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An American Werewolf in London
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

An American Werewolf in London

Catalog Number 40017
Suggested Retail Price $34.98

A Universal-Polygram theatrical release, "An American Werewolf in London" arrives on the LV-format on the MCA Home Video label. This disc is one of MCA's transition labeled discs between the MCA VIDEODISC and MCA Home Video label. Notice that the rainbow corner cap is found on this title, from the MCA VIDEODISC style packaging, but it carries the MCA Home Video logo in its bottom left-hand corner. This title is also among the first releases on disc from MCA to use the same catalog number that the videocassette used, rather than the original DiscoVision numbering system.

The transfer suffers from some problems with its contrast. Dark scenes appear to be too bright or possibly lacking detail. Color is good, though a bit dull. This transfer also has some degree of streaking of bright objects against dark backgrounds. The sound is mono and not CX-encoded. The copy reviewed was an American pressing and all known copies of this version of "An American Werewolf in London" were produced by Pioneer Video at its California plant.

This title moves from MCA-Universal to Vestron Video for later Laser Disc releases. The movie is currently available, again from Universal, on DVD.

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