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Old 02-19-08, 02:38 PM
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Laserdisc Talk: Any LDs worth anything anymore?

I'm thinking of parting with the 25 or so laserdiscs I have left along with my RCA player. Nothing particularly interesting except for maybe the Criterion Othello set. Is Ebay the only good place to look for current prices?
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Pretty much, except for the few of us looneys that post here and still collect them.

Care to PM me a list and I'll let you know if there's anything I could take off your hands?
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dupe, sorry
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Old 02-19-08, 02:55 PM
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Up until about a month ago Robot Wars, still Robot Wars was released kind of innocuously in the Full Moon Classics 2 Box Set, you might be able to capitalize on that though...
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Old 02-19-08, 03:03 PM
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Only the rarest ones will be worth anything. On a lark, a few years ago I listed about 500 of my laserdiscs to Big Emma for a quote. They told me they'd give me $500 for them all . I kept them.
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I didn't know RCA made a LD player. I thought they did CED.
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CED only lasted from 81-86. Their Laserdisc players were probably made after that.
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Old 02-19-08, 11:03 PM
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In my LD collection, the Criterion Bond LDs with the "banned" commentaries are the only ones likely to ever be worth anything, but I rather like the (first ever!) commentary on the CC King Kong and the Scorsese commentary on CC Taxi Driver.
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Old 02-20-08, 06:20 AM
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After Universal released Colossus: The Forbin Project on dvd in fullscreen I looked at the widescreen LD on ebay. Was going for around $50-60 at that time. Don't know about now.
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I remember when I got $350 for my Frighteners Signature Collection set.... ah... those were the days... I'm sure that's worthless now that the content has made it's way to DVD.
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Old 02-20-08, 11:53 AM
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Giorgio Moroder's edition of "Metropolis" - no dvd -music rights issue?
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Old 02-20-08, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BrandonJF
I remember when I got $350 for my Frighteners Signature Collection set.... ah... those were the days... I'm sure that's worthless now that the content has made it's way to DVD.
I'm with ya on that. I got rid of all my LD's on eBay just when DVD was starting out, and I got what I considered top dollar for most of my stuff. A guy in NY gave me $120 for the Fawlty Towers box set, and I sold both Star Wars box sets (SE and Definitive) to a guy in London for $200. I also had a bunch of Signature Collection boxes that I got good money for, including E.T.
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Old 02-20-08, 01:19 PM
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I have a DVL-700 player with about 400 LDs. 2 copies of the "Rescuers" with the naked scenes, CAV of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," signed CAV copy of "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" and "War of the Worlds."

Almost all the serials, most sealed and quite a few still sealed.
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If you live in Los Angeles Amoeba buys them.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Forrester
In my LD collection, the Criterion Bond LDs with the "banned" commentaries are the only ones likely to ever be worth anything, but I rather like the (first ever!) commentary on the CC King Kong and the Scorsese commentary on CC Taxi Driver.
Here is a slightly dated (8-months old) list of CC commentaries that made it to DVD and also CC commentaries that are still unique to the LD format:

http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/...ghlight=#13899

I still have the following CC LDs with unique commentaries:

Boyz N The Hood
Carrie
Casablanca
Crash (Cronenberg)
Dr. No
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
Graduate, The
Great Escape, The
High Noon
It's a Wonderful Life
King Kong
Last Picture Show, The
Menace II Society
Midnight Cowboy
Player, The
Prince of Tides, The (the initial release; only ca. 200 exist)
Princess Bride, The
Se7en
She's Gotta Have It
Shine
Taxi Driver
Tootsie
Wizard of Oz, The

I transfered the Bond LD commentaries (Dr. No, FRWL, Goldfinger) to DVD-R with the official anamorphic SE DVD transfers. It took some time, but ultimately, it was worthwhile.

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Old 02-20-08, 07:49 PM
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I've noted that music LDs seem to bring higher prices on eBay than movies.
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Old 02-20-08, 08:58 PM
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1776 Pioneer Special Edition LD is still the only way to see that musical in it's complete version...so I'd say that one is rare.
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I should have sold my Star Wars LDs before they finally came out with the original versions on DVD. I'm trying to time my sale of my Japanese import of "Song of the South" for just before it ever comes out on DVD, if it ever does.
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Since we have new special editions of Taxi Driver and Bram Stoker's Dracula, are the criterion Laserdiscs of said films still worth getting?
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Old 02-21-08, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by big e
Since we have new special editions of Taxi Driver and Bram Stoker's Dracula, are the criterion Laserdiscs of said films still worth getting?
I believe that the Criterion LD of Taxi Driver had a Scorsese commentary that is not on the DVD.
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Old 02-21-08, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by big e
Since we have new special editions of Taxi Driver and Bram Stoker's Dracula, are the criterion Laserdiscs of said films still worth getting?
The Dracula Criterion also had an editing workshop where you could re-edit a couple of scenes to your liking. I haven't watched my Blu-Ray of it yet, but I don;t believe it has that feature.
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Old 02-21-08, 08:12 AM
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I'd like to find the Laserdiscs of the American Film Institute Tributes to Bette Davis/Jimmy Cagney/Hitchcock et al - these do not seem to have made it to DVD as yet for some reason?
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Old 02-21-08, 03:51 PM
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I sold a box set called The Complete Tex Avery for four times what it cost me about a couple of years ago. Might have just been lucky, but there's an awful lot of stuff in that set that still hasn't been released on DVD.
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CED only lasted from 81-86. Their Laserdisc players were probably made after that.
I have collections of both i should really get rid of
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