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The Archive of Incomplete TV DVDs - Buyers Beware! (Updated 3/27/05)


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#21 of 393 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted August 14 2004 - 09:16 PM

Dane, the song replaced from Dawson's Creek Season 1 is "I'm the only one" by Melissa Etheridge. The new song is "I wanna be your underwear" by Bryan Adams and was also featured in the international airings of Dawson's Creek. The episode in question was 1x10 "Double Date".

For a comprehensive list of music changes check out Dawson's Creek Music.

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#22 of 393 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted August 14 2004 - 09:32 PM

Thanks, Chris. Thanks for the link, too!

Rhoq - I couldn't even find a record of that DVD on Amazon or tvshowsondvd.com, so I would have been suspect in the first place.

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Posted August 14 2004 - 10:41 PM

Some corrections to the master list and clarifications on all the parts my earlier post that didn't get put into the master list:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Third Season: "Anne" and "Dead Man's Party" feature the old theme music. As originally broadcast, there was new theme music at the beginning of season 3. Here, the new theme music starts on episode 3.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2-6): On the US releases, the previously segments are missing on all episodes from 2x02, "Some Assembly Required," forward.

Babylon 5: Information about the two versions of "The Gathering" can be found here.

Babylon 5: The Complete Second Season: Details on the re-dubbed line here. Big spoilers if you haven't seen Babylon 5 up to this point. Bottom line is it was to fix an error, so not a bad thing.
Also, "Points of Departure" and "Revelations" have the same credits sequence as the rest of the season. Originally, they were given a slightly different sequence to avoid giving away spoilers for happenings in the latter episode.

Chappelle's Show: Season One: Episodes 3-5 and 7-10 have had musical guests removed for rights reasons.

Clerks: Uncensored: Re-adds a bunch of jokes that were cut out of the ABC airings for PC reasons such as the clip from Flintstone's List.

Forever Knight: The Trilogy Part 1: Only part 1 of the pilot is the shortened US version. The rest of the episodes are the original Canadian versions.

Futurama: Volume One: In "Space Pilot 3000," an alien gets into a cab. He originally said to take him to JFK Jr. Airport. This has been redubbed to Radio City Mutant Hall.

Roswell: The Complete First Season: Popular music has been given cheaper replacements in all episodes.
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Posted August 14 2004 - 11:22 PM

Starsky & Hutch - Season 2: There were two feature-length episodes in this season when the show originally aired, but the syndication two-parters have been used instead (Las Vegas Strangler and Murder At Sea).

#25 of 393 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted August 15 2004 - 01:05 AM

The two Best-of Wonder Years releases from Laserlight have most (if not all) of the music replaced.

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#26 of 393 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 15 2004 - 01:21 AM

Wiseguy - various music replaced due to unwillingness to pay for the music rights
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Posted August 15 2004 - 02:13 AM

I have a question... Has there ever been a perfect set released?
I feel like we're in a rock and a hard place.
I mean most of us wait since our youth for our favorite shows to be released but when they're finally are they're "edited"!
I mean what do we do? Enjoy what we get, complain, or do without altogether?
Do the studios even listen to their customers or even care?
What do we do?
Sometimes I think we just gripe too damn much but then editing a cartoon like jonny quest for crappy PC reasons really sucks! A cartoon!
Good/bad, black/white will always be good/bad, black/white for me!
Anyway I feel like we're being too negative, are we?
Disney please put Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends on DVD!!!!


I will NEVER buy ANY politically corrected/edited DVD!

#28 of 393 OFFLINE   Michael Sliger

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Posted August 15 2004 - 02:17 AM

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I've heard the A&E Monty Python set is cut. Anyone have details?


Yes, there are a few trims. Using ol' Google to jog the memory...

- a line by Biggles in Episode 33 ("Salad Days") was accidentally cut off (it is very jarring)

- the word "masterbating" is trimmed from the first sketch of Episode 31 ("The All-England Summarize Proust Competition")

- in episode 38 ("A Book at Bedtime") the closing trailers "Dad's Doctor" and "Dad's Pooves" have been cut (A&E's mastering team was fooled by the early credits apparently)

- the famous "gangrene" overdub is in place in Episode 19 ("It's A Living" or "School Prizes") instead of the original "cancer" line (which AFAIK was only heard in the first broadcast and has never been heard again)

- and supposedly a Party Political Broadcast sketch somewhere in Season 3 is heavily edited, but the location is incorrectly stated by several reviewers on the Internet.

As for Firefly, the episode order may have required some small changes to the recaps, but they are still missing and should be mentioned in Dane's list.

#29 of 393 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 15 2004 - 03:07 AM

Has there ever been a perfect set released?
Close enough to perfection to count, for example, The Dick Van Dyke Show.
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Posted August 15 2004 - 03:45 AM

Rhoq - I couldn't even find a record of that DVD on Amazon or tvshowsondvd.com, so I would have been suspect in the first place.


