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That's Entertainment
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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Battlestar Galactica

Catalog Number 19-007
Suggested Retail Price $29.95

"Battlestar Galactica" was first released as a 3-disc/5-sided CAV issue on MCA's DiscoVision label. This second release on disc was this single disc Extended Play Japanese pressing.

The film's 123-minute running time is time-compressed to just under 2-hours to fit on one disc. The transfer also suffers from muted color as well as having a ghosting or streaky image, when compared with the original DiscoVision release, this is likely due to Pioneer's heavy-handed use of video noise-reduction on many early disc masters.

The original release was a CLV-format pressing that displayed minutes only, a re-mastered version exists that is CAA-format with the ability to display both minutes and seconds. This re-mastered "Galactica" also has the auto-CX feature, with CX forced off on newer players. The video and audio of this re-mastered version is the same poor quality found on the first Extended Play "Battlestar."

"Battlestar Galactica" was never re-issued beyond the versions reviewed here. It is now available on DVD with its low-frequency channel properly encoded to reproduce its SENSURROUND effects.

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