mercredi 15 octobre 2008

Message from Jean Michel Jarre management : RE DVD Houston

WE REALISE HOW MUCH YOU WERE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO THE HOUSTON CONCERT BEING AVAILABLE ON DVD, HOWEVER THE UPCOMING RELEASE BY FRANCIS DREYFUS MUSIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

DUE TO THE EVIDENT POOR QUALITY OF THE FILM, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN RESTORED OR UPGRADED TO TODAY'S DIGITAL STANDARDS, NOR AT ALL TO A LEVEL OF A PRODUCT THAT JEAN MICHEL JARRE COULD BE ARTISTICALLY SATISFIED WITH, THE DVD, AS F.D.M. PLANNED TO RELEASE IT, WOULD HAVE DONE MORE HARM THAN JUSTICE TO WHAT REMAINS A MILESTONE EVENT.

A MERE DVD COPY OF THE VHS FORMAT, WHERE THE ORIGINAL IMAGES AND SOUND ARE FAR FROM OPTIMUM, WHERE NO BONUS NOR EXTRAS ARE PROPOSED, WITH ARTWORK THAT LACKED PUNCH...WOULD HAVE LED TO A LESS THAN MEDIOCRE PRODUCT SOLD AT NORMAL PRICE.

MOREOVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERLINE THAT JEAN MICHEL JARRE WAS NOT CONSULTED OR INFORMED OF THE RELEASE BY F.D.M., THIS IN ITSELF IS SUFFICIENT TO OPPOSE IT.

AS YOU KNOW, JEAN MICHEL JARRE TAKES TOO MUCH PRIDE IN HIS WORK AND CARE IN HIS CREATION, TO ALLOW IT, AND YOU, TO BE EXPLOITED, WITHOUT THE NECESSARY INVESTMENT OF OFFERING THE BEST STANDARD POSSIBLE.

WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINOUS SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE.

AERO PRODUCTIONS

16 commentaires:

Sven a dit…

I think this was the right step. We want quality pictures and quality sounds and maybe some extras.
I hope Dreyfus Music or Jarre will digital restore the movies (ALL OF THEM) that we can see them in future.

Dv a dit…

Merci Aeroprod de vous soucier de la qualité du produit proposé (sans rien proposer d'autre, bien sûr).

Grâce à vous, nous ne nous ferons pas exploiter par FDM (on garde ca pour ebay), nous pourrons continuer à regarder nos VHS toutes pourries en toute quiétude (pour ceux d'entre nous qui ont encore la chance de pouvoir les visionner bien sûr...et avec quelle qualité !), nous pourrons également continuer a perpétuer la mémoire de cet "événement marquant" et le faire connaitre aux plus jeunes de manière borderline comme nous le faisons consciencieusement (a votre place) depuis plus de 20 ans maintenant.

Oui, merci pour votre soutien et votre compréhension.

Colin a dit…

I agree that you were right to stop this release. It looked shoddy, almost like a bootleg and discredits your catalogue.

But I think you really need to sort out the release of your back catalogue onto DVD (and Blu Ray for post-beijing). The fans are eager to relive these events and it doesn't seem to make sense that both la defense / houston were cancelled beyond the lack of effort the dreyfus releases would have had.

So please release something soon - if you are able to cancel dreyfus releases it follows you are able to release these yourself, so why not?

best wishes,

Col.

Juan a dit…

Claro, como el dinero por la venta del DVD iba a parar a manos de FDM y no a manos de Jarre, ahora va y nos viene con la cantinela de la caliad y el precio. Si se preocupa tanto por nuestros bolsillos, ya podría haberlo hecho también con el precio de las entradas de los conciertos!!
Juan

FRANCK a dit…

"UN SPECTACLE DE QUALITE SE DOIT D'ETRE EDITER EN QUALITE D'IMAGE ET DE SON OPTIMAL DONC SAGE DECISION D'ATTENDRE UNE REMASTERISATION DU SUPPORT D'ORIGINE POUR UN FUTUR DVD DE QUALITE !!!"

Halcyone a dit…

Tout d'abord, merci de communiquer avec autant de franchise sur le sujet.
Effectivement, difficile de restaurer un évènement d'il y a ...20 ans, jusqu'à un niveau acceptable par Monsieur Jean-Michel. Il est exigeant le bougre et la qualité technique du DVD "Jarre In China" en THX se passe de commentaires !

