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Buyers beware: the R1/R4 version of Monsters, Inc. is NOT widescreen

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Javier_Huerta, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    Which is a terrible, terrible loss. It's exactly the same presentation as the R1 version, but it has 2 added languages (Portuguese and Spanish). It seems they had to lose the widescreen presentation in order to gain the extra languages.
    I'm completely saddened by the fact I bought this version. I'll have to buy mine from the States...
    DARN!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Your subject is a tad confusing, so let me make sure we have this right:
    R1 version has both WS and FS versions in the same box:
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    R4 version, you say, removes the WS version to make room for Spanish and Portuguese languages. Presumably for the Mexico/South America versions, rather than the Australia/New Zealand versions.
    [​IMG] Greeeeeeeat. [​IMG]
     
  3. James Reader

    James Reader Screenwriter

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    A quick addendum to David's post: The Canadian R1 version of Monsters, Inc. does not have the full frame version (but does still include the proper widescreen version).
     
  4. Luis S

    Luis S Supporting Actor

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    I saw a R1/R4 at my local b&m last week.Was that a mistake then?I couldnt believe it! I was just about to buy it when I noticed it![​IMG] Now ill just wait till tuesday I guess...
     
  5. Javier_Huerta

    Javier_Huerta Supporting Actor

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    Sorry about the subject line. It is indeed confusing.
    The R1/R4 version is NOT for sale in the US. It's basically identical to the R1 version except for the box: this version is white, and has Boo on the cover.
    But what's inside is what counts, and this release is the worst Disney DVD I have ever seen. Disc 2 is even worse than Disc 1, actually. Disc 1 at least has the 4:3 full screen release (meaning instead of black bars, you do get additional content on the top and bottom of the screen, just like A Bug's Life). But all the extras are dubbed in spanish and portuguese. And they didn't even bother to eliminate the english dialogue on the bonus disc - which means you get to listen to the bonus materials' in softly spoken english and in spanish or portuguese at a higher volume level at the same time. It's simply the worst dubbing I've ever seen in any medium. It's so bad the extras are unwatchable.
    Seriously, I advise anyone thinking about buying the R1/R4 release of this disc to avoid like the plague and to get the R1 version instead. It's so bad it makes me want to return it.
     
  6. James Reader

    James Reader Screenwriter

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  7. YANG

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    I've just received my copy of R3 release of MONSTERS INC. which carries only widescreen version of the film.No fullscreen option for this R3 release but comes with an option of ENGLISH DTS 5.1 surr.
    Disc 2 contents,i believe is that same as R1 release.I have noticed that the disc 2 is pressed by "CITREK CA."
     
  8. Allan Mack

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  9. Nathan*W

    Nathan*W Screenwriter

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    Real Name:
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  10. Johnny G

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    Jesus, James
    I never knew Sleeping Beauty had been released anywhere yet. I just searched and found this [​IMG] here but it says no more available.
    Which is better, the German or the French and where can I get it?
    Needless to say it must be 2.35:1 Anamorphic with English Dolby Digital 5.1!
     
  11. Mark_Wilson

    Mark_Wilson Screenwriter

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    Is the Canadian R1 a higher bit rate than the US R1? I've noticed some nasty compression artifacts in the US version. You can easily see them in Waternooses red vest.
     
  12. James Reader

    James Reader Screenwriter

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    Johnny G you have mail.
     
  13. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    Yang, what is the bit rate of the R3 NTSC version
    with the DTS track?
     
  14. Michael St. Clair

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    Yes, let us see bitrate calculator results for all versions!
     
  15. YANG

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    The bitrate for the R3 version is approx. 750kbps. My player do not show the exact figure(a PHILIPS DVD951,which shows only little bars).
    The most logical way to judge it as 750kbps is by looking at the multiple language tracks that was squeezed into disc1.
     
  16. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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  17. YANG

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    Thank you ENRIQUE for the link.
    Unfortunately i do not have a DVD-ROM drive with the computer.
    I will take note of the address you give to me.
     
  18. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    US R1 W/S Bit Rate 6.31 Mb/sec
    US R1 P&S Bit Rate 4.53 Mb/sec
     
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  20. Jeff Mason

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    Per the bit rate viewer, the Canadian version is also 6.30 Mb/sec.
     

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