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comparing different region dvds

Discussion in 'General' started by mannafig, 26 Jun 2005.

  1. mannafig

    mannafig Minimodder

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    does anyone know any sites where they compare different versions of the same film on dvd
    eg region 1 has more extras but region 3 is uncut with dts soundtrack
    many thanks
     
  2. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I didn't think it was based on content at all and is just something to do with encoding? :confused:

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  3. adam197

    adam197 What's a Dremel?

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    Some DVDs have added extras when released to the UK over US releases what with them having 6 months to come up with stuff. You could just try amazon.com and .co.uk for region 1 & 2 comparison. Im not sure if there is a dedicated comparison site but amazon usually list extras, as im sure do other large sites.
     
  4. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    The encryption is the difference, to prevent piracy or early releases in different parts of the world i guess. Also, in some regions the dvd runs at a slightly different speed, such as the US being slightly faster than the UK, meaning the UK has a longer viewing time. Not entirely sure that is down the encryption though.
     
  5. Guest-16

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    Well US is 29FPS NTSC and UK is 24FPS PAL, but they are different sizes too so the overall "size" is equivilient. Only very few region 1 titles are RCE locked, and apart from actually going to either US/UK/Asia+Aus sites there's no real way to compare R1/2/3/4 etc content.
    It's very hit n miss, usually R2 gets the short end of every stick - Aus and Asia get some good extras and the US usually gets DTS soundtracks and proper box sets.
     
  6. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Pretty much every teen comedy movie that comes out here in Australia seems to be "Uncut - The version they couldn't show in the cinemas". Euro Trip, Road Trip and others too.

    Is this worldwide or just specific to here?
     
  7. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    no thats everywere, in the enate hope that some 16 year old will buy it under the impression its hardcore pornogrophy.
     
  8. mannafig

    mannafig Minimodder

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  9. Vito

    Vito What's a Dremel?

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    I think it depend on the distributor, not the region. Sometimes in a country, the prefer to reduce costs and eliminates all the extras (or just leave a few). It depends on the company.
     
  10. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    does anyone ever watch the extras anyways? first thing I do is rip my movie to xvid so I can watch without searching for the disk and not have to put up with previews, which are the most horrible thing to happen to DVDs since the uPOP (unless they came first...)
     

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