how's the R1 TRUE ROMANCE?

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  1. Mathias Klemme

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    Yup, I'm talking about the Tarantino-scripted pulpfest by Tony Scott. A friend of mine told me the R1 disc isn't that good, and while the recent R2 release looks gorgeous and has DD 5.1, it's not an option for me since they reversed the front channels. So, how's the R1 disc?
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    I think everyone should own a copy of this DVD. Like my good friend Clarence once said: "It's better to have the "True Romance" DVD and not need it, then to need the "True Romance" DVD and not have it."
    Although the disc doesn't have any real extras, it is a must-own for a true fan of this movie (or any true Elvis fan).
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    i have the r1 and like it. yeah..it's a barebones release but at least the video looks decent. i'm not sure if i'd call it reference quality, but (imo) there's no blatant defects.
    besides, if you're a fan of this film then you'll easily let it slide and enjoy the film!
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    Let's not forget it is the unrated version of the film, containing scenes that were cut to avoid the NC-17 rating. Funny how Warner can do this for True Romance but not Eyes Wide Shut!
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    I have the Region 2 DVD and it is beautiful
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    This movie is awesome and perfect fodder for a full-blown SE. But seeing how these insane studios are with unrated releases these days, I doubt it'll happen. I'm surprised Blockbuster hasn't blindly lumped this one in with their "terrorist warning" program.
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    I like this movie so much I even bought the R-rated version on VHS so I could remember all the differences between the R cut and the unrated. There's a big difference!
    I would love a SE of this. An alternate ending was filmed because I remember an article where Scott shows Tarrantino two endings to show him why he chose the one he did.
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  10. Mathias Klemme

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    Yes, the Region 2 UK DVD is defective. Front channels are reversed, which makes the DVD useless for me. It's very obvious in one scene where a train goes by, and during the rollercoaster ride.
    And thanks for the answers. I'll get the R1 then!
    Mathias
     
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    The picture was beautiful on Region 2 DVD though
     
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    Mate, the R2 was withdrawn and repressed about a week after it was released!
    Any copy available now has the correct audio channels on left and right (and in DD5.1 to boot!)
    The pic quality is fantastic!
    Get the R2 version!!!!!
    The UPC for the repressed version is 321900131582.
    Hope this helps.
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  13. Mathias Klemme

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    Thanks Richard!
    I got the first pressing then, but will look out for the new one.
    Mathias
     

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