I know this may sound like a regional DVD question, but I think it's perhaps of relevance here. Criterion are not marketed in R2, but I've noticed that there are quite a few movie titles on the Criterion list which have appeared in R2 in digitally remastered forms. In some cases there are several cuts of the movies potentially available, but the R2 versions chosen for remastering are, as far as I can see, the same as the versions produced by Criterion (e.g. Andrei Rublev, Seven Samurai, Les Enfants du Paradis). Please does anyone know if Criterion and R2 companies are doing this remastering separately or are they sharing remastering resources? I must stress that the R2 versions aren't identical to the Criterion ones; the latter nearly always have better extras.