Embroidery with Erica
Satin Stitch / Chains
©1971 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 35-002
Format Standard Play CAV

Front Cover Back Cover

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $5.95
Year Issued 1978
Program Frames Running Time
Satin Stitch 26,870 14min 55sec
Chain 28,180 15min 39sec
Total Program 55,050 30min 35sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

Mastered with 20 Frame Skip, this would be the longest DiscoVision side in history. However, with compensation for the frame skipping, the side runs 29min 15sec. The program appears to be two 15 minute segments which have been spliced together. I do not know where "Erica" fit into the WGBH program schedule, but it isn't common to come across 15 minute programs. The first program is missing the end credits, which would have added about 40 seconds to the program - forcing it to another side.

The audio transfer is very clear and crisp with every little sound in the room very present. From the sound of wool yarn being pulled through the cloth to the ticking grandfather clock, all are present. The video transfer is exceptionally sharp and clear with excellent color control and contrast. Given the fine details of the subject matter the video could have reduced the fabric to a blurry smear, but all the details are present. Due to the extremely long side, it is fairly common for copies to develop problems by the end of the side. The copy reviewed is very good indeed with no speckles or locking problems.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

Satin Stitch / Chain was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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