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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2013, 18:22 
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John Landis's Innocent Blood - the US laserdisc is letterboxed (not sure about the Japanese), there's only been one DVD release (NTSC) which was cropped to standard 4:3 aspect ratio, VHS was also 4:3. There have been no PAL releases, which considering its director and star is just plain weird.

later - apologies, apparently there was a German PAL DVD release in 1.85 : 1 format (the laserdisc is 2.1:1 I think). The German version of the DVD was also apparently the only one that wasn't heavily cut for nudity etc.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2013, 16:31 
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Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are technically and/or content wise significant

Here is the list of Laserdisc titles that are technically unique (i.e. only OAR edition, theatrical audio mix etc.) and do not have any equivalent on any other format. The list also includes Laserdisc titles that have extra content or different cuts of the content that are not available on any other format.


Firstly, let me say that this is a great initiative! :clap:

I have been doing some research on this issue myself over the last past years, although not very systematic. But I’ll check up on my findings, see if they are still relevant, and post what I know about LDs that are in different ways unique on LD compared to BD and DVD.

At least two titles on your list are however out on PAL Reg. 2 DVD in OAR with english audio and removable subs.

These titles are:

Moon 44
Cyborg 2

Moon 44
is out on Danish DVD in two different versions, one of them (the middle one in the picture below) includes a booklet written by yours truly. :) Both releases have exellent picture in full scope format

Cyborg 2 is out on German DVD, also in full scope format.

Here’s a picture of these DVDs.

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Both are by by the way IMO solid and extremely underrated movies too!

Would love to do a picture-comparison with the japanese LDs, but don’t have them (yet!).
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 03 Nov 2013, 17:30 
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Regarding original theatrical cuts of the Star Wars trilogy, those were made available on DVD. The 2006 box sets have both the 2004 editions and the original theatrical editions (albeit in non-anamorphic form).


The OT editions were added rather crappily in my opinion, and many others. They are nice looking laserdisc transfers but they're riddled with their own issues .... just like every other version of the Trilogy that has been officially released on DVD or Bluray. I believe the Japanese Special Collector's Editions on Laserdisc are probably the nicest looking analog versions of the OT at this point.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2013, 19:46 
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A friend of mine found out about this one. It isn't - as far as I've been able to find out - out on DVD:

http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/14509/SF0 ... llo-spazio)-(1988)

Italian E.T. rip off. Only for the ardent fan of italian b-cinema! We both had to have it of course. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 21 Nov 2013, 11:26 
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Hmm... :eh:

Has the author of this thread abandoned the project? Not too much point in making new entries if the list isn't updated with new discoveries, I think.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 21 Nov 2013, 21:57 
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ynz wrote:
Hmm... :eh:

Has the author of this thread abandoned the project? Not too much point in making new entries if the list isn't updated with new discoveries, I think.

I still make changes/additions to the commentaries thread(s). Thank you.

TLK :cool:
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
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I will update the list soon. I found a few others myself.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2013, 20:51 
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substance wrote:
I will update the list soon. I found a few others myself.


Glad to hear ;) - It's a good project!
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2013, 03:42 
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can someone please tell me what the difference is of these 2 scream copies?

Scream: Director's Edition (1996) (Uncut) [14797 AS]

and

Scream: Director's Cut (1996) (Uncut) [10499 AS]

apparently they both have the extras 20 seconds and the extra track..what am I missing here?
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
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The first one is a DTS disk.
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ah thanks I thought I was losing my mind lol
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
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sorry for the delay. as promised updated all entries. added a few myself.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
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what was the politically incorrect content in Toy Story that was remove?
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2013, 01:37 
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I found something about Toy Story when I added it to the list now I cant find it. It could have been an extra.

updated the list with few new entries. Also created a new chapter for super 35 films.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2013, 03:54 
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jetrellfo69 wrote:
The OT editions were added rather crappily in my opinion, and many others. They are nice looking laserdisc transfers but they're riddled with their own issues .... just like every other version of the Trilogy that has been officially released on DVD or Bluray.


I do agree they were added crappily, but they are the best way to have those. Cause it's digital and it's pre SE.

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I believe the Japanese Special Collector's Editions on Laserdisc are probably the nicest looking analog versions of the OT at this point.


Aren't the faces version the best SW OT LDs?

On another note, I too am curious about the Toy Story thing.
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I found something about Toy Story when I added it to the list now I cant find it. It could have been an extra.


Knickknack was presented in its original form. It has since been redone and the only uncut release is on the toy story boxset and Tiny Toy Stories vhs
  
 
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class316 wrote:
jetrellfo69 wrote:
The OT editions were added rather crappily in my opinion, and many others. They are nice looking laserdisc transfers but they're riddled with their own issues .... just like every other version of the Trilogy that has been officially released on DVD or Bluray.


I do agree they were added crappily, but they are the best way to have those. Cause it's digital and it's pre SE.

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I believe the Japanese Special Collector's Editions on Laserdisc are probably the nicest looking analog versions of the OT at this point.


Aren't the faces version the best SW OT LDs?

On another note, I too am curious about the Toy Story thing.


No. For the original trilogy, you want the JSC. Period. Hands down. Even the US CLV versions.
And if you can find the elusive Technidisc repressing of Star Wars, then you have what is IMO the best transfer of the film.
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate list of Laserdisc titles that are significant
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No eng subs when jabba speaks on jsc sets. Knowing these movies by heart its not a problem for me.
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No eng subs when jabba speaks on jsc sets. Knowing these movies by heart its not a problem for me.


Seriously? Damn every version has to have at least one drawback huh!
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updated the list. created a new PAL significants list which needs help. added PAL versions of Star Wars to SW chapter. updated Toy Story.
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