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Universal International's 1957 classic film concerning the plight of Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man,
is not the only item that appears to be shrinking in this DiscoVision version. Depending on your monitor, the top
of the picture may not completely fill the screen. It is most likely caused by the misframing of the image and the
black area is most likely the 35mm frame line. On the video transfer, The Incredible Shrinking Man gains very
high marks as do several of the other black and white features. The contrast and balance are well done and the image
is sharp and clear. The audio transfer is equally well done, but varies as background noise in the soundtrack shifts
with the source. For example, during conversations between Scott and his wife, her audio is clear while his contains
considerable background noise. This is likely not a fault of the transfer, but of the source material.
Disc replication from this very early pressing is average for other discs of the period. Speckling is present, but
not overly annoying. The disc labels have a printing error, listing the copyright year as 1975. The title shrank
from the catalog after the October 1980 printing.
MCA Home Video re-released The Incredible Shrinking Man (Catalog #: 23004) in December 1991.
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