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 Posted:   Dec 8, 2017 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I have just been pointed out exactly how these Ghostbusters CDs are fake on a general discussion post.

This now leads me to believe that these other CDs (Deep and KR) are also incredible fakes - I am waiting for the seller to respond and going through ebay to try and get this resolved.



I JUST REQUESTED TO RETURN THE GHOSTBUSTERS CD, AND WAS REFUNDED IN MINUTES. I requested the return through ebay selecting the reason "Doesn't seem authentic".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2017 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Sorry to burst your bubble! Ghostbusters is fake! So is Knightrider! The seller has negative feedback!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2017 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

no way in hell these are legit. quite gullible you are.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2017 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)


Sorry to burst your bubble! Ghostbusters is fake! So is Knightrider! The seller has negative feedback!



no way in hell these are legit. quite gullible you are.


Nope. KR is genuine. No idea on Ghostbusters. No need to call people gullible, sir - that is rude.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2017 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

litefoot, tut-tut, you do know in the past there's been previous fake Varese-Club titles, Die-Hard & Predator were a big issue, the discs virtually looked a dead-ringer just different writing on the ring, but the cover/booklet was a little off especially the back tray cover.

I do know when I see-smell a fiddle! BR2049! The seller has sold over 30 Knight Riders! Ditto Ghostbusters & he's got plenty more, do you know how much each costs!

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2017 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

litefoot, tut-tut, you do know in the past there's been previous fake Varese-Club titles, Die-Hard & Predator were a big issue, the discs virtually looked a dead-ringer just different writing on the ring

The writing is a perfect match. I looked into that very carefully. Knight Rider is an FSM title.

I have even contacted Lukas and shown him pictures asking him to verify that the writing on both sides of his CD matched mine exactly. He confirmed it was a match. I did the same with a friend who bought the CD on release. Again, it was a perfect match.

Either it's genuine or we have reached a point where bootleggers have the resources and skills to replicate a CD so that they are indistinguishable from the original.

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2017 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Here are some detailed pics of the Knight Rider CD I purchased.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39408774@N05/38106140375/in/album-72157688270460592/

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2017 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Here are some detailed pics of the Knight Rider CD I purchased.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39408774@N05/38106140375/in/album-72157688270460592/


Sorry, I still don't buy it, how can the seller have that many, legit, some-think don't add-up here. If your happy with it that's good. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2017 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Here are some detailed pics of the Knight Rider CD I purchased.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39408774@N05/38106140375/in/album-72157688270460592/


Sorry, I still don't buy it, how can the seller have that many, legit, some-think don't add-up here. If your happy with it that's good. smile


I take your point about the quantity but when every detail matches the original item, there's not much else I can do, short of interrogating the seller and asking him where he got them from (and I have asked, he just hasn't replied yet).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2017 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Here are some detailed pics of the Knight Rider CD I purchased.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/39408774@N05/38106140375/in/album-72157688270460592/


Sorry, I still don't buy it, how can the seller have that many, legit, some-think don't add-up here. If your happy with it that's good. smile


I take your point about the quantity but when every detail matches the original item, there's not much else I can do, short of interrogating the seller and asking him where he got them from (and I have asked, he just hasn't replied yet).


OK, I might be wrong! I'm always suspicious with amounts & when you see it go for 100+$ it makes me wonder, its not good if fans get fleeced. Hopefully Ghostbusters + others are legit.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2017 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The Ghostbusters is legit.

http://www.movie-wave.net/titles/ghostbusters.html

http://www.filmtracks.com/titles/ghostbusters.html

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/daily/article.cfm?articleID=5575 scroll down to #6 - but if you're not a subsriber and thus won't have access:

