Personally I'd say "yes" to both. I went for the R1 when it was originally released 2 or 3 years ago and it came in a nice thick card digipack set up like one of John Doe's notebooks. really nice. Suffice it to say, EIV never did the same for the UK set, but you can pick up the UK 2 disker for about £5 these days, which to me isn't even a decision you have to make.
Good pic quality, excellent audio and some decent extras.