Are there any rare DVDs?

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  1. Carlo

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    I've never seen one. Is there such a thing? If DVDs are collectible, then there has to be some special, rare DVDs out there.
     
  2. David Lee

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    Most Out Of Print Criterion discs are pretty collectible. Discs such as The Killer and Hard Boiled sell for $100+ on ebay. I've seen the Criterion 400 Blows sell for $300 on ebay.
     
  3. Carlo

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    Ahh, I see. That price is currently out of my reach. Also, I have yet to see a Criterion edition. Just imagine how much a first copy would rake in, especially if it is a Criterion one.
     
  4. Robert Dunnill

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    Salo and Little Shop of Horrors (alternate ending) are highly-collectible discs.
    RD
     
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    Koyaanisqatsi
     
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    Region 1 of GIANT put out by Warner Brothers last year only in Canada and pulled off the shelves within a few weeks with no intent of bringing it back, is definately a rare DVD.
    The very "first" DVD releases of 1997 which includes IMAX Tropical Rainforest and the music video Blue Danube came in jewel cases much like music CD's come in. They are VERY rare now since these were the actual first DVD's and so few produced because no one had players then except the Japanese.
    I believe a few copies of Little Shop of Horrors and a first pressing of A Star Is Born which came out a year later, are also very scarce.
    There are MANY discs that have been produced in low numbers which are hard to find but can be had if you shop around such as Elite's version of Night of the Living Dead, Jayne Mansfield's Las Vegas Hillbillys, and Paramount's Tycus come to mind in my collection.
     
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    The first Pressings of...

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    The Devils Advocate
     
  8. Bill J

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    I have heard that the original release of Platoon, the one not released by MGM is pretty rare. I'm not sure if this is true or not.
     
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    ...perhaps not quite "rare"... yet ... but still...
    Apocalypse Now as-it-once-was will probably never be re-released,
    since it has been replaced/superseded by the longer, re-edited,
    restored Apocalypse Now Redux...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    Drew,

    I was wondering why I know what you did last summer. I think I have this and think it was hard to get
     
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    "Lady and the Tramp". I have seen it go as high as $80 on Ebay.
     
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    I haven't seen the Live DVD of Platoon on Ebay since the first MGM one came out. I remember seeing one go for 200 dollars one time.
     
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    Salo went for 850 $ a couple of weeks ago on Ebay, so I would consider that the ultimate rare.

    Also the Pasolini life trilogy: Decameron, Centerbury Tales and Arabian Nights from Image are rare.

    Queens greatest Flix 1+2 (pal) are rare since they were only sold along with a panasonic player some years ago.

    Salo is on top though...followed by 400 Blows and The Killer.

    Michael Eriksen
     
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    A Hard Day's Night

    Army of Darkness 2-DVD Limited Edition

    Dances with Wolves DTS
     
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    I Know What You Did Last Summer - The first pressings had a trailer that was misleading. So Columbia Tri-Star re-issued with a different trailer. The first pressing's trailer indicated that it was from the creators of Scream which is only partially correct.

    Salo: Criterion Collection Edition and The Killer: Criterion Collection Edition are pretty high on the rare scale.

    And these international releases are pretty rare...

    Third Watch: Collection One(Japan R2) - Came with the first half of season one and a "rescue" light(flashlight).

    Dances With Wolves(Spanish R2) - Three DVD set with the extended cut, director's approved cut, supplements, lobby card, poster, and nifty box.

    James Bond Collection(UK R2) - Came in a limited edition tin shell and had ALL 19 United Artists James Bond films inside.
     
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    Kiss Of The Vampire is OOP, but I don't think it's worth much, even though it is unlikely a lot of copies were pressed.
    RD
     
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    An Evening of Yes Music - even the LD is scare.
     
  20. Mark Cappelletty

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    Salo wins it, hands-down. I just saw a used copy at the new Amoeba Music in Hollywood going for $400.

    $850 is unbelievable. You have to wonder if those purchasing this have actually seen the movie, which is about as unpleasant as they get. I tell people that it's sort of "like a snuff movie directed by Peter Greenaway."
     

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