Archeological Datating / The Big Dig
Archeological Dating: ©1976 Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation. All rights reserved.
The Big Dig: ©1973 Televisual Prod., Ltd. Distributed by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 64-016
Format Standard Play CAV

Front Cover Back Cover

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $5.95
Year Issued 1979
Program Frames Running Time
Archeological Dating 25,261 17min 32sec
The Big Dig 31,349 21min 46sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

The transfer for this title is what you would expect from a typically well used 16mm print taken from the high school library. Sharpness and detail are off - everything looks just a bit fuzzy. I can hear someone on the left side of the room yelling "focus"! Audio is typical as well, sounding overdriven and unremarkable.

Shipping records indicate that 34 copies had exited the warehouse by mid 1979. It had been thought this title was never actually released. However, there are a handful of copies known to exist.

Disc labels do not indicate a side number - they simply have the name of the program on that side. The catalog number listed on the label is 64-016A and 64-016B respectively.

At least one copy has the side labels reversed.

Release History

Archeological Dating / The Big Dig was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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