OOP DVD's: If found, a good investment?

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  1. Dome Vongvises

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    I've found several out-of-print DVD's over the past two to three months. Here are my findings.
    Robocop: Criterion Collection
    The Exorcists
    I already have the first, but if anybody is interested in knowing where to find it, it's in the Lexington Mall in Lexington, KY.
    As for the second, I have the The Version You've Never Seen. However, it doesn't have the Fear of God documentary. Should I get this DVD? I know where it is.
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  2. Dave H

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    I have been tempted to pick up the 25th Ann. of Exorcist for the documentary. Is the video quality much different than "The version you've never seen"?
     
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    Dome,
    I would say that some OOP DVD's are a good short-term investment. However, if something that is OOP is suddenly re-issued or better yet, with a new transfer or new/better extras than the value can significantly decrease.
    To quote an investment buddy of mine "collectables are a volotile market."
    Think of all the people who were paying $60 for beanie babies. [​IMG]
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  4. DonRoeber

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    I found a used copy of Criterions Hard Boiled a few months ago at a local video game store. Took it home for the low low price of $15. Yay me!
    Seems like Criterion OOPs generally keep their value, even if they're redone by another company.
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    I wouldn't actually think of investing in OOP things. They are a nice find, if you like the title and want it for your collection. Otherwise, you might get burned if the title is reissued.
    That said, if anyone knows where to get a first pressing of The Devil's Advocate, I'd be interested. [​IMG]
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