One other question: Do the international (UK, DE) Skynet versions also contain light DNR?
I really don't have a problem with the Skynet edition. The DNR is there throughout, but it's borderline acceptable. Medium amount of EE has also been applied. Most of the grain has been scrubbed and a fine layer of fake (?) grain added. This does not effect the detail in 90% of the movie. The slight problem that I have with Xylon's pics is that he purposely chose the very worst parts to display. And that's not entirely representative of the disc. The movie also looks quite different while in motion. In motion, the fine layer of grain is visible, but when paused, it looks smeared. The presentation is also somewhat inconsistent. I can easily pause and see large portions of the movie with so little DNR, that screencaps would be the complete opposite of Xylon's and by looking at them it would be very hard to determine that DNR was ever used.
The old US release with garbage audio and MPEG-2 video is atrocious. Heavy EE, print damage, huge blotchy gobs of grain (in no way representative of the movie), compression artifacts, etc.
The extended edition of Terminator 2: Judgment Day is useless crap. I don't see why anyone would want to get the no DNR edition of it from UK, or JP. Completely pointless.
So if I understand correct, the Japanese OOP 2-disc Blu-Ray is the only edition which is region A, or free, with a more modern codec than MPEG-2, lossless audio, and the theatrical cut? It looks like some third party sellers are still offering it on Amazon JP, for $100 with shipping to US. That's ridiculous.
Edited by NagysAudio - 7/30/12 at 10:02am