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Old 12-01-2023, 03:15 PM
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Default Star Wars VCR Tapes

I was watching a Pawn Stars road show (don't blame me, nothing else on) and some "Expert" valued a sealed Star Wars VCR tape for like $80K. Am I missing something or is this for real?
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Old 12-01-2023, 03:28 PM
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Reality TV is not reality.
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Old 12-01-2023, 03:32 PM
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Reality TV is not reality.
That is what they "THEY" want you to believe. Ancient Aliens and Finding Bigfoot are real.
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Old 12-01-2023, 03:41 PM
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But, what if they brought in bigfoot's body and proved he was an alien and then they tried to pawn him? It's a hat-trick for TV.
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Old 12-04-2023, 12:48 PM
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I'm not sure, but some stuff like that has gotten crazy.
The prices on sealed videogames can also be a crazy, so maybe?
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I was watching a Pawn Stars road show (don't blame me, nothing else on) and some "Expert" valued a sealed Star Wars VCR tape for like $80K. Am I missing something or is this for real?
Not sure you are missing something, but the 'expert' sure seems to be.

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The collectability of VHS currently is through the roof, however you have to be highly into the hobby to know what you are looking for.

The collectable copies going for these prices are not the ones you bought at a Best Buy in the 90's. The copies of value are those that the older of us remember in the early days of VHS. These early 80's releases were for video store use only and prohibitively expensive. Each copy was around 89 dollars as the video store was going to make it back in rentals. Your average person seldom owned a original copy of a movie.

They have grading for VHS, just like video games and cards. If you did have a graded perfect condition VHS first release rental copy of Star Wars it would assuredly be worth an astonishingly large amount, like 58k at Goldin.

https://goldin.co/item/1977-star-war...int-9-6-a0r4ri
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Grading on VHS tapes is apparently much more lax than baseball cards. Look at those corners. That's a 3 on a card.
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There is apparently a huge controversy because it is impossible to find unaltered versions of the original theatrical release of the first Star Wars trilogy. I could see where original NOS DVDs could be valuable. Whether they are $80K valuable isn't something I have the expertise to confirm.

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Old 12-15-2023, 09:56 AM
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Yes, the original is only available on those early vhs and laserdisc versions.

And maybe the CED disk.

And the 16mm film for small theater and rental use.

The CED is fairly hard to get, the film, there's a few around. Probably less than 20?maybe far less. Most films on 16mm film are uncommon at best. They still do modern titles I think, but usually less than 5 copies.
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Folks, if you want the original first Star Wars movie, unaltered, unedited and unenhanced, then here it is:

https://archive.org/details/StarWars16mm

You can watch it, download it and burn it to DVD, whatever.
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Folks, if you want the original first Star Wars movie, unaltered, unedited and unenhanced, then here it is:

https://archive.org/details/StarWars16mm

You can watch it, download it and burn it to DVD, whatever.
Bump. You can watch the original unedited Star Wars.
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Folks, if you want the original first Star Wars movie, unaltered, unedited and unenhanced, then here it is:

https://archive.org/details/StarWars16mm

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Bumping this damn thing again.
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