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The Beatles Anthology DVD.

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#1 of 99 OFFLINE   MarkBurton


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Posted January 13 2003 - 12:01 AM

From The Digital Bits....

On the DVD-Video front, look for The Dixie Chicks: An Evening with The Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Lopez: Let's Get Loud, John Mayer: Any Given Thursday, Yukmouth: United Ghettos of America, Russell Watson: Russell Watson Live and Ute Lemper: Sings Kurt Weill & Michael Nyman (all 2/11), The Jam: The Complete Jam, Slayer: War at the Warfield, Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live and George Strait for the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome (all on 2/25), The American Tenors (3/4), Various Artists: Golden Age of the Piano and Bryn Terfel: Live in Concert (both 3/11), The Stranglers: Video Collection and David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust (both on 3/25) and The Beatles: Anthology (on 4/8).


#2 of 99 OFFLINE   Patrick Larkin

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Posted January 13 2003 - 01:58 AM

I can't wait. how long is the anthology and how many disks do you think it will be?

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#3 of 99 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted January 13 2003 - 04:18 AM

I know it is on 5 disks but don't have run times. The delay is what bothers me. I hope they don't make it a habit.


#4 of 99 OFFLINE   LarryE


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Posted January 13 2003 - 05:35 AM

I will be camping out to get this one!

#5 of 99 OFFLINE   charles white

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Posted January 13 2003 - 06:28 AM

I would prefer to see the early 1980's documentary The Compleat Beatles on DVD.

#6 of 99 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted January 13 2003 - 07:52 AM

So would I, Charles. But that superb documentary may never see light of day on DVD.

#7 of 99 OFFLINE   AndrewG



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Posted January 13 2003 - 09:12 AM

Jack, why is that? The video is so great, I am sure it would sell like crazy. Is there some legal problem?


#8 of 99 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted January 13 2003 - 09:24 AM

Looking forward to it!

I'm interested in what the specs will be...wasn't there a rumor that the sound was being remixed in 5.1?

#9 of 99 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted January 13 2003 - 09:31 AM

Andrew: Apparently. The story is that Apple and the surviving Beatles want you to see the authorized biography instead of the unadulterated Malcolm McDowell-narrated film (which is nothing short of reverent in its own right). I agree. It's a wonderful documentary. JB

#10 of 99 OFFLINE   Terry Hickey

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Posted January 13 2003 - 02:18 PM

I'll be purchasing this one and if it has 5.1 mix, so much the better. I'm definitely looking forward for this one.

#11 of 99 OFFLINE   Paul-Gunther


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Posted January 13 2003 - 02:52 PM


Can anyone tell I'm excited...?

#12 of 99 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted January 13 2003 - 03:18 PM

The Beatles are my favorite band... and I already have the book... and I didn't have an LD player way back when...

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Posted January 13 2003 - 03:27 PM

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#14 of 99 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted January 13 2003 - 03:32 PM

But you haven't seen it all til you've seen it on laserdisc!
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#15 of 99 OFFLINE   DeepakJR


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Posted January 13 2003 - 04:18 PM

Ok guy, I listen to the Beatles and really like them, yet i have no idea what this includes. Could someone please fill me in?

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#16 of 99 OFFLINE   andrew markworthy

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Posted January 13 2003 - 09:43 PM

Deepak, the Beatles Anthology was an authorised documentary series made for TV a few years ago. It basically follows the band from its earliest Quarrymen days right up to the breakup. What makes it of great interest is that it includes interviews with all the surviving Beatles (George was of course still alive then) and key personnel. In addition, there are in the background alternative takes, demos, etc, of many of the Beatles songs (including a fantastic demo of 'While my guitar gently weeps' over the end credits of one programme). The downside is that it is very sanitised, and a lot of the acrimony is glossed over or even ignored (if you want to read about the Beatles'story, try getting hold of Philip Norman's 'Shout' which is probably the best single introduction to the subject).

The series had a CD tie-in - three double CDs called (not surprisingly) Anthology 1, Anthology 2, and Anthology 3, which comprise alternative versions of many of the songs, live recordings, etc.

#17 of 99 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted January 13 2003 - 10:33 PM

I hope they include the Real Love video which is missing from the laser disc.
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#18 of 99 OFFLINE   Steve Meskell

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Posted January 13 2003 - 10:42 PM

All signs point to a 5:1 mix on the DVD's. I hope as on the Yellow Sub. DVD it has a separate music only 5:1 track. Or how about a feature of playing only the musical performances.

#19 of 99 OFFLINE   Ken Stuart

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Posted January 29 2003 - 06:30 AM

Although one can never tell until it is released, reliable sources have indicated that it was remixed for 5.1, and in fact, that is what has taken so long (over 5 years).

And I second the recommendation for Philip Norman's 'Shout' book.

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Posted January 29 2003 - 06:34 AM

I'll give a third nod to Philip Norman's book, Shout. It is without question the best Beatles book available and I've read quite a few of them!