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3.0 out of 5 stars what is wrong here?, 13 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
I have seen the edited version of this series that was broadcast on BBC television early in the last decade. It is excellent although flawed as anyone who has followed the reviews on the internet will know.

I have a question. Since the original was around 19 hours, why is it that this British four DVD edition is only around 12 hours and probably the same length as the edited BBC showing? The American version is 12 DVD and presumably is the full length presentation. The 12 DVD version is available to UK customers on Amazon.co.uk, and for not much more than we pay for the shorter British version, but customers will no doubt pay duty and VAT at 20% on top of the US price.

WHY DO WE BRITS GET AN INFERIOR PRODUCT?

WHY DOESN'T AMAZON UK MAKE THE FULL SHOW AVAILABLE TO LOYAL BRITISH JAZZ FANS?
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2011, 11:40:23 GMT
What is wrong here?, 13 Jan 2011 By Mr. K. J. Morris
And still no answer at December 2011!

Posted on 27 Nov 2012, 13:08:24 GMT
Gizmophobic says:
Recently shown on PBS on freeview-anyone know if that was the full length one?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012, 18:14:59 GMT
If by PBS you mean the US public broadcaster, I'd assume it to be the full length version. That was edited by the BBC for the UK market. I couldn't see any reason for the Yanks to truncate what is in effect a tribute to the culture of the US.
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