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Old 04-24-02, 01:14 PM   #1
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SPEED and PREDATOR Region 2 Special Editions - WoW!

check these puppies out! Great packaging

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/index.cgi?page=News&id=3043

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Old 04-24-02, 02:05 PM   #2
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on the Predator release, but I won't fork out that much unless I am sure it won't be released in R1.... I'm sure it will...

If not, I am all over it!!!
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Old 04-24-02, 04:29 PM   #3
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The R4 edition runs about $20 from Ezy DVD.
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Old 04-24-02, 04:58 PM   #4
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If those two don't come out in R1, I am sooo going to buy a code free player.
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Old 04-24-02, 05:13 PM   #5
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If those two don't come out in R1, I am sooo going to buy a code free player.
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Old 04-25-02, 06:33 AM   #6
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The R4 edition runs about $20 from Ezy DVD.
The R4 release of Speed SE doesn't seem to include a dts track?
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Old 04-25-02, 08:23 AM   #7
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www.foxmovies.com.au says it does...
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Old 04-25-02, 01:32 PM   #8
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Both were $17.50 shipped from www.devoted.com.au during their free shipping weekend. Another one this coming weekend until the 5th.
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Old 04-25-02, 05:54 PM   #9
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These have been announced in Japan also (Region 2 NTSC)

Predator 2- June 7th
Ultimate Edition
DTS Track
2-Disc Edition

Speed- June 19th
Ultimate Edition
DTS Track
2-Disc Edition

Both look nice and are on my list.
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Old 04-25-02, 11:50 PM   #10
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This was posted in the DVDTalk forum, but thought it might be interesting to those of you who don't frequent there that often... Speed will be released in the US Region 1 as a Five Star Title. Specs are as such (according to the digital bits):

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The 2-disc Speed: Five-Star Collection will feature the film in newly mastered, THX-certified anamorphic widescreen video with audio in Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 versions (SRP $26.98). Extras will include audio commentary by Jan De Bont and audio commentary by Graham Yost and Mark Gordon (with chapter selection), 5 extended scenes including (“Jack shoots Payne in the neck," "Payne lives/cops party," "Annie’s job," “After Helen’s death” and “Ray’s Crime”), multi-angle stunt comparisons on "Bus Jump” (9 angles), “Cargo Jet Explosion” (9 angles), “Jack vs. Payne” (4 angles) and “Metro Rail Crash” (9 angles), 5 featurettes (On Location, Stunts, Visual Effects, Bus Jump and Metro Rail Crash), 4 storyboard to film comparisons (for "Bombs on Bus," “Baker Sequence," “Bus Jump” and “Metro Rail Fight & Crash”), interviews with Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels and Jan De Bont, the HBO First Look special, the original theatrical trailer, 11 television spots, the Billy Idol music video and production notes, Easter Eggs, the original screenplay and an image gallery totaling over 400 images (including "Production Design," "Behind the Scenes" and "Press Kit" galleries).

That same day, you'll also be able to get Speed 2: Cruise Control on DVD in newly mastered, THX-certified anamorphic widescreen video with audio in Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 versions, along with a never before seen "making of" special (SRP $19.98). And both films will be available in the Speed: DVD Box Set (SRP $39.98).
info posted by RobCA in the DVDTalk forum

Here's the respective covers from the different regions:

US Region 1


Japan Region 2


UK Region 2


Australia Region 4


let me know if you guys want a side-by-side comparison of the features and I might do it if I have nothing better to do.
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Old 04-26-02, 03:50 AM   #11
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That would be cool if you don't mind doing a side by side comparison. Case wise, I like the Japan & UK version the best.
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Old 04-26-02, 08:09 AM   #12
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here's another vote for a comparison if you have the time. even though this has been announced for R1, i would still prefer to pick up the better version.
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Old 04-26-02, 04:17 PM   #13
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2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer - UK, US, AU

Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Soundtracks - UK, US, AU

Feature length commentary by director Jan de Bont - UK, US, AU

Scene specific commentary by writer Graham Yost and producer Mark Gordon - UK, US, AU

HBO First Look 30-Minute documentary - UK, US, AU

2 Featurettes – Bus Jump scene and Metrorail crash - UK, US, AU

‘Inside Speed’ - 3 featurettes On Location, Stunts and visual Effects - UK, US, AU

Interview archives with the stars and director - UK, US, AU

5 extended scenes - UK, US, AU

Multi-angle sequences - UK, US, AU

4 multi-angle stunts sequences - UK, US, AU

Billy Idol music video - UK, US, AU

Production notes - UK, US

Stills gallery - UK (over 400), US (?), AU (?)

Original Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots - UK, US, AU

4 storyboard to film comparisons - US, AU

Easter Eggs - US, AU

original screenplay - U.S. Only?

Multiple Language Subtitles - AU & ?

