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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 19:09 
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hello fellow laserdisc fans
i came across a star wars trilogy special edition box set which has a bronze instead of silver darth vader in front and the letters on the back are in gold instead of silver.
has anyone ever seen anything like this?
i never seen any edition like this and im collecting over 2 decades now


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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 20:16 
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The coloring makes me think of the VHS tapes where the widescreen box was Silver and the pan & scan was bronze or gold or whatever. other then that no idea, is it NTSC or PAL?
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PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 01:59 
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I used to know what that meant....

I think it's either Pan&Scan vs. Widescreen or if it's PAL box, could be dubbed vs. subtitled or just a UK release? (German PAL box is gold as well)

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 Post subject: Re: star wars trilogy special edition STRANGE EDITION
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 07:31 
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Julien the German edition is gold but has a completely different structure on the front of the box covering 100% all the front.the one I am showing here has an artwork like the us release but in gold.i know that there was a vhs release in 97 that there was silver with widescreen and gold with pan scan but that’s not the case here cause in front it says widescreen.i havent got it in hand yet but when I do I will let you know exactly the content
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PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 00:04 
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Could it be a trick of the light?
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PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 04:50 
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yayanalog wrote:
Could it be a trick of the light?

While I though the same thing it really can't.
The front could but the text on the back couldn't really change with different light, you would be able to notice something.
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It could have oxidized.

The T2 boxes changed color every time they were reprinted.

Do you have this or just a picture? What is the catalog number? This is a super low quality picture for any commonly used device in 2018 so it’s really hard to learn anything from it. It could be super obviously fake and it would be impossible to tell from these bad pics.
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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2018, 15:51 
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Hong Kong box for this
http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/32768/006 ... al-Edition
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:39 
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:42 
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:42 
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:43 
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:44 
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:47 
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Sadly there is no asian writting on it, or alternative cover layout, that what makes HK discs special in a way.
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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 09:54 
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so its in my hands
first thing i can say is that the box side entrance is on the left as we see the front and not on the right as most boxes are
it looks like the us box set of the trilogy but with bronze vader and gold lettering.
content is the three discs which are listed on lddb as
http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/32767/006 ... al-Edition
http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/32768/006 ... al-Edition
http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/32769/006 ... al-Edition
this has nothing to resembles that its an asian release as you can see from the covers (only stickers on the front)
Also there are no subtitles only English closed captioning


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 Post subject: Re: star wars trilogy special edition STRANGE EDITION
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 18:52 
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I have these three releases, but not the slip-sleeve. Until now, I didn't even know the slip sleeve was issued. Does it have a catalog number?

Seeing the stickers on the shrink wrap though, I suspect these are actually from Taiwan, and not Hong Kong.
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 Post subject: Re: star wars trilogy special edition STRANGE EDITION
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2018, 19:13 
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Thanks giannis,

I have been looking out for you getting back on this.

Very interesting to see.

Thanks again.

Best regards,

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