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 Post subject: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 02 May 2020, 11:07 
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I know that the default LD's had a mirrored Silver finish, and the smaller LD's were Yellowish but aside from those and the red/purple coloring of the RLV discs what movies besides Evil Dead 2[EE3845] have a colored variant?
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 02 May 2020, 14:29 
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Its actually clear, the red and yellow or gold ones are the plastic.
I don't think any LDs were actually made gold like the MFSL CDs but I no longer own the 1 gold LD I ever had.
The red one was the color of the plastic not the inside, I remember when I did own that too.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 02 May 2020, 16:22 
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I’m pretty sure that red Evil Dead is the only LD colored like that ever to be released worldwide.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 02 May 2020, 19:05 
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signofzeta wrote:
I’m pretty sure that red Evil Dead is the only LD colored like that ever to be released worldwide.


Any speculation to why this was? Just seems like a good marketing thing much like the colored vinyl.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 02 May 2020, 21:23 
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pokefraker wrote:
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I’m pretty sure that red Evil Dead is the only LD colored like that ever to be released worldwide.


Any speculation to why this was? Just seems like a good marketing thing much like the colored vinyl.

Yes, and apparently some players had trouble reading the red disc so they reissued it as a regular coloured pressing.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 05:23 
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Someone mentioned a long time ago that there could have been a limited run of an horror movie with green plastic.

But I've never seen one...

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 05:49 
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Some Japanese cartoon discs have this on the dead side.

https://i.redd.it/wfv13j95k7b31.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 05:54 
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jakeheke wrote:
Some Japanese cartoon discs have this on the dead side.

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Huh that's really cool, I hadn't heard of that, thanks for sharing! :thumbup:
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 06:12 
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I came across some at a record shop.
Id never watch them, and i cant understand Jap so i left them be.

Edit: also seen some random opera CD Video laserdisc with musical notes on a dead side similar to above
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 22:53 
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jakeheke wrote:
Some Japanese cartoon discs have this on the dead side.

https://i.redd.it/wfv13j95k7b31.jpg


It is called Pit-Art, and I'm certain we had a thread about it, possibly in the anime corner of the forum.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 23:44 
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"Pit-art" picture discs

This is one of the topics, there are other discs, when I searched pit art there were more.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 18 Mar 2021, 10:08 
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Someone mentioned a long time ago that there could have been a limited run of an horror movie with green plastic.

But I've never seen one...

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I've been trying to find more information on this since I made the thread, I know it's been mentioned that the Green Laserdisc is Toxic Avenger, The: Unrated Director's Cut (1985) (Uncut) [TRO-7000], but here's some proof that it was at least planned for production, still no evidence of the disc itself.

The color is listed as Yellow on the database entry, which isn't that common for a US release, so it's likely they just made it yellow because it was easier. Does anyone have a Yellow PAL or Japanese Rental LD and this Toxic Avenger release to compare the colors?

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 18 Mar 2021, 18:21 
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Yellow started in the Europe with the second release of LaserDisc - the original thought was to make the "Digital Audio" disc yellow to show they were different from the early analog audio discs.

Japan used yellow discs to identify discs issued to the rental market. I don't know if this was to discourage disc swapping or just to make them 'different'.

The 5" CDV disc with audio were yellow. CDV discs without audio were silver and classified "Video Singles".

Even Dead 2 is the only red disc. It does not play in HeNe Laser tube players (632nm) as the red color cancels out the beam.

The red laser in the HLD-X9 player (670nm) has no issue.

I've never seen a 'green' disc. But I suspect they could have made black discs - as they did with CDs.
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 18 Mar 2021, 23:11 
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Just out of curiosity, some spanish LD's are gold colored even if they were 100% LaserDisc branded, not CD-Video.

Here's a recent photo of my setup, the last one on the bottom is my PAL player with one of the Gold LaserDisc I told you, that one is American Gigolo. I can sow you some more if you're interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2021, 15:06 
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I think Japanese LDs that were designated as "LASERDISC RENTAL" were all gold-colored discs.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2021, 01:33 
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Alright folks, we now have confirmation thanks to Robert Bortignon on Laserdisc Forever, Toxic Avenger IS NOT just yellow, it's a golder color with a green tint to it.

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Nice to finally have this settled!


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2021, 01:46 
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Is the left PDO and the right Mitsubishi?

Does anyone know if Mitsubishi made gold rentals?
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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2021, 05:40 
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Could you repost/upload here?

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2021, 06:46 
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Could you repost/upload here?

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I've changed the image hosting over to Imgur, I figured Discord would work but I guess not. I've attached the two files to this reply as well if that's still not working, thanks for the heads up Julian.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Colored Laserdiscs
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Awesome stuff Poke! 8-)

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I think Japanese LDs that were designated as "LASERDISC RENTAL" were all gold-colored discs.

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Yip my T2 Rental is bright bright Gold.
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