MCA DiscoVision
US Demo

©1978 MCA DiscoVision®

Catalog Number D-100
Format Standard Play CAV


Standard Play Version

Mono/Stereo
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price N/A
Year Issued 1978
Side Frames Running Time
1 19,280 13min 23sec
Dead Side Various
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

This is the first demonstration disc for the MCA DiscoVision system. It begins with a quick overview of how the technology works, which runs only for a couple of minutes. What follows next is a series of clips including some scenic mountain vistas to stereo music, children playing on a playground, a pair of hands tying knots and displaying Three Card Monty. The "hands" section is recorded in English and Spanish. What follows next is a series of still art images and some type written pages about the DiscoVision system in various scripts. We then proceed through a walkthrough of the manufacturing facility where the discs are actually recorded and replicated. Is it any wonder why DiscoVision looks like it does? The only protective clothing worn by the technicians are rubber surgical gloves. The discs ends off with a section of a Columbo episode - the same clip which is at the end of the Consumer Demonstration Disc released later in 1978. As with the later release, this one is also in English and Japanese. None of the material displayed on the disc was ever issued in any other form.

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