Would You Like A Cheese Puff?: The Art Of The RCA SelectaVision Videodisc CED

Posted by Mark Beaver, January 13, 2015 04:20pm | Post a Comment
 For a brief moment in time (1981-1986, to be exact) there existed a film delivery system based on needle/groove technology, just like a record player.

Launched by RCA and dubbed the CAPACITANCE ELECTRONIC DISC (CED), it was quickly supplanted by both commercially available VHS tapes and Laserdiscs, the precursor to the DVD, which read the information with light beams.

Ultimately, it was a clunky, inelegant technology prone to problems and RCA lost about $600 million on it, but there was a curious upside to its brief arc through the collective consciousness...the cover art.

For many of the CED packages, promotional artwork was commissioned for the face of the cartridge that was singular for the release of the RCA SelectaVision format. 

Below I have displayed a gallery of some of the cover art from that time, in most cases, different images than were ever seen on the more popular VHS, Laserdisc or DVD releases of the same films. 

Enjoy the beauty!

CED amityville horror josh brolin selectavisionboxcar bertha barbara hershey


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Record Store Day Countdown: Rhino 45 Series

Posted by Amoebite, April 14, 2013 04:00pm | Post a Comment

Rhino is putting out tons of amazing stuff for Record Store Day including three new installments of their "Side By Side" 45 series, featuring two different versions of the same song by different bands! This one has The Doors' "Soul Kitchen" on the A-side, and X's equally epic cover on the flip. Also available will by "Skulls" featuring the Misfits AND the Lemonheads' version, and a mystery 45 with a surprise pairing inside! Arrive early at your local independent record store on April 20!

Download our menu (.pdf) of exclusive Record Store Day titles available on April 20, 2013.

See our list of events and happenings at all three stores on RSD.

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Amoeba Hollywood Vinyl Insider- Box Sets and Punk Collectibles This Week!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, July 27, 2010 09:05pm | Post a Comment
This week we will be putting out a ton of recently priced and marked down box sets; look for them near info next to the new arrival LPs. Also, over on the south east wall, we will be changing out all of the punk and hc collectible rows.

Day Of The Dead

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, November 2, 2008 09:30am | Post a Comment
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