the DVD now! Some recommended sites:
Is the DVD multi-region?
A: No, the DVD only plays regions 2 - 6, thus
everywhere except Northern America / Canada.
Will the DVD get a release in North America (region 1)?
deal with Universal is now terminated. ZTT are currently
talking to new licensors but they don't forsee a release
until 2003 (if ever!) in the US. Another option if you live
in region 1 would be to purchase a region free player. See
Q: What is the meaning of the name Opti buk?
A: The first 808 State VHS / Laser Disc was
called Optical. Optibuk is a sort of optical (Opti) book
(buk) of 808's career. Guessed correctly by Mark.
Q: What is the release date?
A: Released: 28 January 2002. Advance copies for
journalists were sent out on 14 January 2002. Before it
was decided to include a bonus CD, the orginal release date
was going to be September 2001.
March 2001 808state.com announced that ZTT are undertaking
an 808State DVD. Fans were asked to actively decide on the
content. See also: 808 DVD thread on the discussion
board. Ideas of what should be on the
808 DVD and what should not were collected and compiled
by Markus Arnold. In April 2001 the results were published
on this page and submitted to 808 State who passed the info
on to ZTT.
Confirmation reaches us that the DVD will contain a bonus
CD featuring 8 unreleased tracks!! Not initially planned,
the decision was taken after tweaking some previously unsatisfactory
mixes from the 1997 PWL sessions. The package is now said
- 17 videos
- 15 minute
G-Mex segment (music, interviews, back stage, etc - never
- 15 minute
home movie section (never seen before)
- bonus CD
featuring 8 unreleased tracks from between 1994 and 1998
(some of which have been played live since 1997):
The Ten Ten
Villains And Nerds
808 are considering
to call the bonus CD 'State 2 State 2 (808 archives)'. The
DVD itself is titled Optibuk. Release date has been
pushed back to end of October.
Sound quality of the G:Mex gig tapes is not very good, so
actual music footage will be short. Andy was not involved
in animation after all due to time constraints.
808 have been editing the G:Mex footage. It's a bit like
a 15 minute documentary featuring interviews with punters,
Bjork and some live footage. Another 20 minute section features
stuff from 808s own camera, some making of Don Solaris and
some Castlefield gig footage. At this point it looks like
the Morley interview mentioned earlier will be dropped.
Andy has been working on the animation.
Good news: The rest of the missing Gmex footage has been
found! The DVD will hopefully feature around 15 minutes
of gig footage and 15 minutes of studio stuff.
808 have completed the DVD interviews with Paul Morley (who
no longer works for ZTT). One of the Gmex Turbo Rave tapes
has been recovered so far! The DVD release has been pencilled
in for September 2001.
Unfortunately it will not be possible to license TV footage
(e.g. TOTP). 808 do hope to do some 5.1 surround mixes if
ZTT gives them a budget.
videos in chronological order. An asterisk (*) denotes important,
as these videos are unique (not on Optical video and do
not 'recycle' other clips). In case there is a DVD capacity
limit, some tracks have been denoted with 'not necessarily'.
Note: Title of video (and name of director) should appear
before clip starts (not at end of video as on Optical).
promo clip and if possible Top of the Pops appearance
+ Live performance of 1993
promo clip not necessarily as it only recycles Pacific
- Cobra Bora
Ibiza live clip as its the Call the Cops mix
- Only Rhyme
that bytes promo clip
- Tunes Splits
the atom promo clip
- Cubic Ibiza
live clip as the promo clip only recycles Olympic
Rhyming promo clip
- In yer
face Ibiza live clip? (Should all 3 Ibiza tracks be on,
as they were already on Optical?)
- * Ooops
- Ooops Mellow
birds remix promo clip (live at GMex, important if GMex
footage isn't recovered).
- * Lift
promo clip not necessarily as it only recycles Ibiza clips
- * 1 in
10 promo clip
- * Plan
9 promo clip
- * 10 x
10 promo clip
- Is there
a Bombadin promo clip???
- * Bond
- * Azura
- * Lopez
not necessarily as it only recycles old video clips
MTV Partyzone Massive vs 808 State: State to State Megamix
video (featuring Gmex footage).