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Old 08-08-04, 12:07 AM
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Anyone wanna admit (in Otterville public) that they still buy laserdiscs?

Well, I sure as HECK WILL & DO!!!

...and as a matter of fact, just last weekend I found a copy of Pink Floyd's "Pulse" in truly pristine condition (inside & out & really sounds GREAT) for $17!!! &

And a couple months earlier I found a copy of "Let It Be" for (get this...) $5.99!!! in ULTRA FINE condition!!! (It was still in the shrink-wrap!!!) &

!!!YEE-HAW, HEE-HAW, & WOO-HOO!!!

I mean, why suffer waiting and waiting and waiting for someone to finally let go and crap-out (as it were) your pre-released (on VHS or Laser) favorite movie or concert on DVD?

Until those (and many, Many, MANY, OTHER TITLES) are finally released, in the meantime, why not enjoy them on Laserdisc? It's the next best in quality!

(Well, it sure blows the HELL outta VHS... )

I sure do LOVE my lasers!!! &

For those of you that did the laserdisc thing, do you STILL buy them?

THEEK!, Indeed!

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Old 08-08-04, 12:23 AM
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I don't have a laserdisc player now but was one of those early adopters when it first came out in the 80's. Roger Ebert was raving about it and it caught my interest. It was like two thousand dollars a Pioneer Elite with the lacquer finish. Heavy as a mother. It was weird seeing 9 years pass before a HQ format met the mainstream.

It was strange seeing people at videostores browsing VHS in those 9 years. I always thought 'What's wrong with these people?' kind of like the whole OAR issue. When DVD came around I was a little 'meh' about it and the first two or three years I was like 'What's so special about it?' Then all these Foreign and Euro titles came out and it changed my mind.

I wish I had a laserdisc player now and bought discs. They just feel good in your hands. There is something just sweet and gentle about laserdiscs.

We should adopt them before they die out.
Old 08-08-04, 12:27 AM
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I would still be watching my Criterion Raging Bull regularly if my Panasonic LD player didn't completely crap out. It's a shame. I still have a nice collection.
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i bought the special edition of JAWS on laser just so i could transfer the 2 hour plus makeing of onto dvd!!!!!!!
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Re: Anyone wanna admit (in Otterville public) that they still buy laserdiscs?


Originally posted by The Edit King
And a couple months earlier I found a copy of "Let It Be" for (get this...) $5.99!!! in ULTRA FINE condition!!! (It was still in the shrink-wrap!!!) &
That's an amazing score, congrats!

I actually just recently got PULSE, Delicate Sound Of Thunder and Live at Pompeii from a HTF member, along with Magnificent Ambersons.

And about a month ago, I walked into a used record store in town, and walked out with about 10 Criterion LDs for $20 each.

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I watched Star Wars (she'd never seen it ). We're working our way through the trilogy, but it's hard to find time, and most nights by the time the baby's asleep, it's too late for movie time. Tonight would have been a good night for Empire, but I've got an exam tomorrow.

Shine On!

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ATTENTION YA'LL!!!

For anyone that might want a decent Pioneer Laserdisc Player, THIS is what "I" did, and it just might be the way to help you find one for your very own!

(I went crazy & bought 4!!! )

THEEK!

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I buy laser discs, but only for wall decoration. They look awesome on the wall.

Currently we have displayed...Christmas Story, Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Leon, Heat, Goodfellas, From Dusk Till Dawn, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and Casino.
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I'm in the same boat as Gil. I still have a nice laserdisc collection but no player. If I had a working player (and a place to put it) I'd probably still buy the occasional disc.

Hell, I should get a working player just so I can watch my Star Wars Trilogy Definitive Collection. I bought it new, never knowing what was going to transpire with the movies.

The set is strong with the force...
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I don't have a laserdisc player.

Made the leap from VHS to DVD back in late 1998 during the great Christmas 800.com sale.

Ahh the memories
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Made the leap from NOTHING to DVD back in '98 as well. I never could afford laserdiscs, but I knew VHS sucked. I had Indy and Star Wars on VHS, and that was it, heh.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
I buy laser discs, but only for wall decoration. They look awesome on the wall.
Howdy T!

I do that too! For me, there's nothing like that album-sized artwork!

I use these:



They're inexpensive, look GREAT and make it SUPER easy to take the discs in-&-out (for those of us who still play them).

Here's the website.

THEEK!

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I haven't bought one for quite a while.

I'd pay just about anything for a mint copy of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory; I just haven't been able to find one yet. But I keep hoping and looking...
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Originally posted by X
I haven't bought one for quite a while

I'd pay just about anything for a mint copy of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory; I just haven't been able to find one yet. But I keep hoping and looking...
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Originally posted by The Edit King
Thanks for the link, Paul!

I've been meaning to get some of these to frame some album covers for a while, but it twigged my memory when I ran across one at my local salvation army.

Yeah, there's something about the 12x12 artwork, and the feeling you get when you hold it in your hands, that DVDs and CDs, much as I love 'em, just don't do it for me.
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OT: I remember being fascinated with that Tijuana Brass album cover when I was younger.
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Originally posted by whaaat
OT: I remember being fascinated with that Tijuana Brass album cover when I was younger.
Yeah, me too!





THEEK!

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Originally posted by X
I haven't bought one for quite a while.

I'd pay just about anything for a mint copy of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory; I just haven't been able to find one yet. But I keep hoping and looking...
Hmmm no idea where to find one either....






[quickly kicks shovel under the sofa]
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i hear Randy has (had?) quite a collection of LDs for sale.
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Originally posted by whaaat
I actually just recently got PULSE, Delicate Sound Of Thunder and Live at Pompeii from a HTF member, along with Magnificent Ambersons. And about a month ago, I walked into a used record store in town, and walked out with about 10 Criterion LDs for $20 each.
WELL!!!



That sounds like some MIGHTY NICE scorin' if ya ask me!

All Right, DUDE!!!

THEEK!, Indeed!

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Originally posted by D.Pham00
i hear Randy has (had?) quite a collection of LDs for sale.
Is that right? Thanks for the hot (or not) tip!
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Originally posted by whaaat
Is that right? Thanks for the hot (or not) tip!
It's true! It's true!

He's quite a collector. As a matter of fact, over the years I've heard it rumored that he owns pretty near the ENTIRE LOT of the surviving "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" laserdiscs!



(...well, at LEAST they're "WIDE-SCREEN"...)

&

THEEK!

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Around the turn of the century (that sounds funny) I filled in my LD collection, mostly buying, on eBay, Criterions, box sets and DTS titles I had passed on earlier because of cost. Once I completed that in around 2001 I stopped buying them because I had every one I wanted. I still have four working players including a Pioneer 919 combi LD/DVD player.

Note: I would buy one of Randy's infamous Under Siege 2s but I already have it.
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Originally posted by The Edit King
It's true! It's true!

He's quite a collector. As a matter of fact, over the years I've heard it rumored that he owns pretty near the ENTIRE LOT of the surviving "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" laserdiscs!



(...well, at LEAST they're "WIDE-SCREEN"...)

&

THEEK!
the only logical explanation i could think of was that he was really into Katherine Heigl. sure, he's gonna come up with some fake story like a store was selling him a huge lot, and that he got stuck with them, but i don't buy that for 1 second.
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Hell yes I still buy laserdiscs. I look for stuff that's not out on DVD, or has some special feature not on the DVD, or just something that's so cheap you can't not have it on laserdisc. My last purchase was the Tiny Toon Adventures movie, How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

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