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Memento nes par

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by DaveG, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. DaveG

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    Looking forward to seeing this film, and I have just read in a recent DVD mag, that in France Memento has been available since the 11/07 with more extras than the forth coming R1 version,<br />including chronological play back. (If you read the reviews you will understand why this is off interest).<br />So I logged onto <a href="http://www.dvdshoppingcenter.com" target="_blank">www.dvdshoppingcenter.com</a> and it says release date 10/07/01 and it was not in stock, also the review was comming later.<br />Now I have two questions <br />1/ Do the French write their dates like the Americans ie 10/07 will be<br />10th July in UK but 7th October in USA.<br />2/ The run time of the French R2 is 1hr 49 where as the R1 is 1hr 56,<br />even allowing for the different transfer rates, does this mean the R2 is cut? (which wouldn't be a first)<br />Actually I have a third question, dvdshopp.. quote the price as 27.29 (179ff)<br />I take it this means £27-29p which seems a bit steep.

    Trying to get the best copy of Memento is turning out to be more complex than the film itself.
     
  2. Confucius

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    That exchange rate seems a bit odd, there are currently just over 10 FF to the £.
     
  3. smiller

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    I have the Belgian version which is almost identical to the French one but has a DTS track. As far as I can tell the French version did not have a 'chronological' track. The only extras I have are Trailers, and an interview with the director. The DTS track is FANTASTIC and the transfer nice and clean (Anamorphic) and looks good when swapping from colour to black & white. When I seen the film in the cinema it was a bit on the dark side but the DVD transfer is great. I didn't order mine over the net as I have a good shop here in Luxembourg so I don't know where you'd get a copy. But it IS available. Oh, and it didn't appear cut to me but it is a hell of a film to take in !
     
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    I was going to get either the FRENCH or BELGIUM version of this film until after reading numerous posts at THEDVDFORUMS, I decided to wait for what could be a very good UK R2 release.

    There are also a few problems ( none of which bother me too much ) about the french/belgium versions.

    Aparantly the Belgium version whilst having a DTS sound track is INCORRECTLY cropped and some picture is lost and also does not have the chronological version of the film which the FRENCH version DOES have !!!

    The general feeling over at dvdforums now, is to wait as according to rumours our version could be the best of both ( but without the DTS track )
     
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    ...the Belgian DVDs of U-571 and Memento (both on the Belga label) feature dts soundtracks and are cropped (from 2.35:1 down to 1.78:1) so they'll 'fit' nicely on 16:9 TVs, thank you - meaning both movies miss about 25% of the image... doesn't seem to bother people, who are willing to overlook what, effectively, amounts to otherwise dreaded pan'n'scam versions of these movies ... as long as the dts track is there...

    Down with the Philistines! I say!...

    . . . <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> . . .
     

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