Originally Posted by jd213
So are these just the same masters used on the reportedly crappy discs released in other countries? Don't think I've ever seen screenshots of any of those.
It at least appears to be. I own the Dutch discs of 1 and 2 which were pretty cheap at the time I got them (5 € each). I had my expectations kept to a minimum. I popped in both discs and saw them met - they look horrible and as far as I can judge from the screenshots over at Blu-ray.com, identical to their US counterpart. A real shame even more so with the upcoming "Taxi Driver" Blu-ray coming next month showing off how good a 35 (!) year old movie can look if treated properly.
I for one will stick to my Kinowelt DVDs which hold up quite well. As a bonus, I can still watch the unrated cut of part 1 and save me some money for better and more worthy releases in terms of A/V quality.