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3.2 Which CED titles are rare and/or collectible?




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This article is from the RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ, by tom@cedmagic.com (Tom Howe) with numerous contributions by others.

3.2 Which CED titles are rare and/or collectible?

In general, CED titles released after RCA announced their abandonment of
the CED System in April 1984 are less common than those released
earlier. After the announcement, most consumers quit buying the discs
altogether and most retail establishments closed out their inventories,
leaving mail order and rental as the main venues for new releases. With
the passage of time demand for the discs continued to decrease until
disc pressing ceased entirely in 1986. Only a couple dozen titles have a
packaging copyright date of 1986, and only two movies copyrighted 1986
are on CED: "Black Moon Rising" and "Youngblood."

An example of a highly collectible title is "Return of the Jedi." There
are several reasons for this:

--The movie wasn't released on video until 1986, so it is one of the
last titles released on CED, and wasn't pressed in very large
quantities.

--The CED movie is listed in Star Wars collectors guides, so there is
competition from Star Wars collectors who are mainly interested in the
caddy artwork (the Star Trek and Elvis CED titles are in a similar
situation).

--"Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back" were pressed in large
quantities, so most CED collectors have these and need Jedi to complete
the trilogy.


 

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