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Alien Quadroligy

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by maverick177uk, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. maverick177uk

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    I can pick this up at HMV for £35 or should I go for R1 version, is their any difference, and also the individual Aien Special Edition versions are also available buy 1 get 1 free which is best the boxset or the new individual ones?
     
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    personally i'd go for the boxset rather than the individual dvd's because you get a 9th disc in the boxset with extra features, and the boxset is, or at least was a numbered ltd edition, so definitely worth owning.

    as for the comparison between R1 and R2, check out this link. R1 is the winner incase you can't be bothered reading ;)
     
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    As he said - but although the R1 has slightly better features (and only slightly), the packaging on the R2 is far far better. The box on the R1 version is rather flimsy in my opinion.

    I originally had the R1 and bought the R2 simply for the packaging. Then I got the Alien Head version, and currently have two box sets that have not even been watched! :(
     
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    Having traded my R2 for R1, although the R2 packaging is a bit more user friendly, the R1 has some nice artwork and personally looks much better, as does the whole boxset in general. Not to mention the various other advantages the R1 has i.e. audio commentary on both editions of the films etc, and also for me my preferred format of NTSC, trading my R2 away was a no brainer.
     
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    I have the R1 and my friend has the R2 version

    R2 Packaging is better, in that the DVDs are held on "pages" whereas the R1 is fold out like the old Xfiles boxsets (very annoying)

    i think the differences are that you get commentary on the regualr version of the film

    However all things considered i would go for the R2
     
  6. maverick177uk

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    Thanks all will go for R2 seems a bargain at £35 and with my tokens i'll get a fiver off that as well :thumbsup:
     
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    just to let everyone know you can get it for £29.99 @ www.streetsonline.co.uk found it to day by mistake, and to think I paid £50 when it first came out!!!
     
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    my friend has region 1 i have region 2. i like the region 1 packaging a bit better. but to be honest its the content thats more important and obviously the price.
     
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    I seem to recall reading somewhere that on the R2 versions, audio commentaries are only available on the cinema versions of the movies, while in R1 you can have commentaries on the special editions too. Worth considering if it's true and commentaries are important to you.

    Cheers,
    Erling
     
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    I never understood why the R1 release had commentaries for both versions, its not like the director could have been watching both the theatrical and special edition version at the same time so having the commentary only on the version of the film he was watching when he recorded the commentary makes sense to me.
     

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