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Old 02-28-07, 11:37 PM
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Keep it sealed?

Hello, I know the Superman Ultimate DVD Collection 14-Disc Box Set Tin has been brought up numerous times so please don't bash me here for bringing up another topic, I couldn't find this anywhere...

I own the original first printing set with the disc errors, still factory sealed.

My question is should I keep it sealed and never open it? Do you think one day this will be worth money?
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Old 02-28-07, 11:58 PM
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find me a mass market LP, CD, VHS, or laserdisc that has been released on a superior format that is worth more today than it was when it was released.

few and far between...

Trust me The superman films will be re-released time and time again until Kingdom come. Either open it and enjoy it, or sell now and make some quick bucks.
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I agree with Cameron. Media is not a good investment. Mainstream stuff (like Superman) is a horrible investment.
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There are quite a few cd's where the earlier pressings from the 80's are worth more than the newer pressings, simply because they sound better. Original Lp's of The Beatles are worth much more than their cd counter parts in most cases.

Superman may be worth something in the short term, 5 or so years, but not in the long run.
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Old 03-01-07, 02:17 AM
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i say open it, & enjoy it, chances are almost everything mainstream thing like superman will be released on 90 other formats so chances are it won't be worth that much unless technology sucks in 20 years.
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And get the corrected discs. There's really nothing unique about the misprinted discs.
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"find me a mass market LP, CD, VHS, or laserdisc that has been released on a superior format that is worth more today than it was when it was released."

Actually, you are wrong. Fletch comes to mind as well as a few other DVDs that have gone out of print. People don't want to spend $50 on a DVD when they can get the VHS for $20. There are a few other examples but they are few and far between.
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Old 03-01-07, 07:05 PM
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not really, since my point was a movie in a old format. DVD will be an inferior format in the long term, while in the short term you can turn a quick buck...much like fletch. you prove my point when you say people would just buy the old vhs.

because as soon as the fletch SE was announced the bottom fell out of the old disc, same with blues brothers etc. and fletch has only been OOP for a few years
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Given how popular this Collection is, and that it's not that rare of an item, I would also say open it, get the corrected discs, and enjoy it. As another poster mentioned, media isn't a good investment at all. The once pricey STAR WARS laserdiscs have become unnecessary due to the last DVD release. I used to treasure my AMADEUS Pioneer Special edition laserdisc set, but the latest DVD trumps it easily, and even improves upon it because the deleted scenes are no longer in ther unfinished form. Again, Mass produced items are unlikely to become suddenly rare.
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Old 03-02-07, 03:44 AM
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The once pricey STAR WARS laserdiscs have become unnecessary due to the last DVD release.
I remember when the 1995 Star Wars VHS set would fetch high numbers on eBay. The widescreen version would typically go for close to $100, if not more. Once the Limited Edition releases hit store shelves (and even before), people had to practically give those tapes away. I was amazed to watch those sets, which had once received enough bids to drive the price sky high, sit all but ignored. To think I was almost ready to pay $90 at one time....

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If I may expand the thread a little, what about the Limited Edition of Halloween? Got it from eBay a few years ago. Mint condition, factory sealed. No plans to resell it, so am I doing myself any favors by keeping it that way?

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Old 03-02-07, 11:19 AM
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If you have no plans to re-sell it, why keep it sealed? There might be a demand for it now, but the speculator market is a fickle thing...
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Seriously is the extra $20-40 you would make really going to be that life altering??? If so you probably should not be buying DVD's in the fist place. Early in DVD life and to some extent today DVD's could fetch a good price for out of print titles etc... but if you bought it to watch then watch it...
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Buy movies to watch, not to resell.
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Old 03-02-07, 02:27 PM
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The only sealed DVDs I wouldn't open is something like this



These kind of box sets were only given out at the AFI trubute awards. The contents are standard DVDs which I already own. It's just a cool package and not everyone can say they have one. Yes, I admit it, I'm a geeky (read anal) collector

Got a Meryl Streep one too.

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nice sets, Ken!
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Originally Posted by darmok
nice sets, Ken!
Thanks darmok.

I also wouldn't open any of the sealed Academy promo DVDs that I have...



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Originally Posted by gosabres1984
Hello, I know the Superman Ultimate DVD Collection 14-Disc Box Set Tin has been brought up numerous times so please don't bash me here for bringing up another topic, I couldn't find this anywhere...

I own the original first printing set with the disc errors, still factory sealed.

My question is should I keep it sealed and never open it? Do you think one day this will be worth money?
Not sure anyone would really value a product that had a "defective" disc with less content on it. Now if it had added features that were subsequently removed, that might yield some value. But certainly not the other way around. It seems akin to miscut or off-centered baseball cards. They are rarer, and look sorta cool, but they do not have the same value as a proper card.

And this topic was discussed within the Superman blunder thread and others. Consensus was, no value to the mispressed set.
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I'd say open now or sell it. I can't imagine this being the last release
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who would want the uncorrected disc anyway?
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I would.

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I would.
how much for mine then?
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Old 03-03-07, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by gosabres1984
Hello, I know the Superman Ultimate DVD Collection 14-Disc Box Set Tin has been brought up numerous times so please don't bash me here for bringing up another topic, I couldn't find this anywhere...

I own the original first printing set with the disc errors, still factory sealed.

My question is should I keep it sealed and never open it? Do you think one day this will be worth money?
How can you be so sure that your Tin has the DVDs with disc errors? I've seen Tins that had the corrected versions. It's possible that your Tin might actually contain the corrected DVDs. If I were you, I would open it and check the discs to be absolutely sure. After you inspect the set and can confirm that it does indeed contain the error discs, then yes, I would keep it sealed.
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Old 03-03-07, 07:24 PM
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The only thing I still have sealed is The Godfather Trilogy with bonus disk
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Old 03-03-07, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
How can you be so sure that your Tin has the DVDs with disc errors? I've seen Tins that had the corrected versions. It's possible that your Tin might actually contain the corrected DVDs. If I were you, I would open it and check the discs to be absolutely sure. After you inspect the set and can confirm that it does indeed contain the error discs, then yes, I would keep it sealed.
Maybe I'm missing something, but how can one keep a DVD set sealed once they have opened and inspected it?

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