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Mark Todd
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 - posted June 09, 2018 04:40 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anyone bought a particular film on VHS, then Laser Disc,then DVD and now Blu Ray.

I`ve done 3 excluding Laser myself on odd titles.

Best Mark.

Just realised odd ones I`ve then bought the Blu Ray Steelbook too so done 4 sort of thing.

I also had a few CEDs for a while, not great.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Trilogy-Episodes-IV-V-and-VI-DVD-2008-Mark-Hamill-/301831112556?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10

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William Olson
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 - posted June 09, 2018 08:46 AM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes. 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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David Baker
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 - posted June 09, 2018 10:27 AM      Profile for David Baker   Email David Baker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes , THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER ( 1960 )

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Osi Osgood
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Yep! The STAR WARS original trilogy!

First on Super 8 (2X400ft)
then ... VHS
then ... Laserdisc
then ... DVD
then ... Bluray

and then ...

yes, believe it or not ...

1982 re-issue Derann scope feature STAR WARS
1977 original issue Cineavision (scope) STAR WARS

and ...

Marketing 1X400ft and 1X200ft part 2 AGFA STAR WARS!!

So, I came full circle! [Smile] [Big Grin]

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Steven Haines
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 - posted June 09, 2018 11:00 PM      Profile for Steven Haines   Email Steven Haines   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Is there a list somewhere of essential laserdisc titles? Stuff that is is only available on laserdisc, or where laserdisc is the best quality home video format. I've had a player for a number of years now, but I've only got a handful of titles. I'd like to add some more titles to my collection, though I'm not really interested in editions that are redundant due to being available in superior DVD or blu-ray editions. I'm also not much of a stickler for audio, so strength in this area probably wouldn't be a huge motivator for me.

To answer the second part of the original thread, no, I have never projected a laserdisc. Though I did once see Neil Young's Solo Trans projected from a laserdisc on a monster screen in a theater. The format's limitations definitely showed, but it was still very enjoyable in a media archaeological sort of way.

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