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crissrudd4554 said:

JayArgonaut said:
Married… With Children: Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage” was replaced with an instrumental version on the season three DVD.

That was on the Sony releases. The remaining seasons also had the song replaced. Also it wasn’t even an instrumental version of that song. It was a completely different piece of music.

It borrows somewhat from the original but veers away enough to avoid having to pay royalties. 😄

They could’ve hired session musicians to perform an instrumental, unless even paying the publishing was just too much…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ZdSuAyBeU

crissrudd4554 said:

Fortunately this isn’t an issue in the Mill Creek releases.

The Mill Creek releases have restored the original song throughout? If so, I’ll update my post.

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Thanks for the info. 😃

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Mill Creek claims that Quantum Leap is back to the original form on their blu ray release. I haven’t seen the dvd releases to know if true or not, but the licensed music is still there. I have yet to get through the entire series though.

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lilmanjs said:

Mill Creek claims that Quantum Leap is back to the original form on their blu ray release. I haven’t seen the dvd releases to know if true or not, but the licensed music is still there. I have yet to get through the entire series though.

If you can confirm that the original music has been restored, I’ll update my list.

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crissrudd4554 said:

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ChainsawAsh said:

Mission Hill had the majority of its music replaced on video. Thankfully there’s a very good restoration on MySpleen.

That 70s Show on streaming, DVD, and BR is a mess of music replacement and syndication edits depending on which version you have access to, but to my knowledge none of them have the original music despite frequent claims to the contrary.

The first season (at least) of Scrubs is missing a large chunk of the original music on DVD and streaming.

The new Netflix dub of Evangelion took out Fly Me to the Moon on every episode for licensing reasons (I’ve made a version of this new dub with the music restored myself).

I actually had involvement in restoring a bunch of music to episodes of That 70s Show, though sadly I’m still missing a bunch of episodes (most of them from season 2)

And literally to show off my work I uploaded snipets from the restorations on YT, and surprisingly I’ve had little trouble from this. (there were only two cases where a video got taken down cause of the music featured)

Off topic but do you know why the mouth effects on the Aerosmith cut outs have been removed from later releases?? I think even TV reairings have used this version too.

(Not my video)

https://youtu.be/nWjShj3IZpo

it’s clearly due to an overlook in the remastering process when the widescreen versions were created, they forgot to animate the mouths and eye wink (ironically the clip you posted is actually the version where the music cue was changed from the original FOX version)

here’s the restored song version I uploaded, skip to 3:03 for the specific moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpU6TtkVyjQ

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JayArgonaut said:

lilmanjs said:

Mill Creek claims that Quantum Leap is back to the original form on their blu ray release. I haven’t seen the dvd releases to know if true or not, but the licensed music is still there. I have yet to get through the entire series though.

If you can confirm that the original music has been restored, I’ll update my list.

I can confirm myself that the blu-ray releases restore the music in both the US Mill Creek release and the UK Fabulous Films release, however both releases are not 100% the same

On the US Mill Creek release, the episodes Genesis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Trilogy Parts 2 and 3 (originally parts 2 and 3 were edited together into one movie) are presented in their syndicated two part versions, as the original NBC versions were movie versions. On the UK Fabulous Films release, Genesis and Lee Harvey Oswald are both restored to their original movie versions, however parts 2 and 3 of Trilogy still remain in their split form.

From what I know, the original movie version of Trilogy Parts 2 and 3 have never been seen outside of the original NBC broadcast, and even the original Universal DVD releases had it split into the two part version (though the same DVD release presented Genesis and Lee Harvey Oswald in their movie versions).

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SpacemanDoug said:

crissrudd4554 said:

SpacemanDoug said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Mission Hill had the majority of its music replaced on video. Thankfully there’s a very good restoration on MySpleen.

That 70s Show on streaming, DVD, and BR is a mess of music replacement and syndication edits depending on which version you have access to, but to my knowledge none of them have the original music despite frequent claims to the contrary.

The first season (at least) of Scrubs is missing a large chunk of the original music on DVD and streaming.

The new Netflix dub of Evangelion took out Fly Me to the Moon on every episode for licensing reasons (I’ve made a version of this new dub with the music restored myself).

I actually had involvement in restoring a bunch of music to episodes of That 70s Show, though sadly I’m still missing a bunch of episodes (most of them from season 2)

And literally to show off my work I uploaded snipets from the restorations on YT, and surprisingly I’ve had little trouble from this. (there were only two cases where a video got taken down cause of the music featured)

Off topic but do you know why the mouth effects on the Aerosmith cut outs have been removed from later releases?? I think even TV reairings have used this version too.

