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Old 07-02-2015, 04:20 PM   #2421
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So what are the main benefits of getting the U.S. release over the UK one? Also, is there any difference in the actual video files on the discs? I don't know much about Blurays, but with DVDs, there can be a quality difference between PAL and NTSC discs due to PAL speed up and other annoying stuff :P Is that a problem with Blurays?
I'm pretty sure they're the exact same. I ended up buying the Season 1 and 2 BDs individually, but after WB decided not to continue releasing the remaining seasons individually, I decided to buy the UK set. So, I was able to compare my Seasons 1 and 2 US BDs with my UK set before selling them and can confirm they were the exact same. Content was the exact same and the languages & subtitles were all the same. So, I'm pretty sure the remaining seasons are all the same.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:21 PM   #2422
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I believe they are the exact same discs, bit by bit. The NTSC/PAL thing doesn't apply here. Both editions are 23,976fps = no speed up.
The only difference is price and packaging.
Yup, and the UK set has a more protective, shelf-friendlier packaging too. And better yet, the covers don't have the UK rating logos. It's just on the discs and on the outer paper cover, which just gets thrown out anyway.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:57 PM   #2423
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the outer paper cover, which just gets thrown out anyway.
Speak for yourself, heathen!
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:27 PM   #2424
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Sorry guys if this has been brought up but something I noticed in this episode (The One In Vegas). I remember the original broadcast of this episode fairly well as I taped it and watched it hundreds of times. I no longer have the VHS though.

In the scene where Ross thinks Rachel is seducing him and he goes over there, he kicks off his shoes and humiliates himself. After Rachel clears the misunderstanding there is a couple lines missing.

Ross says something about forgetting what happened and Rachel says "I'm sorry Ross, you kicked off your shoes" then he says something else and she says something about the physical act of love, throwing his earlier line back at him, then he leaves and it changes scene.

Does anyone remember this. I never saw the extended DVD version of this episode so I know this was on the original broadcast.

ETA: I was right, just found someone who had a transcript of the episode and here is what is missing. Again I did not and have not ever seen the DVD extended version of this episode so this was on the original broadcast and cut out for some reason

Rachel: Ohh wow! Iím sorry, but Ross you kicked off your shoes!

Ross: Can we, can we just forget this ever happened?

Rachel: Yes of course, absolutely! You're right. I'm sorry.

Ross: Thank you.

Rachel: Yes.

Ross: All right I guess I'm, gonna go pack. (Starts to leave)

Rachel: Okay. Oh wait! One more thing umm, do-do we still need to uh settle the question of "us?"
I've seen this episode multiple times and know exactly the scene you're referring to ("You weren't trying to entice me with your nakedness?"), but I don't remember those lines at all.
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Speak for yourself, heathen!
What do you do with those then? They're either just on the cover with one tiny piece of gooey glue or not attached at all and just fall off the minute you take off the shrink wrap. If there was a way to keep them on the cover, I'd keep 'em.
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I'm pretty sure they're the exact same. I ended up buying the Season 1 and 2 BDs individually, but after WB decided not to continue releasing the remaining seasons individually, I decided to buy the UK set. So, I was able to compare my Seasons 1 and 2 US BDs with my UK set before selling them and can confirm they were the exact same. Content was the exact same and the languages & subtitles were all the same. So, I'm pretty sure the remaining seasons are all the same.
Just checking, did you use a computer and actually compare the video files themselves? (Bitrate, filesize etc.)

And for anyone who's interested, I'd think it best to actually buy the Australian release which has each season in a seperate proper Bluray case.

And "lost" episodes of Friends were apparently going to be added to Netflix this year. Did that ever happen?

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Old 07-04-2015, 11:07 AM   #2427
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Yup, and the UK set has a more protective, shelf-friendlier packaging too. And better yet, the covers don't have the UK rating logos. It's just on the discs and on the outer paper cover, which just gets thrown out anyway.
Not anymore - it's been slightly repackaged so that the information sheet is actually printed on the box, including rating logos.

I recently swapped my old UK box for the US set. The overall packaging is nicer, but it's hell getting the discs out.

On an unrelated note, I've only seen the broadcast episodes of Friends. I have the extended DVD box set and tried to watch an episode last night, but it's literally a pixelated, interlaced mess. I can't fathom how it got past quality control even by 2007 standards. It's really annoying because I looked at a Movie Censorship comparison and the additional scenes look quite amusing.
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I was in Big W (An Australian store) recently and came across the Friends R4 DVDs. I picked up Season 1 and saw on the back that it included the "extended" version of the pilot. There are two extended versions of the pilot. A 30 minute one from the US DVDs, and a 37 minute one from the old UK DVDs. Since this is the only extended episode on the Australian release, I figured there is a fair chance that it could be the 37 minute version. Could someone with this release please check the runtime for the pilot ("The one where Monica gets a roommate) for me?
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I was in Big W (An Australian store) recently and came across the Friends R4 DVDs. I picked up Season 1 and saw on the back that it included the "extended" version of the pilot. There are two extended versions of the pilot. A 30 minute one from the US DVDs, and a 37 minute one from the old UK DVDs. Since this is the only extended episode on the Australian release, I figured there is a fair chance that it could be the 37 minute version. Could someone with this release please check the runtime for the pilot ("The one where Monica gets a roommate) for me?
From here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108778/alternateversions

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The first airing of the pilot episode in syndication featured approximately 10 additional minutes of footage, including a musical number by Phoebe. This 30 Minute version has just become available on the Region 4 DVD of Friends. It includes Phoebe's song, and extended scenes at the coffee house and in Ross' lounge putting together the home entertainment unit. This version is not available on the Australian Video release.
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A 30 minute one from the US DVDs, and a 37 minute one from the old UK DVDs.
The one on the UK DVD was NOT 37 minutes. Probably closer to 27. It basically contained the same extra scenes and extensions as the US DVD version, it was just a slightly different edit.
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Phoebe is friends with Taylor Swift?

Thanks for posting, I probably wouldn't have known
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And for anyone who's interested, I'd think it best to actually buy the Australian release which has each season in a seperate proper Bluray case.
Are there pictures of this?
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Are there pictures of this?
I like it, but hate the rating logos.. Ugh..

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Interesting! Thanks for the links.

Yeah, the ratings logos do kind of ruin it.

I'm fine with my initial release UK set anyway. It takes up less shelf space. I really don't "need" each season to have it's own case (though it does look cool, ratings logos aside).

I'm glad that I got the UK version when it first came out. As someone said a few posts back, they have since changed the UK packaging. The ratings logos are no longer removable. Here's an unboxing video of that version:

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I think the original UK set was much better

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Yikes on the new edition of the UK release. Very glad I jumped on the original UK release too
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The Australian rating logos are definitely worse than the UK/IRE ones, though...
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I think the French release is the same as the UK, but just without logos..
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