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Blu-Ray Imports-steelbook vs. States counter parts question!??

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Hello everyone,

Lately I have been purchasing an abundance of Blu-Ray imports (mainly for their steelbook editions) and it made me very curious as to the quality of Audio/Video I am getting compared to the releases that are available locally in the states. For example, I just purchased a French and Italian steelbook for Rise of the planet of the apes and super 8. They are both region free and carry the same soundtrack as their releases here but I've been getting a little paranoid lately thinking as far as bit rate and data goes that I could be losing out on the quality in my audio/video presentation compared to if I were to purchase these titles here locally? Especially since on most imports the default audio will always be the origin of its country.

Can anyone help me out here? Thanks all!
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Originally Posted by charles0424 View Post

Hello everyone,

Lately I have been purchasing an abundance of Blu-Ray imports (mainly for their steelbook editions) and it made me very curious as to the quality of Audio/Video I am getting compared to the releases that are available locally in the states. For example, I just purchased a French and Italian steelbook for Rise of the planet of the apes and super 8. They are both region free and carry the same soundtrack as their releases here but I've been getting a little paranoid lately thinking as far as bit rate and data goes that I could be losing out on the quality in my audio/video presentation compared to if I were to purchase these titles here locally? Especially since on most imports the default audio will always be the origin of its country.

Can anyone help me out here? Thanks all!

If its the same company as the US disc then its normally the exact same content
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Thanks for the reply! Yeah I figured as much but we never truly know with disc releases these days unless we have programs or even players themselves that can break down data and bit rate for bit rate. Again I think the paranoid film collector side came outta me with this question. Not saying you're wrong or anything but I do wish I could get some more insight on this just for added reassurance....

Thanks again
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Importing Fox Blu-rays can be good as most of them are Region Free
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Importing Fox Blu-rays can be good as most of them are Region Free

But most fox discs are missing extras
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Originally Posted by charles0424 View Post

Thanks for the reply! Yeah I figured as much but we never truly know with disc releases these days unless we have programs or even players themselves that can break down data and bit rate for bit rate.

Fortunately, such a program exists: BDInfo. If you have a BD-ROM drive on your computer you can scan the disc to get the video and audio bitrates for comparison. The Blu-ray Audio and Video Specifications Thread stickied at the top of this forum is dedicated to collecting these bitrate reports.
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But most fox discs are missing extras

Missing extras in general or the just the imports missing them.
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post

Missing extras in general or the just the imports missing them.

Depends from disc to disc as they rate special features over here and they have to fit extra language options
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