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Catalog Number 10-002
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating PG
Running Time 129 minutes

Front Cover Back Cover

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Issued March 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 34,235 23min 46sec
2 36,376 25min 16sec
3 34,371 23min 52sec
4 36,846 25min 35sec
5 35,028 24min 20sec
176,856 122min 49sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Price History
Silver Catalog $15.95
November 1979 $24.95
May 1980 $24.95
August 1980 $24.95
October 1980 $24.95

Pressing Notes

The first feature film to use the special sound effect process Sensurround, Earthquake brought in $36,250,000 for Universal during its theatrical run. Although the DiscoVision jacket calls for the film to quake for 129 minutes, the movie only runs 122 minutes. The 129 minute version appears to be the run time of the television version. All theatrical reference material lists the run time for Earthquake at 122 minutes. It left the DiscoVision catalog after the October 1980 edition. Frame counts have been known to vary from copy to copy indicating more than one mastering of the title.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

MCA Home Video reissued Earthquake in October 1987 as a 3 sided CLV/CAV title (Catalog #: 10002). MCA/Universal Home Video released a Widescreen version (2.35:1) of Earthquake in August 1994 (Catalog #: 42072).

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