The Wild Dogs of Africa
©1973 Baron Hugo van Lawick. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 51-002
Format Standard Play CAV

Front Cover Back Cover

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $9.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 36,865 25min 36sec
2 36,764 25min 31sec
73,629 51min 07sec
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Pressing Notes

The Wild Dogs of Africa, one of four titles from the Jane Goodall library released on DiscoVision, follows a pack of wild African dogs as the settle into a den for the birth of a litter of puppies. There are present all of the aspects one might expect from observing dogs in the wild. The program material was so depressing and gruesome, my wife left the room while I reviewed the disc. The video transfer is sharp and clean, with minor damage evident only as a result of errors in the 16mm source material. The audio transfer is typical of low fidelity 16mm film and is unremarkable. It is a limitation of the source again, not the transfer of the elements into the video domain. Disc replication, from very early in the DiscoVision pressings is clean with very little speckling. The review copy was very clean with only the most minor of speckling. This of course will vary from disc to disc.

Release History

The Wild Dogs of Africa was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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