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Good copies of Gray Lady Down are known to be rare. Most have reported troubles finding acceptable sides 3/4.
This aside, replication is about average for this DiscoVision title, with the standard amount of inclusion. The
video transfer rates only as average. While it received high marks for color balance in most areas of the film,
shots inside the submarine too blue. Additionally, the exterior underwater shots are poorly contrasted and it is
almost impossible to see any detail. The Audio transfer is better and is fairly free from background noise. Even
the "over the air" radio dialog is clean and clear without any tinny side effects which are common in many of the
DiscoVision transfers. There are a few occasions where the audio breaks up during exceptionally loud passages, but
it is mild. 10,000 Frame Shift has been identified to exist on
some masterings of Side 5.
Not having seen this movie for a long time, I was kind of surprised to see that Charlton Heston lives through
the closing credits. He ends up dying in all of his other DiscoVision appearances.
Gray Lady Down was never reissued on LaserDisc after the fall of DiscoVision.
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