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    Post  nissling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:01 pm

    Hah! I just got Star Wars: The Phantom Menace for $15, complete with Obi in very good condition! Very Happy

    I also bought Jaws and Scarface (both Signature Collection).
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    Post  DGTWoodward on Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:07 pm

    nissling wrote:Hah! I just got Star Wars: The Phantom Menace for $15, complete with Obi in very good condition! Very Happy

    I also bought Jaws and Scarface (both Signature Collection).

    Well done!

    SW:TPM is one of the very best pictures I have ever seen from a Laserdisc. It really is as good as our DVD.

    I have two of the Signature Series (Liar, Liar and The Thing) and I think that they are very good. I would like to get the JAWS set and 1941 (that forgotten Speilberg comedy), both versions of Psycho and 12 monkeys for my wife.

    Fouind this by accident. Very full and good information about the whole Signature Series.


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    Post  nissling on Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:51 pm

    I have the 12 Monkeys box set but I haven't watched it yet. I'm going to take a quick look at my own copy of TPM on Dvd and compare it to the LD. That was the first letterboxed movie I saw and I was irritated at first but after 30 minutes or so it felt like a richer picture then usual. That was on VHS. 1941 isn't that good IMO, but it was many years ago I watched it.
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    Post  bullruckle on Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:09 pm

    Just won these off of Yahoo Auction Japan.

    Hellraiser
    Maximum Risk
    Fierce Creatures
    Meet Joe Black
    Devil's Advocate
    The Mask of Zorro
    Dances with Wolves
    The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
    Pinocchio
    Great Expectations

    I was after Hellraiser with the sweet box it comes in, and after I won that it seemed silly not to bid on a few more from the same seller.
    There are a couple there that, in the madness of bidding seemed like good ideas, but now I'm thinking 'what was I thinking?' (Fierce Creatures anyone?)
    and I bid way too much for the Mask of Zorro, but overall I'm pretty happy with the wins and the price.

    Maximum Risk has a cool cover hey? Cool


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    Post  RetroK on Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:05 pm

    Maximum Risk does have a cool sleeve. I'd love to get a copy of Baron Munchausen on LD. Nice pick ups.
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    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:49 pm

    RetroK wrote:Maximum Risk does have a cool sleeve. I'd love to get a copy of Baron Munchausen on LD. Nice pick ups.

    Good haul. Good selection of titles there. That HELLRAISER looks terrific.

    I have just won this, I already have Boxed Set 2 so this is a nice find...

    The Connery Collection James Bond Laserdisc Boxed Set No:1

    So many titles, so little...cash!


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    Post  DGTWoodward on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:59 pm

    This should be winging its way to me soon....

    BATMAN FOREVER.

    Too many villains, Carrey trying to steal the show, Kilmer being glum and moody (on and off the set, it seems), Bat Nipples, Neon, and a wasted Tomm-Lee Jones.

    I still like it. Not a brilliant fimlm but still a decent yarn...also reminds me of a happier time in my life.

    Totally in the "gulity pleasure" catagory Very Happy


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    Post  March on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:20 pm

    It's one of those movies that I always seem to watch when it's on tv and it's always entertaining, but I don't actually like it ( although I seem to have acquired 3 copies on LD.) I remember when it came out and I was hoping it would be like a new version of Batman The Movie (1966) Maybe that's why I don't like it, Batman The Movie is the best batman movie of all imo Laughing Now that really is a guilty pleasure.

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    Post  bullruckle on Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:09 pm

    These just arrived. Yay Very Happy

    Laserdiscs 1
    Laserdiscs 2
    Laserdiscs 3

    Heres a look inside Hellraiser

    Also I wasnt sure if it was when buying it, but I've read only some of the 2500 hellraiser boxsets screenplays were signed by Clive Barker. Thankfully mine was one of them! cheers Signed Pic
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    Post  DGTWoodward on Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:58 pm

    bullruckle wrote:These just arrived. Yay Very Happy

    Laserdiscs 1
    Laserdiscs 2
    Laserdiscs 3

    Heres a look inside Hellraiser

    Also I wasnt sure if it was when buying it, but I've read only some of the 2500 hellraiser boxsets screenplays were signed by Clive Barker. Thankfully mine was one of them! cheers Signed Pic

    Now that IS cool, specially the autograph. Wow! Do you mind if i ask where you got them from and the approx price (not shipping just the basic amount) please?

    The only Japanese LDs I have so far are the SpecEd STAR WARS Trilogy and The Phantom Menace. Both of these have the subtitles out of picture, so they are pretty good.

    I don't mind subtitles so much if it is a foreign language film and I am reading the English translation, but I do find it a bit intrusive if the subtitles are a non-English script and are over the picture. I realise that on 1.78: 1 or 1.85:1 ratio films, there is no choice so if I wanted that film, I would grin and bare it.