I recall TVShowsOnDVD having it listed on the site not too long ago. I just checked, and it seems to have been removed.

I just checked Amazon and I was able find it on their Canadian site. The 5 Disc-Set was only released in Canada...

The Outer Limits: Best Of Seasons 1 & 2

Here is a link to the set on Koch's website: http://www.kochcan.c....V-6515&frame=1

It also appears that they will be releasing the "Complete Third Season" in October: http://www.kochcan.c....V-6517&frame=1

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Posted August 15 2004 - 05:29 AM

The X-Files: Season 2
During the opening credits of "Ascension", the tagline says "The Truth Is Out There", instead of "Deny Everything"

The X-Files Season 5
During the opening credits of "Redux II", the tagline says "The Truth Is Out There", instead of "All Lies Lead To The Truth"

During the opening credits of "The End", the tagline says "The Truth Is Out There", instead of "The End"

24: Season 1
The American release is missing about 1.5 minutes from the last 5 episodes. These scenes were added for UK broadcast to pad the running time and are featured on the UK DVD set.

The messed up X-Files sets really bug me. I have tried getting in contact with people at 1013 and Fox, but have been unsuccessful. I would like to start a campaign to get them fixed.

#32 of 393 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted August 15 2004 - 07:55 AM

Six Feet Under has all of the previously segments, Next on segments, the full uncut episodes, all in their original aspect ratios, with the original music.

The only sucky part is the retail price for each season is 100 bucks...

#33 of 393 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted August 15 2004 - 07:59 AM

Just to add.

This page contains the original songs for FELICITY by episode. It doesn't contain the replaced songs. However, since pretty much every episode was changed except for 2, it's still good information.

http://www.felicitypage.com/music.html

#34 of 393 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted August 15 2004 - 08:55 AM

I don't think 24 season 1 counts as it is identical to the US broadcast.
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#35 of 393 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted August 15 2004 - 09:14 AM

I agree with Dan RE: 24 Season 1. The DVD is concurrent with the original U.S. broadcast in that regard.

Six Feet Under and Dick Van Dyke Show season sets have been mentioned as basically perfect sets. How about Freaks & Geeks though? All of the music (a lot of it quite costly) has been retained and all of the episodes are complete (the Pilot is a slightly longer director/producer-approved version, the only change that can be noted). Not to mention tons of special features.

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Posted August 15 2004 - 10:28 AM

I would object to the categorization of the Garfield and Friends episodes as "incomplete," as this is how they aired outside of the US (presumably the Canadian distributor supplied them). The "US Acres" title was only used in the U.S.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#37 of 393 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted August 15 2004 - 12:51 PM

I would object to the categorization of the Garfield and Friends episodes as "incomplete," as this is how they aired outside of the US (presumably the Canadian distributor supplied them). The "US Acres" title was only used in the U.S.


The American version is the original one. I don't care how they aired in other countries. (These are Region 1 DVDs anyway.)

From the package:
"Each episode contains a Garfield sandwich, featuring two slices of 'Garfield' and a chewy center of 'U.S. Acres'..." Having the cartoons retitled "Orson's Farm" is false advertising.

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Posted August 15 2004 - 01:41 PM

Fair enough, but the 1989 and beyond episodes were originally 1-hour long in the US, but not on the DVD.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#39 of 393 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted August 15 2004 - 05:08 PM

Fair enough, but the 1989 and beyond episodes were originally 1-hour long in the US, but not on the DVD.


From Mark Evanier's website:

After the first season on CBS, they were aired in pairs as hours but they were always produced as half-hours. . .


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Posted August 15 2004 - 06:13 PM

"Charlie's Angels" Season 2 has the first two episodes ("Angels in Paradise" and "Angels on Ice") presented in their altered 2-part syndicated formats. They were originally broadcast as 2-hour episodes. The liner notes list their original airdates correctly, but indicate them as two parts. It implies that they were each broadcast in two-parts on a single evening.

Strangely, each part runs the correct time of approximately 50 minutes, except "Paradise-Part 2" which runs only 46 minutes. To accommodate the extra opening titles, closing titles and re-caps required for the two-part edits, quite a bit would have been cut, not to mention the normal editing for syndication shortening. The new opening titles for "Part 2" are played over re-cap footage (about 5-6 minutes) from "Part 1", but awkwardly blends into footage from "Part 2". There are also a few noticeable edits within the episodes, but I have nothing to compare them with to know if they are intentional.

According to charliesangels.com, a scene where Sabrina (Kate Jackson) visits guest-star Don Ho is missing. Don was singing a song in this scene, which may explain its omission.