STREET HAWK PILOT VIDEO

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STREET HAWK PILOT VIDEO

Post by JON1482 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:42 am

I recently purchased the pilot on VHS, ( uk ebay), it's the 90 min version with the blue beam and 'blue screen' jumps.
Is this the rare version?? I remeber my Dad hiring it from our local video store in 1985, but I can't remember if it was this version or the one we can see on you tube today, (red beam, real jumps). Anybody got any info. on this subject? Thanks, Jon.

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Post by spyhunter2k » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:57 pm

Not necessarily that rare, just different than the one-hour red-beam version. The red-beam version was shown in Europe on SubTv, on the VHD and LD formats, and on VHS home video/betamax.

The blue-beam version was the one that originally aired on TV and then appeared in the Canadian VHS home video release.

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Post by scott » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:11 pm

spyhunter2k wrote:Not necessarily that rare, just different than the one-hour red-beam version. The red-beam version was shown in Europe on SubTv, on the VHD and LD formats, and on VHS home video/betamax.

The blue-beam version was the one that originally aired on TV and then appeared in the Canadian VHS home video release.

Actually I recorded all the episodes when they originally aired on ABC, and the blue beam version was never seen on American television. The Canadian home video release was the first time I ran across it at a mom & pop video store 5 or 6 years after the series was cancelled.

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Post by spyhunter2k » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:31 am

I stand corrected. But if the blue beam version wasn't the one shown on TV, does that mean there are three versions? The 90-minute red-beam, 90-minute blue beam, and 60-minute red beam?

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Post by JesseHawks » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:00 am

I have the Canadian verison VHS (90 minutes; processed jump sequences). I found this out after reading up on it. Very interesting how these different versions ended up on the market.
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Post by scott » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:54 pm

spyhunter2k wrote:I stand corrected. But if the blue beam version wasn't the one shown on TV, does that mean there are three versions? The 90-minute red-beam, 90-minute blue beam, and 60-minute red beam?
Yep, that is correct. :) I was so disappointed when the pilot (red beam) was first issued on VHS here in the states and discovered it was only 60 minutes in length.

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Post by Squilla » Wed May 26, 2010 4:25 pm

The CIC VIdeo (UK) release on VHS also has different music cues to that of the other releases. Check the blue beam episode on the UK DVD set. It has Van Halen's Jump whereas the VHS had Tangerine Dream doing a weird version of Footloose!

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Post by PeterGrayson1977 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:50 pm

The red beam appeared with the motorcycle on the American 60 minute version of the pilot episode. The blue beam came with the motorcycle in the Canadian and Great Britain 70 minute version of the pilot episode; when it was released onto video in 1986, I think.

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Post by Squilla » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:00 pm

PeterGrayson1977 wrote:The red beam appeared with the motorcycle on the American 60 minute version of the pilot episode. The blue beam came with the motorcycle in the Canadian and Great Britain 70 minute version of the pilot episode; when it was released onto video in 1986, I think.
Yep. That's how I understood it.

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Post by Josch Schulz » Wed May 01, 2019 4:18 pm

I am looking for a copy of this Pilot...my VHS sadly sayed goodbye after a long time....mayby somebody can help 8-)

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