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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
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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