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1974 08 27 A Token Of His Extreme 72.40 NTSC DVD (Obdewel_X - unicrayon)
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unicrayon
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Post 2006-10-05 18:44   [Quote] 
Frank Zappa & the Mothers
A Token of his Extreme
KCET TV, Los Angeles
August 27, 1974
72:40

DVD NTSC (720x480)
Audio: 128 ac3

VHS ripped by Obdewel_X
Editing & basic DVD authoring by unicrayon

FZ, Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Chester Thompson, Ruth Underwood

1. Dog Meat 4:01
2. Montana 6:04
3. George Freak Out 5:43
4. Florentine Pogen 10:01
5. Stinkfoot 4:16
6. Pygmy Twylyte 8:38
7. Room Service 8:40
8. Inca Roads 9:51
9. Oh No 1:39
10. Son of Orange County 5:29
11. Trouble Every Day 7:16
12. A Token of my Extreme 1:22

Ok, this is exactly the same lineage VHS tape as cosmikd's, same flaws, same artifacts. IMO it's one Gen lower and in it's original NTSC format. If it isn't a gen lower then the VHS is likely to have had the same source for cosmikd's conversion to PAL seeded here: http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5604

Main difference:
The red cast is not on this version - As Obdewel_X says, this is only really a minor upgrade, but noticeable on larger screens and in side by side comparison.

Enjoy!
Obdewel_X & unicrayon


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Post 2006-10-05 18:47   [Quote] 
The "is it worth upgrading?" screenshot ... (Click for larger image)
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Post 2006-10-05 18:48   [Quote] 
The 2nd "is it worth upgrading?" screenshot ... (Click for larger image)
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Post 2006-10-05 18:54   [Quote] 
I'll give it a try Wink
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Post 2006-10-05 19:00   [Quote] 
Yeah one gen, maybe no gen difference, but the color saturation looks much better, it's a go for me!
I have a question. Once in awhile I buy off the German Amazon site, and they offer this! Or some version. I sometimes order PAL DVD's from there, but it's a crap shoot as I cannot read German. The fact the same web page template as the American counterpart is used, I can figure out "shopping cart" and "checkout" etc.
What's the deal with that version? Is it still there? Is it worth buying? Any info appreciated!!
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Post 2006-10-05 19:45   [Quote] 
interesting indeed... thanks crayon!
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Post 2006-10-05 20:00   [Quote] 
Looks great!! IŽll go for it. Thank you! high5

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Post 2006-10-05 20:01   [Quote] 
thanks, a little bit better is better and my HD get some place for the moment Very Happy
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Post 2006-10-05 20:03   [Quote] 
Thanks for this!!!
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Post 2006-10-05 20:43   [Quote] 
It is worth, thanks J!
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Post 2006-10-05 21:15   [Quote] 
Cool...looking forward to this uni and obdewel_x !!
BTW...why is Approximate into Cosmik Debris not included here, or I guess it wasn't originally aired with those songs in the tv broadcast. Is that correct folks?? I know I am asking the right people...you all know all the FZ trivia.. workship
Thanks one mo a'gain!!

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Post 2006-10-06 02:08   [Quote] 
Just to add a comment here - this version is NOT a huge upgrade; however on a large screen the difference is quite noticable. In the spirit of this site, one always wants the best version available - right?
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Post 2006-10-06 04:02   [Quote] 
Choukrane & Merci & Thanks Very Happy Mr. Green
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Post 2006-10-06 21:32   [Quote] 
Someone tell me is this correct:

If I download this, rip just the "not for broadcast" part of the room 101 DVD, and I own the Dub Room Special, then I will have all the available sections of this show except for the blinking color effects. Right? And the quality of the 101 disc isn't THAT much different than this right? Then I can get rid of the red-cast version from cosmikd and get rid of the complete room 101 disc and not really lose anything. Correct?
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Post 2006-10-06 23:26   [Quote] 
Wow, despite what you're saying I think it's a pretty decent upgrade. The color saturation looks much, much better and seeing them side by side makes me notice just how annoying that red tint was. Plus I get it in NTSC which for me is a bonus. Thanks a lot!
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