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Rated as the rarest Jacques Cousteau DiscoVision title, the transfer of The Singing Whale is typical for the
series. Taken from a 16mm print, the contrast and color balance are under control. Sharpness and detail are also
quite good. The typical "old feel" is present which makes it appear a bit grainy in some places. The audio transfer is
typical for the 16mm optical track, with the dialog crisp and clear. The DiscoVision bumper music is overdriven and
sounds distorted. Disc replication is fairly clean.
It is widely held this title is one of the rarest DiscoVision titles - thought for many years to have never actually been
produced. In recent years, they have been popping up in clumps on auction sites such as eBay.
The Singing Whale was reissued on LaserDisc in 1986 by Pacific Arts through Image Entertainment (Catalog #: ID5296PA) as a single sided CLV pressing.
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