Release Bara no Konrei VHS missing

Discussion in '-feedback-' started by Cantavanda, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Cantavanda -member- -member-

    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:51 pm

    Hello there!
    For the longest time I thought the Bara no Konrei movie only released on DVD, never VHS.
    That is because in the sections of the site it is only written as a DVD, but not a VHS.
    But recently I was browsing the stores, and I found a VHS copy of the movie, which confused me!

    This could confuse other people, so could an admin add info of the VHS release? Thanks!
    I'm curious if it comes with a case, or pictures, or if there is a first press or not.
    EDIT: And I see there's two different covers versions, this confuses me too!
     
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    sanctum
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    Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 pm

    Cantavanda wrote:
    Are you sure you're not getting 薔薇の婚礼 and 薔薇の伝承 confused?

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    薔薇の婚礼 is the main film, 薔薇の伝承 was a 'teaser'/prologue/making-of/digest chimera of the film.

    Both were released on DVD and VHS and as far as I am aware, contain the same footage unlike the 薔薇に彩られた悪意と悲劇の幕開け live, which had different special features for the VHS and DVD versions.
     
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    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:21 pm

    Nope! Here are two images found on two different auctions with a weird cover VHS:
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    sanctum
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    Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:26 pm

    That is an ex-rental copy, so it is a rental variation.

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    The retail looks like this.
     
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    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:46 pm

    Aaah thanks.
    So it was made for VHS rental stores? Like "blockbuster" back in the day, but in Japan?
    Seems logical then. But can I get a confirmation? Thanks!

    And was there a first press of the retail version? Also with pendant, or a case?
     
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    sanctum
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    Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:47 pm

    Cantavanda wrote:
    Yes, exactly. I'm not sure where the first one is from, but the second is from TSUTAYA (I can tell from the yellow tag at the top).

    Cantavanda wrote:
    'RENTAL ONLY' is written on the spine, the barcodes on the tape and the TSUTAYA tag on the second image are a giveaway.

    Cantavanda wrote:
    A crucifix.

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    No special packaging, it was just included in a little plastic bag.

    As for other 薔薇の婚礼 goods, there was a very limited series of 4 or 5 posters released and a pamphlet promoting the film. I've only ever seen one of the posters for sale and the pamphlet isn't too hard to find.
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:37 am

    I actually had no idea there was a non-rental version of that VHS. Added it now, but I couldn't find the price or catalog number.
     
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    sanctum
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    Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:42 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    KSXD-24319

    It was released by KSS and that seems to be the DVD code, I assume the VHS is a variation of that.

    I'm not sure about the price, but if you own the DVD I am fairly certain it is printed on there. But I am seeing the price 7344円 a lot.

    (Mine is back home in Australia so I can't check).
     
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    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:47 am

    Thank you for updating!
    And sanctum, that pendant, is that the same first press price as the DVD? Or is it a different pendant.
    Or did the pendant crucifix only come with the DVD, not VHS? And what do you mean by plastic bag?
    Sorry, I just want to be sure I don't miss anything. Would that picture you posted of it, coming from yahoo auctions, be a good one?
     
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    sanctum
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    Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:40 am

    Cantavanda wrote:
    I'm not sure what you mean, there wasn't any first-press difference for the DVD. It was just included with them.

    Cantavanda wrote:
    A totally unremarkable plastic bag. Like this pin.
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    Cantavanda wrote:
    I just grabbed that from Google. They don't seem terribly rare so if you find one at a price you're happy with, go for it.
     
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