The Singing Whale
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Catalog Number 51-007
Format Standard Play CAV

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $9.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 37,681 26min 10sec
2 35,346 24min 32sec
73,027 50min 42sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
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Pressing Notes

Rated as the rarest Jacques Cousteau DiscoVision title, the transfer of The Singing Whale is typical for the series. Taken from a 16mm print, the contrast and color balance are under control. Sharpness and detail are also quite good. The typical "old feel" is present which makes it appear a bit grainy in some places. The audio transfer is typical for the 16mm optical track, with the dialog crisp and clear. The DiscoVision bumper music is overdriven and sounds distorted. Disc replication is fairly clean.

It is widely held this title is one of the rarest DiscoVision titles - thought for many years to have never actually been produced. In recent years, they have been popping up in clumps on auction sites such as eBay.

Release History

The Singing Whale was reissued on LaserDisc in 1986 by Pacific Arts through Image Entertainment (Catalog #: ID5296PA) as a single sided CLV pressing.

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