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||Extended Play CLV
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,
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
Glue Spray 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.
Coal Miner's Daughter was reissued by MCA/Universal Home Video in a 3 sided CLV/CAV version (Catalog #: 15005). This version was released in October 1992.
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