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Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection region 2 or 4 w/e the same as Region 1?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Eric Emma, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Eric Emma

    Eric Emma Supporting Actor

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    I have a region free player, I've never use that feature, I just upgraded the firmware and the guy got rid of the regionlocks so anyway... I want buy the Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection 8 disc set and I can get it for a lot cheaper if I buy the region 4 box set it comes in a coffin(I think it's region 2 and the guy got it wrong but w/e) is this the same? Are there any differences?
     
  2. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    To my knowledge, there's one major difference.

    On the R1 Dracula, the alternative Spanish version that was filmed at the same time (well, not exactly the same time of course [​IMG] ) with the same sets but with different cast & crew, is also featured on the disc.

    Universal apparently didn't have the rights of the Spanish version in (some?) PAL countries, or maybe they just wanted to fit everything on a single layered disc, so the R2 and R4 (they're actually identical R2 and R4 encoded discs) versions don't have the Spanish version of Dracula.


    I wanted to get Dracula, Frankenstein and Bride Of Frankenstein when the R1 set went OOP, but - in retrospect very fortunately - was only able to get a copy of Dracula at that time. [​IMG]
     
  3. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    I have the R1 Dracula which is absolutely stunning and indeed the Spanish version seems more vibrant



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  4. John Hodson

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    The slightly annoying thing about the R2 and R4 Dracula discs, as I said before, is that the commentary track is the same as the R1, and the Spanish version is constantly alluded to.

    I really can't believe Universal will re-issue the discs stripped of the extras; why do that? It doesn't make any sense.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  5. Vincent Matis

    Vincent Matis Second Unit

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  6. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    And one other (minor) thing, Eric:

    The PAL versions (my copies are from Australia, so I don't know for sure about "European" copies) don't have inserts, the R1 dvd's do have inserts (with chapter listings)....
     
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