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Day of the Dead (R1 vs. R2)

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2001 7:01 pm
by Nocturnaloner
I was wondering which version of Day of the Dead is the best to buy.

I know that the Anchor Bay version is widescreen and has some extras but I also know it was one of the first generation of Anchor Bay titles meaning lesser quality than the newer ones (noticable compression artifacts). There are two releases in the UK. The newer one seems to have the same stuff on it as the AB version, but does it have a better picture?

(Yes, this post was ripped almost entirely from the horrordvds.com board. Of course, the people here actually know what multi-region dvd is, so it stands a chance of getting answered.)

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2001 2:42 am
by Griff [Mola]
Well, I know there is now a R4 version out which sounds similar to those releases you've mentioned. Its PAL but quite possibly a half-arsed conversion from NTSC. Its got the behind-the-scenes doco, too. Non-anamorphic and dual layered.

The only thing of note is that the audio is apparently 2.0 whereas Anchor Bay's was mono.

You'll probably find that the R2 (UK and not Japan, I presume?) is the same.

REVIEW: http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=761

[This message has been edited by Griff [Mola] (edited 11-27-2001).]

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:58 pm
by David Austin
If anyone can correct me on this one, go right ahead...but I'm pretty sure the UK disc (from Arrow, right?) is cut.

If you're a fellow Region 1 dweller, I'd go with the Arrow disc if you can get it cheap. Anchor Bay has made some rumblings about revisiting DAY in the future, or at least after the DAWN OF THE DEAD "Ultimate Edition" with all three versions.



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