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On The Air

Postby hiab-x » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:44 am

Hi everyone, this is my first post here.

I was one of the global TV watching minority who loved 'On the air' when it first screened. I avidly recorded all the episodes on VHS tape... (You can tell what's coming) Those tapes died along with my VHS machine. Recently I've remembered 'On the air' and really wanted to find a way of showing it to my wife and daughter. An endless trudge of internet complete with disapointments is all I've found. (Yes, I am aware that you can watch sickeningly low quality copies on Yutube)

It looks like there's no available DVD to buy.
You can get a copied DVD complete with Japanese subtitles.
You can download a torrent that has the shows in AVI format (Converted from DivX 5) I have tried this and found that the AVI's are choppy and unwatchable no matter what codec I have installed. This has been quite haert-breaking.
You can get the show in Laser disk (To most people that's as useful as offering a Betamax version!)
Not available from David Lynch.com

I'm all out of ideas and would dearly love to get hold of a decent quality version of the show. Can anyone help ?

Thanks

Matthias

P.S Is it realistic to now completely give up on seeing T.P R2 DVD ?
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Re: On The Air

Postby Jerry Horne » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:13 am

According to the thread below, Lynch is working on an official DVD release:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=877

Other than waiting, you can score a bootleg off eBay to hold you over...
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Re: On The Air

Postby hiab-x » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:44 am

That's 'promising news', and thanks for the info. I would ordinarilly feel excited,however I have patiently waited over a decade (as have most of us) to just see a decent remastering of T.P and have yet to see season 2 in my native R2 format, so 'talking about it' from Mr.Lynch , is something best taken with a pinch of salt. Not that it's his fault that his work has become so underseredly obscure.

In the meanwhile, can anyone comment on the quality of the ebay bootleg of On The Air ?
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Re: On The Air

Postby Jerry Horne » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:47 am

I have heard that there are two sources for bootlegs that show up on eBay. The Japanese laserdisc (w/ burnt-in subtitles) and the U.S. VHS. Both fairly decent quality.
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Re: On The Air

Postby douglasb » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:05 am

I am currently in the process of transferring my original 'off the air' (can you see what I did there?) videotapes to DVD. Considering their age, they're in pretty good shape. I have a bunch of what I imagine are pretty rare Lynch-related documentaries, features, etc. from back in the day too. It's just finding the time and wherewithal to get the job done.
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Re: On The Air

Postby marchug » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:14 am

i bought a copy of on the air from super happy video. i think that's what it is called?

it was the japanese laser disc transferred to dvd. i am happy with it. it didn't cost a whole lot. i will definitely buy the official release if that ever happens.

they look great. the only annoying thing is the japanese subtitles and i stop noticing them after about 10 minutes...
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Re: On The Air

Postby dugpa » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:50 pm

Check this out. I never noticed this before but in the Pilot, you can clearly see a quick cameo by Angelo...

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Re: On The Air

Postby Jerry Horne » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:11 pm

He is also playing the piano in another episode (or maybe the pilot too) Also, several songs from Twin Peaks turn up in OTA.
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Re: On The Air

Postby keatonshat » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:09 am

Does anyone happen to have any large scans of the On The Air laserdisc artwork or VHS artwork?
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Re: On The Air

Postby Jonatan Silva » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:39 am

I'd like to get my hands on this. Is there any lik to download it? I searched and googled to find On The Air but it didn't work out.
I know bootlegs exist but I don't like to buy them - only official releases.
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Re: On The Air

Postby dl_fan » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:12 pm

Jonatan Silva wrote:I'd like to get my hands on this. Is there any lik to download it? I searched and googled to find On The Air but it didn't work out.
I know bootlegs exist but I don't like to buy them - only official releases.


There are episodes on YouTube (search "DAVID LYNCH On The Air").
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Re: On The Air

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:34 am

Another OtA cameo I've never seen anyone reference: Lynch is the voice of Mr. Zoblotnick over the phone at the end of the pilot (yelling in Gordon Cole style, but with Vadja's accent: "We have a hit!").
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Re: On The Air

Postby Odnetnin » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:18 pm

keatonshat wrote:Does anyone happen to have any large scans of the On The Air laserdisc artwork or VHS artwork?


Please tell me you found one. I've been looking all over.
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Re: On The Air

Postby claaa7 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:36 am

Odnetnin wrote:
keatonshat wrote:Does anyone happen to have any large scans of the On The Air laserdisc artwork or VHS artwork?


Please tell me you found one. I've been looking all over.


Here are some really good high resolution Pictures of the laserdisc gatefold release.. Three pictures in all. looks really nice!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ON-THE-AIR-Davi ... SwnHZYd5iT

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