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.