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Essential R1 DVD`s?

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  1. Renz

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    Hi,

    I`m new to the forum and have just purchased my first multiregion player. I was wondering which DVD`s you considered essential purchases. I`m particularly interested in the sound/picture quality differences with respect to region 2 discs.

    Thanks
     
  2. Shoka

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    All depending on what equipment you are using, I would recomend some of the superbit titles, particualry fifth element and Hollow man.

    The PQ of fifth element is so much better than the standard UK R2, the sound on hollow man is amazing compared to the original release.

    Another thing to note about R1 DVD's is a lot of the time they come with DTS sound were as the R2's dont. They also tend to have less cuts from the movie.

    But like a previous thread on this forum asking for recomendations for DVD's it all comes down to your taste in movies, the 2 i have recomended are sci-fi movies which you may not be into, so comes down to personal taste.
     
  3. Lex

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    The difference between region one and region two is nowhere near as great as it once was - in many cases there is no difference between them at all (apart from the technical PAL/NTSC differences whach most people cant really see anyway).

    The biggest differences are often to do with cuts or extras or packaging - often you will find that a region two version has been cut or is missing some of the extras available in the region one version.

    I have always considered the region one T2 Ultimate Edition to be a good reference disc, but this is apparently about to be surpassed by the new Extreme Edition released on June 3rd so you may want to check that one out...

    Also check out some of THX 1138's reviews :smashin:
     
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    Welcome to the forums. :clap:

    Also check out DVD Compare to check the differences between R1 & R2 version Discs. It also tells you what disc have been 'cut' and the best version to go for in terms of extras. :smoke:
     
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    R1 LOTR Extended Edition - one disc that truly is 'essential'.
     
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    Or four. ;) :p Unless you only watch half of the film.
     
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    Saving Private Ryan with DTS sound is usually mentioned here, not available with DTS sound on R2 though.
     
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    Check out Fight Club
     
  9. Renz

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    Thanks for your feedback, I`ll certainly check out your recomendations.
     
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    Glengarry Glen Ross.

    R2 - 4:3, awful transfer, stereo (or is it mono?)
    R1 - 2.85:1, good transfer, 5.1 mix :clap:
     

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