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 Post subject: Re: What was the first laserdisc you watched?
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2024, 23:55 
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I only recently got into Laserdisc collecting and the first movie I put in the tray of my CLD-D503 was my favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard :D. I'd bought the LD at Value Village at least 10 years ago and had no player for it, I just love the movie and the gatefold with liner notes is pretty cool. When I finally acquired a working player I knew that was the one I wanted to christen my first LD player with 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: What was the first laserdisc you watched?
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Just curious; what version of Die Hard? :)
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Die Hard isn't really a Christmas movie, it's primarily an action movie pitting a tough cop against a group of terrorists. The fact that it takes place during Christmas doesn't make it a Christmas movie. That's like saying that Star Wars Holiday Special is a Life Day movie or that Gremlins is a Christmas movie. Or that Independence Day is an Independence Day movie. Or that Freaky Friday is a Friday movie. Or that Friday is a movie about Friday. It's ridiculous.

Anyway, first laserdisc I watched? Picture dis: In 2001 I was just a lowley Gwailo walking along the cherry blossom-lined main avenue leading to Tokyo Gakugei Daigaku (In Japanese: "Tooookyouuu Gaykoogay Yunibassaaateee") where I was an exchange student or "exchangee sutudentooooh", if you will. I approached the library (in traditional Japanese: "Riburaree") with a copy of Macross The movie : Perfect Edition (1984) [https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/11650/BEAL-448/Macross-The-movie-:-Perfect-Edition] in a battered box under my arm. I had recently acquired it from an Animate bargain bin in Ikebukuro for 1000 yen. I entered the library and made my way past the hordes of hard studying Tomokos and Takashis to reach the third floor where a bank of four industrial laserdisc players and monitors lay unoccupied. I donned headphones and sat through 20 minutes of the first CAV disc. This is great I thought but I couldn't understand a damn thing anyone was saying.

I retired to my dorm room and contemplated my Japanese experience.

For the next 9 months I tried to learn the local language but failed due to some kind of brain damage.

I returned to my home turf of Australia in 2002 and proceeded to the local Cash Converters to purchase a used laserdisc player ("laysa disc playa" in Australian) to supplement my VCR ("video" in Australian). The store person assured me the laysa disc playa I purchased would play "Enteeesccee" "yeah, nah it has entee-escee, yeah". he stated with confidence. I got home and put in the first disc of Macross. Nothing. I returned to the cashies and demanded my dollarydoos back, because this playa, I assured them was PAL only and PAL was no pal o mine. It never has been. f**k PAL.

Today in 2024 Macross The movie: Perfect Edition sits proudly on my shelfy, and I have an NTSC player to play it. Sometimes, I play it.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the first laserdisc you watched?
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2024, 11:52 
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That was a nice post. It’s a shame you had to be banned repeatedly for years of problematic activity before eventually making it.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the first laserdisc you watched?
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2024, 12:19 
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What does "problematic" mean? This is a word invented in the 2020s to silence and cancel people who you don't like right? Congratulations on harnessing 2020s totalitarianism, attacking the individual, instead of the issue. Congrats, I salute you for being a man of the times. Well done man. I guess, bye. Coz it's 2024, long since anyone with anything different to add to a conversation should be silenced and destroyed. Thanks for contributing to the New World Order Sign of Zeta. Thanks man.
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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2024, 21:48 
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That post was what I would describe as problematic. The word, btw, according to Webster, was first used in 1609. It has seen a recent rise in popularity because it’s no longer politically correct to call people unfixable batshit crazy whack jobs. So…you benefit from it specifically. I wouldn’t complain. Instead of saying you’re an anti-human incel who hates his parents, stalks LDDB users off this site, and has had innumerable banned accounts I just said “problematic”. I was being very nice.
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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2024, 02:15 
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signofzeta wrote:
stalks LDDB users off this site


whu? :?: who?
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spooky wrote:
signofzeta wrote:
stalks LDDB users off this site


whu? :?: who?


I don’t know what’s funnier. The idea that you’re essentially agreeing to everything I said but one or that you forgot that you were s**t posting on my YouTube videos.
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Just bought my first player ever and it came with a copy of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
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Just finished watching the Young Indiana Jones chronicles box set. What an epic TV show that was and before Lucas re-edited it.
Picture quality is top notch.
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