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||Extended Play CLV
The CLV edition of The Sting replaced the CAV version and was spanned across 3 sides. The jackets were too
small for 2 discs and bulged at the lower edge. Rumors claim the last of the Extended Play editions were
manufactured out of the Universal Pioneer facility in Kofu Japan. However, I have not seen a Japanese pressing of
the DiscoVision Extended Play edition.
This is the exact same transfer from the CAV edition, and bears the identical problems from the earlier edition. The
actual pressing looses points for random color flashes and an annoying problem on side 3 which seems to simply
skip fields now and then. The standard "shrinking numbers" bumpers were used on this version.
The Blue DiscoVision "turtle"
The Sting was issued in 1982 by MCA Videodisc. It was later issued as a 3 sided CLV/CAV version
(Catalog #: 11001) Pan & Scan edition with Digital Audio. The title features windowboxed opening and closing credits. Some of the odd
watermarks are still present, but the transfer is a much needed improvement over the DiscoVision editions.
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Updated: November 5, 2016
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