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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's on Demonoid like he said.
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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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Two years later - and ten years after it was made - it looks like My Summer With Des is finally getting a DVD release:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0016AJVBM/

Still doesn't make up for England not reaching the Euro '08 finals, though...

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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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DVD release never appeared. Now showing as 1 Jan 2020?

WTF??

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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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Moth3r said:

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

Hello mate,

I’ve been searching for this and evening with Gary Lineker and I am coming up short.

Any chance you still have them both?

MSWD is in parts on YouTube but parts have been removed!

Lineker is on YouTube and it’ll do!

If you can point me in any direction for summer with des id be pumped!

Gutted it never came out on DVD.

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Stocksy said:

Moth3r said:

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

Hello mate,

I’ve been searching for this and evening with Gary Lineker and I am coming up short.

Any chance you still have them both?

MSWD is in parts on YouTube but parts have been removed!

Lineker is on YouTube and it’ll do!

If you can point me in any direction for summer with des id be pumped!

Gutted it never came out on DVD.

Moth3r hasn’t been on the site for a while - though I may be able to help you out on this. Check your PMs mate.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason said:

Stocksy said:

Moth3r said:

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

Hello mate,

I’ve been searching for this and evening with Gary Lineker and I am coming up short.

Any chance you still have them both?

MSWD is in parts on YouTube but parts have been removed!

Lineker is on YouTube and it’ll do!

If you can point me in any direction for summer with des id be pumped!

Gutted it never came out on DVD.

Moth3r hasn’t been on the site for a while - though I may be able to help you out on this. Check your PMs mate.

Boys,

Just saw your postings above - me and the wife were loving My Summer With Des on YouTube but missing Parts 4,5 and 8 - I have it on VHS and would buy it again if I could digitally - but nowhere to be found. Can you help?

Do, or do not. There is no try.

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PM sent, mate.


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hi!
seeing the forecoming sunday clash between Croatia and Denmark, i remembered the 96 game, and this amazing film.
sadly, i lost my “My Summer With Des” copy, i kept with some other old movies on an external disk which broke down a few years ago.
i’ve been searching the net for a download or a torrent, but there is none. is there anyone who can help please?

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PM sent mate.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason said:

PM sent mate.

Same here, would love to watch this again, my VHS copy hit the trash can years ago!

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^ PM sent mate.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Loving this year’s world cup and would love to watch My Summer With Des again!