©1981 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 16-026
Format Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 93 minutes
Release History

Extended Play Version

Mastering Location DiscoVision Carson
Pressing Location Universal Pioneer Japan
Label Color Red
Retail Price $29.95
Year Issued 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 3 50min
2 2 42min
5 92min
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

Bustin' Loose was on that last train out of the station. Produced after the DiscoVision Carson facility, and the Santa Monica facility were closed, the mastering and pressing were done by the Universal Pioneer plant in Kofu Japan. Video transfer was very good, and contains vibrant colors. The dark scenes were also transferred well. Audio is about normal for DiscoVision, with the film sounding flat. The absence of high-ends make the disc feel like we were supposed to be watching the film on television, through the TV speaker, instead of through a high quality audio system. Replication is about standard for Pioneer Japan at the time, with most copies having some minor high-frequency speckling.

The disc includes the MCA Videodisc standard "shrinking numbers" artwork at the side break and end of side 2. The DiscoVision opening has no music. And in a shameless plug for the product, Universal placed a DiscoVision display rack in the electronics store which Richard Pryor is ripping off. We get a brief glimpse during minute 5 and a prolonged view directly behind Mr. Pryor during minute 8. The stand includes an empty brochure holder, but it's clear to make out discs of Olivia, Jaws, Jaws 2 and Money in the Marketplace/Choosing What to Buy. All discs appear to be in Side-Open Sticker jackets, except for the Olivia disc which was always in the printed packaging.

Release History

Bustin' Loose was never re-released on LaserDisc. Universal did license the title to Good Times Entertainment for release on DVD. That full-frame edition was released in October 1999.

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