I just finished watching the Blues Brothers on Laserdisc and somehow the both side play function started working! It is pretty quick too, it only takes 7-10 seconds or so to read the other side and start playing. I am very impressed with the video quality. I have several Laserdiscs but the only one I really tried before Blues Brothers was Titanic and I wasn't too impressed with the quality.Calavera wrote: ↑Sat Dec 03, 2022 6:45 pm I've only encountered one issue with it. It is a model that plays both sides of a disc but that function isn't working. I took the cover off to take a look and the laser is flipping over and moving to the top of the disc with no problem but after that it spins up and never plays. It would be nice if that feature was working but it isn't that big of a deal that it doesn't work.
I realize before I was saying people are crazy who say Laserdisc is equal or better to DVD but I'd like to compare the Blue Brothers LD to the DVD version. Right now I have BB on LD and VHS. I could get the DVD for about $5 but I wonder if a DVDrip would do for comparing quality? It is also on Betamax and CED. The beta version goes for around $20 which is way too much for an old beta tape imo. The CED version goes for around $20-$25 which is high but I'd be very tempted to purchase it if I had a CED player, but I'd be very surprised if I ever see one of those at the thrift store or flea market. It would be fun to compare the video quality between all the different versions including the latest 4K release.
There is also a very funky earlier release on DiscoVision! Which is just an old name for Laserdisc.
If I can find that version cheap (for around $5-$7 total) I might just pick it up because The Blues Brothers is one of my favorite movies so it is fun to own different versions and also to compare the quality to the one I have. The Discovision was released in 1981 while the one I have is from 1990. 9 years difference but that is huge for advances in home video back then. Besides the Discovision and the release I have there is also a third Laserdisc release!
The signature collection edition which was released in 1998. I would have got this but they go for $70+ which no way I'd ever pay that much for a Laserdisc!
So when it comes to Blues Brothers there is no shortage of different versions!