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post #31 of 44 Old 08-19-2011, 10:39 AM
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This explains things a little more

http://www.melonfarmers.co.uk/latest..._Decision_7301

The knife cuts listed here as this is supposedly the European cut.
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The UK video release had a few scenes involving a knife used by Seagal during the opening of the movie removed.This was to keep the certificate to a 15 rather than an 18.Many films at that time suffered these kind of cuts like FACE OFF with the flick Knife.
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So is the bluray missing the Seagal knife cuts as well?

No the knife cut was only in the UK as addition to the "normal" european edits.

Blu Ray has the uncut european version of the movie...means no knife cut.
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Just started watching the US version. This knife shots are still in this edition.
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Comparison between 1999 DVD and Blu Ray 2011:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comp...5141/picture:0

The DVD is really not an option anymore.
Looks awful!

Im glad that i don't know the Film uncensored so i can watch it with full joy.
The edits are dumb yes. But i live in Europe and i only saw the Film the way its on the BD for my entire life. So i got used to it.

I am not defending Warner.
But i am glad that i can still enjoy the movie cause its the only version i ever saw.
And the BD Quality is real good.

BTW:
It has a Videobitrate of 30,5 MB/s.
Very unusual for Warner.
The Movie File alone on the BD is 40 GB!!!
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Yeah, this is what I saw when I went back and reviewed my DVD copy of this film. Any of these late 90's DVD's are just plain aweful by todays standards. So, I bought the new Blu Ray copy this weekend.
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Yeah. It really is a no-brainer if you like the movie at all.

I have seen this way too many times so I noticed where all the edits were but they were so minor that it didnt detract from enjoying the movie. If I had never known that there were edits, it may have taken me a couple of viewings to even notice.

Video and audio were great, btw.
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I have seen this way too many times so I noticed where all the edits were but they were so minor that it didnt detract from enjoying the movie. If I had never known that there were edits, it may have taken me a couple of viewings to even notice.
I watched my recently purchased BD last night and would have to agree. There were enough religious references left in the movie to figure out the terrorist motivation so the parts edited out were not crucial to the storyline (although I still resent the edits). The picture and sound is greatly improved over my old DVD although the blacks could have been improved most notably in the darker scenes and a few scenes had a soft look probably due to the source. The scenes that were brightly lit looked great. A worthwhile upgrade if you're a fan. The absence of extras make this a real bare-bones version and shows a general lack of attention.

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Meh, I'll hold out for the original version. Worst case scenario, they never release the proper version of the movie and I have to buy this politically correct version used on Craigslist for $5.
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Is this Best Buy exclusive the same version that is listed on Amazon and selling for $31.99?
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It's the same, at twice the price on Amazon. Looks like a 3rd party seller, with processing/shipment by Amazon. Although sold out online, my Best Buy had plenty of copies, so you may want to try in-store first.

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Meh, I'll hold out for the original version. Worst case scenario, they never release the proper version of the movie and I have to buy this politically correct version used on Craigslist for $5.

This movie has had one DVD release over 14 years, and since Warner releases it for the entire world, we're never going to see a different disc than what's already been released.

So I guess you're just going to get it for $5 off Craigslist
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There's a "Triple Feature" available on Amazon of this film along with Swordfish and Point Beak. Anyone know if it's the same cut as the stand alone version?
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Same cut

The proper setting for sharpness is always0.
Also my Oppo BDP-103D is region free.
That makes me awesome.
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