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Old 01-06-03, 04:51 PM
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Best Sid and Nancy DVD to purchase???

Seeking opinions on which version to purchase keeping in mind the tremendous price differential between the MGM version and the Criterion. MGM version can be had for $10-$15 and Criterion EBAY prices are $45-$50. It appears the cheaper MGM version may have the edge on picture quality and sound with the anamorphic transfer and improved dolby mix. Criterion has much better extras with the commentary, documentaries and Sid audio extra. I am a huge Pistols fan and I love the movie. Seeking opinions on whether the extras are the worth the money. Also opinion on video/audio quality differences. Much appreciate the comments.
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Then you'll probably want both if you have the deep pockets. I'm also a huge pistols fan and own em' both. The CC has some great extras and the MGM has a better transfer. BUT... I'll also qualify that by telling you that I paid < $20 for the CC several years ago. Would I pay $50 for it? No. The extras are nice and I'll never part with it but I now own a 16X9 television and when I want to watch the movie, it's the MGM version, not the CC.

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Revived thread.

Getting on a Sex Pistols kick and wanted to pick up a copy of Sid and Nancy. It's been on the "want list" for awhile.

People with the MGM version, are you happy with it or would you have preferred to get the Criterion?
I'm leaning towards the MGM for the anamorphic picture.
What are your thoughts?
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There's an R2 edition out there that has an anamorphic picture and a few extras. It's not too expensive either (even with the unfavorable exchange rate and international shipping). Don't know how good it is, though -- maybe someone else can chime in.
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Originally Posted by rexinnih
Revived thread.

Getting on a Sex Pistols kick and wanted to pick up a copy of Sid and Nancy. It's been on the "want list" for awhile.

People with the MGM version, are you happy with it or would you have preferred to get the Criterion?
I'm leaning towards the MGM for the anamorphic picture.
What are your thoughts?
The Criterion, while non-anamorphic, has far superior PQ to the R1 MGM. The Criterion is all I need...
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Below is a link to DVD Beaver's comparison of the three versions under discussion, including screen captures:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcom...idandnancy.htm

In short, you'll see he agrees with DrGerbil.
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Thanks for the info. Looks like the Criterion is the one to get.

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