Saturday, October 22

Star Wars (1977) - 1982 20th Century Fox Video "Video Rental Library" VHS

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This was this morning's best find; the first ever video release of Star Wars in North America from 1982. Later that same year, Fox released a retail edition in their cardboard "book box" carton. This is a small hard clamshell like Thorn EMI's releases. This cover is "semi-sealed" within the case with the plastic film melted to the black case halfway along the top and bottom edges. I had to trash the clam since it looked all of its thirty years and the spine's plastic was totally flaked away. There are no studio video logos in the beginning; just 20th Century Fox's fanfare and the Lucasfilm Ltd. denotation.

5 comments:

robotGEEK said...

Wow! Where'd you find this one!?

Jayson said...

An elderly couple at a flea market! At first I thought it was Fox's later regular slipbox release cut up and placed into a clam, but nope! A shame about the case though.

Kev D. said...

I wonder what Lucas had added / changed for this one...

robotGEEK said...

I don't know where you live, but I need to move there one day because you "always" find the coolest stuff at these swap meets and flea markets. I would never find anything like the stuff you find in my city. Great find man! I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these Star Wars ones myself, but they go for astronomical figures. And yea, that's a real shame about the case though. Could you somehow make your own?

hellford667 said...

sweet find!

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