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Ran DVD quality?

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  1. crobo

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    I see that Fopp have Kurosawa's Ran on R2 DVD for £5. I'm tempted because I haven't seen it since the cinematic release, but a quick search suggests that the DVD quality is not great (though apparently better than an awful US release in 2003). The sound is in stereo but can anyone tell me what the DVD is like otherwise? A couple of the sites even imply that the film is in English (dubbed), which is surely impossible. Others suggest that there are fixed English subtitles, which would be OK.
    Info greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. crobo

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    Eitzel, that's just prefect :thumbsup: I even agree with the review. I'll get it.

    EDIT: actually, a film with this visual impact really merits a 5.1 soundtrack. A great pity it hasn't been re-mastered.
     
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    Anyone know how this compare to the region 1 Criterion Ran (Masterworks Edition) for Video and Audio quality?

    Any info appreciated.

    eatstatic.
     
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    well its certainly worth a fiver even if the quality is a bit crap

    quite a trek to my local fopp tho :(
     
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    Theres a comparison of 5 different versions here including the criterion one, which doesn't look goodl tbh :eek: :thumbsdow

    Good news is that this warner r2 release looks the best :lesson: :clap:

    I think its about time I bought it :blush:

    I can't see it for £7.99 @ play as stated, its now £14.99, best price I can see online is £9.99 @ CDWow :)
     
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    Cheers for the replies. The info is appreciated.

    Noticed that it is available for just under £5 from Music Zone, so will probably pick it up from them. Based on the information vs price, I think that this will be the best choice, although the Master Works edition does include the 5.1 mix, ah well!

    Cheers,

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    pRot3us, that's really useful info. It's amazing that there is such a variety of releases for this level of classic, with none apparently perfect. Anyway, I have my 2004 Warner's release so I'll see what it's like.
    Cheers
     

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