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These versions on EBay claim to be wide screen theatrical releases? Is it legit or not?

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If you look at the disc art, they all say ‘bonus disc.’ So those are the 2006 non-anamporphic limited edition discs. So they are ‘widescreen’ in that they present the film in its original aspect ratio, but they will show black bars on all four sides on a widescreen TV as they were masted at low-res for 4:3 tubes.

These are based on the Laserdisc masters from the early 90s and are extremely low quality compared to what’s available for the SE on Blu-Ray and even compared to the SE DVD releases.

However, these are also the best quality officially available releases.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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They’re also not worth nearly what they’re asking for them. You shouldn’t have to pay more than $20-30 a piece.

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Wazzles said:

They’re also not worth nearly what they’re asking for them.

Agreed. I paid the equivalent of $2 USD for the ROTJ and TESB GOUT discs (from what would be called in the US, a thrift store) and even that was grudgingly because I’ve been happy with my CBS-FOX W/S LD’s.

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I don’t understand the US’ overinflation of these discs and why people pay those prices.
You can get them in my country and the UK for a couple of dollars each if you take three seconds to search for yourself; eBay may be simpler, but sometimes it just isn’t worth it.

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Ryan-SWI said:

I don’t understand the US’ overinflation of these discs and why people pay those prices.
You can get them in my country and the UK for a couple of dollars each if you take three seconds to search for yourself; eBay may be simpler, but sometimes it just isn’t worth it.

It’s just an Ebay thing. If you find them individually or in a used DVD store, you can usually find them for less than $20 a piece.

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Wazzles said:

Ryan-SWI said:

I don’t understand the US’ overinflation of these discs and why people pay those prices.
You can get them in my country and the UK for a couple of dollars each if you take three seconds to search for yourself; eBay may be simpler, but sometimes it just isn’t worth it.

It’s just an Ebay thing.

No, it’s also an Amazon thing.

SilverWook said:

Some people aren’t happy unless they are miserable, or are making others miserable.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Wazzles said:

Ryan-SWI said:

I don’t understand the US’ overinflation of these discs and why people pay those prices.
You can get them in my country and the UK for a couple of dollars each if you take three seconds to search for yourself; eBay may be simpler, but sometimes it just isn’t worth it.

It’s just an Ebay thing.

No, it’s also an Amazon thing.

You can usually find a better price for them on Amazon.

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Not on the Canadian version of Amazon, you can’t. I paid $47 for my used copy of TESB, and brand new, unopened copies of any of the three movies cost anywhere from almost $90 to almost $200.

SilverWook said:

Some people aren’t happy unless they are miserable, or are making others miserable.

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I got my GOUT for $100

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