Superbit: Other Region Releases

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  1. Jesse Blacklow

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    This is a thread listing all the Columbia/Tristar Superbit releases outside of Region 1 (US/Canada NTSC). This list will be updated as new information is available. Feel free to comment on any mistakes or omissions, or provide links to reviews, or just suggestions.

    Japan - Region 2 NTSC
    • Bad Boys*
    • The Big Hit*+
    • The Bone Collector+
    • Bram Stoker's Dracula*+
    • Charlie's Angels*+
    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*+
    • Desperado*+
    • Dr. Strangelove
    • Easy Rider *NEW*
    • The Fast and the Furious+
    • A Few Good Men
    • Gattaca*+
    • Gladiator+
    • Glory
    • Hollow Man*+
    • In the Line of Fire
    • Jerry Maguire
    • Jumanji
    • Jurassic Park
    • Jurassic Park: The Lost World
    • Jurassic Park III
    • A Knight's Tale*+
    • The Last Action Hero
    • Legends of the Fall*+
    • Men In Black*+
    • Men In Black II*+
    • The Mummy Returns+
    • Panic Room*
    • The Patriot*+
    • Philadelphia
    • Snatch*+
    • Spiderman
    • Stand By Me
    • Taxi Driver *NEW*
    • Vertical Limit*+
    * - Titles also available as R1 (US/Canada NTSC) Superbit
    + - Titles also available as R2 (UK PAL) Superbit

    UK - Region 2 PAL
    • Anaconda*
    • The Big Hit*+
    • The Bone Collector+
    • Bram Stoker's Dracula*+
    • Charlie's Angels*+
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*+
    • Dark Crystal*
    • Das Boot*
    • Desperado*+
    • The Fast and the Furious+
    • Gattaca*+
    • Gladiator+
    • Godzilla
    • Hannibal
    • Hollow Man*+
    • A Knight's Tale*+
    • Labyrinth*
    • Legends of the Fall*+
    • The Mask of Zorro*
    • Men In Black*+
    • Men In Black II*+
    • The Mummy Returns+
    • The Patriot*+
    • Shakespeare in Love
    • Snatch*+
    • Vertical Limit*+
    • xXx*
    * - Titles also available as R1 (US/Canada NTSC) Superbit
    + - Titles also available as R2 (Japan NTSC) Superbit

    Korea/China (inc. Hong Kong) - Region 3 NTSC
    • Anaconda
    • Bad Boys
    • The Big Hit
    • Black Hawk Down (3-Disc Superbit Deluxe)
    • Bram Stoker's Dracula
    • Charlie's Angels
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*
    • Das Boot
    • Desperado
    • From Here to Eternity
    • Gattaca
    • Hollow Man
    • Johnny Mnemonic
    • A Knight's Tale
    • Lawrence of Arabia
    • Le Maitre De Musique aka The Music Teacher
    • Legends of the Fall
    • The Mask of Zorro
    • Men In Black
    • Men In Black II
    • The One
    • Panic Room
    • The Patriot
    • The Quick and the Dead
    • Snatch
    • Spiderman
    • Vertical Limit
    • xXx


    A couple of notes:

    1) In other countries, Columbia/Tristar distributes films from other studios. This is why you see a film like Jurassic Park (produced by Universal) as a Superbit.

    2) Superbit does not necessarily mean that it is the best version out there. There are several releases that are not as good as or equivalent to their R1 counterparts.

    3) As far as I can tell, Superbit Deluxe titles are only in R1. Their other-region equivalents are all regular movie-only Superbits. The only exception to this is "Black Hawk Down" in R3.

    Thanks go to AlexBC, originator of the "Superbit Japan" thread, Mark_Wilson for the link to a similar list, and anyone who's created one of these lists for inspiration.
     
  2. AlexBC

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    Thanks Jesse, it's great to have a list over here too. I think lots of people don't read DVD talk (I for one).

     
  3. Jesse Blacklow

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    According to a poster over in DVDTalk, the Italian Superbits only have Italian for 5.1 tracks and English for 2.0 tracks. At the risk of offending any Italian HTF members, should I exclude them unless this is proven otherwise?
     
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    In Region 3, Superbit Deluxe DVDs are just called Superbit. However, the content are exactly the same with R1 counterparts.
     
  7. AlexBC

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    Runar,
    this version is also available in Japan. I´m not sure if the commentary would have much impact on PQ, but I think it might affect at least a little, since it´s already a long movie. I believe it´s better to include only offical superbit releases, but that might be just me.

    Thanks for the info on the R3 superbit Charlie
     
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    AlexBC,

    Point taken [​IMG]
     
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  10. AlexBC

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    Gordon,

    Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire, Close Encounters and Dr. Strangelove are not out yet, they're all due to late november or early december. If you want to know more about these titles, go to www.amazon.co.jp and search for superbit
     
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    Ummm...

    Stand by Me is mono...

    Why the hell would we need a superbit???
     
  12. AlexBC

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    Possibly for a better image and a DTS track, if not for the surrounds, then for a higher fidelity track due to the increased bitrate of DTS over DD mono (I for one love remasters)
     
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    Region 2 japan add: Easy Rider 2/6/2003
    and Taxi Driver 2/6/2003
     
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    The release date for Taxi Driver has been delayed.

    Does anyone know if the japanese Superbit titles come in some sort of digipacking? R2 (Europe) Superbit only comes in keep-case.
     

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