A rare 1984 LaserDisc containing 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" footage is recovered from Lucasfilm's EditDroid archives.
Pioneer--the last major electronics manufacturer to continue making LD players--has recently cut the lifeline of this antique video format.
It wasn't hard to pick the top story in this week's discussion: we wondered what would happen to Apple, with Steve Jobs taking some time off. Plus, the demise of lovely LaserDisc
The analog vs. digital debates aren't limited to audio. There were more than a few analog video holdouts when the DVD debuted in 1997.
Entertaining "Star Wars" outtake footage that few have seen (until now) makes its way onto the Web.
From 1981 to 1984 RCA marketed the CED VideoDisc system. It never had a chance.
Even the most die-hard LP fans concede its many flaws, so why didn't the LP fade away a few years after the CD was introduced?
Sony launched the Compact Disc format in Japan on October 1, 1982.
Director Steven Spielberg says the new restored version of the film looks better than the movie people saw in theaters in 1975 -- and we agree.