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The Blues Brothers initial jacket printing did not include all the chapter stops and the remaining were
documented on an insert. Subsequent printings did not have corrected artwork, but the jacket had a sticker on it with
the remaining chapter assignments.
Some copies of side 5 have an SMPTE color bars and tone pattern well beyond the end of playable material. You'd need
an industrial player which ignores the "end of side" code to get at it.
The video transfer is typical for DiscoVision and is overly dark. However, the colors are bright and vivid. Side
breaks are badly placed for the most part, often falling within the middle of a scene. The audio transfer is an early
attempt at stereo on LaserDisc and decodes, sortof, through Dolby decoders. As usual, it is missing most of the
high-ends. Disc replication is also only average, with most sides having some minor high-frequency speckling.
The Blues Brothers was released in September 1990 from MCA/Universal Home Video as a 3 sided CLV/CAV disc with
Digital Stereo (Catalog # 16020). Universal Studios Home Video also released a deluxe edition of The Blues Brothers as part of their
Signature Collection. This new edition is
THX® certified and presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 with a Dolby Digital AC-3 soundtrack. The
Deluxe Edition (Catalog #: 43475) was issued in September 1998.
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