Return of the Jedi, Betamax, CBS/Fox Video / Mayco A/S, Norway 1986
The origianl Norwegian rental tape from 1986, in near pristine condition. By 1986 the demand for Beta tapes in Norway was almost non-existant. Thus this tape probably saw few rentals. That would explain the excellent condition. All rental tapes at the time came in big covers.|
The title is translated as "The Jedi knight returns".
The first paragraphs of the synopsis on the back reads: "This is the final installment of George Lucas' planned 9-part adventure. The middle part started with STAR WARS and continued with The Empire Strikes Back. The story takes place a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
Do you have any idea how rare this tape is? No? Neither have I, but I have never, ever come across even a hint of another copy.
I have no idea where this tape spent the years since it was taken off the shelf and when I bought it in dec. 2007. I made contact with a Norwegian enthusiast who specializes in collecting and selling old rental tapes, and he casually mentioned he had a Beta copy of Return of the Jedi. Would I be interested? (!!!!!). And the price was very reasonable as well. (*Sigh of relief*)