Collecting Beatles laserdiscs can be a real challenge, due to a variety of factors. Many titles are usually discontinued after a short period of time, some are reissued with different covers, labels, numbering and packaging, and there are releases with varying degrees of picture/sound quality. Many of the titles on this page have been out of print for many, many years.

The first Beatles laserdisc issued was Let It Be, released by 20th Century Fox / Magnetic Video Corporation in 1981 (and only in the U.S.). Discontinued after a couple of years due to legal issues, and never since re-released, Let It Be is the rarest, most valuable, and most sought-after of all Beatles related laserdiscs. Near mint copies have sold for over $400, and only a few known factory sealed copies are known to exist (see our
Let It Be video page for more information on the different formats that Let It Be was released in).

Over the past 16 years a lot of Beatles related titles have come out on laserdisc, but no one has ever assembled or published a list/guide for serious collectors. This has made it very difficult, especially for those who have only recently started collecting. With the advent of the new DVD format, it appears likely that there will be less and less Beatles titles being pressed on the laserdisc format. Combined with the abundance of out-of-print titles, the availabillity of Beatles related laserdiscs in the future will quickly diminish.

Here, for the first time anywhere, is a comprehensive list of all known Beatles, solo, and related video laserdiscs released in the U.S.A., as well as Japan , along with their current value, pressing variations, and other information helpful to collectors. In the weeks ahead we will be fine tuning and adding listings, more information and details, as well as cover photos. Additions, corrections, comments or other suggestions are always welcome.

