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Old 06-12-07, 09:44 PM
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BBC TV series in 70s: R1 vs R2

I am interested in getting several old BBC TV mini series:
"The Six Wives of Henry VIII", "Elizabeth R" and "I, Claudius".

Are R1 versions the same as R2 UK's, regarding the picture/sound/extra?

I'm concerned because sometimes there are cuts and missing extras in R1 DVD of BBC TV. I did find one complaint about the poor picture quality in R1's "I, Claudius".
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Originally Posted by wildeny
I am interested in getting several old BBC TV mini series:
"The Six Wives of Henry VIII", "Elizabeth R" and "I, Claudius".

Are R1 versions the same as R2 UK's, regarding the picture/sound/extra?

I'm concerned because sometimes there are cuts and missing extras in R1 DVD of BBC TV. I did find one complaint about the poor picture quality in R1's "I, Claudius".
I'm not sure about Elizabeth, but I'm pretty sure that Six Wives is probably sourced from different masters.

IMPORTANT! I do know for a fact that the R1 and R2 of I, Claudius are very different! The R1 was released ages ago, with little or no restoration, and as you said, complaints about picture quality. The R2 was release more recently and got a remastering clean-up job, so as far as picture quality, you should definitely go with the R2.
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The later release of Jewell in the Crown (R2) is far superior to the older R1 version.
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Thanks for the tips.

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