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Catalog Number 23-003
Format Standard Play CAV
Running Time 79 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $9.95
Year Issued 1978
Side Frames Running Time
1 36,979 25min 40sec
2 36,902 25min 37sec
3 34,120 23min 41sec
108,001 75min 00sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

The video transfer of The Bride of Frankenstein was taken from an actual 1935 nitrate theatrical print. As a result, the film "hops" noticeably on the screen as the transfer equipment was never designed to handle the nitrate film stock. Otherwise, the video is sharp and clean, with only very minor contrast problems in the very dark scenes. Audio transfer is normal for a film of its age, with a constant hiss. However, the dialog is clear and understandable throughout. There is a section on side 2 around frame 2,500 where there is no audio. This occurs at a reel division and does not appear to be the fault of DiscoVision, except in their choice of prints to use. The side bumpers are in Black & White.

The replication has some interesting troubles on side 3. There are two NTSC vertical blanking lines which appear in the middle of frame, for a single frame. This occurs at 4 spots in the side. One, at frame 24070, doesn't even have a frame encoded as the player will skip over it when stepping through. Additionally, someone was asleep at the switch and encoded an Automatic Picture Stop at frame 12,563. This signal would be ignored by players in 1979, but today's players hit it every time.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

The Bride of Frankenstein was reissued in November 1985 on LaserDisc by MCA Home Video (Catalog #: 23003) as a 2 sided CLV/CAV Encore Edition title.

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Updated: November 7, 2016
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