Apocalypse Now Redux - R1 SE vs. R4 vs. R2 FR

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Apocalypse Now Redux - R1 SE vs. R4 vs. R2 FR

Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 14 Oct 2006, 08:04

Apocalypse Now Redux - R1 2006 Complete Dossier (Paramount) vs. R4 2002 (Studio Canal/Universal) vs. French R2 2002 (Studio Canal)

R1 Complete Dossier
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R1 Complete Dossier
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R4
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R2 FR
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R1 Complete Dossier
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R4
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R2 FR
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R1 Complete Dossier
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R4
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R1 Complete Dossier
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R1 Complete Dossier
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Time signatures (NTSC) for first 4 caps (no point posting the last 2 cuz they're from the 2nd disc):-
0:09:22
0:48:23
1:15:33
1:22:33

Surprisingly both releases have the exact same chapter stops.
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Unread post by bradavon » 14 Oct 2006, 16:18

There's very little in it. I'd say the R1 has the nod. I'll add my French caps, they're very different.

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Unread post by bradavon » 19 Oct 2006, 20:59

French caps up. Not as different as I was expecting but clearly the French disc is less sharp.

In the real world it looks much more different, the R1 SE easily wins. For £25 which is what Amazon.fr charged me Studio Canal/Pathe should've done better.
Surprisingly both releases have the exact same chapter stops.
It's the same for the French R2 too.

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Unread post by FinnurE » 11 Sep 2007, 20:42

All of them have been cropped from the original 2.35:1 to something around 2.00:1, supposedly to make the film more home video friendly.

I personally loathe this approach since it was originally seen in 2.35:1.
Mace Windu got thrown out the windu!

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Unread post by bradavon » 11 Sep 2007, 20:57

Everyone does but alas they don't listen :shock:
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Unread post by Kris » 17 Sep 2007, 23:06

Since the reason for the cropping was apparently some BS about lack of resolution (even though no one else seems to have any problem with it), hopefully they'll be able to do it right for the HD formats. If they decide to pull the same thing again then they really deserve to be punched in the face.

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Unread post by bradavon » 18 Sep 2007, 02:37

Well exactly, well said. I do bet the HD release will still be cropped though.

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