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mmm, seems there's def a vast diff in the edits of the various releases, as we've discussed b4 the reasons for this are most likely contractual.

The mention of a 'nude scene'† edited from some versions intrigued me though! I think someone musta been dreamin when they watched that!

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Looks like a lot of very useful DVD info here though way over my head !

http://www.amazon.com/Poldark-run-time/forum/Fx2VD3F5ZLKP1MY/TxV5COPNTZH226/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B001T7LYFI

-- Edited by Tholly on Tuesday 28th of September 2010 09:52:50 AM

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awwNew release of Season 1 coming out in the U.S. on March 2, total time is 821 minutes, don't know if there is any editing or left out scenes. Amazon.com in the U.S. is allowing preorders around $46, will definitly order mine before it is released!! Not sure if Season 2 will be done the same, has anyone else heard?

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     When exactly did these so called uncut versions come on the market, I bought mine from the ABC shop and find scenes have been changed or omitted,these are 800 minutes in length series one and 650 minutes for series two...they have been hacked about. I purchased these     last September. the lost pieces have been discussed before in this forum I'm in Australia. Who is putting these  "new" ones on the market?  If it's the ABC watch out.


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Greg wrote:

Hi Caroline

Wonder whatís happened to George ?

Happy New Year to you too

Greg



He's right here! I've been incredibly busy... :^(
Ah, stupid me; I found the DVD player that I had was region-free, but it died on me. I'll be getting another one soon, and yes, Caroline--the scenes you mentioned aren't in the tapes. I.E. I don't remember a scene where Dwight goes to collect Ross for the duel. It sounds like you have the genuine article!
I'm hoping I can get my hands on these soon; the librarians are beginning to give me funny looks every time I check the tapes out... :^/
G.W. :^$

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Hi all

I bought my DVD player from Amazon a couple of years ago, it was cheap (about £25 I think) and region free. Just had a quick look again at what they have and this one is £19.99 and is also region free and has lots of good reviews:

Amazon DVD player >>

That means that it should play the Australian DVDs no problem.

Hope that helps someone.

Thanks for the brilliant tip Caroline. I have to say that although I am a devoted fan, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to spot missing scenes. I have the first series in VHS from when it first came out in 1993 on BBC video. Would love to get it on DVD though....


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Yes it does seem as if the Aus set is the far and away the best one to go for. I can't see much better coming out despite the more optimistic final paragraph of the review below! BTW, I have had no issues with any of the discs such as they had.

Zetaminor is a pretty decent review site with their thoughts on the series 1 discs

I bought my set from Devoted DVD

DVD players...hmm, I've had a few! Mainly because I'm a bit of a gadget freak but by the time I buy dvd recorders, then one for the bedroom, one for the living room, one for my brother etc etc... A lot of the cheaper ones are multi region out of the box. If they aren't then a simple combination of remote control button pushing will usually reset the region to 0. I've not cone across one yet that I can't fix. DVDreviewer.co.uk is invaluable. OK Ross, I know, no going off on tangents...

I haven't been tempted by the Spanish release yet as I can just about order a jug of sangria and no more so unless someone can confirm that they are (removable) subtitled and not dubbed then I'm not even going there. Besides, they cost a lot!

OK, enough about languages and dvd player hacking, I'll be thrown off the boards!



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Thanks and very interesting especially the difference of 50 mins. But doesn't this now mean that these new Aussie dvds will be the most comprehensive Poldark series ever made and available anywhere worldwide ? Including America where I gather they still can't get anything ?

In which case I think I'd best wait until you've finished Series 2 before I do anything but it sounds as though they're worth the money. Is there any website or details on the Aussie discs you can find where I can check it all out meanwhile ?

As I've never had or needed a dvd player before presumably multi region players are more expensive than the ordinary ones ? If they are which is likely, and as I haven't clue at all about them is there anything on line that tells you how to alter the ordinary ones, or is it really that simple?

"All my dvd players have been multi-regioned" - how many have you got for goodness sake lol ! I know I've never had one before but surely I'm only ever going to need one.... ! ;o]

I think poor old George must be still writing volumes about book 1, still if and when the Newsletter ever comes out I'm sure you'll both have a job for life ! Do you speak Spanish too ? lol

Thanks for the help, very useful indeed.

Greg


-- Edited by Greg at 14:12, 2007-01-06

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Hi Greg

I have the original VHS tapes that you speak of. There were edits made on those that were not made on the Playback dvds and vice versa. Therefore, I found that even if you own both you still don't have a complete copy. This seems to have been rectified by the Australian release which contain missing scenes from both the VHS and the Playback plus a couple of others that were in neither. Therefore, if you want to get the most complete version then the Australian dvds are the way to go.

The Australian dvds came to about £35-40 inc shipping as far as I can remember. All my dvd players have been multi-regioned so I wasn't sure about the discs but have just stuck one in my laptop and it's asking for a region change so you'd need to make sure you can play them. It's dead simple to region free your dvd player though. I've done it to every player that has crossed my path!

