The Andromeda Strain
©1971 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 13-001
Format Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 137 minutes

Front Cover
Cover mock-up

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price $15.95

Side Running Time
3 48 min

Pressing Notes

Outside the test pressings done in 1977, The Andromeda Strain never made its official appearance on DiscoVision. It was believe that no actual work had been done on a production version of this science fiction classic. However, a dead side was located on a copy of Jesus Christ Superstar. This dead side is a fully mastered extended play side complete with spiral bumpers and is labeled side 3. It contains the last 48 minutes of the film, including the closing credits. This indicates that the remaining sides would have averaged about 45 minutes each.

As with the test pressing from 1977, the image is Pan & Scan from the theatrical 2.35:1 aspect ratio. This appears to be the same relative transfer, with an improved contrast and brightness balance.

Release History

The Andromeda Strain was finally released on MCA/Universal Home Video as a 3 sided CLV/CAV Widescreen (2.35:1) title in December 1990 (Catalog #: 13001).

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Updated: November 7, 2016
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