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The Tragedy of the Red Salmonis one of eight titles from The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau which
was released on DiscoVision. It deals with the migration of these remarkable fish to the place of their birth. What
makes this a unique observation, is this particular migration is the first group of salmon to return to a lake which
was artificially populate by man five years earlier with fertilized salmon eggs.
The video transfer, taken from a 16mm print is typical of the other Jacques Cousteau titles from the Silver Catalog.
This particular print has several poorly repaired splices which manifest themselves noticeably. The transfer itself
has the contrast and color balance are under control. Very little of the action takes place under the water due mostly
to the shallowness of the streams and lakes. The audio transfer is typical for the 16mm optical track, with little
excursion into the upper and lower frequency range. Disc replication is just above average, with some minor high
frequency speckling on most copies. This disc also includes a bumper card for The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,
used for commercial breaks. This inclusion is unique to this disc.
The Tragedy of the Red Salmon has never been re-issued on LaserDisc.
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