History KeepCirculatingTheTapes / Rescued

5th Feb '16 2:29:50 PM lolcoolj
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** Want to watch the ''Dragon Ball Z'' series in Japanese, and in its original screen format? ''Too bad'', because [=FUNi=] has only delivered a consistent release of the entire series that satisfies these demands precisely once; The Dragon Box sets, which were a limited release and are long since out of print. (The old single-[=DVD=]s were uncut and bilingual starting with the Captain Ginyu-episodes, but that still left sixty-odd episodes that were only available in edited format. The "Ultimate Uncut" line was set to fill this gap, but it was cancelled after only releasing 21 episodes.) The only readily available version of the series is [=FUNi's=] "[[DigitalDestruction remastered]]" season-sets, which are cropped to 16:9 and have gone through excessive filtering to get rid of the (quite prominent) grain on the footage, and as a result have suffered considerable detail loss. The more recent UsefulNotes/BluRay-releases are an improvement over the DVD-sets, but even they do ''not'' offer anything even close to what the show originally looked like. ** The edited TV Tree of Might dub (featuring the Ocean cast, Shuki Levy's music and Saban's crazy censorship) had previously been unreleased to Home Video. This was due to the fact that an uncut Ocean dub was made shortly later, with that dub serving as the Home Video version of the film. For years the butchered dub only existed via personal Toonami tapings, although this changed when FUNimation released it on their "Rock the Dragon Edition" nostalgia set. Ironically, this means that the uncut dub is now the harder of the two to track down, since it's distributor, Geneon, has since folded.
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** * Want to watch the ''Dragon Ball Z'' series in Japanese, and in its original screen format? ''Too bad'', because [=FUNi=] has only delivered a consistent release of the entire series that satisfies these demands precisely once; The Dragon Box sets, which were a limited release and are long since out of print. (The old single-[=DVD=]s were uncut and bilingual starting with the Captain Ginyu-episodes, but that still left sixty-odd episodes that were only available in edited format. The "Ultimate Uncut" line was set to fill this gap, but it was cancelled after only releasing 21 episodes.) The only readily available version of the series is [=FUNi's=] "[[DigitalDestruction remastered]]" season-sets, which are cropped to 16:9 and have gone through excessive filtering to get rid of the (quite prominent) grain on the footage, and as a result have suffered considerable detail loss. The more recent UsefulNotes/BluRay-releases are an improvement over the DVD-sets, but even they do ''not'' offer anything even close to what the show originally looked like. ** The edited TV Tree ''Tree of Might Might'' dub (featuring the Ocean cast, Shuki Levy's music and Saban's crazy censorship) had previously been unreleased to Home Video. home video. This was due to the fact that an uncut Ocean dub was made shortly later, with that dub serving as the Home Video home video version of the film. For years the butchered dub only existed via personal Toonami tapings, although this changed when FUNimation released included it on their "Rock the Dragon Edition" nostalgia set. Ironically, this means that the uncut dub is now the harder of the two to track down, since it's distributor, Geneon, has since folded.
5th Feb '16 2:08:47 PM lolcoolj
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* ''Dragon Ball Z'' is probably the last thing you'd expect to see on anything related to the KeepCirculatingTheTapes trope, since Creator/FUNimation has released and rereleased the series so many times that you can fill an entire shelf with the series alone. However, their latest rerelease deserves a mention. Named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKzYm9GHfTA Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Edition]]'', it's a DVD release of the original 1996 Ocean dub that was co-produced by Funimation and SabanEntertainment and never received a release until now, containing the 53 episodes (comprising the Saiyan Saga and the Namek Saga) and the three movies that were dubbed and broadcasted on Toonami before Funimation completely took over and made their own dub from scratch. ** Although, want to watch the series in Japanese, and in its original screen format? ''Too bad'', because [=FUNi=] has only delivered a consistent release of the entire series that satisfies these demands precisely once; The Dragon Box sets, which were a limited release and are long since out of print. (The old single-[=DVD=]s were uncut and bilingual starting with the Captain Ginyu-episodes, but that still left sixty-odd episodes that were only available in edited format. The "Ultimate Uncut" line was set to fill this gap, but it was cancelled after only releasing 21 episodes.) The only readily available version of the series is [=FUNi's=] "[[DigitalDestruction remastered]]" season-sets, which are cropped to 16:9 and have gone through excessive filtering to get rid of the (quite prominent) grain on the footage, and as a result have suffered considerable detail loss. The more recent UsefulNotes/BluRay-releases are an improvement over the DVD-sets, but even they do ''not'' offer anything even close to what the show originally looked like.
