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Catalog Number 21-002
Format Standard Play CAV
Running Time 110 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $9.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 37,957 26min 21sec
2 39,827 27min 39sec
3 38,185 26min 31sec
4 41,142 28min 34sec
157,111 109min 06sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, once thought to be among the most difficult to find DiscoVision titles, is a classic case of showing that DiscoVision did, on occasion, know what it was doing. The black & white transfer is crisp and sharp. At times the picture is overly bright, but this could be a result of the nitrate print which was used. In any case, the quality of the print is on the poor side. There are missing frames noticeable throughout the picture, especially at the reel divisions. The audio transfer is average, with the normal background hiss which is present on most films from the "Classic Films" section of the DiscoVision catalog. Replication is above average, with very little speckling and no dropouts present. Some masterings of sides 2 & 3 are know to have 20 Frame Skip. The disc includes the standard black & white bumpers.

Release History

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer was reissued by MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #: 21002) in November 1992 as a 2 sided CLV disc.

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