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Old 06-13-10, 11:07 PM
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Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

So I recently procured a near mint copy of Salo Criterion collection #17. Now I know how rare it is (or was), so I wanted to make sure I don't have a bootleg. I've read some reports of the original having a white Nimbus ring on the DVD, which mine does. I'm not sure if its rarity has decreased after the release of the special edition that came out recently.

I want to post some pics, but I can't link to other URLs.

So basically, is this still rare, and are there any experts here who can verify this mofo's authenticity?
Old 06-13-10, 11:13 PM
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

If I had to take a guess, I'd say it's value has dropped greatly, due to the new edition trumping it in every aspect.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Well I'm definitely looking to sell, just wanted to make sure I didn't inadvertently sell someone a bootleg.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

there are a handful of criterion titles with the nimbus logo (usually with a frosted white ring) on the disk hub. if its got one, then its legit
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Check the pictures here:

http://www.criterionforum.org/DVD-pa...-collection/34
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Yeah that's definitely mine. So how much should I put it up for? Some eBayers have it for $500 right now.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

^ I think you're about five or six years too late to the party if you or anyone expects to get $500 out of used copy of Sálo: CC.

Amazon Marketplace bottoms out at $100 for used, $200 new... And I doubt those are even moving.

As Boba Fett pointed out, with a new and superior edition on the market, I'd say you'd be hard pressed to even get $75 on a very, very good day.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

$75 for the old non-anamorphic Salo? I would guess more like $15 if your lucky unless somebody is that big of a CC completist I don't even see a need to own the original
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

I think there's some room for "sentimental" value on the original release of Salo. It is still a ridiculously rare printing. Anyone who's been collecting DVDs long enough probably has a healthy respect for how crazy people went over spotting this release (despite many having never seen the film and having no interest in seeing it at all). Salo Criterion is a pretty big part of the golden age of DVD collecting, I might be interested in picking one up on the cheap just to have one.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Yeah. Better edition out and readily available? The original should be going for less than the cost of the new one. If used, even less.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

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Yeah. Better edition out and readily available? The original should be going for less than the cost of the new one. If used, even less.
That's not at all how the collectible market works.

Yes; you, I, and most of the planet can shout that used DVDs aren't a collectible, but in reality they are, and I bet it goes for $100+.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Originally Posted by Trevor
That's not at all how the collectible market works.

Yes; you, I, and most of the planet can shout that used DVDs aren't a collectible, but in reality they are, and I bet it goes for $100+.
I understand what you are saying, but anyone that knows enough to look for the original release, will also know that a newer better release is readily available, for alot less. Its a double edge sword. I dont think it will go for anywhere near $100.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Originally Posted by jjcool
I understand what you are saying, but anyone that knows enough to look for the original release, will also know that a newer better release is readily available, for alot less. Its a double edge sword. I dont think it will go for anywhere near $100.
It's not a matter of the movie itself (c'mon, it's freakin' Salo) or the quality of the DVD. The fact is that it is rare, there was a very small number produced. That is all some collectors care about.

That said, I saw one on Ebay a few weeks ago, still listed at around $400. I don't think anyone was biting though.
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Re: Original Salo Criterion with white Nimbus label question

Originally Posted by Bob_Bobbson
It's not a matter of the movie itself (c'mon, it's freakin' Salo) or the quality of the DVD. The fact is that it is rare, there was a very small number produced. That is all some collectors care about.

That said, I saw one on Ebay a few weeks ago, still listed at around $400. I don't think anyone was biting though.
I understand that. But, I think, the fact that we haven't seen one go for big money lately speaks volumes.

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