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Catalog Number 11-001
Format Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 129 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price $29.95
Year Issued 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 2 43min
2 2 42min
3 4 45min
8 130min
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Printed Jacket

Pressing Notes

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.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

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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