In case you're too young to remember it, this is what was once known as a laserdisk. The predesessor to DVDs, these massive disks never
really made it in North America but seemed to hang on for a while in Japan. You can see the difference in size in the last picture above.
Battle Athletes made it to this format. With only 30 minutes worth of space on each side using the CAV disks, there was only one
episode on the entire LD (even though there's space on the second side, they did not add any additional episodes). And as if buying
something with only one episode was bad enough, they sold it at a whopping ¥ 5,800 (that would be roughly $58 around the time this was
released and would be $74 as of this writing) per disk!
While it's probably not worth tracking down an LD player when you have wonderful DVD copies, these are still nice to collect. They're
large wtih nice art and you can do what I do: hang them in small poster frames on the wall with the disk partially sticking out. They make
This LD contains OVA Episode Three. The website below indicates there were two versions of this: one with a box and one without.
Thanks to LaserDisc Database
for help with some of this information.
Some other information on this LD includes:
Released By: Pioneer (LD No: PILA-1443)
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Disk Type: CAV
Episode Count: 1
Run Time: 30 Minutes (Unconfirmed)
Year: October 25, 1997
Retail Price: ¥ 5,800