Thursday, December 15, 2016

The LaserDisc is Made Available

The LaserDisc was brought to America on December 15, 1978.
December 15, 1978
The LaserDisc, also known as DiscoVision, came to the United States on this day in 1978. It came two years after the VHS VCR and four years before the CD and was often referred to as “video long play.” The very first film to be marketed on the new format was Jaws – the last was Bringing Out the Dead in 2000. Japan continued printing new movies until 2001, but even so, LaserDisc players continued in production there until January 2009.