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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica
No. 19-007 CAV 5-Sides -1978 Release

The Bionic Woman
Our first videodisc purchased: May 7th, 1980

The Bionic Woman
No. 20-001 CAV 4-Sides -1978 Release

Cyborg: The Six Million Dollar Man

Cyborg:  The Six Million Dollar Man
No. 19-003 CAV 3-Sides -1978 Release


No. 19-002 CAV 4-Sides -1978 Release

The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Haunted House

The Hardy Boys:  Mystery of the Haunted House
No. 19-008 CAV 2-Sides -1978 Release

The Marcus-Nelson Murders

The Marcus-Nelson Murders
No. 19-006 CAV 6-Sides -1978 Release

The Secret of Bigfoot

The Secret of Bigfoot
No. 20-002 CAV 4-Sides -1978 Release

Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer
No. 19-001 CAV 3-Sides -1978 Release

The eight selections presented by MCA DiscoVision in its 1978 introductory catalog for Television Movies is rare category that had all listed titles pressed. Retail prices were $9.95 and $15.95 for this group in 1978.

"Battlestar Galactica" begins in this category, but is moved to Feature Films in later catalogs. This is a accurate situation, as the version of the film found on DiscoVision was the theatrical cut of "Galactica."

According to catalogs printed in 1979, "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" is not yet available. The title, pilot of CBS-TV's "Kojak" series, is dropped from MCA DiscoVision catalogs beginning with the May 1980 edition. This info would suggest, "Marcus-Nelson" was never pressed, however it was released. Availability appears to have been early and perhaps in Atlanta and Seattle in early 1979, but this is speculation.

The August 1980 MCA DiscoVision catalog includes "The Incedible Hulk" as a coming attraction. This was a rare time an addition was promised for Television Movies. The title was never released by MCA DiscoVision.

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" is not found here, similar to "Battlestar Galactica," the DiscoVision release was the theatrical version of the movie. Of note to collectors, Universal has issued "Buck Rogers" on DVD with all episodes from its 1979-1981 run on NBC, but the theatrical version of the film is not among the DVD set. The notable difference being the opening credits found on the theatrical film, differ from the DVD. Additionally, the DiscoVision includes stereo audio, while the DVD is mono.

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