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Made in Japan documentary DVD

The documentary DVD that was included in the 4CD+DVD box of the Made in Japan reissue this spring, will be released separately as a standalone DVD by Universal on December 12 (at least in continental Europe).

In other news, Deep Purple (Overseas) and Universal are remixing Made in Europe for a box set release some time in early 2015. There’s no word on the content of said box yet.

In yet another news, Stereo33Books are preparing a new Deep Purple photo book compiled from shots by former Melody Maker photographer Barry Plummer, taken on the band’s British tours between 1971 and 1974. The book is also due some time in early 2015.

Thanks to Peter Chrisp, Daniel Falaschi and Darker Than Blue for the info.

14 Comments to “Something old, something new”:

  1. 1
    purpledaniel says:

    Hmm…”The documentary DVD that was included in the 4CD+DVD box of the Made in Japan reissue this spring” lasts for nearly 1 hour. This edition has 88 minutes content. Hence, I suspect we will be getting the full MIJ footage (ca. 40 minutes) that was stated by the DP (O)…If so, why on earth didn´t they use the full footage in the original DVD? That´s called easy money making…

  2. 2
    Cameron Hons says:

    Very curious about the Made in Europe boxset. Cool!

  3. 3
    Scott says:

    The only way I will buy this is If they include all of the 8mm footage on the DVD as well.

  4. 4
    Larry Ray Toering says:

    No thanks to that MIE remix jive.

  5. 5
    matti says:

    Let me make a wild guess: The Made in Europe box set will include the Paris, Graz and Saarbrucken gigs, minus the encores. So, in some distant future we will be sold yet another deluxe box with the encores, maybe in several boxes.

  6. 6
    purpledaniel says:

    Can anyone who has the MIJ deluxe box set post the total timing of the DVD including extras?

  7. 7
    Les Hedger says:

    Hopefully it will have the entire Saarbrucken show and that show will have the full versions of YFNO and Mistreated and not the versions on MIE as I believe parts of those songs had bits and pieces from Graz and/or Paris edited into them.

  8. 8
    LRT says:

    There is no way DPO can convince with mkIII retro product, that it was ever on par with all the rest, including mkI. Keep trying, you ran out of material in 1975, get it by now?!

  9. 9
    Scott W. says:

    Look forward to the Made in Europe box. Love the 68′-75′ era when Ritchie and Jon put the ‘Deep’ into Deep Purple!

  10. 10
    Russ says:


    DP(O) never mentioned 40 min. When it was found it was said to be roughly 20 min of footage.

  11. 11
    purpledaniel says:

    @ 10.

    No it was not DP(O) it was Simon Robinson. But yes DP(O) recently said that there was to be a DVD with the FULL Tokyo footage not just the one released on the MIJ bo set.

  12. 12
    Scott W. says:

    Russ @10. I believe the amount of footage has been re-evaluated to be closer to 40 min. (I hope!) Read that somewhere else.

  13. 13
    purpledaniel says:

    It is still pretty unclear to me if this ocntains etra footage or not This is from Amazon: “This DVD with unseen footage follows the successful May 2014 release of Made In Japan Limited Edition LPs and CDs. ” So maybe it does contain new footage after all…

  14. 14
    Scott W. says:

    Someone from overseas has to have seen this by now. Please tell us what is on it? It is not for sale in the US yet. Reviews on Amazon UK refer to that waste of a dvd (like the “Inside DP” bullshiite series!)

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