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Is "They Live" R2 leagues better than the R1?

Old 03-25-04, 02:43 PM
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Is "They Live" R2 leagues better than the R1?

Just wondering if it is worth the upgrade for this B movie classic? Thanks for anyone that has.
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Old 03-25-04, 02:56 PM
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I think the only difference is that there's a commentary track on the R2. Same goes for Prince of Darkness (although I heard that POD R2 is cut).
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Old 03-25-04, 03:13 PM
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Yes. It also has a behind the scenes featurette. It's rather short, but worth seeing. I have to say that the commentary track ALONE is worth the $$$.
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Old 03-25-04, 03:27 PM
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I believe (could be wrong though) that the R1 has the benefit of being OAR whereas the R2 isn't?
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Old 03-25-04, 04:51 PM
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The R2 is a bit cropped compared to the R1. I can't comment on the R1, but the R2 transfer is killer!
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Well - make sure you get the France R2 version over the other R2 versions.
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Old 03-25-04, 05:49 PM
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Well - make sure you get the France R2 version over the other R2 versions.
Why so? I thought all the PAL r2 releases were cropped to 2.1:1.
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I was just going to type the same thing after checking DVDCompare.net..

I'm guessing it's for the 5.1 that the UK version doesn't seem to have..
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