Versus... what is differences in the 3 types?

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  1. StevenF

    StevenF Stunt Coordinator

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    I am trying to figure out what the differences are the 3 seperate R1 versions... Standard, Director's Cut, and Special Edition? Is the any change in the movie itself?
     
  2. NeilK

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    Standard edition is rated. Director's Cut is unrated (bloodier/longer) and the special edition contains the director's cut and an extra disc of features.
     
  3. Ralph Jenkins

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    You might want to hold off on purchasing this. Media Blasters recently announced they have acquired the rights to Ultimate Versus. Here's some info on Ultimate Versus from CD Japan:

    Ultimate collector's edition of Ryuhei Kitamura's cult classic! This edition includes 6.1ch DD-EX and DTS-ES soundtracks. New features include additional music and newly shot cuts that have been edited in and remixed. The bonus disc includes over two and a half hours of extras, including never-before-seen footages (21 mins.), deleted scenes, previously unpublished making-of featurette (10 mins., shown previously only at the preview right after the completion, "Behind Versus Part 1: The Birth of the Darkhero (27 mins.)," new making-of featurette "Behind Versus Part 2 - Versus the Legend (46 mins.)," "Nervous 1 (7 mins.)," "Nervous 2 (16 mins.)," "The Making of Nervous 2 (1 min.)," Trailers, and much more! About the movie: Packed with humour and no-holds-barred B-movie appeal, this extremely entertaining action horror flick blends sylistic and anime-like Yakuza action and Zombie horror elements. Prisoner KSC2-303 is an escaped convict who is ordered by the guys who helped him escape to keep a girl hostage. He refuses to comply, and there's a gun fight, but soon they realize that the dead are coming back to "life" in the forest that they can't escape from...

    Basically, Ultimate Versus will have new music, new 6.1ch DD-EX and DTS-ES mixes, newly shot scenes (the director got the cast members back together again a couple of years later to shoot additional footage) and some new extras.

    The Japanese disc comes out next month; Media Blasters hasn't set a date yet for their release.
     
  4. Ben_@

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    Yeah, but maybe for the Versus purist, they might want to pick up the current SE. Just my 2 cents. Any word on price?
     
  5. Shawn_Sek

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    the video quality of the Media Blasters versions so far have been very poor IMO. I havent checked out the transfers of other regions so im not sure if its the source material or MB. maybe someone can respond whether theres a better version, video quality wise.
     
  6. Ralph Jenkins

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    The region 2 Japanese disc has noticably sharper video than the Media Blasters release, although the picture is still pretty soft. The difference may be due to the fact that the R1 is a single layer disc, while the R2 is dual layered.

    One advantage of the R1, though: the audio commentary is subtitled in English. None of the extras on the R2 are translated -- only the film itself is subtitled in English.
     

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