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jordan200

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#1184214
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Queer As Folk US - Original music
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Queer As Folk is back on Australian TV, I believe with all of the original music. It’s well known the show has been affected by music replacements (DVD = original audio; Netflix, reruns = altered, iTunes = ???).

The music was a huge part of this show, how complete is the DVD audio? A DVD audio/iTunes video hybrid could be the best of both worlds but is there anything I should look out for on TV that is missing from the DVD?

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#923074
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Jaws Sequels - HD Preservation (First Post w/ Updates)
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Australian retailers JB Hi Fi and Ezydvd have quietly listed individual Blu Ray releases of Jaws 2-4 on their websites, to be released on June 2 and available for preorder now.

No clue why Australia is apparently getting them first, but see links below:
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/horror/jaws-2/940605/
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/horror/jaws-3/940609/
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/horror/jaws-the-revenge/940613/
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/blu-ray/jaws-2/dp/6174100
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/blu-ray/jaws-3/dp/6174099
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/blu-ray/jaws-the-revenge/dp/6174098

I’ll be picking these up on June 2!!

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#783392
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TV Shows on DVD ruined by music replacement or cuts/edits: Restoring them back to original state (a project) (Update: The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3 DONE)
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Thank you but no review I've found has gone into enough detail about the music cuts. The first season is screening on Australian TV again for the first time in over a decade, possibly uncut. I don't own the DVDs to compare but if a preservation would be valuable to Duckman fans I'd look into it.

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#773095
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Jaws Sequels - HD Preservation (First Post w/ Updates)
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Apologies for the double post but another Jaws 3 preservation issue is the multiple variations of the opening titles. Nearly every version has different graphics, with the Australian HDTV version the least faithful to the theatrical. The ugly static red movie title on the HDTV doesn't have the gnashing teeth animation like every other version.

See screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/qjVeU

Also, this video shows the VHS had that era's standard Universal logo, not the specially drawn 3D universal logo that I presume was on the theatrical (it was restored in 2D on the R4 DVD but is again replaced with the standard 80s logo in the Australian HDTV, if the network shows it at all).

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#773073
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Jaws Sequels - HD Preservation (First Post w/ Updates)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

Where did the "workprint" footage come from? Was there ever a film source?

Believe it or not, it's not a workprint. There's just the one green screen scene (after Calvin's evacuation announcement but before the water breach) that might have even made it into the theatrical cut. I didn't see it theatrically but I can confirm that scene was green on the 1980s retail Australian VHS (my copy is now long gone, sadly).

The backdrop was changed to light blue on the Region 4 DVD and all the Australian TV broadcasts I've ever seen.

See screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/YIkKu

The colours on the VHD rip are a mess, but the green is accurate. I'd love it if someone with the VHD could confirm this please. I'd also love to know what the laserdisc looks like. This bizarre goof was part of the film's charm for me!

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#772670
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Jaws Sequels - HD Preservation (First Post w/ Updates)
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I have always loved these movies and want to support this project however I can! I have various copies of the Australian HDTV airings of all three films, but only at 720p and the HDTV bitrate we're stuck with in Australia is notoriously bad, very rarely getting higher than 8mbps. All are 1440x1080 PAL and quite heavily watermarked but they are all direct copies straight off the TV antenna.

Jaws 2 and Jaws 3 are unfortunately cropped down from 2.35:1 to fit 1.78:1 with picture missing from both sides.

Jaws: The Revenge is 1.78:1 too but it's open matte, not cropped and the picture is miles better than the ugly Australian DVD. The shark kebab doesn't explode in this version and Jake doesn't surface.

I also have the two behind-the scenes TV specials for Jaws 3 and 4, freely available on Youtube in ULQ, and a LQ copy of Jaws 3d presented in red and blue 3D from some kind of Asian video disc. Importantly, this 3d copy still has the underwater tunnel green screens that made it into the final theatrical cut and the original VHS. They were digitally tinted light blue in every other copy I've seen.

I have a slow upload but if you'd like any video stats, screenshots or clips, please let me know!