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Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:06 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Sadly not available on DVD or Blu-Ray. 1965 film "Pop Gear" (US title Go Go Mania). Essentially a film of British music series Top of the Pops, featuring its infamous sexual predator host Jimmy Saville. But more happily featuring various British Invasion bands, and 1963 Pathe newsreel footage of The Beatles at top and tail. You may have seen clips from this film on Youtube (and elsewhere) presented as music videos. Bands include the Animals, Herman's Hermits, the Nashville Teens, Peter and Gordon, Matt Monro, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, the Honeycombs, the Rockin' Berries, and the Spencer Davis Group.

https://ok.ru/video/1445643815640

Nirvana fans will recognize the song at the 50 minute mark. Curiously followed by the William Tell Overture.

Pathe sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Suf7Wa2keQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-_hRHRtN8Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxAANU-pcOc

Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:14 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Awhile back someone posted an HD transfer of a film copy of Steve Barron's classic music video for "Take On Me" by a-ha, in a slightly different theatrical edit.

Now the official Youtube post of that video has been updated with an HD version of the 35mm film edit of the video. I wonder what resolution they actually transferred it at. A lot of times these are just SD upscales, but it does look good.

This post used to be of the SD video edit of the song, and much lower quality. There are obvious differences in the first four shots introducing the band members, which use 80s video effects in the SD edit. It's minor but the 35mm theatrical edit is more "filmic," especially in this form, and has vastly different color grading.

https://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tETR7dojj34

Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:19 pm
by FloorMat116
Wow, that looks incredible

Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:22 pm
by FloorMat116
I’m hoping at some point we’ll get a digital release of the Thriller IMAX remaster too

Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:59 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
There are a lot of music videos which I'm hoping go back to the original film in HD/4K soon.

The recent Spice Girls reuploads were just upscales unfortunately. Spice Up Your Life and Headlines are (still) a smeary mess.

Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:33 am
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Recommend one song.

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:04 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Cathy Dennis was a UK pop star in the early 90s before achieving more success writing huge hit songs for others, like Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry. She wrote the theme to Pop Idol. Here she is with "Toxic," a hit for Britney Spears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhwn-7Pm9Bg