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Good R1 version of Highlander?

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  1. cmcg55

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    Anyone know what the best R1 version of Highlander is? I was looking at the silver-slipcased Immortal Edition, but it seems to be a deleted item everywhere. There was, I believe, also another Immortal Edition, in a more "regular" casing, but it's pretty tough to find also.

    Anyone got any recommendations?
     
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    highlander is the r2 disc any good is the picture ok and is they a s/e soon?
     
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    The sound is pretty pathetic, I own the metal case edition.

    Excellent film though.
     
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    For an older movie I thought the sound was quite well done (the DTS mix that is).

    The older highlander R2 was pretty pants.
     
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    I've the R1 metal case IE version and on here a while ago it was thought to have the best PQ of any release.
     
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    so is the r2 copy any good people say pq not very good
    but for £4-5 it seems a bargain
    but i dont want to but it and then find a s/e around the corner


    i can only play r2
     
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    I found the R2 edition very much showing it's age and looking very grainy. I'm not saying the Immortal Edition is a revelation compared to it, but it is significantly better IMO.
     
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    So have I, but I seriously can't remember anything about it (hence the :oops: )
     
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    ive got the r1 metal case one which is now pretty damn rusty. quite disapointing really :(
     
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    I have the R3 DTS-ES version. The sound is probably as good as it has ever been, but hardly compares to more modern films, not that I would expect it too. My main gripe is the PQ, it is very poor indeed. Still love it though. ;)
     
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    I've got the R1 immortal version with Queen CD.
    Bought it well over two years ago, maybe three and haven't watched it yet or listened to the CD...and i'm a big Queen fan!
     
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    The Hi-Def version is very good but unfortunately it is the US cut of the film with all the flashbacks removed. :(
     
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    Goodness, I hadn't heard there was a version like that. :eek:

    How long's the film? 20mins? :rotfl:
     
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    There can be only one
     
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    On the directors commentary on the SE release, (not the Immortal edition), I think they mentioned it there, in that test-screenings left the yanks totally confused. :rolleyes: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    EDIT: quote from IMDB

    Versions shown on the Sci-Fi Channel and USA Networks are heavily cut, and not just because of the head-chopping sequences. Many parts of the movie were removed for airing on these networks, including much of the Ramirez training sequence, most of the "Who Wants to Live Forever" sequence, all of the flashback to 1783, and other various pieces of scenes and their dialogue, making for an extremely chopped-up movie.

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     

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