Eyes Wide Shut - region 3

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  1. Derek.R

    Derek.R Auditioning

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    Apparently, the Region 3 version of Eyes Wide Shut is the closest to Stanley Kubrick's original version.

    Does anyone know a good website to buy Region 3 DVDs? I haven't been able to find any. Thanks!

    (I've even tried eBay, but it seems the R4 version is the one most commonly auctioned.)
     
  2. Donnie Eldridge

    Donnie Eldridge Supporting Actor

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  3. Tim Ke

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    the r4 is uncensored too... but i guess there's the PAL speedup
     
  4. Jean-Michel

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    Although the R4 (and the R2) are uncensored, they have a couple of problems. For one, they've apparently been made from NTSC masters (instead of a unique PAL master), resulting in inferior image quality, and secondly, although the nudity is uncensored, the music in the orgy scene has been altered (the original version had a chant from the Bhagavad Gita, which was removed from most home video releases of the film following protests from UK Hindu groups). The R3, being an NTSC disc, doesn't have the first problem, and although I haven't seen it myself I've heard it's the only DVD release of the film with the original music.
     

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