(re: re: KQ6 Opening Movie)
> But, the floppy version has one of those beautiful camera panning shots that is a few seconds longer in the floppy version than in the CD version – and those few seconds are more than worth it, it’s too bad they were cut out on the CD.
I think you hit the nail on the head. I hadn’t realized that panning shot was missing from the longer version, but now that you mention it, I think you’re right.
What I loved about the “short” movie was how it started — something along the lines of “Long ago, in the kingdom of Daventry… Prince Alexander was a man obsessed.” Then the music went into an almost psycho-theme (no, psycho isn’t what I’m thinking of… but i’m pretty sure there’s a classic horror theme similar to the few bars that play as the camera pans down on Alex, who’s sitting on the steps of the throne room).
Then Alex notices something in the mirror and gets up for a closer look. No conversation with Valanice. (Can you tell I used to watch that thing over and over and over?!)
I guess I just didn’t feel the conversation with Valanie and the shipmates added anything… but maybe if I’d seen the longer version first I’d feel that something was missing from the shorter one.