Les choses sont ce qu'elles sont, et les relations que j'imagine tendues avec Dreyfus ne doivent rien arranger.
De plus, difficile de communiquer commercialement sur le film par la suite, donc peu de profits à l'horizon, beaucoup d'énergie à dépenser pour rien. Honnêtement, je ne crois pas que ces concerts reverront le jour. C'est dommage, mais à l'heure où on sent le DVD rattrappé par la HD, difficile d'éditer un DVD de qualité médiocre.
Concernant "la Défense", qu'en est-il (techniquement, commecialement) ?

Non, définitivement, organisons un mega concert (ou pas forcément mega d'ailleurs...) aux canaris, filmons ça en HD, captons ça en 5.1 et qu'on n'en parle plus !

Bon courage à tous.
Loïc / Halcyone

José GDF a dit…

No creo que fuera para tanto la mala calidad. Vale, no se grabaría en sonido 5.1, pero el sonido estéreo original no es malo. Las imágenes tampoco estarán tan mal. ¿Qué tiene de malo que se venda algo a bajo precio, siempre que se pueda ver y escuchar con un mínimo de calidad, aunque no llegue a los exigentes estándares actuales?

I do not think that was for both the poor quality. Okay, do not record in 5.1 sound, but the original stereo sound is not bad. The images will not be so bad. What's wrong with something that is sold at low prices, provided they can see and hear with a minimum of quality, though not reached the exacting standards today?

Karol a dit…

It makes sense. The VHS version is just...urgh..., a 1:1 DVD copy would be ridiculous.

francis a dit…

Bonsoir Jean Michel,

Décision correcte. JMJ reste JMJ.

Francis&Louise

VVA a dit…

Uhmm... I really am not glad to hear about this, and I hope there will be any kind of DVD release soon. Made by anyone!

I guess there are quite a bit of fans in a similar position.

I am in a country where the only way possible to see an event like Houston was thru a low quality pirated VHS copy.

I still have this tape, but I don't have a working VHS player any more. I have a DVD player, and now I have internet and online shopping, and I can order stuff, and I started buying originals that I like.

So, I would buy it, and watch it again and again, no matter the quality of the medium, because the event and the music was good!

Something which is good and worth it can be easily recognized even throug a low signal radio transmission in the mountains.

Because I don't have a VHS player any more, and because I don't see a need to buy another one, I was not able to watch Houston for 10 years now, and would really like to see it again from time to time.

I would appreciate any kind of DVD, since any type of 1:1 VHS - DVD copy made professionaly is 100 times better than the 1:1 VHS - VHS home made copy I had.

Do you honestly think that all of the 3 million viewers that were in Houston and watching and hearing from the distance - were able to see and hear the pristine sound and video quality? I guess not. But still they were there.

You shouldn't always look on the commercial side of the things.

eastcoasthiker a dit…

I am in complete agreement with VVA on this. My last complete viewing of the Houston concert was back when Bravo broadcast it. If one were to draw parallels then there would be no Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Procol Harum videos in existence! Is Jarre not a cultural/music icon also?
I for one still own very high grade video gear from beta to super vhs. I am sure there are many other videophiles out there quite willing to pre/post process the entire production for much less than standard commercial cost.I bet any one of the French Media based educational institutions would love to take up the torch and run with it for free. F Dreyfuss Music needs a reality check. JMJ needs to do a "top-down" check, and realize many fans don't expect diamonds from a lump of coal.
Originality is the pure essence of creation.
The temptation to become a video pirate now rears it's head.

Xevi a dit…

Qu'el penji pirata al youtube!

eastcoasthiker a dit…

One might argue to YouTube being blatant piracy I guess. These arguments are best left to the powers that be. Jarre's management is acting in a manner befitting a Vampire. When mirrored,they fail to see the image creativity and technology has already produced, and can be reproduced using the same, only in a better and higher quality format.
I for one would be willing to put more than a crisp Cinquante on the counter for that video, as long as it isn't pirated.
I am not alone either.
F Dreyfus music is doing the Company, Jarre fans, and ultimately JMJ and his family a great disservice for not at least releasing the original for sale.
Fans judge the Artist(s).

One word to F Dreyfus Music.

"Dulce et decorum est".

Ola a dit…

Get a new keyboard!

-=MeMpHiS=- a dit…

Do you do BLU, Jean Michel? I do, and trust me, it's an amazing experience. I'am one of the biggest fans of yours here in Poland and I am really hungry to see your spectacular performances in 1080p! Don't make me wait any longer, please feed my eyes and ears with your Blu ray releases. PLEASE :-)

Best regards,

Memphis

Christian a dit…

I want perfection. TrueHD Sound and 1080p. Usually JMJ is sate-of-the-art. Why do we have to wait for HD releases? I want Blu-Ray...I think a lot of fans would like to pay the price for it