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Catalog Number 64-008
Format Standard Play CAV

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $5.95
Year Issued 1978
Side Chapters Frames Running Time
1 3 38,942 27min 02sec
2 3 31,991 22min 12sec
6 70,933 49min 15sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

DiscoVision actually chapter encoded this educational program at sections of the program. They are not listed on the jacket anywhere, but here they are: Side 1
  1. Elephant
  2. Zebra
  3. Lion
Side 2
  1. Lion (con't)
  2. Giraffe
  3. Cheetah
While it wasn't entirely necessary to split Lion between two sides, to run it out full length would have taken side 1 just shy of 30 minutes in length. This is well beyond the killer 29 minute mark which kills all CAV DiscoVision discs. You'd think they learned their lesson after mastering the The World at War series they way they did.

The video transfer is very good from a very used 16mm print. Sharpness and contrast are well balanced and the program is a joy to watch. There is no audio program of any kind, just the sounds of the animals in their natural surroundings. Disc replication is very clean with very little speckling and only the occasional dropout.

Release History

Silent Safari was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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