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Old 01-30-2014, 05:07 PM   #421
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I have both the US and the French releases of this. Quite happy with both. The US has the best version of the US Theatrical Cut (which is also present on the AUS release), but the French disc has three versions that besides the US Theatrical, look fantastic.
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I have both the US and the French releases of this. Quite happy with both. The US has the best version of the US Theatrical Cut (which is also present on the AUS release), but the French disc has three versions that besides the US Theatrical, look fantastic.
I have both the UK and US Blu-rays of AoD and I have to say the UK edition is the best of the two as it doesn't have as much horrible artificial sharpening as the US edition and also has less apparent edge enhancement.
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I have both the UK and US Blu-rays of AoD and I have to say the UK edition is the best of the two as it doesn't have as much horrible artificial sharpening as the US edition and also has less apparent edge enhancement.
The UK disc is Region B locked though, right?
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Haven't gotten the new Aussie set, but have the UK, US, FR and German editions. Most people agree the UK disc has better PQ than the US, but both of those only have the US theatrical cut.
If you don't care to have the additional TV cut, which is in SD and not very good PQ even for that, the French set is the best option IMO, most people who own it and have multiple versions seem to feel the same way. However the TV cut has some interesting alternate footage if you're curious enough, or you could maybe find that on youtube. Oh, but the French has the US cut in terrible PQ (similar to the US disc).
FWIW, you can see on caps-a-holic that the German directors cut is quite dark looking compared to the EU cut, (suffered a lot of black crush and often looked murky on my set), so I think it's safer to get the French disc for that, which nearly everyone says looks great. On my set the French DC looks almost as good as the EU cut.
Thing is both US and director cuts have pretty essential exclusive content, so to get both with good PQ you really need at least the French and UK editions, unless the new Australian has both cuts in great PQ, will be nice to see some reviews and comparisons.
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