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Catalog Number 16-003
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 97 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 34,381 23min 52sec
2 35,359 24min 33sec
3 34,540 23min 59sec
4 37,019 25min 42sec
141,299 98min 07sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

Car Wash presents us with a film surrounding the day in the life of a downtown Los Angeles manual car wash, whose employees do their job while listening to a sampling of the popular music from 1976. Okay, that's enough of a write up. DiscoVision actually did a pretty good job on the video transfer. It is a bit washed out looking, but given that the film was transferred to these discs only 2 years after hitting the theatres, and the fact that there doesn't seem to be any of the normal wear and tear on the print used, one can assume the film was shot this way. The audio does loose some marks for not being transferred well. It is shallow and over-driven. I expected better for a film whose only real merit is the soundtrack, which DiscoVision (in the Silver Catalog) boldly proclaimed generated a best selling album.

Release History

Car Wash was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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