Update

I’ve also added a post explaining in detail how I made this page, and you can read it here.

Second Update

I’ve used a similar method to display my HD-DVD collection in a new post. You can read it here.

After the invention of VHS, but before DVD took over as the dominant home-video format, there was LaserDisc. Although it never gained a huge share of the market, thousands of LaserDiscs were sold and collected over a period of two decades. At one point, they were widely considered “the future of home entertainment.”

Compared to VHS, LaserDiscs were expensive and sometimes temperamental; their surfaces didn’t stand up as well to dust or scratches. That’s a big reason LaserDiscs got killed quickly by DVDs, they simply were undeniably a superior technology. Moreover, technology got a lot cheaper and bootlegs were infinitely easier to make at home, DVD-burners bringing to the digital age what VCRs were for the VHS tapes.

Despite their size, LaserDiscs also held less information than DVDs, which meant they had to be flipped over during a movie, and longer films needed to be stretched out across multiple discs. There were some players that could automatically “flip” a disc, or play the other side automatically, but eventually someone would have to get off the sofa and change the disc.

For a few decades LaserDisc was the format of choice for cinephiles who wanted the best possible audio and video quality in their home theatre. However, more than 20 years after the last movie was released on LaserDisc, retro-geeks are still willing to pay top dollar for some great movies or some concerts, with prices going over $100, or even a few hundreds for some rare ones (looking at you, Matrix!)

In 2022, LaserDisc is definitely an obsolete format, and it’s meant for the nostalgic geeks that still want to re-live that early 90’s experience where you’re sitting on the living room couch with a mug of hot cocoa and looking at a half-decent-looking version of Home Alone. Or Die Hard. Some Christmas days and some Christmas movies will never change.

Below is a list of the LaserDisc movies I managed to get over the years, but if you want to read more about LaserDisc, check out Wikipedia, or the great article written by Jamie Logie. The pictures and movie information were taken from The LaserDisc Database.


12 Monkeys (1995)

Release Date 1996-07-16
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 096894278564
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Abyss: Special Edition (1989)

Release Date 1995
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5027522010411
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Aliens: Special Edition (1986)

Release Date 1996
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5027522010893
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Release Date 1983
Format PAL • P&S/SRD/ANA
Barcode n/a
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Armageddon (1998)

Release Date 1999
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626376814
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Bad Boys (1995)

Release Date 1996
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5027522010732
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Casino (1995)

Release Date 1996-05-28
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 096894278267
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Casper (1995)

Release Date 1995
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626340211
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Clockwork Orange (1971)

Release Date 1991-09-25
Format NTSC • LBX
Barcode 085391225164
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Con Air (1997)

Release Date 1997-12-24
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/THX
Barcode 786936059182
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Devil's Advocate (1997)

Release Date 1998-03-18
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3
Barcode 085391509066
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Doors (1991)

Release Date 1992
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626301311
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

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Escape from L.A. (1996)

Release Date 1997
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode n/a
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Exorcist (1973)

Release Date 1993
Format NTSC • P&S/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 012569100763
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Face/Off (1997)

Release Date 1997-12-23
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/THX
Barcode 013023522565
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Release Date 1996-11-20
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD
Barcode 786936015942
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Fugitive (1993)

Release Date 1994-03-22
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 085392100064
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Good Son (1993)

Release Date 1994-03-30
Format NTSC • P&S/SRD
Barcode 086162855368
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Home Alone (1990)

Release Date 1996
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5018011011040
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Independence Day: ID4 (1996)

Release Date 1997-01-22
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/THX
Barcode 086162411861
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Independence Day: ID4 (1996)

Release Date 1997
Format PAL • LBX/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 5027522011425
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Jackal: Signature Collection (1997)

Release Date 1998-04-28
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/+CAV/THX
Barcode 096894315665
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Release Date 1997-06-24
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/Bilingual
Barcode 043396825369
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Jurassic Park (1993)

Release Date 1994
Format PAL • LBX/SRD/CAV
Barcode 5022626327014
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Release Date 1998
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626367812
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Men in Black (1997)

Release Date 1997-11-25
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/+CAV/THX
Barcode 043396826564
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Release Date 1995-02-14
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD
Barcode 085391322863
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Release Date 1997
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626360714
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

The Professional (1994)

Release Date 1995-05-16
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD
Barcode 043396747463
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Release Date 1995-10-04
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/THX
Barcode 786936361469
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Pulp Fiction: Special Edition: Criterion #271 (1994)

Release Date 1996-06-19
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/+CAV/THX
Barcode 0715515006828
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Release Date 1993-04-07
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD
Barcode 013023326965
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Star Trek VII: Generations (1994)

Release Date 1995
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626334814
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996)

Release Date 1997-10
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626362510
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition (1997)

Release Date 1997
Format PAL • LBX/SRD/+CAV/THX
Barcode 5027522012323
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition (1997)

Release Date 1997
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode n/a
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Release Date 2000-04-07
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/THX
Barcode 4988102524616
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Stargate (1994)

Release Date 1995
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626338614
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Starship Troopers (1997)

Release Date 1998-06-02
Format NTSC • LBX/AC3/+CAV
Barcode 043396717169
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Release Date 1992
Format PAL • LBX/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 5022626303414
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Titanic (1997)

Release Date 1998-10-30
Format PAL • LBX/SRD/THX
Barcode 5022626375015
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Toy Story (1995)

Release Date 1997
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5027522011838
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

True Romance (1993)

Release Date 1994-01-05
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/+CAV/Uncut
Barcode 085391315865
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Waterworld (1995)

Release Date 1996
Format PAL • LBX/SRD
Barcode 5022626341812
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Release Date 1995-10-25
Format NTSC • LBX/SRD/THX
Barcode 786936539660
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Release Date 1997-07-28
Format PAL • LBX/SRD/+CAV
Barcode 5027522011685
LaserDisc Database Internet Movie Database