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Anonymous
November 25, 2004 9:13:39 PM

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I know the HK release topped $600+ before but this is going a little
bit too far... (not my auction)

SONG OF THE SOUTH Hong Kong LD - no subtitles
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6342...

And for the BIN price, you get a pirate DVD-R copy of it. How nice!
That probably explains the $400 difference.

But maybe there's a woman face on the cover if you put it at the
correct light angle? ^_^;

Rgds,
Julien

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Anonymous
November 26, 2004 3:16:47 AM

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"Julien Wilk" <generikz@gmail.com> wrote...
> I know the HK release topped $600+ before but this is going a little
> bit too far... (not my auction)
>
> SONG OF THE SOUTH Hong Kong LD - no subtitles
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6342...
>
> And for the BIN price, you get a pirate DVD-R copy of it. How nice!
> That probably explains the $400 difference.

It probably won't sell, so don't get your undies in a bunch. However,
I'm sure that if someone was to inquire about the bootleg DVD-R copy,
the seller wouldn't mind making an "on the side" transaction for it!
I sold my Japanese Make Mine Music and Melody Time LDs last spring
(you even bid on one or both of them IIRC!) with the stipulation that
I would be including a fair-use DVD-R copy of the films to the winner.
I received multiple e-mails through eBay's server inquiring about the
DVD-R copies separate from the LDs... Only a small percentage
inquired about the LDs themselves.

-Junior
Anonymous
November 27, 2004 2:25:32 AM

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And on an interesting note, this is a release from Hong Kong, but the
disc was pressed by Pioneer USA. I think this is the first time I've
seen a title from the Pacific be pressed in the US.



On 25 Nov 2004 18:13:39 -0800, "Julien Wilk" <generikz@gmail.com>
wrote:

>I know the HK release topped $600+ before but this is going a little
>bit too far... (not my auction)
>
>SONG OF THE SOUTH Hong Kong LD - no subtitles
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6342...
>
>And for the BIN price, you get a pirate DVD-R copy of it. How nice!
>That probably explains the $400 difference.
>
>But maybe there's a woman face on the cover if you put it at the
>correct light angle? ^_^;
>
>Rgds,
>Julien

Blaine
blam1@oz.net
http://www.blamld.com
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Anonymous
November 27, 2004 2:31:29 AM

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watsona@kenyon.edu (unclejr) wrote in message news:<139de3b3.0411260016.75afdd53@posting.google.com>...
> "Julien Wilk" <generikz@gmail.com> wrote...
> > I know the HK release topped $600+ before but this is going a little
> > bit too far... (not my auction)
> >
> > SONG OF THE SOUTH Hong Kong LD - no subtitles
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6342...
> >
> > And for the BIN price, you get a pirate DVD-R copy of it. How nice!
> > That probably explains the $400 difference.
>
> It probably won't sell, so don't get your undies in a bunch. However,
> I'm sure that if someone was to inquire about the bootleg DVD-R copy,
> the seller wouldn't mind making an "on the side" transaction for it!
> I sold my Japanese Make Mine Music and Melody Time LDs last spring
> (you even bid on one or both of them IIRC!) with the stipulation that
> I would be including a fair-use DVD-R copy of the films to the winner.
> I received multiple e-mails through eBay's server inquiring about the
> DVD-R copies separate from the LDs... Only a small percentage
> inquired about the LDs themselves.
>
> -Junior

It has even been a common tactic by bootleggers to purposedly list the
LD at an unrealistic high price to draw traffic to their direct DVD-R
sales, one other variant being to list low but with a very high
reserve.

At one stage eBay will lock all direct communications (all will have
to go through the internal message system) and they might want to
monitor the message contents for keywords such as "DVD-R".

I know they do that for listings already, as once i listed an LD with
a photocopy of the insert (original insert was lost) and eBay pulled
my listing even before it started (it was still pending), reason being
the word "copy".

Nicolas

eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Discs-Of-Japan?refid=store
LDDb store: http://japanld.free.fr/shops.php?owner=n$a
LD website: http://home.q03.itscom.net/nsa/
Anonymous
November 27, 2004 4:57:02 PM

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nsa@dk.catv.ne.jp (Nicolas Santini) wrote...
> It has even been a common tactic by bootleggers to purposedly list the
> LD at an unrealistic high price to draw traffic to their direct DVD-R
> sales, one other variant being to list low but with a very high
> reserve.

Yes, it's called a "Thayer" or a "Thayerism." ;-) I still remember
owning AND possessing my MMM and MT Japanese LDs at the same time that
he was auctioning them off!

-Junior
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 9:28:53 PM

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Blaine Young <blam@oz.net> wrote in message news:<esagq0tk95q84u0cb90n1e9anon7i8ho2r@4ax.com>...

> And on an interesting note, this is a release from Hong Kong, but the
> disc was pressed by Pioneer USA. I think this is the first time I've
> seen a title from the Pacific be pressed in the US.
>
> Blaine
> blam1@oz.net
> http://www.blamld.com

PILP-1010 (Madonna Blond Ambition, filmed in Nice) is a Japan release
but actually a repackage of the identical PA-90-325 US issue, they've
just added a sticker or two:
http://japanld.free.fr/laserdisc.php?id=34603

Another case is the Video Essentials Japanese edition, made in the
USA, though this one doesn't come with a Japanese number and therefore
could be said to be a pure US release.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 9:17:38 PM

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Blaine Young <blam@oz.net> wrote in message news:
> And on an interesting note, this is a release from Hong Kong, but the
> disc was pressed by Pioneer USA. I think this is the first time I've
> seen a title from the Pacific be pressed in the US.

How can you tell? All of my old Disney HK laserdiscs, including Song
of the South, look the same. Distributed by IVL, with their telephone
# and fax # printed on the jacket and disc. Were all of those old
Disney HK titles pressed in the US?
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 2:21:28 AM

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In article <4e46f9e7.0411291817.4869ba0a@posting.google.com>,
mbeals@juno.com says...
> Blaine Young <blam@oz.net> wrote in message news:

> > And on an interesting note, this is a release from Hong Kong, but the
> > disc was pressed by Pioneer USA. I think this is the first time I've
> > seen a title from the Pacific be pressed in the US.
>
> How can you tell? All of my old Disney HK laserdiscs, including Song
> of the South, look the same. Distributed by IVL, with their telephone
> # and fax # printed on the jacket and disc. Were all of those old
> Disney HK titles pressed in the US?

Mint marks, perhaps?

http://www.access-one.com/rjn/laser/legacy/ld09.txt

Dave
Anonymous
December 2, 2004 5:34:32 PM

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"Julien Wilk" <generikz@gmail.com> wrote...
> I know the HK release topped $600+ before but this is going a little
> bit too far... (not my auction)
>
> SONG OF THE SOUTH Hong Kong LD - no subtitles
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6342...

It didn't sell at that price, but the seller brought it down to $1,100
on his relist:

<http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6346...;

Bernie sold one for $1,300 a couple of years ago, but his starting
price was a lot lower than $1,100 IIRC.

-Junior
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