Redbox Goes Blu—for a Buck!
The supermarket kiosks are adding cheap Blu-ray rentals to its offering.
Redbox currently has more than 9,000 locations nationwide.
December 01, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Now there’s another reason for you to hit Walmart. Aside from low-low prices, the retailer will have Redbox kiosks stocked with $1 Blu-ray rentals.

The company says that it will start stocking Blu-ray titles in some of its kiosks, which are found in many grocery and Walmart stores. The move will start in a few select locations, so don’t expect every outlet to have them. If you do find one, consider it to be high-def gold; those rentals will only be a buck each. 

Blu-ray offerings will include titles from Anchor Bay, Funimation, DreamWorks, Universal, and Disney, says Home Media Magazine. Having the Universal titles is sort of a big deal, considering the two companies are embroiled in a lawsuit over anti-trust laws.

Rival DVDPlay recently announced it would also start offering Blu-ray rentals in its kiosks. Select titles are available at 60 of the retailer’s 1,300 machines. Those rentals range from $1 to $1.49 each.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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