Laserdiscs – Niche, But Still Rare & Collectable. Watch Our Video & Explore Our Latest Arrivals

MOTORHEAD The Best Of Motörhead (1991 Japanese 14-track promo sample NTSC single sided Laser Disc, issued to reviewers ahead of the actual release, with an approximate running time of 50 minutes; custom promo disc with a promo stickered picture sleeve with lyrics insert, still sealed with the obi-sticker attached to the front VALC-3311

LaserDiscs [or LazerDisc if you’re in the USA] were a home video format but never managed to gain widespread use in the USA, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programs. It was not a popular format in Europe and Australia when first released but was popular in the 1990s . By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and South East Asia. Its superior video and audio quality made it a popular choice among videophiles. The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.

Many laserdisc releases had sleeve variant that were interesting for collectors of artists or bands and given their fairly short life, some now have a cult group of collectors who have little interest in playing them but collect them for their artistic value.

[read more about laserdiscs at Wikipedia here]

You can find a selection of laserdiscs at eil.com – just search for your artist or band in the search box followed by ‘laserdisc’ ie for Madonna, type into the search ‘Madonna laserdisc’.

See what’s arrived on laserdisc recently in our short video clip here:

here are our top 3 today:-

MOTORHEAD The Best Of Motörhead (1991 Japanese 14-track promo sample NTSC single sided Laser Disc, issued to reviewers ahead of the actual release, with an approximate running time of 50 minutes; custom promo disc with a promo stickered picture sleeve with lyrics insert, still sealed with the obi-sticker attached to the front VALC-3311
ROLLING STONES Live At The Max (Long out of print 1991 US 18-track NTSC PAL double sided Laser Disc manufactured in Japan, featuring live recordings from London, Berlin and Turin during the ‘Steel Wheels’ tour, picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the ‘THX’ stickered shrink ID3646CA
GARY NUMAN Berserker (Original 1984 Japanese 12-track promo sample NTSC Double Sided Laser Disc, issued to reviewers ahead of the actual release. Recorded with Chris Barber’s Jazz & Blues. Featuring a live concert filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 11th Decemer 1984, with an approximate running time of 62 minutes, this features different tracks to the later DVD release; custom promo disc within a promo stickered picture sleeve & Japanese insert

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