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    Post  DGTWoodward on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:30 pm

    No sooner do I post a repy to bullruckle, and not 20 minutes later, this arrives at my door from the'Bay...

    Confirming my lifelong fan status of things 'BAT'

    Great picture and, as usual, great 5.1 sound via AC3, £2.99 + P+P


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    Post  bullruckle on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:58 pm

    DGTWoodward Do you mind if i ask where you got them from and the approx price (not shipping just the basic amount) please?

    Well as I live in Japan, I get most of laserdiscs from cash converter type shops around the achi-ken area and they are usually between 100-200 yen each ($1.20-$2.40US). There is usally plenty as Laserdisc was very popular over here, but now no one wants them (lucky for me Smile) I also buy off of Yahoo Auction Japan, for various prices. Which is where I got this lot.
    The Hellraiser set me back 2900yen($35) and the rest were about 300-400yen ($3.60-$4.80)each. Pretty happy to get the box sets of Pinocchio, Dances with Wolves and Baron Munchausen at that price Very Happy


    DGTWoodward I don't mind subtitles so much if it is a foreign language film and I am reading the English translation, but I do find it a bit intrusive if the subtitles are a non-English script and are over the picture.

    I know what you mean about subtitles in picture. It's especially annoying when there in picture and could have been placed in the botom black bar of the widescreen. Oh well, I guess its good for practicing my Kanji readings Laughing
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    Post  DGTWoodward on Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:05 am

    Yes of course, Japan was where LD really shone the brightest, so that makes sense.

    How jealous am I now? Good on you BR, it would be fantastic to have such a great Laserdisc resource here in the UK but...oh well never mind.

    In that respect, it is such a good thing to have the internet and sites like this one, eBay and Yahoo.


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    Post  bullruckle on Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:46 am

    Yeah it is pretty sweet over here (for Laserdiscs, Videogames ect) I like to swing passed my local thrift shops every other weekend hoping they've got some new 'used' laserdiscs in.
    Best was the day I went in and there was over 900 discs that they'd just got in. they had bough them from a family of a collector who had recently passed.

    Yahoo auction Japan is great too. Only thing I hate with it is being out bid on a rare Japanese disc, only to then see the same disc being up for sale a week later on LDDB for 4 or 5 times the price the eventually winner had won it for in the auction. But I guess thats how you can make a living I suppose.
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    A new arrival...

    Post  DGTWoodward on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:35 am

    This popped through my door yeasterday. I did not get a chance to post these pictures then because of other things getting in the way.

    Besides which, my wife thinks that I am a real saddo when I do that anyway. well...a bit. She actually kind of likes the growing disc collection as there are many discs in our 200+ that we never got on DVD (CASINO, HEAT, SLIDING DOOR, EXCALIBUR etc).

    So, here it is...

    TOTAL RECALL, THX WS Laserdisc, Front Cover.
    TOTAL RECALL, THX WS Laserdisc, Rear Cover.

    Our previous copy was the useless PAL 4:3 version which, whilst not looking too bad, was just not for us. We ended up with it as a part of a collection we bought, so...


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    Post  March on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:14 pm

    I've been meaning to pick up a ws copy of total recall, I too have the 4:3 version which is ok to watch in a standard tv but looks rubbish on a widescreen tv which makes it obvious that alot of the intended picture is missing.

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    Arrived today....

    Post  DGTWoodward on Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:24 pm

    This arrived this morning. Great film...well, to me it is as I am a HUGE(any era)BATMAN fan.

    BATMAN RETURNS Front Cover.
    BATMAN RETURNS Back cover.

    This I think is the very best of first phase BATMAN movies. Very dark and not really for kids. There are things that i do not like, but I will save that for the review Smile

    Thanks Marc.


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    Post  bullruckle on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:30 pm

    Went to one of my local Laserdisc hangouts today. They didnt have anything new in, but I thought I'd take a few pics to show you what Laserdisc collecting is like Japanese style Cool
    New Discs
    Box Sets
    Used Discs (shot 1)
    Used Discs (shot 2)
    Karaoke Laserdisc Speaker Thing

    To be honest though, most shops dont have quite this many discs for sale. I've been to plenty that only have the same two copies of Speed and T2.

    However, today was a bit of a lucky day... after taking these photos ( a little annoyed that there was nothing new worth buying), I headed to another place that sometimes has some LDs and today they had loads Very Happy. Ended up buying around 30.

    Lot 1
    Lot 2
    Lot 3
    Lot 4
    Lot 5

    Even better was that apart from a couple, all the discs were 50yen (60US cents) each! But, Star Wars episode 1 was 10 yen (11US cents) Shocked. I already have two copies of the film but for 10yen, I couldnt not buy it.
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    WOW! Fantastic pictures.

