Attack of the clones R1 or R2 - Poll

Region 1 or 2

  • R1

    Votes: 46 70.8%
  • R2

    Votes: 19 29.2%

  • Total voters
    65

petrolhead

Well-known Member
Now I have my new MR DVD Player I have to choose between R1 or R2.

On an earlier thread someone mentioned this:

Well if they apply horizontal and vertical EE to the R1 again like SW:TPM I shall be sticking to the R2.

Whats that about.

The only difference I can see between the two is that R2 has "R2-D2: Beneath the Dome mockumentary trailer"

Any thoughts
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
EE = edge enhancement.
Apparently it isn't a factor on the new film according to reviews at places like www.dvdfile.com

the R2D2 beneath the dome promo is on both R1 and R2 discs

R1 for me
 
S

Squirrel God

Guest
The R2 is censored, as is the R4.

That makes R1 the only version to get in my book.
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
Hi,

Was it me, or did 'Mothman Prohrycies' (cant spell it) have too much EE.

The brickwork and overhead cables just twinkled.


rai
 
B

bastogne

Guest
>The R2 is censored, as is the R4.

Oh, really? Where's your evidence for this? According to one of the online reviews the UK check discs are coded R2 only - presumably because of the 1 sec cut required by the BBFC to pass the film as a 'PG'.

I can't see any reason why the R4 version should suffer the same cut and until I hear otherwise from someone who has actually seen the R4 disc I'd rate the R4/PAL disc as the version to go for.
 
As mentioned Region 1 for the head butt - was the head butt in the cinema release in the uk/ireland? i can't remember.
 
J

juboy

Guest
R1 - to match my R1 TPM, for progressive scan, for no third party imposed censorship.
 

kevb

Novice Member
Originally posted by bastogne
>The R2 is censored, as is the R4.

Oh, really? Where's your evidence for this? According to one of the online reviews the UK check discs are coded R2 only - presumably because of the 1 sec cut required by the BBFC to pass the film as a 'PG'.

I can't see any reason why the R4 version should suffer the same cut and until I hear otherwise from someone who has actually seen the R4 disc I'd rate the R4/PAL disc as the version to go for.
Nice tone of post for a new member too start off with. When I need a lesson in how to make friends and influence people I'll come to you for advice.:rolleyes: Perhaps you will enlighten us with your view of why the region 4 is the disk to purchase.
 

pete18

Active Member
but on dvdcompare it states that the region 4 is not cut please see below

and shows only the region 2 is cut

it says
OVERALL : R1 - These INITIAL specs show the only differences are the audio options, HoloNet News Website, THX certification and cuts - which suggest that you should go for Region 1. All discs are released week commencing 11th November 2002

Cuts
R1 - No cuts
R2 - 1 second to headbutt in order a get a PG rating
R4 - No Cuts


region 4 for me only
if the region 4 is as dvd compare say and is uncut


from pete
 

bh

Standard Member
Originally posted by pete18
but on dvdcompare it states that the region 4 is not cut please see below

and shows only the region 2 is cut

it says
OVERALL : R1 - These INITIAL specs show the only differences are the audio options, HoloNet News Website, THX certification and cuts - which suggest that you should go for Region 1. All discs are released week commencing 11th November 2002

Cuts
R1 - No cuts
R2 - 1 second to headbutt in order a get a PG rating
R4 - No Cuts


region 4 for me only
if the region 4 is as dvd compare say and is uncut


from pete

:confused:

So why region 4?
 

pete18

Active Member
cause it is dual region 2/4 which means its both region 2 and 4
as it states on cd-wow
might be uncut and is in pal a better picture quality than nstc (region 1)

from pete
 
S

Stroppy

Guest
I want A censored version with French writing on the cover as I couldn't give a monkeys about either as long as the film is ok.
 
B

bastogne

Guest
>Nice tone of post for a new member too start off with. When I need a lesson in how to make friends and influence people I'll come to you for advice. Perhaps you will enlighten us with your view of why the region 4 is the disk to purchase.

A new member indeed but not the sort to recommend the R1 version when a) there's no evidence the R4 is cut, b) the extras are identical c) the R4 is PAL and therefore compatible with UK players/televisions as well as offering the benefit of superior resolution over the R1 and c) as cheap if not cheaper to order online than the R1 given the strength of the pound against the aussie dollar.

Perhaps someone should add the R4 to the poll?
 

Oblivion

Standard Member
the R4 is PAL and therefore compatible with UK players/televisions
R4?? Still means you have to have a chipped player. Please give an example of a UK Player that wont Play NTSC DVDs?

offering the benefit of superior resolution over the R1
Matter of opinion. Extra lines do not equal better quality.

Paul
 

bh

Standard Member
Originally posted by pete18
cause it is dual region 2/4 which means its both region 2 and 4
as it states on cd-wow
(region 1)

from pete
Typo I'm afraid.

:(
 

pete18

Active Member
you will not need a multi region dvd player
as star wars aotc is
dual region like Back to the future and can play on region 2 machine cause it's both region 2/4


from pete
 
B

bastogne

Guest
>Please give an example of a UK Player that wont Play NTSC DVDs?

Well OK I'll concede that but there are still plenty of TV's - including those budget widescreen sets that go for around the £300 mark - that only display NTSC in black and white! And before you ask, yes, I have seen these sets with my own eyes.

Besides even if you do have an NTSC compatible TV why on earth would you want to watch AOTC with 3:2 pulldown. Hell with that!

quote:
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offering the benefit of superior resolution over the R1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>Matter of opinion. Extra lines do not equal better quality.

I agree with you that extra lines do not equal better quality - if say the PAL DVD transfer is poor compared to the R1. For example an R2 non-anamorphic picture transferred from a composite source vs an R1 anamorphic transfer from a component source. But do you really, seriously think this is going to be an issue with AOTC?

As a video format PAL offers superior vertical resolution compared to NTSC. Since this IS Star Wars we're discussing I think we're virtually guaranteed a top notch transfer from Lucasfilm whatever the region. So taking all that into account plus the censorship trim I think it's got to be the R4.
 

Lex

Novice Member
I am getting the Region 3 version with Ruke SkyWalker and Han Soro! :D
 

bh

Standard Member
Originally posted by pete18
you will not need a multi region dvd player
as star wars aotc is
dual region like Back to the future and can play on region 2 machine cause it's both region 2/4


from pete
 
B

bastogne

Guest
Originally posted by pete18
>you will not need a multi region dvd player
as star wars aotc is
dual region like Back to the future and can play on region 2 machine cause it's both region 2/4

Must be from the same source as my 19 hr 7disc collectors SE of the Raiders of the Lost Ark trilogy.:D
 
J

John-D

Guest
PAL PQ is excellent, but NTSC with Progressive Scan wins hands down.

It's R1 for me. I can't stand the 4% speed up of PAL formated disc's. Star Wars main theme sounds too fast, and those speeded up voices. No thanks!

I like my movies to run their proper times i.e. AOTC NTSC runs for 142mins. I think you'll find the PAL version is a little less.

I guess it's up to the individual, and what he/she likes.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU IN YOUR CHOICE OF REGION :D
JD.
PS. It's rumoured that the R2 version has a little EE. The link to the site that reviewed the R2 version, has a link to it on one of the AOTC threads in DVD Talk.
 

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