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Catalog Number 15-003
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 130 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Issued December 1978
Side Frames Running Time
1 39,159 27min 11sec
2 38,179 26min 30sec
3 37,927 26min 20sec
4 34,692 24min 05sec
5 36,825 25min 34sec
186,782 129min 42sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

MacArthur's transfer is among the best done by DiscoVision on its color films. While many transfers are too dark, this title received special treatment. The colors are vivid and sharp, the contrast and white balance is well controlled and is never overpowering. The audio transfer, while a little on the hot side, is recorded with incredible dynamic range. There are scenes which contain some of the finest low-end ever presented on DiscoVision. Disc replication is fairly constant, with minor speckling throughout.

MacArthur was filed in the 15-000's "biographies" series with Fellini's Casanova and Coal Miners Daughter. The frame counter on side 1 doesn't begin to increment past frame 0 until after the Universal Pictures logo has completed. This causes some industrial players to go insane when trying find frame 0 in the initial search routine. Consumer units have no such problem.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

MacArthur was reissued on LaserDisc in October 1987 as a 3 sided CLV/CAV release from MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #: 15003).

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Updated: November 7, 2016
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