Around The World

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Around The World follows The Police on their 1980 tour of the Far East (as broadcast on the BBC as Police In The East) with added material of the 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour.

"Around The World"
cover of the UK VHS
Artist: The Police
Directed by: Kate Burbidge, Derek Burbidge
Produced by: Kate Burbidge, Derek Burbidge
Edited by: Jim Elderton, Paul Edmunds
Filming location(s): LOCATION(S)
Initial release date: 1983-08-17 (USA)
Running time: 75:00
Label: Thorn EMI

Video summary

A selection of live performances, behind the scenes material, The Police filming promotional videos - filmed between February 1980 and January 1981.

On 2022-05-20 this movie was released on Bluray and DVD for the first time - as Around The World Restored & Expanded. Picture and sound quality were better than ever, but for various reasons several scenes were cut or altered.


In its first half this video uses material which was originally filmed for Anne Nightingale's BBC movie Police In The East - live tracks for this TV broadcast had been overdubbed and remixed at Keystone Studios in Dublin, Ireland. The second half consists of material filmed during the 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour - the newer material was overdubbed at Super Bear Studio in Nice, France between 1981-06-05 and 1981-06-15.

Release history

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Cover art Release date Label Country Format Language Special features
Aroundtheworld vhs cover.jpg 1983-MM-DD Thorn EMI UK VHS (PAL) English none
Aroundtheworld betamaxcanada cover.jpg 1983-MM-DD I.R.S. Video Canada Betamax English none
Stub.gif 1983-MM-DD Tohkushinsha Home Video Japan VHD (Video High Density - a video disc) English none
Stub.gif 1983-08-17 I.R.S. Video Corporation USA CED (Capacitance Electronic Disc - a video disc) English none
Aroundtheworld laserdiscjapan cover.jpg 1983-MM-DD Japan Polygram Video Japan Laserdisc English none

Quotations and trivia

Japanese ads from 1983 and 1985:

1983 12 rockin on ad.jpg 1985 04 Music Life ad.jpg

See also

External links and reviews

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