New edition of "last emperor" -DC

Runar_R

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Checking through play.com's recent new releases, I come across a new edition of The Last Emperor, a double disc with the teatrical version AND the director's cut. The theatrical version contains an audio commentary, and it also has a documentary on Bertolucci.

This one totally snuck by me. I haven't seen any reviews of it either.....
 

Bob Graham

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It snuck by me, Too, Runar, but thanks to your post I added it to an order I placed with HMV UK yesterday. Thanks for the tip!
 

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Please let us know how the transfer for the Director's Cut is! Is it anamorphic and is the quality good? Worth the price to buy the DVD?
 

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The Directors Cut looks much better than the (reference awful) Artisan version. I still think it could have looked better and theres no 5.1 audio.
 

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I agree with Ken, the R2 director's cut is much superior to Artisan's effort, but there is still room for improvement. But at least now it's anamorphic and quite watchable, I was never able to watch any prior version of the director's cut, going back all the way to the Japanese director's cut on laserdisc.
 

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The DC is on a DVD-9 with a bitrate that averages around 4.5 mbps, which isn't that great, really. The print is a bit murkier than the theatrical transfer, but is still a good transfer. But it could and should look better.
 

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