Walt Disney's Classic Aladdin Black Diamond "The Classics" (VHS, 1993). Movie is in perfect working condition.
Case has one small crack in the corner-see photo number 9 & 14 for more detail. Enchant audiences young and old with the classic Disney story of love and magic in Arabia. Robin Williams narrates the voice of the genie who supplies the magic.Aladdin, a young man from the streets, his monkey named Abu, and Jasmine, the daughter of local sultan, ride a magic carpet through multiple adventures. Expert animation and clever story lines keep viewers entertained for approximately 90 minutes. This video received five Academy Award nominations, and one won two of them including Best Song for the tune A Whole New World. RARE Walt Disney's Aladdin VHS 1993 Black Diamond Classic VERY GOOD CONDITION. Why You Should Be Collecting Disney Black Diamond VHS's.
Disney Black Diamond VHS Videos were Disney's first attempt to sell directly to the home market, and the Disney Company did a great job in the production of the tapes. Serious Disney Collectors collect Disney's Black Diamond Tapes. In every era people want to collect their youth and what youth did not grow up watching these tapes in the Mid 80's and Mid 90's? I would say that very few kids (at least in USA) did not grew up with these tapes. They start looking for things from their childhood to collect.They find that special item, they then pay that price to get it for their collection. This happens in every era. Men and Women alike love those VHS tapes, collecting them and all the nostalgia that brings.
Which in turn makes the market for these little gems even larger. To call these tapes worthless would be like calling a first edition of Classic books worthless because of printing techniques available now.
Even though you can get what some think is a superior product people still pay more for the First Edition. You will always have those who think new and improved is better, but the know-it-alls are not the collectors who will always want to collect and pay for the original. Black Diamond tapes are easy to identify by the Black Diamond found on the spine of the case with Walt Disney's Signature located inside the Diamond.With a little hard work, you can find tapes in good to mint condition. While all the tapes are getting hard to find in any condition the tapes are considered to be RARE in better condition. Most tapes were just opened and played until they simply wore out. The cases also present a condition problem because of the plastic molding used to produce the cases. The cases as a hallow space in between the plastic layers which would crush or bend upon being dropped or having heavy pressure applied to it.
The cushioning supplied by this hallow space would help protect the tape but could make the case look beat up. How many kids do you know that take great care of their stuff to prevent damage. I would say very few would have taken great care of their movies. So, many of the Black Diamond Tapes and Cases were damaged or just simply worn out. Plus, the fact that in the early 80's not every household had a VCR to play these tapes so far fewer of these early editions were produced.
All of this adds up to many of these tapes are now hard to find in any condition and RARE in better condition. The cases of these little gems are wonderful pieces of art in themselves not to mention the great Animated Classic Disney Movie that came inside the clamshell.
The artwork featured on the cases is far superior to later VHS, DVD, or Blu-ray releases, making these great display pieces in any Disney Collection. Once you do open the case you get a Classic Disney Movie that before these tapes came along, you would have to wait years between chances to view these cartoons as we knew them then not Animated films as they are called today, The Disney Company would release their movies to theaters on a schedule of usually every seven years, much like the way they will retire a DVD today. This way they do not saturate the market and can catch the next generation of kids with each new release. How old are the kids who grew up in the mid 80's and early 90's? Do you think they are getting to the age where they have good jobs with good pay?I also think that there is a potential Gold Mine awaiting the Collector smart enough to grab these little treasures known as Disney Black Diamond VHS's. It is still possible to put together a nice set of these tapes in very good to mint condition. So, if you are in this age group you would like to get ahead of the game go at today's low prices. Remember, people will pay to collect their past.