6. GHOSTBUSTERS - Elmer Bernstein (Varese Sarabande CD Club)

Ghostbusters was one of the top grossers of the mid-eighties (and is currently #47 on the U.S. all-time list*), so the fact that it took 22 years for its score to be commercially released is especially maddening -- I remember how the mere five years it took for The Final Conflict score to be released seemed like an eternity. (For those interested in such trivia, The Lion King is the highest grossing film [#16 on the U.S. list]** that hasn't had a full score album released, though its soundtrack does feature a mixture of the film's score and the songs, which are at least if not more musically dominant in the film. Bruce Almighty [#42] and My Big Fat Greek Wedding [#44] also featured songs with some score on their CDs, while the rapidly rising Spider-Man 3 [#46 as of Sunday] currently has no score release planned whatsoever). After decades as a composer whose great scores ranged from the epic (The Ten Commandments, Hawaii) to the intimate (To Kill a Mockingbird, Summer and Smoke), it was surprising that Bernstein should have his last great hit streak specializing in comedy, with Airplane!, Stripes and Ghostbusters his biggest successes in the genre. Just as Airplane! was a deft parody of B-movie thriller music while Stripes featured a truly rousing military theme, Bernstein's Ghostbusters managed to be an imaginative fantasy-horror score while supporting the film's genuinely inspired humor. The one advantage in having to wait two decades for a score is that, instead of a 30-40 minute release missing major cues, we get a full hour of score including never before heard cues. With Ghostbusters, Stripes and Spacehunter, Varese had made major steps in filling in the gaps of Bernstein's terrific '80s scores -- is it too much to hope for The Great Santini, Class and Slipstream?


*Since the tiime the article was written in 2007, it's now at #119..
**...while this is now at #18, thanks to re-releases presumably.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

I've been watching the Ghostbusters listing, debating on whether or not to pull the trigger and take the risk. Had no idea Knight Rider was there as well.

The price does seem too good to be true, and the quantity of each the seller seems to have available is what makes me a little suspicious... has anyone that sent a message asking about it received a response as to where these came from?

Ghostbusters is a big hole in my collection, one I've been hoping that would be filled at some point with a re-release. So many other titles have been re-released in the last couple years, you'd think Ghostbusters would be a no-brainer... but so far, nothing. I may have to take the chance with this seller and pick it up.


Sorry to burst your bubble! Ghostbusters is fake! So is Knightrider! The seller has negative feedback!

Yes, the seller does have a small quantity of negative feedback, but only one of them mentions the buyer having received a bootleg, it wasn't a soundtrack CD (looks like a Prince album; no idea if it's supposed to be rare or not), and the buyer responded countering the claim. So all we've got is the word of two unknown people on the internet.

There is feedback from at least a few of the people who've bought copies of Ghostbusters, and so far that's all positive.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2017 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

I've been watching the Ghostbusters listing, debating on whether or not to pull the trigger and take the risk. Had no idea Knight Rider was there as well.

The price does seem too good to be true, and the quantity of each the seller seems to have available is what makes me a little suspicious... has anyone that sent a message asking about it received a response as to where these came from?

Ghostbusters is a big hole in my collection, one I've been hoping that would be filled at some point with a re-release. So many other titles have been re-released in the last couple years, you'd think Ghostbusters would be a no-brainer... but so far, nothing. I may have to take the chance with this seller and pick it up.


Sorry to burst your bubble! Ghostbusters is fake! So is Knightrider! The seller has negative feedback!

Yes, the seller does have a small quantity of negative feedback, but only one of them mentions the buyer having received a bootleg, it wasn't a soundtrack CD (looks like a Prince album; no idea if it's supposed to be rare or not), and the buyer responded countering the claim. So all we've got is the word of two unknown people on the internet.

There is feedback from at least a few of the people who've bought copies of Ghostbusters, and so far that's all positive.


I own both already, & even if I didn't I'd still be dubious, I'm not a big believer too third party sellers with this amount.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Someone here has bought it, but it hasn't arrived yet - so hopefully we'll hear from them soon.

Don't forget that if anyone wants to take a chance on Knight Rider, then can look at the pics of my copy in the link above.

I have had a reply from the seller concerning KR:


hi andrew , the cd was purchased in the US

thanks , jean



These KR CDs are also being discussed on the KR Online forum as well. Someone else on there has checked their copy purchased in 2006 and it matches mine exactly.

http://knightrideronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19975



 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

So, THE DEEP is REAL too?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

So, THE DEEP is REAL too?

http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3632&hilit=the+deep

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

So, THE DEEP is REAL too?

http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3632&hilit=the+deep



No idea on The Deep. I only bought Knight Rider.

Given that FSM's KR sold out relatively quickly, I have always been surprised a reissue or expansion hasn't been requested on this board.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Well I am happy to report that I received my copies of Ghostbusters, Knight Rider and The Deep yesterday and can say:

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Well I am happy to report that I received my copies of Ghostbusters, Knight Rider and The Deep yesterday and can say:



Sorry to be suspicious Ryan, I'm not a big-believer outside boutique labels. I guess, when you 1st looked your prediction might have been similar.

Good-finds, saved yourself $ Nice-one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

Did you ever end up hearing back from the seller on the origin of these? All I can imagine is that they were part of some wholsale order that was forgotten about until it was found later, maybe when cleaning out a closed up shop or something.

 
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