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by TwizzleUK
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Death of Ennio Morricone
Replies: 26
Views: 1968

Re: Death of Ennio Morricone

An opportune moment to say that, film or no film, It Couldn't Happen Here is an all-time classic that will never leave my PSB top-10, and in no small part down to Morricone's arrangement. I don't think he did arrange it though, did he? Reading the rest of this thread it seems his contribution was t...
by TwizzleUK
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER

The weird thing is that, although the DVD plays at a faster speed than the Blu Ray disc, the songs are still pitched too low - try playing the original album version of ICHH alongside the soundtrack version at the start of the film...the pitch is lower (not as much as the Blu Ray, but it's still lo...
by TwizzleUK
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 4301

Re: Video Remasters

Oznerol wrote:
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 6:06 pm
..maybe there are some hopes with "Heart" (no big expectations anyway...) and Always On My mind (that one was included on the new movie Bluray, isn´t it?? Is it really in HD there??)
'Always On My Mind' on the 'It Couldn't Happen Here' Blu-ray looks awful. Definitely not remastered or 4K.
by TwizzleUK
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Struck me that now there's a decent digital copy of the film, there's a wonderful opportunity for some fan-made promo videos in the style of 'Always On My Mind' to be created for the album-only tracks featured using their lip sync sections interspersed with other clips from the film. Could be achie...
by TwizzleUK
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Struck me that now there's a decent digital copy of the film, there's a wonderful opportunity for some fan-made promo videos in the style of 'Always On My Mind' to be created for the album-only tracks featured using their lip sync sections interspersed with other clips from the film. Could be achie...
by TwizzleUK
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Hmm... I've never had a bluray player but I have a bluray CD-ROM which I am going to use to rip the bluray (hopefully arriving soon) into a MKV file before watching it. But now it looks like I will have to first convert/resample the video file to whatever frame rate/timing represents the actual act...
by TwizzleUK
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 12:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Still wonderful to see this again, despite the film feeling ever so slightly "sleepy" due to running slow. Just rewatched it with the commentary, and whist Jack Bond gives no insight whatsoever into any meaning the film may have, it's lovely to hear how proud of the film he still is. In hindsight, i...
by TwizzleUK
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Just watching the DVD and that's slow as well.
by TwizzleUK
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

"It Couldn't Happen Here" feature film on Blu-ray in this this BFI release: 1h 25min 48sec "It Couldn't Happen Here" feature film on DVD in this BFI release: 1h 22min 22sec Just did a like-for-like comparison with the original CD/digital versions and the Blu-ray definitely runs slower. are you sayi...
by TwizzleUK
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Just did a like-for-like comparison with the original CD/digital versions and the Blu-ray definitely runs slower.
by TwizzleUK
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Just something curious...comparing the "new" remastered 2020 version with the "old" versions available (VHS, LD and with the actual studio recordings of the songs) the new one one seems to run at a notably lower speed!! After a couple of minutes, there are already many seconds of difference...weird...
by TwizzleUK
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Chris’s Louis Vuitton ‘Hat on Top’
Replies: 19
Views: 1821

Re: Chris’s Louis Vuitton ‘Hat on Top’

Neil said in 'Annually' (I think) that his jacket in the 'Monkey Business' video was the most expensive piece of clothing he'd ever bought. That was Celine too. Looks like this (at £1,950) but with shinier stripes: https://www.celine.com/en-gb/celine-shop-men/ready-to-wear/jackets-and-trousers/short...
by TwizzleUK
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 297
Views: 38492

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Just watched this and really enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Yes, it's a bizarre movie for sure, but not as cringeworthy as my memories anticipated. If you treat it as a (slightly) interwoven set of promo videos its quite fun. Always found the rainy and windy Clacton seafront footage very evocati...
by TwizzleUK
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one

When I first heard Introspective - the wonderful Left to my own devices intro I thought that some one had put the wrong label on the record and it wasn't them! I didn't expect that sort of intro. 8) Me as well! I think I stopped it, had a closer look at the record, then put it back on again. Realis...
by TwizzleUK
Thu 11 Jun 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Complete Singles Collection Vol. 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2250

Re: Complete Singles Collection Vol. 2

Disco. wrote:
Thu 11 Jun 2020, 11:39 am
It had the Always on my mind version of the Love Me Tender T.V Special,(not the single version)
That version of 'Always On My Mind' was the same as the demo version on the Further Listening, right?