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by oakey
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Remixes you think are better than the original version
Replies: 28
Views: 1833

Re: Remixes you think are better than the original version

Definately It's Alright (10" version)

For the rest the originals are pretty good too. There are some other remixes which I prefer over the already great 7" or album version (as I am a 12" fan) but the 10" version of It' Alright is the only version of this song I can actually listen to and enjoy.
by oakey
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Live performances of Chris in past and now.
Replies: 32
Views: 3732

Re: Live performances of Chris in past and now.

I chatted briefly to Chris at the bar at Muzik and I thought he looked better than I expected. I think sometimes he doesn’t photograph particularly well - I feel that pain! It’s always difficult when your public persona is a disguise, as people’s image of your true appearance is probably the Actual...
by oakey
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

Well it depends on what you see as the right frame rate. The bluray release replicates the theatrical release at the time. That the later PAL VHS was faster (and thus shorter) is irrelevant I would say, as that was not the theatrical release. And if you want a replication of the PAL video release yo...
by oakey
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5996

Re: Video Remasters

..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. Agree. Lo...
by oakey
Tue 23 Jun 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB vinyl art
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: PSB vinyl art

Hate these vinyl art things, whether it's a clock, an ash tray or design like this, as they butcher up actual vinyls. This may not be an issue for the average Elvis record that floods the second hand market (or whatever 70s sampler or James Last record that is catching dust somewhere) but I do have ...
by oakey
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

IMDB lists the movie's length as 1h26m, that is the same duration as the bluray, so that one represents the theatrical release: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093284/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec The PAL DVD is 4% too fast and thus too short, ie due to the PAL speedup as mentioned before. Why the songs i...
by oakey
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

That’s probably due to the 4% PAL speedup compared to film due to a difference in frame rate, 24 vs 25 frames per second: http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/articles/PALSpeedUp/PALSpeedUp.asp That is no longer an issue with bluray, but in the old days PAL VHS, Laserdisc etc were all 4% too fast. You heard...
by oakey
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

It’s nice to see Chris and Neil having a genuine laugh in that cafe, yes
by oakey
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

Dog wrote:
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 7:33 pm
GOOD GOD MAN DON’T SHOW YOUR FRIENDS

What the hell will they think
I most certainly will not :D
by oakey
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

Got it today and just watched it, had never seen it before. Well, it is an odd little thing, isn’t it? Don’t think I will ever watch it again but nice to have as one of the oddest things in the PSB universe :) I did like the One More Chance sequence, perhaps also as that meant the movie was almost o...
by oakey
Mon 25 May 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bobby 'O' post-1984 releases
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Bobby 'O' post-1984 releases

"Sunglasses" and "Theme From Pet Shop Boys" are not part of the PSB "canon" in my opinion. The tracks are not written by Tennant/Lowe and have nothing to do with our PSB. And as much as I like the dub of One More Chance, I still think the original is the best. Fully agree! Theme for PSB and Sunglas...
by oakey
Fri 08 May 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 7299

Re: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2021

So. A year to wait. I reckon a fifth single from Hotspot, followed by a new standalone single to promote the new 3CD Single compilation “ Dreamworld” released in November. I am pretty sure there will be new music between now and the tour, like a mini album or something like that. Or maybe even a fu...
by oakey
Sat 02 May 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2020 + Free CD
Replies: 375
Views: 45327

Re: Annually 2020 + Free CD

leesmapman wrote:
Fri 01 May 2020, 6:47 am
NotInvisible wrote:
Fri 01 May 2020, 12:11 am
Anyone in the States still waiting for theirs?
Even in the Netherlands still waiting.
Really? Got mine last week (Netherlands too)
by oakey
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 307
Views: 46748

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

I want it in 4K as it was redone in 4K. They used a 4K scanner for an ultimate preservation. But I doubt the picture actually contains that much detail. They've probably chosen to release it in whatever format fully conveys all the details. Actually shipping 4K would be an unnecessary excess. ICHH ...