# of listings


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U.S.A. Laserdiscs
Title Artist Company Catalog # NM value
A Hard Day's Night (1984, scarce 1st issue, 90 minutes) Beatles MPI Home Video MP-1064D $ 100.00
A Hard Day's Night (1987 - 1st press, 90 minutes + supplemental material, 2-disc set. Superior sound and video quality, considered one of the best laserdiscs made.) Beatles Criterion (CAV)
1st press - No UPC code
2nd press - UPC sticker
3rd press - UPC printed on jacket
CC1113L 1. $100.00
2. $ 80.00
3. $ 60.00
A Hard Day's Night (1989, 90 minutes) Beatles Criterion (CLV)
1st press - No UPC code
2nd press - UPC sticker
3rd press - UPC printed on jacket
CC1175L 1. $ 50.00
2. $ 45.00
3. $ 40.00
A Hard Day's Night (1995, current issue, 90 minutes) Beatles MPI Home Video CLV-1064 $ 22.00
A Hard Day's Night, Making of (1995, 65 minutes. Back cover incorrectly lists catalog selection number as MP-7056, spine has correct CLV prefix.) Beatles MPI Home Video CLV-7056 $ 20.00
BackBeat (1993, 100 minutes, U.S. copies mfg. in Austria) soundtrack Polygram Video 800 631 771-1 $ 25.00
Beatles Anthology (1996, 8 disc custom box set. Click here for a scan of all 8 sleeves, front and back), and for a scan of the labels. Beatles Pioneer/Apple PA-96570 $ 150.00
Blue Suede Shoes (1986) Harrison / others Pioneer Artists PA-87-194 $ 30.00
Compleat Beatles, The (1983, 1st issue. 119 minutes, "Made in Japan" on back cover) Beatles MGM / UA Home Video ML-100166 $ 55.00
Compleat Beatles, The (198?, 2nd issue. 119 minutes, "Made In USA" on back cover, bar code added to back) Beatles MGM / UA Home Video ML-100166 $ 40.00
Compleat Beatles, The (1994, 119 minutes. "New Remastered Edition") Beatles MGM Home Video ML-104691 $ 30.00
Concert For Bangladesh, The (1995) Harrison / others Pioneer / Apple /
Paramount
LV 15167 $ 30.00
Dylan, Bob - 30th Anniversary Concert (1993, 194 minutes, 2 discs) Harrison / others Columbia MV ML2 49165 $ 50.00
First U.S. Visit, The Beatles (1991, 83 minutes) Beatles MPI / Apple CLV-6218 $ 30.00
Get Back, Paul McCartney's (1990, 92 minutes) McCartney Live Home Video LD-9885 $ 40.00
Give My Regards To Broadstreet (1985) McCartney CBS Fox Video 1448-80 $ 65.00
Help! (1987, first pressing, 92 minutes, 2 discs) Beatles Criterion (CAV)
1st press - No UPC code
2nd press - UPC sticker
3rd press - UPC printed on jacket
2003L 1. $ 90.00
2. $ 80.00
3. $ 70.00
Help! Beatles Voyager (CLV)
1st press - No UPC code
2nd press - UPC sticker
3rd press - UPC printed on jacket
2004L 1. $ 50.00
2. $ 45.00
3. $ 40.00
Help! (1995, current issue) Beatles MPI Home Video CLV-1342 $ 20.00
How I Won The War (1989, limited pressing) Lennon MGM / UA ID6471MG $ 100.00
Imagine (1986, 56 minutes, 1st pressing) Lennon Pioneer Artists PA-86-164 $ 50.00
Imagine (19??, 56 minutes, 2nd pressing - inferior cover photo quality, looks like copy of first press cover) Lennon Pioneer Artists PA-86-164 $ 30.00
Imagine: John Lennon - The Definitive Film Portrait (1989, 104 minutes, 1st pressing, w/silver background on back cover) Lennon Warner Home Video 11819 $ 40.00
Imagine: John Lennon - The Definitive Film Portrait (1993, 104 minutes, 2nd pressing w/blue background on back cover titles) Lennon Warner Home Video 11819 $ 30.00
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1989, 99 minutes) soundtrack Warner Home Video35066 $ 30.00
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band (1989, 56 minutes, "Live Peace In Toronto") Lennon Image / HBO Video ID 6582HB $ 90.00
John Lennon Video Collection, The (1992) Lennon Pioneer Artists PA-92-492 $ 25.00
Last Waltz, The (1985, 117 minutes) Starr / others MGM Home Video ML100482 $ 30.00
Let It Be (1981, 80 minutes) Beatles Magnetic Video / 20th Century Fox 4508-80 $ 400.00
Live In New York City (1985, 55 minutes) Lennon Pioneer Artists PA-86-162 $ 35.00
Magic Christian, The soundtrack Republic Pictures LV22548 $ 35.00
Magical Mystery Tour (1988, 1st pressing) Beatles MPI Home Video / Apple ID6197MP $ 65.00
Magical Mystery Tour (1992) Beatles MPI Home Video / Apple CLV-1538 $ 55.00
Magical Mystery Tour (current) Beatles MPI Home Video / Apple ? $ 20.00
Paul is Live in concert On The New World Tour (1993, 85 minutes) McCartney Polygram Video 800 630 527-1 $ 35.00
Paul McCartney Movin' On (1993, 60 minutes) McCartney MPI Home Video CLV-6327 $ 35.00
Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio (1991, 100 minutes, includes small booklet) McCartney Pioneer Artists PA-91-417 $ 60.00
Paul McCartney Special, The (1989) McCartney Image Entertainment ID 6318 SO $ 25.00
Pioneer Artists on LaserDisc (1991, various artists promo sampler, contains John's Imagine and Jealous Guy from the film, and The Beatles She Loves You from Ready Steady Go.) Beatles / other Image Entertainment PA-91-379 $ 50.00
Pioneer Artists Video Music Sampler Disc (1982, promotional only, contains Paul's Rock Show as well as Springsteen, Queen, Grateful Dead, and others.) McCartney / others Pioneer PA-82-S1 $ 40.00
Put It There (1989, mfg. in England) McCartney Polygram MV 081-649-1 $ 30.00
Ready Steady Go! Special Edition: The Beatles Live (8", 1986) Beatles EMI / Pioneer PA-86-164 $ 35.00
Ready Steady Go! Special Edition: The Beatles Live (1995, 12" reissue of above 8" disc, same material) Beatles EMI / Pioneer PA-95-553 $ 35.00
Ready Steady Go! Vol. 1 (1983, 58 minutes) Beatles / others Pioneer Artists PA-88-198 $ 35.00
Ready Steady Go! Vol. 2 (1985, 56 minutes) Beatles / others Pioneer Artists PA-88-217 $ 35.00
Ready Steady Go! Vol. 3 (1984, 57 minutes) Beatles / others Pioneer Artists PA-91-388 $ 35.00
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band (1990, 90 minutes) Starr Pioneer Artists PA-090-007 $ 35.00
Rockshow (1982, 1st pressing) McCartney Pioneer Artists PA-82-027 $ 300.00
Rupert And The Frog Song (8", 1985, 22 minutes) McCartney Pioneer Artists PA-86-M037 $ 35.00
Stand By Me (A Portrait of Julian Lennon) (1985) Lennon, Julian Pioneer Artists / Virgin Vision Ltd. PA-86165 $ 15.00
Take Five (1992, promotional only, featuring long excerpts of movie and music laser discs. Contains excerpt of A Hard Day's Night. Also features Springsteen, Rolling Stones, and others.) Lennon Sony LDVS-000807 $ 30.00
That'll Be The Day (1990) Starr / others HBO Video JD 7650HB $ 40.00
Time Bandits (1995) Harrison / others Handmade / Paramount LV-2310 $ 35.00
Time Bandits (1995, widescreen) Harrison / others Handmade / Paramount LV-2310-WS $ 35.00
Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show - Volume One (99 minutes) Beatles / others Buena Vista HV 1345 AS $ 40.00
Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show - Volume Two (97 minutes) Beatles / others Buena Vista HV 1351 AS $ 40.00
Worlds Greatest Artists Sing Lennon: A Tribute, The (1991, 90 minutes) various Sony Music Video MLV49112 $ 20.00
Yellow Submarine (1987, 87 minutes, deleted in 1991) Beatles MGM/UA ML-M01170 $ 200.00
Yellow Submarine (1999, 87 minutes) Beatles MGM/Apple ML106160 $ 29.99
Yoko Ono Then & Now (1984) Yoko Ono Pioneer Artists PA-85-116 $ 100.00



