What are some of your rare buys / finds?

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  1. Dave

    Dave Pimp

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    Years ago when I was out in California I found a used copy of The Frighteners for $29.00. I couldn't believe it. This was when it was going for upwards of $500 on ebay. I ended up selling it for $125.

    I also found a used copy of The Matrix. It was real beat up, but I got $60 for it on ebay.

    Monster Squad widescreen was a rare find too.

    What have you guys found for cheap?
     
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    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    I traded a guy an NES system (found at a garage sale for 3 bucks) and a VHS dub of Return of the Living Dead (when it wasn't out on DVD yet) for Dawn and Day of the dead DVD's. So in essence, I "found" a real egghead.
     
  3. John

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    I found a sealed THX WOW! laserdisc (sealed) for $10 when it was going for $100 on ebay.
     
  4. sinister

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    I've got quite a few rare LD's, but none of them were exactly cheap! :rolleyes:

    To name a few:

    Dawn of the Dead perfect collection (Jap)
    Tenebrae, Phenomena, Deep Red, Cat 'o nine tails, Opera (all Jap)
    Faceless (Jap)
    Demons 1 + 2 (Jap)
    Phantasm (box)
    La porta sul buio (Jap) ("Doorway to Darkness" - rare argento TV episodes, italian language only though)
    Lone wolf and cub 1-5
    Hills have eyes
    Last house on the left
    Scream greats: Tom Savini
    Argento's world of horror

    etc.
     
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  5. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Tell me: how are the Demons 1 and 2 discs? I had the first one, but it was severely speckled when I got it new back in 1991.

    My rare treats:
    Suspiria and Suspiria 2 Red Box Set (Japan) comes with booklet and some cool postcards)
    Phenomena (Japan) - comes with postcard and awesome gatefold
    Friday the 13th (Japan) - looks just like a second-run theatrical viewing, but still great to see with all effects in tact (note: American theatrical version is just fine by me, though)
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars - great LD of a great film
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Actually, they're great, but I'm talking about the remastered editions that came out in 1998. They were released by The Roan Group, along with Tenebrae and Phenomena. Remastered picture, Dolby Digital sound, unintelligible audio commentary by Lamberto Bava. In other words, they're the versions Anchor Bay ported over to DVD.
     
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    The Jap demons 1 + 2 were great discs. The DVD's are better now, of course, but the Jap Demons was in Dolby Surround whereas the US LD was only mono, which made the Jap version well worth tracking down.

    The Jap Tenebrae LD is still the most complete high quality version available - the Roan LD and all the DVD releases have missing sections due to print damage.... it's my favourite movie and i was SO pissed off when i got the Roan LD (and later the Anchor Bay DVD) it wasn't complete compared to the Jap LD i already had. :rolleyes:
     
  8. r_burgos2003

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    The Burning (UNCUT) on amazon for $7.95
    Silent Night, Deadly Night (going for around $75 on ebay) for $12.99!
     
  9. jscott

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    I bought the Japanese LD of Dellamorte Dellamore for $10. This Laserdisc is what keeps me from buying a multi-region DVD player.
     
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    I got a sealed copy the The Howling Widescreen Collector's Edition.

    Does that qualify as rare?
     
  11. Dave

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    Howling isn't rare, even less so now due to the fact an SE DVD is on the way, which will have some, if not all, of the LD supplements. Still a great disc, though. I'm holding on to mine either way.
     
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    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    I'll bet you that Frighteneners boxset against something all the Howling supplement doesn't make it to dvd!:D
    I'm definitly holding on to that one, but will have to get the dvd just for the new extras, and not having to change discs.

    As for rare finds lately, NONE.
    Too hard to find.:D
     
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    this is not a find but was a good luck piece. I ordered a Star Wars Trilogy SE set from Columbia House when they came out with my bonus bucks and about 3 weeks after I recieved my set another 1 showed up in the mail. I was never charged for the 2nd set.:banana:
     
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    would THIS be considered a rare Howling LD?:

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    Anyway, some of my rare LDs, and price paid if it was acquired cheaply:

    Salo (Criterion, $25)
    The Matrix
    Drunken Master 2 (WS with original Cantonese dialogue and music)
    Jaws box set ($5)
    Kiki's Delivery Service ($5)
    Seven (Criterion)
    The Thing ('51)
    The Haunting ('63) ($10)
    Alien box set ($5)
    Evil Dead 2 (red disc) ($10)
    The Brood
     
  16. Sam

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    These are always interesting to read.

    A few of my semi-rarities or cool finds:

    American Gothic
    April Fool's Day
    Austin Powers; The Spy Who Shagged Me (very low pressings)
    Beyond Re-Animator
    Casual Sex
    Critters 2 JAP pressing
    Cutting Class
    End of Days (very low pressings)
    Ghoulies II
    Gleaming the Cube
    High Strung
    Martians Go Home
    Mrs. Doubtfire box set
    Nightmare Before Christmas box set
    Porky's Revenge (2 copies)
    Pumpkinhead II
    Puppet Master 1-5
    Sleepy Hollow (very low pressings)
    The Thing signature collection
    Things Change

    DTS:

    Jurassic Park: Lost World
    Speed
    Sudden Death
    The Wedding Singer

    I really need more of these DTS Lasers!
     
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  17. Dave

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    BigDaddyWhore: Did you get my PMs? I messaged you on The Frighteners set if you are interested in it.
     
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    This isn't exactly rare yet, but it is out of print: FRANKENSTEIN, from Universal's "Classic Monster Collection" DVD. I bought it at Newbury Comics two weeks ago for $22. Not too bad, considering I thought that I would have to at least pay the original retail price to acquire it ($30), not to mention that it's pretty in-demand on ebay.
     
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    Wow...that brings back great memories...I LOVED going to Newbury Comics!

    Do they still have the T-Shirts?
     
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    chrishicks classic is back!!!

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    The best story I ever heard about a good find was this guy who bought like 50 LDs from this old lady at a yard sale for like 15.00 because those chrome plated records wouldn't play on her turntable.:D
    This is one of those fake stories I'm sure but you never know.
     

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