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Old 03-25-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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I know there are some rare blu-rays out there, like The Third Man or the Battle Royale set, but I was wondering if there was a title out there that is considered the rarest blu?
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Most of my steelbooks are rare
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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I know there are some rare blu-rays out there, like The Third Man or the Battle Royale set, but I was wondering if there was a title out there that is considered the rarest blu?
That would be hard to judge... "Rarity" vs. "Cost" because I'm sure there are plenty of Blu-rays that didn't get a lot of copies made, but nobody wants them, so they're cheap (Thinking about obscure special-interest sort of stuff)


I saw someone selling the Animated Transformers movie for quite a bit... apparently the Region-A friendly version is rare... I know I wouldn't mind having it, but I'm a $15 fan.... not a $100 fan
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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Mostly OOP stuff; I have a few steelbooks I value highly, and OOP criterions because those are best possible versions of great movies.

On occasion you'll see OOP items because of a defect or remaster; like the Full Metal Jacket original release. It was a bad transfer and people dumped those like banana peels, but I've seen some floating around for over 20 bucks now.
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That would be hard to judge... "Rarity" vs. "Cost" because I'm sure there are plenty of Blu-rays that didn't get a lot of copies made, but nobody wants them, so they're cheap (Thinking about obscure special-interest sort of stuff)


I saw someone selling the Animated Transformers movie for quite a bit... apparently the Region-A friendly version is rare... I know I wouldn't mind having it, but I'm a $15 fan.... not a $100 fan
Very true, I know that some of those steelbooks fetch astonishing upsale prices. And I think the prices that The Third Man is fetching are an exaggeration of how many are actually out there.

So I looking for simply rarity or actual films, not like HD moods or other blu-ray filler stuff that has been produced.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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I saw someone selling the Animated Transformers movie for quite a bit... apparently the Region-A friendly version is rare... I know I wouldn't mind having it, but I'm a $15 fan.... not a $100 fan
I have this, and I had no idea it was rare. I remember getting it for very cheap from Amazon.co.uk! Perhaps I should consider selling.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #7
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The ones that I have that are rare are rare because they're OOP (Third Man, Pierrot Le Fou, Hot Rod).
EDIT: Also, maybe a few imports are rare (HK Ip-Man, Polish Pulp Fiction, Canadian Diving Bell).

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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Besides real limited editions I would say titles that are a part of sets which command high prices would be considered Rare: Criterion, BlueUnderGround etc. People who collect tend to go crazy for OOP titles of a set. Which is why you will see titles like The Third Man sell for so much. In case you've never been in the Criterion thread those people are El'Loco
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I have this, and I had no idea it was rare. I remember getting it for very cheap from Amazon.co.uk! Perhaps I should consider selling.
At the moment the cheapest New one is £55.22 and the most expensive £80 which is nearly 130 dollars. The cheapest Used one is about 65 dollars. Not sure if people ever buy them though....
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #10
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I think the lowest print number, of a special edition I can think of off the top of my head is for this version of Aftershock

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Aftershock-Blu-ray/17078/

It is OOP but you can get it for about $55 on Ebay. Which is a lot less then Third Man or even that Transformers disk. And the latter ones I'm sure had more then 728 disks pressed then this version of Aftershock
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #11
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Cyborg: Albert Pyun Director's Cut I paid the extra $10 to get a BD-r copy instead of the DVD-r so I assume it's pretty rare
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #12
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I would love to get my hands on a OOP 1st press Memories of Murder Korean BD. Don't know how many are out there still but I can't find it, so I consider it rare.

I bought my Battle Royale BD day 1 (3011 / 10000) surprised they are not sold out yet.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:34 PM   #13
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I would love to get my hands on a OOP 1st press Memories of Murder Korean BD. Don't know how many are out there still but I can't find it, so I consider it rare.
Yes, those first two CJ releases I consider extremely rare as well, and The Man From Nowhere looks to be right there with those two. As far as what I have been told, those and most South Korean BDs are in the 3-4 thousand print range.

But since people are apt to keep them, instead of trying to flip them for a profit as what happens to most rare BDs they are even more difficult to find. I think that first press of MoM would be the hardest BD to try and locate, even though it may not be the lowest print run out there.

Heck, someone offered me $200 for my copy
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:07 AM   #14
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is there a way to know all the rare blu ray, like the list somewhere?
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:28 AM   #15
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At the moment the cheapest New one is £55.22 and the most expensive £80 which is nearly 130 dollars. The cheapest Used one is about 65 dollars. Not sure if people ever buy them though....
Holy ****!! I remember this movie“going for £6 for AGES over at dvd.co.uk!! Thought about buying it many times but never thought I'd like it - so I held off
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first run of Akira is rare, with the slipcase and booklet. glad i picked it up day one.
of my collection the ones i have that are OOP are Pierrot Le Fou, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Hot Rod, Akira, Battle Royale box, a few steelbooks. maybe some others im forgetting.
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I just looked up the Psycho Steelbook on Amazon UK and I'm sure glad I bought it when I did!
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A Room With a View, apparently only had a limited run, released on both blu-ray & HD DVD during the format war by BBC America, distributed by Warner. Cheapest price on Amazon Marketplace is currently $79.98. The last time I looked there were some on the $60s, so apparently folks are paying that much for a copy.
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first run of Akira is rare, with the slipcase and booklet. glad i picked it up day one.
Dude, I still haven't opened my Akira simply for this reason. It was on my pile of "to be watched" Blus, which you know, takes forever to get thru. Then someplace I read it was rare and supposedly super collectible and now I feel so lame just letting it sit on my shelf, powerless of unwrap it! It's not like I'm ever gonna sell it either. I'm just a geek!

There's a thread around here too that's all about rare slipcovers as well. I don't know why it's the only one I remember from the list, but my Beetlejuice slip is on that list.
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I'm A Cyborg (also called "I'm A Cyborg, But That's Okay") by Park Chan-Wook is out of print. It was released in britain, but was region free (special features in PAL however), and had a great transfer.
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