LaserDiscs [or LazerDisc if you’re in the USA] were a home video format but never managed to gain widespread use in the USA, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programs. It was not a popular format in Europe and Australia when first released but was popular in the 1990s . By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and South East Asia. Its superior video and audio quality made it a popular choice among videophiles. The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.
Many laserdisc releases had sleeve variant that were interesting for collectors of artists or bands and given their fairly short life, some now have a cult group of collectors who have little interest in playing them but collect them for their artistic value.
[read more about laserdiscs at Wikipedia here]
You can find a selection of laserdiscs at 991.com – just search for your artist or band in the search box followed by ‘laserdisc’ ie for Madonna, type into the search ‘Madonna laserdisc’.
See what’s arrived on laserdisc recently in our short video clip here:
here are our top 3 today:-
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