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Which region has the best audio/video transfer of Armageddon?


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted February 21 2006 - 03:44 PM

Now that I have an Oppo DVD player, I can enjoy the freedom of being region free.

I currently own the non-anamorphic version of Armageddon and have been wanting an anamorphic version for sometime.

Which region has the best audio/video quality and which version?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Ray_R

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Posted February 21 2006 - 03:50 PM

MY suggestion is to go to www.dvdcompare.net and type in the search thingy for Armageddon. My best guess is maybe perhaps Criterion's release is good? I've been using compare for awhile now and must they they're quite helpful. Good luck.Posted Image

Also, www.dvdbeaver.com is also helpful too but they're biased on the terms that the more dubs a DVD has the better. In my opinion that's a negative mark...


#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted February 22 2006 - 01:37 AM

Thanks, that's helpful.

Also, is there any video quality loss when PAL converts to NTSC?

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   RodneyT

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Posted March 01 2006 - 01:21 PM

Armageddon here in Australia comes in a great 2-disc set thats similar (but not the same) to the Criterion Region 1 release. The improvement that we have is that the picture is anamorphic (and quite good, too). Apart from that, the PAL speedup issues and PAL/NTSC format issues aside, the region 4 version is excellent. I owned the Criterion release a few years back (but gave it up for an anamorphic version) and the only thing i remember being on that version were a couple of the original trailers and TV spots. Thats about the only real difference in terms of content.
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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Bill Geiger

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Posted March 04 2006 - 08:11 AM

I also had the R4 Aussie disc and was very happy with it.

Sound wise, from what I have read, the R2 Japan rocks...but isn't anamorphic.

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Posted March 06 2006 - 07:01 AM

I have the CC version -- awesome extras and the picture is good although non-anamorphic. Use the zoom feature to watch it.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted March 11 2006 - 08:57 AM

R2J disc has a Full Bitrate DTS track, but is still non-anamorphic. Long OOP too. But that DTS track rocks!