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Old 01-30-09, 03:01 PM   #1
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Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Do you have any rare or valuable dvds in your collection? Yes, there is the OOP thread, but just because a dvd goes OOP does not mean it goes up in value.

Here’s some OOP gems in my collection:

1. WWE – Back in Black –

paid 6 bucks for this dvd documentary on the NWO. Now it sells used on Amazon for 50 bucks.

2. Batman Anthology dvds –

I bought these movies brand new at Sam’s club for $11.88. Now they go anywhere from $20 – 40 bucks on Amazon. I hate to part with them as the dvds have excellent documentaries on the Batman franchise. Shame that
these have not been reissued.

3. Last of the Dogman –
excellent movie that begs for the blu-ray treatment. Just gorgeous to look at.


It looks like The Flash and the Star Trek 2 disc movies may be soon OOP. I can’t find them on BN.com. Screw this, I am hanging onto my collection. I believe we will see a big glut of tv series become rare and valuable.
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Old 01-30-09, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Woah, I had no idea Back in Black was rare, I also have it.

The Batman movies will likely get re-printed when the BR Anthology comes out in March. I also expect the Star Trek movies to be printed when the new one comes out by JJ Abrams.

I really don't have many rare DVDs, I tend to buy most of my stuff on the cheap so if a DVD is rare it doesn't get to the prices I like to pay
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Old 01-30-09, 06:05 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

I have plenty of stories of finding DVD's for less than either their list price or going secondary market price, but I really don't have anything that anyone would consider a true, OOP gem. I mean, I too have the Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997, but I wouldn't consider that anything special. It was on the market just a few years ago and has only been off for a little while--and is soon to return.
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Old 01-30-09, 06:21 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Dont really know exactly how much any of these are worth or why they went OOP.
Never considered selling them cause I'm not a big fan of the ebay route. Wonder how much I could get though....

The silence of the Lambs: Criterion COllection
Straw Dogs: Criterion Collection
Paris, TExas
Wings of Desire: MGM SE
Perfume (The Story of a Murderer): Deluxe Box Set (R4?)
Munich: 2 Disk SE
OLDBOY: 3-disk Tin Box Set (R1)
The Stunt Man: 2-disk Limited Edition
Winter Kills: 2-disk Limited Edition

Probably quite a few more that I dont even know are OOP....
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Old 01-30-09, 07:31 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

The '67 Spiderman Cartoon Show set
I have all the AB Hammer Collection, a few are valuable
I have every Midnite Movie, believe a few are valuable
to early to mention Disney's Dr. Syn tin?
Farewell My Lovely w/ Robert Mitchum
Have some of the Columbia former d/s wide/full that are now fs only. Dont know if they are considered rare:MacKenna's Gold, Hard Times, Sheena, Cheap Detective
Battle Beyond The Stars

Ipcress File on Anchor Bay

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Old 01-30-09, 07:42 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Munich 2-disc
Cinerella Man 2-disc
Jarhead 2-disc
Batman anthology
The History of Beavis and Butthead
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Old 01-30-09, 07:56 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

I don't really pay too much attention to their value, but there are a handful of titles in my collection I wouldn't want to have to replace.

'67 Spiderman
A handful of OoP Criterions
The entire Disney Treasures line - I know you can get maybe 80% of this pretty easily, but the other 20% will cost more than all the others combined.
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Old 01-30-09, 08:09 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

A few of my gems:

-The original versions of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, with REAL cover art.

-The Mummy: Ultimate Edition - Sure, the transfer may be old, but the cover is badass.

-WWF WrestleMania X-Seven - I paid $76 to get this DVD new and sealed. It's one of the best ppvs of all time, and was totally worth it.

-WWF SummerSlam 2001, WWF Survivor Series 2001, WWF WrestleMania X8, WWE Judgment Day 2002 (Koch) - Some similarly expensive WWF DVDs, but since they were new and sealed, it was worth it.

-WWF Unforgiven 2001 - I paid five bucks for this brand new in 2005. Still lovin' that.

