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||Extended Play CLV
||Universal Pioneer Japan
The artwork of the CLV version of Psycho is a negative version of the CAV artwork. Essentially transferred
from the same print as the CAV, including the horrific splices and audio mis-timing. In a departure from the rest
of DiscoVision's Black & White transfers, the side bumpers are in full color. This is the only black & white film
to make the Extended Play transition from Standard Play in the DiscoVision catalog.
The video transfer is first rate. It would have rated a full 5 stars, except for some of the dark scenes where
nothing can be seen. The black & white image is sharp, well defined and is very well represented on this Extended
Play edition. The audio is very well done, but is given to very loud spots at points during the film, which tends
to blare out everything else in the room. (not necessarily a bad thing). The image is affected in a minor way by
the inclusion of the colorburst in the the NTSC signal. Universal Pioneer's replication is nearly flawless.
MCA/Universal Home Video released a new version of Psycho in August 1988 (Catalog #: 11003). In May 1998 Universal
Studios Home Video released a deluxe edition of Psycho as part of their Signature Collection.
This THX® certified Widescreen (1.85:1) Deluxe Edition
(Catalog #: 43105) is spread across 4 extended play sides and 1 standard play side, and includes a new documentary and
isolated Bernard Hermann score.
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