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#21 of 77 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted December 01 2003 - 08:00 AM

Getting back to "The Killer" and "Silence of the Lambs":

Still dunno their auction prices, but I looked at Amazon marketplace to see what they sell for there.

Hi Colin -

I sold my personal copy of Criterion's "The Killer" for approx. $150 on eBay earlier this year - I couldn't believe it! Criterion's "Hard Boiled" is also a hot ticket on eBay, but I'm holding onto that one - it's dual-layered Posted Image

The Criterion "Silence" is one OOP disc I definitely advocate over the on-the-market one. The picture ain't anamorphic but it seems much more satisfying than the MGM one.

The Criterion "Silence" has a warm, reddish look (approved by DP Tak Fujimoto) that is in stark contrast to the cooler MGM disc. The only drawback - the non-anamorphic Criterion really does look crappy on larger screens from a resolution standpoint. I have both discs.

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Posted December 01 2003 - 08:05 AM

Flash Gordon OOP(35-50 on ebay) - found one for $5 a few months back.
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#23 of 77 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted December 01 2003 - 08:12 AM

Flash Gordon OOP(35-50 on ebay) - found one for $5 a few months back.

I have a copy in great condition. Should get around to selling it!


#24 of 77 OFFLINE   Phil L

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Posted December 01 2003 - 08:44 AM

Some other rarities would include the Army of Darkness original 2-disc Anchor Bay version

I've been thinking of selling my copy. What is the going price on E-Bay?

#25 of 77 OFFLINE   Robert Anthony

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Posted December 01 2003 - 08:59 AM

It always amused me that the Criterion John Woo's were selling for so much--I remember before I bought the Fox Lorber versions, I was tooling around Ebay to see if I could get those versions for cheap. the cheapest I found was 120 for Hard Boiled--with 2 days left to go.

Imagine my surprise when I found the Fox Lorber versions had almost identical extras with BETTER transfers.

Horrible cover art, yeah--but the discs are actually IMPROVEMENTS over the Criterion versions.

Even funnier is that Anchor Bay has so diluted the market that you can put together their 2 disc Army of Darkness edition by buying their separate single disc releases of the movie and downloading the cover art from the internet. EXACT same thing.

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Posted December 01 2003 - 09:07 AM

We can add to it the Beavis and Butthead set that was planned for release but was immediately pulled. I've seen it go for some pretty serious prices on eBay.

Same thing happened to the first R1 version of Ed Wood IIRC. I think there's some copies out there somewhere.

#27 of 77 OFFLINE   Jeremy


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Posted December 01 2003 - 09:44 AM

E-Bay used to be quite the seller's market for OOP DVDs. I sold my copy of Criterion's The Killer for just under $400 a little over three years ago.

More recently, I was able to sell the old Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Midnight Run DVDs before they were re-issued for over $50 each.

I'm glad I was able to unload these discs while they still commanded such a value. It pays to follow disc release news.
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#28 of 77 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted December 01 2003 - 09:58 AM

The following have been know to fetch in excess of $100 on Ebay (at least when I want to buy them).

Criterion Collection, OOP

*The Killer (current ayction has sealed copies for $275)
*Salo:120 days/sodom (The DVD that once sold for $800Posted Image these days its $250-$400 price is slightly less traumatic)


*Aeon Flux
*Army of Darkness 2-disk. I haven't seen this one go for much since the set was re-released this year.

Oddly, the criterion edition of Hard Boiled, which went out of print at the same time at The Killer isn't worth a quarter as much. i wonder why??
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#29 of 77 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted December 01 2003 - 09:59 AM

I would nominate:

Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle/1948/Anchor Bay)
Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica/1946/Image)

Very few copies in print of either of these (with high demand by classic film collectors), so they go for quite a bit on Ebay.

Even the once-plentiful & cheap Last Year in Marienbad (Alain Resnais/1961/Fox Lorber) has taken off in price recently.

#30 of 77 OFFLINE   PaulBigelow


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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:08 AM

What about:

MGM's "Swamp Thing"
Criterion's "Charade"
Disney "Treasures" esp. MM in Color
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#31 of 77 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:15 AM

If anyone can find another copy of BILL PLYMPTON'S THE TUNE please let me know.

#32 of 77 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted December 01 2003 - 11:52 AM

I finally got Robocop CC from someone on here for $30 shipped. But also on ebay I got Splash with Tom Hanks for like $50. It usually goes for around $80 on ebay. Also Raw Deal (Anchor Bay release R1) is really rare. I actually bought it from my local Hastings store in their used DVD section for like $15 and sold it for like $70 a while back but wish I would have kept it. I also picked up Silence of the Lambs CC for like $15 also at Hastings and I kept that one.

EDIT: Oh yeah just thought of another one. How bout Gleaming the Cube?

#33 of 77 OFFLINE   Christopher D

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Posted December 01 2003 - 12:00 PM

Gary - how rare is R2 Le Samourai? I picked one up in Paris last year and it's still sealed. If it's worth major bucks I may unload it --

#34 of 77 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted December 01 2003 - 01:20 PM

Re: Le Samouraï (Melville/1967/René Chateau/R2 PAL)

FYI: I bought a copy through Cinestore.com in late July. It took forever and a day for them to ship it (I received it two months later), but they are currently listing it as in stock.

#35 of 77 OFFLINE   Jake Johnson

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Posted December 01 2003 - 01:31 PM

How about the crap 16 candles snapper case release? I remember it going for around 100 bucks befoore the new release came out.
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#36 of 77 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted December 01 2003 - 01:52 PM

Criterion's The 400 Blows was going for over $100.00 on Ebay prior to the Truffaut box set being issued.
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Posted December 01 2003 - 03:05 PM

The Criterion "Silence" is one OOP disc I definitely advocate over the on-the-market one. The picture ain't anamorphic but it seems much more satisfying than the MGM one.

The image quality is a tough call. Both have their pros and cons.

As for extras Criterion wins out. The commentary track is superb (unlike the MGM documentary it features all the major cast and crew) and the text stuff from the FBI on serial killers is a very interesting read.
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#38 of 77 OFFLINE   John Alderson

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Posted December 01 2003 - 03:38 PM

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie seems to be fetching around $60 on eBay. Oddly, that makes it the most valuable single film in my collection (as far as I know). Whooda thunk?

#39 of 77 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted December 01 2003 - 03:51 PM

I paid $70 for This is Spinal Tap: The Criterion Collection about a year ago. I though that was a pretty good deal! (I also own the Criterion LD set). Still going for around $100-$120 on eBAY... occasionally more. It's well worth the upgrade to the Criterion with the correct OAR of 1.7:1, burned-in subtitles, 2 great commentaries, the extended version of the 'cheese-rolling' trailer, and the original film that was used to pitch the movie.

Another rare DVD I own is the Cowboy Bebop: Perfect Sessions LE set. I have seen this set go for up to $400 on eBAY! I paid $150 about 2 years ago (when it was released) Posted Image Posted Image The only thing that makes the release special is the Japanese OST (OST1) and the box... otherwise the discs are available MUCH cheaper individually.

#40 of 77 OFFLINE   Tom Koegel

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Posted December 01 2003 - 03:58 PM

Is anybody crazy enough to collect DVDs in those funky Polygram tray cases that were around for the first few months of DVD life in 1997? The original Fargo, Four Weddings, Usual Suspects, Dead Men Walking, all came in those bizarre tray cases that were so reviled in the early DVD community.


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