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velifornia
01-20-11, 03:39 AM
I been doing a little research and have found that other countries get better dvd editions, and or packaging to films that are U.S. made yet they get better copies....like lets say Halloween remake has a 3 disc amazing set in Germany...

Point here is...do you guys know of any other Dvd's that have been left in the dust in the U.S. and get better releases else where?

DonnachaOne
01-20-11, 03:49 AM
Welcome to the board, velifornia!

There is an International DVD Forum that you can check out that discusses foreign releases. Better versions overseas, exclusives, early releases - search for it, they'll be discussed there.

In the meantime, I suggest you check out http://www.dvdcompare.net/ and http://www.dvdbeaver.com/ - two websites that compare and review DVDs and Blu-rays from all the regions. The former is more specs and special features-based whereas the latter is concerned more with picture and sound quality.

The easiest method would be to find what movies mean the most to you and search the forum or one of the sites I recommended to see if it's been reviewed and compared. Hypothetically speaking, that "amazing 3-disc set" may yet shortchange you - who knows, maybe it's been edited to fit German ratings, or taken from an inferior transfer to the US version.

I hope this helps. Best of luck!

velifornia
01-20-11, 04:19 AM
awesome thank you!! that really helped a ton =D

nemein
01-20-11, 06:46 AM
Welcome to DVDtalk :wave: Let me introduce you to the International Forum which is probably a more appropriate place for this question ;)

ResIpsa
01-31-11, 09:04 PM
It's a wide open question and there are probably tons of such discs but I'll throw in my most recent purchase, which was from amazon.co.uk. I got the Blu-Ray version of the Planet Earth set for just under $27 shipped (this is almost half the current price on amazon.com). The UK version has an extra disc that has extras not available on the domestic release and it's region free to boot.

manicsounds
01-31-11, 10:22 PM
Beware that the Special Edition of Planet Earth from the UK has some mastering errors on 2 of the discs!

ResIpsa
02-01-11, 03:23 PM
Doh! :)

dino88
02-02-11, 01:02 AM
Beware that the Special Edition of Planet Earth from the UK has some mastering errors on 2 of the discs!

I haven't heard anything about this. So it's only the special edition? I just ordered this version (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Planet-Earth-Complete-BBC-Blu-ray/dp/B000SKNIWE/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1296625931&sr=1-2) last week.

manicsounds
02-02-11, 01:33 AM
That version is fine, the new Special Edition has problems on it in the picture quality. Avoid for now

dino88
02-02-11, 03:20 AM
Thanks. My order is already on the way, so that makes me feel better.