Disc Reviews

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


Catalog Number:  1090-80
Suggested Retail Price:  $34.95
LD Release Date:  Late 1981

"Alien" was first released as a stereo, non-CX, 2-disc/3-sided CLV issue from the U.S. plant. Side 2 has a unique LaserVision side identifier logo with music from Pioneer's "What it is, How it works" demo LD. The only other disc to have this logo was the initial US pressing of "Grease" on Paramount Home Video. "Alien" was pressed on two sides because, at the time, neither the US or Japan was able to make a CLV Extended Play disc that was longer than 50 minutes per side.

Quickly re-pressed in Japan as a 2-disc release with the same jacket artwork with only the blue '20th Century-Fox Video' logo replacing the MVC logo, the re-pressing was upgraded to feature CX encoding on all sides. The standard LaserVision side identifiers are present and the side-breaks are the same as the initial US release. Not until the re-issue on CBS/Fox did Alien become available as a single-sided disc.

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