Predator R2 - Spanish/Italian versions uncut??

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  1. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi there guys, this is my first post.
    Does anyone know for definate, if the Italian and Spanish versions of 'Predator' are fully uncut? (not just the "stick around" scene, but all the other stuff, like the raid on the bunker.
    I take it all the Euro version have an English 5.1 track?
    Will any version have the subtitles burned on at all (please don't say yes!)
    I have heard that the French version is uncut, I want to find out as I am going on a cruise holiday in 2 weeks so I can pick and choose which version I get (hopefully!).
    However I can't get the R1 cus my player isn't chipped, though I wish it was...
    Yours,
    Ben.
     
  2. Christoph Oelckers

    Christoph Oelckers Auditioning

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    The Spanish version is identical with the German and completely uncut. I do not know about the Italian version.
     
  3. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    What's the running time of the cut and uncut PAL versions?
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  4. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    Ben,
    Firstly, welcome to the HTF! It's always a pleasure to see more and more people from my side of the pond dive into the World of Home Theatre and you've come to the best place on the web to discuss it.
    Since this thread is Region 2 related I am going to move it to our Regional DVD Area where I hope you'll be able to fully get the information you are looking for. You will be able to follow a link at the top of this thread to see where it has been moved to.
    For what it's worth, Ben, have you looked into how possible it is to get your player chipped? You'd really be opening up a whole new world in gaining access to releases from all DVD regions. I've heard the Anamorphic Dolby/DTS re-issue of Predator is really quite something. What player do you currently own?
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  5. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Dan,
    So I take it that a number of members are not UK based.
    I suppose its to be expected - is this an American site?
    I suppose as its not a .uk site, more foriegn members are expected - which is a good thing!
    You asked about my player,
    Well its a Sony 335, which is unchipped (bought from Sony Centre) and is unhackable. I did look into getting it chipped just to play Predator uncut (R1) as I really love this film, its one of my fav action films. But I found out that some (or all) of the European versions are uncut.
    The problem that I have is mainly the cost (£100-ish) is a bit steep, i'm only an unemployed student, if it were £40 then i might consider it, but a hundred quid just to play Predator is a bit much.
    So as far as I can gather the French, German, Spanish versions of Predator are uncut, can anyone else confirm this (the more the merrier).
    I heard someone say that the Portuguese version is cut like our UK version and that the Aussie version IS the same as our version (ie identical - with only the English 5.1 track)
     
  6. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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  7. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello again Dan.
    I know this is me being a pain, but is it not possible to keep posts regarding R2 releases in the main software section?
    I just... get the feeling not many people come into this section.
    (or is that completly against the rules don't ask again and shut up Ben?) [​IMG]
     
  8. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    It seems generally prefered that such posts are posted in here, yeah. A lot of people do check up on the Regional Area, it's just that a majority of the members here buy region1 stuff so naturally the major discussion goes on over in Software.
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  9. Roland Wandinger

    Roland Wandinger Stunt Coordinator

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    The German version of Predator is uncut and has english DD 5.1. Same goes for the french and italien versions.
     
  10. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Umm, it depends of which definition of "unhackable" you mean. The player can be 'hacked' ie chipped by an engineer to play import DVD's, but there is no push button hack.
    PS, thanks for the info on Predator mate [​IMG]
     

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