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 Post subject: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2015, 22:08 
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I have, in my library, a very few LDs with an intriguing feature. On a single-sided disc, instead of a blank plastic dead-side or the typical generic dead-side recorded with the "Program material is recorded only on the other side of this LaserVision disc" message, a special dead-side has been provided. After the "turn me over" message, the laser has been modulated in the outer part of the disc area to draw pictures. These also typically appear to be pressed with something other than the usual transparent plastic, perhaps to draw the attention of the user to look at the disc surface, which he would ordinarily ignore. Unfortunately, it is very hard to get a picture of the artwork!

All the ones I know of are anime discs. I can personally confirm the following :
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (1st series) 1
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (1st series) 2
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (2nd series) 1
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (2nd series) 2
Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (2nd series) 3
(all pink)
Tenchi Muyo in Love! boxset
(the "bonus" disc, gold)

Does anybody else have such discs?
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2015, 22:43 
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"The Best of Max Headroom" has some "pit art" on the back side. [SFXL-004]
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PostPosted: 02 Dec 2015, 22:52 
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blam1 wrote:
"The Best of Max Headroom" has some "pit art" on the back side. [SFXL-004]


Ok, I'm going to need to see a picture of that.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2015, 00:23 
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I feel as if we had a thread about this before...

Additional "Pit-Art" Discs from my collection:

Maze Mega Burst Space: vol.1 Daitan Sutekina Chousensha!! (Bold & Wonderful Challenger) (1996) [JVLA-58014]
Maze Mega Burst Space: vol.2 Daitan Sutekina Boukensha!! (Bold & Extreme Adventure) (1996) [JVLA-58015]
New Cutie Honey: Special Edition [LSTD01173]

Maybe there was one more that I cannot remember now...
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2015, 00:51 
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Maybe the Sorceror Hunters OVAs? Someone recently told me that one or more of the Slayers OVAs had it, but I checked mine, & they have just plain ordinary dead-sides.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2015, 10:12 
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publius wrote:
Maybe the Sorceror Hunters OVAs? Someone recently told me that one or more of the Slayers OVAs had it, but I checked mine, & they have just plain ordinary dead-sides.


Nope, they are ordinary dead sides too.
Maybe I was also thinking of an 8" disc with artwork printing on it :)
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2015, 11:11 
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I guess you don't even have that Shin Cutey Honey up on your site yet.

I do wonder whether some discs went through more than one pressing, & only the first pressing had the "custom" dead side, while later ones were stuck with a "generic" type.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2015, 11:52 
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sorry for my bad understanding ... A Laserdisc with a picture on the dead side, like a hologram or colored pvc ?
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 03 Dec 2015, 13:29 
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publius wrote:
I guess you don't even have that Shin Cutey Honey up on your site yet.

I do wonder whether some discs went through more than one pressing, & only the first pressing had the "custom" dead side, while later ones were stuck with a "generic" type.


Yup, the Shin Cutey Honey is in my unwatched pile. But maybe I can snatch a picture of it and update the LDDB entry one day.

Yes it is quite possible that the Pit-Art in some cases was limited to the "first pressing" run - probably a thousand copies or so?!

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sorry for my bad understanding ... A Laserdisc with a picture on the dead side, like a hologram or colored pvc ?


Nein, eine "leere Seite" wo bei der Produktion gesetzte Pits ein Bild ergeben.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2015, 14:21 
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Managed to snatch a picture of the pit-art on [LSTD01173] - turned out not perfect, meh.
Also updated the LDDB entry, but my updates are usually processed very slowly :P

Edit: Sorry, I linked the wrong picture lol...


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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2015, 18:56 
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a NO duck ?

there exist LDs with holographic artwork too
Will post some pictures, the are on old PC
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2015, 20:44 
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The last LD of Sailor Moon S has art etched on it. Here's a pic I found online:

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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2015, 23:47 
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harlock wrote:
The last LD of Sailor Moon S has art etched on it. Here's a pic I found online:

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Whether the pictured laserdisc exists in the other?
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2015, 00:58 
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harlock wrote:
The last LD of Sailor Moon S has art etched on it. Here's a pic I found online:

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Given the first inch or so of the disc appears to be clean of artwork does it have a turn to other side notice or a flipped turtle on that side or is there no readable data on that particular side?

Cool looking item, thanks for posting the picture.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2015, 01:08 
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Given the first inch or so of the disc appears to be clean of artwork does it have a turn to other side notice or a flipped turtle on that side or is there no readable data on that particular side?

If it's at all like the ones I have, which it most certainly appears to be, it should have a "turn me over" message lasting a couple of minutes.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2015, 01:11 
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publius wrote:
je280 wrote:
Given the first inch or so of the disc appears to be clean of artwork does it have a turn to other side notice or a flipped turtle on that side or is there no readable data on that particular side?

If it's at all like the ones I have, which it most certainly appears to be, it should have a "turn me over" message lasting a couple of minutes.


Thanks :thumbup: .
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2016, 22:44 
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It would appear that this version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00183/STL ... te-Version

Has pit art on the disc.


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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2016, 00:01 
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elahrairrah wrote:
It would appear that this version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00183/STL ... te-Version

Has pit art on the disc.


These LD "pit-art" sides are cool.... thanks for posting the image :thumbup: .
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
PostPosted: 23 Feb 2016, 08:05 
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Dang, what a waste of a technique.
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 Post subject: Re: "Pit-art" picture discs
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So I'm looking into picking up some of these pit-art discs as they would make great gifts for non-LD collecting friends of mine (one's a big fan of Cutey Honey, so she'd probably flip out seeing that pit-art disc.)

What I normally do when gifting LDs is frame them in an LP frame, but for the pit art discs, you obviously want to display that art somehow.

Been looking for picture disc art frames that display the disc cover and the disc, but some of those are pricey as all hell . . .

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US$89.99 - LP Vinyl Frame with Sleeve


However, turns out JoAnn Fabrics has a picture disc frame on sale right now (all frames are on sale), for only $17.99 . . .

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Double Record Album Frame-Black


Get it while you can!
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