The Aus dvds are 800 mins (S1) and 650 mins (S2) so that's what, 50 mins longer than the VHS and probably about the same than the Playback dvds.

LOL I know it looks like I only note missing Enys scenes - it's just lucky for me that the crucial ones have been Enys related. But in my defence I know the series so well that I can spot any missing scene at 100 paces. I will go through with all three versions playing one day when I get a suitable set up and then I will note things down. But I know straight off when something is new to me. I don't take my interests lightly...

I do think there is method in that madness though. Scenes with Ross and Demelza would have been considered as more important and less likely to be chopped about. Any of those scenes that were cut were silly things like not showing all of the dances at the Assembly Ball. Dwight et al would be seen by the Powers That Be as less important to the story (how very dare they!) and so were more likely to be edited out.

To complicate matters there is also a Spanish release but don't ask me what that one's like!!

I think that's all. I wish I had time and three tvs in a row then we could sort this out for once and for all. :)

C.P.E.


-- Edited by Caroline Penvenen Enys at 00:29, 2007-01-06

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Hi Caroline

Good way to spend Christmas and it all sounds very interesting. Iím also now toying with the idea of perhaps getting the Aussie ones eventually as well

Couple of general queries though if you donít mind. At the moment Iím only really interested in just how much or how little all the latest dvds differ from my original 90ís VHS tapes, as I want to preserve all mine on DVD. Do you still have any of the old VHS tapes as well ?

When you say Ďseries 1 seems to be complete on the Aussie dvdísí do you mean theyíre now the same as the Ď90ís VHS UK videos orÖ. ? And by Ďthe edited fiascosí do you mean the UK Playback series ? Which in fact Iíve never seen and now probably wonít !

And any idea how much the Aussie dvds all came to and how many there are ? And are they compatible with UK dvd players or do you have a region free player ?

Iím also getting a little curious ! I just checked my 8 UK VHS tapes which on average are about 175 minutes each, which comes to 1400 minutes or just over 23 hours. I donít know if each Aussie DVD is the same length (?), but are you taking notes every so often, or do you now know everything on both DVD versions so well you can easily spot any new scenes (well those other than Carolineís !) as Iíd never remember half of them never mind remembering the original UK VHS versions ! :-0

Wonder whatís happened to George ?

Happy New Year to you too

Greg


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Well, here I be once more. All Christmassed-out and finally getting the bit of annual leave I was promised. What better to do with my time than peruse my Australian dvds.

Well to get to the point, I know that series 1 seems to be complete on the Aus dvds, unlike the edited fiascos that passed for the UK release. But as far as I was aware, series 2 was never edited...

So imagine my surprise when I sit down for the series 2 Aus style and discover two teeny weeny scenes I've never seen before.

- The scene when Caroline rides over to tell Demelza of the riots (when he went for John Hoskyn). On the UK releases it starts with Caroline coming over all unneccesary. But I now have a little bit before that where Caroline actually tells Demelza what's happening.

- The scene in London where Ross and Dwight meet Adderly for the duel. The UK version starts with them walking in the park. The Aus version shows Dwight coming to the room to fetch Ross. He waits outside as Ross watches the sleeping Demelza for a moment before he leaves.

It's not much but it does mean that there were edits made, even small ones. Those were from the third disc, I am just sitting down now to go through S2 from the first ep. Will report back if I see any more edits...

Merry New Year to you all btw!

C.P.E :)

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a new series on dvd would be fantastic.  i would love to catch up with my old mates after the end of series 2.  i think they would sell like hot cakes.  i cant wait until they hopefully are made...
 

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Hello, Caroline!
I don't have an answer to that question, I just wanted to say hi. It's nice to see this board getting a bit more active in the last few months!
BTW, I did a Google search of Nobbywoods, all I came up with was an eBay seller; is this the source of the Austrailian DVD's, or am I just morbidly stupid? :^/

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Hi George and Ross. How nice to see you in the same room and behaving so well towards each other!

I've been away from these forums for a while, there wasn't much happening but I've just returned from Cornwall so am feeling a bit Poldarkian! So many new members since I was here last, it's terrific!

Anyway, to get to the point, I've just become aware of the Australian release and I wanted to know if it really is uncut? I've got the dreaded Playback releases but don't mind shelling out again if it's worth it.

If someone can tell me if the scene at Killewarren where Rosina goes to see Caroline about a job is in the region 4 release then I'll be convinced they're complete!

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Well, this is fantastic news!
When I purchased my DVD player, I didn't get the region-free model due to a price difference. This will teach me for being cheap!
They are quite reasonable now, though, and I need another one anyway. Thank you for the information.

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For those who have region free DVD players, the first 2 series are now available from Australia in an uncut PAL version, quality is excellent.



-- Edited by Ross Poldark at 19:56, 2007-01-08

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