HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo wrote:I don't think you just "do" a PV like that, it must cost a LOT of money (really no idea how much a PV could cost, anyone knows something?) and time and preparation. And it seems that the whole single project (A+B side with the producer) was decided at the same time so I don't really think they changed their plan and made a new PV just because the OVER DRIVE PV would take a lot of time to shot/edit.
Well, I think something like that probably is actually what happened. OVER DRIVE is the actual single, and the PV is going to be played on Japanese TV, on the sides of buildings and on the monitors in record stores. So they would want to take as much care with that as possible, and work on it until the last possible date.
SCANDAL IN THE HOUSE is a b-side, and (AFAIK?) the video is pretty much only going to be on the STANDARD DVD. I haven't seen it (has anyone?) but I'd be surprised if it's really as elaborate as the OVER DRIVE PV. (btw I see after writing this that you probably agree with this now.)
The problem they faced is that without SCANDAL IN THE HOUSE, they only even had two other things to put on the DVD, both of which are things people have already seen. They probably knew OVER DRIVE wasn't going to be ready. So what else to do? Make a quick video for the b-side!
This could have been planned in advance this way, or it could have been the result of some unforeseen circumstance. But I am sure that they were not going to rush the OVER DRIVE PV to get it on the DVD; they were going to take all the time they needed with it, and always planned at least that much of this.
I do know from experience that in *any* reasonably sized consumer release, be it an album, a video game, a new soft drink introduction or whatever, something always goes wrong. When I first saw the STANDARD DVD listing, I thought, "that's it?" It wouldn't surprise me if something didn't quite go according to plan. Past DVD's have had content that adds up to about 30 minutes or more and I don't see them getting close to that here. Two of their original albums (plus I believe both of the greatest hits albums) have had spring tour digest movies. They shot special stuff just for the last two single releases. So I think for us to just get three music videos on the STANDARD DVD, two of which were previously released, it is definitely possible that either something was late, or something that they shot ended up being unusable for some reason. It happens. Then you scramble around a bit and do the best with what you have.