Prince (1958-2016)

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#177 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:08 pm

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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#178 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:20 pm

Too bad there's no surround mix.

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#179 Post by hearthesilence » Fri May 12, 2017 2:01 pm

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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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#180 Post by ando » Sat May 13, 2017 3:55 am

That's cool. Here's a nice raw version of the album. Fun.
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#181 Post by hearthesilence » Sun May 14, 2017 2:26 pm

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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#182 Post by zedz » Sun May 14, 2017 3:54 pm

hearthesilence wrote: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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#183 Post by hearthesilence » Sun May 14, 2017 4:53 pm

I know, that's what I was implying.

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#184 Post by ando » 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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#185 Post by zedz » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:27 pm

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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#186 Post by ando » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:13 pm

Sadly, no Mavis Staples or George Clinton material were included with the streaming release. :(

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#187 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:44 pm

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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#188 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:04 pm

Will this appear on the Showtime subscription thru Hulu?

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#189 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:07 pm

Would see no reason why it wouldn't be

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#190 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:24 pm

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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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#191 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:02 pm

Dig if you will, this picture...Prince to return Sunday as a hologram.

I get that it’s Minnesota-but it’s pretty well known Prince didn’t care for Timberlake...for Christ sake, just do a N’sync reunion or let’s see how Janet is holding up, not this...

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#192 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:09 pm

Dude should have just stuck with acting.

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#193 Post by Big Ben » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:23 pm

If it makes any of you feel any better this is going over as well as a corpse at a wedding banquet on social media. To say people are upset is a bit of an understatement.

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#194 Post by bearcuborg » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:51 pm

Janet just said she won’t be part of the show-there goes the only reason I wouldn’t tune into the Puppy Bowl during halftime...

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#195 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:19 am

With the term "hologram" conjuring memories of Tupac at Coachella or Obi-Wan Kenobi, it might straighten ruffled feathers to learn that they simply projected footage of Prince onto a sheet behind Timberlake and incorporated his vocals into the mix so the two could briefly "duet" on "I Would Die 4 U". Nothing too distasteful.

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#196 Post by tavernier » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:40 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:With the term "hologram" conjuring memories of Tupac at Coachella or Obi-Wan Kenobi, it might straighten ruffled feathers to learn that they simply projected footage of Prince onto a sheet behind Timberlake and incorporated his vocals into the mix so the two could briefly "duet" on "I Would Die 4 U". Nothing too distasteful.
But pretty pointless anyway in a distinctly unmemorable performance.

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#197 Post by Roscoe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:04 pm

Overall it came off like a group of Mark Wahlberg career clips that also included a tribute to Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#198 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:07 pm

At least they tossed in a Prince tribute.
Which was the only part of that performance I liked.
Timberlake's outfit was ugly.

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#199 Post by ando » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:47 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Dude should have just stuck with acting.
Agreed. Don't get the attraction in general. He can obviously follow choreography but he doesn't come off as a natural dancer. Kudos for the Prince props.

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Re: Prince (1958-2016)

#200 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:59 pm

He had the potential to make groundbreaking dance-pop on the same level as Michael Jackson's Off the Wall, but unfortunately FutureSex/LoveSounds turned out to be a peak rather than a harbinger.

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