JAPAN
Title Artist Company Catalog # NM value
A Hard Day's Night Beatles Videoarts Music VALJ-3428 $
A Hard Day's Night Beatles Pioneer / MPI ? $
A Hard Day's Night, Making of (1995, 65 minutes) Beatles Videoarts Music VALJ-3427 $
Beatles Story - The Lifetime Biography (1996, 60 minutes) Beatles Videoarts Music VALC-3438 $
Birthday (5" CDV, Video disc single, 1990) McCartney EMI/MPL TOFF-7506 $30.00
Budokhan, Beatles Concert At (1992, 44 minutes, 1st pressing with outer slip cover and booklet.) Beatles VAP Video / Apple VPLR-70236 $ 65.00
Budokhan, Beatles Concert At (1992, 44 minutes) Beatles VAP Video / Apple VPLR-70236 $ 65.00
Born To Boogie (1991, Mark Bolan and T. Rex) Ringo cameo VAP Video VPLR-70574 $ 40.00
Compleat Beatles, The Beatles ? ? $
Concert For Bangladesh, The (100 minutes) Harrison / others Videoarts Music VALJ-3313 $
First U.S. Visit, The Beatles (1991, 83 minutes) Beatles MPI / Apple VPLR-70202 $ 45.00
Get Back, Paul McCartney's (1990, 92 minutes, includes 11" x 11" booklet) McCartney Allied Filmmakers JSLD-1016 $ 75.00
Get Back, Introduction of (1990, 4 songs) McCartney Allied Filmmakers JSLD-1015 $ 50.00
Give My Regards To Broadstreet McCartney MPL / Fox PILF-91385 $
Give Peace A Chance (The Bed-In) (1991, 74 minutes) Lennon Toshiba EMI TOLW-3076 $
Give Peace A Chance (43 minutes) Lennon Videoarts Music VALJ-3236 $
Help! Beatles Videoarts Music VALJ-3439 $
Imagine (1986, 56 minutes) Lennon Warner Home Video NJL-11819 $
John Lennon Video Collection, The (1992, 79 minutes) Lennon Toshiba / EMI TOLW-3136 $ 45.00
John Lennon, Beatles & Beyond (54 minutes, low quality, appears to be copy from VHS tape of same title) Lennon Fun House FHLF-1018 $ 10.00
Knebworth Vol. 1 McCartney Apollon Inc. APLG-4001 $
Magical Mystery Tour (1992, 54 minutes) Beatles MPI / Apple / VAP Video VPLU-70225 $ 35.00
Once Upon A Long Ago (5" CDV, Video Disc single, 1987) McCartney EMI CP-V24-101 $ 30.00
Once Upon A Video (8", 1987, 18 minutes) McCartney Toshiba / EMI L030-7026 $ 22.00
One To One Lennon BMG Victor BVLP-85 $ 35.00
Paul Is Live in concert On The New World Tour (1993, 85 minutes) McCartney VAP Video VPLR-70352 $
Paul McCartney Going Home (1990, 52 minutes) McCartney Toshiba / EMI TOLW-3231 $
Paul McCartney Movin' On (60 minutes) McCartney Toshiba / EMI TOLW-3232 $
Paul McCartney Special, The (same content as "Portrait", different cover) McCartney VAP Video VPLR-70570 $ 30.00
Portrait, Paul McCartney (1990, 60 minutes) McCartney Meldak Corp. MELP-39001 $
Princes Trust Rock Concert 1986, The McCartney / others ? ? $ 20.00
Princes Trust Rock Concert 1987, The (1987, 90 minutes) Harrison / Starr Videoarts Music VAL-3127 $ 40.00
Ready Steady Go Special Edition - The Beatles Live (8", 1985, 20 minutes,12 tracks) Beatles Toshiba / EMI WV025-7003 $ 35.00
Ready Steady Go Special Edition - The Beatles Live (12", 1985, 20 minutes,12 tracks, same content as 8" above) Beatles Toshiba / EMI TOLW-3207 $ 45.00
Ready Steady Go - The Beatles (1987, 48 minutes,15 tracks) Beatles Toshiba / EMI L050-1082 $ 35.00
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Live From Montreaux (1993, 120 minutes) Starr Videoarts Music VALJ-3369 $
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Starr MPL / Fox PILP-1003 $
Rupert And The Frog Song (1985, 22 minutes) McCartney Pioneer Artists LDC-23821 $
Stand By Me (A Portrait of Julian Lennon) (1985) Lennon, Julian Toshiba EMI L078-1033 $
Sweet Toronto (1988, 60 minutes) Lennon Videoarts Music VALJ-3418 $
Sweet Toronto, The Rock and Roll Revival Festival (1988, 60 minutes, Japanese subtitles) Lennon Asmik / Douglas Corp. SM048-5607 $ 45.00
Willie & The Poor Boys Starr / Ron Wood Columbia COLV-3093 $
Yellow Submarine (87 minutes) Beatles Warner Home Video NJL-99655 $


Last Updated on 9/08/2006. ©1997-2006 Mitch McGeary and Perry Cox


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