How is Mad Max ONE from Japan (REGION ONE)?

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  1. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    Opps! I meant Region 2 of course. The Mad Max One DVD I'm looking for is from japan. I am interested in this because it has the original Aussie dialouge and you can use or not use the Japanese subtitles. I am considering purchasing it from here:
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=DLT-11170
    Any advice on this DVD and also on this DVD store?
    I will have to play the DVD on my DVD (Region free) until I find a hack for my DVD player.
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  2. David Lambert

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    Just so you know, there is supposed to be a R1 release of Mad Max Special Edition in Jan. '02, same day as Buckaroo Banzai. There were threads about each one a couple of weeks ago, including box shots. The info came from MGM's site itself, then mysteriously vanished a couple of days later. But then a press release occurred for BB that said it was coming, more details to follow. My guess is that the site's webmaster sprung the listings too early, and had to temporarily retract them.
    I'd post links to the old threads, but the search function is down, as normal for this time on a weekday! [​IMG] (When's the new server coming in, Ron?)
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  3. Matt_Stevens

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    MGM's January date is a temp date. It's not official yet and will likely come out later than January 2002.
    The Japanese DVD is quite good, despite it not being anamorphic. The widescreen transfer is excellent and having BOTH soundtracks is a treat. The only bad thing is that some sections of audio for the Australian version are distorted. It's only in a few spots, so no biggie.
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  4. Jeff Kleist

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    MGM emailed me, the R1 version will feature the Aussie dialogue remastered to 5.1, while the icky dub remains in mono hell. (original mono mix as well if memory serves)
    CD Japan is highly reputable and I have never gotten anything but outstanding service from them. If you want Japanese DVDs, you can't do much better
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  5. Matt_Stevens

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    I agree 100% about CD Japan.
    I will buy MGM's DVD if it is, in fact, 16X9. Mono or 5.1, the Aussie dialogue is a must.
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