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MacArthur's transfer is among the best done by DiscoVision on its color films. While many transfers are too
dark, this title received special treatment. The colors are vivid and sharp, the contrast and white balance is well
controlled and is never overpowering. The audio transfer, while a little on the hot side, is recorded with incredible
dynamic range. There are scenes which contain some of the finest low-end ever presented on DiscoVision. Disc
replication is fairly constant, with minor speckling throughout.
MacArthur was filed in the 15-000's "biographies" series with Fellini's Casanova and
Coal Miners Daughter. The frame counter on side 1 doesn't begin to increment past frame 0
until after the Universal Pictures logo has completed. This causes some industrial players to go insane when trying
find frame 0 in the initial search routine. Consumer units have no such problem.
MacArthur was reissued on LaserDisc in October 1987 as a 3 sided CLV/CAV release from MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #: 15003).
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