Here's another very rare one...hosted by none other than Leonard Nimoy!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Okay, here's something really offbeat for this blog, but also really rare....it's a video of a 1980 demo disc for Magnavox's laserdisc player called Magnavision. There are several Universal titles on MCA Discovision seen throughout the video, but specifically keep an eye out for when the host mentions the 1931 Dracula with Bela Lugosi....what is shown onscreen is not the laserdisc sleeve (from probably the rarest of all the Universal horror titles released on Discovision at that time), but rather the Aurora plastic model of Dracula, and painted somewhat oddly with popping bug-eyes! Also keep an eye out for the footage of the fahion show models....one of the models is none other than Grace Jones! My own recording from the demo disc in my collection....bear with any imperfections due to the age of the disc (after all it's 28 years old) and the then-inherent problems due to imperfect manufacturing (known as "laser rot"). This actually turned out pretty well, and I'll work on getting a downloadable AVI video if anyone is interested enough in this.