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* ** Want to watch the ''Dragon Ball Z'' is probably the last thing you'd expect to see on anything related to the KeepCirculatingTheTapes trope, since Creator/FUNimation has released and rereleased the series so many times that you can fill an entire shelf with the series alone. However, their latest rerelease deserves a mention. Named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKzYm9GHfTA Dragon Ball Z: Rock the Dragon Edition]]'', it's a DVD release of the original 1996 Ocean dub that was co-produced by Funimation and SabanEntertainment and never received a release until now, containing the 53 episodes (comprising the Saiyan Saga and the Namek Saga) and the three movies that were dubbed and broadcasted on Toonami before Funimation completely took over and made their own dub from scratch. ** Although, want to watch the series in Japanese, and in its original screen format? ''Too bad'', because [=FUNi=] has only delivered a consistent release of the entire series that satisfies these demands precisely once; The Dragon Box sets, which were a limited release and are long since out of print. (The old single-[=DVD=]s were uncut and bilingual starting with the Captain Ginyu-episodes, but that still left sixty-odd episodes that were only available in edited format. The "Ultimate Uncut" line was set to fill this gap, but it was cancelled after only releasing 21 episodes.) The only readily available version of the series is [=FUNi's=] "[[DigitalDestruction remastered]]" season-sets, which are cropped to 16:9 and have gone through excessive filtering to get rid of the (quite prominent) grain on the footage, and as a result have suffered considerable detail loss. The more recent UsefulNotes/BluRay-releases are an improvement over the DVD-sets, but even they do ''not'' offer anything even close to what the show originally looked like.like. **The edited TV Tree of Might dub (featuring the Ocean cast, Shuki Levy's music and Saban's crazy censorship) had previously been unreleased to Home Video. This was due to the fact that an uncut Ocean dub was made shortly later, with that dub serving as the Home Video version of the film. For years the butchered dub only existed via personal Toonami tapings, although this changed when FUNimation released it on their "Rock the Dragon Edition" nostalgia set. Ironically, this means that the uncut dub is now the harder of the two to track down, since it's distributor, Geneon, has since folded.
3rd Feb '16 8:01:48 PM Mario1995
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** ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max Hit the Road]]''. Outside of its CD-ROM re-release in 1995, the game did not receive another re-release (except in Europe). Not even on Steam or Good Old Games (GOG chose to put the Telltale series on their service instead). The only way to play it was to buy a used copy, or to [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil illegally download it]]... Until October 2014, when GOG made it available again.
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** ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max Hit the Road]]''. Outside of its CD-ROM re-release in 1995, the game did not receive another re-release (except in Europe).Europe) due to [=LucasArts=] dropping the license for ''Sam and Max'' games. Not even on Steam or Good Old Games (GOG chose to put the Telltale series on their service instead). The only way to play it was to buy a used copy, or to [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil illegally download it]]... Until until October 2014, when GOG when, thanks to a fresh new deal with Creator/{{Disney}} (who owns the entire [=LucasArts=] catalog per their ownership of Lucasfilm), GOG.com made it the game available yet again.
31st Jan '16 7:46:32 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''TacticsOgre: Let Us Cling Together'': The SNES version of this classic game never made it to the West due to it being released around the same time the Playstation came into existence, and the PS1 re-release (which did get localized) was super-rare even at launch, not to mention being a notoriously shoddy port (and for English-speaking gamers, a notoriously even-worse translation). Sixteen years later, Creator/SquareEnix released an enhanced remake of the game, overjoying fans and enraging speculators the world over.
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* ''TacticsOgre: ''[[VideoGame/TacticsOgre Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together'': Together]]'': The SNES version of this classic game never made it to the West due to it being released around the same time the Playstation came into existence, and the PS1 re-release (which did get localized) was super-rare even at launch, not to mention being a notoriously shoddy port (and for English-speaking gamers, a notoriously even-worse translation). Sixteen years later, Creator/SquareEnix released an enhanced remake of the game, overjoying fans and enraging speculators the world over.
26th Jan '16 7:08:19 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'': A Season 4 episode (more importantly, part of the three-part GrandFinale) has a joke about Mork not leaving the car until he finishes singing along with the last "Na-na-na-na"s of "Hey Jude". That would be no problem on its own, if not for the fact that Mork then enters the room singing said song. Since using songs from Music/TheBeatles catalog is near-impossible these days and the scene wouldn't make sense with the joke dubbed over or cut, it was unknown for many years whether or not Season 4 would ever see the light of day on DVD. The DVD finally came out in 2014 - sadly, after the death of Mork's actor, Creator/RobinWilliams - with any name-drop or excerpt of "Hey Jude" edited out.
