In case anybody may be interested, this is what the bootleg VCD of Star Wars Episode One looks like. Don't be fooled into thinking that you are purchasing the real thing. The movie has not been released on video yet.
This VCD version of Star Wars
Episode One was picked up in Singapore. The bootleggers did a great job
with the packaging. The synopsis on the back of the package is original.
It describes what is the plot of the movie quite well. AND there are no
typos. Well, actually, there is one typo. This movie is called Episode
I The Phantom MAnace .
The movie comes on two disks. Here is a pic of one of the cds. Pretty nice looking. Wouldn't you agree?.
Considering this bootleg
taken from a tape that was filmed in a movie theatre (probably with a digital
videocamera), the sound and picture are really pretty good. The audio is
in English. But since this movie originated in Singapore, there are chinese
subtitles. Funny thing is, with the vcds above, the subtitles disappear
after a little while.
Below is the label for another version of the Episode One bootleg video. This particular vcd is actually pretty good. The picture is full screen. The sound is in dolby stereo sound. When you play it on your DVD player or computer, it comes out in the letterbox format. I think that the movie on this vcd was taken directly off a movie reel. It is really much better than the video pictured above. This vcd is subtitled through the whole movie. Get this! It is subtitled in both Chinese and some other language that I don't recognize. There is a large Muslim population in Singapore, so I suppose the second language is for that part of the population.
As you can see in the pic, most
of the text on this label is written in Chinese. But unlike the other label
for the bootleg VCD, there are no pics of the ships from the original Star
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