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Added by ratkins
Cover by laserdidd (7)

Added on: 05/11/2007
Latest update: 17/10/2019
User updates processed: 2

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Alien (1979) [1090-80]

Country  USA  
Released  1981
Publisher  Magnetic Video
Price  34.98 USD

UPC  (none)
Category  Sci-Fi

Color  Color
Length  116 min.
Sides  3
Chapter  None
Size  12"
Picture  Pan & Scan
Ratio  1.33:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Standard
Rot status  Low probability [?]
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Manufactured by  DiscoVision (MCA)



 Analog Tracks 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles 
English No subtitle 

 Mint Marks sample 

 Additional Information by ratkins    05/11/2007 

This information from

"Alien" was first released as a stereo, non-CX, 2-disc/3-sided CLV issue from the U.S. plant. Side 2 has a unique LaserVision side identifier logo with music from Pioneer's "What it is, How it works" demo LD. The only other disc to have this logo was the initial US pressing of "Grease" on Paramount Home Video. "Alien" was pressed on two sides because, at the time, neither the US or Japan was able to make a CLV Extended Play disc that was longer than 50 minutes per side.

Quickly re-pressed in Japan as a 2-disc release [1090-80] with the same jacket artwork with only the blue '20th Century-Fox Video' logo replacing the MVC logo, the re-pressing was upgraded to feature CX encoding on all sides. The standard LaserVision side identifiers are present and the side-breaks are the same as the initial US release. Not until the re-issue on CBS/Fox [1090-80] did Alien become available as a single-sided disc.

 Additional Information by analogld (1)   17/10/2019 

Manufactured by Discovision Associates and has the glue spray or "green slime" unplayable dead side common on late Discovision discs. This version is harder to find than the later single-disc [1090-80] CBS/Fox edition.