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* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'': A Season 4 episode (more importantly, part of the three-part GrandFinale) has a joke about Mork not leaving the car until he finishes singing along with the last "Na-na-na-na"s of "Hey Jude". That would be no problem on its own, if not for the fact that Mork then enters the room singing said song. Since using songs from Music/TheBeatles catalog is near-impossible these days and the scene wouldn't make sense with the joke dubbed over or cut, it was unknown for many years whether or not Season 4 would ever see the light of day on DVD. The DVD finally came out in 2014 - sadly, after the death of Mork's actor, Creator/RobinWilliams - with any name-drop scene in which someone sings or excerpt of mentions "Hey Jude" edited out.
25th Jan '16 10:38:25 PM dsneybuf
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** In an interesting case, however, while you can now find most episodes online (completely legally, through Hulu and Netflix), there are one or two episodes that are withheld from the internet for apparent rights issues.* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'': A Season 4 episode (more importantly, part of the three-part GrandFinale) has a joke about Mork not leaving the car until he finishes singing along with the last "Na-na-na-na"s of "Hey Jude". That would be no problem on its own, if not for the fact that Mork then enters the room singing said song. Since using songs from Music/TheBeatles catalog is near-impossible these days and the scene wouldn't make sense with the joke dubbed over or cut, it was unknown for many years whether or not Season 4 would ever see the light of day on DVD. The DVD finally came out in 2014 - sadly, after the death of Mork's actor, Creator/RobinWilliams - with any name-drop or excerpt of "Hey Jude" edited out.
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** In an interesting case, however, while you can now find most episodes online (completely legally, through Hulu and Netflix), there are one or two episodes that are withheld from the internet for apparent rights issues.issues. * ''Series/MorkAndMindy'': A Season 4 episode (more importantly, part of the three-part GrandFinale) has a joke about Mork not leaving the car until he finishes singing along with the last "Na-na-na-na"s of "Hey Jude". That would be no problem on its own, if not for the fact that Mork then enters the room singing said song. Since using songs from Music/TheBeatles catalog is near-impossible these days and the scene wouldn't make sense with the joke dubbed over or cut, it was unknown for many years whether or not Season 4 would ever see the light of day on DVD. The DVD finally came out in 2014 - sadly, after the death of Mork's actor, Creator/RobinWilliams - with any name-drop or excerpt of "Hey Jude" edited out.
25th Jan '16 10:37:39 PM dsneybuf
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** In an interesting case, however, while you can now find most episodes online (completely legally, through Hulu and Netflix), there are one or two episodes that are withheld from the internet for apparent rights issues.
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** In an interesting case, however, while you can now find most episodes online (completely legally, through Hulu and Netflix), there are one or two episodes that are withheld from the internet for apparent rights issues.* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'': A Season 4 episode (more importantly, part of the three-part GrandFinale) has a joke about Mork not leaving the car until he finishes singing along with the last "Na-na-na-na"s of "Hey Jude". That would be no problem on its own, if not for the fact that Mork then enters the room singing said song. Since using songs from Music/TheBeatles catalog is near-impossible these days and the scene wouldn't make sense with the joke dubbed over or cut, it was unknown for many years whether or not Season 4 would ever see the light of day on DVD. The DVD finally came out in 2014 - sadly, after the death of Mork's actor, Creator/RobinWilliams - with any name-drop or excerpt of "Hey Jude" edited out.
21st Jan '16 11:54:29 PM SilverNova
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* After several small scale releases that did nothing to alleviate the books incredible rarity, in 2015, there was finally a proper public paperback release of ThomasLigotti 's "Songs of a Dead Dreamer"

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* For a long time, the legendary TearJerker of a music video for the [[DixieChicks Dixie Chicks']] "Top Of the World" was next to impossible to find owing not only to its radio unfriendly length of 6 minutes, but also the controversy surrounding them at the time. However, in December of 2015, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxRiVkdO9VQ it was finally reuploaded to youtube]].

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* For the longest time, {{Suikoden2}} was one of the rarest games for the PS1 owing to its very limited print and low initial sales, much to the chagrin of fans as it is often citied as one of the greatest JRPGs ever. Thankfully in late 2014, it was finally uploaded to the PSN, to the joy of fans worldwide.
18th Jan '16 8:52:48 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* Orson Welles's classic Shakespeare film ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight'' is currently being restored for an upcoming DVD release by the Criterion Collection.
17th Jan '16 5:13:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl 2'' is long out of print, and was unlikely to ever see rerelease as the sequel (which did not involve the series creators) proved to be a FranchiseKiller. Fortunately, SC's creators were nice enough to make the game Open Source in 2002, and a lovingly made fan version called ''The Ur-Quan Masters'' (the title "Star Control" is still under trademark) is freely downloadable.
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* ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' is long out of print, and was unlikely to ever see rerelease as the sequel (which did not involve the series creators) proved to be a FranchiseKiller. Fortunately, SC's creators were nice enough to make the game Open Source in 2002, and a lovingly made fan version called ''The Ur-Quan Masters'' (the title "Star Control" is still under trademark) is freely downloadable.
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