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Catalog Number P10-523
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 100 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Issued January 1978
Side Frames Running Time
1 35,191 24min 26sec
2 38,068 26min 26sec
3 35,967 24min 59sec
4 35,603 24min 43sec
144,829 100min 34sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

Love Story, a Paramount Picture, was licensed to MCA DiscoVision under a short-term agreement granting permission for a group of Paramount films to be issued on the laser format. Of all nine titles that were announced, eight in the Silver Catalog and one in catalog updates, only a total of five shipped from the DiscoVision facility.

DiscoVision did quite well with the video transfer on Love Story. The contrast and brightness are well balanced, even in the few night scenes. There were no concerns by the wardrobe department in 1970 to watch what types of clothing their actors wore when it came to these films. While Ryan O'Neal dresses up quite nicely, the suite from Botany 500 didn't transfer well into video and create awful aliasing problems. The color is rather bland, but it appears to have been shot that way, rather than being a fault in this video representation. The audio is clean and clear, with only minor errors.

The replication period began in December 1978 and the last piece of software left the warehouse in February 1981. The discs are clean and nearly speckle free for the entire 100 minutes of the film. The review copy had some minor audio static on side 1, which is a fault of the individual disc and is not an indication of a mastering error.

Release History

Love Story was reissued by Paramount Home Video as a 2 sided CLV disc (Catalog #: LV8006).

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