Tesco partners with Disney to launch DVDs and Blu-ray format of the latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast

Tesco partners with Disney to launch DVDs and Blu-ray format of the latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast


CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has joined forces with Disney in a move to revive interest in DVDs and Blu-ray with the launch of an exclusive new format of the latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast.

From Monday July 17 the supermarket will be stocking the stylish limited design called the Big Sleeve Edition.

The 12 inch vinyl sized sleeves house the discs and also features collectible art cards.

The cards, which are beautifully drawn characters and scenes from the film are created by acclaimed artist and designer Matt Ferguson, famed for movie artwork posters.

Two years ago, in a similar move, Tesco became the first UK supermarket to champion the vinyl album format revival which is now seeing its strongest demand for more than 25 years.

Tesco entertainment category spokesman Rob Wilson explains: “We believe Big Sleeves could be as effective in stimulating growth in DVD’s and Blu-ray, as limited editions have been in reviving vinyl.

“These formats look fantastic and have great collectability, as well as being perfect gifts. They really offer customers something different to digital and streaming versions.”

The Beauty and the Beast Big Sleeve will be available in over 400 stores and online on Monday July 17, priced at £25.

Tesco has already trialled the Big Sleeve Edition with a few releases across a handful of stores in order to gauge customer reaction which has been extremely positive.

Successful trials of the Big Sleeve format have included Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Finding Dory.

Tesco will continue to work with Disney on future Big Sleeve exclusives with one of the year’s most popular films, Guardians of The Galaxy 2 set to be the next release.

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For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701     

Source: Tesco


Royal Reception for Oscar-winning Blockbuster, The King’s Speech

One of the UK’s leading online retailers, Sainsbury’s Entertainment has announced that the latest must-have, award-winning film of the year, The King’s Speech, is now available to pre-order.

The film tells the story of the man who, following his brother’s abdication, must become King George VI and accept his place on the English throne. A powerful and moving story, The King’s Speech was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, 14 BAFTAs and seven Golden Globe awards. Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush and Derek Jacobi, this is one film above all others that you won’t want to miss this year.

The King’s Speech DVD is now available to pre-order through Sainsbury’s Entertainment for the incredible price of £8.99. And as an added bonus, customers will also receive a copy of The Madness of King George – completely free and exclusive to Sainsbury’s.

Will Paton, Online DVD Manager at Sainsbury’s Entertainment, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring this award winning film to our customers. As always, we look to make the hottest new DVD releases available as soon as possible, and The King’s Speech is certainly not one to be missed.”

The King’s Speech will be officially released on May 9, 2011, and Sainsbury’s Entertainment customers will benefit from free delivery straight to their door. In addition, Nectar Points are also available, making this magnificent title a real must-have.

The process of ordering the latest DVDs and Blu-Rays is simple when you go through Sainsbury’s Entertainment’s website. A huge range of CDs, video games and books are also available to purchase.

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