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Idea: Universal Studios Florida - Experience The Magic Of Movies - a preservation?

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Universal Studios: Experience The Magic Of Movies" was a Souvenir VHS sold at Universal Studios Florida (And most likely Cali as well) in the early 1990s that offered an inside look at many of the attractions at the park. Any Universal Studios fans out there that have this and would consider a preservation?

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I don't have that tape. However, I do have the official soundtrack, albeit to Universal Studios Japan. I'm not suggesting uploading that, but if it can be utilised for hard-to-find pieces that are used in the tape over montages or something... then I can supply the audio to help make it sound better.

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If it's the one with John Forsythe presenting, then I used to have the PAL version that I bought in Florida in 1996. Unfortunately I sold it on eBay a couple of years ago when times were hard.

The soundtrack, iirc, is all library music from APM.
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I believe that is the one. How was it? I heard it gave behind the scenes looks at attractions like Back to the Future and Terminator, even a few I never got to see like Hitchcock and the Psycho exhibit.

That would be an awesome idea to make a "special edition" by remixing it with bits of the soundtrack

djsmokingjam said:

If it's the one with John Forsythe presenting, then I used to have the PAL version that I bought in Florida in 1996. Unfortunately I sold it on eBay a couple of years ago when times were hard.

The soundtrack, iirc, is all library music from APM.
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Whaddya know, someone uploaded it onto YouTube a year ago today! Freaky deaky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMCZB2NrTL0
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The 1980 Get Smart movie, "The Nude Bomb" hits DVD next month. There is a lengthy chase scene through the Universal backlot and some tour attractions that no longer exist, including the "Battle of Galactica".
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Where were you in '77?

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Well, I tried ripping the footage using a youtube video download tool, but the picture looks squished with the "bars" on the sides...I don't know if it's the age of the video or the compression, but it suffered from bad pixelation...I wonder if the uploader would be willing to donate the original file for preservation...

Universal Studios is still and will always be a rockin' place..but I'll always have a softspot for the "classic days" (pre-ioa and citywalk) seemed much more "lively" back then.
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By sheer coincidence, I have this tape which I bought from Universal Studios Florida around 1998. I've been wanting to get rid of it. Maybe we can work out something.
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I have a Universal tape that says Ride the Movies on the box I could easily transfer it to DVD if needed.
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Back to the Future: Ride + Leslie Nielsen documentary

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220327863662

1) BACK TO THE FUTURE - BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LESLIE NIELSEN (29:00 minutes)
This exclusive television special aired in 1989 and was hosted by Leslie Nielsen. He was filmed at the famous Clocktower set at Universal Studios Hollywood that has completely burned down in the recent fire. The special was used to promote Back to the Future Part II during "Back to the future event" on NBC  It's also the source of the infamous "hoverboards are real" urban legend that still haunts Mattel Inc. The footage was taken off master VHS tape (no broadcast logos) and is of excellent quality for such source.

2) BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE RIDE (11 minutes) <font size="2" color="#000000"> <br> One of the best movie rides of all time! This DVD contains footage from Electronic press kits from Universal studios in California, Florida and Japan. If you ever saw any worldwide TV newsreports, this is where the raw footage was taken from (behind the scenes, interviews...). Sourced from proffesional broadcast BetacamSP masters and DVDs.

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Back to the Future: Ride + Leslie Nielsen documentary

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220327863662

1) BACK TO THE FUTURE - BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LESLIE NIELSEN (29:00 minutes)
This exclusive television special aired in 1989 and was hosted by Leslie Nielsen. He was filmed at the famous Clocktower set at Universal Studios Hollywood that has completely burned down in the recent fire. The special was used to promote Back to the Future Part II during "Back to the future event" on NBC  It's also the source of the infamous "hoverboards are real" urban legend that still haunts Mattel Inc. The footage was taken off master VHS tape (no broadcast logos) and is of excellent quality for such source.

2) BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE RIDE (11 minutes)

One of the best movie rides of all time! This DVD contains footage from Electronic press kits from Universal studios in California, Florida and Japan. If you ever saw any worldwide TV newsreports, this is where the raw footage was taken from (behind the scenes, interviews...). Sourced from proffesional broadcast BetacamSP masters and DVDs.

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these documentaries will be included in the upcoming new dvd edition of BTTF in february

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Does that include The Magic of the Movies and the BTTF material or just the BTTF material?

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I'm not completely sure, but I think I have a digital copy of this tape (Universal Studios: Experience The Magic Of Movies) since I needed to use it for my Terminator 2 3D project. Should have a preservation of that tape as DVD somewhere.

Want me to take a look for it?

If I find it back, I can try to upload it at rapidshare.com in parts.

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