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Added by admin (334)
Cover by thepenguin

Added on: 09/10/2002
Latest update: 15/08/2019
User updates processed: 13

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Men in Black (1997) [82656]

Country  USA  
Released  25/11/1997
Publisher  Columbia Tri-Star Video
Price  34.95 USD

UPC  043396826564UPC=043396826564ISBN=0-8001-1547-3
I-S-B-N  0-8001-1547-3
Category  Comedy

Color  Color
Length  98 min.
Sides  3
Chapters  57
Size  12"
Picture  Letterboxed
Ratio  1.85:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Standard
Rot status  Avoid this release [?]
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Intro Dolby (none) Intro THX Broadway 
 Sound Encoding  Digital Tracks  Analog Left  Analog Right 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles  CC 
English No subtitle  English 

 Mint Marks sample 
Pioneer USA:
59-270A1-027   D1098811
59-270B1-001   D0042504
59-270C1-015   D0101778
07-400B1-062   D1120904

DADC USA (rot):

 Additional Information by admin (334)   09/10/2002 - Last update: 11/08/2018 

Includes Will Smith's "Men in Black" Music Video in with a 5.1 soundtrack on Chapter #57.

This early AC3 was rumored to be facing a possible recall, just after its release, on (Executive Producer) Steven Spielberg's request to not promote Dolby Digital in favor of DTS. Jurassic Park [43115] was the first movie commercially available with a DTS Soundtrack, rumors were talking about a possible re-release of Men in Black in LD DTS. This never happened, probably because the number of people equipped with AC3 systems outnumbered those with DTS systems. The first AC3 release in the USA was Clear and Present Danger [LV 32463-2WS] 2 years before.

 Additional Information by fakk2    14/04/2005 

The Pioneer USA pressing is superior to the DADC pressing and has a very good chance of little/no rot. The DADC pressings I have purchased of MIB (about 8 or so) all have rot problems. I purchased one Pioneer pressing of this movie and it still has a few rot speckles but it's hardly even noticable at all in comparison.

 Additional Information by dvdxcopygold (8)   27/06/2012 

You can distinguish between Sony and Pioneer pressings from their THX sticker affix to the wrap. The THX sticker on the Pioneer LDCA pressing has a larger gold typeface on a black background. Sony DADC pressing had a smaller sticker with white type-facing on a black paper sticker.

 Additional Information by laserking (24)   15/02/2018 

Includes commentary by director Barry Sonnenfeld on analog channel 1/L.

 Additional Information by hardyangel (3)   11/08/2018 

The DADC USA pressing has a mastering bug. At Side 3 chapter 57 after the movie is a very long break. The break begins at chapter 57 (approx. frame 33150) and ends approx. at frame 34600. Now follows the "Men In Black" music video. At the Pioneer USA pressing begins the music video at chapter 57 approx. frame 33150.

 Additional Information by zncl2088 (8)   09/01/2019 

Starts with Columbia Tristar Home Video logo before the FBI warning, and then THX Laserdisc Broadway trailer.