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Good R2 Special Editions?

Old 11-09-08, 07:55 PM
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Good R2 Special Editions?

SO, I've been getting interested in getting some good (and mostly pretty cheap) R2 DVD's from Amazon.uk .
Titles I am interested in are ones that have exclusive special Features.
I just ordered The Deer Hunter (2-disk SE) The Last House on the Left (3-disk SE), and Creepshow (2-disk SE)
Other titles I will probably get soo nare the special editions of A Life Less ordinary, The Piano, and Dont Look Now.
Any other recommendations for titles with exclusive features?
How are the R2 editions of O Brother where art thou (2-disk SE) and does Stardust REALLY have an exclusive commentary track?

Thanks for the help...
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Old 11-09-08, 10:06 PM
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Yes, the R2 of Stardust has an exclusive commentary track with Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman.

Regarding A Life Less Ordinary, the AR is off on the R2 (1.78:1). It should be 2.35:1, as represented on the non-anamorphic R1. That's the reason I'm still sticking with the US disc for the time being.

As for recommendations, I'd suggest Picnic At Hanging Rock (3-disc SE) and The Last Seduction (2-disc SE) are worth a look.
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Old 11-09-08, 11:26 PM
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The R2 editions of The Thing (1951), They Live and Starman all have exclusive Carpenter commentaries.
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How about Titanic 4-Disc & The Frighteners 3-Disc
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IS there a good website that has R2 dvd revews?
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Old 11-10-08, 05:41 PM
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IS there a good website that has R2 dvd revews?
DVDBeaver and DVD Times are good review sources. Also try DVD-Basen, which has links to several review sites, including the two mentioned above. DVDBeaver has screencaps and comparisons, which are of great help.
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Shaun of the Dead - has another commentary track (the zombie cast) which is quite entertaining of itself.

Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream has exclusive extras and a commentary track that the region 1 doesnt have.

Santa Sangre - commentary track [US: no DVD release]

Kwaidan - uncut, longer version of film
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Old 11-12-08, 12:36 AM
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Santa Sangre - commentary track [US: no DVD release]
Went to check on this one, only to find that it is now OOP.
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Old 11-13-08, 07:26 PM
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How about Titanic 4-Disc & The Frighteners 3-Disc
Or The Frighteners 4-disc. I got the German release, fantastic set. Includes the theatrical as well as director's cut.
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Shawshank Redemption 3-Disc - can be picked up for mere 5.00 at PLAY
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Old 11-26-08, 02:26 PM
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The R2 editions of The Thing (1951), They Live and Starman all have exclusive Carpenter commentaries.
Prince of Darkness also has a Carpenter commentary exclusive to that disc.
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