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OK, maybe you guys think I'm weird for wanting this. Now, it seems this has actually been done, but I'm not sure how to get ahold of it. I found a torrent for a straight-up movie-only DVDR of lesser quality with the japanese hardcoded subs during the songs, but I keep seeing people selling DVDRs on eBay that claim to have NO subtitles, is complete with the notorious "tar baby" sequence, and have two theatrical re-release trailers and a radio interview. But I haven't had any luck finding anyone who's got it that DOESN'T want to sell me a copy for 20-30. And so I guess i'm not looking for a "new project" so much as someone who's already got the result of what someone else put together... Is there anyone out there who can help with this?

And to the Admins, sorry if this post isn't kosher, but I figured it kinda fit since Song Of The South, as much or more than any other movie, needs to be preserved and kept in the hands of fans since Disney is, frankly, still avoiding this like the plague.
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It's on The Pirate Bay, with a few odd japanese subtitles at the start of each song, I believe.

That's all I got for you, hope this helps.

If anyone has dvd cover artwork for this, I'd appreciate it.
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Wharpua: That's the version I already tried... and frankly... not a fan. As far as cover art, there are I think 3-4 variations available at cdcovers.cc

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I have a "fan remastered" copy... best quality i've seen so far of this
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I have a very good copy you can have when i get back to Mi
im in Birmingham Al on bussiness

drop me a line
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Is Song of the South available as a current commercial release anywhere in the world? I thought the Japanese LD was the only version available.

If that's the case, I have no problem with this topic.

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There were also VHS releases in Europe and Canada, and a LD from Hong Kong that doesn't have burned-in subtitles, but I'm pretty sure it's out of print everywhere at the moment.
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All of the versions on DVD were either taken from the Japanese LD, which has subtitles during the songs or the Hong Kong LD, which was a rental only item-it was never meant to be sold to the public. The HK LD does not have any subtitles but is slightly less sharp than the Japanese LD, and due to its rarity, fetches nearly $1000 on ebay. There are NO legit versions on DVD anywhere in the world, the "Euro Disney" copies on ebay are just fancy bootlegs. Aside from the LD releases, the only others are a Canadian VHS and a PAL UK VHS. The version that has no subs with the two trailers is the one you want, it is as good as it will get until Disney finally caves in to demand and releases it themselves. I think this illustrates the demand-complete insanity.
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Finally! The definitive version of Disney's classic blend of live action and animation. NO Japanese subtitles. Digitally remastered with enhanced video and Color, by Cyber-EFX. Since Disney won't remaster it, I did. Includes audio interviews with Johnny Driscol, Luana Patton, Johnny Mercer and James Baskett (Uncle Remus) and other extras.


this is from the NFO of the copy I have... I dont have myspleen access so I cant upload it there, but it is being reposted on abm.disney right now, and I can send a couple copies out to anyone interested in paying it foward.
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Being the Disney fan that I am, this is something I've been trying to get ahold of as well.


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Ok, I will be paying this foward to jasonrocksout and suntech, both of whom will PiF once they are received.

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Originally posted by: TR47
All of the versions on DVD were either taken from the Japanese LD, which has subtitles during the songs or the Hong Kong LD


TR$7, Not all of them

In 1999 I bought one from eBay for $25 shipped with keepcase (and a damn sticker label on cheap media & with about 300+CRC errors!! so no copy ) but it's for sure 100% subtitle free as it was copied from a brand new PAL VHS tape (along with the 4x speed up ) this was the one that was all over eBay until the seller was kicked and the newer (then, old now) version from the LD with the extras (radio spots and trailers) took over as it does have better quality but the Japanese subtitles during the songs (this was is a Karaoke feature - I bet!)

I would LOVE to get a new UK PAL VHS tape as I do have a JVC HR-J82MS NTSC/MSECAM/NTSC 3.58 & 4.43 playback on PAL TV's but I've never had problems capturing PAL - BUT sadly, my capture card died during my last transfer (man and I have the complete ewoks cartoons on 4 PAL tapes ) -

Can I get on the PIF chain guys??

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JAPANESE LASERDISCS

http://www.songofthesouth.net/memorabilia/collectibles/images/media/laserjap.jpg

Title: Song of the South (Nanbu No Uta)

Released In: Japan

Release Dates: March 21, 1985; September 25, 1990

Original Price: ¥7800? (1985); ¥5800 (1990)

Description: Rare Japanese laserdisc release of Song of the South by Pioneer. Laserdisc has two separate audio tracks: English and Japanese. There are Japanese subtitles only on the title screen and during the songs.

Variations: 1990 Reissue cover shown above. Original 1985 cover has a blue stripe across the top with the Walt Disney Home Video logo centered, along with the "Laserdisc" logo on the right-hand side.

Details: 1985 Release: Pioneer SF078-0033. Analog sound / 1990 Release: Pioneer PILF-1096. Digital sound. CLV

HONG KONG LASERDISC

http://www.songofthesouth.net/memorabilia/collectibles/images/media/laserhk.jpg

Title: Song of the South

Released In: Hong Kong

Release Date: circa 1990

Description: Rare Hong Kong laserdisc release of Song of the South. Apparently these were available only to the rental market. The laserdisc has two tracks, Cantonese and English with no on screen subtitles.

UK VHS

http://www.songofthesouth.net/memorabilia/collectibles/images/media/sospal2.jpg

Title: Song of the South

Released in: Great Britain

Media Format: PAL VHS

Release Date: September 16, 1991. Withdrawn December 18, 2001.

Description: Song of the South released in Great Britain.

Variations: Please note that many subtle variations of this cover exist. For the purpose of this page, only the general cover design is being noted. The most recent release was in a blue clamshell case with a Mickey Mouse logo on it. Contrary to popular belief, this was not a "special edition" release.

Comments: This title is available for purchase, but quantities are very limited

Related Items: Originally released in Great Britain on VHS in c.1983.



SongoftheSouth.net is the first web page I found after buying the UK PAL to NTSC conversion in 1999. The first DVD version I got had no menus but a nice transfer (had 4x speed up), the second version was the same UK trasfer with very basic ULEAD DVD 1 menus (same speed up) - then enter version 3 with menus extras and radio spots MUCH better menus and proper playback speed but Japanese Subtiles for the songs. Now, the site was selling the DVD's and VHS tapes for a while but they removed them in 2000 or so (I think) but you could still get one via email - not sure about now as they post ebay links now in their store.

BUT MAN I would LOVE to have a copy from the HK LD!!

INFO ripped from SongOfTheSouth.net

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I guess I should have been more clear, all of the DESIRABLE DVD versions were taken from the LDs. Since no one wants to see forced subtitles during songs, stick to the version with the 2 trailers and the radio spot and you can't go wrong.
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