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by themgnt
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 3:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical
Replies: 108
Views: 23455

Re: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical

When I was younger kid, and in my teens, the 60s were chronologically much closer to us in the 80s and 90s, than the 80s are to us now. But it seemed like a completely different era. Much of the media was in black and white, the fashions were completely different and there were no computers, no cel...
by themgnt
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical
Replies: 108
Views: 23455

Re: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical

I don't typically care much about chart positions but I'm finding this interesting. Are any of the Best Of albums charting as well? Any other vintage songs?
by themgnt
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical
Replies: 108
Views: 23455

Re: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical

I don't know if I'd go that far. :) The ad is about how the driver saved $700 by switching insurance companies, which allows him to afford the car. He's taking advantage of an 'opportunity' to save money. I wouldn't say it's about being rich, just about being smarter with your money. Anyway, I see A...
by themgnt
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 5:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical
Replies: 108
Views: 23455

#PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical

Did anyone in the US see the post Super Bowl commercial for Allstate Insurance? It features Opportunities! Not sure if this was it's premiere or if it's been on for a while now but it took me by surprise! I don't see it online yet but I assume it will hit their YouTube channel soon. In the 30 second...
by themgnt
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: In the night "diskette"
Replies: 9
Views: 4459

Re: In the night "diskette"

The listing contains a link to a sample of the contents. It appears to be the full song (but the sample chops it up so you get bits from different sections). It says it was sold as a souvenir. It sounds to me that it's just a high quality 'rip' of the master. Not something used to create the song in...
by themgnt
Sun 05 Jul 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: That Crossover Moment.....
Replies: 33
Views: 5580

Re: That Crossover Moment.....

Loved 'It's a Sin' and bought Actually when I saw it had a free CD single of Always On my Mind. Though I hadn't heard their version yet, I always liked that song and was willing to give it a shot. Loved those two songs but the rest of the album was 'meh.' I bought Discography for some reason but I j...
by themgnt
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 311
Views: 67364

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Honestly, I probably wouldn't have even noticed that the music was slowed down. But I would agree that the speed of the songs in the film should match the commercial releases. It's highly unlikely there was a directorial decision to slow them down specifically for use in the film.
by themgnt
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 311
Views: 67364

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Got my copy today and had a quick look at the technical traits of the contents. All the DVD content is 25 fps. All the Blu-ray content is 24 fps (and that is precisely 24, not 23.976) [...] So, it is clear to me what needs to be done with all the content but Always on my mind : take the Blu-ray fil...
by themgnt
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Battleship Potemkin - True, accurate sync
Replies: 28
Views: 5840

Re: Battleship Potemkin - True, accurate sync

Hard work! I wanted to do it myself, now a don't heave to. Thanx. And don't forget this one: https://player.vimeo.com/video/255585290?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&player_id=vimeography690353&api=1&app_id=122963 I didn't know about that one!!! I'll have to go through my sync point...
by themgnt
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 311
Views: 67364

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

FWIW my copy arrived in Chicago today from BFI. Very well packaged.

Interesting discussion here. I'll have to compare this with my laserdisc copy.
by themgnt
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Battleship Potemkin - True, accurate sync
Replies: 28
Views: 5840

Re: Battleship Potemkin - True, accurate sync

Thanks everyone for your kind words about my work on this. I strived to make it 'right'. I certainly don't blame N&C for releasing an edited version on CD. What they said in Literally is exactly right - it's a 9 minute track where five minutes of it is essentially the same four bars repeated ove...
by themgnt
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Battleship Potemkin - True, accurate sync
Replies: 28
Views: 5840

Battleship Potemkin - True, accurate sync

Links: Original SD version: https://youtu.be/YKQEdPk0y38 HD recreation: https://youtu.be/n_tmE3baRF8 HD Trailer: https://youtu.be/xSdRuViazSA Through March and April, my COVID project was to finally properly sync the PSB score to Battleship Potemkin to the film. As you may know, the CD version conta...
by themgnt
Mon 04 May 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Fundamental Instrumental leaked
Replies: 64
Views: 14354

Re: Fundamental Instrumental leaked

Nope. I've not found them either. I think someone posted a link that got taken down pretty quickly as it breaks forum rules and some people happened to be online at the right time.
by themgnt
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: CD + Graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: CD + Graphics

Information Society's first album was CD+G. Yeah, it was very low quality graphics, like a slide show, that played still graphics while you were listening to the CD. I remember I had to use a Sega Genesis with Mega CD(?) to view these.

No PSB discs were released using this format.
by themgnt
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Pet Shop Order Boys
Replies: 188
Views: 32417

Re: New Pet Shop Order Boys

^^ I was able to get decent seats for a change but I kept the seat selection page open while working on some work stuff. It was surprising and annoying seeing BETTER seats come up in premium sections at the same price I paid for my section 2 seats. I would have been better off just sitting and watch...