Vengeance is Mine - R1 vs. R2UK

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Lourdes
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Vengeance is Mine - R1 vs. R2UK

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Both discs are progressive

R1 Top, R2UK Bottom

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Given the look of the MoC (R2UK) I'd say it has the more accurate palette although I wouldn't say the Criterion looks manipulated at all, unlike most of their releases. The MoC is missing quite a bit of image in comparison to the Criterion; and the Criterion also has better subs (look and translation).
Extras wise the Criterion has an Imamura interview, the MoC has an intro and a commentary.

A win for Criterion although I'll be keeping my MoC disc as I'm quite happy.

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I recall someone saying the japanese dvd also has the green tint.

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Thought as much, although in this instance Criterion haven't gone so far as to ruin anything as they tend to. They both look good to me.

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yeah, you're right. I'll make my decision on which one to buy after I've seen the movie on TV in a few months (if I still feel like buying it).

the beaver comparison was apparently screwed again as the Criterion looked a lot worse in their caps. Someone else noted about it before, too, but this confirms it.

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