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:54 pm

    bullruckle wrote:Went to one of my local Laserdisc hangouts today. They didnt have anything new in, but I thought I'd take a few pics to show you what Laserdisc collecting is like Japanese style Cool
    New Discs
    Box Sets
    Used Discs (shot 1)
    Used Discs (shot 2)
    Karaoke Laserdisc Speaker Thing

    To be honest though, most shops dont have quite this many discs for sale. I've been to plenty that only have the same two copies of Speed and T2.

    However, today was a bit of a lucky day... after taking these photos ( a little annoyed that there was nothing new worth buying), I headed to another place that sometimes has some LDs and today they had loads Very Happy. Ended up buying around 30.

    Lot 1
    Lot 2
    Lot 3
    Lot 4
    Lot 5

    Even better was that apart from a couple, all the discs were 50yen (60US cents) each! But, Star Wars episode 1 was 10 yen (11US cents) Shocked. I already have two copies of the film but for 10yen, I couldnt not buy it.

    Oh, I wish that that were here in the UK. Such a fantastic choice. Thank you BR, that sequence of photos is such a fantastic eye opener to me.

    It's a good job I have internet access otherwise I'd be totally lost. Mailing list are possible I suppose, but do people still do real - ie print it, seal it and post it type - mailing lists? I suspect that they would be in the vast minority.

    Good pictures, thanks.


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    Post  DGTWoodward on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:34 pm

    Well, I am officially on a roll! These have all come my way over today and yesterday and I really like the prices too!

    Snow White Laserdisc.
    Bambi Laserdisc.
    Train Spotting Criterion Edition
    Videodrome Laserdisc.
    Gattaca Laserdisc.
    Blade Runner Director's Cut Laserdisc.

    There is nothing really extra special about any of them, but I am really pleased with the pricing, specially the Train Spotting Criterion Edition.

    Lord knows when they will get to me though! santa


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    Post  Stevo on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:23 pm

    bullruckle wrote:Went to one of my local Laserdisc hangouts today. They didnt have anything new in, but I thought I'd take a few pics to show you what Laserdisc collecting is like Japanese style Cool
    New Discs
    Box Sets
    Used Discs (shot 1)
    Used Discs (shot 2)
    Karaoke Laserdisc Speaker Thing

    To be honest though, most shops dont have quite this many discs for sale. I've been to plenty that only have the same two copies of Speed and T2.

    However, today was a bit of a lucky day... after taking these photos ( a little annoyed that there was nothing new worth buying), I headed to another place that sometimes has some LDs and today they had loads Very Happy. Ended up buying around 30.

    Lot 1
    Lot 2
    Lot 3
    Lot 4
    Lot 5

    Even better was that apart from a couple, all the discs were 50yen (60US cents) each! But, Star Wars episode 1 was 10 yen (11US cents) Shocked. I already have two copies of the film but for 10yen, I couldnt not buy it.

    Wow!! I am almost speechless. I with there were stores like that in the uk. Fallen is a great movie. I'd also love supergirl on LD a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine.
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    Post  nissling on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:04 pm

    The Sailor Moon box sets looked awesome, I got to have one of them in my collection some day. Smile

    A couple of LD's arrived this week. Nothing too special, but there was a little surprise though. I bought some LD's from a guy but he happened to put up one of the movies twice for sale on Tradera (a Swedish auction-site, much like Ebay) so he sold the same movie to two guys at the same time by accident. He asked me if I would accept him to return the money and send me a LD for free, but I gave him a list of some cheap LD's that I was searching for and said that if he had one of the movies I was searching for over, he could send it to me instead of returning the money. One of the movies I searched for was Blade Runner and he said that it was possible that he had it somewhere. He didn't mention what edition it was but I thought he meant the Director's Cut (by Warner). I didn't hear anything more from him and the last Thursday, a package arrived and look what was in it! Very Happy

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    Nice, huh? I wasn't excpecting him to send me the CAV-edition from Criterion. It costed me about $7 so it really felt good when I opened the package and saw what was inside. I actually watched the movie tonight and looked through some of the extras, I didn't know that Akira (1988) actually uses some of the early sketches that they made for Blade Runner for backgrounds. Seriously, I have never heard about that before.
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    That's cool.

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:44 am

    I love Blade Runner. It is one of my all time favourite movies, though I didn't really 'get it' at the time. I would love a Criterion copy one day, I will add it to the list of BR versions I have bought over the years.

    I have just won the regular (and high "probability of rot" candidate)Director's Cut on the Bay.

    Does Tradera trade internationally, or is it more local? I have never heard of it before. It sounds like it could be a good resource to use.


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