In the U.S. LaserDisc was first available in Atlanta, Georgia
, on December 11, 1978,
two years after the introduction of the VHS VCR
, and four years before the introduction of the CD
(which is based on laserdisc technology). Laserdiscs were initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision.
"The first LaserDisc title marketed in North America was the MCA DiscoVision release of Jaws
on December 15, 1978.
The last title released in North America was Paramount's Bringing Out the Dead
on October 3, 2000.
A dozen or so more titles continued to be released in Japan until September 21, 2001, with the last Japanese movie released being the Hong Kong film Tokyo Raiders
from Golden Harvest
. Production of LaserDisc players continued until January 14, 2009, when Pioneer stopped making them. "
(Wikipedia article on LaserDisc, accessed 3-2021)