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I read somewhere (I thought it was on AVS) that some of the music was changed for Love Actually. Was anything else besides the Kelly Clarkson song changed?
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I read somewhere (I thought it was on AVS) that some of the music was changed for Love Actually. Was anything else besides the Kelly Clarkson song changed?

The Kelly Clarkson song is still there.
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I was wrong it was on blu-ray.com

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=120842

The office party scene supposedly has different music at around the 1hr 5min mark.
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WTF....this is one of my all-time favorite movies. I pre-ordered as soon as it was available.....expecting I would be getting an HD version of my US DVD...??? Haven't had a chance to watch because of busy weekends - will be anxious to hear more on this...

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I've watched it probably a dozen times before I got the BD, and honestly I didn't notice the music change.
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I've watched it probably a dozen times before I got the BD, and honestly I didn't notice the music change.

So it is true that the music changed?
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Son of a *****. Now I have to watch this film now, this weekend, instead of on Christmas Eve with my wife. If Universal screwed us I am going to write go to their ofice and scream bloody murder.

Well, not really, but **** YOU Universal if this is true!

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Son of a *****. Now I have to watch this film now, this weekend, instead of on Christmas Eve with my wife. If Universal screwed us I am going to write go to their ofice and scream bloody murder.

Well, not really, but **** YOU Universal if this is true!

You don't have to watch the whole movie, just skip to the office party at around 1hr 5 min to confirm.

I believe the music for this scene was changed too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05nXkNxKkW4
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I've watched it probably a dozen times before I got the BD, and honestly I didn't notice the music change.

You sure watched it more times than me! I doubt any important music was changed. I watched the BD just a few days ago. If some background noise and music changed, it breezed past me.

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Son of a *****. Now I have to watch this film now, this weekend, instead of on Christmas Eve with my wife. If Universal screwed us I am going to write go to their ofice and scream bloody murder.

Well, not really, but **** YOU Universal if this is true!

Would you rather they just shelved films where they can't get the music rights? What wrath have you for Mu-sick Kompanies? ....that don't play ball?

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The music has always been an issue with this film. My friend, who runs film in his house, has a UK print of the movie and MUCH of the music is different, save for "Christmas is All Around" and "Both Sides Now," obviously.

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The music has always been an issue with this film. My friend, who runs film in his house, has a UK print of the movie and MUCH of the music is different, save for "Christmas is All Around" and "Both Sides Now," obviously.

Unless he has some super secret workprint of an early rough cut with temp music, I doubt all that much was changed. One of the bonus features on the disc is Richard Curtis explaining why he picked the music that he did, as demonstrated with clips from the movie. I doubt he would have done that if they were all tracks he didn't want.

I might buy that one song in the background of one scene is different. But I've seen the movie a few times in the past, and I'll be damned if anything stood out to me here.

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I believe the music for this scene was changed too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05nXkNxKkW4

The Blu-ray plays "Jump" at that scene as well. Are you claiming that there's supposed to be a different song playing? Kind of hard to believe that, considering that Grant is dancing around in time with the song and singing its lyrics.

Is the Blu-ray allegedly different than the existing DVD, or just different than someone's memory of the theatrical release? I think this is all much ado about nothing.

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I'm just going by comments on the blu-ray.com forum, as I do not have the BD yet.

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I just got my Blu-Ray copy of Love Actually today. I noticed one HUGE difference between the DVD and the Blu-Ray. During the scene with the company office party and the scene leading up to it showing shots of London on the DVD the song is Kelly Clarksons "The Trouble With Love Is" and on the Blu-Ray it's a totally different song. I have no idea which song it is but I compared it to the DVD and it's clearly a different song.

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My understanding of this is that the only difference in the music up till now was with Jump by The Pointer Sisters and the Girls Aloud cover of it that plays at the very end.

As I said, I do not have the BD so I'm just trying to find out. I'm not saying that's what's changed but trying to see if these comments are true or not. If it's just music during the credits that has changed then I do not care.
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The music has always been an issue with this film. My friend, who runs film in his house, has a UK print of the movie and MUCH of the music is different, save for "Christmas is All Around" and "Both Sides Now," obviously.

