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My Summer With Des - VHS preservation

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Well, it's nearly June and the World Cup is about to get underway. To get you in the mood, I decided to release a preservation of this memorable TV movie from 1998 (only ever released on VHS).

Set during Euro '96, it's a romantic comedy that plays out in parallel with England's tournament campaign. A big slice of nostalgia for the English (and Scottish, Dutch, German, etc...) football fans on the forums.

This is in XviD format and has been uploaded to Demonoid. There is no DVD version - a VHS source does not have the quality to justify a DVD (IMO), and I also wanted to save on my bandwidth (this torrent has a size about 85% smaller than a DVDR torrent, making for much more efficient distribution).

The encode does not use qpel, GMC, or packed bitstream, so there should be no problem playing this on MPEG-4 compatible DVD players. Let me know how you get on.

NFO file and sample are included within the torrent; download these first if you want to check out the tech specs and/or quality.

Some screenshots:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Moth3r/mswd1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Moth3r/mswd2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Moth3r/mswd3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Moth3r/mswd4.jpg

If you enjoyed this, I also recommend that you get hold of "An Evening With Gary Lineker". Written by the same guy (Arthur Smith), this one is set during the 1990 World Cup. I have it in VCD (MPEG-1) format, as found on the eDonkey network several years ago.

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Hi

How can I download this?

Thanks

simonandjen
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It wasn't exactly popular at Demonoid. The torrent died after just 2 days.

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Any other way of downloading MSWD then?

BTW I have updated my PM profile...ooops!
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This is now being re-seeded, and the torrent file has been uploaded to mininova.

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hey all, can someone reseed this please!now the football is all over with i feel like a large dose of nostalgia :-D
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Would anyone with a full copy be prepared to jump on so I can just complete the last 0.5%? I'll gladly take over the seeding from there. Cheers!
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does anyone have the torrent anymore? I cant find it and its been three years of searching, the only Rachel Weisz movie I've yet to add to my collection. Please can somebody make a new torrent or rip the dvd to a site? Thanks

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No point in re-torrenting a VHS-rip when the DVD is to be released on 4 August. Buy the DVD. (And don't ask for DVD rips on this forum.)

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Bro, I hate to say this, but I think you jinxed it with your post.

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Not that it matters, but the version on there isn't my Xvid - it seems to be a VHS to DVD.

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