Once Were Warriors, which version to get?

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  1. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    I want to pick this title up, but I'm not sure which version to get.

    Is the old canadian version a good one?

    Or the new one just released the way to go?

    What about extras, for some reason I can't find good details on them.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I have the new release and it's definitely the one to get!

    The Canadian version is not framed correctly: it looked like it was around 1.66:1 rather than the correct 1.85:1 (this was readily apparent as the titles were cropped). The new release is 1.85:1 and the case states that it is anamorphic (though I don't have a widescreen tv to confirm that). There was also a serious sound problem on the featurette included on the Canadian DVD - there was none! The new release has several featurettes (a behind-the-scenes doc plus a Tattoo photo gallery). Best of all is that the Criterion LD commentary track with director Lee Tamahori is included. It's a good listen.

    Edit: you're right - I checked Amazon and DVDPlanet and neither of them lists any extras for this release. [​IMG]
     
  3. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Steve, time to import the US version then (and it's 3$ less than the Canadian version on Amazon.ca [​IMG]!
     

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