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7th Nov '17 6:39:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* For VHS collectors,it's generally like this. There are practical reasons to collect VHS tapes of course (their cheapness, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes the non-existence of some DVD releases]], or wanting [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion the original unaltered versions of some films]]); but perhaps for reasons of NostalgiaFilter some prefer the retro feel of watching older movies with the soft, grainy picture quality of VHS. Some horror movie buffs maintain that VHS is the ''true way'' to watch just about any horror movie made before 2000.

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* For VHS collectors,it's collectors, it's generally like this. There are practical reasons to collect VHS tapes of course (their cheapness, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes the non-existence of some DVD releases]], or wanting [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion the original unaltered versions of some films]]); but perhaps for reasons of NostalgiaFilter some prefer the retro feel of watching older movies with the soft, grainy picture quality of VHS. Some horror movie buffs maintain that VHS is the ''true way'' to watch just about any horror movie made before 2000.
30th Sep '17 7:31:32 PM FGHIK
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28th Sep '17 5:59:50 AM RedScharlach
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* The Latin American dub of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' had a completely different (and worse, [[SoBadItsGood and much more fun]]) opening. When the series were re-released, the opening was changed to a translated version of "Pegasus Fantasy". Old-school fans (90% of the whole) didn't like it.
** Even if you don't speak Spanish, compare: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=009GRHKykUk&feature=related So Bad It's Good Intro]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbVNSFVW_Q So Ok It's Average Intro]][[note]]To be fair, the opening is actually good ''-and above average Intros-'' but there is no way it can compete with the narm-charm one of the original. This is true even for the more hardcore fans, who just prefer the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px2zX-M2alQ Japanese Pegasus Fantasy.]][[/note]]

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* The Latin American dub of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' had a completely different (and worse, [[SoBadItsGood and much more fun]]) opening. When the series were was re-released, the opening was changed to a translated version of "Pegasus Fantasy". Old-school fans (90% of the whole) didn't like it.
** Even if you don't speak Spanish, compare: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=009GRHKykUk&feature=related So Bad It's Good Intro]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbVNSFVW_Q So Ok It's Average Intro]][[note]]To be fair, the opening is actually good ''-and (and above average Intros-'' for an intro) but there is no way it can compete with the narm-charm one NarmCharm of the original. This is true even for the more hardcore fans, who just tend to prefer the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px2zX-M2alQ Japanese Pegasus Fantasy.]][[/note]]



* The first dub of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' was a [[{{Woolseyism}} rather liberal]] English version distributed by Carl Macek's Creator/StreamlinePictures in the 1980's. However, in 2001, a new dub was recorded, featuring a fresh and more accurate translation of the Japanese dialogue, and arguably better acting... ironically, the dub was dismissed by old-school fans as ''inferior'' to the original English dub. Which is ironic, because neither director Katsuhiro Otomo, Streamline, nor even ''Macek'' were [[OldShame pleased with the original dub]].

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* The first dub of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' was a [[{{Woolseyism}} rather liberal]] freely translated]] English version distributed by Carl Macek's Creator/StreamlinePictures in the 1980's. However, in 2001, a new dub was recorded, featuring a fresh and more accurate translation of the Japanese dialogue, and arguably better acting... ironically, the dub was dismissed by old-school fans as ''inferior'' to the original English dub. Which is ironic, because neither director Katsuhiro Otomo, Streamline, nor even ''Macek'' were [[OldShame pleased with the original dub]].



* Speedball was a 60's comic character created in the 80's, with all the Narm you could shake a stick at. His power was just being able to bounce really well, and the less said about his costume, the better. Mocking him was par for the course among fans. Then came the "ComicBook/CivilWar" storyline, in which his inability to save a school full of kids led him to change, his powers now being activated by pain, and he changes his name to Penance, complete with an Iron-Maiden-like costume, becoming a full-on NinetiesAntiHero. No one liked it, and after a while, the old, silly Speedball returned.

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* Speedball was a 60's comic character created in the 80's, with all the Narm you could shake a stick at. His power was just being able to bounce really well, and the less said about his costume, the better. Mocking him was par for the course among fans. Then came the "ComicBook/CivilWar" storyline, in which his inability to save a school full of kids led him to change, change: his powers were now being activated by pain, pain and he changes changed his name to Penance, complete with an Iron-Maiden-like costume, becoming a full-on NinetiesAntiHero. No one liked it, and after a while, the old, silly Speedball returned.



* The film adaptation of ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' took a lot of heat for toning down a lot of the book's more outre elements, including getting rid of the "Inner Goddess" bits entirely. Turns out that when you try to make this story more respectable, there's nothing of interest left.

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* The film adaptation of ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' took a lot of heat for toning down a lot of the book's more outre elements, including getting rid of the "Inner Goddess" bits entirely. Turns out that when you try to make this story more respectable, there's nothing of interest left.



* Tyra Banks's novel ''Literature/{{Modelland}}'' is so bad that most positive reviews agree it would have needed additional editing before being released. However, the parts that aren't horrible and confused are just... dull. The book is a mix of so-bad-they're-good parts and mediocre, forgettable parts.

