Best Zulu dvd?

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  1. Mike Coady

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    I know this was discussed awhile back, but what the best version now available and where can I by it? Thanks!
     
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    The one that was released about 2 months ago in R2 (I don't know if it got a R1 release - I *think* it did but the usual R1-R2 comparison site I use is playing up at the moment). Easily identified by the fact it's the only one with a commentary track.
     
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    Definately go with the R2 if you're multi-regional with Pal to NTSC. All R1 versions are from budget companies & pale in comparison to this R2 release.
     
  4. Mike Coady

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    Okay to be clear on this, I need to get a "Region 2" release, this is not available in a "Region 1"? And this will mean I will need both a region free player plus one that does PAL to NTSC conversion? Is that correct?

    Also where could I order this?

    Is this version Anamorphic?
     
  5. Jeff_HR

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    There were R1 versions available recently, but they're crappy IMHO. The R2 Pal version I own is wonderful. I bought my multi-region with PAL-to-NTSC DVD player from JVB Digital. I bought a JVC model, which is one of only two brands that will covert Widescreen PAL properly.
     
  6. Mike Coady

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    My son already has a region free player that does the PAL to NTSC conversion, while my player only does the region free thing. I just wanted to make sure you needed a player that did the PAL to NTSC conversion to play the disc.

    Is this dvd in anamorphic widescreen? Where can I buy this Zulu dvd? And, how can I tell I am buying the right version?
     
  7. Jeff Adkins

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    I hope that if and when MGM do the legitimate Region 1 release that the soundtrack will be discrete stereo (4.0?)unlike the PAL version which is a 2.0 mix from the discrete stereo mix. Worth getting for the picture though, I wish "The Big Country" looked this good (both photographed in Technirama).
     
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    BTW, this is available in R2 NTSC Japan now for 3980 yen. It is anamorphic.
     
  10. Mike Coady

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    Thanks Guys! I found what seems to be the version I am looking for at Amazon.co.uk, but it has a different cover than the one Jeff listed, can anyone explain this?
     
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    I'd love a nice new 16x9 version done right in R1!!!
     
  13. Mike Coady

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    Okay Thanks! Yes it would be nice to see a 16x9 in region 1, I would prefer that.
     
  14. Larry Bevil

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    If you are "codefree", you might consider the R4 version of Zulu. It is on the Paramount label and I understand of the same quality as the R2 version. At www.ezydvd.com.au it is somewhat less expensive than the R2 version.
     

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