Right, r3 arrived today, has a card sleeve aswell, unlike the region 1, but has no inlay for chapter selections. This is my first 10 minute look on each disc...... The region 1 has a nice moving menu, the region 3 does not have this, they`re static , BUT the region 3 has moving scene selections, unlike the region 1 having just static . Next up: Bitrate. NOTE: This is only a small look at the bitrate to start with, as I`m short on time, but will go in depth over the weekend. I was bothered about the bitrate, as the region 3 has DTS. Region 1 : this seems to go from around 3.5- 9 on my scale, and is up, and down like a yoyo, but the good thing is, on the rain scenes the bitrate goes to about 8,and stays there, until the scene goes back to a non rain scene, then it dips to about 4, and goes up, and down from 4 to 8 again. Region 3: Simple, hangs between 7.5, and 9.5 on all scenes, thats it, it never seems to dip below 7.5 atall, unlike the region 1, which goes right down at places. But I`ll do more PROPER (not just bitrates) viewings later, and report back. Both soundtracks are VERY loud, either DD, or DTS, and both regions will do a proper test later (Again) I need to sit down at the weekend, and do a proper picture, and sound comparison,. and will relay my findings here.... probably sunday. Anyone else like to add anything???? P.S. This is a noobs review at a starting point, so please dont flame me No-one else seemed to want to do this yet, so I thought I`d have a go. Spoony.