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Old 15 September 2003, 01:43   #1
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Videodrome dvd

I was just searching through some reviews of one of my fav films "Videodrome" when I spotted this comment:

Disc notes: Universal's disc is widescreen but not anamorphic, with acceptably good picture and some interesting extras -- notes on the film, and a theatrical trailer that was apparently created using the Amiga computer!

Hummmm I have heard that this trailor is totally animated and confused people into thinking that it was a totally animated film. Has anyone seen this trailor or have any info about who made it????

I hope it is like this
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Old 15 September 2003, 02:42   #2
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/me adds it to his 'must buy' list
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Old 15 September 2003, 10:39   #3
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IMDB got it not in a very high resolution but

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/trailers
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Old 15 September 2003, 19:01   #4
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Ahh, a classic David Cronenberg movie from the 80's
His vision of the internet before it was made public lol

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Old 15 September 2003, 21:31   #5
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thanks for the link!!! it does look very amiga-ish but the film came out in 1983......could it have been made on an amiga??
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Old 15 September 2003, 22:21   #6
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thanks for the link!!! it does look very amiga-ish but the film came out in 1983......could it have been made on an amiga??
According to IMDB "The majority of the trailer for Videodrome , was created with Commodore 64 computer"
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Old 15 September 2003, 23:06   #7
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By the way a little warning dont buy R2 & R4 this is the cut version. Get the R1, it's uncut...
But hopefully Criterion will release a collectors edition of this movie with all the diff versions of the movie...

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By the way a little warning dont by R2 & R4 this is the cut version. Get the R1, it's uncut...
But hopefully Criterion will release a collectors edition of this movie with all the diff versions of the movie...
Thanks for the tip.

However, wouldn't be more right to get it on video? ;-)
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Thanks for the tip.

However, wouldn't be more right to get it on video? ;-)
Watch it on cable....
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Watch it on cable....
Heh heh :-D

Do you know exactly *what* scenes have been cut?

Don't have a R1 compatible player (and I'm not tinkering with my 11.000 kr's DVD player to have it modded).

Considering getting it on NTSC VHS then.. although the quality will suffer heavily and sound is weedy.
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even the r1 dvd is not the totally uncut version.....It looks like the only full version is the uk lazer disk version. I think i will wait it is re-released on dvd
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According to IMDB "The majority of the trailer for Videodrome , was created with Commodore 64 computer"
That has got to be absolute BOLLOCKS.

First, the resolution is too high for a C64.
Second, it has too many colors
And if that doesn't convince you and you think there are only 16, may I remind you that the C64 has a *fixed* palette?

If it was done with a computer it must've been done with something else. Either that or the release date is wrong.
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Heh heh :-D

Do you know exactly *what* scenes have been cut?

Don't have a R1 compatible player (and I'm not tinkering with my 11.000 kr's DVD player to have it modded).

Considering getting it on NTSC VHS then.. although the quality will suffer heavily and sound is weedy.
Why not buy one of these cheap dvd-players for playing R1, as a second dvd-player off course.. Or go to Laserdisken and get them to modify your dvd-player they are specialist...

Akira: Don't know I just quote, but surely and Amiga couldn't have done it, the release date is correct, they recieve an award in 1984, so.....Some of the many colors could have been hand painted as in TRON so a combination af computer cgi (c64) + hand paintings....Just a guess
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I know you quoted I mean they have to be wrong.
The resolution is still too high, and if they handpainted it all, what's the purpose of making it in a computer? The text also says "completely done in a Commodore 64"

Something IS wrong there.
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Wish someone knows, but think we can say for sure it's not an amiga who done it..
Anyone have any suggestions..
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By the way a little warning dont buy R2 & R4 this is the cut version. Get the R1, it's uncut...
But hopefully Criterion will release a collectors edition of this movie with all the diff versions of the movie...
The UK version was originally cut, mainly the kinky stuff with Debbie Harry but it was restored. I don't think this was due to the censors but the distributors who obviosly didn't want the film branded a 'video nasty'. Apparantly it is now uncut in the UK but I still have my imported copy so cannot verify this.
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That has got to be absolute BOLLOCKS.

First, the resolution is too high for a C64.
Second, it has too many colors
And if that doesn't convince you and you think there are only 16, may I remind you that the C64 has a *fixed* palette?

If it was done with a computer it must've been done with something else. Either that or the release date is wrong.
Maybe it was done with a ZX81
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Always made me laugh when Amiga mags said that the Amiga was still doing well because it was used in the quiz program Catchphrase. Anyone who had seen Catchphrase mid 90's would obviously have realised that the graphics were absolute turd and looked that they had been created on an Etch-A-Sketch. No wonder the Amiga died soon after. Maybe they should have kept their gobs shut.
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The UK version was originally cut, mainly the kinky stuff with Debbie Harry but it was restored. I don't think this was due to the censors but the distributors who obviosly didn't want the film branded a 'video nasty'. Apparantly it is now uncut in the UK but I still have my imported copy so cannot verify this.
"With its superior video transfer and low retail price, the region 4 DVD is a close second. The Region 1 extras are perfunctory at best, but it is the complete uncut version. Note that the cover art for the Region 4 DVD emphasizes the Max Renn figure and crops Nicki Brand's face, so it is not as faithful to one of the theatrical poster designs as the US DVD. With our DVD coded for regions 4 and 2, it is safe to say that the UK release matches ours." (quote from http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews...?ReviewID=1967
Or read some review from here http://www.dvd-basen.dk/uk/home.php3...land=%25&ok=go

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"Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader, it is sad to say that this version of Videodrome is not the uncut version, as originally reported by me. The original Australian release on VHS rental was missing a lot more footage: some gore, some S&M between Nicki and Max (including the cigarette 'brand'), and more shots of the Videodrome torture pirate tapes. This DVD is better, but it appears to be the US R-rated version, and hence is still missing:

* The complete reveal of the Oriental dildo, which lasts 4 seconds longer.
* When Max and Nicki first get together, Max picks up a needle from the floor and traces it along Nicki's legs and torso.
* When Max pulls the needle from Nicki's left ear, four seconds showing the needle sliding out of the lobe and being held clear are cut.
* Max pushing the needle into Nicki's right ear amounts to about 2 seconds of delete video.
* The view of Max and Nicki making love on the floor of the torture chamber is longer by about 5 seconds.
* The shot of Max's second executive murder runs for 23 frames in the PAL version and 48 frames in the NTSC version, amounting to 1 second of missing film.
* The shot of Barry Convex's face splitting open is more lingering, as are some of the other points of view.
* An additional close up of Barry's open chest, with the jagged ends of ribs clearly visible, amounts to 3 seconds.

____According to a source, back in the 1980s Universal originally submitted the US R-rated version to the Australian censors, who granted it an R 18+ classification. But an even shorter cut, taken from the UK PAL master, was released on rental video. This is the only version I had ever seen until I saw the US unrated director's cut. The UK VHS sell-thru tape, which was supposed to be uncut, is also the US R-rated release. The UK PAL laserdisc is uncut."


yeee gods.....some people really go to town on whats been cut!!!
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