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 Post subject: Toshiba TW56D90 Laserdisc Promotion
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2020, 17:01 
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I was doing some research on the Toshiba squeeze LD promotion and found in the May 21st, 1994 issue of Billboard that Unforgiven and Free Willy were bundled with the purchase of the Toshiba TW56D90. Those discs are Unforgiven (1992) [16901] and Free Willy (1993) [16903] the first two US squeeze releases, with 16902 known to be missing (canceled?). It is possible that Fugitive, The (1993) [16904] and Grumpy Old Men (1993) [16905] were then ordered when they ran out of the first two, or they waited to bundle them.

There is further mention of this TV in Widescreen Review (Issue 7 from Feb/Mar 1994), a Chicago Tribune article (March 17th, 1995), and Stereo Review (April 1995).
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba TW56D90 Laserdisc Promotion
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2020, 17:28 
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I never realized until now that the catalog numbers for these releases are really widescreen: 16 9 #0x

Unforgiven (1992) [16901]
16902 - skipped
Free Willy (1993) [16903]
Fugitive, The (1993) [16904]
Grumpy Old Men (1993) [16905]

I can't believe this is a coincidence :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba TW56D90 Laserdisc Promotion
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2020, 18:31 
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Thanks for bringing this one back, always knew that they had 4 US releases but interesting to see the ref numbers are the 16:9

Makes it easier for others to find them on ebay now :)
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba TW56D90 Laserdisc Promotion
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2020, 19:00 
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admin wrote:
I never realized until now that the catalog numbers for these releases are really widescreen: 16 9 #0x

Quite the observation! I did not notice that either.
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