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Why is the Japanese version of The Game so expensive???

Old 05-03-04, 12:50 AM
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Why is the Japanese version of The Game so expensive???

$55 for something that's not even a special edition? Anyone have any ideas??
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Maybe just because it's old and hasn't had a price drop?
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Unfortunately, Japan pretty well has the most expensive DVD prices in the world. I've paid $40-50.00 easy for Japanese DVDs that couldn't exactly be considered special editions. Sometimes, there's no other (legal) option.

Still, it's better than the $100 or $200 that we had to pay for Japanese laser discs in the "old days", so I can't complain.
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No, I knew that they're usually more expensive but they're usually around $35-39. This is much higher and that's what I was curious about.
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Let us know if you get it. I'm curious how the PQ is.
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Not a chance. I would never plunk down that kind of cash for something that's not even a special edition. I just couldn't understand why it was so expensive. I'd be transferring my Criterion laserdisc to DVD before I purchased that.
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Originally posted by digitalfreaknyc
No, I knew that they're usually more expensive but they're usually around $35-39. This is much higher and that's what I was curious about.
Ok, right, I get what you are saying. Did Toho release that DVD? Their DVDs tend to be a bit more expensive (most of their Godzilla DVDs go for around that price, 6000 yen, and a lot of them were almost barebones).

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