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Just bought the Region B release of this film.
I have always kinda thought that there was a better film in there somewhere, and the special features do comfirm that to a certain degree. I wish that the missing elements could be found to do a proper re-cut, I think as it stands the film is about 15 minutes too short, I liked the briefing scene at the start which I think should be included (but probably re-edited), though apparently his first cut was 2hrs 10 minutes. Thats 35 minutes longer than the theatrical cut...
The Blu Ray disc itself is ok, I can tell its stretched a tad, the colours look a little off (everything has a blue hue to it, and I recorded a version off TV the other day and it wasn't this "blue" at all). If you compare the trailer to the film, I think you will see what the film should look like, the trailer looks gorgeous, very filmic, by comparison the film print looks washed out, artifically sharpened and stretched.
I hope there is enough demand to perhaps do whatever kind of recut they can manage and also sort the master out.