(Not my video)

https://youtu.be/nWjShj3IZpo

it’s clearly due to an overlook in the remastering process when the widescreen versions were created, they forgot to animate the mouths and eye wink (ironically the clip you posted is actually the version where the music cue was changed from the original FOX version)

here’s the restored song version I uploaded, skip to 3:03 for the specific moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpU6TtkVyjQ

Nice.

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SpacemanDoug said:

I can confirm myself that the blu-ray releases restore the music in both the US Mill Creek release and the UK Fabulous Films release, however both releases are not 100% the same

On the US Mill Creek release, the episodes Genesis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Trilogy Parts 2 and 3 (originally parts 2 and 3 were edited together into one movie) are presented in their syndicated two part versions, as the original NBC versions were movie versions. On the UK Fabulous Films release, Genesis and Lee Harvey Oswald are both restored to their original movie versions, however parts 2 and 3 of Trilogy still remain in their split form.

From what I know, the original movie version of Trilogy Parts 2 and 3 have never been seen outside of the original NBC broadcast, and even the original Universal DVD releases had it split into the two part version (though the same DVD release presented Genesis and Lee Harvey Oswald in their movie versions).

Cheers Doug, I’ll update my list accordingly.

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Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza, two iconic theme songs replaced because of music rights.

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timemeddler said:

Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza, two iconic theme songs replaced because of music rights.

WAIT?!

FUCKING BEVERLY HILLBILLIES HAD ITS THEME CHANGED ON THE DVD?!?!

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I’ll have to check the Bonanza airings on CBS Justice to see if they’ve managed to escape this revision.

The Ballad of Jed Clampett has been replaced on the public domain sourced episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies due to copyright issues. Reportedly it has been restored for the official DVD releases by CBS but season four does contain other music changes.

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JayArgonaut said:

The Ballad of Jed Clampett has been replaced on the public domain sourced episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies due to copyright issues. Reportedly it has been restored for the official DVD releases by CBS but season four does contain other music changes.

As of this post, CBS has released the first five seasons of Beverly Hillbillies on DVD. Seasons 1-3 and 5 are, as far as I can tell and have read, uncut. The first three contain most (not all) of the original sponsor spots too.

Only Season 4 has confirmed edits. One scene (in Hoe Down a-Go-Go) is cut short to edit around a band (The Enemys) singing their cover of Pretty Woman on-screen. The edits include a few seconds removed, and a zoom-in that makes one visual joke difficult to see. This way they could replace the song without leaving evidence that the band’s lip movements didn’t match. Other than that, there were two other episodes (Jethro Gets Engaged and Jethro Goes to College) that had incidental music replaced (just one clip per episode). The new incidental music does not seem natural to the era/style, so it is noticeable too. I suspect that CBS just couldn’t confirm ownership of these particular pieces.

In summary, four of five seasons are uncut, and even the one that is edited only has minor edits on three episodes. The theme song is always present, as are Flatt & Scruggs’s many appearances. Releases with the theme song replaced are always unlicensed public domain releases. I highly recommend all five seasons currently available and hope that CBS releases the remaining four. These are the only way that we are getting original-length cuts of episodes not previously released on VHS.

Because this is a restoration forum, I’ll note that footage from the syndicated airings (available on YouTube) can be used to fix two (Hoe Down a-Go-Go and Jethro Goes to College) of the three edited episodes (including the one with the more extensive video edits). The other one (Jethro Gets Engaged) has the incidental music over a lengthy establishing shot (Jethro driving to the movie studio) that is edited out in syndication, so it cannot be restored using known recordings.

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Charles Threepio said:

Open All Hours Series 2 is one. Most DVD prints remove a scene from one episode where Granville parodies Singin’ in the Rain. I happen to have an early R2 DVD release which retains the scene, and my PBS station’s print also retains it.

do you happen to know if the R1 DVD releases remove it?

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I’m pretty sure the R1 release has a disclaimer about music-related censorship or something like that somewhere on the packaging, though I don’t remember all the details. Either way, it’s why I got the R2 DVDs.

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I know that the very first DVD set of The Young Ones had edited episodes, but the 2007 re-release was uncut

I think the first release was called the “every stoopid episode” set and the re-release was “extra stoopid edition”

Though the unique thing is sometimes the first DVD release had extra bits not seen in the TV versions of the episodes, but sadly they were omitted on the re-release due to them wanting to reflect the original BBC broadcast versions

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SpacemanDoug said:

Though the unique thing is sometimes the first DVD release had extra bits not seen in the TV versions of the episodes, but sadly they were omitted on the re-release due to them wanting to reflect the original BBC broadcast versions

That’s interesting and also disappointing that they didn’t include the extended episodes as alternate versions on the re-release. Doing so would have given fans the best of both worlds.

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90210 DVD set had tons of music butchered and replaced and sometimes scenes altered