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||Extended Play CLV 2nd Edition
This CLV version finally replaced all copies of National Lampoon's Animal House in 1981. The MCA Videodisc "shrinking numbers"
bumpers are used. The "Extended Play" markings on the disc label are in the upper left corner in a white box as
seen here on the left. This is interesting since all other extended play discs included the statement under the
side number as seen here on the right. Further, the disc labels do not carry the LaserVision logo, but the jacket
does. Some copies have a disc label as shown on the right (this image taken from Bustin' Loose), indicating
that there may have been several runs of this final Extended play version. However, neither version of the label
had the LaserVision logo.
The video transfer is too dark, as typical for some of the DiscoVision titles. It makes the dark scenes very dark,
and the increased brightness gives the daylight scenes a washed-out appearance. The side break is horribly placed,
and is in the same place in the film as the side 2-3 side break on the 4 sided CAV
version and the original CLV pressing. The image has been recomposed, picking up
significant information on the right side of the picture without loosing any other material. The framing of this version
is the best for this title. Audio transfer is well done, but is missing all the high-ends. Replication is not great -
coming so late in the IBM period, most copies are speckled to a degree. All copies viewed have been speckled. Some have
synchronization errors on side 2 which cause some players to skip randomly.
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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