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Shenandoah, one of the four DiscoVision westerns under the 14-000's series, features Jimmy Stewart amid the
action of Civil War Virginia and his fight to keep himself and family together while avoiding the war around them.
Shot entirely at Universal City, Shenandoah is a very appealing film as well as a highly sought after
DiscoVision collectible as well.
The video transfer is stunning. Colors are vivid and alive. There are the occasional troubles with brightness in
some scenes, and the contrast in others is a bit overdone, but generally it is very good. The audio transfer is crisp
and clean with all dialog easily understood. As typical, there is almost no audio in the high ends.
Replication is good. All sides except side 3 exhibit the "soft signal" troubles which keeps the disc from playing on
some players. However, the sides are clean and have very little if no speckling. There is a mastering fault on side 2.
For the first 3,800 frames, the audio vibrates like everyone is speaking under water. It clears up quickly enough and
the side continues without further trouble.
Shenandoah was re-released on LaserDisc by MCA Home Video (Catalog #: 14001 / ID5125) as part of a package
distribution deal with Image Entertainment.
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