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What's, uh... the deal?

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith' started by logray_is_a_quack, Jan 14, 2006.

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  1. logray_is_a_quack

    logray_is_a_quack Jedi Youngling

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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

    GreenGreatWarrior Jedi Master star 4

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

    logray_is_a_quack Jedi Youngling

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

    JMN77 Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    voodoopuuduu Classic Trilogy Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game 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

    logray_is_a_quack Jedi Youngling

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

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

    JMN77 Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    logray_is_a_quack Jedi Youngling

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    Back 'atcha [face_peace]

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

    Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling star 5

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

    Obi-Wan-1000 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling star 5

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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

    anakin_luver Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    Icebreaker Jedi Master star 4

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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

    angelicusdiablos Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    logray_is_a_quack Jedi Youngling

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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

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    logray_is_a_quack Jedi Youngling

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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

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Obi_Will_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    So, [link=http://boards.theforce.net/revenge_of_the_sith/b10331/20877531/p1]will ROTS come out on VHS?[/link]



    Yes, it has!

    The victory is mine....well, for all 4 seconds anyway!
     
  20. TheOffice

    TheOffice Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    Mr_Fantastic Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Darth_Sideous Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-Revenge-Of-The-Sith-SEALED-OFFICIAL-VHS-VIDEO_W0QQitemZ6473908728QQcategoryZ61044QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]Here's[/link] the VHS version on e-Bay. It's says its a UK release, so it's PAL.
     
  23. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Mange Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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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