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The Jerk is a very common title. There is about 4 seconds of film missing from at the side 2-3 side-break.
The scene where Bernedette Peters turns to look back into the trailer is much longer, and contains lead
in music to the next scene which is the ocean at night. The video transfer is about par for DiscoVision at the
time with too much contrast and the brightness too far up. Direct lighting scenes, like daylight, tend to bloom
slightly. The dark scenes are not as bad as those seen in Which Way is Up?, but they are
still not as good as the current MCA/Universal Home Video release. The audio transfer is on par as well, and is
neither strong in the high nor low ends.
DiscoVision copies are quite easily found, and most are of acceptable quality. Of the four copies examined in my
experience with DiscoVision, all have been about the same, with some very minor speckling.
The opening DiscoVision graphic begins normally, but fades out and cuts off about 3 seconds prematurely.
The Jerk was released in November 1992 by MCA/Universal Home Video (Catalog #:16015) in Digital Mono. There
have been some minor audio alterations which are not noted on the jacket anywhere.
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Updated: November 5, 2016
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