3 reasons to have a laserdisc player

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by steve jaros, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. steve jaros

    steve jaros Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 1997
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Real Name:
    Steve
    1) Star Wars SE's.

    Very best transfers of the star wars films on laser - so good that i won't bother with any DVD release. I'll wait until an HD-DVD version comes out. DD 5.1 sound is awesome as well.

    2) the Lion King.

    Ditto for getting this on regular DVD. Beautiful transfer.

    3) Dances with Wolves (extended version).

    Usually, extended versions aren't as good as the theatrical version (see T2, for example). But the extra hour on this LD isn't wasted, it's outstanding and improves and already excellent film. Honestly, this by itself is worth the $100 needed to get a used LD player...
     
  2. greg_t

    greg_t Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Don't forget the next four reasons:

    4. Schindler's List DTS: Not on dvd now, Great transfer and sound. When the dvd comes out, Speilberg will probably remove the guns and replace them with tazzers.

    5. Titanic DTS: Not much to say about this one besides awesome.

    6. Casper DTS: Awesome soundtrack! One of the best.

    7. Indiana Jones Trilogy: May be on dvd before I die.
     
  3. steve jaros

    steve jaros Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 1997
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Real Name:
    Steve
    Greg_T wrote:
    7. Indiana Jones Trilogy: May be on dvd before I die.
    ************************************************** ***
    My local theater brings in a midnite movie every friday night, and tonite it is "Raiders of the Lost Ark", and they are advertising it as a "new 35mm print".
    I'm *excited*! [​IMG]
     
  4. Eric Paddon

    Eric Paddon Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2001
    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    And let us not forget #8-12.

    #8-1776 Pioneer Special Edition. The definitive cut of the film.

    #9-Jaws 25th Anniversary Boxed Set. For the uncut documentary.

    #10-My Fair Lady Boxed Set. More extras than were on the DVD, plus the only chance to hear Audrey Hepburn's vocals within the film itself by switching to the analog tracks.

    #11-Criterion Collection: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (CAV). Only chance to see both the original cut, and also the most complete version of the film possible.

    #12-It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. For the longer version of the film as presently available. The DVD is pointless except in raising sales figures to get a bigger restoration from MGM.
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 1999
    Messages:
    4,487
    Likes Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    #13- Smoking: How To Stop

    #14- The First National KidDisc
     
  6. greg_t

    greg_t Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    We've got a two theaters in the St. Louis area that also show old movies on fri. and sat. nights. Usually the movies aren't that great, but lately they had the matrix and the Godfather. the print on the godfather was in terrible condition. the dvd blew it away. I would love to get to see Raiders on a new print.
     
  7. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 1999
    Messages:
    2,862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    15)Babe DTS WS
    16)Happy Gilmore DTS WS
    17)Song of the South and the rest of the Di$ney no shows like Bambi, Aladdin, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast...
     
  8. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,970
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #18- Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
     
  9. Gabe Oppenheim

    Gabe Oppenheim Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Doh!

    I concur with #15, but let's not forget

    #1(a): Star Wars Trilogy--The Definitive Collection

    Those two are the reason that I got a LD player, and I'm happy (and even happier now that I know that "Hearts of Darkness" is available on LD!).
     
  10. Tom J. Davis

    Tom J. Davis Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 30, 1999
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wonder how many used laserdisc players the original Star Wars movies have sold? [​IMG]
     
  11. Terrell

    Terrell Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  12. steve jaros

    steve jaros Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 1997
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Real Name:
    Steve
    Terrell - the thing is, the Special Edition lasers are IMO so good that i really don't care if Lucas releases either the SE's or the originals on DVD. I can live with what i have...
     
  13. Terrell

    Terrell Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I would agree. However, I'd be willing to bet the eventual DVD will smoke both LD box sets in transfer and audio. I just thank God I have the Definitive Collection box set, because we probably won't see the originals on DVD, unless Lucas changes his mind. That would be a travesty. So I'll just burn them.[​IMG]
     
  14. Scott David

    Scott David Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  15. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  16. James Pfann

    James Pfann Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    10
    After reading Matt's thread on his search for Star Wars bliss, I began my own search. My collection is just getting off the ground.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not miss mentioning ALL the LDs NOT YET on DVD that may never make to DVD.
     
  18. Chris Moe

    Chris Moe Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just bought a Laserdisc player this week, and just won the "Faces" Star Wars trilogy off ebay as well as the Indiana Jones trilogy. [​IMG]
     
  19. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here's another reason: The Ultimate Oz boxset. I just bought a pristine, factory sealed [​IMG] one off of eBay last month. It took me a weekend to get through all the audio supplements!
    -Lyle J.P.
     
  20. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Welcome to the family of LD player owners Chris! I don't think that you will regret your purchase.
     

Share This Page