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Region 3 DVD's

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by soundwave, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. soundwave

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,870

    Just a quick question that's been puzzling me...

    Why are Region 3 DVD releases of movies so much better than the junk the UK & sometimes th US get???

    I've just ordered the Region 3 Ultimate Edition of Sin City, which comes on 3 dicsc :eek:

    Disc 1 - Recut & Extended version
    Disc 2 - Theatrical release
    Disc 3 - Tons & tons of extras

    I cant see us ever getting it & the US arent slated for a release either.

    I'm beginning to think now that the bulk of my purchases will be R3 releases over the R1 & R2 offerings seeing as there is so much available there that will take forever to get here & in much better releases as well...Sympathy for Lady Vengance 2 Disc Korean edition & Initial D The Movie Ltd Edition box have been ordered as well today as they are already out over there.

    So is there any reason why their releases are so much better?
    And who else gets them?

    Neil
     
  2. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I've a number od R3 discs!... you can also usualy find em realy dirt cheap too for the specials!...

    Hong Kong also has a lot of 'Superbit' discs and most seem to have DTS 6.1 sound on em too!...

    Check my Sig for my collection!... I'm always snooping on CDwow for more R3 stuff!!...
     
  3. Chewy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,197

    Location: Kingston upon Thames

    I've found R3 to be very hit and miss. Universal and Warner disks are pretty much the same transfers, whereas some of the lesser known r3 distributors are complete cowboys.
     
  4. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    Never had a problem!... My Panic Room (Superbit), Sahara, Dog Soldiers and Hell Boy Discs Look Fantastic (ok upscaled to 720p) where my mate has All the above on either R2 or R1 and they look shocking on the same settings and have scenes/extras missing!!!...
     
  5. Psycho Ned

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 8,856

    Location: Northants

    From what I know R3 releases are well cheap because piracy is rife in Asia so I suppose film companies throw as many carrots to people on their DVD's to stop them buying it from the market!

    Brought quite a few from cd wow and most of them are no different to the R2 ones. If you've got a multi region player they are a bargain buy (normally £9.99 for new releases!)
     
  6. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,824

    It's the same with CDs, Japanese versions always seem to include half a ton of bonus tracks and extra discs. Doing it to beat piracy makes sense, why can't we have those sort of releases though :p
     
  7. soundwave

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,870

    Could you imagine the extra cost though they'd stitch us with??? :( :(

    Think I will deffinitley keep more of an eye on R3 releases in future now though after the few bargains I've just got :D

    Neil