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Post #1320156

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RUKUSBUILD3
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Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace VCD release/Laserdisc release
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16-Jan-2020, 2:57 AM
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Hi all,
In 2000 Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace was official released on home video. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve documenting all the releases for The Phantom Menace. This is what have so far:

-Laserdisc
-Year:2000
-Country:Japan
-Format:Widescreen

-DVD
-Year:2001
-Country:Worldwide?
-Format:Fullscreen and widescreen

-VHS
-Year:1999
-Country:Worldwide?
-Format:Fullscreen and Widescreen(Collector’s Edition)

Just a few days ago, I found out that in most regions of Asia and possibly Europe, there was a VCD release of The Phantom Menace. I already know that Hong Kong, Malaysia, and maybe Singapore and Turkey, had releases for The Phantom Menace. Now, I have several questions to ask about this as I have heard about many and all were different.

Q1: Was the VCD release of The Phantom Menace a bootleg, or an official release?
Q2: What other countries had the VCD release of The Phantom Menace.
Q3: I saw on a website that the Hong Kong release of The Phantom Menace on VCD came with 4 lobby cards
(similar to the Japan Laserdisc) but slightly different. Is this true and if so, did other country
releases have the same offer?
Q4: Apart from Ebay or Amazon, is there a website that sells VCDs. Like the Laserdisc database website but
for VCDs?
Q5: I’ve also red that The Phantom Menace was released on SVCD. What is it, was it released on SVCD, and
where can you buy it?
Q6: Is there a designated box for The Phantom Menace VCD? I’ve seen several online and none come with a
box/case.
Q7: Is there a particular way to identify which country it comes from?
Q8: Is it in Widescreen or Fullscreen?

Please let me know ASAP and if there is additional information that I have not mentioned, feel free to type in the chat below.