Best of Bowie 2 DVD set

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  1. Will_B

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    The Best of Bowie 2-disc set "featuring 47 tracks
    compromising the the most complete collection of the musician's TV and video performances" is reportedly excellent, with loads of easter eggs and such, but according to people who got the region 2 release a couple weeks before we here in the States get it...
    China Girl, Day in Day Out, and Loving the Alien are the censored "MTV safe" versions, not the original videos which were seen on Night Flight and elsewhere (I think MTV actually showed the uncensored China Girl after 8PM, or something).
    So on the DVD there's no nudity on the beach in China Girl, and the climactic scene in Loving the Alien where blood starts to drip out of Bowie's nose (symbolizing the nasal implants reported in alien abduction) is missing. I don't know what is cut from Day In Day Out as I never saw that video.
    The normal, uncensored versions are NOT in the easter eggs. The easter eggs include the 20 minute short-film version of Jazzin For Blue Jean.
     
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    These eggs are for the Region 2 but chances are they'll be on our version too. I wish the person who explained these was a bit more descriptive, but it is a start:

     
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    So, when is the actual release date for this in Region 1? I had it originally slated for November 5th.

    Thanks,
    Chris.
     
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    According to dvdplanet.com, the release date is this Tuesday (11/19/02). They're selling it for $24.49, and claim to have it in stock...
     
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    Does anyone know the sound format(s) of this release?
     
  8. Mikael Soderholm

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    Sound format on my R2 is....
    ....PCM 48/16 [​IMG]
    That's right, no compressed audio, just glorious PCM.
     
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  10. Colin Jacobson

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    I just wanted to confirm that the Easter egg for "Blue Jean" does work on the R1 version. "Jazzin'" indeed appears there, all 20 glorious minutes of it. Woo-hoo! "Jazzin'" alone is worth the price of the DVD - the rest's gravy!

    "Rock star's got no boots on..."
     
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    I suppose you could argue that the censored versions are the ones most people know and are familiar with.
    Aside from all that, I want this set for the glorious performance of Starman on Top of The Pops. Alongside the week that Pan's People dressed up as schoolgirls [​IMG] it's the event on Top of the Pops that every male in my age group remembers.
     
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    Ok, I just wanted to add this, courtesey of Bowie Wonderworld for those of you having trouble locating the easter eggs on this DVD:
     
  13. Rob Gardiner

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    My roommate brought this set home last night and it is fantastic.

    I have a question. In the video BOYS KEEP SWINGING, Bowie appears in drag as 3 famous actresses. The 2nd (redhead) is Lauren Bacall and the last is Bette Davis. Does anyone know who the first character (the brunette) is?
     
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    I have the David Bowie 8-inch LD that has the uncensored China Girl (the only nudity is from Dave himself, a sight I can live without!) The full-length Blue Jean video was released by itself on a 12-inch LD, if I remember correctly.
     
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    Thanks for the info. My roommate thought it was possibly Joan Collins but that didn't seem right.
     
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    Hey, is the Tin Machine long form video on this set?

    Was it ever on LD?

    There's something I'd like to get my hands on.
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

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    Noticed on disc 1 the "easter egg" of the alternate take of the first song is reversed- if you hit Enter on "Play All" it plays the alternate version, and if you hit the right-arrow instead of Enter it plays the regular version.
     
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    Is the "Underground" video the one made in collaboration with Jim Henson and all the puppets? I saw that once or twice a looong time ago, and loved it.

    -Christian
     

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