The Rock - R2CE or R1 Criterion

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  1. Darren Lewis

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    Not sure which version to get - the new region 2 collectors edition, or the region 1 criterion. Both seems to be identical, except that the R2CE doesn't have the TV spots that the R1 Criterion has.

    Does anyone know if they used the Criterion version of the film for the new R2 release (as they did with the re-release of Armageddon in R2)?

    Thanks.

    Darren.
     
  2. stephen^wilson

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    Buena vista did use the Criterion version for the region 2 release. The movie also contains a DTS soundtrack that isn't indicated on the box.
     
  3. Darren Lewis

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    Great. Thanks Stephen. Don't to have to source the more expensive Criterion version. I'm not bothered about those extra TV Spots.
     
  4. Malcolm Cleugh

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    Darren as you are in the UK, the cheapest currently appears to be Safeway at £12.99
    Others such as Play have this at their usual price level of £14.99

    Also this is the first time it has been released uncut in the UK.
     
  5. Darren Lewis

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    It's £16.99 at my local Safeway [​IMG]
     
  6. Lee_eel

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    Whatever you pay Darren, the picture and sound rock!!
    (that was a pathetic attempt at a joke and i apologise to all forum members!)
     
  7. Darren Lewis

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    Yeah! Finally got this today - for £12.99 at WH Smith [​IMG]
    And it does Rock [​IMG]
     
  8. Declan

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    that show always rocked:b [​IMG]
    alright that was one "rock" too far[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Have the r1 Criterion and with a great movie you have a great piece of a/v and extras. But the DTS is dull compared to the Dolby track (which is powerful in the extreme, just the way I like it)
     
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  10. Declan

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    the shower scene where the marines kill the seals is a great bit for testing out the difference, as is the opening credits.
     

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