GAMERA PERMANENT PRESERVATION BOX

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I have an opportunity to buy a Japanese 1991 issue box set called the GAMERA
PERMANENT PRESERVATION BOX SET. Basically it's all the 60s Gamera movies in
one big box.

I can find out almost nothing about this set despite numerous searches.
Anybody out there got it? What are the transfers like? Are they
letterboxed? Subject to rot?

Cheers

Mark
 
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"Mark Robertson" <mark*NOSPAM*@rhymerproductions.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message news:<c7b508$moi$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk>...
> I have an opportunity to buy a Japanese 1991 issue box set called the GAMERA
> PERMANENT PRESERVATION BOX SET. Basically it's all the 60s Gamera movies in
> one big box.
>
> I can find out almost nothing about this set despite numerous searches.
> Anybody out there got it? What are the transfers like? Are they
> letterboxed? Subject to rot?
>
> Cheers
>
> Mark

Indeed, not much info in LDDb:
http://japanld.free.fr/laserdisc.php?id=31289

8 movies (1965 to 1980) all letterboxed in AOR, mono sound, CLV. Very
little risk of rot, it is a 1991 release. All these have been reissued
individually in 1995, but no other boxset collection exists than the
one you found.

Nicolas
http://home.q03.itscom.net/nsa/
 
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"Mark Robertson" <mark*NOSPAM*@rhymerproductions.freeserve.co.uk> wrote
in message news:c7b508$moi$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk...
> I have an opportunity to buy a Japanese 1991 issue box set called the
GAMERA
> PERMANENT PRESERVATION BOX SET. Basically it's all the 60s Gamera
movies in
> one big box.
>
> I can find out almost nothing about this set despite numerous
searches.
> Anybody out there got it? What are the transfers like? Are they
> letterboxed? Subject to rot?

About the only thing I can tell you for certain is that they are highly
unlikely to have any English subtitles.
 
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Thanks for the info folks. The seller is asking $150. Unless my sums are
way out that's about a third of the price it would be for me to get the
import DVD sets. I reckon that's a good deal. Feel free to disagree though
and convince me otherwise.

And thanks for pointing out the Laserdisc DataBase to me. A useful site
indeed.

Cheers

Mark

"Nicolas Santini" <nsa@dk.catv.ne.jp> wrote in message
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> "Mark Robertson" <mark*NOSPAM*@rhymerproductions.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in
message news:<c7b508$moi$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk>...
> > I have an opportunity to buy a Japanese 1991 issue box set called the
GAMERA
> > PERMANENT PRESERVATION BOX SET. Basically it's all the 60s Gamera
movies in
> > one big box.
> >
> > I can find out almost nothing about this set despite numerous searches.
> > Anybody out there got it? What are the transfers like? Are they
> > letterboxed? Subject to rot?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Mark
>
> Indeed, not much info in LDDb:
> http://japanld.free.fr/laserdisc.php?id=31289
>
> 8 movies (1965 to 1980) all letterboxed in AOR, mono sound, CLV. Very
> little risk of rot, it is a 1991 release. All these have been reissued
> individually in 1995, but no other boxset collection exists than the
> one you found.
>
> Nicolas
> http://home.q03.itscom.net/nsa/
 
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"Joshua Zyber" <jzyber@SPAMMERS-DROP-DEAD.mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> "Mark Robertson" <mark*NOSPAM*@rhymerproductions.freeserve.co.uk> wrote
> in message news:c7b508$moi$1@news5.svr.pol.co.uk...
> > I have an opportunity to buy a Japanese 1991 issue box set called the
> GAMERA
> > PERMANENT PRESERVATION BOX SET. Basically it's all the 60s Gamera
> movies in
> > one big box.
> >
> > I can find out almost nothing about this set despite numerous
> searches.
> > Anybody out there got it? What are the transfers like? Are they
> > letterboxed? Subject to rot?
>
> About the only thing I can tell you for certain is that they are highly
> unlikely to have any English subtitles.

Unless you're getting a really good deal with this, or particularly want
these films on LD for some reason, I'd pass. The LD transfers are
letterboxed (2.35:1) and should look fine, though I seem to recall some were
a little overmatted, but the enhanced DVD presentations should better them
(esp. on larger 16:9 monitors) plus the DVD Box set offers English
subtitles.

Miles
 
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"Mark Robertson" <mark*NOSPAM*@rhymerproductions.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message news:<c7cq5c$5vn$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk>...
> Thanks for the info folks. The seller is asking $150. Unless my sums are
> way out that's about a third of the price it would be for me to get the
> import DVD sets. I reckon that's a good deal. Feel free to disagree though
> and convince me otherwise.
>
> And thanks for pointing out the Laserdisc DataBase to me. A useful site
> indeed.
>
> Cheers
>
> Mark

You are correct, the two Gamera DVD boxsets necessary to cover all 8
films cost new a total of about $420 tax included, but for this price
you also get a small Gamera replica and English subtitles. They might
be available used at a substantial lower price, though probably still
about twice the cost of the LD.
 
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Hello NIcolas,

I cannot see your update for this title in my "update to process list", did
you forget to push "submit"? :)

Rgds,
Julien


Nicolas Santini wrote:
> Indeed, not much info in LDDb:
> http://japanld.free.fr/laserdisc.php?id=31289
>
> 8 movies (1965 to 1980) all letterboxed in AOR, mono sound, CLV. Very
> little risk of rot, it is a 1991 release. All these have been reissued
> individually in 1995, but no other boxset collection exists than the
> one you found.
>
> Nicolas
> http://home.q03.itscom.net/nsa/
 

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