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Region 1 vs Region 2

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by mattruston, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. mattruston

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    i know that most region 1 dvds are superior in terms of extras and sound etc but some region 2 dvds are better (lord of the rings extended edition for example). does anyone know of a website or even a magazine that compares individual releases on their regional merits? i just got a multi-region dvd player and its difficult a lot of the time to decide which regional version to get
    thanks for any help.

    matt
     
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  3. mattruston

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    cheers mate, nice one
     
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    Hi Matt

    Have you actually compared LOTR EE r1- to r2?

    I have the region 1 EE and region 2 thearical and cant tell much difference but then I only have a small display.

    I know theoretically PAL is higher res that NTSC but it often doesn't work out that way.

    Since LOTR EE is so good I might even get the PAL version as well

    cheers
     
  5. mattruston

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    hi mate

    the region 2 version has more deleted scenes added in and apparently a better picture too. The region 2 version is a good 10 minutes longer. but other than that not much difference
     
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    Hang on...

    Yoy have the R1 ext Edition and the standard R2 version AND you are now going to buy the R2 ext Edition :confused: :eek:

    Why stop there, why not buy the R1 & R2 Coll Edition and complete the 'set' ;)
     
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    The region 2 version is not longer. The region 1 version is longer because of the differences between PAL and NTSC (4% PAL speedup). There are no additional scenes.

    If anything, the extras on the R2 have had some swearing cut. R2 also has player-generated subtitles for the elvish talk.

    http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/comparisons/film_results_page.php?fid=2167
     
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    The region 1 (not region2) film is longer by 10 mins due only to the speed of the PAL transfer.

    There are no extra scenes in the region 2 version.

    I was only interested in a comparison between the picture quality of r1 EE and r2 EE.

    best DVD ever!
     

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