I actually remember these
well, if you put it that way then ...yeah
I don't know what I love about old commercials for out-dated technology
Wait, so you pop the disc in, it loads the movie into itself super fast, then you pop it out and watch the movie?
That doesn't seem likely.
The videodiscs were inside a plastic case that could only be "removed" by the player itself when you slipped it in.
Or by someone with a screwdriver.
A 1980 commercial is mentioning movies that came out after 1980?
Comes with free time travel disc! And Rocky II!
Oh wow..so THAT'S what those things are! I saw a shit ton of these things at a thrift store awhile back and couldn't figure out what the hell they were.
|Spike Jonez |
These are awesome because just like record albums, they could develop a skip. Best video glitch ever.
|Jet Bin Fever |
This design is really impractical, like a 1950s vision of watching movies at home in the distant future.
I want my electronics to look like they're made out of fake wood.
Under 15 bucks? Take that, Blu-Ray!
|Billy the Poet |
My mind rebels at the existence of these things.
Didn't they have to time compress these discs for any movie over 2 hours because 2 hours was the maximum capacity?
The "advantage" of Laserdisc over the CAD discs from RCA was that, since (unless you had a really fancy player) you had to get up every hour (for CLV) or half-hour (for CAV) to flip the disk anyway, it really wasn't that big a deal to split any movie longer than 2 hours over multiple disks.
Also, five stars for AIRPLANE!, still one of my favourite movies, although I don't know if that's appropriate viewing material for the younger kid. I did enjoy AIRPLANE! myself as a 9-year old, but it was an edited-for-TV version without the boobie shots.
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