DVD9 Aspect Ratio Various - AU

I don't have the specs of the 2-disc Japan edition, but I'm thinking that these are all more or less the same exact thing. I'm gonna go for the 5-star release cuz it is retailing for only 27 bucks so the actual price should be under 20 with free shipping from deep discount dvd. The extras that are only listed as being in one country's disc are mostly throw-away stuff that probably just got passed over when they were listing features... except for the original screenplay on the US edition. I didn't see this listed on other editions, so I'd imagine this to be a desired feature for someone. Not me, but I think since they're all basically the same, I might as well get the one that's most compatible with where I live in case I loan it out or take it to a friend's house. As for the cases... Five-Star titles have gotten those double Amaray cases that are silver colored plastic and kinda funky to close... that doesn't necessarily mean that this title won't come in a gatefold like in the other regions. We'll have to see, but it does look like from the picture that the AU version is coming in the double amaray case. If case is important, I'd wait and see... if the US version is the case you don't like, then go for the R2 UK version since the Japan version is probably going to cost like 50 bucks. As for the artwork, I personally don't care, but I do kinda favor the artwork on both the R2 versions over the R1 and R4 picture.
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Old 04-28-02, 08:44 PM   #14
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Just checked the Fox site in Japan (www.foxjapan.com) and it looks like the Japanese version is getting pretty much the same extras as the others.

Retail price-- 4,700 yen

2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer

Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Soundtracks Dolby Surround Japanese

Feature length commentary by director Jan de Bont

Scene specific commentary by writer Graham Yost and producer Mark Gordon

HBO First Look 30-Minute documentary

2 Featurettes EBus Jump scene and Metrorail crash

‘Inside SpeedE- 3 featurettes On Location, Stunts and visual Effects

Interview archives with the stars and director

5 extended scenes

Multi-angle sequences

4 multi-angle stunts sequences

Billy Idol music video

Production notes

Stills gallery - UK (over 400), US (?), AU (?)

Original Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots

4 storyboard to film comparisons

Easter Eggs (No mention but might be there)

original screenplay

English and Japanese Language Subtitles

Will pick this one up so I can watch it with the wife.
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Old 04-29-02, 03:41 AM   #15
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The US cover art is by far the best.
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Old 06-19-02, 02:39 PM   #16
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Fox.co.uk created some websites for these releases. Check out the trailers for the extras:

courtesy of DavisDVD:

Predator: Special Edition

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Speed: Special Edition
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Old 06-19-02, 07:08 PM   #17
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Can you guys give me some links of where I can get DVD's from other regions besides R1 and R2? Thanks!
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Old 06-24-02, 05:24 PM   #18
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I was ready to order Predator tonight because I read this morning that it will be a long time before they release it in Region One. Guess they want to see how it does in Region 2 first but then I found this on dvddebate.com...


The Predator Debacle
Posted on Friday, June 29 2001 @ 10:29:54 BST by Lee J Stoneman
As many of you will already know, the UK version of the Arnie flick Predator has been sliced and diced in the UK, despite it being rated as 18. The reason for this oddity is that Fox, for some reason known only to themselves, decided to release the German version rather than the already uncut UK version.

The version that now sits on shelves here in the UK is technically uncertified, since the version submitted to the BBFC back in March 98 is completely uncut. This being the case, should the disc be pulled from shelves as Buena Vista were forced to do when they accidentally released the uncertified Airline version of Die Hard 3? Sadly, no. After speaking to the BBFC today it turns out that an error was made and Fox have decided to simply re-submit the cut version. Problem solved. For them.

Those of you keen to avoid this disappointing release will have no further to look than France, where a completely uncut English language version is available coded for region 2. The more adventurous will probably wish to seek out the superb region 1 version which not only comes uncut, but also features a DTS audio track.

Predator 2 is similarly cut in the UK, although this has always been the case. Again the French R2 disc is uncut and comes with the original 5.1 English audio and again there's a DTS version on the way in the US shortly.



Can anyone confirm this??
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Old 06-24-02, 11:41 PM   #19
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The new R2 Predator SE is uncut. Here's a couple of threads from other forums:

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Old 06-25-02, 02:51 AM   #20
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Hey guys,

I've never seen Predator but I've always heard about it. I really like Arnie and action movies are my thing. Without giving ANYTHING away storywise, do you think getting the 2 disc SE would be worth it? Is it a great movie?

I saw a trailer online for it and it looked very interesting. Your thoughts are welcome.
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Old 06-25-02, 02:58 AM   #21
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PacMan2006 - buy it. You won’t regret it.
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Old 06-25-02, 03:48 AM   #22
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@PacMan2006: One of the best Arnie movies ever: My favourit after the terminator -smilie-

@cooper2000: I think the French version will have a Frensh dts-Track and the English version is uncut.

BTW: The German version is also uncut and has a German dts-Track.
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Old 06-25-02, 04:01 AM   #23
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Re: Predator...

What about the Aussie version and the Belgian version?
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Old 06-25-02, 06:05 AM   #24
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...not forgetting the Scandinavian, Italian, and Spanish versions...

(NOTE: the last of these [Predator] sports a dts soundtrack in Castellano, the second [Speed] has a dts soundtrack in Italiano ... didn't find any mention of a Scandinavian SE)

http://www.veoveo.es/docs/detalle.asp?d=29444

http://www.dvdonline.it/show-bin/sho...gaPg8YcYgbVPb0

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Old 06-25-02, 06:14 AM   #25
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No - I actually had a question there... guess I didn't formally ask it...

Does the Aussie version escape the cut? Does it include an English DTS track? What's the story?
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