Star Wars, VHS, MAYCO A/S, Norway 1983

Full frame, Norwegian subtitles. The Norwegian rental tapes came in big clamshell boxes, much like the UK.

The 80's rental tapes from Norwegian distributor MAYCO are extremely rare. The company enforced a strict rule of having every tape returned after the rental store's lease ended. Therefore, almost no tapes from the company are available on the open market.

The company was bought out by SF Norge sometime in the 90's. As far as I know the Star Wars movies weren't available to buy until SF released the THX remasters in 1995.

My "dealer" who also got me the other Ewoks tapes and my prized Betamax of Return of the Jedi, unearthed this tape for me. There are several collectors who collect the old rental tapes (not necessarily Star Wars) and I outbid them all.