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#1364661
Topic
My recreation of the Empire Strikes Back Red label CD
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In 83’, the first pressings of Star Wars and Return of the Jedi were released in Germany by music label RSO. Each containing a red face:

Star Wars:

Return of the Jedi:

But The Empire Strikes Backs first press however, was released in 85’ by U.S label Polydor and didn’t have a red face:

The Empire Strikes Back:

So, I endeavored to try and re-create the classic album into what original CD should’ve looked like.

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#1364639
Topic
Matching 4k slipcovers - Interior Cover - Updated Disc Label - Updated Content
Time

March 31st 2020, Disney released episodes I-VII and Rogue One on 4k for the first time with matching slipcovers, interior covers, updated discs, and updated content that look like this:

Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace:

Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones:

Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith:

Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi:

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens:

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story:

During this time, we also see TROS seek a 4k release but without a matching slipcover/interior cover (Discs and content are the same as the Skywalker Saga set).

Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise Of Skywalker:

Prior to March 31st 2020, The Last Jedi and Solo already had a 4k release.

Star Wars Episode VIII - The Last Jedi:

Solo - A Star Wars Story:

A few months after the 4k debuts of episodes I-VII and Rogue One, we see a re-issue of TLJ and Solo matching the other movies except TROS.

Star Wars Episode VIII - The Last Jedi - re-issue:

Solo - A Star Wars Story - re-issue:

You’d expect that they’ve also changed the interior cover as well as the updating the content/discs that is currently only available in the complete Skywalker Saga Box set (Excluding Solo because there has only been one release for Solo, hence there cannot be updated content, only interior covers and updated disc label to differentiate the previous release). Wrong! Instead, they’ve slapped the matching cover on the original 4k releases of both films. No matching interior cover, no updated discs, and no updated content. Just the same old stock we saw before. At some point, would there be a matching (slipcover/interior cover/updated content/updated disc) copy of both the TLJ and Solo?

Also,
TROS is yet to recieve the same treatment as the other movies and would there also be a matching copy to complete the set at some point in time?

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#1364465
Topic
Info Wanted: Kylo Ren Lightsaber Star Wars - Jedi Challenges Lenovo
Time

I’ve checked the links and unfortunately, they don’t show the item I’m after:

https://www.amazon.com/Star-WarsTM-Jedi-Challenges-Lightsaber-android/dp/B07JG8LLBJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2OX65TOC0FOP9&dchild=1&keywords=kylo+ren+lightsaber+lenovo&qid=1595314094&sprefix=kylo+ren+lightsaber+lenov%2Caps%2C369&sr=8-1

The Kylo Ren lightsaber was an exclusive item sold separate to the set provided in your links. It would explain why it sold for soo much on eBay those months ago. It’s near impossible to find a new copy let alone a pre-owned.

It doesn’t matter I’m in no rush for it anyway. Thanks for the help, appreciate it!!

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#1364460
Topic
Info Wanted: Kylo Ren Lightsaber Star Wars - Jedi Challenges Lenovo
Time

Thanks for the help! I’ve been checking eBay almost everyday since its release to try and snatch one for myself. The last time I’ve seen a copy was on eBay and I’m pretty sure it was during time span of the official release of TROS. From memory, it was listed for a ridiculous price ($2000 USD) as an auction format. Not sure if it sold but I would never buy it at that price anyway. Amazon US I’ve been checking monthly and have seen no market update. It kept saying unavailable or something along those lines. I would never really check the overseas markets often but now, I guess I should huh.

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#1335066
Topic
Why weren’t there DVD releases in 2000?
Time

Not all DVD’s were great though. Most DVD’s defiantly looked better than a VHS and the quality of sound debatable (it depends on the quality of tape and if your tape includes HI-FI sound or not). But when compared to LaserDisc, not all were even close to the quality of picture or sound. But overall, DVD’s were far superior. Easier to manage, easier to play, easier to store, easier to buy, easy to control and things of the nature.

“When the prices started dropping from “Laserdisc” enthusiast level down to the $200 range, electronics stores (hah, remember those!) were basically shoveling the things out the door by simply connecting a VCR and a DVD player to the same TV and pushing a button on a switcher.” Yes I do remember:).

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#1329544
Topic
Why weren’t there DVD releases in 2000?
Time

DVD’s were still new during that time period. Now if I remember correctly, the DVD was technically invented in 1995. But most countries didn’t have them. Mainly because, the cost of DVD’s were expensive and other platforms like VHS or LaserDisc were also still available and people had already adjusted to them. Plus they were still making improvements to make them more versatile. Anyway, the worldwide release for the DVD in 2000 was the right move considering the year 2000 was a new millennium. The new era of technology.