Approx. value of Star Wars Trilogy on LD?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all -

    i did a search but couldn't find any info on this topic.

    my uncle was wondnering if his trilogy set on ld is "worth anything"? by that, i mean, is it in the collectible category or is it still readily available?

    i'm not sure if there's more than one version on ld (he has the widescreen for sure) so any info on that would also be appreciated.

    finally, what do you all think the current value would be? he told me he paid like 10 bucks each!

    thanks,

    ted
     
  2. David Lambert

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    I think he should sell me all three for $10 each... [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    Have a search on eBay for the Star Wars Laserdiscs, and then refine the search to "Completed Items"

    From this, extrapolate the approximate value of his laserdiscs by using the average value for his particular set.

    IMHO, the highest value LDs are the Definitive Collection. (THX CAV non-SE versions with good extras, and a book)
     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    The most common version is the "faces" THX edition of the trilogy in widescreen. They sold for $10 new (I got a set two years back from Ken Cranes for $9.99 each). Those seem to fetch about $15-30 a pop these days (obviously $25-30 and up is reserved for sealed copies).
    Usually you see the trilogy of "face" LDs sell for around $50-75 on ebay (Sometimes as high as $80-90 if sealed).
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1535307432
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1534025299
    The definitive collection gets a bit more ($100++), but since he paid $10 each, I'll assume he doesn't have that version.
    -Vince
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    great info guys. thanks! [​IMG]
    i suspect he does have the 'faces' version (those are the ones with darth, yoda, etc?)...but i'll ask him otherwise.
    again, thanks much. [​IMG]
     
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    Yah...the faces version is the one with Darth, Stormtrooper, and Yoda on the covers.
     
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    Ebay prices fluctuate. Right now, the Definitive Collection gets pretty good money, often over $100, sometimes as much as $150. The SE box set varies all over the place. I've gotten excellent sets for $35 and $50. I recently sold a sealed set for $200. The THX (the "faces" versions) are as above. To me, all fullscreen versions, and the original widescreen (non-THX) release are worth nothing; however, they still often sell, albeit for low numbers.

    Then there's the Japanese imports .......
     
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    cool...thanks for the additional info and links. [​IMG]
     
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    Nathan a couple of years back when Ken Crane's was starting to liquidate their LDs, you could get them for $10 new. And about 2-3 months ago, when they were finally clearing out all of the remaining LDs, you could snag them for $5.00 or less, sealed. I wish I had acted then, but I was stupid and assumed they would be on DVD sooner than later.
     
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    John: About those 1992/1993 P&S releases - are you certain? After the original CLV and CAV releases, way back in 1982, all domestic versions have been widescreen. I have been active in LD since 1983 and simply can't recall any such animals. If I am wrong, I certainly would like to be pointed to a set, say, on Ebay (just to satisfy my curiosity). Got any photos?
     
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    Didn't the 'faces' discs have a retail price reduction at reissue? I think $40 MSRP was the new pricing for a large reissue.
     
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    Just curious - how much better do the 1995 THX Widescreen releases look than the 1989 Widescreen versions?
     
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    The 1989 widescreen Star Wars seemed to me to be too tightly letterboxed, though I no longer own a copy and can't do a direct comparison to the THX disc.
     
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