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Catalog Number 16-007
Format Extended Play CAV 2nd Edition
MPAA Rating
Running Time 109 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Issued April 1980
Side Frames Running Time
1 38,642 26min 50sec
2 39,891 27min 42sec
3 38,962 27min 04sec
4 39,721 27min 35sec
157,216 109min 11sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker
Price History
May 1980 $24.95
August 1980 $24.95
October 1980 $24.95

Pressing Notes

The transfer of this edition of National Lampoon's Animal House is no better than any of the others. The video is too dark and is shifted too far to the left, cutting off some of the end credits. The audio is missing most of the high ends as usual. However, the color is pretty good. Disc replication is generally poor and most copies suffer from speckling.

This version of National Lampoon's Animal House corrected all the problems with the 5 sided version. However, the side breaks are nearly as stupidly placed. For example the side 2-3 break could have been delayed an additional 700 frames to break in a much more logical position. In fact, the 1987 reissued CLV version placed the side break in this much more desired location. The side 3-4 break is so bad, it actually occurs in mid sentence.

This is DiscoVision's 3rd attempt at Animal House and began shipping in 1980. There are no markings of any kind to tell the difference between the two CAV versions and the side breaks are all different. As noted here, all 5 sided versions are in Side-open Sticker jackets. All printed jackets house the 4 sided version, however, they have also been spotted in the side-open sticker style jackets. Verify the discs themselves when buying or trading this title to insure you have all the correct discs for your set.

Release History

National Lampoon's Animal House was was reissued on MCA Home Video as a 2 sided CLV disc in December 1987. (Catalog #: 16007).Universal Home Video issued a deluxe edition of National Lampoon's Animal House as part of their Signature Collection. This new edition is THX® certified and presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The Deluxe Edition (Catalog #: 43884) was issued in October 1998.

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