Coal Miner's Daughter
©1980 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 15-005
Format Standard Play CAV
Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 124 minutes
Release History


Standard Play Version

Mono
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $24.95
Issued May 1980
Side Frames Running Time
1 38,210 26min 32sec
2 34,982 24min 18sec
3 36,782 25min 32sec
4 36,340 25min 14sec
5 33,329 23min 09sec
179,643 124min 45sec
Dead Side Various
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

The CAV and CLV versions of Coal Miner's Daughter were produced within a year of each other. This coupled with the fact that these pressings took place late in DiscoVision's life make one of the most obtainable films in the DiscoVision library. Both the CLV and CAV editions are struck from the same print, however the CAV version has an edge and is a bit sharper. Exact numbers of pressed discs are not available because there is no discriminating between the CAV or CLV versions in the numbers obtained.

Known Dead Sides


Extended Play Version

Mono
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price $29.95
Issued July 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 2 42 min
2 2 41 min
3 3 40 min
7 123 min
Dead Side Green Slime
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

Coal Miner's Daughter in CLV was issued within a year of the CAV version and was spanned across 3 sides. The video transfer appears a bit softer than the CAV version and has terrible color. I know this isn't the way the film is supposed to look based on the clip from the film which is included in Loretta, from the DiscoVision music catalog. There are some brightness correction errors throughout, where the image lightens too much too quickly to compensate for a scene. This is the same type of trouble that was experienced with The Electric Horseman. The audio transfer is clean and clear but lacking in the high-ends, as usual.

Replication was very surprising, but not great. Based on some of the product which DiscoVision produced in 1981 out of the Carson facility, I would have expected the normal raft of over-abundant speckles and missing tracks. Even the "Green Slime" side doesn't affect the playback. The jacket tends to be a bit on the small side, which causes the discs to bulge at the lower edge. The LaserVision logo is clearly visible on both the front and back of the jacket and Extended Play is clearly identified as well.


Release History

Coal Miner's Daughter has been re-released from MCA/Universal Home Video in a 3 sided CLV/CAV version (Catalog #: 15005). This version was released in October 1992.


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