The Blu-ray is much better than the DVD video and sound wise. The video provides really deep blacks that add a more realistic feel as most of the movie takes place indoors inside the bunker. Because of the added detail with Blu-ray the movie displays much more depth than the DVD as background objects are more visible. The sound is overwhelming with great bass when artillery shells explode in the city streets. A truly classic movie with an academy performance by Bruno Ganz as Hitler that is most enjoyed when watching on Blu-ray.
Yes, agreed the Canadian version did have the lossless track listed on the packaging. I'll have to check the running time of the Alliance version, my region 2 DVD indicates 150min, which I assume was an extended version... I forget, it's been a while :-)
I just received this on blu-ray and must admit that this is still one of the most powerful dramas I have ever seen... The transfer is excellent, notably more detailed than the standard DVD. It appears the sub-titles may be fixed on screen (when I FF the disc, the subtitles remained on screen, did not verify it on the setup menus).