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« on: October 13, 2008 07:19 AM »
I don't know if im the only one who noticed, but in the disney release of the "Lion King" they have spliced in several extra and un-neccesary songs, and made various digital edits to the film including the famous "SFX" logo in the stars.

And I noticed on the "Aladdin" DVD release alot of the original songs have been dubbed over with new ones, and some of the supposidly racist scenes have either been edited or redrawn.

"Song Of The South" doesn't even have a DVD release

I'm hunting for more edits and im sure that i'll find them eventually as I dig through the Disney DVD releases. While most of the VHS releases of these films are so degraded that they really aren't usable anymore, you can still find the uncut versions on Laserdisc in good quality, ive been making my own DVD transfers of some of the original versions from the uncut Laserdiscs.

Opinions?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 07:57 AM »
wtf why are the tapes 'so degraded', vhs doesnt just disintegrate over time, all of mine still work pretty much the same as when I bought them so uh
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008 08:15 AM »
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wtf why are the tapes 'so degraded', vhs doesnt just disintegrate over time, all of mine still work pretty much the same as when I bought them so uh
Actually VHS does degrade over time, the tapes slowly lose their magnetic charge and within 10-15 years they are usually bad quality... within 20 years unwatchable.

Laserdiscs however were avaliable from 1978 - 2001, which was almost as long as VHS (1974 - 2006) and most films released on VHS also had Laserdisc releases. These Laserdisc releases do not degrade like the VHS releases and work much better for DVD transfers.

If you do a Laserdisc to DVD transfer properly you almost can't tell it wasn't originally a DVD

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008 08:56 AM »
ok I'm sorry but unwatchable after 20 years just isnt true, I don't know if you're getting your info from wikipedia or what but being someone that took 4 years of T.V. Production and Analogue editing in high school I know enough to state confidently that if a vhs tape is left sitting in a box for 20 years that not much is going to happen to it unless the box is made of magnets and filled with saltwater.  It is however true that after transfer of the signal on a tape to another recording device it loses 50% of its quality.  I think the rule is that if you were to continually transfer a vhs signal that you would stop receiving a picture considered legible by NTSC standards after the 10th or 12th time ( I could be mistaken on the number so don't quote me on that.)  

As far as Laserdiscs and DVDs, I know next to nothing about both, but every tape I've ever owned still works well enough for me to watch it including the personal ones I have used to record my own entertainment.  I can't say the same thing about my DVDs and I don't believe I've ever even seen a laserdisc but if you're so worried about picture, why are you messing with dvds anyway, I thought Bluerays or whatever theyre called were the new thing.

Then again, I haven't owned a TV in two years, so I don't know why I even responded to this thread.  good day sir!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008 09:15 AM »
I care more about preserving films than HD or fancy quality

Studios just can't seem to leave classic tv and animation alone
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008 12:11 PM »
Song of the South is being released on DVD shortly before Princess and the Frog hits theaters

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008 11:01 AM »
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Song of the South is being released on DVD shortly before Princess and the Frog hits theaters

Just in time!

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008 05:32 PM »
Yes, actually it's very intentional.

I read somewhere (I forgot :[ ) that it's a form of damage control for all those groups that are going to shout "RACIST!"

They're essentially saying "Look, bub, this is what we did before, and look how much we've changed since then"

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008 05:43 PM »
Anything dealing with black people is automatically racist. it's a weird world. V.V. ARGOST!!!!