Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Geeky glee!

Today the mail brought to me something I've been waiting over twenty years for. In a matter of speaking.

Twenty-two years ago a Canadian animation company called Nelvana produced a rinky-dink little movie called "Rock & Rule," which my little gang of geeks was SURE was going to revolutionize animation. (Nelvana was also, at the time, rumored to be the studio going to produce the ElfQuest movie. Um, yeah.) I taped it off cable and I've had that old VHS ever since. Of course, it's faded and worn and the sound is appalling, but I was pretty sure it was all I was ever going to get, because of course the movie tanked and it did NOT revolutionize animation. It was released on video and laser disc, but I never found an affordable copy of either, and stuck with my old, home-made one for years and years and years...

But today I have it on DVD. Not just DVD, but, according to the cover, a "...newly restored high definition transfer for optimal picture quality and with a newly remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundtrack..." DVD. Whoo. Does that mean the colors will not bleed into each other? The vocals on the songs will be audible? '<'gasp'>' I'm very eager to pop this into the player and watch.

And oh, the icons there will be... :D

My back hurts today. I think away from the computer I will go...


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 10th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Now if only someone would release the complete series of "Beauty and the Beast"...
Jun. 10th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
That'd be nice; then I can finally watch THAT one, too. I managed to miss it pretty much completely the first time around, and I don't remember why, because I liked the episodes I did see.
Jun. 10th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
I got so mad at them for the final season (shades of "Buffy"!) but basically I adored it. I have a big oil painting of Vincent hanging above my stairs, even.
Jun. 11th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
They do that to genre shows, don't they? I still get misty-eyed when I think about the destruction of Forever Knight. SNIFF!
Jun. 11th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
I've heard how that ended, and all I can say is, I'm glad I never watched.
Jun. 12th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
It was desperately sad. I'm not sure who to hate more for it--the network that bullied the creator so much he felt forced to do it, or the creator who allowed it to happen to his own creation. :/

I suppose if someone was going to take the rights to my "babies" away, I'd frell it up for them, too.
Jun. 12th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
So he had to kill everyone off to keep the network from taking control and doing whatever they wanted? Why on earth did he ever agree to a contract that would let that happen?
Jun. 12th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Beats me. I wasn't involved in the fandom, I just heard bits and pieces about it later, that it was caused by a dispute between Pariot (sp?) and UPN/TNT or whichever it was on at the time. I don't know if I ever learned all the details (which is probably why I'm not sure who to be madder at).

I still want them on DVD. Unfortunately, in addition to everything else, they're not a show priced to sell. :P
Jun. 10th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
Jun. 10th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
Must have!

And remember, NO Uncle Mikey!
Jun. 10th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)

It was true serendipity -- we'd been talking about it, and I was cruising around on the IMDB for something else when I stumbled on a voice actor, I clicked on it, and saw the "buy DVD" symbol was lit. Found it was available for pre-order and boom!
Jun. 10th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)

Jun. 10th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
Glee! :)
( 13 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

September 2019


Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow