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Catalog Number 16-011
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 111 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 33,136 23min 00sec
2 29,655 20min 35sec
3 30,981 21min 30sec
4 33,938 23min 34sec
5 32,668 22min 41sec
160,378 111min 22sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

I don't know why this particular DiscoVision title looks and sounds so good. I can't explain why the video is vivid, colorful and bright and the audio is clean, crisp and clear. I sat and watched this disc with my jaw on the floor. Aside from some contrast problems in the night scenes, especially during the "Richard Pryor whore house sequence", the video is on par with what was done in the mid-80's. There are a couple of spots where the film jumps in the telecine gate, causing the image to hop noticeably.

That aside, I can't understand some of the terribly disjointed scenes in the film. It is almost as if the scissors were used at random to reduce the films running time. However, all movie resources make no mention of a longer version or edits made to the film prior to the release and this version runs the documented feature time of 110 minutes.

Several of the sides have been 20 Frame Skip, while others have 10,000 Frame Shift. There are also copies that have none of these anamolies.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings was reissued as a widescreen (1.85:1) 2 sided CLV disc by MCA/Universal Home Video released in September 1996 (Catalog # 42931).

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