WHAT is the definitive version of "Manhunter" on DVD

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  1. Martin Jeeves

    Martin Jeeves Supporting Actor

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    WHAT is the definitive version of "Manhunter" on DVD interms of extras, picture and audio quality, Director's Cut etc? Any region.
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    I don't know about other regions, but the new R1 Restored Directors Cut is coming out soon. It promises to have better vid quality than the previous lackluster Directors Cut, as well as a commentary with Mann.
     
  3. JulianK

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    The only DVD of the original theatrical version of the film is the OOP UK DVD from BMG.

    All the other versions have been messed about with to one degree or other. The forthcoming Anchor Bay disc (and the UK version, from Momentum) are the official "Director's Cut".

    There's already a lengthy thread on this here:

    Manhunter thread
     
  4. Sam R. Aucoin

    Sam R. Aucoin Stunt Coordinator

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    None on DVD (at least NTSC transferred). The only way to own a non-VHS, original theatrical version of this movie is by owning the original LD.
     
  5. Geoff_D

    Geoff_D Supporting Actor

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    The R2 BMG dvd is well worth getting hold of, as it's a surprisingly good transfer for the time. Sure, it's non-anamorphic, but the video master doesn't appear to be some horrible composite-video leftover from LD, so the picture quality is vibrant and detailed, with no real compression problems. The PCM stereo soundtrack has a nice texture to it as well.

    IMO this disc (alongside Anchor Bay's existing versions and the upcoming Director's Cut) would make up a fine Manhunter dvd collection, as you'd have numerous cuts of the movie plus some decent extras. Although I do hope that the picture quality of the R1 DC is better than that of the R2 DC.
     

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