©1977 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved

Catalog Number 16-009
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 93 minutes
Release History


Standard Play Version

Mono
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 34,558 23min 59sec
2 32,224 22min 22sec
3 37,481 26min 01sec
4 32,363 22min 28sec
136,626 94min 52sec
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

I won't go into how the film seems to drift from one sub-plot to another. Or if there even is a plot beyond that of watching Richard Pryor run aimlessly through three roles. I will say, however, that this DiscoVision transfer is below the normal standards for DiscoVision. The image contains too much contrast, causing the fine actors and actress to become lost in their surroundings. The audio is typical DiscoVision as well, vacant of most of the high end. Further, the transfer folks were asleep during the editing as the first two side breaks fall in the middle of a scene.

At one point, I actually thought Clint Eastwood was featured in more DiscoVision releases than any other actor. Truth is Richard Pryor holds that record, appearing in no fewer than seven features to Mr. Eastwood's showing of only three.


Release History

Which Way is Up? was never re-released on LaserDisc. However, Universal did release a DVD of the film in May 2002. This new edition boasts the first ever widescreen presentation (1.85:1) of the title.


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