The Police Around The World - all the changes.

The Police Around The World - all the changes.

Postby Howstupidmrbates on 23 May 2022 03:56

I spent the afternoon meticulously A and B'ing the VHS to the new DVD. I think I got all the changes to the "Revised & Reimagined" version.

*Different main title sequence.
*Zen garden - footage of a woman explaining the garden to Andy has been replaced with clips of the band - a clip of them sitting down, a shot of an exterior building and the guys walking up some steps, and another quick clip of them walking outside.
*Next To You - the mid-section has been edited, including Stewart's "little porcelain dolls" comment and Andy's entire solo and the verse after that.
*Andy kissing a fan & Stewart "interviewing" the lady in the white coat ("Cut!") has been cut.
*The slow motion effects during Andy's sumo wrestling match are now regular speed, with an additional clip added of the wrestler "handing" Andy over to Sting.
*The "Hong Kong" title doesn't fall from top to bottom, it's fixed at the bottom of the screen.
*Stewart arguing with Andy over Hole In My Life is cut.
*Slow motion effect of a man with a camera at the end of Sting's rickshaw ride is now regular speed.
*Miles' comments at the end of Andy's zipper suit scene ("very famous person" & "we want a special price") have been cut.
*The video effects at the end of Born In The 50's are now the original footage without effects.
*The stop effect when Stewart slams the fish down on the table at the end of the So Lonely video is now regular speed.
*The "Australia" title is fixed at the bottom of the screen, no long appearing backwards at the top, disappearing, then appearing normal at the bottom.
*The last few seconds of the Australian boys being interviewed, the DJ announcing a concert being rescheduled because of Sting losing his voice, as well as the doctor discussing it with Sting - have all been cut.
*Man In A Suitcase - stop effect when Andy points at Sting before entering the hotel is now regular speed. The video effects with the sheep at the end of the song are now the original footage with no effects. The doctor bringing Sting out of meditation is cut.
*The "India" title is fixed at the bottom and does not zoom in from middle left and float to the bottom of the screen.
*Sting coughing at the beginning of Can't Stand Losing You and a woman saying "Thank you all for coming" have been edited out. One brief scene of the band in full Indian regalia and mock-fighting while Stewart laughs is missing. Right before the "day-o" call and response Sting coughs - it's been edited out.
*The "Egypt" title doesn't come flipping in and down from the right - it's fixed at the bottom of the screen.
There was a brief pause effect right before Sting looks up at the end of playing the piano. It is now normal speed.
*Stewart's intro of Ian on the camel in the desert has been edited - the comment of Ian being "more Arab than human" has been cut out.
*Danny's "abortion" comment has been cut.
*The video effect during Bring On The Night as the guys ride through the desert is now the original footage with no effects.
*The "Greece" title is on the bottom of the screen and not the top.
*Two brief images of Stewart and Andy that were in slow motion during the Voices Inside My Head video are now regular speed.
*Stewart's "shut the fucking door" scene has been cut.
*The "South America" title doesn't sweep in from the right. It's fixed at the bottom of the screen.
*When The World Is Running Down - right before the live mid-section returns to the studio version and the video of the guys on the beach, there was a pause effect as Sting stretches his arm out. That is now normal speed with an added new clip of the guys on the aerial tram as Sting sings the first line of that verse. The original ending had the screen freeze on a building right before Shadows starts. Now it fades to black, then Shadows starts.
*Shadows In The Rain - amazingly, after the line "don't know exactly where I am" they have left intact an errant guitar note of Andy's. THAT stayed in! The second instrumental section has been edited to cut out Andy's explanation of his "balls" and the "baggy pants - high voice" comment, which has thus shortened the performance.
*In the original - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da is next, with the France title at the bottom. Now, this entire song has been cut. Directly after Shadows is a few seconds of crowd footage, stopping on fans holding a Police banner - now we hear Don't Stand So Close To Me fade in.
*The original VHS has the "USA" title over the ending notes of Don't Stand. Since the the intro scene of Truth HIts Everybody with Jools Holland leading the female reporter away has been cut, the title is now over newly inserted crowd footage as Sting yells "One, two, three, four!" Also cut - the female fan backstage with Sting and his "two girls love me?" scene.
*Roxanne - the bare-breasted concertgoer has been cut and replaced with fan footage.
*End title sequence is different.

VHS 01:15:39
DVD 01:05:15
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Re: The Police Around The World - all the changes.

Postby Dietmar on 26 May 2022 08:51

I did the same thing. There are some additional audio changes that I noticed (but I missed some other audio stuff as I mostly compared images in "silence")

http://thepolicewiki.org/Police_wiki/in ... eo_summary
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Re: The Police Around The World - all the changes.

Postby Krokodyle on 01 Jun 2022 15:27

Great work, thank you.
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Re: The Police Around The World - all the changes.

Postby TheEqualizer on 01 Jun 2022 18:19

Dietmar wrote:I did the same thing. There are some additional audio changes that I noticed (but I missed some other audio stuff as I mostly compared images in "silence")

http://thepolicewiki.org/Police_wiki/in ... eo_summary


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Re: The Police Around The World - all the changes.

Postby Fingers on 07 Jun 2022 11:47

I don't understand why the DVD has been edited so much, when we still have "sweary" Sting on the CD?!!
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