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* Tyra Banks's novel ''Literature/{{Modelland}}'' is so bad that most positive reviews agree agreed it would have needed additional editing before being released. However, the parts that aren't horrible and confused are just... dull. The book is a mix of so-bad-they're-good parts and mediocre, forgettable parts.



* In the mid-nineties, a Norwegian TV network briefly experimented with dubbing the first few episodes of the sitcom ''The Gregory Hines Show'' in a country where there's no tradition for dubbing foreign tv shows unless they are aimed specifically at children. After airing three dubbed episodes, the viewers were asked to vote over whether they wanted the show to remain dubbed or if they wanted the original version (the latter of which they didn't get a chance to see in advance). The audience overwhelmingly voted for the original version. Nevertheless, the original episodes only aired for a few weeks before the show was removed altogether - Possibly because once people saw the original, they realized that ''The Gregory Hines Show'' was a very bland sitcom, and the novelty of having it dubbed was the only thing that had made it remotely interesting.
* Many fans who don't like the Steve Harvey version of ''Series/FamilyFeud'', which has enjoyed its highest ratings in decades, prefer the original Dawson or Combs versions. Then there are those who prefer the less tolerable hosts over Harvey, such as John O'Hurley and even Richard Karn. For a time, the 1994-95 season where Dawson returned was cited as the worst ''Feud'' had to offer but viewer demand prompted the former Game Show Network to air that version reruns.

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* In the mid-nineties, a Norwegian TV network briefly experimented with dubbing the first few episodes of the sitcom ''The Gregory Hines Show'' in a country where there's no tradition for dubbing foreign tv TV shows unless they are aimed specifically at children. After airing three dubbed episodes, the viewers were asked to vote over whether they wanted the show to remain dubbed or if they wanted the original version (the latter of which they didn't get a chance to see in advance). The audience overwhelmingly voted for the original version. Nevertheless, the original episodes only aired for a few weeks before the show was removed altogether - Possibly because once people saw the original, they realized that ''The Gregory Hines Show'' was a very bland sitcom, and the novelty of having it dubbed was the only thing that had made it remotely interesting.
* Many fans who don't like the Steve Harvey version of ''Series/FamilyFeud'', which has enjoyed its highest ratings in decades, prefer the original Dawson or Combs versions. Then there are those who prefer the less tolerable hosts over Harvey, such as John O'Hurley and even Richard Karn. For a time, the 1994-95 season where Dawson returned was cited as the worst ''Feud'' had to offer but viewer demand prompted the former Game Show Network to air that version in reruns.



* Music/TheShaggs were awful musicians when Philosophy of The World, their most famous album, came out. Later recordings shown them to be much more experienced with their instruments, and actually listenable, if not quite good, though they never quite got their audience back, and as a result faded into obscurity, at least until recently. Dot Wiggin is a ''much'' better musician than when she was a teenager, and a few of her songs are actually quite good, though it's unlikely she'll ever make it out of obscurity.

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* Music/TheShaggs were awful musicians when Philosophy ''Philosophy of The World, World'', their most famous album, came out. Later recordings shown show them to be much more experienced with their instruments, and actually listenable, if not quite good, though they never quite got their audience back, and as a result faded into obscurity, at least until recently. Dot Wiggin is a ''much'' better musician than when she was a teenager, and a few of her songs are actually quite good, though it's unlikely she'll ever make it out of obscurity.



* The original run of the musical version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' was best remembered for two things: the astronomical [[TroubledProduction amount of time and money]] poured into it and it's spectacular awfulness it resulted in. Twenty some years later, a revival, which amended many of the original's shortcomings, was dismissed for being completely forgettable.

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* The original run of the musical version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' was best remembered for two things: the astronomical [[TroubledProduction amount of time and money]] poured into it and it's its spectacular awfulness it resulted in. Twenty some years later, a revival, which amended many of the original's shortcomings, was dismissed for being completely forgettable.



* The original ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' had bad dialogue, low quality animation, [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny bad jokes]] and [[JigsawPuzzlePlot ridiculous plots]] for the "monster's" reason of being there and that memorable line "I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids." So even after airing it years after the time its set in, it is fun to watch. But then multiple remakes came along [[NarmCharm removing these charming factors]] making it a lot less fun. It's felt that a number of later installments lack the original's lasting charm because of this.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' series, while it has fans, became a divisive due to this; a lot of fans were nostalgic about the goofy, silly 80 cartoon and weren't appreciating of the DarkerAndEdgier approach of the 2003 version (despite it being closer to the original comic).

