O Canada -- DVDs to buy?

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  1. James David Walley

    James David Walley Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I'm set to make an overnight trip to Vancouver in the next few days. I seem to recall, some time ago, discussion about how there were certain titles for which the DVD available in Canada was better than the one sold in the U.S. -- things like more special features, anamorphic versus non-anamorphic transfers, etc.
    Since I should have the opportunity to drop by a DVD store or two while I'm there, can anyone remind me which films have superior Canadian DVDs? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Richard Travale

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    I have heard that the canadian version of Pulp Fiction is better that it's american counterpart.
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  3. Arthur Legardo

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    From what I remember, people mentioned Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and Trainspotting.
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  4. Marc Colella

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    The Good Will Hunting DVD is a decent DVD with an anamorphic transfer, but I would definetely pass on the Pulp Fiction DVD. You get a few more extras, but the picture quality is really lacking (same as the U.S.) and is not anamorphic.
    Trainspotting's transfer isn't half bad, but it's also not anamorphic.
     
  5. Mike Gariepy

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    If you're a fan of the LEXX TV show, you should buy season 1 on DVD (since it is a Canadian show after all). They do not have distribution rights in the US, so the only other way to get it is mail order from a Canadian DVD e-tailer.
    Once you've seen season 1, the rest of the show actually starts to make sense.
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