|fedex - 2011-06-07 |
I actually remember these
|chumbucket - 2011-06-07 |
well, if you put it that way then ...yeah
|Xiphias - 2011-06-07 |
I don't know what I love about old commercials for out-dated technology
|memedumpster - 2011-06-07 |
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.
|FABIO - 2011-06-07 |
A 1980 commercial is mentioning movies that came out after 1980?
Comes with free time travel disc! And Rocky II!
|StanleyPain - 2011-06-07 |
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 - 2011-06-07 |
These are awesome because just like record albums, they could develop a skip. Best video glitch ever.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2011-06-07 |
This design is really impractical, like a 1950s vision of watching movies at home in the distant future.
|revdrew - 2011-06-07 |
I want my electronics to look like they're made out of fake wood.
|hammsangwich - 2011-06-07 |
Under 15 bucks? Take that, Blu-Ray!
Actually 15 bucks in 1981 is now. :(
|Billy the Poet - 2011-08-24 |
My mind rebels at the existence of these things.
|sasazuka - 2014-12-03 |
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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