poormadpeter wrote: Simon1 wrote: poormadpeter wrote:
Justin wrote:Didn't the Deluxe Aloha DVD set already contain a newly edited show? I thought they presented the original broadcast on one disc and then the re-edited full concerts on another? Here they have re-edited the concert a second time and we're demanding for this to be re-re-released on DVD? Just because of camera angles? By this logic, we would want them to re-release this concert every ten years just so we can see a re-edit of the footage. There would be endless versions of this concert just for the sake of different angles of the same performances. Seems kind of silly.
I totally agree. It's not like there is anything wrong with the 2004 edition. We already have two edits! Quite how many angles people need of Elvis mumbling through Something I'm not quite sure, but then I have never seen the need for owning every take of every song either. At what point does it become obsessive?
It's not like Elvis can do a new TV special Peter, EPE and others have to work with the means they have. And when it becomes obsessive? I'm pretty sure the general public thinks us all obsessive, talking about, listening to and watching a man who died over 35 years ago.
No, he can't. But that doesn't mean a different angle is going to provide any more enjoyment from a concert than the first one. Enhanced sound is one thing - it becomes clearer, fuller, whatever. Different camera angles is actually changing the original completely. People moaned about the fiddling of EOT when the beginning was changed, and yet the same people want Aloha to be altered. Or is it OK to change the director's work because we
want it changed this time? Conscious decisions were made as to what camera angles were shown at what points, and decisions were again made for the USA showing a few months later. Aloha ceases to become that TV show when you change it, in the same way people say that EOT isn't EOT now that's been changed. What's more, on one hand there's people moaning that they get sold the same thing over and over, and yet people want the same concert over and over - but this time it's different cos you get to see him adjust his belt (and no doubt other highlights)?
This is pure non-sense Peter I'm sorry to say. If you change things you completely change the original thing that the director wanted to show us? How about re-re-releasing Elvis' albums? With other arrangements, other mixes, other takes.. Don't you think that THAT changes what they originally wanted to hear us with the original releases?
By your reasoning Sony and FTD should immediately stop all activity. Just release the original albums with no changes at all. No outtakes, no alternates, nothing, just keep it like it was?
If EPE can produce a new box set that looks fresh with different angles, improve the sound (although the 2004 release wasn't bad) I'm all for it, why not? And if someone doesn't like to hear Elvis 'mumbling through Something' once again just don't buy it.