Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

From December 15, 1978 to May 9, 2000, the laserdisc, a 12-inch videodisc, was available in the North American market. It allowed up to 30 (CAV) or 60 minutes (CLV) of video programming per side. In such cases, the movie is forced to be split into several parts when presented in laserdisc.

Many films were presented in letterbox widescreen format when seen on laserdisc. All discs are dual sided, and sometimes, there may only be programming available on one side. If this happens, a screen will appear saying: "Program material is recorded on the other side of this disc".

Only Laserdisc players can play laserdiscs, and they do provide higher video quality than VHS tapes. Also unlike the VHS format, laserdiscs also provide Dolby Digital and DTS audio, and skippable chapters. But like the VHS format, the laserdisc is an analog recording.

Films released on laserdisc

There are 20 films listed here.

Mary Poppins
(December 1, 1982)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
(September 1, 1982)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
(November 13, 1984)

(October 31, 1985)

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
(February 25, 1986)

The Goonies
(March 4, 1986)
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The Wizard of Oz
(August 15, 1989)

Ghostbusters II
(November 23, 1989)

Home Alone
(August 23, 1991)

(July 24, 1992)
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Beauty and the Beast
(October 30, 1992)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
(July 27, 1993)
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(October 1, 1993)
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The Mask
(January 19, 1995)
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The Lion King
(March 3, 1995)
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(February 28, 1996)
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Toy Story
(October 29, 1996)
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(December 17, 1996)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(March 4, 1997)
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(February 3, 1998)