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The video transfer of Saturday Night Fever fell within the typical DiscoVision transfers. Some sections are
too bright, others are too dark. The image is mostly dark and the night scenes contain almost no detail. Colors are
a bit sharp and harsh. It's hard to fault DiscoVision for this since they were working from video tape. The audio
is transferred with DiscoVision's typical quality, with some sections sounding dull and muddied. The stereo has been
transferred poorly and listening to it through a Dolby Pro-Logic decoder will cause the dialog to bleed terribly into
the surround channels.
There were several different masterings of this title. Of the copies reviewed, none had the exact same frame
count for each side, differing by as much as 60 frames per side. One copy which has two side 1 (a dead side) has
different frame counts between them. The final masterings had the DiscoVision copyright notice in the bumper and bumpers
that faded in and out, rather than being hard spliced.
Saturday Night Fever was another DiscoVision title to have "stereo" stickers attached first to the shrinkwrap
and later to the box itself. The printed jacket removed the "Dolby System" logo and had the "Stereo" strip placed
across the back of the jacket. The DiscoVision edition last listed in the October 1980 catalog.
Saturday Night Fever has issued in 1981 under the Paramount Home Video label as a 3 sided CLV disc.
(Catalog #: LV1113). Paramount later had the title repressed in Japan as a 2 sided CLV disc without changing either
the price or the catalog number. All LaserDisc editions after the DiscoVision release were re-cut editions rated
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Updated: November 7, 2016
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