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The World of Abbott and Costello is actually a mish-mash of segments from eighteen films featuring the comedy
team. While not fine cinema, some of the skits are humorous. Since the film is actually snippits of films spanning
many years, the quality of the segments jumps constantly. There are numerous framing errors throughout as can be seen
by the black bands which appear and disappear on the top and bottom of the screen. The film also suffers from damage
in the form of bad splices and full tears in the film. The video transfer itself is quite good, given the quality
of the material.
The audio transfer is about as good as can be expected. It varies from shot to shot, and the narration is clear and
not overly loud. Of course, we will not discuss the writing. The replication is spotty. Both copies reviewed for
this page are speckled to some degree.
The World of Abbott and Costello has not been re-issued on LaserDisc.
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