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Catalog Number P10-520
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 136 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Issued March 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 38,861 26min 59sec
2 39,679 27min 37sec
3 38,784 26min 56sec
4 41,679 28min 56sec
5 42,606 29min 35sec
201,699 140min 04sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

Diane Keaton plays a schoolteacher who spends her nights in singles bars in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, one of a handful to titles that was licensed to DiscoVision from Paramount. The video transfer presented on this quite rare title is terrible. The image is overly dark, suffering from too much contrast and not enough brightness. There are entire scenes which take place in the dark where it looks as though I've turned off the monitor. On the scenes where there is enough light to see, the image is very green, as if the entire film was lit with fluorescent lamps.

On the audio side, there is nothing special about Goodbar either. All sides suffer from an overly bright audio track, which is quite apparent in loud passages. The right channel crackles annoyingly during most of these passages. Several copies also experience a phase shift in the audio which mistakenly produces a surround track when played through a Dolby Surround decoder.

Some masterings of sides 1, 2 & 4 exhibit 10,000 Frame Shift. Some copies of sides 2, 4 & 5 are encoded with 20 Frame Skip. There are three known masterings, which is fairly odd for a title that only managed to ship 421 copies. Looking for Mr. Goodbar was shipped from the DiscoVision Carson facility between March and June 1979 and was completely removed from the MCA catalog after the November 1979 update.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

Looking for Mr. Goodbar was later released on Paramount Home Video on a 3 sided CLV disc (Catalog #: LV8874-2).

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