Value of Criterion Blade Runner?

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I'm sick of waiting for the SE DVD of Blade Runner to come out and with these
pending legal issues, it's not coming anytime soon. Does anyone have a fair
idea of what the Criterion LD is worth? If memory serves me, the Criterion LD
has the European cut and the proper 2.50:1 aspect ratio so that's what I want.
 
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A laserdisc dealer from Spokane told me that a disc is worth whatever
it's worth to you to have it, basically. The best way I've found to
get an idea of what other people are willing to pay (on eBay, anyway)
is to go into the "completed items" listings for the item you're
interested in and look at the closing prices.

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Milt
 
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I paid $30 for mine on EBAY. I've seen them go even higher.
On 25 Apr 2004 02:51:31 GMT, oneactor1@aol.com (Steve Grauman) wrote:

>I'm sick of waiting for the SE DVD of Blade Runner to come out and with these
>pending legal issues, it's not coming anytime soon. Does anyone have a fair
>idea of what the Criterion LD is worth? If memory serves me, the Criterion LD
>has the European cut and the proper 2.50:1 aspect ratio so that's what I want.

If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension.
We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy.
- Rod White
 
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Dies Deambulo <rmegee2@attbi.com> wrote...
> I paid $30 for mine on EBAY. I've seen them go even higher.

If you got the CAV version with all of the supplements, then you got a
good deal. However, if you got the bare bones CLV version, then you
didn't.

-Junior
 
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>The best way I've found to
>get an idea of what other people are willing to pay (on eBay, anyway)
>is to go into the "completed items" listings for the item you're
>interested in and look at the closing prices.

None turned up on EBay when I looked, that's why I came asking here. But I'll
try again. Thanks!
 
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In article <20040425154843.05832.00000019@mb-m03.aol.com>,
oneactor1@aol.com says...
> >The best way I've found to
> >get an idea of what other people are willing to pay (on eBay, anyway)
> >is to go into the "completed items" listings for the item you're
> >interested in and look at the closing prices.
>
> None turned up on EBay when I looked, that's why I came asking here. But I'll
> try again. Thanks!

The Criterion CAV BR set rarely turns up on eBay UK, look on eBay US and
you'll see some, average ending price is $50-$100, a 2 disc laserdisc set
shouldn't cost more than $20 to post via airmail from the US or Canada,
I'm getting 4 laserdiscs sent from Canada and the seller quoted me $28 US
for airmail postage.


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>The Criterion CAV BR set rarely turns up on eBay UK

I hadn't even thought of checking Ebay Canada or UK. I'm in North America, so I
usually just check the U.S. Ebay. I wouldn't ba able to play a PAL disc on an
American player anyway, would I? I definitely want the CAV version of the film.
 
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In article <20040425170303.07460.00000368@mb-m02.aol.com>,
oneactor1@aol.com says...
> >The Criterion CAV BR set rarely turns up on eBay UK
>
> I hadn't even thought of checking Ebay Canada or UK. I'm in North America, so I
> usually just check the U.S. Ebay. I wouldn't ba able to play a PAL disc on an
> American player anyway, would I? I definitely want the CAV version of the film.

Ah, I thought you were in the UK by the timestamp on your posts.

I don't know if your laserdisc player will be able to play PAL discs but
in this case it's irrelevant as the original BR Criterion CAV laserdisc
set was only produced in NTSC.

Try this search: http://makeashorterlink.com/?P21932F18


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"Steve Grauman" <oneactor1@aol.com> wrote in message
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> >The Criterion CAV BR set rarely turns up on eBay UK
>
> I hadn't even thought of checking Ebay Canada or UK. I'm in North
America, so I
> usually just check the U.S. Ebay. I wouldn't ba able to play a PAL
disc on an
> American player anyway, would I?

Irrelevant, as Criterion only produced discs in the U.S. (NTSC format).
Any Criterion disc showing up on eBay UK would be an American copy
imported into that country.
 
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>Irrelevant, as Criterion only produced discs in the U.S. (NTSC format).

Interesting. I guess there were a lot of multi-system LD players sold in
Europe.
 
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In article <20040426011738.03175.00000422@mb-m07.aol.com>,
oneactor1@aol.com says...
> >Irrelevant, as Criterion only produced discs in the U.S. (NTSC format).
>
> Interesting. I guess there were a lot of multi-system LD players sold in
> Europe.

Yup, my player does NTSC & PAL, I only have 1 PAL disc as it came with
the player, all the others are NTSC as I specifically got my player so I
can get films on LD that aren't on DVD.


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>all the others are NTSC as I specifically got my player so I
>can get films on LD that aren't on DVD.
>

Ah, the benefits of regionless playback.
 
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The Japanese CAV release of BR European Cut with Criterion Extra and a
better pressing regularly goes up to $60-90.

Rgds,
Julien

watsona@kenyon.edu (unclejr) wrote in message news:<139de3b3.0404251034.4b3e980d@posting.google.com>...
> Dies Deambulo <rmegee2@attbi.com> wrote...
> > I paid $30 for mine on EBAY. I've seen them go even higher.
>
> If you got the CAV version with all of the supplements, then you got a
> good deal. However, if you got the bare bones CLV version, then you
> didn't.
>
> -Junior
 
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In article <20040426215310.15757.00000151@mb-m29.aol.com>,
oneactor1@aol.com says...
> >all the others are NTSC as I specifically got my player so I
> >can get films on LD that aren't on DVD.
> >
> Ah, the benefits of regionless playback.

Yup, the the only hassle is when I turn them into PAL DVD-Rs...
removing the 3:2 pulldown etc.


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"Julien" <generikz@free.fr> wrote in message
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> The Japanese CAV release of BR European Cut with Criterion Extra and a
> better pressing regularly goes up to $60-90.

It's not a better pressing. Although it comes from Criterion's transfer,
the picture is noticeably softer and washed out in direct comparison, as
if the master tape were dubbed down a generation first.
 

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