-The Abyss, ID4, Die Hard Trilogy, and Speed - Five-Star Collections

-Men in Black - Limited Edition
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Old 01-30-09, 08:29 PM   #9
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Most of mine are Disney DVDs. I own the original Bug's Life 2 Disc set, (not sure if it's worth anything but it's oop) Snow White Platinum Edition, Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box, and The Fantasia Anthology. I bought all these new usually on release day.
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Old 01-30-09, 08:35 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Rebecca - Criterion
Notorious - Criterion
Spellbound - Criterion
Sid and Nancy - Criterion
Dead Ringers - Criterion
Hard Boiled - Criterion
The Killer - Criterion
2000 Year Old Man
Star Wars trilogy best buy tin
Midnite Movies Creepy Classics box set
Mystery Science Theater 3000 20th anniversary tin
Spiderman 67 Collection
Matinee
Ilsa box set
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Old 01-31-09, 12:54 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

The Devil's Advocate
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Ultimate Edition DVD (Metal Tin Cover)
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Old 01-31-09, 01:24 AM   #12
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

A few that I'm proud to own;

Star Wars Trilogy - Exclusive Best Buy Tin
Star Wars: Ewok Double Feature Caravan of Courage/The Battle For Endor
Almost Famous: Director's Cut 2 Disc
Ghostbusters 1 - Original Release
Ghostbusters 2 - Original Release
Wicker Man - LE Wooden Box
Angel Guts Boxset
Boondock Saints - Director's Cut/Steelbook
Donnie Darko - 2 Disc LE Tin
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Old 01-31-09, 01:41 AM   #13
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Black Rain
Weekend
The Garden Of The Finzi Continis
Pixote
Orson Welles' Othello
The Savage Innocents
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Possession
Chinese Roulette
Breaking the Waves
Pig
L' Argent
Lancelot of the Lake
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
A Man Escaped
Shivers
Get a Life - Vol. 1
Get a Life - Vol. 2
This Is Spinal Tap CC
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Old 01-31-09, 04:04 AM   #14
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Of the OOP DVDs listed above, the only one that qualifies as a true rarity is the Pioneer version of Farewell, My Lovely, which was pulled off the US market before its scheduled release. Some slipped through the cracks, sold by online retailers and at stores which put the DVD out before the release date. I got mine from Reel.com. Criterion's Hard Boiled and The Killer were in demand and had a high price, but demand tapered off as bootlegs flooded the market. I passed on the Criterion The Killer, but did get it as a DVD in the OOP Fox Lorber double DVD which had The Killer and Hard Boiled. Farewell, My Lovely was sold as a R2 in the UK, and some US sellers have tried to pass that version off as the US release (which had no region coding). Double Indemnity also had a high price, until Universal released it again on DVD.

The Muse and Topsy Turvy were USA Films DVDs that vanished from the marketplace after USA Films folded up its DVD distribution arm, but not before I bought them. At one point, Topsy Turvy had a selling price of over $40 at Amazon Marketplace, but with no demand, that price has gone way down. The problem in most cases of OOP DVDs is that the reason a DVD went OOP in the first place is usually that not too many customers wanted the DVD when the DVD first came out. Some businesses seem to buy up the entire inventory of a store's DVD rental stock to resell the used DVDs on the Internet. Some of those DVDs may turn out to be OOP, and off they go to places like eBay with a higher price tag. I always wonder about sellers who state that their DVDs are in the original shrink wrapper. Except for some releases from companies like Warner Bros, whose plastic shrink wrapping has an imprint of the WB logo on the border, how hard could it be to shrink wrap an already opened and played DVD?

Old OOP DVDs are of real value only to the purchasers who wanted the movie to keep in the first place. Eventually, Farewell, My Lovely will get another DVD release, once the US rights issue is legally resolved over the source Raymond Chandler novel.

For the rest of the "valuable" OOP DVDs out there, they will never be a good investment, not when its costs so little to re-release an already mastered DVD. And most buyers consider DVDs ephemera, to be watched once or twice, then to move on to the next release.
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Old 01-31-09, 07:07 AM   #15
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

I don't know if these two count, but I have the Best Buy "Special Edition" of Cars, which has four die-cast collectables of Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Mater, and Fillmore. in it. I bought this one just to display and I bought a copy of the movie only to watch. When Volume 4 of Speed Racer came out it also had a die-cast collectable of Speed's "Mach 5" Race Car. Once again I bought one just to display and another to watch. (As for the Collectable that was in the box I opened I inserted a Screweye in it's midst and it now graces my Christmas Tree each December!)

I also have the Spiderman 67 Collection!
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Old 01-31-09, 07:11 AM   #16
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The recalled 'Little Shop Of Horrors' with the original ending.
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Old 01-31-09, 09:19 AM   #17
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Do store exclusives count?
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Old 01-31-09, 09:24 AM   #18
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The recalled 'Little Shop Of Horrors' with the original ending.
I have that too.
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Old 01-31-09, 10:29 AM   #19
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

There is big difference between the video business today and the business in the 1980s and 90s. Back then, most videos were either sold in bulk to video stores at rental prices ($50-100 a tape) or from B&M retailers. As the number of new titles expanded each year, there just wasn't room to keep stocking everything so lots of stuff went out of print due to lack of sales and there were many, many quality films that had been released briefly one time and then vanished into the woodwork.

