Any of these LD's rare?

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  1. Allen Longcor

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    I may be getting rid of my LD player soon, and wanted to know if any of these are rarities or worth anything: Falling Down, Rain Man, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Pulp Fiction, and Leaving Las Vegas.
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Doesn't look like anything rare or unusual there, sorry. They're all available on DVD too.
     
  3. Allen Longcor

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    All were given to me by a friend when I bought his player. Mostly likely I'll keep them for display some day. Thought I'd check though.
     
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    Allen, I'd be surprised if you got a bid higheer than three or four bucks apiece for any of these on eBay, even if still sealed in shrink wrap. At a time when the original THX widescreen STAR WARS films and the theatrical BLADE RUNNER only fetch $7-8 each, you know the bottom has almost completely dropped out of the used laser disc market.
     
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    Not everything. Amoeba Records has most of the Russ Myers LDs for $75 each.
    LDs not on DVD go for about $20. The box sets of early soviet cinema are $50 each
     
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    Indeed. About a year ago I sold a sealed LD copy of the old trucking B-movie White Line Fever for $80 on eBay -- much to my surprise.
     
  7. Keith Paynter

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    Many OOP LD's are still commanding big bucks to collectors.

    Examples include:

    Golden Age Of Looney Tunes (Box 1-5) - several non-PC shorts
    Titanic DTS
    Let It Be
    Song Of The South (NTSC Japan only)
    Star Wars OT (Definitive Collection CAV)
    Metropolis (G. Moroeder/PSO/Vestron Video edition - now simply for Moroeder's musical score)
     
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    I actually did say "almost completely," for, yes, I know there are a few select titles still fetching high sums. Not any of those the poster listed, though.
     
  9. John Sparks

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    The LD that sold for the most money on eBay was the Hong Kong edition of "Song of the South."

    The Japanese version had Japanese subtitles of the song during the singing portion, the HK version didn't.

    Oh, it sold for over $1000...and it was done twice!!! [​IMG]
     

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