Diary of a Mad Housewife
©1970 Frank Perry Films, Inc. All rights reserved

Catalog Number 10-006
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 100 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Issued January 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 39,119 27min 09sec
2 32,788 22min 46sec
3 35,677 24min 16sec
4 32,154 22min 19sec
139,738 97min 02sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
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Pressing Notes

The original theatrical release of Diary of a Mad Housewife had a total running time of 103 minutes. While it cannot be confirmed, the only difference between that version and this 97 minute version is an edited opening credits sequence, which admittedly is rather disjointed in this edition. This version cannot be confused with the TV version of the film which could more correctly be called an alternate version with some altered footage and a running time of 95 minutes.

DiscoVision last listed this mad housewife in the August 1980 catalog update. Mastered with the alternate "red" bumpers, the video transfer has an odd blue tint to some scenes - almost as if the image was shot through a fog filter. The reds are amazingly brilliant but show the typical defects in DiscoVision's pressing. The audio transfer is unremarkable, except for the first 2000 frames of side 2 where the volume is almost non-existent.

Some masterings of side 2 were encoded with 20 Frame Skip.

Release History

Diary of a Mad Housewife was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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