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Catalog Number 10-004
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 107 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 32,964 22min 53sec
2 34,959 24min 16sec
3 30,765 21min 21sec
4 32,890 22min 50sec
5 24,913 17min 18sec
156,491 108min 40sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top 
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

The film was transferred to video without unsqueezing the anamorphic 2.35:1 Todd-AO 35 image. As a result, the entire film is squeezed in on the sides. It would look great on a 16x9 television set, when configured for widescreen. The 24fps 3/2 pull down is done wrong, and almost all the freeze frames flicker. The film is still running at 24 frames per second, it's just the wrong fields are assigned to frame numbers.

The video transfer is sharp, but suffers from the all too typical DiscoVision fault of being too dark. As a result, fine details are lost. What picture is present is full of color. The audio has some of the widest dynamic range I've heard on DiscoVision, but it wasn't on purpose I'm sure. The high ends are rather tinny and take a bit of getting used to. On the replication front, most copies have minor speckling.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

The Great Waldo Pepper was reissued on MCA Home Video (Catalog #: 10004) as a 2 sided CLV disc in May 1987.

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Updated: November 7, 2016
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