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jakeheke wrote:
Finally found nice clean copy of Mortal Kombat and Star Wars: Episode 1,
Looking forward to seeing if Mortal Kombat is as awesome as i remember and if Episode 1 LD quality is as great as everyone raves about
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Your STAR WARS Episode 1 Phantom Menace I doubt will let you down, it really is a good transfer - a lovely sturdy gatefold cover too.

Enjoy your new LDs.

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Thanks! Likely i will watch over the long holiday, even to this day im yet to watch episode 3 :shock:
I groaned all they way through episode 2 and it put me off..
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Thanks! Likely i will watch over the long holiday, even to this day im yet to watch episode 3 :shock:
I groaned all they way through episode 2 and it put me off..


Same! Don't regret it and will never watch episode 3. I'm still angry they got my ticket price for Episode I
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PostPosted: 11 Dec 2019, 16:21 
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Thanks! Likely i will watch over the long holiday, even to this day im yet to watch episode 3 :shock:
I groaned all they way through episode 2 and it put me off..

I actually saw Episode 2 in theaters, courtesy of my sister, as a birthday present.

To this day I don't remember having particularly strong feelings about it, and I'm positive I'm watched it at least once since then.
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jakeheke wrote:
Thanks! Likely i will watch over the long holiday, even to this day im yet to watch episode 3 :shock:
I groaned all they way through episode 2 and it put me off..


For a few years I had not watched 2 or 3, caught them when they were on TV.

That is a few hours I will never get back, a total let down but was aware that I was not likely to enjoy them but I did try to give them a chance.

If you groaned through 2 then please make sure you have nothing sharp close to hand if you ever sit down to watch episode 3, it really is a total piece of..... sorry can't use the most appropriate word here!

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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Sounds like there is going to be alot of groaning
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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You guys need to lighten up a bit, ep 3 is quite funny.
Probably the worst parts of that trilogy are kid Anakin, Jar Jar and romance stuff.

But overall the prequels aren't that bad compared to some of the more recent offerings, Rogue One and Solo are good though.
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I quit at Episode 2. It was way worse than 1, IMO, pretty much totally because of young Vader. "You're soft, not like like sand..." or whatever it was. Absolute CRAP movie making. Crap writing, acting, and directing. The FX weren't good enough to back it up either.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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To be honest i liked Phantom Menace, but ughhh did did episode 2 kill the whole trilogy for me, thus never saw episode 3.
I recently watched the original 4,5 and 6 on LD and i had forgotten how bad jedi was with the ewoks etc.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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I bought around 40 to 45 titles ( mostly PAL ) with classical music incl. opera for 30 Euro from an estate sale here in Berlin. I thought that was a steal given the amount of discs.
The titles are from such publishers as Teldec, Sony Classical or EMI Classics. Around half was manufactured by PDO UK, unfortunately, but I tested some and the audio appeared
to be intact which is most important here. The others are mostly WEA Germany ( rare pressing plant, good quality discs ), DADC Austria or Pioneer USA. Anyway I am very happy about this purchase. The sound quality on those discs is amazing. It shows how good PCM Stereo can sound if taken care of in a proper manner !

I am no longer really interested in the movie discs as I nowadays try to watch films in 4K if available, especially those that I love such as Blade Runner. However I really like collecting these music and special interests discs or rare movie titles that are unavailable on Blu Ray or even DVD. Those are really valuable in my opinion especially because they are mostly shot in the 4:3 format and can look gorgeous on laserdisc with excellent sound.

EDIT: I counted the discs. It's 63 titles in total.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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jakeheke wrote:
i had forgotten how bad jedi was with the ewoks etc.


