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Idea & Help Wanted: The cartoon 'Kidd Video' will never be on DVD or Blu Ray, who will save it?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq64MJKwElw

If you don’t know what I talkin’ about here’s a short description:

The title sequence explained the plot; Kidd Video and his band of the same name were kidnapped by a villain named Master Blaster, and transported to Master Blaster’s home dimension, a cartoon world called The Flipside. The show was dominated by an MTV-esque, music video theme and each episode featured at least one action sequence set to a popular song.

The problem is the music rights.
They will never release the 27 episodes so who will save this great '80s time capsule?

PS: There’s a great website: http://www.kvflipside.org/ but the last update on facebook is 2014…

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I’ve never heard of this, but it looks amazingly 80’s.

EDIT: Just checked, and it’s already been done on you-know-where, if you have access. The episodes also appear to be all up on the site you posted, as well.

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zxthehedgehog said:

I’ve never heard of this, but it looks amazingly 80’s.

EDIT: Just checked, and it’s already been done on you-know-where, if you have access. The episodes also appear to be all up on the site you posted, as well.

That’s true, however the original uploader of that torrent did promise a upgrade in quote “many months from now” back in 2011, so that makes me wonder whatever happened?

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zxthehedgehog said:

I’ve never heard of this, but it looks amazingly 80’s.

EDIT: Just checked, and it’s already been done on you-know-where, if you have access. The episodes also appear to be all up on the site you posted, as well.

I know-where but it doesn’t work anymore…
Yes it’s amazingly ‘80s as everythin’ I love.
Let’s not forget this great cartoon!

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JoeyCruel said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq64MJKwElw

If you don’t know what I talkin’ about here’s a short description:

The title sequence explained the plot; Kidd Video and his band of the same name were kidnapped by a villain named Master Blaster, and transported to Master Blaster’s home dimension, a cartoon world called The Flipside. The show was dominated by an MTV-esque, music video theme and each episode featured at least one action sequence set to a popular song.

The problem is the music rights.
They will never release the 27 episodes so who will save this great '80s time capsule?

PS: There’s a great website: http://www.kvflipside.org/ but the last update on facebook is 2014…

I have a Spanish dub of the show saved, in very high quality with all the music videos and music cues intact.

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I appear to have found these; they have a couple of issues. For one, they are sped up to PAL, so they have a noticeable pitch shift in the original files, as well as some minor combing in other scenes. Still, great to use as reference, and once those problems are addressed they could be a definite improvement.

Things are in the works on this. Expect more news soon…

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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

That’s true, however the original uploader of that torrent did promise a upgrade in quote “many months from now” back in 2011, so that makes me wonder whatever happened?

I’m that uploader and I dropped by this page to say that I am currently working on the upgrade set. I know, finally! I didn’t have the material I need to do what I wanted to do back then, but now that has all changed. Therefore, I make a promise, I keep that promise. So far, I have finished the first 3 episodes. I had to go back several times and revise the episodes in the past week and I am at a point where I am satisfied with what I have to work with. Right now, I have those episodes on YouTube for you to preview. However, those uploads are in 1080p and while they look good, they have framing flaws and I will not be keeping them. I prefer to keep this series in 640x480 at 8,000 kbps. It looks identical in quality and the big difference is the file size (2gbs roughly less per episode). Plus, the framing is correct and I just prefer it to look the way it was intended with no black border.

Anyways, hope this renews interest in this series and I hope to make some people happy with this project. There are some episodes that will unfortunately not be complete as there is currently no sourced English audio for some scenes. However, I believe that I have all of the scenes for every episode in the 26 count series. That includes bumpers and title screens. The purpose of this project is to reconstruct the series using the best possible quality that’s out there. Some episodes will look better than others but I will do my best. The music videos are all going to be restored where they need to be (I already have those downloaded). Also, the show is going to be assembled as closely as possible to its original broadcast airings. I’m ignoring as many of the re-airing changes as possible. I have a great source now to use as reference.

The original set I put together 9 years ago is garbage now. I won’t be using anything from it and recommend you who have it toss it when this project is complete. Finally, here is a link to the first YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DARkpKw5Uyc Please, expand the video description to get the link to the next video as these are unlisted on my channel.

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910dohead1 said:
The original set I put together 9 years ago is garbage now. I won’t be using anything from it and recommend you who have it toss it when this project is complete. Finally, here is a link to the first YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DARkpKw5Uyc Please, expand the video description to get the link to the next video as these are unlisted on my channel.

I’m glad to hear that you are working on this. That link looks like it was copyright struck. Those old series with licensed music would probably be lost forever if fans didn’t go to the trouble of preserving them.