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Star Wars Original Trilogy - Video 8 format

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Hi there, anyone know anything about Star Wars on video 8?
Also, does anyone own them? I recently began a collection and want to obtain all the home video formats released for star wars.

Cheers:)!

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!

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SilverWook said:

I’ve seen Japanese copies on Ebay, not sure if they were released in the U.S. or not.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-Trilogy-ULTRA-RARE-1991-JAPAN-8mm-VIDEO-x-3-IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FIND/392888948164

A PAL copy of ROTJ featured in one of techmoan’s videos on Sony 8mm Video Walkman gear.
https://youtu.be/pdObeF9VHiA

@Sliverwook, I’m pretty sure Video 8’s were only released in Japan and potentially the UK. The U.S I believe never saw a release. I’m definitely not spending $4000 on three cassettes. I wish I started looking earlier!! Everything was cheaper then. I guess I have to wait until it comes for a reasonable price.

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!

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Sony was able to get studios to release quite a lot on Video 8. There were even Disney titles. Two SoCal electronics stores I used to haunt back in the 90’s carried a bunch of them. It might have gone hand in hand with being an official Sony dealer. I can’t seem to find any domestic CBS/Fox titles on Ebay though. ROTJ would have come out well within the time frame of of Video 8 releases.
It can be tricky to search for Video 8 titles as a lot of Super 8 gear gets lumped into the results.

I briefly considered Video 8 titles as an alternate source for PCM tracks that can’t be found on Laserdisc, but Sony never seems to have made a 8mm deck with a digital out jack.

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There might be 3rd party organization that may have made an digital out jack

I specialize in records, CDs, and pretty much anything thats got do with star wars soundtracks. If you have any old records you willing to give up DM me!

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Maybe a super high end editing deck or industrial unit, but I’ve never spotted one in the wild.

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