"Must Have" Laser discs, help needed

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  1. Todd_Brown

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    Well I took the plunge and bought a laser disc player, mainly for Star Wars (original theater version), and Song of the South. Are there other laser discs that I should purchase that won't be seen on DVD?
    Todd
     
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    I bought a LD player last year simply for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies. Of course, then I bought Schindlers List and a whole mess of other LD's.
     
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    "I can't find a card for Sarah!"
     
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    I would tell you, but then that would just be one more person bidding against me on ebay. [​IMG]
     
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    I have the interative laserdisc for the 1983 lineup to Toyota cars [​IMG]
    I have a Laserdisc Player for 4 reasons... Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and This is Spinal Tap: Criterion Collection [​IMG]
     
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    The following titles are why I have an LD player:

    The Beatles Anthology

    The African Queen

    Criss Cross

    The Killers

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Aladdin

    The Lion King

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Earth vs. The Flying Saucers

    Indiana Jones Trilogy

    Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    Star Wars Trilogy
     
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    NICE choice, John! - and I don't mean that in an Eddie Haskell kind of way.

    I fired up the ole' LD player the other day for a Spielbergfest: the Indy trilogy, Schindler's List, and my sweet-sounding Saving Private Ryan LD.
     
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    Reasons I have an LD player (recently acquired from my dad's closet):

    - Star Wars trilogy

    There, that's it lol
     
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    Golden Age Of Looney Tunes Box Set(Vol. 1-5)

    Star Wars Trilogy (Definitive Collection) Box Set

    Star Wars Trilogy (Special Edition) Box Set AC-3

    The Flintstones - First 13 Episodes

    Boys From Brazil (Isolated Jerry Goldsmith Score)

    Metropolis (G. Moroeder restoration)

    Star Trek Animated Series

    Aladdin

    Lion King AC-3

    Art Of Tom & Jerry Box Sets

    The Complete Tex Avery

    Beatles Anthology

    Schindler's List DTS

    Jurassic Park DTS

    Speed DTS

    Hunchback Of Notre Dame DTS

    Magical Mystery Tour (Better than the DVD)

    Indiana Jones Trilogy

    Dances With Wolves (International cut) Box Set

    Titanic DTS
     
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    Lasers I cherish, especially since they are Warner owned titles so it may be a long while before I see them on DVD:

    Val Lewton Collection

    Thin Man Collection

    MGM Horror Box Set- (Mad Love, Devil Doll, Mask of Fu Manchu, Mark of the Vampire)

    Fearless Vampire Killers

    The Haunting

    Point Blank

    Performance

    Soylent Green

    Mystery of the Wax Museum/Doctor X

    Village of the Damned/Children of the Damned

    Blow Up

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    Asphalt Jungle

    White Heat

    Out of the Past

    Magnificent Ambersons

    King Kong/Son of Kong

    Bringing Up Baby

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Ride the High Country

    What's Up Doc

    Night at the Opera, A

    Bandwagon, The

    ...and hundreds more
     
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    Halloween Criterion Collection, Howling special Edition, and the Frighteners Signature series.
     
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    My collection consists of about 200+ lasers and includes all of the above. Just aquired the "Pink Panther Animation" laser...nice!
    A true movie collector collects lasers and DVD's! IMHO [​IMG]
     
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    Besides the required Indy and SW LDs, some of the must-haves are the music LDs that haven't made it onto DVD yet.

    - 10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged

    - The Cure "Show"

    - The Cure "In Orange"

    - Kiss Unplugged (available on DVD but almost impossible to find)

    I also find the Criterion LDs as "must-haves", especially Baron Munchausen and Blade Runner.
     
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    At one time there was a VERY comprehensive thread on this subject... I had it bookmarked and referred to it quite a lot.

    Is there any chance one of the Admins could find that thing? It's a wonderful resource, thought I'm sure it needs to be updated. I've done a search for it and couldn't turn it up.
     
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    Jaws (CAV. Complete documentary)

    Dr. No (Criterion CAV)

    From Russia With Love (Criterion CAV)

    Goldfinger (Criterion CAV)

    Star Wars Trilogy

    My Fair Lady (Boxed Set)

    Show Boat (Criterion CAV)

    Ultimate Oz Boxed Set

    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Criterion CAV)

    1776 (Restored edition. Soon to be hacked up on DVD)

    The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Then there are the Japanese import boxed sets of the Irwin Allen TV series like "Lost In Space" and "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" that I believe will not be appearing on DVD anytime soon.
     
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    On top of Beatles Anthology and the Star Wars and Indy discs, I'd suggest the Criterion CAV set of Se7en, particularly for the different look of its transfer (also approved by Fincher), which I really like. Also, Criterion's Blade Runner is the only way to see the theatrical cut (though it is the dozen-seconds-longer Euro cut with the extra violence).
    And anything music-related that doesn't have a PCM track on DVD. [​IMG]
    And all those kick ass Errol Flynn movies! The Sea Hawk, baby!
    Plus, on many LDs you can find a groovy turtle lying on his back on side 4!
     
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