Laserdiscs were first produced in 1978, under various names, then known solely as "LaserDiscs" beginning in 1983. They were more popular in Japan than in the U.S. Laserdiscs were replaced by DVDs by the early 2000s. Laserdiscs are about the size of an LP record.
This disc is the "Widescreen Edition," which, it seems to me, is a little harder to find.
- Check out the Wikipedia article on Laserdiscs
- Watch a YouTube video of a 1992 TV news segment highlighting laserdiscs, providing analysis of the pros and cons and showing some of the players in action.
|The disc fits into a paper sleeve.|
|It looks a lot like a DVD...|
|...but it's a little bigger!|
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