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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:04 pm 
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The final track listing for the Purple Rain reissue.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:08 pm 
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What happened to the second live DVD? (Allegedly to be the famous 1983 First Avenue show.) F-ing hell man, I was looking forward to that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Too bad there's no surround mix.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:01 pm 
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I got the BD Sign 'O' the Times - it is indeed the REAL deal, an HD transfer off of good film elements, not an up convert etc. The one exception is the "U Got the Look" chapter, which is basically the original music video - they apparently copied the video master onto film and spliced it into the film negative, so unless that music video was shot on film and they saved the OCN AND they were willing to go back and re-do the edit for this film, I doubt it will ever be improved. Regardless, buy with confidence!


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:55 am 
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That's cool. Here's a nice raw version of the album. Fun.
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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Ah, just noticed something about that crappy looking "U Got the Look" sequence - as mentioned before, they basically dropped the music video into the film, but I noticed another reason why it looks so bad - it's blown up. The music video is academy ratio (which makes sense - music videos were meant for television broadcast, and this was when MTV et al were still academy ratio), but the feature is 16:9, so they blew up the image, thus cropping out the top and bottom portions of the frame of the music video.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Ah, just noticed something about that crappy looking "U Got the Look" sequence - as mentioned before, they basically dropped the music video into the film, but I noticed another reason why it looks so bad - it's blown up. The music video is academy ratio (which makes sense - music videos were meant for television broadcast, and this was when MTV et al were still academy ratio), but the feature is 16:9, so they blew up the image, thus cropping out the top and bottom portions of the frame of the music video.

I don't think that's the fault of the digital transfer, though. As I recall, it was cropped to fit in the theatrical prints.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:53 pm 
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I know, that's what I was implying.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:09 pm 
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Hey Guys. The Paisley Park label material has just had a wide release with music services. Discogs has compiled an extensive list.


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:27 pm 
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That's fantastic. I heartily recommend the self-titled albums by The Family and Jill Jones: Prince at the height of his powers, but with different vocalists subbed in. The second Mavis Staples Paisley Park album (The Voice) is very good as well, though Prince was less involved in the production of that one (he still wrote most of the album).


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:13 pm 
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Sadly, no Mavis Staples or George Clinton material were included with the streaming release. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:44 pm 
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Showtime to air Sign o' the Times in September 16th. No indication of whether they have any non-TV rights (e.g. DVD/Blu).


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Will this appear on the Showtime subscription thru Hulu?


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Would see no reason why it wouldn't be


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 Post subject: Re: Prince (1958-2016)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:24 pm 
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For one week in late November, Sign 'O' the Times is returning to theaters for its 30th anniversary in a 2k restoration. (Doesn't say, but one wonders if it's the same restoration used for the import-only Blu-Ray.)


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