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 74-006
Suggested Retail Price $24.95

Though MCA had changed from its DiscoVision label to MCA VIDEODISC, INC. in late '81, many of the last DiscoVision labeled discs remained in the catalog for a number of years. Among them was the collection of ABBA videos pressed in the U.S. in large numbers (15,000+) as a single disc, 2-sided CAV release. This title was first released in late 1980. While all of the jackets are the same, there are variations in the label. Some are the standard "Green" DiscoVision label, while others have the LaserVision logo on them. Amazingly, one copy examined has the copyright and manufacturing attributed to MCA VIDEODISC, INC.

Because ABBA was pressed so late in the life of Discovision Associates, pressing quality is better than average and it is not difficult to find a 'good' copy. There are several masterings known to exist; video/audio content is the same on all, but the chapters start at slightly different frames on each release. The video's on this disc were not seen again until the release of ABBA GOLD and MORE ABBA GOLD in the USA and Japan in the mid-1990's. Although both discs are digital, the audio and video quality is not noticably better.

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