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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 07:32 
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Video Girl Ai complete set with Obis. Man this was my gateway fansub drug in the day. I loved this s**t. I bought all the original manga and tons of Katsura artbooks and stuff. This guy can draw my kinda gals..


Nice, I just watched my copies of these a month ago, it still holds up pretty good, especially the music (even the songs that Katsura-sensei sings). Need to re-watch DNA2 one of these days, too.

Unfortunately there was some rot on the first 2 discs (both sides, I think), but they're still pretty watchable. Any show up on your copies?

I wish I had VHS copies as well because of the obvious link to the content, but most copies out there now are ex-rentals...
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 10:00 
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Oooo i have that planet of the apes boxset, its my pride and joy.


yeah I know, I think that makes 3 of us in the southern hemisphere on this forum now.

Yeah real happy, I've only ever seen the first film, one of these days after I move theres gonna be a weekend where I Go Ape! and watch em all back to back. 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 10:05 
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Nice, I just watched my copies of these a month ago, it still holds up pretty good, especially the music (even the songs that Katsura-sensei sings). Need to re-watch DNA2 one of these days, too.


Still need to see the DNA2 anime. I have all the manga, my favorite manga of his is I"s. I have a DVD of the OAVs they made from it. Only one is good.

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Unfortunately there was some rot on the first 2 discs (both sides, I think), but they're still pretty watchable. Any show up on your copies?


I've only checked disc 1 and it's fine luckily. The seller noted that there was some slight and short problem or distortion on disc 3 so I assume/hope if there was rot on the other discs he would have mentioned it.

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I wish I had VHS copies as well because of the obvious link to the content, but most copies out there now are ex-rentals...


Yeah! Maybe if you played it back in a nice bedroom SVHS deck and there was a power surge..who knows :)
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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 12:40 
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DNA2 is fun stuff.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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A real 80s classic.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2019, 17:01 
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Video Girl Ai was a famous rotter. Maybe the only Japanese rotter I had ever heard of before joining this forum. That’s the main reason I never got it.

Plans for my video How to Handle LD are taking shape. I have it mostly planned out and I got the cable I needed.

I bought a sealed copy of Kenji’s Spring from G&J that I will open in the video to demonstrate how the bags sit when new.

I could really use a sealed American LD to compare but I don’t have any. If anyone can sell me something cheap that would be great. It just has to be sealed and not p0rn and it has to have an EC inside (no paper lined like Disney and MGM) and it’s probably good enough for my purposes. Sometimes with American LDs you can actually tell how mashed up the inner bag is already because it will crunch through the cardboard when you squeeze it slightly. If anyone has a Speed or a Red October like that please sell it to me. If it’s something two discs that would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2019, 19:12 
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Only disc I have sealed is astro boy :lolno:

Really the only disc I have sealed is a HK disc, I'll sell to you cheap if you want one.

But no USA sealed discs.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2019, 21:47 
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I’d like to have a new copy of Far and Away. Something where you know that stuffs all been balled up good for 30 years.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Won an eBay auction for the US 3x3 Eyes LD. The DVD release of it is truly awful and I want to see how the LD compares. I assume it's a lot better.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Just got this lot.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Intertesting. Looked up that kyonquatski flick and it seems like some commie propaganda to me.

at least you got Top Gun to compensate
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Intertesting. Looked up that kyonquatski flick and it seems like some commie propaganda to me.

I can see why you don't have any friends.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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forper wrote:
Intertesting. Looked up that kyonquatski flick and it seems like some commie propaganda to me.

at least you got Top Gun to compensate


Watching Koyaanisqatsi might be an idea rather than a blind "seems like" comment, you might like it or some of it - perhaps not but any comment then may have some qualification.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Watching Koyaanisqatsi might be an idea rather than a blind "seems like" comment, you might like it or some of it - perhaps not but any comment then may have some qualification.

The thing about films like Koyaanisqatsi is that it's less a movie and more like visual poetry - and much like art in general, is highly subjective; it's meaning is the one the viewer attributes to it. And if forper chooses to interpret it as "communist propaganda", I think it says more about him than it does about the movie.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Is actual commie propaganda (ie: not Russian or Chinese anymore obviously) being exported at all anymore? I’d like to see some if anyone has any cool links. What’s the most culturally relevant (actually) communist country now? Vietnam?
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Is actual commie propaganda (ie: not Russian or Chinese anymore obviously) being exported at all anymore? I’d like to see some if anyone has any cool links. What’s the most culturally relevant (actually) communist country now? Vietnam?

Vietnam is about as communist as China these days, and the only Chinese movie that was kind of(?) propagandaist was that sci-fi movie that came out a year or two ago and even then it's propaganda message was limited to something like "group is more important than the individual". I think North Korea is the only one still holding onto Stalinist values and producing actual propaganda movies, and I'm not even sure about that. I think there was a North Korean movie made in the last 20 years where the message was basically how you should be happy with your state-assigned job and never aspire to be anything more and the film was torn to shreds by foreign media, but I can't remember the name of it.

I did learn of a Soviet movie called The Fall of Berlin from 1950 that was basically just Stalin fanfiction and I kind of want to see it solely because of how blatant, false and in bad taste the whole movie sounds.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019, 07:00 
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Well I also looked up this koyaanisqatsi, and frankly it doesn't look like it's much more than intellectual onanism.
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It's also a rotter so it's probably better thrown in the trash. I just wish my dumb a** would've dropped it as soon as I got outbid.
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ryosaeba84 wrote:
Well I also looked up this koyaanisqatsi, and frankly it doesn't look like it's much more than intellectual onanism.


I've watched it and obviously I disagree. Now I guess you could say that you could get the same effect by going out into the wilderness and then coming back to a city. *shrug*

Commie propaganda is indeed an odd takeaway.
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