The Marcus-Nelson Murders
©1973 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Pressing ID 0915
Format Standard Play CAV
Running Time 144 minutes

Pressing Location Torrence
Label Color White
Manufactured April 1977
Side Frames Running Time
1 41,395 28min 44sec
2 42,177 29min 17sec
3 42,101 29min 14sec
4 40,021 27min 47sec
5 40,837 28min 21sec
206,531 143min 25sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer

Pressing Notes

This Disco-Vision test pressing is much like The Andromeda Strain, The Marcus-Nelson Murders has it's problems in the video transfer. The transfer is too green which just makes everything look off. Also present are the same over saturation problems which results in high-contrast ghosting. This causes loss of detail on any bright areas of the screen - for example, the panes of glass on a window. The audio transfer is not too bad overall but it is a bit harsh in some spots.

All five sides of this title are very long. The same side breaks were used on the production version of the title as are on this test pressing. I found the replication of these discs actually quite good. There are periods of single line dropouts and some minor speckling. This could be a result of the selective way the test pressings were assembled.

Updated: August 15, 1999
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