Cmon man, costumed midgets are a whole lot better than a flying CGI Yoda and for the battle of Endor they built a life size AT-ST which is just bad a**. The space battle above Endor is still one of the best ever shot. Jedi has so much good stuff going on, I can't understand the hate from you and others recently about it. You know the ground battle for Endor is so much better presented than the battle in Rogue One, which could have been great. Instead of having a bad a** jungle battle they go from box to box and line up and shoot at each other like a combination of a game of paintball and an episode of Transfomers. So bad.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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I bought around 40 to 45 titles ( mostly PAL ) with classical music incl. opera for 30 Euro from an estate sale here in Berlin. I thought that was a steal given the amount of discs.
The titles are from such publishers as Teldec, Sony Classical or EMI Classics. Around half was manufactured by PDO UK, unfortunately, but I tested some and the audio appeared
to be intact which is most important here. The others are mostly WEA Germany ( rare pressing plant, good quality discs ), DADC Austria or Pioneer USA. Anyway I am very happy about this purchase. The sound quality on those discs is amazing. It shows how good PCM Stereo can sound if taken care of in a proper manner !

I am no longer really interested in the movie discs as I nowadays try to watch films in 4K if available, especially those that I love such as Blade Runner. However I really like collecting these music and special interests discs or rare movie titles that are unavailable on Blu Ray or even DVD. Those are really valuable in my opinion especially because they are mostly shot in the 4:3 format and can look gorgeous on laserdisc with excellent sound.


Definitely a steal when it's under $1 a disc. Or Euro in this case. :D
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I quit at Episode 2. It was way worse than 1, IMO, pretty much totally because of young Vader. "You're soft, not like like sand..." or whatever it was. Absolute CRAP movie making. Crap writing, acting, and directing. The FX weren't good enough to back it up either.

I haven't seen episode 2 in years so I can't really make an objective observation on it, but isn't there a possibility that all the cheesy lines in the romance scenes are deliberate? I mean, consider Anakin's upbringing, first as a slave and then with all the weird Jedi code that scorn having emotional attachments, and Padme probably projecting some sort of a saviour complex on him.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2019, 12:45 
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Picked up a Japanese copy of Ewoks: Caravan of Courage, finally found one at a price I felt was reasonable ~$20

Now if I can only find Battle for Endor for a similar price.
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pokefraker wrote:
Picked up a Japanese copy of Ewoks: Caravan of Courage, finally found one at a price I felt was reasonable ~$20

Bah, I've been looking for that one! Ebay sellers want way too much money for it. :crazy:

Battle for Endor looks terrific on LD btw, particularly the outdoor scenes.
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PostPosted: 15 Dec 2019, 11:01 
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I bought around 40 to 45 titles ( mostly PAL ) with classical music incl. opera for 30 Euro from an estate sale here in Berlin. I thought that was a steal given the amount of discs.
EDIT: I counted the discs. It's 63 titles in total.

That is a steal, but I doubt you're robbing anything more than a trash compactor.
Great score.

Likewise Pokefraker, those Ewok side stories are pretty good and only rise in estimation the longer the series is drawn out.

For me, All the Vermeers in New York, a film that hadn't crossed my mind in ages and turned out to be exactly what I wanted and would recommend to others except that I can't put my finger on why. This is probably putting my foot in it, but let's call it like Kieslowski with greater tranquility and embrace of the mundane.
Also Rapa Nui, a very uneven yet very attractive fantasy narrative about the waning days of undiscovered Easter Island. Pretty solid image for a 2:35 LD too.
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Newbie to LD, just got a Pioneer CLD-1200 as my first player. Timecop and The Fruit is Ripe on their way to me courtesy of eBay.


Hi. Welcome to L/D land. Hope you like it.
Watch out for Laser Rot. On some disc.

And keep your Player is an open space. So it will not over heat.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Just got this bunch.

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Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man I actually only saw in the last year, through a bootleg Lebanese(!) VHS tape. Found it in the donation lot at the recycler so I gave it a watch; thought it was a reasonably interesting mixed genre movie, much like Streets of Fire (and Highlander 2). Universal Soldier I haven't seen since the '90s, and Raw Deal never.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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Hello All,

I have a bunch f Laser Disc.
Still buy them online. When I find something I like.
It's a great blast from the past.
Have 80 LaserDisc. Two LaserDisc players. 250 VHS Tapes.
Three VHS players. And lost count on my DVD's.
Have a great one all.
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 Post subject: Re: What was the last laserdisc you bought?
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hey man, stick around the new world sucks

Is "Gorilla" Raw Deal??
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