I got the limited box of House of Flying Daggers. I have no intention of selling it, and Ive opened all of it . It does come down to "Will you sell it in a year or 2s time", which in turn asks the question If you bought a DVD to cherish (!) and to watch. why sell it in the future?
With the advent of HD DVD / Blu-Ray do you really think limited edition DVDs will sell in the future. I dont think so, take a look at your VHS collection (if you have one). I still have mine and have been offered 4 a tape. Id say open and enjoy
yes, I opened both House of Flying Daggers, and Oldboy U.E (which came yesterday and is fabulous).
As long as you keep them in tiptop condition (dont loan them out) then there really should not be a problem.
As far as HOFD is concerned, just buy a replacement 2 disc EDKO dvd, and you can open the one that came with the box.
In the case of Oldboy, the outerbox (pink with ribbon) the seal was already opened, because Starmax posted out inlay cards to retailers to stop the rivets on the tin from damaging the disc cases (as they had loads of complaints earlier on). It's not a problem for this set as the disc cases are not sealed anyway.
I don't intend selling either unless they really shoot up in price, but to answer an above post I do think dvd will keep/increase in value for these Limited Editions for true collectors, as it is not all about the discs. I think Oldboy only had 2700 UE's made, and HOFD had 2000.
it also has an extended running time, and includes scenes not in the R2 or R1 versions. i.e. when Sophie gets her other arm cut off in the boot near the end, it is only referred to in R1 and R2, but in the R3 version it is shown. Also the House of Blue Leaves the whole fight is extended (inc. the eye scene).
It is definitely the one to go for, the only drawback is that when the characters speak in Japanese you have to switch subtitle on for the translation (a small price to pay).
As people have been mentioning the old boy UE, I would just like to say that Hansbooks have taken it off there site, so it looks like there all gone for good. DAMN i wanted one lol, oh well congrats to the people that have them :-D