If by MUCH you include, the little girl not singing that Mariah Carey song "All I Want For Christmas"...that would be stunning & blasphemous.

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If by MUCH you include, the little girl not singing that Mariah Carey song "All I Want For Christmas"...that would be stunning & blasphemous.

Ah, right you are. That is the same.

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It's all true. On the dvd the song "Too Lost In You" by Sugababes replaces "Jump"by Girls Aloud during the end credits. It is this song that is heard during the first part of the party scene on the blu-ray. The dvd had Kelly Clarkson during that scene.
Is it possible that the dvd was changed, and the blu-ray is the same as the theatrical version? One song is missing from the dvd but the blu-ray has all the songs at some point in the film.
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It could also be the BD is accurate to the original UK release and the DVD was accurate to the US release; music cues like that change all the time as do the end credit sequences themselves (they're completely different on the US and UK releases of Bridget Jones's Diary.)
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It could also be the BD is accurate to the original UK release and the DVD was accurate to the US release; music cues like that change all the time as do the end credit sequences themselves (they're completely different on the US and UK releases of Bridget Jones's Diary.)

That's a good possibility. I thought it was very strange when I put my US-purchased Blu-Ray in and had to choose English from a long list of languages before the movie would start and then it showed the Studio Canal logo instead of Universal. Seems like a European disc has been used worldwide for this movie and that may be the reason the music is different.
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That's a good possibility. I thought it was very strange when I put my US-purchased Blu-Ray in and had to choose English from a long list of languages before the movie would start and then it showed the Studio Canal logo instead of Universal. Seems like a European disc has been used worldwide for this movie and that may be the reason the music is different.

That must be a Canadian thing, as the US disc has the same silly Universal logo and "screen saver" everywhere.

(For example, if you pause the film for more than a few minutes, the screen shot will disappear replaced with an animated Universal logo…)
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It's all true. On the dvd the song "Too Lost In You" by Sugababes replaces "Jump"by Girls Aloud during the end credits. It is this song that is heard during the first part of the party scene on the blu-ray. The dvd had Kelly Clarkson during that scene.
Is it possible that the dvd was changed, and the blu-ray is the same as the theatrical version? One song is missing from the dvd but the blu-ray has all the songs at some point in the film.

The US theatrical version had Craig Armstrong's music throughout the end credits. The UK version finished with "Jump" by Girls Aloud.

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Love Actually is the must watching title lists in the greeting season.
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If the US theatrical version had instrumental music during the end credits, then it's odd that the US dvd had two pop songs over them. In any event I guess we've indeed got the UK version on the blu-ray. On one hand I'm glad that we have the "original" version as Richard Curtis wanted it. On the other hand I really don't care for "Too Lost In You". I think Kelly Clarkson's song is much better.
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Hang on - they included the Kelly Clarkson music video on the disc, but it isn't even in the movie any longer?
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That must be a Canadian thing, as the US disc has the same silly Universal logo and "screen saver" everywhere.

(For example, if you pause the film for more than a few minutes, the screen shot will disappear replaced with an animated Universal logo…)

But did you have to select a language before the film played the first time? I do have the Universal logo on the main menu, but before the menu loads and before the movie starts it plays the Studio Canal logo. I've never seen the screen saver.
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The Kelly Clarkson song still plays during the end credits after "God Only Knows", just not during the party scene.
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But did you have to select a language before the film played the first time? I do have the Universal logo on the main menu, but before the menu loads and before the movie starts it plays the Studio Canal logo. I've never seen the screen saver.

Yes.

Also, the Studio Canal logo is one of several logos that plays at the head of the movie.
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Watched this tonight on blu for the first time. Just keeps getting better and better every time i see it...and yeah, I still cry.

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This is my wife's and mine absolute favorite movie of all time. And we regularly listen to the soundtrack CD. I'm happy that there was no discernable music difference during the movie. As for the end credits I don't know - I just know that listening to the CD we know which parts of the movie the music is from.....

Watched it tonight on BD. With a bottle of our favorite, special wine. Life is good!

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The new version is the US version. It's been corrected.

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