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 one episode
on either side of the disk. And as if buying something with only a couple of episodes was bad enough, they sold it at a whopping ¥ 5,500
(that would be roughly $55 around the time this was released and would be $70 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
I do not own this to be sure, but based on the number of episodes in the series and the number of LDs available (plus available space on
each side of the disk itself), it's safe to assume this volume contained Episodes 5 and 6.
This is the version that comes with a box.
Thanks to LaserDisc Database
for help with some of this information.
Some other information on this LD includes:
Released By: Pioneer (LD No: PILA-7104)
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Disk Type: CAV
Episode Count: 2
Run Time: 50-60 Minutes (Unconfirmed)
Year: February 25, 1998
Retail Price: ¥ 5,500