R2 Ed Wood, Sir? One Layer or Two?

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  1. Bleddyn Williams

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    I'm currently on holiday in the homeland, the UK. Right now there are a lot of sales in the vein of "3 for £20".

    Recently I picked up a UK copy of Ed Wood. That night, while looking at the back of the box, I was surprised to see that it proclaimed SINGLE LAYER FORMAT - for a two hour film with extras.

    A day or two later, I came across Ed Wood in another sale - but on the back, this copy, although looking identical to the one I picked up, now claimed DUAL LAYER FORMAT.

    Keeping my eyes open, I have found that both versions are knocking around, although apart from the layer designation, the discs look identical.

    I think this is the only time I have ever seen a disc quietly available in two ways like this. If I had notice earlier, I would have picked up a dual layer copy, but how many people would have even noticed this?

    Strange!

    Your UK Correspondent
     
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    Mine says Single Layer as well, but I saw no issues with the image of the film...black&white may take up less space?
     
  3. Darren Pillans

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    Holy cow! I never noticed!

    The picture's as good as many dual layers I've seen.

    Having said that, for a B&W film shot as beautifully as this, it could look better.

    Is the recent R1 version off the same master, or was it re done?
     
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    Possibly extra soundtracks could account for the second layer? It might be worth comparing the two down to the last detail if anyone has the R1 or R2 dual-layer disc.
     
  5. Darren Pillans

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    I think the PAL (R2 & 4) version is only single layer.

    Is the R1 definitley dual layer?
     

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