Now however, with online rentals and sellers and a secondary market in places like ebay, it's easier for companies to keep a lot more titles in print and available to send out and far fewer titles have gone out of print. With the exception of Disneys and limited edition Criterion runs, almost all the titles that have gone out of print have been replaced fairly quickly with newer versions of the same movie, usually in better condition or with more features. With the exception of a relative handful of completists and collectors, no one really cares which edition they have of a popular movie.

There is a saturation point and we may be getting there fairly soon, especially if the studios keep adding to their Blu Ray inventory. Low selling titles won't be kept in print forever and they won't be released on Blu Ray (why lose money twice on the same movie). Supply for those movies will go down to the levels where they will command collector prices.

I have about 2000 movies and the only one I know for sure is out of print (not counting titles that have subsequently been reissued) is The Master Gunfighter with Tom "Billy Jack" Laughlin, a short lived release from a secondary label that I found dumped in a bargain bin.
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Old 01-31-09, 02:48 PM   #20
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

I have all of the OOP Star Wars dvds.

I haven't seen this listed yet, The Chosen starring Robby Benson.
Anchor Bay Beastmaster
Mischief
Dr. Syn
Larry Cohen box
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Old 01-31-09, 04:43 PM   #21
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^Wow I had no idea Mischief and Lisense to Drive were OOP. Looks like they are going for at least $20 a piece on ebay. I may have to sell these. I got them for only like $2 a piece in a AB sale on DDD a year or two ago and they are still wrapped.
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Old 01-31-09, 05:01 PM   #22
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^Wow I had no idea Mischief and Lisense to Drive were OOP. Looks like they are going for at least $20 a piece on ebay. I may have to sell these. I got them for only like $2 a piece in a AB sale on DDD a year or two ago and they are still wrapped.
Yeah, mine is still wrapped too. Anchor Bay stuff goes OOP at the drop of a hat for some reason.
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Old 01-31-09, 05:08 PM   #23
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Of the OOP DVDs listed above, the only one that qualifies as a true rarity is the Pioneer version of Farewell, My Lovely, which was pulled off the US market before its scheduled release. Some slipped through the cracks, sold by online retailers and at stores which put the DVD out before the release date.
What you are describing is exactly what happened with "The History Of Beavis And Butt-head", so using your guidelines shouldn't it also be considered a "true rarity"?
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Old 01-31-09, 05:13 PM   #24
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Re: Anyone Care to List Their Valuable OOP Dvds?

Fright Night 2
WWE – Back in Black
Batman Anthology
Straw Dogs (Criterion Collection)
The Stunt Man (2 disc Limited Edition)
Dead Ringers (Criterion Collection)
The Beastmaster
The Big Bird Cage
The Big Doll House
Bride of Re-Animator (Pioneer Special Edition)
Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness (Boomstick Edition)
Bullet in the Head (Ultimate Collection)
Chaos (Director's Cut)
Dario Argento Collection, Vol. 2 - Limited Edition Demons/Demons 2
Death Race 2000
Planet Terror (3 disc Steelbook best buy exclusive)
Happy Birthday to Me
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
House On Sorority Row
Little Odessa (Pioneer Special Edition)
Mona Lisa (Criterion Collection)
Murder-Set-Pieces (Director's Cut)
Nekromantik
Nekromantik 2 (Limited Edition 2-Disc Set)
Oblivion
Possession/Shock
Shallow Grave
Silent Night, Deadly Night/ Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
Slumber Party Massacre
Slumber Party Massacre 2
Stephen King's The Stand
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except
The Tox Box
Trilogy of Terror
WWF - Best of Raw Vol. 1 & 2
WWE - Hardy Boyz - Leap of Faith
WWE Vengeance 2001

Plus a few others I can't remember....
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Old 01-31-09, 05:27 PM   #25
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A few more:

Star Wars Trilogy (Best Buy Tin)
X-Men: The Last Stand (Target Tin)
Transformers (Target Exclusive)
Viva La Raza: The Ultimate Eddie Guerrero Collection (Best Buy Tin)
WWE WrestleMania 23 - FYE Tin
WWE SummerSlam 2007 - FYE Tin
WWE Survivor Series 2007 - FYE Tin
WWE Royal Rumble 2008 - FYE Tin
WWE WrestleMania 24 - FYE Tin
Spider-Man 3 - Target Exclusive
Ghost Rider - Circuit City Exclusive
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