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The A-Team Broadcast Restoration — Page 3

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Thanks for the detail.
I’ve been on my PC and started to acquire. Seems to have stalled but I’ve left it running so will hopefully get to view it in the morning 😊

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Just looked at it. Great to see those teasers again!
Although I haven’t got time to reinsert them all at the moment, I may have a go at one of them as a proof of concept.

The missing scene from the Pilot was also good to see. As is common in these situations, the audio is of a good enough standard to get a seamless restoration. It’s the few moments of picture that would give it away,given we’re working with HD material.

I’m sure we’ll get a decent result at some point though!

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The VHS rip looks good and sounds great. If only we could find that deleted footage in at least DVD quality. I hope it airs uncut and someone can record it. I suppose it will show up eventually.

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Good news looks like 5spike are showing 7hrs worth of The A team on Boxing day indicating when you coming back range rider and taxi cab wars so possible season 3 1 episode at 11am then from 1pm to 7pm

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Update season 2 from Diamonds and Dust from 18th Dec on 5spike then every night at 6 then boxing days mega, then another 7hrs on Wed 27th, single episode on thurs 28th, 6hrs worth on Sat 30th, 2 episodes on Sun 31st, 2 episodes on 2nd Jan, 2 episodes 3rd Jan, 2 episodes 4th Jan to note they are doing the same for Knight Rider also.

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Last update curtain call from season 2 on Sat 30th so if in order season 3 from Sun New years eve. Fingers crossed for uncut episodes.

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Thanks Lorang. I’ll try to get as many as possible recorded on my PVR (just in case the advertised broadcast order is incorrect) , and hopefully we’ll get a positive result. It would certainly be cheaper than buying the overseas DVDs!

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Anyone know if the pre credit teasers where on the episodes starting today on 5spike? My planner started recording midway through the opening titles.

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Recorded today’s episode and no teaser was present unfortunately

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Baobab Archiver said:

Recorded today’s episode and no teaser was present unfortunately

Yes was home early to check, pity, guess will have to wait for range rider 2 parter if they are using the cut up syndicated versions then season 3 in the early new year for music replacement.

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I managed to record Cup A Joe from ForcesTV recently. I’m not familiar with where the missing music should be, but after a quick scan through I’m pretty sure it isn’t there. Can someone tell me which part it’s meant to be in so I can check for sure?

Thanks

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I did the same with the forces version. Pretty sure its the section were Murdoch is cooking but does quick cut aways to time with a missing soundtrack i.e cooking food flipped, customers, receipts, food flipped, Murdoch cooking ect pretty sure its that part but all music gone doesnt quite look right. Checked my UK Gold recorded version and its the same and thats a few years apart. Looks like Spike stopped at season 2 although they were syndicated versions cut with missing intros.
Best bet may be US or other European TV broadcasts.

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Thanks Lorang.
I thought it was possibly those parts too. The search continues!

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A minor update, but nothing positive to report. I bought the German season 3 DVD set as it was a good price, but sadly both the English and the German soundtracks are edited.
On a slightly more unbeat note, I have been in contact with a keen fan from the US who has an extensive history of recordings of both A-team and Knight Rider. He has provided me with off air recordings of the two cut sections, but as it is not a digital source there is a noticeable different in quality to a DVD/Blu-ray source.
They are however a last resort fallback plan, if no other sources come to light.

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Hey! That is great news anyway. I haven’t been around much lately but I have been on the lookout for anything we can use to restore these episodes.

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The Special Edition Blu-ray set has now been launched in the UK.
The advertised differences are more around the inclusion of commentary tracks on selected episodes, and collectors postcards.

Has anyone bought it and checked if any of the edits on the first set have been addressed (unlikely I know)?

Can’t bring myself to spend another £150 for such minor differences, but if by some miracle the episodes are unedited I may be swayed 😃

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does anyone know if the original US DVD releases are edited and if they are how badly they’re edited?

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There is a separate thread on here about the DVDs, which did have more edits than the UK Blu-ray set.

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does anyone know if the original US DVD releases are edited and if they are how badly they’re edited?