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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2021, 19:04 
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I am nearing completion of special feature Star Wars discs.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2021, 04:40 
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New arrivals. Haven’t watched those beauties in almost two decades.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2021, 05:16 
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Remember all those times we told each other to never buy sealed discs, because they've never been play tested so you'll really have no idea what you're getting?

Anyway, here's a lot of sealed discs I bought.

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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2021, 15:14 
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takeshi666 wrote:
Remember all those times we told each other to never buy sealed discs, because they've never been play tested so you'll really have no idea what you're getting?

Anyway, here's a lot of sealed discs I bought.


For me this rule only applies if you can actually contact the seller, as we know most of these Japanese sellers don't even own
an LD player so you take the risk even if opened.

The 2nd rule is if its stupid expensive, you want to make sure its not cracked or damaged.

I recently bought a disc a few months ago and asked the seller to open first to save on shipping if it was damaged so
they would be able to refund me, but they sent it sealed anyway and it was fine with no damage.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2021, 17:21 
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rein-o wrote:
The 2nd rule is if its stupid expensive, you want to make sure its not cracked or damaged.

I guess that's fair; these definitely weren't expensive, and since I got them shipped with a bunch of other tat, it's not like I lost much in the way of shipping either. That is, if any of them turn out to be a dud. I've only had time to watch Empire of the Sun so far and that one didn't have any major issues.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2021, 17:22 
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If a seller demands a premium for a disc just because it's sealed te seller can go boil his/her head. Because I am not purchasing laserdiscs for display purposes but to actually watch them.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Yeah, “sealed” is a bigger deal with western sellers since Americans can’t manufacture or even store discs as well as the Japan side. It just means “blind buy” on eBay.
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I guess I will just go boil my head.....
Last I heard, people open sealed discs to play them. Going out on a limb here....

Perhaps I am the only one on the planet that likes platters pristine.
No hairlines, fingerprints, scratches, scuffs, dorito dust, or cheeto frags ...... a common finding with used platters.

Only way your getting an immaculate LD platters is via sealed / unopened jacket.
Of course unless house is a hermetic dust free lab environment and/ or disc originated in the holy isles of the Japans.
Still, had a fair share of scuffed up titles from Japan, though not the norm to be certain.

Sold hundreds of unopened titles. Never a complaint. Always a compliment.
Different strokes for different folks.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Only way your getting an immaculate LD platters is via sealed / unopened jacket.

I wouldn't bet on it.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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firehorse_44 wrote:
I guess I will just go boil my head.....


No you can only boil your head if you actually demand a premium just because they are sealed when you sell them on.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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I just realized, Godzilla is at least a little bit personally significant to me since it was the first time I ever saw or even heard of laserdisc; I distinctly remember a guy playing a clip or a trailer of the movie off the big shiny disc at a trade show when I was little. It definitely grabbed my attention then.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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This reminds me and I don't know if I posted this before.
Remember walking up to the flat iron building when growing up in NYC and was near the filming of that scene.
It was dark and they were just shooting buildings, can't remember all as it was pretty boring since its a CGI godzilla and she wasn't there.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Got these from a local video game store. He was charging way too much, but I could tell they were hurting from the shutdowns, so I didn't mind being overcharged that much.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2021, 20:53 
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takeshi666 wrote:
firehorse_44 wrote:
Only way your getting an immaculate LD platters is via sealed / unopened jacket.

I wouldn't bet on it.



I am not a betting man.
However after processing thousands of LDs can we both suffice to agree that a low percentage of the populace spends or spent time polishing platters ?
Especially if their only interest is / was dumping them figuratively and literally.

I shudder to think how much time I have spent polishing.
By choice mind you. I take pride in my collection and deal in quality items. Even the copies of ET got a once over before posting.
So odds are high your not going to find pristine unless opening a sealed / new title.
Just my experience.

And I would bet on it....

May take practice, however boiling my head still appears on the menu -

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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I grok we will enjoy you our LD water brother :ugeek:
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rein-o wrote:
I grok we will enjoy you our LD water brother :ugeek:



Thank you rein-o !
I would have it no other way....
Grok in fullness... share water and grow closer

Made my day man !

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Thanks rein-o
May just have to read "Stranger in a Strange Land" again.
Unedited posthumously released version of course !
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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I think Starship Troopers was a stronger novel but Stranger was good, better than puppet masters and I think I read another of his works but can't remember now.

Guess I have to finish up some more film stuff before I go back to serious books :lol:
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For Christmas, my wife got me a copy of In The Heat Of The Night. I Had this movie on VHS a while back, but I am very glad to replace it with the LaserDisc. It was a very nice surprise for Christmas.

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