INDIANA JONES Trilogy Japanese LD Box-Any Good?

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  1. Larry Sutliff

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    I'm looking to upgrade my wretched VHS widescreen tapes of the INDIANA JONES Trilogy to laserdisc and I noticed that there is a Japanese boxset on eBay. It has a making of Raiders documentary and another documentary. Does anyone know how the quality of the transfers of the films are in this set? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Michael Lee

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    Ironically, I picked this box up when I was visiting Philadelphia, Larry. I have to dig it up but I do remember the video being better than the American release. If subtitles bother you in black bottom letterbox, then this is not for you. I will check again though.
     
  3. Larry Sutliff

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    Thanks for the info, Michael! I have a widescreen set so I probably won't see the subtitles down the bottom anyway. The price is a little steep but I just may have to bid on this one.
     
  4. Chris Dugger

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    This set is EXCELLENT.

    Color and transfer is BETTER than the domestic disc's.

    This set also includes the CBS special "Making of Raiders" and a PBS special on "Last Crusade".

    Subtitles are burned in but appear in the bottom black bars.

    Dugger
     
  5. Larry Sutliff

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    Thanks for the info, Chris. Now I have to decide whether I want to put another 200 bucks on my credit card.[​IMG]
     
  6. Mark_Wilson

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    Thanks for the heads up, I bought it.
     
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    I haven't seen it in years, but when I was a kid, I loved the Raiders documentary as much as the film. It's one of my earliest memories of the "magic of the movies."
     
  8. Jim Douglas

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    Larry,
    If you don't want the box set you might be able to find the individual discs for sale. That's how I got mine. Might tide you over till the DVD's come out without paying a arm and a leg for this set. Do a search at Jeff's used LD finderhttp://www.rtr.com/~jeff/
    Good luck
    Jim
     
  9. Larry Sutliff

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  10. Mark_Wilson

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    Larry, no problem. [​IMG]
    ps. keep an eye out, you may see them on ebay again in a few weeks.
     
  11. Jim Douglas

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    Larry,
    I saw that this site is showing as having "The Last Crusade" and "Temple of Doom" in letterbox format. They seem a little high but if you can't find them it's a start.I think these are import versions also.
    http://www.lasertown.com/shop.asp
    Good Luck.
    Jim
     
  12. Larry Sutliff

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    Jim,

    Thanks for the link. Lasertown was the very first mail order outfit that I ordered lasers from(ED WOOD was one of the titles I got from them), I'm glad to see they're still in business. Thanks!
     
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