©1980 Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 17-006
Format Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 97 minutes
Release History


Extended Play Version

Stereo
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price $29.95
Issued January 22, 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 5 47min
2 5 46min
10 93min
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

Xanadu received the typical DiscoVision treatment, right in the middle of the IBM period. As usual, most discs are riddled with speckles and audio noise. The video is much too dark, not to mention being trimmed by nearly three minutes due to the use of an incorrect print. The audio, while containing some audio noise, the dynamic range is better than average, with a smattering of low-ends every now and then. This was the last film to receive the GP rating before the MPAA dropped it. The film was re-rated PG by the time it was released on disc. However, the original rating is included at the end of the film. An interesting note is the inclusion of the Universal logo at the end of the film, and the normal follow up by the blue "Made in Hollywood" and "Visit Universal Studios" bumpers. For some reason, they are presented in 1.85:1 widescreen.


Release History

MCA Home Video released a restored version of Xanadu on LaserDisc (Catalog #: 17006) in 1984, returning the film to its full 97 minutes. This version is also out of print. In July 1999, the studio issued the film on DVD in widescreen 1.85:1. As part of this release, the original 4-track magnetic soundtrack was utilized and is presented in a 4.0 Dolby Digital presentation.


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