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* The original ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' had bad dialogue, low quality animation, [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny bad jokes]] and [[JigsawPuzzlePlot ridiculous plots]] for as the "monster's" reason of for being there and that memorable line "I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids." So even after airing it when aired years after the time its it's set in, it is fun to watch. But then multiple remakes came along [[NarmCharm removing these charming factors]] and making it a lot less fun. It's felt that a number of later installments lack the original's lasting charm because of this.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' series, while it has fans, became a divisive due to this; a lot of fans were nostalgic about the goofy, silly 80 cartoon and weren't appreciating of didn't appreciate the DarkerAndEdgier approach of the 2003 version (despite it being closer to the original comic).
9th Sep '17 2:34:20 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* The reason some people prefer ''Film/WillyWonkaAndThechocolateFactory'' to Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. The cheap practical effects in ''Willy Wonka'' definitely contribute to the surreal charm of the film, while the flashier, expensive CGI in Burton's film just isn't as unique or memorable.

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* The reason some people prefer ''Film/WillyWonkaAndThechocolateFactory'' ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' to Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. The cheap practical effects in ''Willy Wonka'' definitely contribute to the surreal charm of the film, while the flashier, expensive CGI in Burton's film just isn't as unique or memorable.
9th Sep '17 2:34:00 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* The reason some people prefer ''Film/WillyWonkaAndThechocolateFactory'' to Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. The cheap practical effects in ''Willy Wonka'' definitely contribute to the surreal charm of the film, while the flashier, expensive CGI in Burton's film just isn't as unique or memorable.
22nd Aug '17 3:50:39 PM Surenity
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* For VHS collectors,it's generally like this. There are practical reasons to collect VHS tapes of course (their cheapness, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes the non-existence of some DVD releases]], or wanting [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion the original unaltered versions of some films]]); but perhaps for reasons of NostalgiaFilter some prefer the retro feel of watching older movies with the soft, grainy picture quality of VHS. Some horror movie buffs maintain that VHS is the ''true way'' to watch just about any horror movie made before 2000.
4th Aug '17 2:17:03 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'''s EnhancedRemake got this. The fans were ''all'' saying, "Boy I hope they redo the voice acting!" and/or "I hope they translate it better this time!" when the EnhancedRemake was announced for the Playstation Portable. Those were perhaps the ''number one criticism'' from fans, and even critics who dislike the genre as a whole. Then it comes, and fans actually said they liked the Playstation version ''better'', partly due to the NostalgiaFilter. (The Ten Wise Men names, however, are all up to the subject of opinion and are therefore excluded, some people who liked the Playstation Portable version better actually appreciated Indalecio) Never mind that not only were some characters saying "Claude" and others "Craude" in the Playstation version, the developers actually ''forgot to record'' two of Rena's spells (That she often uses) and they play the Japanese audio, and it was in general, just a rush job.

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* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'''s EnhancedRemake got this. The fans were ''all'' saying, "Boy I hope they redo the voice acting!" and/or "I hope they translate it better this time!" when the EnhancedRemake was announced for the Playstation [=PlayStation=] Portable. Those were perhaps the ''number one criticism'' from fans, and even critics who dislike the genre as a whole. Then it comes, and fans actually said they liked the Playstation [=PlayStation=] version ''better'', partly due to the NostalgiaFilter. (The Ten Wise Men names, however, are all up to the subject of opinion and are therefore excluded, some people who liked the Playstation Portable PSP version better actually appreciated Indalecio) Never mind that not only were some characters saying "Claude" and others "Craude" in the Playstation version, the developers actually ''forgot to record'' two of Rena's spells (That she often uses) and they play the Japanese audio, and it was in general, just a rush job.
4th Aug '17 2:10:44 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' was patched to remove GoodBadBugs such as the infamous Knuckles infinite jump glitch. It also fixed some actual gameplay problems, but it's still regarded as an unenjoyable game. Previously, ''Rise Of Lyric'' was an ObviousBeta that was more fun to break than to actually play, then the game was patched, significantly cutting what entertainment value there was in it, and is now considered a resoundingly boring, mediocre game.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' was patched to remove GoodBadBugs such as the infamous Knuckles infinite jump glitch. It also fixed some actual gameplay problems, but it's still regarded as an unenjoyable game. Previously, ''Rise Of of Lyric'' was an ObviousBeta that was more fun to break than to actually play, then the game was patched, significantly cutting what entertainment value there was in it, and is now considered a resoundingly boring, mediocre game.
30th Jul '17 12:25:10 PM MBG
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* A good chunk of ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' fans take this view towards more modern interpretations. The 80s cartoon was solid cheese and flatly ridiculous, as [[MostTriumphantExample a near-platonic ideal]] of the stupid 80s cartoon, with its [[MerchandiseDriven blatant toy advertisement]], thick HoYay, nonsense plots, and lovably pathetic villains. The reboots, such as the comics or the 2000s series, remove as much of this as possible... and the result is a generic piece of SwordAndSorcery about a very serious generic muscled dude with a sword fighting a very serious generic EvilOverlord, only [[TheArtifact everyone's still got names like]] Stinkor or Fisto.
20th Jul '17 2:21:14 PM PKMN37
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** In a similar vein, a fair amount of fans dislike the XY Mega Evolution Specials for their more serious stories and the older lead of Alain; preferring the more idealistic take on the series with Ash.
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