©1973 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 19-001
Format Standard Play CAV
Running Time 76 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $9.95
Issued January 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 36,444 25min 18sec
2 36,421 25min 17sec
3 38,532 26min 45sec
111,397 77min 13sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

This 1973 made-for-TV version of the Mark Twain classic features the performances of Jane Wyatt, Buddy Ebsen, Vic Morrow and John McGiver. A horribly produced and short feature, it is very obvious that all the outdoor night scenes were shot in broad daylight and then darkened later. It's laughable. Availability was irregular, but generally not to hard to find during the title's life.

There are two distinct frame counts for side 1. The difference is the encoding of frame 1. Some copies have frame 1 during the DiscoVision intro, while others begin frame 1 after the Universal logo. Four of the copies examined have the same Battlestar Galactica dead side, from the same defective pressing run. Most copies of side 2 have been 20 Frame Skip. Some copies of side 3 have 10,000 Frame Shift.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

Tom Sawyer was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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