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#1297607
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Recorder: new documentary about 35 year TV preservationist Marion Stokes
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oojason said:

Please let me know when there is a UK airing - I would very much like to see this.

Really intrigued by her story - thanks for posting it up mate.
 

Update time: it’s on at the BFI and the Vue West End during October 2nd and 3rd.

I’ve booked for the 2nd. 😃

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=2119A679-94F0-47F9-B477-381B14FBB464&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=DD801430-4778-48DD-AD59-E6B0E5F907FA

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#1296587
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TV shows on DVD edited either due to syndicated prints or music rights
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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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#1296075
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Forces TV (UK) beginning Quantum Leap re-run tonight
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I hadn’t seen that thread. Thanks for the heads up. 😃

Baobab Archiver said:

…but a couple of syndicated episodes which we may be lucky enough to get broadcast unedited.
Could be wrong though, as I’m by no means knowledgeable on the series.

Yeah, I mentioned that in my original post. This I suspect might interest people the most. They’re airing a 16:9 version of the pilot - was the series shot with HDTV protection? If not then its been cropped and it might not be worth recording the episodes if they’re in the wrong aspect ratio. 😦

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#1296044
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Forces TV (UK) beginning Quantum Leap re-run tonight
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Just happened to look through the EPG and discovered that they’re airing the pilot tonight and it would appear, also the entire series over the coming weeks/months.

Given the information in this thread, the soundtrack has been restored for the Blu-ray releases but they lack some of the original movie length versions of the episodes. They’re included on the DVDs apparently but it might be worth capping them in case of soundtrack substitutions.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/TV-shows-on-DVD-edited-either-due-to-syndicated-prints-or-music-rights/id/69081/page/2#1293628

Let me know you think. If there’s enough interest, I’ll clear some space on my PVR and record the whole lot.

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#1295419
Topic
UPDATES: TV Version & Workprint DVD Trading; Superman, Halloween, Star Wars, Star Trek, ect.
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timemeddler said:

does anyone know where to find the 80’s censored for the cbs tv version of the The Exorcist? supposedly it has alternate dialog.

Seems to be confirmed below. Apparently Friedkin prepared the TV version himself.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/alternateversions?ref_=tt_ql_trv_5

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#1295254
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Star Wars prequels on VHS: Original theatrical versions
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ZigZig said:

I’ve been searching on Internet Web Archive (web.archive.org), there are regular backups of the “alternate versions” page since 2003.
I found no mention of any differences on the VHS on any backup of that page. Actually, IMDB doesn’t talk about the VHS release at all.

Yes, I had also checked the Archive in the hope that it would be there. Unfortunately, it appears that the archiving began after the entry was removed.

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#1295200
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Star Wars prequels on VHS: Original theatrical versions
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Ryan-SWI said:

By memory there’s a very slighty different shot of Darth Maul during the final duel on the pan and scan version

In many years past, I remember seeing that listed within the IMDBs Alternate Versions section for TPM.

screams in the void said:

Just don’t get in an altercation over the alterations 😃 Interesting thread .

I see you what you did there!

A Day Without Laughter Is A Day Wasted

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#1295117
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UPDATES: TV Version & Workprint DVD Trading; Superman, Halloween, Star Wars, Star Trek, ect.
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RandallFloyd said:

I haven’t had that kind of luck though. I had to resort to buying most of these.

Wait: you had to purchase most of them?

What’s really annoying about that is the near certainty that whoever they are very likely obtained them for free from communities like this in the first place…

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#1294041
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Movies/TV shows with lack of distribution on home video due to music rights
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My favourite example is the 1987 BBC TV film Coast to Coast. It has never received a home video release and according to the distributor and a co-star, it never will because the cost of re-licencing the Motown laden soundtrack would not be economically viable.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090858/

Dancing in the Street aka Rock & Roll (1996). A stupendous PBS/BBC produced documentary on the history of Rock & Roll and its derivatives. There was a UK VHS release but it has never officially seen the light of day on DVD - or any other digital format and the volume of music involved means that this situation is highly unlikely to ever change.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375293/

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#1293977
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TV shows on DVD edited either due to syndicated prints or music rights
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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.

Nothing is safe!

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#1293774
Topic
Ghostbusters - UK VHS Pan and Scan Comparison (1985/1999)
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Interesting comparison of the pan and scanning choices between the two versions. The differences in the colour timing are also extremely striking. I think that I prefer the 1985 master for the most part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-g_PQe9iHE

For those who own the P&S Laserdiscs, can you confirm whether they use the same masters as the versions shown in this comparison, or are they framed differently? How about the ABC-TV version also?