I went ahead and purchased the uk release. After watching this blue-ray many times. I must say the pq is excellent. I say middle teir 1. But the paramount version shows I was correct in my feeling that their was some filtering going on. A few scenes came across soft, with some odd grain pattern, I dont know if it was dnr, but some filtering took place, i really noticed it when nightowl went to visit ozymandius (sp?) at the begining. Ozy's face looked soft and bit smoothed over.
The paramount version looks exactly like what I thought this movie could look like, which is perfect. I will review it more in a week, but it looks perfect, while the warner looks a bit smoothed over at times.