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Added by psa
Cover by thepenguin

Added on: 21/02/2003
Latest update: 25/07/2023
User updates processed: 12

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Apocalypse Now (1979) [LV 2306-2WS]

Country  USA  
Released  29/12/1991
Publisher  Paramount Home Video
Price  44.95 USD

UPC  013023257207UPC=013023257207ISBN=0-7921-2159-7
I-S-B-N  0-7921-2159-7
Category  War
Rating  R

Color  Color
Length  155 min.
Sides  4
Chapters  20
Size  12"
Picture  Letterboxed
Ratio  1.90:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Gatefold
Rot status  Low probability [?]
Manufactured by  Pioneer USA



 Sound Encoding  Digital Tracks  Analog Tracks 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles  CC 
English No subtitle  English 

 Mint Marks sample 
52-078A1-31   G3131639
52-078B1-53   G3131102
52-078C1-08   G3150060
52-078D1-02   G3140246

 Additional Information by antoniolaser (13)   22/07/2004 

Mastered under the supervision of Vittorio Wtoraro, using an early THX prototype.

 Additional Information by dnelms    08/05/2007 

When this disc was released, it was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times and in that article, it was related that this was the prototype disc, and thus the first, THX certified disc. However the disc was released prior to the THX certification program. Apparently the disc went through all of the same tests and processing that was to later be the THX certification process.

 Additional Information by drguz     30/08/2016 

The back of the jacket has a section titled "Laserdisc Production Technical Information", which reads:

"This Laserdisc was mastered from the 35mm interpositive and the original EK negative under the supervision of Vittorio Storaro. The sound was remixed by Walter Murch at Skywalker Sound North from the 6 track master. The soundtrack was Dolby encoded and monitored using Dolby Surround/Home THX Audio System. Telecine Color Timing by Lou Levinson. Technical Consultant, Al Limon. Produced by Garrett Smith."

 Additional Information by tpgb12 (13)     30/08/2016 

On my copy, there seems to be what appears to be a Barcode pattern slightly popping out from underneath all of the first three side labels.

 Additional Information by 2fast4eyes (1)     07/11/2018 

Back of the cover says that the movie is presented in “Anamorphic widescreeen”, despite the fact that it’s letterboxed and not anamorphically squeezed.

 Additional Information by sonicboom (1)   11/05/2020 

From Wikipedia (2019):

The first letterboxed appearance, on Laserdisc on December 29, 1991, cropped the film to a 2:1 aspect ratio (conforming to the Univisium spec created by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro), and included a small degree of pan-and-scan processing at the insistence of Coppola and Storaro. The end credits, from a videotape source rather than a film print, were still crushed for 1.33:1 and zoomed to fit the anamorphic video frame.