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by NotInvisible
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

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

Greendrake wrote:
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 3:35 pm
Well you have to provide something to sound convincing.
I don't have to do anything. Nor am I trying to convince you of anything. I know how the industry operated in the '80s. Whether or not you believe me changes nothing.
Like I said, we don't know
Fair enough.
by NotInvisible
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

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

Do you have a citation for that? lol But I pretty much doubt that PMI , a UK promo company would mostly target US market (and therefore choose their technical standards). A lot of UK film media of the time was made with export in mind - especially considering the size of the US market. The primary ...
by NotInvisible
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

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

Well I would not know that directly, but I am reasonably sure that they were 25 fps for the same reason: why would PMI shoot at 24 fps if the target was PAL TV/VHS? Because the target probably wasn't PAL TV and it certainly wasn't PAL VHS. Home video was a negligible consideration - videos were mar...
by NotInvisible
Tue 04 Aug 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

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

Greendrake wrote:
Tue 04 Aug 2020, 4:01 pm
The film wasn't really intended to be theatrical until they had already been deep into filming it. Originally it was intended to be just an hour long music video. (From the brochure).
Interesting.

Were the filmed (as opposed to taped) '80s PSB videos shot at 24fps or 25fps?
by NotInvisible
Tue 04 Aug 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE BLU-RAY SCORE A SEMITONE LOWER
Replies: 20
Views: 1846

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

We don't know with 100% certainty but, on the face of it, the film was filmed and edited at 25 fps (because it was a Picture Music International film targeted for PAL TV/VHS/LD ). I'm not sure the bolded bit is true - has Jack Bond clarified this or is it an assumption? Theatrical presentations wer...
by NotInvisible
Mon 03 Aug 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB DJ Culture Radio 1 - August 92
Replies: 58
Views: 5078

Re: PSB DJ Culture Radio 1 - August 92

This is brilliant, thank you!

Does anyone have a track list?
by NotInvisible
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: funko Pops
Replies: 43
Views: 6914

Re: funko Pops

I read an interesting article (from 2016) but it actually makes some valid points about why the Funko figures are a bit of a waste of time, money and space. https://houseofgeekery.com/2016/05/31/why-ill-never-buy-a-funko-pop-vinyl-figure-by-a-compulsive-collector/ You can tell that article was writ...
by NotInvisible
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 82541

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Agreed! Wedding In Berlin spoils Hotspot. It should have been left as a wedding present to a friend. An Open Mind or one of the unused tracks should have been included instead. An Open Mind is one of the best things they've done in years but it doesn't fit the sound of Hotspot at all. It would soun...
by NotInvisible
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

Oznerol wrote:
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 5:00 pm
Welll mot "most"..ALL the new supposed "HD" versions uploaded on youtube are a joke.
I said "most" because I was speculating - they're so disappointing I didn't bother to watch them "all". :)
by NotInvisible
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

Say what Go West was filmed on can be seen in this documentary starting from 0:33. At 0:52 Howard Greenhalgh even talks about it. Yes - hence my comment in the post you quoted: It's the middle stuff that's problematic - stuff like Can You Forgive Her, which is shot on film but involves a ton CG wor...
by NotInvisible
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

Maybe thy could please list which PSB videos were shot on what? Opportunities on film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di60NYGu03Y Opportunities on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyeWRd7ZEBs For the vintage stuff, it's virtually all on film. The negative or interpositive can be scanned in H...
by NotInvisible
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

It's true that filmed videos (which I think are all until you get into the 2000's) could be rescanned and the video effects (if any) could be recreated/recomposed to make HD versions of many of them. Yep. And most of the '80s ones don't even feature video effects at all. I would prefer that the mon...
by NotInvisible
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

The fact that they were shot on film doesn´t mean at all that the final video edition was made on film. I think you'll find I already addressed this. On the PSB videos, MOST of them. you can see MANY "video" filters and effects applied to the image. That´s a very big signal that they were edited an...
by NotInvisible
Sun 28 Jun 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

Of course they´re just up-scaled videos since "negatives" of a native video flimed/edited piece never existed. ...which is why every HD release requires a ground-up rebuild using the dailies negatives and the original EDL. It's not rocket science. Many of the older videos were shot on film, which m...
by NotInvisible
Sat 27 Jun 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 5897

Re: Video Remasters

Gotta be honest, these aging eyes dont see enough of a difference to really care. The human eye and ear can probably only see and hear up to a certain level of clarity before this sort of stuff becomes a waste of time and a gimmick to shift the same copy of a song or movie for the umpteenth time. T...