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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 14 Nov 2011, 18:45 
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I watched my copy of In & Out yesterday and when Kevin Kline shows up at his bachelor party, his friends pull out Funny Girl on Laserdisc for them all to watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 09:27 
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Check out this commercial from Australia... I wish there was a bigger protest! :D

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Yes, I saw that commercial and I was like "FINALLY someone actually knows what LaserDiscs are!".
  
 
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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 16:22 
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Laserdisc made a cool showing in the movie Airport 1977. On the plane the stewardess puts a disc on a player (built into the aircraft) for the passengers enjoyment.
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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 18:17 
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philburque46 wrote:
when Kevin Kline shows up at his bachelor party, his friends pull out Funny Girl on Laserdisc for them all to watch.


At least they got it right, they are using the Digital Audio version :-P

Funny Girl (1968) [30191]

and not:

Funny Girl (1968) [VLD 3155]
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 18:34 
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I'm sure most of you know this but even though they are not actually seen laserdiscs are mentioned dozens of times throughout the film Free Enterprise?

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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 21:59 
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You know, it's funny. LaserDisc I thought, had only rarely ever appeared in ads, TV and movies but you guys have listed a considerably amount. However, to this date I havn't seen a CED disc cameo in any movie I've watched. I'm afraid LaserDisc takes the limelight when it comes to VideoDisc apperances in movies. Have any of you seen any appearances of CED in movies and TV?
  
 
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There was an SNL skit "Woody Allen Fanclub" on an episode hosted by Jason Alexander where the club had a contest where the prize was a Woody Allen movie on laserdisc, "letterboxed, of course" (I think that was the line, I can't find a transcript or video).
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I wrote a few posts back that the film Starman had a laserdisc in it but the way it was played it could have been a CED. Later on I'll try to islolate the scene and post it.
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randomtvandmovie wrote:
You know, it's funny. LaserDisc I thought, had only rarely ever appeared in ads, TV and movies but you guys have listed a considerably amount. However, to this date I havn't seen a CED disc cameo in any movie I've watched. I'm afraid LaserDisc takes the limelight when it comes to VideoDisc apperances in movies. Have any of you seen any appearances of CED in movies and TV?

I can't recall any. In fact the first time I ever came across a CED physically was at a trading post, when my brother and friend said that this place had a lot of movies on disc, but weren't sure if they were Laserdiscs. Before that, I had only seen 1 or 2 CED commercials back in the 80s (I knew they were CED commercials, because I recall a child shoving an entire caddy of some Disney title into a player-- I thought that was odd.)
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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 23:19 
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In License to Kill, early in the Movie Felix Leiter is showing Bond all the information he has collected on the drug dealer. He puts a CD into a Sony Laserdisc player and then looks at the info on his PC.
I'll try to find where it is to get a shot.
Jurassic Park, the wire guided cars have laserdisc players built in. I don't remember if its clearly shown in the movie but Crichton describes them in the book.
In Rising Sun with Snipes and Connery, when they go to the High Tech Japanese security center in the high rise, they see a room full of 5" recorders - "we record all our surveillance on laserdisc". The disc they need is stolen. Connery then pulls the empty wrapper out of the waste basket. I need to go back and still frame that and see what the part number description was. The empty wrapper was the proof someone had stolen the disc and inserted a new one.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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Laserdisc in the Simpsons.
Here from the 14th season box set on DVD (Europe/PAL)

As always, a very nice touch :lol:

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takou wrote:
Laserdisc in the Simpsons.
Here from the 14th season box set on DVD (Europe/PAL)

As always, a very nice touch



They did a similar gag on screen in an episode. I think Homer and Bart are walking through a unk yard, in the background you see spaces for dumping video formats; video, laserdisc...and an empty space for DVD saying "coming soon." It was something along those lines anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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hippiedalek wrote:
They did a similar gag on screen in an episode. I think Homer and Bart are walking through a unk yard, in the background you see spaces for dumping video formats; video, laserdisc...and an empty space for DVD saying "coming soon." It was something along those lines anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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A friend of mine posted on my facebook wall about how an episode of Psych makes reference to Laserdisc.....too bad thats all he told me
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I recently watched the Pineapple Express extra features and Judd Apatow very quickly talks about watching True Romance on laserdisc. Apatow definitely went up a couple of notches in my book.
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In the St. Patrick's Day episode of 30 Rock from this past season, Dennis, Liz's ex-boyfriend who was a pager/beeper salesman all the way into the late 2000s reveals that his new business venture is to record people's DVDs on Laserdisc. Haha. He also has a brilliant plan to have a service like Netflix, only you go there in person and choose from a limited selection.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 25 May 2012, 00:30 
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The Terminator mentions Laserdisc in a radio ad for a stereo shop
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flcl4evr wrote:
The Terminator mentions Laserdisc in a radio ad for a stereo shop

I've never noticed that...Gives me an excuse to re-watch the film.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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In Life During Wartime Paul Ruebens character, who is deceased, has the line "I miss my Laserdisc collection".
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In License to Kill, early in the Movie Felix Leiter is showing Bond all the information he has collected on the drug dealer. He puts a CD into a Sony Laserdisc player and then looks at the info on his PC.
I'll try to find where it is to get a shot.


The shot is at 50:10. The player is a Philips VP415 LaserVision ROM drive. It's humorous that he carefully loads the disc upside down.
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