What happened to the 'War Of The Worlds' broadcast on the'Kane' DVD?

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  1. Keith Paynter

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    In many orginal release specs, the infamous Mercury Theater radio broadcast was to be included on the disc - what happened? It could easily have been supplemented with the PBS documentary.
    Was there a rights issue? I thought the broadcast had fallen into public domain.
    I'm glad I still have my CD of the broadcast - I almost got rid of it anticipating that it would be on the disc.
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    It was never intended to be on there. The original press release and various interpretations of it were a bit misleading. After analyzing the exact words it became apparent that it would only be excerpts of this on a documentary or something like that.
    Here is a previous thread I started about this back then:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/027741.html
    and another post:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/027915.html
    [Edited last by Glenn Heberle on September 25, 2001 at 09:26 PM]
     
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    Not happy at all!! [​IMG]
    That was a VERY BIG incentive for me to buy the DVD as I don't like the film that much. I agree it was groundbreaking and technically still is, but the story left me cold and consequently I thought it was draging.
    Now I'm not so sure I want it [​IMG]
    Keith, where did you get the CD of the broadcast and is it still available?
     
  4. Keith Paynter

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    Sandra, I got the CD from Amazon - 6 bucks plus shipping.
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    Here's a direct link:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...566455-2985433
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    [Edited last by Keith Paynter on September 26, 2001 at 07:34 PM]
     
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    I'm sorry I don't have the link available right now, but I downloaded the broadcast off the internet a month or so ago and then burned it onto a CD. I did a google search for "War of the Worlds broadcast", I believe and link to it that way.
     
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    I stumbled across this site (http://www.unknown.nu/mercury/) and it has a bunch of Welle's radio work. I cant recall what the quality of the recordings were like unfortunately. Cheers.
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