Thursday, September 10, 2009

Helen of Bollywood

Been meaning to blog about this for ages, but it's kept slipping my mind...

A while back, some of us were discussing in the comments to some post or other the lack of decent Helen collections on DVD, and how great it would be if someone could compile one. Well now (as I'm sure a lot of you have discovered already), someone has. Over at The Bollywood DVD Restoration Project, the very wonderful Mister Naidu has put together not only one, but three DVDs' worth of her, for torrenting. That's 60 amazing clips of Helen magic. Plus extras. With remastered picture and sound. Subtitles even (Bollywood DVDs often leave those out on the songs). And, he says there's more to come.

In a word: Wow!

18 comments:

  1. Bravo ! Gotta get em' all !
    Thanks to Mr Naidu.

    Harshi :)

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  2. In a different word... DROOL!

    Have you ever seen Helen as young as she appears in some of those b/w shots? JEEZ!

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  3. hey PC would love to get these but unable to register for bit torrent , have askes Mr Naidu also , can anyone help please

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  4. Really is SUPERWOW :) He's done a great job with these.

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  5. Reza: Hmmm, yeah, it looks like you can register for a donation of $10 though... quite cheap for 3 (soon 4) Helen DVDs...

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  6. I did register and pay but somehow having probs still, dont worry thanks for your reply

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  7. That sucks :-( I take it you've tried contacting the bwtorrents people?

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  8. will do if dont manage to sort it , but giving time in case some sort of click to confirm email comes through, they will re imburse if you dont dl anything
    I'll get there eventually :)

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  9. Thanks for the nice write-up, PC :-D

    Hope everyone is able to get copies of these DVDs :)

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  10. Hi PC, Hi Naidu,

    Where can I download the torrent on Helen DVDs? I am a member of BW Torrents. Is it available on their site?

    Cheers

    Raj1961

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  11. That is so awesome I can't stand it! Thanks for the link!

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  12. Having problems getting these. I downloaded them from the BW Torrents site. They are 4 gigs each (so I figure I got the complete d-load) but I can't figure out what type of files they are, can't unzip them or open in any program. Can't log back into the BW Torrent site either b/c my computer had to be rebuilt and they don't respond to my requests for new password. Advice ... help ... please ... my Helen love knows no bounds.

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  13. There might be platform based variations here, but essentially they're disc image files - burn 'em as is onto DVD-Rs and you should be ready to go. Or if you're on a Mac, just open the file in the DVD-player (don't know how that works on other systems though).

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  14. I have tried 3 different DVD burning software none of which recognize the file. The files must be bad. They were weird downloading. I'd just redownload them but I cant log back into the BW Torrent site and they don't respond to my request for a new password. Not really willing to paypal them another $10 for a new password. Anyone who has these files willing to burn them for me if I send you some blank dvds and a self addressed envelope. I'll throw in some extra blank dvds for your trouble. LMK if anyone can help. My email should work from my user name.

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  15. Der Rabbi,

    1. Get DVD Decrypter @ http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/

    2. Download and install

    3. Click mode - iso - write

    4. Click source - open file (Helen Of Bollywood)

    5. Insert blank DVD

    6. Burn - play - enjoy :D

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  16. Yeah that doesn't work either. It refuses to see the files. Think that proves that my downloaded files were not completed. I was shocked when it took me 3 days to download the first 50% of the 3 files but it then downloaded the last 50% in 6 hours or so. My downloaded file is corrupt somehow. Not sure why it would be a full 4 gigs if it were incomplete. Are the files hosted anywhere else? That site refuses to reset my password and I've already given them $.

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  17. Can someone reinvite me to BWtorrents so I don't have to send them more money? That way I can try to redownload it?

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