World at War sets. What's the diff between R1 & R2?

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  1. Kai Zas

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    The R1 release has 5 discs, de R2 has 10. So what's the difference in content?
     
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    Don't know....maybe the R1 has 5 dual layer discs, and the R2 has 10 single layer ones.....
     
  3. Mark_Davis

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    That's "roughly" it...
    The R1 set is 5 dual layer doubles sided discs (in actual fact the extras disc is single layer dual side and one other is dual layer one side single layer the other [​IMG])
    The content is identical on the two sets (barring PAL-NTSC conversion)
    here is the specification/content comparison
    http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/compari...e.php?fid=1483
    BTW www.dvdcompare.org.uk is an excellent site for just this sort of question [​IMG]
     
  4. Kai Zas

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    Thanks for the tips!

    So, is the pal to ntsc transfer a reason to take UK release?
     
  5. Mark_Davis

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    Don't know I'll let you know when I've watched the R1 (It's only just arrived)...
    The R1 release is quite a bit cheaper being around £50 ($76 ish) at some online retailers and prices start around £85 ($130 ish) R2...
    R4 maybe a decent compromise as it is PAL and retails slightly above R1 price (around £55 - $84 ish)...
    To be honest given the age of the series I don't think a PAL-NTSC conversion is going to ruin it too badly especially as the old footage is sometimes not in great shape anyway.
    EDIT - Of course the use of single sided discs makes the R2 release easier to handle and makes it less susceptible to damage... Personally I saved the £35 and plumped for R1 despite living in UK [​IMG]
     
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    The archival footage in the R1 World at War set looks terrific for it age and origin! I am sure that it must have been transfered directly from a film source, not video tape, and been cleaned up a bit. The 'making of' documentary at the beginning of the first disk seems to be from a PAL source and the clips from series look bad, fadded/scratched/etc., but don't worry, the episodes themselves are better looking than I have ever seen most of the combat footage look before.
     
  7. Kai Zas

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    You've pushed me over. I'll order the R1 version right away. Thanks for the help!
     
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    I just recently finished watching the entire 26 episodes of The World At War. (R1)
    I thought I knew a lot about WWII until I watched this amazing series. I didn't!
    A harrowing, heart wrenching, terrifying
    lesson into one of the bloodiest eras in recent memory.
    Highly recommended![​IMG]
     

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