©1978 O.N.J. Television Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 74-005
Format Standard Play CAV
Release History

Standard Play Version

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $19.95
Year Issued 1980
Side Frames Running Time
1 40,502 22min 30sec
2 47,215 26min 13sec
87,717 48min 43sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top 
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

Produced as an ABC Television special in 1978, guest stars included ABBA and Andy Gibb. It appears the program was either done live, or with little rehearsing as everything seems "off the cuff." Halfway through side 2 there is an impromptu Beach Boys medley which is truly awful. It's obvious why this type of speciality show never survived into the 80s. This one is only slightly better than the 1977 Barry Manilow special which was released by MGM/UA Home Video in 1982.

The video transfer appears clean and sharp. However, given as the program was produced for television and there was no such thing as hi-fidelity broadcasts in 1978, no one bothered with the audio. All the music sounds hollow and lifeless. Certain copies of Olivia have the LaserVision logo on the disc's label and/or jacket, others do not.

Release History

Olivia has never been re-issued on LaserDisc.

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