¿ Remember when Howard would brag about his laserdisc collection ?

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  1. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    What happened to all of those? Did he lose them to Alison in the divorce?

    "Are laserdiscs better or worse than vinyl, Boff" ?


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    Ah think that videos look better on laser disc compared to DVD's, Boff. Ah am talking about a noine out of ten for laser discs, compared to a two out of ten for DVD's.
     
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    Wow. That player is old. Mine looked like a CD jukebox and the laser automatically flipped to the other side at the end of a disk. I think I paid about $800 for it in 1991. I forgot all about the thing and tried it out on my HDTV years ago. Playback was terrible compared to an upscale DVD. One feature that I really liked compared to DVD was the jog and shuttle feature. I could advance or review a frame at a time. It was fun slowing down special effects and fight scenes with the dial on the remote. Bly-Ray players don't even have this feature for some reason.
     
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    Just wait those will be embraced again buy some fags with beards and skinny jeans
     
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    lol. I forgot about that show with Jon and Rachael.
     
  8. Senator Rick

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    Still have mine. Works great when I hook it up to my HDTV.
    Quality is better on certain titles than the DVD releases -Chinatown for instance looked better in the laser format until it was released in Blu-Ray.
    Some titles on laser disc were never released on DVD uncut -like the Looney Tunes Golden Collection box-sets.
    Two of my favorite pyschotronic titles that were never released on DVD:

    Andy Kaufman's GOD TOLD ME TO (film by Larry Cohen ...Andy plays a cop who gets murdered by a psycho sniper played by Tony LoBianco) and the mondo-bizarro SONNY BOY with David Carradine as the transvestite matriarch in a seriously dysfunctional family of homicidal manaics:

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    Schindler's List wasn't available for a while on DVD but was on Laserdisc. Same with Star Wars. There was a really cool video store near where I worked that had everything imaginable on Laserdisc. It was cool to go browse through their collection. I rented from them every week. They had a large selection from the Criterion Collection. I always liked getting those. Friends would ask me why I liked watching movies with black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. I can't believe it took so long for widescreen TVs to come along.
     
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    Schindler's List wasn't available for a while on DVD but was on Laserdisc. Same with Star Wars. There was a really cool video store near where I worked that had everything imaginable on Laserdisc. It was cool to go browse through their collection. I rented from them every week. They had a large selection from the Criterion Collection. I always liked getting those. Friends would ask me why I liked watching movies with black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. I can't believe it took so long for widescreen TVs to come along.
     
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    Pieces of laserdisc.
     
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    The x-rated version of Robocop was only put out on laser for the longest time.
    I think you can get it on Bluray now.
     
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    "I have em all on sim cards now Robin."

    Btw didn't Gary used to have or still have some half a million dollar juke box player that plays all his dvds?
     
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    GOD TOLD ME TO was released on DVD back in 2003, while the Blu-ray for the film made its debut in February of this year. It's a shame no one has given SONNY BOY a proper release on DVD or Blu-ray.
     
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    Didn't know that about God Told Me To -it's only merit is that Andy Kaufman does what amounts to a cameo.
    SONNY BOY is a scorcher! Criminal it hasn't been released.