I've been getting into laserdiscs recently and they are really a lot of fun. The sound quality can be really great, there are still a few things that are not available on any other medium, and a lot of stuff is dirt cheap now a days.
― los blue jeans, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:55 (six years ago) link
the copy of suspiria that i had in the 90's was the best i've ever heard that soundtrack. unbelievable sound. also the copy i had of Maniac. i love laserdisc sound. it had such a richness when made well.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 00:21 (six years ago) link
Yeah, I saw that you recommended Susprira on another thread; I have an Argento triple feature coming in the mail from Canada - that, Tenebrae, and Phenomena.
― los blue jeans, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 00:30 (six years ago) link
I travelled Europe by train in the summer of '89 with my best friend. We lost each other one day on the way to Paris due to some vague train-changing scheme and I decided to wait for him on a small rural station a couple of hours from Paris. I only had some change with me, he had both our backpacks. When I entered the small station I saw a huge Laserdisc Jukebox, containing 12" golden discs (this is from memory, did those even exist?). Half my change went into the jukebox, can't remember what I played though...
― willem, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 10:57 (six years ago) link
The laser disc jukeboxes were totally a thing in Europe & Australia that didn't really take off in the US for some reason. Some of the last discs that were pressed were made specifically for them so you potentially get like "Ms. Jackson" on LD.
Somewhat related, "The Box" apparently used laser discs for playback and very few copies of those are out there somewhere.
― “Yeah. Huh, thanks.” (los blue jeans), Sunday, 19 February 2017 00:09 (four years ago) link