I'd heard something about DVDs at Dollar Tree in plastic cases over at popmusicpopculture
, but I didn't have too many details until I saw them at a store near me.
There were two boxes of discs in thin plastic cases just like the Digiviews from Wal-Mart. One box was genius products releases and the other was Treasure Box. The genius discs are almost all repeats of previous paper sleeve releases, but the TV discs have 4 episodes per disc instead of 3. In most cases, these are covered by separate volumes of the paper sleeve discs, but at least one has a new episode, "The Betty White Show".
The Treasure Box discs are all movies with two movies per disc! Even better, they didn't cram both onto one side like other companies I could name *coughtreelineandgeniuscough*, it's a double-sided disc. There is no mention of Treasure Box anywhere on the cover, only this small logo:
"FAMILY VALUE COLLECTION"
The only mention of Tresure Box is printed on the disc itself along with which movie is on side A or B. These are the discs I was able to pick up.
Glenn Ford 2-pack
- The Disappearance of Flight 412
& Casablanca Express
Yay, a bad mid-70's TV movie about UFOs and a bad late-80's Italian film about a fictional occurance during WWII! Unfortunately, only one of these has Donald Pleasance in it.Bob Denver 2-pack
- Rescue from Gilligan's Island
& The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West
The first Gilligan's Island movie and, welll... I'll let the synopsision the back describe the second feature.
Hmmm. That sounds familiar. Where have I seen that before? Oh yes, it's been stolen from IMDb just like almost every other dollar DVD synopsis!
Whenever I notice this and the IMDb user has their e-mail listed, I always try to let them know. They usually think it's funny and either wonder if it's legal or are pissed that their name wasn't used.Bruce Lee 2-pack
- Fist of Fear (Touch of Death)
& (Bruce Lee)The Man, the Myth
Bruceploitation for only 50 cents each! The first is a weirdly terrible docu-drama with Fred "Hammer" Williamson repeatedly being mistaken for Harry Belafonte, and the second,
a fictionalized account of Bruce's life. UPDATE
: I just started watching the second flick and it's not "Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth", instead it's "Fist Of Bruce Lee
". And it doens't have anything to do with Bruce Lee except the title and somewhat lookalike Bruce Li. The lowest of the low in Bruceploitation
.Crusade In The Pacific
, Vol. 2</b>
I didn't see a Vol. 1 in the box, but i do have this previous paper sleeve release:
It doesn't say Vol.1, but neither did the first installment of genius entertainment Jack Benny episodes either, if I remeber correclty. Here's the episode listings on the back of each:
plastic case "Vol. 2"
So one episode was repeated. Also, the "Bonus Cartoon " is 1954's Popeye: "Fright to the Finish"
Well, enough of my pointless details. I'll try to get a complete list of the discs offered if I can find them again at a store closer to me.