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Kill Bill R1 or R2

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by pheonix322, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. pheonix322

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    I'm looking into the differences between the r1 release of kill bill and the r2 (europe) release. looking on websites like totaldvd the r1 version seems to have a running time 5 minutes longer than the r2 version but i am unaware of and differences between these two relaeses, are there any?

    sorry if this has been asked before, i did try to look for past posts,

    thanks for any help!
     
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    Difference in running time is most probably due to the fact that films mastered onto PAL video format run 4% quicker throughout than those mastered for NTSC. Or 25fps instead of 24fps.
     
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    I read somewhere that the US version doesn't have as good a picture as the UK, but the UK version has the paedophile line removed. Other than that, I believe they are identical.

    I cannot confirm these rumours as I don't own either version.
     
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    Here is a review between the US, UK and Japan versions.

    dvddebate

    They say its down to personal choice between US R1 and UK R2.

    Japan R3 is the winner.

    Wasabi
     
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    "Japan R3 is the winner"

    And that's very much and particularly correct if you want to see it in all its
    g(l)ory details!! Having watched both R1 and now R3, the major battle scene is the one that makes the difference.
    :smashin:
     
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    Japan is R2. It is the winner, though, except for the little subtitles issuette. R3 editions are the same as everywhere else (except Japan) in the content of the film.
     
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    Nigel: "Japan is R2"

    Hi Nigel,
    you are right of course, the jap. vers. is R2 (and NTSC! worth mentioning). Subtitles can be set to English, means the "original" language content can be followed subtitled as in the "normal" version (but then subtitles are always on unless you want to switch all the time - obviously :D ). Bought mine from CD-Wow.
    'night,
    Michael
     
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    oh......and a big chunk of the supplemental material (both video and text content) is in untranslated Japanese.
     

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