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 Post subject: Need to get the Kolchak JP import set one of these days
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2021, 16:15 
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Been appreciating the classic Kolchak on METV Saturdays and now I want the Japan import set. So sad they only made so few eps of the groundbreaking horror/paranormal etc. classic. The LD set has no Japanese subs either - it puts the dub on another track which is nice.

Kolchak was another staple of the Sci-Fi channel back when it was about science fiction and not "SyFy" tier dreck too, fond memories watching it, along with stuff like anime and Harlan Ellison commentaries back in the 90s.
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 Post subject: Re: Need to get the Kolchak JP import set one of these days
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2021, 16:51 
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This is another show I wanted on LD but it’s been difficult to find and/or super expensive. There is a Blu-ray version coming out in a few weeks. Maybe we will see people dropping the LDs.
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 Post subject: Re: Need to get the Kolchak JP import set one of these days
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2021, 17:50 
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Yeah, the two boxes seem to sell from 6000-8000 yen or so each on YJ, pretty pricey when most LD are worth dirt there. And with the current shipping situation, forget it. Looks like at least $100 a box for ones that are outside Japan, wow (and no completed on eBay, so not many over here). Let's hope more surface, indeed, from a blu ray upgrade.
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 Post subject: Re: Need to get the Kolchak JP import set one of these days
PostPosted: 21 Sep 2021, 01:15 
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And I think it would be just amazing to watch Kolchak LDs on my vintage 1974 KV-1730R Trinitron I snagged off CL for 20 bucks - the same vintage as Kolchak. A top of the line set, Sony's first with a remote (uses solenoids to turn the knobs!) in a 3/4 inch plywood cabinet that weighs 63 pounds (just a 17 inch tube) and would cost $3k adjusted for inflation. Still working after nearly 50 years.

Figure I would hook my gas tube LD-660 top load player up to the Sony, as it's the oldest LD player I've got and pretty cool.


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