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Catalog Number 17-004
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 113 minutes

Dolby Stereo
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 28,835 20min 01sec
2 38,808 26min 57sec
3 38,408 26min 40sec
4 24,409 16min 57sec
5 30,996 21min 31sec
161,456 112min 07sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker

Pressing Notes

The jacket used for the images on this page was from the first run of the printed jackets. DiscoVision included the Stereo markings on a sticker affixed to the shrink-wrap. Subsequent printings of the jacket included a red banner across the upper right corner of the jacket. Acceptable sides 3 & 4 are hard to find, but not impossible. The only actual dialog in the entire film is from the late George Burns who provides the running narrative. Everything else is done strictly through song, much like Jesus Christ Superstar, although that film contains no spoken dialog at all.

The transfer is really quite good despite the 2.35:1 theatrical image is so poorly represented. The audio decodes cleanly into Dolby Surround, but has very little in the rear channels which stands out and there is hardly any left-right directionality.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was reissued by MCA Home Video in June 1986 as a 2 sided CLV title (Catalog #: 17004).

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Updated: June 3, 2018
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