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 Post subject: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 07:40 
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Yesterday I saw Rising sun.
This is a really bad movie ^^ but interresting stuff about LDs !
In the scenario, they say they are using special Laser Disc, very small.
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Is it VSD ? 5 inch ?

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Also, do you have an idea of what is the player ?
The tray seams to be good quality, and have to accept 5 inch or less ? disc.
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 10:52 
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It's definately a Sony player 8-)
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 11:05 
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Yes I thing so too ! Because the TV is SONY also.
Do you know exactly the player name ?
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
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Does that guy have small hands? It kinda looks like a 8cm CDV but there is no such thing and it’s not in the spec since I don’t think the player can even spin fast enough to make that work.
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 16:05 
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like most every Michael Crighton novel and their film adaption, i thought it alright enough. a bit Jingoistic, in regards to the U.S. vs. Japan,
but what U.S. film wasn't back then? seemed like 3/4 of the U.S. population at large had had this toxic attitude about "Japan Taking Us Over"
for about thirty long years there, finally beginning to dissipate by the mid-1990's or so...
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 16:33 
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Must be a broken Sony player and they have the TV hooked up to another player type device.
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:40 
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rein-o wrote:
Must be a broken Sony player and they have the TV hooked up to another player type device.


A 3” CDV would have to spin at like 4000 RPM which would probably break any player.
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:49 
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tasuke wrote:
like most every Michael Crighton novel and their film adaption, i thought it alright enough. a bit Jingoistic, in regards to the U.S. vs. Japan,
but what U.S. film wasn't back then? seemed like 3/4 of the U.S. population at large had had this toxic attitude about "Japan Taking Us Over"
for about thirty long years there, finally beginning to dissipate by the mid-1990's or so...


I hated the Lost World adaptation and hate that they made so many JP films. I kinda burned out about reading his books but I hope to read them all one day.
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Do they still sell paperbacks in grocery store checkout isles?
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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2017, 23:13 
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rein-o wrote:
Must be a broken Sony player and they have the TV hooked up to another player type device.


:lol:
I will search about this player.

About the disc, yes, I think they just used a mini CD.

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seemed like 3/4 of the U.S. population at large had had this toxic attitude about "Japan Taking Us Over"
for about thirty long years there, finally beginning to dissipate by the mid-1990's or so...


Yeah, same about France.
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
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Well, France is that way about everyone. Hell, Qubec is that way about everyone and they’re thousands of miles from actual France. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
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xtempo wrote:
tasuke wrote:
like most every Michael Crighton novel and their film adaption, i thought it alright enough. a bit Jingoistic, in regards to the U.S. vs. Japan,
but what U.S. film wasn't back then? seemed like 3/4 of the U.S. population at large had had this toxic attitude about "Japan Taking Us Over"
for about thirty long years there, finally beginning to dissipate by the mid-1990's or so...


I hated the Lost World adaptation and hate that they made so many JP films. I kinda burned out about reading his books but I hope to read them all one day.

I really liked Eaters of The Dead and Congo.
Some others were fine but it was hard to get into them, I do have Rising Sun and do plan to read it.

He seems to get very in depth about details but after a while they are a little too much.
The others I remember reading right now were: JP, Sphere, Andromeda Strain, Terminal Man.
There may have been others but that's what I remember right now.
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mimylovesjapan wrote:

Yeah, same about France.


Same in Australia. The Japanese almost bought the whole of the Gold Coast (Our Waikiki beach) in the 80s. And it was different for the Americans and the Australians. A whole generation who faced Japan in total war 40 years previous were still alive in those places.

Who can blame em? The Imperial Japanese were brutal and merciless.
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THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN was always my favorite. the film is a superb adaption of the novel,
about the best novel/film translation there ever was, aside from THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.

pretty much every other Crichton novel i ever read was above average, especially in regards to the writer's gift for a detailed description...
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2017, 21:18 
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I’m more of a Kurt Vonnegut, Asimov, Clarke, Wells, Sagan, Douglas Adams kind of guy. MC stuff feels like it’s being dictated to me by a lawyer’s math teacher. Way too uncool and straight in order to appeal to uncool straight people. It’s no coincidence that his fans often read Tom Clancy religiously, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and on more than one occasion that I’ve noticed, Danielle Steele.

I guess maybe I just don’t like reading in general enough to read stuff like this. I will watch some pretty horrible anime but books take time. :)

I didn’t mention the courtroom guy, he sucks too. :)
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are you referencing John Grisham? I read a lot of his books too and got burned out as well. When I read A Time To Kill when I was younger the teacher didn't believe me. I forgot what age I think it was late elementary school or junior high.

I hated Tom Clancy. I couldn't get into him. I read Vonnegut, Clarke and Adams of the ones you read. I enjoyed some of Orson Scott Card's work.

this is obviously off topic
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Thats what I was trying to say or thinking but couldn't type it out.
Crichton is very much like class and I can only take a few of his novels, all are readable but it always has a feel like someone else is writting his stuff or like its more
of a class structure that I don't need.

So it goes.
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xtempo wrote:

I hated Tom Clancy. I couldn't get into him.


I don't generally read but while researching a miniatures wargame (one of my other hobbies) last year I got his MARINE book second hand. It was incredibly researched and my go to reference for the components and duties of a Marine battalion landing team. I found it very well written and easy to read for such a technical and detailed manual. He uses his fiction skills in one chapter to potray a near future (near future to the mid 90s when the book was written) amphibious assault with all the political backdrop. In the others he interviews Marine commander and tours a battalion, goes on exercise with them etc. Amazing book for US Marine enthusiasts. I believe he's done a series of these kind of books including AIR WING, where he hangs out with a USAF fighter squadron.

Tasuke - My dad was a submarine guy in his career and reckons Hunt for Red October was impeccably accurate.
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
PostPosted: 22 Dec 2017, 15:14 
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OK ! I found it !
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Sony Mdp-605
Release in 1993, same year than the movie.
Same face design, same round button on the right, same eject button on the top (she is pushing the eject button in the scene on the movie). Same distance between the Sony logo and the tray.
I will try to buy one from yahoo aucton some day !
And I will add it to my collection of "LD players in movies".
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 Post subject: Re: Rising Sun ーPlayer - LD Size
PostPosted: 22 Dec 2017, 16:27 
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As long as you only want to use it as a museum piece. All told it's a piece of junk:

Sony MDP-605

Though in an LD player shootout way back when in Video Magazine, it did fare pretty well. Too bad it doesn't hold up over the years apparently:

LD Player Comparison Article in Video Magazine
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