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March 8th, 2003

UTEOTW clip...? @ 01:00 am

virginblue:
I had access to cable internet today (mmmm...yum) so I watched a bunch of video clips on u2.com...which lead me to this question...

...anyone know why the "Until The End of The World" video clip wasn't put on the 'Best of 1990-2000' DVD...opting instead for a live clip from the ZooTV tour??
 
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:21 am (UTC)
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The UTEOTW video is kind of weird, so maybe they figured the live clip would have greater appeal to the audience in general. *shrug*
From:virginblue
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:23 am (UTC)

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Yeah...I agree that it's weird...and my thoughts were maybe they just didn't like it. But they still could have put both on. Hmmm.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:35 am (UTC)
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Oh yes, good point. I was forgetting they included more than one version of some videos.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:46 am (UTC)

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Well obviously the band haven't commented but I'd guess they felt it would be something "new" for the fans to see. (tho VH1 have been playing that version for years)
We'd all have the original version on VHS anyways (if you have the AB video collection)

Maybe it was a space thing to? I mean they may have not had the space to fit *every* video on the DVD.

I much prefer the 2nd version myself like! :)
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From:bostondave
Date:March 7th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)
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I got the vhs and laser disc version of Autung Baby the videos way back. It had UTEOTW vid on it and as I vaguely recall, its just shots of the autobahn in Germany. With shots of the band. I know someone will correct me on this but its been a long time since I've seen the vid.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 07:54 am (UTC)

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Its more a case of just outtakes from all the AB vidoes. There's a few car shots but its mostly just clips of the band and the basic ZOOTV concept.
If you look close enough there's WOWY video outtakes in there as well!
Its not very well made imo, just looks like something they did with a spare 10 mins.

laser disc version of AB videos? Was that a japaniese release or did they bootleg that official release as well?
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From:bostondave
Date:March 7th, 2003 07:57 am (UTC)
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Yea the UTEOTW vid was nothing to write home about...

The laser disc versions were released way back. Probably around 1992-3ish when the vhs copies went on sale. I'm sure its pretty rare now.

I also have the Unforgettable videos and ZooTV From Down Under on laser disc. Its too bad I didn't get the Live from Red Rocks on laser disc. Ahh oh well.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 08:03 am (UTC)

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Ohh right, can you play those on your PC or DVD player?
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From:bostondave
Date:March 7th, 2003 08:06 am (UTC)
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Noooooo.. Laser discs are the size of a vinyl record except they are made out of a similar material like cds.

Of course it would of been nice to play them on my computer. The laser discs are now collecting dust with the rest of the collection
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 08:10 am (UTC)

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Ohh right! hehe. I wonder if they were released here in the UK back then, never heard of them like!
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From:bostondave
Date:March 7th, 2003 08:16 am (UTC)
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I'm sure it was released in the UK.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
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Didn't know there were outtakes in the UTEOTW video. I wondered if it was somewhat influenced by the UTEOTW movie, as the "dream recordings" look rather similar to the video.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)

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Goes without saying, watch it again you'll see bits of the Fly, EBTTRT, One(drag) & WOWY videos in there.
Yes the movie influenced the video you'd think, Warner Bros & Wim Wenders are on the credits which would suggest this.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)

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I must say I'm baffled, I was never able to make out much of anything in that video!  All I remember is the psychedelic landscape-type scenes and some rather gruesome-looking images of what I can only describe as bondage... haven't seen it in a while though, so I'll watch it again next time I have the chance!
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 05:27 pm (UTC)

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Bondage??! LOL are you sure we're thinking of the same video??
I must watched it back again tomorrow.

I watched it back several times this afternoon before posting my reply, the dreamy bits are in there like.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 05:35 pm (UTC)

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Maybe I'm completely misinterpreting the visual images (I've often wondered if I am), but you repeatedly see someone (looks like Edge but it might not be) tied up and seemingly wrapped in plastic or something. It looks like something out of a horror film!  If you have a better explanation of what's going on there, then please enlighten me...!
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)

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Hmm that does ring a bell, I don't take that much interest in most U2 videos anyhow so you'd be more likely to be clued up than myself.

I'll write up an Andreaesque type account of what's in the video tomorrow, or should I say later today.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 05:46 pm (UTC)

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I just found a website with descriptions of all the videos, here is what's written for UTEOTW:

Adam standing naked waist deep in water - the scene is washed in blue and the water is black (you cant see anything). Extremely close up shots of Bono, Larry from above hugging himself, Edge enclosed in something that looks like cling wrap or some other kind of plastic. These shots are mixed in with shots of a car driving around - but the colours have been changed into flourescent pinks, greens and purples. Watch Out For: The Shot of Larry's right eye.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 7th, 2003 05:52 pm (UTC)

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Nae wonder I dont take an interest in that video! I wonder if these were unseen outtakes from the other AB video shoots.

You see Bono fly shots from the Fly video & One drag video. The car shots probably came from the One drag video shoot as well you'd think.
There's Larry & Bono shots from the WOWY video. Weird video no wonder its not on the DVD.
From:virginblue
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)

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Yep. That's it.

So I guess there's no official word on why it didn't make the DVD. oh well.
From:virginblue
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:09 pm (UTC)

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Yeah...that's the one I was talking about! You can see it was www.u2.com in the videos section. It's pretty weird. I don't know about these outtakes from all the other vids either...? So I think that's a different video altogether.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2003 06:35 pm (UTC)
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At first I thought maybe Nicky was thinking of the Love Is Blindness video (a similarly odd, cobbled-together vid), but I don't think so now.

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