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The Lost Weekend, listed among the most rare of all DiscoVision, has possibly one of the sharpest DiscoVision
transfers made. There are a few spots where the brightness and contrast are off a bit, but on the whole the image
is crisp, sharp and contains amazing detail. The audio also receives very high marks which is never overdriven or
tinny sounding. Of special note is the sequence where the telephone is ringing for several minutes. The bells are
never harsh or bright as is found with many of the transfers.
Disc replication is about average for DiscoVision, with some copies looking very good and others, not so. The copy
reviewed would be judged excellent except for a fleck of crap under the surface on side 2 which causes most players
to hang or skip around. Side two is especially difficult due to its extreme running length.
Despite the presence of The Lost Weekend in the catalog through the October 1980 update, it is believed there
were fewer than 200 copies which left the warehouse in Carson.
The Lost Weekend was issued as a 2 sided CLV disc from MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #: 21001) in April 1989.
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