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Why do the BBC make cuts in DVD collections ?

Postby Archie » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:33 pm

I belive the Steptoe box set contains a few cuts thankfully the individual series disks have escaped cuts.
The Christmas special had a slight cut when Harold was in the travel agent though :(

I recently bought the 'Some Mothers Do Ave Em' box set and it contains a number of cuts :evil:

Why do the Beeb do this and who decides where to make the cuts :?:
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why do the bbc make cuts in dvd collections ?

Postby harold » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:09 pm

i AGREE ARCHIE THAT IS WHY I HAVE DECIDED TO GET THE INDIVIDUAL SEASONS IT WILL COST MORE BUT AT LEAST IT WILL NOT HAVE ANY CUTS
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Postby Rian » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:48 pm

Yeah i rarley bu y boxsets anymore because of this reason!
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Postby PhilGlass » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:03 am

I know the answer to this - there are several reasons...

One of the biggest victims was the Only Fools and Horses set - if there is, say, background music, or any reference, symbol etc which requires a copyright to be paid - it is very easy to get permission to use this stuff for a tv broadcast, but for a dvd release it is very complicated - how many copies will they sell? What royalty share do they get for just a second of their copyright logo or reference or music?... So the bbc take the easy option and cut it. Home releases have always caused problems for such as there is no definitive rule or industry standard.

Thats the main reason... other than that, the bbc are a bunch of cowboys!
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Postby Mangore » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:31 pm

Yes, Only Fools was a major victim. The episode Mother Natures Son is a case in point, in the original, The Beatles Money was played in the background in the Brighton scene, but for the DVD they had to change it. Worst affected was Yuppie Love, the scene where rodney first asked Cassandra to dance was cut :cry: Again, the answer might well be the music, the scene was set in a disco :?:
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Postby PhilGlass » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:02 pm

Good old bbc eh? lol
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Postby kevukuk » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:57 am

the worst only fools dvd is a royal flush,this 1986 xmas special has about 20 minutes removed,god knows why,the dvd box says"this is the 2004 version and is not as originally broadcast,it hasn't been cut,more butchered!!
god save albert & harold!!
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Postby Rian » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:19 am

oh my godw what bit do they cut out ?

its such a classic
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