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==Restoration==
 
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On October 16th, 2018, LMW user [[User:Notelu|Notelu]] had finished working on a serious restoration/remaster of ''Rock Odyssey'' and uploaded it to Archive.org. Notelu's cut of the film uses a combination of the high-quality Spanish VHS tape and a low-quality English cell phone recording of the film. He did this by splicing in the Spanish VHS tape for the music and visuals and the cell phone recording for the dialogue (as well as improving the quality). Right now it's the closest anyone has gotten to a high-quality English cut of the film.
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On October 16th, 2018, LMW user [[User:Notelu|Notelu]] had finished working on a serious restoration/remaster of ''Rock Odyssey'' and uploaded it to Archive.org. Notelu's cut of the film uses a combination of the high-quality Spanish VHS tape and a low-quality English cell phone recording of the film. He did this by splicing in the Spanish VHS tape for the music and visuals and the cell phone recording for the dialogue (as well as improving the quality). It was the closest anyone has gotten to a high-quality English cut of the film, but has since been taken down.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
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*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bY2ixqKAbw1qDFQZ7_sS0_L2FehvHmv_ Link to the Spanish dub of the movie.] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bY2ixqKAbw1qDFQZ7_sS0_L2FehvHmv_ Link to the Spanish dub of the movie.] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VrdeueOU1BLLtn20JdmXUELr0Oe8dJxA Link to the Ziggy Stardust cut (dead link).] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VrdeueOU1BLLtn20JdmXUELr0Oe8dJxA Link to the Ziggy Stardust cut (dead link).] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
*[https://archive.org/details/RockOdyssey Link to the superior Notelu cut.] Retrieved 16 Oct '18
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*[https://archive.org/details/RockOdyssey Link to the superior Notelu cut (dead link).] Retrieved 16 Oct '18
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Odyssey The Wikipedia page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Odyssey The Wikipedia page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18
 
*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1382663/ The IMDb page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18
 
*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1382663/ The IMDb page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18

Revision as of 23:04, 25 September 2019

Title .jpg

Title card.

Status: Partially Lost

In 1981 Hanna Barbera had come up with the idea of an animated TV special for ABC titled Rock Odyssey. The film would be shelved (most likely due to its violent and graphic imagery) until the mid-1980s, where the project would resume production. The film would feature many popular songs at that time by such artists as Jerry Lewis, The Beatles, and Wham!, which were all being covered by their own singers. The film takes the viewer through a tour into the history of rock, with a jukebox voiced by Scatman Crothers as the host. The special was directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Rock Odyssey was co-directed by Robert Taylor (though he wasn't credited), known for the co-directing the 1972 R-rated animated film, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.

The Music[edit | edit source]

Many songs are highly recognizable; some are by artists like The Beatles, Elvis Presley etc. There was a small argument over whether or not the film should use the original songs. In the end, Robert Taylor decided to do something "fresh" and record covers of the songs himself with a hired band. The film received “negative” reviews and has never released on VHS or DVD. It was never aired on television in the US again; it was rebroadcasted in other countries with the last being on Boomerang Southeast Asia in 2010.

Availablity[edit | edit source]

There is a copy of this film available for viewing in the Library of Congress, but there is no place to buy or watch it publically. There are copies of the movie on YouTube and Dailymotion, but they are both in low quality, split into pieces, and dubbed into Spanish (due to them being recorded from a TV airing, although the songs are still in it’s original English audio.) However, on August 25, 2018, LMW user EL_PRESIDENTE found the movie in higher quality (but still in Spanish). The full 90 minute English version remains lost, though there is a low-quality English version available, made from various sources by LMW user Ziggy Stardust. It is made from as many available online scenes as possible but was edited together before the Spanish dub's discovery, so the quality is less than satisfactory. It is highly unlikely that Rock Odyssey will ever see an official release.

Restoration[edit | edit source]

On October 16th, 2018, LMW user Notelu had finished working on a serious restoration/remaster of Rock Odyssey and uploaded it to Archive.org. Notelu's cut of the film uses a combination of the high-quality Spanish VHS tape and a low-quality English cell phone recording of the film. He did this by splicing in the Spanish VHS tape for the music and visuals and the cell phone recording for the dialogue (as well as improving the quality). It was the closest anyone has gotten to a high-quality English cut of the film, but has since been taken down.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

A still from the movie

External Links[edit | edit source]

Refrences[edit | edit source]