I’m back after having missed two entries worth of Timeless Thoughts. Boy have I missed doing these kinds of posts! Reminiscing old times is always a fun thing.
Does anyone remember LaserDiscs?
You know, those big things that look like giant DVDs. They’re so big that sometimes you have to use two hands to flip it in the player- “flip” because a movie often uses two sides of the disc.
Recently, I was looking at some of our old CDs at home and I stumbled upon my dad’s old LaserDisc collection. Back in my pre-school and early elementary school days, that’s how we’d watch movies if we weren’t watching our VHS tapes and DVDs- through LaserDiscs. When he was still single, my dad used to have his own Video Store where he’d copy movies from LaserDiscs to VHS tapes. He was a real movie buff and had a huge movie collection for his side business. But time passed and he got married, had kids, and found himself moving a lot so he didn’t get a chance to keep all of the movies in his collection- both LaserDisc and VHS.
My dad always said LaserDiscs were for movie buffs because of the high quality and widescreen selections. They were far more superior than VHS tapes.
My favorite LaserDisc set was our Star Wars trilogy one because they were what introduced me to Star Wars. I remember how as kindergarteners my brother and I would hide behind the couch every time the THX logo showed up. The sound would always scare the crap out of us.
Turn the volume up- it only works that way, and listen to it!
Listening to it on speakers was worse!
The last LaserDiscs we acquired were of some movies in The Land Before Time series. It was already the early 2000s when we bought them.
Our player no longer works ofcourse but someday, my parents hope to buy a new one so we can look back and watch our collections of movies as a family. Just like old times.
- Did you own any LaserDiscs?
- What format did you often watch your movies in?