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Mielr

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#1487894
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Can someone explain why this VHS copy of ROTJ is going for $1650.00 ?!
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ryanvb said:

Heritage Auctions is pulling the same shady crap they did with the video game market. There’s a documentary about these practices on YouTube called “Exposing FRAUD And DECEPTION In The Retro Video Game Market”.

I watched the documentary and it was quite shocking. I’d say what they’re doing is definitely illegal, and might even be considered racketeering. I hope nobody is duped into bidding on these fraudulently-valued items.

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#1486855
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Can someone explain why this VHS copy of ROTJ is going for $1650.00 ?!
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I’m starting to regret selling all my old VHS tapes… 8-O

https://entertainment.ha.com/itm/entertainment-and-music/star-wars-return-of-the-jedi-vhs-1986-vga-80-nm-white-cbs-fox-video-watermark-two-toned-tape-cbs-fox-video/a/7281-99209.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515

EDIT: and this copy of SW for $17,000 ?! It’s not even the original release!

https://entertainment.ha.com/itm/movie-tv-memorabilia/memorabilia/star-wars-a-new-hope-vhs-1984-vga-85-nm-vertical-overlap-white-cbs-fox-video-watermark-cbs-fox-video/a/7281-99206.s?ic16=ViewItem-BrowseTabs-Auction-Open-ThisAuction-120115

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#1393098
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Alan Dean Foster not getting book royalties from Disney
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Wow, this horrendous. I can’t believe they can get away with not paying royalties due. I guess a contract doesn’t mean anything. I hope he takes them to court, gets a sympathetic judge and wins big. I still have my copy of “Splinter” that I read when I was in my early teens.

I would have had no idea this was happening if I hadn’t read it here. Thanks, SilverWook. I’m putting a link on my SW facebook pg now.

I hope Alan gets A LOT more support!

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#1362307
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Due to resurgence of drive-in theaters, ESB tops box office for first time since 1997!
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https://deadline.com/2020/07/star-wars-empire-strikes-back-tops-weekend-box-office-drive-ins-coronavirus-1202983364/

Give the people what they want. Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, etc., also all doing well in drive-ins. Can Ferris Bueller be far behind? 😉

I turned my sister down when she asked me if I wanted to go see ESB at the drive-in in 1980. Boy, I was dumb back then!

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#1342470
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The music of the Original Trilogy vs the music of the Prequel Trilogy
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Has there ever been a silent screening of any of the OOT movies with a live orchestra? I always thought that would be a wonderful thing to see.

I don’t care for the scores for the PT very much. I think a lot of the overkill with the music was to try and distract from what was happening (or not happening) on the screen. ROTJ is my favorite of all the scores.

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#1312228
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Just got back-- a full 30 minutes of previews, so I didn’t get out of there until 11pm (movie was supposed to start at 8pm). Anyhow, it was pretty awful as expected, I really have no respect for JJ Abrams as a director. There were people getting up and walking out of the theater at some of the corniest moments (the “Romeo & Juliet” scene, for one) and laughter in many spots that weren’t meant to be funny. My nephew and I stayed thru the credits as we always do, and one guy who walked past us mumbled “thank God THAT’S finally over!”. So, I think the reviews for this film will not be kind.

Having said that, there were a few nice moments in the film, and it WAS better than TLJ (also, as expected).

On a side note— was there any mention of Peter Mayhew in the credits? If so, I missed it (lots of people walking in front of me). I was kind of expecting the film to be dedicated to him.

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#1312120
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Going tonight with my nephew at 8pm. My expectations are LOW after TLJ, and the clip I saw on Jimmy Kimmel the other night was awful, but we’ll see! At least I’ll have an excuse to sit in the dark and eat candy for two and a half hours. But I think it’s pretty much safe to say that after this one— I’m done.