Wednesday, August 25

The $130 VHS of Zombi 3...

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An auction for this Mexican tape of the Bruno Mattei/Claudio Fragasso/Lucio Fulci-directed Zombi 3 (1988) ended on eBay this past weekend for a recession fuck you winning bid of $133.50. The seller, despite mostly selling women's clothing, left the semi-knowledgeable description below. I figured I'd throw both the text and cover pictures up here for future reference after the listing is eventually taken down. My measly maximum bid of one fifty dollar bill was easily surpassed...ya win some, ya lose some...
     
"VIDEOMAX was Mexico's number two videocassette distributors, they were responsible for the most obscure horror titles, like the rare Evil Dead 2 version never seen in the US (actually this is Evil Dead, see here). They release most of their titles with Clamshell boxes and they distinguish themselves by changing the traditional rectangular label for a square colorful label with the cover art printed on top. EL ZOMBI was one of their last VHS titles."

8 comments:

Amy said...

"a recession fuck you winning bid of $133.50"
Ha! Brilliant.

Emily said...

$133.50? Jeeez...

Sutekh said...

On a related topic, thought you might enjoy seeing the cost this "Jekyl and Hyde Portfolio" VHS is about to go for...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260652982847

Jayson said...

Wow! Thanks for bringing that to my attention. :)

That tape was never officially released though. Tapes like that automatically sky rocket at auction.

http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/cgi-bin/cms/Film/72465

Jack J said...

Uhh, that IS quite steep for that ZOMBI 3 tape! I have a few versions of the film and one of the DVDs is the Japanese release (the lbx'ed one) and it cost me 50 bucks from Miltos in Greece. Afaik it's the only u/c DVD that doesn't use the print with video inserts.

Jack J said...

Oh! And almost 2000 Aussie dollars for that tape! Bloody hell!!

I know nothing about the tape; What's the story on it not being officially released? The page you link to curiously enough says "Rel Date: Dec 1982", what does that mean?

Amy said...

The story goes, I could be wrong, that Intervision were going to release the tape here in the UK but due to the whole video nastie shake up they didn't bother and shipped them out to Aus and sold them there. It was released in Australia, but is considered a UK tape because it was manufactured here(I think) and it was planned to be released here.
Altho it was won by an Aussie from the pre-cert forums.

Jack J said...

Thanks for the info, Amy!

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