BROTHER: avoid the region 1

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  1. David-alexander

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    http://www.dvdrama.net/news.php3?3237
    first, it will not be DTS. second ( or first ? ) it will be cut by 10min (gorriest scenes). and last, for those lovers of dolby surround, the region 2 dolby surround is at..... 448kbps!!! ( higher than THE MATRIX 5.1 ! take that Warner!)
    LOL!
    kick ass movie. needs a kick ass dvd.
    I'm pro region 1 dvds ( 98% of my titles) but sometimes...
     
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    Is this bad boy NTSC?
     
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    the region 2 dvd from Japan, indeed, is ntsc. you just need a region free player.
    I'll get that one with CUTTHROAT ISLAND in dts too.
    www.cdjapan.co.jp for instance carries those.
    never ordered from them though
     
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    CD Japan is very reliable. People have been ordering DVD's, LD's and CD's from the anime side for years and years now.
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    The original poster is referring to the recently released Region 3 DVD of BROTHER. It has DTS sound that isn't availabe on the Japanese import. It is also a lot cheaper than the Japanese import. Both DVDs have english subtitles. Check out www.asiandvdguide.com for information on both releases.
    [Edited last by MilesH on August 20, 2001 at 05:43 PM]
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    Have the specs for the Region 1 Sony release even been announced yet?
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I plan to purchase the Japanese disc at lunch today.
     
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    Purchased the Japan Region 2 DVD today. Can confirm that it does have English subtitle support. Soundtrack is dts or DD5.1, both in Japanese. Run time is listed on the package as 144 minutes. It is 16x9 enhanced but, upon first inspection, transfer is acceptable but not top tier.
     
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    the American actors are also dubbed in Japanese then ?
    as for the transfer, dvdrama gave it an almost 10/10 mark, they were very impressed.
     
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    Yes, American actors do speak in English but this is minor part of film. This is not a "10" transfer. Rather high contrast.
     
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    Sony actually used CGI to remove blood splatter and stains from scenes to get an R rating, so this film wasn't just cut. It was cut and "cleaned." My fear is that they used the same BS to secure an R for "SHIRI."
    Region free DVD players are the cat's meow! [​IMG]
    Anyone know if the "Universe" Hong Kong DVD is anamorphic? That would be a first.
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    The R3 DVD is Not Anamorphic. Only the Japanese and Brit R2 versions are Anamorphic.
     
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    Yikes, you'd think I'd chime in on this since I've been freakin' ranting about this gem of a movie for months...
    Okay, which one has the features, with all the supplements, and what the hell is the site posted by David saying? Arrgghhh... I'm trying to decode it with no luck. I have an edition(No Region) that is 16:9 and has DTS 5.1 and DD 5.1, but there really is only a trailer, since the featurette is in Japanese, and I dont understand it.
     
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    For Malata owners, bear this in mind...
    I picked up the UK R2 disc, as its 16:9 enhanced and has a documentary. However, unlike any R2 disc I've bought to date, watching the feature using the STILL filter results in "combing" artifacts. To be rid of these, you have to switch to SMART filter, which will solve this problem, but then you will have shimmering.
    While I've had to make this choice with extras before, this is the first time that I've bought a R2 disc where the feature has presented this problem.
    If 16:9 and the documentary are not important to you, and you use a Malata, perhaps the R3 might be a better choice.
    Bleddyn
     
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    While I'm not a big fan of Brother (Kitano has done better, but that's a topc for another thread) the documentary on the R2 UK disc really is worth the £20 price on its own, especially as it deals with Kitano's whole career.

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    Fear not, fret not, David
    I have already heeded you...by picking up the regionless edition overseas.
    It has, to me, a splendid widescreen transfer, great Dolby Digital...and greater DTS!!!!!! [​IMG]
    And I also dig the way the menu comes out hard as it does with the gunshots.
    In spite of the Japanese writing, I was able to serendipitously figure out how to get the subtitles working in English for those sections with non-English speaking. It works the same way on the DTS track as well.
    Yes, I must also check out the featurette if there is on there on the disc. I also liked the trailer as it was presented.
    This was the first time I had ever had a DVD made and manufactured in another country imported to me, and I must say, it was an interesting experience. May there be more for me to come in the future. I shall always remember the experience of picking up this one as I did. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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