Finally received and opened the German disc. Popped it into the player for a quick scan through, not watched it all yet.
I think it looks nice and it certainly sounds nice. PQ-wise its not up there as being razor sharp but a pleasing image however the colours are a little more subdued and match the TV HD version that I recorded a while back. I think the DVD version had more vibrant colours. The TV version was also 16:9 rather than 2:35:1 on the BD. In fact the BD looks like the TV version had black bars added to it, so that you actually see more image on the TV version than the BD! I assume it was 2:35:1 at the cinema?
My HD TV version had 5.1 DD soundtrack, but this DTS MA soundtrack (although the box says DTS High Resolution) sounds great, much fuller sounding and the gunshot sounds at the end boom and echo brilliantly in the surrounds. The scene at the starts where they are out in the storm....I thought it was raining in the room itself !!
All the menus are in German, and the opening title also has German i.e. "Open Range - Weites Land". I can live with that !
I paid about £9 UK for it, so I'm pleased with it, and it is sharper than the HD TV version I have, but looking at it now its not a night & day difference !