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PostPosted: December 26, 2004 12:40 AM 

My question is the difference in The Revenge's original and syndicated version:

Is the only difference the Newman voiceover in the syndicated version? I don't really have the time to watch both back to back (nor do I really want to) to see any subtle differences. I'd just like to know for my own piece of mind.

Also while I'm on the subject of the DVDs, I'd like to just say they're exactly what I was hoping for. My only complaint is that there isn't more commentaries for one, and that half of the commentaries that were put on there are by random writers. Don't get me wrong, Seinfeld anything is interesting to me, but I think the true fans want the 4 with the addition of LD. I like the whole Jerry/Larry and other 3 combinations. I just wish all the commentaries were either one of the two. Sucks, because you know they're gonna keep it this way for the rest of the upcoming seasons.

Another gripe, no matter how minor, must be mentioned, and that's not labeling the individual dvd cases. The boxes don't really go well with the rest of my dvds, so I put them away and just keep the cases out on display, it's be nice if it said something else besides "Seinfeld" them.

Spiderman 2 adverstisment is sucks. No need to go into further detail.

Oh yeah, and I have a hard time focusing on the Notes About Nothing. It's impossible to both watch the episode, and read the notes. (Sometimes it's hard to real all the notes anyway regardless of other distractions).

Alright, I think that's it.

Cockeyed Optimist

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PostPosted: December 26, 2004 10:10 AM 

Yes, Newman voice-over is the only difference, about the commentaries I have to disagree, Larry Charles is hardly a random writer and the Larry/Jerry ones are useless as true commentaries, they just laugh along and half of the time seem to be clueless of whats going on, still entertaining but I expected more from them.


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PostPosted: December 31, 2004 8:54 PM 

Actually, I do believe one other thing was cut from the original version of "The Revenge." When the cleaners clerk talks about how that sign in back of him is his "Constitution," I'm pretty sure that wasn't on the syndicated version.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 3, 2005 4:51 AM 

That's right, about seven seconds have been cut there. In the original the dialog goes:
"Oh, I see. So you put up a sign so you can do whatever you want. You're not a part of society."
"Yeah, that's right. Because this place is my country, and I'm the president, and that's my constitution. I'm not responsible!" (In the commentary, Julia actually mentions that she loves that constitution line)

But in the syndicated version I have, it's:
"Oh, I see. So you put up a sign so you can do whatever you want."
"I'm not responsible!"

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 5:27 PM 

I have to agree with the tread starter here. The lack of commentaries on most of the episodes to bad, any other TV sitcom to DVD relases I own have comentary on all episodes. On those commentaries with Julia/Jason/Michael michael doesn't seem to involved. It is really Julia and Jason having a laugh.
As for the text on Notes, this is just poorly done. Do american television stations not have subtitling for the heard of hearing as a legal requirement(its the same thing). If so there is no excuse for not being able to do these notes properly. They run to too many lines and are not on screen long enough, and then there are gaps of seconds between parts of the same sentance. Complete nonsense.
Finally I would hope that they do learn from this initial relase and make the following releases better.


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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 8:10 PM 

Responding to the little critique from "Name", i also agree that the dvds were everythng i expected, in fact, they're mor kickass than i expected. but i think that the dvds don't necessarily need more commentaries but they need an "inside look" for each episode. i enjoy watching an episode and then following up with an inside look. and also, if you want to pay attention to the episode, dont have the notes about nothing on, you're not meant to be able to follow along if thats on.

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