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Phantom Menace bootleg VHS preservation

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Hi guys!

I’ve had this bootleg TPM tape (which was probably sold on Canal Street) that has a cam recording on it for a while now and decided to digitize it for the sake of preservation! I think it’s the same as the bootleg VCD (someone can fact check me on that) but I figured it’d be cool to post here.

Pictures of the VHS tape:

Screencaps:

PM me to get a dl of this capture. The file is 2.78 GB. Also, if anyone wants to upload the cap on any other sites (i.e. The Spleen) you have my blessing for you to do so.

Thanks!

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From the screengrabs, it definitely looks like it’s from the same source as the VCD. How complete is this, does it include the end credits, or did they have to turn off the camcorder to avoid being caught by the cinema staff? 😄

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That’s a pretty slick printed box for a bootleg tape. Usually it’s a bad photocopied label in a plastic video case.

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Does the audio have audience reactions–cheers, laughs, applause?

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JayArgonaut said:

From the screengrabs, it definitely looks like it’s from the same source as the VCD. How complete is this, does it include the end credits, or did they have to turn off the camcorder to avoid being caught by the cinema staff? 😄

I figured it’d be the same, but hey I still think it’s cool! It cuts off about 5 secs into the credits

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alexp120 said:

Does the audio have audience reactions–cheers, laughs, applause?

Yes there are! For the very few moments that are reaction worthy there haha

It was the 2016 election…I regret this name choice