MGM Army Of Darkness Region 3

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  1. DaveRU

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    Seems like Anchor Bay having been yanking our chain, with the VHS-like footage on the Director's Cut, the footage does exist on film:

    Check this thread out at deadites.net

    Check out the screen shot comparisons on the 2nd page of the thread as well. There's also more footage on this edition.
     
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    Anchor Bay was not yanking anyone's chain. At the time the director's cut was being produced, they could not find decent footage for the extended version. AB had to go to Bruce Campbell for his personal beta tapes.

    MGM International has the rights to this film outside of the U.S. and Canada. They also have all the materials available to them.

    Sometimes distributors do not like to share or license materials.
     
  3. DaveRU

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    Sorry I didn't know that, I've read on various boards that the footage no longer existed, maybe I'm mistaken. :b

    Regardless there's a far superior print out there available for purchase. I'm sure there are many fans who want a decent copy of this cut of the film. [​IMG]
     
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    Any plans to bring this new cut to R1? Is it even legally possible?
     
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    It's not a new cut, it's just transferred from better elements
     
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    Yes, that is what I meant, any plans to bring this new Transfer to R1? Is it even legally possible?
     
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    Isn't the R1 Boomstick Edition going to come from the film source?
     
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    Yes it is conceivably possible, whether it'll actually happen I'm going to say is unlikely. Rights to Dino DeLaurentis films are ludicrous
     
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    Yeah, the Manhunter deleted scenes ALSO exist in film form...but Anchor Bay is not legally allowed to use that footage, either...
     
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    When Sci-Fi Channel first aired ARMY years ago, it was in a slightly expanded version that had a few extra scenes -- all of which appeared as if they came directly from the film elements. Certainly they all looked MUCH better than they did on the Anchor Bay DVD.
     
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    Sorry, I am not super-familiar with regions. I have a region-free player though for sure. Is R3 PAL or NTSC? I would like to get this, but I don't really want the PAL speedup either (I am in USA, R1)

    Thanks for any info,

    Zack
     
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    R3 is NTSC

    R1-North America NTSC
    R2-Europe PAL
    R2-Japan NTSC
    R3-Hong Kong NTSC
    R4- Australia PAL
     
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    Actually, R3 covers most of Southeast Asia and as a result cn be either PAL or NTSC.

    In fact, some R3 Hong Kong DVD releases are PAL. In Thailand, all R3 and R0 releases are PAL. Korea sticks to NTSC for their R3 and R0 releases.

    The R3 Hong Kong disc is NTSC and is a different version of the film with an additional scene.

    And Anchor Bay has stated that the Boomstick Edition will just be a repackaging of the previous two AB discs.
     
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    And parts of R4 are NTSC (eg. Brazil).
     
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    Thanks so muxh for the info...

    Region coding sucks.

    Zack
     
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    Just got done watching the R3 (actually R3 & R4) MGM Version. PQ is Great! Don't think its been said but this version is 5.1 too where the AB DC is only 2.0. I compared it to the DC LE and Theatrical versions. Big difference. I prefer the R3 MGM PQ over all of the others. The AB Theatrical is a close second but it looks like its been artifically sharpened. The worst is the DC. There is something wrong with the PQ. You can see it in horizontal lines like letters and even peoples eyes. Its either EE gone bad or, as I suspect, its a fake anamorphic transfer. I think they just anamorphized a 4x3 letterboxed transfer. The PQ is blurry overall. Framing in some shots is messed up.

    I tried taking some snaps with PowerDVD 4.0 but I get some weird vertical banding in all the pics. Maybe someone knows how to fix this. Its the same kind of banding I see on the DC but horizontal. It doesn't show up in the pix but you can see it on a tv. For the record I viewed these on a 65" Mits HDTV played on my RP91.

    AOD Snaps
     
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    I can't wait to get a copy of the region 3 version. It seems to out of stock at a few sites. Anybody know how many places sell it?
     

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