seven samurai question

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  1. Tanner

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    Ive asked this a while back did a search, found the post, but the links with the answers are dead. How can i tell the difference between the first and second printings of Criterions Seven Samurai? thanks
     
  2. Keith Paynter

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    The first edition had an additional comparison feature about the film's restoration, using about half a dozen scenes. It is not mentioned on the jacket. This was removed at the insistence of Toho Films.

    The first version also had the English subtitles as removable, but I believe Toho also requested that these be left on full time (ie burned to the video master). I could be wrong on this one.
     
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    Im sorry, I should have been more specific. I know what the differences are on the disk. What I need to know is how to identify which disk is which by the outer packaging. thanks.
     
  4. Mike Graham

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    I'm interested in picking this disc up myself. Should I be looking for or avoiding the first version of the disc?
     
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    If you want a first pressing, be prepared to pay. The last one I saw on ebay ended Aug. 9th at $83. The second pressings seem to go for $30-40. Too bad, as I would like to see the feature on the films restoration, but I'm don't think I want to pay that much for a first pressing.
     
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    Easy, first edition runtime = 204, second edition runtime = 207. Also the placement of the UPC (barcode) on the back cover is different on the different versions.
     
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    I didn't know Criterion had any non-R1 releases. You learn something new every day [​IMG]
     
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    EDIT.
     

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