Here's a comparison of the Japanese release to the Sony remaster:
Personally, the Sony xfr looks more natural, but I prefer the new release much better. The yellows are stronger and give better depth to the scene in the desert. I like it when the colors are accentuated like that.
1. The Japanese release is longer, 2:06:32 compared to 2:05:53.
Jap: MPEG-4 AVC Video 27999 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
other: MPEG-4 AVC Video 27880 kbps 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Jap: Dolby TrueHD Audio 3898 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3898 kbps / 24-bit
other: LPCM Audio 4608 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4608 kbps / 16-bit