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We just got a HUGE lot of new discs in!
Genre sorting everything this week and we'll be adding some new goodies onto the site in no time!
LaserDisc format Turns 40!
In honor of our beloved format hitting a milestone birthday, here's a little history on LaserDisc!
LaserDisc (abbreviated as LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold and marketed as MCA DiscoVision in the United States in 1978.
LaserDisc was first available on the market, in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 11, 1978, two years after the introduction of the VHS VCR, and four years before the introduction of the CD (which is based on laser disc technology). Initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision (also known as simply DiscoVision) in 1978, the technology was previously referred to internally as Optical Videodisc System, Reflective Optical Videodisc, Laser Optical Videodisc, and Disco-Vision (with a hyphen), with the first players referring to the format as Video Long Play.
Pioneer Electronics later purchased the majority stake in the format and marketed it as both LaserVision (format name) and LaserDisc (brand name) in 1980, with some releases unofficially referring to the medium as Laser Videodisc. Philips produced the players while MCA produced the discs. The Philips-MCA collaboration was unsuccessful – and was discontinued after a few years. Several of the scientists responsible for the early research (Richard Wilkinson, Ray Dakin and John Winslow) founded Optical Disc Corporation (now ODC Nimbus).
In 1979, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago opened its "Newspaper" exhibit which used interactive LaserDiscs to allow visitors to search the front page of any Chicago Tribune newspaper. This was a very early example of public access to electronically stored information in a museum.
In 1984, Sony introduced a LaserDisc format that could store any form of digital data, as a data storage device similar to CD-ROM, with a large 3.28 GiB storage capacity, comparable to the later DVD-ROM format.
The first LaserDisc title marketed in North America was the MCA DiscoVision release of Jaws on December 15, 1978. The last title released in North America was Paramount's Bringing Out the Dead on October 3, 2000.
By 2001, LaserDisc had been completely replaced by DVD in the North American retail marketplace. Players were still exported to North America from Japan until the end of 2001. Production of LaserDisc players continued until January 14, 2009, when Pioneer stopped making them.
Today is our 2nd birthday!!
As a gift from us, use coupon code LookingAt2Kid at checkout for a surprise discount! (works on all orders over $15 :))
Thanks all for enjoying our special day with us!
Friday the 13th is Our BIRTHDAY!💿💿
We are so excited for our birthday that we decided to do a HUGE month long sale on the website!!
If are a part of our Email LaserList you’ get to see the sale codes first!!
There will be different sales happening at different times so it's going to be lots of fun!
The sale will be going from Friday October 13th- October 31st Halloween!
So here's the codes:
FRIDAYTHE13TH - 13% off your entire order, Min purchase of $13- Good 10/13-10/14
SATURDAYTHE14TH - $10 off all Laserdiscs - Min purchase of $25 -Good 10/14-10/15
BIRTHDAYSALEW1 - 20% off Box Sets- Good 10/13-10/21
BIRTHDAYSALEW2 -20% off Criterion Collection - Good 10/21-10/28
HALLOWEEN -31% off your entire order - Good 10/31-11/01
Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/hollywoodlaserdisc, Instagram @hollywoodlaserdisc, and in your email as we'll be posting some flash sale codes and secret sales!
New discs will continue to be added throughout the month also, so there's lots of new things coming!
As Always, feel free to email us if you have any questions, if you're looking for something specific and want to play personal shopper, or if you have any suggestions for us!!
Thank you for your support and making this site possible- it means a lot <3
Enjoy the sale!!
IT'S LASERDISC STORE DAY!!
It's LaserDisc Store Day today everyone!!
Since it's a special day in LaserLand, use code LASERDISCSTOREDAY for 20% off all orders! You can use the code on multiple orders, but it's good today only!
Have a super Saturday and thank you all for supporting me and HL!
The holidays have come and gone,but LaserDisc time is all year long! PS- JASON'S NOT DEAD!
It's always a good time for LaserDiscs!
And with a new year, brings new discs!!
It's been a whirlwind these past 3 months and I'm glad to be getting back into the swing of things here on the site!
I'm doing my best to get lots of new things up on the site for the new year! Super hard to get it all done by myself but I'm making it happen!
In current LaserNews:
In honor of this very fitting Jason January, with January 13th being one of 2017's 2 Friday The 13ths, the site will be having a One Day Flash Sale!
This code will be good for a full 24hr Jason Killing Spree! So use promo code FRIDAYTHE13TH at checkout to receive 20% off orders of $25 or more!
Thanks to all my Laserfriends out there who have helped me ring in the shiny New Year the right way- with shiny new discs!
Wishing everyone the best in this New Year! Cheers to 2017!