The Empire Strikes Back, VHD, CBS/Fox Video, Japan 1984

The Empire Strikes Back and the rest of the classic trilogy was released on yet another disc based video system in Japan. The VHD system reached the Uk as well, but no Star Wars film was ever released on the format outside Japan.

VHD, like CED and Laserdisc could hold only 60 minutes of NTSC video to a side. This meant that longer films like The Empire Strikes Back would have to be split over two discs (three sides).

The VHD discs are hard to find, and when they show up they're usually quite expensive. Their numbers must be pretty low as well, and there is a crossover with collectors of the format in general that hikes up the price. Make sure you get the insert as well.