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Chess - We have release date!

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Chess - We have release date!#1
Posted: 5/19/09 at 11:06am
Well, it looks like a full audio recording, and a highlights CD will be publicly available on the 16th June, just under a month away! A Region 1 DVD of it is also due for that date, but no announcement on Region 2! Are we likely to get it, or are they gonna air it on TV first?
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re: Chess - We have release date!#2
Posted: 5/19/09 at 11:55am
TV first I've been told, September time???

BUT then don't listen to me cos i didn't like 'Next To Normal' so what the fcuk do I know!
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re: Chess - We have release date!#2
Posted: 5/20/09 at 6:25am
24.99??? I hope they cleared up the sound for that!
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re: Chess - We have release date!#3
Posted: 5/20/09 at 6:52am
ive just wet myself a little !
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re: Chess - We have release date!#4
Posted: 5/20/09 at 9:10am
I'm rather irritated at the price, if you order the CD on Amazon.com from the US it works out at around 13 and around 11 for the R1 DVD plus postage and packaging which I'm told would be around 4-5 if you order both at the same time. So that's somewhere in the region of 30 for both, whilst over here its 24.99 just for the bloody CD.

Only major downside is the time it takes to ship and the R1 DVD (although not a problem for 2 of the DVD players in our house).

I'm getting the DVD and CD, just haven't figured out which way I'm going to do it. I've got to actually y'know, HEAR it since I did actually go to the concert.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#5
Posted: 5/20/09 at 9:11am
LMAO at mamma
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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re: Chess - We have release date!#6
Posted: 5/28/09 at 7:08am
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re: Chess - We have release date!#7
Posted: 5/28/09 at 7:23am
Those pictures just jogged my memory, what was up with the cast being kitted out in clothes from Marks & Spencer?!

Sponsor the show sure, but it made it seem a bit...frumpy? The dress Idina wore looked quite awkward I remember.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#8
Posted: 5/28/09 at 8:29am
Not the best collection of images, I feel.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#9
Posted: 5/28/09 at 10:11am
More Primark than M and S i feel.
Cheap and nasty.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#10
Posted: 5/29/09 at 6:03am
Most DVD players can easily be converted to region free. So the region 1 thing shouldn't be unduly problematic for most. But the higher price is probably just intended to be a disincentive to buy it in advance of the actual screening over here.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#11
Posted: 5/29/09 at 7:02am
The Jerry Springer DVD was 20 pounds then it was screened and now its as little as 2 pounds!
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re: Chess - We have release date!#12
Posted: 5/29/09 at 9:08am
This score is bad 1980's Euro-pop. Yawn, why?
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re: Chess - We have release date!#13
Posted: 5/29/09 at 6:09pm
Bad 1980's Euro-pop that's one of the nation's favourite musicals, that's why.

The concert was pretty bad, unfortunately, but anything that gives the show new life is worth a shot I guess.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#14
Posted: 5/29/09 at 9:54pm
I can't understand the appeal this has. It was dated when it origianlly opened and the years haven't been kind to it. Once again, why?
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re: Chess - We have release date!#15
Posted: 5/30/09 at 5:15am
That book I mentioned ('Broadway Babies Say Goodnight') on another thread laid into 'Chess' and tells its production problems but most importantly goes on about how dated it was from day one.
I'll find a few lines and post them, they are interesting.
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re: Chess - We have release date!#16
Posted: 5/30/09 at 7:38am
When I went to see the concert version, I admit that I really knew nothing about it beyond 'I Know Him So Well' and that it had something to do with Chess...and my motive for going was the line up.

The storyline? Could not care less, don't remember a thing about it - perhaps the concert presentation left out a lot, or it complicated what was going on. Most of the songs I have no recollection of, however their were a couple that did stand out and have me interested...and yes they were the famous ones.

I completely agree with you that it seems dated, and not even in a 'this captures a moment in history' kind of dated, more a 'can you believe that anyone found this new and riveting?'.