Disc Reviews

The Rose
The African Queen
All That Jazz
American Graffiti
An American Werewolf in London
Angel of H.E.A.T.
Animal House
Anne Byrd's Cookery
Autumn Sonata
Battlestar Galactica
The Black Stallion
The Blue Lagoon
The Boys From Brazil
The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run III - Speed Zone (Japanese Import)
Chapter Two
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
The China Syndrome
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Special Edition
Die Hard 3 -Making of
The First National Kidisc
The Four Seasons
The Happy Hooker
History of the World Part 1
How To Watch Pro Football
Last Married Couple in America
Let It Be
The Making of Star Wars
The Moon Is Blue
9 to 5
Olivia: Physical
The Omen
The Producers
Raise The Titanic
The Return of the Pink Panther
The Rose
Saturn 3
Smokey and the Bandit II
Star Wars
Take The Money And Run
Terminator 2: Judgment Day -Squeeze LD
Terminator 2: Judgment Day -Making of
That's Entertainment
This Gun For Hire
West Side Story
Yankee Doodle Dandy

The Rose

Catalog Number 1092-80
Suggested Retail Price $39.95

"The Rose" is one of the last LDs to be released in the MVC-style jacket. This title is found among 20th Century-Fox Video and CBS/FOX Video releases when it first appears, perhaps it was delayed for some reason? It is also one of the few to offer CX-noise reduction. Pressed in the U.S., this title has a unique statement(see below) explaining the CX system that is not found on any other LD release. The statement refers to the benefits of CX-encoded vinyl LPs, rather than LDs.

Even for the time, the audio and video transfer is poor. The audio has high-frequencys that come and go and a VERY noticable 'wow' to the sound. The video is dark, contrasty, and streaky with blown-out highlights and 'after-image' ghosting. Re-released under the CBS/Fox label, the only difference was the opening logo's and disc labels. The disc transfer was exactly the same.

CX Logo - Note that it refers to 'playback surface'

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