What's, uh... the deal?

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  1. logray_is_a_quack Jedi Knight

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    Hiya. I know there was a fair bit of hoohaahing (sp.) regarding the ROTS DVD release, inasmuch as Lucasfilm (or whoever) decided not to release the film on VHS, to the chagrin of many people, myself included. HOWEVER, I walked into my local Warehouse store the other day (N.B I'm in New Zealand....I suppose the Warehouse would be equivalent to Walmart, etc...), and to my surprise, there was a whole display of ROTS on VHS...needless to say, I gobbled it up (now the vhs cycle is complete [face_dancing]).

    So, with regards to the above, I was wondering if VHS copies are available over there (ie America, Europe, rest of world, etc...), or if the non-vhs embargo still stands.
  2. GreenGreatWarrior Force Ghost

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    I also noticed ROTS available on VHS today at Woolworths, didn't purchase it though.
  3. logray_is_a_quack Jedi Knight

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    Where are you situated, if you don't mind me asking?
  4. JMN77 Jedi Youngling

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    I'm in the US and I've not seen any.


    BTW, I like your title... it reminds me of a really great
    Pink Floyd song called: "Wots... uh, the deal?"
    Come to think of it, was that your intention??
  5. voodoopuuduu Classic Trilogy Trivia Host

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    You can make one yourself, for your use only, from the DVD. DVD players on sale are dirt cheap.
  6. logray_is_a_quack Jedi Knight

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    Well done JMN77: That was EXACTLY what I was going for!!!!!=D=

    The 'Floyd are the business!!!!
  7. JMN77 Jedi Youngling

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    Awesome! Like I said that is a great song. Actually I really like
    that whole album. Most people I know who like the Floyd don't even
    consider it a 'real' PF album because it's the soundtrack to a french
    film, but I say blah.... they know not what they miss!

    Well, well I've derailed your thread enough.
    Kudos to you and your good taste my friend.
    [face_peace]
  8. logray_is_a_quack Jedi Knight

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    Back 'atcha [face_peace]

    And I suppose, Shine on....? :D
  9. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    A VHS version of ROTS was available both in the US and in the UK.
  10. Obi-Wan-1000 Force Ghost

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    They don't sell Episode 3 VHS in the USA, they only sell Widescreen and Full Screen DVD's.
  11. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    Hmmm... I though I'd spoken to people who owned an NTSC copy on here...
    Maybe not then...
  12. anakin_luver Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm in Canada and I haven't seen a VHS on sale. I bought a DVD player just so I could watch ROTS. I don't regret it one bit.
  13. Icebreaker Force Ghost

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    I think LucasFilm should have had at least a limited release of ROTS on VHS for all the folks that wanted to have a complete VHS collection. The VHS's probably would have sold fairly well exactly for that reason.


    Take 'er easy
    -matt
  14. angelicusdiablos Jedi Knight

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    Its nice to hace the option if completion is your thing. Chances are in about two generations time some kid will ask you what a VHS is...o_O
  15. logray_is_a_quack Jedi Knight

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    Absolutely. DVD is obviously superior, but as you say angelicusdiablos, it is nice to have that option.

    I just remember prior to the release that there were a few people who were annoyed that there was to be no vhs alternative. When I saw the display stand featuring the videos (how old does that word sound already [face_blush]?, I remember thinking "huh?"
  16. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    Well, either it's a small time official release or it's a good fanmade bootleg.
  17. logray_is_a_quack Jedi Knight

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    I'd go for the former....its far too slick to be a fan made job, even a very convincing one at that
  18. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    vhs copies were available in germany with the release.
  19. Obi_Will_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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  20. TheOffice Jedi Knight

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    there are some in australia i think but who has vhs these days anyway?
  21. Mr_Fantastic Jedi Knight

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    ...or what a DVD is...

    No, it's all DVD in my country...illegal, but still..heh heh.
  22. Darth_Sideous Jedi Master

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    Here's the VHS version on e-Bay. It's says its a UK release, so it's PAL.
  23. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    I do. It eats up tapes, but I still have one. Need a new one.
  24. Mange Force Ghost

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    ROTS has been released on VHS in some market areas (for example here in Sweden and in many other European countries such as Great Britain etc.).
  25. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    I believe that NZ and Australia have official VHS copies. It was on SW.Com a little while back, I believe.
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