The Lost Weekend
©1945 Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Renewed: EMK Division of Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved

Catalog Number 21-001
Format Standard Play CAV
Running Time 101 minutes

Front Cover Back Cover

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $9.95
Issued October 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 34,279 23min 48sec
2 43,043 29min 53sec
3 37,046 25min 43sec
4 34,335 23min 50sec
148,703 103min 15sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

The Lost Weekend, listed among the most rare of all DiscoVision, has possibly one of the sharpest DiscoVision transfers made. There are a few spots where the brightness and contrast are off a bit, but on the whole the image is crisp, sharp and contains amazing detail. The audio also receives very high marks which is never overdriven or tinny sounding. Of special note is the sequence where the telephone is ringing for several minutes. The bells are never harsh or bright as is found with many of the transfers.

Disc replication is about average for DiscoVision, with some copies looking very good and others, not so. The copy reviewed would be judged excellent except for a fleck of crap under the surface on side 2 which causes most players to hang or skip around. Side two is especially difficult due to its extreme running length.

Despite the presence of The Lost Weekend in the catalog through the October 1980 update, it is believed there were fewer than 200 copies which left the warehouse in Carson.

Release History

The Lost Weekend was issued as a 2 sided CLV disc from MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #: 21001) in April 1989.

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Updated: November 5, 2016
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