Capturing the Friedmans, "Canadian" Version

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  1. CraigF

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    Since this is a U.S. film, the Alliance Atlantis version *should* be the same as the U.S. version, based on history anyway. I have this here, but I like to make as sure as possible before opening. The AA version lists the runtime of the whole package only (3h55) and says DD 2.0, which is specified differently on the sparse and possibly incorrect info I have on the U.S. release. Anybody have better info and know if they seem to match up? If not, this would throw a big monkey wrench into my system of determiming which Canadian releases are safe to buy re content.
     
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    Just curious as I am planning to buy this. Is there French on the caover? Is it a two disc set?
     
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    Yes, there is french on the cover of Friedmans... it looks the same as the US one, though I was under the impression that the cut of the movie was going to be 3 hours, and not the theatrical release, which I am assuming it is.

    Pretty extensive extras.
     
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    And I was assuming the 3h55 time was the *whole* package time, since it was so much longer than the theatrical movie time...but I don't know, that is an untypical way to specify things, still haven't opened it, and don't know if they could fit 3h55 on the first/feature disc..
     
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    [Tried to post an image..didn't work]

    Edit: Try again, a different way...blown up you can read the contents pretty clearly.

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    You assumed correctly...
     
  7. Richard Michael Clark

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    So are the Canadian & US versions definitely the same re: a/v specs & extras?

    I can't find any online reviews of this dvd at all.

    this back cover scan of the US dvd at dvd empire seems to show that both versions are the same.

    note: the AA Canadian version says English 2.0 Dolby Surround and the US cover says English Dolby SR. This would be the same thing right?

    Looks like the listed runtime is the same as well (although hard to make out on the US cover!)

    thanks if anyone can confirm outright!
     
  8. Stephen_J_H

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    Yeah, SR and 2.0 are the same. It strikes me as odd that HBO would use SR to describe the track, since it is strictly a theatrical format; in fact, Dolby Digital for theatres is referred to as SR-D.
     
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    One other thing is the U.S. version is unrated, whereas the Canadian version I have is rated twice (Canadian and Quebec standards). Don't know if that means anything re the content, since they both have the same overall runtime, maybe they just didn't bother rating it for the U.S.
     
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    If you go to dvdtown.com, there is a review of it there. The film is only about 100+ minutes long plus 2 hours worth of bonus material. Looks like a long and extensive list of extras.
     

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