Lots, Walmart , and Dollar Tree
All Discs were priced at $1 except 2 which are noted as $2.


Adventures of Skippy - The Vandals 1992 (TV)
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: TV4015-17

Watch Mr Wizard - 1951 (TV)
Eps:
Everyday Illusions
Musical Instruments
Puzzles in Geometry
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: TV4003-17

Watch Mr Wizard - 1951 (TV)
Eps:
Six Kinds of Electricity
How Animals Move
Sticks and Stones
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: TV4002-17

Note: had in another dual movie disc
Attack of the Monsters - 1969
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2009-17

Dragon - 2006
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2022-17

The greatest thing that almost happened - 1977 (TV)

Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2016-17

This is the Army - 1943
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV-585

Note: had in a 9 black action movie set
Mean Johnny Barrows - 1976
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: TEX61M

Anna Karenina - 1948 / Hell's House - 1932
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2001-17

Note: Animated
The fabulous adventures of Baron Munchausen - 1979
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID:CC5021-17

Note: Animated
Burbank Films Australia - Kidnapped
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: CC5020-17

Note: Have also Mr Know-It all from digiview
Toon Facory - Rocky And Bullwinkle "Peabody"
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: CC5017-17

Studio One - 1952 (TV) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - 1955 (TV)
Supplier: Digiview
Source: Walmart
ID:MV58E

Charade - 1963
Sorce: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID:FA3008-17


Climax! - 1954 (TV)
Eps: Casino Royale
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2007-17


Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2021-17

When The Bough Breaks - 1986 (TV) / Congratulations It's a boy - 1971 (TV)
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV 2011-17

Ski Troop Attack - 1960 / The Conquest of Everest
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID:MV 2027-17

Hood Angels - 2003
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: TEX54M

Legend of Cougar Canyon - 1976 / Toby McTeague - 1986
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID:MV50E

Bay of Love and Sorrows - 2002
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV 2017 - 17

The Brave Lion - 1977
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID:MV 2003-17

On Fire - 1989 (TV) AKA Ballbuster
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV 2015-17

Phra-Apai-Mani aka The prince, The Witch, and The Mermaid - 2002
Thailand
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: MV2005-17

Note: Animated
Kimba The Lion - Vol 3 - 1994
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: CC5014-17

Note: Animated
Captain Nemo - Vol 3 The Coral Maze
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: CC5019-17

Note: Animated
Captain Nemo - Vol 4 The Coral Maze
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: Digiview
ID: CC5018-17

Note: Animated
Panda and The magic Serpent (Animated) - 1958
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: digiview
ID: CC54E

Note: Animated
Raggedy Ann - Suddenly it's Spring
Eps:
Suddenly It's Spring
The Enchanted Square
Freedom River
Old Macdonald Had A Farm
Naughty But Mice
Sport Chumpions
Big Man From The North
Ups and Down Derby
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: digiview
ID: CC54E

Note: Animated
Hunky & Spunky and friends - You Cant Shoe a Horsefly
Eps:
You Can't Shoe a Horsefly
Land of the Lost Jewels
Boy Meets Dog
Goal Rush
Once Upon a Time
Invisible Moustache of Raoul
Tender Game
Freedom River
Source: Wal-mart
Supplier: digiview
ID: CC54E

Against All Hope - 1982
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier: digiview
ID: MV9-A

At war with the army - 1950
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier: digiview
ID: MV58-B


An american summer - 1991
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier: Tango
ID: C56182

Note: Had Katherine on Digiview disc
Ginger in the morning - 1974 / Katerine - 1975 (TV)
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier:Movie Classics
ID: 69749

Note: Had Seven Alone on Treasure Box Dual Movie disc
A Sensitive passionate Man - 1977 (TV) / Seven Alone - 1974
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier:Movie Classics
ID:69859

Coach of the Year - 1980 (TV)
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier:Digiview
ID: FA1-A

Note Had Moon of the Wolf on treasure box dual movie disc
Moon of the wolf - 1972 (TV) / Prisoner in the Middle - 1977 aka Warhead
Source: Dollar Tree
Supplier: Movie Classics
ID: 69869

Note: $2
Silver City - 2004
Source: Big Lots
Supplier: Columbia TriStar
ID: 09321


Note:$2
Don't Do It - 1994
Source: Big Lots
Supplier: Blast Films
ID: 7002

Note: Had Gold on mill creek 10 disc set, Had Born to Win on Movie Classics and Digiview Dual movie discs
Gold - 1974 / Born to win - 1971 / Death Sentance - 1974 (TV)
Source: Big Lots
Supplier:Double D
ID: 0002

Note: Have Escape from Sobibor on digiview dual movie disc
Escape from Sobibor - 1987 (TV) / Beyond Justice - 1992 / The Inside Man - 1984
Source: Big Lots
Supplier:Double D
ID: 0004

Note: Have Guilty Conscience on Digiview and Treasure Box disc, Killing Affair is on Digiview
BMX bandits - 1983 / Guilty Conscience -1985 (TV) / A Killing Affair - 1986
Source: Big Lots
Supplier:Double D
ID:0006
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From:scottmercer
Date:January 16th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)

PD or not PD?

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Long gone are the days when one could assume that all the titles on $1 DVDs were public domain.

I just went to Wally World and bought a few of these same titles. I'm referring to specifically DRAGON and DEATH VALLEY, both of which appear to be licensed from low-budget direct to DVD studio THE ASYLUM.

The only thing I don't understand is how they can make a profit. I mean, what do they get for each $1 DVD that is sold? 10 cents? 20 cents? Don't they have to sell about ONE MILLION copies to make any money back? I highly doubt they are selling that many copies. Maybe 50,000 copies maximum.

I mean, how low can the films' budget be? Even the lowest budget stuff generally costs at least $100,000. Unless they bought these films, already completed, from some backyard producer for a pittance. I dunno. Also, DRAGON is in Widescreen and has ample bonus features.

Maybe they're already had a "full" DVD release by The Asylum, and they made a profit, and these are a re-release. Kind of like those budget Elvis compilations. They already made the money back, and anything else is just gravy.

Maybe The Asylum considers these "Loss Leaders" that will get some people interested in their other releases. Like a sequel to Dragon. Anyone have any other thoughts, ideas?
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