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||Standard Play CAV
The discs are mastered using the red bumpers. The opening DiscoVision bumper can be seen in its entirety as frame
0 is encoded at the beginning of the bumper. The film does not include the standard DiscoVision tag at the end
which discusses copyright protection. The film simply ends and the spiral bumper comes on.
The transfer is wonderful. The film is shot very neutral and plain but when something important is displayed, like
the blood on Billy's face after the plane crash or the fires of Dresden after the bombing. The audio is full and
well presented. I was shocked to hear the bass which is present at the end of side 2 during the orchestral
movements. Replication is very clean as well, with only minor speckling present. The side breaks chosen by
DiscoVision are interesting in that the first two sides are crammed full, with sides 3 & 4 running only 45 minutes
total. Still, there are no tracking difficulties or laserlock present.
Slaughterhouse Five was issued in 1987 by MCA Home Video (Catalog #: 10007/ID5092) in a package deal with several other
titles through Image Entertainment. All copies were pressed by 3M Manufacturing. It has since been reissued in a Widescreen 2 sided CLV edition
on MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #: 42577).
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Updated: November 15, 2016
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